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On the Way to the Airport: Episode 6

There’s only so much one guy can take. Do-woo’s had to shoulder a lot of pain lately, and it doesn’t get any easier as he’s forced to start questioning everything he’s ever known. And while I am glad our main couple has integrated rules into their relationship, they might have to break a few to get through this one. I guess they’ll just have to set up a new batch of rules to follow.

 

 
EPISODE 6 RECAP

Su-ah and Do-woo hide out in one of the traditional houses, though Do-woo doesn’t understand why they’re hiding in the first place – they didn’t do anything. Su-ah calms down a bit, saying, “Right. Why are we hiding?”

Do-woo then asks if her coming here really was a coincidence. Su-ah shuts down his idea of this relating to fate, insisting she came to find him. She knew Do-woo’s mother worked with preserving tradition, so Su-ah came with some expectation, though she was still shocked to discover that Do-woo was actually here (she believes he’s here for work, not that he lives here).

“So you really did come intentionally,” Do-woo notes, “I’m even more touched.” He smiles sweetly at her, his gaze so strong that it takes her a few seconds before she can look away.

Do-woo can tell Su-ah’s gotten a little uncomfortable again, so he opens the window to ease the tension. Su-ah admires the beautiful scenery outside while Do-woo admires her delighted expression. Damn, I didn’t think I’d swoon this early.

Elsewhere, Hye-won strolls outside as she talks to Ji-eun over the phone. Hye-won asks if she knows who this “Hyo-eun’s Mom” is, making Ji-eun go wide-eyed. She calls Hyun-woo right after, wanting to confirm if that woman she’d seen on the balcony was Hyo-eun’s Mom.

Hyun-woo is his usual aloof self and doesn’t reveal much, but Ji-eun ignores him and rambles on that she should’ve done more to prevent Do-woo from marrying Hye-won when she gave off scary vibes.

Su-ah jumps at the sound of Suk’s voice and shoves herself away from the window to hide. Do-woo smiles at her like she’s the cutest thing in the world and scoots over to cover her from view. Suk comes up to Do-woo, wanting to share newly found information from the employee who’d left before Hye-won was hired.

Do-woo stops Suk there and tells him they’ll talk somewhere else, successfully driving him away for now. Once he’s gone, Do-woo leans in close to Su-ah and suggests she wait a while before coming out. Before he leaves, he asks with another dimpled smile, “Why might I be here?”

After some time, Su-ah heads out, pausing at the sight of her shoes, which Do-woo had neatly turned upright for her.

As she finds her way out, Su-ah notices she’s lost one of the buttons on her cardigan. Her eyes scan the ground until a friendly voice calls out to her. Grandma approaches her and begins tying a small intricate knot to replace the button.

With a quick hand, Grandma finishes the knot and sews it onto Su-ah’s cardigan. Su-ah praises Grandma for her skill and gives her a grateful smile. They exchange their goodbyes, but the sight of Su-ah closing the gate makes Grandma frown.

The image sets off a series of flashbacks. We see that Grandma had met Annie over a lost button as well. Grandma then saw a man hiding behind the gate and Annie hesitantly approaching Hye-won as if for the first time. And then later, Do-woo and Hye-won had brought Annie in to greet Grandma. Grandma had told the girl that they’d seen each other before, but Annie forced a smile, claiming this was their first meeting.

To make things even stranger, Suk informs Do-woo that there is no registered marriage and no Eun-woo listed in Hye-won’s files. Do-woo can’t seem to process this, so Suk looks him in the eye, asking, “Do you trust Hye-won?”

Grandma Young-sook babysits Hyo-eun as she plays soccer with friends. When the ball comes Young-sook’s way, she trips while trying to kick it, sending her straight to the hospital. Hah, Hyo-eun diligently works on her homework on Young-sook’s hospital bed while Young-sook watches.

Su-ah stands apologetically to the side, though Young-sook insists it’s not her fault since she was at work. For now, Young-sook is most concerned about the salary account they agreed on, which Su-ah forgot to take care of.

Su-ah then walks Hyo-eun to her tutoring class, but Hyo-eun refuses to go. Su-ah argues she should go if she feels guilty towards Young-sook. Hyo-eun argues right back that Su-ah should feel guilty too, since she obviously wasn’t working with the outfit she has on. She tells her mom to lie properly next time and stalks off.

Hye-won’s business friend meets with Do-woo to explain that the sponsorship given to him by Ji-eun’s mom will soon be cancelled, including the sponsorship of his office space. Hyun-woo reminds Do-woo that Ji-eun has always been reckless, so there’s no point in hearing her out.

On that subject, Hyun-woo also brings up the fact that Ji-eun called about Su-ah. And that Hye-won knows about her. Do-woo’s face falls.

Jin-suk and crew ready for their return to Korea. On the plane, Mi-jin deals with an angry passenger yelling for a blanket he can’t have until takeoff. The passenger won’t accept Mi-jin’s apologies, wanting the captain to come out and apologize instead. The guy’s about to lose it when Jin-suk surprisingly does step out to apologize. It shocks Mi-jin and the other flight attendants since he’s never done this before, though it finally gets the passenger to quiet down.

Later, Mi-jin visits the cockpit to deliver coffee and to thank Jin-suk for saving her back there. And when she asks if he and his co-pilot want anything special to eat, Jin-suk just looks ahead and smirks. I really don’t like that look…

On the way home, Do-woo runs into Hye-won. She’s heard about the sponsorship getting cancelled and she’d like it if he didn’t continue his work with Ji-eun anymore.

Do-woo becomes defensive, but Hye-won is tired of hearing the same old thing over and over again. Do-woo searches her face as he asks, “Why did you start this work? This work with my family, I mean.” Hye-won’s silence only furthers Do-woo’s uneasiness. He remembers Suk questioning if he really trusted Hye-won, and right now, it looks like he doesn’t.

He walks away from her, and from the looks of it, Hye-won is looking pretty uneasy too. Maybe even scared.

Still at the hospital, Young-sook instructs Su-ah over the phone on how to take care of small household tasks. Su-ah obviously doesn’t know what she’s doing, but she listens to every word her mother-in-law says.

While she searches for Young-sook’s bank book, Su-ah comes across her wedding photo with Jin-suk. She stares at it emptily and moves it aside, smiling instead at the baby photos of Hyo-eun underneath. She wears the same smile as she gladly welcomes Hyo-eun home that night.

Both Su-ah and Do-woo go about the rest of their night, both alone, both thinking about the three conditions they’d promised to keep. In honor of that, Do-woo sends her a simple “Sleep well” text and smiles when she replies the exact same thing. But they can’t allow even those words for themselves – they both delete the exchange from their phones.

That morning, Grandma expresses to everyone that she no longer wishes to use her name. She’d rather watch others continue her work. Hye-won suggests having Do-woo run the business, earning some side-eye from him. Do-woo tells his mother it’d be hard on him, but Hye-won could certainly play an important role. Hye-won looks mighty uncomfortable now.

