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Tomorrow With You: Episode 9

It’s the calm before the storm this hour as wedded bliss takes precedence over all the other trouble brewing just beneath the surface. But as So-joon and Ma-rin will soon learn, having a happy marriage takes more than sharing each other’s feelings in the moment. And for So-joon, keeping secrets about the future will be an even riskier endeavor than ever.

 
EPISODE 9 RECAP

In the morning, So-joon grins from ear to ear watching Ma-rin sleep beside him. This time, it’s his turn to play peek-a-boo with her, calling her “Mine” over and over again, and he gets bashful when she pops awake.

She coaxes him back to bed, where they tell how much they like the other. Smiling, they agree on how nice mornings are, and she buries her head in his chest giggling that last night was good too. I bet it was.

As they laze in bed together, Ma-rin asks when it was that So-joon decided that he’d marry her. Hearing that she bewitched him, she asks why he married her. He considers that the same question and nearly gets up, but she settles him back down, deciding to wait to hear that answer on their first wedding anniversary.

She’s still upset about the nickname Touch-Me-Not, asking if he had planned on sleeping in separate beds if she hadn’t made a move last night. So-joon says he didn’t know how she felt about him and admits that he may never know for sure even if they were to spend the rest of their lives together.

After snickering at the idea of a reserved So-joon letting out his inner beast, Ma-rin confesses that she still wonders whether So-joon really does like her and questions if his heart still flutters when he’s with her.

“Just don’t change,” he replies, “because I keep liking you more every single day.” Snuggling closer, she promises not to.

Upstairs, Mom wakes and discovers the family photo lying in the open. She rushes to hide it before Ma-rin sees… by sprawling out on the floor. She pretends to have a backache and stuffs the photo back in her wallet once Ma-rin leaves.

As Ma-rin walks her mother out, Mom asks if she remembers what her father looks like. She doesn’t, and thinks it was good on Mom to have gotten rid of every photo of him because she isn’t all that curious about him.

Mom asks if they should try to track him down together so he can see how well their daughter is doing. But Ma-rin points out that they haven’t heard a peep from him since he’s left, which tells her he doesn’t want them in his life either.

Both So-joon and Director Kim are noticeably absent at the office, where an executive pulls Ki-doong aside to relay the rumors circulating around the company — specifically how Director Kim is slyly getting investors to back the Jangho project.

Meanwhile, So-joon reviews the CCTV footage he retrieved from Ki-doong’s place in the future. Starting with October 2016, he watches Ki-doong go about his day… and yawns. LOL, way to subvert a potentially dramatic reveal.

He decides to check in on Ma-rin, who is working at the Happiness construction site. She gently advises a worker to stop posing for the camera, and So-joon arrives just in time to catch her massaging the worker’s shoulders to get him to relax. She happily runs over to So-joon, who warns her against men who would misinterpret her kindness for romantic interest.

He doesn’t care if other men are donating their time when he’s donating the most money, and cries that those emotional wounds that used to keep him away from anything Happiness-related are still there.

So-joon doesn’t like the idea of her getting friendly with the construction workers either, and his flare of jealousy makes her happy. Stretching out her arms, she says she’ll open her heart to them. He covers her chest with her coat. Lol.

He trails behind Ma-rin when she skips off, and much to his annoyance, he gets roped into taking photos of her flanked by two male workers. He doesn’t like her friendly attitude during lunch either and calls her Bap-soonie, which earns him a stern look.

So-joon is annoyed again when she’s called away, so he drags her outside where he grumbles that he’s both jealous and obsessive over her. Enjoying this fixation with her, Ma-rin slips her arms through his and admits that she prefers people being overtly lovey-dovey than acting cool.

So-joon shrugs her off, but Ma-rin clings to him, whining that she wants him to be fixated on her. They immediately break apart, however, when Se-young’s father appears and glumly remarks on how happy they look together.

But when So-joon picks up on his dejected mood, Se-young’s father lashes out at him for keeping Se-young’s departure a secret from her own father.

Se-young calls Ki-doong as he leaves the office, hoping that they can hang out. He lies that he’s already home, unaware that she can see him leave the building. Instead of calling him out on the lie, she lets him go.

At home, Ma-rin feels bad for Se-young’s father. She perks up at So-joon’s suggestion that they go away for the weekend, though deflates when he thinks of inviting his friends.

He asks if she prefers traveling to the mountains or the seashore, having realized that he never asked before. Irritated, Ma-rin says they can all just go out to dinner and pretends to be let down when both Ki-doong and Se-young decline.

She then poses the same mountains or seashore question to him, getting excited when they simultaneously answer “seashore.” Just as she’s about to suggest that they go to an uninhabited island, So-joon interrupts her, saying he’ll convince his friends to come with.

Annoyed, Ma-rin snatches the phone out of his hands, wondering if he’s always been this dense. He sits with his knees together like a student being scolded while she spells out how she wanted them to have a weekend for themselves, but she’s worried that his thick-headedness will become a serious problem. Like for your marriage?

She wonders how he ever survived in this world, and So-joon assuages her concerns, saying that this will be a farewell trip for Se-young and they can have their weekend getaway later on.

That’s how the foursome end up by the seashore, where Ma-rin exclaims that it was a good idea that they all came together. When Ki-doong asks if that means she didn’t want to come, she gracefully replies that she was afraid of being the fourth wheel with So-joon’s friends. So-joon says that was a good response. Come on, dude.

Ki-doong smooths things over by suggesting to become friends with Ma-rin, and they adorably agree to it on the spot. So-joon breaks the new friends up immediately, and pulls his buddy away so the ladies can talk.

Ma-rin takes the first step by extending a peace offering since she knows Se-young doesn’t like her. Se-young accepts the gesture and calls her “unni” since Ma-rin is technically older than her, adding that she’s never gotten along with other unnis.

Se-young walks away to join the boys at the picnic table and sends So-joon away. She and Ki-doong can hear So-joon searching for Ma-rin, though she initially jumps at the sound of “Kkot-soonie,” thinking it’s a dog’s name.

So-joon comes across a mailbox which promises to deliver a letter up to fifty years in the future. He buckles down to write one to Ma-rin in the future while she keeps sending him happy photos of her exploring the beach.

He writes that it’s October 2016, a happy time when Ma-rin still doesn’t know that he’s a time traveler. In fact, they’re so happy that he wishes he could stop time rather than travel through it. He hopes that Ma-rin won’t be hating him when he reads this, and drops the letter into the mailbox.

