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On the Way to the Airport: Episode 4

There are some major revelations made in this episode when it comes to both plot and feelings. Now that those feelings – whatever they may be – are acknowledged, what comes next is really up to Do-woo and Su-ah. Is there a possibility of something happening? Do they want something to happen? Or more importantly, are they going to let something happen?

 

 
EPISODE 4 RECAP

After Do-woo and Hye-won take their leave from the bar, Su-ah is so rattled that her hand shakes as she gives her credit card to Do-woo’s friend, Hyun-woo. This doesn’t go by Hyun-woo and he passively tells her goodbye… as well as a veiled warning for her not to forget about today.

Su-ah looks at him with surprise. “You must have sensed something,” Hyun-woo continues. And he tells her once more not to forget, curious if she even knows what these feelings are. Su-ah merely replies that she won’t forget.

After dropping Hye-won off at home with her car, Do-woo tells her he’ll head back to the bar to pick up his own car. He goes back on foot and calls Su-ah just as she’s about to get in a taxi. Su-ah hesitates at seeing his name, waiting to take the call until she’s inside.

Do-woo seems disappointed to hear she’s already leaving and asks if he can see her. Su-ah smiles faintly and says she’s already gone pretty far. And besides, the short walk that she needed away from her troubles is now over. Meaning it’s time to get back to reality.

She ends the call there, opening the car window as if to wake herself up. Although it really looks like she wishes her “walk” with Do-woo could’ve lasted a little bit longer.

Do-woo’s looking pretty deflated after that conversation too, but he perks up a bit to see that Hyun-woo’s prepared another round of beer. Hyun-woo watches his friend drink and blurts out, “If you cheat on your wife, I won’t see you again.” Hyun-woo elaborates that he’d always thought Do-woo was the best guy, and far too good for someone self-centered like Hye-won.

“Eun-woo…” Do-woo says Annie’s Korean name as if that answers everything. Ohhh. Oh. Did he enter a loveless marriage for the sake of Annie?

Hyun-woo nods in understanding. He knows that someone like Annie deserved the amount of love Do-woo was capable of giving. He also knows that look Do-woo gave Su-ah after she gave up her drink to Hye-won. Do-woo acknowledges the feelings there, but he sighs that he’s unsure of what will happen.

Su-ah returns home late after packing up the last of her stuff from the apartment. Hyo-eun greets her at the door and jokes that she shouldn’t have left just because they had a little tiff. Su-ah gives Hyo-eun a grateful smile and asks for a much-needed hug.

The next morning, Hyo-eun and Su-ah recall another time when Su-ah had come back late. A younger, tiny Hyo-eun (Omg, so cute!) had been waiting for her mom after swimming, chanting “She’s coming, she’s coming.” When Su-ah finally did come, she’d found Hyo-eun sitting on top of a high wall, since she had wanted to make sure she’d be totally visible to her mom. D’aww.

In the present, Su-ah grips Hyo-eun’s wrists and tells her to always chant things like “It’ll work, it’ll work,” or “I can do it, I can do it,” when having a hard time. However, when Su-ah glances down at their wrists, she instantly flashes back to when Do-woo had held her hands at the bar.

Su-ah walks out of the room to encounter Young-sook, who jumps up as if she’d forgotten she was no longer living alone, ha.

Young-sook has Su-ah sit to lay down some ground rules, handing over an actual contract that lists Young-sook’s daily activities, her sleeping schedule, and the living expenses she wants Su-ah to pay for during the next six months. I don’t know why, but I’m really hoping this mother-in-law warms up to her family within that time.

Before visiting Annie’s columbarium, Do-woo and Uncle Suk enter her old room, only to stare in shock when they discover it’s completely empty. Suk angrily shouts out to Hye-won, asking why she cleared everything out.

Su-ah hangs out with old friend Hyun-joo again, and they chat about work and parent life while also reminiscing about the fun times they shared together as flight attendants. Thoughts of Do-woo keep finding their way into Su-ah’s head, so she tries to shake it off by asking Hyun-joo why she quit her job so long ago. Hyun-joo explains that after having her third child, it was just too much for her. She tried to juggle it all at once, but after one of her flights one day, she happened to notice a woman hanging out her laundry on a balcony.

“She looked so peaceful,” Hyun-joo remembers. It was then that she took a good look around her and questioned why she was living so crazily day after day. And that’s when she quit. Su-ah’s face starts to crumple at the story, but she laughs it off, saying she must be feeling stressed. Like the awesome friend she is, Hyun-joo offers to lift her spirits up with a waffle and tons of whipped cream.

After leaving her friend, Su-ah thinks to herself that it’s time to set things right with Do-woo. Even though nothing even started, she’ll go over to his office and tell him that whatever they had is over. “He’ll probably laugh, right?” she thinks, “He’ll be shocked, right? As if we did anything.” Even so, she’s determined to tell him. “But if I go… If I go and he’s not there…” her thoughts drift off.

As it turns out, Do-woo isn’t there. Instead, Su-ah comes face to face with Hyun-woo again, who voices her his exact thoughts: “You knew [Do-woo] wouldn’t be here, yet you hoped he’d be here. But you’re relieved he’s not here.” Su-ah tries to explain that she came with the intention of picking something up and only talking to Do-woo if he just so happened to be there. Hyun-woo muses that she’s pretty indecisive. I swear, this guy is a walking conscience.

Nevertheless, Hyun-woo lets her go up to Do-woo’s office. Before she does, she asks Hyun-woo not to jump to any conclusions, since it’s making her uncomfortable.

Annie’s memorial service is small and quiet, but her family sends her off with love. Do-woo glances down at Hye-won next to him, but she refuses to look at him, much less at Annie’s picture. Once everyone files out, Do-woo gets a text from Hyun-woo saying that “that ajumma” is in his office. Gah, that look of hope in his eyes.

Su-ah does find the gift she’d left behind last night, but she lingers in the office for some time, admiring the architectural models on Do-woo’s desk. She gets a text from Do-woo asking if she’s still there, making her gasp and jump to her feet. She immediately texts back that she was just leaving, but Do-woo’s response makes her stop: “Raise the blinds.”

Su-ah does as he says and is overwhelmed with the stunning view of Seoul that high up. She grabs a stool and sits right in the center, gazing out at the city. The way her entire face lights up is so endearing – it’s as if all the worry she’d been suppressing has been knocked right out of her. Do-woo’s text continues to tell her to enjoy the view for a short while and rest comfortably.

