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While You Were Sleeping: Episodes 5-6

The mystery is growing more intriguing, and each new episode reveals a side of the game we hadn’t considered before. I can’t tell if our characters are disaster magnets or if changing the future once set them off on a crash-course with Fate, but it’s starting to feel like this is way bigger than just a boy saving a girl.

 

 
EPISODE 5: “Covertly, Grandly”

In someone’s dream, pianist So-yoon’s house is torn apart, as her father reaches for her metronome to strike her mother down. The metronome goes flying out the window, and then Jae-chan’s little brother, Seung-won, looks out the balcony down below, a look of horror on his face.

As Jae-chan struggles against police officers who take Seung-won away, Hong-joo narrates that there are horrible moments in life that you never want to encounter, but looking back, there is always a series of trivial choices that lead up to that moment.

We come out of the dream as So-yoon leaves school and calls the prosecutor’s office to ask about her father’s case. Jae-chan is asleep at his desk, and his investigator Chief Choi confirms her worst fear—that her father will go free, again. Hong-joo narrates, “And those trivial choices come back to find us later, wearing the name regret. If we could change those trivial choices, couldn’t we stop that horrible moment?”

Seung-won runs out of class after So-yoon and stops her from buying a bottle of antifreeze at the store, but she shakes him off and tells him to mind his own business. She says that the prosecutor has already been busy getting her father off the hook, and he demands to know the name of the dumb prosecutor.

At the same time, Jae-chan tells Hong-joo that his brother’s name is Seung-won, and is horrified to learn that in her dream, Seung-won kills someone.

So-yoon shouts the prosecutor’s name—Jung Jae-chan—and Seung-won’s face falls. “It can’t be… that’s my brother,” he says. And just then, his phone rings with a call from his brother. Jae-chan panics when Seung-won doesn’t answer, and takes off running with Hong-joo behind him.

So-yoon’s mom calls to ask her to sleep over at a friend’s house tonight because she has something to discuss with her father. Mom holds a telltale envelope in her hand, looking nervous, and hangs up abruptly. So of course So-yoon does the very opposite and runs toward home, and Seung-won follows.

Jae-chan just runs frantically and aimlessly, and Hong-joo stops him so that they can put their dreams together and figure out how to stop what happens. Thank goodness one of you is smart.

She asks when his dream takes place, and he says it’s tonight based on both of their clothes. He asks about her version, and we see her dream play out in more detail this time as she describes Dad beating Mom.

Seung-won and So-yoon arrive just in time to stop Dad from striking her with the metronome, which Dad ends up throwing at Seung-won instead. He ducks just in time and it goes through the window.

Dad goes after Seung-won with a golf club, and in the struggle, Seung-won ends up pushing Dad out of the window, where he falls to his bloody death. The dream ends with Seung-won finally answering Jae-chan’s call and crying that it’s all Hyung’s fault that he became a murderer.

Hong-joo doesn’t understand that part, thinking it an odd thing to say, but Jae-chan puts the right pieces together—his brother’s excitement about the piano concert, and Yoo-bum mentioning that his client is the father of a famous pianist. He cringes as he remembers how quickly he dismissed her father’s case, patting himself on the back for having closed it in under five minutes.

Jae-chan asks what Hong-joo remembers about the house from her dream, and she says that there were two moons in the sky. They look up and see two giant promotional balloons on top of a skyscraper overhead.

Down below, police officer Han Woo-tak dozes off in a police car as his partner complains, wondering what he does all night to always be sleeping.

The screen fades into another dream sequence, in the aftermath of So-yoon’s father’s death. But this time… we see it from Woo-tak’s perspective. Omo! He has dream premonitions too!

Woo-tak is the officer who arrests Seung-won, and as they get into the police car, Jae-chan runs up in a panic, and both brothers cry out for each other as the car pulls away.

Woo-tak wakes up from the dream and goes about his work as usual, not seeming too affected by it. But when they pull over so that he can take over driving, he happens to see Jae-chan and Hong-joo running across the street. He recognizes Jae-chan, but tries to shake off the weird feeling.

But as he drives, Woo-tak thinks back to the moment he nearly died, when Jae-chan had said that if he hadn’t stopped it, Yoo-bum would’ve run him over. He realizes now that Jae-chan is the same person he just saw in his dream, and again crossing the street.

He speeds up, whirls the police car around, and turns on the siren. Yessss!

Meanwhile at So-yoon’s house, Dad rips up Mom’s divorce papers with a laugh. He starts smashing everything in sight with a golf club, shouting that the law is on his side even when he does this, “Because this, and this, and you are all mine! I can do whatever I want with what’s mine!” I hope you choke on your own tongue.

So-yoon and Seung-won run through the lobby, but so do Jae-chan and Hong-joo. Run faster!

Dad is about to strike Mom again when suddenly the fire alarm rings throughout the building, defusing their fight. Down in the lobby, Hong-joo gasps to catch her breath with her finger on the fire alarm.

Dad goes to the open window to see what the commotion is about, and officer Woo-tak arrives just in time to see Dad very much not dead, unlike in his dream.

The elevator doors open and Jae-chan yanks his brother out by the collar, looking furious. But he just reaches up to touch Seung-won’s face in utter relief, the panic finally subsiding.

So-yoon is relieved to find her mother among the crowd of residents down in the street, and meanwhile Hong-joo gets the brunt of the residents’ ire for the disturbance. They accuse her of playing a prank, but officer Woo-tak steps in to say that he saw smoke too.

Jae-chan drags Seung-won down the street and screams at him for not going straight home or answering his calls. Seung-won can’t believe it when Jae-chan says he should just ignore it if a friend is in trouble and needs his help.

Seung-won screams back that he didn’t answer the phone because he was embarrassed of his brother, and asks how he can call himself a prosecutor and tell him to ignore a friend in need.

Jae-chan argues that Seung-won would’ve ended up a murderer if he hadn’t stopped him, but Seung-won shouts, “You should be saying that you were wrong! That you’re sorry for being a dumb prosecutor! That you’ll investigate it properly, that we can trust you, that we shouldn’t worry! That’s a prosecutor! That’s… my hyung.” Oof.

But even still, Jae-chan argues that being embarrassing to his brother is better than him getting hurt. Seung-won just shoulder-checks him angrily and storms off.

So-yoon and her mother each try to send the other away for the night, but thankfully Hong-joo finds them before Dad does and invites them to stay at her house. They ask who she is, and Hong-joo says she’s So-yoon’s friend’s brother’s girlfriend. Pfft.

As they stand in the street to catch a cab, So-yoon sticks her nose in the air and insists that they have lots of places they could go. But when Hong-joo offers to take her there, she says she just wanted Hong-joo to know that they could go elsewhere, heh.

Officer Woo-tak starts to tell his partner that he had an unbelievable dream earlier, but the partner doesn’t hear a word because he’s too busy using all his strength to keep from pooping his pants. Woo-tak promises to find him a restroom, only to stop in the street when he sees Hong-joo.

She tells them that there are no buses or cabs, and Woo-tak brightly offers to drive them home, completely ignoring his partner’s pained expression. On the way, Woo-tak tells Hong-joo that they’ve met before, mentioning that they almost caused a big accident on Valentine’s Day. Mom covers So-yoon’s ears, thinking that it’s a euphemism for sex, until Hong-joo clarifies that it was a traffic accident.

At Hong-joo’s house, So-yoon goes around inspecting the rooms and making demands like she lives here, and her mom apologizes for her. Hong-joo’s mom receives them warmly.

Jae-chan flops onto his bed and sighs as he looks at the family picture on his nightstand, which takes him into a flashback of Mom saying how embarrassed she was of him. It was right after the motorcycle accident, and she’d been up in arms about how much they’d have to repay in damages for what he did.

But aw, Dad stood right next to Jae-chan and defended him, cowering a little at Mom’s wrath. She’d dropped a coal briquette in the middle of her nagging, and Jae-chan made the mistake of joking about it, which really set her off.