Grandma doesn’t notice this and casually brings up her first memory of meeting Annie and sewing her a new button. She remembers seeing a man with her who could’ve been her dad. Do-woo and Suk’s eyes widen at that, but Hye-won quickly states that that girl couldn’t have been Annie. Grandma nods, thinking it must’ve been her memory wishing for that girl to have been Annie.

Hye-won pulls Do-woo aside, telling him it would be unlikely for his mother to give her work without him in the picture. “You asked me why I started this work, right? It was because of your mother. Because of Master Go Eun-hee’s work.” For Hye-won, this is work she truly loves and she hates that it’s so underappreciated by the public.

“I believe you,” Do-woo says, “I believe in your sincerity towards my mother. If I didn’t believe even that, I wouldn’t be able to hold onto you.” But Hye-won can see his doubt and she acts hurt that he still doesn’t trust her about Annie’s biological father.

Do-woo isn’t willing to let it go – if what Hye-won said is the truth and this father doesn’t exist, then what happens to the Annie Do-woo believed in? He lost her once and he doesn’t want to lose her again this way. He requests that Hye-won concede a bit.

The stress getting to him, Do-woo texts Su-ah and asks what she saved his name as on her phone. He smiles to learn that she nicknamed him “Airport,” after the place they first met. He decides to nickname her as the place that comes second to the airport. A place they could coincidentally meet.

He tells Su-ah he’s heading to that location now, so she hurries out from her grocery shopping and replies that she’ll head there too. Do-woo: “Then, will we meet coincidentally again?”

Meanwhile, Grandma visits Suk’s workshop, and while she doesn’t find Suk, she does find Hye-won’s employee files tucked away. She picks it up, her eyes scanning over the family relations. The contents seem to shake her so much that she grips her stomach in pain. Ahh! Grandma, no!

As it turns out, Su-ah and Do-woo don’t get their coincidental meeting. Su-ah ends up at the ornament shop and Do-woo ends up at the Han River. They text each other their current locations, figuring that these coincidental meetings could only happen once.

They sit and rest in their respective locations, only to discover that fate might’ve had something else in mind for them. Do-woo happens to be in the exact spot where Hyo-eun and Uncle Je-ah are playing soccer, and Su-ah happens to be right in front of Grandma’s room. Oh phew, Grandma’s okay.

Grandma invites Su-ah inside and takes a good look at her. Su-ah mentions that Grandma’s gaze reminds her of someone else. Grandma laughs at that and then asks Su-ah for a favor. As repayment for the button, she’d like Su-ah to buy her a bowl of red bean porridge.

Do-woo looks up at the sky, asking Annie if she feels it’s unfair that he said he’d believe Hye-won’s words over hers. He tells her to give him a good kick then. Like clockwork, Hyo-eun’s soccer ball rolls right up to Do-woo. He locks eyes with Hyo-eun with a smile.

The two sit together and catch up, Hyo-eun voicing her sadness over not getting to say goodbye to Annie when she’d tried to go to Seoul. Annie had wanted to go home all the time, but she never could, so Hyo-eun figured she wouldn’t actually go. This is news to Do-woo, and he’s shocked to hear just how much Annie missed him and everyone else.

Hyo-eun had assumed Annie couldn’t go back because of something scary like bullies, but Annie had responded cryptically with, “Do you know what’s really scary? Not being able to protect what’s precious to you. That’s what scares me the most.”

Do-woo trudges home, now realizing just how much Annie was keeping from him. And with a newfound fire in his eyes, he promises Annie that he’ll find out what she’d wanted to protect.

Grandma happily finishes the red bean porridge Su-ah bought for her. She tells Su-ah how her own grandmother had enjoyed the same dish right before passing away. Nooo, why are you saying this now?

Grandma repeats the phrase her grandmother had always told her – that before anyone dies, they always do one thing they know their loved ones will need. Su-ah smiles, remembering how Do-woo told her the same thing over the phone, though she doesn’t think much of it.

In return for the porridge, Grandma holds out a green bracelet similar to the bracelets Do-woo and Annie once had. She shakes her head when Su-ah holds out her wrist and motions her over. She ties the bracelet around Su-ah’s ankle instead, telling her to be good to her feet since she must always be traveling.

Grandma is suddenly hit with those same flashbacks of meeting Annie, and she wonders out loud why these images are coming to her. She turns to Su-ah and asks her to deliver a letter she left for her son. But first, she wants Su-ah to get Suk – Suk and no one else.

Su-ah runs out, but something makes her stop. She turns back towards the room just as we see the flashbacks all coming together for Grandma.

Annie had asked for a person named Kim Hye-won, pausing to look uncertainly at a man hiding behind her. Annie then approached Hye-won, telling her that her name was Eun-woo. Grandma concentrates on Hye-won’s lips moving now until she remembers Hye-won’s exact words: “You’re Eun-woo?” The memory is too overwhelming and Grandma’s eyes slowly close.

Su-ah manages to find Suk and gets him rushing over to Grandma’s room. Hye-won follows Suk, asking him if he’s seen Do-woo. Su-ah stops in her tracks. Her eyes follow Hye-won as it clicks with her memory of Do-woo’s wife in the bar. And then it clicks as to why Do-woo was here the other day.

Su-ah waits until she’s at home to confirm all of this. She calls the shop and starts to ask the intern if Grandma is related to Seo Do-woo when she hears someone else’s voice: host mom Mary.

Su-ah hears Mary tell the intern that Do-woo was expecting her, but she can’t contact him. The intern explains that Do-woo’s mother collapsed, and that’s all Su-ah needs to hear. She asks which hospital they’re staying in.

After checking on his mother, Do-woo finds Hye-won in the hallway talking on the phone. All of Do-woo’s suspicions come crashing in until he’s stuck with that same question Suk had brought up: Does he really believe Hye-won?

Hye-won hangs up to tell Do-woo that Ji-eun’s mom is on her way. Then she asks if they can try asking Grandma about expanding the business. Wha… are you serious?

Do-woo angrily throws the door open, showing Hye-won his frail, unconscious mother. It at least gets Hye-won to drop the subject for now.

Do-woo and Suk stay with Grandma all night, with Do-woo refusing to leave his mother’s side. He thanks Suk for finding her and for giving her the red bean porridge. “That wasn’t me,” Suk tells him. It’s then that Do-woo realizes that the last person his mother must’ve seen was none other than Su-ah. “Mother,” he says softly. “This person… Who is she?”

The next day, Su-ah gets Young-sook discharged from the hospital, but the second she stands up, Young-sook twists her ankle and collapses. Again. I really shouldn’t be laughing, but this woman cracks me up.

Su-ah suddenly leaps up, remembering the letter Grandma had left Do-woo. But… NO. No no no no! It’s too late. In Grandma’s room, we see the family huddled over her, tears in everyone’s eyes. She’s gone.

Su-ah runs straight to the funeral home, her heart sinking to see Grandma’s name listed under the deceased. She heads back out into the fresh air when she gets a call from “Airport.”