Meanwhile, Ki-doong and Se-young sit on a bench, where she affirms that she came on this trip because of So-joon. She asks why things have been so awkward between them, and Ki-doong admits that he’s felt like a pushover when it comes to her—always doing everything she asked of him, only to be yelled at whenever her demands weren’t met.

Neither she nor Ki-doong is aware that Ma-rin is within earshot as Se-young shares that she gave up a job opportunity to work at Happiness because So-joon coaxed her to work for the organization.

She claims that she isn’t leaving because of So-joon, but the job she started because of him. She tearfully asks if Ki-doong has to make things worse by accusing her of running away from her feelings.

Ma-rin turns away, and then Ki-doong starts singing a mood-appropriate song: “Between Love and Friendship” by Pinocchio. Hold the phone—Ki-doong, you can sing? And then Se-young slaps him upside the head.

Meanwhile, Doo-shik grows frustrated at hearing a worked-up Director Kim defending his request for more time in order to achieve his long-term success through the Jangho project. Doo-shik sighs, already knowing that the project will be a flop, and asks the man: “Do you believe in fate?”

He notes that there are always people like Director Kim who stubbornly stick to their own paths despite being given countless opportunities to do otherwise. He realizes that he won’t be able to persuade the director and pulls out of the investment deal, telling Director Kim to keep the deposit.

Alarmed, Director Kim asks him to reconsider, but Doo-shik refuses to believe any of Director Kim’s excuses: “You have no idea how dangerous of a gamble I’m making, do you?!”

Doo-shik can tell that Director Kim won’t listen to him and knows that he can’t trust the man either. But since he’s limited in terms of what he can say, he discloses that there’s something he needs to prevent from happening, but doesn’t necessarily need Director Kim to see it done.

If those words didn’t already confuse Director Kim, Doo-shik adds, “Even if you scam people, you shouldn’t harm them.” Meaning, Se-young’s father? He loudly tells Director Kim that things won’t go his way, but refrains from speaking more on the subject.

Back by the seashore, Ma-rin learns that So-joon lived with Se-young’s family for several months following his parents’ deaths. As longtime childhood friends, he considers Se-young as family, and Ma-rin feels for Se-young, wondering how she put up with him for so long.

So-joon finds the very idea of ever getting involved with Se-young absurd, and Ma-rin suggests that they come clean about each other’s love lives. She asks how many relationships he’s been in, not believing him when he says he’s never been in an official relationship.

He honestly says it was too hard and enjoyed other pleasures in life besides dating. Now Ma-rin understands that So-joon’s obtuseness stems from inexperience, and asks if he doesn’t regret getting married right away.

So-joon chuckles that he can keep dating her, his wife, for the rest of his life. Ma-rin finds that idea amusing, but he wraps an arm around her shoulder and suggests that they date. She sighs and agrees, and So-joon happily declares that today is their Day One.

In the morning, Ki-doong wakes to a surprise: Se-young lying next to him in bed. He tries to keep his alarm in check, but then Se-young suddenly bolts awake and kicks him. He cries out that he doesn’t know what happened last night, but they’re in his room… and he’s pretty sure that he isn’t wearing any bottoms.

As it happened, he and Se-young had quite a few beers, and she drunkenly whined that she’d never been kissed. She hit Ki-doong when he teased that he had a first kiss, and he added, “It was with you.”

He reminded her that it happened when they were playing a drinking game on an overnight trip in college. She had asked what the kiss was like, and then kissed him right then and there to find out. “You… made the first move,” Ki-doong says in the present.

Embarrassed enough, Se-young says she knows she did. Ki-doong says he wants to take responsibility as the guy, then asks how she’d like to proceed. She warns him against coming any closer and asks him to forget everything about last night because it was a mistake. Aw, Ki-doong.

The happy newlyweds are confused when Ki-doong and Se-young head out to the car with their things already packed, though So-joon is the only one who’s ignorant of the awkward mood in the car.

Meanwhile, Mom waits outside a bank near Namyeong Station after learning that someone has regularly been depositing money into her husband’s bank account. Doo-shik turns the corner and immediately hides upon seeing his wife, and ignores Director Kim’s calls.

But Director Kim finally gets through and nervously tells him that he can’t cover all the fees for breaching his contracts with the other investors if Doo-shik pulls out of the project. Doo-shik couldn’t care less and hangs up, mumbling to himself that he’s done his part by trying to get Director Kim to leave MyReits.

As for Director Kim, he takes his rage out on his office while his secretary explains away the behavior to others as marital issues.

Ki-doong is annoyed to find So-joon at his place reviewing footage from the future. He casually asks if any of those dates have Se-young paying a visit, and So-joon says there aren’t any. He advises So-joon to pay more attention to the present rather than the near future, but then something catches So-joon’s eye.

He sees Doo-shik sneak into Ki-doong’s place on October 27, 2016 at around 1:31 PM. The camera cuts to the future, where Doo-shik frantically searches through So-joon’s things. His eyes scan the place and land on the vent, and So-joon realizes that Doo-shik will steal his journal on that day.

Thus So-joon immediately travels to that day and waits outside as Doo-shik runs off with the journal and tears pages out of it. Doo-shik thinks to himself that he’ll make sure So-joon doesn’t find out that Director Kim is responsible for Se-young’s father’s fall at the construction site.

So-joon follows Doo-shik in another taxi and gets off near the Happiness construction site. He hears Ma-rin’s voice crying out So-joon’s name and he sees her calling for help in blood-stained clothes, but before he can rush to her side, Doo-shik pushes him out of sight.

He immediately identifies that So-joon traveled here from the past and assures him that he’s already called an ambulance. He tells him to think of what Ma-rin will think if she sees him here. Grabbing his coat, So-joon asks, “What have you done to her?” What in the world is going on?

Back in the present, Ma-rin gets sleepy while waiting up for So-joon. She dreams of walking alongside the railroad tracks with him, who smiles at her but says nothing. She comments on how happy she is to be married to him and wonders where they are and where they’re headed. So-joon then stops in his tracks and looks at her sadly before disappearing before her eyes.

Ma-rin wakes up from the dream calling out So-joon’s name. So-joon happens to call just then to explain that he can’t come home tonight. He lies that he’s on a business trip, and she asks if something has gone terribly wrong because she just had a bad dream.

She tells him to be careful of everything and everyone, and he bids her goodnight. We then cut back to October 27, 2016, when So-joon learns that Se-young’s father dies on that day. Doo-shik tells him that it was an accident and Ma-rin stumbled upon the body.

