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Fantastic: Episode 6

Laughter! Romance! Friendship! Heartbreak! Betrayal! Revenge! Celine Dion! All the classic drama moments are somehow squeezed into one episode, and yet, despite the occasionally odd editing, it somehow still works. Then again, the main characters are so delightful that it’s no hardship to continue to fall in love with them and their lives as we watch them navigate their circumstances.

EPISODE 6 RECAP

So-hye laughs at Hae-sung’s bewildered, “What? Here? Now?” response to her “Do you want to sleep with me?” question. But it’s no longer a joking matter as he slowly advances towards her and, although she’s a little surprised, she closes her eyes anticipation of a kiss. In the worst timing ever, Manager Oh’s shocked little “omona” as he enters the room in totally ruins the moment, and So-hye shoves Hae-sung away from her and then hurries to leave, explaining that they were just working on the script. Yeah, uh-huh, sure.

As she returns home, she finds Joon-ki waiting for her with good news — the biopsy reveals that she can join the clinical trial treatment! Hae-sung has followed So-hye home and hides behind the smallest post ever as he watches So-hye tearful smiles of gratitude towards Joon-ki. After she leaves, he runs up to demand what, exactly, is Joon-ki’s relationship with So-hye.

Joon-ki challenges Hae-sung to a game of billiards, promising he’ll tell the truth about his relationship with So-hye if Hae-sung beats him. Joon-ki is clearly the better player, despite Hae-sung’s big talk, but he purposefully makes sure to lose. Hae-sung is thrilled to have “won” the game, and over dinner, Joon-ki admits that he and So-hye are not dating — yet. He warns Hae-sung that he hasn’t given up.

Hae-sung’s still in bright spirits from winning the game when he returns home, only to discover his manager is nowhere to be found. Again. He then checks his phone to see that Manager Oh has flooded him with messages warning him to not try to find him and instead find a more worthy manager. But all of Manager Oh’s sad-face selfies clearly show his location, and Hae-sung just sighs as he goes out to get him.

When Manager Oh sees Hae-sung’s car pull up to his location, he stands in the middle of the road, arms wide open as he cries that Hae-sung actually found him. HAHAHA, Celine Dion’s “Power of Love” playing in the background of this dramatic reunion makes it extra hilarious, especially because Hae-sung’s just trying to avoid being noticed by passers-by as his manager makes a tearful speech as though they haven’t seen each other in years, instead of just a few hours. I get the feeling Manager Oh’s dramatic disappearances are not all that uncommon.

Over a pot of reunion ramen, Hae-sung reassures Manager Oh that he doesn’t need to be worried about Jin-sook, since Hae-sung was the one who hired him. All that he asks is that his manager help him make sure he and So-hye get together.

Hae-sung is giggly and giddy as he goes to bed, thinking about being with So-hye. But he suddenly remembers her meeting with Joon-ki, and he replays the conversation, but all he could make out by reading her lips was that she was thankful for something and promised to “repay” him.

So he makes up a drama-worthy conversation between them where So-hye is desperate for money, which Joon-ki lends her, bragging about how much more money he has than Hae-sung. He tells her that he won’t give up trying to date her even though she tells him she likes Hae-sung. I’m laughing but I’m also pretty sure this conversation has been sincerely had in other dramas before.

As Sul does the laundry, she notices a lipstick stain on her husband’s shirt. Oooooh, she totally recognizes that shade, knowing it came from the assemblywoman. She’s not exactly thrilled to sleep next to him later that night and tries to quietly steal her pillow away, but he just pulls her next to him and climbs on top of her.

She literally kicks him off the bed as she fights his attempt to have sex with her, and he warns her that if she keeps pushing him away, she’s breaking the law for not fulfilling her marital duties. Whaaaaaa? Please tell me that’s not in the pre-nup.

But she angrily asks him if the law says anything about being with a man who has the lipstick stains of another woman on his clothes. Her husband is more annoyed that the assemblywoman was that careless, and Sul retreats to the cellar to find a quiet, safe place to sit as she googles marital rape. Yikes.

The solitude of the cellar isn’t enough for this family, though, and her mother-in-law chides her for going there and turning on all the lights at night, wasting money on electricity. Sul retreats back to the bedroom where she’d rather sleep on the floor than share the bed with her husband.

