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Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 15

Is a lie really less painful than the truth, when the lie is causing pain to the one it’s supposed to protect? Especially when the truth will come out eventually, and the backlash could cause ripples of pain for years to come. At least some fences are being mended — and it’s a good thing, because time is quickly running out.

EPISODE 15 RECAP

After Jung-eun screams at Eul at the restaurant, telling her to go kill herself if she’s truly sorry, Eul is finally able to escape. She only gets as far as the elevator before her evening grows even worse, though. She talks to Joon-young in her head, telling him about the dream she had last night of seeing him, as the doors open to reveal Joon-young standing in front of her.

Eul thinks that, unfortunately, in her dream she saw him at the worst, most humiliating moment of her life. Eul steps into the elevator without a word to Joon-young, while he steps out. But before the doors close he turns, and stops them.

Joon-young steps into the elevator and just silently takes Eul’s hand. He chooses this romantic moment to quip that it looks like her coat ate her entire meal, and guesses that she must be hungry. Eul thinks that she knew it was only a dream, but she was still excited, and his hand was unbelievably warm.

Joon-young takes Eul back to his place and makes dinner, while she just watches him like he might disappear at any moment. He starts to feed her the first bite, but tastes it first himself, then drops the utensils and rushes to the kitchen to spit it out.

Eul smiles at his antics then digs in, while Joon-young warns her that it’s so bad it might kill her. She thinks that it’s the first meal that he’s ever cooked for her, so of course she should eat it. And even though she knew it was only a dream, it was still awful, ha.

She asks for some kimchi, and Joon-young complies, but not before swooping down to give Eul one hell of a kiss. Her mouth is full of pasta so she tries to tap out, but Joon-young doesn’t even care, and her hands just flutter helplessly. Eul says how desolate and lonely it feels to be in a dream that you know is a dream.

They snuggle on his patio later that night, playing games and talking, and it’s no surprise that Joon-young is a big fat cheater. Eul loses and Joon-young chases her to deliver her punishment, then collapses, clutching his side.

But he’s cheating again, and he grabs Eul when she leans over to check on him, and they lay there in the grass hugging and kissing. Eul warns the morning never to come, and vows to haunt anyone who wakes her from this dream.

And it was a dream — in reality, they pass each other at the elevator, and Joon-young never stops that door from closing.

Ji-tae confronts Jung-eun for her treatment of Eul, but Jung-eun has gone off the deep end and is threatening to kill Eul. Ji-tae grows very quiet, and says, “Wasn’t once enough?”

He reminds her that she already put someone’s life in danger once because of her behavior, and tells her not to speak so casually about ending someone’s life. He turns to leave and Jung-eun grabs his arm, begging him not to go to Eul.

A calm voice interjects, “Just let him go,” and they both turn to see Joon-young. Joon-young pulls Jung-eun’s hand from Ji-tae’s arm, and says lightly that she can hang out with him instead. Ji-tae leaves them and goes after Eul, but she’s already left the building and is ignoring his calls.

Once they’re alone, Jung-eun thanks Joon-young for repeatedly coming to her rescue. But she asks him why he’s doing this if he has no interest in seducing her. Joon-young asks if it would work if he were trying to stir her heart. Not to get revenge on Eul, or to show Ji-tae what he’s losing. He just wonders if she’s sincerely interested in being seduced by him.

Then he corrects himself: He’s asking her to seduce him, to make him forget Eul. “I want you to fill my head with only thoughts of you. Can you do that?”

We don’t hear Jung-eun’s answer, but when Joon-young goes back to his car, Ji-tae calls him demanding to know what he’s up to, and why he approached Jung-eun. Joon-young says that he did it to help Ji-tae, adding that he should do one good thing before he dies.

Joon-young’s flippant tone annoys Ji-tae, but Joon-young just says that he can buy him a drink to show his gratitude. He hangs up and seems to deflate, and wearily lays his head on the wheel.

Eul had left all of her expensive purchases outside overnight, and Na-ri wakes her in the morning to complain that it’s all been stolen. She’s upset that Eul’s just wasted 10 million won in one shot, but Eul tells her that she’s rich now, and she can just buy it all again.

Na-ri threatens to tattle to Jik, and that gets Eul’s attention since she knows that her brother would be disappointed in her for taking the money. Seeing her leverage, Na-ri tells Eul that she needs to return the money for Jik’s sake, even the amount she spent already, and Eul screams in frustration.

Ji-tae shows up on their doorstep, but Eul refuses to see him, and Na-ri loyally tells him to get lost. He does, leaving behind the gift that he brought for Eul.

Gook-young made good on his threat to quit working for Joon-young, but as he’s waiting tables at the restaurant, he bristles when he overhears a couple of diners gossiping about Joon-young’s reputation for womanizing. He tells himself to stop caring, but then he hears them speculating on whether Joon-young has had plastic surgery.

Joon-young’s mother steps in, sarcastically exclaiming that she didn’t even know about it, and she hilariously offers to give the two money so they can go get their own ugly faces fixed. HA, Gook-young is enjoying this so much.

Joon-young appears, admonishing his mother for speaking to customers that way, and he sits down with the two men. He tells them they should totally sue his mother, and asks where that plastic surgeon works that they were talking about, since he’d love to get surgery to look like Shin Joon-young. Pfft.

He politely asks if he can sue them if they were lying, and the men insist they didn’t say anything. Gook-young jumps in to recite exactly what they said, and Joon-young asks why he just stood there and let them talk that way. Gook-young swears he was just about to say something to them — it’s just that Mom beat him to it.

Mom tells everyone to just hush, and orders Joon-young to apologize to her customers. Joon-young grins because his mommy loves him the most, and tells Gook-young affably that he can just work here forever.

Joon-young drives Mom home after work that evening, and he asks her to prick his finger for his upset stomach (an old folk remedy). The way he watches her as she prepares, it really just seems like an excuse to be near her a bit longer. Mom asks if he’s lost weight and he says he’s on a diet, which makes her upset since he’s already so thin.

Joon-young smiles this sad little smile, and says that she can just say she loves him instead of pretending to be mad. He takes her face in his hands and tells her to ask how he’s been, and why he hasn’t visited, and admit that that’s why she’s upset.

Mom just swipes his hands away, calls him crazy, and stabs his finger. HA.

On his way out, Mom calls after Joon-young, “If you like her, then just show it to her.” Gook-young has been telling her that Joon-young is being mean to Eul, and she says that only children bully the girl they like. She thinks that’s why he’s got an upset stomach.

She tells Joon-young that Assemblyman Choi is a stranger to them now, and they won’t ever have to see him again. So Joon-young doesn’t need to deprive himself just because of who his father is. She goes to the next room, but Joon-young thanks her anyway.

Joon-young arrives home to find Eul huddled on his doorstep. He stops for a moment, but drives on inside and closes the gate. Eul waits at the door just in case, and Joon-young eventually lets her in, keeping his expression carefully neutral.

He brings her some medicine when she coughs, but doesn’t speak. Eul tells him that she came to say goodbye, since they’ve known each other for so long. Joon-young just stares at her, and she admits that she did want to ask one thing before she goes — she wants to know why they’re breaking up.

Joon-young doesn’t answer, so Eul sighs and says that she’ll just say her piece, then leave: “No matter how much I think about it, I don’t think I did anything wrong. I didn’t cheat on you, and I didn’t gamble. I think the reason is on you. Either you don’t like me anymore, or you have another woman.”

