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Shopping King Louis: Episode 15
by | November 11, 2016 | 48 Comments

Life is full of surprises — some are good, some are bad, and some are just an inevitable part of living on this planet. Sometimes we have to let go in order to grow up, and it’s time for Louis to leave behind his childhood and become a true adult. Standing on his own won’t be easy when he’s led such a sheltered life, but he has a wonderful family, made of both new and old loved ones, to support and love him.

EPISODE 15: “My Way”

We see Jung-ran’s first meeting with Grandma, when Jung-ran had still been young and wild. Grandma had hired her as her assistant despite Jung-ran’s hesitance, saying that she knows good people when she sees them. She says it doesn’t matter how Jung-ran has lived until now — she risked her life for a stranger, and that makes her a valuable person.

After all these years, Grandma thanks Jung-ran for taking such good care of her. She tells her to say what she needs to say while she can or she may lose her chance, and Jung-ran teases that Grandma sounds like she’s going somewhere. Grandma caresses her photograph of Louis and his parents, as Louis narrates that Grandma has her own way of living. He says that he loves her, and her way of life.

Scarface accidentally kidnaps Bok-shil, thinking she’s Ma-ri. Louis finds the couple ring that Bok-shil dropped and calls her name, sensing that something is terribly wrong. Joong-won wakes to find himself alone in the tent, and gets up to go looking for Louis.

Louis runs to him and worries even more when Joong-won says he hasn’t seen Bok-shil. He tells Joong-won that she didn’t show up to meet with him, so Joong-won suggests they check the bedrooms.

She’s not there either, and Ma-ri only knows that she left to meet with Louis. They wake everyone and search the grounds for Bok-shil, but Detective Joo-hyuk thinks this is more than a simple case of Bok-shil getting lost. He and Louis head to the security office, while everyone else keeps looking.

Scarface calls Director Baek from a phone booth to tell him that he has his daughter, and to bring the money to Gold Square by noon tomorrow. He warns Director Baek not to call the police, or he can’t guarantee Ma-ri’s safety.

Director Baek calls Ma-ri, who is perfectly fine, of course. She tells him that Bok-shil is missing and hangs up, and Director Baek figures out that Scarface must have the wrong girl. He panics, then calms and realizes that if he gives Scarface the money, he’ll tell them where to find Bok-shil.

Joo-hyuk, Louis, Joong-won and Ma-ri all look at the CCTV video, which clearly shows Scarface dumping someone into the backseat of his car. Ma-ri identifies the coat she lent to Bok-shil, and Louis nearly cries with worry. He can’t understand why anyone would kidnap Bok-shil since she has no money, but Ma-ri points out that he does.

Louis buckles under the idea that he might be responsible for the kidnapping, but Joong-won holds him up and tells him to be strong. Louis asks what he needs to do, and Joo-hyuk says to keep his phone close in case the kidnapper calls to ask for ransom.

Scarface stops the car, and gets out to check on his victim. He finally looks at Bok-shil’s face and realizes he has the wrong girl, and his reaction shouldn’t be funny but it totally is. He freaks out, wondering what to do, and decides to call Director Baek.

They arrange to meet and exchange the money for Bok-shil. But Scarface is distracted, and he veers into oncoming traffic, nearly causing a head-on collision. He yanks the wheel, and the car goes off the road. Director Baek starts to worry when Scarface doesn’t show up at the meeting place.

Joong-won stops Louis when he wants to go looking for Bok-shil, telling him not to exhaust himself. Louis just wants the kidnapper to call so he can pay him and get Bok-shil back, and soon his phone rings with a call from Bok-shil’s phone. But it’s not the kidnapper – its a nurse, who tells him that the phone’s owner is in the hospital.

He races to the hospital with Joong-won and Joo-hyuk, but finds Scarface unconscious in the hospital bed. Joo-hyuk recognizes Scarface as the man who was attacked at Bok-shil’s apartment and in a coma for months.

The doctor explains that he may not wake up, since he recently had a severe head wound and didn’t get proper treatment. Louis asks about Bok-shil, and thank goodness, she’s here at the hospital too.

The police chief tells Joo-hyuk’s partner that the man from the murder case is in the hospital again, and tells him to join Joo-hyuk. But before he goes, he calls Director Baek to report that Scarface is in the hospital with another head injury. He says that they’ll take care of him from here on out and that there will be a thorough investigation, which isn’t good news to Director Baek.

