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Age of Youth 2: Episode 13

It’s almost time to bid farewell to our favorite housemates, and I’m not at all ready to let them go. In our short time together, the Belle Epoque ladies have become a source of laughter, heartbreak, relatable mortification, and friendship—and that’s only to name a few. From first love to first heartbreak, from bickering to dating, from lost to found memories, our housemates have been through it all. And as Ji-won finally confronts her reclaimed memories, we know we can depend on our housemates to stand by her side.

 
EPISODE 13: “I saw myself” #allbeautifulwords

Eun-jae waits nervously on a park bench and silently stands when Jong-yeol arrives. He sits on a separate bench and curtly asks why she called him. Eun-jae bravely apologizes for the night of their break-up and explains that she’ll probably continue to be sorry for a lot of things because this is her first relationship and her first break-up—she’s experiencing these emotions for the first time.

Jong-yeol’s eyes soften as Eun-jae continues by thanking him: “Thank you for showing me how it feels to be loved, for showing me how it feels to like someone.” She asked to meet because she wanted to relay her gratitude, and Jong-yeol looks like he’s holding in some tears.

Crying, Eun-jae turns to Jong-yeol and makes some requests. She asks him not to call any other girlfriend by her nickname, to wait a little longer before dating someone else, and not to treat her too well so that she doesn’t get confused about her emotions again.

She tells him, “I’m glad you were my first love.” Jong-yeol apologizes, and Eun-jae smiles through her tears as she finally walks away from her relationship. But once she turns the corner, she lets the floodgates loose and crouches down, devastated. Jong-yeol looks a bit shaken and lingers on the bench.

The rest of the Belle Epoque ladies are busy preparing for something, and Eun quickly shoos Jang-hoon away when he arrives at their door. Jin-myung notifies them when Eun-jae enters the building, and they all pop streamers and greet Eun-jae with cake when she arrives, congratulating her on her first break-up. Aww, how cute.

Eun-jae breaks into a smile and blows out the candle on her break-up cake, and her unnies ask if she said everything she prepared. Eun-jae pulls out her notebook and says that she forgot to tell Jong-yeol to be happy even though he becomes irrelevant in her life. Ji-won jokingly asks for the notebook as reference for her future first break-up, but Eun-jae holds her notebook close.

The ladies pop some champagne and say cheers to their maknae’s first break-up. Ye-eun lightly teases Eun-jae for her swollen eyes and reveals that she was worried for a moment during her break-up process. Eun agrees and says that Eun-jae was getting to be a borderline stalker.

Jin-myung looks surprised that they noticed Eun-jae’s difficulties, but when Ji-won interjects that she had no idea, Jin-myung simply pats her back and nods at Ji-won’s expected obliviousness. Then, Ji-won gets a call and steps into her room to answer it. Over the phone, she writes down an address.

Ji-won walks through an unfamiliar neighborhood and overhears a small child complaining to her mother. The mother notices Ji-won, who asks if the house belongs to artist Han Kwan-young.

Ji-won sits on the couch in a house full of framed art as an elderly man makes tea. Through conversation, we learn that this elderly man was her former elementary school art teacher, Teacher Han. He apologizes for not remembering her and blames his old age for his lack of recollection. Ji-won asks about a couple other classmates, and Teacher Han doesn’t recognize any of them. And when Ji-won casually asks about Hyo-jin, he shakes his head again.

Teacher Han’s daughter interrupts the conversation to tell her father that she’s prepared food for him before leaving. Ji-won asks about his wife, and he says that she passed away two years ago. Ji-won nervously sips her tea and politely says that it tastes good.

Teacher Han sees Ji-won out as she leaves and watches her walk away with an unreadable expression. Ji-won immediately gets into Sung-min’s car and says that she can’t recognize him at all. She says that he just seems like a typical grandpa and that he was different from what she expected. She takes a camera out of her bag, revealing that she had filmed their whole interaction.

Sung-min asks what Ji-won was expecting, and Ji-won responds, “I thought he’d be a lot more…” Then she stops and doesn’t seem to know what she was expecting. She turns to her camera and skips to the part where she mentions Hyo-jin. Ji-won seems convinced that Teacher Han is reacting suspiciously, but Sung-min isn’t sure. She replays the clip for him, but he isn’t convinced.

Ji-won says that she has her memory as proof, but Sung-min says that it could be fabricated. He says that they need objective evidence, and as frustrated as she seems, Ji-won agrees. So she sets out to research more about Teacher Han.

Eun-jae gathers her memories of Jong-yeol into a box but seems hesitant with her stuffed toy monkey. She carries it out to the kitchen and asks Ye-eun if the monkey can be recycled. Ye-eun says that it can’t and needs to go in the trash, and Eun-jae seems a little sad about that. She wishes that there were a place to store memories until you were ready to throw them away.

Eun comes out of her room and Eun-jae forewarns her not to receive any large gifts from Jang-hoon, since they’ll be hard to get rid of. Eun scoffs at the suggestion, and Ye-eun adds to the warning, saying that she’s no exception to the pitfalls of love—she and Eun-jae both thought that love would last forever, but look at them now. Eun just scoffs and starts to head out for her date.

Ji-won comes out of her room and stops in her tracks when she sees Eun in a dress. Her mouth drops, and she points at Eun, who’s definitely not looking like General Jo today. Neither Ye-eun nor Eun-jae mirrors the reaction, and they say that Eun has worn a dress before, at the apple orchard. Ji-won had no idea and wonders where Eun’s going in that dress.

Ye-eun says that she’s probably headed out to see Jang-hoon, and Ji-won wonders why. Ye-eun lets her put the pieces together, and Ji-won experiences another shocking epiphany that the two are dating.

Eun’s first stop is actually her mother’s hair salon. She tells her mom about Eun-jae’s break-up party and offers to throw a party for Mom too, when the time comes. Mom pretends not to know what she’s talking about, and as Eun leaves, Mom says, “It doesn’t suit you.” Eun stops at the door, and Mom clarifies that Eun’s shoes don’t suit her dress.

Eun visits her father next, and she finds him in his hospital bed accompanied by her little stepsister. Little Sister compliments Eun on her pretty dress and calls her a princess, and Eun grumbles at the flattery. She nags Dad to take care of his health, and he asks about school and her house. But when he asks if she has a boyfriend, she takes that as a cue to leave.

Eun affectionally pats her sister on the head before leaving, and once she leaves, her little sister tells Dad that Eun cried last time. She explains very slowly and clearly that Eun cried after messing up her hair, but Dad doesn’t seem to understand. Little Sister puts her head down in frustration at dim Dad.

When Eun comes home, Jang-hoon scolds her for wearing pretty clothes out without showing him first, and Eun gets all grumbly-giddy. He tells her to twirl around to show off her dress, and she does so with pseudo-reluctance. Then he tells her to come sit next to him and she does, again with giddy grumbly reluctance.

They take a couple of cute selfies on his phone, and when he faces her, he notices the very close proximity of their faces. Eun turns to him and doesn’t budge, smiling slightly. But Jang-hoon ruins the moment by saying that he forgot something. He nervously runs away into his room, leaving Eun grumpy and alone on the bench.