Joon-young’s grip on the counter tightens at that, but he remains silent. Eul asks for compensation for being hurt and humiliated, and for wasting her heart, time, and energy. Ji-tae’s mother paid her a billion won (a million dollars) to get lost, but she asks for just 10 million won from Joon-young.

She explains that she thought about asking to borrow it, but then she’d have to see him again to pay it back. So it’s better to just end things here, cleanly. Joon-young finally speaks, to agree and tell her to wait here.

He goes up to his room and sinks down onto the bed, stunned. Eventually he goes back downstairs and writes Eul a blank check, telling her to fill in any amount she wants. She asks what he’ll do if she takes everything from him, and Joon-young says that she can have it all if that’s what she wants.

But Eul just writes down 10 million won, the amount she spent and lost on clothes, and Joon-young asks her to leave if she’s finished here. She stands and says that everything is done between them now, so he can live without any worries. She calls him a jerk one more time, and walks out the door.

She manages to hold her tears until she’s outside, and she watches the door, hoping that he’ll come after her. But the door never opens, and Joon-young just sits holding Eul’s empty cup.

He says softly to the empty room, “My punishment for hurting you—I’ll be sure to receive it in hell.”

Jik can’t stop thinking about that kiss from Haru, and he reads what looks like every book in the library on love. He posts on a website about her kissing him and that he reflexively called her a pervert, asking if he’s abnormal. HAHA, all the responses basically agree that yeah, he’s not normal.

Jik freaks out and turns off his phone when Haru calls, which makes Haru fume over his calling her a pervert then ignoring her. She tells herself that he must have just been surprised, then gets mad all over again.

Eul visits Ji-tae’s mother at home, to return the bribe money that she gave to stay away from Ji-tae. Eul gives her promise not to see Ji-tae again even though she’s giving the money back, nor to seek the truth or revenge, even if it kills her.

But she adds that if there were a God, he might take the side of those like her who are falsely accused and powerless, and actually punish evil. But she tells Ji-tae’s mom not to worry about that, because it seems to her that God is dead.

Ji-tae sees Eul on her way out of the house, and she tells him that she gave his mother back the money. He’s thrilled at first, reading more into the gesture, until she adds that she’s never going to see him again. She’s no longer interested in revenge, so he’s of no use to her anymore.

Ji-tae’s mother gets a call, telling her that Ji-tae has called an emergency board meeting to demand his mother’s dismissal from her company. He greets her like nothing’s going on, and she follows him to his room where he’s dressing for the meeting.

He chides his mother for not knocking first, and she too-politely responds that he could have “knocked” first as well, and talked to her before calling this meeting. Ji-tae coolly says that her lax management has done a lot of damage to the company, so this shouldn’t be a surprise.

He mentions how she pushed certain projects forward despite the board members’ concerns—they were all dismal failures, causing stock prices to fall and shareholders to lose money. Yet she’s still living comfortably.

His mother shakily asks what people will think if he attacks his own mother, but Ji-tae is fully prepared to be called a bad son. But once the truth is out, people will also think that KJ Group isn’t a corrupt company.

His mother asks what’s wrong with him — he used to be such a good son. She blames this on “that girl,” but Ji-tae says it’s not that Eul herself is so important: “It’s that you and Dad are wrong.”

Assemblyman Choi finds Ji-tae before the meeting begins, and asks if he’s really ready to tell the truth to the world. Ji-tae admits that he’s not, that he lacks the confidence to call his parents terrible, scary people. But he wants to stop them from violating more people with their money and power.

His father invites Ji-tae to try his hardest to stop them. He’ll even support him until he wins.

On his way out, Assemblyman Choi receives a report that he’d asked for on Joon-young. He’s legally registered under his mother’s name, with no father on record. His mother was never married, and further inquiries support that she’s always been a single mother.

At Mom’s restaurant, Ajusshi plucks a couple of grey hairs from Mom’s head, making her shriek. He says that they weren’t there a few weeks ago, and figures that it’s from stress. Mom asks why he’s paying such close attention, and surprises Ajusshi by asking, “Do you like me?”

He freezes and his cheeks go adorably pink, and he manages a weak, “No.” President Namgoong enters and pipes up that it’s a big fat lie, because anyone can see that Ajusshi does like Mom. Ajusshi stammers a denial, but he’s so adamant that Mom takes offense, hee.

She asks President Namgoong why he’s here, and he says he came for Gook-young. Mom points to the kitchen, calls Ajusshi crazy again, and stomps out. Man-ok asks her dad if he really likes Mom and he denies it again, but Young-deok thinks that he does.

President Namgoong puts it to the test, and asks if Ajusshi would mind his setting up a friend with mom. Ajusshi nearly rips his head off, ha. He finds Mom outside and plucks a third grey hair, and they bicker while Assemblyman Choi watches from his car across the street.

Jung-eun brings some wine to Joon-young’s house, and he says that he’s going out and will be back in half an hour. She decides to wait for him and he heads out, but then just parks his car in an alley and sits.

Eul is called to her old office to organize the footage from Joon-young’s documentary, even though she protests that she was fired from that project. But she’s told to finish what she started, and a handful of cold hard cash quiets her arguments.

Eul has trouble even looking at Joon-young in the videos, and she has to keep reminding herself that she’s a professional. One shot of Joon-young seeming to look directly into her eyes is too much, and she has to take a break.

But her hand hits the keyboard and causes the video to play, and Joon-young’s voice rings out, “Will you go out with me? Let’s say I’m going to die in three months, so just for three months. Really passionately.”

Not one board member shows up for Ji-tae’s meeting, and his assistant wonders if this is his mother’s doing. But Ji-tae isn’t at all surprised, and he says that he just wanted to see how powerful his mother really is.

Joon-young sits in his car until after dark, eventually falling asleep. Jung-eun calls him but he just tosses his phone into the passenger seat unanswered. She’s still at his house and furious now, and she starts to leave but stops herself.

Eul is now mesmerized by Joon-young’s video footage, especially the parts where he spoke to the camera as if he was speaking to her. During the section when she’d asked him about his bucket list and he’d said that he wants to hear “You’re my type” and “I love you” from the person who asked the question, Eul puts her hands over her face, watching shyly through her fingers.

She’s given some more footage to fix, as the audio is nearly silent. It’s the sequence of videos from the hidden cameras in Joon-young’s home, when he’d been talking directly to the cameras. Eul fiddles with the audio levels, petulantly accusing him of not speaking audibly just to make fun of her.

Jung-eun stays at Joon-young’s place, drinking her wine and growing angrier by the minute. He finally comes home and says that something came up, and that he assumed she’d have gone by now. Jung-eun throws her wine glass at the wall by his head, where it shatters and cuts his cheek.

She snarls at him, “How dare someone like you make me wait!” Joon-young calmly calls Gook-young to say that a guest is drunk, and arranges for him to drive Jung-eun home. He leaves the room, leaving Jung-eun shrieking behind him.

Eul resorts to clumsy lip-reading to determine what Joon-young is saying in the videos. As best she can tell, it looks as if he’s saying, “I don’t have a lot of time to be around you, Eul.” She wonders what that means, and tries harder to read what he’s saying.

Jung-eun just stands in the middle of Joon-young’s house, screaming over and over for him to come back and apologize. He does, though it couldn’t possibly sound any less sincere, but it calms her down a bit. Her phone rings, and when she sees that it’s Ji-tae’s mother she hesitates.

