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Are You Human Too: Episodes 27-28

They say you are your own worst enemy, and for Nam Shin-III and Shin, that phrase takes on a whole new meaning. Nothing can placate Shin’s fury over a robot daring to live his life, and as his anger grows, he’s becoming the single most dangerous threat to Nam Shin-III’s survival. It’s starting to look like there’s truly only room in the world for one Nam Shin, but which one will come out of this unscathed still remains to be seen.

 
EPISODE 27 RECAP

We see a flashback of little Shin telling his mother that he wants to live with his grandfather. In voice-over, Shin tells us that this was the first lie he ever told, but it was okay because it was for Mom.

When he was older, he’d seen Young-hoon get hit by his grandfather when Shin got in trouble, but Young-hoon had lied that he was fine. Shin had tried to run away that night, only to find himself surrounded by Chairman Nam and his men. Chairman Nam had told him to go if he wanted, but had reminded him that his mother’s safety depended on his staying.

Right then, Shin had vowed that he would stay, but only until Chairman Nam died. He had cultivated a fake playboy persona, probably so that nobody would take him seriously. At one point, Chairman Nam and Jong-gil had discussed the fact that Jong-gil was recognized by a nurse, who somehow knew that Jung-woo, Shin’s father, didn’t commit suicide.

Chairman Nam told Jong-gil to keep his voice down, but Shin had already overheard them. He’d confronted his grandfather, smirking that something fun would happen soon, then had staged the scene that allowed him to slip onto a plane to the Czech Republic, determined to find his mother and learn the truth about his father’s death.

To himself, despite what he told Ro-ra, he admits that he also wanted to see his mother. But when he’d seen Nam Shin-III on the street, he’d thought to himself, “Did you leave me and make that robot? Without any thought about how I’ve lived?”

So after waking and finding out that that robot was living his life, he’s furious enough to attack him with a wrench, gouging two deep gashes into Nam Shin-III’s face. Nam Shin-III turns to So-bong and smiles, as if reassuring her that he’s okay.

Ro-ra runs in, aghast to see what’s happened, and Shin is furious that Nam Shin-III turns around when she calls out, “Shin-ah!” He grabs Nam Shin-III, screaming that he’s the real Shin.

Chairman Nam reveals to Young-hoon that he knows about Nam Shin-III, and that in fact, he created a foundation to sponsor his upgrades when he first learned she made a robot that looked like Shin. Young-hoon goes into damage control mode, apologizing for bringing the robot in to replace Shin, insisting that Shin knew nothing about the plan.

The chairman says it’s okay, because he was always afraid another company would pass PK Group, so he saw the human-like robot as a way of cementing PK Group’s position. But he adds that when he met Nam Shin-III, he started thinking about the best person to succeed him.

Young-hoon reminds him that Shin is awake and almost fully recovered, and asks how he can compare him with a robot. The chairman asks if he’s never thought that Nam Shin-III is better than humans, and Young-hoon can’t honestly say that he hasn’t.

So-bong waits anxiously while Ro-ra fixes Nam Shin-III’s damaged face. He reassures her that he’s fine, but she still leaves crying. He gives Ro-ra a tiny smile, and she gets back to work.

Ye-na tries to placate Shin, insisting that he didn’t scare her with his outburst and saying that he must have been very stressed to do that. He tells her to stop moping at him, and he calls Young-hoon to say that he can’t stand Nam Shin-III and wants to take his life back. To his surprise, Young-hoon agrees, but he says they’ll have to take turns since Shin isn’t completely recovered.

Once Nam Shin-III is fixed, he finds So-bong, and they go for a walk hand-in-hand. Ro-ra sees them leaving and goes back inside to Shin, who snaps at her, asking if she’s mad he broke her son. She tells him to break Nam Shin-III even more if it makes him feel better, explaining that she only made Nam Shin-III because she missed him.

He tells her to drop the act, because he knows she’s doing all this for Nam Shin-III. Ro-ra asks tearfully what she can do to get closer to him, but he just snarls that if she wants him to feel better, she can wait another twenty years for him, like he did for her.

Nam Shin-III wonders to So-bong if Shin might feel better if they had different names. So-bong argues that he may have been made to look like Shin, but he’s had the name Nam Shin for twenty years. She asks if he would change his face, too, and reaches up to touch the spot where Shin damaged him. She says that even with the same face and name, he’s nothing like that jerk Shin.

She meets with Young-hoon, who tells her that the chairman knows Nam Shin-III is a robot. He says that he’s known all along, so this won’t negatively affect Nam Shin-III. But he adds that he can’t tell what Chairman Nam is thinking, and he’s worried Chairman Nam won’t let Nam Shin-III go even after Shin resumes his life.

He tells her of his plan to alternate Shin and Nam Shin-III, to get Shin back to work as soon as possible. He asks So-bong to protect Shin on his days at the office, and in return, Young-hoon will help her protect Nam Shin-III.

The following morning, Young-hoon tells Nam Shin-III that Shin is going to work today. Nam Shin-III worries that Shin will hate what he’s done in his place, and Young-hoon admits that this will be difficult. He thanks Nam Shin-III for what he’s done for them, and Nam Shin-III congratulates Young-hoon on his apparent success.

Little Hee-dong goes to his grandfather’s rooms all on his own, saying that he should greet his grandfather even if he’s scared. Chairman Nam smiles like an indulgent grandpa, then he suddenly snarls angrily and grabs Hee-dong, calling him “Shin” and asking if he’s been crying for his mommy again.

Hee-dong wails that he’s not Shin and flees from the room. Chairman Nam looks confused for a moment, and at the sound of Hee-dong’s tears, he cringes. Hee-dong runs to Nam Shin-III and tells him what happened, and Nam Shin-III says that if he comes to his room later, he’ll give him a gift that will protect him.

Nam Shin-III confronts Chairman Nam, asking if he’s pretending to have dementia again and scaring Hee-dong. Chairman Nam says wearily that yes, he was pretending, but Nam Shin-III grabs his hand and knows immediately that he’s lying. The chairman orders him out, warning him not to say anything.

Instead, Nam Shin-III tells Chairman Nam to calm down, because getting upset is bad for his health. Chairman Nam takes deep breaths as he’s told, and Nam Shin-III promises not to tell anyone in exchange for Chairman Nam’s promise to see a doctor.

Shin isn’t happy to see So-bong waiting for him at the office. He complies with Young-hoon’s plan, though he tells Young-hoon in advance to pay her well so she doesn’t complain about how he’ll treat her. She takes a call from Nam Shin-III, who’s spending the day at her dad’s gym and already missing her. Dad notices that Nam Shin-III dressed down today, and mentions that he learned the real heir has returned, seeming a bit less irritated by Nam Shin-III’s presence today.

Things are much more tense at the office, where everything seems to make Shin angry. Even the nameplate on his desk reminds him that a robot is using his identity. He dismisses So-bong and goes through the books on his shelves, clearly looking for something. Young-hoon brings him the specs on the M-car, seeming to suspect Shin is up to something.

Dad dresses Nam Shin-III in a velour tracksuit, and Joint and Robocop marvel that he still manages to look like a supermodel. Dad grumbles that it’s because he’s not human, then backpedals and is all It’s just that he’s got long legs!

He tells Nam Shin-III that he’ll have to earn his keep since he’s not a chaebol anymore, and directs him to start cleaning. Joint and Robocop wonder how Nam Shin-III will manage all that cleaning alone, and plan to go out and help him after taking a break. But Nam Shin-III comes in and says he’s finished already, and they run to see the entire gym sparkling like a diamond.

