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Temperature of Love: Episodes 15-16

Sometimes a change of scenery is what’s needed to cause some forward motion, and if that’s the case, then Hyun-soo and Jung-sun are in luck. They’re both still grappling with fear, but perhaps when you’ve already lost the one you love once before, the only thing scarier than admitting your feelings is not admitting them and losing your love for good.

 
EPISODE 15 RECAP

Hyun-soo cries as she tells Jung-woo why she quit her drama, and he reaches to wipe away her tears. She pushes his hand away, but he holds on, unwilling to break contact. Hyun-soo whispers that she feels the most sorry towards him, and Jung-woo realizes that she’s putting up a wall between them, like always.

He lets go and backs away, saying that he needs time to decide what to do about the show. He asks if she’ll regret this if the show does better after she leaves, reminding her that she can still decide to stick with it.

Hyun-soo agrees that she might regret it, and that she may never write again. But she stands firm in her decision, saying that if she stays, it could take a million years to retrieve her pride, and she’ll be dead by then. She says she wants to work again before she’s dead, and he smiles.

After their celebratory ball game, Jung-sun and his employees go for a few beers, where he thanks them for their trust and support. He reminds them to stay focused as the restaurant gains in popularity, and gives them two days off to rest.

Hong-ah watches Jung-sun’s appearance on the cooking show for the millionth time, remembering him saying that Hyun-soo is his highest priority. She wonders if she really likes him, or if she’s just obsessed with him because he rejected her.

Won-joon gets affectionate with Jung-sun after drinking, but Jung-sun pushes him off, complaining that they’re both sweaty. Won-joon gets all giddy when Hong-ah calls him, knowing she’s only calling because Jung-sun rejected her, but unashamed in his love for her. Jung-sun asks if that doesn’t bother him, but Won-joon says his love for her trumps any bad feelings he might have, and asks if Jung-sun has anyone like that in his life.

Won-joon is too busy talking to Hong-ah that he doesn’t hear Jung-sun pout childishly, “I do too have someone like that!” He lights up to see that Hyun-soo called him, but when he calls back, she doesn’t answer. She’s deliberately ignoring her phone as Jung-woo drives her home.

When Jung-woo drops her off, she thanks him for today, but he tells her to stop saying things like “sorry” and “thank you” because he’s hoping for a different response from her. Hyun-soo just giggles at him when he confirms that he’s trying to get her to see him as a man.

Undaunted by the unanswered call, Jung-sun jogs all the way to Hyun-soo’s place with a great big smile on his face. His smile grows when he sees her lights still on, and he texts to make sure that she’s awake. She thinks about how she promised to think hard about whether to accept his feelings, and agrees to see him. She heads out only to find him standing right outside her door.

Jung-sun tells her that he went drinking to celebrate the restaurant’s recent popularity, and she thinks to herself, “My worst day turns out to be his best day.” Jung-sun tells Hyun-soo not to come out because it’s late, but he declines to come inside because he’s stinky.

He asks why she called him, giving her the side-eye when she says it was a mistake. He quips that she’s most attractive when she’s honest, so she just lost some of her charm, hee. Hyun-soo says thoughtfully that people don’t change—she thought she had, but she was wrong.

To “prove” that people do change, Jung-sun says that he no longer wears his shirts inside-out, ha. He closes the door, content just to have seen her face, and waves goodbye adorably before heading home. Hyun-soo watches him through the window, recalling how he said that he never confused her about his feelings, and Jung-woo telling her to stop thinking so much and just follow her heart.

Won-joon meets up with Hong-ah at the park, where she decides they’re going for a run. He keeps right on her heels, but he lets her stay a step ahead of him, and as she wins the race, she crows triumphantly that she’s going to win at everything.

Since Kyung’s been living in the apartment writing studio where Hyun-soo works, she has to move out now that Hyun-soo quit. Hyun-soo invites her to stay at her place, and she urges Kyung to start working on her own script.

Kyung thinks it’s a waste of time since her scripts never win competitions, but Hyun-soo reminds her that Writer Park said that Man Who Eats Rare Steak was terrible, but it still won.

Jung-sun’s mother makes lunch for the two of them, all the while bragging about Jung-sun’s looks and success as if she’s responsible for everything. She thanks him for being born as her son, but he ignores this. She asks if he can’t be nicer to her boyfriend Daniel since he makes her happy, but he just tells her to stop basing her happiness on other people. He suggests maturing a bit, which she refuses to do, saying that she’d be too embarrassed about how she’s lived her life, so she’d rather stay immature.

Over ramyun, Hyun-soo suggests to Kyung that they go on a trip, and they simultaneously decide to visit Yeonsu, on the coast. Kyung frowns when Joon-ha lets himself in, and when Hyun-soo fusses at him for always asking Kyung for favors, Joon-ha tells her to loosen up and date.

Kyung fires off at him, saying that Hyun-soo is way better than him, making Hyun-soo cheer. Annoyed, Joon-ha tells Hyun-soo that Jung-woo is having trouble with the network, and it’s all her fault.

Sure enough, Jung-woo is in a meeting with CP Yoo, arguing that since his writer quit, they’ll have to renegotiate the filming budget. CP Yoo argues and tells him to take it up with the executive director.

The news gets out that Hyun-soo is off the show, though the “official” story is that she left due to health reasons. Hong-ah scoffs at that, knowing it’s a lie, then calls Kyung to needle her by saying that quitting and being fired are basically the same thing. Kyung doesn’t take the bait and says that she’s going to live with Hyun-soo, and Hong-ah can just mind her own business.

Hyun-soo gets a visit from her parents, who ask if she’s dating, and her mom shows particular interest in Jung-woo. Her mother is worried that the articles say she left the show because of her health, while her father thinks she was fired. Hyun-soo corrects him that she quit before she could get fired, ha.

Jung-woo calls Jung-sun, inviting himself over for tea between appointments. He arrives just as Jung-sun’s mom is leaving, and Jung-sun is proud to report that Good Soup made money this month.

Pleased, Jung-woo invites Jung-sun to hang out tomorrow, and Jung-sun agrees even though he asks why Jung-woo isn’t spending the day with the woman he’s proposing to. Jung-woo just says that she’s not in a good place for that, and Jung-sun jokingly accuses him of making her up.

Hyun-soo and her family, including sister Hyun-yi, decide to go to lunch, but they’re all disappointed when Good Soup turns out to be closed. The sisters end up bickering like old times, until their dad complains and they apologize.

Jung-sun finds Won-joon in the Good Soup kitchen working on a new technique for brining. Won-joon reveals that he invited Hong-ah for lunch, and he asks Jung-sun not to hate her even though she’s self-centered. Jung-sun says he doesn’t hate her—she’d have to be connected to him in some way for him to feel that way about her. Won-joon says that love takes on all forms, and points out that Jung-sun and Hyun-soo aren’t exactly normal either.

As they look for a new restaurant, Hyun-yi admits to Hyun-soo that she liked Unruly Detectives and she understands why she quit. Hyun-soo reveals that the show is about them—it features two warring brothers—and that Hyun-yi is the mean brother, lol. Hyun-yi suspected as much and complains that the director did everything wrong, and Hyun-soo is so happy to hear her say that that she says she can almost forget all the horrible things Hyun-yi did to her.

Jung-woo calls in Joon-ha, showing him a script called Nice Soup Does Not Answer the Phone. Joon-ha recognizes it as Hyun-soo’s work, something she wrote even before penning Unruly Detectives, about a chef with the internet handle Nice Soup. Jung-woo says he’s thinking of producing it for a cable station, and Joon-ha begs to be allowed to direct it.

Later, Joon-ha calls Kyung, who says she’s not at the studio anymore, and that she and Hyun-soo are going out of town.

Jung-sun is still hanging out when Hong-ah arrives for the meal that Won-joon made. She snarls that seeing Jung-sun is killing her appetite, then tells the guys that Hyun-soo got fired. She sighs at Hyun-soo’s lack of resolve when she worked so hard to get here, making Won-joon joke that she almost seems to care about Hyun-soo.