But Joon-young roughly grabs the phone and puts it to her ear. Jung-eun refuses to speak, and we see that Ji-tae is with his mother. He tells her that he’s not here to give in to her.

Joon-young tells Jung-eun that she should have cleaned up everything with Ji-tae before coming to him. He says that he wasn’t born rich, but he still has pride. He gives back her phone, and tells her to run to her mother-in-law so they can scheme to get Ji-tae back.

He walks away, but Jung-eun speaks to Ji-tae’s mother so that Joon-young can hear her, and says that she’s giving up on Ji-tae now. Joon-young turns back, and stops her mid-sentence with a kiss. Jung-eun drops the phone, giving in to his passion.

In the studio, Eul’s eyes fill with tears, and she jumps out of her chair. “Shin Joon-young, you just wait!”

And as he kisses Jung-eun, Joon-young’s eyes open, showing no emotion whatsoever.

COMMENTS

Noooo Joon-young, what are you doing?? Why are you kissing that harpy? This had better be part of your master plan, and Eul had better never EVER find out about this.

I still can’t figure out exactly what Joon-young is doing with Jung-eun — I know that he’s got a plan to get her to confess to killing Eul’s father, but I’m unclear as to why that necessitates dating and kissing her. And why does he blow so hot and cold with her, one day asking her to sway his heart from Eul and the next openly avoiding her? At times he appears to actually find her attractive, then at others he treats her as if he finds her repulsive. It’s my main complaint about this drama in fact, that we can so rarely tell what’s going on in the characters’ heads. It’s hard to care about what they’re experiencing, even when I badly want to, when I can’t tell what it is that they want.

And I mean, come ON. There’s guilt over unfortunate events, and then there’s just self-flagellation. What else does Joon-young need to convince himself that he has the right to Eul’s love, even if it’s only for a short time before he dies? All he has to do is just tell her the truth. Tell her that he caused her accident but that it was an accident and he’s sorry. Tell her who his father is but that he has nothing to do with him. Tell her that he knows who killed her father and that he’s going to help bring them to justice before he goes. Tell her that he’s sick but that he wants to love her in the time he has left. It’s a terrible, nightmarish situation, but it’s not like he can slink off and die in secret and Eul will never know — Joon-young is a Hallyu star. His death will be major news. She’s going to find out, and she’s going to be devastated that he kept his condition from her and robbed them of the time they could have loved each other. It should be Eul’s decision whether to spend Joon-young’s last days with him or not. Is all this secrecy any less painful than the truth?

At least Eul is finished being pushed and pulled around by him, and as much as I want to root for them to be together, I’m cheering for her as she starts to stand on her own two feet. She’s finally standing up and saying that she did nothing wrong, that this is all on Joon-young, and refusing to give him any more space in her head or heart. And frankly, if he’s not willing to be honest with her as I said, then he doesn’t deserve her. Eul has grown a lot, and regardless of what I said last week (and part of me still believes), I’m proud of her for taking responsibility for her own life and giving that money back to Ji-tae’s mother. The truth is that she had no right to it, since she and Ji-tae weren’t dating and she had no intention of ever doing so. All his mother had to do was ask, and Eul would have told her that. It’s got to hurt to give back nearly a million dollars, but Na-ri has a point — Eul needs to set a good example for Jik, and she’s fully talented and capable of supporting them herself. She just needed to believe she can do it, and not give in to the temptation to take the easy way out.

And finally, Ji-tae is aiming his anger in the right direction, towards his mother and father. It’s about time he stopped moping around and did something, and I think going after his mother first is the right choice. Her brand of evil is so insidious, because she looks so sweet and innocent on the outside that she fools everyone, even Ji-tae himself until recently. He knew that she was responsible for Eul’s current financial situation but somehow he made it okay in his head, but now that she’s flat-out paying Eul off and threatening her brother, Ji-tae can’t sit back anymore. He’s taking her power by taking her respect, and outing her for the selfish, self-centered person that she is. It’s brilliant because to people like his mother and father, their reputation is everything, and to show the world their true colors is the most efficient way to stop them. And he’s doing it for the right reasons now, too — in his own words, it’s not because of Eul, but because they are wrong, plain and simple.

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I don't know what to feel in this episode but can't SJY just stay with Eul? I still do not understand some of his reasons. He's such a martyr to me.

Anyway, Kim Woo Bin is definitely killing this drama with his emotions.

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When he decided to purchase NE even though he's dying people called him selfish jerk, and now that he let NE go for her own good people call him noble idiot...

It's so hard to be SJY... :/

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reminded me a comment from soompi. are you the same person?

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Nope... I don't come to soompi.

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I guess, that some people just think alike. But I agree with you guys. First people wanted him to be noble idiot, when he was a selfish jerk, now they want him to be a selfish jerk, when he is a noble idiot lol

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It shows that SJY's position is not as simple as people think it is.

We frustrated with the characters, yelling at them to do this or that, but actually we don't even know what we want them to do since deep down inside we're conflicted too just like these characters.

Tbh, I didn't like SJY in the first few episodes for purchasing NE despite the fact he's dying. But then I saw how pure his love for NE is. He just happy being in love. He didn't even care if NE didn't love him back. He just wanted to shower NE with love as long as he still had a chance. That won me over. I was still thinking that his action was selfish, but I just couldn't bring myself to hate him. So confusing. LOL.

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Its because in both cases he is hurting NE.

1) When you are about to die, you shouldn't pull another person into your life WITHOUT telling them what they are signing up for. If he told her - i'm ill but i want to happy with you for however small the time is, i would cheer him on.

2) Once she is already in love with you, you don't discard her because now your conscience is attacking you. Tell her. Whats the worse that could happen - she will dump you? You are anyways not together. At least this way she can stop getting her heart broken by repeatedly trusting you despite all evidence to the contrary .

So its not a question of holding on or letting NE go. Its about not letting her get a deciding voice in a decision that impacts her life hugely.

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NE really needs to have a say in this. JY should give her that opportunity. Scratch that, poor NE already done it herself, she's now creating that chance to decide, since she's about to find out JY being ill, all by herself. Yes, nice to see freaking character development on NE, but, if JY really loves her, he tells her the truth, feels like he does not want to "come empty-handed" when he finally tells her the truth after he's finished with this justice/revenge thing, and I kind of get that, but to me there is an element of cowardice in there, maybe he does not want to risk losing her, or hurting her (yes, too late), or maybe he does not really see himself being with her anymore, and all he wants is for NE to start a good life even without him, yes, very nice and all, but man, NE needs a say in this!

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I find it funny whenever people just go "damned if you do and damned if you don't" to two different situations. The acts themselves never solely determine they're right or wrong - it's always the situations that the acts are done in that determine whether they're right or wrong.

It's a bit like complaining about someone complaining that the water's too cold in winter and that the water's too hot in the summer. The water is not the problem. The problem is the situation and what it means. And of course, I'm all for giving Eul a voice in anything that impacts her life.

And I'm a huge believer in "If you have to hurt someone, make sure it doesn't scar". Leaving Eul will hurt her. But leaving without telling her why will scar her.

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Good point. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

I agree that he should've told NE about everything. That's what I've been screaming to my screen for a month whenever I watch UF.

However I have problem when people blaming him for leaving NE as if he'd done this out of the blue. He chased NE thinking that she'd been just fine all this time. But then he realized that wasn't the case and he took the part in making her life miserable as it is right now. Had he known how much NE suffers, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have chased her in the first place.

