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Suspicious Partner: Episodes 7-8

You see that face? That is the face of a very, very happy girl. I won’t spoil the fun by telling you why… suffice it to say that Bong-hee’s personal life is taking a definite upswing. But she’s still got a killer to catch, and he’s drawing closer in response to her invitation to come and find her. Bong-hee is brave, but she may come to regret that invitation before this is all over.

 
EPISODE 7 RECAP

A man wearing a mask slips into Bong-hee’s office while she’s out, leaving a shoe box on her desk. He stays to read her day planner as well as her notebook full of thoughts on Hee-joon’s murder.

Bong-hee arrives at her office after catching own client stalking, and she cries to herself, feeling guilty for having exhibited stalking behavior towards Ji-wook. She finds the shoe box on her desk with a note saying, “If you keep looking for me, I’ll find you first.”

As he drives home, Ji-wook can’t stop thinking about Bong-hee’s anti-confession, when she’d said that she absolutely doesn’t like him. Then he notices that she left her compact in his car seat the same way she did when they first met, and he calls her.

Bong-hee whispers that she thinks Hee-joon’s killer may still be in her office. She’s right — he was hiding behind the door, and now he slips out. Bong-hee fearlessly chases him out the building, but he gets away.

Ji-wook whips his car around to speed back to Bong-hee’s office. He finds Bong-hee frantically searching for the killer in the street, disappointed that she lost him. They call Section Chief Bang, who offers to send a forensic team to Bong-hee’s office.

Ji-wook sits on Bong-hee’s desk, and she gets all grabby while pushing him off. He cringes like she’s molesting him, then seems almost disappointed that she wasn’t when she says she didn’t want him disturbing any evidence, ha.

Hyped up on adrenaline, Bong-hee does a dramatic re-enactment of what happened in her office. Ji-wook takes in her performance and dryly quips that she seems to be enjoying this. He warns her that this is a dangerous situation as he walks up to her slowly, eventually backing her into a filing cabinet.

Distracted by his closeness, Bong-hee asks if he’s worried about her. He quickly answers, “Of course,” but then adds that he’d be worried even if she were a stranger. Bong-hee realizes that she’s already forgotten her promise to stop liking Ji-wook and smacks herself in the head.

She admits that she is excited to have seen the killer, because it’s a chance to finally clear her name. Ji-wook says that she could have died, but Bong-hee retorts that she’ll die anyway, probably from hunger.

She gestures around at her dingy office, saying that she’s desperate for a job because she has to earn a living, but nobody will hire her because of her past. She tells Ji-wook that she’s determined to solve Hee-joon’s murder for herself, her mother, and even for Ji-wook, who lost his job because of her.

Ji-wook takes this all in, then says in a soft voice, “Okay, we’ll solve the case… together.” Awww. He offers to give Bong-hee a ride home, but she says that she actually lives here, in her office. The next thing you know, they’re both standing at Ji-wook’s front gate, with Bong-hee sighing that she only came because he begged her.

Ha, Ji-wook is all “When did I beg you?!” He tells Bong-hee that she’s embellishing things just a bit when she describes how he refused to leave her in her dangerous office and practically dragged her here. But she’s committed to this version of the story and says that she won’t be responsible for anything that happens while she’s in his house. Rawr?

Inside, Bong-hee exclaims that nothing has changed in over two years since she’s been here, while Ji-wook gives her that exasperated stare. She shuts up when she catches his eye and remembers how they probably kissed (and maybe more), then he stalks off without a word.

They have ramyun for dinner, and Ji-wook says that they should talk. Bong-hee agrees that they need to set things straight and clarify the situation, and they do a spontaneous little fistbump that’s somehow utterly adorable.

Bong-hee blurts out, “Did we sleep together?” Ji-wook stares at her, then snaps that he was talking about something else. Whoops. Bong-hee mutters that she thought that was a pretty important thing they needed to clarify, and they go back to eating in silence.

Ji-wook is late to work the next morning, and both CEO Byun and Eun-hyuk are thrilled to hear that he overslept. Ji-wook says that he just got so exhausted that he dropped off to sleep, and he shoves Eun-hyuk off his desk when he sits on the edge.

CEO Byun perches on the other side and also gets pushed off. He says that he actually came to fuss at Ji-wook for all of his client complaints, and that even his coworkers think he looks down on them. (Ji-wook: “I guess they’re not completely dumb.”)

CEO Byun and Eun-hyuk both sit on Ji-wook’s desk again, which gives him anxiety, and they warn that he’ll get fired at this rate. Ji-wook barely hears them, his mind occupied with Bong-hee as he wonders when she started watching him.

Earlier that morning Bong-hee had knocked on Ji-wook’s door, worried that he’d be late for work. She’d peeked in to see him sleeping like an angel, then crept inside to watch him, smiling dreamily at the pretty. Then his eyes had popped open, and Bong-hee had fled the room, tripping dramatically over the threshold. So much for a graceful exit.

Bong-hee is still cringing over it at work while the forensic examiner dusts her desk for prints. He tells her that it will be hard to get anything on the killer since so many people come through this office before he asks about the CCTV recordings. Bong-hee says that the killer wore a hat and mask, so the camera didn’t capture his face.

The examiner tells her to do a composite sketch in that case, but Bong-hee confesses that she’s never seen his face, either. Wait… why is he smiling? Why is he smiling?! I have a bad feeling all of a sudden.

The examiner notices something under Bong-hee’s desk, and he asks for a glass of water. He grabs it while her back is turned, and we see that it’s part of a keychain that the killer dropped while he was in Bong-hee’s office last night. Oh no, this is the killer, isn’t it?

Bong-hee notices something in his hand, so he deliberately fumbles his glass of water to distract her again. He smiles at Bong-hee when she looks at him, but the smile disappears when she looks away, which is creepy as hell.

After he leaves, Bong-hee goes over her notes, wondering why the killer would show himself now. Hoping for Ji-wook when she hears a knock, Bong-hee can’t hide her disappointment at seeing Section Chief Bang, and he’s not fooled by her perky attempt to recover. He says dryly that Ji-wook sent him, then informs her that her landlord told him that she’s being evicted.

He takes Bong-hee to pick up a copy of the CCTV tapes from the shoe store, though Bong-hee doesn’t think it will help, since she’s never seen his face. She notices that Section Chief Bang is snippy today, and he quips that he’s punishing her for being disappointed to see him. Bong-hee says that’s her fault, because she’s having a difficult time with her feelings for a certain someone.

Section Chief Bang gets a sly look on his face and says that he thinks she likes Ji-wook, because he’s seen her stalking him. Bong-hee doesn’t believe him when he assures her that Ji-wook has no idea, so he tells her that Ji-wook is clueless about women’s feelings. Bong-hee whines that she thought he hated her for stalking him, but Section Chief Bang is convinced that Ji-wook never noticed.

District Attorney Jang meets with an underling, who reports seeing Ji-wook and Bong-hee together. Ji-wook arrives to meet with District Attorney Jang, and on the way, he seems to recognize the spy.

Ji-wook tells District Attorney Jang that he saw a certain car in front of Bong-hee’s office several times yesterday. The license plate marked it as an official state car, and Ji-wook deduced that District Attorney Jang is having Bong-hee watched.

Jang doesn’t deny checking in on Bong-hee, since she killed his son. Ji-wook requests to see the car’s black box video from last night, hoping that it caught the killer’s face. District Attorney Jang sneers that his car doesn’t have a black box, and Ji-wook mutters that he’s not surprised.