That prompts So-joon to ask why Doo-shik traveled here, and Doo-shik defensively says he came to stop the accident from taking place. So-joon: “Why? Why would you? Why are you helping people I know?”

Doo-shik isn’t able to come up with an answer, but So-joon doesn’t want to hear any of it because he wouldn’t believe it anyway. “An accidental death?” So-joon echoes. “Do you expect me to believe that?” In the end, he resolves to find out what happened for himself and reads up on the news, which classified Se-young’s father’s death as a workplace accident.

Unable to accept that the death would be an accident, So-joon meets up with Se-young to find out when she’ll be leaving. She plans to leave on October 27th, and she refuses his offer to take her parents to Japan with her. She’s alarmed by So-joon’s insistence, which he masks as concern, and she wonders why everyone’s making such a big deal—it isn’t like she’s dying or something. Eep, don’t jinx it!

Director Kim leaves his secretary at the door while he meets with another businessman who is interested in buying the very commercial building they’re having drinks in. Director Kim tells him that this is a leased office space, but the man promises to pay him handsomely for it. And that’s when Director Kim leaks that there are plans to sell a few buildings.

They run into Se-young’s father as they leave, and the businessman introduces them. Later that night, Ma-rin is dumbstruck by So-joon’s suggestion that she quit her job at Happiness. She asks if it’s because he’s jealous about working with the construction workers, but So-joon replies that she wouldn’t even be working there if he wasn’t associated with the organization.

Realizing that he really wants her to quit, Ma-rin asks why he wants her to quit a job she actually enjoys. When So-joon says it bothers him that she’s working at Happiness, she asks if it’s because of his parents. He gives a stilted “yeah” in response.

Ma-rin gives the idea more thought as she gets ready for bed, and joins him on the couch asking if she can keep this job until the construction is complete. She reasons that this is the first time she’s felt pride in her work as a photographer, but So-joon says he’ll find her another position where she can feel just as proud.

She knows she isn’t good enough to get another gig, and says she took the job and invited him on-site in hopes that So-joon could better deal with his painful past. But she admits that it didn’t occur to her how hard it could be on him and promises to be more careful in the future… after she sees this project through to the end.

He asks her to reconsider, then thinks about Ma-rin in the near future, covered in blood and calling out his name. He returns to the bedroom where Ma-rin is barely awake, and he asks, “If you could know the future, would you want to know?”

She grunts in affirmation, mumbling that people can read the future in tarot cards and the constellations. “Wouldn’t it be easier not to know?” So-joon asks. She answers, “But I’d be curious and would feel anxious.”

She asks why he’s suddenly asking her this, and So-joon drops the subject. He climbs into bed with her and pats her comfortingly.

Sometime later, So-joon takes her out for a drive without telling her where they’re headed. She isn’t thrilled when they show up at the snobby photographer’s doorstep, especially when the photographer congratulates them on their marriage and claims Ma-rin’s latest portfolio was amazing.

Having heard enough feigned flattery, Ma-rin points out that this photographer hates people who uses connections to get places. She storms out, and when So-joon chases her down, she asks how he knew that she wanted to work in that studio.

He asks her to think about what would be the better choice for her, but she’s insulted that he would use his influence to get her a job. Even if he hated that she worked at Happiness, it wasn’t right of him to do this, and she doesn’t believe he could be acting on her behalf if he doesn’t even understand how she feels about the situation.

“Do you know how I feel lately? I’m so happy with you and I love working so much that I was so scared at the thought of it all crumbling in an instant. So don’t destroy it, if it’s really for my sake,” she pleads.

He pulls her back before she can leave, saying that he wanted her to be happy, even if it was for one more day. He urges her to quit working at Happiness, and his grave tone perplexes her.

“Something awful will happen there,” he explains, but that only confuses her even more. He takes her away, saying that he’s so frustrated that he can’t keep it from her any longer. They stop a little later, and he points out the jumbotron screen behind them.

He claims that a headline will appear about a bus accident where the passengers miraculously survived. She looks up behind him to see that very headline, and then he accurately predicts the very next headline.

So-joon then tells her about what will happen to the people around them in the immediate future: a man will get on a bus only to get off moments later, a boyfriend will kneel down to tie his girlfriend’s sneaker for her. And that’s exactly what happens.

She’s left momentarily speechless, then asks, “How did you know that?” So-joon answers, “Because I saw it all. Because I came here this afternoon.”

Ma-rin starts getting scared and suggests that they go home, but So-joon stops her from walking away and confesses, “I can travel to the future.”

 
COMMENTS

Huh? I wish I could say that I deeply appreciate So-joon for coming clean with Ma-rin about being a time traveler, but I honestly couldn’t be more confused about his intentions and the order of his actions leading up to this very important admission. When So-joon spoke with Future Ma-rin about their dismal future, I’d hoped that he would take that information to think of a better game plan about how he’d eventually tell Ma-rin his biggest secret.

So I was happy when he and Ma-rin took a big step in their marriage by sharing how they felt about each other last week, and in this episode, when it seemed like So-joon would start appreciating the smaller moments in the present. But this episode made it even more confusing than ever to keep track of how much time passes in the present. For instance, while I knew that Se-young had planned on leaving Korea within a month following her announcement, I was surprised to learn that it was already the beginning of October and we were mere weeks away from Se-young’s father’s death.

For a show about time travel that uses future life-and-death events as important plot markers, I would’ve expected the show to give its viewers more clues to push the urgency of its central mysteries. Choosing not to do this not only risks losing viewers’ interest in the story it wants to tell but also endangers the show to choppy narrative pacing. We can already pick up on these choices, where time practically slows down to focus on the cute romance between So-joon and Ma-rin (whom I still love dearly), but drops us in on odd moments for other plot points.

I was genuinely confused when we checked in with Doo-shik’s ongoing relationship with Director Kim and was suddenly cold to him. Was this because Doo-shik knew he was running out of time before Se-young’s father’s death? And given all the research he’s done on the impending incident, couldn’t he have tried to prevent the two men from being introduced at the restaurant rather than trying to get the director from leaving So-joon’s company? Even after So-joon learned that Se-young’s father’s death was something Doo-shik was trying to prevent from happening, allegedly for his sake, I don’t understand why he didn’t take Future Ma-rin’s advice and try to stop Se-young from leaving for Japan. Did he think that Se-young and her family would be safer if they all left together?

I wish my questions would end there, but I feel like So-joon is continuing to risk both the present and future by working off of limited information he’s learned from the future. There’s presently no guarantee that Ma-rin quitting Happiness would mean she wouldn’t be at the construction site on October 27th, since there’s always the possibility that Se-young’s father would remain in Korea and Ma-rin could go to see her husband’s family friend.