Louis finds Bok-shil safe, other than both arms being slightly injured. He grabs her in a hug and apologizes for not protecting her, more upset than she is. Joo-hyuk goes to get her some food while Louis hovers, and Joong-won jokes that detectives make great servants, ha.

Bok-shil asks why that guy kidnapped her, but Louis doesn’t know since he never asked for money. He tells her that he’s the same man who was attacked in their apartment, and Joong-won asks if Louis is sure that guy knows Director Baek. He’s sure, and Joong-won looks worried.

Director Baek goes home, and he tells Jae-sook to take the box on his desk to Grandma’s house and put it back under Louis’s floorboards. She agrees, though she doesn’t understand why he’s asking such a strange favor. Once she goes, Director Baek calls his lawyer.

Louis feeds Bok-shil porridge, since her arms are hurt. Her hair gets in the way and he offers to tie it back, promising to make it look nice, then struggles with her masses of hair, ha. The result is… interesting, but he smiles and says she looks pretty. That’s true love for you.

He wipes Bok-shil’s mouth when he spills porridge down her face, then helps her drink some water. She happily notices that he’s wearing his couple ring, thinking she’d lost it, and tells him to lean closer for another present. He does, and she whispers in his ear, “I like you a lot.”

Louis likes his present, and says softly, “What should I do?” Bok-shil knows that means it’s kissytime, but she worries someone will come in and see them. Louis pulls the curtain around the bed, and leans in for his kiss.

The nurse walks in and they both jump, splashing porridge everywhere. The nurse pulls back the curtain and finds Louis trying to clean porridge off of Bok-shil’s chest, and tells them that Bok-shil can go home. HA, their faces. She leaves, and Louis hilariously goes for Bok-shil’s chest again.

He takes Bok-shil home, where In-sung, his mother, and Bok-nam are waiting. It’s Bok-shil’s turn to be queen as they scurry around to make her comfortable, and tuck her into bed for a rest.

Joo-hyuk tells Joong-won that they believe Scarface is a hitman who’s in the country illegally. He thinks Director Baek hired him, and Joong-won remembers the time Director Baek looked panicked, asking about a guy he saw with Joong-won who turned out to be Louis. He guesses that Director Baek suspected Louis was alive, and wonders why he didn’t tell anyone.

Director Baek seems to be having some sort of crisis, as he ignores Louis’s call. He flashes back to an argument with Scarface, when he’d said he only wanted a small accident, not a deadly one. Scarface claimed the truck driver drove into Louis’s car faster than planned, but the truth is that Director Baek did order the accident.

That night, Louis calls Joo-hyuk, asking him to find out why Scarface kidnapped Bok-shil, if he wakes up. Joo-hyuk promises, and tells Louis to get some rest.

Louis asks Butler Kim if he’s allowed to drive, because he wants to drive for Bok-shil. Butler Kim says that it was his driving in Director Baek’s car when he arrived in Korea that caused all of his recent problems. Director Baek’s story, apparently, is that Louis ran off with his car while Baek was in the restroom, but Louis vaguely remembers him giving Louis his keys.

He tells Butler Kim that’s not how it happened, and Butler Kim says that he’s been suspicious of Director Baek. He tells Louis how Director Baek stole his watch and baby tooth from the Busan house, but since Director Baek was the one who brought Louis back, he had let go of his concerns.

Louis recall seeing Director Baek in the Gold Group building, and how he’d looked very nervous. He’d also seemed surprised when Louis said he regained his memory over ramyun, and Louis wonders why Director Baek would be surprised he was alive, then surprised he regained his memory.

He goes to see Director Baek despite the late hour. Director Baek looks almost relieved when they sit to talk, and says he was going to go see Louis tomorrow anyway. Louis asks if Director Baek knows why he’s here, and in answer, Director Baek gets on his knees and says, “Ji-sung-ah, I’m sorry.”

He takes complete responsibility for Louis’s accident, explaining that he became furious when Grandma said she was leaving Gold Group to Louis without even talking to him. He says he was hurt that Grandma just pushed him aside when he’s treated her like his own mother since Louis’s father died.

Director Baek thought that if Louis was injured in a car accident, Grandma would grow scared that her “curse” caused it, and send him back to France. He swears that he never intended for anyone to die, and that since Louis came back, he’s been feeling like a fugitive.