District Attorney Jang stops him on his way out to ask if he’s helping Bong-hee try to prove her innocence. Ji-wook says that he is, and District Attorney Jang demands to know how Ji-wook can believe her claims. Ji-wook says that it’s not Bong-hee he believes, but the circumstantial evidence.

He admits that he’s letting a killer go free if he’s wrong, but he asks District Attorney Jang what he’ll do if Bong-hee is innocent. Jang spits that Bong-hee is free anyway, but Ji-wook recalls how she’s broke and can’t get work because of her reputation, and he says that she’s not really very free.

After Ji-wook leaves, the district attorney orders two minions to spread a rumor that Ji-wook came here and caused a scene. His intent is to ruin Ji-wook’s reputation among his fellow attorneys, which will spread discontent and cause the others to resent him.

Bong-hee’s mom retires from her masseuse job, and she tells her daughter that she’s going to find a new career that doesn’t ruin her wrists. Ji-wook’s mom shows up at the massage parlor soon after with a gift, assuming that she hasn’t booked her because of their fight. She whines that Bong-hee’s mom never told her she was retiring before calling Ji-wook about her first-world problem, but he just tells her not to get so upset.

Section Chief Bang meets Ji-wook for dinner, having already heard about his fight with District Attorney Jang. Ji-wook steers the conversation back to Bong-hee, and Section Chief Bang tells him that the shoe store CCTV showed no male customers on the day the shoes were purchased.

Section Chief Bang is confused about Ji-wook’s change of heart towards Bong-hee. Ji-wook explains that he just has this feeling that he should protect her, calling it annoying. But Section Chief Bang peers at him and says that he doesn’t look all that annoyed. Ha.

Ji-wook narrates that he felt safe and calm during the two years when he didn’t see Bong-hee, because the days all blurred together and nothing was important. But now that he’s seen her again, he says that everything is all shaken up. He’s met a stalker, the real killer has resurfaced, and even his home has been invaded.

He goes home after his dinner with Section Chief Bang to find Bong-hee at his front gate, suitcases in tow, bouncing in frustration that she can’t get inside. He watches her for a minute, even smiling a little, as he admits to himself that his life is dangerous and exhausting now, but at least it’s not boring.

He listens to her argue with herself about whether it’s a good idea to take him up on his offer to stay with him. He sneaks up behind her as she concocts an excuse to sell to him, and when she finally sees him there, she shrieks and falls off her heel. Ji-wook feels bad for making her twist her ankle and informs her for no reason at all that he’s drunk.

EPISODE 8 RECAP

Inside, Ji-wook insists on holding ice on Bong-hee’s sore ankle himself, which makes her heart pound. Eventually he falls asleep like that, which Bong-hee finds adorable, though she warns herself not to fall for him again. Honey, that ship has sailed.

She gently eases Ji-wook back onto the couch and covers him with a blanket. He looks peaceful, but in his dreams he relives the district attorney’s parting words that day. He’d said that Ji-wook thinks that he upheld justice, but he actually made a huge mistake, just like his father.

Ji-wook is thrown back to his childhood, and we see his father reaching out to him through a wall of fire. His father collapses, and a shadowy man approaches little Ji-wook as he cries in fear.

In the morning, Bong-hee despairs over rent costs as she searches for an apartment, wishing she were brave enough to stay at Ji-wook’s. She recalls running into him after his morning run, and how sexy he’d looked just drinking a glass of water. Down, girl.

In the restaurant behind Bong-hee, a familiar-looking young woman reads as a trio of thugs attempt to steal a customer’s laptop. The woman stops them, and when one raises his hand to her, she swiftly and efficiently kicks their asses.

Bong-hee hears the commotion and runs inside just as one of the men is about to crack a chair over the woman’s head. Bong-hee delivers a huge kick, which effectively neutralizes the thug, though it re-injures her ankle.

Impressed, the familiar woman, who we’ll eventually get to know as CHA YOO-JUNG (Nara) tells Bong-hee that she’s a prosecutor. Yoo-jung takes Bong-hee to have her ankle treated, then they exchange business cards, agreeing that they like each other quite a lot.

Ji-wook worries when he sees Bong-hee’s ankle in a huge bandage, and she tries to tell him that it’s not from him scaring her last night. But his guilty face is so cute that she lets him keep thinking that it’s his fault.

He leans over to pick up Bong-hee in a princess carry, and she lights up when she realizes what’s happening. But then he stops when he feels her weight and offers a piggyback instead. PWAHAHA. It’s not quite as swoony, but Bong-hee takes what she can get.

Ji-wook deposits Bong-hee in the guest room and brings her some water, and Bong-hee decides to take full advantage of his guilty conscience. She spends the next few days letting him wait on her hand and foot, enjoying having such a handsome butler on call.

Bong-hee’s old classmate and rival Ji-hae approaches Yoo-jung, a bit awed by her high school and college sunbae. Ji-hae babbles that she’s wanted to meet with Yoo-jung since she became a prosecutor, but Yoo-jung was away studying in the U.S.

Yoo-jung blurts that she didn’t go to the States to study; she went because she cheated on her boyfriend and wanted to escape. We see why she looks so familiar — she’s the ex-girlfriend that Ji-wook caught with another man.

Ji-hae says that she did the same thing, and as we suspected, she’s the woman that Hee-joon met at the hotel on the night that Bong-hee discovered him cheating. She confesses to Yoo-jung that she slept with her friend’s boyfriend, but she avoids answering when Yoo-jung asks about the guy she cheated with.

She asks about Yoo-jung’s man on the side, but Yoo-jung says she forgot. She explains that forgetting the guy is the only way she can get back with her ex-boyfriend.

District Attorney Jang’s plan to sow resentment for Ji-wook seems to be working. An attorney bursts into his office, furious that he was discriminated against in court because he works for the same law firm as Ji-wook. Eun-hyuk has to drag the guy out, but Ji-wook can still hear the attorney saying that it’s Ji-wook’s fault that they’re all struggling in court.

CEO Byun stops the argument and yanks Eun-hyuk and Ji-wook into his office. Ji-wook gripes that the other attorneys will blame him for all of their problems, because it’s easier than taking responsibility. CEO Byun orders them both to spend some time with their coworkers and hopefully avoid future problems.

That evening, Ji-wook and Eun-hyuk go out with coworkers as instructed, though none of them look happy to be there. Eun-hyuk elbows the pouting Ji-wook when Bong-hee walks in with her old school buddy Hee-kyu and two of his colleagues. She spots him too, but motions for him not to approach.

Her presence here turns out to be a “preliminary interview,” and Ji-wook tries not to watch. Their table gets loud and raucous as Ji-wook looks on incredulously, and Eun-hyuk seems a little jealous to be stuck at the boring table, hee.

Eun-hyuk asks Ji-wook if Bong-hee is trying to get a job, and Ji-wook goes all eye-rolly and high-pitched as he says he doesn’t care. Eun-hyuk mutters that something scandalous happened at that law firm last year, then catches Ji-wook leaning closer to hear about it. Eun-hyuk says that he doesn’t know anything either and laughs that weird laugh. Pfft, I think I love him.

Ji-wook can’t help himself, so he intercepts Bong-hee on her way out of the ladies’ room to ask why she’s drinking with those guys. He says there’s no such thing as a job interview at a bar, but Bong-hee says that she has to take her chances where they present themselves. Ji-wook counters that other opportunities will come, but Bong-hee tells him that she’s out of time.

Serious for once, Bong-hee says that she’s trying to act like she’s okay, but she’s not. She tells Ji-wook that she feels bad for inconveniencing him, and she can’t be this shameless for much longer.