Ye-eun and her parents head to a family dinner for her grandmother’s birthday, and in the elevator, Mom scans Ye-eun’s outfit and tells her to change her lipstick color. Ye-eun obediently goes to the bathroom and does as told before they head to their table.

At dinner, Ye-eun’s cousin asks why she took a leave from school, and Mom lies that Ye-eun was getting work experience to build her resume. Her mother continues to deflect questions and answers their relatives instead of letting Ye-eun speak.

The birthday cake for Grandma arrives, and everyone begins to eat except for Ye-eun, who just picks at her food. Grandma tells Ye-eun that she looks thin, and when Mom tries to answer for her, Grandma redirects the question to Ye-eun. She asks about school, and Ye-eun happily responds that everything is well.

Ye-eun uncomfortably watches everyone eating and excuses herself to throw up in the bathroom. When she comes out of the stall, she checks the group chat with her housemates, and Ji-won asks her to bring home any leftovers from her fancy family dinner that day.

When Ye-eun returns to the table, she musters up the courage to admit that she didn’t take a leave from school to get job experience. Her mother tries to stop her, but she continues. She tells them that she did have a boyfriend of three years, but she experienced date violence.

Ye-eun’s mother tries to save face, but Ye-eun bravely explains that she took a break from school to focus on counseling and recovering. She admits that she’s not fully recovered but is doing better now. But after hearing this, Grandma just sighs and returns to eating. Mom twitches in humiliation, and the rest of her family silently returns to eating, providing no words of encouragement.

Even in the car ride home, her parents remain silent. They drop her off at Belle Epoque and don’t say a word as they drive away.

When Ye-eun arrives, her housemates are busy doing work or playing games. She stands near the doorway alone for a moment, just watching them. And when Eun-jae notices her standing silently, she plasters on a smile and goes right to the fridge and asks who wants food. All hands are raised except for Ji-won’s, who’s furiously researching Teacher Han. So far, she’s only found praises about him.

Heimdal sings Panic’s “Bus Stop” in the morning, and Jin-myung takes a moment to admire his vocals. He brags that he was a former idol star and notifies her that he’s leaving for his hometown next week. She seems a bit surprised that he’s leaving so soon and suggests that they plan a dinner along with a farewell performance before he leaves.

Jin-myung rushes out to work, but her promise for a farewell performance seems to linger with Heimdal, as he breaks out into a smile. When Jin-myung arrives at work, the two remaining Asgard members at Oh & Park greet her and thank her. They just heard from Heimdal that she promised a farewell performance for them, and she slowly realizes that Heimdal misunderstood her promise as a collective, large-scale farewell performance for Asgard.

Throughout the day, Jin-myung runs into even more problems. She struggles with a dead computer, a jammed printer, a broken coffee machine, and then as she leaves for the day, she trips on her heels. But her biggest headache happens when she comes home to all the Asgard members practicing in front of the house.

The housemates have no idea what’s going on but happily cheer on the handsome idols while Jang-hoon watches Eun disapprovingly. When Jin-myung arrives, Heimdal tells her that they’re practicing for their farewell performance, and the rest of the members sincerely thank her for this opportunity.

Jin-myung tries to stop Heimdal to tell him the truth, but he assumes that she’s stopping them because it’s too late to practice loudly outside. Jang-hoon offers his living room space for them to practice, which is a win-win, since he’s shielding them from Eun’s sight. Asgard heads inside, and the housemates need to hold back Ji-won, who can’t contain her excitement about the boys.

Jin-myung tells her housemates about her dilemma and clarifies that the “farewell performance” meant a small karaoke party to bid Heimdal farewell. The housemates agree that this has already blown out of proportion and tell Jin-myung that she needs to clear the misunderstanding sooner than later.

After the rest of the Asgard members leave from their practice, Jin-myung confronts Heimdal about the farewell performance. But she doesn’t have the heart to tell him the full truth, and Heimdal just assumes that they can expect a humble venue. He says that all they need is a stage and microphones. He gives her a fist-bump, and Jin-myung sits on the steps in defeat.

The next day at work, Jin-myung asks her colleague about stage costs, which is way out of her budget. The farewell performance seems even further out of reach the more Jin-myung tries to find some way to keep her promise.

After class, Eun tries to approach Ye-ji again and apologizes for lying to her. Eun asks if she wants to go read comic books that weekend, but Ye-ji says she’s tired and rejects the offer.

Deflated, Eun shows up at Jang-hoon’s door and asks to come into his room. Jang-hoon lets her in, and she tells him that Ye-ji doesn’t do anything anymore—she’s just become distant. Jang-hoon asks if they made a pact when they were younger that they would only be friends with each other, and Eun says that they did because they had fun just with each other.

Jang-hoon points out that it’s probably worse than a romantic break-up if they were friends for 12 years. Eun admits that she was annoyed when Ye-ji was too clingy, but now she’s annoyed because Ye-ji is too distant. Jang-hoon offers her a drink, and they cheers to her 12-year friendship.

Jang-hoon tells her that no relationships are eternal and that her relationship with Ye-ji was too exclusive. Whether it’s love or friendship, he says that exclusive relationships are difficult on both parties. But then he notices Eun getting all flushed from the tiny sip of beer she had and he gets a little flustered.

He starts a serious conversation on their own relationship and says that he’s cautious about taking their relationship too far just before enlisting in the military. He doesn’t want her to doubt his intentions and genuine feelings for her, which is sweet… if Eun were sober enough to understand him.

Three sips in, Eun’s cheeks are bright red and she says she feels itchy. Jang-hoon realizes that she has an extremely low tolerance and smiles at how cutely drunk she is.

He helps her get home, and her housemates accuse Jang-hoon of getting Eun drunk. He honestly claims that she only had three sips, so they look at Eun curiously to ask what’s going on. She’s sprawled out on the couch and throws her shoes on the ground as she shares that she broke up with Ye-ji.

Eun says that they may have been broken up already, but now it’s official. Ye-eun seems underwhelmed by the reason, but Eun says that people don’t understand their relationship. She’s known Ye-ji for two-thirds of her life and feels closer to her than her parents. She slurs, “Ye-ji was once everything to me. So should I be sad or not?”

Ji-won affirms Eun’s sadness and tries to coax her into her room, but Eun won’t have it. She’s mad at her housemates for not throwing her a break-up party, like they did for Eun-jae. Grumpy Eun sits back on the couch, demanding streamers, and Jang-hoon watches her adorable tantrum with a smile.

Eun-jae brings out the remaining streamers from her break-up party and distributes them to congratulate Eun’s break-up with Ye-ji. Only when they pop the streamers does Eun finally break into a smile. She twirls in the streamers and happily heads to her room to sleep.

Ji-won starts to comment on Eun’s drunken behavior, but lovestruck Jang-hoon declares that drunk Eun is cute. The housemates look at him with blank stares, but he’s smiling from ear to ear as he leaves. But in her room, Eun has dropped her façade and droopily accepts the reality of her break-up in tears.

After cleaning up the streamers, Ji-won looks through her mail and finds an invitation to an appreciation event celebrating Teacher Han’s teaching career. She looks at it curiously and calls the number.