I understand why he would want to refrain from saying too much, but it’s hard for me to think that So-joon is acting wisely when it comes to changing the future when it seems like he doesn’t have a bigger scope of understanding of how his words and actions could be the things that lead to the sad future he’s already foreseen. I still want to believe that there’s a reason for everything we’re being shown and for everything we still have yet to know, but it’s awfully unnerving when your hero is working alone just as everything is about to hit the fan.

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Whoo! First to comment :)

I just want to give props to the production team and for that great acting in that long one take scene in the sea side. Everything like the scenery, the music and the dialogue in that scene were perfect. I do feel like wanting to be in a relationship and get married and have that honest talk and sharing with my future hubby.
" I can just date you forever" Swoon~~~
Thanks Gummimochi for a fast recap.

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That scene was so awesome! I like this director a lot.

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There's one similar scene in episode 10 too :)

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+1000 to you and the production team.

As far as I know there's one long continuous scene in every episode. I enjoyed each and every one of them.

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Its amazing how I don't like long one cut scenes with so many dialogues but I always like them in this show. They don't look extended at all. It is all about the execution, the director and writer makes their conversations interesting so it becomes essential for us to watch it rather than ffd, which I mostly do in long scenes.

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I also love that scene! It was was perfectly romantic.

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It was nice to hear them say that they are willing to date because it something peoplr forget to do when married.

I must say i felt like Sojoon took ten steps backward with his dictates. Silly Doshik should have known that interfering may have been a catalyst. In his desire to avert the death he was the domino that got the others going. Director became livid and desperate about Jangho.

I cany beleive of all the times he didnt remembet that future Marin told him yo stop Seyoung.

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As for episode 9, I just wanted to comment about Marin feeling insulted that So Joon was helping her find a job. I wish that drama heroines would be a bit more realistic when it comes to things like this, most jobs are gotten with a bit luck. Marin is lucky to have a husband who cares and who has connections, so why shouldn't she enjoy a benefit of that?

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I think it is her pride that got stomped with SJ's insensitive action but I'm not dismissing the thought of lowering one's pride and being grateful for the help that was given, because we do need those connection in some occassions. Its just that SJ asked the wrong person to give Marin a job. If its not the pretentious photographer from ep 1, I think Marin would have been grateful for the help. :)

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It was just the situation that messed things up. Even when Marin got hired at Happiness, I believe that she knows a big part of it was because she's Sojoon's wife. I think the reason why Marin got so offended because it's obvious that the photographer lady was just faking it. She treated her like nothing before but now she wants to accept Marin because of her husband? She'd probably accept it if it's a different place and not that lady's studio.

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I agree with you that Episode 9 loses its balance without Episode 10. Before I watched episode 10, I was annoyed by the human truck of doom that KYJ was fastly becoming. I wished the writer could have been more creative about using that potential conflict, like having added more significance or depth to it somewhat. It actually felt predictable and honestly quite bland. So in a nutshell, that actually says a lot about episode 9 being the weakest episode yet.

After Episode 10, however, my feelings have shifted and have been tided over so I'm still very much here.

That's not to say that I hadn't refreshed for recaps before I was able to watch Episode 10 because I developed a lot of feelings during episode 9 anyway--- mostly annoyance that So Joon still couldn't see that death isn't the enemy here, it's time. The only real way to defeat time is to use it in the best way.

I hate to use this analogy because it's personal to me but my mother died of cancer, and the minute we knew it was terminal, control freak that I am, all that consumed me in my remaining years with her was that we had to be able to defeat this with treatments left and right. It was only when my mother insisted that treatments be stopped that I realized that this was a fight we couldn't win. Cancer wasn't the enemy, time was. Time was the only thing we had and it allowed for us to make each moment special, but ultimately it was already a bit late for that---more time was spent getting treated than being a family.

That's not to say that I gave up the fight against cancer, because I don't think I ever did----signing the DNR form right before my mother's death was the worst thing ever. I wanted to be completely disobedient and still fight it but then I had to admit that it would actually be the kinder choice to sign that DNR. So I did.

So ultimately, what I'm really saying is that this is a drama for control freaks--- those people who try to plan their lives and futures through, thinking they own it. Newsflash people, we don't. Ultimately, when the universe decides it's time to go, it's time to go. There's no point resisting it. So just smell the flowers, go bungee jumping, eat that damn wagyu steak, or jog until your body drops---------whatever that you think makes your time here on earth worth living and worthy. That's all there is to it.

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Oh yeah, my point was, unless the universe becomes kinder and would think "ah, they shouldn't die", they're going to die anyway. So, my wholehearted wish for So Joon and Doo Shik is to stop fighting it. Stop thinking that impending death needs to be solved , it doesn't. It's just there, like an expiration date on your favorite yogurt pack. So, just use your friggin time and love Ma-Rin. I'm sure that's the foremost think she wants, although I can't blame them for wanting more.

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Wow your comment made me teary, I'm sorry for what happened to your mom. I agree with you that SJ needs to slow down and focus on the present, and on making the best of every minute he has now. However I want SJ to also smartly utilize the information he gets from the future. I still wish for a happy ending...

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Thank you for sharing. I've gotten the feeling that our couple is on a single track towards death before, but I feel it more now and your anecdote did help to process the story.

"If you could know the future, would you want to know?"
That's the question that this show is asking and the answer is hard. Time traveling to the past is easier, because you know what you want to change and will have to deal with the changes to your present. But the future? How do you know that it isn't a self-fulfilling prophecy?

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I've been looking forward to your recap since last night and finally it's out! Thank you for your honest comments about this show. I also felt the same way coz questions tend to pile up without being answered and we're just 6 episodes away from the ending.

Episode 9 is so romantic that I cannot complain either. Just that, I'm just feeling the urge to at least know the whys and hows. Doo-shik is as shady as ever and the show always keeps us hanging on what Doo-shik's plans are and how would it help our couple. I don't know why they're keeping it from us and I'm just hoping that the succeeding episodes will enlighten us and not just bring more questions in my head.

So-joon telling Ma-rin again of his time traveling ability speaks of his strengthening trust of her. I like that he's opening up with Ma-rin coz it'll help with their relationship. Although we knew for a fact that he's still filtering info & he's still not fully being honest with Ma-rin. If she would know that he just married her because of what he saw in the future, more conflicts would follow. Of course, I'm looking forward to that part of the drama since I'm certain Ma-rin would find out.