Bong-hee heads back to her table, where the lawyers tell her that she’s hired. Bong-hee is thrilled, until they tell her to wear sexier clothing, because their clients like women in skimpy outfits. Hee-kyu explains that she’s going to be a “visitation lawyer” — in essence, it’s her job to visit clients in prison and cheer them up. Gross.

Bong-hee asks why they didn’t tell her she was being considered for this type of job, and over at his table, Ji-wook has heard enough. He stalks over just in time to stop Bong-hee from throwing her beer in the lawyers’ faces, and he tells her not to waste her energy or her drink.

Bong-hee storms out with Ji-wook right on her heels. She tells him not to say a word about this, but Ji-wook stops her and says that she’s not inconveniencing him. Awww. He asks her to come work for him, then leans in very close. Bong-hee braces herself for a possible kiss, but instead, Ji-wook passes out on her shoulder.

Eun-hyuk smiles as Ji-wook and Bong-hee leave together, then regards the table of jerks with a shrewd eye. He follows them to the bathroom, and while they’re lined up at the urinals, Eun-hyuk pretends to drunkenly stagger into all three of them. It makes a huge mess, and Eun-hyuk leaves with a smirk and a swagger. Best wingman ever.

Ji-wook wakes the next morning in his own bed, and it takes him a minute to realize that under the covers, he’s completely naked. He naturally assumes that something happened with Bong-hee, since all he remembers is her carrying him into his room, and him falling on top of her.

He slinks downstairs to find Bong-hee grinning at him knowingly, and he struggles to ask her what happened last night. All Bong-hee does is simper at him and coo, “I don’t knooow…” which just confirms Ji-wook’s worst fears.

Bong-hee heads back to her room to gloat at how easy it was to scare Ji-wook into thinking they slept together. She tells herself that it serves him right for not telling her what happened between them two years ago. She does wonder what he meant when he asked her to work with him, then figures that he probably doesn’t remember.

The creepy possible-killer calls Bong-hee’s number, but she doesn’t answer. He approaches a door and takes out the keychain he dropped in her office, which has the letters “NFC” on it and contains a chip that opens the door.

Ji-wook tries to sneak out alone, and he actually screams when Bong-hee asks where he’s going, HA. He notices that she’s all dressed up, but before she can say why, she sees the missed call from the creepy guy and gets excited, thinking the forensic tests on her office are out.

She calls back with Ji-wook latched onto her, listening in like their heads are glued together. She waves him off and he goes out the gate ahead of her, but he screeches to a halt when he sees Yoo-jung standing there.

Bong-hee is excited to see her new friend, but then she notices Ji-wook standing stock-still, staring at Yoo-jung in shock.

 
COMMENTS

Well shoot, I was all prepared to dislike Yoo-jung on sight for what she did to Ji-wook, but then she turned out to be a straight-up badass. Don’t get me wrong, I still don’t like her, but now I have to confess that I find her intriguing. It was an interesting choice to have Bong-hee meet Yoo-jung before knowing who she is to Ji-wook, and to have the two ladies hit it off so well. It’s going to make things a lot more complicated if Bong-hee is torn between liking the woman on a personal level, and disliking her for hurting Ji-wook. I have a feeling that Yoo-jung isn’t going to be your usual kdrama second lead who just exists to make things difficult for the main couple.

I really appreciate a drama where the characters are honest about their thoughts and feelings, and Suspicious Partner is proving to be an excellent example of this in action. Honesty between characters keeps the plot moving and the story line fresh, not to mention how it gives everyone a chance to interact in ways that are way more interesting to watch than when they decide not to speak the truth. Bong-hee is incapable of keeping a single solitary thought to herself, and Eun-hyuk seems to enjoy letting Ji-wook know everything he’s thinking at all times. Even smaller characters like Section Chief Bang get to deliver choice bits of information like how clueless Ji-wook is with women, plus he got to call out Bong-hee’s crush on him. It’s so much more fun when you never know who is going to say what, and when!

Ji-wook is the only closed-off character, but that really only manifested when he lost his job as a prosecutor. Before that, he was outspoken and sassy, and he even seemed to enjoy antagonizing Bong-hee just so they could fight about it. It’s sad to see him so quiet and subdued now, but I’m looking forward to seeing Bong-hee tease that spirit back out of him as he loses his battle with his feelings. It’s already happening, though Ji-wook doesn’t realize it, as proven by the way he confronted District Attorney Jang for having Bong-hee followed the very day after he discovered it. His unacknowledged feelings for Bong-hee are already drawing him out of his shell and causing him to get a bit of life back in his eyes, and I’m so glad, because seeing Ji-wook looking so despondent wasn’t fun. Now if Eun-hyuk can just manage to effect Ji-wook the same way, everything would be perfect.

I fear that I’ve wronged Eun-hyuk terribly by assuming bad things about him in the beginning. I think I still wasn’t over Choi Tae-joon’s portrayal of charming serial killer Tae-ho in Missing 9, but now I think Eun-hyuk really is just a big squishy-bear who probably made a huge mistake and hurt Ji-wook, but who truly regrets it and still loves his friend. He’s done too many things for Ji-wook when Ji-wook wasn’t even aware of it, like getting revenge against the disgusting lawyers in the bar. And that wasn’t even for Ji-wook so much as it was for Bong-hee, but Eun-hyuk can see that his friend likes her. And with a guy like Eun-hyuk, that automatically makes Bong-hee a friend. Something about Eun-hyuk just makes me want to hug him, and though at first I thought it was an act hiding something possibly darker on the inside, now I just think that Eun-hyuk is exactly what he seems to be.

With Hee-joon’s killer making himself known (and I’m surprised we’ve seen his face so soon, but it makes me excited to get to know his character better), Ji-wook, Bong-hee, and Eun-hyuk won’t be able to afford to be at odds for much longer. They’re going to need Ji-wook’s doggedness, Bong-hee’s courage, and Eun-hyuk’s formidable intellect and willingness to do anything for his friends in order to outsmart the murderer and clear Bong-hee’s name. I hope that the three of them can put aside their conflicts, form an adorable little team, and take down the bad guy together.

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Epsiode 4-7/8 has had a definite shift towards more comedy than the previous episodes, and I’m looking forward to more.

Bonghee is turning out to be a great strong female lead and I’m loving it!
So, far, it looks like Yoojung and Bonghee will develop a kickass friendship, and I’m down with more female friendship. I also really want Jihae to become reluctant BFFs with BH, and she may just when she sees how much her idol YJ likes BH. Please let this come true! (I knew it was JH with Heejoon in the hotel!)

Eunhyuk is a character I look forward to being explored more. He seems to have Jiwook’s best interests at heart, but I want to see more of how cares for JW, and not just as a comic device (even if he is hilarious in his one-sided love for JW), but more like how he pushed the sleazy lawyers in the bathroom because he saw how much JW held himself back from going after them.

I wonder if the forensic guy is a red herring or not. The villain in I Remember You was revealed pretty early on as well, so I’m not completely sure of the forensic guy being the murderer.

The DA definitely has something against JW (and his father?). Was is the DA in the burning house with JW’s father in JW’s nightmare?

One thing that confuses me is JW’s earnings. He’s been living in a pretty fancy house (not an apartment!), and he has to support his mother’s lifestyle on his meagre prosecutor/lawyer earnings. His father wouldn’t have been earning much either, so it’s not like he inherited it.