He's just trying to fix his wrongdoing. He doesn't have so much time so he needs to choose between being with her vs. leaving a better world for her once he goes. He chose the latter and I can't see it as him being selfish.

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"It's so hard to be SJY... "
God yes!

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So true. lol

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Not the same thing.. not at all..

Chasing NE first without her being given access to true nature of the circumstance, without giving thoughts to her future, present, her emotions, her psyche.. and proceeding with doing what SJY wanted for himself was,is,will be out and out selfish - So you got the selfish jerk part right..

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Now that he has wooed her, ensured she fell in love with him, convinced her to fall in love with him, took her away from a more permanent option NE had for herself (CJT) and then again left her dangling amidst all these uncertainities without as much as a word "Hey! I got over you, let's breakup".. why..because SJY now wants to feel like the nobleman protecting his lady from pain..

Its selfish jerk all over again.. not noble idiocy..

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Well... at first he thought NE was fine and had moved on from the past. So he allowed himself to forgive himself and overlook his sin to NE and be happy with her.

Unfortunately, that was not the case. When he saw NE met CHJ and tried to hit him with the van he realized NE is still suffering because of her father case. He didn't know how much it ruined her life until then.

He no longer could pretend like the accident was never happened once he knows NE is still suffering. So he decided to take responsibility and fix his wrongdoing.

Yes, he left her after he'd led her to fall in love with him. But it's not like he took the decision out of nowhere like he woke up one day and suddenly felt like leaving NE.

I think he didn't tell NE about his illness because he didn't want NE to accept him out of pity or feel morally obligated to fulfill a dying man wish. He wanted to be loved without brainstem glioma being involved as one of variables.

But I do agree that he should've told her the truth and let her decide for herself. However, I don't think he deserves a backlash either for doing what he thinks is right even though what he thinks is right is not the right thing or the best available option.

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For me, he's conflicted when he wants to be.. He approached/ pursued NE in the beginning even though he get her go after the first accident, then suddenly dropped her without warning after his fathers missed accident. He felt/compelled to do something good for NE, but I don't see it that way. He keeps going back and forth and in the end NE just suffer for his indecisions. Get a grip, either be honest regarding his illness and his crimes to NE, or just Let Go and pine for her in a distance. If I'm NE, when I finally know the truth, I'm going to think really really hard whether to be with him or much better yet, just LET HIM GO!!

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Well, he already got a grip

... and chose to let go.

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He is conflicted when he wants to be.
Well put...

But still the writing for this very fact is better than good. A hero who just does bleh.., whatever he wants when ever he chooses.

So you think about him, what is he choosing to do and why? -- JY must at all costs keep Eul at bay because she will hinder her own justice being restored to her and Jik. She is a threat to her own well being after he dies.

Noble idiocy and selfish jerk do not feature in the hero-dictionary here, well mainly because they are two word phrases and because there are simply too few heros in the world to have a dictionary printed especially for them, but what JY is doing is actually quite thoughtful.

Ji Tae wants her to gain everything his parents have, but he forgets what Nari said about the money. It is tainted.

Where, although Joon Young is second-generationally-corrupt as well ... his wealth is really self made and has all the makings of a blessing in disguise. As his mom seems too filled with pride still even after kicking the prosecutor dream to the side.

It's like the old saying: you can have all the money in the world but ... - fill in the dotted line.

Nari would see a change in Eul, Jik would have concern of her being blind sighted by wealth and power with Ji Tae even after his parents are sent all the way to prison time.

It is actually considerably thoughtful that he does not want her to suffer when he is gone. Hence he says he will pay for what he did to her, and he means it -- he is so gonna pay for what he did.

So if Eul has a brain and a fighting spirit she will choose to hate him, what he actually wants now is this -- her wrath of him, or she will choose to forgive the stubborn jerk she clearly fell for over the years.

He does not want her around him now, understandable. He is not a jerk for doing that. He has 3 cards. "Stay away from me I am CHJs son. Stay away from me, not only have I stolen your blackmail-USB, resulting in your accident ... I also, be default, covered it up and ignored you for a couple of years. Stay away from me I have broken your heart twice before, the second time probably literally as well, and now I will permanently break it when you learn that I will die soon, I knew, and hey guess what I didn't tell you."

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The only other alternative to being a selfish jerk is NOT noble idiocy. In life, no one has to choose simply between one or the other.

If he tells her the truth, she has the chance to decide whether or not she wants to be with him until he dies.

What makes noble idiocy idiotic is that is removes the right of the person being "protected" from being able to have the gift of self determination.

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Huh? It's still a secret? I've dropped the drama and following the recaps just to see what happens when NE finds out. But it's still dragging on.

What kind of melodrama is this man? Isn't the other healthy party supposed to suffer, cry and be a weeping partner? This is all that but the male lead still suffering on. It's not a melo when it's the terminal patient suffering by themself.

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IKR, even I have invested so much time in these drama, that I kept my distance to W, just so not to be distracted, but I'm regretting my decision so badly!! I told myself, it'll get better next episode, but nah!! End up skipping too many scenes already.

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You just needed to bring W, right? Unless you're living in SK and need to decide what to watch live (and even them not SK don't have online version), don't put any blame on UF.

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You know what you're right, I should not bring up W. My mistake, what I'm simply saying is I choose to watch it every wed it is available, not a lot of people can just be in their computer having free time, so I chose my weds to be with UF. I will probably watch W, but will be marathoning it, My comment airs my frustrations about the show, it's direction, where are we going forward in their stories, and how are they evolving, does the story and their sacrifices makes sense to me, my answer is not definitely, and these are my thoughts.

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There needs to be a word for when you drop a show and eventually regret it, and another word for when you drop a show and are so glad a few weeks later.

I was really obsessed with UF for the first 3 weeks, then started fast forwarding a lot, now I only read recaps. I still definitely care enough to want to know what happened but not to spend 2 hours a week. Reading the ep 15 recap... I would have been cursing at my tv and pulling out my hair.

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The writing in this drama is extremely good for its genre.

Whilst we are all informed in the first episode that this is clearly a melodrama.

The disappointment that the youthful and older audience may feel is that our hero is leaving us, or will be suffering for the most part of the better half.

This is not a criticism to the writer. It is just a 'mirrored in real life pity' that the director gets so much good, usable footage from the likes of actors like Woo bin. That scenes sometimes seem unfairly prolonged. Can you blame the director or editor?

It is okay to like show like W and netizens maintain the right to type up whatever acceptable fanfare where ever they want.

I will be marathoning W too, as a bandage for when Joon Young dies. But that is my opinion on what to do when you don't feel like watching a romcom on the weekday dwindle.:

Watch a melo instead and then watch a show that is considered more fun/easier to watch.

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My comment about this episode on Dramafever was very similar to the first sentence of your comments, Lollypip!

"Ughhh oh noooo!!!!! Don't do that Shin Joon Young!"

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?! I really, really enjoyed this show until it was about half way through. But besides the circles and angsty foot-dragging, what in the blue blazes is up with that nonsense smooch at the end?!

So upsetting! Get it together, UF!

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I stopped watching this show a few episodes ago. I'm just tired of everybody. All the happy moments are dreams, and the only people who get to have fun are freaking Haru and Jik. What the hell kind of show is this?!

