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The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 15

Just when I thought there couldn’t be any more we could learn, today’s penultimate episode of Goblin teaches us that there’s always more than what meets the eye. Some truths may never change, but there are so many other things in this world that could potentially tip the scales one way or another for our characters. And when time is such a precious commodity, perhaps it’s best to savor each and every moment as it comes.

 
EPISODE 15 RECAP

As Eun-tak explores Quebec, she responds automatically when a handsome young man recognizes her: “You again.” The oddity of that exchange hits her moments later, so she whirls around… but he’s gone. Omo, it’s Canadian ghost oppa! Also, she can see ghosts again?!

Her search for him leads her to the street vendor who recognizes the destiny necklace. She asks if Eun-tak is living happily with the man who commissioned the piece ten years ago. Speaking of whom, Shin is in his room holding the little maple leaf.

Next thing we know, Shin pops in and out of the house traveling all over the globe save for one destination: where Eun-tak is. Reaper, who has stayed home during Shin’s globetrotting, tells him to go there then.

When Shin worries that he’ll just confuse her by showing up in Quebec, Reaper says he’s confusing him enough here. Pouting, Shin says it’s because his heart feels empty. Cut to: Shin emerging from a sarcophagus, and Reaper tells him to return that mummy back where he found it. Ha.

Climbing back inside, Shin tells the mummy: “Let’s go. He’s really scary when he gets angry.” LOL.

Now we’re caught up to the chance encounter in Quebec, where Shin exits through the red door and comes face to face with Eun-tak. He follows as she leads the way to food, though she stops and realizes that she never specified that she was traveling to Canada. He quickly says she made some mention about seeing autumn leaves, and that’s enough of an answer for her.

She treats him to coffee and a sandwich, and he asks if that’s enough. He means for him, noting that he secured an advertising deal for her. Coughing, Eun-tak explains that she didn’t bring much money for this last-minute trip, but asks what he likes anyway.

He replies meat, not believing her when she says she’s not much of a meat-eater because he know she loves it. “How did you know that?” she asks, suspicious. She wonders if he looked her up to see if her familial background would be good enough to date a chaebol.

“Who said I’d go out with you? You’re not much of a catch!” she stresses defensively. Shin calmly says she still owes him a meat-centered meal, so she promises to call him later.

She stalks off but doesn’t get far before Shin offers to be her personal tour guide, adding that there’s not much here. So they start walking together, and Eun-tak asks if he’s been here before. He replies that he’s been here four times with his first love, but they’ve since broken up, and she immediately asks why.

Shin explains that he was very far away for a long time, and the separation must’ve been hard on her because she’s forgotten all about him. Eun-tak says first loves never work out anyway, but he must’ve loved his ex-girlfriend very much. Still looking at her, Shin says he must have, considering it’s so hard for him to hold back now.

He says he wants to hold her hand and embrace her, though Eun-tak has no idea those sentiments are directed at her. He’s amused when she kicks at the autumn leaves, saying that he hasn’t forgotten his first love yet. Shin: “No, not for a single day nor moment.”

He tells her the same story she once told him about how your love comes true if you catch a falling autumn leaf with the person you love. She scoffs, saying that it didn’t come true since he’s walking with her now. She points out that men tend to talk about their exes in front of the woman they’re interested in, and that flare of jealousy reminds him of the younger Eun-tak.

She’s still hung up on that childish tale back in her hotel room, scoffing that only a high-schooler would say something like that, then sighs over how she can’t even remember what part of her memory she’s forgotten. Seeing Shin sitting on a bench outside, she decides to confront him and asks if they’ve met before, about ten years ago.

She swears this isn’t a pickup line when he doesn’t readily answer. She repeats herself when he asks if he likes her, then boldly amends her reply moments later with a “yes.” Since she’s single, she figures that she was meant to be unlucky in the love department in this lifetime.

She lets that thought sink in before excusing herself, only for her and Shin to call out to one another almost simultaneously. She timidly offers to treat him to an early dinner, and he smiles that he was about to do the same.

Now we finally see Shin’s vision of Eun-tak’s future play out in the present, as Eun-tak chats with Sunny on the phone. Shin leans against the doorway as he confirms in voiceover that this was the future he saw, where he was the man Eun-tak was waiting for.

Shin can’t hide his delight as he sits across from her, and Eun-tak scowls at his confirmation that he also visited this restaurant with his first love. He says it didn’t matter since she forgot all about it, which prompts Eun-tak to ask if Shin met up with that woman after they broke up.

Eun-tak says people are usually left disappointed when they reunite with their first loves because the reunion never lives up to their fantasies. He says she’s still pretty, which only gets her worked up, and she asks in annoyance about what he thinks of women who recently became beautiful—y’know, like her.

He asks if they should see each other again tomorrow, not at all bothered by the fact that she’s flying out in the afternoon. He means to see her before she leaves, and again after that. She nods and hides her smile behind her menu.

As Sunny reviews the CCTV footage of Reaper dropping by the old chicken shop, she sighs that she oddly wanted to head over there that day. She seeks out Deok-hwa instead, and though he’s struck dumb by her beauty, he doesn’t recognize her.

He still remembers the chicken shop in question since that place was often behind in rent, and is flabbergasted when he learns that Sunny is looking to get in touch with Reaper, not him.

At home, Reaper stops short when the incoming call is from Sunny (whose caller ID is still misspelled on his phone, aw).

After picking out her next outfit, Eun-tak peruses the brochure for ideas on where to go with Shin on their date. Her eyes fall upon an image of a hilltop cemetery, and a sudden memory momentarily superimposes onto the picture. But then she remembers how Shin led her away from the graves yesterday, which is followed by more rapid flashes into the past, including Shin’s own gravestone.

Eun-tak heads straight to the gravesite, where she’s soon joined by Shin. She wonders if this grave belongs to him, asking, “Are you a ghost?” She asks if that’s why she keeps seeing him, and he hones in on the idea that she can still see ghosts.

“Still?” she repeats. She demands to know how he knew that about her, and pauses for a few seconds before asking, “By any chance, is your name… Kim Shin? Did we come here together ten years ago?”

But she still can’t remember, and demands to know who he is: “Why did I write down not to forget you? Why did I write down that I’m your bride?! You’re Kim Shin, aren’t you? I’m right, aren’t I?”

“I’m not,” Shin answers, and tells her to head back to the hotel.

Reaper waits for Sunny at the cafe they used to frequent, and time seems to slow down when she enters. She picks up on how he isn’t the least bit surprised when she sits across from him, which suggests to her that he knows who she is.

She recognizes him as the man who delivered Eun-tak’s letter and as the man who cried in the street. She wonders if he was crying because of her, and when Reaper replies that she looks like a woman he once knew, she says not many people look like her.

In any case, she asks for his name, and this time Reaper introduces himself as “Wang Yeo.” His eyes widen when she says “I wanted to see you” (since the same words can also mean “I missed you”), and she explains that she wanted to see how handsome he was in person. He laughs softly when she says he looks better on camera.

She thanks him for delivering the letter, then gets up to leave, though she advises him not to cry outside in the cold lest his face freeze. Reaper responds with “It was nice… seeing you,” and sheds tears as she leaves.

Sunny steps into the street and stops in her tracks as tears fill her eyes. “It was nice seeing you too… Kim Woo-bin.” Omo, she remembers.

We then jump back to nine years ago, as Eun-tak jotted down her fading memories and a thunderstorm brewed behind her. Sunny was waiting for her at the chicken shop and found the little boy who lives nearby shivering outside in the rain.