He breaks down sobbing, and Louis gently helps him stand. He says that Director Baek has stood by Grandma’s side in the place of Louis and his parents, and that he appreciates it. He says that he would forgive Director Baek if it were that simple, except that someone died in that accident.

Director Baek says that he’s planning to turn himself in, and has arranged for all of his stocks to transfer to Louis. He blames his actions on greed, and worries that Grandma will collapse when she hears about everything he did. Louis promises to keep her from finding out, and Director Baek sinks to his knees crying again.

Soon after Director Baek turns himself in, Scarface wakes up in the hospital and sits up, no doubt planning to run again. But he looks up to see Joo-hyuk standing over him, and finds his wrist handcuffed to the bed. BOOYAH.

Joo-hyuk questions Director Baek and Scarface together, since their testimonies don’t match up. Scarface claims that everything was Director Baek’s idea, including Bok-shil’s kidnapping but Director Baek counters that the kidnapping was Scarface’s doing. Scarface lies and says he never asked for money, so Director Baek explains that he actually intended to kidnap Ma-ri and blackmail him.

Scarface is all innocence, saying that he works for an errand service and only did as he was told. Director Baek denies it again, and says the same to Louis later when they get a chance to talk. Louis asks if he has any way to prove it, but the only thing that would back up Director Baek’s story is that he took the money to the bookstore before the kidnapping. But unfortunately, there are no CCTV cameras near the store.

Louis and Joong-won go to the bookstore and see a man in a car sitting outside, the same car Louis noticed on the day Scarface came to the bookstore. Joong-won goes out to confront the man, and he panics and tries to drive off, but Louis jumps in front of the car to block him. He and Joong-won shoot each other adorable thumbs-up, and catch their man.

Joo-hyuk inspect the man’s photos, who it turns out has been stalking Jae-sook. He got pictures of Director Baek bringing money to the bookstore before Bok-shil was kidnapped, which should prove that Scarface was blackmailing him.

Joo-hyuk asks Scarface why he planned a kidnapping when Director Baek had already given him money, and he has to admit that it was stolen by an ajumma. Joo-hyuk’s partner identifies her on CCTV footage as Cho Ha-ni, a professional pickpocket whom he’s caught before.

Bok-shil gets the bandages taken off her arms, and Louis takes her to see Director Baek so he can apologize. The ajumma is brought in for questioning, and of course she protests her innocence. But Bok-shil recognizes her, and the two are allowed to speak privately.

Bok-shil brings Ajumma a drink to warm her cold hands, and assures her that she doesn’t plan to challenge her lies about her missing grandson. She says that she hopes she returns Director Baek’s money, but Ajumma says she knows nothing about that.

Bok-shil watches her walk away, and says that she’s glad Ajumma’s leg is better. We go back to the night Bok-shil chased Ajumma and asked for her mother’s dress back, and gave Ajumma her clothes in exchange.

Ajumma had grouchily wished Bok-shil luck in Seoul, and walked away limping from her fall earlier. Bok-shil had given Ajumma a few dollars and a cheerful smile. Ajumma remember this now, and reluctantly tells Bok-shil that she’ll return the money.

Joo-hyuk’s partner tells Director Baek to come clean about the accident, saying that nobody will believe he didn’t intend to kill anyone. Director Baek repeats that he never meant for anyone to die, and the cop reminds him that he paid him to call him if Scarface regained consciousness.

Joo-hyuk arrives with the bag of money that Ajumma relinquished, which also contains Scarface’s phone. They play a recording of Director Baek telling Scarface to cause a minor fender-bender, and when Scarface asks why they don’t just get rid of Louis, Director Baek forbids it.

Director Baek breathes a sigh of relief, happy that Scarface lied about copying the recording. Because there’s concrete proof he doesn’t want Louis seriously hurt, he’ll get a much lighter sentence.

He’s allowed to speak with Louis and Bok-shil, and he thanks Bok-shil for convincing Ajumma to give up the bag. She gently takes his hand and smiles, and he cries and thanks her and Louis both.

Jae-sook and Ma-ri read a letter from Director Baek, apologizing for treating Jae-sook badly because he was stressed from hiding his wrongdoing. He tells her and Ma-ri to stay well while he pays for his crimes, and thanks her for being good to Louis. Jae-sook cries, while Ma-ri tries to comfort her.