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Same - I just got totally tired of all the self destructive behaviour and over the top angst by FREAKING EVERYONE. I wonder if the writer has issues.

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Dear show,

Actually, I'm not in the mood for a new love line...

It's probably meant to be such a comic relief but it seems so out of place to me.

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mte. the mood feels starkly different.

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Up until today, I thought this show was 16 episodes; then I thought, he's just going to die, and that's going to be that.
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Why does this show has a habit of showing previews where the leads get back together, only for it to be a real dream or daydream? That's just mean. You're such a tease show!

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Yaaaas... not to mention this episode happy scene has been shown in teaser since a long time ago. But turned out, it's only a dream.

The viewers are in agony and they teased us with happy moment that weren't even real... twice!!! That is just simply mean. Like there's someone starving in front of you, you have food, you put it in front of that person, only to take it back and eat it all by yourself.

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Oh those previews, I thought when I saw the second happy one!! I immediately blurted out Another Dream!! That's how I'm sooo disappointed in these show that I'm already pragmatic just with preview, but hey I guess I'm right!!

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Should we just have a drink every time people in this drama do something that makes no sense and goes against everything they said and did earlier?

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If you do that You will be enrolling in alcoholic anonymous very soon

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You would have to buy your own booze factory.

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I had a REALLY hard time not to drop this at ep 14, but reading this recap...I can't keep torturing myself anymore. Really. Thats it. I'm officially giving up.

Sorry Woo Bin-ssi, I still love you but I feel that we need to spend some time apart...like until you find a decent drama to star on.

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Epic Romance of the year where everything happens in dreams!

*clap*
*omg! what a plot twist*
*uncontrollably pissed*

The writing sucks. Its simply rubbish.

Everything else is wonderful in the drama. It had everything going for it. 2 of the most popular stars, extensive promotions, absolutely stunning visuals, the soundtrack blends so seamlessly, KWB is acting his heart out, Suzy is also doing good esp the last few episodes.

but nothing matters. because the writing is rubbish.

For a romance, the OTP has not even been on a date. Everyone is needlessly prolonging agony. It is angst simply for the sake of angst. Its like oh! we are a melo so we need to fill this quota of angst whether it makes sense or not. We go round and round in circles. We get one good episode followed by one pointless one.

The only reason someone is sticking around the show anymore is because they are either a fan of KWB or of Suzy. Because the "story" is not giving anything to the viewers to love.

Phew! Rant over. This episode made me so mad.

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That's might be LKH for you She love to use histrionics plot line to get her message come accross... But apart from all hasn't been revealed yet, something like " there's nothing happen" it's not actually true for me. The drama always has something going on... It's just it hasn't revelead yet.

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At this point in time, I'd like to dive into my screen and somehow end up in the drama studio, make my way to writer-nim and clobber her over the head with my unwashed shoes!

That's negligible payback for making JY do what he did this ep which was utter rubbish. What? Smoochies with psychotic harpy in some vague payback plan at the expense of spending his remaining time with people he should be spending time with? And hurting them too? JY, stop being a stupid f***tard. Drop any avenging plans you have, go be happy, even if its for just a short while.

I'm hanging on with my fingernails here.

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It's not a romance. It's a melodrama.

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lol, are people really mad and calling the writing trash and giving up because main couple is not together? Are you people serious? So, I guess romance the only thing, that matters to people this days. Lack of romance = bad writing. Yeap, I've got it. Nevermind, that characters showing big range of emotions and their dialogues and monologues are brilliant. If you have a weak heart, why blame and curse drama. Why even put blame on actors, like some do. "Why they choose it, get a decent drama Suzy and Woo Bin". This is drama more than decent. It's great. Yet, so underrated, because people can't separate their frustration, that couple is not together, with actual good writing and perfect ambiance.

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No, no one is calling it trash simply because the OTP is not together. The romance is not there simply for fangirls. It actually serves a purpose. It keeps you emotionally vested in the characters. Otherwise why would i care what happens to anyone unless you engage your viewers to care about the characters

The whole initial love line was flimsy. I still don't know why JY and NE loved each other as kids. But then you think , nevermind happens in all kdramas, move on. But then the current loveline makes even less sense given that the writing does not give the characters time to spend with each other and discover each other. When NE says she believes JY despite his jerk-ish behaviour. Thats good, but you know what would have made it awesome? If we actually saw a basis for that belief. And that dear friend, is bad writing right there.

The romance is only just a part of it. The rest of the story is worse. Its frustrating and makes no sense. Everyone goes back and forth with no logic or consistency. Everyone is angry or sad ...... just because. We go round and round in circles rehashing the same conflicts over and over again.

If you like the show and think the writing is good then thats great for you. But (apparently) it is not working for many many people. We want to like the show because say for example we adore KWB (me personally) but the show is literally pushing me to give up.

Again if it works for you great. But we too as viewers get to voice our anger or frustration.

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Exactly, we can express our honest opinion. What's wrong with that, I don't understand people who get mad at us for that and yell at other viewers and say things like ban anyone saying negative things. Which right now is almost everyone who's following and getting frustrated with the story.

If you look at it, the writing for Nice Guy was also a guy with a serious illness and a secret about a huge betrayal of the girl he loves. And even they had flimsy instant love (at least her side). But I feel like the actors saved it in the beginning and the character writing was better in the second half, not like here where it's episide 15 and JY is still going round and round the mulberry bush not just about his secret but the whole relationship.

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@pigsnout No one is banning you. Turn off your victim mode. You're free to express your negative opinion about this drama, I'm free to disagree with you and your "free negative opinion" in the same "free negative opinion" manner. If you can't take the fact, that not all people wants read your negative opinion silently accepting it, that's not my problem. I disagree with your negativity and I'm free to say whatever I wanna on this matter. Don't ban me from expressing my opinion about your opinion lol

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I quoted someone who literally said people should be banned for negative comments, from a previous UF recap's comments section.

But why are you personally attacking me for that saying things like 'victim mode'? There is a real problem, if some drama is so precious to you that you get mad at other commenters - real life people you are interacting with through comments - and throw tantrums because they don't like that drama or have problems with it and said that. It's fine if you like everything about UF, just don't insult others who don't and imply they have inferior taste, a "weak heart" "romance the only thing that matters to people this days" and whatnot. Like seriously, look at your own words.

Anyway that's my last word, no more .

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@bips99 Everything that you wrote is nice, but most people really crapping this drama just because there is no "happiness" and you actually conformed it with your post.
Plus it's basically shaming actors, over something, that they didn't control. Both Kim Woo Bin and Suzy took roles, because they showcase wide range of emotions (can you say, that they don't? No. KWB showed in UF more emotions, that in most of his last works), it's famous writer LKH (she worked with a lot of stars and had hit projects), they really liked ending. It's good drama, but over criticized. There is exists more terrible dramas, without any or tin plot, with mediocre acting from all parts, that never get level of criticism that UF is receiving or actually otherwise get's favorable reviews. I recently watched 20 most popular dramas list and actually find out, that story and character wise UF could easily beat 80% of them. Acting wise, it's not worth than 90% of them.

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Nobody is shaming the actors. Saying that they hope to see them in a better drama is not shaming them. In fact everyone is praising the acting including of suzy who was criticised heavily in the beginning. Its actually a testament to the acting that people are still hanging to the show.

Are there worse shows? Of course there are? Are there shows that get less criticism despite being worse? Of course there are. But part of that blame lies on the team itself. This has been one of the most heavily promoted shows of the year. Had the media play around it not been so immense, it would have had less criticism. Thats the risk you take when you hype up the show. The level of scrutiny increases exponentially.