“What are you doing out in the rain?” Su-ah freezes at Do-woo’s voice. She frantically scans around her until she spots Do-woo sitting on a bench, looking right at her. At the same time, Mary spots Su-ah, calling out “Hyo-eun’s Mom!” and gaining Hye-won’s attention. But Su-ah can’t hear her – she can only concentrate on Do-woo now as she runs straight for him. It seems like miles for her, but she finally reaches him.

They just stare at each other, confirming that Grandma was Do-woo’s mother and that Su-ah was the one who’d given her the porridge. With a trembling voice, Do-woo thanks her. Su-ah can only cry, saying she doesn’t know how to comfort him. Do-woo answers that by desperately gripping her waist and releasing his sobs. Su-ah immediately wraps her arms around him, and they just stay like that, letting the tears fall as they hold on to each other.

 
COMMENTS

Wait, wait – I need a moment to collect myself. I was so not ready to say goodbye to Grandma. Before this episode, I didn’t see any signs building up to her death, so that was an unexpected punch in the gut. She was such a comforting presence to have in the show and one of the few positive figures in Do-woo’s life. I’m heartbroken for Do-woo to have lost her like that, but I’ll accept it considering it’s a solid game-changer for our characters. After all, with the strong, magnetic pull our couple has toward each other, we knew the “three conditions” they’d agreed on wouldn’t last long.

Though I was screaming at Su-ah for running up to Do-woo and embracing him right out in the open, I was also sighing with relief. It totally could’ve been this overdrawn, over-dramatic moment that’s often typical in melodramas, but to my pleasant surprise, it felt more like a raw, emotional moment done just right. If we can forget about the adultery for a second (I know, I know – it’ll always be looming over our heads), it’s been made perfectly clear that these two truly care for one another, so I would’ve been a lot angrier if Su-ah hadn’t comforted Do-woo right then. I liked that she wasn’t thinking about Hye-won or Jin-suk or anything else around her other than the fact that someone she cared about was in pain. Augh, that was such a good scene. Except now I’m terrified of what will happen if Hye-won catches them.

I, for one, cannot believe the way Hye-won acted before and after Grandma’s death. At first, the character of Hye-won seemed broken, then she seemed chilling, and now I’m afraid she may be somewhat dangerous. She’s always been unstable, but now that we have a better idea of what her real motives are, there’s no telling what she might do to get what she wants. Now I’m just wondering if she really used Annie as a way to get herself to where she is today with her career. Is Annie even her real daughter? Each time Hye-won has to emphasize over and over that she’s the “birth mother,” I begin to believe her less and less. With all the lies she’s managed to hide under so far, I think she’s certainly capable of a lie like that.

I’m still trying to piece together Grandma’s fragmented memories though. One theory I have is that Hye-won is the birth mother and that she left Annie with the father very early on. That would explain why Hye-won didn’t immediately recognize her in Grandma’s memory, but why did she accept Annie at that time? Why did the father – if he is the father – look so scared? We’re getting more pieces to this puzzle, but it’s still not enough to get the big picture.

All I know is that I want Hye-won as far away from Do-woo as possible. After learning how calculated this woman might be, their relationship feels more like a manipulated business partnership than a marriage. Despite all of that, I still wanted her to give Do-woo some sort of comfort. Anything – a hand on the shoulder, an “It’ll be okay,” something. But instead, she just acted as if the business was the most important thing right then. Even with the death scene, her tears felt like they were more for selfish reasons than for actual sadness. That may be stretching it, but that’s just how it came across to me.

Now I’m more enraged that Do-woo and Su-ah married the wrong people. Looking at our couple, and at so many couples out there, it’s easy to judge, to point fingers, and to call what they have wrong. But there’s one question to keep in mind: Why did they gravitate towards each other in the first place? Because there was already something wrong with their marriages. They simply didn’t realize something was wrong until tragedy occurred with Annie’s death. The biggest problem I noticed was the kids. We knew early on that Do-woo had a deep attachment to Annie and that Su-ah had a similar bond with Hyo-eun. The way Su-ah reacted to the wedding and baby photographs was very telling, and it told me that Hyo-eun is the main reason why she’s holding on to her marriage. Children can often be the deciding factor between reconciliation and divorce, but there are certain situations where the family staying together isn’t healthy for the couple or the children.

And if Jin-suk really is the player the drama’s making him out to be, I want my divorce papers and I want them soon. Would I be crazy to still be wishing for two clean-cut divorces and a new happy family with just Do-woo, Su-ah, and Hyo-eun?

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I have sent my phone into meltdown with the repeated rewatches of this episode; the cinematography and music are perfect as usual; I too want divorce papers PRONTO, especially for Do-woo, who has definitely married craycray.

Run, run, run, run as fast as you can Do-woo!! I dont even need you to run towards Su-ah (best case scenario), just RUN NOW AND RUN FAST!

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Your comment makes my heart go piterpater. xD

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its not only u who keep repeating i think im going crazy of this drama. though the plot is commonly use in dramas but how the actor palyed the part so well and how thier chemistry is so good i couldnt explain how it really hooked me . episode 1 and 2 didnt hooked me but as i keep watching on it ive been addictid to it ahhh..the emotion the electricity this two leads bring is killing me i keep wishing of thursday and friday..love this drama so much

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Thanks for the lovely recap Sailor!

What a wonderful heartbreaking episode. This episode has perfectly balanced out the elements of romance, tragedy, melodrama , tuning it just perfectly right. This is one of the shows, where everything seems so out of place individually, but when everything comes together, it just fits and SCREAMS PERFECT.

I will miss the Mother/ Anni's grandmother. To be honest she actually didnt connect with me in the beginning, even in the episode where Annie's sudden death was known to her. But, in this episode, she was truly the highlight. Her soft smooth voice and kind words and such dazzling smile. really just melted my heart. Glad she met Su-Ah, a woman, understands her son's emotions well, despite them being together in the wrong way.

So it really seems, Su-Ah and Do-Woo were really brought up together by fate and destiny. So much symbolism. It is sad, that they ended up getting married with the wrong partners who never truly cared for them. I need divorce from each of their partners, RIGHT NOW!

i just want to know the real backstory of WHY jinsuk and Su-Ah married. There married life is the most bizarre thing in this whole drama. They dont act like a married couple. neither of them act as good parents. More of just one-call-the-whole-day-couple.LIKE HOW AND WHY? I just need the damn answers.

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I think JS and SA married because she got pregnant. I feel that's what the drama is pointed at.

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I agree. I think that they had some sort of relationship after Jin-suk flirted with her. She was probably a newbie then and was enamored with him. I also feel that he was probably in a relationship with Mi-jin as well. He might have been two-timing the girls, only they didn't know it. This would explain why he treats Su-ah and his daughter so coldly and prefers to stay alone; it also explains why Mi-jin dislikes him so much.

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Ya, Mi-jin is definitely a player and a very good one to be able keep affairs at different countries and all under wraps for so long.