Her phone buzzes, and it’s Sang-wook with a quiz. OMG, has he really made a mood board of all the trendy pop-culture references someone born in 1981 would know? What a nerd. His quiz, though, is one of those “nonsense” quizzes that rely more on puns than anything else, and Sul manages to “win” a tank of gas.

He then tells her he feels bad that he now knows her name, so he tells her his as well. Aw, she’s cute as she quietly repeats his name to herself. When she doesn’t immediately respond to his message, he worries that she’s angry about them no longer being anonymous. In the morning, he sees that the motorcycle is gone and that she hasn’t read his last few messages. Even though he’s concerned, he doesn’t have time to dwell on it because he has to get to work.

The Hitman crew are ready to start filming, and while everyone else has to wear paper booties on their feet to avoid scratching the floor, Manager Oh proudly gives So-hye a nice pair of slippers. He then tells her that Hae-sung needs to tell her something important, and he gives Hae-sung the heads up that So-hye is on her way by calling him and literally going “Cuckoo! Cuckoo!” Pffft.

That means Hae-sung’s ready for when she enters, and can pretend that he was just coincidentally going through his safe, which just so happens to be filled with stacks of money. He waves around the cash, letting her know that he’s recently come into a windfall and is willing to loan her some if she needs it. Annoyed, she tells him that she doesn’t need money. What she needs is to make sure he’s memorized all his lines.

Hahaha, he then rubs his shoulder, revealing that he’s undressed under his robe. But it’s really just an excuse to ask her when their “D-day” will be, y’know, wink-wink nudge-nudge. Horrified, So-hye covers his mouth, worried that someone might hear, but he just seems to enjoy any excuse for physical contact. She tells him to forget about it. Besides, she has a meeting today so she won’t be around for the filming.

He jealously assumes it’s with Joon-ki, and she doesn’t deny it. It’s the truth, anyway. Or at least the partial truth, since he’s hosting the first meeting of the women who will be going through the clinical trial together.

So-hye listens to these women who have already gone through various treatments for their cancer, plus all the other hardships of their personal lives (husbands that left them or have their own illnesses, children to take care of, businesses to run).

So-hye realizes that she’ll need to learn to take courage from these women who have been through it all before her. When they learn that she hasn’t told her friends and family about her condition, they counsel her to tell them ASAP since she needs someone standing alongside her to help her fight the cancer.

Afterwards, Joon-ki asks when she’s going to tell Hae-sung about her condition, and she matter-of-factly says that she won’t, unless the clinical trial manages to somehow cure her. Joon-ki tells her that when he was first diagnosed with cancer, his girlfriend at the time stayed with him for a few years, despite his effort to push her away.

So he knows the temptation to protect a loved one from any unnecessary sadness and worry, but he also knows that, even if his old girlfriend is happily married to someone else, she at least choose to help him through his hardship for a period of time. He decides to take comfort in the fact that she wanted to stay and take care of him for a little while, even if she wasn’t able to commit until the end.

Sul’s husband calls in Sang-wook to his office, asking him to take over one of the firm’s pro bono pro bono cases. Oh, the irony of him handing over a marital rape case, but Sang-wook is confident that he’ll be able to win the case for the wife accusing her husband. He then notices how eager Sang-wook is to check his messages (all spam, sadly), and asks if he has a girlfriend.

Sang-wook practically blushes as he confesses that he does have someone he likes, and promises to introduce her to his boss when he gets the chance. Oh, I’d like to see that, especially since the woman he likes is currently married to his boss.

He then gives Sang-wook advice on relationships, telling him that if he respects the woman he likes, then she’ll respect him, too. Sang-wook marvels at this advice, adding that his boss’ wife must be so happy to be with a man like him. HAHAHAHAHA. Oh, you poor clueless puppy.

As Sul tidies up the household, she surreptitiously eavesdrops on Jin-sook’s conversation with Sang-hwa. Jin-sook makes a big deal about how Sang-hwa must be bringing her own ideas to Hitman’s script, and then reveals all the hospital bills Sang-hwa father has. She offers to pay for them, provided Sang-hwa takes over the script from So-hye. Sang-hwa is loyal, but Jin-sook fills her head with stories of how brutal the industry is, and it’s every woman out for herself.

Sul tries to text So-hye a warning about what Jin-sook is doing, but her mother-in-law catches her and demands she help her inventory everything in the store room. Sang-hwa is dejected to discover that So-hye isn’t in her studio, but that’s because she’s currently going through her chemo treatment.

