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My Secret Terrius: Episodes 15-16

We are still on fire this week, as the action is propelled along by a weaselly villain, a shadowy operation and a meddlesome spy organization. Our spy Bon does his best to teach Ae-rin how to protect herself, but it’s tough when he’s battling against colleagues that want to use her for their benefit, and her own curious nature. We’re pretty much at cohabitation hijinks anyway, and the whole neighborhood already thinks Bon and Ae-rin live together so maybe they should just move in with each other. For protection. Just a thought.

 
EPISODE 15

Bon sweeps Ae-rin up into a hug… and quickly spins her round so she can’t see the incriminating spy-board with her husband on it. Bon gestures at Ji-yeon and Do-woo to remove the evidence, and hurries a protesting Ae-rin back upstairs for an explanation.

Do-woo is (rightly) impressed that Ae-rin caught them using her ingenuity, and happily complies when Bon asks for privacy. Ji-yeon is less happy about leaving, and gripes to Do-woo that she was going to fire Ae-rin anyway, before she made a fuss.

Relieved to learn that Bon has a secret that doesn’t involve theft, Ae-rin smugly tells him that she knew she was right that he was a good person. With a small smile, Bon points out that she fired him just 14 hours ago. Growing serious, he tells her that King’s Bag is an NIS operation that she can’t tell anyone about it.

Ae-rin guesses that Bon was watching her because she was hired by J International, and Bon doesn’t correct her. Downstairs, Ji-yeon and Do-woo snoop on the conversation upstairs, just in time to hear Bon tell Ae-rin that it’s too dangerous to keep her job at King’s Bag now that she has this knowledge.

Ae-rin thoughtfully asks if that’s why Bon told her to keep quiet about seeing Chief Moon at J International—and downstairs, Ji-yeon and Do-woo gasp that Bon kept this from them. Bon rushes Ae-rin out of the shop and warns her not to tell the two spies she was a witness, for her own protection.

Coming clean, Bon explains that he has an alias because he’s on the run—and although Ae-rin assures him that he doesn’t have to tell her why, Bon promises that he will when the time comes.

Aww, it’s all back to normal the next morning, as Bon greets the Joon-Joon twins and Ae-rin, and Ae-rin points proudly to the bag that Bon bought her.

Seeking to confirm his suspicions about the thief at J International, Yong-tae shows up at King’s Bag again to check out Do-woo—and seems satisfied that Do-woo is the culprit. Do-woo, for some reason, gives Yong-tae his real name when he asks, and Yong-tae orders a background check on him (because of course he does).

To sweeten Ae-rin up, Ji-yeon takes her to coffee the next day and promises she still has her job—before she drops the bomb and asks Ae-rin to testify to Chief Moon’s appearance in court. Ji-yeon even asks Ae-rin to befriend Yong-tae to get closer to his secrets, and run errands for her. Ae-rin pretends to hesitate, but quickly agrees when Ji-yeon offers a 30% raise.

Ae-rin sighs that she’s going to have to learn to drive again to run Ji-yeon’s errands, and turns the cute emoticons on Bon “because he’s such a great driver.” Sure Ae-rin, that’s the reason. Bon gamely shows up, and even offers his car to practice in when Ae-rin’s gets towed for repairs.

Which he might regret, as Ae-rin boasts that her parents were car racers on Jeju—and that she doesn’t need to use the side mirrors (lol). And then she forgets to put the car in drive. Oh no.

This car ride might just be the longest of Bon’s life, as it turns out that Ae-rin doesn’t need a refresher course, but driving lessons for beginners. She drives slowly, stalls, asks Bon to look in the mirrors for her—and then ends up on the highway and doesn’t have the courage to turn off. Bon loses his cool at last, and grips the roof handle for safety.

Eventually, Ae-rin manages to get off the highway, where she congratulates herself on her parking, ha! Bon’s eyebrows disappear into his forehead, but he goes back to eating his ice-cream and wonders why she needs the lessons anyway. Ae-rin hesitates to tell him it’s because of Ji-yeon.

One angry phone call to Ji-yeon later, and Bon is no closer to getting her to let go of Ae-rin. Overhearing Bon saying that she’s going through a hard time, Ae-rin gently points out that it’s Bon who’s having a hard time—he’s on the run from Chief Kwon, doesn’t have health insurance and can’t even use his own name. Bon pauses at the truth in her words.

Earnestly, Ae-rin promises, “Don’t worry. I will protect you no matter what.” The unassuming mom declaring to protect the veteran spy brings a smile to Bon’s face, and he thanks Ae-rin for the offer.