NC3 cheerfully offers to take care of any other chores, but Robocop complains that that would be a human rights violation. Dad counters, “What human rights?! It’s robot rights.”

At the office, Shin is annoyed when a team meeting starts late because everyone is so relaxed around him. They’re optimistic about getting a permit to make the new and improved M-car, and Shin is surprised to hear that he personally handled the hacking situation. They assume that he’s going to pay for lunch again, but he snaps that they seem to be here to play.

The suspicious programmer notes that his personality has changed again, and he bravely asks if Shin has a split personality. Shin stands to give him a piece of his mind, but he stumbles and grabs his head, shoving So-bong away when she tries to help him.

 
EPISODE 28 RECAP

Shin goes back to his office and starts flipping through books again. Eventually he finds a business card, but the number written on the back is disconnected. Shin staggers again, dropping the card and grimacing in pain.

So-bong finds him, and she says she’ll take him to Ro-ra, but he says he wants to go home. She says he can’t go there yet and tries to call Young-hoon for backup, but Shin tells her to do her job — getting him back in his own life.

They run into Jong-gil on their way to the car, and Jong-gil notices that Shin is sweating and welcomes the “real Shin” back. He asks if Shin is rushing his return because of what he said about Nam Shin-III being better than him, and Shin confirms that he wanted to see if it’s true.

After Shin leaves, Jong-gil drops his meek demeanor and brags to Toady that Shin took his bait. He says he hasn’t changed at all, still emotional and predictable like his father.

Meanwhile, Nam Shin-III is called to the chairman’s office, and learns that Chairman Nam saw a doctor and almost certainly has dementia. The chairman says wryly that this is punishment for living a messy life. Nam Shin-III says that he didn’t tell anyone as promised, then asks how the chairman was aware he knew of his dementia.

Nam Shin-III asks if Chairman Nam knows the truth about him, and whether Ro-ra told him, but Chairman Nam says that Ro-ra doesn’t know. Nam Shin-III extrapolates that if the chairman knows he’s a robot, then he also knows Shin was in a coma, and asks why he didn’t visit him.

The chairman says that he’s more interested in Nam Shin-III, and Nam Shin-III says that Shin would be hurt to hear that. Chairman Nam asks if NC3 wants to stay here with So-bong and his mother, because if he does, then he can have it all. Nam Shin-III says that robots have no ambition, especially for taking things from others.

Young-hoon finds Shin’s office in a shambles and notices the business card that Shin dropped, which is for a long-term care hospital.

When Hee-dong goes to Shin’s room as Nam Shin-III told him, he finds a huge replica of his favorite robot waiting for him. He’s thrilled, and he gives Shin a huge hug when he walks in, only for Shin to shove him away.

At least he tells Hee-dong to keep the robot, but the rejection makes the boy cry. Once Hee-dong and Ho-yeon are gone, So-bong tells Shin that he can’t seem to change too drastically, but Shin objects to the idea of acting like ”that thing.”

Nam Shin-III takes Chairman Nam home and tucks him into bed, and Chairman Nam tells him again not to tell anyone about his dementia, not even Shin. NC3 says he’ll follow the rule not to break a promise, and Chairman Nam says that this is why he likes him — he’s close to being the perfect human being he’s always imagined.

Nam Shin-III runs into Shin on his way out, and Shin hides him around a corner when Ho-yeon approaches to yell at him for how he treated Hee-dong. He gets mean when she tries to pass him to see her father, and lucky for Nam Shin-III, she leaves in disgust.

Shin asks Nam Shin-III why he’s still staying in his room when he told him not to, but Nam Shin-III politely refuses to say. He says that this was his home too, and tells Shin not to be mean to Hee-dong again.

Just to get at Nam Shin-III, Shin says that So-bong is with him today, and that people should be with people. It works, and Nam Shin-III is stunned silent. Shin says he should pretend to be Nam Shin-III just to mess with her, threatening to hold her hand and kiss her.

Oh no, he went too far. Nam Shin-III’s expression goes cold and he steps towards Shin menacingly, but So-bong shows up in time to stop anything else from happening. Nam Shin-III flashes her that sweet smile, making Shin scoff in annoyance.

So-bong and Nam Shin-III only get a few minutes alone, but they’re happy to see each other. So-bong tells Nam Shin-III to go on home ahead of her, needing to stay to help Shin adjust quickly. She asks Nam Shin-III to go on a date with her tomorrow, and he eagerly accepts.

Young-hoon goes by the long-term care facility and learns that nobody there uses the number written on the back of the business card. He asks for the numbers of former employees and leaves is card, and the attendant says he’s the second person from PK Group to show up that day. Young-hoon shows him a picture of Shin and confirms that he was there.

Standing on the patio, So-bong remembers losing her locket in the pool and Nam Shin-III finding it for her. Shin catches her grinning and correctly guesses who she’s thinking about. He asks why she’s the only one who doesn’t confuse them, and when she says she can tell them apart by looking, he snorts sarcastically that it’s the power of love.

She asks why he hates and harasses Nam Shin-III, who always puts Shin first. Shin asks how she would like it if something showed up with her face, wearing her clothes, then acted like her and stole her father, and if everyone even said that thing was better than her.

A short while later, Young-hoon finds Shin throwing away any of his clothing that Nam Shin-III wore. He takes over, telling Shin to rest, which suddenly makes Shin feel bad. Young-hoon admits that he didn’t think about how Shin would feel when he woke up, and tells him that everything he’s feeling towards Nam Shin-III is because of him.

Instead of responding, Shin notices an empty shelf, and Young-hoon says that’s where Nam Shin-III’s batteries were kept. Shin asks about Nam Shin-III’s manual mode, saying he’s just curious, but Young-hoon doesn’t seem to believe him. He advises Shin not to try and bear everything alone, because he still has him.

In the morning, Young-hoon gets a call from David that Ro-ra is very ill. He tells Shin he should go see her after work, but Shin just snorts and tosses his briefcase to So-bong. Again Young-hoon thanks her in advance for what she’ll put up with today.

Shin excludes So-bong from today’s meeting, snapping that a mere bodyguard doesn’t belong there. He notes that the M-car team looks uncomfortable and asks sarcastically if they can’t work without So-bong. The meeting is about the M-car’s safety test, and its ability to switch to auto-drive when its driver experiences a medical emergency.

Nam Shin-III does go to see Ro-ra, and he watches over her while David muses that he’s a better son than Shin. Ro-ra mutters Shin’s name in her sleep, and David says that the Shin who cares about her is here.

Nam Shin-III pulls David aside to tell him that Chairman Nam revealed that he knows he’s a robot. He asks what his relationship is to Chairman Nam and why he lied to Ro-ra, so David explains that they needed money to make him. But Nam Shin-III accuses him of lying to him and Ro-ra for money. He tells David to stop saying he gave birth to him with his heart: “I don’t need a dad who lies to his family.”

Neither of them is aware that Shin is nearby, and heard their conversation. He knows now that his grandfather knew Nam Shin-III was impersonating him while he was in a coma.

So-bong waits for Nam Shin-III for their date, having gotten all girl’d up in makeup and a dress. Hilariously, Nam Shin-III walks right past her, pretending not to recognize her, but at her pout he grabs her hand with a giant grin. So-bong drags Nam Shin-III to a fortune teller, who says that Nam Shin-III doesn’t have a living person’s fortune, but instead is full of metallic energy.