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Survivor's Earnings. Any South Korean government employee's surviving child(ren) under the age of 18 are entitled to their parent's pension in effect at the time of their death. (It's almost the same process as Social Security benefits are distributed in the U.S.) I'm sure that someone (CEO Lawyer Byun, maybe?) took Ji-wook under their wing and invested it wisely. And Ji-wook lives rather simply... albeit in a place that would go for $10,000 a month easily in Gangnam-gu. 😁

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Ah, thanks for clearing that up for me

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Thanks! That makes sense. For the past 2 episodes, I was wondering how he could afford such a big house. He not only has a spare bedroom, but a furnished spare bedroom (how convenient for our heroine!).

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Pretty sure the forensic guy is working for the DA, who is still out to prove that she killed his son, even if he has to manufacture evidence. He is also behind the lack of job offers for her.

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I don't think so, DA just too arrogant to believe that BH is not the culprit

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If the DA is corrupt enough to start spreading rumors about Ji Wook, deliberately trying to ruin his career, then I have no problem thinking that he's made it perfectly clear to pretty much everyone that he thinks she killed his son and will react with malice towards anyone aiding her.

Can you imagine coming up against that DA if you were a law firm that had hired Bong Hee? He'd ruin your entire firm, just to get at Bong Hee.

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That DA is whacked. I can't understand why he's hell bent on ruining BH. If it weren't his son that was murdered, I would believe that he knows the murderer on a personal level and is trying to protect him.

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That is still a possibility. The killer could be blackmailing him.

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Possibility, but he's suppose to have amnesia right? Not sure how this is going to all fit together, if blackmailing is in fact the case.

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he wants revenge. my logic says that guy was in 38 Police Unit, got his money swindled. then Seo In Guk from 38PU was in SKL with NJH. NJH moved on to this drama. the circle has closed.

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what if the killer is the DA's other secret son and the DA knows he's a serial killer so wants to pin the crime on BH.

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hmmm...that would be an interesting plot twist (so because the killer has amnesia, his Dad wants to save him).

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I also thought that the DA had something to do with JW's father's death. Maybe he'd been the one involved in the fire or something, since the "you're just like your father" is the typical k-drama ominous indicator that he'd something to do with it.

I like how YJ is all badass too, but I've this pre-determined bias against her because of JW and the whole cheating incident. It's like I want to like her, but I almost wished she never had to appear.

Regarding JH, I always thought that she and BH had never been friends, just classmates, so I was surprised that she said she'd slept with her friend's boyfriend. Maybe JH feels guilty too, because my view of her is that she's always had a guilty look when talking to BH, and is all bark and no bite with her.

Side note, since I don't know anything about Korean salaries, but his house is pretty darned fancy. I love it.

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Do you know what a twist it would be, if that shadowy figure in the fire was actually CEO Byun? That he was paid to start the fire and was working for the DA then? And quit because he couldn't handle the guilt anymore and became a private attorney. That's why he's so nice to JW, out of guilt.

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Now THAT would be a nice twist. Plus it would be a sucker punch in the gut for our poor emotions.
You write the best twists! Can you come up with some nice twists for our favourite agent?

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Ooooh I like it. That sounds like a really devious twist.

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Because it's so obvious they want us to think that it's the DA. But I don't think it's that simple, and he was walking toward the boy, he'll pick him up and take care of him. Boy's so traumatized he can't remember the face, but JW will, in good time.This show is all about making mistakes, regret, forgiveness and redemption.Every single character is mired in the guilt of his/her past, and can't move on.

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THIS! I'm also strangely iffy with CEO Byun, like I'm not sure if I should like him or not.

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Yes! For me its how the actor playing CEO Byun also plays such heinous characters that I find it very hard to trust him in this role! Its very disconcerting to watch him play a good guy or even a comedic character when all I have ever seen him do is play power hungry, bigoted, assholes. I am hoping I am wrong about him though. I don't think I can take Ji-Wook suffering any betrayal from his loved ones.

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This would be a great twist! I don't have anything against ceo byun's character right now. I like that he is like a mentor to eun hyuk and ji wook. Also, ji wook trusts him, so that would be like a punch to the gut.

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I have to be completely honest. I really need CEO Byun to be good. I've had a soft spot for this actor ever since History of a Salaryman when his character had an irrational amount of love for a pet chicken. Lol, he was so funny.

He plays bad guys most of the time though so I'm hoping they'll continue to let him play a different role here.

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Don't say it, it might actually happen.....*sigh*

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It seems like from the mystic kitchen of this scriptwriter - it was the same in I remember you = the closest smart cooworker was his fathers assassin ;-)

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I was mad that YJ turned out to be this clingy, shameless person after showing us her kickass self earlier. Then i remembered this drama was written by the same writer of Protect the Boss, where the second female lead was so typical second-female-lead in the beginning and then became really good friends with the heroine. I hope YJ and BH become friends and together with JW and EH, form this Scooby Gang to clear Bong Hee's name

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Ooohh good to know since to this day the second lead female in Protect the Boss is my all time favorite and would love to see the same type of scenario in this one. I am getting tired of nasty and clingy second leads who can not take a hint.

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Yes!! I need a great first/second lead friendship--and they could be such good friends, as we've already seen!! And let's be real, Bong Hee needs as many people on her side as she can get.

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I am ok if bong hee and yoo jung becomes friends. But, I sincerely hope yoo jung doesn't come between our OTP.
Also, the DA is the one character I can't get a handle on. I am also curious to know what went betweem him and ji woo

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*ji wook's dad.

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Exactly how i was thingking.. the plot is getting better n I can't wait for another Wednesday

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I loved this ep!

-BH is seriously badass for immediately chasing her stalker.
-Somehow I'm not annoyed that JW eats everything with his mouth open, because he looks like such a pouty child all the time that it's hilarious to me.
-I love love love how much JW cares about BH's wellbeing, even in his unconscious actions. And his conscious ones. I just love all of it.
-Okay, I know one of them is a cheater, but I like that both of our female leads are badasses. I really hope YJ can do something to redeem herself and/or doesn't get catty because I really like the girls' friendship dynamic so far...But I'm slightly worried after YJ's conversation with JH.
-EH in the bar bathroom made my day - I want JH's dislike of him to be due to a misunderstanding because I don't want to hate him!

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Yes! JW's concern for BH is bae! I love how concerned he is about her, from her sprained ankle to her humiliation at the hands of the other lawyers. Just come to the realization that you like her now, you dork!

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I actually thought her running after the possible killer while courageous, was actually foolish (but in tune with her rash character). She put herself in great danger without thinking. Even Ji Wook points her attention to the reality, when she is telling him what happened and being all excited about it as if she is in a thriller movie.

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I initially thought it was foolish too (but impressed with how she managed to run down all those steps in heels without faceplanting), but when she explained about how excited and desperate she was to finally get a chance to clear her name, I understood. For us, it has been 2 episodes, but for her it has been 2 years of nothing. There had been no response to the banner she had put up. All she had to go on was the melody she can't even hum correctly. Even if she didn't go to prison, it really did feel like the work she had put into law school was wasted if she's ostracized by pretty much every member of the profession in Seoul.

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My thoughts precisely. Her adrenaline must've been pumping like crazy...so desperate for retribution & recompense, that she gave no thought to the consequences. I fear that she'll be in this situation again. Makes me shiver.

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I really liked that scene. I didn't realize her desperation until she explained her situation to JW. Her sad narrative got me but I was laughing when she finished off saying she'll die anyway from hunger.

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Ha! I totally agree about Ji-wook eating with his mouth open. I kept noticing it too and wondered where he picked up that habit from while also thinking aww, you poor pouting soul.

