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Radio Romance: Episode 8

This episode shows a lot of our characters experiencing some growth, which is great to see since they have a lot of growing to do. Unfortunately, that also means that they’ll have to face some uncomfortable truths about themselves, but it has to be done if they want to achieve their goals.

 
EPISODE 8 RECAP

Su-ho comes to Tae-ri’s party, but only because he wants to talk to Geu-rim. He confesses that he likes her, but Tae-ri told her that she and Su-ho are dating, so Geu-rim can’t understand why he’s saying this to her.

She says that she just wants to have a writer/DJ relationship with Su-ho, but he takes a step closer and says firmly, “No. You said you’d teach me about radio and how it will change my life. You said you wouldn’t be in my face anymore but that you’d always be next to me. Do you remember? I’m going to do that now. Sincerely, completely be next to you from now on. Do you understand? Until you recognize me.”

That last bit confuses Geu-rim, but Su-ho only says that he’ll lose her if he acts the way he did before, “like that day.” He just adds that they’ve known each other for a very long time.

At the party, Tae-ri seethes until Jun-woo joins her, then she slaps him. He asks her why she’s still working with Su-ho’s mother when he warned her it was dangerous. She storms past him and out of the party, and she happens to spot Su-ho talking to Geu-rim.

She asks if he forgot they were supposed to be announcing that they’re dating, then snaps at Geu-rim to leave. Su-ho says that Tae-ri is the one who interrupted, but Geu-rim tells him to stay and talk to Tae-ri, and they can continue their conversation later.

Su-ho isn’t about to go along with the fake dating announcement, and he asks why Tae-ri isn’t scared to be associated with him. She says she’s more scared of being forgotten, and says it’s just a few photos. She asks if he doesn’t feel sorry for her, but he points out that he’s not happy, either.

Geu-rim heads home, thinking about Su-ho’s confession and hints that they’ve met before. She goes inside, but her mother doesn’t seem to be home, so Geu-rim calls her. She hears her mother’s phone ringing in the bathroom and finds her sprawled on the floor, unconscious.

She calls for an ambulance, then picks up when Su-ho calls. Luckily, he’s right outside, and he follows her and Mom to the hospital. Apparently, Mom had a dizzy spell from overwork, making Geu-rim feel guilty for leaving her alone so much. Su-ho hovers nearby, making sure that Mom will be okay but keeping his distance to give them privacy.

He cashes in a favor at the hospital, and Mom is moved to a private room. Geu-rim calls Su-ho to ask if this was his doing, and when he says it was, she tells him that it makes her feel bad. He’s fine with that, and even admits that he wants her to feel bad, because they got where they are now when she made him think of her by making him feel bad.

He says it’s a pretty good strategy, so he’s copying her, ha. She asks him about what he said earlier (about their knowing each other for a long time), but he just says she won’t remember.

He’s not there for a meeting the following morning at JH Entertainment, mostly because he still doesn’t know that his mother signed him onto a drama that’s about to begin shooting overseas. The JH executives express concern that Su-ho is missing, but his mother deflects by introducing Tae-ri to them as his costar.

Station Manager Kang freaks out when he sees the news that Su-ho will be going overseas as soon as he wraps up his radio program, since he’s only been there a month. PD Lee says he’ll take care of it.

Su-ho also sees the news, and he heads to his parents’ house, where his mother and father are fighting over whether it’s a good idea to back Tae-ri. Mom wins the argument, naturally, and she tells her husband to try acting like a father for once.

Su-ho asks angrily why he has to find out about his own schedule through the news. He notices that the overseas schedule and his radio schedule won’t work together, so his mother tells him to quit the radio show. His father pipes up that radio isn’t classy, but Su-ho says in a halting voice, “Radio… I want to do it.”

He says that radio is the first thing he’s ever wanted to do, and in return he offers to do whatever else they want. But his mother says there’s nothing she can do (to cancel the drama), and that it’s Tae-ri’s request, which they have to comply with because of the incriminating photo of Dad and Da-seul.

Su-ho asks why he has to be responsible for something his father did. His mother ignores him and just tells him to be at a donation ceremony at the hospital in two days.

When her mom finally wakes, Geu-rim teases her for sleeping so long. She warns Mom not to get sick again or she’ll just stick to her like glue, then tells her that they’re at the same hospital where Mom had her eye surgery.

PD Lee finds Su-ho’s mom at the art gallery, and her pinched expression when he gives her his “namaste” greeting is priceless. She refuses to work with him on Su-ho’s schedule, but he says that what she’s doing is unethical. He tells her that radio isn’t a business, it’s a relationship, so it’s unfair of her to manipulate the media to force her hand.

She starts to say that she discussed this with Su-ho, but PD Lee interjects that he doesn’t believe it. He knows how important it is to Su-ho to keep his promises, and he says that his mother seems nothing like him. HA, excellent.

Su-ho has a photo shoot with Tae-ri today, and he tries to call Geu-rim between sessions, grumbling that this is why he didn’t want a phone when the line is constantly busy. He checks his phone obsessively, which Tae-ri notices to her annoyance.

A young girl overhears Geu-rim talking about the show on the phone and asks if she’s the writer of Ji Su-ho’s Radio Romance. She gets really excited, squealing that she’s a huge fan of the show. Then she turns grumpy and asks why they haven’t chosen her story, which she sends in every morning.

Geu-rim is excited to tell her mom that she met a fan of her show. She pushes Mom around the hospital in a wheelchair, and everywhere they go, they pass memories of a younger Geu-rim and Su-ho. Even Mom is reminded of Geu-rim’s first love, teasing Geu-rim for liking a boy whose face she’d never seen.

Writer Ra reads the news about Su-ho’s drama and his quitting the radio show. She bursts into delighted peals of laughter, and she giggles to assistant PD Hoon-jung that they make on-air mistakes, their PD is a lunatic, their writer lacks talent, the maknae ran away, and now they have no DJ. Hoon-jung stares as she cackles, looking disturbed, but Seung-soo assures him that it’s fine, she’s just insane.

After the photo shoot, Su-ho and Tae-ri sit for an interview about the upcoming drama. Tae-ri chirps that they’re hoping for the Couple of the Year award, but Su-ho says dryly that he’s still considering the drama because it might conflict with his radio show. Later Tae-ri tries, but fails, to get a reaction out of Su-ho.

PD Lee comes to the hospital to see Mom, who greets him as “son.” He fusses at Geu-rim for not calling him, just as Su-ho walks in the door. He’s carrying some fancy-looking gifts for mom, though he still seems threatened by PD Lee’s humble plastic baggies.

The guys are distracted from their glare-off when Su-ho is recognized by a patient and a crowd starts to form. Fed up with their posturing, Geu-rim tells them both to leave so her mom can rest. Su-ho somehow manages to smirk at PD Lee without ever changing his expression, ha.