Director Shim and Chief Kwon take their beef to the shootout range, where Chief Kwon bitterly notes that she’s still better at shooting than him—and more intelligent, and better at missions—but he was the one who was praised and promoted all these years. Director Shim doesn’t take offence and says that she was never very good at the political side.

He adds, as a friend, that it’s sad to see she still hasn’t gotten over Operation Candy. Chief Kwon brushes Shim’s concern aside and warns that she will catch Terrius, and find out about King’s Bag on her own.

Just as Bon and Ae-rin are leaving, Bon spots Sun-mi in this out-of-the-way cafe, and she’s sliding a suspicious-looking man an envelope. Bon hurries Ae-rin out when she asks what’s wrong. Hmm.

Back at work, Ae-rin impresses Ji-yeon and Do-woo with her sleuthing skills already, as she recites which of Kwon’s agents were keeping watch on the store that morning.

Eun-ha is overjoyed to see Bon back in the parent brigade (as he slow-mos into the shot, I can see why) but the Joon-Joon twins are even happier to have their babysitter back on duty. Ha, Sang-ryul grumbles that Bon’s too handsome and spoils the kids too much.

Except Bon manages to get the kids to clean up their toys, while he does chores (swoon)—right before playtime, TV time and ice cream. Aww, when the twins feed the fish, Bon tells them not to give them too much and fibs, “When fish eat too much, they get fat and have to do push-ups.”

Meanwhile, Ae-rin walks home… and realizes that someone is following her.

EPISODE 16

Ae-rin breaks into a run, and takes refuge in a convenience store where she calls Bon to ask for help. She hears, “Good job.”

And whirls round to find Bon grinning at her, the devil. He congratulates her on being smart, and she huffily finishes his lecture for him on not getting involved in trouble, because she has to think of Joon-soo and Joon-hee.

Bon is so pleased he tells Ae-rin he’ll treat her, and the two enjoy a sweet cup of coffee together. Ae-rin smiles broadly and tells Bon it tastes so good because he bought it for her. Bon slides her a look.

Yong-tae has been busy—he sighs as he sees that Do-woo and Ji-yeon are NIS agents after all.

Bon’s hunch about Yong-tae pans out as well, as the NIS team discover his real identity is Jung In-soo—who is a dead man with a different face. Bon decides to surveil J International, but Ji-yeon disagrees, and thinks that Ae-rin would be better in this case.

Taking advantage of Sang-ryul again, Bon wriggles more information from him about King Castle Apartments—namely, that a power struggle went down between Eun-ha and Min-joon’s mom that Eun-ha ended up winning.

Bon lays a gentle hand on top of Sang-ryul’s, romanic music plays, and Bon says, “I knew it. You’re a role model.” Sang-ryul beams. As do I.

Cranky that Bon left for the “housewives” Ji-yeon is less than pleased when Do-woo explains (i.e. stirs the pot) that men get older and they change—and points out how Bon is even good with kids now. Ji-yeon sighs, “These days, Bon seems like a stranger.”

True enough, as Bon takes on the role of fortune teller and presents KIS with theirs. Not one of them is pleased—Eun-ha is to be nice to her in-laws if she wants to inherit their estate, Sun-mi won’t get another child, and Sang-ryul will. Interestingly, Bon also intones that he “saw” Sun-mi’s husband is childless, and demands to know who her child’s biological father is. She spluttered a denial and is backed up by the rest of the KIS gang (but maybe this ties into that mysterious stranger Bon say her with earlier?).

Ha, although all of them decry Bon as a quack, they surreptitiously slide their fortunes into their pockets, and Bon leaves with a smirk.

When Sang-ryul gets home that evening, he kicks his shoes off… and beside them, are a pair of red heels like those worn by Yong-tae’s mysterious woman. What?!

A shadowy man receives the news that J International has been exposed, and rings someone to order, “Start cleaning.” The next day, assassin K shows up at J International, shreds all the information… and readies his gun. Unaware, Yong-tae makes his way up to his office.

He registers the mess a split second before K appears, and drops to the floor. It’s the only thing that saves him from a bullet to the head. Panicked, but with a head start and desperation on his side, Yong-tae manages to escape out of the building.

K resolves to find him later, and goes back for the bags—only to find that they have been swapped.

At the bank, Yong-tae realizes something is wrong when there’s a problem accessing his credit, and rushes out of there—and he chucks his phone away after a call from his very scared secretary, Mr. Park, who is being held at gunpoint, comes through. Aww, no.

As he’s driving past, Yong-tae spots Ae-rin on the street and asks her to spare him some time. Obviously terrified, he waits on tenterhooks until she says yes, Ji-yeon’s request to get close to him running through her head. Don’t go with him!

