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The Best Hit: Episodes 25-26

There’s a sweet scent in the air this hour when even stronger bonds are formed between family and friends. It’s hard to imagine that anything can go wrong when almost everything is going right, but little do our characters know that everything they’ve worked towards is in jeopardy and that the string of lies holding their happiness together is about to unravel.

 
EPISODE 25 RECAP

After Hyun-jae holds Woo-seung close under her umbrella, they retreat to a cafe to get out of the rain. Her concern for him brings a warm smile to his face, and he assures her that seeing her has melted away all of his worries. Calling her “Part-timer,” he confesses, “I must like you.”

He shares how he tried to ignore his feelings and keep her at arm’s length, but because of his inability to lie, he has to tell her: “I like you.” Woo-seung is speechless.

Outside a nearby convenience store, Ji-hoon is filled in on the unbelievable tale of how Hyun-jae traveled to 2017 via a timeslip. Even though it sounds absurd, Dad believes Hyun-jae is the real deal, though he doesn’t know for what purpose. He says he meant to tell Ji-hoon about his biological father, but Ji-hoon cuts in: “I only have one father.” Aww.

When Ji-hoon points out that this Hyun-jae doesn’t remember fathering a child, Dad carefully explains that this Hyun-jae jumped through a wormhole before his relationship with Mom began. Even so, Ji-hoon asserts that he only has one mother and one father in his life. He asks Dad to keep his knowledge about the truth a secret from Hyun-jae.

On the walk home, Hyun-jae breaks the silence between them, saying that he hopes she understands that he’s someone who must always speak his mind and express his feelings. He isn’t worried when Woo-seung says she isn’t sure about her own feelings, and replies, “Just follow my lead until you think you know.”

It occurs to Hyun-jae that he wanted to ask why she always kept her hair tied up when he thought she looked prettier with it down. Just as she stammers that it’s convenient in the summer, a car draws near, so Hyun-jae takes her hand and pulls her out of the way.

He doesn’t let go of her hand when they’re in the clear, so they keep walking holding hands, and soon he interlocks their fingers. Smooth. Chuckling, Hyun-jae comments that rainy days are still romantic in the future.

Once Woo-seung returns to her room, she reflects on Hyun-jae and Ji-hoon’s confessions. She sighs, worried about not having the money to move out of the rooftop apartment. Ji-hoon arrives home later that night and heads straight for bed, but stays up to process tonight’s revelations.

He’s still sorting through his thoughts on his morning jog and returns home to see Hyun-jae sitting outside. Tossing him a water bottle, Hyun-jae asks if Ji-hoon has given up on his dream of becoming a singer. He’s impressed to hear that Ji-hoon will pursue his dreams even if it leads to a dead end and assures Ji-hoon that even a dead end will lead him somewhere in life.

Ji-hoon heads out as soon as he finishes breakfast whereas Woo-seung heads into her room to take a call from her ex-roomie and boyfriend stealer, Eun-ah, who informs her that she and the Cheating Bastard plan on getting married. In the living space, MC Drill fills Hyun-jae in on the details of Woo-seung’s falling out with Eun-ah.

Later that day, Hyun-jae drops off a pile of clothes in Kwang-jae’s room, where he spots a photo album containing pictures of Ji-hoon. He giggles at Ji-hoon’s baby photos and pauses at the group of photos of Ji-hoon and Woo-seung playing together as kids.

In the office bathroom, Woo-seung lets her hair down, remembering Hyun-jae’s comment about how much prettier she looks that way. She does a hair flip just as another female employee enters the bathroom. Slightly embarrassed, she ties her hair back up.

She’s sent on a coffee run and runs into Hyun-jae in the lobby, where he gripes at the idea of her fetching coffee on this blistering summer day. But then he remembers that Young-jae has an expensive espresso machine in his office and believes that one person’s sacrifice will bring happiness to many.

So when Young-jae looks to have a coffee, his machine is gone. LOL. That’s because Hyun-jae has dropped it off in Woo-seung’s office and pointedly notes that “no one has to buy coffee in this heat.” He checks in with Woo-seung through a strained smile, and they do a tiny celebratory dance together.

While Woo-seung happens to overhear her coworker talking to her friend about a possible sublet, Kwang-jae and his idol group girls clean up the old World Agency office. Feeling a sense of nostalgia, Bo-hee is happy to see this space being used again.

She’s eager to know who Kwang-jae’s major investor is, but he doesn’t give a name and asks how her contract with Star Punch is going. That’s when Bo-hee reveals that she never officially signed with Star Punch, and Kwang-jae wonders who paid off their debt then.

Downstairs in the bakery, Ji-hoon notices Mal-sook’s forlorn expression and asks if she’s sad that Grandpa went to visit his hometown without her. But she sighs that there’s a boy she likes and her problem is that she looks too adorable instead of being pretty. Aw.

Bending down to her level, Ji-hoon assures her that she’s doing a masterful job at being both pretty and adorable, words which lift her spirits. Ji-hoon then takes a call from a hoobae who asks if MC Drill also quit the agency because he hasn’t been showing up to practice lately.

His calls to MC Drill goes unanswered because he’s busy working at a warehouse. Not used to going by his given name, he re-introduces himself by his stage name to his boss. Hearing the word “drill,” another employee offers his boss an actual drill. Ha. His boss is impressed by MC Drill’s work ethic and that he’s a former Marine.

After straining his eyes over contracts, Hyun-jae visits his online fan cafe where there’s a new video post. Entitled “Has Yoo Hyun-jae Returned?” a fan writes how the doppelganger in this performance of “Say It” at an outdoor singing competition reminds her so much of Hyun-jae that she momentarily thought he came back from the dead.

Hyun-jae reads the comments from other surprised fangirls and notes how observant they are. He adds a comment under his alias “Da-bong,” saying, “I miss [you], too.” MJ walks into the office looking for Young-jae just then, only to turn on his heel to find that he isn’t there.

But Hyun-jae won’t let him leave that easily and sits him down on the couch. MJ pays him half a mind until Hyun-jae reveals that he wrote all of MJ’s hit singles. Chucking his phone aside, MJ says he was always curious because Young-jae never told him the name of their ghost songwriter.

Hyun-jae wonders if the idol is completely shameless, but MJ confesses that he’s honestly embarrassed. He even thought about coming clean to the public, and when Hyun-jae tells him to do just that, he asks if Hyun-jae can teach him songwriting.

He promises to work hard and doesn’t care if the world doesn’t listen to his music because they consider him a liar. He hangs his head when Hyun-jae doesn’t readily agree, so he goes for a different approach and addresses Hyun-jae as “Master.”

That gets Hyun-jae to agree on the condition that MJ won’t order Woo-seung around the office anymore. They share an adorable fist bump to seal the deal.