Louis and Butler Kim go to Busan to find Louis’s treasure box back where it belongs, though Butler Kim swears it wasn’t there before. They open the box and Louis sees his penguin statue, with “Koboshi” written on the bottom. Butler asks what “Koboshi” means, and Louis says it was the name of a child with a pretty smile.

He wonders how that child is doing now, and Butler Kim says he’s glad Louis’s memory returned. He says that Grandma has been looking for this box, because her most precious memories are inside.

Butler Kim brings the labeled videotape to Grandma, and leaves her alone to watch it. It’s a recording of little Louis playing on a beach with his parents, and Grandma cries to hear the sound of her son’s voice again. She grieves again at the sight of her beloved son and daughter-in-law.

Louis is still wrongly calling Bok-nam “sister-in-law,” ha, and he envies Bok-nam’s ability to go out and play whenever he wants. Bok-shil gives Louis the little piggy bank that he saved his money in, and tells him to buy something with it. He decides to buy something for Grandma, and Bok-shil says that people usually buy red long-johns for their parents with their first pay.

Louis decides to buy her red shoes instead. Grandma loves the shoes, and Louis helps her try them on. She thanks Louis for being a part of her life, and he tucks his face into her chest like a little boy.

The next morning Grandma is late for breakfast, so Louis goes upstairs to wake her. It takes him a minute to realize that she’s not just sleeping, and his face crumples when he understands that she’s gone. Louis and Jung-ran cry at Grandma’s bedside for a long time, while Butler Kim stands silent vigil.

Some time later, Louis and Bok-shil pay their respects at Grandma’s grave site. They leave flowers and the red high-heeled shoes Louis bought for her, and bid her farewell. We hear Louis asking why she always wears heels, and she answers that they make her feel young, straightening her back and making her feel livelier.

Nearby, Grandma’s spirit walks into the distance, wearing the red heels that were her beloved grandson’s final gift to her. Before she goes, she turns and waves goodbye.

Louis goes into Grandma’s room and sits on her bed, happy to be surrounded by her things. He narrates that even as time passes, he continues to feel the void left by Grandma’s death. Then one day at breakfast, Jung-ran gags at the scent of Louis’s coffee, and a new life enters their lives like a gift from Grandma.

Though Butler Kim happily tells Jung-ran that he loves her, he doesn’t propose yet because he hasn’t finished analyzing her. Bok-shil refuses Louis’s offer to move into his big house, and she serves a humble meal of ramyun to Bok-nam and Louis at the rooftop apartment.

As they eat, Louis gets a call from Jae-sook, who has had the VCR player repaired and is watching the unlabeled video from his treasure box. Smiling from ear to ear, she tells Louis that she has a gift for him.

COMMENTS

Aww, I’ll miss Grandma. I’ve suspected for some time that we would lose her, though that didn’t make watching Louis’s grief any easier. She’s been a wonderful character, loving and supportive of Louis, Bok-shil, and everyone in their lives. But it’s time for Louis to truly grow up and take charge of his own life, and the best way for him to do that is to fly free without a safety net. He still has his makeshift family to love and support him, not to mention Bok-shil, and if nothing else, Grandma left him at the best possible time. Louis will never lack for love or friendship, and he’s more than capable of returning both in equal measure.

You know, one of the things I’ve found the most entertaining about this show is how ineffective the “villains” are, and how every time they try to do something evil, it backfires on them. It’s been extremely fun watching Director Baek literally never get his way, and it’s been a really unique way for a drama to present its antagonists. I worried at first that it would dilute some of the tension in the dramatic sections of the plot, but somehow that never happened, even while we knew the villains had no teeth and wouldn’t succeed in their dastardly plans. I think that’s because they were never the real threat — the true tension has come from the mysteries surrounding Louis’s accident and his past, which were strong enough to drive the show and allow the villains to be a source of entertainment. Again, a clever way to flip our expectations and give us something we don’t see in every other drama.

And the show continues to surprise me — I honestly never considered Director Baek’s real reason for ordering Louis’s accident. I just assumed he wanted Louis dead, though I should have known that wasn’t the case because he’s never seemed that evil. But I can see how, in his position, he would let his emotions get the better of him. It’s easy to understand how he could convince himself that if he played to Grandma’s fears, she would send Louis away and give Gold Group to him. It’s still nuts, but in a desperate state of mind, I can believe Director Baek talking himself into it. But he’s not a bad man — I was touched that Director Baek repented and did what he could to make things right, all on his own and with nobody forcing him to do so. Like Louis said, that’s enough to make me forgive him.