They leave together, ending up at a coffee shop where PD Lee asks Su-ho to explain the news about his overseas shoot. Su-ho just says nothing’s been decided, so PD Lee tells him to keep him informed so he knows what action to take.

He mentions that they may need to bring in another writer while Geu-rim takes care of her mom, but Su-ho insists that they have to use Geu-rim’s script. He suggests they hold meetings at the hospital or even do another remote show, and PD Lee crows, “I like you so much sometimes!” Hee.

He takes the plan to Geu-rim, who says she would feel like a burden. Both guys snap in unison, “You’re not a burden!” Geu-rim considers the idea of doing a broadcast from the hospital, since she’s spent a lot of time there and it’s not a place where people usually laugh or cry together, so she says she’d like to provide that.

PD Lee squeaks in surprise when Su-ho agrees with him that it’s a good idea. He tells Geu-rim to write something up, but she suggests again that they let Su-ho’s writers handle it. Su-ho says that he’ll find a way to make it work.

Su-ho’s big plan is to check himself into the hospital for exhaustion, and PD Lee agrees that Su-ho is a delicate little flower. He announces that they’ll have to do their next show from the hospital due to the DJ’s frail health, forcing Geu-rim to accept the plan even though she knows Su-ho is faking.

He chooses the little girl that Geu-rim met, Eun-jung, as the focus of their show. She tells them that she’s sixteen, that she has congenital blood cancer, and that her dream is to be a radio DJ. In the restroom with Geu-rim, Eun-jung asks if she successfully hid her fangirling over Su-ho.

Geu-rim seems a bit jealous as she asks if Eun-jung lied about wanting to be a DJ to meet Su-ho. Eun-jung shamelessly admits it, but she says it doesn’t matter since she’s dying in six months anyway.

PD Lee tells Su-ho that it’s true — Eun-jung is terminal, and only has about six months left. He says that she’s a fan of Su-ho’s, and he thinks that letting her on his show will be a nice gift for them both.

Geu-rim still feels weird that she and Su-ho never finished their conversation, so she struggles to compose a text asking to talk to him that doesn’t sound too awkward. Jason finds her and says that there’s someone in Su-ho’s room right now, inviting her to have coffee with him instead.

He looks amused when Geu-rim says that she and Su-ho are only close because of work. She asks Jason how he and Su-ho met, but he skirts the question, only saying that they share the details of each other’s lives… well, one of them does.

He admits that he’s Su-ho’s doctor, and jokes for her not to praise his smarts and good looks. He says he and Su-ho met in high school, then suggests that they take turns asking questions. Geu-rim goes first, but we don’t hear what she asks him.

In his room, Su-ho spam-texts Geu-rim again, wanting to know where she is. His mom walks in and tells him to act sicker in case a reporter sees him. He asks if Jun-woo told her where he is, but she reminds him that he fired Jun-woo.

Knowing that Geu-rim’s mother was admitted, she repeats what Su-ho said about Tae-ri being miserable if she’s associated with him, and asks if he’s okay with Geu-rim suffering the same way. He doesn’t reply, so she reminds him about the donation event tomorrow and leaves his birthday scarf for him to wear.

Su-ho sits on a couch in the same hall where he once stopped Geu-rim from taking her mask off. He’d asked if she could remember him like this instead, and she’d promised to remember him even if he forgot her, making him smile.

Now alone, Geu-rim thinks about her question to Jason… she’d asked if Su-ho was ever at this hospital before, and if he went by the name Woo Ji-woo. Surprised, Jason had asked how she knew. Now it makes sense why Su-ho had said he’d wait until she remembered him, and that they’d known each other for a long time.

She finds him still sitting thoughtfully, and she asks him if he’s ever met a girl named Song Geu-rim who wore a mask. He looks up at her and remembers all of their moments at the hospital, when they’d become each other’s first loves even though she never saw his face. He nods, and Geu-rim breathes, “Oh, so it was you.”

She asks if he was hurt when she didn’t recognize him, calling him childish. She remembers that Su-ho didn’t sleep well back then, asking if he sleeps better now, and he says sadly that he doesn’t.

Geu-rim chides Su-ho for not telling her who he was, and he admits that he wanted her to recognize him. She asks why he tripped her that time a few years ago instead of just saying hello, and with an adorable pout, he says that he didn’t like the guy she was with. How are you so cute right now?

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Remembered, at long last

 

Determined to get answers now that Su-ho is talking, Geu-rim’s next question is to ask why he made her look bad in front of his mother the morning after the team outing. He tells her that when he took her to his house and tucked her into his bed, she’d barfed all over his crotch. HA, so it was revenge! Love it.

She calls him a pervert, which makes him laugh. She asks how she should remember him when he was being so nasty to her, and he laughs again. He tries to school his expression, and Geu-rim says that he hurt her feelings when she was falling in the pond for his drama.

He protests that that’s why he took her home, and she remembers thinking it was weird that he knew where she lived. He confesses that he followed her home once twelve years ago, and she gasps that Su-ho really is a stalker. She jokes that he must have liked her even back then, then backs up and apologizes for saying too much. But Su-ho says honestly, “That’s fine. You’re right about that.” Oh. Well.

Once Geu-rim recovers, Su-ho invites her into his room to talk more. She says that even if he liked her back then, and even if he likes her now, that she’s not about to get all giddy and confess that she likes him back. He just swoops her into his arms and bustles her into his room.

He shushes her and whispers he saw a reporter, standing veeery close and giving her that Look of his. He tells her to keep talking, quoting her words back at her verbatim. Geu-rim asks if she sounded like that big of a jerk, and he’s all Well, a little.

She starts to leave, but he stops her with a hand on her arm. He dips his head like he’s about to kiss her, but his phone rings with a call from Tae-ri. He doesn’t answer, but suddenly they hear someone right outside the door.

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Hiding in the closet

 

The room is empty when Tae-ri walks in, because Su-ho and Geu-rim are huddled together in the closet. They don’t move even after she leaves, although they both wonder why they bothered hiding. Geu-rim asks Su-ho why he said there was a reporter, and he mumbles that she’s sure talkative today, hee.

They both lie awake again, that night, but this time their inability to sleep is a result of their giddy feelings. Awww.

In the morning, they find PD Lee giving yoga lessons to patients, and the three decide to do some interviews. One particularly cranky ajumma refuses to answer Geu-rim’s questions, and even Su-ho gets his head bit off. But PD Lee came prepared, and he gives the ajumma her favorite dried persimmons, charming her into cooperating with them.

They stop to buy instant ramyun for lunch, and Su-ho thinks ahead and grabs an extra serving. When PD Lee finishes first and grabs at Geu-rim’s bowl, Su-ho tosses the extra ramyun at him and tells him to stop stealing Geu-rim’s food. Awesome.