When Sang-hwa calls her, the assistant’s hesitation makes So-hye assume it’s nothing important (or at least important enough to interrupt the treatment), and says that she’ll talk to her later. Sang-hwa studies the contract Jin-sook gave her and then cleans out her desk. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Sul is worried because she can’t get through to So-hye, who’s now turned off her phone. So she calls Mi-sun, and the two women arrive at Hae-sung’s place. Manager Oh hushes them, warning them that they’re in the middle of filming — but he’s also totally in awe of Sul’s beauty. Hee, I love that Manager Oh seems to always have specific soundtrack music to express his moods. This time it’s Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You.”

The women wait patiently for the scene to finish, and I don’t know why a scene that’s just Hae-sung eating intensly is so hilarious, but it is. Sul explains the situation between Jin-sook and Sang-hwa, worried that they haven’t been able to contact So-hye. Mi-sun wonders if she’s with Joon-ki, and Hae-sung tosses his phone down in disgust. But he reassures the women that he’ll find out where So-hye is, and then proceeds to break Manager Oh’s heart by telling him Sul is married.

Hae-sung goes in person to the hospital to try and get Joon-ki’s contact information, but the woman at the desk politely informs him that she can’t give that out. It doesn’t help that he looks like a total creeper with his mask and sunglasses, but once he reveals that he’s actually “top star” Hae-sung, she’s charmed into calling the doctor for him.

Joon-ki has been tenderly caring for So-hye while she sleeps in his “secret garden” hammock, but returns to the hospital to meet with Hae-sung. I love how Joon-ki seems to be endlessly amused by everything Hae-sung does, and he reassures the actor that he knows where So-hye is, and he’ll let him see her in a little bit. Until then, he convinces Hae-sung to get a check-up to make sure his ribs are okay. Hahaha, he practically has to trick Hae-sung to get a blood sample, explaining that the best gift he can give someone is to be healthy.

Afterwards, Joon-ki promises to let him know when he sees So-hye again, and Hae-sung warns him that he shouldn’t just be giving out his phone number to anyone. He’s a top star, y’know. Hae-sung also grumbles about how smiley and friendly Joon-ki is, complaining that even he might fall for the doctor. Join the club, bub.

While waiting for So-hye to wake up, Joon-ki reads news articles claiming that, according to the unnamed assistant writer, So-hye’s script Hitman script was plagiarized. Augh, that’s one of the worst scandals a drama writer can have. He reluctantly shows her the article after she wakes up, and So-hye hurries home, desperate to get in touch with Sang-hwa.

She’s disappointed to discover that Sang-hwa’s desk is empty, and leaves her another voicemail, letting her know she’s not angry — she just wants to talk. Aw, Joon-ki did call Hae-sung to let him know that So-hye’s returned home, which he uses as his defense when So-hye grumbles about his sudden appearance at her studio.

Hae-sung is all for issuing a counter-statement and essentially throwing Sang-hwa under the bus, but So-hye knows that Sang-hwa wouldn’t do something like this without good reason, and is determined to talk it over with her first. If only she would answer the phone.

Sang-wook broods on his rooftop, staring down at the empty space where the motorcycle used to be. He sends another message to Sul, asking if everything is okay, still worried that the bike was stolen. Sul, sitting in one of the house’s expansive storage rooms, continues to ignore his messages even though she reads them.

He’s convinced that whatever happened is somehow his fault, especially now that they know each other’s names. Sang-hwa joins him on the rooftop, and they drink their beer as they sigh over their respective sad circumstances.

In the morning, Sang-hwa joins Jin-sook and her mother for lunch. Sul totally gives her the side-eye as she works in the kitchen, eavesdropping on Jin-sook’s excessive flattery as she tells Sang-hwa that she’s made the correct decision. Sang-hwa goes over the details of the contract, and then wonders what will happen to So-hye. Jin-sook waves it off, telling her it’s not her concern — So-hye will just find another job elsewhere.

Jin-sook then hands over a designer handbag as a further bribe, and Sang-hwa accepts it gratefully — only to dump her lunch all over it. Standing up, she yells at Jin-sook for being a heartless bitch and then she throws the contract money back in her face. YES! Bwhahaha, Sul has to stifle her glee as she watches her sister-in-law be humiliated.