As I feared, Yong-tae kidnaps Ae-rin again. He calls Ji-yeon, and she offers NIS’ help, but his face contorts as he faces his reality and screams, “I was being generous to Ae-rin, and now I’m about to be killed!”

Yong-tae doesn’t want NIS protection though, since “the Voice” has moles there. He just wants Ji-yeon to obtain the hourglass from his office for him within the hour.

On hearing the news Bon vows to find the hourglass, his face foreboding, while Ji-yeon tries to locate Ae-rin.

Bon changes into his spy suit, and storms into Star Tower to find the hourglass—while Chief Kwon’s men kick into overdrive at the sight of him, and Kwon runs out of her office. Director Shim stops her, guessing that she’s off to find Terrius, and asks that she be gentle with him. Chief Kwon coldy just says, “I’ll do what I see fit.”

At J International, Bon realizes the bags aren’t the ones that Ae-rin saw, and when he picks up the hourglass, spots a secret compartment cut into the bottom of it. At Do-woo’s warning, Bon races out of the office to get away from Kwon’s men, and only just escapes from J International in time.

He almost gets trapped on the stairs, but a quick vault and roll over the rails gives him some breathing space…until he does get caught in one of the narrow corridors. The four men surrounding Bon are no match for his combat skills though, and he reaches his blue car.

But Chief Kwon has brought out the big guns, and there are more men waiting for Bon in the parking lot, blocking him in with their cars. Through some swift manoeuvring, Bon reaches the streets, where Chief Kwon spots him and gives chase.

Bon speeds across the city, tailed closely by Chief Kwon and her agents, with a little help from her spy network digitally tracking the hunt. Bon never really stood a chance on the open road, and finally gets cornered on a bridge.

It’s a clash of wills, as Bon coolly gets out to meet Chief Kwon, closed in on all sides by her agents. Kwon greets Bon acerbically and asks, “Aren’t you sick of being on the run?”

Without batting an eye, Bon returns, “There’s something I still need to do. Wait. I’ll come to you when the time is right.” Kwon orders her men to move in and arrest Bon—and in the distance, Bon spots K.

K smirks at the trapped Bon, and raises his gun to shoot. Knowing he must escape at all costs, Bon turns and leaps from the bridge. But not before K fires his gun—and hits.

Bon plummets into the river below, still clutching the hourglass, his eyes closed. Blood colors the water.

 
COMMENTS

I was waiting all week for these episodes, so I think I can officially say that I have found my new crack, crazy adorable show. It knows exactly what we want, and it is so so happy to give us those shots of Bon with the Joon-Joon twins, in a suit, or gently laying his hand on Sang-ryul. Don’t ever change, show.

In the same vein, that break was a blink and you’ll miss it, pain-free blip between Ae-rin and Bon which I am very grateful for. I’m not here for the angst, when I can have Ae-rin folded into the spy operation, and the opportunity for Bon and Ae-rin to get closer instead. The romance is still at a very quiet simmer, and only from Bon’s side—but sometimes he’ll give this look to Ae-rin after she has said something compassionate, or when she’s smiling and my heart is just gone. And can we talk about the car ride, guys? It was my favorite scene, and not just because I was falling over laughing the whole time it was happening. It turns out that Ae-rin has a hilariously huge ego, but what’s not to love about a heroine who is so smart she can crack through two secret organizations and unashamedly congratulates herself on a job not well done? What I really loved about their very funny interlude was that Bon was comfortable enough (…or scared enough) to actually get exasperated with Ae-rin, when he has been so outwardly in control of his emotions until this point. It’s little wonder that Ji-yeon doesn’t recognize him any more, because he’s actually happy now, and has something to live for again.

Ae-rin and the Joon-Joon twins have cracked through that shell simply by being the lovable forces of nature they are and blowing past all his defences. Ae-rin might not be feeling anything yet, but she has already begun to depend on Bon for help (like aforementioned driving lesson) and was genuinely relieved to learn she was right to trust him. The seeds are there for a beautiful relationship if Ae-rin wants it. Good thing it didn’t come from the hug though, which ended up being a fake-out, because it works so much better as comedy than a reason to kickstart feelings.