Cut to: Jae-chan and Dad shivering on the roof, both kicked out of the house. Little Seung-won had brought up a heater and two sleeping bags, with the message that they were definitely not from Mom. The little squirt told Jae-chan to behave from now on, not flinching when his hyung got up to glare.

Dad and Jae-chan slept on the roof that night, and Dad got up in the middle of the night to move the heater in front of Jae-chan and tuck him in. He said he was sorry for being so harsh at the police station earlier, sighing that it’s his fault and he just didn’t want Jae-chan to end up like him, with so much regret.

Dad had said he couldn’t help his expectations from growing, because he’d always hoped that Jae-chan would have a better life than his own, something more than subsistence living: “I want you to grow taller than me. I can take the bus, but I want you to drive your own car. I’ve never been on a plane, but I want you to ride first-class.”

He said that it was his fault if his expectations gave Jae-chan a hard time to the point that he forged his grades, and said he was sorry. Jae-chan was awake the whole time, of course, crying silently as he listened to his father’s words.

A new dream. Hong-joo’s arms are wrapped around Jae-chan and they smile at each other as cherry blossoms fall around them like snow. She closes her eyes and gets on her tiptoes to kiss him, and he leans in…

Hong-joo wakes up horrified that she’s the one who kisses him first, and flails about it in bed for a good long while.

Mom is startled to wake up to a fully prepared breakfast table, which So-yoon insists is only because she can’t eat anything other than her mom’s home cooking. In the bathroom, Hong-joo cries out for the plunger, complaining of the size of someone’s poop. So-yoon oh-so-casually peeps, “It’s not my poop.”

Jae-chan gets up uncharacteristically early and attempts to make breakfast, which ends mostly in injury. Seung-won leaves without eating anyway, stopping to grumble that he’s never going to become a prosecutor. Jae-chan snipes back that he can’t anyway with his grades, and both brothers start the day in pissy moods.

Hong-joo tells So-yoon and her mother that her father’s case isn’t closed yet since the prosecutor hasn’t turned his paperwork in. But So-yoon argues cynically that the dumb prosecutor is in on it with the lawyer, and nothing will change. It devolves into a shouting match between the two daughters, hands on hips, shouting about whether the prosecutor is dumb, or corrupt, or both.

Hong-joo offers to make a bet that the prosecutor will make it right, except she can’t come up with anything to bet. The girls’ maturity levels are about equal, and the fight ends with Hong-joo claiming that that the toilet-clogging poop was So-yoon’s.

Jae-chan stops at the pharmacy for band-aids, and finds Hong-joo waiting for him in the street. She says she just waited for him this time, rather than seeing him in a dream, and she notices the burn on his forehead and the cut on his finger and runs off, leaving him standing there.

 
EPISODE 6

Hong-joo comes back to the coffee shop, wandering around in a daze because she can’t see through her foggy glasses. Jae-chan guides her over, and then his eyes widen when she suddenly grabs his face to put ointment on his burn.

They each complain about how ungrateful Seung-won and So-yoon are when they went through so much to save them, and Jae-chan softens as he watches her tend to his wound. When she asks for his finger next, he quickly turns around and rips off the band-aid he just put there himself. That’s adorable.

Hong-joo says that other people might not know how much he went through to save his brother, but she does, and that he did a good job. He smiles at that and tells her that she did a good job too.

They look out at the street, where the rain begins to fall and a man runs past, which transports us to another flashback 13 years ago. Dad ran for cover from the rain, and was startled when Jae-chan showed up next to him.

Jae-chan had said sheepishly that he’d aim for more than subsistence living, not even knowing what it meant, and Dad realized that he was awake that night on the roof and heard everything he’d said.

Back in the present, Jae-chan asks Hong-joo why she doesn’t wear contacts, thinking that she looked uncomfortable with foggy glasses. She just interprets this as another sign that he’s fallen for her, wiggling her glasses around and wondering why he cares. He refuses to just tell her that she looks prettier without them.

She asks what he’s going to do about So-yoon’s father, expecting him to charge him properly for his crimes. But to her shock, Jae-chan says the case is already closed and his brother was saved, so that’s that.

She can’t believe he’s planning to let it go just because of his caseload and his fear of getting fired, but Jae-chan whines that he has three years left on payments for a car he wrecked because of her. She rattles off a string of numbers in response, telling him that they’re this week’s lottery numbers.

He scoffs, insulted that she thinks he’d decide what to say or do based on how much money he had. He leaves in a huff, and once he’s gone, she swoons at his response.

Jae-chan runs into Yoo-bum, who offers to buy him lunch now that their case is closed. But Jae-chan says he hasn’t finalized the paperwork, saying that he found things that require further investigation. Yoo-bum’s temper flares at that, and he says that Jae-chan won’t find anything no matter how much he digs.

Yoo-bum says he knows Jae-chan’s every move, and Jae-chan replies, “Do you know what’s scarier than not knowing? Thinking you know everything.”

Jae-chan’s smile fades into an icy glare and he stalks off… only to hide behind a car around the corner, wondering why he went and said such a thing. He tries to calm his racing heart and repeats Hong-joo’s lottery numbers to himself, ha.

Jae-chan arrives at the office just in time to stop the paperwork from being delivered to his boss, and he grabs So-yoon’s father’s case file to restart the investigation. The chief prosecutor notes this and calls him in, and Jae-chan chants the lotto numbers on the way like it’s a prayer.

The boss tells him to close the case, accusing him of digging his heels in because of his personal grudge against Yoo-bum. Jae-chan says it’s okay if the chief prosecutor thinks that, as long as he can stop this case from returning to them in the future as an even bigger crime. He vows to reexamine all of the past charges against So-yoon’s father.

The boss loses his temper, and the gossip spreads rapidly. The other prosecutors wonder if Jae-chan won the lotto or something, to make him act out like this.

Jae-chan test-drives a shiny new car later that day, and he stops to brag to Hong-joo about reopening the case. She beams proudly and wonders why he argued when he was going to do the right thing anyway, and then gasps when she sees the car. “You’re not… buying that because of those lotto numbers I lied about, are you?” she asks nervously.

Jae-chan tries not to let the shock show on his face, and lies that he totally knew she was kidding. She asks if he restarted the case because of the lotto numbers, and he reminds her that he’s not the kind of person to let money determine his actions.

He trips over his own feet on his way back to the car, and tells the salesman in a deflated voice that he’ll buy the car… someday.

Fellow prosecutor Hee-min jumps when she gets caught gossiping about Jae-chan, not realizing that he was brooding in the dark room over his worthless lottery ticket, which he rips up.

He asks her about So-yoon’s father, as she was the one who dropped the case the last time he was charged. Hee-min says she doesn’t regret it, because domestic violence cases aren’t so cut and dry, and the choice should be up to the victim. Them indicting the husband is passing judgment on a situation they don’t understand, she says, and not knowing the difference between justice and acting brave means that he doesn’t have the right to be a prosecutor.

Jae-chan looks down at his ID tag as he thinks over her words, and the camera spins around him and takes us back to that rainy day 13 years ago. I love the transitions in this drama.

Inside a convenience store, Jae-chan had asked Dad what he wanted him to grow up to be. Before he could answer, a soldier had entered the store, and Dad noticed it right away—the nasty end of a large rifle, sticking out of the duffle bag on his shoulder.

Dad asked Jae-chan to run home and fetch his cell phone, saying that he’d forgotten it, and on his way out, Dad stopped him to answer, “A prosecutor. I’d have no other wishes if you became a prosecutor.” Jae-chan agreed on the spot and stepped outside with the umbrella that his father had just bought him.

Dad’s smile faded as he looked behind him at the soldier, the same young man who got on Hong-joo’s father’s bus in her flashback. Later this very day, in fact.