Uncle Suk confronts Hye-won about a call he just received confirming that there’ll be construction in Annie’s room. Hye-won coldly states that she’s changing the bedroom into her own personal library, and frankly, she doesn’t care what Suk or even Do-woo has to say about it. She doesn’t want to leave a single trace of Annie in there.

“Does that make everything disappear?” Suk argues. It’s not like erasing Annie from everyone’s memory will erase Annie’s entire existence. Hye-won doesn’t drop her gaze and spits out that Suk should watch what he says – only she, as the biological mother, has the right to say this or that about Annie at this point.

Hye-won is still frustrated as Do-woo drives her to work, muttering that Suk has never liked her, but that she’s not going to hold back any longer. Do-woo just keeps driving, unsure of what to do or say.

Once Do-woo drops her off, Hye-won’s face softens as she tells him not to let what she said about being Annie’s biological mother to heart – it was meant for Suk. Do-woo says that he doesn’t mind it, but with Suk being like an older brother to him, he asks Hye-won to give him some respect. Do-woo takes off without another word, leaving Hye-won somewhat uneasy.

Hye-won rushes into work, apologizing to her business friend for being late. Her friend mentions that Ji-eun was just there, complaining about her mom wanting to shut down her business. Her friend muses that people who grew up without any kind of hardship are always like that. Hye-won asks if Ji-eun’s mother will stop supporting her then, only to look mighty disappointed when it’s implied she won’t.

Do-woo hurries toward the bar, texting Su-ah to take a step out onto the balcony next. He calls her after that, explaining how Hyun-woo owned the bar first and then Do-woo and Ji-eun set up the studio above some time later. Su-ah smiles as their conversation grows more comfortable and casual. She says that talking to him like this puts her heart at ease.

“Just talking?” Do-woo wonders. He seems a bit uneasy about this, then asks how long she wants to just talk on the phone, since she claims they’re both too busy to be meeting. “For how long? How many months?” he asks, only for Su-ah to reply, “Forever.” Do-woo wonders if there is such a relationship where people talk on the phone their whole lives, which is when Su-ah switches the subject to the reason she came in the first place.

She had something to say, she adds, but when Do-woo asks if he should come over, her reply is a quick: “No. Never.” But then Su-ah pauses at the projection slide she mindlessly turned on. A slide of a traditional Korean tassel with very familiar-looking beads. She remembers seeing this tassel at the exhibition with Hyo-eun in Malaysia and learns that it’s his mother’s work. It all comes to a very harsh realization as Su-ah pieces it all together: the exhibition, the dropped bead, the girl in the car accident.

“Did Annie have a Korean name?” Su-ah asks, her voice dripping with fear. Do-woo answers that it was Seo Eun-woo, giving the final confirmation Su-ah needed. Her head reels as she realizes Annie was the poor girl who had gotten hit by the car in Malaysia. The revelation proves too much for Su-ah and she quickly comes up with an excuse to hang up on Do-woo.

She rushes out, dropping to the stairs for a moment to breathe, and then hightailing it out of there. She gets outside just as Do-woo is nearing the building, but she can barely look at him. She quickly hails a taxi and leaves before Do-woo can close the distance.

She finds herself wandering to the soccer field of Hyo-eun’s school, and she drops to her knees, emotionally drained. Suddenly, a soccer ball comes hurling right at her. She catches it, though the force sends her falling backwards. Hyo-eun and her friends ask if she’s okay, but she just lies there on the ground, looking up at the sky and thinking this must be a punishment from heaven.

Jin-suk and his crew return from their last Sydney flight, and he’s about to take his leave when flirty flight attendant Joo-hyun invites him out for drinks with everyone else. He politely turns her down and goes on his way.

Su-ah tries to keep herself busy with cleaning, but when she runs out of things to do, she just takes a stool and sits in front of one of the windows, her head hanging low. She gets a call from Jin-suk, who decided to stay at their old apartment for now. He gives her his usual speech about Hyo-eun’s education and how preparation for boarding school is for everyone’s benefit.

But, right now, Su-ah is in no mood to argue and just goes along with it, catching Jin-suk off guard.

That night, Su-ah stays in that spot by the window, beer in one hand and phone in the other as she chats with Mi-jin. Mi-jin scoffs that Jin-suk must be living it up since he’s given himself freedom from parenting or house chores. Su-ah says it can’t be helped – it’s the price she has to pay for bringing Hyo-eun back home.

Su-ah takes a swig of beer before gathering the strength to bring up Do-woo. She reveals that the girl who’d died at the airport was indeed Do-woo’s daughter, just as she’d initially feared. And she feels terrible, thinking she could’ve stopped Annie and prevented all these bad things from happening.

Mi-jin sits up, shocked to hear Su-ah crying. Mi-jin: “Are you having a hard time?” Su-ah: “No, I just… I feel so sorry towards that child.”

Su-ah watches Hyo-eun as she sleeps, thinking that if only she’d grabbed Annie’s wrist, Hyo-eun wouldn’t be here right now. She would’ve stood up to her husband. And she never would’ve met Do-woo.

The next day, Suk shows Do-woo the little treasure box he’d made for Annie. Luckily, he got to it before Hye-won could toss it out. And inside, they find the cell phone Annie had used before going to Malaysia.

At home, Mi-jin hops onto her computer to check her next flight schedule, hoping to God that she doesn’t get Jin-suk as the assigned pilot. Unfortunately, she does. “Should I quit being a flight attendant?” she wonders, grimacing at the name. Heh.

Su-ah checks her schedule as well, and to her disappointment, she’s been given a handful of flights that will take up most of her time – time away from Hyo-eun. Young-sook is displeased of course, since this inevitably places her on babysitting duty. Su-ah says that she will get her brother Je-ah to babysit tomorrow, so all she asks is that Young-sook cooperate for the time being.

Meanwhile, Jin-suk just sits there with his arms crossed, saying in a low voice that this is all because Su-ah brought Hyo-eun home. As they head out, he asks if Su-ah regrets bringing their daughter back now. Dude, I was actually okay with you. Why must you start acting like a total asshat?

Thankfully, Su-ah isn’t about to take this from him. Before he can leave, she holds his car door open, and tells him not to act as if he’s watching someone else’s business. Jin-suk stubbornly says that he’s going to follow his own plan for the next six months, prompting Su-ah to slam the door in his face.

Do-woo gets Annie’s old phone restored, but for some reason, there are no messages or phone calls listed. The only things left are a few pictures of an unknown field, all with dates posted on the bottom. Do-woo investigates it further with Suk, who recognizes it as the place Annie would go to see her biological father.