They stop to listen to a man playing a piano on the sidewalk, and So-bong asks Nam Shin-III if he plays. He notes her disappointment when he says he doesn’t, so he quickly scans his database for several instructional videos on how to play the piano, then steps up to the instrument and plays a song for So-bong.

So-bong gets lost in the romance of the moment, but then she notices that there’s a crowd gathering, and several people are recording Nam Shin-III’s song. She stops him and asks him to take her to a movie. He buys some popcorn and tries it, but says he can’t taste it. He feeds some to her, and when she says it’s sweet, he asks, “Because you’re with me?” Ha, So-bong pretends to gag at the corny line.

The movie is a sad one, but despite it being Nam Shin-III’s first time in a theater, he spends the entire time watching So-bong, fascinated by her emotional reaction to the film. When she cries during a sad scene, he whispers that her tears are sparkling as they fall.

He steps out for napkins to dry her face, and as the movie continues, So-bong is shocked to see tears welling up in his eyes. Oh no, it’s Shin.

Shin turns to So-bong, and in a perfectly calm voice, says, “You said you’d never confuse us.” We see Nam Shin-III sitting unresponsive in Shin’s car, his watch battery missing from his wrist.

 
COMMENTS

Okay, let’s be fair… So-bong didn’t get them confused! Based on their clothes, it was Nam Shin-III who was with So-bong until he stepped out to get napkins, and as soon as Shin came back, it only took So-bong a minute to realize they’d been switched (and in a dark theater!). I don’t really understand why Shin is so bound and determined to prove that Nam Shin-III isn’t him, because everyone who’s important already knows that Nam Shin-III was only pretending to be him in order to protect him. Shin has gone way beyond grumpy coma patient and is now well into villain territory for me, because anyone with a tiny bit of sense and emotional maturity would be able to see that Nam Shin-III was never (and still isn’t) trying to steal his life. Shin is just being a petulant child and lashing out for no good reason. That doesn’t mean he’s not dangerous — he’s extremely dangerous, and I’m scared for what he could do to Nam Shin-III.

That said, I actually loved the plan to have So-bong hang out with whichever Shin is at the office that day, mostly because it let Nam Shin-III spend time with her dad, and their interactions are never not hilarious. Dad is such a grump about Nam Shin-III’s very existence, not to mention his worry about how So-bong might suffer because of her feelings for him, and Nam Shin-III is just so unrelentingly cheerful, which makes their scenes so cute to watch. It’s great because Nam Shin-III never gets annoying, he’s just always so happy to be doing whatever he’s doing at any given time, even if it’s cleaning the entire gym in a matter of seconds. I hope we get to see some more of that.

I’m very concerned that Chairman Nam seems to actually be showing signs of dementia, even more so than I was when we first thought he was losing his memory. Now that we know Chairman Nam has secretly been NC3’s sponsor, his involvement is much more critical, because without his money, Nam Shin-III will be in trouble if he suffers any more damage or needs future upgrades. Chairman Nam isn’t a good person by any stretch of the imagination — let’s not forget he was involved in his own son’s apparent death, his grandson’s kidnapping, and probably Snake’s death as well — but Nam Shin-III, David, and Ro-ra need him to be of sound mind at least until he sets up some sort of inheritance, or something similar, for Nam Shin-III.

But speaking of Chairman Nam, I have to wonder… is it possible that Shin’s father is still alive? Putting together the clues in this episode, it looks as though Shin overheard a conversation about Jong-gil being recognized by a nurse, which had something to do with Jung-woo, and that he learned something that sent him to seek out his mother for answers. The card for the long-term care facility makes me think that Jung-woo didn’t truly die, but somehow ended up either physically or mentally damaged and was sent away, while everyone was told he died. I did think it was strange that Ro-ra wasn’t told anything until after her husband was supposedly dead and cremated, so there was no body for her to identify. I won’t be surprised at all if Jung-woo isn’t dead after all.

I appreciate how much Nam Shin-III stood up for himself in this episode — So-bong told him to stop being a slave and make his own decisions, and he’s really taken that to heart. He doesn’t ask if he’s doing the right things anymore and just does them, and he doesn’t look for approval for what he says and does. He didn’t even back down when Shin got mad about Nam Shin-III being in his room, but pointed out that it was his room for a while, too. I even liked his confrontation with David where he told him that he doesn’t need a father who’s a liar… he’s starting to set boundaries for the people he lets in his life, and determining for himself what kind of people he wants to surround himself with, rather than just liking anyone who gives him attention. He’s gaining a lot of confidence, and while I miss his wide-eyed, innocent expression that only So-bong gets to see these days, I do love that Nam Shin-III has stopped trying to be what he thinks others want him to be, and started becoming his own person.

 
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Thank you for the recap. It is all about Nam shin this episode. Love it!

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For a while I thought it was Shin who went on a date with So Bong but I guess he can't pull it off like that. We love RoboShin for his perfection but when Human Shin came back to life, I can't deny that he's kinda hot,haha.. Well, actually just tepid coz he's a major jerk and even if he'll turn out to be good in the end, I'm kinda scared of his violent tendencies. Hitting the robot in the face with a heavy wrench(really, they just have that lying around?) and what he did to So Bong at the start was a bit extreme even just for a show. He seems to attack people or objects that he knows can't strike him back for the consequences. So typical.
I was really hoping for the theory that Human Shin will never wake up but his body is functioning well so the Robot brain will be implanted to Human Shin so he will be perfect and TLHEA, you know..
for the 10 billion Won budget for this drama, I'd say it's worth it all for Seo Kang Joon alone, he really gave his best here, c'mon. If he doesn't win anything for this, I will really be sad.
We still have two more weeks and along with Life on Mars, this is on top of my list.

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Hitting the robot in the face with a heavy wrench(really, they just have that lying around?)

Of course, he was in the lab when Rora creates/fix NS3, remember? So it is logical for a wrench to be there

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I loved this episode a lot because I saw human Shin's side of the story and indeed he suffered a lot. Still I hope he can snap out of his current hate for everyone around him ( even/ especially the good people around him) Fingers crossed for a happy ending.

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His epilog in the first 5 min of this episode. "Mom threw me away and make a robot." Uffff my heart is just break for him.

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-Let me start off by saying, I knew that was Shin before he started crying. When "NS3" returned and smiled, the smile didn't reach his eyes and it wasn't a warm smile; a tell-tale sign that it's Shin.
-I also liked seeing Shin's side of the story. And it seems to me that he still had a heart up through adulthood because he still wanted to find his mom and even had tears in his eyes when Young-hoon got hit because of him. His cruelty seemed to be just an act to survive.
-But once he saw NS3 and then later woke up to find him in his place, it's like he snapped and BECAME the monster he only pretended to be before. He must have felt that the mother he sacrificed so much for and was desperately searching for had just forgotten him, so I can understand his initial rage.
-That being said, he is taking it way too far. His anger isn't directed at any one thing/person, he's spewing rage like a volcano.
-I also think Shin's father is alive. As I watched the show, that's what I was starting to suspect.
-I'm really getting tired of people shutting down NS3 (except So-bong who did it out of concern and her dad who did it because he didn't know). Ye-na and now Shin. Stop treating him like an object. He's a person, not flesh and blood, but a sentient being just the same.

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News flash honey he's a robot

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Thanks for the quick recap!

I have already said my piece about Nam Shin so skipping that here.