Woo-seung is none too pleased to find ex-roomie Eun-ah waiting for her in the Star Punch lobby. Hyun-jae happens to be walking past when he sees the two ladies and overhears Eun-ha asking how Woo-seung can be an intern here instead of studying for her exam and living with Ji-hoon, at that.

But Woo-seung isn’t interested in getting an ounce of her sympathy, and then Hyun-jae sneaks up behind Woo-seung to join the conversation. He pointedly notes that Eun-ha must be that friend and invites her out to eat. Eun-ha guesses that he must be Woo-seung’s boyfriend and shamelessly agrees to being treated to an expensive meal.

Cue Operation Gentleman where Hyun-jae acts like a doting boyfriend to Woo-seung while leaving Eun-ha to her own devices. He opens the car door for Woo-seung and even pulls her seat out for her at the restaurant.

Woo-seung says through a strained smile that this is an expensive restaurant, to which Hyun-jae reminds her under his breath that this meal is on the company dime. When they get their food, Hyun-jae cuts up the steak for Woo-seung, and she returns the favor by feeding him a piece of meat.

At the end of their meal, Eun-ah thanks him for bringing her to such a fancy place. He smiles and tells her to be in touch, but then his face quickly turns stern, realizing that they won’t be. He then offers his hand to Woo-seung and leads her outside, where they both peek in through the window to see if Eun-ah is jealous.

Hyun-jae pumps in celebration, and though Woo-seung calls him childish, there’s a hint of amusement in her voice. But Hyun-jae is willing to be immature if it will lift her spirits because it upsets him to see her so sad. Woo-seung smiles at that, and he happily leads her away.

That evening, MC Drill struggles to put a pain-relieving patch by himself at home, then bolts up when Ji-hoon walks through the door. Noticing that Woo-seung and Hyun-jae aren’t back yet, he remarks that those two have been spending a lot of time together lately.

He asks Ji-hoon about turning down Ssen Entertainment, and Ji-hoon asks him if he hasn’t been showing up at Star Punch. MC Drill quickly lies that he got the company’s permission to work offsite on some gigs. Ji-hoon accepts that answer, but doesn’t buy it.

Kwang-jae finally gets some good news when a chairwoman agrees to be an investor, and he practically skips home. Hyun-jae helps Bo-hee put away some boxes at the bakery and agrees to a drink inside.

Bo-hee can’t help but remark on how much he resembles the Hyun-jae she knew in the ’90s. For many years, she hoped for Hyun-jae’s return, and when Hyun-jae asks if she still feels that way, she takes a few beats before saying no.

She acknowledges that a lot of time has passed, and neither she nor Hyun-jae are the same people they once were. While she initially thought he really was the same Hyun-jae, she now recognizes that he and Hyun-jae only share a physical resemblance—his personality and the vibe he gives off are completely different.

 
EPISODE 26 RECAP

Woo-seung finds Ji-hoon waiting for her outside of the Star Punch building, here to follow up on their movie date. Outside the theatre, he tells Woo-seung of his plans to make his debut with Dad’s help at World Agency. She’s heard that Dad was a famous road manager back when Jay-2 was active, then notices Ji-hoon staring at her.

He says it’s been a long time since he’s looked at her this way. She hits him for another cheesy line and soberly notes that it feels like ages since they’ve been able to joke around like this. He insists on buying her favorite snacks, and she smiles that he knows her better than she knows herself.

He spends the entire movie sneaking glances at Woo-seung, and while they wait for the bus afterward, he suddenly asks how she feels about Hyun-jae: “Do you like him?”

Flustered, Woo-seung says she isn’t sure, but then amends her reply to: “I think… I might…” Ji-hoon wonders how different things could’ve been if they weren’t childhood friends but met by a chain of chance encounters like she and Hyun-jae did.

He sighs, “I really regret… having met you as a friend.” The bus arrives moments later, and Ji-hoon looks at Woo-seung during their bus ride home.

The next day, Hyun-jae treats Kwang-jae to iced coffee made just how he likes it and asks about his new investors. He’s worried when he hears that half the seed money will be coming from Young-jae’s rich wife Cathy, but Kwang-jae assures him that he’s treading those waters carefully.

They both know the song is the biggest factor, which Hyun-jae guarantees will be great. That prompts Kwang-jae to confront him about whether or not he asked Young-jae to pay off his debt, and Hyun-jae defensively says he never begged—he demanded that Young-jae pay it off. Kwang-jae thinks that was a foolish move, but Hyun-jae argues that it’s totally fine because there’s something he doesn’t know.

Upon hearing that Ji-hoon will debut under World Agency, Hyun-jae smiles that Kwang-jae helped him and Ji-hoon make their debut. However, Kwang-jae calls the first debut “the biggest mistake of my life” and the second “the best hit of my life.”

Then Hyun-jae changes the subject to his 1994 disappearance, saying that the primary suspect is someone who benefitted the most from it: Young-jae.

Speaking of whom, Young-jae calls his wife Cathy to complain about investing in World Agency. He claims they don’t have money to burn because they need to renew MJ’s contract, and he agrees to call off Bo-hee’s contract if Cathy retracts her investment.

His secretary gets Kwang-jae’s other major investor on the phone to entice her about his preparations to work with an American music company to release MJ’s next album. He slyly comments that if the chairwoman hasn’t signed on the dotted line with Kwang-jae, that she should take him up on this deal.

Woo-seung swings by the recording studio to drop some papers off for Hyun-jae, and they quickly check to make sure that they’re alone. Remembering that Woo-seung used to be in a band in high school, he asks her to record the guide version of a song because it’s in a higher key.

She initially refuses, but soon, she’s standing inside the room. Heh. Hyun-jae gestures at her to put on the headphones, then presses the button to tell her that she really looks like a singer. She gets bashful, and he turns on the music and instructs her to sing normally.

Woo-seung does as she’s instructed, singing lyrics of the heart-fluttering moments of the early stages of love. Hyun-jae smiles from the other side of the glass, but when she looks back inside, his chair is empty.

She looks around and finds Hyun-jae standing next to her. Because the melody is still playing through her headphones, she’s unable to hear him as he tells her: “I wrote this song while thinking of you.”

She still can’t hear him, though, so he repeats himself, enunciating his words. But she still can’t hear him, so he swoops in to kiss her instead. Point taken.

MC Drill is spooked when Ji-hoon unexpectedly shows up at the warehouse and flashes the work log he accidentally left at home. He scrambles and claims this is just a part-time gig he scored after quitting Star Punch like Ji-hoon did. But Ji-hoon asks for an honest answer, so he admits, “I was fired.”

Unable to find the right words to say, Ji-hoon embraces his buddy in a consoling hug as they both hold back their tears.