She ushered him inside, where the little boy said his grandma was still working. She tsked over his situation, but the boy piped up how his granny told him that there were people who were worse off than them.

Sunny said the problem was with god, and wasn’t at all afraid of being punished for those words because she’d been through it all between the goblin and grim reaper in her life. God made her remember her past life, then tried to erase it again, and made enough people suffer.

It was at that moment the boy leveled with her—wouldn’t oblivion be an act of consideration from god so she wouldn’t feel agony? And then we see a fluttering butterfly, indicating that god had possessed the little boy for a moment.

Pointing to the self-service water station in the corner, Sunny said everybody including god fetches their own water in her restaurant. She leads her own life, so what would give god the right to show consideration toward her without her permission?

She wished that god would stay out of her life because she could take care of herself, and boy-god answered, “Yes, I understand.” Sunny scoffed, unaware that she’d been directly speaking to god.

Five years prior to the present, Hoobae Reaper moved out of the rooftop apartment while Eun-tak moved in. Sunny didn’t acknowledge their prior acquaintance, and instead started their relationship like every other time, declaring that today was their Day One.

We skip ahead to when Shin went to see Sunny after being away for nine years. He was gone before she could get a second look at her oraboni, and she dropped the tray as tears rolled down her cheeks.

This means that Sunny also recognized Reaper when she passed him on the street recently. She didn’t betray emotion in their brief encounter, but once she was out of sight, she clutched her chest and sobbed.

She’s not the only one suffering, however, as Reaper weeps while holding the portrait of Kim Sun. Sunny writes a post dedicated to Reaper, and her words are intercut with the memories they shared up to the present:

Sunny: “To you, who thinks my oblivion is my peace, I knew the moment our eyes met… that you also kept your memories. So I pray that in this life, we each forget this tragedy in our own happy endings. I pray that in the next life, that the time we wait will be short and the time we meet will be long… that we don’t need excuses to see one another. I pray that we can meet with one cherished name in this world… so we can greet each other if we cross paths, and with a love that always has answers. It was enough that I saw your face. Sometimes as Kim Woo-bin… sometimes as Wang Yeo… I bid you farewell.”

Deok-hwa, meanwhile, mulls over the importance of Eun-tak’s letter and why Sunny wanted to see Reaper. He feels left out, though he can’t help but think he has an important role to play.

Shin sits alone with his thoughts in the restaurant that evening, believing that Eun-tak might be better off not remembering him, and whether he was someone worth being forgotten if she can’t remember him. He muses, “I missed her very much.”

Eun-tak sits by a fountain, looking at the fallen maple leaf she caught during her evening walk. She sets it down, and doing so triggers her past memories to come flooding back to her. Her eyes fill with tears, and she cries, “I missed you.”

She starts running through the streets and stops to blow out a candle in front of the Christmas decoration store. Wailing, she screams, “I miss you! Where are you? I miss you!”

And then Shin whips her around and softly kisses her. They break apart to stare at each other before Eun-tak pulls him in for another kiss.

Back at the hotel, Eun-tak finds it fascinating how he kept his promise to come as the rain and the first snow. She wonders if the contract is why he was able to come back, and he nods. Her voice breaking now, she asks how he could leave her, and how he used her hands to pull out that sword.

He apologizes, but she shakes her head since it’s enough that he kept his promise. She asks what it meant for him to return to nothingness, and Shin answers: “Not being able to see you.” She tells him that she would cry and feel pain without knowing why whenever it rained. Her medication was no use, and she apologizes for not faring well in return for the love he showed her.

Shin promises to make her happy from now on, and he asks in his sageuk tone why she keeps touching his face. She says she wants to make sure that this isn’t a dream because she’s had too many dreams like this moment.

He hugs her and pats her shoulder comfortingly, then assures her that this isn’t a dream. She says she’s still in shock and her heart is racing, so he uses his goblin powers to open the minibar and tells her that he can buy her everything in it.

So they indulge in beer, and Eun-tak notes that calling him “ajusshi” feels weird now, but Shin shuts down the idea of addressing one another as “hey you.” Upon hearing that Shin only saw Sunny from afar, Eun-tak assures him that she’s doing well. Shin can’t quite say the same for Reaper, acknowledging that they’re friends now.

Eun-tak looks at Shin and slips her hand into his. He tells her that he too missed her very much, and she tells him that she loves him very much.

Shin is disappointed when they have to part the next day, though Eun-tak pointedly says she needs to leave a record for immigration if she doesn’t want to be arrested. Shin offers to visit her in jail, and though he’d like to fly back together, he didn’t bring a passport.

She figures they’ll see each other in 17 hours then, but chooses to linger for an extra minute for kisses. Shin is there to pick her up when she arrives in Korea, which is a relief since I thought some disaster would take place on the flight.

He teases her while holding her hand, saying he won’t ever let go. They slip through the doors… and then they’re transported back in the hotel room in Quebec.

Shin swoops in to kiss her, and she hops up into his arms before adding more kisses. He gently sits down on the couch and kisses her cheek and her eyes… and well, we can guess the rest.

Later, Eun-tak looks for Sunny at the chicken shop, but she isn’t there nor at home. Reaper, however, is in his tearoom with an elderly woman waiting for her long-lost husband. It’s a tearful reunion as the husband apologizes for being 73 years too late, unable to return to her because of the DMZ.

He still has her hairpin and says she’s still pretty. Aw. Reaper gives them a private moment under the excuse that he needs to reheat the tea.

Reaper is in for a surprise when he returns home. Shin announces Eun-tak, who greets him cheerily. He learns that she’s regained her memory, and Eun-tak notes how it’s been a while since she’s heard him call her “Missing Person.”

Reaper says he’s enjoyed listening to her radio show, and Eun-tak proudly states that she’s already 29. That only reminds him of his unsaid warning to her about how she’d meet another reaper at 29, and he muses to himself how they have crossed paths again at another vulnerable age.

Eun-tak thanks her psychiatrist for her services and ends her sessions because she’s finally remembered how to be happy. In the ensuing days, Eun-tak summons Shin—once while he’s preparing dinner, and another time when she points out that he’s been reading the same book for nine years.

She finds it adorable, and he ventures, “Is it obvious?” It is, but I love it. She uses a candle app to summon him beneath her covers and he calls her naughty. She tells him he can leave if he likes, but then she snuggles up to him, and he says he’s getting sleepy because it’s warm in here. Mmhm.

But not every call is a happy one, as Eun-tak wakes up in her bed one night crying. Frightened, she grabs the lighter and blows it out, counting the seconds until Shin appears. She throws her arms around him and cries that she was so afraid that it was all a dream.

He assures her that she isn’t dreaming, and Eun-tak makes him promise to show up by the count of three when she calls him. He promises to stay close and apologizes once more.

As Shin leaves Eun-tak’s place in the morning, he lingers outside Sunny’s door. Sunny calls out to him just then, asking why he’s staring so intently. Sizing him up, she asks if he’s the same guy from the restaurant, and the words trigger a glimpse into her future… where she’s giggling next to Reaper at a cafe.

He cryptically says she’s headed down that road (with Reaper), and it’s enough for him to know that she’ll be happy. Once he’s gone, Sunny hopes that Shin will make Eun-tak happy and promises to live happily herself in this lifetime.

At home, Deok-hwa freezes when Reaper flashes his watch and says all grim reapers wear one. Shin tsks that Reaper just blew his cover, but Deok-hwa says he found out about Shin when he saw the goblin’s blue flames.