About Shin's dad: I am sure that there is a lot more to that story. The map of relationships for the show has 2 different names associated with the character so either he is living incognito somewhere or he has his own replica... Neither option completely makes logical sense but hopefully more info will come in next ep and make sense of it all.

No idea what's going to happen next and how the writer will resolve all the different conflicts. The preview made me very scared and depressed about the immediate future. The quality of the writing so far keeps me a tiny bit hopeful that a meaningful resolution is still possible.
Depending on what happens next week I will either profess my undying love for Jo Jung-joo, or hate him for ever and ever.

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Ack! That makes me so nervous! I never see any previews for this show because then I wouldn't be able to function for a week biting my nails (like I don't already do that, but still...)

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Been waiting for this.
Let me just say as much as feel pity for Orishinal there is a limit to which one can excuse him. This week he proved he is a ticking time bomb. He might not know it but he has in some ways become like his grandfather. Grandpa his greedy with wealth and he is greedy with emotions.
He fears being seen as less and people not loving him enough as seen with how he feels betrayed by his mother's 'supposed' lack of care. What he needs to know is that people react to things differently and in his head everybody has to feel the same thing he is, that is what is fair to him but what he has to know is that his self entitlement is what it is not everyone will like you.
He can also be manipulative which he learned from his grandfather too and this episode just shows how spoilt he is.
I mean Nam Shin III is not fighting for the affection of others with him but no, he has to take the one person he can't have. Just shows how greedy he is too.
Hope they redeem him in a most believable way because I will call foul if he hurts my shinnamon again.

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I agree he is very dangerous. He has been hurt very badly and at such a young age, but I feel like it's time for Shin to grow up and realize your past doesn't have to define your future. He needs to realize he can be more than just a victim and start to actively move past the trauma.

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I know everyone and their mother is going to focus on the Shins this episode (understandably), but my brain is mush and I can’t put into words what I feel about everything going on with them... so I figured I’d write a little bit about my girl So-bong, who is definitely entering my top favorite heroines list.

I’m not going to lie, the ending of the previous episode scared me a bit. I wasn’t sure where the writer was going to go with the scene--what would So-bong’s reaction be? It seemed to me that they were trying to get us to think that seeing Shinnamon’s “injury” and the metal beneath would plant a new seed of doubt in her mind, and I was very happy to see that she was unwavering in her love and treatment towards him in this episode. Despite the fact that Shinnamon might not have emotions, I think her words are reaffirming to him. He clearly cares about her and their relationship, and it warms my heart whenever she reminds him of his worth as an individual.

Also, Gong Seung-yeon is knocking it out of the park. I just love the tenderness she displays when she’s around Shinnamon. She’s so warm and inviting with the people she cares about, but she still has that fire in her when dealing with people she doesn’t like or trust, like Human Shin.

I’m curious to see where So-bong’s relationship with Human Shin will go from here--likely not to warm, fuzzy friends after that ending and that preview. So-bong has already gone through a lot of growth in this series, but I hope that her character does not lose her three dimensionality in the coming episodes. It’s clear that Human Shin is going to use her in the upcoming episode(s), and I hope the writer doesn’t drop the ball on her writing. I have faith.

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I could watch an entire drama about Sobong just showing Shinnamon around, teaching him what she knows about emotions and being a hot-shot philosopher who punches people (basically an even hotter Plato).

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Is it bad that I low-key ship human Shin and So Bong? If he can be vulnerable with her, then there's a bleak sort of hope, right?

Why am I even doing this to myself?

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If I didn't ship YH/Shin and Shinnabong so vehemently, I would have agreed. But they didn't have enough scenes together, Shin and Sobong, and also... Shin already has a bodyguard 💖

Shinnabong is such an unproblematic pairing that I see why people might be getting bored with it.

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No it's just - even though I loveLOVELOOOOVE Sunshine Boy Shinnamon, he's still a robot! HOW will they ever make it work? I'm So Bong's Dad right now.

Which is why I'm attracted to the concept of SB and HumanSHIN sharing a special bond that might draw them together because it'll basically be the same aesthetic, right? Or not. :D

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I low key ship them too! I want to see her reply after nam shin asked her " what would you feel if someone replaced you and took your dad" or something like that.

So bong delivers meaningful words and maybe this one she would deliver a good one too to human shin. He somehow opened up to her, somehow shows his vulnerable side

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Oh me too, ME TOO! I want her to say something that'll finally hit home with HumanShin and maybe she did and maybe that's why he'll do that manual mode thing on Shinnamon later because he didn't like what she said to him then?

Maybe I'm projecting too much of my fantasy on the show here...sigh.

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Maybe she did say something that human shin took it in the wrong way. He is angry and quite narrow minded. He forgot that they all did that for him. That nam shin 3 would be out of the picture once he recoves but at the twist of events, granpa nam loved nam shin 3 more than the human one.

Nope you're not projecting too much fantasy :)

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Aw, man. I just feel so emotionally drained and simply cannot wait for Monday. :D

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Me too! Can't wait to live stream this despite not understanding lol

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Yes.

This is the same dude who hit her and it was seen by all of the Korean media and possibly the world with no problem. I know the show addressed it once NSIII was in the picture, but no, she and Human Shin should be nowhere near each other romantically.

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Amen to that.

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Hello, first time writing any comments on dramabeans .

I love this show a lot n SKJ is gorgeous. And yes.. i ship human NS with SB. I want to see her tame the wild human NS.. tee hee did i ask too much? Its just that he had a rough life living with no mother n receive no love during his early life. Yeah.. i actually want human NS to receive love from SB. Thats all he needs..😘

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The wrench scene emphasized SB’s acceptance of NS3 and also showed Shin that he’ll have to change tactics ‘cause Sis isn’t delusional.

That’s my concern too, that SB will slip into the dreaded Inert Damsel mode for the remainder of AYHT, but the preview has given me hope.

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That's why i love our girl so much 😁😁😁 she is a tough one and remained tough throughout the whole show.

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Exactly! Major props to the writer for making pretty much every character so multi-faceted: especially the women!

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So Bong's so great. I worried that she might flinch seeing Shinnamon's robot face, too, but she was only worried for him.

On one side, it's not that I'd blame her if she DID flinch a little, and maybe people (not me, for the record) would not have their hearts swayed toward conflict with a different pairing? On the other, though, NS 3 has nothing else. He's already been dejected in the rain and the pool and what's next, is he going to walk into the ocean? He isn't getting loyalty anywhere else. I love that she's tough about being loyal, that she's unwavering, at the same time that it makes me nervous.

I don't want NS physically harmed, since I'm concerned for his health already, but at the same time... So Bong deserves to express her extreme displeasure at how badly she's being treated. Like the satisfaction of seeing NS 3, way back when, mouth 'LIAR!' at So Bong.

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I honestly didn't expect this but we finally got a Shin-centered episode!

This episode is so intense as there are so many important things that took place for the plot and for the fluff. Here are some notable scenes:

1. OriShin's sort-of backstory and motives are finally revealed. He knew that his father might be alive and he was on his way to find out the truth but his world fell apart when he saw our RoboShin and had the accident. Shin could've been a lovable person if only he wasn't exposed to the environment he is in since he was a child. This boy needs all the love he can get but he wasn't able to receive those from the people around him (except from his bro Young-hoon).

2. Grandpa's dementia had me shocked but what was more shocking was the fact that Granpa and RoboShin's relationship seemed interesting (to me). They are both honest with each other's motives and gramps has the upper hand on our robot's future.