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I cannot get enough of miserable and mopey ji chang wook, it's the best thing ever. And nam ji hyun is so awesome in this role! I love how she tries so hard not to fall for him but just can't help but swoon, and every time that happens, I'm just like, same, girl, same.

I also wasn't that keen on the second lead actress coming into play bc our main couple's chemistry can drive this whole show, but she's doing much better than I expected; acting isn't too stiff and though I hate to say it, image-wise, she is badass and seems like she would have matched well with ji chang wook lol

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I feel like all four of our leads have such likeable personalities at the moment (despite some of them doing bad things like cheating...) that I almost don't want there to be any big conflict between them. I just want them all to make friends and find the murderer together - but we all know that likely won't happen, because this is dramaland after all.

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My thoughts too!

I must say that I liked Yoojung the moment she stood up to fight those men. She's a serious BFF contender for Bonghee. However, she crushed my wish the moment she proclaimed that she's going to be shameless and ask to get back with Jinwook as if nothing happened!! Props to her for being upfront about being a cheater and a shameless fox though. At least she is well aware of that fact.

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Yeah, her shamelessness got to me, too. Just because you've allegedly forgotten about the guy you cheated with doesn't mean Ji Wook has. Maybe if she has had evidence that he has lived a full and happy life since she has been gone, then I could see her stance, but that is obviously not the case (although not entirely her fault).

I'll wait to make a full judgment until next week's episodes. Maybe she'll surprise us. She was pretty awesome standing up to the laptop thieves...

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I agreeeee! I love our four leads, especially YJ for her plucky and spunky personality. I didn't expect her to make her first appearance with such a strong personality, but for some reason, I don't dislike her when she shamelessly says she wants to get back with JW and forget about her cheating incident. Is it because the cheating incident is not shown in its full glory so I feel a bit distanced from it? Maybe because I am not privy to how JW has suffered because of his ex's infidelity. Unlike his separation from BH.. we can see he has become more subdued and quiet as opposed to the stern, slightly more outgoing prosecutor that he was before.

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I was prepared to hate Yoo-jung, because of what she did to JW...but I'm almost tempted to like her, bc she's badass. But she's just so shameless for wanting to go back to him. At least, she seems to be more nuanced than I had expected and hopefully won't just serve the purpose of antagonizing our main characters.

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Nuanced, yes. I liked how she said she couldn't remember the guy she cheated with if she wanted to get back with JW, which showed admirable self awareness.

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The way her character is so matter-of-fact about what she is definitely makes her easier to watch. Because at least she's not delusional about what she's done. It definitely still makes her shameless, but in a refreshing, self-aware way, lol.

How I respond to her in the future episodes depends on how persistent she is after he makes it clears he's done with her. At the very least, she seems like a 2nd female lead that will fight fair and won't manipulate Bong-hee in any way (not that Bong-hee is easily manipulated!).

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What makes it cuter (and funnier) to see is that his mind and his action aren't on the same page. He thinks 2 years without Bonghee are calm. But he acts all miserable and mopey.

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It feels like Nam Ji Hyun is in my head every time she looks at Ji Wook and mentally swoons. She's so perfect in this role!

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the 2nd female lead can be badass all she wants, just as long as she doesn't start to connive or get in the way of the real OTP. I also do not want to see Bong Hee doing the noble deed of giving up JW to her. BH fighting (she cheated on JW!! remember that!!!)!

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Sammeeee. After seeing JCW in so many action roles, I had no idea what I really needed was him as a mopey, loser puppy dog who couldn't understand his own feelings if they attacked him with an ax screaming bloody murder.

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Lmao!!! Bong-hee is literally me everytime she looks at Ji-wook! 😂😂

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She definitely does a great representation of a fangirl and she is just cute as a button.

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Same 😍😍😍

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OMG! The fangirl vibe is so strong! I am so amused that every move JW makes captures her attention, and all that slow-mo makes it even funnier.

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That slow mo are hilarious! I make the same face as BH every time JW do something swoony..

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When Bonghee looks at Jiwook and then we get slo-mo and hazy dream-like scene! HILARIOUS!!! She represents us all! I feel her so much because this drama made me into a JCW fan. So yeah, I'm Bonghee when staring at JCW in this drama. haha!

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I normally cringe at slo-mo but here, I pretty much savor the scenes frame by frame in the way Bong Hee does.

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SAME GIRL!! I'm not a JCW fan but all this slow-mo and eye to eye moments make me swoon. I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SWOON FOR JI CHANG WOOK damn....he has such expressive eyes I love the subtlety

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The "I Remember You" chemistry is strong with this one - it's a little weird that the writer makes both female leads stalkers (though I think Cha Ji An wins that contest), but the banter between the leads in both shows is fantastic.

Self-aware and determined, professional women and smart, socially maladjusted but otherwise good men seems to be a favorite pairing, and I am not complaining.

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Bonghee's crush is just everything.

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I pause. I swoon. I smile. I kick and smile some more then I shake myself back to reality and press play and continue watching.

Bong-hee represent!

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Me too! Thank god I watched it in my room by myself or else people will think that I am crazy!😅

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Don't know about u guys but the masked guy used till now or seen Bong Hee chasing out of her law office for sure isin't the same guy as the FCSI Criminal guy they are telling us is the real dude...The masked guy has other proportions and a size of face to say so different from the "official bad guy"...Some said they criminal would be played by Dong Ha and he did look exactly like him so i'm wondering if it's a production mistake and for some unknown reason they didn't continue using the actor and changed him midway,if so it's such a disappointment as i was quite anticipating to see him appear...Neverless the dude is very creepy and for sure doesn't look like amnesic...Quite curious why he kills and who are the victims,or is he a contract killer...
I'm curious if the old man the dude killed was the actual forensic man and he just took his identity even if the idea puts him in more danger actually rather than being a ghost killer...
Wook without any doubt is a durian...I found him sooo endering when he told Bong hee he was drunk,he was adorable...

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Yep I also feel the same way, the forensic guy (whose face we've seen) is taller and thinner than the first guy.

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I think so too. And killer looked older on the bike than that young man .😕

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I'm not sure about age just yet. I don't think the culprit seemed all that much older than the forensics guy. I'll say this much though - one shot of killer made me think he looked quite a bit like an actor I know is cast in this. But he hasn't really appeared on the drama yet so I'll have to wait to share my suspicions.

I feel like the real killer might do something like show up undercover as a client of theirs or something.

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u mean Dong Ha who appeared in Chief Kim,as appereance is him 100%...if he left the production or the writer is trolling us we'll have to see...One thing is sure,they aren't the same guys,it's quite evident

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I'm glad you brought up the victims. The question on my mind this whole time has been 'where are the bodies??' It makes me so curious about this killer. Is he really good/does he have the power to tamper with evidence and cover his trail or are the police really sloppy? It's hard to believe that no one was looking for his victims. I hope we get some answers in the course of the show

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Eeks, I loved this episode. I liked the previous ones, but I felt this one really hit it for me somehow. Hah, I love how there's this running question of "did we sleep with each other?", and both parties refuse to answer.
Side note: I'd almost forgotten Yoo Jung until she finally appeared for all of 4 minutes (it's already E7-8!). I kind of snorted a little when she and JH bonded over being cheaters.

On Ji Wook: I think I need a Ji-Wook-servant of my own. Seriously, he's so sweet, I need to know why his ex cheated on him. It doesn't help YJ's case, because I already dislike her for having done that to him. He's just so geeky and awkward, and it's somehow extremely endearing. It's clear that he's super worried about BH's safety, and the chemistry between them is buzzing! Also? Soooo adorable when he announced "I'm drunk" to her, as though he wanted her to do something about it.