Hyun-jae puts the finishing touches on a song stored in a USB drive labeled “Lee Ji-hoon.” Next to it is another USB drive labeled “World Agency,” and Hyun-jae prides himself in on his amazing songwriting talents before grabbing the “Lee Ji-hoon” USB drive and heading out for lunch.

Little does he know that a sound engineer slips into the studio a minute later. That engineer peels off the “World Agency” label and places it on a similar white USB drive, then takes the original to Young-jae.

Young-jae orders the engineer to tweak this song and release it as MJ’s next album’s title track. His plan is to release this song before Kwang-jae can so that people will think that Kwang-jae plagiarized them. He smugly says they have nothing to worry about since Kwang-jae will have a hard enough time scraping the funds to record a song.

Meanwhile, MC Drill assures his friend that the warehouse gig is tough but it pays well. He claims he was getting too old for Star Punch, but he still plans on performing whenever he can. Asking if MC Drill trust him, Ji-hoon encourages his buddy to take one last stab at pursuing the music dream with him at World Agency.

He makes MC Drill promise not to keep any more secrets from him, but that’s when a hoobae Marine greets MC Drill with a salute. That hoobae doesn’t get the hint to leave, but calls over their sunbae.

MC Drill immediately pops up to greet his superior and chants the Marine’s motto until the other men leave. He tries to explain that he met those men at a training camp, but Ji-hoon sees right through his excuse: “You lied about your age too? When did you serve in the military?” MC Drill softly replies, “Sorry.”

Woo-seung agrees to sublet her coworker’s friend’s available room, then treats the boys that evening to grilled pork belly and drinks on the rooftop. The foursome enjoy the food (and at one point, MC Drill offers Woo-seung a lettuce wrap before eating it himself, heh), and Ji-hoon silently watches as Woo-seung and Hyun-jae tease each other with food.

As they eat, Woo-seung remarks that this night will be one they remember for years. Hyun-jae points out that the mood suddenly feels serious, and she proposes that they take a commemorative photo together.

The four friends take a series of silly and adorable photos on the rooftop, and later, Ji-hoon finds Woo-seung lying in her hammock. It’s only now that she confesses this will be her last time in it because she’ll be moving out tomorrow.

He asks if it’s because of him, and she says yes. She clarifies that she doesn’t want to keep being a burden and that a place happened to open up nearby. She declines his help in moving, saying that everything she owns fits into one suitcase.

She then gets out of the hammock to thank him for everything. She offers a handshake, and Ji-hoon takes it, telling her to come back anytime.

Downstairs in the bakery, Hyun-jae waits with bated breath for Kwang-jae’s opinion on his latest composition meant for Ji-hoon. He’s relieved to hear that it’s relatable to the present times and tells Kwang-jae to let him know if he ever needs another song on the condition that he doesn’t get upset with him.

He remembers how bored he got the last time Kwang-jae got upset and left him temporarily: “You were my only friend, after all.” He lights up when Kwang-jae treats him to a triangle kimbap as a reward, and Kwang-jae points to a large newspaper ad (bearing Park Bo-gum’s face), declaring that Ji-hoon will be just as popular someday.

Hyun-jae doesn’t recognize the famous face on the newspaper, but acknowledges that the person is handsome. He agrees that Ji-hoon will be widely successful, and that comment earns him another triangle kimbap… because it’s buy one, get one free. LOL.

Hyun-jae finds Ji-hoon printing out copies of the photos they took earlier that night. He’s so amazed by the technology that the next day, he takes a half-day so he can take selfies in the rooftop apartment. That’s adorable and where can I get a copy?

Unfortunately, Woo-seung is unable to get a hold of him on the phone either. She heads back to her new place after work, only to stop short to see her front door slightly ajar. She approaches the door cautiously and peeks inside to see someone rummaging through her things.


She quietly reaches for a frying pan while her reflection pops up in a mirror beside the intruder. Just as the man turns his head, Woo-seung hits him full in the face. It’s only then she recognizes Hyun-jae, who yelps in pain.

She pouts, asking him what he’s doing here, and he explains he heard that she moved out here and took a half-day so he could clean the place up for her. She looks around to see her apartment furnished and tidy. He grumbles that he isn’t the type to brag about doing nice things… and then brags about buying her new blinds, a mattress, and cleaning her bathroom.

Touched, Woo-seung offers to make him dinner. She lets her hair down in the bathroom, and after they eat, Hyun-jae says this is the first proper homemade meal he’s had in a long time. It spurs him to tell Woo-seung the story about “his friend” whose parents died in a car accident when he was in middle school.

He lived alone, didn’t have any friends, and his only passion in life was for music. Since he had no interest in college but wanted to pursue music, he went to the closest entertainment agency by his house. He then lived his life with a devil-may-care attitude and had many a relationship, but he was still extremely lonely.

Tears well up in his eyes as Hyun-jae haltingly says, “He must’ve… caused all kinds of messes to those around him.” Woo-seung carefully asks if that “friend” is still living that way, and Hyun-jae says he doesn’t think so because that friend gets to enjoy a homemade meal.

Woo-seung invites him to come over often, but Hyun-jae swears that he’ll come whenever, unannounced. Noticing her crestfallen expression, he asks what’s wrong. She admits she’s happy these days, but that only makes her nervous because it’s usually the calm before the storm.

She laughs when Hyun-jae tells her never to worry while he’s around, and as she gets ready for bed, she finds a picture of Hyun-jae in her bathroom cabinet. She keeps finding more pictures of him hidden in random places, including one beneath the toilet seat cover.

Meanwhile, Hyun-jae giggles to himself in Woo-seung’s old room, amused by the thought of Woo-seung discovering the many photos of him. He tsks that he should’ve taken a photo of her.

The next morning, Woo-seung visits the World Agency building to pick up her books. Up on the rooftop, Hyun-jae mentions to Ji-hoon that he knows of his plans to debut through World Agency, then writes it off as if he heard it in passing.

Hearing Hyun-jae chuckle that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, Ji-hoon asks him what that’s supposed to mean. Hyun-jae tries to blow past it, but Ji-hoon won’t let it go: “I know you’re Yoo Hyun-jae,” he says accusingly. “But I want to make it clear to you—I have one dad, and he’s in charge of World Agency. So I hope you’d mind your own business.”

Hyun-jae looks at him, surprised, but there’s someone else who’s even more astounded than he is: Woo-seung.

 
Epilogue

Kwang-jae is cleaning out Grandpa’s old desk when he finds a pile of letters stuffed in a drawer. He has no idea that one those letters is addressed to Grandpa… sent to him by Hyun-jae.