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Sometimes that's how marriages ends. Sometimes when you marry both partners are at the same time, space and place at that moment. Most couples grow stronger, some grow and find themselves in very different places in their lives. Some couples can reconcile these differences and come back together, some can't. This is where they grow and fall apart. I'm speaking from experience, my ex and I lived in the same house but had very different lives and sleeping quarters for over a year before splitting up. We didn't even feel like family anymore. Sometimes it's nobody's fault, but a growing apart of the couples. This happens a lot. I wish this drama would just visit this theme instead of having to completely make the other spouse into a monster so views can justify the affair.

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Btw, this show kind of might start a new trend of naming the contacts of the people to naming them with places. Airport, Han River etc.

If i were to give an alternative name to these characters it would be such as:

1. Hye-Won : HELL
2. Su-Ah's mother-in-law: Bank.
3. Jin-Suk: Sydney
4. Mi-JIn: Bar

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oh god thank you!
you win the comment section for me

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Love this comment!

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Those names would certainly make it easier for me to keep up with the characters! I have to admit that when there are mutliple names like Hye-won, Hyo-eun, and Hyun-woo, I start getting confused. For someone who doesn't know Korean, they seem too similar. That said, it doesn't interfere with my enjoyment of the show. I am absolutely enthralled.

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Brilliant!

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+1000

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Annie: Heaven
Hyo eun: Football
Seok hyung: Police Station
Grandma: Heaven Arrivals
Mary: Malaysia
Ji Euns mom: Control Room
Her assistant: Admin

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One more!
Hyun Woo: Bar

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thx. you made my day! XD

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Lolol this got me laugh so hard.

Man I didn't think I'd end up liking the drama. Just thought I should give it ca shot since its been a while with Kim ha Neul. However just few minute into the drama,I'm hooked! Amazing casts and storyline. I don't think this is wrong love.

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This drama is achingly-heart-twisting-moral-conflicted love. Adultery is wrong. I know. But I also know that no one would ever know when to fall in love or with whom. Just like Tom Hiddleston said:

Falling in love is surprising, and shocking, and chaotic.
And beautiful as it always been.
The heart is uncontrollable.
You can’t legislate for who you fall in love with.
It’s just happens.

This time, love happened to these 2 married yet lonely people. Who struggled internally with the growing feeling and connection they had.

Ahh, I don't know what would happen to them, it's ep 6 and it's already in a deep. I just hope my heart would stay strong for whatever happen next, for another series of twisted-turned-pulled that are coming my way in the next 10 eps. *gasp*

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Love that someone quoted Tom Hiddleston!!

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I really want to know how Annie is related to Hye-won. Any guesses?

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Yes, did she lie about not having a child or was she telling the truth and Annie isn't her daughter? I find the fact that she keeps saying that Annie's her true daughter highly suspicious... Did she take her in because DW was fond of her at first sight ? HW did say that DW wasn't looking at her before Annie came, even if he said it was wrong. Plus, I find that HW's behavior is really ambiguous toward money. She kept insisting on this new business brand even when Granny was dying and it seems to me that she came to DW's office in the previous only because of this. Well, I think the biggest mystery in this show is how those two couples end up being married...

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I posted this in an earlier recap but I feel like HW has this weird obsession with her profession (which Do-woo's mother seems nationally known for?) My theory was HW just adopted Annie to make DW fall in love with her so HW can stay in the family and be the next Madame Go.

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You are right. She is a bit obsessed but at first I thought that was her way to cope with Annie's death but, in this episode, I was quite disturbed with her urging when DW's mother was on her deathbed. It also crossed my mind that maybe she adopted Annie on purpose because she had a very bad attitude toward her "true" daughter. The question is who was that man? Her former lover? Her brother?

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i loved this episode. I'me with you on the the man i think he might be her brothers kid and she came to ask for help or something thats why he looked so scared, like maybe if i send my cute daughter she will help me.

i had a running theory with my sister that she was raped and that Annie was her kid but after this episode the brother storyline seems a bit more realistic.

and i think she probably paid off her brothers debt and told him to leave ans was using that as a way to keep Annie with her and quiet.

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That's an interesting theory. I can't wait to see what is going to happen next ^^

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One of the first things which struck my mind (after the squeeing) was how horrible I would feel if I were Su-ah. She's basically been one of the last persons whom two of Do-woo's beloved family met before they passed away. If it were me, I would be wracked with a guilt complex!

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One of the first questions I asked myself after that scene was dang woman! what kind of relationship do you have with death! Lol. But I think the writers really want to compell us to understand (or to believe) that fate could play a huge role, actually surpassing social norms or boundaries in connecting ppl.

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For me, rather than fate, I subscribe to... coincidence, I'd say. Like people meeting and instantly making connections and forming deep bonds.

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I feel you! I would wonder if I'm the bad luck that comes to Do Woo's life and take away his loved ones, if I were SuA. T_T She is already guilty of not stopping Annie...

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This is the first time I commented, though I've read a lot of recaps already. I'm one who never gave judgements on what the storyteller wants to convey. I reacted to the morality or immorality of the characters, the foolishness. However, I had consciously shied away from thinking things like "if it was me, I would have... " or "I think what they're doing is wrong. I've maintained my " I'm in this story for the ride. " And, this story of DW and SA is one ride I will immensely enjoy. Kudos to the writer, director and actors??

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That last scene got me right there. We can always argue that Do Woo could have chosen to call his wife and cry with her, but in the end, having someone right there with you even without asking for them, is a blessing. That is their connection. They don't have to say much to each other to know how the person feels. Like how Su Ah carried his backpack with Annie's urn inside, or Do Woo finding Su Ah that night by the Han River.

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I felt the same and I was particularly moved by the fact that they were genuinely crying together.

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By the end of this episode, I have come to terms that the shows focal point is to make its viewers realize that people get emotionally pinned down for various reasons.
It also makes me question how some people deal with the skeletons they have tucked in their closet, while some would opt to wash their dirty linens in public. When a show puts me in a position where I start to question my own beliefs and principles, I know the show is doing something right.

I've read most of the comments from the recap of episode 5 where a number of fellow beanies provided their inputs on relationships. Its quite an interesting read because opinions vary and the subliminal context is either based on experience or principles. When a show pushes us to think beyond the comforts of our morals and beliefs, it gets more personal than ever.

So while DA and SA continue to restrain themselves from the inevitable, I actually look forward to that very moment they decide to cross the line to the point of no return. I want to hear their reasons and see if they can hold themselves accountable for their own actions. Will they falter? Will they hold on? Will they bargain? Those are just some of the questions I have in mind. But really, what I want to know is will they be as realistic or will it be glossed over because its just a drama show afterall?

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Am looking forward to the tipping point of their restraint too. What justifications will they offer?

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Excellent points you made! Especially your last paragraph on how they will justify themselves / react / move on post crossing that line. Wished they wouldn't, because it makes the relationship more special.

There was somewhere that I read about the synopsis of this drama where DW was a little out of sorts due to what happened with Annie - not sure if this is accurate and if yes, is it pointing towards these current newfound feelings being fleeting and momentarily only? Part of me wished that it's not that way, as what we have seen up to ep. 6 is beautifully drawing out their mutual attraction for each other (it cannot be fleeting, right?!) based on comforting interactions yet the chemistry is brewing and brewing like fine wine!