I was probably turned to mush by his stares. So intense! Me likey! I might or might not have swooned when he told her she wasn't imposing on him (at the end).

On criminal: The moment the forensics guy was filmed with the cap covering his face, I immediately thought, "is that him?!", and then thought I was crazy for thinking anyone with a cap was a criminal. But... he is! Argh! It's even creepier that he's walking around them like any normal person. Is there a trend started by SWDBS that all criminals have to be young and decently handsome, by the way?

On Eun Hyuk: I love, love, love EH and how he always has JW's back, sticking up for him when he gets blamed by other lawyers. That revenge for BH in the restroom? 100% childish, and I approve of it 100%. EH and JW were so cute together at the bar, and EH knows just the right buttons to push to tease JW. It makes me really want to see some scenes of back when they were still friendly. I want moreeee on their backstory!

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Lezah, we literally had the exact same thoughts on the criminal - when I saw his face I was like ??? Why does he gotta be handsome like in SWDBS? Why can't we get an average-looking criminal?

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The more handsome men in a show, the better? I´m fine with that thought XD

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Is he really the criminal though? And I like my eye candy. Since we are going to watch him on the screen most of the time, might as well put an eye candy on the screen for us to ogle at. Think Kim Jae Wook in Voice. Ah!

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If anyone starts the recent hottie-killer trend, it's Kim Jae Wook. But yea I do got a feeling that this is a red herring, it's only 4 episodes in. (I can't get used to this halves episodes thing!)

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I cannot say this enough, but I love EH. He's so adorable. I love how he bumped into the rest of the lawyers in the restroom for the sake of seeking petty revenge for his friends. I can tell he takes BH as his friend just because JW takes her as his friend as well. Ah! Friendship goals!

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Aahh! Ji Chang Wook as my butler!! Thats the dream :D

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Lmao, how the tables turn! I loved that this time, JW was the one left in the dark about their "did-we-or-did-we-not-sleep-together?" (PS: he's so cute, so hot. I can't even! And cuter when he's drunk)

Also, I like that bit by bit, we're getting to know more about some of our characters. Like the reason why JW has insomnia.
The thing that intrigued me most in this episode was BH's meeting with JW's ex. They seemed to like each other, so I wonder what their relationship is going to be like.
On another note, was I the only one who thought that that forensic guy/ the killer looks like BH's ex?

So far, I think this show is doing a great job in handling its tonal shifts.
But I have to say that I've now joined the chorus of people complaining about the editing. I don't mind it much and it doesn't take away my enjoyment, but it's sometimes confusing. It could be better. The sound effects, however, are amazing and always spot on!

This show just keeps getting better with each episode, and I hope it stays so.

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That moment when Jiwook took a peek inside his blanket HAHAHAHA his expression is pure goldddd! And Bonghee is pure evil! I love these two so much!

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Serves him right for not telling the truth after 2 1/2 years XD

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Haha that the moment, I knew Bong Hee was going to gun for some payback! And does that mean she completely undressed him to get him to misunderstand? Or did JW undress himself and she was taking advantage of the situation?

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My theory is that he started complaining that it was hot and started stripping. Bong hee, being the fangirl that she is, didn't really mind the show, but left before anything actually happened.

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She's so cunning I love it HAHAHAHAHHAHA

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My thought exactly, especially after watching My Secret Romance when Sung Joon stripped his own pants while being drunk, that could be a the likeliest reason why he was naked. But my question is, did Ji Wook really kiss Bong Hee two years ago? I noticed her lipstick was smeared around the corner of her lips, which could be an aftermath of a passionate kiss, or a fidgety sleeping position.

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I was squeeing so often in this episode! Yeay it was so cute. It is great to see another expression besides depression on Ji Wooks face and it is all thanks to Bong Hee. He might not be aware that he fell for her already, but she is brightening up his days. With all the hardships she has to go through (loosing her reputation, home, work) she deserves a little bit of luck and if that happens to be, her moving in with Ji Wook, it is all for the better. I love how she makes use of this opportunity. It might be considered creepy if your flatmate stares at you while you are sleeping, but nobody can fault her for that. (I certainly can´t, cause I know I would do the same). At the same time I love how she doesn´t try to depend on him and this is really her only option (wouldn´t want to bother her mom with the moving in etc. -shush!)
I´m also intrigued that we have seen our new handsome villain. What is his motivation in all this?
But I´m sorry show, were we supposed to be shocked at the revelation that bitchy JH was the one he cheated with? It was quite obvious. Am I right? Overall I definitely have a new crack series. Love, love, love it so much.

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Man, I would be staring at him too if I moved into his house. It's not creepy, no, not at all. *coughs*

I think he's been lonely for a long time, and he was so depressed over losing the prosecutor job that BH is like a little piece of sunshine in his life. At least, the whole "solving the case" gives him some purpose in life, and her cheery and endearing attitude toward him doesn't hurt.

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It's not a sin to stare at Ji Chang wook *coughcoughcough*

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Definitely not in my book ;)

(Ji Wook might beg to differ though)

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Nope not at all!! Its a sin if u don't appreciate that perfection :D

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I just want to see him smile sometime soon. At least he was sneering for a second when Eun Hyuk was told that he was perceived as arrogant and people didn't like him either.

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I squee when BH moved into JW's house. More chances for cohabitation hijinks but to my disappointment, there isn't much. Nevertheless, I am all for JW's concern for BH, which he never fails to show at every turn. It's like, she is constantly taking up his attention even if she is not actively doing anything. And all his soliloquy, can I take it that he's falling for BH without him realizing it?

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Does anyone love JW's terrified-cute-face when he woke up on his bed and noticed that he's (probably) wearing nothing down there? It's pure gold LOL.
On more serious note, I like the relationship development between Bong-hee and Ji Wook. They seem rely on each other more than they do to other people they know for years. I also like how Ji-wook learns Bong-hee's current life situation quite fast.
That said, I think there's too many random things happen in these episodes, which feels like it is intentionally introduced to get the resolution in the next week's episodes. Also the humor in the beginning didn't really work for me because I felt the tense and sad tone took the center part, so I didn't fully connect to the comedy.

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I am so enjoying this drama! And kudos to all the beanies who correctly predicted that the stalking thing was only eun bong hee's own paranoia! I thought ji wook thought that way too. Fortunately, that is not the case.

This should be my favourite first meet between the female leads in any drama. That was badass! Also, I am so loving that ji wook isn't a cold male lead type. He is just lonely and slightly clueless with a difficult (traumatic?) past. I totally loved the way he cared for bong hee and his apology was adorable. Also, bong hee so openly enjoying his attention (like the expressions she gives everytime he does something for her) is super fun to watch. That would totally be me if someone I like does things like that for me too!

I know I have told this before, but I am loving bong hee (and nam ji hyun). The way she shifted from exaggerating her encounter with the culprit to quietly telling she would have died of starvation anyway which showed her desperation and plight was really amazing. And then she decides to just let ji wook think she is hurt because of him and totally uses and enjoys all his attention and I find that cute and charming too. The way she made him suffer without telling him what happened the night before (aarghhh, I wish they would show the audience, atleast) and the way she didn't take crap from those jerks at the end after realizing their true intentions all make her this perfect mix of sass, cute, vulnerable, strong and level headed person. And I am so thanking the writer for writing this female lead!

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The cold male lead type seems like it's so last year, what with Minhyuk in SWDBS and now JW. I can't complain, because I love male leads who are geekily adorable like this! I love BH's little smirks whenever he passes her cookies/tea/water. The comedy really made me laugh this episode, and this is what I'd signed up for. I'm totally onboard this show now!