 
COMMENTS

Now here comes the storm. Woo-seung was bound to learn the truth about Hyun-jae sooner or later, but timing is a real bitch when it comes to dramaland. Hearing her talk about how the good times in her life are a precursor to the bad felt like a meta moment since that’s the traditional course a drama takes by this point in the series. Even though I knew that we’d be headed into treacherous waters by the hour’s end, I still enjoyed watching Hyun-jae acting like an adorable puppy and doting on Woo-seung.

I particularly loved Operation Gentleman because Hyun-jae wasn’t even present for all the drama Woo-seung went with Eun-ha. A part of him may have wanted to get back at Eun-ah for being a boyfriend stealer, but his ultimate goal was to just make Woo-seung happy again. Furthermore, I’m of the belief that everyone should be treated like royalty on a date at least once in their lifetime.

Now that Young-jae is on the move again, I can’t help but be a bit worried about him. He was sly enough to think of stealing songs from Hyun-jae himself this time, which is why I’m really hoping that Hyun-jae had enough forethought to leave behind a fake USB drive. I mean, neither that engineer nor Young-jae took the extra five minutes to check what song was on that drive. And while MJ and Hyun-jae’s alliance is still new, I’m hoping that Hyun-jae can still teach him an important life lesson or two before the end of this series. I also appreciated Bo-hee’s acknowledgement that this Hyun-jae before her (whom she knows as Da-bong) is not the same man she once knew. It’s telling that the times and relationships have shaped Hyun-jae into someone more generous with both his time and money.

As for Ji-hoon, I thought it was so sweet of him to declare that the only people he regarded as his parents were the people who raised him. If anything, it solidifies an already strong father-son relationship between him and Dad. Hearing him place distance between himself and Hyun-jae makes me wince because his anger toward Hyun-jae is clouded by his own feelings for Woo-seung. Even though Kwang-jae might soon be hit with a roadblock in re-establishing World Agency, I’m hoping that Ji-hoon can make his debut soon, because it’s so much easier to root for him when he’s actively pursuing his dreams than watching him be bogged down into the love triangle. I loved how he quickly patched things up with MC Drill, and was simply there for his friend in his most vulnerable moment thus far. Draw from those life experiences and give us another amazing rhyme, Ji-hoon. We’re ready to hear it.

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I am sooo gonna appreciate the master slave relationship between HyunJae and MJ !!! Also, yay there are gonna be so many handsome boys in the agency now !!

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I'm so looking forward to more Hyunjae and MJ interactions too! They're similarities could pass as father-son! Lol ? Even they're names (kinda) rhymes ???

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ikr! i find myself rooting for HJ-MJ father-son rather than HJ-jihoon which is just beh! They have so much in common including narcissism and terribly lame humour!

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They've been trolling us so much with the HJ-JH sonship that I'm now thinking its prolly red herring. Who else would come up with nicknaming Youngjae and Gwangjae as "Double Jae"?! ? And that fist bump! ?

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they might be narcissist and silly, but they both have the inner good that doesnt allow them to become corrupted. Their initial circumstances with the company are pretty similar too. They both wanted freedom.

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This. Totally agree! Let's not forget their inherent talent (and of course their inner diva-ness)!
even if MJ used HJ's songs, he still needs to have talent to pull it off as an artist

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@irishrah Yes and even HJ acknowledged that even if he wrote the song, it wouldn't have been completely a hit if not for MJ's talent.

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Those two are sooo fun to watch i kinda feel sad we didn't get earlier more scenes between them...MJ just like Hyunjae with all his narcissism and lame jokes is quite the nice guy,it would have made such an intretring add to the kids,he as well seems lonely....

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the last screencap is everything, i hope we get more scenes of the foursome

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I love love love those four roomies, too! ? I also hope there'll be more scenes with them however WS moved out and the show is ending nxt wk ?

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Why is Grandpa MIA in this ep? Did the
writer had dementia too? Or he's busy wrapping up Suspicious Partner? ?

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Jihoon said he went to hometown alone...

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This show has a lot of product placements, and they somehow work.

These two episodes are ok, not as exciting as before. I hope the next two will be more interesting.

I had actually forgotten about Woo Seung's ex-roommate and ex-bf. Only found out in this review. Sweet revenge, especially with a better one who is so dashing.

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Hyun-jae is a perfect character to show all those PPL with his fasnication with new, fancy technology. I love his "Oooh... Aaahhhh..."-ing over the mini photo printer.

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The printer PPL would sell so much better if they offer Hyunjae's selfies included in the package ? Though that green mouthwash PPL has to stop.

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I think the deer antler PPL is the worst - its appearance are so forcefully inserted into scenes, and the way the characters hold it in order to show off the packaging is just so unnatural...urgh

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And, is this real deer antler? Not from poaching, I hope!

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This show, guys. I'm really glad to see things coming together as we approach the end. BUT omg the cliffhanger on this episode. I don't think it'll ruin our ship for long---perhaps cause a minor speedbump---but these two are so cute together. I think now that it's out there that Hyun-jae is the father, I hope we can see more of a relationship between Ji-hoon and Hyun-jae. It be good for them to talk!

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I am already upset that this show ends next week. Can they have a few more episodes of HJ conning YJ please:)
Curious to see how the writer plans to explain the time travel but in the meantime I am going to enjoy watching YSY and his million cute expressions:)

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NEXT WEEK!? For some reason I thought there was at least 2 more weeks. D: There seems to be so many things left to explore!

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Yup. They haven't gotten to the songwriting part yet! I was glad there was finally some music-making in this ep thouh barely. ?

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Ohmy, I didn't even realize it as well, that we are about to say goodbye to this show already. :( Such a great show that always made me smile but like you said let's just enjoy the ride!

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I know. It's been a fun ride, but honestly, I already want to know what happened in 1994 so HJ, WS and everyone else (including me) can move on with our lives, haha!! But I adore this show and will miss DaBong terribly. It's been so long since a drama made me laugh so much. I hope YSY takes on another project ASAP, I just luffff him. ?

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I just get the feeling that with two episodes left, we are setting ourselves up for disappointment. I just don't see how they can explain everything in two episodes.

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I seriously love the warm tone in this drama more than anything else, especially as the relationships have deepened. It's like comfort food, and while I'm happy to see the plot intensify, I'm sad that it signals that we're closing in on the end.

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+10000 What made me start this drama was the comedic sitcom set-up and what made me stay is - as you said - the warm tone and the comfort food vibe . It doesn't have some crazed psycho killer or annoying second leads. It's a stress-free show. It makes my weekend so much brighter. And that's mostly bec of YSY ? I'm sure to rewatch this after it ends nxt wk.

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Yes!! They are such an oddball and somehow perfect together. Waiting for more of their adorably weird interaction. Haha..