Determined to ruffle Jung-sun’s feathers, Hong-ah says that she hopes that he suffers a lot because of Hyun-soo. But Jung-sun just smiles and offers to fulfill that wish, and to love Hyun-soo as much as he suffers.

While out for a jog, Hyun-soo thinks back on her relationship with Jung-sun, from their first meeting five years ago to the present. Jung-sun is also running and thinking about Hyun-soo, and he ends up at their corner, where he finds Hyun-soo’s little flower just beginning to grow again.

It’s Hyun-soo’s turn to startle Jung-sun as he’s mesmerized by the flower, and he grins to see her. He tells her that he saw the article about her leaving the show, and she sighs that making decisions is hard, but once she does she never looks back.

When Hyun-soo says that she’s going on a trip tomorrow, Jung-sun actually stammers, “Wi-with whom?” and he relaxes when she says it’s just Kyung. When he gets home, he calls Jung-woo to cancel their plans for tomorrow.

Jung-woo complains but agrees, then hangs up when Joon-ha comes to him all excited. Joon-ha says that Jung-woo has spent too much time pining for Hyun-soo, when she’s probably just waiting for him to make the first move. He offers to help them get together, suggesting they arrange an accidental meeting.

 
EPISODE 16 RECAP

As they’re packing for their trip the following morning, Hyun-soo and Kyung are surprised when Jung-sun shows up at the door unexpectedly. He claims to be here to carry their luggage, totally inviting himself along, which pleases both ladies.

Joon-ha and Jung-woo are also on their way to Yeonsu, though Jung-woo isn’t nearly as excited as Joon-ha about his plan to surprise Hyun-soo. In fact, he seems incredibly unsure about the wisdom of this plan, and more than a little annoyed with bouncy Joon-ha.

Kyung can hardly hide her enchantment with Jung-sun, who complies with all of her requests to turn the music on, then back off again as she squees to herself in the backseat. She admits she’s playing boyfriend/girlfriend, though she teases Hyun-soo that it’s really her business, and an amused Jung-sun smiles right along with her.

In Seoul, Hong-ah meets up with Writer Park, who congratulates her on winning the writing contest. Writer Park says she’s distraught because Hyun-soo is badmouthing her all over town, protesting her innocence regarding Unruly Detectives.

Even Hong-ah looks uncomfortable at the blatant lies, but she just tells Writer Park that if Hyun-soo is badmouthing her, that it won’t hurt her reputation much. Writer Park whines that she’s having trouble getting another show, then she suggests that Hong-ah use her family connections to talk to CP Yoo about a possible job.

In the privacy of her hotel room with Hyun-soo, Kyung goes nuts over Jung-sun, calling him super great and saying he’s got stars in his eyes. She says she’s only letting Hyun-soo have him because it’s her, and then gets grumpy again when Joon-ha calls her to meet him in the lobby.

Jung-woo says that he’s got some business to take care of while he’s here, and Joon-ha doesn’t seem too upset to hang out with Kyung on his own. As they’re talking, Jung-sun walks right past them, somehow managing not to notice them as he waits for Hyun-soo. Jung-woo sees him from behind, but doesn’t seem to recognize him.

When Hyun-soo comes downstairs, she takes a moment to watch Jung-sun waiting for her, a tender look on her face. When he sees her, his face breaks into a giant grin, and he gives her that adorable little wave of his. Oof, he’s killing me with that smile.

They take a boat tour of the bay, enjoying the beautiful day. A wave tilts Hyun-soo into Jung-sun’s arms briefly, and they send shy little smiles at each other. Finally Hyun-soo speaks, saying that she’s hungry, and Jung-sun laughs at her for breaking the mood.

Hyun-soo asks why Jung-sun decided to come here with her, and he says coolly that he was bored. She quotes his own words back at him, saying that he’s attractive when he’s honest, but he just lost his charm, ha. After the boat, they take a break for marinated crab, the local delicacy.

Back at the hotel, Kyung and Joon-ha eat together, and when Kyung takes her glasses off to avoid the steam from her soup, Joon-ha says she looks prettier with them on. Kyung responds with stony silence, but when Joon-ha asks if he offended her, she snaps that she’ll take off her glasses whenever she likes, thank you very much sir.

Joon-ha sticks his foot right back in his mouth by telling Kyung to just speak in her native saturi instead of her strained Seoul accent. Kyung has to admit that she’s trying too hard to sound like she’s from the city, but that she wants to seem mysterious. He laughs at that, and she warns him that she’s only being polite because he’s buying lunch.

Meanwhile, Hyun-soo and Jung-sun visit the rock crevices, which local legend holds will grant a wish if you pass through all seven of them. They each make a silent wish, and Jung-sun tells Hyun-soo to be careful not to get lost, but she brushes off his concern.

Hong-ah meets with CP Yoo and gives him a copy of her script (titled High Society—HA, nice meta reference!). CP Yoo spots Director Min and calls him over. He’s still complaining about the script of Unruly Detectives even with the new writers, and CP Yoo says it’s not too late to get Hyun-soo back, but Director Min refuses.

He recognizes Hong-ah as Hyun-soo’s former writing assistant, and asks if she can give their writing team some advice, which she understands right away as code for “come aboard as the new writer.” She coldly wonders why she should jump back onto a sinking ship, and Director Min is impressed with her deft use of words. Hong-ah isn’t interested, but he tempts her by saying that he’ll direct her next drama if she finishes Unruly Detectives with him.

As Jung-sun and Hyun-soo sit enjoying the view, Hyun-soo excuses herself to the ladies’ room. Jung-sun tells her again not to get lost, but she protests that she won’t because she’s been here before. She decides to do a bit of solo exploring, and when she doesn’t come right back, Jung-sun grows worried and tries to call her.

But of course she left her purse with him, with her phone inside it. Jung-sun goes looking for her, so when she comes back to the spot where she left him, she finds him gone. They both set out to search, growing more and more concerned when they can’t find each other.

Hyun-soo narrates that she could only think of one thing in that moment: “I must see Jung-sun.” Things he’d said to her race through her mind as she runs all over looking for him, about how she pushes away the man who loves her and how she should give up on him if that’s all her feelings amount to.

Being unable to find him reminds her of losing him the first time around and how she’d discovered that she loved him only after he’d gone, and wondered where she’d ever meet him again. Eventually she makes her way back to the place she last saw him and stands there, frozen. From behind her, she hears his voice saying, “You said you wouldn’t get lost.”

Hyun-soo whirls around, and when she sees Jung-sun, she throws herself into his arms and starts to cry. She wails, “I was wrong. I messed everything up. I acted so cool and conceited that I ignored all the signs you sent me.”

She backs up, and in a rush she confesses that she meant to call him “jagi,” and Jung-sun grins, asking if that’s important right now. Laughing through her tears, Hyun-soo says that she has to set things right. She says she’s going to stop thinking, because she lost him once because she thought too much, and she’s spent five years thinking about it.

With a big happy smile, Hyun-soo tells Jung-sun, “I love you. I’m in love with you.” A look of wonder comes over his face, and he tells her, “I know.” She immediately chastises him for being so mean when he said she might push him away again because there’s nothing stopping her from doing it twice, but Jung-sun only says with a laugh that he warned her he was difficult in other ways.

Jung-sun softly tells Hyun-soo to stop talking, and opens his arms wide. She falls into them, and they stand there for a long time, savoring the moment.

Just as Jung-woo finishes up his business, CP Yoo calls him to change the terms of their agreement. He wants to fire the two other writers they hired, and hire Hong-ah instead. Otherwise, he warns that Unruly Detectives may get an episode cut, which could be devastating for On Entertainment.

When Joon-ha learns that Jung-woo is on his way back to the hotel, he urges Kyung to find Hyun-soo. She texts Hyun-soo, but she and Jung-sun are enjoying their time together too much, so Hyun-soo decides to stay out.