I do have one minor complaint, and that’s that for the last several episodes, Bok-shil seems like less of her own character and more of a prop to motivate Louis’s growth. Don’t get me wrong, I love their interactions and Louis’s utter devotion and love for her, but it’s been quite some time since Bok-shil did anything to further the plot beyond existing for Louis to adore. Even her kidnapping was more about Louis’s reaction than what was happening to Bok-shil herself. It was resolved quickly, but I still would have liked to see her wake up and fight back, do something besides lay unconscious through the entire ordeal, nothing more than a limp prop. I hadn’t mentioned it because there were a few earlier episodes where it seemed the opposite, that Bok-shil was driving all of the action and Louis was very static, but it doesn’t seem to be improving this time. But I still adore them both, separately and together, I just wish Bok-shil had more to do than stand next to Louis while everything important happens to him.

With most of the mysteries solve, the last thing we have to discover is how Louis and Bok-shil met as children. After his comment that “Koboshi” was the name of a child with a pretty smile, I’m convinced that they met somehow, and that Bok-shil made enough of an impression on little Louis that his subconscious never forgot her. Even when he lost his memory, something in his head recognized Bok-shil, and he fell in love with her for a reason. Normally I don’t care for the “they’re fated because they met as children” trope, but in this case I don’t mind it because Louis and Bok-shil’s entire relationship has been based on mutual respect and consideration. To me, their childhood meeting is less about Fate and more about the fact that everything happens for a reason. And if anything was meant to be, it’s Louis and Bok-shil’s pure and honest love.

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48 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. voice

    so much love for this drama, i’m going to miss it <3

  2. jm

    “I do have one minor complaint, and that’s that for the last several episodes, Bok-shil seems like less of her own character and more of a prop to motivate Louis’s growth.”

    I knew something was irking me about Bok-sil’s character and i’m so glad you stated this.

  3. hestia

    Oh man, grandma’s death hit me hard, I was a total wreck. I think this is the most I’ve cried while watching a drama T-T. It’s funny, because sad scenes in dramas have made me teary eyed, but watching grandma’s spirit happily walking off in her red heels had me bawling hardcore. I guess it goes to show that you don’t need sad dramatic scenes of characters crying to move an audience.

    • 3.1 blnmom

      I cried when Louis cried, but when Jungran started crying, I totally lost it.

    • 3.2 FrabbyCrabsis

      The send-off scene was beautiful, by far the best I’ve ever seen,

    • 3.3 Aigoooo

      I think her death impacted me more because of the actress who played her. I’ve always felt like she’s my own grandmother being that she’s the premier grandma in kdramaland.

  4. heliotrope

    I’ll be sad to say goodbye to this show. This episode cleared up most of the mysteries in the show and I loved how everything got resolved. Even the villains in this show are funny. It was nice of Director Baek to come clean, even though it’s kinda late. He’s actually repenting and regrets what he did. Also, I’m glad he told Jae-Sook that he was furious at her because of all his guilt. I’ve been feeling really bad for and this makes it a better.

    I cried buckets when Grandma died. I cried all the way to the end of the episode and I couldn’t stop for a long time. She was really good to both Bok-Shil and Louis and I think most of his caring nature comes from her. I lost my own grandma last year which is probably why this felt so sad to me. Kim Young Ok was really fantastic as the grandmother and I always love her in dramas.

    I’m gonna wait for the final recap now.

    • 4.1 LoveSeoInGuk

      Oh ‘My Precious’ is gone 🙁

      • 4.1.1 karin

        She is gone without knowing that her “chesnut-ice-age” dream came trueee!! How happy she must be had she know it before she passed.

        I like how the show stay true to the giving-shoe-to-someone-means-a-parting-gift premonition. Now I feel like I really have to be careful not to give people I love a pair of shoe as a gift.

    • 4.2 Apluszee

      Believe it or not, I sort of skipped this episode (without realising it) and watched the finale episode first. I was thinking “what the hell, this wasn’t where they left it the last time. how did they find herrrr. What happened to director Baek” and then only realised it 10 mins before it ends!! HAHAHA

      • 4.2.1 AidaZen

        That happened to me too! Kept scratching wondering when and how the show got to that point. Only to realize almost at the end that I skipped an episode! Has never happened and had to catch up by simply reading the recap *sigh*

        • 4.2.1.1 hestia

          BAHAHAH I did the same thing as well! I was so confused since I didn’t know that they were airing two episodes on thursday

      • 4.2.2 Flightey Gazelles

        OMG, that’s so….LMAO!!!