He steps away to take a call from Jun-woo, who wants to meet. Jun-woo mentions that Su-ho hates hospitals and asks if he’s there because of Geu-rim, aware that Su-ho tends to get obsessed when he likes something. He says that he stayed with Su-ho even when he told him to leave because he knows that he really meant “Don’t go.” Su-ho offers to double Jun-woo’s pay if he agrees to work for him.

Later, Su-ho catches assistant PD Hoon-jung complaining about him on the phone, ha. They all gather in Su-ho’s hospital room to plan their next show, but Su-ho barely pays attention, preferring instead to stare at Geu-rim who appears to be coming down with something. He keeps trying to hand her his jacket or some medicine, but PD Lee beats him to it every time.

After the donation event, in which his mother poses for photos with the sick girl Eun-jung, Mom asks Su-ho if Eun-jung is really going to be on his radio show. She only says it to prove that she still knows what he’s doing even after he fired Jun-woo. She tells Su-ho to move back home if he doesn’t like being monitored, but he just says that she must be exhausted, since he’s exhausted.

Worried that her coughing might wake her mother, Geu-rim takes her computer to the hallway to work. She struggles to keep her eyes open but eventually she nods off. Su-ho has Jason bring a blanket and sets off to take it to Geu-rim, but when he finds her, PD Lee is already there, gently tucking a blanket over her.

Su-ho says that people might get the wrong idea if PD Lee treats Geu-rim that way, and assume that he likes her. PD Lee looks him right in the eye and says, “That’s correct. I like Song Geu-rim.”

COMMENTS

Well, that’s going to change things. I didn’t think that PD Lee had real feelings for Geu-rim, but apparently I was wrong. I’m not sure yet how I feel about it — mostly I’m just glad that PD Lee has stopped being so handsy with her, especially since she didn’t seem to want or welcome that kind of attention from him. It’s really no surprise that he likes her, if I think about it, because why else would he be willing to stake his entire comeback show on an untried, reportedly bad writer, if he hadn’t seen something in her that interested him? But he was being very disrespectful to her for the first few weeks of the show, so I’m happy that he he finally seems to have backed off of the public displays of affection.

I really love the way Geu-rim doesn’t let important moments go by, even if it means she has to get answers to her questions later. Last episode, she kept asking Su-ho why he kissed her until he finally confessed, and in this episode, she followed the clues of his offhand comments about remembering him until she finally figured out what he was talking about. I’m always so frustrated when dramas interrupt an important conversation between a couple and they just pretend it never happened and never resume the conversation, so I really appreciate the way Geu-rim isn’t satisfied until her questions are addressed.

And thank goodness, now that the dam has burst, Su-ho seems more than willing to discuss whatever Geu-rim wants to discuss, especially if it’s about how he feels for her. I particularly liked how he told her that he was going to ignore her discomfort the same way she ignored his, because frankly, she had that coming after the way she dogged him about the radio show. Then when she figured out who he was, he answered every one of her questions honestly, even the ones that made him look strange, without even hesitating. Su-ho is so open about his feelings, probably due to the fact that he’s sick and tired of holding everything in his whole life, I just love it. The way he looks at Geu-rim kills me… his gaze fairly crackles with emotion, so it’s a good thing he’s not lying to himself or her because his eyes would declare him a liar right away. And I’m delighted with the cheeky sense of humor that’s starting to peek out from under Su-ho’s stoic mask. Once he really lets himself embrace his fun side, he’s going to be too cute for words.

As far as his family goes, Su-ho’s mother is ramping up her attempts to control Su-ho, and I’m glad that, for once, he’s actually fighting back. I think it was huge for him to say that the radio show is the only thing he’s ever wanted for himself, since it’s not that long ago that he was claiming to have no interest in it. I think that he’s starting to see how he can make a direct impact in people’s lives through the show, which leaves him feeling more fulfilled than simply playing a role written and directed by someone else. I’ll be truly proud when Su-ho can stop relying on Geu-rim to write every word he says, and begins to speak for himself. It turns out that he actually has a lot of value to say — all he needs to do now is to realize it for himself.

 
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Yay! I just finished watching this ep and went right here to read some recap. Man, I can't wait for next ep already. I'm not really surprised that PD Lee like Geurim, ha! And, correct me if I understood wrong, so Suho was called Jinwoo before? Or he just used his friend's name? Because Geurim asked Jason if Suho's was called Jinwoo, and he said how did you know. I believe Suho was the one writing Geurim but with Jinwoo's name. I'm confused.

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I think it'll be more clear as the show goes on... Either Suho took the boy's identity after he died... Or used his name to not be recognized. One thing for sure, was that Suho went by JinWoo in the past.

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So many questions! Need more answers!

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When Su-ho asked his mom why he has to cover and take responsibility for his father's mistakes and nasty affairs I was like YASS. Thank you for saying that!! It always frustrates me to no ends in dramas when the children or family members have to take responsibility for others wrongdoings.

I'm all for a bromance between PD Lee and Su-ho LOL. PD Lee admitting "I really like you sometimes" was the cutest as was Su-ho's "what on earth expression".

Also, I can't believe Su-ho left Geu-rim to his mother's devices that first time she slept over just because she vomited all over his crotch HAHAHA. That's next level pettiness.I love these glimpses of the real Su-ho that we get. He seems like such a cheeky sarcastic little shit. With an adorable smile and RUDE AF stare.

And I completely 101% agree with @lollypip when she said that
"I’m always so frustrated when dramas interrupt an important conversation between a couple and they just pretend it never happened and never resume the conversation, so I really appreciate the way Geu-rim isn’t satisfied until her questions are addressed." BECAUSE YES OMG this is one of my biggest pet peeves about dramas and their characters!! Like, excuse me??! Please continue that convo that you were having earlier and clarify misunderstandings and situations!! It would save us viewers like 4 episodes of angst in each drama if only the characters talked things out lmao!! But nooo, apparently, they don't know what communication is.

Also, Su-ho telling Geu-rim telling that she is right about him liking her :D . *SQUEAL*

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Oh, and I think Su-ho called himself Woo-jiwoo to Geu-rim when they were younger to hide his real identity. Maybe he was afraid that if he gave his real name she'd know who he was? And that's also probably why he didn't want her to take the blindfold off either because he probably thought she would know who he was and he wouldn't be treated normally anymore.
But then Jason kind of said that Ji-woo was Su-ho, so I'm kind of confused.
Is there something more behind this....? Like name swaps? Or am I reading too much into it? (lol not my fault tho, dramas make you paranoid about everything!)☺️

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My theory after this episode (which I totally forgot to mention, whoops) is that Su-ho used Ji-woo's name to Geu-rim to hide his real identity, but based on the fact that the real Ji-woo also grins like an idiot whenever he sees Geu-rim, I think he was the one who sent the letters. The voice "reading" the letter didn't sound like young Su-ho's voice, plus he said in the letter that he was too shy to talk to her. So I think Geu-rim met a boy she thought was named Ji-woo, and also got letters from a boy named Ji-woo, and she never knew it was two different boys.