Again, you are enjoying the show and find it better that 80% of the shows is great for you. It means that your viewing experience becomes much better than mine. But I and pigsnout and others too have a right to express our opinion.

You can have a negative opinion to our negative opinion. Attack the opinion, but not the poster. 'Turn off your victim mode', 'have a weak heart' 'people can’t separate their frustration' - Lets not make it personal. Because then it will devolve into a messy fight. Lets keep the discussion healthy

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@bips99, @pigsnout

shaming as blaming them for taking this project.

also, if you girls/guys whatever, consider what I said as "personal attacks" you just being touchy (oops, I did it again). Also, you better watch your own comments, to not become hypocrites, because @pigsnout already did it lol

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@sopobious - clearly you have no comprehension of what bips99 or I said. And you remain the kind of person who likes to attack other people because we criticised a drama.

Your comments speak loud and clear about just who is the hypocrite here, but not in the way that you intend.

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This is so urgh...i'll stick to the end of this series because i like KWB.No one is happy.everybody is miserable.jik and haru are the only characters who don't annoy me

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I actually let out several curse wordS when he kissed that evil JE! What the barnacles is going on!?!

This better be one fantastic plan in the end.

Things I did enjoy:
1) Mom & SJY sarcasm takedown!
2) Mom & Ajusshi ?
3) Eul FINALLY telling evil mom off.
4) Ji Tae directing his anger on the wrongdoings of his family.

However, this episode still caused me so much stress because of SJY and JE. I mean, now THAT is one kiss that you ought to run to the sink and just VOMIT. Id eat the awful cream seafood pasta anyday. ?

Also, evil mom and her slicked back hair is EVIL.

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You think this kiss is disgusting, then you obviously never saw the first kiss in A Love to Kill where Shin Min Ah actually just finished puking and Rain french kisses her.

Lee Kyung Hee seems to be repeating scenes from previous dramas for this one. Gross kiss from ALTK, the starting to taking-off-her-clothes-but stops scene also similar to ALTK, distressed heroine driving to run someone over but turning away last minute from Nice Guy, weird immature side character love line also like Nice Guy.

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This thought occurred to me as well. The pasta kiss scene evokes a similar 'ewwww' reaction as the french kiss vomit scene from A Love to Kill, I think this writer harbors some Freudian issues when it comes to kissing. Unfortunately the drama would've fared better with a different writer and a story line that isn't such a convoluted mess. The actors and production values are terrific but are sorely wasted in this exercise, I'll stay with reading the recaps before fast forwarding through the final episode.

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wth, he didn't vomit, he spit it out and then washed his mouth.

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Touché to Joon Young for getting Ji Tae back with his own words. Something along the lines of "Let me help you." Joon Young you can help us all any day of the week, even if some of us, even Eul get hurt.

Just stop putting yourself through this. You don't have to be JEs punching bag on behalf of Eul.

He should definitely take JE to his mom to get back at mom for ignoring him in the past. And if she doesn't have a mom he should tell Ji Taes mom to tag along as an honorary mom figure for JE. Or is a little fun too much to ask for Joon Young before he dies.

I still like the tone of this melo, but even I think that scene where JY is the picture of calm when JE throws the glass at him was a bit unnecessary. We already know JE is a deranged piece of work.

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When JE was throwing a screaming hissy-fit and threw the glass, I'm sure actress Yoon Jung Eun felt she was really giving it her all, but it just caused me to think, "This character is so weak, cliche, and uninteresting."

She seems one-dimensional. If she had committed that horrible crime/mistake but was regretful and haunted by it, was a decent human being otherwise, and wasn't a psycho fangirl of Ji Tae, she could have had more depth.

There was one scene when she had a loving interaction with her dad after cooking him a meal, and then brought up the accident and NE's dad. That direction, I felt, was meant to make viewers to wonder if her character had grown and possessed some positive attributes as well...but then she said she was glad he was dead for the sake of his fam not being put through a long hard time and a greater the financial burden, and immediately changed the subject to how great the wine was. No remorse. And it was like, HEY GUYS JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING ABOUT HER, SHE IS IN FACT A VERY VERY DESPICABLE PERSON.

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Woobin is fantastic as usual, Suzy has improved alot from the earlier episodes. The storyline? Not so much. I cant remember the last time I felt so much frustration watching a drama. I wanted to love this show, but at this point of time the only thing that keeps me watching is Woobin. Story wise, this show is just going nowhere.

I hope woobin will choose a better drama next time, something that does justice to his acting chops. It's a shame that he will not get much recognition for his acting here due to this drama not getting much attention.

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I am not a big fan of Suzy, but the many problems with this show are not of her doing - it is the crappy writing with plot twists that make no sense. I wonder if either of the leads really knew what kind of mess they were getting into.

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I guess not, they were given a plot or script for first few episodes, and then given more as filming progressed. Really, it would have been great had this only about JY being terminal, that's your conflict! It is such a massive conflict! i can ride with that, and the whole atmosphere of the drama is super romantic with the cinematography and all. I do not need evil mom and daddy issues or almost killing the girl you like. but we're here. and i plan to stick with it cos i want to see them happy, if that's even possible.

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I am not sure but i don't think pre-produced automatically means a fully completed script before shooting starts.

Its just that since there is no simultaneous broadcast, the shooting schedule is easier and the writer can write leisurely and they can reshoot scenes if they want.

I think they generally get sort of summary of the basic story line. And based on that and who is producing/directing/writing/co-acting, determines whether an actor says yes or no. at least thats how it happens in my country.

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I guess it is not just us - even in Korea with the hot idols as leads, it has almost dropped off the ratings charts, from 3rd/4th to around 16/18.

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I think the only "light" part of the show is Jik's reaction to Haru's kiss. Poor boy trying to research from all the books he can find in the library! Posting the question on a SNS site and getting the reactions on line, is so hilarious.

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Why do i think the episodes i loved the most is ep 10 and 15?? xD I'm happy that suzy finally let go of kwb. All of these shouldn't happen and kwb shouldn't have dated or going near suzy in the first place. Hey, you are going to die but you're still starting a new relationship where the girl doesn't even know the truth?! So, duh here i am, finally feel freed after 15 episodes... Actually, a little devil in me hoped that kwb and suzy are not coming back together while kwb does the revenge in her sake :) Imagine how suzy will feel, ah and even his mother! I'm such a sadist -.- And his congressman father finally realise that he once shouted to kwb that his parents should teach him manners! Yeah, great!

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This drama does the painful life pitfalls all the time, but just ever so slightly -- hey in a melo way, lol.

It makes you almost see the hurt in our leads' eyes. Thanks to Woobin I bought Joon Young's pain, Suzy ... Not so much -- I think that is why the director and writer has stuck to making her portray Eul as a tough girl who has commited no real 'unjustified' harm. Otherwise we would slightly shift gears and root for Jeung Eun to grow a conscience even if she had to do some time. It is almost sure it wouldn't be more than 6 months as opposed to 5 years for murder, or was that show 'Innocent Man' which I dropped after one episode in recap somehow over explanatory of murder in the 1st or 2nd degree. Or was there some unheard of plot twist.