Teacher Han’s daughter picks up the phone, and Ji-won asks how she knew her address. Teacher Han’s daughter looks up her information and informs Ji-won that she provided it to them when she visited in the spring. The mention of last spring sets off red flags, and wheels start turning in Ji-won’s head.

Jin-myung knocks on Jang-hoon’s door and asks for Heimdal, but Jang-hoon says that he’s out buying outfits for their final performance. Jin-myung looks even more guilt-ridden as she heads back home, but Ji-won seems to have an idea. As Ji-won rushes out of the house, she tells Jin-myung to hold off on breaking the bad news to Heimdal because she may have a solution.

In the night, Ji-won runs over to Hyo-jin’s old apartment and digs through her mail. She’s caught in the act by her boyfriend, the captor, who accusingly asks what she’s doing. Ji-won puts the mail back into the box and cautiously asks if he received any invitations addressed to Hyo-jin. The captor just ignores her and walks inside.

As Ji-won leaves, she hears the door open behind her, and he comes out with an invitation letter. Ji-won looks at it urgently, and the captor infers that this Han Kwan-young was the person who ruined Hyo-jin’s life in the third grade. Ji-won doesn’t respond, but her fearful look confirms his inferences. He quickly walks off and pushes Ji-won to the ground when she tries to stop him.

When the captor arrives at Teacher Han’s house, he’s confronted by Sung-min, who sped over upon Ji-won’s order to stop him. The captor pushes Sung-min aside, hits him repeatedly, and slams him against the wall, but Sung-min continues to stand in his way and blocks him from getting to the house.

Just as the captor holds Sung-min in a chokehold, Ji-won rushes at them and grabs the captor’s arm, begging him not to act rashly. The captor wants to kill Teacher Han, but Ji-won argues that this is not what Hyo-jin would have wanted.

She knows that Hyo-jin wanted her there when she confronted Teacher Han because she wrote down Ji-won’s name for the appreciation event invitation. The captor still insists on doing this his way, but Ji-won stops him by saying that if he does what he wants, then Ji-won can’t fulfill Hyo-jin’s wishes.

Ji-won admits that she’s also considered killing Teacher Han, and she knows that Hyo-jin would have considered this option as well. But she also knows that Hyo-jin wanted to address this differently: She wanted to go to the appreciation event with Ji-won. But for some unknown reason, Hyo-jin killed herself and now Ji-won needs to carry this out alone.

She pleads that he let her do this, and finally, the captor relents. He throws the letter at her and warns her that she had better take care of it properly.

Inside the house, Teacher Han looks out the window because he heard an argument outside. His daughter tells him that his granddaughter just barely fell asleep, and they lightly argue about where she got her fussy sleep habits, making him seem just like a regular old grandpa.

Ji-won tends to Sung-min’s busted lip, and he tells her that nothing has gone right ever since he met her. She apologizes and says that she had no one else to reach out to in that moment. He looks at her with a worried look as she sighs and says that it’s almost over. Whether or not she herself will be okay, she’s going do what Hyo-jin wanted—she has no other choice. She pats Sung-min’s injured shoulder and tells him not to worry, and he winces in pain.

The next morning, Ji-won dresses in all black and takes both invitations with her. As she walks past the park, a toy airplane lands in front of her, and she looks contemplatively at the children playing. She narrates: “In her youth, what kind of life did that child dream of? To be an ordinary person? To be a famous person? Did she dream of adventure or love?”

We see young Hyo-jin drawing in the dirt as Ji-won continues: “I mourn too late. I mourn for that child’s broken dreams. I could not remember nor forget my friend, Moon Hyo-jin.”

As Ji-won watches the children on the playground, she hopes, “Today, I pray for those children—to not experience a storm, to not experience a helpless situation. Even though it may be frustrating or boring, I pray that these children experience calm lives. And I pray that if they experience a helpless situation, they will overcome it, face their fears, and move forward.”

Ji-won arrives at the event and signs the guest book with two names side by side: Hyo-jin and herself. She thinks, “I pray that they will, with all their strength, become the person now that they dreamt of being then.” She picks up Hyo-jin’s nametag and her own, and moves onward.

 
Epilogue

We play a game of “Whose child is this?” as we see a young girl sitting on the Belle Epoque bench eight years later. Eight years? As in 2025, when one of the housemates is supposed to die, according to their tombstones?

The girl is in a white dress, eating an apple, with monolid eyes, a pink bow in her hair, and long legs. Her dad walks out of the house and takes her hand. Is that… Sung-min’s voice? As they walk away, she asks if this was the house her mother lived in. He responds yes, and she looks back at the house curiously.

 
COMMENTS

I can’t wait for Ji-won to finally confront and reveal the truth. It’s taken a while, but there’s no better way to end this show than to see Ji-won avenge her friend’s struggles in the way that she believed would protect her friend’s last wishes. Though we don’t know the full story, I think we’ve been given enough clues about the helpless situation that these young girls experienced, and I appreciate that we’re exploring the situation with an emotional sensitivity that seems very fitting to the tone of the show—mysterious, but just apparent enough to hit us emotionally. This show does an incredible job of tapping into our emotions while also eliciting curiosity, and I think Ji-won’s narration and overarching story perfectly exemplified the show’s strengths.

There’s something so tragic and relatable about how Ji-won is overcoming her guilt, but I’m amped that she’s taking initiative instead of wallowing in misery. I loved seeing fierce and fearless Ji-won blocking the captor from committing an irreversible deed that would disrespect Hyo-jin’s life. She had so much resolve, and though we don’t quite know the full story and truth, I fully support Ji-won in whatever she does. And so does Sung-min, who is clearly too invested in Ji-won’s life and looks at her for a few seconds too long to be just a friend. Come on, show—you’ve got one episode left. Those lingering gazes must mean something, right?!!

Each Belle Epoque housemate has her own story, and but the show does a wonderful job in stringing together seemingly disparate stories into a collective one about our ladies supporting each other as they try to get through life. One of my favorite moments has to be that break-up party, because it highlighted an individual feat that was acknowledged and celebrated by all our housemates. Go Eun-jae for being so honest and vulnerable in front of Jong-yeol. Even though it wasn’t the most ideal break-up, I love that she owned up to her own flaws and had her unnis to hold her hand when she needed it. All healthy break-ups should be celebrated like that—with streamers, cake, champagne, and friends.

I found it adorable that Eun demanded that she get her own break-up party, and though her break-up was a bit different, I thought it was fitting and relatable. Sometimes friendships dissolve, whether it’s intentional or not, and can be as heartbreaking as any break-up. I think her reaction to her broken friendship revealed a lot about Eun as a loving person who cares so deeply about her relationships. Just another reason for Jang-hoon to be more smitten with her.

Though Ye-eun has slowly been transitioned out of the spotlight, I think her growth throughout this season has been the most gratifying. I found my mind lingering on her confession scene at the family dinner, which showed how much Ye-eun has come into her own, escaping her mother’s grip. And while it was a huge step for Ye-eun to speak honestly about her trauma, I think the dinner confession conveyed that Ye-eun is now fighting a personal battle. Ye-eun had always looked outward for affirmation and encouragement, and I think that’s what she was seeking when she told her family the truth—she wanted and deserved more than blank stares of ignorance for her courage to speak up for herself. Thankfully she’s always had the support of her Belle Epoque housemates to make it through her battles. But to really address her insecurities, I think she has to start by embracing herself—with all her flaws and insecurities—instead of first looking outward for validation. She’s getting there, little by little.