If I was looking to nitpick (and why would I, when I could just enjoy shots of Bon watching TV with the twins?) I would say that the plot of this show is so paper thin, it’s in danger of tearing. For example, this is the second time that Ae-rin has been kidnapped by Yong-tae in as many weeks and that’s just too many. I’m hoping that the show will undercut this—maybe it’s also a fake-out?— because I don’t want our heroine to get reckless and stupid just so she can be rescued by Bon. In fact, it’s Bon’s turn to get rescued since he just fell, wounded and unconscious, into the River of Doom. If that’s not a damsel in distress move, I don’t know what is. And I’m not saying I want Ae-rin to save him, because that would stretch believability (or would it?), but I do want to see her save herself.

On the other hand, I’m excited about Yong-tae’s trajectory from campy villain to loopy villain on the run. I know he doesn’t want to join team NIS (who does?) but I’m sure team KIS could manage to make some room. Yong-tae really needs to re-evaluate his life at this point, because he doesn’t seem the right fit for the criminal life when he hasn’t even kept any secret funds somewhere besides a very ordinary, easy to find bank. And he needs to go back and save Mr. Park! We always knew there was an eeeeevil force behind Yong-tae, and with the J International operation gone, we can really start to dig into the mysteries behind it and how to stop the shadowy cabal pulling all the strings. Those strings reach worryingly far though, since it looks like Sang-ryul’s as-yet-unseen wife is part of it too. It’s unclear what Yong-tae paid the Red-Heeled Lady for yet, but King’s Castle Apartment is turning out to be such a hotbed of spy shenanigans that NIS should just consider moving in permanently.

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Absolutely love this episode ! Not many drama can make me LOL 3 minutes into the show (the hilarious romantic hug turned into protective hug scene.)
I am glad Ae Rin didn't turn into a super hacker, that would be too far-fetched, instead relies on her ahjumma street-smart detective skills. Now, the High Priestess revealed bits had me on the edge of my seat for the next episode.

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Ahh... I love this show!
- I can't get enough of Joon-Joon twin and Sitter Bon. They're so cute together. SR is right, Bon spoiled them! But who doesn't want to get a handsome sitter like Bon? LoL.
- I'll take the whole spy thing not too seriously, LoL.
- The whole car driving training was so hilarious. Bon has shown Aerin his other side. And they were arguing like an old couple. Wondering who's going to take care of Joon-Joon twin next week when her mom is kidnapped (again) and Bon Sitter is down under the water. I can't wait for the next week!

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Thanks @helcat. What a great amount of forward movement and action we get!

Just trust Villain Yong Tae to abandon his poor Driver Park and use Ae Rin again to protect and help himself. I'd like to know what got him to disappear and change his face. The spies did say that this identity change meant that YT was also being used and was then meant to be discarded. Well the time has already come for this and while I applaud his changing all the bags to confound the big baddies, I'm aghast that he has not backup escape plan. I'm also miffed that he didn't care about Park!!! I hope we get to see him alive. 😅

Actually, instead of using Ae Rin, YT could just use the bags/serial numbers as collateral. His boss will have to give in to his demands if he wants to get his hands on those serial numbers. So poor Ae Rin was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, when Yong Tae was desperate and not thinking it through!

Illogical incompetence: Killer K, professional assassin as he is, continues to be laughably amateurish. Not only does he not check for the bags first before deleting computer files, he fails to hide that the office has been rifled so as not to give YT warning. He even fails to wait until YT has gone into the inner office to investigate before shooting, so of course YT can scramble out the door easily. *Facepalm* I was thinking that his doing all the cleaning in the morning was rather late in the day... he should have started the previous evening! 😏

However I'm glad the ineptitude is balanced out on both sides and both the spies and the villains are more or less on an even playing field. (Such a relief compared to Ghost Detective where baddie always gets away with it and nothing seems to lessen her power!!! 😠). So I look forward to tit-for-tats and both the inept trying to outwit each other, while I trust Bon recovers and Ae Rin breaks free, and they solve everything with KIS, leaving the others floundering in their wake.

I really hope the red shoes of SR's wife is a fake out, 😅 because red shoes did kill the man in hospital, and I can't imagine how SR and son are going to be ok, if his wife is part of the big bad. This is a comedy-spy show, right? Let it be light and fun til the end!!! 😜 😆

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"I really hope the red shoes of SR's wife is a fake out,.."

Me too! Who knows how many women in King's Castle have red high heels? XD

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Heck, even I used to have a ruby red pair back in the day. ;-)

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Haha! I can feel you.. XD

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I think K went for fake robbery angle, but who would believe that in such a building with heavy security, and let's not forget about Bon decision to go into clandestine mission in flashiest car possible.
But still it's best show to watch right after the Guest so it's not real complaining.