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I don't care for the WS and HJ ship nor do I care for the WS and JH ship, I find the love triangle and romance angle rather tedious and the most boring aspect of the show. The reason I initially watched this drama was because this shit was seriously hilarious! Gah I miss the comedic elements of the drama, in the recent episodes I only laughed a couple times, when HJ stole YJ's coffee maker (I need more of HJ torturing YJ, that shit is priceless), and every scene with MC Drill, that dude is FANTASTIC, I loved it when JH found out about his age!

But man when I compare the recent episodes to the previous ones I end up feeling disappointed, there were some winning comedic scenes, this drama could have been comedy gold but nope the romance shit has to take the forefront and the majority of the screen time now. Man do I miss the initial episodes when Halabeoji was going crazy because he thought he was being haunted by HJ, or when JH kept thinking the skinny trainee girl wanted to commit suicide, or when HJ thought a handphone was literally a hand being a phone, I could keep going on and on but whatever, I'm not really happy with the way the show is heading but considering I still like the characters I'll keep watching. This drama could've been the best comedy of the year, but alas given its current direction it is not going to be.

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I still enjoy the series since there are a lot of great characters and great character interactions, but I totally feel you on the disappointment. The comedy has been really refreshing and I'm sad that it's getting sidelined by the romance. I'm still grateful though for the handful of comedic moments we still get. I'm also surprised by how boring and uncreative the romance between HJ and WS is when all their interactions pre-feelings were really awesome and full of energy and chemistry -whether it was WS hitting HJ in the face with a toilet brush or HJ helping to lead the blind WS around. I'm relieved, though, that the triangle didn't turn out to be as big a deal or as angsty as I expected.

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I was also surprised with how cliche the romance was too. There was no punchline or joke to turn those cliches into something unique. Hyun Jae and WS went from a pair with excellent chemistry to typical candy girl meets boy from future.

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I agree, this show really could've been great. It started to lose its steam when Hyun Jae cut off his hair along with all the 90s references and jokes. I think if Hyun Jae just stayed as someone who gives advice to bumbling 20 year olds and trying to figure how he time travelled to the future, it could've been great. Romance is great but boy if not done properly, it kills the show (imo) and in this drama the romance is just odd and kinda nasty. Sigh, this is my first time seeing Yoon Si Yoon in anything. Could've been great but alas you can't have everything you want.

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Watch him in Flower Boy Next Door! He's all sorts of adorable in that one. If you want something a bit heavier, Baker King Kim Tak Gu is really good.

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I just skip through all the love stories tbh (which is sadly most of the episodes). My biggest problem with Friday's episodes is the reintroduction of her ex-bestfriend. At first I didn't understand why she came back but of course, they did it to make the cliche thing of Hyunjae acting boyfriend. Sigh.

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THIS!!! The re-introduction of the ex-best friend did not have to be tied into the romantic angle at all. It could have simply been WS standing up for herself and finding proper closure. Instead having HJ and WS pose as a couple was basically petty revenge. Disappointed.

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As much as I love the Woo-seung/Hyun-jae interactions, I agree. The love triangle was an element I didn't really want to see and my interest in this show fell a lot because of it :( especially because it sort of messes with the great friendship we get from these four

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Could not agree more much potential wasted. My heart skips more for GJ and BH to be honest. And I feel the little girl's angst a lot more and I hope HJ listens to her. They are only 23 with dreams still unfulfilled (even for HJ or especially for him being thrown into the future and all) and yet the drama spends a lot of time on the romance, for whose benefit but shippers. I was bought into the variety/family drama/bromance/90's/YG parody theme and the writers went the safe way. I had so much fun in the beginning and now I found myself delaying the episodes, skipping scenes and not even watching the raw version.

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This is meant kindly... I'm not sure if you're aware but the word s**t is a vulgarity and/or swear-word.. Use of it will always dumb-down what are otherwise very good points.

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Another rooftop party! I'm going to miss them. With Young-jae stealing HJ's song for World Agency, I'm so nervous!! Luckily, or maybe unluckily, we only have about 6 more episodes (or 3, by the old way of counting), so I shouldn't have to wait for weeks for the other shoe to drop. I am worried about how they're going to wrap things up by the end of next week. I really want to know what happened to HJ, if KJ and Bo Hee will ever get together, and to see Ji Hoon and MC Drill debut.

MJ is adorable and I'm totally on board with HJ and MJ's master-apprentice relationship.

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Theory Time!

Since I have no idea how this drama will resolve itself I thought I might provide my own alternative stupid theories.

First everyone thinks YJ is the culprit for HJ's disappearance, but he seems the most obvious choice, and even tho HJ also suspected GJ, that shit got resolved pretty quickly when GJ confessed he felt guilty for not telling HJ about the pregnancy when he had the chance. But like all great mysterious the real culprit is right under our nose, and with all this misdirection no one is looking at Bong Hee who I think is the actual suspect here.

Think about it, whenever HJ's beeper beeps ominous music plays in the background, we now know that it's Bong Hee's number, she's trying to contact HJ. But what if Bong Hee was really a stalker, what if it was getting out of hand to the point that she lied to everyone they were in a relationship, HJ probably thought she was crazy and tried to calm her down but she just kept blackmailing him and wouldn't stop, she even went as far as to sleep with YJ just to make HJ jealous and HJ was having none of this, so packed up to leave so he could get away from her but she eventually found him and killed him.

Bong Hee never outright said HJ was the father, everyone just assumed because they bought her lie and thought she and HJ were dating. Fast forward to the future and the reason Bong Hee always thinks about HJ is because she feels guilty about killing him.

All of this is soon revealed, WS and HJ therefore can happily be together without it being weird as he is not the biological father of JH because YJ is. But of course since the mystery of his disappearance has been solved he travels back to the 90s however the universe is not so cruel to our lovebirds and also sends WS back in time with HJ. They both run off and immigrate to the US so crazy stalker Bong Hee won't find them.

Back to the present, Bong Hee therefore is no longer a murderer and GJ finally confesses his love for her, JH finds out his bio dad is YJ and YJ feels like a dipshit for treating his son JH like crap. 40 year old HJ and WS return from the US to see everyone and when JH looks at WS he thinks she looks like an old hag and runs off to skinny trainee girl.

Halabeoji also remembers he put both the Alzheimer's books in Mal Sook's bag and after reading both of them his Alzheimer's is cured.

There everything ends on a happy note :)

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Omg your theory is hilarious af!!! ?Though I wouldn't go so far as Bohee being a stalker/murderer. She was also a famous singer in HJ's time. As long as everyone's happy, WS-HJ and BH-GJ ship sailed and Gramps will be remember the bloody book, all is well ?

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That was really dark. I personally don't think it would happen but you never know.

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Lmao this is the best theory ever!! ??? I guess it makes sense as long as everyone is happy.