There is so much I love about this show—the writing, the cast, the characters, the cheeky editing—and I think it’s the combination of all these components that make this show so magical. This show is such a rare gem, one that makes me jump for joy when there’s an extension, another season, or simply another episode. Though there’s only a slim chance that there will be another season, I want to believe that next year around this time, we may just have another quick peek into the lives of our lovely Belle Epoque housemates.

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SONG JI-WON IS BACK!

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By the way, thank you for the recap, dramallama!

I love how this episode highlighted the growth of the girls this Season! Ji-won finally confronting her traumatic past and making a move to give justice to Hyo-jin's traumatic past experience and death, Ye-eun gaining the courage to stand on her own and start to show her true self to others especially to her family, Eun-jae bidding her final goodbyes to her ex-boyfriend and being able to say what she wanted to say to him, Eun trying to fix her broken friendship with Hye-ji and finally speaking up to her Mom about letting her Dad go, and Yoon Sunbae coming out of her shell to show how much she cares for Heimdal by taking the initiative to prepare a goodbye stage for Asgard (which was supposed to be a small celebration turned into a big one because of some miscommunication lol).

PS. The way Sung-min's stares at Ji-won made me go Awwwww and question why the show kept on trolling us with only one episode left.

PPS. That epilogue made me anxious. I thought the kid may be Ye-eun's at first because of her chubby face, the apple and the pink ribbon. Turns out the Dad may be Sung-min because of his voice! YOU NEED TO PROPERLY EXPLAIN THIS EPILOGUE (AND THE ONE AT EPISODE 7) SHOW!

PPPS. So when will Season 3 happen?

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i think they meant for the apple to represent eun-jae's family orchard, the monolids for jin-myung, the pink bow for ye-eun, and the long legs for jo eun. but the fact that it's sung-min's VOICE makes me 99% sure that that's ji-won's daughter ASDKJFH.

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Show has been trolling us since Season 1. I wouldn't be surprised if it's Kang Yi-na's daughter since she didn't call the man her "Dad." (And I'm seriously against the theories with "Ji-won died" in it. That's a big NO for me.)

I can't believe I still love this show so much even after all the trolling we got this Season. There are soooo many unanswered questions, but only one episode left!
I really need Season 3!

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I'm so itchy to write this when I read your comment. Yeah, I know it's Sungmin, and I know even the writer said that Song Ji Won character will die. But I want to believe it won't happen. Lol. The year in the urn are 1984-2025. I even rechecked in case I read it wrong. And if we calculated, Song Ji Won had to be born on 1993/1994, bcs Yoon sunbae is 29 y.o and that means she's the one with 1988-2090 urn.
So I believe that it's not Song Ji Won's urn (or it's what I want to believe). Even Kang Yi Na calls Yoon Jin Myung as "Yoon sunbae", that means she's younger than Yoon sunbae. And I believe (or want to believe) that we'll get season 3 so we can get the clear end of this problem.

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Add to my comment before: Maybe, just maybe, it's Sungmin's niece? So Sungmin has noona that apparently lived in Belle Epoque few years before our housemates here live there and then his noona passed away. Okay, I wrote my own scenario here. Lmao.

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The child looks older than an 8 years old, so the math isn't matching up either. But since sung min brought her, that must mean he's the father, #sobs. Damn the writer is still playing mystery games with us.

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Yup! The child is big enough to be the daughter of one of the girls! I don't like mystery games that doesn't get solved in one season (unlike in Reply Series... 24 episodes later jk). We seriously need answers but I honestly am kind of losing hope right now.

What if the child is the other housemate the girls had before Eun-jae came? The one they said that got pregnant on Season 1? I'm so full of what ifs right now,

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Sorry, I can't edit my comment and I can't reply to my last comment so I'm putting this correction here:

*What if the child's mother is the other housemate the girls had before Eun-jae came? The one they said that got pregnant on Season 1?*

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UGH IKR, I drop shows which gives vague ending. So this is a big no for me. :S But yeah I mean maybe sung min got pretty much comfortable with all the other girls and the group so it could be that he was just supposed to bring the girl to belle epoque and then they go together to the ceremony or something. By this time I'm writing a fiction here lol. But we definitely need answers which I doubt the writer's gonna explain for us. 😩😩
Oh yeah we don't know anything about that other housemate who got pregnant... that's a good point. The child could be hers too. At this point we can only pray that jtbc takes mercy on us and think about having a season 3. 😶

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Even if the child is eight, it means she should be born any day now (or conceived, Korean age). None of the girls look pregnant to me. I think the writer is trolling us and it's the girl who left in season one, whom Eun Jae replaced.

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I agree with @Greenfields. And I really wouldn't want any of the girls to have a child that old. For the ones still in college: They're only 22. I want them to finish college and start off a career for a year or two before having a child. They have dreams beyond getting married and having kids. I know Ji Won wants to be a journalist.

For Jin-myung, I think she still needs at least another 2 years to build savings and rise up in the company so she can have some security there. Yina is also still starting out.

It is possible that Sungmin and Ji Won adopted a child. It's also very possible that the epilogue is not supposed to be related to a sad occasion since the little girl was wearing white.

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She is Jin Myung's daughter.
Monolids - JM (that's hereditary)
Long legs - Chef is tall - so long limbs from him
Pink Bow - was dressed by Yi-eun
Apple - given by Eun-jae
Black suit & pretty dress - Brought to attend Eun and JH's wedding by Sungmin.

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This is my very own happy version.

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I think the girl is song ji won's since she also tends to eat apples a lot right? Or is it any other girl? I don't clearly remember. Also, the year is 2025 which is the same year that we saw the epitaph on song ji won I think? But sung min is wearing a black coat like they do in those commemoration ceremonies. :( And the fact that the producers are denying any chances of season 3 lol. Anyway after the primary shock, I am trying to calm down myself hehe. Sorry for the outburst. :D

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Don't worry! I'm just trying to distract myself from the fact that those theories might be possible. I loooove Ji-won so much (if it isn't that obvious) that I would be sad to let go of her like this (so again, Season 3 is necessary).

PS. I also had a major outburst yesterday after watching the final episode (raw! But I still cried).
PPS. And I'm on a drama withdrawal right now. it's not helping. HAHA

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HAHAHA. I love dramallama's end remarks, this show has this amazing ability to hit the melancholy note right and then keeping us curious at the same time, so this is nothing but the writer's sadistic attempt at keeping us at our wit's end until the end.
I have yet to watch the finale..but I am so sad too. I haven't seen any kdramas on just friendship between girls, so this is the first time and I was sold by their daily lives. And there are so many topics to delve in who knew? The writer is so good so she made it seem like we are watching our own lives unfold but at the same time, the experience was unique. And I totally empathized with eun when she cried after her separation with ye ji. Lol people misunderstood ye ji and thought she has feelings for eun but inseparable friendships are like that, so (though I was having the wrong idea too) but now I totally get where she's coming from. I also demand a season 3. Let's start a petition girls. :D

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I think the girl is Ji-won's daughter because she possesses every housemate's physical or character trait except for Ji-won's.