Deok-hwa isn’t at all surprised because he’s known that he has a goblin-uncle ever since he was six, and was told that his family has served him for generations. Still, he never dreamed that those words were true, having imagined it more like a vague religion and not a literal goblin.

Deok-hwa tells them to prove that they are a real goblin and grim reaper. So Reaper disappears and reappears in a different spot and Shin makes a skillet float in the air, but Deok-hwa isn’t impressed—human magicians can do that too.

He figures that’s all they can do, but that’s when Reaper ominously tells Deok-hwa to follow him. Afraid, Deok-hwa shuffles behind Shin, who refuses to get in the way. Reaper approaches him menacingly… then continues to cut slices of bread. Ha.

Vowing to get back at them, Deok-hwa gets busy looking up NASA’s phone number when his phone freezes over. He immediately apologizes to the empty space that he was merely curious.

Aunt pays an unexpected visit to Eun-tak, angling for a meal. She claims to have lost contact with her rotten children and criticizes how her niece is living in a rooftop apartment. Class Prez does a guest spot for Eun-tak’s radio show, though she noticed that her friend was distracted during the entire broadcast.

Eun-tak passes on drinks this time to visit Sunny, who wraps up a meeting at the chicken shop. She greets Sunny with a hug, asking where she’s been. Sunny replies that she’s moving—both the shop and her house—and asks if Eun-tak found what she was looking for in Canada.

Eun-tak says she found everything, including a handsome long-lost boyfriend. Sunny guesses he must be the man at the restaurant, and Eun-tak promises to introduce him to her one day. Sunny says there’s no need, explaining that they met outside Eun-tak’s place.

Sunny tells Eun-tak to take care of herself, words that sound much like goodbye to Eun-tak’s ears.

Eun-tak belatedly realizes that the handsome man in Canada was the same ghost she saw during her first trip to Quebec. She wonders why she’s seeing ghosts again, but those thoughts are interrupted by Shin’s arrival.

She says she was thinking about Canada, specifically how Shin told her that he’d been there four times already with his first love. It makes her think that she’s the woman he’s been referring to all this time, but she doesn’t understand how the first love from later Joseon adds into this.

“It’s you,” he replies. He explains that they had briefly crossed paths even before he knew it, and saw her: “You, in the far future.”

She can hardly believe that she was Shin’s first love and giggles over how she got a glimpse of Shin as a man of Goryeo when he reappeared before her as a warrior.

He stops walking and tells her in a solemn voice: “I’m saying this because the day is just so… because you’re still blindingly bright. I’m saying this because you are my first love.”

As cherry blossoms fall, he proposes, “On another day that is just so… will you be this man of Goryeo’s bride?”

 
COMMENTS

What a beautiful proposal and a beautiful penultimate episode as a whole. By now I’m sure no one is surprised by the reveal that Shin was the man Eun-tak was waiting for at the restaurant in Quebec, though I can hardly blame him for thinking that he wasn’t when his future with Eun-tak previously seemed so bleak. That isn’t to say that they won’t face any perils ahead, since every drama fan knows that a happy reunion is the calm before the storm.

So even in the joyful new memories Shin and Eun-tak are creating together, they’re working off of borrowed time. Seeing them so happy in the present makes it hard to gauge whether or not they know that they haven’t reached the happily ever after part of their relationship… or perhaps the very thought of that is too fearsome for either of them. As a viewer, I often felt like Eun-tak this hour, worried that this idyllic reunion will be ruined by some foreboding threat lurking just around the corner. Even god has eerily remained hands-off in their relationship this hour, which can only mean we’re headed straight into dangerous waters for the finale.

But stepping back from that, I did like that we got to see flares of the old, spirited Eun-tak even before she regained her memories. From the very moment of Shin’s reappearance, his presence has slowly but surely brought out her old self, even though she still experiences moments of intense fear of abandonment. I’m sure it’s no coincidence that her ability to see ghosts reappeared soon after Shin did, and I’m hoping that she makes her worry regarding that a top priority because she is again at risk. Even if Reaper didn’t give Eun-tak the full warning, I really hope she remembers him telling her that her current age makes her vulnerable.

Reaper and Sunny’s relationship continues to tear at my heart. They’ve both made conscious decisions to live out their lives without the other, neither of them acknowledging their short-lived relationship in this lifetime. I was surprised to find out that Sunny does remember everything, from her own doomed connection to Reaper to getting to know Eun-tak again from the very beginning. It’s safe to say that Shin’s visions typically come true, so I hope that shared laughter between Reaper and Sunny isn’t a fleeting moment. But we’re in a precarious position as we head into the final hour because everyone is just on the edge of happiness.

But don’t worry—I’ve got my box of matches, a lighter, and a candle app readily available in case we all need to summon Shin. Everyone ready? One… two…

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Please don't discuss the final episode yet. Don't hint about the ending or any events during episode 16, don't discuss how you "feel" about it. Just... keep all discussion to within episode 15 or prior.

Let's wait for the final episode recap and respect other beanies who come here to discuss this episode without watching the next one yet.

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Dang, this is quick.

Thanks for the quick recap.

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What a fast recap. Thankyou Gummimochi...

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Indeed! Thank you Gummimochi!

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Thank you for the fast recap! I've been holding out on myself on watching the last 3 episodes until i read all your recaps. Although i haven't watched 14 and 15 yet, your recap helped me keep up with what is happening in Goblin-Reaper land. Just your recap makes me squee the OTP and G-GR moments. Thanks, thanks so much! I will wait for your finale recap before watching them.

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What a beautiful episode.. reminds me of some of the earlier ones in terms of its introspective, quiet and beautiful moments. I'm not gonna lie, I cried buckets.

Thanks for the recap!

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I'm jealous of their love. The way he looks at her, holding hands, even the kisses. It was very sweet and loving. I hope I can be like them someday.

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Me too. The way they both look at each other is just filled with love. They're so natural.

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I don't usually ship the actors beyond their characters, but these two--gah!!! (sorry Go-eun's oppa bf!)

Gong Yoo's smile feels so genuine, and watching the bts clips only makes me more inclined to ship these two. Argh! :p

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I don’t usually ship the actors beyond their characters, Lol! But that's ALL I do! Haha, I always do that because I can't help it. When you've got such an endearing couple like the Goblin couple, you can't help but ship the actors irl because they're so darn adorable together, and I'm talking about on AND off screen! Sorry to Go-eun's rl boyfriend, too, but gah, the way Gong Yoo LOOKS at her throughout the series is so sincere and loving. He makes me believe that he's really in love with her because his eyes says it all and that really doesn't help...

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Sigh... same. Their love is the epitome of sweet, gentle and genuine. It's LITERALLY to die for! ? They are absolutely sweet, though. Givin' me cavities!

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Me too. I cried and cried.

Over Shin and Eun Tak, Sunny and Grim, and even the old couple...

Even when he proposed I was crying! Happy crying but crying all the same!

I was a huge mess!

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Me too! I was a huge ball of tears this entire episode. I would finally stop crying when something else would happen and trigger another tear storm. I totally sobbed for that old couple - and the were only on the screen for 5 minutes!