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Hahaah! you've an awesome imagination! and possibly a Bo-hee grudge?! it would be a fun twist if it did happen.. although I think the sat episode debunks the stalker theory..
we can still think she preferred to kill him rather than not being able to be with him publicly?! :D

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@ 11 Linarrick,

I appreciate your brainstorming. You've got some nice twists. ;-)

Try this on for size. Someone pretending to be Bo-hee lured Hyun-jae with the beeper code. Who would have had access to her beeper? A certain friend from her hometown, methinks.

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Love the theory. And making her a stalker is genius.

It gives a ready explanation for JH's behavior with WS. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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After watching this episode, I'm quite confident in saying that this show has disappointed me greatly. There was so much I wanted from this show, but it never delivered because romance became the focus. The set up was just so rich with characters and stories, so many things could've happened but didn't.

Judging by the preview for the next episode, the stories that I wanted to watch will be cramed into the last story arc. Its just disappointing that I won't get the story that I wanted, which was filled with so much potential.

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I completely 100% agree! The whole coming of age, father/son bonding, fighting the big bad corporations together stuff, now that's what I was looking for. Why do all dramas fall into the romance stuff, like you know you can have a good drama without romance being the central theme of the show. Gah whatever I'm still too invested in this trainwreck to stop watching, just really disappointed about what this drama could've been *sigh*

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I agree, there's proof of shows that have done well and even better without the addition of romance.

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I feel really cheated tbh.

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It really broke my heart when MC Drill said he was kicked out of the agency. Still, I'm glad he's going with Jihoon. They would be an awesome duo!

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Hoon's Drill ???

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Hahahhaa!

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That name. HAHAHAHAHA. What do you think would be the fandom name?

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Drillers? HAHAHAHAH ?

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With a drill lightstick.

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Makita? A joke for all the carpenters in the audience. ;-)

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Hoon's Drill is even funnier now that we know that Drill served in the Marines. If only he'd been a DI (Drill Instructor)! ;-)

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Maybe he'd been that and that's how he came up with the name.

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I think MC Drill has only served one tour, and that's not long enough to achieve non-commissioned officer rank. Assuming that ROK Marines operate in similar fashion to USMC. -- That's just my wild guess.

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WS-HJ ship.
At first we saw this faulty ship with big hole and thought pffttt that ship never gonna sail. Suddenly we found ourself on that ship thanks to Mr Swoonypants and Pretty face, and crossing fingers that the ship will take us to the "happy ending island". The captain announced that we'll be arriving in 20minutes and 30sec later. Psyched!! Remeber the big hole? Yes it drowning up the ship. We will never gonna make it.

MJ is just cute with everyone. Whether it is CEO Park, WS and now HJ.

Yes writernim, when we're gonna see JH debut. JH felt useless in this recent episodes apart from the love triangle where he doesn't even have the chance.

WS is still pursuing her dream or what? Why not make her 'realize' her songwriting talent and scout her into World Entertainment. Then we gonna have all 4 (of HJ stayed in 2017) still together. Because the 4 of them are awesome!

Three(6) more episodes to go. We want good closure for each story!

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I am so going to miss Hyun Jae if and when he disappear......my Da Bong ah!

Only one more week of Yoon Shi Yoon and the gang left.

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I was so happy with all the developments & light tone of today's episode until YOUNG JAE STOLE HYUN JAES SONG and I had to stop & write this down I'm so angry at that talent stealer I can't even.....I was going to write nice stuff but now I'm blowing off my frustration omg I can't believe YJ's audacity!

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Neither YJ nor his accomplice is smart enough to check the USB though!

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It's good that they are not smart enough! haha!

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Well that's true, I'm glad neither of them are smart.

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They are not smart period! ?

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Now that I've finished I can write more.
Ji hoon & mcdrill's friendship is too good.? The commemorative photo session was awesome, I've taken some posing lessons from hyun jae.?
HJ & kj bonded just a tiny bit but it was nice.? "Hyun-jae doesn’t recognize the famous face on the newspaper, but acknowledges that the person is handsome." Pretty guy has got pretty taste ???
HJ's back story was little sad,? but I had to give him a thumbs up for his attitude on life. ???
And where the heck is grandpa?!? Did his dimentia make him disappear from screen????
Can't wait for next episode!! ?

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I thought so too. But I'm really missing his adorable interactions with malsook although that girl is doing fine with all the oppas & acting like a wise 80 year old in a cutsie 5 year old's body lol.

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This show is ❤

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Yes yes, this show is ❤ Hyunjae is ❤ Shiyoon oppa is ❤

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Dabong is ❤❤❤❤

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And Dabong-Wooseung couple is ❤ Dabong-Malsook is ❤ Dabong-triangular kimbab is ❤ I could go on and on ❤❤❤

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Can we have Mal Sook has a little crush in Da Bong? These two are so cute!

I forgot to add, Hyun Jae is such a simple person, I love that he tries to solve the problems with his thinking without complicates the matters. Such as about his songs that YJ stole. Instead of make a big fuss over it, he made a deal with him. Same goes how he deals with MJ - and it is more helpful when MJ himself is self - conscious about using other person's songs.

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Am loving so much than when Hyun-jae is confessing his love for Woo-seung, Ji-hoon is doing the same to Kwang-jae!
Aaw, Ji-hoon! Am so sad yet so proud of him basically letting go of Woo-seung in such a dignified way. In the end what he really wants is Woo-seung's happiness, but so glad he has the chance to confess his feeling.
His wish of never met Woo-seung as a friend but having fate's bag of coincidences to bring him closer to her (spoke person of every k-drama second lead ever!) plus Hyun jae gazing at their childhood photos left me with a foreboding of Hyun-jae going back to the past, trying to fix all the wrong things he thinks he caused, and managed to change the future but disappears from current time. Got this horror scene in my head of all his photos turning into blanks and the rooftop roomies will be like, hey, why is there a gap there? Or maybe it's just leftover melancholy from Lookout ending...
And congrats drama, you just got me my first ever SLS T_T

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@ 19 meowingme ,

Aha, another traumatized LOOKOUT fan.

*sends condolences*

I, too, am picking up on vibes that are bumming me out. My fingers (and toes!) are crossed that Hyun-jae's hard-won maturity makes the return trip to 1993 with him, and that he is able to remember everything he learned in the future so he can avoid making the mistakes that created the present situations. Heck, it's possible that Young-jae might not even turn into a thieving crook if Hyun-jae plays his cards right.

Between CIRCLE and THE BEST HIT, Kdrama time travel has been doing a number on me lately. Even so, I would not have missed YSY and the OST for the world. I don't know where this story is headed, but I'm on board for the final destination.

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*wave to fellow Lookout pallbearer*
I started this feel-good show with hopes for happy ends all around, but feeling unsure now T_T
Adding my crossed fingers and toes too yours!