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yes, so happy that cold male lead types have become a endangered species in dramaland. I love that she openly swoons over him first and then realizes to control her expressions, its super cute to watch! I am so in for the full ride. The biggest draw for me in any story are the chararcters, and I find all the characters here appealing in some way, so I really want to know what happens to them.

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The cold male lead left us in 2015. R88, DOTS, Goblin, Lucky Romance, Moonlight, WLFKBJ....or may be I am watching drama with particular leads...

Both the leads are so cute together. BH rambling about how nothing in his house has changed before remembering why she was there last time.

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I was also confused whether a scene is real or just an imagination. It's the editing that makes it confusing for me. It's not outright terrible, it just hinders my understanding of the flow sometimes.

And yes to Nam Jihyun just nailing Bonghee portrayal! I LOVE her! I love that play by play she did for Jiwook, while Jiwook just stared at her as she went all out with her reenactment!

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i know, right? that seems like the way of story telling in this drama, where a part of a scene is cut and later shown to us via flashbacks. Like the DA telling ji wook that he is just like his father.

Yes! Nam ji hyun is adorable! I am completely floored by her!

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The way BH exaggerated her encounter with the killer was hilarious. They are really milking her comedic timing for all it's worth. I kept replaying that scene because of the deadpan expression on JW's face. It adds to the hilarity of the scene. I love how she manipulated JW into taking care of her because of her sprained ankle. She must have been drowning in bliss at JW's utmost concern.

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I LUFF EUN-HYUK. He is soooo cute. His laugh is so weird. But he is ADORBS. <3 <3 <3

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I know right. His weird laugh is weirdly infectious! I laugh whenever he does.

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Bong Hee milking her injury, was the funniest thing. She was trying to tell him the truth, but who could? With him being so earnestly apologetic and cute. Good girl, don´t let this chance go to waste ;)

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Having Ji Chang Wook at your beck and call is no small feat!! You go girl!! :D

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I love how she was acting like she was really generous too - like "yeah you should apologize. but no need to overdo it! It's not a big deal." and then proceeded to take advantage of him [like "hey if serving me will make him feel better, I should let him"] Brilliantly executed!

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I loved that moment she realized that she shouldn't try so hard to tell him the truth. Her whole expression changed. It was great.

I have a feeling the ex-girlfriend will unleash the secret. It'll be great to see how Bong-hee talks herself out of that one. lol

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I love this show. I really do. You don't often get to see the tables turn with a couple like it has here--or I just haven't seen it that often. Did I sleep with you? 😈

Honesty between characters keeps the plot moving and the story line fresh, not to mention how it gives everyone a chance to interact in ways that are way more interesting to watch than when they decide not to speak the truth.

Oh so true. I'm really loving the writing here. I loved how they explained the ramifications of Bong-Hee being accused of murder, however, it did not result in a damsel in distress!

All I want to know is, with Ji-Wook and his ex, who taught whom how to fight?

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I just love how active Bonghee is. Sure, Jiwook is there to help her now, but I love it more that they get to be a team and work together in finding the real culprit.

The writing is doing it for me and the winning portrayal of the leads. My only complaint now is the editing. It's nothing major, but I can be improved.

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I love it when JW said to catch the culprit together. Aww~ He didn't want BH to do it alone because it is too dangerous. It's so sweet. Really, this episode is daebak. It should be titled JW's concern for BH because almost every minute of the show, he is expressing his worry and care for her.

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I've finally found my new Wed-Thurs drama to watch!!! I love them all!!!

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Okay, I have so much to gush about over this episode, but first:

"If she's innocent, you'll have to pay. Me, too, for wrongly steering the case. And you, too, for fabricating evidence and making her out to be a criminal."

- YESSSSSS. I was so proud of Ji-wook in this moment. After giving up his job, I could have maybe been fine with the show not going back to address his flawed handling of the case. But now that he realizes how Bong-hee still, ultimately, had to lose so much more because of the trial, he understands just how unforgivable his original actions would have been. I'm so happy he called himself out for back then because he still played a huge role in her prosecution before he threw the case for her. Through her, he's finally learning that when prosecuting the accused, you have a responsibility to make sure you don't ruin the lives of innocent people in the process. After this moment of his, I feel like I can love his character with no reservations now!

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I loved that he addressed that too. It's great that she's so honest with him about how the trial ruined her professional and personal life. I think he needed to see that he wasn't the only "victim" of that case. Prior to that conversation I think he blamed her for him losing the job he loved... without realizing how much BH had also suffered.

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Bong Hee really did get it pretty bad. She lives in her office and is about to be homeless. She has a notorious rep and gets the worst cases. Ji Wook still has a big house and is able to act out his principles at work without getting fired by his generous boss.

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The one night issue rears its intriguing head again. The first time, she's drunk, and he's not. She asks him and all he says is, "I don't know."

This time, he's drunk and she's not, he asks her, and she says, "I don't know."

I think nothing happened both times. Each was just teasing the other.

The third time it happens - and it will - both of them will be clean and sober and will know exactly what happens every step of the way.

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I'm pretty sure nothing happened both those times, because the more sober person would probably have whacked the other one off, lol.

Will we get a scene of that third time? I like where you're going with that. (;
(Ok guys, I'm not a perv, I'm just kidding).

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Definitely. Episode 9. Or 10. Let's hope they don't go to the seaside though. There's something in the saltwater...BH might end up becoming a mummy and JW a Daddy....but that's a different story...

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After all the game of "did we or didn't we" that they play at each other, I'm so looking forward to the time when it actually happens. lol Not because of the act but because I feel like it's going to be both hot and amusing. I am so looking forward to the amusing part because these two are just too damn adorkable!

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Ahem .....Don't tempt me with that thought of third time 😅😅😅

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He did drink the first time, though wasn't to the point she was. What was interesting is he said "I don't know" about what happened that night to other people. I don't think they slept together as he is a gentleman, but I think he did let his guard down and felt attracted, which was a shock to him after his crushing break up.

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I think she passed out on him, the same way he passed out on her.

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You wrote exactly what I suspected about that first night! I really hope we get to see both his memory of that night and her memory of this one very soon.

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Hoping that we get to see the third time XD

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I feel like we'll get our answer when it happens the third time or maybe before that for the first kiss scene? they will probably finally tell each other then hehe *smirks*

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I was quite right that Ji Wook wasn't talking about Bonghee's stalking tendency at all when they were on the court. He was so clueless and he didn't even know that he felt all bored and lonely in the past 2 years without Bonghee.

Luckily there are Mr. Bang and Eunhyuk who figured his feeling and ready to be captain of the ship.

And Bonghee seems to be cure to his insomnia. I think he is so anxious that he can't sleep. But since he opens his heart to Bonghee, he can be relaxed and sleeping safely and soundly.

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Yeah, she's like his sleeping pill. He just drops off to sleep whenever she's there.

I guess she makes him feel safe, since she's so doggedly on his side. It must have been lonely to shoulder everything himself. (Though, where is his mom staying...)

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I've wondered about his mom too. I'm curious about their relationship. I think that maybe they're not that close. They never see each other and when they talk on the phone, he always hangs up on her.

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When he overslept, it really tells a lot. It must not only because he is tired after taking care of Bonghee. More like, he is so glad because he can see Bonghee again that he can sleep until noon.

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Speaking of his mom, this actress gets no love from her on-screen children. What's up with that? Well, except in DotS and W.