  5. asmara

    SO CUUUTTTEEE!!!

    I can’t even, ugh. Louis and Bok Shil stays true to their cute and sweet and fluff self till this ep 5. It really is endearing to watch them just be together. That hospital scene is HILARIOUS. Bok Shil telling Louis her true feeling makes me d’awww. Then when they’re about to kiss I hold my breath tight. But then the nurse and the spilled hot porridge, gosh the comedic timing is GOLD.

    I will say this again in last ep recap. I LOVE that nothing in this drama is a waste. In these final eps I feel like coming to a reunion when we cherish and memorize the old and early times. The flood of the sweet little things from the early eps truly makes my heart SO warm. Love you Louis-ya and Bok Shil.

    • 5.1 Flightey Gazelles

      Awwww so sweet about it feeling like a reunion.

  6. rentenmann

    Well, the loose ends were resolved really fast! Villains were sent off in what, 5 minutes? Hee, I liked that, as it left time to see other things wind down. The recalls to early episodes was a great, but short reminder of how everything connected and circled back on itself to become more meaningful this time. I love this drama to pieces! I teared up at Grandma’s end, but was proud of her and her send-off song (great use of music again). I teared up again in the last episode, but didn’t start crying until the very end, as I realized that was it for the drama. Sooooo, say it isn’t so! I’m not ready to say bye!

    • 6.1 Lola

      Yeah, I’m glad the showrunners understood what the audience was interested in. Less murder and kidnapping and more cute family interactions and workplace bonding. I love this crew, from Goldline to InSung and mother, to grandmother and Butler Kim and Joong Won and his family. They are such wonderful characters.

  7. Lola

    I’m confused kids. Didn’t Director Baek order Scarface to kill Louie in the rooftop apartment? Wasn’t he there to mimic the serial killers (??) former actions? Cos another person died there too. A bad person, but still.

    • 7.1 Lola

      Whoa! Wait another person didn’t die. Scarface got coma’d. What am I thinking? Anyway the intent to kill was there wasn’t it?

      • 7.1.1 fushunlyn

        If I remember correctly Director Baek’s instruction was to scare them so they would change places.

      • 7.1.2 CQB

        Hmm I’m not sure. I remember them talking about using the serial killer as a cover. At the time, I assumed they were planning to kill Louis, but I don’t think it was ever said outright and given Mr. Baek’s other plans, murder may not have been the actual intent.

    • 7.2 aweebit

      Yes! Didn’t they plan a murder anyway? Are we just forgetting that part?????

      • 7.2.1 Arhazivory

        He never planned to murder him. He only wanted them to be watched and to find out what’s happening. Scarface was looking around without a weapon when the real killer popped in.

  8. MyLittleB

    And when Louis turn to be BS’s maid no.1, haha…. Bravo Queen Bok Shil.

    I know something bad will happen to Granny when Louis bought her the red shoes. I remember what BS said when they were in the shoes store Ep.8, giving someone shoes as a gift it means farewell. When my precious granny gone, it’s sad. but what makes this drama special is they didn’t take the usual route. Grieving but not overly grieving. Sad but not overly sad. But they made the farewell scene so precious beautiful. And touching.

  9. lessa

    Im just super sad about grandma, she wont even see Baby Butler or Herbal Princess Lulu or Shopping Prince Jr. *cries buckets*

    I wanted to see them go shopping at the supermarket and the premium quality fruits and vegetables would start talking to the children.

    *bawls*

  10. 10 CQB

    I suspected that Grandma was going to die but it still made me tear up.

    I think someone theorized that Director Baek was trying to scare Grandma into sending Louis away. I’m glad he confessed but also glad he didn’t get off scot-free.

    I’m going to miss this show and its wonderful characters.

  11. 11 redfox

    I found this episode a bit too weepy, it is like everyone got their turn to cry some. why did we need Granny to die?

    the ponytail moment was brilliant and funny. other moments…

    though how often do you see the antagonist turn out to just be a panicked ajussi, and how often do you see them regret, say sorry and turn themselves in – and explain it to their family without making up a fake cover story? Louie said it well, though: a person died, so he cannot say it is ok and all is forgiven.