This show is so so good. Only one episode left. Gonna go finish it right after I post this..,

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Glad to know that I wasn't the only one who was a mess in this episode. Everything was perfect in this episode to the point that I was panicking cause y'know where happy and fluffy things ultimately always leads to tragic ending in the dramaland :/

But really this episode was perfect. I loved it when our KS couldn't stop smiling at the Canadaian restaurant, it was a sweet scene, him realising that mr CEO really is him. When she summoned him while he was in the middle of cooking and he asked her if she'd eaten already. They're so adorable together ♥️♥️♥️
And we can't forget those kisses in this episode. Loved both the heartfelt reunion kiss and the smexy kiss(did anyone get reminded of the CP kiss?), the scond scene got cut off so abruptly though. I thought i was experiencing technical/internet connection problem LOL

And that proposal at the end. It was the epitome of PERFECT imo. Loved how it wasn't a lavish scene with unrealistic things like violins playing in the bg or roads scarred with roses' petals. A simple genuine proposal. Plus the cherry blossom as the evidence of how much he loves her ??? couldn't ask for more.

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*scattered with roses* not scarred lol
Apologies for my typos and incoherent sentences. Just woke up and typing it all on my phone so...

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I too love the kiss scene after the airport. This let's you know that the relationship did not revert back to child's play after such a long separation. But the scene was chaste enough as to not to take away what I like about Korean dramas (romantic love vs just sex).

These same directors missed it in the drama Descendants of The Sun when dealing with the long separation(supposed death, even) of the couple in that drama. Perhaps they learned from that one.

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yeah...this is beautiful episode..but more than that
♥♥♥Kim Go Eun is pretty as f*ck♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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Now that Eun-tak is older here, I feel waaaay more invested in this relationship. Maybe that's what was missing, at least for me, in this drama. The age gap just seemed a bit too much.

Ohhhh, Reaper!! Will you never not be funny and tragic? I love the growth and arc of this character so much. Lee Dong Wook has not once wavered from this wonderful performance.

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I'm obsessed with Reaper too! OMG.. I've always been a fan of Lee Dong Wook, but his Reaper character is so much better than any character he ever played before!! His acting is mesmerizing too! I feel like crying whenever he's crying.

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What a waste they didn't secure Pocari Sweat PPL for him, could be a good reason why he never seems dehydrated.

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"Pocari Sweat(eu)" is so much fun to say! Hahaha. I saw a CF of Kim So-hyun advertising it and the way she said it was so cute and funny, I kept repeating it. What kind of drink is that? Just water?

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It's an isotonic drink that is usually marketed as a sports drink. It rehydrates after sports, sweating etc.

Years ago, the doctor advised me to drink it for hydration after I was hospitalised for several days with severe vomiting.

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It's the secret why Reaper is perfectly fine after every crying session.

It replenishes his tears. XD

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Me to! Been a fan since wild romance. Couldn't agree with you more. Reaper is his best performance to date.

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Oh man, Wild Romance was a fun one! He was really good and funny there, too!

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Oh Clover I so much agree. I always found the 19 year old Eun-tak to be slightly annoying and wanted to like her but never quite did. Here, the gap of ten years took away the- what I can only identify as the annoying part of her personality. Her interacting with Shin as an adult, somehow, as if by magic, turned into chemistry at nearly the last hour. I didn't even know that was possible.

Ps also agree.. LDW kills it in this show.

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Yes! It's crazy how - at episode 15 - I am FINALLY into this OTP! It was definitely childish Eun Tak that totally didn't work for me….now sassy adult Eun Tak is what I wish we had from the beginning!!

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I definitely feel more comfortable with the whole 29 yo ET. It always felt a bit awkward to cheer for a couple where the girl is so young. She plays the age difference very well, though!

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exactly, i kinda wished they had made her a bit older couple eps back instead of keeping her 19 throughout most of the drama's run. i didnt hate eun tak but i never fully invested in their romance like i wanted to, i tried to but something always felt off. im mean she was cute and they were cute but i felt like something was held back. overall it was a well made drama, with great ost's and interesting characters

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I know I am not the most impartial guy out there, but... dont't you love Yoo In-Na more than usual in this drama?. I think she had a chance to show more range here and not only be the beautiful/cute girl with a sense of humor. COngratulations to her?.

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Sorry, last sentence was supposed to be admirative: Congratulations to her!!!.

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Loved her more with each drama of hers I've watched. She's awesome!

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I love her here too! Firstly she looks very beautiful, much more than any other show I have seen her on. :)

And I must say, I lived how she is so quirky and so forward with Reaper in the previous episodes, and then so devastated and tragic in the last few ones. I only wish they had more screen time as a couple, forth LDW and her.

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I agree. She was perfect in this episode.
Nobody can bring out the tears from me like she can. I flashed back a little to Queen In-hun - watching her in that had me crying till it hurt.

Lucky lady got to act in three huge dramas with three huge male stars - even if she wasn't the leading lady, it still must be something to brag about : Cha Seung Won in Greatest Love, Hyun Bin in Secret Garden, and the lovely lovely GY in this.

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All my favorite dramas! I had forgotten about her role in Greatest Love! Add in QIHM and she is in all my favorites.

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Eun Tak's 'EXCUSE ME' at the restaurant in Canada KILLED me. LOL I love this adult version of her!

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Lol, yes! So sassy! Among the many replayable parts in this ep. I love it/her so much! Also love hearing Go-eun's cute English. I kept replaying her conversation with the jewelery vendor, who was a pretty good and natural actress, herself. Ha, I didn't cringe once during their exchange! She sounds great–just like Gong Yoo. Now I'm waiting for a drama to let her show off her Chinese-speaking skills.

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Hear! Hear! She was so business-like when she was speaking even at the hotel lobby. Luv her.

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"I didn’t cringe once during their exchange"
THIS! Haha! I had the same non-cringing reaction, which is so rare when Kdramas introduce a white (most often Russian) foreigner.

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Kim Go Eun's acting was great. The Canada scenes were shot first and I didn't feel any disconnect between older and younger Eun Tak at all. They felt natural and perfect- she was the same person, just older, more mature. And that is no easy feat. Daebak!!!

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Euntak should ask kimshin when he will be taking shower. So she could summon him.. *winkwink*

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Yeah, I was hop..I mean, waiting, yes, waiting for such.

:D

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I know right? LOL She must have thought that but decided to be sensible. Shin did call her out to be naughty.

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HA, did you read this comic strip, too!? https://www.instagram.com/p/BPjAhO9lR89/?hl=en I just came across that one, but I remember seeing this one last week when I was still suffering from Shin's death: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPSmtT5lrrQ/?hl=en it made me smile. :)

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Haha, you Van. I admit if it wasn't for Apheng (the artiste) I would a driven mad waiting for episode 15 and 16.

Well, I'm more furious we didn't see the bed scene (sulk)

The episode at first felt beautifully sweet then turned bittersweet when episode 16 comes it. My tears...

The scene where the halmoni was waiting waiting for her separated husband was a poignant. we can't help crying watching it??

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What was that scene with the separated husband? It felt so random.

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I think KES put that scene in it for Wang Yeo to see. Like the elderly married couple had been separated for so long but they were overjoyed to see each other again. It had a "life is too short, cherish your moments" vibe.

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Well, it was really just another random peek at a Day in the Life of a Grim Reaper! Just another side story about deceased souls going off to the afterlife. The separated husband reuniting with his wife was a surprise encounter for Grims. It was also a nice transition into the next scene where Eun-tak gave him another surprise encounter when she visited.

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Haha, I'm glad you enjoyed 'em! It's cute, but some of them are way too cheesy for my taste! Hehe.

And ikr? Can't believe they cut that part short. Gosh darn it, *Adele voice* we could've had it all~ all~ all~~~

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Kim Shin is cheesy. I totally love the kiss/memory revival theory. Esh, if only that happen

you and me both Van. You and me both.