Jae-chan was waiting to cross the street when he heard the sound of gunshots, stopping him cold. He turned around as the soldier fled the scene, everything happening in slow motion.

He ran inside to find Dad bleeding on the ground, and broke down in tears.

As we see the other half of the funeral for the people killed by that solider, Jae-chan narrates, “I knew it then, that my father had made a choice. He sacrificed himself to save other people, and the world called him a hero. But through that choice, my mother lost a husband, and Seung-won and I lost a father. Rather than feeling proud, I resented that choice. To the world, my father’s choice was justice, but to me, it was just acting brave.”

Back in the present, Jae-chan comes out of his reverie to find Woo-tak staring at him in wonder. He introduces himself as the guy from the Valentine’s Day accident, and offers to buy Jae-chan dinner to thank him. They find out that they’re the same age, and Woo-tak suggests banmal but Jae-chan shuts him down, ha.

So-yoon helps out at Hong-joo’s restaurant, clearly feeling bad about imposing but not willing to admit it. Hong-joo says she’s a lot like someone else she knows, thinking of Jae-chan’s habit of speaking badly when he’s nice at heart.

Seung-won grabs the dishes out of So-yoon’s hands and barks at Hong-joo, calling her “ajumma,” and sniping that a pianist can’t get her hands hurt. He throws in a little wink at So-yoon for good measure, making her smile.

Woo-tak leads Jae-chan to Hong-joo’s restaurant, surprised to run into her again. Wait, is this really a coincidence? No way…

Woo-tak says he regretted not asking her name the other night when he gave her a ride, and she agrees to use banmal when she finds out that they’re the same age. Woo-tak says very easily that she looks prettier without her glasses and jokes that they’re the Three Flying Dragons, since they were all born in the year of the dragon, and Jae-chan looks annoyed that Hong-joo is so friendly and giggly with Woo-tak.

At the same time, Yoo-bum finds out where So-yoon and her mother are hiding and turns his car around.

Seung-won is the one who ends up serving Woo-tak and Jae-chan, slamming the dishes onto the table with a whole lot of emotion behind it. Jae-chan snaps that he told him not to get involved in So-yoon’s life, and Seung-won just ignores him.

Woo-tak says he expected them to be very affectionate brothers, and Jae-chan is surprised that he knows they’re brothers. He guesses that this isn’t a coincidence, and Woo-tak says that’s what he’s curious about—whether it’s coincidence or fate. He grabs Jae-chan’s hand as he says it, ha, making it look like a very different conversation.

Woo-tak wonders to himself if things will really happen according to his dream, in which he’d come to this restaurant with his partner, and run into Jae-chan by chance on the way. He looks around and notes that everything else is the same, except he changed one small thing—he brought Jae-chan here instead of his partner.

Jae-chan asks him to stop playing around and admit that this isn’t a coincidence, but Woo-tak holds up his hand and thinks that if his dream is right, someone will walk through the door in five seconds. He counts down, and Yoo-bum walks in right on cue.

Hong-joo steps in front of So-yoon and her mother protectively, and Yoo-bum says he’s not here to see her tonight, but to speak to his client’s family.

Woo-tak gapes to see everything happen the way he’d seen it in his dream, and tells Jae-chan that it’s definitely fate, and not coincidence.

Woo-tak thinks to himself, “I’m curious to know if the one trivial thing I changed will be able to stop the horrible thing that’s about to happen.”

EPILOGUE

The episode closes with a shot of Jae-chan’s father’s columbarium, which fills with pictures of his family in the same way that Hong-joo’s father’s did. Among them are Jae-chan’s real report cards and all the selfies he takes, like the one showing off his prosecutor’s badge.

 
COMMENTS

Even with today’s movie-title-as-episode-title, “Covertly, Grandly,” I wasn’t expecting Woo-tak to be a seer hiding in our midst. I thought maybe Woo-tak would turn out to be evil, not a fellow dream-seer! That was a great twist, and I’m excited by what this could mean for the larger story, since we now know that the premonitions aren’t limited to our leads. I’m still not convinced that he’s entirely good—I mean, he seems like a very nice cop, but then he has these moments where his motivations feel purposely ambiguous. In any case, it’s starting to look like he’s a possible love interest, and a very big slice of the mystery pie. Did he start having these dreams recently, like Jae-chan did? Does it have to do with their proximity to Hong-joo, or something else? And if Jae-chan and Hong-joo are connected through the deaths of their fathers, how does Woo-tak figure into this? Is he connected to another victim, or maybe the soldier? It can’t be coincidence that all three of them are the same age, either.

Jae-chan definitely got the more moving backstory, but it’s because of how good his father was (why are all good drama parents destined to die?). After their argument at the police station, I wasn’t expecting such a sweet father-son relationship, with Dad sticking up for him and taking the brunt of the punishment from Mom for his sake. I can see now why Jae-chan is so eager to fulfill his father’s last wish at all costs, and also why he’s reluctant to risk himself to save others. But it’s just in his nature to end up doing it anyway, because you can’t grow up with a father like that and not be good at heart.

I loved that Little Bro was a sassypants as a kid too; he seems to have taken over Mom’s role in being Jae-chan’s moral compass, and it’s great (and entertaining) that he will point out just how much of a dumbass his brother is being. Of course, he has the luxury of thinking in absolutes because he’s not worried about the rent or accidentally having killed a man in everyone’s dreams. But Jae-chan was clearly in need of a wakeup call if he thought his father wanted him to become a prosecutor in name and not actually do a good job of upholding justice. The lottery bit was funny, but it also spoke to the heart of the problem, both in him and in the system—that he really was hampered from doing what he thought was right for fear of losing his job. It seems ridiculous that pursuing one case means risking your neck, but I suppose there’s a small hope in that too, that all it takes is one stubborn prosecutor to keep a case alive.

The opening sequence was definitely the highlight of the episode, with everyone racing to the same place to stop a disaster from happening, and such personal stakes in preventing it. That’s what’s kept the premonitions really riveting thus far—because they’re connected to our main characters on a personal level, which keeps the urgency and our investment very high. I hope that continues to be the case in every episode, even if it’s a terrible thing to do, putting all our characters in one place, foretelling imminent disaster, and leaving us hanging. That’s just mean.

 
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Thank you for the super fast recap.

I like Soyoon, hope she is not just a cameo but i know that won't happen. Her and Hongjoo's bickering was so petty and funny.
Now I'm imagining Hongjoo and Soyoon become in-laws. I'm sure there would be petty arguments every day between them like whose husband is better. Hmm.. What will Jaechan and Seungwon do? Separate them? Leave them and continue what they are doing? Or add fuel and join the argument? Every possibility seems hilarious in my head.

One thing bothers me. Does a runaway soldier always cause problems and dangers to the people?
In this and previous episodes the fathers approach the soldier first while he hasn't done any dangerous things. If he's left alone maybe he wouldn't do any harmful things. So like Jaechan, I think it's foolish bravery, not heroic.
Is there real case of runaway soldier caused harm to people? If there is, then I'm wrong.

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i know the soldier looked scared.. I was also wondering the same thing.. whether runaway soldier cause harm or not..

when this man is not trying to do anything, why would you "Tackle" him.. i agree that you may want to take precautionary measures of ushering people out of the store and all but don't start staring at a scared man who is carrying a gun

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Maybe because he had a gun? I don't think it's right for anyone in Korea to walk freely with it.

"If he's left alone....harmful things."
Why take the risk also? Jae Chan's father was a police officer so I think it was his duty to try to arrest whoever might harm citizens.

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It's illegal to be carrying such rifle around. although it's mandatory to be in national service, you definitely won't find the soldiers booking out and running around with a rifle.
As a police chief, I get it why he would be sensitive towards that.
As for hong joo's Dad, he did have warning from his daughter and the news update through radio.
I guess it's acceptable for such reactions.