Sang-hwa reveals that she’s been secretly recording their conversation. When Jin-sook tries to insist that the recording is illegal, Sang-hwa reveals that she went to law-school and since she was part of the conversation being recording, she can release it to the press and it would be completely legal (and it explains finally how she and Sang-wook know each other!). Ha, and when Jin-sook orders her assistant to chase after Sang-hwa, Sul discretely trips him. Hee!

It turns out this sting operation was actually Hae-sung’s idea. After he left So-hye’s the previous night, he tracked Sang-hwa down and met with her. She bawls about how she’s betraying So-hye and is determined to reveal the truth, even if it means giving up writing forever and going to work on her family’s shrimp boat.

Hae-sung sweetly tells her that not everyone is cut out to work on shrimp boats, and he’ll personally hire her on as a writer on the promise that she’ll cast him in her first drama, despite his “foot acting” — and if she’ll support him instead of Joon-ki. Aw.

So-hye’s dozing in her studio when she hears the door open, and scrambles to greet Sang-hwa, who tearfully apologizes for what happened. She then reveals the hidden recording she took with the special glasses and pen, explaining that it was all Hae-sung’s idea. He wanted to make sure that Sang-hwa didn’t make the same awful choice he once did, knowing that So-hye’s already gone through that kind of betrayal once before.

Sang-hwa happily informs the surprised So-hye that Hae-sung has also convinced the rest of the crew to support So-hye, and that he’s got people leaving positive comments on all articles pertaining to her — and, in fact, a new top article about So-hye explains away the plagiarism issue, revealing it was made out from nothing. Aw, Hae-sung using his “top star” power for the good.

So-hye sends a message to Sul, thanking her for being the main reason the mess with Jin-sook and Sang-hwa was resolved (which is true, since if wasn’t for her, Hae-sung wouldn’t have known to track down Sang-hwa). She then calls Hae-sung, only to get Manager Oh. He explains that Hae-sung likes to go fishing when he has to think about something, and he leaves his phone behind.

But Manager Oh is totally in matchmaking mode as he tells So-hye where exactly they are, and is giddy as he repeats that she can go on ahead and to not mind him, he’ll just be leaving and won’t disturb them, nope, not at all. Except he realizes that Hae-sung can’t hear his warning “cuckoos,” so So-hye’s visit will actually be a total surprise.

When she nears Hae-sung, she nervously smiles to herself before calling out to him. She then runs into his arms and he lifts her up in a drama-perfect reunion as they lean in to kiss. Drama-perfect is right, because that’s how So-hye scripts it out in her head. However, the reality is totally different.

Hae-sung can’t hear her calling his name because he’s listening to music, and is more distracted by the mosquitoes biting him than anything else. She marches up to him and rips out his earbuds, which takes him by total surprise since he didn’t realize she was there. He worriedly asks if something else has happened with Jin-sook, and So-hye grumpily tells him that she came out to thank him for everything he did for Sang-hwa.

She’s surprised that he enjoys fishing, though, since it’s not something she remembers him liking before. He admits he enjoys the peace to work out whatever is going through his mind. Finally So-hye admits that she’s there because it’s Saturday. He’s still confused, and she reminds him of his offer to share her with Joon-ki, and that he had claimed Saturday as one of “his” days.

He’s stunned that she’s really going to agree to “two-time” date Joon-ki and Hae-sung. Annoyed, she tells him to forget it as she storms off the best she can, but her dramatic exit is marred by her heels sinking into the soft ground. He hurries after her, demanding to know if she really came all the way out here just for a date. By way of answer, she quickly kisses him. He’s still suspicious that there’s a catch, but for now, So-hye tells him that they’ll just try it again — and they kiss! For reals!

COMMENTS

That last scene was just so beautiful — the lighting, the location, and then having them end with a mutual kiss and a promise to try again? I totally have the warm fuzzies! Of course, I know there’s a catch — hello, cancer — but for right now I’m happy to just enjoy the moment, knowing that they’re finally starting to rebuild their relationship.

I love that we got to see more of Hae-sung beyond the bumbling foot-actor. He’s genuinely a sweet guy who wants to do the best for the people he cares about, be it So-hye or his manager. He may not always jump to the correct conclusions (I’m still giggling over his dramatic reenactment of So-hye borrowing money from Joon-ki), but he wears his heart on his sleeve and tries his hardest. I’m really hoping that his attempt to break free from Jin-sook will mean that he can start his own agency, because I have a feeling he’ll be better at running an agency (where he can collect all the talent that Jin-sook has abused over the years) than acting.