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I think the little girl represents all the girls since she has their characteristics. It could be mean that after 8 years all of them will move out and have their own life.

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The actress of Ji won just did an interview and answered the question of the little girl!
Said she went to the writer to ask whos daughter it was.. and the writer said the little girl is Ji won & Sung min's daughter!
After discovering what happened to Hyojin, she became a reporter who fought for justice and unfortunately ended up dying from enemies she made...

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Yup PEB confirmed the child is hers and Sung Min and she dies 8 years after the incidents of episode 14 in 2025.

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where is this come from?

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wth? so jiwon dies? noo wtf xD TT

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Time to binge watch this drama now that all the subs are available.

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All subs!? I already finished episode 13 and can't fine the final one.

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Me too! Can I ask where you found the subs for the last ep? Been refreshing subscene like crazy since yesterday

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I'm just in awe that you're able to refrain from watching live, while I refreshed sites an hour after it aired in Korea.

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oh ep 14 is yet to be subbed but I'm sure it will be available before I get to ep14 .

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going to miss this drama a whole lot, having a season 2 for this gem was such a blessing i can't believe it's already over so soon :( these girls will always have a special place in my heart

#season3please

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wait, so that girl is jiwon's daughter? omg, what that means? *too curious*

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ok so i have a lot of things to say about this episode, but first thing's first:

WHY IS SUNGMIN WEARING BLACK when the '8 years later' chyron matches up exactly to ji-won's death year in one of the earlier epilogues?!?! is the writer REALLY going to commit to this path for ji-won????? is leading us on a wild goose chase with no concrete answers the writer's twisted idea of fun?!?! THIS WASN'T WHAT I MEANT WHEN I SAID I WANTED MORE JIWON/SUNGMIN, SHOW!!!

but otherwise, i'm so in love with jiwon's story this season - i love that her background in media and journalism means that she gets to apply her investigative skills to her own past, and that she's capable and smart and determined enough to figure it all out on her own. it's also added a very appealing kind of steeliness and grativas to her character that wasn't so prominent in season one - jiwon's great when she's being the life of the party, but it's the serious moments where we truly get to see what makes her tick - what drives her compassion, her anger, and her tears.

then there's eun's drunk rant about ye-ji, which also killed me -
because truthfully, friend breakups can be a million times more heartbreaking than romantic ones, especially if at one point, you meant everything to each other. :'( it's the strangest, most gutwrenching feeling to realise that the person you used to know everything about for most of your life has somehow become a stranger at some point, without you even realising. i hope they make up sometime, but even if they don't - well, that would sadly be equally as believable a resolution. :(

and lastly - ye-eun!! the fact that ye-eun gathered up the courage to finally confess the truth to her family - in front of her mother no less - and to be met with the realisation that they really didn't care after all, felt all at once brutally familiar and horrifyingly realistic. that if you say the right things, and look the right way, the people around you will love you and reach out to you and put on a caring front - but the moment you reveal an ugly vulnerability about yourself, they turn the other way.

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I really wish I could unsee this epilogue.....if JTBC would troll us putting out 2 different versions of episode 7 epilogue, why could it not give us a happier version for this? One without Sung-min’s voice, one without Sung-min dressed in black, one with the girl clearly identifying Sung-min as anyone except as Appa, or one with them staring that they are on their way to meet mommy at her office, anything!!

JTBC, feel free to contact me @kimbapinurface or I will send you a complete list to [email protected]

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Also, please take out Ji-won’s ost playing during the epilogue. I would like to suggest that you replace it with the one accompanying the aegyo moments instead to signal the happier times to come.

https://youtu.be/Wj2MyrH2NNE

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Iknow i'll be truly depressed after ep 14 .____. TT

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I know the little girl is supposed to have attributes of all the Belle Epoque women to keep us guessing but ... Sungmin has monolid eyes ._____. please show I just want a happy ending for these two pls pls

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ji-won's daughter TOTALLY inherited her dad's monolids, and nothing can convince me otherwise!! >:(

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I think the monolids refer to Jin-myung's eyes.

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That epilogue is scaring me! 😱 All-black suit, talking in past tense… it could just be nothing right? Right? Unlike dramallama, my first thought was that the guy speaking was Jang-hoon

Each episode of this drama always gives me so many feels! ♥ I love that Eun Jae was finally able to let go of Jong Yeol. I was afraid after what she said to him last ep, he wouldn’t want to face her again. But I’m happy she was able to apologize and say whatever needed to be said to finally move on. I loved the couple last season and was at first also hoping they’d show more details on why the breakup happened and hoping for a reconciliation. But I think this alternative of showing a different facet of their relationship was also great – letting go of a first love. That however much they seemed so perfect for each other things happen and relationships don’t always work out and the reasons may not be as clear cut.

And what a cold, cold family Ye-eun has! I was so proud of her finally telling them – she needed to feel proud that she was able to survive such a horrible thing, not cower and be ashamed like how her controlling mother was trying to make her feel. It brought home the juxtaposition of how much more a family the Belle Epoque girls were to her than her own.

I was also glad we had our Jiwon back! She had me so worried the last eps and I was wondering how she was gonna recover. Park Eun Bin is really something! ❤

And I loved drunk Eun! The way she changed from angry sadness to twirling giddiness. Lol! Now I’m thinking about that darn epilogue again…

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I have to say, this episode made me realise that I relate to all of these girls in one way or another and it leaves me feeling some kind of comfort. Why I just realised it now, I have no idea but I'm so glad that this show has made me self reflect and has shown me that it's okay to have these flaws and be confident in being myself. :)

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this episode made me realise that I relate to all of these girls in one way or another

This! Me too lol. I relate to eun when she cries in her room alone rather than making a public display of it, or ye eun when she had to face those relatives who could care less about what she was dealing with, or song ji won, though from the outside she looks like so chirpy and positive but isn't it strange that out of all the girls, song ji won is the one who's the most introvert-ish? The girls had no idea sung min exists in her life [which is the vibe I got from ep 14 preview], and then her personal life too. We never got to know why her traits/persona totally changed after class 3 in school. I can't get enough of this show lol.

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Yeah like how the other housemates especially yeeun and eunjae will share what happened in their day i don't think jiwon has ever shared that she was trying to find her childhood friend.

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That's definitely one of the many reasons why I love this Show SO.MUCH.

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My love for AOY has no boundaries! First of all, YEAYYY JI WON IS BACK TO HER USUAL SELF, thank god because I really can't stand watching the normal bubbly Ji Won suddenly turned so depressed! I am happy because of that scene when Ji Won tends Sung Min's bleeding lips (haha Sung Min's lips bled twice this season because he protected Ji Won), and anyone other than me losing their 💩 watching that epilogue? I have replayed that epilogue too many times!

And I hope we will have a season 3, we need to address Ye Eun's eating habit, it doesn't seem healthy.