3. Anything with RoboShin and So-bong's father is hilarious and cute. Maybe having a robot son-in-law isn't all that bad unlike what So-bong's dad is thinking.

4. RoboShin and So-bong's date is all sorts of cute, funny, and sweet. I'm living for jealous RoboShin moments so he had me (and everyone else) swooning when he played that piano. His pick-up line is corny as hell, but who wouldn't swoon at that?

5. OriShin suddenly being interested at our RoboShin's manual mode and ruining the date of our puppies had me feeling all sorts of fear for our puppies next episode. Oh no.

I'm loving how the show is progressing (plot-wise) now that Nam Shin's motives are shown and some secrets are revealed not only to us but to most of the characters, but I'm also scared by RoboShin's future. What will happen to him now that Nam Shin's mind is set to make the robot everyone loves into someone less human and more like the Orginal Shin?

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Loved all of the points you listed :)

I'm so happy the way our beautiful Shinnamon is portrayed as an amazing individual with a sassy personality--look at that grump/jealous face when SB was looking at the pianist! So cute! It goes to show that NS3 is just a good being, not just a bland, driven by rules to be good. He is AI: trained to be good which makes him so real. Just loving this show all around :D

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I love NS 3's sense of humour too. The way he makes these little jokes to himself, and tries to amuse others with varying levels of success, is such a key and endearing part of him.

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My first thought was: Who told Shin about Manual Mode?!!! Bad idea! I know he could hear when he was in a coma, but they didn't discuss that in his room did they? I thought they were in the living room.

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I assumed Yena told him. I mean he was wearing it on her wedding day...Lets see if that gets address in the next episode!

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Re. RoboShin's manual mode being controlled by HumanShin: Based from an ealier episode, when RoboShin found out that Sobong was in danger and thus left his fake wedding to go save her, we saw him "voluntarily" removing the watch that was put by Rora to manually control him. I'm curious to see if we could see this happening again, with the jealous and out on a vengeance HumanShin now in control.

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Someone mentioned that RoboShin may override Human Shin's control and I kind of agree.

I think there is a reason we see the meetings human Shin has with the M Team, especially the part where the Programmer explains about the auto drive. He said that if anything happens to the driver, the car will shift into auto drive, as to protect the driver from danger...or something along that line. I couldn't help but saw the relation between the car + driver and RoboShin + human Shin...

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I thought the last episode was a ride, but this one was a car crash. In a blockbuster kinda way. I'm still screaming, is what I'm trying to say. And I'm mostly screaming about Shin, our very much human Nam Shin Zero. Anyway, here's my love letter.

In e13 we've seen many instances of people lying to him (with good or not so good intentions) and confirming his every fear, one by one. And in return, I believe he doesn't utter a single truthful line.

So it's a surprise that this episode begins with Shin acknowledging this - he lies. All the time, since early childhood. YH is his constant companion and it's somehow even harder to look at the way the man uses his incredibly strong will to shrink himself as he suffers through one of Shin's many lessons in dishonesty: he has to hide his desires, habits, needs and thoughts. They both do if they want to survive.

Like Shinnamon, Shin adapts by wearing a mask: his eyes lose the innocent softness, his posture and body language change into something I'd describe as studied flamboyancy. Where YH cowers and lowers his head, Shin stands tall and provocatively looks everyone in the eye. This is something we've seen many kdrama chaebols do, and I first took it as a side effect of growing up in luxury. But it's truly a defense mechanism, as valid as the one YH uses to cope with the constant abuse.

Shin provokes emotional response in others through seemingly reckless actions, dagger-sharp words and a dash of manipulation. He isn't as good at the last as one he thinks he is, and it's honestly so entertaining to see him lose his footing every time he's pleasantly surprised by people, and that only ever happens when they're being straightforward with him. But he doesn't know what to do when that happens, so he lashes out. I think deep down he's scared of things going according to his plan, because he's just... destructive, to the point of self-sabotage. He wants to be proven wrong cause he always assumes the worst. Every time he lies, he wants to be called out on it.

Shin's acts of love are smaller than Shinnamon's - he doesn't destroy a car with his bare hands or save people from the fire. But he can persevere through telling falsehoods about himself. And that's how he protected his mother. And that's how he protected YH. And that's how he failed to protect himself from losing his innocence, his humanity. "My home," he says with furious resignation, "is here." And that was one of the lies he never believed in, but now, at his lowest point, embodies. He's fighting for his position and becoming his abuser.

So that's kinda lame.

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Anyway this comment is kinda high-effort to me and I want to vomit just thinking about y'all reading this but just a few more points re: lying. I got the impression that gramps was the brain behind the lie-blink mechanic, which is fitting since he's pretty paranoid.
I found it interesting that Shin clearly expresses his actual fears exclusively to So-bong. Apparently only our Best Girl, who shares a lot of his traits while being his polar opposite, can have an honest conversation with him. He's pretty fixated on the idea of being different from his robot-brother no matter the cost and when he looked at her asking how she does it, my heart broke.
The best scene of this episode was YH calling Shin his and I'm kinda. Still. Screaming about it.
Kill me.

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I must have been too busy staring at their handsome face so I missed it but where did he call Shin "his" please tell me so I can watch that scene a hundred thousand times haha

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I loved this! This is such an accurate analysis of Shin's character. He's such a gummy bear marshmallow witha burnt outside - but I firmly believe the inside is soft and sweet and gooey.

Show, you have 4 episodes to primp this boy for ultimate happiness or I will never forgive you!

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@vivanesca—I never imagined that this show would end being so tight and gripping. As you brilliantly say, it's not just a ride but a car wash. (I've submitted three Subway sandwiches to the K-drama gods—do not let this show go off the rails!)

Your comparison of Shin's vs. Young-hoon's masks and survival methods are apt and fit my own framework for understanding these two characters. At the show's beginning, it was so easy to dismiss Shin as the typical entitled chaebol heir. It was traumatic enough to lose his father and be kidnapped but the scenes of his emotional abuse were beyond the pale. His Grandfather monstrously used Shin's love for his mother against him! Toxic stress affects children differently, depending on their individual circumstances. Our culture is only now beginning to catch up to what scientists understand about child development. Toxic stress physically alters the architecture of children's brains—affecting all aspects of development (emotional, intellectual, physical). From age 13ish-25ish—when human brains are furiously whittling and adapting—toxic stress forces brains to over-edit their neural pathways.

Questions: Did Shin's happy early childhood and (bought) friendship with Young-hoon help inoculate him a little bit? Did Shin get a college degree from an online school?

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The fact that Shin and YH managed to form an emotional connection at all is a miracle. I feel like gramps did literally anything he could to prevent that from happening by pitting them against each other. It's honestly a masterful deal: YH is being used as a shield and should resent the boy who causes him to get hurt, but he's also one of the ways Shin is controlled, one of the bars in his cage. Shin knows he's there to spy on him and prevent him from doing what he wants, but gramps also clearly expresses that to him, YH is more valuable as a person.
And instead of becoming a glass and a spider, they form a team, an alliance. Shin canonically hangs out in YH's room when he wants to escape. In e13, during their fight, it doesn't occur to Shin that he could FIRE YH once he's a chairman, so YH plotting behind his back to help him get there is seen as an act of betrayal. Their relationship is far from bought; they had to, at some point begun trusting each other in an environment where trust can be lethal.
I'm rambling I'm sorry I just... I just

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I loooove that Shin never thinks of firing Young Hoon as even a possibility. Nope, it's the gravy train for YH for life--but at the same time, he'd clearly read YH quitting as not 'I will leave this terrible job where everyone slaps me and yells at me' but as emotional betrayal. Their relationship, whether it be bromance or romance, is super fascinating. I'm so curious about how it developed, and it's so indicative of both of them having good hearts, deep down. (In NS's case... deeper down.)