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*lights candle and incense for Prosecutor Jang Do-han*

On the bright(er) side, there have been some nice alternate endings posted to the LOOKOUT final recap. ;-)

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I posted some on my fanwall too :D

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The manikin kisses are so 2010. I've been spoiled from suspicious partner.

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Haha! At least now we know HJ wasnt kidding when he said he was Prof. Romance! His skinship move was soo smooth unlike ji-hoon's attempts! Lol

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Omo, I also loved that part. ? The way he interlocked fingers with her was more heart-fluttering than later the kiss, to say the truth. It felt so realistic that my heart skipped a bit, and HJ was being so swoony with the confession and all...

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I knooow! All these people drink is deer antler! Srsly, I haven't even heard of deer antler extract before this show. ?

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not to mention that i can't help feel bad.. is deer killing not illegal?! how they get the extracts?! I could never consume such a product..!

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I knooow! Is there too much deer in Korea that they consumer some?

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You don't have to kill a deer to get its antlers: they shed them naturally, every year, and grow them back the next year.

Where I live, herds of deer are constantly around my house: front yard, back yard, driveway. You have to be very careful when driving. They are lovely pests.

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The first time I heard of deer antler extract being a thing was in City Hunter. No idea what the health benefits are supposed to be.

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Ugh, sadly I remember having to drink deer antler tonic--home-brewed--when I was a kid. It had all kinds of other stuff in it, and it was foul.

My mother would say, the worse it tastes, the better it is for you.

My brother would run away and they would have to catch him, hold him down, and pour it down his throat. It was that bad.

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if I were a drinker I would have raised a glass to another Park Bo Gum mention inside a drama. He is the icon of popularity now.

pumping my fist for MJ, this kid is my favorite. He has a lot of courage to be so firm in breaking away from the company. His devotion to music and willingness to start over is something else. I do realize this is an easy character to act when he is written silly, funny and likable, but still. It doesnt always work out this well, though. I hope they will let him go without complications.

Unlike some, I am thoroughly fine with the love triangle. I feel like it is an extra motivation for Ji Hoon to keep improving and not being content with himself. He was always just half there with his idol auditions. He needs something to push him across the line where he always stopped and held back.

FINALLY we are making some music like WAS THAT SO HARD, SHOW?

I miss Lee Deok Hwa.

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Dabong is my sunshine on a gloomy day. ☔?

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Da-bong is my sunshine 24/7x365. Which is why I am seriously bummed about the finale next week -- not to mention the ominous vibes I'm picking up.

I've already watched BREAD, LOVE AND DREAMS, and look forward to medicating with YSY's other Kdramas after TBH wraps up. ;-)

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Same here. And I didn't even realize the finale was next week. For a show that has filled me with cheer week after week, I hope its ending will be a happy one. Especially for Dabong because my heart demands it.

Hope you will enjoy his other dramas. Every time I see him in a drama, I am reminded of why I like him so much. Even when the script becomes wonky, he always shines through. ?

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I do hope he has a good outcome. I recently watched Mirrir of the Witch and YSY was very good in that but I haven't seen his other dramas yet.

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Da bong has such boyfriend material.. He's straight-forward, he's sweet, he's funny and he also have a vibe of a good buddy to rely on.. Plus, he's good looking. One is his weakness he doesn't belong to this era? Isn't he? That's sad!

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I love the cameos of this show (and I'm still waiting for the JJY one). Cant help but wonder if this show is revolutionising the concept of cameos too - first there was Song Joong Ki's voice-only cameo, and now there's Park Bo Gum...in the form of an ad! The common thread here is that these 2 are both managed by Cha Tae Hyun's management company, so getting in-person cameos wouldn't be all that hard, right?

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I wonder what his character would be IF he appears. Who knows...maybe Jihoon's real father (IF Hyunjae isn't) or Youngjae's son ?. Or some singer who will join the new World Ent.

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Bogummy can play anything, from a cheeky stylist to a meek coffee boy. But he can also drop in a menacing gleam from the corner of his eyes, like the coffee boy is up to here and plotting something sinister behind meek exterior

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Haven't watched it but judging from the recaps, I can say that I like it already. It's getting better compared to the previous 4 episodes. In these 2 episodes, they create the rls between Hyunjae and Wooseung in much nicer way than those four eps. Also on how Jihoon starts to be a guy who has principles and better thoughts, it's very good.

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the ex-best friend scene would have been a lot more hilarious if they put it in earlier i.e. before HJ and WS realized their feelings for each other. WS' character could have been more likeable if they put more integrity into her rather than just turn her into a damsel/childhood friend in distress, e.g. a room with no deposit could have been made available earlier, a shopping date could have been a more dignified flat-hunting date and HJ could still burn YJ's credit card. One could understand HJ's insensitivity to JH's feelings because he was there for a specific reason (make things right), his character was already established as a male diva but who will redeem himself, and he has strong connection to the loft. For those reasons his flaws are forgiveable. But for WS, I expected a lot from her I guess because of the build-up in the beginning, but in the end she became like her ex-best friend in a way. That could have been avoided by tweaking a few scenes here and there. Many viewers would view JH as immature but he did put up with a lot of crap from HJ and WS and he actually handled it so much better than WS and HJ. I'm a fan of YSY so it feels weird for me to jump off his ship.

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Moment of appreciation for MC Drill and Ji Hoon's friendship. I teared up when MC Drill told Ji Hoon he'd been kicked out, and it cracked me up when he paid respect to a senior marine in front of Ji Hoon. Always love a nice bromance haha.

Hyun Jae and his selfies were so adorable. He is so sweet to Woo Seung. I'm glad that in a way the love triangle has ended with Ji Hoon and Woo Seung conversation after watching a movie together. It was painful to watch, but now Ji Hoon can focus on his debut (which I am really looking forward to haha) instead of on Woo Seung.

Somehow, the bbq night they shared and all the photos they took made me feel like the show was coming to an end, and as much as I enjoyed those scenes, something felt quite bittersweet. Hahahaha ???

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I never thought I would, but I'm loving each episode more and more. There is so much blatant in-your-face PPL that I don't know how this doesn't distract from the story time (but somehow everything comes together). Maybe it's helpful that none of the PPL is Subway.

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I loved this episode as always and laughed a lot at the stolen coffee machine and with MJ-HJ interactions, these two together are comedy gold...
Regarding HJ, I see how some people complain about the romance, but for me the romance is a way to make his time travel more poignant and the story more innovative: what would you do if you are a time traveller and suddenly the future is more important for you than the past where you are coming from, where do you belong? I find it thought-provoking and it is making me more invested in solving the mystery that surrounds the time travel issue. The fact that the story is not going as expected is something positive and I can't help to cheer the couple when I see that they are so happy together. I think it is fun how they used romance tropes for making us laugh and at the same time creating a romantic atmosphere for these two. I guess drama tropes exist for a reason, they work well with viewers, haha!!
Regarding the end, I still suspect JH is not HJ's son and BH is keeping many secrets to herself. HJ is bound to go back to the past it seems, so I'm dying of curiosity to know what happens there and how he will find a way back to 2017, because I'm sure his disappearance in 1994 means that he will go to the future to stay.

