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The Best Hit: Episodes 23-24

Now we’re really getting somewhere. Important revelations will threaten to put a strain on more than one relationship, for both family and friends. For some of our characters, the coming days will be a turning point in their lives as they build new dreams and protect valuable memories. It would be nice to preserve the rooftop friendships that have been built so far, but it’s only a matter of time before the truth comes to light.

 
EPISODE 23 RECAP

As Woo-seung cooks porridge for Hyun-jae, she thinks back to being woken up by his touch. Unaware that Hyun-jae’s heart was pounding, she noticed that his face was still red, which he attributed to his fever. Having followed an online recipe, she hopes her cooking will still be edible.

Hyun-jae sits outside wrapped in a blanket, happily thinking of the same memory. He tells her that he loves porridge, but then stares blankly at the finished product. Woo-seung tells him to eat up even if it tastes bad because he needs his strength, but he tells her to taste it first: “What if I get sicker after eating this?”

She figures that he must be feeling better if he’s joking around again and encourages him to eat. She looks expectantly as he takes a spoonful and remarks, “Mmm… it’s bland.” She fetches him some soy sauce and obediently raises the dish so Hyun-jae can reach with his spoon.

He takes another bite and repeats, “Mmm…” before stating, “Kimchi.” She hurries to get him some, only to freeze when he moans for water, too. She thinks he can fetch water for himself, but he whines, “But I’m siiiiiccckkkk.”

He grates her nerves when he has her all but feed him the water and complains to get the perfect size of kimchi on his spoon. Eating it once more, Hyun-jae says again, “Mmm… ” and finishes, “It’s not bad this way.” He assures her that it tastes fine now, which makes her smile.

Now she complains about him waiting for her in the rain and he gripes that she was the one studying for hours. He feels there’s no need to thank him, then demands a fried egg. She tells him to just eat the porridge as is, so Hyun-jae starts coughing forcefully… and immediately stops when she gets up to make him an egg. Throwing the blanket off of him, he joyfully digs in.

As soon as Kwang-jae and Ji-hoon return from their overnight fishing trip, Kwang-jae is called out to Dongdaemun in the hopes to get a regular gig for his idol girl group. Ji-hoon asks for a ride so he can get his broken watch checked out, and then reminds Dad to keep the promise he made last night. Dad replies that he made no vow, just that he’d consider Ji-hoon’s offer.

Upstairs, Ji-hoon finds Woo-seung folding up the blankets and asks if she slept out in the common space. She stammers an explanation that her lock is broken, but when Hyun-jae emerges from the bathroom, Ji-hoon quickly realizes that the two were all alone last night.

He grabs his broken watch from the nightstand and puts it in his backpack… and then sees an identical-looking watch on his desk. Puzzled, he takes out the other watch and compares the two. His eyes widen to see that they both stopped at the same time and bear the same engraving.

He hurriedly places one watch on the desk before Hyun-jae returns from the bathroom and notes that it’s broken. Hyun-jae calls his broken watch more like a lucky charm and asks if they can chat.

They head down to the bakery, where Hyun-jae cuts to the chase and admits that he lied to Ji-hoon. He muses that he tried to deny it but there was no use, and sighs, “I… think I like Choi Woo-seung. No, I like her.”

Ji-hoon scoffs, saying that this confession comes as no surprise to him. He leaves a confused Hyun-jae in his wake: “How did he know when I didn’t?”

Kwang-jae worries over CEO Lee appearing more tired and listless lately, though Grandpa attributes that to summer. He wonders if they should try to build World Agency into a proper entertainment company like back in its glory days. Grandpa reminds him of the costly expense, but Kwang-jae thinks it’s possible if they can find some investors.

Over at Star Punch, Hyun-jae spends his workday smiling at Woo-seung in the lounge. He confirms that he’s feeling better thanks to her and tells her that she’s won the lottery—him. Checking to see if anyone else saw that lame joke, she tells him to leave. But he insists on staying and waves his hands in front of her like a child.

Ji-hoon stares at his broken watch at home, thinking of the many details about Hyun-jae that don’t quite add up. MC Drills trudges inside, completely exhausted from his reserve forces training, but he quickly changes the subject and says he heard it rained in Seoul last night.

But when Ji-hoon says he didn’t know because he wasn’t in Seoul, MC Drill realizes that Hyun-jae and Woo-seung were alone last night.

Meanwhile, Young-jae’s secretary reaches the conclusion that Kim Da-bong isn’t Hyun-jae because his fingerprints identify him as a Yoo Bong-jae. Furrowing his brows, Young-jae reveals that Bong-jae was Hyun-jae’s birth name and confirms that the test was valid.

Hyun-jae sneaks up on Woo-jae at her desk, scaring the bejesus out of her. He comes bearing lunch and he watches her with his mouth open as she dines on her expensive tuna lunch. Excited, he tells her how happy he was to find that this place was still open twenty years later and sighs at how the owner has since gone bald.

Woo-seung calls his story a bald-faced lie since Hyun-jae would’ve had to been eating sushi as a toddler for his claims to make sense. She says eating this food makes her feel anxious and asks why he’s suddenly acting so nice to her. “Because I want to,” Hyun-jae answers. She presses for more, so he continues, “I must like you or something.”

She nearly chokes on her food, but Hyun-jae says she’s asking too many questions instead of eating and hands her an expensive piece of fish.

While Grandpa reads a book on battling Alzheimer’s, MJ drops by Young-jae’s office and asks to start his album over from scratch. Ah, so your question about the puzzle really was about your approach to music.

He’s followed Young-jae’s demands for years and now he’s sick of the charade and wants to issue a public apology for having deceived the world about his career. Young-jae reminds MJ that doing so puts his entire career at risk and MJ could lose everything. But MJ wistfully comments, “I never thought that it was mine to begin with.”

However, Young-jae has more pressing matters to tend to because his rich wife bursts into his office just then, demanding to know why he hasn’t done away with Bo-hee’s contract like she told him to.

Before MJ can take his leave, Young-jae wants to know where these thoughts originated from. MJ answers that he’s been thinking about this for a while, but it was only recently that someone taught him the only way to fix a puzzle put together the wrong way is to dump everything and start over.

Hye-ri visits Ji-hoon at the bakery and enlists his help in buying a celebratory cake. She lights the candle and announces that her team finally has a date for their debut. She has him clap for her upon blowing out the candle and he sincerely congratulates her.

She asks why he declined joining the debut team at Ssen Entertainment and learns that Ji-hoon’s father also runs an entertainment agency. “Where?” she asks. Ji-hoon answers, “Here. It’s called World Agency. I’m going to make my debut with him.”

Back at Star Punch, Woo-seung drops off some marketing material for the sound engineers. One of the folders she places accidentally hits a key that triggers a blue error screen, and the engineers blame her for losing their work. Having witnessed the exchange, Hyun-jae rebukes them for shifting blame to her when they were responsible for backing up their own work.

He asks if everything will be okay if he reproduces the song they lost. He doesn’t need the guide version since he remembers from one listen, and the sound engineers angrily stalk off. Woo-seung paces nervously as Hyun-jae gets to work recreating the various audio tracks.

She’s overwhelmingly grateful afterwards and treats Hyun-jae to a drink in the lounge. When she says she now sees him a totally new light, he says it looks like she just fell head over heels for him. She’s willing to put up with his self-flattery today because she’s amazed that Hyun-jae could perfectly recreate a song from memory.