I could be wrong though :)

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Oh gosh, and now I'm realizing I'm horrid at theories. Yours makes sense. Thank you again @lollypip :)

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Your theory makes a lot more sense than mine lol. So Geu-rim maybe always assumed that the Ji-woo sending her letters was the same person she talked to in the hospital. I wonder if Su-ho and the actual Ji-woo knew that they both liked the same girl? I mean if Su-ho knew that Ji-woo was writing letters to her then I don't think he would have used the name Ji-woo to hide his identity, or maybe that just made everything easier for him. Hmm.

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Hi Naela Patel. There are two scenes where SH and JW are together watching GR. Once outside and the other from a window. I believe the letters are from the actual JW which makes them very poignant since he died so young (according to the urn).

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Oh! I thought Su-Ho was the guy writing the letters too and had several that he hadn’t sent to her in that box, maybe because he was forbidden. There was a scene with his mother on the stairwell where I thought she insinuated that she knew about Geu-rim’s mother in the hospital, but it seemed that she knew her mother from the past, and maybe Geu-rim as well.

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That's what I thought but then Jason's reaction doesn't make sense. It's not like Jason connected the dots and knows that Geu-rim is Su-ho's first love. Or maybe he doesn't know.

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I think Jason has a stronger connection to the past than we think he does. He does seem to know more than he let's on.

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Aww that scene in the hospital room right before they were hiding from Tae Ri - i love the way he was looking at her then. I wasnt even planning to watch this drama and now i cant get enough!

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The chemistry explosion in that scene was on a whole other level. I've already watched it 50 times.

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Same.

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I love that scene too <3

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Once again, this show is always best when it concentrates on our friendly little threesome. And now they're all starting to know each other so well, this episode had some golden moments. As a consequence I enjoyed it a lot.

Having said that, this show was becoming quite profound around episode 6 and this is not that show. But it was damn fun. And I'll settle for that.

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I still find this show very profound especially the Alice in Wonderland inspired line that Suho read out in the broad cast where they had their script stolen. I actually think this show has some of the best dialogue and the way Suho and Geurim had an honest conversation about the past was refreshing. This show does life lessons quite well.

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+100 up votes!

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I hate to say this, but this show is starting to lose me a bit. And that's even admitting that the acting is great and some of the characters are darn fascinating. It just seems to be devolving into a run of the mill romance.

I loved the way the show focused on the intimacy of radio and to a larger extent the meaning and beauty of sound and the human voice. We saw little of that these past couple episodes. The radio show was an afterthought because the drama of the romance took over. I sat there staring in frustration when PD declared his romantic interest and here we go with a love triangle... I was fine with seeing the usual set up when the show had something special to offer but I see that starting to slip. Even the interesting things they explored with mental illness have taken a back seat.

So many shows start out with a great setting or premise or theme and then become that same old romance story, told over and over. I don’t want to watch another tsundere hero roughly and rudely romance a plucky heroine who was also his first love, while thwarting a mismatched second lead and a bitchy female second lead while a mustache twirler tries to keep them apart. Please don’t do this to me Show! Jason save us!

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sums it up

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LOL, I love your summary of the stereotypical Kdrama plot: touché!

Let’s hope the writer(s) have a good story, direction and gumption to follow through. I share your concern because other kdramas I’ve watched that started out with an interesting premise devolved into fan-service and drama cliché (I’m looking at you, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon).

But, what I’m seeing is the writers still building a complex world. First, it was setting up the challenge of getting Su-Ho to agree to a radio program, which is quite far-fetched given the lack of prestige it gives an idol. Then, it was getting him to agree to the terms of radio, which pushes him out of his comfort zone. Now, it’s how he will slowly open up through this medium of mass communication (presumably through stories which mirror his own hurts), until he can fully express himself. All the while, he has to be motivated by someone who has touched him before his façade had screwed into place (Geu-Rim), but I think he will also find a true friendship with PD Lee Kang, if only because here is a professional man who isn’t NOT under his mother’s thumb.

Speaking of the villains, I hope the evil female antagonists (Not-Mommy Dearest, Writer Ra, and Tae Ri) will start getting fleshed out more. I guess we can only wait and see.

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Whoops, I meant "PD Lee Kang, if only because here is a professional man NOT under his mother's thumb."

@saya: Agreed, I think this show is somewhat subversive. There are the typical kdrama clichés, but NONE of them are actually working.

Su-Ho several times does the wrist grab, but Geu-Rim will have none of it. Geu-Rim is plucky and struggling professional as a maknae-about-to-turn-professional-writer, but I don't think she's "helpless". She' just paying her dues as low-man-on-the-totem-pole.

Yes, they are first loves for each other, but apparently there's an added complication of Woo Ji Woo's letters, so Song Geu-Rim is going to have to figure out which boy she fell in love with: the Cyrano letter writer, or the boy she comforted and kissed?

They did kiss in episode 6, but again, Geu-Rim is not having any of it. And she even SAID that much in this episode when she said she wasn't going to get all starry-eyed just because they were childhood first loves and he confessed to her.

PD Lee Kang isn't a stereotypical second lead. He does like Geu-Rim but it's more about the potential he sees in her professionally. He's also just bat-crazy.

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I too doubt that PD Kang has romantic feelings for Geu Rim, though he does like her as a person and is geninuely interested in mentoring her.
I think he told Su Ho he likes Geu Rim to rile him up and motivate him to stay on the show. PD Kang is very aware of Su-Ho’s jealous and competitive aspects and he is willing to stimulate them for the benefit of the show.

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I really hope you are right. I have liked PD Lee up until now, but when he said he likes Geu-rim, it put a whole new slant on things, like:

x hiring her (no, you shouldn't be her boss if you like her)

x moving into the same building

x buddying up to her mom

I don't want him to be an almost-stalker moving into her life and taking over. I really like him as a mentor providing the opportunity for her to move to a new professional level and the encouragement to get there.

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My sincere hope is that PD Lee does not have romantic feelings for her. I thought that was really refreshing to have a love triangle that is not between a girl and two romantic rivals, but instead between her, a romantic interest and then a sort of teacher/friend. That's not something we usually see in K dramas, which is where I thought they were going. So I will be very happy if he's saying it just to try and manipulate Su Ho some how.

Why I find the first love thing so superficial is that the writer uses it to add an easy connection between Su Ho and Geu Rim that wasn't really earned, or even necessary. When the story starts he first notices her and does nice things because he knew her and liked her in the past, not because of anything he admired or found striking in the present. It was really Geu Rim's warmth that won him over in the end, so why all this silly first love stuff? You could take that out and the story wouldn't REALLY change. They could still have met under tense circumstances, he could still have slowly started to warm to her, he could still have lost his friend in childhood, causing him to retreat into himself. So I find it a pretty standard use of the trope.