Su-ah tries to get a schedule change with one of the higher-ups, and though her boss agrees to work on it, she urges Su-ah to stop putting so much on her shoulders and to consider dropping either her work, her home life, or childcare in order to make things more manageable.

That only makes Su-ah feel even more conflicted, and as she makes her way down the terminal, she spots the same bench where she spent the night talking with Do-woo. She rests on that bench now, looking at Do-woo’s number on her phone. She changes the name from “Annie’s Dad” to “Seo Do-woo” and then finally, to simply “Airport.”

Su-ah gets a call from Young-sook saying Je-ah and Hyo-eun never showed up, so Su-ah immediately contacts her brother. Worried, Je-ah explains that Hyo-eun must’ve run off to see a soccer game and now he can’t find her. Su-ah instructs him to go back to the school and to check any high places. Je-ah goes mad running through the entire neighborhood until he finally finds Hyo-eun sitting on top of a high wall, just like when she was little.

Do-woo finds the same place where he used to drop Annie off to see her real father. A man who seems to work there lets Do-woo into what looks like a pottery shop. The man explains that Annie would always come through the entrance only to go out the back door. She never actually met her father – she came there in hopes that one day, he would come. And whenever the man who worked there asked when her dad would arrive, Annie would only respond with, “He’ll come.” But he never did.

Do-woo ventures out the very door Annie would go through to find the wide, open field that was photographed on her phone.

Back in Malaysia, host mom Mary receives a box containing evidence from the scene of Annie’s death. Inside, she finds the phone Annie had been using before she died, the calls to Hye-won still listed.

As Hye-won watches workers refurbish Annie’s old room, she recalls the last conversation she had with her daughter, which we finally get to hear. Annie had wanted to come home and tell the rest of the family “everything.” She tried to convince her mom that she wouldn’t make any mistakes. Hye-won then resorted to bribing Annie with her real father’s location if she promised not to come.

Annie had insisted she’d find her dad on her own. Hye-won’s frustration blew up: “Why do you think your dad sent you to me? You really believe that he’s wandering around with his projects and suffering financially?” Hye-won says something else we don’t get to hear, but whatever it was, it definitely shook Annie.

With every step in the airport, Su-ah is flooded with memories of Do-woo. She receives the pictures of the field from Do-woo and pauses before texting back that Annie must’ve been waiting for someone.

Now standing where Annie once stood, Do-woo takes in the scenery, his heart in his throat his it dawns on him what Annie must’ve felt. Constantly waiting and waiting, holding onto every ounce of hope that someday, someone would eventually come.

Just then, Do-woo gets a call from Su-ah and numbly answers by saying, “Can you see me?” Su-ah gets tears in her eyes as she confirms that Annie must’ve been waiting, even though in her heart she knew no one would come.

Do-woo doesn’t answer that and instead asks if they can meet. “I miss you,” he says.

Su-ah sucks in a breath, the feelings she’d tried so hard to hide away now rising to the surface.

 
COMMENTS

And so it begins. This show has done a great job of convincing me Do-woo and Su-ah were made for each other, as well as convincing me once and for all that I do not like the second leads. As characters, yes. As people, hell no. On the plus side, I’m glad we got a great deal of backstory from Hye-won. Though I still feel incapable of sympathizing with her the same way I sympathize for Su-ah, we finally got a good look at what might be going on inside her head. And I can at least understand where she’s coming from and why she acts the way she does, even though I don’t always condone those acts.

Being a single mom at such a young age is in no way a simple task, and it’s sure to cause some sort of strain between the mother and child depending on the circumstances. I don’t want to get all judgmental, so I’m holding out until we get further information on Hye-won’s past. But with the information we’ve learned so far, Hye-won is in this for herself. In the last episode when she’d begged Do-woo to throw away Annie’s belongings because she was scared of reading spiteful comments in her diary… Was it just me, or did that seem like the biggest lie? I’m sure it’s true in one sense, but I got the feeling she wasn’t scared because of hurtful diary entries from her daughter – she was scared of what her daughter might’ve revealed.

The question is, what exactly could be revealed that has Hye-won so frightened? The flashback to the phone call with Annie shed some light on all the secrecy between the two of them, but it was vague enough to have us craving more. For that, I applaud the writers – the aura of mystery surrounding Annie and her father is one of the highlights of the show, though it does have me biting my nails with impatience and anxiety. I’m just aching to know what those last few words Hye-won said into the phone before Annie died were.

With Jin-suk, I’m not sure if any kind of backstory can justify his actions. I was on his side for a good while, and I believed that while he and Su-ah did clash with their views on parenting, they could work it out. But now I’m starting to wonder if he even deserves to have things worked out with Su-ah. Heck, does he even want to work things out with her? Because by staying as far away from her as possible and pushing her away whenever they are together, he’s not doing a very good job. He does have his moments where I can see the Dad or the Husband in him, but then he goes back to treating Hyo-eun and Su-ah like trash.

So with the second leads forever crossed out in my book, I’m all for this relationship with Do-woo and Su-ah. I don’t blame them for meeting and for falling in love, if that is what they’re feeling at this point. The heart feels what it wants to feel and sometimes there’s just no use in fighting it. We’re still in the early stages of their feelings, but already we can see that pull that keeps drawing them closer together. Somehow, Su-ah fills in that gap in Do-woo’s life just as Do-woo fills in that gap for Su-ah’s. Gaps that neither of their spouses can or are willing to fill. In short, they have a mutual understanding of each other that seems to go beyond words, and it all just clicks. It works.

Now that our couple has realized this – that they may need each other in their lives after all – they have to decide where to go from here. With the mature setting this show has already developed, there’s no doubt in my mind that Do-woo and Su-ah can get through this without things getting ugly. With this being a drama, we’re sure to get, well, drama — but even so, I’m going to hold onto the belief that these two will find some way through what’s sure to be a rocky relationship. Will that include attempts at friendship? Divorce papers? Or even more secrets? I’ll be biting my nails with anticipation until next week, that’s for sure.

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thank you for the lovely recap! This drama is so beautiful, it's exactly what I need at the end of a long week. The scenery where Do Woo and Annie stood is stunning. The fields, the sunset, the colors. Gah, this drama makes me Feel Things. I can't wait for next week!

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My thoughts exactly! N beautiful was the view from Do woo's office! This show makes me want to pack my bags n shift to Korea...

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I'm packing now to visit Korea next week, but.... where is Hyunwoo's bar? T___T

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It was indeed magnificent! Wow!

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If the guy looks like that and muy simpatico, I would hv to rethink my marriage vows. Haha...