Like, did NS take a huge fancy to YH when he was his tutor, and Grandpa took advantage of that fondness and warped it? Or did Grandpa throw a companion at NS, and NS was like 'fine, I know what's going on and I am lonely, but I won't actually get attached because I know the awful truth... oh noooo, I am attached! Why am I attached! I bet he's not attached to me!'

I was really proud of Young Hoon for reaching out and apologising to NS, and NS was taken aback by his clearly expressed care. (Though I do think YH is partially motivated, as is Ro Ra, by concern for NS 3. And that's fine, why shouldn't they be... except NS is so messed up, he'll read divided love as no love.) And I was so upset for both of them in the flashback, having NS see YH slapped. NS was so horrorstruck, as NS 3 was, but he was also wounded that Grandpa would do that. And YH's face is super strained and angry when Grandpa hits him, but it immediately softens and smooths out when he sees NS's distress--which I read as concern for NS's distress, but NS might have read as being fake. It's very indicative, again, of goodness deep down that care for YH inspired NS to flee, and only care for his mother made him stay.

It also makes one think of NS 3 seeing YH slapped: was it YH knowing NS 3 was kind already? (Maybe, they had already bonded a little over NS 3 being happy to see YH smile.) Was it, a bit YH's knowledge that had NS been a robot with no weakness, NS would've come down on Grandpa like the robot wrath of God? Probably as with all things, it was complicated.

And it is terribly sad to think that NS is probably thinking that YoungHoon's (mega cute) bromance with NS 3 is more real than his own relationship with YH. Since after all, YH is paid to be NS's friend, but he didn't have to be NS 3's. Still, LISTEN to him, NS. He said 'you have me.' (He said it in the closet.)

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I agree with a lot of the points you mentioned here.

That reminds me, do you happen to know which episode it was when NS3 witnessed YH being slapped for the first time?

I want to rewatch it and compare NS3's reactions to that of NS's. I think there was a shift in YH and NS3's relationship after that slap but I can't quite remember clearly....

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I also think HumanShin is very much annoyed that there have been instances wherein YH could be preferring RoboShin over him, which is why he was also heartbroken over Rora's fondness for his robo counterpart. HumanShin went through alot to finally be reunited with his mom and endured emotional abuse from his grandpa for her and YH, probably the two people that he considers the most important to him, and thus feels betrayed when he sees both seemingly preferring the more caring and considerate RoboShin over him.

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@vivanesca

Omg, thank you!!! I rewatched it (and bit of ep 7. Had to stop or I'll never... lol) and OMG, the overlaps to this episode...just wow! Guess I'll just quickly point things out:

1) Lies: the way NS3 handles others' lies is very different from NS. We see that NS distrusts the other whereas NS3 tries to earn their trust. NS3 sees lies as a coverup of truths; NS sees it as a tool of manipulation
2) Slap scene: NS3 apologized and offered to take the beating for YH. NS3 saw YH as a person and was proactive in expressing care; didn't assign guilt vs NS who internalized the guilt and ran away cuz that's how he learned to deal with lies
3) Dementia: So Bong called it first saying Shin must have dementia (seriously her lines are foreshadows!) cuz the new personality makes no sense
4) Grandpa + Jung Woo and Shin: Grandpa mistakes Shin for Jung Woo, saying where's his scar. Overlaps in this ep: Grandpa mistakes Hee Dong for Shin cuz he cries for his mom
5) Sons: RoRa says she has two sons in episode 5-6
6) Growth of RoboShin: Difference is huge! In ep 5-6 RoboShin feels like a child. In recent episodes, he feels like he's reaching adulthood. Will he reach it by the end of the series?
7) Hero: RoboShin says he's the hero (protagonist) in the fire scene and not Shin; asserts his identity. Once human Shin wakes, he asserts his identity. He's now the protagonist (going against everyone lol) and not RoboShin
8) Disaster Mode: I still haven't had this figure out but now I see overlaps to the auto drive in M Car.

Overall, I'm just impressed!!! Will definitely need to rewatch it again once the series ends lol

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"He said 'you have me.' (He said it in the closet.)"

TRUTH.

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Thanks Lollypip for the recap! I agree that suddenly it feels that there is no room for the two Nam Shins and it's becoming super-stressful. They made us care about the two of them since we have seen enough of their lives to sympathize with them. And now that one of them is dead set to eliminate the other, I just can't handle the tension and the emotions. If I have to choose, I'm siding with NS3, but I don't really want to choose. Damn I hope human Nam Shin comes to his senses soon because I don't want to hate him. But the way he kidnapped NS3 and killed their date was horrible, I was flipping tables and so angry at him when he did it. How dare he to interrupt that cute perfection that was NS3 and So Bong dating and flirting?? My poor baby NS3 went out for napkins and never came back 😭
All in all, it was another great episode. I like how this show keeps posing deep questions and making us think. It nice how it shows that the more love you receive, the more love you are able to give, which is NS3's case. And the opposite is also true, for Nam Shin. So human Nam Shin is in a sort of catch-22 situation. Only receiving some love will stop him from being so destructive, but how can he receive love if he's out there hurting everyone that dares to approach him?
Whatever. I'm bracing myself because next week it's going to be painful. I don't want to see my babies NS3 and So Bong suffering, I'm super scared for sweet NS3, and I'd also suffer if human Nam Shin gets badly hurt, even if he's being an idiot. How can we ignore him after seeing how much pain he has gone through? The scene where he fought with Mom had me crying, when he told her to wait 20 years for him, I don't know who was more hurt, Nam Shin, Mom or me, LOL. So much heartbreak 😢 I hope we are compensated with a good happy ending later.

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"It nice how it shows that the more love you receive, the more love you are able to give, which is NS3's case. And the opposite is also true, for Nam Shin. So human Nam Shin is in a sort of catch-22 situation. Only receiving some love will stop him from being so destructive, but how can he receive love if he's out there hurting everyone that dares to approach him?"

Yes, 1000000% agree. Let 'em in HumanShin! They all love you! All you need to do is crack your heart open a little!

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NS 3 happily feeding his lady a soda. Oh why, she is ALL HE HAS!

And yet, the tragedy of Ro Ra, trying to reach out desperately but doing so in a terrible way, and the tragedy of NS, who wants her love but can't reach back or believe in her.

So much heartbreak, as you say.

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Like you, as much as I do not want to choose, I find myself more drawn to RoboShin's story and his development. I like that his existence and his interactions with the other characters seem to make everyone question what it means to be a human being, what it means to be a better person. So, yeah, I'm curious to see how this love story between RoboShin and Sobong pans out. (RoboShin better stock up on a lot of Kleenexes for me to cry on.)

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CANT HATE HSHIN! Poor kid tried to run away so many times :( He is just a victim of circumstance.

They all need a hug. HShin, Shinnamon, So Bongie, Dr Ye and even Ye Na *sending virtual hugs*

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Honestly, when they told me Grandpa was lying about the dementia I got super annoyed because he'd clearly shown signs of real dementia. And while it seems a bit convenient that he was pretending to have a condition he actually had, it makes far more sense based on earlier scenes that his dementia is real.