*we could’ve had it all~ all~ all~~~* (totally out of tune)

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I couldn't help but laugh at this: "Can’t believe they cut that part short. Gosh darn it, *Adele voice* we could’ve had it all~ all~ all~~~" Because I totally agree with it... wahahahaha... Me and my green mind LOL

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LOL ...... these are so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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Of course! I'm glad you like 'em! I actually saved a bunch of Instagram posts about Goblin, but didn't know when or where to share them with you Beanies, so here's a few of my favs:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPUKQGllEM0/?hl=en or I'll volunteer as tribute! Haha.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPSIHxYjcXi/?hl=en lol, it looks like they're performing this at a wedding!? So weird, but props for being in character AND carrying bags of green onions!? Lawl. Too much.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPRDZBGATpU/?hl=en lol @ the cartoon. So true tho!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPOFs0ThupR/?hl=en nuff said.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPVAqUlh4z1/ so cool and yummy!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPMH-c9jnc3/?hl=en freak drawer makes such cute and adorable fan art! The goblin ones are just precious. ?

^^ those are just some of the ones I've saved. I don't wanna post too much, but I'll share more later! They're so much fun.

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AAhhh! That would be great! hahahaha

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gummimochi : Shin is there to pick her up when she arrives in Korea, which is a relief since I thought some disaster would take place on the flight.

I hadn't for even a second considered a Plane of Doom. Now anytime someone gets on a plane, I'll be worrying about that too. *sighs*

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me too .... i was like why are you particularly showing us that they have to travel separately. omg! is something going to happen to her on the way? ..... we are too scarred by kdramas over the years

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I, for one, thought of Plane of Doom! So I was so relieved to see her back in Incheon Airport! OMG The "_____ of Dooms" are evolving for sure (Missing Nine hello!)

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'Time is such a precious commodity'. Thank you gummimochi, that is the moral of the this story. If applied to the drama:

- Goblin: Not only punished with immortality for 900 years, but also refuses to go into eternity and instead hangs on in a snowy limbo stage for 9 years, just walking and hoping that a door will open. He really knows that time is precious.

- Eun Tak: Spent 19 years waiting for a goblin, 9 years missing the goblin she had forgotten. She did get a job, but I was hoping to see more of how she had spent her time living on.

- Reaper: Time is his punishment, but we don't know for how long. I don't understand if not seeing Sunny was a self-inflicted punishment or what.

- Sunny: I still don't understand why she kept 'breaking up' with Reaper throughout the show. Seems like wasted time. In summary, I don't understand what is so difficult about this couple being together (well, the fact that he is a Reaper probably, lol, but you know what I mean!).

- Deok Hwa: poor you, so lost! I would too if people kept erasing my memory time and time again.

- Secretary/CEO Kim: Get's more awesome with time.

- PD and writer: this show could have possibly been told in 12 episodes, thus saving us some time and tightening the story?

- Recappers: thank you for your time!

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Sorry, posted the above comment in the wrong place! I was thinking of Planes of Doom perhaps.

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I do not mind the 16 episodes because i get to see all those cute moments longer. The flashbacks were kind of irritating sometimes but at other times it did serve a good purpose for the development of the story line.

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we have Plane of Doom already... in Missing 9!

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What a lovely episode! It is a rare occasion for me to love more the drama than I initially started. I usually fall hard with dramas at the beginning and lose interest as it near the end. But with Goblin, it started shaky for me, with its fluffy but cute filler scenes, then the writing and story become tighter as it draws to its conclusion. I am loving it more now than before.

One gripe about this episode- the manner on how she remembered her memories was a bit off for me. I do think the Kim Eun Sook- writer-nim could have thought of a better reason for her to regain her memories. Like for example, offer the explanation that her becoming 29, meaning nearing her death sentence, or her being in close proximity with Shin all the time in Canada could make the story tighter. I do think this is better than her having to pick up a maple leaf which "let" her remember her memories.

Anyway, maybe I'll just believe my theories. :)

P.S. I can't believe that this is the same writer who wrote the fluff that is DOTS and the mess that is Heirs. (I do love DOTS for all its cotton candy fun). Dare I say that Kim Eun Sook is back at her City Hall (maybe let's include Secret Garden) days. It really shows that she did her research on Goblin and took a lot of time developing this world. She is really at her A-game now and I can't wait for her next drama.

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Agree with you, heirs is 'just a drama' full of drama with no good plot at all

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Or she could have regained her memories when the white lines on the zebra crossing turned red and Shin was sitting at that same bench. She loved that experience.

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I think the way ET finally remembered KS seemed okay. The maple leaf may have been the trigger to finally remember but way before that scene, we were shown that she is 29 years old, she's been in close proximity with KS going around a place (Canada) which seems familiar, the red door & photo of the cemetery triggered memories she couldn't quite capture. That maple leaf may have been the last piece of the puzzle, and it was :)

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I think why maple leaf is the trigger because Euntak got maple from the deity? Deok Hwa gave her her lost maple leaf. So maybe it is the mercy from deity giving Euntak her lost memory now, after goblin reappeared

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!!!!!!!!! I sure hope so!!!

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I think like you too; is this the same Kim Eunsook? I agree until the last 15 minutes of episode 16. Let's leave it at that.

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Me too. I was initially excited for Goblin because it's fantasy and it is Gong Yoo's comeback on the small screen (and I also like all the other actors and actresses). However, it was not on the level of crack for me when it started, but it definitely grew and grew as the show progressed and now I just love it. It's not perfect, but it's good as it is. It could have been better, but given that this is KES work, it's her best so far. With her track record, I'm so pleasantly surprised with how the story unfolded and how rich this world is. I hope she continues to improve and give us both a hit drama and a drama with wonderful story.

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About Eun Tak's remembering,... the scenes leading to it are intercut by the scene of Sunny telling the boy-god that he should not wipe away memories without permission, suggesting that the deity had a hand in allowing her to remember more and more as she traversed the places she had visited before, unwittingly as Shin's first love.

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I agree it was a beautiful episode. I like the idea that even if you forget, your heart still remembers

... our main couple was wonderful. I just smiled through all their scenes. They are so adorable together.

my problems with the other couple remain. They just did not get to do anything together in THIS life except cry over the past.

What i found surprisingly heart warming was the friendship between sunny and ET. So much so that i wish that in the earlier episodes we would have had along with the bromance, more of this too

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Grims and sunny's story was really wasted! It has the potential to be a great love story but KES did not gave them time to develop unlike KS and ET! The only ep they had enough screen time people are complaining for more KS and ET moment which I have no problem by the way because they are the main leads..but GR and SN are part of the drama as well so they also deserve some spotlight! But what can they do with the little screen time they were given! Such a waste really for me because "I" think LDW and YIN had such a great chemistry! The secondary couple from dots have better and more developed love story than them!

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And in addition I am even amazed that LDW and YIN didn't become dehydrated for all their crying scenes all throughout the drama! lol! I think they will top my list for the most miserable otp in kdrama land!

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why did eun tak suddenly recovered her memories?

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There are a lot of whys this show had failed to answer which frustrates me until the bitter end.

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My question exactly. It is still beautiful and all. But why?

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I think because she standing in front of the fountain where she was arguing and at the same time playing with KS back then. Plus she is holding a maple leaf.
There is theory about how our body keeping infomations, regardless our brain lost it. Just as how ET suddenly cries and feel close at the same time with KS, although rationally -due to memory loss- she questioned it.
I hope it answer you though... :)

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The maple leaf: the promise of meeting your first love. Plus Deok-Hwa/deity had held a maple leaf too. But yeah, it wasn't explained very much how she suddenly recalled it.