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I just love this drama so much! So realistic and so warm! The characters are so well-written, and as a viewer, you also get as conflicted as they are. It's just an awesome show. I haven't crossed out the second leads yet. I still feel like the show needs to give us a little more, esp. On Jin Suk. There has to be a reason why they got married in the first place and why he is the way he is. From last episode, we experienced that it may feel a bit lonely, disconnected from his wife and/or family. Hye Won too, we learnt in this episode that she was a housemaid for Do Woo, so maybe from a poor background? Or maybe ( a sensitive subject) if she has been raped, she probably has not been able to forgive, and transfered her anger to the Annie...I just want to know more abt the second leads. I cant wait for nxt week! Thanks for the recap -:)

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I'm watching all the airing dramas and I must say that this is the one that has caught my eyes most and is pulling my heartstrings with its subtle flow. I guess I've passed that stage of loving innocent and sweet romance dramas now that I'm in my 20s lol.

I know there are people complaining that DW and SA are stepping into the affair line but after much contemplation on my conscience, I just wish them both to be happy now, together. Well probably better if it begins after a divorce (?)

Of course, fixing their marriages would be the best option but is it really though? Before DW and SA ran into each other, they've had these long years to make their own marriage works (and both of them have been trying too also) but obviously none of the partners are helping, right? So I'd say ditch the gloomy lives and start the love!

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Both of them have sort of given up on working things out with their respective spouses. We see that HW got on DW's nerves so much with her handling of Annie's deat and it was quite painful to watch a despondent DW giving HW the cold shoulder while he was bleeding inside. As for SA, she has been so used to a domineering Jin-suk always dismissing her views and putting her down. She probably married the "Gentleman of Sydney" blindingly though she must have known that he has such a nonchalant temperament. From her perspective, though DW is her harbor of refuge, she probably has to make a last-ditch attempt to salvage her marriage first for the sake of her daughter. If all else fails, then I'm rooting for DW and SA to go all the way.

According to Girlfriday, I'm another of one of those who are smoking crack, as I don't see this as an adultery. Adultery obviously involves lust, which at this point doesn't come into the equation yet. SA even felt a pang of guilt, though her intention was originally just to befriend DW as she asked Annie if it was alright to go for a drive with her dad as a friend. They are treading on a fine line here between infidel and adultery, though it feels the same, the motivation is entirely different. Like what SA said, it is "scary and sad", by treading on that fine line, they are also walking on thin ice and may have to pay a big price for that.

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The fact that DW and SA acknowledged their attraction for each other and at the same time allowing the guilt to put a pause along the way is another reason why I love this drama. Both did not feign ignorance and act as adults in dealing with the mutual feelings. Maybe this drama is showing how nice people fall in love while still being attached?

I agree wholeheartedly on one thing you mentioned- DW/SA are not acting based on lust; as we can see they find emotional comfort in each other. This is what makes it beautiful yet sad, even though I do root for our OTP, I still question is this right(?) when they're together.

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@mushroompie, they are definitely two kind souls being squashed and bullied emotionally by their partners. Even so, they are not blaming their partners but still feel guilty about developing a friendship outside of marriage. They are beating themselves up and being too considerate for their selfish partners. With all that suffering, no wonder there is such a saying "good people die young and assholes live forever".

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Well said! Lol at that quote, so true!!

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I try to watch this show with an open mind, and ended up sounding like smoking crack. Adultery? What adultery? Is it true, that once you got married, you stop befriend those of opposite sex? Cant they be really good friends? Good friends who are there for each other. You know, because the spouse who is supposed to provide this function is obviously non existent or cancerous, even. You just cant talk to (and fix the house with) someone who is simply not there, not even in spirit.

First thing first.

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You just can't talk to (and fix the house with) someone who is simply not there

How true @Bunny! I bet both HW and JS will not budge at all, they don't even thing there's anything wrong with them, and everybody else is at fault. HW lives in a self-deluded world as if she is the only one who is suffering, she could not even see how Annie was being oppressed by her and that she was the one who caused Annie's death, yet she still acted so self-righteously as if she was hurt the most by Annie's death. Whereas JS always think that only he knows best, and dismissed SA as just a naive and ignorant wife who should be forced into submission.

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"She could not even see how Annie was being oppressed by her and that she was the one who caused Annie’s death, yet she still acted so self-righteously as if she was hurt the most by Annie’s death."

@Pebble: Actually, I have total opposite opinion on this one sentence of yours. From what we've seen 'til ep 4, I only saw that HW is PRETENDING to be hurt because Annie's dead, TRYING to act tough and PRETENDING to use works as reason to moving on with life to stop hurting about Annie's death, to keep her from thinking about Annie's death, to show everyone and Do Woo... Most importantly, she MADE Do Woo think that it's better not talk about Annie in front of her because she is hurting now. To such a heartwarming daughter, I don't know why??? What do you think? Am I being too negative about HW? Hmmm...

And for adultery, I just think that for now, Do Woo is suffering such a loss that he can not handle by himself. He could not share with anyone at home because they already are depressed... how much he loves and misses Annie... He is wondering why HW is that strange and he does not (or does not even bother to) share with HW how he feels. He loves Annie too much to let her go easily... And all the things Su Ah said and did, are just what he expects from HW to overcome the loss.
He wishes that they can talk about what Annie did, how nice she treats others, the memories they share raising her... He even needs and finds in Su Ah (and Suk, Marie) somebody to hold on to Annie's belongings like treasures, somebody to protect the bag of her ash like himself... Through the stories about Annie, he found someone to share his thoughts, especially when he figures he does not really understand Annie as he thinks he did, with her secrets about her dad. They even think it's strange to share their thoughts and meet. He even thinks it's better for her not to be in situation of his wife misunderstood. For now - ep 4, I don't think this is adultery at all (or not yet), so many things need to take in to account for each one of the 4 leads...

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@bogoshipda, I agree with you, she was pretending, I didn't make myself clear here, but I'd expressed it more clearly in 8.1.1 below,
not even a shred of remorse at all for causing Annie’s death, while disguising her selfishness as grief in order to justify her callousness

Me too, I also don't think SA/DW is committing adultery at this point. It all started with pure intent when a considerate and attentive woman consoled a grief-stricken man out of compassion. The profound empathy SA had for DW and the way she delicately and respectfully handled Annie's belongings and ashes touched DW so deeply. He reciprocated her kindness with sentimental tenderness and affectionate concern, which was what SA most needed. In short, it is about two individuals with a beautiful mind and kind spirit crossing path, it would have been a beautiful love story had they not been married.