She does tell Kyung she’s at the Soho Dongdong Bridge, which Joon-ha reports to Jung-woo. He tells him it’s a romantic spot, perfect for an “accidental” meeting. He asks Kyung why Hyun-soo would go there alone, but she says she’s not alone—she’s with a guy.

Joon-ha frantically calls Jung-woo and says that Hyun-soo isn’t at the bridge after all. But Jung-woo decides to go to the bridge anyway, as long as he’s nearby.

Hyun-soo and Jung-sun sit by the water, and Jung-sun cutely scoots a little closer to Hyun-soo so that he can slide an arm around her. He watches her carefully for any sign that it’s not welcome, but she just leans her head on his shoulder and relaxes into him.

Hyun-soo murmurs that she wishes time would stop, and Jung-sun responds by taking her hand in his. They sit there smiling, just happy to be together.

Across the water stands Jung-woo, who’s spotted them from the bridge. He remembers Hyun-soo saying that there’s a man she loves, stunned by the realization that that man is Jung-sun—the friend who’d promised to help him plan the perfect proposal dinner.

 
COMMENTS

Let this be a lesson to Jung-woo: Date the lady a bit before you plan your entire future around her. Of course he can’t help his feelings, but Hyun-soo has pretty consistently thrown up that wall whenever he tries to make their friendship into something more. So he really has no right to be upset to see Hyun-soo with another man. I do understand that a large part of his inevitable feelings of betrayal will be because of who she’s with, but he can’t exactly be angry with Jung-sun or Hyun-soo for not telling him that they are emotionally entangled, when he himself has been keeping the object of his affections from Jung-sun. Well, he probably will be angry, but it won’t exactly be fair.

I’ve said that I dread Jung-woo’s reaction to this news, but the truth is that I’m actually looking forward to him having a complete fit about it, for purely masochistic reasons. We’ve seen hints of darkness underneath Jung-woo’s calm, controlled demeanor, and Jung-sun has hinted at Jung-woo’s response to his and Hyun-soo’s relationship using words like “rage.” I dread it, but I also want to see Jung-woo just totally lose it, in part because I know that Kim Jae-wook will be brilliant and in part because I want to see Hyun-soo and Jung-sun grow closer in the face of conflict this time, rather than let it pull them apart again.

As for Hong-ah, I was surprised to see her actually show some self-awareness in this episode, even if only for a second. The fact that she even wonders if her obsession is only because Jung-sun rejected her (spoiler alert: YES) shows that she’s not as completely oblivious to the truth as we thought. That doesn’t mean that her behavior was any better, particularly the way she wished unhappiness on Jung-sun right to his face, but at least her vitriol has very little chance of actually upsetting him. I do think that Hyun-soo is hurt by Hong-ah’s bitterness, but Kyung is a better, more genuine friend than Hong-ah ever was, and although Hyun-soo is bewildered by Hong-ah’s willingness to throw away their friendship over a guy who doesn’t even like her, she doesn’t seem devastated. The only way that Hong-ah can truly hurt Hyun-soo is professionally, which it looks like she’s about to do.

But what’s important is that Hyun-soo finally said it! She finally told Jung-sun she loves him, and I thought his response was perfect—he already knows, he was just waiting for her to figure it out. And I just love how unfailingly respectful Jung-sun is of Hyun-soo, never assuming that his advances are welcome even after she tells him she’s in love with him. The way he reached his arm around her, all the while watching to gauge her reaction, somehow doesn’t read as insecurity coming from him. To me it’s more like he has an old-fashioned sense of chivalry, with a healthy dose of seeking confirmation that she wants the contact as well.

It also explains a lot about why he’s simply laid down a trail of breadcrumbs for Hyun-soo this time around, since he was much more direct five years ago and it backfired on him, badly. It makes sense that Jung-sun would be a lot more subtle about declaring his feelings now, and then let her come to him. I have a feeling that all the bad things are going to hit all the fans next week. But for now I’m just happy that Jung-sun and Hyun-soo finally found their way back to each other, after so many years of separation. I’m confident that no matter what happens, they won’t let anything come between them again, because now they know exactly what they stand to lose.

 
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Why does this feel like a makjang drama

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Because life is more makjang than you think.

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*ROFTL*

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LOL. How ironic that the female lead is a drama writer 😁

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Every Prime Time mini-series is heavily cut version of Soap-Operas.

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it is. That's why I dropped it.
and because I don't wanna see my baby Kim Jaewook as a second lead in this kind of drama. DUH! HE'S TOO GOOD TO BE IN THIS FVKED UP DRAMA

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I feel like Kyung was written as (for?) every fangirl: rooting for the OTP and being a great wingwoman. I was right there with her, squealing and giggling over Jung-sun, haha! 😎

I like that running and chasing each other has become somewhat a metaphor for their relationship - they were always passing each other by or missing each other by seconds, but then they finally found each other at the right moment. Sigh, this show is turning me into a romantic.

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Kyung should be the second female lead in this drama. She is absolutely adorable with Hyun-soo and while she is bickering with Joon-ha. I can only swallow Hong-ah's scenes when Jung-sun without hesitations points out the ridiculousness of her words and behaviors.

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Yes, I completely agree! We need more real second leads like Kyung, characters that we can also root for.

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Kyung and Hyun-soo have one of the best female relationships I've seen on a K-drama in a while--warmth and looking out for each other. Kyung is so attentive to Hyun-soo and not jealous, while Hyun-soo uses her position and money to help Kkyung out with only the best intentions.

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Oh - I love the thought of the metaphor. In addition, how beautiful was that scene where they were running around, missing each other. Now that's definitely an indie movie right there.

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Completely agree with you girl.!
I was there with her too saying "why am I so happy when I'm not the one experiencing it." Totally a fangirl for the couple!

With the metaphor, I felt that too. That sometimes it's okay to be lost for a moment so they'll know the importance of the times they've found each other! 😍😁❤

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yang se-jong's little stutter when he asks hyun-soo who she's going on the trip with singlehandedly saved this episode. that's not to say i'm not enjoying the drama, but all i really want is more sexy times between the main couple LOL.

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Don't forget his heart-melting smile and in Kyung's words, starry eyes. 😁

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I'm happy for our main couple :) (I was basically acting like Kyung) but I'm afraid Won Joon will end with Hong Ah : she doesn't deserve him and most importantly he deserves much better, he knows her very well but still heart and brain are different...

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I loved this episode, I do believe things will blow up, but I'm excited about how they will handle it. As far as Hyun-soo 's career, maybe she need to write something else, not just dramas. I can understand not being happy in your career affects your personal life, but hopefully she has grown in the last five years. As for Jung-sun I love his directness -(where can I find a guy like this).

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you can only find a guy like that in dramaland

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I want to be in dramaland.

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I want to be in dramaland and get my own Jung-Sun <3

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A dude who is secure enough to NOT act on feeding his ego.

He's sincere and direct, and he knows what he wants (HS being his priority) ... though he still RESPECTS her choices. And he doesn't soak up fan-admiration in the meantime, to feed his ego.

Beautiful example of a dude true to his love, and very unlikely to have an affair even if temptation presents itself.

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@Kat,

"As far as Hyun-soo 's career, maybe she need to write something else, not just dramas."

Very good point. Maybe she would actually do better as a novelist, or writing film scripts. ;-)

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She can start her own blog too, and featuring all kind of foods that Jung-swoon cooked.

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Daebak idea! Now I'm imagining this as the last scene.

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Jung-Sun is perfect as your(everyone) Brother-in-Law or Son-in-Law.