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we only have 2 hours left to this amazing drama and im not ready to say goodbye to it yet! they should have made thus 38 or at least 40 mini episodes. i feel there are still more to tell to properly close this. plus im not ready to say goodbye to this show. huhuhu.

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Thank you for your recap and comments, gummimochi!

I've been feeling very angsty about Hyun-jae's impending return to 1993. I already lost one protagonist this week (Prosecutor Jang in LOOKOUT), and I simply can't stand the thought of Da-bong buying the farm in 1994. Young-jae's evil machinations are not helping. Neither is that unread letter from Hyun-jae to Grandpa that was stuffed in a desk drawer. :-(

It occurs to me that THE BEST HIT is a Kpop retelling of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Instead of meeting the Ghost of Christmas Future, Hyun-jae himself has been catapulted forward in time to witness first-hand the consequences of his actions. In 2017, Hyun-jae would benefit from a visitation by the Ghost of Christmas Past to fill in the blanks from 1993-1994, but the closest he gets to that is Kwang-jae's revelation that Ji-hoon is his son, and a brief conversation with Bo-hee, the lad's mother. Alas, she says nothing substantive about her relationship with the Hyun-jae of her youth. I'm concerned that in 2017 Hyun-jae has gotten an earful of other people's erroneous conclusions, and will be acting on bad data when he returns to the past. I hope that Writer-nim has an industrial-strength magic wand to straighten out the kinks.

“Just follow my lead until you think you know.” = Tell the truth, and express how you feel. A powerful mantra indeed.

The hug under the umbrella and the scene in the coffee shop really got me. Hyun-jae is unable to lie and has an inherent need to express how he feels. Gee, that sounds like someone else we know. Ji-hoon's statement to Woo-seung that he wishes they'd never met as friends is a true expression of his feelings. He's telling it like it is, with no expectation of a response from her.

Revenge is a dish best served rare, courtesy of Da-bong and his Star Punch expense account! His moral support for Woo-seung after MC Drill filled him in on her former best friend's back-stabbing was touching. Okay, so it was a bit childish, too. But I loved his gleeful little happy dance as they left the restaurant. Serves ex-BFF right for inviting herself to dinner with them.

During the rooftop party commemorative photo session, I heard the shoe drop loud and clear when Woo-seung said they'd all remember this night for years to come. Um, when Hyun-jae changes the past, this future will cease to exist or never have happened. Or maybe he'll be the only one able to remember it?

Finally we learned Hyun-jae's “friend's” story. Well, that explains a lot. I wonder if Woo-seung will spill the beans to Ji-hoon? I hope so.

The fangirls gushing online over Da-bong's performance of “Say It” was a hoot. If he makes it back to 2017, it would be epic if he returns to showbiz as a Yu Hyun-jae impersonator. ;-)

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The comparison to Christmas Carol is apt!
Loved Ji-hoon's statement much, seems like show is taking the second lead's side and pokes fun to the standard trope of coincidences that bring OTP together while second lead is helplessly friend-zoned.
Am a bit annoyed with the ex-best friend treatment; however snideful they treated her, she still scored a free meal, I totally begrudge her that meal, haha.

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@meowingme,

Am a bit annoyed with the ex-best friend treatment; however snideful they treated her, she still scored a free meal, I totally begrudge her that meal, haha.

Me too! Brazen ex-BFF should have had the common courtesy to choke on her steak. At least Hyun-jae got to stick Young-jae with the bill. HAR!

At first I thought they were sneaking out and sticking ex-BFF with the bill, which would have been extremely tacky, but well-deserved. Hyun-jae was in Gentleman Boyfriend Mode, however. He had to carry off the act or Woo-seung would have looked like a loser hanging out with a cad.

Glad you could buy the Dickens parallel. ;-)

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Reading your comment, you are right about showing the ex-bff a gentlemanly treatment, precisely the opposite of how the ex-bf treated her. Also if they stick the bill to her, she might feel they owe her once; here they are giving her a clean closure. And yeah, it's Yong-jae's money after all!

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I want some of the science of this show explained, but I also think I would be more confused by the answers. For instance why did HJ's watch, beeper, and notebook travel to the future but for instance the sign he was riding on down the stairs disappear? How can the events that happened 20 years ago be occurring such that HJ can see evidence of it? And since he can see evidence of it (his beeper and his notebook), that means that these objects are actively connected to the past. How? HJ himself is not!

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@klmeri,

For instance why did HJ's watch, beeper, and notebook travel to the future but for instance the sign he was riding on down the stairs disappear?

Hyun-jae's watch, pager, and his bag with his notebook were all on his person at the time he went down StairGate SG-1. IIRC, the signboard was still underneath him when he landed in the middle of the street. It was probably later thrown away by the street cleaners.

Barring a case of "ardent longing" a la Great Doctor Eun-soo in FAITH, I have no idea how Hyun-jae got catapulted forward in time. ;-)

I'm going to be seriously PO'd if it's all a dream after he learns in 1994 that he won't live long enough to see his child be born or some such trope. Grrr.

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Go back and watch closely when HJ lands in the street on the sign. The sign literally fades out from beneath him. Why? My working theory is that it no longer exists in the future, unlike the other objects... except that is contradicted by the fact it is an object transported from the past to the future without ever going back (as presumably HJ's personal effects will travel back with him when he goes back). So literally the sign ceases to exist.

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Looks like no drama can ever defy the laws of dramaland- the male lead always gets the girl, the second lead can just stand and watch even he made all efforts to tell her how much he likes her.

Don't get me wrong, I like Hyun Jae and Woo Seung's chemistry together, is just that l yet to wait for an unconventional drama that doesn't follow the framework.

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Jihoon is really good. If it were me, I don't think I can stay friends with the person I like who ended up with the person I think of as my father.

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Its the same as real life. There are always people who gets rejected as well, even if they made all efforts to pursue the girl. This doesnt happen only in dramaland.

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Awww... I think it was the first time I heard the actual words The Best Hit mentioned in this drama when Kwang Jae said that about Ji Hoon's debut.

I'm glad Drill got a lot of screentime. I liked his scenes the most from this episode. He had a nice moment with Ji Hoon. He cracked me up with the Marine bit. Can't wait to see them debut together! ^^

Excited to see the bromance between Hyun Jae and MJ! Soooo glad that MJ is not a such a bad guy after all. The writer could have made him out to be vicious and uncaring about the fact that he claimed someone else's songs as his own work.

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