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Cmiiw but didn't Yong-tae said once (in last week ep.) that Driver Park is a lame NIS agent?😂 Before K almost kidnapped Joon-Joon, and also before Ae-rin worked in J International, its only K who became Yong-tae's second in command

I never took the spy thing seriously because the show intended to delivered that a curious housewives/househusbands could beat intels and villains on duty 😂

I hope that red heels thingy was a fakeout, but it's too good to be true since she got a huge pay for Sang-ryul becomes stay-at-home dad. On top of that, we don't know if dead guy is a good guy or a bad guy.

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Are you suspecting Yong Tae is a spy, a real bagman?
Me too..

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Yes, I suspected that he is an independent spy.

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@therevels
I don't recall that statement about Driver Park, however if anyone is an independent agent, it's probably K. He could be a free-lance killer-cum-spy for hire.

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Thanks for a wonderful recap @helcat! I really enjoy this show despite the spy stuff being so ridiculous. But I think we’re all here for Bon with the twins and smart kickass Ae Rin ❤️

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It knows exactly what we want, and it is so so happy to give us those shots of Bon with the Joon-Joon twins, in a suit, or gently laying his hand on Sang-ryul. Don’t ever change, show.
This.
And I feel like amongst the tons of dramas that I initially was happy over, Terrius and Hundred Million Stars are the ones that continue to be highly engaging and"know" what I want. (I'm waiting for the next recap for Room No.9 to add it to the list)
The Guest is perfect too, but too scary.
Player seems to be good too, but the crimes in ep 1 made me run away from it.
Fox bride star- Nope
Beauty inside- Nope (Though I highly enjoyed KMS cameo!)
100 Days My Prince- Nope nope.
Third Charm- Nope nope nope.

I can hope that Terrius and Hundred Million Stars won't let me down,right?!?

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Lol😂
Funnily, these two are the only current shows I am watching. I also hope they don't let us down, although out of the two, I enjoy Terrius way more! By the way.... It simply makes me happier...

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Well to be fair, Hundred Million Stars is supposed to make us warm and fuzzy i guess, lol!
Which means it is doing its job right, and Terrius is doing Its job right. :-)

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That car ride was the longest of Bon's life and it was hilarious!
Also my gripe in the past has been similar to Sang ryeol, and I am glad that Bon is teaching those kids to clean up at home. The spoiling has to be tempered somehow. Just want to be clear, I havr no complaints here about his handsomeness just spoiling the twins. 😉
I was quite surprised that Do Woo gave his real name to Yong Tae. That was very careless of him and Ji Yeon needs to train him better.
Also I think that Sunmi was being blackmailed by Yura's real father. And Sang Ryeol's wife has more story to tell.
So happy to see the action scenes as Bon evades the NIS and the car chase. In another spy flick though, Bon would've a better chance to escape on foot and get himself lost in any crowded place. That blue sports car is just too easy to detect. But then the show was after drama and that standoff at that bridge *sigh*. That jump was very dramatic though and I know Bon will be alright. He should be, right?

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I think they gave their Real Names because i’m sure that all the info that can be accesible were altered by NIS (Like Bon’s). The only problem is YT have contact inside and was able to go straight to the source.lol.

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I was thinking the same. But still...its kind of stupid because you can also dig up a lot about a person on Social Media with their real name as well (though hopefully agents are more careful with that?)

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I know, right?!?! What's with all these undercover agents using their real names? You can't make up a fake name to give to the guy you know is the bad guy? Dude.

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Its like he can't be bothered to make one up which is silly. But like helcat said, the ineptness of the good guys are matched by our bad guys. I just hope that the good guys will be smarter since their lives are on the line.

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Thank you @helcat for the recap 👏👏👏

My wish after watching these eps: Yong Tae please switch side (your goddam handsome face is too precious to be sacrificed after the badsides has no use of him) and someone please save Bon. 😤

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I want Yong Tae to get a good punishment first before switching sides, after what he's done to Ae Rin, twice!

As for Bon ... in the shows, Dr Stranger and Yong Pal , characters (yes more than 1 and more than 1 time for 1 of them) got shot over bridges and cliffs and falling into the water, then reappeared perfectly fine some scenes later. So I guess, since it's been done before, they can do it again and we don't have to worry. 😏

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I notice the 'wounded and falling into water' is a main theme of Kdrama when the hero is in trouble. Many times when I'm watching one and my favorite character is faced with jumping into water as being the only way out--I yell at the screen, "jump into the water--you'll live!"