He says true artistic talent can’t be expressed in words, but now he’s proven that he’s worth his salt. She sigh as he praises himself for being so amazing at everything, from his charisma to his adorable eyes to his perfect nose. He has trouble thinking of the right word for his lips and puckers up. Woo-seung grabs his lips and tells him that it’s awesome if he doesn’t use them. To talk or kiss?

Remember that book on Alzheimer’s Grandpa was reading earlier? Now he’s searching the whole house for it and wondering how it could’ve gone missing when he was reading it not too long ago. He focuses his energy, which is illuminated in a bright light, and tries to remember where he was reading his book. But it’s no use, and Grandpa whines on the couch.

Seconds later, Grandpa is filled with new determination, unwilling to lose to his deteriorating memory.

When Young-jae hears the recreated song, he remarks that this version is even better. He’s told that the new music producer patched the song together, and he softly gasps, “Hyun-jae?” The engineers ask where Hyun-jae came from, but knowing that Hyun-jae’s music talents have gotten better over time changes Young-jae’s tune.

Ji-hoon waits up for Woo-seung at the bakery and invites her inside. He gives her a bagful of bread to snack on while she studies, and she enthusiastically responds, “Thumbs up!”

His inquiry as to how work is going makes her sigh that she’s only creating problems at the office. She has Hyun-jae to thank for getting her out of trouble today and thinks he’s a musical genius judging from how he could recall a full song after hearing it only once.

She wonders if their resident amnesiac is actually a famous celebrity, then gets on the defensive when Ji-hoon says she’s been prattling on about Hyun-jae. He drops the subject.

Elsewhere in the bakery, Kwang-jae asks what Hyun-jae’s been doing lately. Hyun-jae changes the subject by asking about the building’s outstanding debt, which Kwang-jae says was paid off.

Just as Hyun-jae mentions that someone helped them out, Kwang-jae cuts him off, saying that’s none of his business. He asks Hyun-jae to write a trendy song befitting this generation, and Hyun-jae says he’ll think about it.

Kwang-jae has more to get off his chest tonight—he knew that Bo-hee was pregnant with Ji-hoon but failed to tell Hyun-jae out of fear that Bo-hee might run away. He thought that he’d have another opportunity to talk to Hyun-jae and guesses that if he’d told Hyun-jae everything, then Hyun-jae would be in his shoes today and would never have disappeared.

Hyun-jae acknowledges that as a possibility, but he believes it’s also possible that nothing would’ve changed. He declares that he’s given up on trying to return to the ’90s because he doesn’t know how to get back and doesn’t see the point in doing so when he’s no longer the Hyun-jae who left 1993. This means he’ll be staying in the rooftop apartment for a little longer, and confesses that during his timeslip, one name popped up in his head: “Kwang-jae.”

Hyun-jae heads back to the rooftop studio, where Ji-hoon asks to chat. He asks if Hyun-jae is truly an amnesiac because everything that comes out of his mouth feels like a lie. He admits he was bothered by Hyun-jae’s presence from the moment he dropped into their lives and reminds Hyun-jae to move out soon.

Ji-hoon also asks Hyun-jae for a favor we don’t get to hear, but it must have something to do with Woo-seung because he later declines an invite to get some late-night ddukbokki and curls up to sleep instead.

 
EPISODE 24 RECAP

Kwang-jae is optimistic about the prospect of rebuilding World Agency, telling Grandpa that he has a few investor meetings lined up. But Grandpa is still fixated on his lost book and checks the bathroom, and then the refrigerator, but it’s not there.

Woo-seung pouts when she learns that Hyun-jae has left for work without her this morning. Hyun-jae thinks back to Ji-hoon’s request: for Hyun-jae to stop liking Woo-seung. As her friend, he knows she’s been through a great deal and doesn’t want to see her get hurt again, especially by an alleged amnesiac. In the present, Hyun-jae sighs that Ji-hoon isn’t wrong.

Woo-seung surprises him in the lounge and calls him out for leaving without her this morning, reminding him of how he accused her of doing the same last time. His glum response and exit makes her wonder if he’s mad at her.

Hyun-jae runs into Mal-sook at the convenience store that evening and offers to be the courteous Oppa and listen to her woes. She swears that this story is about her friend, and he impatiently prods her to share her story.

Mal-sook says her friend likes a boy, but that friend’s friend also likes the same boy. Hearing how Mal-sook’s friend is having trouble getting over that boy for the sake of the friendship reminds him of his own predicament, and he asks if that friend misses that boy even when she’s doing nothing.

Mal-sook lights up at that, and Hyun-jae asks in a breaking voice if the pain stabs at her heart. She says that’s true too, and they both hang their heads in defeat.

He returns home and declines eating dinner with the others, claiming that he already ate. He then munches on triangle kimbap alone in bed while Woo-seung enjoys dinner with the other boys. When Woo-seung sits down to study later that night, she wonders why Hyun-jae is acting like a petulant child. She tries and fails to get Hyun-jae out of her mind.

Hyun-jae has trouble not thinking about Woo-seung at the office too, as his brain imagines her as the sound engineer during a recording session. He rubs his eyes to snap out of the delusion. He later figures it’s okay if he and Woo-seung accidentally cross paths, and then he lingers outside the intern office.

Woo-seung’s boss catches him peeping and informs him that the interns are out on set. In a whisper, he asks where that is. Turns out Woo-seung and the other interns are busy setting up for MJ’s fansigning event at a cafe, and he’s caught peering inside.

She taps his shoulder to get his attention, which scares him out of his wits. Barely meeting her gaze Hyun-jae claims that he was passing by and thought of having a coffee. She says the cafe isn’t open for business right now, but offers to fix him a drink since she previously worked as a barista.

Her cheery mood makes him smile, but he declines her offer and looks for an exit. But then Woo-seung grabs his wrist and tells him to use his words to express his anger because his petulant silence bothers her. Hyun-jae mumbles that he has no reason to be angry with her, releases himself from her grip, and leaves.

He’s still thinking about her when he heads for the convenience store, and his minds drifts when he sees the part-timer’s name tag. “Part-timer. Oy, Part-timer,” he says blankly before being brought back to reality.

Ji-hoon sends Woo-seung a cake for her and her fellow interns to enjoy. She thanks him and agrees to treat him to a movie. Elsewhere, Kwang-jae’s meeting with a potential investor at a fancy restaurant gets canceled at the last minute.

Disheartened, Kwang-jae steps out to leave and runs into Young-jae’s rich wife Cathy, who’s here to have lunch. She picks up a copy of his business proposal and chides him for having such bad entrepreneur skills because he won’t ask the best investor he can get, meaning, her.

Kwang-jae figures Cathy wouldn’t be interested anyway, but it tears at her heart to see him and CEO Lee struggle to make ends meet. She promises to look over the proposal and be in touch.

After searching the entire house for the book to no avail, Grandpa finally calls it quits. Turns out it’s in Mal-sook’s backpack, and she explains to her teacher at reading time that her grandfather packed it for her. Lol.

Hyun-jae enters Young-jae’s office looking to borrow his fancy car when he spots Young-jae’s open safe and a copy of his music notebook. He takes out his own copy in his backpack and compares the pages to one another, then reads the notes that Other Hyun-jae left behind.