I also don't know why Ki-doong and So-joon were not so suspicious of Director Kim despite people telling them to be careful of him. Are they really that ignorant or they just don't bother? So-joon tends to disregard other people when in fact these people will also affect his future. He can't change the future by himself because others will also play a role in crafting the future. I think that's what So-joon needs to understand. Which brings me back to my earlier take away that So-joon is caught in a time loop. That his actions to change the future will not affect what's bound to happen because he keeps on going there and thinking of things to change it, when in fact, by trying to change it contributes to its subsequent happening in the future.

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I'm sad that I'm starting to feel the disconnected with this drama. I just feel like something is lacking every time I watch. It's a pity because I was really hype-upped by this when it was first announced. Being the Dimple Couple and all. But now... the excitement was all gone? Was it Lee Je-hoon's acting? or the plot? I'm not sure. But I'm not dropping this until I can. I'm in a drama drought these days so I'm still holding on this one. I just hope it'll be better soon, though seeing that we are already at episode 9 /sigh/ Now, Strong Woman Do Bong Soo is the only thing that makes my FRI-SAT schedule exciting.

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I also get the disconnected feeling and it's sad that I have no choice to admit it (lol drama).

Everyone's acting is fine, the cinematography is still gorgeous and so is the color palette, the music (although I prefer the instrumentals over the songs)...

...so I think I'd put the blame on the writing? Or at least how the mystery/plot is being laid out. I was really hyped in the beginning when he found out about being married and that they died exactly 10 years later together after the subway incident. I thought by now we'd have a little more to go on than just the ajhussi mystery (which most of us saw coming).

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Quite possibly the writing and the lack of a legitimate timeline that would allow us to think and be more pensive. The odd fact about time travel stories it that it needs a Sherlock Holmes level of precision when it comes to accuracy so if the writing is general and blanketed, the story tends to come off as lazy. God is in detail. The writer ought to remember that. I believe that's why Misaeng and Reply 1997 was lord of dramas: details, no matter how subtle, were very consistent.

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For me, all the character development pretty much make sense so far. You might have issue with the slow pace and confusing time travel rules, but not character development. They are pretty much consistent from the start.

Director Kim character is not a carricature. His action is pretty much make sense. I wish they hire a different actor that can handle Director Kim char better. The actor playing him pretty much make his character one dimentional.

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I'm fine with the character development and "messy" timelines (because to me time really is messy anyway) too..

I wonder what TWY would be like if it were made into a film instead, because that's how I sometimes feel when I watch some scenes. But of course there's still the mystery so I can't compare yet.

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I agree asiandrama21. And I further thought Director Kim has been has been really well shown as a pitiable character who never can achieve his goal no matter how hard he works. And its not only because he is greedy and keeps wanting more, but also because it appears the true leaders, like So-joon get there with virtually no effort. He works his a** off and still gets hardly any notice. And as we see in the next episode, things certain people say, So-joon included, rub him in wrong ways and serve to drive him over the edge. Overall, I've been quite pleased with this character.

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Hmm. I really thought the adjusshi mystery was gripping in of itself, and a necessary development in the plot. It demonstrated how the future appears to follow a fate dominated system that is really difficult to thwart. It made sense...and allows setup for the climax: the ultimate 2019 plot. I didnt expect more than that from a 16 episode kdrama with heavy focus on the romance. I think its sticking to its strengths and doing so phenomenally.

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I've yet to connect with this drama also. From the beginning I've not been a fan of the characters. I think the acting is okay. But it kills me seeing a grown woman bring so much extreme aegyo that I'm constantly thinking of So-Joons toe's curling because that's how I feel. And now, he's doing some of the same and has always been overly cocky that he's always annoyed me. But I also agree that the writing is not good enough to pull this show off.

At the end of the last episode I thought I was watching for the writing. Now, at the end of this episode, I realize that I, too am watching because for me there's a drought. So I watch this and as a palate cleanser Strong Woman Do Bong-soon.

We haven't even gotten to the ignorance of Episode 10.

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I do agree that SJ failed to make an advantage of that little information he got from Future Marin. I believe he could had a better plan if he just carefully look onto what Future Marin has asked him to do i.e. Stop Seyoung from leaving. I was a little disappointed that he just forego that info and also when everyone seemed to find suspicious of director or something is going on with Director nim, he didn't listen or he has no time to listen. He's still too focused in the future that he is kinda ignoring the present which makes up the future.

I just want them to have their Happy Ending. The angst is killing me!!!!

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First things first, did Kidoong do musicals before? He doesn't have much for his filmography and it seems that he just came out of nowhere. He's so good though and HE SINGS!

I understand why Sojoon is doing this but I think he didn't choose the best way to do it. He cares for the people who are close to him and he feels that he needs to be responsible for them (because he can see the future and knows what will happen). He thinks he's doing it for them but he's actually disregarding their feelings. He wants to completely change things. Really, he could have just asked Seyoung to stay so she'll be there when her dad dies. Did he not watch Final Destination? If he's supposed to die, he's going to die one way or another.

This is probably a problem of not being social and just keeping everything to yourself. I'm the type of person who wants to do everything on my own even if it would have been much easier to ask for help. I feel a sort of accomplishment from it but more often, I'd have to push my limits to do it. So yeah, I get why he's doing it and I know it's not right. I've never really thought about this before but maybe I should try to open up now and release some burdens off my shoulder. Sojoon, we're learning together here. Do the right thing next time. Fighting!

P.S. I cannot hate on Director Kim. The actor is so good at playing the character. I feel his frustration to the core.

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"First things first, did Kidoong do musicals before? He doesn’t have much for his filmography and it seems that he just came out of nowhere. He’s so good though and HE SINGS!"

That what first thing I asked too when I heard him sing. I mean he has the tone of a musical actor and I did look up for information but nada. I do hope someday he'll try musical acting, he has potential!

I'm having a love and hate relationship with the director. I love the actor (his voice has this magnetic effect to me. Just like LJH's voice but LJH's more powerful.Hee~) but I hate how crazy and ambitious his character is. I also understand his frustration because who wouldn't be. YSJ only plays around the company while he works his butt while kissing other people's hands just to have them favor you. It's frustrating and also hurt one's pride.

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I like the director's voice too! Haha I actually like how it's a little higher-pitched than I'd expect from a show "villain" XD

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Yes he's been in a few musicals before (i.e.: Hello UFO and Great Gatsby Rebbot where he played the titular Gatsby)

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I totally agree with you. I'm that kind of person too. Wanted to do everything on my own and not that easy to open up and tell my concerns to other people.