I get why an ending where Eul, Young Ok and CHJ -- all "don't" get to tell Joon Young that they don't care about what happened in the past, they just care about him -- is viewed as a(n)- bad/ alternate / party-kill-joy. But Joon Young in his sincerity may actually want this. Of course what he needs is family and friends who care about him in the end.

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above all ppl calm down, that last kiss was definitely part of that master plan, did u not notice how he opened his eyes and gave that revenge look while kissing ? he's doing his best to make her feel most miserable when he throws the truth to her face in the end.

Ok. It's hard to watch JY go through his last days alone. that scene with his mom. and then with NE at his house. I was ready for him to jump back to her with a kiss not with a white check. u know, after what his mom told him. but still there's the illness.
and yeah like others said, first he was bashed cuz of leading on a girl knowing he's dying and she'll be hurt and ruined. now he's being bashed cuz he's pushing her away??? give him a break. he has enuf pain to deal with.
I just want him to at least open up to her about the accident and all. just that JY, let some loads of pain off your chest for God's sake. and my heart's sake ? she's gonna find out about the illness tonight anyway.

but then he's afraid of all the circumstances of the truth being revealed. that's true for all other characters. they all feel that, hence keep lying. I can't wait for JT to tell CHJ about JY. u know what, he should just drop the truth bomb on everyone, he's the only one who knows everyone's secret rn. Move boy! there's only 5 episodes left.

This show is such a patience test. but I'm in love with everything about this drama. except the obvious writing flaws and frustration. tho i love watching this lovely cast and acting, cinematography with the OST so much that it quite makes up for that and I'll stick around to the very end.

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What are you thinking SJY??? You shouldn't kiss JE. Whatever your plan is, still she doesn't deserve it. It just didn't make sense anymore.

This show really getting on my nerve. But still continue to watch my love KWB and beautiful Suzy. KWB acting was superb, I can feel every emotions.

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I'm glad at least one of the main conflict got resolved in this episode.

Mom finally stopped being cold to SJY. More importantly, she told SJY that CHJ is just stranger to them and there's no need for them to meet him in the future. That means a lot for him. I guess he needed to hear that from Mom herself.

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Yeah I saw that too in his mom. I hope her stubbornness will not prevent her from reintroducing JY in her heart, before he dies.

I was so shocked that CHJ was just as corrupt as his wife and JE, and not forgetting JEs father ( the father of "bad fathers", and oh well a bad daughter.)

I cried that whole episode where JY threatens CHJ with the USB, mainly because I couldn't believe that JY stole that USB for absolutely nothing. I was sooooo angry.

And then she meets Choi for tea and I was like, what?, you best be warming up to JY on your own now woman ... You don't deserve to know the truth before you start to treat Joon Young better, unlike Eul.

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I've suspected it for a few episodes now... But blowing hot and cold is part of his strategy to seduce a princess like JE. She's so used to have the world at her feet, and so full of herself, that having someone with a status like him showing signs of interest to her, and then at the same time, telling her she has no chance, works both to pique her interest, get her piqued, and throw a challenge at her. She has a huge ego enough to both believe he feels something for her, and her pride probably tells her she can seduce him if she wants.
So I understand his strategy for that. the only question is what is he going to do once he gets her. Teach her a lesson about love and selfishness? Or make her confess?

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JE is so self-centred that I don't see her confessing out of love for JY.

JY will probably dump her once she's hooked on him and ridicule her that he is doing all tbese for NE, drive her so raging mad that she might just spill all in her raging fit and give him the confession he wanted... probably on record.

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Eep! Are people dropping another drama I happen to like after we've come so far? I'm sorry if I just joined, Dramalords! Must I sacrifice myself to appease you?

Ok, but I'm impressed by the people who drop this 15 episodes in. How can you live without complete closure that recaps may not provide? I guess I'm just a completionist.

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probably put it on hold, finished only the last ep and stick to recap to fill the gap in narrative,
there are many people that already dropped it but wished the story get better to resume later

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If there's one important thing that I've learned here in DB, it's that you can decide not to be a kdrama martyr. If you're not happy with a drama you're watching, for one reason or another, let go, you will be better for it. On the contrary, if you really really like a certain kdrama, go and watch it and enjoy the feelz no matter what other people say coz at the end of the day, it's your (kdrama) happiness after all ;)

As for me, I have stopped watching this drama episodes ago lol. I have issues with some of the actors but I am still reading recaps to see how things will turn out as I used to like this writer. I also like reading comments here.

As for your question on dropping dramas near the end, indeed I have- Oh my venus, Mirror of the witch, Yongpal- to name a few hehe. It feels a bit cathartic to just let go after weeks of frustration haha!

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Haha what a kiss. I mean the first one not last one. I was expecting them to share a noodle after the kiss. maybe a reverse situation from lady and the tramp

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Can I let my frustration here.....? Hehehe i've been following this drama diligently but have to rant out somewhere.

It's just suck....with everybody going back and forth for the same matter again and again. Thanks God KWB and Suzy are damned georgeous so he could distract me from frustation. And lucky too that I like Im Joo Hwan way before this drama.

I give up......I think it will be healthier for me to stick with W (poor my heart), might check again when it's finally over later.

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It is going to be ok.

Maybe he will get a miraculous curre.

Or we will be given an ambiguous ending that could be viewed as a dream or real.

Remember everything has a cure, even stage 4 of some terminal illnesses. So it could miraculously shrink in his case. He could be unique. After being encouraged by Eul to get the offered treatment though?, otherwise most people will leave the show not wanting to see Joon a Young suffer. Very understandable. Sometimes I can't read the subtitles with the amount of tears in my eyes!!!

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I have serious deadlines this week people... and here I am hoping against hope that this week the show may have redeemed itself... I am trying to justify the hours spent watching this show... but nada
I dont understand the storyline at all
Why did SJY decide to pursue NE when he knew he was dying... Why did he decide to ignore her now since he already knew he was dying...
Why is the OTP in crazy love anyways.. The story hardly gave them any worthwhile moments???
NE was crazy about ahjussi initially.. that I understand since he took care of them all these years..now suddenly when he is interested , she has switched her clingyness from ahjussi to SJY... why oh why????
AHHHHH this is driving me crazy.. and I have other real life problems like tests coming up tomorrow, but I cant concentrate until I watch today's episode... My life's priorities have become as crazy and irrational as this show's characters

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- I am trying to justify the hours spent watching this show -
that's the hardest part when you just can't forget the feels of wasting the time, maybe not for all the ep

hope the ending is a good one for a consolation,

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Thanks LollyPip for the recap ? For me, the episode wasn't all bad, my fav part is when NE confronted JY about the reason for them breaking up, she was so straightforward about it that it was refreshing to watch. As for the kiss at the end, I understand where the writer is going with it but I still hate the scene. At the end of the day, JY needs to be honest with NE, all the lies are slowly killing him from the inside ? I need both of them to be happy ?

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where is the writer going with this?? i dont get it? i'm so confused!! lol

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The title "Uncontrollably Fond" should have clued all of us in that the 4 lead characters are obsessed with the idea of love but not truly "in love". How can any of them be in love when none of them have been shown to have had a past history of a true relationship. None have had a relationship based on trust and honesty.

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This show is exhausting to watch! So many characters are miserable and me with them!

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ARRGH!! The only reason why I watched today's ep is cos I thought it was ending at episode 16 and wanted to see some progress. But it's more like regression... sigh. 5 more episodes of this?? I guess I will just read recaps.