He switches out the notebooks just moments before Young-jae comes in and ask what he’s doing behind his desk. He asks for a company car so he can go for a drive to clear his mind, but he gets a firm no. As soon as Hyun-jae is out of sight, Young-jae checks that the music notebook is still in the safe.

Hyun-jae reviews the other copy of his music notebook at home and notes that he continued to write music into 1994, including ballads. He sighs at a few scribbles of Bo-hee’s name and possible date ideas, then curiously reads the “To Coda” marking about the bagfuls of money hidden in the rooftop apartment, since that wasn’t anywhere to be found.

It then occurs to him that the “To Coda” mark tells the musician to jump to the coda section, which leaves him wondering if the money was moved.

Mal-sook comes in looking for Ji-hoon to help Bo-hee move some boxes in the bakery, but since Ji-hoon isn’t home, Hyun-jae steps in to help her. Bo-hee allows Mal-sook to play a game on her phone again while she grabs some bread for Hyun-jae, and calls out the passcode: “22198.”

Hyun-jae’s ears perk up, remembering those were the same digits that popped up on his beeper. He mentions that’s a unique numerical combination, and Bo-hee cheerily answers that she’s used that number for years and explains that it carried another secret meaning: “I want to be alone with you.”

Realization dawns on Hyun-jae as Bo-hee clarifies that she used to date someone in secret and that message was how they covertly told each other that they wanted to meet.

Hyun-jae returns to the rooftop apartment, where he declines another offer from the boys to eat together and heads out for some air. Downstairs, Grandpa picks up the second book in the series for battling Alzheimer’s and vows to finish it this time.

Cut to: Grandpa dozing off. HA. Mal-sook comes in to remind Grandpa about packing her shoes for school, and he sleepily agrees, determined to beat his condition. He then reaches for Mal-sook’s bag and places the book inside before turning in for the night.

Hyun-jae takes a stroll in the park, thinking about everything he’s learned today, when a sudden downpour forces him to take cover. A few feet away, Woo-seung happens to also take cover and calls out to him, remarking that they keep running into one another.

He glances in her direction, then runs into the rain to fetch her a yellow umbrella. He lies that he’s waiting to meet someone with a car, so Woo-seung thanks him and walks away. The somber piano melody from La La Land starts to play as Hyun-jae rushes toward her, whips her around, and leans in for a kiss.

Now the music swells into the What Could Have Been sequence between Woo-seung and Hyun-jae: Hyun-jae agrees to go out for ddukbokki, heads out to work with Woo-seung holding hands, makes dinner with Woo-seung who feeds him some food, and when he wakes Woo-seung up with his gentle touch and his heart pounds, he swoops in to kiss her.

Hyun-jae looks over, watching his imagined self kissing Woo-seung under the umbrella in the rain, and then disappear back into his imagination.

Woo-seung grows worried at home when the rain gets heavier but Hyun-jae still hasn’t returned home. He’s walking with heavy steps in the rain and looks up to see Woo-seung waiting for him under her umbrella. She asks what’s wrong, and he silently pulls her close to embrace her.

 
Epilogue

Ji-hoon hears Hyun-jae’s phone ringing in the apartment and picks it up, wondering why Dad’s name is saved as “Kwang-jae.” He answers, but before he can get a word in, an irritated Kwang-jae asks, “What took you so long to answer, Hyun-jae? Hey, Yoo Hyun-jae!” Shocked, Ji-hoon drops the phone from his ear as Kwang-jae calls for Hyun-jae over and over again.

 
COMMENTS

Now he knows. We’ve been aware of the mystery of Ji-hoon’s true parentage since day one of this series, but actually knowing who Ji-hoon’s birth father is became less important in the following weeks since I found more of an emotional pull watching him establish his relationship with Kwang-jae and Hyun-jae. Even Kwang-jae was left to make assumptions from vague statements that Hyun-jae was Ji-hoon’s birth father, and we have yet to hear Bo-hee either confirm or deny this claim. The fact that her passcode is the same number on Hyun-jae’s beeper a big tally in the Hyun-jae column, but I’m willing to wait to hear the truth straight from the horse’s mouth.

I know I sound like a broken record when I say that I wish Ji-hoon learned important life lessons from both paternal figures in his life, but now I fear Ji-hoon will never see Hyun-jae in that way because they’re rivals in love. And while that idea of a cross-generational love triangle was a concern we’ve been prepared for for weeks now, it seems all too clear that this will be the misunderstanding that Ji-hoon latches onto in the near future.

Still, I have to give credit to Hyun-jae’s honesty for coming clean to Ji-hoon as soon as he connected the dots to his feelings for Woo-seung. Furthermore, unlike Ji-hoon, Hyun-jae didn’t sit on his feelings either and was straightforward in revealing them to Woo-seung as well. But much like every other drama romance we know all too well, those happy moments were followed by forced emotional distance brought on by a confrontation. As Woo-seung’s longtime friend, Ji-hoon did have some merit in trying to protect her from getting hurt again, yet at the same time, he also has romantic feelings for her, making it impossible for him to be objective.

I admit I groaned a bit watching Hyun-jae acting standoffish toward Woo-seung since it’s the classic noble idiot move and thinking that’s it’s honoring a person’s request when the sudden 180-degree change in behavior ends up hurting someone’s feelings. I could understand Woo-seung’s frustration and confusion as Hyun-jae kept an arm’s length between them since it’s hard for her to get close to anyone, and I liked that she kept trying to point out the elephant in the room.

Needless to say, today’s umbrella scene was bittersweet compared to Hyun-jae’s swoony glance up from the umbrella in Episode 22. I’m a sucker for the What Could Have Been trope since it shows us glimpses into a slightly tweaked reality if our characters made different choices. I thought using the La La Land epilogue track was a nice touch, though unlike the movie, neither Woo-seung nor Hyun-jae would have to put their dreams on hold for their love story. But my personal takeaway here is that my heart can pine and sympathize with Hyun-jae in this somber moment because his character is being played perfectly by Yoon Shi-yoon, who is a perfect embodiment of adorable, dorky, and pensive.

Even with the romance and the mystery taking big steps this hour, I’m happiest about the return of the Grandpa and Mal-sook storyline. I found it hilarious and sweet watching him trying to be proactive about his Alzheimer’s and trying so hard to battle his developing symptoms. I know we’ll soon face a day when Mal-sook will put the puzzles together and realize what’s going on with her grandfather. But until that heartbreaking day comes, I’ll enjoy Grandpa stuffing her bags with books he has no idea where he misplaced.

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The beautiful blend of the humorous and bittersweet in this hour really underscored for me how much I'm going to miss this show when it's gone.

(And I have faith in Ji-hoon and Hyun-jae that they can ultimately forge a positive and sweet relationship.)

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Why did you have to tease me with those imaginary kisses???? You are so cruel!!! Anyway, imaginary or not, it was feast for the eyes, a healthy dose of love for this screaming fan girl :'>

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Those imagined kissed I knooooow! Lee Se-young is such a lucky girl ???

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That fantasy-kiss bit was amazing. So much better than flashbacks, it showed every time that Hyun Jae wanted to act and couldn't, and the way he wanted to act, and how he dreamed it would go. I'm not sure I've ever seen it done quite that way and it was really lovely - a bittersweet parallel timeline.

I don't really look to this show for innovation, but that was new and remarkably effective.