Can't help but think that DW and SA has some couple look alikeness, when their individual frames are juxtaposed while having their phone calls :)

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Noooo not grandma, too. ???

I feel deceived by the production team...the premise was about two people in unhappy marriages and finding another, nobody told me I'd need tissue boxes because of people dying.
We're only 6 episodes in and have 2 deaths already whereas other dramas about terminal illnesses don't have anyone dying until much much later or not even until the final episode. Show, you better make it up to us viewers by making our OTP happy from now on, especially Do-woo. Poor guy, I just want to give him a hug, first he loses his daughter, now his mother...Seok better stay safe until the end but with that crazy woman in their house, nothing's for sure and we still have 14 episodes to go. I really wanna know what her deal is...she's legit scaring me now (and yeah, never expected a birth secret in this drama either).

But you have no idea how happy I was that Su-ah didn't care if anyone's gonna see them and just held him in the final scene, I'd be seriously mad if she hesitated there. And if this isn't the turning point in their relationship I don't know what will be, like they were already saying in the drama Annie and grandma brought her to him (if this was another drama she'd be called an unlucky person with bad energy or something, I'm looking at you Lucky Romance)

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Your last two sentences unexpectedly made me lol.

But seriously, Do Woo really has tough luck! Wow, whose next? *gasp* Did I just jinx it?

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Another amazing episode...! I just really didn't like that Grandma died. I think 2 deaths so early in the drama are too many. I wonder if it's necessary and I'm really curious about what it'll add to the story. I feel like the writers are "forcing the fate" aspect of their relationship almost as if to prepare the viewer, to justify their future actions and make the "adultery" plot more acceptable. I feel like I didn't need that. We already saw how both DW and SW naturally came together and how "fate" brought them together, how they are emotionally connected, and basically how they are two lost souls who found relief being with each other. So this additional twist of fate for me was unnecessary. I'm rambling... I cant wait for nxt week!

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The thing that I kind of don't like about this drama by this point is, how staying married isn't any issue about the married couples, for instance soo ah, her husband, and do woo. Who seems like such a nice guy on paper! I mean take a look at soo ah's husband, the guy is standing in the lift with his ex flame may be, but the way they communicate they look like a couple who might ignite something again, there's no qualms about the fact that they're married. Especially soo ah and do woo, who keep saying they have three no's and this relationship should stay this way, but having bad relationships don't justify their own subtle one either, smh. Why don't you guys just break it off with your significant other one,and get together. I keep watching this show for the beautiful scenarios and the background music, and there's something that makes me come back each week lol, but there's nothing good about extra marital heck, unless we're talking about western dramas.

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@Sky, "there's nothing good about extra-marital.." Yeah, the statement in that sentence is correct but real life points in another direction. It's only people who have never had the experience of a good person/friend appearing when you're wrestling with a bad marriage who can say...."Just decide to break it off with your spouse first!" There's no way to understand that a stove is hot until you put your hand on it. We are all emotional beings (BOY, are we EVER!) and emotions take over when you meet someone you're unexpectedly attracted to. The moment you are attracted to someone other than your spouse, you do NOT run home and break it off. At first you think, "whoa, how can this be? I'd better be careful. It will probably go away." You do the dance over time (days? weeks? months?) of dealing with that attraction and wrestling with a whole host of decisions and questions before any sort of action happens. If your marriage is solid and your love with your spouse one of complete trust, adoration, happy communication and devoted friendship, you would never ever find yourself EMOTIONALLY attracted to another. Physical lust just by looking can happen to any of us at any time - but it's rarely acted upon. It's when another person reaches into a tired and/or lonely part of our hearts and brings some needed sunshine that we begin to see the contrast with our grumpy, critical spouse. As the extra-marital attraction continues, then we make the decision to either work on and rescue our marriage or cross the line into the zone from which it is almost impossible to return.
I sincerely hope @Sky that you have not had to experience the dissolution of a marriage, but some understanding and forgiveness of this situation could happen if it is something you ever have to go through.

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thanks for the recaps!

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Omg ...did halmoni really have to die? She could have just been hospitalized for a while and gotten better later with an excellent memory of her first meeting with annie. Damn, one too many deaths.

The last scene was so emotional and beautifully shot. Anyone notice how bouncy KHN's hair is in all the slow mo running scenes? Lol...looks good though.

I genuinely got scared for sun-ah when the lady called out "hyo-eun's mum" cos Hye-won seems like the type that can go batsh*t crazy in a sec. Can't wait for the next episode.

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While it is quite a blow to have Do-woo's mom die at this stage, it's almost like the writer gave us with this death and Annie's, a knot to be unraveled, just like the beautiful knots grandma created.

That's probably why traditional knots are featured in this drama. They look fine and beautiful when you are simply looking at them, but if you so chose, start to unravel them and who knows how many threads you'll find. Kind of like these main characters' lives. Everyone outside looking in, and who doesn't know them personally, might proclaim Do-woo and Su-ah have happy marriages. We all know that's not true. Who knows what lies and or truths lie underneath.

This unraveling to reveal what is true and what isn't is going to happen, however, it's now going to happen via others. With Suk digging up info, with stories from Hyo-eun and now with Mary back in town, who knows what'll turn up.

It'll be up to Do-woo and Su-ah to connect the dots in their lives as they continue to connect with one another.

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Thank you for this comment. I think that's a really interesting theory.

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"And if Jin-suk really is the player the drama’s making him out to be, I want my divorce papers and I want them soon. Would I be crazy to still be wishing for two clean-cut divorces and a new happy family with just Do-woo, Su-ah, and Hyo-eun?"

I couldn't agree more on that opinion. Whether Jin Suk is a real player or not, to me that's not the case here. I just don't want the two get twisted between love and attachment. The lines get so blurred that you become blind to what's happening around you, and you can't tell what is real anymore.

Yes it's clear that what happened to Su Ah and Do Woo's marriage are unhealthy attachment. Although it's still too early to say that what happened between Su Ah and Do Woo is true love. In my opinion, it's too easy to be called love to their current circumstance. Call me cynical, but I really hope that Jin Suk and Su Ah would reconcile. Without prior knowledge of their love story, I naively think that they still can fight. Let them go through the real hardship in their marriage. Let them argue, see each one's flaws and accept them. It is about loving the person despite their poor qualities. It is communication about your problems, differences, and what makes your relationship hard. It's work and always a hard work.

While for Do Woo and Su Ah, forgive me for asking them to realize what attachment is. It is just surface level of communication, believing they are the only thing that matters in your life. Attachment is easy, it's just a blurry line of insecurities and self hatred. It's not seeing other person's flaws, and not accepting life without them.

But I maybe wrong. I hope that after both parties have come to reconciliation but yet they met the dead end, then that's the time to let go. Let go if that's what is needed. Let fate take it's course, and it's ok even if it hurts like hell. Love like that will come again and they'll be fine.

I'm soooo sorry for letting my brain fall out, because this show is just too gummy for me to swallow. :D

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dramadreamy -

It's not cynical to wish for Jin-suk and Su-ah to reconcile. I think this is because there is a recognition that, of our two married couples and given what we know up to now, Jin-suk and Su-ah are the ones who have what I would call the "more saveable" marriage.