How glorious was that moment when Sang-hwa stood up to Jin-sook? I love that Sul got to witness it, since I’m sure she was living vicariously through Sang-hwa right then (although she better get her own moment, and soon, please!). Anything that goes toward taking down Sul in-laws and their snooty belief that money cures all is a-ok in my book. I especially loved the juxtaposition from the last episode, where her in-laws threw out the totally still good leftovers into the trash, and here Sang-hwa threw her fancy lunch onto the designer handbag. Is it wrong of me to suddenly hope Sul’s grand departure from her in-laws includes a lot of food being thrown in their faces?

I also want more of Joon-ki being sweetly adorable. I don’t even need him to be part of the love triangle. I just need him to be So-hye’s friend and to make her tea, worry over scandalous news articles, and cheer her on when she succeeds at something. Can we just scoop him up and include him in the BFF circle, no romantic strings attached? I bet Mi-sun’s husband wouldn’t mind an extra guy around. Hey, even Hae-sung was falling for his charms (and smiles), so now I’m overcome with the desire for Hae-sung to have a friendship as loyal and good as the kind So-hye has with Sul and Mi-sun. I’d count Manager Oh among Hae-sung’s friends, but I’m also totally side-eying his crush on Sul. Even if I weren’t aware that we’ll likely be losing Sang-wook due to the actor’s medical condition, I still wouldn’t want this weird one-sided love from him. Let Sul be free of any unwanted romance!

Speaking of unwanted romance, I was appreciative that they actually brought up the concept of marital rape, even though it made me horrified to realize that Sul has been having to oblige her husband all these years without probably getting the chance to determine what she wants or likes. Ugh. I mean, it’s probably obvious in retrospect, but all the talk about her being infertile somehow made me foolishly assume that one of the reasons her husband is a cheating-cheater is because they don’t sleep together any more. I don’t know how she’s managed to survive in this household where there has literally been nothing of hers — not even her body — that she can claim as her own, but I’m relieved that she’s at least found a reason to fight back, and I hope she never has to share a bed with that asshat ever again.

Also, I realize that I should probably name him since it’s getting a little confusing referring him as Sul’s husband when Sang-wook doesn’t know about that connection, but all the names I can come up with are ones that would scandalize my grandmother. I suppose I could just refer to him by his actual name, Jin-tae, but that just seems so toothless, like the way you’d refer to a hideous monster as “Steve.” So if someone has any suggestions for an appropriate name for the worst husband in the worst family ever, feel free to let me know!

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Joon Ki is just doing FantastiC.

As Odilettante said this episode has everything. Every Kind of human emotion beautifully portrayed in this episode. I have not much problem with Editing now.

FantastiC actually has the kiss scenes i care about. Most of the other kdramas put kiss scenes for Fanserive or to advertise the couples but here it not only made all giddy but it kind of made sense too.

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Yeah, Fanservice with a capital F!

I swear this has become a dirty word in my vocab. Fanservice is a bane which make dramas worse and what writers or PD substitute for hard work.

I don't know why dramas put so much into kissing scenes, is there a barometer that tells them how they spike up ratings? It's not that I don't like kiss scenes but the build ups are usually terrible or rather cringey and obviously set to milk all the squeals from fans. The camera angles are oh so predictable. I can almost imagine a PD telling an actor to cut down his food so that his jawline will be more prominent and shown to his squeeing fans when he kisses the girl.

I don't know why this kiss scene in FantastiC worked. Maybe I wasn't expecting it at all despite the beautiful setting. Hae Sung has shot himself in the foot so many times that I don't expect otherwise from him. I laughed when he asked Writer if there's a twist to this.

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>>Hae Sung has shot himself in the foot so many times that I don’t expect otherwise from him. I laughed when he asked Writer if there’s a twist to this.

This is the charm of Hye Sung. At times Hye sung acts like a naive highschool guy who can't express his feelings openly without an encouragement from other side.

Hye Sung is so simple minded that he needs to confirm things everytime.

So Hye thought of romantic moment in that setting and Hye Sung brought all the mood down. Almost all guys in this show are good.