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I guess it's because it's illegal to desert the military, and even more illegal to carry grenades and rifles around amongst civilians. So as a police officer it might have made sense to approach him, and then the soldier was probably really skittish and just decided to lunge out. ):

Hongjoo and soyoon are hilarious together! Their mums are even more hilarious, bonding over their tough lives raising an only daughter. 😂

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Yes, I love the moms' bonding too. It makes me want them to continue living together.

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"Runaway soldier" alone, no.

"Runaway soldier WITH A RIFLE" --> why do you need the rifle in civilian public????? (Is what I always ask America but that's besides the point.) What are you intending to do that needs you to steal a rifle?

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What the dad focused on was the grenade at the top of his pack, I think. (Or was it the butt of a gun? Not sure.) In any case, the guy was acting suspicious and carrying weapons that could kill people, so being a cop and approaching him made sense. It wasn't just because he was a wandering soldier.

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I think it was the head of the riffle...

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What if Yoo Bum starts dreaming as well, that would be very bad for our Dragon trio.
Also how adorable is Jae Chan, him clutching his heart like a scared kid made me go aweee, very relatable!

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Also Jong Suk is like smitten with Jae In that is the guy playing Woo Tak, he can't stop admiring his handsome looks on his IG posts, how awesome would it be if there was a love line between Jae Chan and Woo Tak instead of the usual love triangle?

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Personally I am more afraid that the abuser starts dreaming as well.

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This. Because when Hong-joo and Jae-chan stopped Seung-won from killing the abuser, they inadvertently saved the guy's life. Which means there would be consequences. I suddenly have a bad Nine flashback.

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It will be wild if our villain starts dreaming / has been dreaming too.

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I'm hoping that he didn't get dreams just because he got saved, but because there's some other connection with the other 2 (but if it were so at least it should be abused mom having the dreams, not abuser, thankfully!).

Then wootak, jaechan and Hongjoo can fight crimes and solve cases together like the Powerpuff Girls! That'd be adorable. 😍

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That was my thought, too, Riman--that it's all well and good if you save someone's life and then they start having dreams, too. But what if the new person having dreams works against you? That could make the plot very interesting...

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and what if the soldier was police officer's brother..

that's another tragedy that connects or could connect all three

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That's what I was wondering too @alasecond

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i think he is already.. but the deal is.. like suzy he gets only one side of the reality...

no one counted on the police officer to get the dreams..

And it seems everyone's dream rivet around LjS.. like he is the doer.. the savior.. the hero.. who alone can take action to change the outcome

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But dad was the high ranking official in Joseon who helped Bidam. How does the manhole work again?

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Dad was a criminal until be backed bidam and was also the one that caused their rift.

Yeah they would have still had issues bit Deokman would have abdicated and gone off with Bidam and they could have had some blissful months together. He ruined it all.

Wormhole just shows his a shitry human in his pass life as well. He was also a shitry human in Empire of Gold. The actor is awesome though, i like him.

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either people who were meant to die or came close to death dream (both leads were so close to dying had fathers not intervened).. or the 4 folks at the intersection on valentine's day get to dream... (or have been dreaming)

Nice..
love KSH. and only now realized younger brother is the piano guy from page turner

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I am surprised by how many times I laughed out loud in this ep (I.e. every time Lee Jong Suk freaked out post-confrontation, lol), got my heart all warmed up from all these suddenly thrown together relationships (uh Suzy and Kim So Hyun? Love!) and loved the entrance into the spotlight of the very handsome (and fellow future-seer) Woo-tak! This is getting interesting!

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Jae Chan's expression when he realised Hong Joo was lying about the lottery numbers was so hilarious I repeated that scene way too many times to count

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Ha, I felt so bad for him! Even I believed her too!

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I knowww! and the poor puppy sulking in a dark corner caressing the lottery ticket before ripping it up to face his sunbae/hoobae with the cool demeanor again! Ha!

I really enjoyed the comedy this episode.. and can I say I absolutely love the secretary gossip network & the passive-aggressive prosecutor commentary?!

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Not sure she was actually lying the first time, she may have just been deflating him the second time so he didn't get rich from her vision. I'm waiting for him to see those lottery numbers on the news, now that he's ripped up his ticket.

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Seems like it is this writer's domain of expertise lol but I love the relationships here. They feel so warm.

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cute, cute ep with a dose melancholy with JC unfortunate background.
Woo Tak connection to OTP, is probably that fateful day, 13 years ago. he probably someone related with that runaway soldier. i guess the issue with runaway soldier will be brought back in later episode.

HJ fooling JC with that lottery number LOL. he kept mumbling the number throughout the day even though he said he didnt believe it in the first place. adding with his fake bravado confronting YB and his superior, really makes him relatable.

i really like PHY bringing up all this social issue like corrupt lawman like YB and domestic abuse dilemma with so yoon mom. i wonder what next.

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At first I thought Jongsuk's character here would so much like his characters in previous Park Hyeryun's dramas who wasn't much different. But I'm glad Jaechan is very different, Sooha and Hamyung wouldn't behave like that. He is Jongsuk's funniest character I've seen.

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is kim so-hyun here to stay, because i LOVE how gruff and grumpy she is, and i need to see her and hong-joo become reluctant besties LOL.

also, did woo-tak maybe develop dream abilities because jae-chan actively intervened to save him from his original fate? but then technically hong-joo's mum should've also acquired dream abilities since jae-chan deliberately interfered to save her as well - or maybe you need to have been directly saved in order to be affected.......but then what's the reason for jae-chan suddenly getting dream abilities??? what do woo-tak and jae-chan have in common for them both to suddenly gain dream abilities after meeting hong-joo?????? is woo-tak also connected to the soldier??? why did we see jae-chan's clock change times after he woke up from his dream about hong-joo's death???? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

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I think both Jae Chan and Woo Tak can only see their side of the future while Hong Joo actually sees the events unfold.

I believe both of them got the dream from Hong Joo, she had the dream before the fathers death and their fate had been linked from then. An unresolved matter. So fate has now brought them back together to finish it off.

I fear this could mean both Woo Tak and Jae Chan will die in the future.

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Wasn't the clock just first stating the time (5:sth) and then the date (2월 14일)?

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oooh, was that what it was?? that makes sense then, HAHA. thanks for pointing that out!

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yes, the clock just changed the display from time to date mode. I believe it's showed just to emphasize what happened before was only a dream.

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I desperately want Kim So Hyun to be more than just a cameo. Her character is a great addition to the show.

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Girlfriday your my hero! Thanks for the fast recap 😙

And before everything, give me some minutes so appreciate Kim So Hyun's precense 💕❤💕 Love her so much! I am glad that her cameo didn't last a few second only.

And I am the only one guys who find that police officer incredibly handsome and....hot?🙈

I loved this episode too, so much I regretted starting this drama for a few second. I wish I waited for all the episodes to come out.
I have been thinking that maybe everyone who is saved can dream of the future but that doesn't explain how Jae Chan is able to do it. So now, I am wondering if it isn't a red herring.

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No I fully agree with you. Woo Tak is one handsome cop. 😻

I think (and hope!) it's just a red herring. It'd be creepy if everyone they saved (I assume that's how this show will run) started having those dreams. I hope it's just this trio, because I was mindblown that even WT had the dreams.

And I also almost regret as well! The wait for new episodes is really torturous. 😭

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Jung Hae In (Woo Tak) is a cutie. I loved his character in Blood and his first love cameo in Goblin.

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That policeman is cute. I don't even know who the actor is but he is kinda scene- stealing.

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He was also in the Three Musketeers. :)

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Such a small detail, but I really love how we get an explanation for why Jaechan keeps taking selfies.

It just looked like he was a bit cringeworthy every time he did it in the first episode, but it's so heartwarming that it turned out he was taking "proof shots" of all the things his father wanted him to achieve when he grew up.

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Yep totally caught that and loved it. And thankful for a heart warming reason for all the seeming narcissism, lol

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Yes.. I thought that's was a really touching details.. i was going wow.. with my moist eyes...