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Karma, thy name is b!tch. :D
I bet grandpa can see the irony...

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lol yeah he does. he said as much himself to shin 3 about his diagnosis " That's what I get for living such a messy life" I wholeheartedly agree chairman.

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Karma, dude. I'm becoming both more and less human watching this drama... I went "serves you right Gramps, you liar" ... which in my right mind I'd never wish on anyone.

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Dementia is the perfect illness because it decimates his "strength" obsession.

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This drama continues to give me everything I could want and then some.

But for me this week's episodes showed that Nam Shin is very far gone and any redemption he might have is going to take some serious work on his part.
I understand that his childhood was not an easy one and his grandpa almost definitely emotionally abusive to him. That doesn't excuse anything he does right now though. Yes he is angry and not undeservedly so, but his continuous manipulation and lashing out is hurting many people including those who aren't even involved in this whole mess. Hell even Ye-Na was fed up with his manipulation of her this week and she was always in his corner before.

And his gotcha-moment with So-Bong felt hollow to me as well, because she was watching a movie in a darkened theatre and not really paying attention to NS(III). I mean I am curious as to what the fallout to this will be and if that could somehow shake So-Bong's feelings (and NS3's once he realises that's what he has :D). I hope not. They are so cute together and so supportive and I love that So-Bong stands up for NS3 so much and tells him not to give anything up to NS, not even his name or face.

(Props to SKJ tho, who could have thought he could pull off this role. Not me, that's for sure xD)

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ALL THESE FEELS! NO OUTLET! OTTOKEE!

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Seo Kang Joon's performance reminds me of Ji Sung's in Kill Me Heal Me. You always knew which personality was present, even if they were pretending to be the main.
I'm happy SKJ is coming into his own. You could see the potential early on, but he's capitalized on it now.

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Exactly yes! Shin Se Gi and Cha Do Hyun are kinda like Shinnamon and DogShin! Nice Dramaland parallel! :D

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People are not really thinking lol tbh it's not just his past that's making human Shin pitiful it's his present as well. They aren't trying to look from his perspective. I thought his dialogues with Sobong by the pool and his monologue at the start will help people in understanding his point but guess even that didn't help them stop hating on human shin. I would HATE to see a better version of myself as well.

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Lol I know I know I was just agreeing with your points :D

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YES Shinnamon did get credit for it. HumanShin may seem like a total porcupine, but he's got this soft underbelly and I want him to have the world. Props to SKJ! <3

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I do love that both of them went to her, and thought NS would--and yet it's sad nobody knows NS did! (Though really, David thinking NS 3 is better matters little, as NS 3 and I are mad at David!) The limits of everybody's knowledge is tragic and believable. Seeing both boys rush to their mother did fan the flames of my tiny little hope they could be brothers one day.

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It's such a great look into the way abuse makes people just FRACTURE, even people who are trying their best and really love each other. It also puts the viewers at their wits' end too. ;)

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I love reading your comments!

Kang joon nailed this show! I remember some people said that my girl Seung Yeon will outshine him but noooo they both nailed their roles! Especially Kang joon.

And and am i the only who thought that the scene where Nam shin joked around Sobong that he did not recognize her and she walked ahead of him but he took her hand is so natural? Ahh my ship is sailing. Like both actors are enjoying their scenes for real ♡♡♡ i want to shower them with loves.

Now where are those people who said that Kang Joon can't act? This is my first time seeing him acting though

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It was a mixture of shock-denial-disbelief-disgust-incredulity-disgust-consternation-trauma and vulnerability at not being able to do anything about it! :(

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Relax. Cal your mind. Just look at the pretty - appreciate it! Stare at it! :D Rewatch it! No need to flip tables.

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Lol i love your reactions XD I flipped the table too when I first saw it.
Oh have you seen the string attached to Kang Joon atthe end of the video?

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I am shipping these two so hard XD especially for this video. Lol he really is a flirt. I thought I am just delusional xD

Oh yoj have a point. But I think he is really Nam Shin 3 he has the manual watch on but hey they could confuse us all over again 😱😱

I was not able to tag you awhile ago 🙈🙈

I am flipping like a dolphin here lol @christina41218

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Wow I never got past the face - MUST REWATCH NOWWWW!

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Replying to your comment here coz there's no reply link on the original one:

I think HumanShin swapped in a dark place because he's genuinely not confident that he'd be able to pull it off in a well-lit area. So he cheated but right now SB doesn't know that he cheated so what's gonna happen now?

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Kwaaaa me too! I want monday to come sooner but that means the show will have few more episodes left 😢😢😭😭
Oh oh have you seen the behind the scenes of this episode? I am worried about nam shin 3 because of that 😣😣

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Noooo! Share the link please - I wanna see and torture myself some more!

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@zgs1994 and @kaleidoscopic
Here ^-^
Ps my heart is exploding

https://m.vlive.tv/video/81984

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@kaleidoscopic granpa shin really know who is nam shin's vulnerability 😣😣😣😣

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I can say now that Seo Kang Joon is the God of wink lol
His wink makes my heart flutter

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RIGHT IN THE FEELS WITH ALL THAT SKJ PRETTY!

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Did you also notice that when NS3 met NS for the first time, that NS was in the shadows and NS3 was in the light?

I think the lighting is intentional and can be a metaphor of their present state of being...

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Wow! I did not noticed that one to think that is a metaphor 😲😲😲😲

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Well to be fair , so Bong DID get confused between the two as well. It was only his expressions and teary eyes that made her realize it's not the one.
My heart is not prepared for the next episode I don't want to see two shins fighting with each other.

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I believe they need to duke it out for HumanShin to feel better tho

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Lol true, I don't know why he thought so bong can't get confused between the two when he never tried to fool her before. Like he did to YH.

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Yeah! I think he just gets pissy because the rest of them - including Mom and YH - have conflicted feelings about the 2 Shins, whereas So Bong is totally confident in her ability to tell them apart and it bothers him because if his MOM and HYUNG can be conflicted then WHY isn't SHE? I think that's his 3rd grade logic. :D

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Lol true. He needs a hug, a candy and lots and lots of therapies

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She did realize that it was human shin. She was quite ... err how should I say this? She was quite reluctant after that tear wiping scene. She repeatedly turn to look at him, like she was suspecting it and she finally caught up. It was the human one.

For me though, nam shin cheated... becuase he did the swap in the cinema. He should have done it in a sunny place and that's when he will prove that she can't or can tell them apart.

Lol our human shin is obsessed in making those two love birds suffer. But I understand him

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Yes, but she immediately (in a span of 3 seconds) realized that nope, this is the real NS and booked it out of there while the rest of them just stood there gaping and maybe that grates a little on his nerves as well?

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I would love to see what So Bong said after her convo with human shin on the balcony, first time they really spoke without insulting eachother or arguing haha.

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Me as well. It'd be such a wasted opportunity if she'd said nothing...
I also suspect that might be the opening scene of next episode.

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@kaleidoscopic ahhh yeah i do see your point actually. Hopefully they can have another moment soon thats not rushed.

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They both realate to each other in some ways. Sobong need to teach human shin how to accept nam shin 3.

Nam shin 3 isn't trying to steal everyone away from the original.

I love the way they give human shin and sobong some moments maybe after some few more scenes she would sympathize with him.

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I just want a nice emotional healing for my baby oriSHIN.

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Yes even though they absolutely despise eachother i feel like so bong (with help from young hoon of course) can actually get through to him that he is loved and hes going about everything in the wrong way.