Neither do I understand how Eun Tak's past had changed so much. It was one thing to forget Goblin, but she had also forgotten Reaper and even Sunny. Does that mean she only remembered moving into Sunny's building after leaving her mean aunt?

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I'm assuming her memories of Reaper and Sunny were erased because they're both people connected to Goblin and she met both of them after meeting the Goblin. If she retained the memory of Reaper and Sunny then there would be the question of how did she meet them - which cannot be explain without including Goblin.

What I don't understand is what happened directly after that writing scene once Goblin goes away (the one on the rooftop). So how does she go from that moment to being a broadcasting PD. I wish we had some montage or something of that 9 years progression. It was almost too easy for the writer to take that leap.

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Well, she was already a college student at the time. But, wasn't she living with the Goblin and Grim Reaper? I know, too many holes.

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Did you really want to see how she progressed in university, how she graduated, how she got her first job, and then the next etc?
These things are easily guessed, and not really interesting. I'm very happy we didn't waste time on them.

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I know right? Graduated in College, Got a job and was in medication in 9 years because of an unknown cause of depression. I think that explains everything.

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Yes, but she was living with the Goblin+Reaper…how'd she explain why she was living in this massive mansion when she got back home…did she go back home? Did she even remember she lived there or did she go back to her aunt's place? What about funding her college degree, how did she explain where all this money came from if Goblin paid for it? I can't remember if she received a scholarship or not….

Those details would have been appreciated, at least for me

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What I'm really confused about is Sunny.... So, she kept her memories.... how did she know what happened on the rooftop??? When she met Eun Tak for the first time after everyone's memories were taken, why did she act like "this is our first day?", why wouldn't she question why Eun Tak didn't remember her?

I was here reading the summary because I thought maybe something was lost in translation (or I just missed something), but this is REALLY bugging me.... I mean, did Sunny only forget Eun Tak???

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I'm assuming Eun Tak disappeared after the rooftop scene and Sunny hasn't seen her since then. That's why Sunny was surprised to see Eun Tak moving into the rooftop apartment and she probably assumed that there was something off with Eun Tak since Eun Tak didn't seem to recognize Sunny. Thus, Sunny pretended not to know her and said it was their "Day One".

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I would say that her memories of Shin didn't disappear right away so she probably had enough time to settle things up and move out of Shin's place (?)

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Because Kim Shin/Goblin is back.

As Simple as that. Lol.

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OK Grim Reaper and Sunny are breaking my heart...... Yes I agree with an above comment fully that Yoo In-na showed a lot of range in the middle of the episode. I am finally on board with her as a credible actress.

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Yoo In Na was so good here. I mean, holy cow, why does love have to be so complicated?

At least there were Goblin-Euntak moments to soothe my stretched out wailing heart.

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Me too..I cried a bucket when Eun Tak finally remembers Shin and cried more buckets in ep 16

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So many thoughts on the finale, but will wait until that is posted...

Two moments I loved from this one:

1. When Eun Tak finally remembers him. The desperation is REAL there. And I love that he finally doesn't have to control himself and can embrace her

2. When Kim Shin proposed. What he said, how he said it... Simply perfect.

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What a lovely episode. I thought I will finish this drama without feeling the romance of the main OTP, but now I am fully onboard ShinTak OTP. I am feeling them in full force now which I did not initially feel (although I have always found them to be cute).

Seeing Shin and Euntak happy together brings smile to my face. I will not think of anything else (and the fact that she is 29 yrs old and is vulnerable + still a missing soul) and just stay in this blissful moment.

Congrats to the cast and crew! EP 15 reached 18.7%!

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Yes!!!! The ROMANCE has finally arrived. In epic fashion. A romance truly worthy of the epic world painted for us.

So happy! My romantic heart is happy! ❤❤❤

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Oh how I wish we could just stay in this blissful moment... on another note, yes! So so proud and happy that's Goblin continued to DOMINATE in ratings. This drama is my baby. ? Lawl.

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The editing seems choppy, doesnt it? Or maybe I just can't get over how they cut the kissing scene roughly to switch to a different one! Agree on everyone comment on how poorly written it is for ET to just suddenly remember everything, not just shint but every single details and other people like Reamer. It's like memory wipe never happened. And what about shin now, skill ge live forever again? ?I'm just feeling confused after this episode

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I guess it looked way more weird as in the broadcast in those parts they add the commercials so without them it looks weird and way too suden

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The way eun tak regained her memories was quite lame but I'm okay with it. My heart is still aching from sunny and reaper's fate. More so for sunny who had to keep all those painful memories on her own, not being able to talk ro anyone.
I was on the edge all throughout this episode but nevertheless I liked it.

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Why on earth must she pretend not to know with her brother and with Reaper and with Eun Tak? They all know, so what is the problem in knowing that she knows?

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I just can't wait for ep 16 recap!! The feeelssss OMG!!!
Thank you Gummimochi and for anyone who recap ep 16 Fighting!!!

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I know this show is about the Goblin and the Goblin's Bride and the Reaper and the Chicken Lady, but dang, if the side stories don't get me in the feels the most. That reunion at death with the North Korean and South Korean couple...punch right in the gut. Real tears, people. And I am not usually a crier. On one hand, these stories (the blind man and dog, the abused boy, this couple) could seem out of place. They don't seem to contribute to the major plot lines. They just seem to pop in and pop out. But on the other hand, they flow so well with the meaning behind the story and make the world it is told in bigger. Goblin's major themes have been about love, romantic and platonic. How love has both happiness and sadness and if it embraces both, it survives even past death. The old couple and the goblin couple were very similar. Love, memories, and personal presence...each couple was missing one of those and finally got all three. Que linda!

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I was crying my eyes out with the old couple too! It just seemed to real and sad..

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The pairing - the old couple and their young counterparts - felt legitimate, solid, like I was watching a news reel rather than fiction. So beautifully acted, edited and everything.
Like the couple from Up, did, and I sobbed just as much.

I want to see the rest of their story.

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Up is always an exception. You just cry and cry.

When he put that hair clip on her, I just.. lost it.

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I was struck by the transformation from young to old of that separated couple. the physical transformation was uncanny. everything about it felt fleeting but solid.

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I actually feel that they do! First they help show off the otherworldliness of this drama and also grounds it - gods and death themes in the main arcs vs slices of life and examples where people have found their happy endings. And now that we learn why reapers are reapers- every single smile that the departing humans brought to our reaper's face hastened his realization of the human capacity to love, forgive etc and made him thirst for life again- argh so damn poetic love it

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Some way or another they actually have a role in the bigger picture even if maybe in that moment they might not connect with the momentary plot and seem out of place or from another story...Each story of the ones that were in the Teashop in the end connects to our 4 leads and their story teach us some lessons and also can answer some things between the 4 leads or makes them see theselves some and answer their own questions,or u can find some similarities later on...

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I do love the side stories and characters. They make me cry as much as the main characters. I think I cried in all scenes in the Grim's tea shop (except for the bad people who died).

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As this show is a bold exploration of the different attitudes towards living and dying well (ie responsibly or not), meeting obligations and keeping promises in a variety of love relationships, the addition of the side characters, I find, are very appropriate indeed!

They each add a different angle from which to elicit meaning out of living or being in a relationship.

Does 73 years separation from one's spouse devalue the marriage or decry their love? Did they not live bravely and well for as long as they could, despite the disappointments they faced? We guess their ever after is peace and light.

The abused boy turned his life around after Shin met him, and the blind man continued living on despite missing his seeing-eye dog companion, so that they were able to reunite in the ever after.