    I agree that Bok Shil is less like she was, but on the other hand: she does give him clear messages what she is ready for or not, she is the one deciding the pace of their relationship. I think that is plenty independent. and Louis understands that, even though he pouts, but he doesnt pressure Bok Shil, cause like he says, they have the rest of their lives together.

    we knew they met as kids, but that the music box was actually a present from “Koboshi” that is so cute! We could see how her generosity changed the ajumma as well (still want that ajumma have a spin-off as a superhero…)

    • 11.1 Flightey Gazelles

      I love Bok Shil’s independence as well.

      She started her own business utilizing her talents and didn’t just jump at Louis offer for partnership.

      She refused to just move in because Louis he asked. And I love love love that he respects her opinions and decision. Incidentally, I am rewatching Sassy Go Go and I love that Kim Yeol respects Yeon Doo. He’s always looking at her. watching for her reaction to news. I love it!!!

      • 11.1.1 redfox

        i know and in ep 16 it gets clearer and other people state it too: that Bok Shil has her own goals and dreams besides Louis and she should pursue them, while still loving Louis even more

  12. 12 Emsel

    I love the subtle message in this drama ” Doing good things to others without return expectations will bring loads of happiness to you.”

    I mean look at those words the pickpocketing granma said “I’m exchanging 1 million for 10 dollars.” She just turned herself in just because Bok Sil gave her money to eat during their first interaction.

    I can give another instance from episode 16 but discussing it here will spoil the watching experience for others. Bok sil’s life changed because of the one little deed she selflessly did in her childhood.

    Then there is the lovely ending scene in final episode 💕 It’s these little things that the writer uses to hammer powerful messages in our heart that makes this drama magical.

    • 12.1 Namu

      ” Doing good things to others without return expectations will bring loads of happiness to you.” –> this!

      Thank you so much for say/write it.. Because I can’t organize that sentence to express it 😁😁.. that is the greatest moral story from this lovely show

  13. 13 Samantha

    I am so going to miss this show and these characters. Can we get a Detective Joo-hyuk spin off show? lol

  14. 14 tard

    i was touched when pickpocketing grandma surrendered the bag of money after she realized how genuinely kind bokshil is even if she probably lied to her 90% of the time whenever they cross paths. in real life it’s unlikely someone would exchange 10million dollars just because somebody gave them 10dollars before but it is never impossible. proves that everyone just needs a little act of kindness which bokshil was generous enough to give to people like louis, mr baek and pickpocket grandma 🙂

  15. 15 ObsessedMuch

    So many heart- touching and cute moments in this episode! But I am confused now because I have seen the last episode too and all the scenes are mixed together now. I don’t want to be spoiler-ey here, so I will just wait for the next recap to talk more.

    Though I do remember some- loved the villains, pony tail scene and pickpocket ajhumma. I don’t know why the grandmother needed to die plot-wise. Louis could still grow mature without her death. I was just gonna comment in the episode 14 that I am so thankful to this show for not killing off a sweet grandma character, which happens so often in kdramas. Good thing I didn’t write that!

    Also, I agree with LollyPip about Bok Shil being almost like a prop. She just has to show emotions. That’s it. And talk sweetly. I wish we could see more of her innate spunk.

    Anyway one more recap thread! And then time to say goodbye to Seo In Guk.

  16. 16 Namu

    Ponytail scene
    Ha!
    This kind of act usually used to be romantic and make us viewers swoon
    But in this drama, at first when louis want to do it, I swoon, and then I Lol so hard to see him so confused about how to tie up bokshil’s hair. And the result.. louis’s expression ahahahaha
    I think they are romantic in their way

    I’ll miss you halmoni
    I cried with louis and jungran when you died

  17. 17 meta

    i too feel like grandma would leave since eps 13. It was when louis singing and playing piano.

  18. 18 Imzadi

    Even the evil scheming antagonist trope what turned upside down. Can’t wait to see what they will do with childhood sweetheart trope.

    • 18.1 LarryMimosa

      Right? Seriously these trope makeovers are a breath of fresh air, all the way to the end. More like this please!

  19. 19 Lord Cobol

    So Louie promised Director Baek not to let Grandmother find out, and before the end of the episode she is dead. With a go-away goodbye present of shoes from Louie. A cynic I could have soooooo much fun with that. Let’s just say that if Louie wanted to hire a hitman, he would hire the very best hitman.