Not knowing anything else, if Jin-suk overhauled his communication style and Su-ah tweaked her penchant for being passive, a positive outcome could be had.

On the other hand, as I see it, Hye-won married into Do-woo's family based on lies and perhaps manipulation. Things are pointing to a marriage founded on fraud. I don't know how you forgive something like that let alone expect to share and live your life with someone who has done that.

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"Jin-suk and Su-ah are the ones who have what I would call the “more saveable” marriage.
Not knowing anything else, if Jin-suk overhauled his communication style and Su-ah tweaked her penchant for being passive, a positive outcome could be had."

I second to that.

As for Do Woo and Hye Won, I would assume Do Woo has married to a compulsive liar—never knowing what to believe. It took him a long while to realize who he is really married to.

Here's just my two-cent: Some suffer in relationships dead beyond repair. Unhappy marriage, marked by daily conflict, damages your physical and emotional health. Yet some settle into just accepting it, becoming numb and depressed without hope for change. Here an affair can be a healthy act. It may reflect an unconscious or semi-conscious awareness of a desire to become more alive, to grow. That is, an affair can provide feelings of affirmation and restore vitality and can activate courage to leave a marriage, when doing so is the healthiest path. The affair can generate greater emotional honesty and mature behavior.

Similarly, in Su Ah's case, a woman’s affair made her feel more confident and self-assured; more engaged and alive. She realized that she wanted to feel that way with her husband. Her affair created new determination to deal with the issues that had drained energy from her marriage.

I don't object Do Woo - Su Ah's relationship to grow more intimate, but I do support Jin Suk and Su Ah to cure their problems first. People don’t set out to have a “healthy affair.” But the Su Ah - Do Woo's situation shows that some affairs can open the door to a psychologically healthier life.

OMG, I just wrote an opinion to such a serious case of marriage. Haha! :D

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"On the other hand, as I see it, Hye-won married into Do-woo's family based on lies and perhaps manipulation. Things are pointing to a marriage founded on fraud."

----> your comments triggered a memory about LSY's drama, MDSY. His character, KWJ, married LSY (played by LBY) not based on the truth initially too. Thank God in that drama that their love for one another was strong and they reconciled. Not the case here in this drama with the contrastingly different intents for the non-truth, and his wife in OTWTTA played by the same actress who had a role in MDSY - coincidence? Telling of the future for HW and DW in this current drama?

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I'm so conflicted about this drama.
On one hand, I'm against divorce, unless there is infidelity which is unresolved or/and violence that threatens the live of the other party. I'm definitely against adultery. However, this shows makes me want to root for Do-woo and Su-ah. I find myself not wanting them to be exposed, and for them to be together.

It doesn't help that the writer is trying to justify their relationship. "It's fate" that has brought them together. It was the shared grief over the death of a little girl, and now Grandma. There's also the adage of someone leaving something behind for a loved one before they die- implying that Su-ah was 'given' to Do-woo by both Annie and Grandma. So does that mean that their relationship is acceptable?

If their relationship is truly fated, then why have they not met and fallen in love before meeting their spouses?
They both married their spouses without coercion. It was a decision they chose to make, whatever the motivation or cause. Hence, they should stick with it and try to make it work and honour the vows made, even if they realised that they had made a mistake. This is just my view, based on my faith and beliefs. I know others may feel differently.

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What puzzles me is that I see Su-ah struggling to overcome this attraction. I see her feeling guilty and conflicted. However, this is not the same for Do-woo. He seems to be openly flirting with her and even actively pursuing her - he actually booked a flight to the Philippines and back just to see her on the same flight - and business class at that!!!

Furthermore, he told Hye-won that he didn't marry her because of Annie and not to doubt his love. (The recapper did not mention this, so I'm not sure if there's a problem with the translation). If this is accurate, then isn't he as bad as Jin-suk? The main difference is that he has swoony eyes and lovely dimples and looks at Su-ah as if she is the best thing that has happened in his life. He's the one who is deliberately trying to touch her and even teases her - what's with the "You called in the middle of the night. I was with my wife. What do you think we were doing?". He made the first move and is still making the moves. So what's his game? He knows she's married and he's married.

I love Lee Sang Yoon but Do-woo...it is difficult not to root for him because he's so handsome, with delicious dimples, swoony eyes, a sweet smile, and his love for Annie...but...!!!
We should always be wary of such charming men, no??? yes???

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yess..i mean noo..oh maybe yess....arghhh.... i don't know anymore.

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Exactly the way i feel

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+1000

You've written exactly what I'm thinking about Do Woo.

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My mind firmly said "Yes."
Heart said, "Smile G~! Let him do whatever he wants..." *swoon*

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True, in these recent episodes I also started to become conflicted about DW and his apparent nonchalance about having an affair...and then they kill his mom and I'm like...oh eff it, this guy's life is so tough right now, to hell with morality. ?

(And I find myself developing an unhealthy crush on Do-woo..or is it Lee Sang-yoon? Argh, I don't know, blame the eyes and dimples.)

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hahahaaha reading the comments here made my day makes me laugh..to me i dont focus on the moral issues of thd story already since most of us watching were adult and have different views opinions on what is right and wrong we were olc enough to know..so im just enjoying the whole package of the drama and im falling inlove with su ah and do woo hahhaa

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Ah...finally can comment on this episode. Thanks for the quick recap.

The show has so many subtle moments and I love the deceptively languid way it builds up the tension and plays with our emotions. Well done indeed.

When Mi Jin instinctively knew to put ice cubes in Pilot Jin Suk's coffee, it subtly points to their past relationship. These two are starting to dial up the tension, can't wait to see what their story is.

I think making the spouses out to be the bad guys is a convenient way to justify these two gravitating toward each other. I do wish the show is brave enough to let it happen without having to vilify them. OK, it's already been made clear that Hye Won is turning out to be a manipulator and liar. But it doesn't mean that Jin Suk has to be bad as well.

The Hindi movie Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna depicted a similar situation but their respective spouses did no wrong and the protagonists had to accept a lot of damage (career, children, friends/family) for their new relationship. At the end of the day, the audience is left to wonder:- Was it worth it?

To me, this is the very question that all would-be adulterers should ask themselves. Those who mindlessly take a step off the ledge because it all feels so RIGHT should know that it is the point of no return and no amount of regret or patching up will completely fix something that they deliberately broke. The cracks will remain no matter how they repair it and it is something they will have to live with. If the answer is still to go ahead then they should accept every outcome from their decision without blaming or disparaging anyone and move on without adding more damage.

As @korfan said, the unraveling knots are making things more complicated and I look forward to how they will be resolved. Hopefully there won't be too many pat solutions to the plot. In this type of story, I prefer a somewhat open-ended ending that would let me contemplate what could have, would have or should have been.