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I low-key ship it. I'd want it to become canon.

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It would be interesting to see if she did say something, because she can relate to his disgust, but she can tell him why that changed, and it has to do with NS3 caring. That’s their fundamental difference. Maybe Shin will grasp that soon.

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Yes, I'd love it if she extended some empathy and that made NS empathize with her too. (Not that he deserves empathy from her, So Bong owes him nothing, but sometimes grace is getting stuff even when you don't deserve it.) I do think NS opened up to her because he's perceiving her as the one being honest with him in this very messed-up situation. If she was like 'Lord I would hate that, and be super creeped out! And I was super creeped out when I found out he was a robot too! But also, you must have noticed how people are terrible to each other, and imagine my longing for someone to be gentle and kind to me, and the overwhelming relief when someone finally was, and the wish to be close to that warmth!'

... I mean, maybe that's too much vulnerability for So Bong around the guy who hit her and said he should've hit her harder, and obviously even if she did say something it didn't work since he went and messed up their date (or... did she say something that INSPIRED him to mess up their date?). But it did feel like an opportunity.

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replying here 'coz no reply link in original comment:

YES, humanSHIN is so freaking EXTRA! I love that about him. :D

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I really love that about him, too. The very demonstrative character is always super fun.

But! My heart also always breaks for the nobly restrained character, so NS and NS 3 have me coming AND going. NS 3 reminds me of the quote from A Farewell to Arms: 'You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.' It saddens me, to think of Ro Ra, Young Hoon or anyone else overlooking NS 3. And it saddens me to think of NS acting out for love. It is all so sad.

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MAYBE! Nam Shin is a genius lol like his mother. He thinks of many ways to mess up the lives of Sobong and Nam Shin 3 🙈🙈🙈

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Homeboy HumanShin is such a complex baby. Despite his a$$y behavior I still find myself rooting for him. He's so magnetic and full of flaws and has such a human response to everything - he's a creature of emotion and I appreciate that about him the most.

On the other hand, I am honestly afraid of what will happen to my Sunshine Boy Shinnamon. As much as I want him to be happy, I also can't help but think twice about HOW his relationship with SB will work in reality.

Unpopular opinion: my heart is low-key shipping SB and HumanShin now. What is UP with my radar these days...

We have 4 more episodes to go - I wonder how it'll all end.

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I, for one, completely agree with you. What happens if SoBong stays in a relationship forever with someone who, let's face it, is definitely NOT going to become a "real boy"? No sex forever? Or worse...a very high priced sex toy? Kdramas would love to convince us (in many cases) that sex doesn't happen in Korea, but c'mon!!!! How does that work?

Also, the line when Shin asked how she might feel if someone tried to kill her, and then she woke up to an electronic replica that everyone thought was better than her...well, I know how I'd feel, and I'd be pretty upset by that. It's not that they weren't trying to help him, because of course they were. But, as the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I think their whole premise was wrong. I think Umma's whole premise for making a robot version of her son so she wouldn't miss him was wrong. Expend that energy and brilliant brain to get your kid out of the hell house, lady!!! WTH??!?!?!

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I love ShinnaBong but how will it ever work? I'm SB's Dad right now - resigned to see daughter face certain doom in the relationship department.

Exactly! Mom had the wrong idea to begin with and now she has these 2 sons that she doesn't know what to do with because one of them hates/resents her (rightfully so because ABANDONMENT ISSUES LADY) and the other one loves her too much.

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That's not to say that I don't love our little shinnamon, just like everyone else, because I do. It's just that humans NEED the touch of other humans.

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Yes, which is funny because HumanShin said those same words (maybe with a bit of a bite, but not untrue). Ultimately, SB would feel like she's missing out because no matter how adorable and pure Shinnamon Roll is, he's just...a robot (and it PAINS me to say this!).

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I mean, in reality, sure, because we don't have robots like NS 3. But in this drama, where NS 3 is a person, and So Bong wants him to be the one to touch her, I don't see a problem with it. He's not a sex toy, because there's a person there.

Like, if a human body didn't have an animating spirit... it would be... uh... necrophilia. We're in a dark place! Sorry about that. I assume nobody is in for that.

Of course, we all debate how far NS 3 is a person (to my mind, he's very much one though with key differences to humans). But these are my 2 cents: I believe he is one, and that So Bong wants what she says she wants, and it's why I want them together. Though in another comment I was advocating for NS to kiss her, so it's not like I don't enjoy romantic complications. ;)

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I have zero idea how this will all end and it's making me both giddy and anxious because WHAT IF THE WRITER SCREWS THIS UP?

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I will emotionally die and be rebirthed in a whole new Shipping Hell. :D

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if that happens I will die! Lol
This show foreshadows a lot and my brain hurts XD

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I imagined it too 😍😍😍 We need to see that! I really want to see that (okay I sound like a pervert)
I am just clinging on to what he told Nam shin 3.
"Should I mess with her?" "Should I hold her hand and kiss her?"

THAT GOT ME FLIPPING EVERYTHING AROUND ME lol I'm going crazy XD

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MUST YOU MAKE ME THINK THAT? NOW I CANNOT GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD!!!! :D

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Agree with everything but not really with Nam Shin starting a love triangle. I know, Nam Shin is hot, and if you think about it, he has sex in his DNA which NS3 lacks, that makes him attractive in comparison. But he hates So Bong and he's only messing with NS3 and her. So it wouldn't feel right for me if he kisses her, and I'm sure she wouldn't like it. So Bong wants NS3's love and it doesn't seem she thinks she is missing anything. The girl is putting her life on the line for NS3, she luffffs him. I'm sure that they can find a way to make it work, LOL. The same way NS3 is enjoying holding hands and dates with her, he can learn to enjoy other kind of ways to show affection, haha!! So, if we consider things in the frame of this fantasy world where NS3 exists, I can only support So Bong and cheer for the cute couple. :)

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You're right, you're totally right, I should not wish any ill on So Bong, and am rooting for her love. Given NS3's delighted response to all positive feedback, I am not worried about her relationship satisfaction.

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Your comment reminds me of the first time NS3 kissed So Bong. At the time, she didn't like it at all and well he only kissed her because it was a means to something (refusal to Yena's marriage proposal).

I feel like if NS kisses her, it would be a means to something as well but I'm not sure what it could be right now... The probability of a NS kissing So Bong...could happen.

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I think you can make a case for NS3 being sentient, but he’s certainly not HUMAN. I undertand suspending realism to enjoy a drama. In all honesty, I much prefer shows with a clear fantasy element because why bother with shows that are realistic when you can just go outside? But there’s just something in my mind that cannot help but think of (and I’m sorry to be graphic here, but it’s just what I think EVERY TIME) a silicon vibrator in his pants or something like that. Wow, I sound like a perv (I swear, I’m not!!!)

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I'm not worried about the projects or about the battery qua the battery, but I am worried for NS 3 and So Bong's feelings. Having his watch taken is an insult to NS 3, as Ro Ra said. So Bong (who NS knows is human and has feelings!) doesn't deserve to have her emotions so drastically messed with, and NS 3 looked genuinely stricken when NS said that people should be with people. 'If I can't trust humans, who can I trust?' Same question for caring, or companionship. People are all he has. So Bong is all he has.

So I agree with you that he'll be fine and that the drama will make him evolve further, but I am worried too.

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I just want redemption for HumanShin with a side dose of happiness because after all the [email protected] that's been dished at him, he deserves some genuine happiness. He just needs to overcome the negativity.

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