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I'll go ahead and call for Season 3. There is no way they give us that kind of Epilogue and not think of going for Season 3. I mean, who does that!? They are not considered human if they don't go for a third one.

And i'm so happy for Jiwon & Sungmin. It might have taken 2 seasons but I love how the writer established their friendship and build a very strong foundation for their eventual relationship. Sungmin is not about big events or surprises but he is that guy who stood by her during her most vulnerable times, the sound voice when she is on her highs and the person she trust the most. If that is not the meant for Jiwon then I dont know who is.

And really by now, the writer and whole of JTBC knows how strong the Jiwon-Sungmin following is and won't risk that for the next season.

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Cannot thank you enough for every episode review!!! Only 1 more episode left😭 How can we(viewers outside S.Korea) send our love for the show and petition for a season 3?

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I am really sure whether they answer/hear our queries/request.. You know for Moon lovers season 2 there are more than 50K petition signed but even after a year of its season 1 none the team has officially confirmed abt season 2 or its release date, if any.. Even if they go for season 3 of this, that will be a year later than now.. Will Sung Min be there?? very bad.. many loose ends but we will not get answers quickly..

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Let's send pink letter to the writer if season 3 is not confirm by the end of the year. I need answers and I am so empty after the ending.

I am most curious about the interviews last year. Why was interview necessary?

The tombstone, I still think it's joke done by Song Ji won. The girl looked too old to be any of the girls kid even after 8 years because between graduating and looking for jobs, don't starting a family usually start after 30 these days?...well unless shotgun marriage.

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Been a couple of hours since I watched the epilogue (even watched the finale raw) but yet to get over the lump in my throat at the thought that is Sung Min and Ji Won's child, which means.... T_T

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Two boys go to the army in 2018 in real life (Sungmin and Jang Hoon)

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Is this really true? So even if there is a 3rd season, the possibility of Son Seung-won and Kim MIn-suk not being able to join the cast is very high? Ooph.....
Would you or someone cite your source(s) for crosschecking like our Editor-in-Chief Im would suggest?

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They can start producing Season 3 now then it can be a great send off for the boys!

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Yes, yes, a million yes! (and they better give us a real conclusion to EVERYTHING if season 3 is last)

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Wasn't sungmin exempt though for a knee injury?

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Sorry i got confused with the characters. You meant the actors in real life. Ah i really want a season 3

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Love this!!! ❤️❤️❤️
What a true sign of a dedicated fan for the show!

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This is weird..
I keep reading people said that seungwon is leaving for military service soon. But I remember reading on some old blog telling that he already did long time ago when he was still in college.

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yeah same, i keep reading here and there that he's due for the military, but i haven't been able to find an official source for it yet. :(

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Looks at her for a few seconds too long to be just a friend-- i love this statement. Thanks dramallama!

Also, was it confirmed that the man with the little girl in the epilogue is her dad?

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watching the epilogues is like solving a cipher..
i would be really sad if there won't be a season 3 after many unsolved epilogues..

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I love Park Eun Bin.

I wanted to address so many meaningful scenes, but it'll be an essay no one's going to read lol, and I thought I'll just confess my love to Park Eun Bin, instead. She's incredible, I love that scene with Moon Hyo Jin's boyfriend, the way her heart broke and puzzled why her friend went first. I'm really glad she wasn't the culprit over Hyo Jin's misery.

And I'm not even gonna comment over the lack of Sung Min (this is not enough you hear me writer-nim?), and...
WHAT IS THAT EPILOGUE!? What do they mean by it? Why do these people enjoy causing fans' distress?

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Agreed. After these last few episodes, Park Eun Bin is now my favorite out of the Belle Epoque girls. Her character is so fun and complex. I also wish there was more Sung Min, their chemistry is hilarious.

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I second you on loving PEB! She's just the best and I'll be marathoning her previous dramas.

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Arghh, Ssong~~~ I'm gonna miss her antics LOL also I'm gonna miss her "Servant" the nice, the kind, the sweet and the cute Sung Min who deserve cookies for his loyalty..

I'm not ready for finale yet T.T

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hello everyone
if you saw ep 7 clearly you can see the year 1984-2025 means that one is yoon seonbae am I right?

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There's two versions. From the TV and YouTube channel.

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Park Eun-bin is such a versatile actor. She can transition from comedy to drama, shifting from whimsy to angsty so seamlessly. Ji-won as a character is written with such dimensionality, but in the hands of a lesser actor she would feel schizophrenic and much less relatable.

I felt like I got sucker punched by this epilogue. We Ji-won fans can come up with all kinds explanations for the tombstones with (possibly) her death in 2025 such as her going undercover as an investigative journalist and faking her own death. But I am unable to do so with this episode’s epilogue -not even Ji-won would be able to let her young daughter drown in sorrow believing that her mother had died……

Sung-min-ah, if you knew your girl was going to die in 8 years, would that finally propel you into action? Carpe diem, boy. Chop, chop.

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"Sung-min-ah, if you knew your girl was going to die in 8 years, would that finally propel you into action?"

oof don't break my heart like that. :'(

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Cue manhole that takes you back to time. (or basically anything that would stop her from dying!!)

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I know I am slow but I didn't appreciate Park Eun Bin until this season and I finally realized why.

Ji Won has always been kinda weird to me. Very entertaining but not relatable. Park Eun Bin is so good that I thought she IS Ji Won. I don't know I didn't watch BTS last season. I only watch this season's and saw that she wasn't like Ji Won. Yet she brought the character to life.

Anyway, I love Ji Won this season.

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I enjoyed Ji-won's eccentricity a lot last season, but the second season makes me fall in love with her. The writer does a great job developing her story and makes us understand why and how she becomes the person we see in front of us now.

The friendship between her and Sung-min just feels so organic and strong over the course of the 2 seasons. It is not hard to see why Sung-min would fall in love with her, and easy for us to hope that Ji-won will always have Sung-min by her side to support her when she needs it. Don't we all wish to have a Sung-min to be the voice of reason to keep us grounded when we experience emotional turmoil in our lives?

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I'm not gonna get tired in saying this, PEB is JJANG! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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I love how this season really showcased her range whereas last season, it was mainly a comic, eccentric role. I really wasn't all that into Ji Won last season, but she's one of my faves this season.

I wonder if those urns are actually real, or if the girls decided to play the game of "when would be a good time to go? and what would you put on your tombstone?". I've definitely had lighthearted, nonsensical conversations with friends on what would be a good age to die. I can see Ji Won joking how she wants to die young and beautiful and in a romantic fashion.

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same, last season jiwon was kind of just...there for me. i definitely didn't dislike her, but i didn't love her like i know a lot of people did. but this season she's been given such a riveting journey with so much depth, and she really feels like a living, breathing person to me now. she's my clear favourite for this season. i'm so glad we got a season 2, if only because of jiwon's story. <3

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Aw thank you for providing another alternative for that epilogue. It eases my mind lol

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I'm really panicked over the epilogue. So many questions, so little time left!!