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Same here. I wondered why on the first episodes because he didn't seem like the kind of guy who would be obsessed by social medias. So I was glad to see that it was for this purpose. At the same time I felt for him in that scene. I must have been so sad gor him to lose his dad like that at such a youg age (just as Hong Joo).

Overall, I like Lee Jong Suk in here. That subtle vulnerability....and sadness in the character he is playing. I am so used to see him play the cool guy (almost perfect) so his acting here is a delight.

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Yes omg my heart really tore when I saw all the photos at the memorial. I was ok with him taking selfies because it was such a cringeworthy and hilarious moment for him but that reason.. 😭

I also really love how smooth the transitions from present to past are, especially with the rain and the puddles. I really enjoy the editing!

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The editing is beautiful.

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why does park hye run keep killing great parents? 😭😭

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also hong joo is an A+ female character, when she grabbed so yoon's hand at the end that was so cool

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to create angst ridden lead charahters....

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its her fetish LOL... from all her dramas, only Park shin hye has a complete set of parent who is alive, even though her mom is awful.

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Oh Seung Moo would say it's a setup to make the character stronger and more heroic. :)

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Favourite scenes to day
1)Hong Joo fighting with the So Yoon with their mothers feeling embarrassed of their only daughters
2) Hong Joo giving Jaechan false incentives using lottery numbers to make Jae chan reopen the case.
3) Jaechan embarrassed after he realises that Hong Joo was lying about the numbers.
4) Jaechan attempting at cooking.

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Park Soo Ha would be appalled at Jae Chan's cooking, lol.

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I thought KSH is 168 but Suzy is 168, she looks taller

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Suzy is definitely taller. I think she's around 5'7". I can't really trust internet with regards to Kim Sohyun's age (Wiki says she's 165) but Yeri (Red Velvet) said that both of them have the same height.

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*height I mean

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Doesn't look like more than 1 inch difference in their heights, so I believe the internet that KSH is 165 cm and Suzy 168.

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I wonder what people like to watch in Korea these days because this year ratings are not good compared to 2016 but also there were not so good dramas like this so far..This is my crack drama but still why it's getting lower ratings even hospital ship i s doing better whatever the show so far is brilliant..

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Right now its Chuseok, so ratings of all dramas are getting affected, but in general older folks tend to stay away from mind-bending plots like this drama, its usually popular among the younger audience ^.^

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What about other dramas having popular leads not even getting a 10 % rating

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They are really really close in ratings and already among the age group of 20-49 WYWS is already having more viewers. Plus the drama is quite popular already.Since Hospital ship is a drama that has already finished many episodes,its understandable they would have solid viewers and that are fixed about the drama. Also compared to WYWS, HS has the viewership of the senior citizens of korea as seen in the demographic charts, these people are like 50 > and for them the plot of WYWS with its edits would seem too complex and might go over their heads. But its still fine since WYWS is only at the original 3 rd episode (aka official 6 th episodes), as long as the plot remains exciting and drama gets good reviews, there is no need to bang our heads for the little rating difference they have.

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Plus this week chuseok week drama ratings are expected to fall.

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don't forget, last year we got 2 hits drama : Descendant of the sun and Goblin.. i believe, the ratings of those 2 dramas, boost up the average rating in Korea.
DOTS with average 28% rating, and for goblin 12,9%... of course compare to 2017, there are not many Hits drama that break the record..

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There is 3 hits this year Defeated 25-30%, Chief Kim 18%, whisper 15-20% those were the only dramas that hit over 15% on a public channel.

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I'm loving this show so far... Though i do hope that we don't end up with everyone doesn't end up dreaming of the future by the end....

Have to say that Suzy has improved leaps and bounds.. She is adorable as this klutz

I don't agree with the female prosecutor reasoning. As a prosecutor did she try to get the abused wife counseling.. Did she try to talk to her and make her understand that being beaten like an animal is not her only option.... Her reasoning of putting up p with violence just bec the abuser is earning is just the kind of thing people say to force others to live in miserable marriages bec divorce is so taboo.... I do hope someone calls her out on it later on bec she seems to think that what she did was exactly right

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Sorry my first para is a mess with too much of "end".... Multitasking is not my forte

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Agree about everything you said mostly about the prosecutor thing.
Also, I know I should't because I can't imagine what she has been going through but still I can't help but blame a little bit the wife. Why can't she fight back? Try a little bit harder? Elaborate schemes? Seek for help? She knows her husband, she must have anticipated that he wouldn't sign easily those papers. So why didn't she make him sign them before making that statement?

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yeah, i really didn't like hee-min's reasoning either. that's putting the onus on the victim to break away from the abusive relationship, when the abuser is almost always the one who possesses the power, whether financial, physical or otherwise. i don't know how accurate the laws being used within the drama are, but even so, hee-min completely glossed over the fact that people legitimately get killed because they try to escape their abusers, and that the problem doesn't lie with the victims being unable to make a choice - it lies with a dysfunctional legal system that heavily favours the abusers and their ability to get off without retribution. she says that it's not the prosecutor's place to judge the victim, but she's doing exactly that by assuming that victims stay in their relationships because they're too 'weak' to make the choice to leave. sometimes victims are well aware that leaving means putting themselves and their kids or other family members in danger, and that's when the law should step in and show them that there can and should be other options.

my actual main gripe isn't even the fact that hee-min said that, but that (in that particular scene at least), the drama seemed to frame what she said as being a rational and logical school of thought. but in reality, it's that kind of rationale that makes victim blaming so insidiously pervasive, and that's not right.

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Her reasoning is not wrong, what she said is right and does happen in the world. The government is not a babysitting service, the wife is an adult, they can't force her to change or to leave. We all know what the problem is but it doesn't mean we can solve it.

As someone who works with DV victims I can tell you honestly unless the victim themselves want to leave, there is simply nothing we can do. We can show them the councilling they can get, can help them move away, set up new homes, help them with rent and food and furniture, but at the end of the day most of them would choose to stay with their abusive partner or return to them eventually. Only a few times would we get to work with someone who would leave abd honestly wants to break off for good.

It's not victim blaming, it's knowing your clients. We know why they don't leave, we know it takes an average of 7 times before they would leave for good. All we can do is wait and be ready for when they choose to leave.

Before you guys pass judgement and make accusations against people like me, have a thought for us and the horrors we deal with and the fustration and pain whenever we watch a victim go back to their abusive partner and know there is nothing we can do about it. Or even worse, when we receive news that they've been murdered during another DV incident. We do remember and do feel the pain, but we also know we have tried our best.

You can take a horse to water but you can't force them to drink it.

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hard work you got there. bless your soul for working with this type of job. which country did you come from?

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Thanks for putting that into perspective. While I do agree with ES that it doesn't feel right for the drama to frame Heemin's reply as the proper attitude, I think your explanation is much more helpful than the drama's. All the best with your work!

Speaking of Heemin, maybe she'll be an ally to our team. Since she doesn't seem inherently bad, and has some sense of justice.

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just wanted to let you know that i'm definitely not passing judgement on your work or on you, and i have a lot of respect for what you're doing, so thank you for sharing! hee-min's reasoning doesn't sit right with me, but your perspective makes sense, and i'm glad i read it.

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from what i understand, even korean women said korea is not a safe country for them. a simple domestic abuse like this, the women will not gain anything from it, especially for those who is housewife. they will be shun instead. choi jinsil case is one of proof public will not side with the victim.

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I don't know how I feel about Woo Tak now having dreams of the future as well. With more characters having those dreams (I wouldn't be surprised if Yeo Bum is revealed to be having these dreams later on, and that he uses them to his advantage), it makes it feel impersonal. If it was only Hong Joo and Jae Chan, it would've been a special bond that tied them together (something that feels intimate). Now with this reveal about WT, I feel that a good chunk of the dreaminess of the setting/premise is becoming shaky. On a side note: Does S.K. not have self defense laws? Because in HJ's vision/dream, JC's brother killed the man accidentally in self defense.