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<Adultery? What adultery? Is it true, that once you got married, you stop befriend those of opposite sex?

They are just very close to crossing the line – some toes already over the line. They are hiding that they are meeting from their spouses – so it's not just innocent friendship, but something that's starting to go off the rails and could very well end in adultery.

I also do think you have to consider the Korean context. I've got several married male friends, but in Korea this is a bit more complicated. I'll give you an example. I'm friends with a British (m) and Korean (f) couple. We've got another Korean (f) friend. I'll message the British guy directly on Facebook, but my female Korean friend says she cannot do this because he's married, she only messages him in our group chat (between the four of us) so that the wife knows what is said. The wife (though Korean) doesn't actually care (she's been in the UK much longer), but the female Korean friend feels bound by the Korean cultural norms despite knowing that the friend wouldn't care.

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I do think that it is adultery. An office mate told me that his wife fears emotional intimacy more than physical intimacy. To her, holding hands with someone is worse than kissing them because holding hands means there is an emotional attachment there which is scarier than sharing a kiss which may just be lust.

As far as emotional attachment goes, our leads already seem to heading down that path...and I still don't know how to feel about that.

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i wonder where they find all the beautiful locations in korea. the Pottery workshop especially - it looks like a barn in US, the view at the back is totally something else. Do Woo's workplace is even better.. I'm amazed..

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Oh how I love this drama! The aura it has going for it and how they are slowly revealing each characters story has me tied in knots. I love Suah's and Do Woo's budding relationship. I'm looking forward to how they resolve the conflicts they have set up for this drama.

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I am not sure but, I thought I read the subtitle said that Hye-won was a housemaid? Cmiiw

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Interesting. I must have missed something because I don't recall this at all. I'll have to rewatch this part of the episode because now I'm curious.

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Yea. I read that too! it was said between Do woo and his friend at the bar.

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I just rewatched ep 2 to make sure what Do Woo's friend said.
He said Hye-won worked in Do woo's house, which in this context means that she worked as an assistant (or one of the assistants) for his mother. It doesn't mean that she was a housemaid.
I am Korean so you can count on me about the exact meaning, at least, of this dialogue. :) I hope it helps you beanies to better understand OTWTTA?

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marie2 -

Thank you so very much! Very helpful indeed.

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Thank you marie2! I mentioned in another comment how it's really frustrating to have to rely on subs for such a nuanced drama like this one, so your input is very much appreciated!!

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In love with this drama! Waiting to discover more about the reasons SA and DW got married. Both marriages look so unreal!

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Oh my gawd, poor Annie ??? My heart totally broke for her this episode. How can her egg donor (yup at this stage she doesn't deserve to be called a mother) be such a selfish person yet have a daughter so sweet and kind? I can't wait to find out the secret. And how can this woman have the audacity to just change the house the way she likes without even consulting anyone? I mean is it even her house to begin with or her MIL's?

I'm all for Do-woo getting a divorce asap since he didn't marry her out of love but for Annie (seriously he is no human being but an angel). Normally I'd feel at least a tiny bit sorry for someone like Hye-won but right now I really don't. And since Annie's not with us anymore I don't see any reason why he should stay with her, nobody around him can stand her which speaks volumes.

With Su-ah the case is a bit different to me. There must've been a loving relationship at one point and I wonder what happened. Was she really just infatuated by the "Gentleman of Sydney" and married him without really knowing him or did they just drift apart due to being away from each other so much? Are they just staying together for their daughter's sake? I hope they'll give us Jin-suk and/or their relationship's backstory because after this episode I can't even tell if he has any positive feelings towards his wife, not to mention love. He is so cold to her and it really seems like he can't stand being around his own family (incl. his mother) but rather live the life of a bachelor.

Argh, I'm so invested in this drama now.

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When I saw how Annie died, I thought.."Yup...all those years of watching kdrama, this mom deserves the worst drama mother award. Bar none."

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And not even a shred of remorse at all for causing Annie's death, while disguising her selfishness as grief in order to justify her callousness! She is worse than the outwardly evil queen in MLSHR, at least that evil queen is more outright about her selfish intentions.

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I'm also curious as about Jin Sum and Suah's back story. Partly because there had to be an attraction or at least a reason why Su Ah married him and partly because I just want to see Shin Sun ROK act lovable and be in love. Its become something I'm actively seeking and I heard not so good reviews for trot lovers so I'm still considering. Why Shin Sun ROK? Why is it so hard to see you moony-eyed?

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OMG autocorrect, Wae? I meant Jin Suk. And WHY is Rok's name always in caps as ROK? smh.

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She changes the name from “Annie’s Dad” to “Seo Do-woo” and then finally, to simply “Airport".

Ah-- then maybe "On the Way to Airport" is a more apt title for this drama.

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@Risa, I like this take of yours, it's an awesome analogy! Though I'm rooting for the couple, I don't think "on the way to the airport" will happen, more like something unforeseen will occur on the way to the airport. Probably this drama is focusing on the journey itself in terms of character growth and internal struggles, whether SA will eventually reach the "airport" destination is quite questionable, I have a feeling it will be an open-ended kind of finale. Since this is quite a sticky topic, I don't think a drama being aired on KBS will defy SK societal pressures and go all out to support infidelity and divorce.

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Have their been dramas like that before? On KBS or other channels? I had forgotten this was KBS...

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I think there are quite a couple of these storylines in dailies or weekenders. But it's treated in an over-the-top way. Where the bad husband or wife is so comically evil and philandering and screechy and villainous. The end goal is revenge+divorce and having a rom-com-y romance with the actual lead.

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well, there's a MBC drama from 2005, Autumn Shower that tackles on infidelity between a husband of a woman in coma with her best friend. the drama got poor ratings, but ratings don't affect my judgment in a drama thankfully, and i still find the ending one of the best in a beautifully n realistically heartbreaking way, if not the best.

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I do not think there is one from KBS encouraging divorce, but there is Secret Love Affair from jtbc and Twenty Again from TvN

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Both of them on cable

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You're right, those were two I was thinking of. Maybe KBS is going to venture into new territory, after seeing how successful cable shows have been lately? We'll see I guess!

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Those were my exact thoughts!!? I'm saying, run, don't walk...to that "airport"!!!❤️

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Totally invested in this drama after watching ep 3-4. I'm totally rooting for the leads to find happiness together.

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"I’m all for this relationship with Do-woo and Su-ah. I don’t blame them for meeting and for falling in love, if that is what they’re feeling at this point. The heart feels what it wants to feel and sometimes there’s just no use in fighting it."