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Finally , he knows. Now he should better get over it and not cause any trouble. Can someone just cut Hong ah off the show

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I was so happy that Hyun Soo finally told Jung Sun the truth ! Finally they can start something. But to be honest I fear next week episode because I really don't know how Jung Woo will react. I think he was sad seeing them so close and I understand him but how will he react? Will he "block" Hyun Soo or/and Jung Sun's career? That would be petty and somehow I can't picture him doing this so I hope the drama won't go that way. I've been wondering during the last 4 episodes if Hyun Soo or Jung Sun should have told the truth about them to Jung Woo because the real problem will occur because of no communication about the matter. But then I thought that they had no relationship to talk about. I mean the only thing they could say is to name the person they love. Somehow it doesn't seem to suit Hyun Soo's personality, she just doesn't seem to to talk a lot about her feelings to anyone. As for Jung Sun, he seems to be the practical guy, only talks about facts and unless you ask him I don't think he would just talk about it. And Jung Woo clearly put the cart before the horse. It's not even consistent, who proposes to someone they're not dating? That part didn't make sense to me especially since Hyun Soo was clear about her feelings, she always friend-zoned him. I didn't see much change in Hong Ah, being so selfish. I'm scared about what she might do to Hyun Soo's drama. I just hope the ratings drop no matter what happens.

Sorry about the long comment I'll stop my rambling here

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The chemistry is just so strong in this show! Its probably the first drama I've watched where I've felt the chemistry so early on in the show. Other than that, the show is definitely an easy watch with more conversations than plot. But I'm in for the long run with this superb acting and amazing chemistry!

SO HAPPY for Hyun Soo and Jung Sun this episode. There will be a lot of troubles coming their way but lets hope that Hong Ah and Jung Woo wont be able to separate this couple for long.

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Yay! They're finally together. Its a little bitter sweet for me. By that I mean, I wished they give me this 1 episode ago. I was getting slightly frustrated with the angst. I've been at a boil since this show started, and now I'm down to a simmer--not that I'm not loving the show, I am. Lord knows that they could have waited till next week for this, but the magic ep 8 came through.

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Eight is the magic number in Kdrama World

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I loved Jung-sun's reaction to that confession! He's sweet, affectionate and respectful.
(Can they make a clone out of him too?)

And I'm really glad that everything is out in the open now: our OTP's feelings and Jung-woo finding out about them. So happy that they didn't drag it out.
I also hope that this time, our OTP can go through their conflicts TOGETHER.

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@yuyuu,

"(Can they make a clone out of him too?)"

They already made a clone of him. Were you interested in the alpha homicidal one, or the beta version who got beaten up in DUEL? ;-)

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A third one, who is just as swoon-worthy as On Jung-sun 😏

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I'm rooting for Kyung & Joon-ha just like I'm rooting for Hyun-soo & Jung-swoon! 💕💕 Finally Hyun-soo told him she loves him! We need friends like Kyung in our life, or yes, we should be friend like Kyung. 😁

Still not interested with the second leads, I think I finally give up for unrequited love plot in kdrama. The problem is, it has been 5 years. I can at least understand if they have been given any hope but there is none. Just move on and grow up. There are plenty of boys and girls in this world.

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Yes and yes - to both paras :D

While the show presents a realistic/believable (perhaps?) romance between the leads, not much else seems too realistic (career struggles aside, but even there, I think Jung Sun seems to have a suspicious amount of spare time). Exhibit A: the five year long unrequited "love" harbored by not one, but both the second leads and a third friend. :/ Move on, guys.

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I think this is why I don't usually suffer SLS because I don't really buy with unrequited love in kdrama, especially when the main leads clearly draw the lines. Yes the third friend - he is smart in everything but a fool when it comes to love. I can at least understand him if Hong-ah is nice to him though but she clearly take him for granted.

I do love the honest and mature conversation between the main leads, although it might look something quite unreal (because irl that kind of conversation level is quite hard to achieve lol) but I actually want to do the same.

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Hahaha so true. I wish I could be so open with people around me as well, but the truth is that in real life, it would receive far more hostility than it does in dramaland.

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Yoo hoo, Greenfields!

Go for it, Jacquelin! ;-)

Maybe 5 years of unrequited love is really inertia. ;-)

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Yoo hoo @pakalanapikake! :D All the conversation with fellow beanies on the previous recap page brought me to this episode - I think I watched it just so I could keep up with the comments. ^^

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I hope Kyung can do better than Joon-ha. She's such a sweetheart and he is behaving like such a jerk. He takes her time for granted and is rude to her besides. Plus every time he smiles I can't help thinking about his stalker character in Suspicious Partners. Kyung, keep pushing him away!

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Ohmygosh, that's him?! I kept wondering where I've seen him before and why I feel a little weird seeing him on ToL.

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I don't think he is a jerk or maybe not that the terribke. He isn't the nicest yes, but isn't some of male lead characters are also like him?

I have watched him many times in different kind of roles from nice to psycho ones, so I'm not easily being affected with one particular character he played. lol.

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He intentionally engages with her. He is surely interested in Kyung. But who is his ex-wife?
Hyun Soo's sister is annoying whatever she play but he she has toned down her aggression quite a bit

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I've been picking up the "pigtails in the inkwell" vibe, too.

And I've also been wondering who his ex is.

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From their interactions it seemed like Kyung & Joon-Ha might ended up together despite their bickering due to the usual drama rule "opposite attracts". But, bickering does not have to be always have romantic outcome.

Maybe the tendency of bickering of Joon-Ha is just part of his personality. Doesn't Joon-Ha have that bickering with sister of Hyun-Soo, Hyun-yi as well? They were so in-sync in declaring the impossibility of dating each other. Actually I have wondering about who her mysterious husband is... Since her girl looks old enough to be five years old and back then she was going through breakup and Joon-Ha was the friend that comfort her, wouldn't it be a twist if Joon-Ha is revealed to be the husband?

This drama has been refreshing and unusually direct so far with their character interactions, I'm expecting the unexpected :)

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@Herlene,

"Since her girl looks old enough to be five years old and back then she was going through breakup and Joon-Ha was the friend that comfort her, wouldn't it be a twist if Joon-Ha is revealed to be the husband?"

I recall how Joon-ha was friendly with both sisters, especially when Hyun-yi was going through her breakup 5 years earlier.

I don't think Joon-ha could be Hyun-soo's brother-in-law because Unni would kill him dead for cheating on kid sis and flirting with Kyung.

Wasn't it revealed that Jooh-ha is divorced?

It does seem as if something may be developing between him and Kyung, especially if he indeed ends up directing NICE SOUP DOES NOT ANSWER THE PHONE. Kyung will probably be involved as the assistant writer.

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hmm, I don't remembered him being divorced...You are right, Hyun-Soo wouldn't approve of him being chummy with Kyung if he is the brother in law. In that case, most probably Kyung will ended up with him, given the extended scenes of them bickering.

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I'm pretty sure it was mentioned in a conversation not too many episodes ago that Joon-ha is divorced. Unless the subtitles I read were screwy.

The Bicker-O-Meter is telegraphing a loveline to me, too. ;-)

Although I think it would be a refreshing switch if Kyung ended up being the bubbly, down-to-earth dame who gets through to Jung-woo and soothes his broken heart. ;-)

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Yes, it was when he asked Kyung to make food for him in the office even though he was just fooling around playing a video game. She said something about his ex-wife and thought she hurt his feelings, but he just lost his character in the video game. That's one of the reasons I think he's a jerk. He just expects her to wait on him.

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@latebloomer,

Thanks for the reminder.

Joon-ha may be inept when it comes to "helping" his boss in the romance department, but he is sincere. At least Jung-woo will have someone in his corner now that his marriage plans have hit the skids. It may just be that Joon-ha and Kyung will help moderate Jung-woo's nuclear response. One can only hope.

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There was a conversation at the ex-writing studio. Kyung told him "I know you even give money to your ex wife" and "You always have an eye for women, that's why you married that terrible bitch to whom now you're giving money" And then he had a sorry face because his character died in the game he was playing, so she felt sorry for him, thinking her words were too harsh, and fixed him dinner. He said "Even I have feelings too" "That's why I'm making you dinner".

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I think this should've been a 16-episode drama instead of 20. As much as I appreciate the lingering looks and intense longing, I want more "meat" in the plot.