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It's not really new--they ripped it from Lalaland ? But it was really utilized well, and I've never seen kdramas utilize things from western media, at least in my experience.

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I've never seen LaLaLand - they ripped the entire sequence (the wishful thinking) or just the music?

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Apparently the music and the alternate scenario.

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Wouldn't say it's a rip-off. A parody would be more accurate, like what they did with grim reaper, the umbrella scene and DotS (the part where hyun-jae and woo-seung drink yoghurt outside the jajjangmyeon restaurant).

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Yess! It was so sad to see the difference in how he wanted to act and how he actually did. Poor HJ. Sigh

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At least they were kind of pretty, compared to the two or three so called "accidental" kisses from the beginning which were by the way akwardly unrealistic and even annoying.
If you come to think of it, the show itself has been shipping them from the very beginning, so that we can conclude they will end up together somehow ?! :/
But then, what will happen to Ji hoon, and even Bo-hee?? She remained alone because of Hyung jae!!! What will happen to Kwang jae??
This show is sometimes so weird... I dont get completely where it goes.
We will have to wait...

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Whatever will happen to JH, BH or GJ is up to their own actions. Its not HJ's fault that BH pines for him. He never asked for it. If BH wants to move on, she had over 20yrs to do so. Its also not HJ's fault that GJ couldnt pluck up the courage to propose to BH in the past 20yrs they were together. And its definitely not HJ's fault that WS couldnt reciprocate JH's feelings.
I think end of the day, the show shows us one thing very clearly, we are each responsible for the decisions and actions we make, and not depending on others, or blaming others, or wait for some saviour to make our world right.

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MTE! I agree with every word.

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That scene was soo heartbreaking and soo well done! My heart went out for Hyun-jae and WS ! YSY is such a gorgeous actor! So much emotion in his eyes..

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I hope I don't sink along with this ship- Woo Seung&Hyun Jae. Although I came to this show originally for the time travel, comedy, father-son bonding, and all the hijinks along with it, I can't help but love seeing these two and their chemistry on screen. I'm still unsure of how this show is going to close this story, but I'm still supporting and watching.

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Grandpa and Mal Sook's story are breaking my heart, and I really hope they can have a happily ever after.

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I'm sad for them, but honestly I love how this drama approach the alzheimer's issue -how grandpa's determination to overcome it. However I hope someone can discover it soon because grandpa really needs everyone's supports and be together with him & also Mal Sook. I am not prepared to see Grandpa one day forgot where is his house, not before anyone realize it. It will be so sad. ??

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Same. If this ship is sink, this show is really cruel! Like you I came for comedy but I'll never say no to good romance and comedy.

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Through sail or sink, I'm on Hyunjae-Wooseung ship ? Too cute ?

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Same here, if this ship is sinking, I'm going to the bottom with it ? Anyway, I'm still hopeful that there is a future for HJ+WS. After seeing how HJ has fallen for her, I don't see him having a child with another woman so my guess is that he will go back to the past, BH is pregnant from another guy, and HJ will help her as a friend. That would also make BH to keep her crush on HJ for longer... And when 1994 comes, the typhoon is back and HJ will find the way to go to 2017 again, hence his disappearance. He already declared that he wants to stay, for obvious reasons. I think this is what the writers have planned and I will stick to this idea, otherwise it's too painful to watch heartbroken HJ...

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Same here! I love the overall story and all the characters. But at the same time I'm so invested in the romance. YSY and LSY has so much chemistry!! ??

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I love how this drama keeps me wondering what will happen next. Will they end up together? Is he really his dad? What happened to the money? Will he go back? Will he come back? It's endless. Looking forward to next week.

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Yeah, curiosity is also what keeps me in. Sometimes I have even laughed out loud, but not very much recently, by the way...
I wonder if we can trust the writer to close all knots neatly. It is always difficult with time travelling and crossed-dimention love story. They must be really smart in order to makes us believe whatever solution they find.

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I was wondering, if there are two watches and two songbooks, does it mean the time travel thing creates two Hyun Jaes?

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Same. Curiosity keeps me tuning in each week - and also YSY. And the enticement of more fish out of water antics. And the music. There are some definite pros to the drama despite the narrative cons.

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Yey! I really liked this episode.
Can't believe we only have 2 weeks left of the show. Hope it won't be long before YSY returns to dramaland. Maybe he can PBY's leading man on her new series.

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There is always 2D1N to tie us over till the next drama. ?

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Yeah, I never missed an episode since Donggu joined the cast.
Will probably watch the most recent episode later today. ?

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same here... i started watcing 2D1N since donggu joined them... never missed an episode since he started.... ????

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Well, that makes three!

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Me too! That makes 4! I hope YSY will be back in Dramaland sooner, hopefully another romantic comedy. He's hilarious and just too adorable. Although I won't complain if it's a serious role as he's also quite good with those.

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He knows, he knows! I'm ready to face this story trajectory head on! Please tell us for absolute certain that HJ is the baby daddy. I don't want anyone disappearing on us in the future.

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I meant if* not that*

I'm hoping he's not for so many reasons but then I'm afraid if he's not the show won't make sense on some level too. Crossing my fingers that all the story lines click together in a satisfying way when it's over.

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Yes, am crossing fingers so hard for a credible reveal that does the characters justice without dumbing them down!

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100 points for the YSY burrito. Even in the midst of some of the heavier, somber moments, this show manages to fill me with warmth and happiness.

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He looked so cute all wrapped up.

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It was so cute how he was all giddy thinking of WS and looking at her cooking. I had this big fat grin plastered on my face all throughout that scene. Soo adorable ?

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I'm always grinning with YSY. ?? I'm thinking, "Why can't I have him in my life!"

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I know right!!! Sigh! He's just too adorable ?

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I feel like this drama finally going back to its original track. This eps is full of hearts and hilarious moment. I laughed watching Grandpa in his quest to find his book, but also worried for him. Can't that alzheimer just turn into a misdiagnosis? I don't want Mal-sook to be sad. Speaking of her, I totally love her cute bonding moment with Hyun-jae. Their expression mirrorred each other, and when they heaved a dejected sigh together, aww....

I have to say that the way they played those what-if scenarios between Hyun-jae and Woo-seung was a nice touch. And finally we'll get to the much awaited (at least for me) confrontation between Ji-hoon, Kwang-jae and Hyun-jae regarding Hyun-jae's real identity. Can't wait, can't wait... *rubbing hand gleefully*

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I'm really hoping for a misdiagnoses, Grandpa and Mal-sookie are precious, I don't want anything happening to this tiny family! I laughed at Grandpa trying to find the book but it broke my heart too, he wants to fight his Alzheimer for his grand-daughter, that's just so aw ?❤

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@gadis, @azzo,

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for misdiagnosis, too. ("Probable Alzheimer's" was the diagnosis my mom received because there was no way to definitively confirm it in a living patient at that time. I don't know if new tests have been devised since then.)

Maybe Grandpa has blocked cerebral arteries -- nothing to sneeze at, but at least it can be addressed.

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Hyun-jae and Mal-sook's relationship conversation was heartbreaking, you could feel their sadness.

It was also considerate of Hyun-jae to take a step ack after Ji Hoo asked him to spend less time with Woo-Seung especially considering his situation, but at the same time, their romantic montage scene was so cute.

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Hyunjae and Malsook can be another OTP. They're of same (mental) age ?