That's exactly what I want to say,
they just click.
DW & SA love is so fragile.
I hope they'll find their way to the Airport as new Wed couple who want to go for honeymoon hehehe,..

Will wait for next eps. ^_^

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This is the first time I am encountering this drama. I thought I missed Liar Game Season 2 or something just by looking at the pictures. lol

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Suprisingly i really absorbed in this story where i'm simply warmed by the warm affection they five to each other. I used to get judgemental with that kind of forbidden love but the friendship between dohwoo and suah was comforting to watch at the point i know there's a good reason why they should together in the end.

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THIS is real life.
This IS real life.
This is REAL life.
This is real LIFE.

And it's tugging at my heartstrings big time because I've gone through all of this - both sides of it over decades. When your marriage is shaky like these marriages definitely are, the only way to shake them up- and maybe back to love- at this point when someone kind and gentle has walked into your life, is to throw a bomb into the marriage. Sometimes this is the best way fro people to struggle back to each other. Sometimes, separations are 100% the BEST way for each person to realize how much they miss the other - or not. It forces each spouse to face their own inadequacies and meet in the middle, Tremendous compromise is needed and, usually, a good counselor can spend months helping the couple re-unite - but the best thing of all is to go home and announce, "I am afraid and sad for the differences appearing between us. It makes me not to want to be with you. I am being drawn to a kind person just for conversation." It scares me and I'm scared for us. What should we do?" But how many rocky marriages can contain this calm and adult a warning? Nope. Not too realistic. I know from experience that when a spouse is consistently being a jerk, there is almost NO way to pull them back from the brink without drastic action from the other spouse. I applaud this drama for the gentle way it is portraying a very REAL situation. Here's the deal, fellow Beanies: communication is everything in a marriage. You have to be truthful with each other and you have to take responsibility for the truth you tell. It's the only way you get to see the honest reaction from the other person which, in turn, allows YOU to respond honestly and authentically. I LOVE where this drama is going and can't wait to see how things are figured out. I've been where both of these good main characters are and I wouldn't trade any of the pain I went through for the great result of the happiness I have now. Love wins. Truth is the only way out.

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It is scary, when a couple has come to a certain point. Life decisions are very taxing and difficult. I would like to stay on this ride and see what the leads choose to do.

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when a spouse is consistently being a jerk, there is almost NO way to pull them back from the brink without drastic action from the other spouse.

@lunatic4kd this would be something you had experienced through gritted teeth. A set pattern of communication day in and day out can turn into a habit which is hard to kick, both parties tend to lose sight of the other's perspective, and lose the ability and willingness to empathize with the other. Mutual trust and respect will also start to be eroded, to be replaced with contempt and disdain. If things come to this stage, it will definitely require more than a jolt and drastic action, or even an ultimatum, at which point, it could go either way, either a divorce or reconciliation, i.e. if both parties feel that the marriage is not beyond redemption and are still willing to work on the issues. However, if a third party is in the picture, things will get a bit sticky, as at the spur of the moment, it may be taken as an escape route out of the difficult situation.

In this case, I'm for DW to contemplate divorce, Annie's death has caused too big a rift in their relationship, even if he could choose to forgive, he could never forget, this would put a big strain on the relationship making them unlikely to be happy together. But for SA, there probably still has room for making a last-ditch effort to salvage her marriage, if not for herself, at least for the sake of her daughter.

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Thanks for the great insight from your personal experience. It definitely has me thinking, not just of the show and of DW and SA, but of my own marriage. I haven't been in this situation but I can completely see how it can get to such a bad spot without the communication you are talking of.
I definitely feel both DW and SA's inner turmoil and the draw of the other. The show is doing an excellent job of allowing the viewer to also experience the real struggle that the couple are going through.

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We definitely need a backstory for Jin-suk. We certainly can't tell, but he may very well have the best of intentions towards his family and his comments/decisions may be coming from a good place in his heart ...... but the man has a horrid way of communicating. His communication style has slowly taken a toll on his family but he appears clueless to that fact. What a shame.

You have to wonder where in fact he picked this up and what or who convinced him that it would serve him well in a marriage. ....... Which brings me to this question, what is his worldview regarding marriage and the role of a husband? Is it strictly gender-based? Is it a power game? Is it based on who's older/younger? Knowing this would give us a fuller picture of why he acts the way he does.

Regarding Hye-won, is it just me or is anyone else hoping Annie pressed the "record" button on her phone for that last phone call??

What a great drama. The next episode can't come soon enough. ....... Thanks for sharing all your comments everyone!

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Is it a power game

Sometimes, I wonder if stereotypical types of relationship involving people who married someone from the workplace will extend that power game?

eg. air hostess marrying pilot, nurse marrying doctor, secretary marrying boss, subordinate marrying superior, or even student marrying teacher

Will the one in the higher position has a tendency to expect complete subjugation of the partner?

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Pebble -

You bring up a very, very good question. It's certainly a point to ponder.

As with many other things in life, I'm going to say that for some couples yes, this is unfortunately the case and for others it's not ..... yet divorces and successful marriages are to be found in both cases.

Life and people are definitely interesting and always fascinating.

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Pollyanna -

Oh I know, that phone is not in Korea! ..... The thing is, I'm suspecting Hye-won for years told Annie lies and then told Seo-woo and his family another set of lies, or at least not the whole truth about either Annie or herself. If this is the case, Hye-won wouldn't want anyone to find out her truths. ..... Just imagine if something was discussed on that phone. Unless something's recorded on that phone, there seems to be no way for Seo-woo and/or his family to discover anything.

From this episode, unless we get different info later, and we just might, there is no Annie's father to speak of. Unless some other paternal family member appears on scene to divulge some info about Hye-won and Annie, the only lead/link is that phone.

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(I'm gonna go makjang here...)

Do-woo has this weird thing about children, so, what if Hye-won just adopted Annie to marry into DW's family? She was the workshop's assistant before she was his wife and she seems crazily obsessed with her work. What if she wanted to marry into the artist grandma's family?

If she adopted Annie, that would explain the secret that only two of them know. And maybe the price for Annie's silence is HW will tell her about her Dad?

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I'm with you on this theory. The way HW emphasized that she was Annie's biological mother immediately made me think that she actually was not her mother. And what kind of mother tries to completely erase the very existence of her child using the excuse that is all part of her way of handling her grief. Nope there is definitely something very fishy in going on in Hye-won's life.

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The adoption theory is certainly plausible!

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My apologies, I meant Do-woo, not Seo-woo.

Oops!

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I wished.