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He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. I would place him fairly close to Voldermort. Yeah, that sounds about right. But, 'Asshat' does actually work as a name.

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I'll take a leaf from Ross Geller's book and call him a crap weasel. Hey, three syllables. XD

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Everyone is just too lenient on the husband and using good words on him.

He deserves to be called Gutter worm aka Sewage Worm or Obnoxious Worm

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Sul's husband is the worst. I guess it would be inappropriate to refer to him as Dick huh? Le sigh.

Marital rape is a real issue that should be talked about. And I like that this show seems to be heading in that direction! I love when shows step out of the box to bring issues like this front and center.

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No, Dick would work. Short for Richard...and it also just happens to have other less fortunate meanings associated with it.

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LOL I like this idea

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LOL! I think it works..though i will just call him simply that SOB...

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Jinpoop would do! Ugh!!! I hate him and his family so much!

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Jin-turd? Jin-tallywanger? Jin-Dick. Yes, that family earns the Worst K-drama family ever award. What happened to the father? Did the evil mother and her spawn roast him on a spit? Or was he so evil, he just descended straight into hell?

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LOL!!! Descended straight to hell! Like all of the members of this family!

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If he's bad and he died, he must have been the one guarding hell. If he's good, then the Highest being probably saved him by "letting him die"

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Love this episode, HS is such a sweet guy, love him to bits and glad to see his persistence is paying off. Joon Ki is one of the best second male lead I've seen, he is not annoying like other second male leads. LSH is one lucky lady. I seriously hate Sul's in-laws, from her husband to her MIL and SIL, they're all so evil, can't wait to see her leave that House of Horror.

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Love this episode so much. HS is such a sweet guy, so happy to see his persistence paying off. Joon Ki is one of the best second male lead I've ever seen, he is not annoying like other second male leads, he is sweet and considerate, LSH is one lucky lady. I seriously hate Sul's in-laws, from her husband to her MIL and SIL, they're all so evil. The sooner she leaves that House of Horror, the better it is for her.

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I watch every episode counting down to the one where Seol FINALLY rids herself of her horrible in-laws and yucky-husband!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let them get their come-uppance, and more! I hope their businesses fail horribly, they lose all their money, that horrible assemblywoman falls horribly from grace....

Did this show really have to have a cancer thrown in? Wish it didn't. Sigh.

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Oh, and what on earth do they mean by constantly calling Seol "infertile", one of the many insults they heap on her? Makes me annoyed, was it just years of trying = no children? Could be yucky husband is the one who has been firing blanks. A lot of subfertility conditions in women can be overcome by fertility treatments.

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My thoughts exactly! There's no medical proof that clearly shows sul's at fault.

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I vote for calling evil husband Jerk-tae.

Is anyone else feeling conflicted about our puppy Ji Soo? I was so happy to hear that Fantastic was going to keep him on, then worried about rushing his recovery, then happy to hear things went well. I can't make up my mind if it's better to hope he can come back to a great team and show (Fantastic living up to its name) or take more time to recover.

Gotta note props for the casting. So far I'm really enjoying all of the characters and acting - not even noticed a single dissonant note where the acting doesn't live up to the character or the other members of the strong cast. Special shout-out for the actress playing Sang-hwa - I couldn't see her as anything else after Cheese but she pretty much blew that away in her first appearance.

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Thanks for the recaps!

Are we sure that Sul is infertile? I wouldn't put it pass his family to put all the blame for not having children solely to her lap. Maybe 'dastard' would do, all other names would be too much, hahhahhaaa...

The shots on the last scenes was pure beauty:) Can't help but root for this couple, hae sung is pulling all the stops to show he cares for so hye, lucky girl!

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I have a few in my minds but there is a reminder to stay civil before I add a comment, so, can we sort of change the rating for this thread? My suggestion would require PG tag on it cause that family makes me feeling murderous!
I never so much feels the need to set the whole family on fire and watch them burn while cackling.

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Thank you! I was feeling lonely and criminal, LOL!

For now, I have to be satisfied with Sul sticking out her foot to trip Jin-sook's man. Last week I wanted Sul to put laxatives for the family's meals. This week I was thinking arsenic but a quick death is too merciful.

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This family makes me want to pull out some methods of tortures from the Qing Dynasty and considering their state of mind resembles more of Joseon than 2016 I think it's quite apt. ?

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State of mind? I mean mindset. ?