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Actually, Malsook might be a wee bit more mature than Hyun-jae. ;-)

It was touching how he took her so seriously.

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Last episode made me feel show has lost it's smartness, but guess this episode brings some of it back. Was on the verge of throwing up the towel after the reveal of Hyun-jae knowing about Ji-hoon's biological dad through (doubtful) secondhand info. Was expecting the show to take the easy/lazy route, but then the 22198 resurfaced. Have hope Kwang-jae actually did have logical reason to believe Bo-hee & Hyun-jae was an item back then. But seriously, it seems like Yong-jae is almost as good as a suspect now..?
Am glad Hyun-jae comes clean to Ji-hoon about his feeling, but am sad that Ji-hoon is a step away from being the annoying second lead, nooo! And they're having such a cute bromance going on too, like when MC Drill was calling Hyun-jae to join them for a meal, and Ji-hoon sweetly waiting at the table...
Feels uncomfortable about Cathy as World Entertainment investor, is she really sincere?
Also, is that book about Alzheimer a PPL? Am expecting number 3 in the series ?

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have they revealed who the father is? who? Yj or KJ?

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No, they didn't reveal it yet but now Ji-hoon knows Da-bong is Hyun-jae so maybe next episode we'll get that reveal!

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"It's not like I ever cooked porridge before."

Hyun Jae is the best sick goo goo baby ever.

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Granpa is getting worse. It's funny to see him grumping about his lost book, but at the same time it's sad to know he's getting worse. Please seek help and support from his family, chaebal~

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Shipping Grandpa and Mal sook as the main leads.

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Ha guy woo seung!! Lol
Hyun jae & mal soon discussing their love lives are so cute.
This umbrella scene is an upgrade from the last hee.
And hyun jae is finally starting to write music, should've done that sooner...

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i think this episode is the turning point of the whole series with revelations and realizations all around. can't wait for the upcoming episodes!

for now i'm going to rewatch the last part of ep24, its a whirlwind of emotions :)

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Few things. 1) Kwang-jae, you don't have to feel guilty over not telling Hyun-jae about Bo-hee's pregnancy. That was not yours to tell.

2) I know everyone else loves him, but I have been finding Hyun-jae to be an annoying selfish jerk. He has slooooowly been getting better over the series, but Friday felt like backsliding. So these episodes were a welcome change and a leap forward. Yay!

3) I LOVED the La La Land montage. It was the perfect way to acknowledge that Hyun-jae's feelings were real, and that they could have been very cute together, but some things are not meant to be. Please please please don't let that hug at the end mean you are reneging on that beautiful send off, show.

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Do you think that hug meant he was really saying goodbye to Woo Seung, and their relationship-that-could-have-been? That never even occurred to me! I thought it was that he could no longer deny his feelings for her, can't live without her kind of thing. But what you are saying actually makes more sense with how sad he appeared to be...

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Now that I've read all the way through the comments, it seems almost everyone else realized that scene was a reference to La La Land. Thanks, Beanie brain trust! I know more because of you. :)

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It's Ji-hoon i find annoying... gosh he is a self-entitled person! I get that life is confusing at that age and having ur dreams smashed when he didnt debut & daddy issues can be hard... but the show & the audience seem to cut him some slack cuz of his "age".. to be fair HJ is also the same age as him!

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Anybody here recognized CEO Song's voice? ?

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HA! I knew it the moment the camera panned out to Kwang-jae just sitting there waiting for someone; that shot was just screaming "Pay attention here!! we're setting up to show you something important!!" so when he picked up the phone and said "Hello, CEO Song", in a milisecond I guessed that Song Joong-ki would be making a voice cameo, before I even heard his voice. Way to go, my psychic radar!!

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Ahhh Song Joong-ki!!!
I did'nt recognize his voice.
Thank you ^^

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Aaahh~~~ then I guess we'll not see him on the screen? I was half expecting Dda Bong vs Song Joong Ki encounter.

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that would've been sooo awesome! a song-off b/w them would be gold!

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That was Song Joong Ki?? O____O

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Judging from the recaps this episode definitely seems to be an improvement, hopefully we can stay on this track until the end and leave all that silly love triangle nonsense behind. I'm not ready to jump back on board with this show yet, I don't think I trust it enough to continue on it's current path, so I'll likely be waiting until the very end to decide whether to finish the last few episodes or not. But I'm really glad that it's looking more and more certain that Hyun-jae really is Ji-hoon's dad. I was hooked by the father-son connection in the first episode and I just love the premise, so I'd really be upset if that ended up being false. Please show even if you have to squeeze all of it into the last episode, please give us some heartwarming father/son bonding moments! It's all I ask! I will love you again if you do.

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Even if Hyun Jae is the father, I want to see Ji Hoon's relationship with Kwang Jae more fully developed. KJ took full responsibility for JH and raised him well. To me that counts for so much more than an absentee biological dad that shows up suddenly.

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Yes, the same! I want to find out who Ji-hoon's real father is but to Ji-hoon (and to me) no one can replace Kwang-jae! Like you said he's taken responsibilty of taking care of him and raising him even when he didn't have to, he's doing it out of loyalty to Hyun-jae and his love for Bo-hee! Honestly, he breaks my heart the most in this drama, he's got so much going on, he's basically taking care of everyone, he's struggling to keep everyone in this weird family together and happy but no one seemed to appreciate him enough! At least now, Ji-hoon is trying to understand him and I'm glad he decided to let him be his manager because I want to see more of their father-son bonding moments!

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Thank you! Kwang-jae is the father. He raised him well. He treated Ji-Hoon as a son. That's his son. No one can take that away from him. Even Ji-Hoon acknowledges Kwang-jae as his father.

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Oh, no, I completely agree with everything you said. I love the relationship between Ji-hoon and Gwangjae, and I see GJ as JH's real father. But I still want to see awkward father-son bonding moments between JH and HJ. Surprise, you're a daddy is one of my favorite catnips.

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Wow! I really really love this episode. The La la Land Montage was beautifully done in a perfectly bittersweet kind of way that it got me big time! I know most of the people here are kind of pissed off with Hyun Jae because he decided to fall in love with WS instead of correcting his errors from the past but I am really loving it and maybe because I am kind of bias to YSY but hey it's not like it's his fault and he can't help it anyway. I know seeing the La la Land montage was kind of a send off to HJxWS ship (maybe) and as a shipper of this couple I accept that a bittersweet ending for these two was unavoidable but I will also get pissed and never buy it if WS ends up with JH. Like come on at this point it is already clear as the day that WS doesn't feel anything for him other than friendship even after the confession and kiss so it will really ruin everything if they ended up together. It will just look so forced and as if she only accepted him out of pity and that's just so wrong in all kinds of way. I'd rather they remain as friends and focus more in pursuing their dreams! And as for HJ, well I know he will have to go back one way or the other so I hope they will beautifully wrap his ending as well.

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I don't like how Ji Hoon's been handling things. At all.

He keeps pestering Woo Seung to date him even after she's told him no each and every time he's asked. At a certain point it stops being funny.
He kissed her after she told him she wasn't interested.
He tried to kick HJ out of the house in a really jerky way when he noticed sparks between HJ and WS.
And now he's directly interfering with WS's relationship with HJ behind her back.

That's just not cool.