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If only this kind of things applies in real life, not many people are lucky even if he/she's a swimmer

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Bon will be perfectly fine. He would have a back-up plan in place. ☺

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I like that you comforted me with the idea of back up plan! ^.^

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@growingbeautifully yes punish him please but not hit the face 😜

Jumping into water reminds me of some scenes in Black which is a clue to the death of some characters

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I was really hoping Young-tae would make it to the apartment building and be sheltered by the KIS; however, I was a bit disappointed that he decided to kidnap Ae-rin instead. Considering how he left Ae-rin behind last time ir really shouldn't have surprised me that he would make such a desperate move this time around. Anyways, I'm still hoping he stays around because I truly like his character and find him hilarious.

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I think he is hysterically panic because his own boss wants to kill him and using Ae-rin as a hostage is the only thing he can think of to save his ass 😂 We know that Yong Tae is such a coward because he didnt hesitate to use Ae rin to cover himself from attacker in the warehouse (i dont remember which episode)

But i feel sorry for such a coward to die easily because Son Ho joon is so good portraying this character 🤣

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"But i feel sorry for such a coward to die easily because Son Ho joon is so good portraying this character"

Hahaha! I can't recall seeing him in anything before, but I'll definitely give any new projects of his a try. I love his facial expressions!

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The only other show I've seen Son Ho-joon in is GO BACK SPOUSES paired with Jang Nara. At the beginning of the show, his character is quite a loser. But then when the back story is revealed, it makes sense why he is the way he is. I liked his growth arc.

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I think SHJ's character in Go Back Spouses a little bit similar to Yong tae in someway which i cannot figure out.. but he is funny in GBS

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Thank you @pakalanapikake for mentioning a drama Son Ho Joon has been on. I hope to find some time to at least check it out. Especially since @ryunami mentioned his character is a bit similar to Young-tae's!

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I think the similarity, they both are shameless! 🤣🤣🤣

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@julyrox its official im a kdrama addict October 22, 2018 at 4:36 PM

You're welcome! I try to reference other shows in which I've seen actors. GO BACK COUPLE was my introduction to Son Ho-joon, but not to second lead Jang Ki-yong, whom I didn't recognize from his minor role as one of the nurses in BEAUTIFUL MIND, in which he caught my eye. I later saw JYK in MY LOVE EUN-DONG / THIS IS MY LOVE. JKY was terrific in COME HERE AND HUG ME, as was Nam Da-reum, who portrayed his younger self.

My go-to sites for filmographies and mugshots are AsianWiki (for films as well as dramas, including Jdoramas, and maybe from other Asian countries as well) and DramaWiki (Kdramas only, although movies are listed in filmographies).

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I honestly thought he'd go ask them for help and would have to share a house with Bon haha...I think I'm watching a totally different drama ^^;

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Omg Bon and YT share a house is the best fanservice!!

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I could imagine them being the grown-up version of Joon-Joon.

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holy crap, you're right! hahaha

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🤣🤣🤣

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Thanks for the fun recap, @helcat
*Yayyy for Bon getting back into the twins life.Twins are already regretting introducing him to their cartoons 😁
*He also tried to instill some much needed self preservation tactics in AeRin but they don't seem to have stuck.Oh well,good thing she is as smart as she is impulsive.
*That driving lesson was too real.abon should have bailed the moment she said she didn't do side mirrors.😂
*Is Sang Ryul 's wife really the red assassin.Oh no whatever is he and his baby gonna do.Please let it be a fake out,show.The guy just wants to play house husband with his BFF Bon for eva.
*Agent Ji and Ra not even bothering to come up with aliases and giving their real names to the guy they are investigating 😒
*Now that YT has broken out,please let him co-habitate with Bon,for safety skates,ofc 😉

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Co-habitate with Bon, OH MY GOD if that's happening, it means that Bon will be sitting three kids

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BROMANCE bring it ON!

now that I have this idea in my brain, I cannot unsee it! Please show! Make it happen :D :D :D

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Glad I wasn't the only one who thought of YT and Bon living together!
I think he's too far gone for it now, though.

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"bon should have bailed the moment she said she didn't do side mirrors."

ROFLMAO. That's exactly what I thought, too.

"Danger, Will Robinson!"

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I’m probably in the minority but I would LOVE Ae Rin and Bon to end up together. This makeshift family is so cute and I think they both compliment each other. Even if there’s a hint at the ending I’m totally fine with that too! If romance isn’t a possibility, I would still love Bon to be a permanent uncle to the Joon-Joon twins. There would be so many hilarious scenarios when they get older!

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Minority? I guess I haven't been following the comments too closely...but I am right there with you! Ideally I would want the show to show a hint at the end and/or a time jump to show us their cute lives together (squee!)