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That epilogue, WTH the writer better not be pulling a oHigh Kick Through The Roof on us 😐 This episode had way too little Sung-min and Ji-won interaction. If those two aren’t dating by the next episode I’m gonna demand a special episode where it’s just them doing cute couple stuff 😠

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OMG!! I kinda hate the epilogue... i don't want any of them to die!! Hopefully i get to see Sungmin and Ji Won grow old together. I'm still imagining that in the epilogue, Ji Won was busy with something that's why she wasn't able to visit Belle Epoque with Sungmin and her daughter

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Drama gods let there be SEASON 3 for this awesome drama!! PLEASE!! I badly needed my Ji Won and Sung min couple to smoothly sail <3

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Why why that last scene??? The men voice sounds like Sung Min... Holy Crap is that Song Ji Won who is going to die??
And whats with the expression of the family members of Ye Eun?? I didnt understand..

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I really enjoyed this episode. I was so proud of Eunjae! She took leaps in the relationship department from the highs to the lows. I also loved Eun and Janghoon's story line. Yay for them getting together! I can't believe how stiff Ye eun's family was. I feel sorry for the girl but I am glad she was able to speak her mind. Good for her.

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A little late to the party but what I totally loved this episode was Yoon sunbae's reaction while talking to Heimdal 😂 And Eun being drunk just right after three SIPS, which was small btw 😂😂😂

And of course, uri Ssong being back and out from her dark season.

Still praying for SEASOOON THREEEEE!

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When A Boy Fights A Man For You Just Because You Asked, YOU FRIGGIN' DATE HIM SONG-JI-WON!!!!!!! R U KIDDING ME

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I'm experience withdrawals from age of youth, 14 episodes is better than 12, but I want it to continue even longer! A lot of this series was about retrospectively analyzing how and why they got to where they are and that really resonates with people (as seen in all the comments!). Each of our Epoque Girls had to deal with their past before being able to really move on. Eun-jae had to look at her relationship, Jin-myung finally got her corporate job but had to look back at what it took for her to get there, Ye-eun dealt with her past trauma and eating issues, Eun had to face her family issues, and Jiwon had to uncover a really painful memory.

The way the drama portrays "quiet" moments is so effective. Whenever a character is just sitting and thinking (even without a monologue) it's poignant cause we get to relate how we might feel in that moment. they're such strong characters, ugh i don't want them to go~~~~ Jiwon is able to go thru hardships and still show her bubbly jokester self and even tho Eun is supposed to be a major tough guy, she showcases her affectionate side too, some shows can't do that well. I miss them already....

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I really want to see how drunk Eun will be after consuming a bottle of soju. Lol

I can really relate to Eun’s painful break-up with her friend. Sad but like Janghoon said no relationship lasts. Thankfully she met the girls before her friendship with Ye-ji had ended.

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Can't wait for the finale recap haha. I've already watched the final episode :)

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Can someone please throw light on why eun jae and jong hyeol broke up? I think I missed it somewhere while watching the episodes..They were so cute in the first season
And yes...i agree that show should show us some more sung min's and ji won's relationship moments... They are so cute 😘😘

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Because he found her pretty until he didn't.

Even EunJae didn't get the answer to that, much less us...

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He fell out of love....

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my take as well. There are enough examples in real life. I'd rather a guy just break it off instead of sticking to the relationship because he's too reluctant to go through the whole break conversation so he's just going to cheat instead.

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It happens a lot in real life. Feelings are not constant, they change over time specially shallow ones which I think is what Jong-yeol had for Eun-jae. What he found adorable about her at first annoyed him after months of dating her. He should have ended it with her though, instead of getting distant and letting Eun-jae suffer and hurting her. But then she’s naive and it’s her first realtionship so it’s inevitable.

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At some point in their relationship, they both wanted different things from their relationship, and the foundation that they had wasn't strong enough to salvage it.

They didn't have a very stable relationship to begin with. Season 1 showed Jong Yeol at the puppy love stage with those "because she's pretty" answers. Also, Eun Jae said she liked him because he liked her right? Eventually, that puppy love died, and he probably got annoyed with her shyness and lack of wanting skinship. He wanted to move their relationship to another level while she didn't. Their personalities eventually didn't mesh well basically. He got tired of her or at least was over that puppy love stage and was probably at that stage of complacency. Eun Jae on the other hand still wanted to be on that honeymoon phase of being doted on and looked after. She saw the difference in his behavior from the beginning of their relationship to their current relationship as disinterest and broke up with him before he broke up with her.

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It still continues to blow my mind that these young women didn't sic the police on this abusive man. I DON"T CARE how painful his life has been he HAD NO RIGHT to the violence he showed toward them. And that he continues to walk free and STILL be violent toward JW just makes me want to slap the writer. Does South Korea not have laws against this type of thing? Are women so discriminated against that this behavior is allowed? SHAME!

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Ok. If the boyfriend's violence was being portrayed as GOOD & RIGHT, then I would tend to agree with you. But, we are definitely not meant to cheer for this man, and I think the show has made that very clear.

Yes, the girls didn't call the police because Ji-won didn't want them to - but it has nothing to do with "how painful his life has been." The boyfriend attacked the girls because Moon Hye-jin accused Ji-won of ruining her life. When she realized this, Ji-won is overcome with guilt, thinking she may have actually ruined Hye-jin's life & inadvertently contributed to her suicide. She starts to think that maybe this is what she deserves - which is why she agrees to go with the man if he lets the others go, even though she knows that his intention is to kill her. She fears that she may have done something so horrible that she is a bad person and deserves whatever is coming to her. That is the whole point of her depressive state. She fears that maybe his reaction is justified - and that is what keeps her from wanting to involve the police; not because she pities him, but because she thinks that he is right to want her dead. Now that she has stopped repressing her memories and knows she isn't to blame, she feels the same need for revenge as the boyfriend does. She even tells him in this episode that she has also dreamt of getting revenge on the person who ruined Hye-jin's life - that she has thought of killing the teacher. She identifies with the boyfriend, but it has everything to do with her guilt & their mutual affection for moon hye-jin, and literally nothing to do with feeling sorry for him. She doesn't call the police because she feels that Moon Hye-Jin deserves justice, for her life to be avenged - and at that time, she thought she was responsible, and she was ready to face the consequences.

Seeing the boyfriend be violent towards the girls and ji-won bothers me too - it's unpleasant & hard to watch. But depicting a violent act on-screen isn't always an endorsement of that violence. While i understand where your critique is coming from, I think it is largely out of context and completely ignores the psychological complexity of the characters and the plot, by claiming that the writer is somehow encouraging violence against women. In light of last season's plot with yeun & of how deftly the writer has dealt with her trauma & recovery, especially compared to how most shows deal with this type of thing, i think your criticism is unfair.

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My heart broke a little during EunJae and JungYeol's little farewell. I guess it's the way the writers chose to tell their love story or rather the lack of it that kept me in denial that they've really reached the end of their relationship. But stepping back, I can see how it won't work anymore. I feel like they both had genuine feelings for each other--but I think they've reached that part of their relationship where their differences took a toll on their relationship. They might not have shown it on the show but EunJae did mention once that JungYeol used to make grand plans whenever they go out and never failed to surprise and be attentive towards her-- which could mean that although, he was nothing short of harsh towards Eunjae this season, maybe it was caused by his frustration of doing everything by himself for a long time and not getting the same kind of investment from EunJae. I guess we'd never know. All the same, this will definitely go down on EunJae's little book of "been there done that: Dos and Donts for a successful relationship" and we're proud of her!