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Adored this episode!! Loved the interactions between BH and JW. The only thing (and maybe unpopular opinion) that I wasn't entirely comfortable with was YJ's attitude when she admitted she wanted to try to get JW back. Cheating is one thing, but trying to get back with him after that didn't really endear herself to me, not especially after all the pain caused. Loved her "coolness" though; that was a refreshing change from the 1D second leads we often get!

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I actually felt the same way about YJ - I really liked how badass she was, and how she and BH struck up an immediate friendship, but when she had that conversation with JH it immediately made me cautious of her. I really want to like her, and want her to be an interesting, layered character that works to redeem herself without getting in the main couple's way, but we're in iffy territory as of yet. Only time will tell!

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I really wished that the two girls were not tied up by a common man in the middle of them because I saw a certain chemistry between the two of them. Like, they could potentially be that best friend of one another who is willing to kick ass for each other and protect the bff from incoming low blows from other people. I hope the show will not lead it where they will be hating on each other just because of Ji-Wook. Bromace is okay but give me some girlfriends for our Bong-Hee.

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Yeah. I also dislike that she wanted to reconciliate with JW. When you are cheating, always choose the second person, because if you go back to the first person, who knows you may cheat again?

But hey, I guess her character is intended to be the bad girl.

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Perhaps she had a similar attitude to BH's ex-boyfriend, that she could compartamentalize the carpe diem attitude of youthful encounters from the feelings she had for her significant other. It was only after breaking trust that she realized how she didn't value it as she should have. While BH's ex-boyfriend's post break up actions were very immature and protective of his own ego, I think he was regretful that they were no longer together.

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I second that. I like YJ's badass side, but trying to get back with JW like nothing happened when she was the one that cheated is just shameless. It's as if she doesn't take JW seriously. It doesn't sit well with me and it pisses me off

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I can't get over how cute our two leads are! It's so funny seeing them tiptoeing around their professional and personal lives, like they can't seem to figure out where they want to stand with each other.

One of the things I love about Bong Hee is how she isn't a damsel in distress. She found herself in a dangerous situation, and while she called for help and alerted Ji Wook, it wasn't on the pretense of him saving her. She's always been proactive about being independent, so much that she doesn't know when to ask for help (ie, not getting good clients and having no money to pay her rent and bills). I can identify with this struggle, so I'm quite curious how her character will deal with balancing her independence and her willingness to work with Ji Wook.

Speaking of willingness to work, Ji Wook is finally warming up to Bong Hee! He's another example of someone strongly independent, and couple that with strong headedness, well, it's a habit that's difficult to break. So seeing him take a huge step of offering his house as Bong Hee's safe place and then asking her to work with (for?) him was a pleasant surprise for me. I can't wait to see some cohabitation hijinks like what we've seen in Ep 7!

Some other thoughts:

- Was Ji Wook's ex girlfriend the same girl that Bong Hee saved from the goons? If yes, I kinda want them to be friends. They seem like they would make a fun, crime-fighting pair.
- I had a bad feeling about that forensics dude. Is he really a part of the crime investigation team, or did he just infiltrate it and pretended to be an officer? I hope Bong Hee won't find herself in a bad situation... then again, if she does end up in that, I'm sure she'll do a kickass job of kicking his ass. You go girl!

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Yes, JW's ex is the girl BH saved.

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She didn't even call for help. Fortunately, ji wook called to tell her that she left her compact and she told him then that the criminal might be in her house.

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Yeah, perfect timing for Ji Wook to give her a call! I'd be scared shtless if I were in Bong Hee's shoes, but she was all "let's catch the murderer!".

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Thanks again LollyPip!

I'm glad this show is getting better and better. I agree that the honesty among most of the characters makes this show so charming. I found it amazing that the 2 girls, Yoo Jung and Ji Hae, as total strangers could simply spill that they had cheated in love. But it's delicious and keeps us on our toes to catch any unexpected info that could get imparted, by anyone at all.

I thought the elaborate coincidences might be a bit overboard but at the same time they were kind of funny. I suppose the odds get higher because all our leads are in the law community, but otherwise, what would be the odds that the same 2 girls who like Ji Wook would meet each other, and that one of them, Yoo Jung, should also meet Ji Hae who cheated with the ex of Bong Hee. Still that gets the plot moving along quickly.

I found that the comedy, while verging on the farcical still works, even with those sound effects. I love how our actors are all out to be comedic and make fools of themselves. They are so winsomely committed to their craft.

The other thing I like are the warm relationships and possible friendships. For so much of the show, the loneliness of our leads stands out. Bong Hee had few friends if any, but at least she had her mum. I was/am so hopeful that she could/can have a close badass girlfriend in Yoo Jung.

Ji Wook has people who care about him, but he is so emotionally distant from them, it's the same as being alone.

I agree that I'd like at least Ji Wook to take in Eun Hyuk into the team with Bong Hee, and would be very happy to have Chief Bang bringing up the rear. In fact, I'm probably hoping for too much, but why can't the show which is already not just the same-old, same-old, bring in even Yoo Jung to play a bigger role, to prove herself an asset rather than a pain to Ji Wook. To have a refreshingly different team of smart, brave, principled, kickass law people for a change. That would really make my day!

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I cannot with the dead ex-bf's father. Does he not want to know who really killed his son?!?!?! If it were a case of someone else, then I'd totally get him wanting to pin someone down. Anyone. Just for the sake of having someone get locked up whether it be the real culprit or not. That way, I can dismiss him as this power-hungry, twisted person. However, it's his son involved in this and he's hell bent on pinning down Bonghee and even fabricated an evidence just to make it happen like… whut?

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To me he seems just absolutely convinced that she was the murderer and he was scared that she could slip away because of the lack of evidence. As a devastated father, who lost his son I do understand his actions. It is just strange that he is so completely certain that it was her and he doesn't consider any other possibility.

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I agree. I don't get his intentions at all. I don't get why he doesn't even think of the possibility that someone else might be the murderer. And he is monitoring her?! He was the who basically gave her freedom by planting that false evidence.

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I'll put my money down and say that Dad probably has something to do with his own son's death. He's most likely just diverting all the attention and evidence away from himself.

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I was thinking about this too. It almost feels like he's keeping tabs on her to see if she would find the real killer and exonerate herself.

I was also thinking that even if the Dad didn't have anything to do with his son's death....because he insisted that she did it, if she exonerates herself, he would have to apologize. It will also get people asking "so what was up with the knife in the apt? the DA's office is just planting evidence now?"

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This..This is my new favourite!

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Did anybody see the epilogue after the preview ends?
There was one at the end of episode 6 and one at the end of episode 8.
It shows teenage Bong hee with a man who looks like Noh Ji Wook's father or maybe I'm wrong because ji Wook's father died when he was young.
Wanted to know your thoughts on that.

Btw totally loving the show..... NJH - JCW chemistry is cackling...

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I think Ji Wook's father is slightly more handsome than that creep who harassed Bong Hee back when she was still an athlete. In the epilogue of episode 8, the creep was shown free roaming the bookstore, not even charged for molesting her. That was the reason she decided to study laws to fight corrupt people like him. How fun would it be if it turns out that the creep is the DA aka Bong Hee's ex boyfriend's father? That could explain his unexplained fear towards Bong Hee.

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Did anybody see the epilogue after the preview ends?
There was one at the end of episode 6 and one at the end of episode 8.
It shows teenage Bong hee with a man who looks like Noh Ji Wook's father or maybe I'm wrong because ji Wook's father died when he was young.
Wanted to know your thoughts on that.

Btw totally loving the show..... NJH - JCW chemistry is cackling...

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