I do mostly agree with you that there is depth and complexity built into this story and world, but the last couple episodes have made me worried that they will start to focus less and less on that depth and go for the easy drama.

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This drama has always been a romance but nothing about it is predictable. I think maybe because the plot line is so simple some people are mistaking it for predictable but the show has great depth and no effort has been made on the part of any character to keep the leads apart. The step mother is not trying to sepereate them but trying to regain a hold on her son who is clearly rebelling and Taeri just wants her former fame back and she sees Suho as last resort and has never shown any romantic interest in him.

Suho is not tsundere but damaged and I actually wish people would understand the difference. He doesn't choose to be cold he's only hiding like Geurim said. He's not cold on the outside and warm on the inside. He's warm all over but he's too hurt to realize that there is any warmth in him. He's suffering from severe depression and clinging onto to the only happy memories he has in his life of his first love. Which is the reason he see's her forgetting him as a betrayal and can't even comprehend the fact that he never revealed himself to her in the first place. His character has grown by leaps and bounds since the drama started.

My favorite thing about this episode was that Geurim remembering him wasn't a big dramatic event but a simple recollection of something that is long past. It was realistic in many ways and I appreciate the writer for keeping that simplicity in the story.

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@saya, great points! I do think this drama uses so many cliche tropes but at times the writer manages to spin it to be non-kdrama style. Which what makes this drama interesting because we can see where the plot will go but then surprise! Just like @pineapplegongzhu has pointed out.

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umm...great comments all, @noobita, @marcusnyc20, @ultramafic <3 but I'd just like to point out that OP is...not me? XD

(If I comment, I do it under my actual account!)

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Oh man. An imposter?! XD

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apparently?

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I'm sorry but my nickname is saya so I'm using it here. I didn't know someone else had the same id. Should I change it?

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@saya-who-isn't-me: I don't have a monopoly on the name, so I don't think you have to change if you don't want to, but it could get confusing though, so maybe you can add something to disambiguate? Sorry!

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Oh no, just realized the mix-up, sorry @saya >_<

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Hi Saya. A very nice summary. I think your last paragraph was right on: "My favorite thing about this episode was that Geurim remembering him wasn't a big dramatic event but a simple recollection of something that is long past."
I loved the handshake. Along the lines of "so it's nice to meet you after all these years. How have you been, still having trouble sleeping?" The response--SH gently takes her hand. Great job whoever wrote that scene.

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Loved that scene! It was extremely well written! The execution was perfect as well!

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These are nice points and explained well. In response I'll say that people are definitely trying to keep them apart. Step mom specifically tasked Writer Ra with undermining and removing Geu Rim specifically, because Step Mom can see that Geu Rim has influence. Just because she's doing it because she doesn't want to lose control of her son doesn't mean she's not doing it at all. If it is more indirect now that's because they haven't actually started dating yet. You know that when Step Mom finds out that there is actually something romantic going on between them she will come out full force. Tae Ri purposely invited Geu Rim to the announcement in order to stake her claim and make it clear to Geu Rim that this man was hers. I do like that we've see more of her desperation and vulnerability in the reasoning, and I hope that continues.

Also, being damaged and being tsundere are not mutually exclusive. He may not chose to be, but he -is- cold on the outside, as of now. Most tsundere heroes are broken in some way. Again, I do really like that there is complexity in his reasons for being cold, but my fear is it will be glossed over and won't be given the consideration it has been in the first episodes, as the drama of the romance takes over.

Thing is, I did enjoy this episode, and I also appreciated that the writer didn't make the revelation of the first loves some dramatic moment. I appreciate how natural their conversation was after the revelation. And there were other moments I enjoyed as well.

I've just seen this happen with so many shows that I really don't want it to lose what for me was the biggest draw. Tropes aren't bad in and of themselves, but I see this writer falling back on and relying on those tropes and it makes me wary.

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Plus the hinted exploitation in psychologist-patient relationship is irritating.

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First, Su-ho’s confession at the end of last episode and PD Lee’s confession at the end of this one! We’re cooking with fire now, and I’m really genuinely excited to see how Su-Ho responds. Game on!

And I was of the same opinion as @LollyPip (oh, I’ve typed your handle long enough my phone remembers it!) with PD Lee not really having romantic feelings for Geu-rim, but this changes that. Truthfully, I would have preferred him stay the annoying older brother, eating her food, pushing her around like a kid, because that makes sense to me. Even when he was giving her the medicine and his jacket, I didn’t see it as a caring act by abwould-be suitor, just shoving both at her, even though now I guess he is tuned in (pun unintended) to her at least to realize that she was sick, and needed attention, but he was being sly about it. Well-played, PD-Lee. You fooled me.

And Nam De-Reum. Gah, that kid, I can’t even! He’s going to be more popular than Park Bo Gum, he’s that charming.

I love Geu-rim’s mother. That’s all.

Wait, did I miss reading in the recap where Su-Ho offers Jun-woo a job paying him twice as much as his mother? Or was that the last recap? I thought this was a tipping point in the power struggle between controlling mom and obstinate son. Now, he’s gathering his own spies and minions. I just want someone to spy on Jason and report back to me—that’s who has piqued my curiosity.

I don’t think this show is astounding in any way, shape, or form, but it’s a good enough watch, and I’m intrigued enough to keep going. I guess the operative word is gung-geu-mae (in banmal, of course)!

And if someone would make a fan music vid with Highlight/Beast’s Curious and all of Doo-joon’s stares at Geu-rim, I might Just be your best friend for life.

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Don't you think Soo-ho knows/suspects Jason is reporting to his mom? I got that feeling after he bought the blanket and Soo-ho told him something like "just keep quiet" and Jason gave him this weird look...
Also, and most importantly, I hope someone does make a fanvid of the stares!

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Su-Ho is intelligent. I’m sure he’s put together the pieces too, and there’s a reason he has Jason around him, I’m sure.

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I think since PD Lee has confessed, Suho might decide to keep a distance away from Geurim. I love that Suho confessed to Geurim n I think she likes him too buh she might be scared coz his mom is a real witch

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Su Ho really is becoming so cute now that he's starting to open up. He always looked at Geu Rim with THAT LOOK but now that, as you say, the dam has burst, he's not even trying to hold back how he feels and I love that. I really enjoy how open he is to her about how much he likes her and how he was completely honest about things like how he knew where she lived even if it made him seem strange. I think he just really wants her to know the real him, not the facade he puts on for everyone else, so he doesn't bother to hide anything about himself, especially once she recognizes him.