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The Hindi movie Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna depicted a similar situation but their respective spouses did no wrong and the protagonists had to accept a lot of damage (career, children, friends/family) for their new relationship. At the end of the day, the audience is left to wonder:- Was it worth it?
Oh My! Oh My!! Oh My!!! I've discussed this drama with my sister and she came up with the same film as yours. I'm multi-film fans and I watch many genre including Bollywood, Kollywood and Hollywood.
I actually try to understand what this drama is all about. Why Do-woo and Su-ah attracted to each other? Why Do-woo try to flirt with Su-ah when he told her wife that he married her because he love her not because of Annie? After going through many comments I slowly understand what actually is happening.
I do not know who you are but I really want to be one of your friends or follower to share my mind on this drama.

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Aside from the gorgeousness that is the show visually, the show draws me in so much as it portrays such a realistic possibility to the viewer (well at least me). No marriage is perfect and kudos to those who have it pretty close to perfect. But the reality is that marriage is hard work and there are moments where you feel disconnected and unheard, unappreciated, etc. On an emotional level most women need so much more and often men don't meet these expectations. For someone like Do woo to enter your life and start connecting with you emotionally and filling that void, I see as such a realistic possibility. (And hello dimples, smile and gaze!!) The show makes me reflect on what I would do if a "Do woo" entered my life during a time where my hubby and I are struggling and how I would handle it. I honestly know I would probably go through the same emotions as SA clearly is, but would I act? Where is the line?
The show also makes me more protective of my own marriage as it clearly shows how slippery of a slope making a new friend that you connect with can be. And how once you start going down that path how much of a struggle it can be to pull away. I'm all in with this show as I feel there is so much to reflect on and I really hope the writer continues to put so much thought into every detail and decision regarding the story of Su ah and Do woo.

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Please somebody tell me what the h**l with those gaze? Do-woo always gazing at Su-ah and even I feel uncomfortable with the stare so much so that I think Do-woo is a psycho. Even his mother like to stare. Su-ah even said that her gaze (Do-woo mother) remember her to someone.

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I'm confused with the whole business thing which I think was not written well.
First we have a cafe, and an architect house
Then they're not doing well therefore they wanna close it down.
I get that part.

What I don't get is, and hoping someone here can better explain:
- So am I right that they want to use Do Woo's mom as a brand for franchising the knot business?
- Who is Ji Eun really? it is passingly implied that they are friends from a long time ago? Why don't people talk to Do Woo about closing the business directly and instead we get the Hye Won involved it's so confusing. Plus given that this is Do Woo's livelihood he doesn't seem too concerned about it.
- What does Do Woo even do?
- First it seems Hye Won was concerned the cafe was shut down, I get that. Then I'm not even sure whether she wants the franchise since she looked uncomfy with it but kept asking about it

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Plotconfused -

Regarding the knot business, Hye-won seems to want to "commercialize" mother-in-law's name and expand the business rather than keeping it small and being known only as exhibitors of a cultural asset.

Ji-eun, when she was first presented to us, appeared as a friend of Mi-jin. While we don't know when they first met, we do know she and Mi-jin were already friends five years ago when they met Do-woo and Hyun-woo at Hyun-woo's bar. It seems she already knew Do-woo because in this episode, Ji-eun mentions that she should've done more to prevent Do-woo from marrying Hye-won because she's scary.

Apparently, Do-woo is a lecturer on architecture.

You're right, there also appears to be some sort of mystery regarding Hye-won and her attitude towards the knot business and her husband's studio he shares with Ji-eun. She wants to expand the knot business but wants Do-woo to lead things. However, when he mentioned that Hye-won should be involved because it would be difficult for him, she seemed almost upset. A couple of episodes ago, she was inquiring about Do-woo's studio and Ji-eun's mother's support of it. I got the impression she kind of doesn't want it closed yet when she found out Ji-eun's mom wouldn't really stop her support, the look that registered on Hye-won's face was almost one of annoyance. Huh??

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I am still in awe of how well balanced this show is. Though we know Su Ah and Do Woo are playing with fire we can't help but root for them. And it's extremely pleasant to watch. It is beautifully shot and unique in the style. I also appreciate the mystery in the story line. It adds more substance to the plot.

Also so far I've been viewing this show not one about an affair but about the complexity of human relationships. Like how they question if there can be such a relationship as theirs. Also I find it interesting that Su Ah and Jin-suk both find companionship in others instead of each other. Her Do Woo and him young and admiring flight attendants. But each relationship shown in this show has layers to it giving us richer characters. Although once things get to a physical point between Su Ah and Do Woo my opinion may differ!

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Was it just my crazy attempt trying to match random puzzle pieces or is it true that none of the two main characters got married for love but for their children? (SA being pregnant and DW for Annie)? I just can't see any traces of affection between the two married couples and can't ignore the one between SA and DW.

I can't sit pretty while waiting for the next episodes >.<

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I root for your crazy attempt as I root for any crazy mind because of so many knot and mystery to be revealed.

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Anyone who had experienced the death of a loved one would know that the one and only person you really wanted so badly to lean on during such a major life event when you were at your most vulnerable was that special someone you had a strong emotional connection with. And to have that person turning up and offer consolation at the nick of time when we were so overwhelmed and wracked by heart-wrenching grief was the greatest kind of relief. Upon seeing that person, the tears you had been holding back all the time just flowed out uncontrollably like water gushing out of a toppled dam. That last scene was magical, it is very rare that we get to see a grieving couple cry in that kind of embrace in kdrama. It is like a child embracing the mother's waist, and the mother cradling the head of the child. This beautifully signifies finding the greatest kind of solace in the secure embrace of someone DW entrusted all his vulnerabilities to.

Death in the family is always a life-changing traumatic event, particular if the death was sudden and unforeseen, and leaving no chance to say a proper farewell. Those living on will have to live with an irredeemable regret which will incessantly bugged them forever. How did the dying person feel at the last moments, was the death peaceful? As such, how big a relief and consolation it would be to learn that in the last moments, someone had been there offering comfort and kindness to that departing family member, and we will always be so immensely grateful to this person. Also, death of a closed one shook us to the core and forced us to come to terms with the transient nature of human life. Many of us will start to question our own life’s priorities, and things that are really important to us.

This is the case for DW, it happened not only once, but twice. And both times, SA was there before death happened. Though she didn’t do anything for Annie, she did bring some comfort to DW’s mom (btw, what is patjuk?). The significance of this to DW is massive. Firstly, his gratitude towards SA for treating his mom with kindness before her death was tremendous. Secondly, he already had this wishful thinking that SA was a gift from Annie, and now, the coincidence of SA being there before his mom’s passing further reinforced the notion that SA is in fact the gift bestowed upon him. And thirdly, Annie’s death already had spurred DW to question things happening around him. Now the death of his mom will further shake things up and drive DW to make major changes in his life. The letter from his mom (if it does eventually reach his hands and not being intercepted by HW) will push him to seek the truth behind Annie’s birth mystery and death even if it means destroying his marriage in the process. I think he will also pluck up his courage to go all out to be with the love of his life as SA is too precious a gift from his departed loved ones to be missed.