And gee how I wished Annie was fearless enough to threat her mother back. Actually she could have spilled everything to DW before. But such a good child, she didnt do so.

I hope HW reflect on her crime to the poor child. Looking at how HW had treated Annie, in my heart, she didnt have an inch of right to claim to be her mother, her spokesperson, her guardian. What was that??

I mean, being a teen and a mother is hard. I get it. But the pain should be healed by the time she met DW who cares so deeply about the child that is not his. Bringing up the pain now, ask for ppl's understanding about her rude, evil, spoiled brat attitude, and seem to be out getting even for the pain that was in the past is too much. Her selfishness seem to be insatiable. Who would be able to live with that kind of person? Good employee, she might be. But not a good life partner.

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Bunny -

There's always the possibility that in that part of their last conversation which we still have to see, Annie did in fact threaten to call DW and tell him everything ...... then Hye-won could have countered that threat with another of her own which shook Annie to the point that we saw her running.

But who knows. You're right, she seemed such a good and well-mannered young girl. It wouldn't be like her to do that.

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" is it a power game? "
And Shin Sun Rok's character in Liar Game doesn't help shake off that feeling either.

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Flightey Gazelles -

Totally, right? Heh!

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I don't understand why people labels this as adultery, when nothing physical has happen. This is real life! So many relationships starts breaking up when the third person shows up, yet in truth, there were already issues in the relationship and most people just try to hang in there and make it work despite being miserable.

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How can this drama be making me feel so conflicted, and at the same time be so warm and gentle? I feel like it has a lot to do with the gorgeous cinematography...

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I know that feeling *sigh*

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Such a drama full of emotions without much dialogue!!!
I can not skip a sec, as I'm afraid I might miss even a slight flicker of their emotions. :'(

I feel that I'm connected to Su Ah (and Do Woo) in major ways. The way she (and he) feels in the airport -that kind of place always brings mixture of feelings to me. And the way he knows she will like what she sees thru his office window.
And I have a thing with windows, always like to sit in front of a window to see the world thru it (on bus, on train, a high building..) and seems like not many people understand me, just seeing the view. How can he know to instruct her to bring the chair to sit in front of the windows, like he's certain she's one of the rare people among him that appreciate the view. Have they ever talked about it and I missed it? She only said she likes to have a walk in a new city, right?
I was like... "oh my, so this is how I look like when discovering a new view thru a window" (i meant facial expressions, not that I look as pretty as Kim Haneul :">), "wait, how did he know? Did he even share this with his wife?", "Omg he put glass windows for both side of the corner"...
Sorry to rant 'bout this, just found so strange to see how every emotions were displayed in this drama between Su Ah and Do Woo even when they're apart.

For the first time ever, I recognize that recaps do not do justice to this drama, not because of the recappers (not at all!) but because words can not describe how complex of the scenery, the facial expressions, the interactions all combined to give viewer feelings. I recommend watch the episode with full sub and then read the recap to how another viewer sees to give fuller pictures of the episode.

Btw, in the end he said "bogoshipo". It is both "I want to see you" or "I miss you", as in "I can't see you now, I want to see you, by saying so, it implies that I miss you". KBS World translated this as "I want to see you". In fact, I only know this one phrase (see my name :D), wish I know Korean to understand their dialogues more! Anyway, personally, I am curious to know what Do Woo mean when he said so!

Such a haunted drama, I can not work, this is MONDAY!!! :((

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Thank you for sharing this with us. The only meaning to the word that I know is 'I miss you' so I did a double take when I saw KBS translating it as 'I want to see you.' Korean is certainly an interesting language. It seems as though almost every word in this language carries two or more meanings.

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The KBS translation works too, of course, but as bogoshipda mentioned, it can definitely imply more depending on the context. And with the longing expression on Do-woo's face, I felt the need to translate it to "I miss you." ?

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@SailorJumun: Actually, at that time, I think that ending is a hook to us fan, but then KBS wants to be less obvious in implying that he misses her. That's why they translated it into "I want to see you".
For Su Ah and Do Woo now, and at that newfound question on Annie's secret, I guess both meanings are suitable, he wants to see her (in person) OR he misses (sharing with) her, because she is the only one who cares, and also the only one who understands Annie's longing for someone (like he does).
I keep thinking about how they are in sync, whenever one shares something with another, taking the other by surprise, they always ask "Are you watching me?" "Can you see me from where you are?". Hence, can I just go with the full meaning instead? :")
“I can’t see you now, I want to see you, by saying so, it implies that I miss you”.

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Jang Hee Jin does depressed, mysterious and slightly cray cray characters well, see: Village.

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Oh yes! Somehow I keep on thinking of her character in the village especially with regards to Annie's mystery. I keep having to remind myself that they are two separate characters and in two separate stories.

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Yes, Hye-won's character is totally a carryover of her role in Achiara - right down to the screaming outbursts and creepy scretive vibes - she has it down to a tee!

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are we all watching the same show?

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This is a quiet, but moving drama. Cinematography is just great since it evokes the emotions without need for words. it shows the simpleness and beauty of life, amidst the reality of pain.

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Random thoughts on Hye-won. Is it possible she was raped? Is Annie a child of incest? She probably lied to doh-woo and his family about annie's birth and father. Am just trying to understand why a mother would try to erase the existence of her child. The child did nothing to deserve the hate.

A couple of lessons from this drama. Never marry someone out of pity ( from doh - woo's case). Also, I feel like sun-ah married the so called gentleman of sydney due to low self esteem. Did her friend have something to do with sun-ah's husband? Her interactions with him seem off. So many questions, can't wait for the next episode.

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The actress who played Hye-Won was also in Achiara's secret/The Village.
In that also, she had some VERY weird family relation, and her expressions are same here.

Maybe she got raped. I was also thinking along these lines. Lets wait and watch on how they reveal Hye Won's backstory.

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What can I say that I haven’t already said elsewhere? This show just pulls me like a magnet. The attraction started sooner than I’d anticipated. The problem (if that's the right word for it) is that their emotional connection feels stronger and more believable than several other “conventional” OTPs in other drama shows – it’s too real for its own good!

The beautiful ambience and cinematography, the focus on landscapes and small gestures and glances, all reminds me of a European movie, and creates beauty in everyday scenes, even as it contrasts with the inner pain and ugliness that our characters are struggling through.

I don't know what secret Hye-won's so desperately trying to hide, but it disturbs me that her first instinct is always to demolish and erase – she wanted to “forget” that she had a daughter, and tried to get rid of all Annie’s belongings (after going through it to find “evidence”), then completely renovated and painted over her room to wipe out her existence. Do-woo seems like the last man to appreciate her "hiding things for his sake", if that's the tack she's going to take when the proverbial hits the fan.