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I don't like how he's been handling things as well! I get that he have loved WS for so long but you know some things are really not meant to be! No matter how much effort you make if the girl doesn't see you that way be man enough to accept it! I really don't like people forcing their love to others even if it's not reciprocated. If Hyunjae is selfish and annoying that can be said to JH as well he only cares about what he feels and not how WS feels!

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and how he easily threw everything he has been dreaming for, all his life, for a Wooseung who is not even interested to pursue any rls with him, only to see her carried by Hyunjae.
Pft. I can't try to like Wooseung any longer now :( and also how ignorance Hyunjae is and how I-think-I-am-cool-by-trying-hard-to-get-Wooseung'sheart-and-throwing-my-idol-dream-for-her Jihoon is.

Please...please let them developing their characters instead of letting them turn into like this T_T.

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wasn't this supposed to be a 12 episode length show? any clue on revised length? thanks.

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It has been always a 16/32 epi drama from the beginning.

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I wonder if JH really knows or if he just knows that something is off and KJ and HJ are keeping something from him. Having your freeloading squatter be your dad who time travelled from 20+ years in the past seems too fantastical for JH to even imagine. I'm glad we got some movement on the mystery. Yay, we finally know what the beeper message means and the additional scribbles in the music notebook are intriguing!

Like gummimochi, I groaned at HJ's cliche keeping t he girl at arm's length while explaining nothing to her move. And I'm also groaning that HJ is now the rich boss hero kdrama hero role and that he's getting the girl after he became the genius boss who can rescue the girl with all her work problems. I miss homeless, poor HJ! The one who has put on her raccoon costume and gave her the head when she was crying. Still, it is such a pleasure to see YSY act HJ - oozing cuteness, sexyness, and emotion. I just want to hug him and never let go.

Also loved the return of grandpa and Malsook, though the whole Alzheimer's thing is so heartbreaking. :( I'm glad to see Malsook interact with HJ today (loved the scene!) and didn't realize how much I want Malsook to just interact with everyone so I'll know that she would have lots of love even after Grandpa is gone.

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I think Ji-hoon has enough clues now to figure out Da-bong=Yoo Hyun-jae=His birth father. But probably the idea that he time traveled 20 yrs won't be his first thought. Maybe just that his father has suddenly reappeared and just somehow not aged at all, which will probably make JH understandably furious and not wanting anything to do with HJ. I will be kinda mad if they try to drag it out anymore after this reveal. And I hope the angst between both fathers and Ji-hoon after this reveal won't be dragged out too much either.

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I thought that HJ didn't explain his distance to WS because he couldn't. The only reason he would have backed off would have been because he came to terms with the fact that at any time he might be wisked back to the past. He didn't want to hurt her by leaving her abandoned. It's not like he can explain that to her.

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I wish he had made a credible excuse or something instead of just freezing her out so suddenly. It just feels like he's abandoning her now. And it's hard to watch our usually prickly WS reaching out and HJ just pushing her away.

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As HJ observed, Woo Seung looks determined but she's really very clumsy. I have yet to see one episode where she doesn't make a mistake as an intern. Seriously, why drop folders onto a desk full of keyboards?

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I blame the writers. It's like W all over again.

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Grandpa and Malsook made my day! And MC Drill looking so extra handsome these days. Was it the haircut?

I felt really happy to the point of tears when Hyeri said she's got a debut date already. Idk. I just feel for idols since watching this drama. They really have it tough. Speaking of idols, I'm so tempted to check out Astro because MJ is so adorable. Loving his arc in the drama too.

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I am sorry but I really can't ship Hyunjae & Wooseung O.O
Mostly because what we knew is Hyunjae = Jihoon's dad, which Hyunjae himself acknowledges yet he still goes to Wooseung :(. I mean, aren't you supposed go to Bohee, whom you left for 20 years and has been live in misery every since?
Okay, he might now realized his feelings for Bohee yet (because he came to the future right before his loveline with Bohee) but he DOES know that he and Bohee shares a son, a son who loves that girl he is (say, kind of) chasing now.

I think the only way for me to accept Hyunjae-Wooseung is if it turns out Jihoon is not his son.

It makes me upset whenever I see Hyunjae on screen now x'D I am really sorry (though watching him on 1d2d heals everything as I see him as Siyoon there, not Hyunjae.)

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It's interesting it seemed so certain last ep. that Woo-seung and Hyun-jae are definitely endgame with all the romance cliches they went through, but if that homage to La La Land is taken literally, then it's likely a fond farewell to the WS/HJ ship as it sinks. Right now I'm wondering if there won't really be a main loveline at all in the end. Although I would like that, I would still be scratching my head a bit at why they spent so many episodes focusing on the romance and love triangle if nothing is to come of it.

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The love triangle has done too wrong.
Kwangjae-Bohee-Hyunjae -> it is supposed to be like this but now Hyunjae is busy chasing Wooseung too that makes Hyeri-Jihoon-Wooseung's triangle has gone messy.

Hyeri is now characterized as a girl who is busy having poor unrequited love (her previous personality was good, a girl who focused on her career instead of sickening-love-live). Poor her.

It is now Hyunjae-Wooseung-Jihoon's triangle PLUS MJ. I don't understand why do they drag MJ into the mess :(

Huhu I was so in love with this drama at the beginning.

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Re: Hyun Jae and Bo Hee The weird thing about their [supposed] relationship was that he said was going to go 'off the grid' while they were [supposedly] still dating. If they were in a relationship it's unlikely he'd do that. The HJ we know today is the exact same HJ that existed in the past (no time elapsed for personal growth). I can't imagine he'd be that callous if they'd really been dating.

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1) Technically Hyun Jae is not Ji Hoon's father because he is not THE Hyun Jae that dated with Bohee. So, there are two Hyun Jaes: Hyun Jae that travel to the future and the Hyun Jae that stayed in the past and lived until 1994.

There is a argentian series called "Casi angeles" that explain this. It is something like this:

"If someone travel to the future he/she will split up in two ( this happen to avoid a paradox) and one part travel to the future and other one stays in that time but this last part is not aware that one part of himself/herself travel to the future. If the person that travel to the future comeback to his/her time his parts fusion together one with the other and the person in question have memories that he travel to the future and the memories of his other self that stayed in the past."

2) It will be very rare if he go to Bohee and form a bond merely because he "has" a son with her in the past. A past that he don't share with Bohee because he travel to the future before of that.

3) What if JiHoon is his son? He does not date with BoHee and he not raised JiHoon. That only thing that they share is blood if the Hyun Jae of the past (1993-1994) is Ji Hoon's Father.

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Oh, and I really like MJ's character development here. Although it seems out of the blue. I mean, we never seen MJ being confused, sad, pressured over his celeb-identity (only during the puzzle scene though it wasn't that clear either.)
Regardless, it is nice to see him to have such good development.

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Hmmmm... So much hate for Hyun Jae in this comment section I see. It seems like I am one of the very rare species that's loving him still. lol!

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I am wondering whether Jang Jun Young will ever have a cameo, since all other members from 2D1 N have made an appearance.

After watching this week's episodes I started thinking this strange and abit out there theory in my head, would it be possible that Bo Hee was the culprit who made the 1994 Hyun Jae disappeared. She told 94 Hyun Jae she was pregnant but 94 Hyun Jae disapprove, out of rage she killed him, hence she observe the Memorial every year.
This is just me trying to solve the mystery.