Just like you said, I am so happy that Geu Rim kept chasing answers to her questions even after being interrupting. That's a real pet peeve of mine in dramas, misunderstandings caused by miscommunication. Like 90% of most drama problems would be solved by the characters just talking to each other so I really like that she kept being like "so about what we were talking about earlier." It's more realistic and more satisfying.

Similarly I'm also glad that Su Ho didn't back off because of his Mom's comments. I was really worried he would try to stay away from Geu Rim so she wouldn't get hurt by being involved with him and I'm so glad he didn't. I hope he sticks to that later too. We don't need any noble idiocy in this drama!

It was cute to see Geu Rim start to get affected by Su Ho too. While he is still clearly miles ahead of her in terms of feelings, we know she liked him in the past and finding out her first love is the guy who just confessed to her now is bound to bring up her old feelings. And after their talk and hiding in the closet (it was a fairly big closet, they didn't really need to stand that close! Not that I'm complaining, of course!) it was very cute to see her visibly feeling that connection. And I was so happy to see Su Ho actually smiling in bed as he thought about her, as opposed to his usual sad and resigned sleepless nights. He still may not have slept but at least he was preoccupied with happier thoughts for once!

I'm also not surprised that PD likes Geu Rim. It does bother me how he keeps stealing her food and touching her without her wanting it though so I'm glad Su Ho at least put a stop to the food stealing. I personally hate when people steal my food haha so I'm annoyed on Geu Rim's behalf! I don't see Geu Rim ever returning his feelings anyway so for now I'm happy with it simple because it lets us see Jealous!Su Ho and spurs him into action more which is always a good thing!

There are still a few things that confuse me. Su Ho used to go by the name Ji Woo? I'm assuming that he told Geu Rim that was his name to keep his identity secret (the same reason he didn't want her to see his face) but then Ji Woo also liked her and was the one to send her letters? I think maybe Su Ho found out that Ji Woo was sending her letters and that's why he was angry and walked away from him before he died?
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OMG, the purple sweater..... :) I LOVE IT!

Been buried with works all week long. Need to catch up episode 7 and 8. So, I came here for some spoiler... :)

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Totally shallow.... but when PD Lee was covering Geurim in that last scene... he was so hot... I nearly got the SL syndrome 😄

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(That was supposed to be a blushing smiley... 🙂 )

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I agree! It seemed like the first time in this whole series that he was being sincere, not using his fake hyper persona. I thought it was really cool how the actor made that switch in vibe!

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I'm still unsure about PD Lee's confession... does he really mean a romantic love? Is he provoking Suho?

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I heard that the ratings on both eps this week fell... it is partly blamed on the Olympic ( thus a compromised time slots) and the rating should not be too much a concern,,, but still I do not like that. I would like to see the two leads get a great roles in near future in particular YDJ before he enlists( I hope all Highlight members would enlist together!) and I am afraid that a poor rating might affect badly for his career as an actor. I feel like a over protective mom for YDJ!

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It fell because of should we kiss first. RR has no competition in the timeslot the last few weeks

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shall we kiss first ratings also fell as it aired so it is the olympics to blame also RR started 30 mins after the original time.

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I think the ratings were affected by airing back to back episode, making it movie length,due to the Olympics. That’s a considerable block of time out of one day.
The younger generation don’t live watch TV like older generations and ratings should reflect that difference. Ratings are primarily a mechanism to show marketability for advertising dollars. Advertising revenue is being earned on streaming platforms as well. My teenagers have not watched live TV is years, yet they are still exposed to media advertising content everyday.

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PD Lee needs to be send some appropriate yoga clothes. Not a good idea to teach the tree pose (or any other) in a wedding/festive outfit!
I see that Wardrobe had a blast with PD Lee's Indian clothes :)

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They have a blast with Geu-rim too. What is it with the turtlenecks and shirts over it? I don't get this look.

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Did you watch Jugglers? Sweaters were tucked into pencil skirts - I can't even!

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Yes, I saw. But this looks worse somehow. I mean, even KSH cannot pull it off.

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Is it a trend and we are just behind? Like padded jackets. What is the deal with that?

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I hope not. It's hideous.

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I always get a weird feeling when bosses fall in love with their employees. I am all for it if it is mutual, but when it's not and it's the person in the situation of power having these feelings? I don't know. :(

I think it's because tons of stories are coming out these days about workplace sexual harassment but I am just not a big fan of this plot. As another beanie mention, I wished he had stayed the older brother annoying but ultimately pushing our leads to improve.

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Here's hoping that he is doing this to bring them together (after all, asking her to get Su Ho for their radio show was a pretty specific order), but - since this is K-drama - I suspect not!

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I wasn't at all surprised by PD Lee's confession. I'd sensed that his affection wasn't the older brother kind since the beginning, so I was always uncomfortable with his being Geu Rim's boss. He was also really pushy up until this week... I'd definitely prefer it if it turned out he only "confessed" to bring the leads together, but they honestly don't need the help, lol.

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I love lee kang's ''namaste''.....have been his fan since 'puberty medley '...k dramas are quite famous here in manipur....they say '' India's Manipur is mini Korea ''

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I'm watching Adolescence Medley right now and just realized that PD Lee and Jason met in a previous life, lol. It'd be ironic if it turns out that they're in on something together against Soo Ho here.

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I love several moments in this episode like:
1. Geurim didn't just 'forgets' the bad things that Su-ho did.
2. Su-ho just admits all his feeling, not purposely hiding them like regular K-drama lead.
3. Su-ho asked PD Lee directly whether he liked Geurim.

and more reasons I love this drama and this particular episode. Up to now, it has been showing the regular K-drama symptoms and I feel like this episode significantly change that. I appreciate it a lot.

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Geurim is one of the best female characters in kdrama lately! She never forgets important conversations and says her mind in all situations!

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while being nice about it. Its not an easy feat. Being angry is easier.

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Thanks for the insightful recap, as always, @lollypip!

PD Lee Kang facing off against Not-Mommy Dearest was pretty badass. I know PD Lee is the characteristic “mad genius”, but he’s no fool. I like that. I also understand people’s concern that in the previous episodes he seemed to be straying towards unprofessional behavior with so much skinship with Geu-Rim, but I never was creeped out by it. He acted more like the annoying older brother than abusing-one’s-authority creep. But, I think he also hides who he really is. He uses eccentricity to hide his motives and true emotions. That’s why his intentions felt somewhat ambiguous in the earlier episodes, which is exactly what he wanted.

I don’t think PD Lee Kang hired Geu-Rim because he was interested in her. He’s too professional for that - he would never risk his reputation or product-quality over a love interest. He said himself that it was rare to find a writer who has (1) good ideas, (2) writes well, AND (3) can get good guests....but that Geu-Rim (once she develops her writing skills) has all three: the triple threat of radio! I could see PD Lee falling for Geu-Rim precisely because she is so talented in the field that is his speciality and he could see that talent before anyone else (naturally).