If Su-ah was empathising deeply with Do-woo’s grief before, now, with the added guilt that she could (and should) have saved Annie, it must be another weight on Su-ah, and maybe another reason why she’s hesitant to get any closer to Do-woo. I’m seeing parallels between Annie, who was rejected by her Mother and always waited for her Dad to come, and Hyo-eun, whose Dad rejects her at every turn and who’s also trying desperately to find a place to fit in. I don’t know whether Do-woo might start seeing Hyo-eun as potentially another Annie to him, and how that would affect his relationship with Su-ah, but I guess we need to know more about why he married Hye-won in the first place. I’m counting on Hyun-woo, his Bartender Buddy and Conscience, to give us more clues on that front!

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I don't think he's Annie's father. There was the exchange between Annie and Hye-won that occurred before the child died that was disturbing just the little we had revealed this episode. Annie mentioned a scandal and how no one knows the truth. Also Do-woo's convo with his friend who owns the bar. The comment about them both being surrounded by selfish women and that's why they both married selfish women got me to thinking. Hye-won could've gotten knocked up by one guy and Do-woo stepped up to protect and cover her scandal and shame so her sending Annie away was part of her plan. I also think Hye-won has her sights et on inheriting the knot business after halmeoniwa dies or retires and getting rid of Annie as she saw her own child as competition/rival was part of her plan. Also notice how the butterfly knot Hye-won chose to do halmeoniwa (Grandmother) said her deceased Granddaughter did that knot better than she (halmeoniwa) did. Hye-won balled up her fists and got angry. So Annie was well loved by everyone save her Mother. I think Annie didn't write or say anything about her abusive Mother because she had so much love elsewhere until her Mom convinced them to send her away. I as thinking that house that Do-woo has a model of would go good at that place Annie took pictures of. I am aiting for the divorce to come since Annie's gone and Hye-won is acting a fool that the Do-woo's Mom may say she gives him permission to divorce Hye-won since the reason for their marriage (Annie) is no longer.

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I wonder if Annie is the solely reason of his marriage.Hmmm....

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Was that implied in the convo with Hyun-woo? I felt like it might have been but I couldn't tell. This is the first drama I have been so incredibly frustrated by having to rely on subs. I feel like there is so much nuance I am missing, and this story is all about thor tiny moments. Argh. Gotta get on those Korean lessons!!

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If Su-Ah changed Do-Woo's name on her phone to "Airport", then doesn't that make the alternative title of this show... "On the way to Seo DoWoo"?

I'm down with that.

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I'm coming to this show after watching Secret Love Affair (rather late I know) which is the best K drama I've ever watched and I thought I would never find something as good...but this one shows a lot of promise! I think the addition of kids and marriage on both sides makes this something quite different altogether.

I'm a mom juggling kids and work as well and I love how they tackle the issues straight on. Marriage, parenting, loneliness, identity...Loved the scene with Hyun-Joo unni talking about her wake-up call after seeing the woman on the verandah hanging laundry. It speaks for all moms I think.

Posting here for the first time cos I can't wait for the next episode, so I'm going to speculate about episode 5. I've watched the trailer multiple times already! Hmm, looks like Do-woo followed her on the flight? And we also see two interesting scenes: Hye-won quarreling and then calling "Hyo-eun Oma" at Do-woo's atelier, and then Soo-ah leaving Do-woo's house. Wonder what that's all about! And the voiceover is pretty tantalising too.

BTW, does anyone know what the OST is?? There are some scenes where the acting falters but the music more than makes up for it. Too good!

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I am loving this show so much.

It is just very beautiful and gorgeous. I cant put exactly, of which part is gorgeous, but it is just makes me feel so damn connected.

To be honest, i dont like watching this drama first , from the dramas airing on wed-thur . I watch this drama,when i get free time, and just enjoy the feeling of watching, something realistic and warm. All other dramas, i just watch because i cant wait for the next episode to air. This one is the opposite. I am truly enjoying without rushing.

If this was an typical american show, the minute they see each other, they would be on the bed the next minute. Thank god, that this isnt an american show. Their bonding is not based on lust, but on emotional understanding on the perspectives of their lives.

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Su-Ah's friend has something BIG going on with Jin-Suk. You can totally sense that strong connection between them. Maybe she had an affair with him? If she did have , OMG, that is so despicable.

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@pieryrose: I honestly don't think Mi Jin has anything going on with Jin Suk. And I truly hope I'm right, or else this will become a makjang drama that I will give up. :))

Anyway, Mi Jin is such a bestie of Su Ah, she can't stand her friend being treated down by her husband or her mother-in-law. She even said (literally) "don't put on speaker phone, I don't want to hear what you and your husband will say. I don't want to ruin my wish to marriage". Naturally, she dislikes Jin Suk.
Also, Mi Jin must be around Jin Suk too long to see thru his pretend-to-be-cool appearance whenever he's around his colleagues and can't stand him anymore.

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For a woman of Mi-jin's outspoken and fiery temperament, though, she gets very quiet and awkward when Jin-suk's the main topic, instead of just cursing him outright.

I noticed that when Su-ah lightly asked Mi-jin to "tell me if he crosses the line (with any of those girls)", she didn't really respond?

I'm also not willing to think she had an affair outright (besides, how would they expect to keep that secret, in such a small industry?), but maybe ... just maybe ... he made a move on her in the past, or she flirted with him when she had one too many drinks, or something of that nature? Might explain why she's uncomfortable being on the same shift as him, but is still able to be Su-ah's staunch friend.

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I just finished catching up with this drama, and my oh my... this drama is so achingly beautiful. The story line woven finely together, the actors portrayed the characters up to their nine and the cinematography... the picturesque scenery and angles are rendered me speechless. For a moment I was reminded of Love Rain and Fermentation Family. Then I felt as if I'm watching a Jdorama instead of Kdrama. I'm awed.

Thanks for the recap, SailorJumun!

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Very emotion stirring drama @5episodes. Its a strong pointer all married couples MUST WORK HARD to keep relationship strong. One extreme dominant another submissive will drive the weaker partners seek solace elsewhere. The dominant will grow bolder n seek for more challenging playmates. Marriage certs become a legal chain children become their moral burden a pawn a victim in the "family-playground".. This is a heartfelt drama - good reminder n 2 lead actors and actress are really good.

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I'm really sorry abt this but can d recap be posted a bit earlier.. I know its not easy but can you please try? tnx...

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