If an episode was as short as the episodes of last year's 1% of Anything, then I would appreciate more the dates, the flirting, and all that.

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i think it was make 20 episodes because they invested the first 4 episodes as the flashback...so the actual present story is 16.

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I am just curious if the writer will be able to sustain the "right temperature" for the remaining 12 episodes.

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My fingers are crossed that some member of the crew doesn't stomp on the power strip for the sous vide the show is simmering in. ;-)

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Thanks for the recap!

This was an amazing episode. Hyun-soo’s big confession had me so caught up in the moment, even though I’m the type of person to complain that something is too dramatic. The happiness of our main couple is so contagious, I couldn’t help myself from giggling at the screen like a total idiot. My only complaint is the lack of kissing. How can you say you love someone for the first time and not kiss them?! I did pity Jung-woo when he came upon Hyun-soo with Jung-sun - he looked so quietly hurt - but I reserve the right to withdraw that pity depending on how he reacts. And from previous voice-overs, it doesn’t seem like he will react well.

I do have to say though, that today’s MVP was Kyung. She’s seemed sassy and sweet in the past, but today really made me love her - that girl is adorable and a great friend to boot.

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@russe,

"My only complaint is the lack of kissing. How can you say you love someone for the first time and not kiss them?!"

I think we've only seen part of the scene. We'll likely get a flashback next week that shows what happens after the hugs.

I'll bet a dollar to doughnuts that Jung-sun is going to let Hyun-soo make the first move. He already went out on a limb for the KTX smooches. The ball is in her court now. ;-)

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I'll be watching like a hawk, waiting for the flashback! I do agree with @russe - all that icing and no cake? Or wait, is the other way round - all that cake and no icing? hehehehe

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You may be right, but on the other hand, if there is a kiss, they usually put it at the very end of the episode (and then repeat it as recap at the beginning of the next).

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I know these episodes were all about Hyun-Soo and Jung-Sun and I’m as happy as a clam that they are together, finally! But I couldn’t help but be glad and feel a tinge of remorse for Jung-Woo as he stood on that bridge, alone, seeing the love of his life with his dongsaeng. Glad because I’d rather him find out that way than in a public, very humiliating, proposal where he would be denied, and remorse because he’s waited for 5 years thinking that this woman would somehow fall in love with him. I’m not forgetting that he likes (not loves—because I don’t think he’s ever really allowed himself that luxury) both of them, and Kim Jae Wook does and amazing job conveying confusion, regret, and heartbreak. He’s worked all his life—probably 16-18 hours a day. He hasn’t had the time or hasn’t made the time to properly get to know anyone. Everyone he knows is related to his work. His friends are only his friends because they are somehow his subordinates or colleagues. It’s really very sad when you think about it. Even when he goes to Yeonsu, his mind is elsewhere and he takes a meeting while there. He’s a quiet individual, calculating, and the confession he gave us way back in the first episodes was probably as open as you’ll see him. Makes total sense as a businessman. He’s not a romantic, and sees his relationship with Hyun-Soo as more of a business contract—even his proposal was less than romantic. “I think I could be happy with you.” No “I love you, you’re the one for me, or I could make you happy.” He’s egocentric in the sense that he has been thinking of his own happiness and not Hyun-Soo’s. Not that I totally blame him, he’s never had to think of others. He needs a couple lessons in dating to be sure. He’s just done things to please himself, and Hyun-Soo has done the same in her life. She’s growing, though, and opening herself up to Jung-Sun. Now, we just need to find sonrone that will allow Jung-Woo to do the same.

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P.S. I’m also looking forward to Kim Jae Wook acting the heck out of the fallout.

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Me too, but Jung woo doesn't have the right to bead at any of them, HS made clear that she loves another man, she laughed at him "approaching" as a man, and Jung sun doesn't know who's the woman he's in love with, because they never told each other who they were in loved with. So, the drama will be there but unnecessary

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I love this show in so many ways, but this one part just doesn't make any sense to me. Why is he planning a grand proposal when he can't get past the wall even in her most needy moments and when she laughs at him for wanting her to see him as a man. Five years, not a single kiss. What is he thinking? It's just too weird.

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I think he sees her as a heartbroken shell, pining for someone who no longer exists and too timid to get involved with anyone else. He’s been very respectful of her wishes, but he is delusional in his own reality that she just needs time to get over her first love. He has nbeen clue her first love is very much still in the picture, until now. I think that’s why he was still holding out hope. Like I said above, he doesn’t know anyone else besides for his workers. He doesn’t go out—ever. I could see this happening. He’s hoping a grand romantic gesture of a marraige proposal shows her that he’s as serious as a heart attack and wants to be with her, forever.

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I couldn't help but cringe when Hyun-soo made light of Jung-woo's attempt to approach her as a man. It's the same thing she did to Jung-sun. There has to be a kinder, gentler way to speak to him.

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Yes it wasn't nice. But on the other side, this man seems not to take gentle hints. He's just not getting it, that she doesn't see him that way. He is delusional. So maybe she wanted to drive the point home. If it were me, instead of this, I would say: "CEO Park, I like you only as a friend. As much as I value you as a person, you're not my type as a man, and even if I stop loving the one I love right now, still I wouldn't get with you. So please stop thinking of me that way, because it ain't gonna happen".
That's the sort of talk he needs and even then, he's so full of himself that he could take it lightly as "Oh, maybe she doesn't know her own feelings" There are people like that. Smart in every respect, but really dense regarding romance.

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Thank you so much!! This is a perfect analysis of Jung Woo. I had been so frustrated because people seemed to misread his character! It really is not about whether he has the right to be upset - and why shouldn't he anyway? I will elaborate on this point below- he wholeheartedly loved these two people and helped them in whatever way he can. It is a bit heartless to say that they never asked for his affections and just simply dismiss him. His love is love too: he love by helping them in their career (that scene of him looking at her other script and trying to make it happen was so cute and Junho making fun of him for going out on a limp for the girl he likes and begging to be treated the same way was hilarious) even if he has strange ways of showing it such as skipping romance and going straight to proposing. He believed that offering her a family and stability has more value since they are both in their 30s already.

Why is it wrong to be feel betrayed and upset that your girl you love is actually in love with your best friend even if logically, lack of information does not equate to intentional deception. The point here is that his best friend is the guy that the girl, whom he loved for 5 years, had been pining for. It sucks to be on his end here - I dare you to beg to differ on this point if you imagine yourself to be in his position. Especially since he put so much of himself to help them both and helping them is the way he shows his love for them (on a side note, they are technically dating with his money I find that ironic). He KNOWS that Hyun Su has been putting up walls which is why when Junho said she wants him to make a move on her and he immediately went "I really don't think so" and also why he had been so apprehensive the whole trip since it is not what he would do. It is NOT about Hyun Su not picking him, it has never been that but about his best friend (whom he loves too) being the object of affection of the girl he loves.

If you think about his backstory of how his father failed his business and his mom then later his dad died not long after, it is no wondered he worked to succeed in life and put so much of himself in helping other people to realize their dreams. This poor boy thinks that succeeding in life is related to happiness and is the only way one can be happy. Seriously with that much money, why the heck did he even need to do something like put all that money to invest when the risk of losing it is huge and the returns are not that great. He never once said that he wanted them to bring in more money for him, he always said he had enough and they just need to do what they liked: both to Hyun Su and Jung Sun. He is really a great character which is why I am really curious as to how he would be written because if the writer choose to character assassinate him I will be so disappointed.

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Still, how could he think of proposing at a restaurant, when he has been rejected 5 years ago, friendzoned consistently all these 5 years, his hand on her face swept away just recently, a wall always between them? It is so obvious that she does not love him as a man. And even if he has delusional doubts, shouldn't he clear them before proposing?
He hasn't been thinking clearly at all.

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This show is making me a mess of squees. How cute this episode was.