Like @lollypip, I’m also really pleased at the honesty and conversation progression of our leads. It keeps the drama moving, and doesn’t waste time on needless (= read lazy writing) angst. I also like how Su-Ho is flipping the situation on Geu-Rim and he won’t back down just because he makes her uncomfortable. The man knows who he wants, and gosh darn it, if he ain’t gonna move heaven and earth until he wins her!

We need to find a nickname for THAT LOOK Su-Ho keeps giving Geu-Rim. Man, Yoon Doo Joon can sure be swoony.

While we all know who Geu-Rim will end up with, I have to admit, PD Lee will be a formidable opponent (at least, I hope Show will write him that way). Poor Geu-Rim, things are going to get really uncomfortable for her, really fast. Luckily, she’s got a good head on her shoulders. I’m curious to know how she’s going to navigate the radio program with twin alpha males going after her, all the while working against each other for her, all the while having a budding bromance...oh yeah, and working to make this radio program a continued success!

Stay tuned!

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second that for find a nickname for THAT LOOK Su-Ho keeps giving Geu-Rim. But I have no talent for nicknaming! Anyone??

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Thanks for your recap and comments, LollyPip!

Su-ho's use of pseudonym Woo Ji-woo has me truly confused. Was there ever really such a person? And why has Su-ho stashed his high school diploma in a columbarium niche with an urn inscribed with that name? I have a feeling he may have killed off one of his personas back in high school. It may even have been his birth name.

I have a strong sense that we've been misled with the accident scene. I'm not sure who the victim was, but I have a feeling that he wasn't killed in the accident. Although he could have died of something else later.

The similarity of the names Kim Joon-woo and Woo Ji-woo lead me to think they may have been very close at one time. In the back of my mind is the fact that Su-ho was adopted, and his birth name was probably changed. All along I've wondered if Joon-woo might really be his hyung. Evil Mom may have hired him as a means of manipulating his younger half-brother.

As for the other Ji-woo who fell for Geu-rim back when her mom was in the hospital, I suspect that he grew up to be PD Lee. Just as Geu-rim failed to recognize Su-ho, methinks Su-ho has failed to recall his buddy from the hospital -- but PD Lee hasn't forgotten him. And Geu-rim would not be able to recognize Lee because she never actually met him in person, only via letters. But he saw her from a distance at the hospital.

Which leaves me with one other possible Woo Ji-woo: Jason. Since the two were high school buddies, I could see Su-ho borrowing his friend's name to communicate with Geu-rim. That's how Jason knows about it -- he gave Su-ho his blessing.

One other thing about the accident that concerns me: the flashback of young Su-ho overhearing Kim Joon-woo's report to Evil Mom that he did not answer Su-ho's phone calls per her instructions, and that Su-ho must be very upset. Maybe Su-ho really did have a friend in the hospital named Woo Ji-woo.

As for Tae-ri's phoning Su-ho, I can't understand why he hasn't simply blocked her phone number. Or changed his own. It's as stupid as abusive family members continuously barging into someone's home because the "victim" never changed the lock or lock code. (I'm looking at you, BECAUSE THIS LIFE IS OUR FIRST *cough*).

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Oooohhh! I like your theories about Ji-Woo. However, I do think this was a real person because why would you go through all that trouble to have an urn and memorial shadow box/columbarium niche if there was no actual person in that urn? It just seems like a lot of trouble and expense for just being a representation of a former self. I also don’t think the writer is that sophisticated, sorry writer-nim.

I also don’t think Ji-Woo is either of our mystery men either. I think Su-Ho would treat both of them better if they alsomst died because he ignored/avoided them.

But I’m confused about Ji-woo as well and how he will be fleshed out the remainder of the series. If he’s meant to just be the catalyst for our hero’s development or something more remain’s to be seen, but as long as we get more Da-reum flashbacks, I’m good.

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Joon-Woo could be a younger brother of Su-ho’s birth mother. Accepting the job of monitoring Su-ho, because he thought he would be taking care of him only to realize he was assisting the mother’s manipulating control games that damaged Su-ho.
Not picking up the calls was a way of getting him back in line. A way of demonstrating he needed them and should obey them. He was probably disappearing on his own to first visit his friend and then to see Geu-rim. Joon Woo feels guilty that an incident traumatizing to Su-ho happened while he assisted in the mother’s “training.”

I would be surprised if PD Lee was the boy from the hospital. He did say he had no particular motivation for asking Geu-rim to bring Su-ho on the show other than it would be a challenge for her. I believed him when he said he would have accepted her as his writer even if she was unsuccessful, though securing a popular star greenlighted the show much faster.

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Ohh, this episode is so damnnn good. I like that we are getting their backstory bits by bits. Some things are still unclear, but I'm sure the one young GR loves is JSH, not the owner of the letter.
And the chemistry between our leads are sooo good. Can i have full episode with just two of them??? :D

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This was another very solid episode. I'm in love with this show.

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Mum in the hospital. (Not the Evil Mum, just Mum who is awesome.) Awesome Mum suddenly made vulnerable just so that two guys can make themselves look concerned and useful—i.e. tease out their softie side. Ha. Seriously. They should stop harming the mums or the dads—at least the ones who are caring, and not the evil ones. How many mums/dads have been put to hospital or have to be put to hospital in dramas just so the guy can look good in front of the girl and create that environment for them to have a wee bonding moment? Ha!

Evil Mum probably used to have a career working for the NIS. Hahahaha! Maaaaan, her network of informants is good and, her twisted psychological manipulation is at par with those who interrogate captured enemies and manipulate moles or turn people into double agents and such. Hahaha! Or in her past life, she was probably a Propaganda Minister of sorts, since she's pretty good at propagating an image that easily fools a lot of people. (Please don't take this comment seriously.)

On a more serious note, I do wish they'd be back to doing a radio show and such battling it out with Writer Ra's team. Heh.

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This episode just has me more confused about who Jiwoo is, but am happy to have this story fleshed out little by little through each episode. It does give this show some depth..

Also, minor but annoying detail I noticed: Mom supposedly fainted but when Geurim held her in the bathroom she had one leg up/bended her knee lol

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Mom supposedly fainted but when Geurim held her in the bathroom she had one leg up/bended her knee lol

I notice that too XD

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I went back and watched the scene after reading this comment. You're right it's funny.

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"I particularly liked how he told her that he was going to ignore her discomfort the same way she ignored his, because frankly, she had that coming after the way she dogged him about the radio show."

Since this is a kdrama, yes we want Suho to not give up because she'll eventually give in to his swooniness. But I felt that her persistence with trying to cast him is very different from him ignoring her boundaries and making her feel uncomfortable when she already said that she just wants to have a professional relationship.

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Sidenote though: I did like when he was confused that she rejected him because she had said swoony things like wanting to stay by his side. It really puts in perspective the usual reverse where the guy is being unintentionally swoony and the girl falls for it but she's confused about the guy's feelings (like in BTLIOF).