[SPOILERS REMOVED]

And of course we have the example of Wang Yeo who never quite got to think clearly for himself, what it meant to be a good ruler, a good husband and a person who treated life responsibly who ended up punished as a Grim Reaper.

I like the comment on living in all these little vignettes. :)

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The old couple, both had northern accents. So I think the two got stuck on other side of the border from each other.

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This ep had a lot of touching moments but the old couple in the tearoom had me bawling so bad.. 73 years of separation. How sad

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To be finally in that moment when you can make that proposal to your first love...to be finally in that moment when you hear it from the one you unknowingly yearned for...it makes the years of loneliness and being apart a little less painful, yes?

My heart was wishing that this was the final episode!

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Is it just me, or did Gong Yoo look extra handsome in this episode?

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Nope not just you! That is a man in love and he looks damn good:D

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I noticed, too.

But then, again, I think he looks extra handsome in every episode.

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Haha, u rite. But there are certain scenes where his HAIR is just the perfect amount of fluff or is just the right bedhead look that makes him 100x more attractive. So damn attractive. He's such a babe.

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True but then Gong Yoo's always extra... no exceedingly handsome in every episode. hehe! Him being blissfully in love adds to it, I think. Whenever he smiles at Euntak, I just feel the spring flowers blooming.

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Probably coz he wasn't as tired yet coz of filming long hours. It looks like Goblin had filmed all of the Canada scenes first.

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Yasss! I kept sighing in awe while looking at him in this last episodes..

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That cough must means something.

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My fav scenes:
1) Quebec: where Et cries out I miss you (wahhhh!).
2) Tea room: the elder couple reuniting (wahhhh again!)

I did not like Et throughout the entire series until they fwd to her being 29. She finally won me over these last few eps (sigh).

Fav scene ep. 14- when Kim Shin reappears (wahhhh!)

Lol. Loved Gr & Sunny. I loved every bit of Sunny being drop dead gorgeous, cold & sexy ;-) Finished the drama thru DF today as it was released. Now what am I going watch (wahhhh!)

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Ugh, that scene when she blew out the candle and cried out, "I miss you! Where are you? I miss you!" was so beautiful. At first, when she noticed the Christmas store, I was like, "Does she wanna go in?" Ha, I know. ??‍♀️ But then when she blew out the candle and Shin came and pulled her in for a kiss, it was such a relief because it took an awfully long time for him to show up.

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Thank you for the recap!

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Thanks for the loving recap! It had so many perfect moments.

The one thing that took me out of the Quebec moments was her hair. It was obvious which scenes were filmed at the beginning of the shoot, and which were later. I think KGE settled down from the earlier days of the drama compared to the end, too. I never saw her in anything before; she is fun to watch.

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At last. Someone who also noticed her hair! I was so bothered by her hair that I even checked the other eps just to satisfy my observation. Her hair keeps changing from one angle to another. Nonetheless, the scenes were well shot.

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Can we appreciate as well the fact that our heroine isin't afraid to indulge in skinship and isin't like a statue...I know we're on cable and even more on tvN and we had over the years our share of hot kisses and skinship but it's always nice seeing a heroine who doesn't feel afraid of it or making big eyes when kissed and is very well into it and Eun Tak has always been quite pron to show her love and her desire to touch Shin..

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Shin and Euntak are so natural with skinship and kisses. And damn those hot and sweet kisses they shared.

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I feel sorry for Go-eun's real oppa bf, because in this episode my brain was subconsciously shipping Gong Yoo and Go-eun for real! I mean, watching Gong Yoo light up every time his bride is in his orbit, the way he smiles so lovingly, the way his gaze would linger. Gah!

And I don't usually ship actors beyond their characters, but this show! These two! ^_^

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Lawl, I've been shipping Gong Yoo and Kim Go-eun before the show even started! It all started when he signed on for Goblin and then mentioned in an interview how he wanted to work with her. Then my wish came true and SHE SIGNED ON! Omg. You can see my rambling comment back in the Canola post. Ha. I pulled a Shin and saw the future, myself. ? But yeah, his lingering gazes, his smiles and the way he lights up whenever she's around–everything! They're so perfect together.

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LOL!
I feel sorry for me, too. As I am not dating him.

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I felt the dead opposite, eun tak as citied is not so pro with kisses but she is brave enuf to try all the skinship. Acting in love is the reflection of ones life, they are actors, acting a character. I felt in few scenes that eun tak was too innocent and she definitely doesnt know love or soo far she dint get a chance to be in love. where as Gong yoo is a pro, he just knows the right amount of skinship or expression that scene needs. This feeling started in earlier episodes and never went away. example, the scene when eun tak remembers and she is touching Goblin if you see her fingers are quite stiff, she doesn't caress , if given that scene for any other actress in the industry they would have done lot of touching over the face. This just shows pretty kim go eun is beautiful talented brave innocent and needs to be cherished as much as possible. I really hope they both fall in love with each other in real life too. Gong yoo knows the eun tak is quite reserved, doesn't speak too much , she is shy, but quite comfortable with people she knows.

The new year kiss in tent was perfectly kim go eun style thats why viewers infact everyone loved it :) however the scene when eun tak finds her memory and gets kissed is not sooo natural, just my observation.

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On a more shallow note...,Can this man look any more beautiful! Gong Yoo is hotness personified.

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Thank you Gummimochi for the recap. Agree with everyone how dazzling In Na is in here. And the break did do wonders to GY. He looks refreshed. LDW, bow.

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I will admit, I put off watching this episode for all of 5 hours before I had to sit down and watch it. Episode 14 felt like a filler for me, but this WAS GR8

1) Eun Tak as an adult was a joy to watch, and although I had a problem with her character in the beginning I appreciated her relative maturing process throughout this series.

3) The Grim Reaper/Sunny line has been the one I've been most invested in, and this episode did not fail in delivering the same emotional trauma I've come to expect from this relationship.

4) When I first heard about Goblin, I was extremely excited about Sunny. But I felt a little bit underwhelmed with her character, probably because we didn't see much of her at the beginning and in the middle she seemed to lose some of her "Sunny-ness" when she first learned of her past identity. But boy did the writing and Yoo Inna redeem this character.

I guess that's it for now, I reallllly would like to spill about the last episode but for those of you who haven't seen it yet- Enjoy (:

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Im interested about the life cycle lore that they used in this drama is it a true saying in korea or is their something close to it? Also what happens to a soul after the 4th life?

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Waiting for Ep 16 recap! :D

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how the merchant that made eun tak necklace remember the goblin existence?? i thought everyone forgot about him

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Excellent point! My guess is that because the jewelry vendor doesn't know Kim Shin's real identity, he was and still is just a normal person to her... that she once met. Thus, to her, he's not Kim Shin, the almighty goblin, but just a strange and beautiful man requesting a custom made necklace from her.

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Deok-hwa actually said rich heir should experience amnesia at least once in his life.

Writer-nim has been watching too many kdramas.

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Haha, ikr!? I chortled when he said that. Omg.

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is it a tongue in cheek reference to almighty kim joo won who lost his memories in secret garden? lol.

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Ha! Such a funny moment. He was clueless till the end.

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Lol, I died laughing at the way Grims ferociously cut that loaf of bread! And when he stopped to show off his powers to Deok-hwa... AND THEN GOING BACK TO CUTTING THE BREAD LIKE A MAD MAN! Lol! Can't believe he's not the chef that Class Prez was talking about! The dude's such an amateur chef–he just has to be reincarnated as one in his next life! ?