The scene when Hong Joo was putting ointment and a band aid on Jae Chan's finger was the first time that I felt chemistry. LJS's gaze in that moment was intense and beautiful. However it was the first I felt Suzy falter, because she failed to reciprocate any tension/vibe he was sending. She was too oblivious.

Overall I am still solidly enjoying this drama, but I just hope it doesn't veer into the ridiculous.

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I think that Woo Tak had the dreams because his future was changed by the other dreams. I feel that Yeo Bum won't have a dream unless his future is somehow bettered by Hong Joo's dream being changed. We'll see though. I also think there's a good chance I'm wrong, LOL.

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LJS was good in that scene (bandaid), yes. I feel like so far, the story is more about a group of friends trying to stop bad things from happening (now that there are three of them), and that it's not so much a love story (even though there's a love line, hello, it's a drama). The advertising Viki especially keeps doing on it, though, makes it sound like you should expect the love story to be the primary plotline, which kinda grates on me a bit. I remember how heavily UF was billed as a romance as well, which it definitely WASN'T. (It was a basic revenge story, and I was quite disappointed that the expectation and the reality ended up being so different. I would have approached the drama in a whole different way if it had been accurately advertised.) But that's a quibble with the advertising thereof, not with the actual drama itself. Which is pretty awesome.

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Jae Chan's face when he got told the lottery numbers weren't real HAHAHA. Also, Soo Yeon and Hong Joo's petty fights are the best.
This dream revelation is going to be super interesting though, like why is it these three that can see the future in their dreams and why have the guys only recently started having these dreams while Hong Joo has been seeing them since she was young?
I wonder how much our leads are changing by not letting the future play out how it's supposed to and how much that's gonna come back to bite their ass later on.

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Also prosecutor Hee Min's opinion on foolish bravery and justice really irked me. Like no, the reason you're there is to help these victims of abuse to get out of that situation and let them know there will be better options out there. As soon as you overlook what you believe to be a small injustice to catch larger cases of injustice, is when you've started losing that passion and initial drive to reveal the truth. This scene really rubbed me wrong.

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I totally agree with you it also made us aware of the fact why they will always be victims. As they are not given helpful choices that would allow them to make a choice for survival should they leave as the one who is holding over 90% of the power so happens to be the abuser. I mentioned at soompi that I am not aware of any kdrama that refers to places/sources of help for domestic abuse victims. Makes me question if there is any offered there.

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you guys took the words right out of my mouth. 👍

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I know right. I was wondering the same thing, they showcase so much victim shaming that it's no surprise people start thinking it's ok to do that in real life, its like adding gasoline to a fire. Instead of being given helpful advice and choices they make it seen like the victim will be a strong person for staying with their abuser and that whole notion infuriates me.

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I'm loving these ships..................
1)Hong Joo and So Yoon: its like Hong Joo has reverted to an very childish adult and So Yoon an uptight but mature kid
2)Hong Joo and Jae chan: Hong Joo telling people she is JC girlfriend and then lying to him the lottery numbers
3) Jae chan and Won Taek and Hong Joo: all three born in the same chinese year, Year of Dragon and all three having prophetic dreams
4)So Yoon and Seung won : are already a solid couple and the Seung Won dedication towards her.

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I have a theory where all the people who are supposed to die but then got saved by Hong Joo and Jae Chan by altering the events would have premonitions as well. This would include So Yoon's dad. It is interesting to see a villain having that premonition. Yoo bum can exploit this knowledge and use it to his advantage against Jae chan, somehow.

What is left is the mystery of how Jae Chan had premonitions in the first place, given he's not saved by Hong Joo, although he was saved by his Father from the soldier who also got entangled with Hong Joo's life.

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How about Hong Joo's mother? hmmmmm. Hong Joo's mother was sort of circumstantial, not an immediate and direct death. It is true that she didn't die after Jae Chan intervened during the night of Valentines Day, but hers seems like a different case, an exception.

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Seriously I wish Kim So Hyun was a regular cast in this drama. I mean, I would want her to star in leading roles, but I actually don't mind an ensemble cast! I used to ship So Hyun and Ji Soo in Page Turner, and now the pages have legit been turned over, cuz I`m jung shipping Soo Yoo and Seung Hoon so bad that I can't believe I was too blind to see their chemistry in Page Turner. I like So Hyun's versatility in acting. She can be a b!tch and sweet girl at the same time. I love tsurende girls. >>__<<

Nam Da Reum will grow up as a great hot actor, you guys. I'm calling dibs on it. Tragically, I`ll be Da Reum's halmoni by the time he's legal enough to be fantasized over.

Going back to the series, darn, all of my theories have been wrong so far. And boy do I love being wrong! Now, another theory of mine as to why they share the same talent, would be, perhaps, Woo Tak's father was the soldier who killed both father. Welps, soldier looked too young, but he could be a young daddy! lol. He looked like he really did have a motive to kill those fathers. It was like he was doing all those against his wishes. What if the soldier was left if no choice but to do, whatever their fathers prevented him from doing, for somebody he cared and loved? Like said, Woo Tak said it's too much to call it a coincidence, they're there for a reason. Three-flying dragons, can't wait what you guys have in store for us!!

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So Hyun is so amazing and I can't believe it's only a cameo! I want more!!! Her range and versatility are no joke! She's shown more range than most 20s and 30s actresses. Definitely the best child turned adult actress of her generation! Love her and Suzy in this drama! In fact this drama has converted me to a Suzy fan and I'm totally on the HJ-SY ship!!

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Nam Da Reum will grow up as a great hot actor, you guys. I'm calling dibs on it. Tragically, I`ll be Da Reum's halmoni by the time he's legal enough to be fantasized over

HAHAHAHA!! I feel you sister! And o' boy yes! He is cute!

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That boy needs to be cast in something major ASAP.

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Unfortunately he's only 15! There's not much he can do for some 3 years or so. :(

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Loving every bits of the show. Thanks to girfriday's speedy review.

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What is this, inception 2?? O.O the dream sequences are currently confusing to me even though I know the puzzles will start to fall into piece towards the end, I hope none of the avoided deaths lead to a huge avalanche of massacre or something (cue final destination) -_-
And is the seer thing contagious...? Like the person who don't die start seeing the future lol. (Jk) :-P

And thank you for the recap @girlfriday <3 :-)

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and they're born in the same year. What a coincidence! I'm curious how they're related in some ways.... during the car scene, was is the first time Woo-tak having a dream?

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Thank you for the recap. I loving this episode so much
and thank you JC for being relatable. I mean, we all do all those false bravo to a certain extent and I long forgone thinking that my salary is my salary. My salary just used my account as a pit stop (TT_TT)
I hope this drama continues to be like this as it manage to balance nicely between serious/melancholy with humor. I know KSH is just a cameo but it would be awesome if she sticks around just to pick fight with HJ tbh.

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HJ+SY = OTP!
Maybe Suzy and Kim So Hyun can be sisters in a comic road movie or something! I want more of them!

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Am I the only one who is eagerly waiting for Jae-chan to finally gather Office Manager Moon, Chief Choi, and maybe even Prosecutor Shin (she seems to be a good person, just has been dissillusioned about what she can actually do as a prosecutor) to form their own underdog team who would tackle manufactured cases and bring justice to light? Woo-tak can join them too to bring support from police side. With 2 of them have premonition dream plus Hong-joo as the original dreamer, surely they can do some very small changes (because I feared what the big changes would do to everyone's life) that would prevent many injustice.

P.S. It's so cheeky that every episode title is a "homage" to famous movies, though with a re-interpretation.

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Thank for the quick recap!
I am loving this drama so much more than I expected to! Suzy and LJS are doing a fantastic job!