Perhaps the bravest confrontation came down to Ye-eun who not only told the truth of her abuse to her family but managed to silently take in their nonchalance towards her. I feel like Ye-eun is seeing her family for the first time during that dinner. And although nothing was said, their silence spoke volumes of accusation and shame. As sheltered as Ye-eun is, this is probably the first time she will have to handle something herself. And I think she also tried to see of she can share some of that weight with her closest family (our BE girls) and in a split-second of watching them acknowledging her arrival but remained oblivious nonetheless of how crushed she is, I think right then she realized that this fight is something no one can do but her. I think it will be a struggle but it's nice to see her claim responsibility and her own strength.

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I think even though the girls are close, there are a lot of things they don't share with each other, which makes them a little oblivious about each other's issues. However, when any one of them really needs help, they're there!

I felt that for Ye-eun, the biggest shame was that her family, who is supposed to be there for her, found fault with her for being a victim. I would be so embarrassed to admit to having family like that. Her family seems well-off enough. Her mom should be suing Go Doo Young and his family for damages. For a moment, I wished she had one of those scary moms from School 2017.

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Hey guys, a bit of a reads but doesn't comment type here, but does anyone know what game these girls are playing, the one on the phone with the like bear racing car game??

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It's 프렌즈 레이싱 for Kakao. I don't know if it's available in English..I just happen to see the end credits.

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I love this drama and I feel so proud of all the girls. While the romantic pairings are awesome, they're really just the icing on the cake of the girls' journeys and their friendships with each other. I like how this drama focuses so much on their personal growth and inner struggles rather on cute romantic moments. Actually even the cute romantic moments are well knitted to their personal growth and inner struggles.

I think this drama has a rare voice than isn't found in other kdramas. It is like 95% from the girls' perspectives. How many dramas have we encountered where the narrative seems to start off with female lead's voice in the beginning and as the drama rolls on, the male lead's voice and his feelings seem to dominate? It talks about and reflects on social issues and does a pretty good job for a kdrama (even though there was some clumsyness in episode 2 of how they handled Eun).

The Eun crying over Yeji moment made me tear up. I have some friends since childhood and I would be completely devastated if we were no longer friends. I like how even though Yeji was sort of a pill, the show respected that friendship.

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LALALALALALALALALALALALALA
Sungmin and Jiwon get married and have a daughter and they live happily ever after LALALALALALALALALALALALA
What? I cant hear you show LALALALALA

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SEASON 3 needs to happen! This drama isn't one of those dramatic ones but its the ones where you can totally relate to and thats really rare in kdramas. Personally I did appreciate Eun - Jae owning up to her mistake however I just think she needs to develop a backbone - stand up for yourself girl and don't give any guy that much importance. As for Ye euns family...they are so stuck up and unsupportive, its so sad. I feel the Belle Epqou girls are her real family. Theres only episode left so can Ji won and Sung min please happen.. pretty please.

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gahhh SONG JI WON is really back all fierce and brave TT-TT im so happy
and just want to expressed my hatred for Ye-eun's family ;.; for a second I thought the grandma was actually going for some heroic talk. but UGH. What's wrong with them ?? :D ??

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What kills me more is how Ji Won met her end.

I know she needs to do whatever she can to make sure justice is served and closure but it pains to think she was denied seeing her child grow up and growing old with her beloved Sung Min.

Was it worth it? I hate this question.

Just nail my heart to the wall while you're at it. writer nim!

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i'm........just rip out my heart and stomp on it why don't you, that'll feel less painful. 💔

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Why 😭😭😭

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This is too much information 😭 I already made up mind to just ignore that epilogue and make other alternative for their story but now 😭😭 That was so unnecessary writernim 😭😭😭

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I know she's the writer and all.... but she felt like Ji-won would die at that age?? 😭😭 that breaks my heart 💔

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Oh no no no no... say it isn't so please 😭😭😭😭

Can writer nim please change her mind and rewrite Ji-won's story? 😭😭😭

I haven't even watched the last ep yet and now I'm afraid when I do I'd be crying everytime I see Jiwon 😭 This is supposed to be a heartwarming, inspirational story about our girls right? Not a tragedy.. wahhhh 😭

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It feels like nonsense - making Ji Won pregnant at such an early age and then killing her off. I was imagining Ji Won and Sung Min to be like the friends-to-OTP in In Time With You (or the poor kdrama adaptation, The Time I've Loved You). They will have good careers and be friends until they're 30 and then get together. I'm still holding out hope that the writer doesn't mean for Ji Won to be dead in 8 years, leaving behind Sung Min and a young daughter. If she was committed to this being Ji Won's fate, why play coy and hide the "father"'s face?

Those are my feelings. My brain can see how this can also make sense. Ji Won is hella tenacious and fearless. I can see how she would get killed in the fight against injustice.

I would have loved to see the other epilogue options.

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So it's confirmed that the kid is Sung-Min's and Ji-Won's. Waaah!
We need to look at this positively. How hot could the confession or start of the relationship be if it resulted to a baby?! Ji-Won is finally having sex! Huzzah! Haha And if the baby is already 8-years-old then maybe we finally get this to happen in episode 1 of Season 3? Please?!
https://www.allkpop.com/article/2017/10/park-eun-bin-answers-if-the-child-in-the-controversial-youth-generation-2-epilogue-is-her-child

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Damn . And it's sungmin's.
Ah, i can only imagine her investigation days.
May it be short but fulfilling live, song jiwon.
I wanna watch all about that and season 3 also.

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the father is sungmin,
fulfilling life.
lol, no edit button

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I think the writer should just write a spin off for Ji Won and Sung Min.

I know this has been said a million times but I have never been a JiWonSungMin shipper(see I don't even know their pet name). However, they got my heart this season.

I'd happy if it's a 4 or 6 eps drama special. Otherwise, Season 2 just left me a broken heart. There's this ache whenever I see their pictures now.

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I knowwww. I watched the finale raw yesterday and was left shaken throughout the day. Had to stay up till 3 to finish work that I couldn't get done.

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I know that pain 😭😭 I was just getting better now until i read that article about the writer confirmed what we are all afraid of and now i'm broken all over again..

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What article? where did you read it? Could you please give me a link or reference?

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I am going to ignore all interviews and epilogues. If it is not in the actual meat of the episode, it. did. not. happen. And I am standing firm!!

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Initially I rejected strongly to Jiwon's early death. But now, I feel grateful that both Jiwon and Sungmin did end up together and even had a lovely daughter. No matter how short the time was. They were best friends for many years in college. The events of season 2 made their friendship stronger. When they do get romantically involved, it will be the best thing for both their love. The daughter is Jiwon's heart and soul too. She will always be with Sungmin. Their friendship made me want the same thing in my life. Not just a man who dotes on me and say I am pretty, but a man who is my equal, my best friend.

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BC: Song Ji Won is a bad ass! Eun is adorbs!

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can someone please tell me the name od the song when eun and jang hoon were talking at his place the lyrics are sth like Tikabo tikiba

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