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"I have a few in my minds but there is a reminder to stay civil before I add a comment, so, can we sort of change the rating for this thread? My suggestion would require PG tag on it cause that family makes me feeling murderous!"

I'm laughing so much and imagining all the horrible things you wanna say.

The definition of civil is "adequate in courtesy and politeness." This family warrants 0 courtesy and politeness so... :D

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Seol and Sang-hwa combo!! You go, girl!! Woohooo...

This drama seriously incited all kind of violence thoughts in my mind with that family's hypocrisy.

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I call that guy "lemming".

Why? Because I hope that oneday he'll jump off a cliff and die. Then followed by his other lemming family.

They so make my blood boil.

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Death is too easy punishment for them,. I want them to suffer a lot first.

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This episode was all sorts of Fantastic!

The cancer trope was what held me back from starting this drama but I really like how it is being presented here. I love the scene where the women taking part in the clinical trial shared about themselves. Usually I hate it when the character hides his/her illness from the other party. But in this case, I can see it from So Hye's perspective. Thankfully, she decided she shouldn't deny her own feelings and that of Hae Sung's. Now, she just needs to be honest with him but I'll give her time.

I am just afraid of what's coming up this week. Looks like there's a huge misunderstanding between SH and HS.

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Jin Sook is the key for unhappiness for everyone in this show!

I love everything about this show! Including Mi Sun and her cute husband, Sang Hwa (I still cannot forget she was the "second" Hong Sul in CITT, LOL) and Hye Sung's Manager.

Thanks that this recap out today, so can refresh my memory before next episode tomorrow.

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True. I like her hair and the fact that the writers gave her the character to go with it. And man, she went to law school before becoming a writer. Booyah!

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How abou No Name for the husband? He's not worth a name, and his only purpose in life is to make our Sul miserable.

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This episode's just very great , thanks for the recaps!

I got to see Joon Ki and Hae Sung have great relationship in the entire show, many scenes of them together are fun to watch like when Hae Sung accept his challenge to a billiard game and at the hospital too .

Thanks to Sul for helping So Hye to overcome the issue by passing info for what Jin Sook's planning with to Hae Sung.
And such a sweet scene at the end between So Hye and Hae Sung, love!

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So true about joon ki's and hae sung's relationship, its different from other shows where the main leads tell each other to back off from the heroine with threats and stuff.
In this drama, they are civil to each other and only just tease each other, I think they could really become friends like odilettante said.

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I feel the need to go shakesperean in my name calling of that family of carrion feeders.
But if we must name the currish lily-livered ratsbane something then how about:
1) Slime-tae
2) Jin-moron
3) Jin-toad
3) Ratfink-tae
4) Cretin- tae
5) Jin-schmuck
6) Creep-tae
7) Jin-swine
8) Sleaze-tae
9) Jin-blighter
10) Jackass- tae
oh my god i could go on and on and on.

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Thanks so much for the recap!

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I felt like in this week's episode we got to know more about hae sung. I have never seen any of joo sang wook's dramas before. But, in the first few episodes, I didn't find him attractive at all and the hairstyle didn't help. But, now I find him really appealing and attractive and I don't even care about the hair style. I guess, that's the thing about good actors. All of the actors in this drama are perfect in their characters.

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How about JinAss? I want to see the big show down between Sul and her in-laws too. If I could enter the drama myself I so want to slap Jin Tae and Jin Sook.

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for really shameless people, I always call them Vermin.

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How about moron for sul's husband? Not a big word and very common because I don't want to exert my mind in thinking an apt name for him because he is not worth anything at all.

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LOL. So much funny names for the husband. And this feels like the first time we all collectively dislike a family in a drama. Like no excuses, no nothing. We all just want to set that family on fire.

The irony. The cheating husband giving sang wook relationship advice. Pfffffft!

It killed me that Sul had to sleep on the floor and the cheating weasel was on the bed. He should be the one on the floor. Arrrrrrgh!!! I want to push him off a cliff so bad or lock him where the sun don't shine.

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I would like for Sul to be sued for divorced by her in laws with Jinsoo defending her...off course Jinsoo will win (did you see how impressed that slug was when Jinsoo informed him how he was going to handle the marital rape case? Proves he's good)

Then Slug and the other woman will get together & she enters Slug's household to terrorise Jin sook & MIL...

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I LOVE THIS SERIES. period.

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