One of favorite scenes was that trio in a road trip. Kyung is so cute I want one in pocket size and one Jung Sun too to have him spit smart mouth at people when they piss me off.

I am afraid for next ep because when we get to much cuteness something bad is gonna happen soon, and I hope noble idiocy doesn't have a cameo here.

Hyun Soo's confession was so cute, and the expressions in Jung Sun's face is priceless. I'm loving this actor even more as I see what he can do. I also agree with you about him being cautious approaching HS physically, even before the kiss he asked she didn't rejected but still he stopped to gauge her reaction before going for a deeper one. I like that about him because I hate kdramas' forced kiss shown as romantic (WFKBJ) or the wrist grabbed violent pull into hugs. No, and I hope we skip it.

It was natural for Hong Ah to turn her envy towards HS going for a professional attack with what would hurt her the most, but I'm happy bc she just keeps hitting walls with Kyung, Jung Sun and even HS, nobody's take her BS. Now probably the conflict will be sponsored by her and Jung Woo, who BTW annoys me, because dude you got laughed on at the though of approching as a man by the woman you like, What else do you need?! 😤

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This drama is somewhat slow and taking it's time to unfold but the hour past by just like that leaving me wishing for more. SHJ and YSJ together are such a treat to watch and when he smiles I swear a rainbow just magically appears. Ha.
I'm hoping Jung woo won't use his power to affect their careers and Hong ah won't use the Unruly Detective ep 9 script that was e-mailed by Hyun soo to her before.

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Thanks LollyPip!

I really like the fact that this show does some bits so well that other shows just let fall by the wayside. I love how family is not forgotten and that Hyun Soo's parents and even her challenging-to-live-with sister are still on the scene and showing up different facets of themselves, and basically support Hyun Soo regardless of the truth or lies about her.

I love how Kyung is there as the antithesis of Hong Ah, reflecting what a true friend is, as opposed to/when compared to the falseness of Hong Ah.

The way the theme of truth and falsehood, the lying to others and to oneself, etc is played out is done masterfully. So many characters, perfectly able to be self-aware, choose to lie to themselves and others. And Hyun Soo, growing in honesty, is finally able to meet Jun Sun at his level.

And another strange thing ... unlike chaebol kids who take life easy, we have the embittered, Hong Ah who struggles. Although I have little hope in Hong Ah becoming better (until maybe the last episode?) I do wish she'd understand that life is so much more than her particular game where winning or losing is everything. Although she has so much, she competes unnecessarily as if she has nothing. With her overblown sense of entitlement, she has played her game as a loser. She may have fleeting thrills, but she will lose lasting happiness. Sad.

But this was a great episode and the 💖 FEELS 💖 were just right! 😋

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Despite Hong-Ah being the conventional bitchy second lead who want to sabotage everything, we have the unconventional aspects as well. She has this competitive winning streak who works hard to achieve her dreams. she is sometimes fuelled by jealousy and inflated sense of entitlement, but during some quiet moments, she may some time of self awareness and questioning her own behaviour as well. And best of all, her attempts of meddling our OTP has been foiled, rejected multiple times with absolutely zero chance success.

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We are already seeing her turn this episode and that she does care about others, namely Hyun Soo, being obviously uncomfortable with writer-Park. I wonder where they are going with making her the head writer of the flailing drama. Do they need a sacrificial lamb? If so, she’ll be hitting rock bottom soon, which might make for a compelling turn around.

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she is sometimes fuelled by jealousy and inflated sense of entitlement, but during some quiet moments, she may some time of self awareness and questioning her own behaviour as well.

That is precisely why I've come to suspect that Won-joon has been aware all along of submerged facets of her character that are not apparent to others who have known her for longer periods of time. He's listening keenly with his heart, and knows there's a decent person lurking underneath the jealousy and entitlement. And he's willing to go to great lengths (both effort and time) to greet her emergence. Just my $0.02.

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This episode was a bit of a lull. As we got towards the final scene, it felt like the calm before the storm.

Seeing Hyun Soo finally confessing her love to Jung Sun was beautiful. They looked so blissfully in love. I loved his knowing response. Just how easily they embraced each other made me smile. But now that Jung Woo has discovered the truth, part of me is dreading his reaction and part of me is ready/curious to see the conflict. Thank goodness, his dinner proposal fiasco was avoided. The plot needs some tension back into it. And I know Kim Jae Wook can deliver.

Kyung is adorable yall. ♥ Her lines were so me. Such a cute fangirl. Joon Ha seemed indifferent towards her in their previous scenes, but he took a pause and looked her at a bit fondly during their lunch. I ship them, haha. I would like to see more of them and their personal stories.

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I love Hyunsoo's family and Kyung! They are so genuine and supportive of Hyunsoo. Although the sisters have their differences but I can see how it has matured from 5 years ago and there is a respect and love that is deep rooted in only the sense that they are family could provide. Like in the previous episode of how raw Jungsun was this time it was Hyunsoo's turn and that bit was so lovely. I loved how he opened up his arms and was like no more talk lets hug. So cute!

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Please, Writer-Nim, don’t let anything happen to her mom and dad! I have a pit at the bottom of my stomach that mom is ill, and not telling anyone.

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The doctor in me is relating her flushing (hot flashes) to some horrible tumor (I.e. carcinoid) because she should be way past menopause.

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@Ally,

I was wondering why Mom & Dad keep talking about retiring and going on a cruise. I think you have indeed picked up on something dire. Namely, that Mom won't live long enough to retire and go on that cruise. Or an illness will wipe out their life savings.

Maybe that's why Mon and Dad visit Hyun-soo so often, and are pushing her to marry. Her scriptwriting issues provide excellent justification for their visits. And urging the girls to bury the hatchet so they'll have each other when their folks are no longer around. -- Yep, it sounds like a lot of foreshadowing. (I can always beseech the drama gods for a false positive, can't I?!)

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This with the fact she gets cold easily, then flushes, has fatigue, and her husband is always making sure she’s comfortable and taking her medication—more than would be normal, even in a doting relationship. I had this feeling back in episodes 9-10. http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/10/temperature-of-love-episodes-9-10/#comment-3100061
Anyway, preparing myself and I just bought 12 tissue boxes from my local warehouse store!

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Honestly, I don't care about the plot here. Instead I enjoy this magical mixture of amazing chemistry and acting by the leads. I wish I could critique it more but I find myself unable to, I'm too entranced. I wish I could read the original novel, and I would highlight so many of the dialogues. This is one of the most romantic things I have ever seen. The smiles the two were giving each other almost gave me diabetes. I honestly dont know where the plot will go but it's like Jung sun read my words, enough talking, more action, please!

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Thank you, LollyPip, for another great recap and commentary!

Thanks for clearing up my confusion regarding the blooming of the wall flower in the crevice. At first I thought it was a flashback, but it was a present-day parallel to the scene 5 years earlier when Hyun-soo got lost during her first run with the club and Jung-sun went back to look for her. (I love how in 2017 the shoe is on the other foot, and she searches for him when she realizes she's lost.) The tiny blossom was nowhere in sight when Jung-woo looked for it, but it was in full, minute flower when Jung-sun sought it out.

Aside: Is there significance to the tiny plant's being a “wall flower” [an unpopular person]? Or is it merely a reference to the tenacity and toughness of a delicate-looking flower forcing its way into the sunlight to bloom in a harsh environment? It seems to be an allegory for Hyun-soo's dramaturgical aspirations in the face of directorial and rival hostility. On one level, her quitting as the screenwriter may really be her withdrawing from a losing battle until conditions are once again favorable. This feels like something straight out of the I Ching.