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I'm thinking more along the lines that he isn't the father, but tried to help her upon his return to the past. Maybe she was threatened over the baby, and he disappeared trying to help her. So she remembers him in gratitude.

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This is a good theory. And because he's been so good to her, she fell inlove. The only issue there is that if the 1994 HJ was someone who came back from the Future, then he should have been able to help the World a Entertainment family with their future by helping them out with the money and ensuring they wouldn't be faced with the financial difficulties they've been faced with the past 20 years before he left for good.

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Ohhh, maybe that's what that scene was with them running away from thugs. In which case, I bet Young Jae is the father and Cathy was the one chasing Bo Hee off with hired thugs (she was always rich). So that's why Bo Hee has never identified a father. And that's why Young Jae still likes her and Cathy is still jealous.

THat's my theory for the night!

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I'm still waiting for Joonyoung to cameo. Hopefully as MJ's brother because they look so much alike.

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I loved the La La Land montage. I read it as a statement that Hyun-jae and Woo-seung might not end up together, same as the lead couple from the movie. We shall see.

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No, that's not going to happen. If so, they would have shown that in the last episode.

This montage says they WILL be the end game. They will separate in the upcoming episodes. He will travel back to 94. Then at the very last minute of the last episode he will travel again to present day to meet Woo seung.

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awww I was right about MJ. I kind of feel for him and MC Drill the most because one has success but can´t even be himself and just wants something genuine, the other can´t have success because he is who he is :-( I know that feeling. "If only you wouldnt be you but something else, just press yourself down, just hide everything that makes you you!" I hope that they somehow manage to break free of their restrictions.
also, the musical developments are quite welcome, but it is still just a first step.
I hope they are not trolling us with Hyun Jae and Woo Seung, cause they are obviously pieces of this puzzle that are in place. If it´s flipped around now, they will end up in the wrong place

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I loved this episode. The final scenes with the Lalaland references made my heart flutter...it was so bittersweet, and the final hug! HJ was so sad that my heart ache for him. We have seen how he gravitates around WS from the beginning of the series, she has been everything for him, they just can't stay away from each other. Awww, WS+HJ all the way!! ?
I'm really curious to see how this will end. I'm ok with a more or less open ending, as long as HJ stays in 2017. My guess is that HJ is not JH father: all the references we have seen are indirect and BH never said anything herself. In the notebook we see that he wrote some ballads (missing WS I guess) and there was something too about BH and "not being a saviour": does that mean that he tried to help her but couldn't do more for her? I'm excited because next week it's time for HJ to go back to the past. I want to know what happened there!

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Why is everybody in this drama called some kind of Jae?! Young Jae, Bong Jae, Hyun Jae, Kwang Jae......urggg I get so confused reading up the recaps (I haven't yet watched the drama, just been reading the recaps...will pick it up later, but the names! My God!)

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*goosebumps*

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i just love this show a lot. It has the right blend of everything like my favorite doenjangjjigae.

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Thank you for the recap gummimochi!

My heart broke for Hyun-jae this episode, especially in that last scene, he looked so lost, like he didn't know what he was doing or what he was going to do next, where to go from here, everything is a blurr for him and he doesn't even have anyone he could talk to, this is a tough situation, he believes he's in love with the girl his son's been pinning for for years, I understand why Ji-hoon asked him to stay away though and I really think he did it for her not because he has feelings for her, he's seen Woo-seung getting hurt before and he wants to protect her from that, to him Hyun-jae is an amnesiac, living off of them and in his rooftop room, he knows nothing about him so he can't really trust him!

I don't know how Hyun-jae deciding to stay is going to change everything and whether he's going to pursue Woo-seung, even if he isn't Ji-hoon's father, I'm not sure how this is going to work, he still is Kwang-jae's friend and Ji-hoon thought he's his father for his entire life, him being with Woo-seung is only going to complicate things!

I'm not sure how Woo-seung feels for Hyun-jae yet but seeing how she couldn't stop talking and thinking about him, she's definitely affected by him, and at this point I don't see her working out with Ji-hoon either but I just hope that nothing ruins their friendship!

Now that Hyun-jae knows what the numbers he was getting beeped mean and coming from Bo-hee, I'm eager to know how he's going to solve this mystery! And "I'm nothing, I'm not a savior either" ..hmm.. interesting!

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And when she thought she could get into her room on the night they were alone, she wanted to text him all night.

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I'm not sure I understand the timeline. Apologizing in advance in case you guys discussed this in earlier recaps. Am I correct in thinking that during HJ's travel to the present, his original timeline continued with him in it. In the present, he does not remember what happened from 93 to 94. In that year, he supposedly had a secret relationship with BH and fathered JH? The clues that are in the notebook suggest that he did date BH... so if he does return to the past somehow, we don't know if he will return to the same time as when he left or pick up a year later? Anyway, I'm assuming there is a chance he will return when he left and have an opportunity to make many changes, right? He can not leave the agency so World Enterprises doesn't go broke and not date BH. Knowing how much KJ had done for him, he would treat him better...And encourage him to follow his heart with BH(I can't remember if he knows that KJ likes BH). Then he somehow disappears again and returns to the present to see everyone's lives changed for the better and he gets the girl?? hehe, how's that for fan fiction!! Anyway, aside from my mad imaginings, did I get the basic timeline/travel stuff, right? And if anyone has any insight into what Jang Hyuk's character said, I'd appreciate it. I think he said that if he wants to go back, he has to fix something. What would that be? Is it like the movie, It's a Wonderful Life?

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That's the mystery we've all been wondering about. Like your fan fic! But his journey to 2017 puts a wrench in things. If he really is the father, if he doesn't get together with BH, then JH is never born. I don't think he'd want that. But I also don't think he'd want to settle down with her just for the sake of that, when he loves someone else.

And with his newfound love for cell phones and today's composing/recording technologies, how could he ever be happy again in 1997? ;-)

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I still have faith that HJ♡WS is endgame. Both of them are in love with each other and after everything, I just cannot see them ending up with anyone else.

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Finally somebody said it! Everyone's talking about HJ's feelings (that's alright) but nobody is pointing out that WS likes him back. So how will a mutual love come to an end...?

HJ please finish your job in '93 & come back to the present timeline >.<

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Sad Hyun-Jae is breaking my heart ㅠㅠ YSY is really making this show for me

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Has no one pointed out that Song CEO is actually Song Joong Ki?

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Me! Waay up there buried somewhere hahaha

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The last 5 minutes of this episode with the fantasy sequence and the Lalaland throwback really twisted my heart, and the final umbrella scene sealed the deal for me. If I had any doubts before, I'm officially on the HJ-WS ship and I hope it sails off into the sunset.

Having given further thought, I do think that the writer intended for HJ-WS to be the OTP starting from the three gag kisses in Eps 3-4 and the tiny numerous ways in which HJ interacts with WS throughout the series. Although JH has always been sweet and considerate to WS, it seems that he was friend zoned from the beginning and apart from the kiss, she didn't seem to see him as anything other than a friend (although seriously how can that kiss not mess with anyone's heart?).

I was a little disappointed that Grandpa and Malsook got no face time in the previous 2 episodes and am glad that they are back again in this episode, although my concern is that with Grandpa just reading a book (or two) on Alzheimer's and losing the books by placing them in Malsook's bag, will the next few episodes be enough to provide a resolution to their storyline?

Apart from that - still along for the ride! And thanks for the recap gummimochi!