I find it so interesting that Woo-Tak has dream premonitions now but I'm almost certain it's because he was saved from death. This seems like a recent thing for him since he is still testing it out and it seems like since he was "meant" to die and was saved instead, now he also inherited the power somehow. That makes me wonder if its also somehow the case for Hong Joo and Jae Chan?? Hmmmm. Also maybe I'm alone but I don't get any bad vibes from him at all. I do think he's adorable and I like the chemistry between him and Hong Joo. I'd like to see some jealousy from JaeChan down the road because of their flirty interactions. That would be funny and cute.

I'm also curious if Seung Won could start having premonitions too because his fate was changed from the intended course too? Or maybe not since he wouldn't have died in that case. I also wonder why our three dreamers all dreamed about the same incident? Like we know Hong Joo has many dreams, good and bad about various people, Jae Chan has only had two (that we know of) and both have correlated with a dream Hong Joo has had and the first one resulted in Woo Tak being saved. Now Woo Tak has his first dream that correlates with the same thing Hong Joo and Jae Chan has? Does that mean that actually they're MEANT to stop it? Why would they all dream about the same incident if not? And now Woo Tak has had another dream related to the same people but he seems to be the only person who dreamed it this time. I find this whole thing so interesting! I can't wait to get answers!

I love So Yoon and hope she stays around after her Dad's case is resolved. Her petty bickering with Hong Joo was great and I laughed so much at the two moms just rolling their eyes at their daughters.

That scene where Hong Joo nursed Jae Chan's wounds was adorable! I awwwed so much when he took off the bandage on his finger so she could redo it. I'm really liking this ship!

And I also didn't expect Jae Chan to have such a sweet relationship with his dad. That whole backstory was told wonderfully and really helped shed light on why Jae Chan is the way he is.

Can't wait for the next episode!

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So many dreamers. I'm halfway expecting someone to try to kick them out of the country

(Sorry,insider America joke)

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Hahaha!

but also ughh.. what is wrong with the world ?!?! Countries refusing to take in refugees.. deporting 'illegal immigrants' after years of them settling in and dreamers... I totally get the constraints of a nation & it's resources & such arguments but it's basic humanity.. where are these ppl supposed to go??

Hell, I get attached to places and ppl after being there twice & govt's expect ppl who have lived their lives to just uproot and leave?

Wish we had better long term solutions for such tragedies.

Sorry about a random political-ish rant on a fun joke.. but this issue has been bugging me for days now and leaving me feel helpless when I talk to ppl around me & they have such strong hateful opinions . :'(

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Since we have bromance nominations can we have a sismance nomination too? Suzy and Sohyun for best couple please! They are the highlight of this show!

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Ohhh I love this.

I really want Woo-tak to be a good guy, because I really want to like him and it would be fun to have him join the team. But there's still something I can't put my finger on -- slight Oh My Ghostess Im Ju-hwan vibes, I think? And the way he said he was curious about whether changing something small would stop his dream from happening, instead of wondering whether he could stop whatever horrible thing is about to happen himself. I suppose it depends on what's about to happen if it's something one person could even prevent, but what I'm trying to say is that he seemed more curious (almost amused?) than concerned about the imminent tragedy.

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Yes!! I had Suspicious Partner Hyun-soo vibes :x

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I swear. PHR successfully pulls a twist every time. And this is even more thrilling than Final Destination! My heart was racing when Dad was about to hit mom with the metronome. Gaah! I'm about to have a heart attack from it, and yet the feeling is exhilarating!

Seeing Suzy and Kim Sohyun in one frame, it's hard not compare. Now I know what's missing. It's Suzy's eyes. They don't change at all. Whether she's angry, sad or happy, her eyes are still the same--the infamous wide-"doe" eyes. That's why her acting sometimes makes me feel some sort of disconnect. She could be crying and her mouth could be quivering but her eyes don't show it. Also, she does not know how to regulate her voice. When her voice gets a little high or pitchy, it comes of screechy and it really grates on my ears. I know that it was a bickering scene and the yelling game was just for comedic effect, but her high-pitch voice really distracts me. But it was a cute scene nonetheless and they were hilarious. I just hope she learns to tone down her voice.

Aaaand, now that there are three seers, I'm thinking maybe Yoobeom would be able to see dreams to. Because 3/4 dreamers were the people involved in the accident. If Yoobeom does turn out to be a seeer himself, then he might try to interfere the future that Hongjoo and Jaechan want to change. And it will also make the stakes higher knowing that an evil person sees the things you see and you know for sure that he's not gonna make everyone's life easy.

Gaaa! Behold. This is officially my drama crack of the year.

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I noticed that too, and i love the character and the story but kim so hyun stole the scene every time and made it obvious she's a pro. And i love Suzy because she is her best in this though.

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Thanks for the recap GF! One thing, regarding the giant-sized poop. When Hong Joo accused So Yoon of leaving it, I could swear Kim So Hyun grinned slightly as she turned away.

I think flashbacks are useful for a story, but in these episodes er episode, I really didn't want to see it because we all sort of deduced that his father died the same day as her father, and I am pretty much invested in the present. That's just me though.

The cliffhangers though in this show are quite good. I wish I could be in the future and have all of them and binge-watch the whole series, fulfilling my addiction in a few evenings, or maybe one horrifying all-nighter where I look out of my blinds to see a strange orange light coming from outside of my house . . .

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Why do I have a feeling the police officer is somehow linked to the solider that killed both the leads' father. He could be his son or brother, which might explain why he too can see future dreams. Just a thought.

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This shows how well park hye run knows Lee jong suk and Suzy the way both the characters are presented they are very relatable.For me this is Lee jong suk 's best character who can make me laugh also and as for the show we know it's intriguing

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i could be totally wrong here, but i wonder if it's the people that got saved from dying that get dreams? have to contemplate and see more of the story unfold but that's a small thought that popped up for me!

thanks always for your wonderful recaps gf!!! <3

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I love how Woo Tak's character is shaping up. He has premonitions, yet he's rational about them. He never freaked out like Jae Chan did wondering "why me?" Woo Tak simply accepts his gift and tries to stop bad things from happening. I will be so upset if he turns out to be evil.

Seung Won did not push So Yoon's father to his death; he fell out the window by himself as he charged at Seung Won with a golf club. Even if he did push him, it was self-defense. What kind of messed-up logic was Hee Min spewing? We were right to let an abuser go because the victim ought to be the one to make the choice to leave? Look what happened to Mom when she asked for a divorce. Her husband ripped up her divorce papers and proceeded to beat the crap out of her!

Like Hong Joo's father, I really wish Jae Chan's father had called for backup. Why take the soldier on alone? I wanted to cry when we saw that all of Jae Chan’s selcas were for his father.

I love how Hong Joo wasted no time in calling herself "your friend's brother's girlfriend." Which may be closer than she thinks with Jae Chan seeing her in a new light as she tended to his wounds. Hong Joo even scores brownie points with Seung Won for inviting his crush to live next door. Hong Joo innocently believing So Yoon made her super endearing. "Really? Where? Tell me. I'll take you there." I felt so bad for Jae Chan for believing he had won the lotto. I also felt terrible for Woo Tak's partner for having to hold it in for that long. He should've used the restroom at So Yoon's high-rise or even Hong Joo's house.

A big thanks for the recap, @girlfriday!

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“And those trivial choices come back to find us later, wearing the name regret..."

***regret***

I love it how the word 'regret' repeats itself through out the episode. May be it was the way the script was translated (into Chinese) or may be the writer really deliberately built this theme into the story.
Beanies who know Korean or watching with subtitles of other languages, did you notice that the theme 'regret' came up many times through out the episode?

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Thanks for the Recap, you're so good in this. Gosh! I had a goosebumps in this episode especially in the scene that Woo Tak can also have these premonitions ( I really can't believe it?? Why o why???) jae chan geeh you never fail to make me laugh also when hong joo ang soo hyun waaah i love these two pretty girls, i hope that soo hyun will be longer in this and not a cameo, loving their funny bickering moments and the last ahhh the father son relationship, it made me cried much. Over all loving this drama.