This drama teaches me a lot of things. You are right, we are learning together with So Joon. ?

As for the actors and actresses they portrayed all the characters really well. They are so talented and make me drown more into the story and their characters.

Fighting for the drama! ??

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I swear Kidoong is the MVP in this drama XD

When he started singing I thought a video had played in another tab lol. It was so random and so, I dunno, new! Hahaha.

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For me, I didn't get frustrated with watching the episode or the other 8 episodes before it. I think it's because I'm really not looking for answers here. I don't expect the drama to answers them logically anyway. The moment I go that route, then yeah I will feel the same way gummomochi feels. I will have some questions as well. (I did get annoyed with a scene in episode 10, because I was looking for answer).

I have always seen this drama as an introspective look on marriage/relationship. So for this episode, I was mesmerized with all the cringy things they utter and do to each other. Marin and So Joon think those are cute and adorable. But from an outsider, I would interpret that as immature and childish for a married couple. But then, you get that moment on the shore where they had that long walk and discuss about dating after marriage not realizing they were already doing so.

I am not looking for resolution here, rather I'm enjoying every moment with them, including Ki Dong randomly singing.

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Keeping up with the timeline is giving me a headache!

This show has been relegated to Dramabeans recap for 3 episodes already. SWDBS is my main show nowadays.

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Right there with you. As I said before, I do watch it. But watch SWDBS right after as a palate cleanser and something I actually really enjoy.

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I really enjoy and loving this drama. I'm so hooked. I feel the character's development. And Ma Rin-So Joon's bound is getting stronger, it will be stronger on episode 10. I love how the story takes it times. Nobody can change that fast, and nobody can open up that easily to someone and know how to express themselves properly. I am one of those to be honest. Lol.

It is quite tough to be So Joon tho. If you know something bad will happen to someone that you love, will you take actions or just watch them suffers helplessly? When at least you know you could've done something. I think he's doing the best he can that he could've think of, even though he needs to learn that he can't do it alone and needs to be more considerate to the people around you at the present.

Still loving this drama. Can't wait for next week?

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I am really loving this Drama but I wholeheartedly agree with gummimochi. There are a lot of times when the Hero could have made a better choice and the results would have turned out better. Especially the warnings he keeps getting and ignoring from the future. And if you are going to the future specifically for information, why do you insist on these cryptic conversations where nothing is truly explained. I am invested and I want to see these two characters love each other forever bu I need some better time travel answers. Like how is it that at no time does anyone on the subway ever see a man disappear or reappear? Is this supposed to be an insight into the social construct that we have developed where people are so self centered that everyone else is rendered invisible? And since he can take things and clothes to the future, can he take his wife? I need to know. also, did the father pass on the death that he and his wife avoided to his daughter and that is the reason that he left her as a child? i almost wish that I had no Idea what this drama was until it was over so that I could just binge watch it on my days off and know all the answers now. UGH!

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But the thing is, So Joon and ahjussi really can't change anything (and haven't changes anything) in the grand scheme of things. Both are trying to play omnipresent gods masters of everything when really, live is life and somethings (even with time traveling ability) are beyond your control. What is meant to happen will happen. You may change the time day or location, but what is meant to happen in the narrative of a life will happen (see everything thus far but especially look at time travel ahjussi and trying to stop director Kim or all that happens in episode 10).

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Wait, are you saying these guys are failing to grasp what the main character in Arrival (the movie) got from the jump? Good point.

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Thanks for the recap gummimochi! Sometimes these recaps go up when I'm already in bed--living on the East Coast and all--but I was able to see this before I went to bed which capped off a mostly good night.

I guess I shouldn't have watched this episode after coming off of watching Logan. I really didn't like the first half of this episode. Happy So Joon is slightly if not equally as annoying as Ma Rin. It was cute and weird that he copied her hide and seek aegyo, especially when he found it toe curling when she did it to him. Fine, people change, but this was more weird than character development cute. I also got some whiplash from the change from dark to cute to dark to cute we have been having in this series, and this episode. Sure, it shows how capricious life is, and I do like the sprinkles of dark in the normal/cute moments, but it was a bit weird here.

One of the best parts of this episode was getting the input and outlook other characters have about time travel. It's kinda freaky when Ma Rin goes into sagacious mode because her kookiness really makes me forget that she can be insightful--laying the horoscope and fortunetelling bomb on us.

“Wouldn’t it be easier not to know?” So-joon asks. She answers, “But I’d be curious and would feel anxious.”

The above is our time travellers in a nutshell. It was really interesting to see how a fellow time traveller can fall into the same traps that So Joon has gotten himself stuck in. The lengths he is going to to try and alter events was interesting to see. Sometimes we can't take our own advice.

I loved the idea of the mail a letter at a later date. I thought the contents would have been more profound to be more impactful later on, but we'll see.

So Joon's reaction to a distressed Ma Rin at the construction site "accident" is really selling the whole he is really falling for her thing. I hated how he decided to deal with it though, but it was a believable reaction for him. Reading the newspapers doesn't give you all the facts, especially if you do a superficial investigation. I felt really badly for Ma Rin when So Joon tried to get her.

Ma-rin turns away, and then Ki-doong starts singing a mood-appropriate song: “Between Love and Friendship” by Pinocchio. Hold the phone—Ki-doong, you can sing? And then Se-young slaps him upside the head.

Your recounting of the events, too funny.

Lastly, I there will be a ton more of dramatic irony headed our way. How they will play out and make me feel...

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It looks like So Joon has a habit of making poor relationship decisions everytime he wants to change the future to protect MaRin. For example, when he tried to manipulate her career to protect her from being in an awful situation. So if he will eventually be a noble idiot, it can only be because he thought it can save Ma Rin's life. He's inadvertently inheriting Do Shik's intentions and ultimately, Do Shik's role in Marin's life: the secret guardian angel, sort of. Such poignance in that transferrence from father to husband. 

Oddly enough, it looks like what these two men need to accept is that she's destined to die. Perhaps So Joon too so they better just make the most of their love and live with each other. Isn't it sad that it seems apparent that Doo Shik's time travelling may very well have turned him into an absentee family man and that So Joon is fastly becoming like him? These idiots think that love is about protecting someone when really it's just about being there, together, sticking it and working it through. 

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That's so sad man... ?

So Joon still hasn't accepted his parents death though... I don't think he'll ever be able to "give up" on Ma Rin in that way...