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That would be perfect! Just something to let us know they end up together

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You are NOT the minority! haha

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The driving scene is so hilarious😂😂😂 why she drives all the way to Panmunjeom😂😂😂

Tbh I surprised that Ji-yeon and Do-woo didn't have alias, on top of that Do-woo didn't dye his hair black!!! Aren't spies supposed to be unnoticeable??? And mostly they, along with Bon rarely cover themselves when they're supposed to be undercovers like not wearing hats or masks or sunglasseses like everyone in kdramas.

I'm in conflict regarding red heels since it could mean Sang-ryul's wife is really doing evil works or it is Sang-ryul's sister or SIL or neighbors or his wife friends' who just happened to visited his house

I also hoped that Ae-rin just acting being kidnapped in order to get know of Yong-tae and his secrets hee.

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The spy game in this show is laughable,unless ofc it's our KIS.😉
Really like the theory of the red heels belonging to someone who visited SangRyul's house.Hope the show finally surprises us with some twist in the spying arena.🙂

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Hmmm. Maybe we'll see the phosphorescent powder being used again. ;-)

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...«but King’s Castle Apartment is turning out to be such a hotbed of spy shenanigans that NIS should just consider moving in permanently»
LOL 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
I was ok with this episode most of the time, but I hated the percussion at the end. It seemed to me too much "perfect" and full of resources out of the sudden (hello, they didn't know Bon himself would come up to the star tower), for me to believe it, and also, it feels a very constructed and angstly trope from the writer, in order to create a wonderful cliffhanger (which I understand, they need the ratings for the following week), but it drives me crazy.
And it is not very believable. 😒😒
We know Bon cannot die... So...

Anyway, I still love this show, even though the spy "thing" is very floppy.
I like all the characters, even the bad ones. And I really love the children in this drama.
Go, show... give me more!!! 😉😀😉

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The Cute in this show has been enough for me to not think too critically and just enjoy it. Seriously, I can't get enough of Bon with the twins, Bon with Ae-rin and Bon with Sang-ryul. Before the show ends, can we please have nose kisses with Bon, the twins and Ae-rin? Pretty please?

However, there is One thing about this show I can't seem to overlook and that is the dimwittedness of Chief Kwon. It's such an overused and lazy (and thus infuriating) trope to have a woman character be hardworking, diligent and zealous but completely wrong about the truth. And in this show they try to make it seem like she was smarter and better than the other guy (forgot his name) but none of her actions actually back that up. Like seriously no one else in the show shares her viewpoint that Bon is a mole. I want to pully hair out when she's on screen. Sigh.

But of course I will come back again next week because I can't get enough of the Cute.

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I assumed from the start that Chief Kwon is the mole herself, and that she framed Terius to cover her tracks. Or perhaps someone else's tracks. It almost seemed as if she and Chief Shim had been an item at one time.

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Ooooo, if she is the mole herself then that would explain her actions then. At this point, I rather this be the case, otherwise I will be too annoyed with her character.

Though, do you remember the scene where you saw someone sending an email at NIS saying that J International has been exposed? It didn't look like her fingers...so maybe she's covering for someone else then?

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I didn't get a good look at the fingers on the keyboard. Hmmm. I think I'll have to wait and see if more clues are forthcoming. With assassin K plugging Terius on the bridge, I don't know what to think.

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Ok I am officially in love with this show - @helcat I'm so with you, its my new crack. So Ji Sub looks like he is having the time of his life and I am so here for every minute of it.

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I love drama and I love this writer.

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I really enjoyed the car ride. The PPL for Range Rover with that super cool shift wheel instead of the lever (I want that!), Bon losing his temper, Aerin not being able to change lanes, it was all good. I remember when I first started driving, I didn't want to make any left turns because it was too stressful, so I planned all my trips with right turns only.

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...when I first started driving, I didn't want to make any left turns. ROFL!

Mine was going up the hill and have to stop midway, imagination overdrive on rolling backwards down the hill.....

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That car drive scene has got to be the best ever. The most recent one was in Familiar Wife and it didnt even come close.

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Have you seen Kang Unni's driving in Age of Youth 2 ?
Nobody will be able to top it anytime soon. ;-)

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No I haven't watched that drama. What I thought brought the scene to life was Bon's expressions especially that look he gave when Ae Rin said she doesnt do side mirrors. In most dramas the male passenger is almost always in a panicky, near-heart-attack state. But Bon was mostly straight faced although he finally lost his cool at a later stage.

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Hm, you're making me want to make a list of funny bad driving scenes in kdramas. (and of course compare the passengers' reactions lol!)
AM 94 comes to mind- Chilbongie too wasn't panicked much, in fact he tried to help Na-jung and calm her down. It was Na-jung who yelled at him to just SHUT UP I CAN DO THIS, hehe.