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I'm so glad that Han Woo Tak is not a bad guy! Yay! Jung Hae In is cute as always. Heeee. I think Woo Tak started to dream after he's saved by the fate of meeting Jae Chan and Hong Joo. This drama is getting intense and interesting!
Side note: I'm happy that Kim So Hyun being a cameo is longer than I thought she'd be.

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You covered everything I was thinking! (especially the suspicions about Wootak's character). It's hard to predict how well pre-produced dramas will turn out, but so far I can tell that they put in a lot of effort with the transitions, scenery, etc and it's so nice to watch.

Just a few things I liked from this episode: Jaechan's hair messily clipped back, kiddo Seungwon drawing his happy smiling family while they're actually arguing (lol), and that band aid scene... So. Cute.

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Soooo quick!!! OMG... The recap is here, and I have not yet watched the Episode!!! OH no...

It is just that when it is open in this part of the earth where I live, it comes without subtitles, and then, of course, I have to wait... and the following day I have to work early in the morning, so... there you go...

but I have to say anyway... I like this show very much... :)

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Let me tell you a secret. On my part of the world, the drama is airing at 8 PM. Last night I worked very late and when arrive home at 11.30 PM, the subs is already out. Try http://www.marutv.com/ ^^ Well, the site mostly upload shows on raw for Korean viewers, but sometimes it also come out with subs.

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Where are you living? I'd like to match my timings so i can see if this site has subs sooner than where i watch

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Don't forget that the main reason why subs show up so quickly for this show is that it's pre-produced, which is not the norm.

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If it's 8 PM so the difference with Korean time is 2 hours, I only know Thailand and western part of Indonesia in that time region (so maybe other SEA countries).
If you can get raw video from the site above, you may find subtitle files on subscene.

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I was no happy when Suzy was cast as the main lead for this drama but I now happy she is in it, I never thought I would had said so in the past but she is doing a great job portraying her character it feels natural.

Wow on a side note, what a twist now we have 3 seers, just like our young cop said is this Fate or what? Looking forward to todays episode.

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Ok, can I just say that the YB character is freaking me out. I am thoroughly enjoying this drama. However because I had no expectations therefore did not follow any pre- broadcast news- had no idea we had a villain. And he totally freaks me out as I imagine he is that clever that he will be diabolical.

Did I even LIKE the actor in another drama?

And oh since I am NOT a LJS not SUZY fan am totally amazed at how amazingly believable Suzy is here. Cos' she sucked pretty badly in 2 out of the 3 dramas I have watched her in. But here- totally think she is so good.

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I love this drama so much! Thanks for the speedy recap, @girlfriday.

I find it so refreshing to watch a show where the OTP are both a little kooky and finding a kindred spirit in each other. I love that Jae-chan tries to be suave but very down-to-earth in reality. Okay, his flailing moments are cute for now but I'd love him to get a break and earn respect (and help! His team is so useless now) from his team. I think even as a teenager, Jae-chan was actually quite the good sort – lazy, perhaps, but had his heart in the right place. He wasn't even interested in faking the report card till Yoo-bum persuaded him otherwise.

I've never really taken to Suzy in her precious dramas (Gu Family, Uncontrollably Fond) but she's so endearingly weird and overly self-confident here. I guess it's all about finding the right drama? (Coincidentally, I also hated PSH in Heirs but loved her in Pinocchio. Or does LJS put his co-leads at ease enough for them to relax and shine?)

I think the pace of the drama has been good so far, and there are enough new revelations each episode to keep us guessing. And I'm rooting for Woo-tak to be on the good side here. That "three dragons" had to be a good sign, right? Like they'll band up to save the world.

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same, i love how unapologetically weird and shameless hong-joo is. that scene where she's looking for jae-chan in the cafe and she's just peering at everyone through fogged up glasses was the funniest thing ever, HAHA.

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I think the dream premonition started with the Valentine's Day. HJ was having these dreams and up to that point, the dreams that materialised came true exactly. She was unable to change the course of the dreams. It would be the same as she had dreamt if JC had walked away from his dream. By his decision, he altered the course that was supposed to run resulted in direct saving of WT and indirect saving of HJ and her mother. Because of his action, his brother witnessed the incident with SY's mother and got involved personally. It is a domino effect with one chip hitting another chip until the course is run. I doubt YB will get the dreams because he was not affected whether or not JC has stepped in or not. Some people mentioned that SY's father may also get the dreams since he was saved from his death but all these are direct sequences of the altered course of the Valentine's Day. As for WT also getting the premonition, I think it started just recently when the three seers converged into one point. Relating to the soldier, maybe but nothing is revealed to give a clue of it.

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Am I the only one who is massively pissed off by the two sidekicks who work with Jae Chan. I find them unprofessional to the core verging on inappropriate. If they knew better than Jae Chan, wouldn't they be prosecutors themselves??
Over all good episode. Except a few infuriating parts, good.

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Yeah, his assistants is lil bit annoying and too up in LYB asses. I hope with So yoon's dad case settle, they will be more accepting and less antagonize with JC.

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The entire prosecutors' office seems to be just a gossipy clique group. And yes, they seem very unprofessional.

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Three dreamers? Wow, I did not see that coming! While I'm a little wary of how more people other than Hong Joo are having prophetic dreams are going to play out, I must say that I am enjoying this drama a lot! Much of it has to do with the warm and lovable characters especially the family members. I teared up over Jae-chan's dad..and his seemingly narcissistic selfies from the first episodes were turned on their head and given a whole lot of depth when at the end, it was shown he was putting it for his dad. Wow. The feels!

Really loving also how LJS isn't the cool, suave, "geeenius" leading guy -- he's flawed clearly but that just makes me really invested in his character's growth...and he's so lovable this time around which is a refreshing change. How cute are his indignant/shocked/worried facial reactions? And him ripping off his band-aid so Hong Joo could nurse him -- adorbs.

Waiting with a bated breath how the next episode turns out. Also, the cop guy kinda reminds me of Kim So Hyun especially when he's wearing the cap. I also believe he's a good guy -- kinda like Lawyer Cha's idealistic character to offset Lawyer Jang's cynicism in I Hear Your Voice. So the do-gooder cop will be the perfect foil against the LJS' reluctant prosecutor hero.

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I would like the trio teaming up to solve the dream-related mess. Hope Woo Tak is a good guy. So far he seems to be quite smart and catching quickly what the premonitions are about.
I loved the cliffhanger and can't wait for next episode. Apart from the mystery of the three flying dragons (hope this is a clue that these three are related somehow), my favorite moments were about Jae Chan being a cutie: cooking breakfast for his brother or taking out the strip so Hong Joo could put one on his finger, he's adorable.
Also, who's the child playing little Seung Won? the boy has talent.

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What I like about this drama is how almost all d minor characters play a crucial role, even d cameos.
So did anyone notice that sbs don't have clips from this drama on their YouTube channel like they did with other dramas...they have clips for temperature of love but not wyws. Are they experimenting with it cos they seems they are not promoting it, it's jst the fans promoting it for them....not that we are complaining but it's jst strange to me

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I wonder if we will have the 4th, 5th and 6th dragon, just like six flying dragons who founded modern Joseon. :D

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i was also thinking about Woo Tak connection maybe he is the soldier's Brother and became a police officer because something happened to his brother that's why he went on a rampage? Or maybe the dream started when he was saved by Jae Chan?

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Loving this drama so far! I'm hooked./ Thanks girlfriday, you're fast!

I love the sassy arguments between Hong Too and So Soon! Reminds me of me and my sister arguing haha

I'm currently only following this one and Hospital Ship, and they play on the same time slot W/Th. And the current ratings are neck to neck. If I were to watch it live on TV at the time of airing, I wouldn't be sure which to watch first!

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