Which is admirable in a way, but will probably just lead to deepening the rift we see later on in the relationship. It's almost as if the more he loves her, the worse their fate becomes...

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"It’s almost as if the more he loves her, the worse their fate becomes…"

And that, right there, is sadder. It shouldn't be that way. Having met and having been allowed to get married and be together is the gift. It must not be wasted by trying to save each other. Aw crap my heart wants to break (DANG IT episode 10 broke me)

Okay, I'm okay now.

Ahh. The realist in me is convinced that this drama will continue to lead to their death. The optimist in me however, is hoping that Doo Shik's alternative: his daughter "married, with three kids" is the truer ending. We may never know, he must be working his ass off in the present, keeping So Joon from everything because he needs to get to that alternative future, except he knows that he needs to defeat fate several times along the way.

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i agree the scene is too much focus on the otp so it makes the supporting cast become an afterthough. it's fine in the first half cause all of their interaction feel led to something. . but now their interaction feel like a fluff.

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He doesn’t like her friendly attitude during lunch either and calls her Bap-soonie, which earns him a stern look.

This bugged me. Why are they still having him say things like this? When he did it in episode 5, I thought it was to show that he still had room grow as a husband and develop his empathy. Here, it felt out of place and just made me scratch my head... ?

I loved the one-take conversation they had on the beach. The director always uses them so effectively. I know from my knowledge of the PD and the BTS that he encourages a lot of ad-libbing among his actors. Given how natural the conversation felt, I wonder if this was one of those instances, or if I should just attribute it to SMA & LJH's chemistry and their handling of the script. Great scene either way.

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It seems like that last scene wasn't something that So-joon knew would happen in the present. Since he said he already came to that place that afternoon and saw every little detail there. But the fact that there wasn't past So-joon nearby when present him told Ma-rin the truth about his time-traveling ability gives me hope that he made a different decision this time around. And a major one at that. A different decision hopefully will give them different outcome regarding their happily ever after. One can always hope.

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Yes, finally Ma Rin knows! I know So Joon has told her once before, but there's no denying it now. Question is how much of the truth is So Joon willing to reveal? The date they're supposedly going to die? The fact that he only married her to save his own life? Ma Rin was speaking on all of our behalves when she admitted, "I was so happy to the point of being nervous." They were so happy -- almost too happy -- that I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. I hated how So Joon started keeping stuff from Ma Rin again after learning Se Young's father would die. Pressuring her to quit Happiness and using his connections to get her a job she didn't even want. It was undeniable how much Ma Rin loved her job at Happiness. She was practically acting like the director's wife... or previous directors' daughter-in-law.

My absolute favorite scene was their walk by the sea. So Joon was so open and honest with his wife, and they looked so in love with each other. That one long shot was breathtaking. I can't believe Ma Rin didn't know about Se Young's crush when Se Young was so obvious about it, but I love how instead of being upset, she actually felt for Se Young. "How could she stand living in the same house with you when she liked you that much?" I hope So Joon's letter finds its way to Ma Rin, and they are still happily together at that time.

Thanks for the recap, gummimochi!

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Agree with everything you said! I loved that shot by the sea as well. I hope they live happily in the future too, without being too scarred. I hope that they remember their love for one another before taking drastic measures or saying hurtful things...or worse, being noble idiots to protect one another.

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I guess now the happily ever after will be, both of them die. The whole drama gonna be the journey of how did they die.

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NOoooo don't say it like that! We've still got quite a few episodes to go, maybe there will be some repercussions but I still want them to be happily together!

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Do-shik and So-joon are not smart time-travelers when it comes to relationships.

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Thanks for the recap gummimochi.

I'm curious as to why beanies, gummimochi and javabeans included, are finding recent plot developments and So-joon so confusing/off-putting. The fast-forwarding of one month to Se-young's departure date and her father's death may have been exaggerated a bit, but didnt confuse me since events were still chronological. Small details like So-joon continuing to monitor the video footage of the future and eventually letting Ki-doong in on his knowledge led me to believe time was spent through such trivialities. I guess I kind of gave up on television making sense of time ever since I learned Arthur never graduated third grade...after all that time. Ironic since I'm watching a time-travel drama.

Still, as gummimochi mentioned, Doo-shik suddenly becoming angry with Director Kim didn't surprise me either. I've been aware for some time now that Doo-shik had some motive in collaborating with Director Kim in the first place, and that that motive most likely had to do with protecting Ma-rin no matter how suspicious his actions looked (or how ill-planned his "plan" appeared). Furthermore, true to his character as seen so far, with a personality without an ounce of tact or elegance, I was not surprised with Doo-shik's volatile emotions emerging in conversation with Director Kim (when he realized things were not going his way in expecting Director Kim to quit Myreits). Doo-shik seemed to realize at that moment that trying to make things better by collab-ing with the dark side was going horribly wrong, and thus became increasingly frustrated. Even if well-intentioned, I never really expected more logical thinking from this adjusshi. Unless you expected that this adjusshi (Doo-shik) was NOT well-intentioned. Thats another story. Up until recently, I suspected Doo-shik may have been playing the noble-idiocy card to "protect" Ma-rin by screwing So-joon over, until it was made obvious that he genuinely did not want Director Kim to steal So-joon's investors. Anyway, point is, this plot development did not confuse me either.

Finally, in the "what we're watching" thread, javabeans mentioned that So-joon still felt insincere. gummimochi here expressed So-joon's lack of wisdom and rationality and what have you in urging Ma-rin to quit and further having the audacity to try to get her a job with that mean photographer through connections. Here's what I think:
I thought the previous two episodes were phenomenal in proving to Ma-rin and the audience So-joon's sincerity. I'm sure that has all been said and discussed in previous threads. Something else the previous two episodes made quite clear to me: So-joon is very much a young, idiotic guy in his first-ever relationship. Those episodes made clear to the audience that the man So-joon presented himself as to Ma-rin when he courted her, namely, as a mature but passionate and hard-working self-made entrepreneur and leader in love, was actually a front. That image...

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That image was just a front this man-child put up to get his way with Ma-rin, whom he desperately wanted to get to know and protect. Yet I personally found his character consistent and true-to-life since the beginning. We got to see his vulnerable, child-like, and illogical ways not just in recent episodes, but from the very beginning: when he whined about being dragged to volunteer with his parents on the train, blundered his way to get to know Ma-rin in at first and then abruptly cut her off to hastily coaxing her into marriage, paying for Ki-doong's brother without consulting him first...etc.