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I didn't even realise I was firmly onboard the HJ-WS ship until it sailed off big style today...

I watched the lalaland-inspired dream sequence more times I care to admit. Now I need to see the original!

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That hug ??

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The La La Land umbrella sequence makes me all smiles until I remembered the movie ending. If HJ and WS is not the endgame, I'll sink with this ship!

I have long stop trying to make sense the plot of this drama and watch just for the pretty ehem Yoon Shi Yoo ehem.

Just give us a logical ending for this mess. I'm sending my energy to the writer and PD. Fighting writer-nim!!

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Maybe some of you will hate me, but I am not shipping Hyung jae and Woo-seung. Actually... I am not shipping anybody in this drama, unless it is Kwang jae and bong hee, because well... he has earned it for over 20 years...
The rest can happily remain friends...
I know, i know... this is still a Kdrama and K-people need some romance, but i am honestly a little bit dissappointed in this drama... The teasers were about a father son relationship... not a time- traveller - sassy Woo-seung- from- the- present- relationship. I find it simply soooooo wrong!!!
This show had so much potential with Hyun jae making his way in the present, making friends, getting along with his son, making it up for the past, making music! Oh my God!! what happens to music in this show???
I thought as well it was a typical underdog story, making your way up to the top with your music, but nee... That has not happened at all...
I am upset.
If I keep on watching is because i am curious how it will be resolved anyways, but I am not very happy with the show. and I am not shipping Hyung jae (as swoony as he could be) and Woo-seung... It just doesn´t feel real or needed.
Sorry for being so honest... :(

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Agreed. I thought it would be about how trainees' life work, the ups and downs, because at first, they really focused on that one. Also the life of celebrities in Korea entertainment industry. At the same time, mystery about Hyunjae's whereabouts in 1993/4 and 2017.
The past 4-6 episodes, it's more like the love story of a vs b vs c and so on, which is kind of annoyed me :(

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If I can just like this a thousand times over I would. You perfectly summarized my views on this whole 'shipping debacle which felt in your face these past few episodes. :(

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I ship Wooseung with MJ,lol. I like bickering Wooseung x HyunJae but they force too much romance scene esp those kisses at the beginning, it is getting typical like look here, this is your OTP.

I also thought the drama will focus about how Hyunjae help his son since both of them love music but he is too busy being BFF with Wooseung. How come he has future son but never been curious about how his life, what his dream etc is so confusing.

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There!
I also thought at the beginning of the show, HJ would be more active in really making it up for a son (ok, he didn´t know he had it, but sooner enough, he found out), even trying to understand why Boo Hee, etc....
But no...
So, the drama has become a little bit boring for me. It is irrational he wouldn´t want to know what happened. He lost his whole world coming into the future! Although it is true, he would want to keep up with the advances in the future (cellphone and all that), it is only reasonable he would also try harder to understand the past, and even more a relationship with a son!!!!!!!!!!
So, it is frustrating how unreal his reactions turned out to be.

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Loved this episode as it finally had a few reveals about the mystery surrounding HJ. I am still hoping that HJ isnt JH daddy but BH explanation of the code has me worried.
As usual YSY shined bright in this episode, the lala land sequence was incorporated prefectly to make us realize how hard it was/is for HJ to stay away from WS.
Also did you all notice during the sequence when WS offers him omurice he says "if its omurice, it is YHJ".... it kinda makes you realize how badly HJ must be wanting to reveal his true self. He must be lonely-- JH, KJ everyone keeps asking him to leave everytime they meet him, his life is pretty pathetic:(
While the kisses were nice it was the final hug that got me..If HJ n WS arent end game, i will be really sad.

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Any of you guys ever noticed that it was Song Joong Ki's voice whom Cha Tae Hyun was talking to when he's at the restaurant? He was talking to CEO Song and I definitely heard Joong Ki's voice! I saw some behind the scenes photos of Joong Ki vising the set as well so we might get a cameo from him soon. Or maybe the call was his cameo part already?

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Yeah, some people mentioned it above. For me... from bank teller to disembodied phone call; Song Joong Ki is really stingy with his cameos!

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I honestly don't know what to feel about this series anymore. While it's still fun, it also veers towards dangerous territory by losing site of what made people curious about the series in the first place... and it's not mainly about romance.

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all. the. feels.
That last sequence was so so precious.
My heart hurt for YJ while he was out there alone feeling truly lost in life and purpose, then got hopeful and thankful with WS's arrival, fluttered with the kiss, sank with the slow realisation that it was all a series of "what ifs" and reached some bitter-sweet catharsis with that hug.
I seldom cry watching dramas, but that scene caught me unexpectedly with a 'pang'.
YSY's acting is superb, really.

Loved seeing more sequences with Malsook and grandpa. MJ is also being shown as someone who struggles with finding his true place and projecting his true self.
Looking forward to the next episode, a lot of chips will be laid on the table...

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can we have grandpa and mal sook for "best couple" since we do not have awards for best dad/mom/grandparents yet.....

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That Lalaland reference was amazing (I may be a bit biased because I love the soundtrack of that movie haha) I am not a person that likes sad endings but when they played that what if scenario, I thought it was a perfect way to end HJ's feelings for WS but then again it seems they're the OTP so that's out.

I love that we're finally into the reveal but with Ji hoon's propensity to drag things out I fear for the angst. I hope they don't drag out the confrontation that's about to happen too long.

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Thanks for the recap, gummimochi!

I appreciate being clued in to the LA LA LAND reference as I've not seen the movie, nor DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN. The what-might-have-been scene was touching, but that hug under the umbrella was the living end.

Now that Ji-hoon knows in no uncertain terms who Hyun-jae is, I've fastened my seat belt. I have no idea how the show is going to zig and zag in the coming episodes. I'm hoping that Hyun-jae writes a string of megahits that World Agency artists release to rabid acclaim and monumental sales.

One thing's for sure: I love THE BEST HIT to bits even as it keeps me guessing what will happen next. ;-)

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And did you notice that the soundtrack for the umbrella scene was 'If You'? It already pains me to see HJ so lost and sad, and then the music played... I died. As if the La la land reference wasn't enough to say this romance is doomed or at the least fraught with conditionals. ?

For all beanies who haven't heard this masterpiece, with Spanish and English lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrUrZ6hP2MA

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Whoa thanks for the clip... understanding the lyrics just made everything so much more sadder..and meaningful

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@WishfulToki,

Thanks so much for that link to "If You." The English translation of the OST part 6 lyrics makes so much more sense than the one I found. It adds a whole nother dimension to the heartbreak. It got me right between the eyes.

Friday, July 14 can't come soon enough.

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I really dont like this whole love triangle affair thing, its sickening. Why would you create such a storyline where the father and son fall in love with the same woman? I mean c'mon!! This show started out ok in the beginning, but this story line for me is just ridiculous.instead of seeing how a father and son make up for lost time ,we are feeding our eyes on an excruciatingly irrelevant love triangle. Why? Its stressing me out and very cringe worthy to be honest. I'll keep watching sorely because I just want to know what happened to Hyun Mae, where is the money at? Who killed him? Why the time travel? Thats really my major focus of interest. The whole love thing isn't doing it for me, jus nah, and for the very first time in my whole existence and ever since I started watching Kdramas, I did not even bother to watch that so called imaginary kiss, thats a nono . I actually skipped through it
Very disappointed ?

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