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patjuk is like what it says in the recap: red bean porridge ^__^

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Thanks Mary, so patjuk is red bean porridge, thinking of it make my mouth water. I've to admit, I skipped the recap and jumped straight to comments by Sailorjumum and other beanies here. It's always the case during week days, sigh. With my boss hovering behind my office desk, I was surreptitiously reading this by quickly cut n paste everything from the browser to a MS Word doc, and then writing my own comments and camouflaging it by adding bullet points and sections to make it looked like I was writing a work report. lol

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Well said!!! I also think that Do-woo accept Su-ah as the gift bestowed upon him but actually they attracted to each other knowingly.

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Since two deaths have occured infront of Su-Ah, she could be unofficially called Grim reaper.
Su-ah , please at the end make your mother-in-law and Hye-won die too. That would be the most satisfying ending for me , since each two episodes we witness a death

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I rewatched ep 4 for Hyun woo (Do Woo's friend at the bar) and Do Woo's conversation, after Su Ah giving her beer glass to Hye won:

HYUN WOO: When u said you date Hye won, I thought you would do better than her.
You're a good man.
You're deep and opinionated.
But u never liked selfish girls.
All the girls we knew back then were selfish.
Among them, Hye Won was definitely one of the best."

DO WOO: Eun Woo.

HYUN WOO: Yes. She was with Hye Won.
I thought she deserved your (endless) love.
She was worth it.
...
If you are attached to that woman (Su ah), that's becos she gave up her beer.
In a short moment, one gives it up, and the one takes it without hesitation.
You're very good at catching that..."

The conversation leads me to some speculation:

1. Eun Woo is not Hye won's real child. EW might be sent by the man Grandma saw, so that HW can help him take care of her. The father might have cancer and will die soon, so he wants to leave her with HW and the two keeps this secret from EW.

2. Hye won had eyes on Do Woo and knew how compassionate he is, so, to get his attention, she introduced EW as her child, telling the story that she has to sacrifice a lot raising her alone at very young age.

3. Of course Hye won lied to Eun woo, that saying EW is her children will be easier for her to be accepted by Do Woo family. That she will let her meet her father later.

4. Do Woo, as expected, very fond of EW, and starts to notice Hye won as somebody who is not selfish, who takes care of her daughter thru such hardships. He got married to HW and adopt EW to their family (though I dont understand how they can do it, with EW name not in HW record to be transfer to Do Woo family?)

5. After marrying Do Woo, HW sends EW to Malaysia to keep the girl away and protect their lies. EW said that it's hard to protect what she loves, it's Do Woo family as it will break their hearts, when they know the truth, but she can not lie anymore.

5. When EW wants to go back to Korea, HW must have told her that her father has died long before, which might be a fact. To EW, this news is unbearable to handle and we saw her reaction at the airport that causes her death.

Or this could be my imagination.

I am so curious of how HW stories will be unfolded.

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Hyun Woo, Do-woo friend!!! His dialogues only adding more confusing things on my mind!!! His figure of speech has many interpretation. Why Do-woo is attracted to Su-ah because she gave up her beer? Do-woo is good at catching what?

Hyun woo: You have to remember tonight. (or remember that moment, I try to remember his dialogue. pardon me.)

Remember what? and why?

Even when Su-ah came in the morning to collect her present because she forgot to take back from Do-woo work desk, Hyun woo said things that hard to digest by my mind. Am I getting old or it just my brain cell cannot connect because of my dead nerve? or maybe I am not in an art or literature league?

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Okay, it's official; this drama has made me go CRAZY. I spent the weekend binge-watching "20 Again" for Lee Sang-yoon, and today can't focus at work and am stalking all the forums waiting for anyone *ANYONE* to comment on anything related to this drama.

I NEED SOME RESOLUTION. *crazy eyes like Hye-won*

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purebristles, you echoed my thoughts / actions on re-watching 20A over the weekend, waiting for this recap to be published and eagerly reading comments posted by fellow beanies!

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am stalking all the forums waiting for anyone *ANYONE* to comment on anything related to this drama.<<< I did the same thing like you do. I read all the comments and reply to anyone that spark my interest.

You got me...you got me...Now I know I'm not alone with this crazy mind on this drama.

Let's get some resolution!!!

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The last scene was so poignant that I kept replaying it. I know there is the sense of adultery that always looms overhead, but it is really great to make us feel for the two characters though we may not really appreciate if we were to know of it in our real lives. Fate has tied Su-ah with Dowoo. It is lovely to see that the ppl Dowoo cared for, left their memories with Su-ah in the end showing that their ties exist deep.
Also I dunno if anyone has already mentioned. But isn't hye won the same person in village achiara? Blimey, wherever this gal is, there seems to be a birth secret involved. N why Dowoo falling in love with a married woman has happened in twenty again too.. jus that he fell for her first n continued to carry a torch for her.. why doesn't anyone set him up for a simple single relationship anymore?? All aside, am rooting for the otp!! Fighting!

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I think it is the first time that a drama bring many different ideas .l like it

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I have to say.. this drama is right in the feels. It conveys so many messages and emotions within such a short time. Small request though.. could the recap be posted as soon as possible after the episode has aired? ??

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I feel the same way too... the recaps should be posted a bit earlier pleaseeeeee.....

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Oh My!!! I'm sooo into this drama. I had to stop watching for two weeks to focus on writing my thesis. I had missed a total of four episodes. So, last night I watched this drama again. I told myself that I only watched one episode only. One episode...After that I have to sleep. Unbelievably, I was too chronic to this drama and I keep watching until episode six, which ended at 6.40am. I really need friends who is equally obsessed with this drama. I feel like my heart is going to explode if I did not share my feeling of this drama to someone. Please be my friends only to share this strange, psycho but like candy feeling.

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we meet here again missZ... just finished watching ep 7 can't wait for 8.....

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Oh u watched already? Lucky u... still waiting...?

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yea and its super duper intense and interesting....

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Hi MissZ!
Thanks for replying to my earlier post. I'll meet you in Ep 7 recap, OK? It's another episode that makes you think and some things become clearer while others become murkier.

See ya!

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mi jin and ji eun meet 5 years ago in I NEED ROMANCE

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Seems like drama world just like to put Lee Sang Yoon and Shin Sung Rok on the different ends of the ring. It's kinda funny when I remember what happened in Liar Game. And they are basketball buddies in real life too!

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This drama is a gem. The way it's being filmed, the music, the tiny moments and emotions are really well played. The consolation from a hug from someone who understands your grief is powerful. The heart wrenching sobs that wrecks DW is so realistic. And all SA can offer at that time is unconditional empathy....and to grief with him.
In life, how many times can we find someone who is able to do that?
The feel of this drama reminds me of Bridges of Madison County. It just suddenly reminds me of that film.
SA and DW connected by events that are not within their control. The death of Annie is the first thread that brings them together. The death of grandma is the first knot in their relationship.
how many knots will be made before completion? I'm really looking forward to it

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The way the director has been 'slicing' the different scenes, I've been wondering about the timeline, how long Annie has been with the family, how long has DW and SA's been messaging and phoning each other etc. Anyone can enlighten?

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