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what's with this writer and open eye kisses....ugh

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honestly this drama makes no sense to me anymore but i still find myself drawn to it and tearing up at scenes becuz of kim woo bin's acting!!! :D

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Same.

Tears have come even before Joon Young speaks, for me, tho.

It has gotten so bad I can hardly see the characters clearly and I find myself throwing my popcorn at the wrong character. Sorry Joon Young if I hurt you, but like get a move on already before that crazy Jeung Eun thinks you for Realz for Real$, yah!!! Lol.

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i am gonna get a lot of flak from liking this episode. i liked that the dream was showing things that they'd do together. i thinkSJY's end game is just to let the wicked harpy take responsibility for what she did. he's doing it in a convoluted way so the psychopath girl wouldn't see it coming. i just wonder how it ends up when she's at a helipad and no one is stopping her. i am also grateful for the statement of mom that he can consider his dad a stranger.

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TBH, this was one of the better episodes in terms of Eul.

I was a bit scared when she was allowed in to Joon Young's house. I honestly thought it was going to be one of those dreams again.

... Or even worse stalker Ji Tae and his henchman get him to Joon Young's gate and he starts prodding the gate open to release Eul from captivity.

Which is why I was grateful that Eul managed to maintain some dignity and say goodbye first. Or second to Joon Young, that is.

It was really sad to see the pain of ending things officially in Joon Young's eyes. And that look of innocence in Eul was such a good further play on that pain but in the melo way, because that is the way this show rolls.

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Allowed in to his house when she was waiting outside.

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i can honestly say biological dads are overrated especially when you grow up in adopted family or a single-mom family

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This episode breaks my heart. :'(

Eul remains as my favorite character so far in term of growth :) plus, Suzy and her acting ♥

I understand why the story goes the way it does, and at the same time I understand why people could get frustrated at Joon-young's actions. I'm glad it's getting to the climax, when Eul knows Joon-young's condition and will be with him no matter what now. His plan is going smoothly anyway and Jung-eun with her temper won't disappoint.

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All I want from this drama is to let No Eul make her own decisions! Can everyone stop assuming they know what's best for her? Especially JT and JY. She is the only one who knows what she 'deserves'.

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I'm watching UF for its OST. Ok and also KWB

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Writing wise this drama is just freaking good. I mean not even talking about the awesome dialogue and the twists. Just how the story randomly fits together is mind-splattering.

And yes I totally get what Joon Young is up to with Jung-eun. Never seen a guy who knows so well how a woman's mind works. Everything he's done to her has been to get her to act and feel a certain kind of way. Ignoring her then coming on to her. Leaving her hanging then making her wait. All this has brought things to a desired end: get the "harpy" to fall for him/trust him. By giving up on her fiancé, Ji Tae she's well on track getting infatuated with Joon Young. Telling her he has pride and won't be used implies to her that he cares etc and now she's basically blown away lol. Hook line sinker.

Basically from the episode they told us he had a terminal illness I haven't exactly been tuning in for the romance. The leading man is dying. Can't be any less romantic than that.

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I've been scrolling out and try to read wisely all of this comments and what i get is most of you guys are still in romantic-comedy mindset while watching this show, including the admin who wrote this review. I feel sorry LollyPip that your review are still not objective and critical enough, you must try to watch other shows, not just korean drama, to get the true understanding.

Just put up and admit in your mind it is a melodrama : terminal illness, already got two car accidents, corruption,forbidden son, etc. It is funny to see that you guys expecting too much for the hero and heroine doing something cute-like what happening in romcom- in this kind of bloody hell situation. And actually you just naively want to see Kim Woo Bin and Suzy being together not Joon Young and No Eul, wake up dear delusional hallyu fans! No offense. It's bad what the writer have done to us showing sweet moments which turn out to be just a dream. but if you look it from the story line necessity may be that cruel stuffs are needed, remember it's a melodrama.

Thus, I rate this drama as a great melodrama, comparing to its predecessors which more frustrating and exhausting to watch, it's a sweet one. Don't you guys find it sweet? A man, a jerk hallyu star, before he die he want to do something great for a girl whom he accidentally hurt long time ago. Yeah it was an accident, but guys have you ever put yourself in JY position HE ALMOST KILLED THE GIRL HE LIKES, for a gentle and caring man like him (I believe he is, isn't he?) it's an inexorable unforgiving mistake, try to see with how general human naturally faces his guilt NOT HOW HE SHOULD face it. It is what you did LollyPip you deconstructed the writer privilege hence your review become irresponsible. HE'S BLAMING HIMSELF. He has been rooting for his regret and guilty feelings deep beneath his mind and heart for years. How poor he is. Don't say he should forgive himself, do human easily forgive their fault? do you? It's not that simple.

If you didn't get what JY did that is his true motive, he has done something wrong and he want to pay for it in his own way with the fact he doesn't deserve No Eul. CJT is right about the possibility if JY let the truth reveal, Eul's LIFE WOULD BETTER THAN NOW (I love this part, I like the way how the second male lead affects the main character). It supports how JY see himself only doing bad thing to Eul.

Still don't see it sweet?Ok I simplify, first he's a jerk who wanna do whatever he wants now he a selfless human being. He's not the one who really cause the problem (no one really causes it) ,yes, he can forgive himself but he choose it by justifying his fault to make the girl he likes having a better life. it's bittersweet though. :)

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I dunno, I wish they tighten the story line tbh. I've seen better melo than this. The only things that make me still watching is our 4 leads. I like all of them especially Kim Woo Bin and Im Joohwan and now I'm suffering..

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Tbh.. i wish SJY would burn his finger just a little bit since he readily wanna pay for his sin in hell lol.

Having said that.. i wanna say SJY should do the right thing - be truthfull. When u have merely weeks to live u cant afford to waste it living a lie.

But, since this is not my script/story.. i can only cry, anger n curse .. while smile n enjoy every Noh Jik n Haru's moments. I already accepted the fact that this story will make me cry. N some pds n directors lives for tragics.. i just wanna know how this 1 will take me to.

SJY's father - i have mix feelings abt him.. sometimes i like him, pity him n dislike him. Same goes to the other characters.. i think director did his job well.. he/she plays with my emotions.there r some saticfaction watching this drama that i dont get from romcoms which trully are my fav.

I'd probably curse myself while i cry my eyes out for watching this drama when it ends cos i cant see any miracle gonna happen in 4 episodes' time.

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oh i has just been realizing that you, drama beans, put the word "deconstructing" to describe your website, oh if you claim your website as drama critic, i don't think you should use that word.

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I just recently watched this episode and I'm halfway through it. I just needed to get this off my chest, and where else can I do that but here.

Compared to its competition, Uncontrollably Fond is undeniably lagging behind. Despite the initial uproar it created and the powerhouse cast, it went haywire along the way -- probably due to the plot or whatnot. Or maybe it's really just a strong competitor we have there.

Anyway, I just wanted to say that I'm amazed by the complexity and depth each character has. Though the plot may be lacking at some points, the characters were created well -- each having its own characteristic and motivation to drive the story to where it should go.

I wasn't expecting much from Suzy, to be honest, but she proved to be more than what I expected. No Eul's character defied typical traditional 'cinderella' stereotype, and I love her for that. Her character's uncanny and unusual behaviour is making up for the plot for me. Really, that scene wherein she had asked 10k as a break-up payment was somehow, moving for me. It was perfectly executed and was way beyond what I would've expected.

I'll be looking forward for more, definitely.

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