    Picture him walking down the street when the voice from the dark ally goes “Louie-A!, Louie-A!”.

  20. 20 Martin J Simwaba

    I couldn’t comment on yersterday’s episode because everyone said what was on my mind. But today i could not fight the urge to say something.

    I really love this show, the simplicity of it’s plot, its not like other dramas where villains stoop as low as they can just to achieve their goals. Anyway this is a really great show i love it.

  21. 21 asmara

    Forgot to add, young Jung Ran, oh I loveee seeing her with that perm and outfit lol. If only Butler Kim had met her once when they were younger that would be hilarious I guess. Even the side characters are sooo endearing with their own unique characters that I could imagine their own world apart from the main leads. Great job, show, that is so cool.

  22. 22 Flightey Gazelles

    Yay for couple coats!!!

  23. 23 tsinita

    I cried, I laughed, I cried and smiled and sometimes crying while smiling. Ah this show 😍

    I love all the characters in this show.. Everyone has their own little part to make the story very endearing. I would just like to point out how much I love Ma Ri! I haven’t seen much actresses who can make themselves look stupid but still be pretty. Her comic expressions and her delivery of lines are always on point. For me she contributed much comic relief as much as joong won. Bok Shil was a lovable female lead but I found Ma Ri equally lovable and funny.

  24. 24 leila

    i love how the entire time we thought me baek is a villain but he ends up being the nicest villain ever lol. it flows so nicely with the theme of this show

    +1 for hair tying scene
    +1 for bok shil maids scene
    -100 grandma’s death 🙁

  25. 25 Oh Beans

    Ohh, Bok Shil has the ability to open up the hearts of people around her and make them good. I remember someone named this phenomenon as the Bok Shil effect.

  26. 26 Gayeon

    Director Baek looks like a saint compared to every single character in K2 lmao

  27. 27 Super Foxy

    Still stick to the points chinguya;
    1. I loved the hair tied-pin scene; the show made that scene feels so much like Louis and Bok Shil, even more with their simple and yet heartfelt conversations. I manage to realize just until this episode; how can Seo Inguk made those eyes looked so humanely in love towards Bok Shil? Like Bok Shil is everything he ever needed in his life, and there is no need for words of love in this drama, Louis eyes has spoked it all. Gahh damn you Nurse ssi, if its not because of you I could’ve watch another smoochies from my favourite puppies in dramaland ever; I did despise you a little. LOL.
    2. I must say, despite SKL premise as rom-com drama, yet they tackled the emotional scenes so well, and Seo Inguk cried so honestly Louis, and Halmoni waves goodbyes and her red heels totally caught my feelings; because this show deals with sadness so beautifully that I don’t ever get tired watching and watching them again.
    3. I have never watched the bad guys so comically potrayed in KDramas before (well please do correct me if I am wrong) and this is so fresh and new for me; for the bad guy to repent themselves over the wrong deeds he has done, and more heart fully is how forgiven Louis is, until the very end.
    4. I could not finish this without my declaration of love for Seo Inguk; every nuance, gestures and even his voice, he kept it so Louis-like. KDramaland do have many likeable male leads; its the land where good looking actors are plenty, but the ones who kept true to their roles, thats are so not many. So far in my book, Seo Inguk has secured himself a good looking title actor, with many talents one could only imagine what kind of roles he’s gonna rock and impress us in the future. Seo Inguk totally deserve more, really he really deserve more.
    5. Gahhhh, I love you Louis and Bok Shil yaaa!

  28. 28 Baek

    Really like the small details and how it turned out and linked so well in later episode..

    Was really surprise at the recording scarface kept and how it turned into a crucial evidence for his stand.. and bok-shi manage to touch the pickpocket ahjuma with her sincerity and genuine to everyone .. Though we all know that the baddies arent that bad to the core.. but i was really surprise that director baek didnt intend to kill louis after all, and what led him to do so was really sad though.. a moment of folly.. but im glad he repented at the end..

    Once again, i was mind blown at how well executed the writer had written the plot and twist and it never fail to surprise.. its simple but ver refreshing and seems to be planned right at the beginning, i dont feel forced or like a last minute kind of addition for the story to flow (its sad that, since that what a writer should be doing, yet we dont see this in more and more dramas these days).

    I think the writer would shine if she does write for a pre-produced drama..

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