Also, I'm diggin' Gong Yoo's kissing style–the way he moves his head along with his lips and mouth. Lawl, I don't mean to sound pervy and compare, but I was more comfortable with and wanted to see more of the kiss between Eun-tak and Shin than the one in Lobster with Joon-jae and Chung because they looked like fish kissing each other, with their closed mouths, one sided kiss. Okay, kiss observant rant done. But ha, that comparison made me realize all the hype about Gong Yoo being an ace kisser. ??

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Lol @they looked like fish kissing each other!

No, you don't sound like a perv at all. Because if you were, then count me in the perv department. Lol. Each time they kissed on screen, one side of my brain wanted to mimic the movement and thought, "I wish other Kdrama actors would watch this and learn". Lol.

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Ha, you see what I did there? ?

Lawl, let's be in charge of the perv department together, then! Ahahaha. I love it when fans upload slowmo and close up versions of their kisses. I'm like, "Geez... THANK YOU!" Haha, they did that for the rooftop kiss in ep 13 because everybody complained about why it was so zoomed out, lawl. And omg, Each time they kissed on screen, one side of my brain wanted to mimic the movement... You too!? I do this thing where I friggin' TILT MY HEAD along with Gong Yoo because he's just THAT GOOD. I'm so absorbed in his scenes; I'm always getting sucked right in! A yt comment mentioned it was like being secondhand kissed every time Shin kissed Eun-tak. So true!

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He's definitely aces his kisses! Lee Min Ho had some hot kisses in his career, I guess the actors have to hold back in this drama (legend of the blue sea).
Gong Yoo though.. That scene of them kissing after they got back from the airport really reminded me of the kissing scene he had in Coffee Prince Cafe. *drools*

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Oh yeah, totally. I'm sure there are all sorts of rules and restrictions when it comes to kiss scenes in dramas being broadcasted on which network, the actors' management, etc. Sigh... that hasn't stopped actors like Gong Yoo, though, right? I mean, it's hard to pretend to be bad at something when you're actually really good at it. Lol, what am I saying?

Yep, now thinking about it, I remember his swoony kisses in Coffee Prince. Woo~ those were some hot kisses. And omg, YES! I totally had Coffee Prince flashbacks when Eun-tak jumped(!) on Shin(!!!) when they were making out. So hot, though. No holding back! I love it.

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@Van
May I join your kiss observation club? Hehehe

Hmm, is there any drama where Gong Yoo's kiss scenes are not up to standard? Or where the actress is not reciprocating well?

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I hope not! That would ruin the illusion!

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I'm with you on Gong Yoo's kissing style, and I love it when there's a female lead that knows how to kiss back.

And I agree with you about the first couple of kisses on LOBSTR, but those last two kisses, the one by the latter going up to her room and ESPECIALLY the one at the end of ep 19, were real kisses. The one by the latter, I thought I saw some tongue action, and this last one at the end of ep 19, I'm sure it was by the way of Parí :p

But back to our Goblin. I really wanted to see more of the kissing after trip, and was kinda disappointed that they cut the part that we previewed at the end of ep 14. I kept rewinding the scene in 15 and then going back to watch the preview at the end of 14. I needed a little more so my imagination could run amuk ;) I think slighted us. :(

I guess that puts me in the perv dept too :)

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Well, in Lobster, Chung is practically half human half fish, so...

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@Van,

Lol, I died laughing at the way Grims ferociously cut that loaf of bread!

Hearing Reaper call "Mess(er)" for a bread knife had me flashing back to the operating room at Doldam Hospital and hearing "scalpel." He really looked like a sawbones as he attacked that loaf of bread. Paging Romantic Doctor, Kim Sa Bu! ;-)

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Yeah when he said "mess" for scalpel. I was thinking "are you doing a surgery just like Teacher Kim??"....Lol.

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Shin always thought that Sunny was on Yeo's side, back in Goryeo and in the present. In fact, Sunny was always on her orabeoni's side. Back in Goryeo, she chose to die as a traitor's (Shin) sister. In the present, she chose not to meet Yeo because she couldn't forgive his actions towards Shin when Yeo was king.

I read a comment weeks ago which was about how all the characters acted out of love eg Goblin's love for humanity made him save Eun-tak's mum etc. I totally agree with her. The one that shined the most wasn't Eun-tak and Shin's relationship, but the intertwining of all the relationships in the drama.

okay heavy comments aside, I really want to see Lee Dong-wook and Yoo In-na as first leads in a drama. And Secretary Kim's TT dance.

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Yes! I hope to see his TT dance in either one of the two special episodes(!!!) airing in February!

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I feel a PANG in my heart, so so much
Like this episode is so awesomely peaceful that I must worry about the next

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Thanks for the fast recap! It's been a tough week waiting for these episodes, but now the void of the its end is starting to sink in :(

As a long time follower of GY, in the scene where ET and Goblin teleported back to Quebec and kissed, I couldn't help but get a flashback of Coffee Prince's penultimate episode where Han Kyu (GY) - picks up Eun Chan and walk across the room to the bed - kiss from 10 years!!! back. Maybe it's because of the height difference of GY and the actresses that makes this such a signature move for him. Uri GY has really come a long way since, like a fine wine that gets better with age! (and I feel so old >_<)

Back to the storyline - Really feeling for SUNNY and her silence over the years, putting up a brave face, taking care of Eun Tak! I kept thinking wow she (sunny the character)'s a really good actress (it was fitting what she ended up as in the end) We already knew last episode that Reaper remembered but kept watch in a distance.. these two are really two peas in a pod, and really deserve a happy ending together!!

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I couldn’t help but get a flashback of Coffee Prince’s penultimate episode where Han Kyu (GY) – picks up Eun Chan and walk across the room to the bed – kiss from 10 years!!! back.

Same here. It was the first thing I thought of. ;-)

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Oh me too me too...
I was waiting until 3am in the morning to see the ep 16. And after that i was mess...
And couldnt sleep anymore...
Will obediently waiting for the recap to discuss it.

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+100.same,T__T

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Didn't Eun-tak have an awful lot of clothes for that short, unplanned trip to Canada? Would it all fit in that suitcase?

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Perhaps her suitcase can teleport clothes; great PPL for the suitcase. lol

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Like some people, I also don't really understand why Sunny choose to break up with Reaper. Probably, the burden of the past was to heavy for both of them to start over.

However, the love letter she wrote was really heartbreaking.

By the way, this is a bit OOT. I rewatched Bubblegum to satisfy my need to see more of LDW. In the first or second episode, there's a scene where LDW was talking to the phone with JRW when she's in a bus stop. And there's a random advertising with Yoo In Na face on that bus stop! All the feel hit me hard and suddenly this I had this silly thought. Ah... Even in the parallel universe, Reaper and Sunny were still connected to each other. LOL!

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I probably mentioned this in one of the early episodes before.... but I think some scenes of those kdramas Grimms was watching in Goblin's house were from Bubblegum. Need more keen eyed Korean beanies to help verify that. ?

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In the Canada scene where ET treated Shin to the takeaway sandwich and coffee, was that Subway (the PPL wasn't obvious to me)? If it's Subway, I was just surprised that ET didn't really eat it and threw away like almost the entire sandwich still barely untouched! Like she got sick of it...hahaha. I actually replayed this scene a few times, apart from the kisses scene ;)

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Raise your hand if a candle app made its way on your Smartphone...

Though sadly no Goblin appeared when I tried mine.

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Quebec hotel. Canadian Maple Leaf. German Eck beer not Molson Canadian. So wrong! Oh the ad placements!

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I cannot believe that Kim Eun Sook will make a comment about the Korean divide. So sad that many families had to broken up because of the Kor