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Thanks for the reminder. Me too thinks that is more hilarious.

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Thank you for your recap and comments, @helcat!

I loved Bon's spinning bear hug to block Ae-rin's view of the incriminating board o'evidence and hustle her out of the hideout. Meanwhile, the "professional" spies were just sitting there like a pair of doofuses until he gave them the high sign. Sheesh. Talk about asleep at the wheel.

I'm glad that trust has been restored between Ae-rin and Bon, and not only for the twins' sakes. I needed to see the sitter and his charges back in action. ROFLMAO at the idea of fish having to do push-ups. Methinks Bon is sheltering them from the idea that fish would gorge until they croak. Anything to distract them from death and dying. The last thing they need is dead pets.

Ae-rin's practice drive was a bit too condescendingly 1950s for my taste. You have to try to stall out an automatic transmission car. I could have believed it if it were a manual transmission, which is what I drive. But not when it was already rolling on flat ground, unless the engine idle were set too low, or the battery or ignition system needed maintenance. Note to self: Disengage brain's clutch while watching show.

The final scene gave me flashbacks to TWO COPS, the opening episode of YONG PAL, and Gil-dong jumping off the cliff in REBEL. We know this has to be the Bridge Of Non-Doom. We're only at the half-way point. It's time for Bon to escape so he can live to fight another day -- and rescue Yong-tae and Secretary Park while he's at it.

That reveal of red high heels in the entryway of Sang-ryeol's home came as a provocative surprise. Is his missus a spy under deep cover? I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we're just being trolled. Maybe she works in the fashion industry. As for Dad, I love the mutual admiration society he and Bon have going now.

I hope Im Se-mi gets to play a more sympathetic character soon. Her previous outing was as a horribly manipulative chaebol heiress in ABOUT TIME. I still have fond memories of her playing the young queen in THE KING'S DAUGHTER, SOO BAEK HYANG, and would love to see her in another sageuk. As it is, Ji-yeon comes across as a hypocritical Bon fangirl with a case of unrequited obsession. Cutie hacker Do-woo will always play second-fiddle to Terius in her heart of hearts. Writer-nim, please disclose a sympathy-inducing back story so I don't have to actively loathe Ji-yeon. I would rather squee over Terius and the Tiny Terrors. ;-)

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Yeah I loved that spinning bear hug part too. I'm glad it wasnt an actual hug to comfort her. That would have spoiled the dynamics of the show. I'm still not convinced there should be romance involved.

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Had to agree on the car driving scene, it was cute but too drawn out and out-of-sync for me. Driving an automatic is really a no-brainer, and its unbelievable a super agent with supercar skills is freaked out by a little driving lessons.
Best scene for me is the bear hug too.

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The PPL in this show is out of control and that driving lesson scene was clear PPL for the car. I found it very tedious personally as well as the ongoing 'fortune teller' gag that I find very unfunny.

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I find the whole designer handbag thing ridiculous. I'll admit to having bought a Coach bag of my own many years ago -- and carrying it for a good 20 to 25 years, so its hefty $240 pricetag for a secretary in 1989 ($491 in 2018 $US) worked out to $10/year or less. It featured heavy, gorgeous leather that really held up, and a timeless look -- the exact opposite of the planned obsolescence that dictates new designs and trendy colors with every change of season. Oh, right, I don't live in Kdramaland. Bah, hum bug, on high fashion status symbols. The economy would probably collapse without them.

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I find it ridiculous too. I just don't "get" why handbags are this thing to aspire to. If you're using it correctly, it gets battered and worn. If you don't use it - then what's the point of it? I only encountered this in kdramas and it's been a mystery to me since day one.

Don't get me started on Kim Bon gifting a handbag to a woman who works in a handbag store. Why even would you?

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This may have already been covered earlier... but where is everyone finding the show Terius now that Dramafever has shut down? I was watching this show, went on vacation, came back .. and now NO SHOW!!?!?!? NO DRAMAFEVER!?!??!!

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@Helcat, Thank you for your wonderful & witty recap, it pretty much encapsulate all the great parts of the show. I was laughing just as much while reading it. Looking forward to your next recap.

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My Dad is upset about this cliffhanger.

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One beanie said he has a back up plan. Let's just pretend he has till then..

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I regretted ı ddnt watch thıs drama r7ght away, ı love SJS and JIS CHEMISTRY 🤗❤ .. Hope there wıll be season 2, love KımBon and AeRın 😍😘😘💖💋

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