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Yeah, I totally agree. Geurim's persistence was simply because of her job, because PD Lee asked her to cast Sooho for the radio show, lol. Sooho misunderstands her intention probably because 1. He already has feeling for her for a loooong time 2. He's lonely and rarely has genuine human contact so he appreciates Geurim
And yeah, I'm thinking the same thing, this is the same case like BTLIOF but a gender reverse.

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Thanks for the recap, LollyPip <3

Geurim is so mature in handling the realization that Sooho is that boy. That "Nice to meet you" with a sincere handshake is not what I expected from this drama. I thought it's gonna be revealed in dramatic way, with Geurim running and searching Sooho with endless tears and sobs. XD

Also, her question "Have you been sleeping well?". Guh, my heart, because we all know Sooho has sleeping trouble all this time.

She says that even if he liked her back then, and even if he likes her now, that she’s not about to get all giddy and confess that she likes him back.

Thisssss. This is what real life person would think, don't expect that person to accept you immediately even if you've feeling for her for the longest time. Geurim even called out Sooho for being a real stalker, ahahah.

Few episodes before, I am actually annoyed with endless questions by Geurim, but in this episode, I realized "ahh, if you don't know of course you should ask". I'm ashamed with myself.

Anyway, why the hell Taeri slap Manager Junwoo? What right does she have? urghh.

I am convinced Writer Ra is crazy when she laughed maniacally at that radio booth. I am scared just like that guy.

Ah, these two alpha males, begin to mark their territory, what's new. Roll eyes. I hope they don't act like they own Geurim in upcoming episodes, I'm tired of this irrational trope.

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If Suho is going to be this darn adorable without even trying I can't imagine how he will be once he tries to be... or when he embraces everything and just be himself.
And every time he looks at Geu Rim, I swoon! So much heart!

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For a moment i honestly thought he was going to lie to her about being the boy she met in the hospital, this drama has me all giggly and girly.

Also it was so obvious that PD Lee liked Geurim i saw it the moment he appeared in the show, ugghh. And Suho's mum likes to be in control i get a feeling that his familys affairs will surface soon, and this will put suho in a state that im scared to see.

Also how is he jinwoo? and his friend that died. im at confusion at the part.

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Looking at this episode now, I understand why KSH chose this role. SGR isn't a character who's trying to out shine people, she isn't there to show superiority or any of that, this is SGR's road into actual adulthood, considering she was never given the opportunities she needed to actually succeed in her career, and SooHo? he's an adult baby, the fact he didn't know any of his personal information and had to call his manager for that, like wooow, actual baby stuff. So now I'm happy we got this couple as the leads, because they fit so well into their characters, and the BTS and f***ing adorable lol. and PD-nim..I still don't buy your 'i like her' bs, sounds fake.

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PD Lee is such a tsundere,just like our Suho is a child inside sometimes...Their combo is always a win,can't get tired of this two together...Migth point out that SuHow as observing Lee Kang and GeuRim because of what he heard from the Assistent PD Hoon-jung because of his convo about Lee Kang"The lunatic" and his reaction thinking GeuRim was the one hurt not really because of him...I think he was inside his head"He likes her,eh,maybe not..." with all those hot-cold actions from PD Lee jajja

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I am just wishing that PD Lee "likes" Geu Rim in a mentor/brotherly way. An intense love triangle is just going to annoy me because I love the bro-mance between Soo Ho & PD Lee! I am proud at PD Lee for telling stepmum that Soo Ho is trustworthy, unlike stepmum.

Omg. After Soo Ho grabbed Geu rim into his room at the hospital claiming that there's a reporter, I just melted at his soft voice and the looks he gave her while he repeated what she had said earlier about him liking her then and now. His eyes did more pleading than this verbal request to ask her to continue.

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I hope so too! When he told Soo-ho he liked her I was like "...as a brother?" I still don't know what's PD Lee's deal, but, just like you, I enjoyed him more while interacting with Soo-ho!

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@natzillagorilla
Yes! I was really hoping for PD Lee to be one of the character that played a part in Soo Ho's "healing" process rather than the antagonizer!

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I don't see him being an antagonizer. Didn't he seem to be on Suho's side? The conversation with the step mom showed he understood Suho really well.

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@Simple Ka
No, not yet.. I just hope that it will not get there. As I worry that the love triangle might cause him to be. Hopefully the writers continue to make his character likable.

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There are some great conspiracy theories on here as to who the real Woo Ji Woo is. I'm not nearly logical enough to follow, so I'll just keep being mad confused about it until the show makes it painfully obvious, haha.

On a side note, was I the only one who was slightly uncomfortable with the fact that young Geu Rim started a puppy love with a boy whose face she'd never seen? Lol, just seems like a poor life choice, but of course, when in dramaland...

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Actually, she got to know him through communication, something dramaland hardly gives us. I’m actually quite touched that the young Geu-Rim wasn’t your typical superficial girl attracted to a pretty face, but loved him for him. And the pretty face came along for the ride.

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Good point and I would also like to point out if GR was blind in reality she would still be falling in love with a faceless young boy. The point to emphasize was that love is literally blind and people fall for what's on the inside and not outside.

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Ahh, didn't mean that to sound like a comment on falling for someone's looks. It seemed to me that she met and had the blindfolded kiss with that boy all in one day, and it just crossed my mind like what if he hadn't just been an innocent boy her age.

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I also wondered about that, but then I noticed that in the kids' scenes in the hospital, they're wearing different clothing in almost each scene. I get the idea that enough time went by, probably several weeks, for a crush to develop.

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This drama has bring me back to watching Korean Drama again. It will be a classic in the future because it have all the good ingredients of Korean Drama.

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Hi Liz. Welcome back to kdrama land if you have been away for awhile.

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I finally caught up this one. So cute!!!
Namaste is in love with her and I like that he finally decided to play with all cards on the table. SH will have some competition!
Hope the things his mom told him about GR being linked to him will not influence him. Doc seems there to help but he is still dodgy. Wonder if he is related to the dead friend and if he wants to genuinely help SH or if he wants to hurt him (get him out of his shell to destroy him and by taking away someone he loves aka lady kamikaze, maybe?).
About the name SH used in the past: it was his friend's name as he could not tell her his real name as he was already a famous child actor (he did win awards with the actress lady when both were kids, no?). Mom probably instructed him about not revealing his identity.
Wondering if the time he spent at the hospital was after his friend got run over by the truck? The pics of him at the funeral home seemed to show a kid that was older than the one we saw with him at the hospital, no?

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su-ho's parents remind me of anna's parents in K2. there are differences but you know what i'm saying, right??? also, i need more of the back story. can't wait to watch and read the rest of the episodes. thank you for the recap~

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