I've been enjoying the cinematography in TEMPERATURE OF LOVE, and installments 15/16 have been dandy. The scenery of Yeosu is splendid, in particular the temple precinct where Jung-sun and Hyun-soo sit in the shade of a banyan tree and look out over the water. The winding path through the rock crevices is ruggedly lovely, and is a wonderful natural setting for the “chase” scene that ensues after Hyun-soo, her navigation claims to the contrary, loses her way and gets separated from Jung-sun. I love how it unfolds as she recalls trying to meet him in desperation so long ago, only to have Crazy MaMa open his front door. One thing hasn't changed after all: her first instinct is to search him out, and this time, her heart and not her head homes in on him. It echoes Eun-soo's statement that earnest longing will temporally reunite her with Choi Young in FAITH.

Anyone else have LET'S EAT 2 flashbacks as the two pairs chow down at their respective seafood eateries? ;-)

As far as steadfast wingmen are concerned, Kyung is officially on par with Won-joon in my book, both personally as well as professionally. Her relentless repulsion of Hong-ah's frontal attacks and attempted flanking maneuvers warms the cockles of my heart. Her gleeful banter with Jung-sun as they gang up to playfully bust Hyun-soo's unromantic chops on the drive down to Yeosu, and later when she and her boss enter their hotel room, is too cute for words. Too bad Hyun-soo has yet to absorb some of her assistant's charm by osmosis.

Won-joon continues to excel as first mate in the Good Soup kitchen. Not only is he a culinary innovator in his own right, he continues to carry a torch for the self-centered love of his life. His inebriated attempted skinship with his boss cracked me up. These guys slay me.

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Re: Let’s Eat flashbacks, Yes! And also an Oh Hae Young flashback where her fiancé breaks up with her because he didn’t like the way he eats, in the lamest excuse to not get married in the history of lame excuses to not get married!

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Not to mention that fantastic seafood dinner smoochfest at the beach! Mama mia! Kisses on the half-shell!

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ROFLMAO over her ex's fib that he broke up with her over her eating habits. He would have had a stroke if he saw her in action in LET'S EAT 2!! ;-)

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Re: Won-Joon’s Culinary skills—I loved how he used some of his medical knowledge and training to brine the meat, using an actual syringe and a 16-20? gauge needle to infuse it with his brining concoction! Very clever, Dr. W, very clever! In any other universe Hong-Ah would have fallen for him—hell, if i didn’t already have a Dr. W, I’d fall for him...an intelligent doctor who is a chef—who in their right mind wouldn’t?

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LMAO! My kid sister the biochemist hit upon using just such a syringe to inject rum into her homemade chocolate truffles. Worked like a charm. ;-)

Geez -- I just had a vision of Won-joon hooking the meat up to an IV drip for total hydration and tenderization. LMAO!

I just got whiplash when I remembered that Jung-sun and Hyun-soo were both surgeons at Doldam Hospital in another lifetime. How soon we forget...

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Which is why we love them as actors—chameleons that blend in to their dramas so well we forget for a moment that they were other characters less than a year ago!

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"On one level, her quitting as the screenwriter may really be her withdrawing from a losing battle until conditions are once again favorable. This feels like something straight out of the I Ching."

Duh! I just realized that this is a "strategic retreat" aka "advancing to the rear." She's just invoked the 36th Stratagem: "If all else fails, retreat." Surrender is defeat; compromise is half-defeat. Escape is not defeat, but living to fight another day.

In light of Hong-ah's discussion to take over as writer of UNRULY DETECTIVES, that would be a compromise, a half-defeat. If she takes the assignment with an eye to resuscitating the drama so Director Min will work with her on another production, but UNRULY DETECTIVES flops despite her best efforts, that will be a defeat. The only way for her to avoid defeat is to not take the assignment. But if she does that, she'll develop a reputation as a diva who doesn't play well with others. Oh, wait, she's already like that. Silly me.

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She's finally confessed her feelings! Yeah! I was literally screaming and squealing at that very moment haha...love his reaction, his beaming smile, their tight hug, the way she poured out her feelings *swoon* buttttttt I'm now dreading the angst that is coming our way .

The cat is out of the bag and Jung Woo's reaction is unpredictable, he's still a mystery...look how he listlessly watched our couple from afar. I fear his wrath, I'm getting chills down my spine just thinking about it *brrr* Will he still proceed with his proposal at the restaurant? Will he get revengeful and all? I'm afraid he might play dumb and fooled them into thinking that he knows nothing about their relationship then confront/corner them (hope he won't resort to this, they're not guilty of anything, they were in the dark too)

Our couple may have a smooth sail for the moment but storms are forecast, threatening their journey...HA, JW, Mommy Dearest and maybe HS's parents won't let this happiness last. Lastly, I like Kyung too, she's a nice girl and is so supportive of HS (for sure a better friend than HA) but I think she's a bit too loud/hyper to my taste, I might be the only one feeling this way but I'd like for her to tone down a bit the craziness. She's the best when she's bickering with Joon Ha (rooting for this pairing too *grin* )

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@nami116,

I'm afraid he might play dumb and fooled them into thinking that he knows nothing about their relationship then confront/corner them (hope he won't resort to this, they're not guilty of anything, they were in the dark too)

It hadn't occurred to me that Jung-woo might conceal his discovery. That's an interesting possibility. Like you, I don't know what to expect next week. Except to recall Jung-sun's use of "rage" in speaking of his partner's reaction.

Re: Kyung's boisterousness, I think she may come across as loud because she has been working with Hyun-soo and Hong-ah, both of whom have been pretty quiet and even down in the dumps. In comparison, the bubbly, vivacious Kyung is a live wire. She's positive and upbeat -- and provides much-needed contrast with the deadly serious folks around her.

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I nearly dropped my teeth during the conversation between Hyun-soo and her sister. She's written the screenplay equivalent of a roman à clef . Instead of a novel with a key, it's a drama with a key. Hilariously, the characters in UNRULY DETECTIVES are based on her own family, but set in an outlandishly different genre. So who is leading man Shin Ha-Rim's character based on?! I'm dying to know which characters are based on lovebirds Mom & Dad. Does Jung-sun appear in it, too? ;-)

Suddenly I now understand why Director Min's butchery of the script is so upsetting to Hyun-soo. The car crashes and explosions take on a whole different aura when viewed with this knowledge. As does Hyun-soo's inability to write romance owing to the absence of a single romantic bone in her own body. So she writes allegorical thrillers instead. Really, really allegorical thrillers. Something akin to writing the Declaration of Independence in the form of a disco-era Broadway musical, complete with laser show, fog machine, and over-produced synthesizers.

Now I'm wondering if Hong-ah knows about the key to the drama. Omo! Does Hong-ah herself appear in UNRULY DETECTIVES as a minor character? This may be a trip wire that signals the arrival of karma.

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In my ideal world, Jung-Woo realizes how cool Kyung is and pursues her instead. Everybody ends up happily ever after and Hyun-Soo has an idea for a drama centered about food that she decides to call "Let's Eat".

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cool thought! ha ha I like it!

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Love it!

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Thanks LollyPip for the recaps and for all the comments.
I think Jung-sun's open arms said it all and I am glad that image was included in the recap. Yang Se-jong has a killer smile.
Now for Jung-woo's reaction. All I can say is keep the kettlebells away from him. Those who saw Kim Jae-wook's performance in Voice know what I am saying. Seriously, I think it was better for him to find out about the relationship way he did rather than at the Good Soup. If that had been the set up I don't know if I could have watched.

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Yang Se-Jong literally used the killer smile as Sung-Hoon in many cases, those who have watched Duel would know what I mean! It's amazing how the same actor could portray such different vibes with the same smile. That cold revengey smile.... That warm giddy smile that radiates happiness.

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@bong-soo,

You're reading my mind when it comes to kettlebells. Yikes! Just make sure that the only weapons within reach are a waffle and a cup of joe.

On the other hand, Jung-sun would outnumber him two clones and their donor, a thoracic surgeon, an art historian and one Joseon swordsman/painter to one. And a partridge in a pear tree. ;-)

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I hope Jung Woo doesn't pull a 'Hong Ah' on his friends. His friendship with Jung Sun is just too precious. I feel sorry for him but to repeat Jung Sun's words to Hong Ah, Hyun Soo never really did anything to lead him on. She said right from the beginning that she was in love with someone else.