I further can't doubt So-Joon's sincerity at present, since we've been shown he's willing to change for Ma-rin. And willing to change cannot mean becoming the best husband overnight. Which is why I think So-joon's actions in this episode (and the next) appeared in line with his character. In the face of extreme stress and uncertainty about the future, he reverted to old habits by just doing everything for his loved ones to keep them happy and safe instead of respecting their autonomy. I cringed and was disappointed when he took Ma-rin to meet that photographer too. Yet he has been this bumbling idiot about hiding his second life as a time-traveler from Ma-rin from the beginning, and that has remained. I want to reiterate that this is also a guy who lost both his parents in a traumatizing accident which he still hasn't made peace with, he is a self-made billionaire only because he knows the answers to the real-estate lottery by traveling to the future, and he currently is in his first serious relationship in his 30-somethings. As someone who has seen couples and guys actually act this way in relationships, So-joon's character could not feel more realistic to me. Not that I personally know of self-made billionaires who are also time-travellers -- but the sheer vulnerability betrayed by this guy's antics feels true to life.

And finally (actually, finally), if So-joon is held accountable, I wonder why Ma-rin would be spared. I think we could make excuses for her in the first several episodes, when she was in an extremely vulnerable position in her life when she met So-joon and was easily lulled by the romance and wooing into marriage. We can also add that she never had reliable and/or wise examples of adults in her life, which few can do without. But in her recent months in marriage, she proved her potential as a damn smart and hard-working woman. While she gave it her all to love So-joon, she eventually refused to cut him slack for his lies and excuses. So after all that argument and upset, even though I was happy when So-joon and Ma-rin made up in the hospital after sharing emotions, why did she accept So-joon's plan to come clean with his secrets TWO YEARS later? How could an issue which had been driving her insane for weeks suddenly be resolved by some cuddling and heartfelt emotions? Even worse: I get the sexual frustration and need for...

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Even worse: I get the sexual frustration and need for affection, but even while squeeing inside when Ma-rin confronted So-joon about being dense at the end of episode 8, I could not help but focus on Ma-rin saying that she didn't care about that secret he hadnt been able to tell her about, so she would just love him! Is loving, sharing a bed with, or physical affection mutually exclusive with sharing disagreements with a loved one? That was an extremely silly and unwise move. She basically validated So-joon's decision to keep her in the dark about important things in his life and reinforced that she's completely okay with that, so long as they could continue to share emotions and be lovey-dovey together. Honestly, it takes two to tango.

At this point, I hold neither So-joon nor Ma-rin more accountable over the other. Given Ma-rin's own level of rationality, I don't think she (or many others) would fare any better as a time-traveler. So I don't know. They continue to be pretty well-suited for one another, in my opinion, and really entertaining to watch! Hahh! That makes me sound like a horrible person! But that aside, my ridiculously long rant aside, I continue to find these characters, plot development, humour and show overall really relatable and engaging. Totally continuing to dig this, and wish it was getting better reviews :(.

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Loved reading your comment! You definitely summed up everything :)

I agree with you, and I also love and appreciate how beautiful and flawed Marin and Sojoon are. This drama, no matter what the ratings or other reviews are, is a masterpiece :)

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Thanks!
I agree; its actually their flawed characters and the silly situations they put themselves in as a result that are keeping me engaged with this show. What I am expecting is for their heart, bravery, and wit to win out eventually.

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i like reading your comment even i don't fully agree with it. it make me see the characters in other perspective. thank you for your insight. it would be good if you can write more opinion about this drama in the site that discuss the drama like soompi.

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Thanks enzek! Lol I never expected my comment to get this long...til I realized I had to post it in three separate comments to make it fit @[email protected] I am by no means a good show/movie critic; these were just my thoughts and observations I had to share because I'm enjoying this drama so much! I do stop by soompi every once in a while, though I have not for this drama yet. Perhaps I'll stop by again :).

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I agree with all your points! especially with your take on Ma-Rin. I wish we could see Ma Rin being a badass again like when she confronted those people who gossiped about her.

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I agree with you completely. It seems anyone is get used to typical hero in a romantic comedy mainstream drama, when they get a hero potrayal abit different and less perfect as a romantic guy

And I find it make sense too if he will abruptly cut off his relationship with Marin when given new information. He is clueless how to treat a relationship better pretty much fr the start. It's pretty much in character, you won't change your personality overnight no matter how much you want to believe you are changing and making effort. love is not conquer all your problem. in terms of this, I salute to writers for making effort for writing SJ abit have more multilayer

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asiandrama21 I could not have said it better. I too am actually impressed and salute the writer and director for making it feel organic to me.

And yea, I agree, it would make sense for So-joon to abruptly cut off the relationship with Ma-rin to "protect" her in the future too, given his history of idiocy. Lol! I think at some point, character idiocy and lack of improvement becomes frustrating to everyone, me included. I don't know. Something about this show and how it has managed to keep it fresh with the humour and wit showcase these characters' humanity and heart, so I'm not tired yet. We'll see I guess.

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thank you for your recap!

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Man, I wish I were as articulate and verbose as other commenters here! They all have lovely analyses and theories, and I'm enjoying each one. Thanks everyone for that, and thank you for another excellent recap!

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Great comments. I think we need to remember that while So Joon may be able to get complete information regarding future events that impact his business from news reports, etc., he has incomplete information about personal events. He is piecing things together. That is one reason he is making poor decisions at times. That being said, future Ma Rin did tell him to keep Se Young from leaving for Japan.

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THANK YOU, i also spent these two episodes wondering why so-joon totally ignored future ma-rin's tip not to let se-young leave for japan. ok, he can't trust doo-shik. why wouldn't he trust ma-rin?? it's like he forgot she ever said that, & it sounded so serious to me at the time.

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I'd initialy thought ma rin meant her advice about se young as something like "just ask her to stay back and date her instead of me" since she did say right after she said that so joon should break up with her as soon as possible. So it made sense for me that so joon wasn't listening to her words. Now that I saw the ahjussi's death tho, I still dont understand how se young staying back would help the ahjussi. If se young was there at the time, is that saying she would have been able to save ahjussi? But who can tell for sure that she would be able to? I can't wait for more insight into this.

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This ep made me grin from ear to ear, because I feel like I'm watching two giddy lovers in front of me, Lee Je Hoon is a.do.rable. As is SMA. That 'lets date' scene is so cuteee argh.

But this episode lost me on its urgency, on its conflict. I don't care much about SJ's dilemma here, of the future, of his CCTV videos. But ep 10 made me ooh again. Yeah, we need to discuss that in ep 10 thread.

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