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This is my first time commenting since DB changed its format (interface? Sorry I suck at this), so hello everyone!

I've always admired Temparature of Love for being beautifully ordinary, in the sense that all these characters do is talking, but I never got bored. I feel that they are my friends, or at least people whom I may encounter at some point in my life. Everything feels natural and realistic, especially Hyunsoo's view about love, which I can totally relate to.

The ending of this episode, though, marks the end of that ordinary vibes, and I can't say that I'm not worried about it. Jungwoo is going to be mad, like crazy mad. I have a feeling that he'll finally let out his beast, and it won't be good for Hyunsoo and Jungsun since he basically their boss. I hope he won't stoop that low and is still CEO Park who knows how to separate business and personal lives, but I kinda doubt it. He's not a bad person, but he's going to be sooo bad, at least until the last few eps, when he probably will start accepting the situation. I agree, though, he doesn't have any right to be upset. Hyunsoo never gives him false hope, it's just he never sees any visible threat before this and thinks that Hyunsoo will eventually accept him, purely because he's never seen her with another man.

As for Hongah, well she's going to be a headache, but I'd rather see her betray Hyunsoo and disregard their "friendship" right in front of her face than seeing her liking negative comments about Hyunsoo but pretends to be her best source of support. Bring it on, woman.

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I really am in love with this show!. It has been quite sometimes that I watched Korean drama due to less interest in the recent many dramas... This TOL really wake me up and I am really obsessed with this drama just like Kyung!...... so giddy and over!.

I am just savoring the moment and happiness between JS and HS.... Let them be happy for more few episodes please writer nim!

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After watched until episode 16, this drama contains good dialogue which is rare in another k-drama. Despite of good dialogue and cinematography, i am so upset with Yang Se-Jong. His acting doesn't has synchronize with his dialogue. Especially his expression. I do understand with his acting in Saimdang. But, with same way how he talks in Saimdang and Temperature of Love, I don't like it. He makes his character so plain. I am sorry for the fans. And I don't really understand what Jung-Sun character is (not an established character), sometimes so cheerful, sometimes so dark. While everyone around him, has firm character for a good drama.

This drama so far is good (except Se-jong's acting and the character), But the plot too slow and 40 episodes is too long.

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This my first time watching Yang Se Jong so I can't compare with his previous works. So far I think he did okay. Not brilliant but not lacking either. I'd say say Jung Sun's temperature level is warm. And warm is enough sometimes. He's acting range maybe (still) limited but his voice and his smile just enough to cover it. I agree with you, the cinematography is gorgeous.

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I think Yang Se Jong gives a superb performance for Js..... He chemistry with SHJ is seriously eletrifying!

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He is monotonous, doesn't have a big acting range. He only has a set of a few expressions and rotates through them.
I do hope he will improve, because he's a likeable fellow.

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I wasn't expecting Writer Park to be even more mendacious than when she initially fired Hyun-soo, but she has reached a new level of achievement. You know it's got to be bad when even “Smiling Face Back Stabber” Hong-ah gives her a covert hairy eyeball. (Cue up “Evil Woman” on the fan wall. She who smelt it, dealt it.) I'm beginning to wonder if egomaniac Teach is going to pull the exact same BS on Hong-ah that she did on Hyun-soo, and throw her under the bus. It would be epic.

Let's not forget that Teach is the one who gave Hyun-soo that spectacularly useless mantra, “Between men and women, the drama doesn't begin until after they break up.” Hyun-soo foolishly and uncritically believed her, and look what it got her: a busted heart and five years of regret.

Also: Just what did Hong-ah give Writer Park as a gift?

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Hairy eyeball, hahahaha. It definitely wouldn't be surprising if Writer Park did the same thing to Hong Ah.

That gift could have been a PPL opportunity! :P

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Is it d last part??

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If you mean the final episode, then no, it is not. This drama length is 40 half-hour episodes (20 hours total).

40 seems like a lot. Still getting used to the new 30-min episode format. ._.

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The post-drinking party scene got me wondering about why it was even in the show. Then I recalled the first time Hyun-soo ate with Jung-sun, and how he wafted the fragrance of the food towards his nose to fully appreciate its delicious scent and flavor. Aha.

Sweaty and pleasantly tipsy Won-joon hits the shower before his rendezvous with Hong-ah, who tells him he's nuts to have bothered right before going for another run. Jung-sun, on the other hand, wastes not time trotting over to Hyun-soo's place. When she answers the door, he's standing right outside. It's not just dropping by with good news about Good Soup getting into the black. I thinks it's also home delivery of pheromone-infused aromatherapy. Eau de Perspiring Hunk on Your Doorstep.

It must have worked, too. Did anyone else notice how, as Jung-sun carried the baggage out Hyun-soo's front door as they prepared to depart for Yeosu, the camera panned over from her and briefly focused on his butt? She was sneaking a peek! That's the only way I could interpret it. It signals a veritable seismic shift in her attitude towards Jung-sun... which is later corroborated in Yeosu.

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lol, love reading your comments. I did notice the focus on the butt too (I thought I was the only one haha)

Speaking of sweat, butt and shower...where is my shower scene? *pervy mode* I need one. With all that angst coming, he will need to let go of some steam if you know what I mean ;) Hot brooding showers are the best hehe

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In mulling over Won-joon's head-over-heels devotion to Hong-ah, I suddenly realized that he may actually see some deeply-hidden good qualitie(s) in her that no one else does. He is a very positive person. It wouldn't surprise me if he's been standing by and waiting for his lady love's latent charms to come to the fore.

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Heaven knows how many screenshots I take everytime Yang Se Jong smiles in this episode...

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you are just like me!

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The instrumental music is really lovely. I was able to locate all but one of the tracks. They're on the fan wall. ;-)

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Trying to find the time to watch shows! Im barely managing to watch this one. Its sooo frustrating

Doesnt it feel slow? I dont know, something about the OTP is king of dragging. There is so much talk, I dont feel the tension anymore. Talk is good and honest and great to build a relation ship but emotions please? Passion? Some "i cant resist what Im feeling" dunno, sometimes it feels Im reading an essay instead of watching two people deeply in love with each other..
As for the other storylines, meh, except for kyung and the second male lead who is AMAZING

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I just heart this drama. Always enjoying the conversations and all the Ping-Pong between HS and JS. Another plus is the music, can't get enough of it. And fotography is fabulous too. For me watching this somehow feels like reading a drama before going to bed.

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This drama has became too boring now.

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I love how Jung-sun stay firm in his love for Hyun-soo in front of Hong-ah. It was very different from other dramas.

I really love this episode the most. I hope they will continue to stay together in the next episodes no matter the challenges are.

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Things I loved: the cinematography, the parents, the Lee Hyun-Yi/ Kim Joon-Ha pairing, and especially the scene when Hyun Soo and Jung Sun were running around looking for each other. That was so lovely, music and all.

Things I don't love: For a show that's plot has a lot to do with drama writing and good, successful drama writing, I don't understand how they fall into some mega drama cliches. Jung Sun's mom and Hong Ah. It has gotten to the point when I really don't want to Hong Ah on screen at all. She lacks depth and is too easy to dislike. The parents are so saccharine sweet, and I love it, but I got this eerie foreboding worry that something will happen to one of them, since they keep talking about their retirement plans. Please don't let that happen, show! The extent of the drama, with the music and whatnot, feels a bit over done. I completely understand that for an artist, the integrity of one's work is very important and personal and that would in fact be really hard to bear. I think if I were in her place I might also feel my world caving in, because to be honest, I can take things I care about very hard and be dramatic as well! But why did I feel in episodes 13-14 it all just felt a little too heavy? Lastly, the majority of the ladies' fashion. Though her white on white outfit this episode was on point. 😉

Poor Jung Woo!!!!! I kept waiting for him to find out, but this was too cruel. He seemed to be in a bad mood that whole day, too. 😭

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