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My Secret Terrius: Episodes 7-8

We get more of Bon’s history in this episode, which is no bad thing, because our hero is a remarkably close-mouthed individual even for someone in the spy game. Our heroine is more open, but the hints at her hidden depths come out strongly today as she puts her brains, friends and tenacity into action to solve her problems. We are moving quicker than I could have hoped for, as the moving pieces on the board zip around and connect with each other, and it’s only a matter of time before they start crashing into each other.

 
EPISODE 7 RECAP

3 years ago, Poland

North Korean informant (and Bon’s lover) Candy slides a look over to the man keeping a close eye on her. Just out of the other man’s sightline, Bon nods at her. Taking the cue, Candy slips out of the public venue, the man dogging her movements from a distance.

Candy leads the two across town, and manages to surreptitiously pass a USB stick with the highly-sought after files on it to Bon. Bon informs Candy that today is the day, and instructs her on how to make her escape.

Eyes downcast, Candy admits that she’s scared. Softening, Bon says, “Don’t worry. I’ll continue to watch over you.” At that, Candy gives a small smile and tells Bon he has to buy her a mojito at the Namsan Tower when they’re back in Seoul.

Tensely, Candy continues to travel across the city with both the man and Bon following her. When she reaches the hotel that NIS plan to extract her from, Bon alerts his team, who jump into action. Two agents distract the man while Candy disappears out the back to freedom.

For a brief moment, Bon and Candy stare at each other exultantly… until Bon notices a flash from an upper window and sees the laser trained on Candy’s chest. Time moves in slow motion as Bon runs to his lover, but he’s too late. A sniper shoots Candy.

Bon clutches Candy to him, pleading for her not to die, as Chief Kwon urgently orders the team to withdraw from the operation. Bon won’t leave though, and he can only watch in despair as Candy dies in his arms.

Chief Kwon barks at him to withdraw, but enraged, Bon rips out his earpiece and turns to see—the assassin K, leaving the building Candy was just shot from. Bon races after K.

After a near miss, Bon corners K, and the two men struggle. They are evenly matched, but Bon has fury on his side, and gets the upper hand. Gun levelled at K’s head, Bon demands to know who sent him.

A gunshot rings out…and blood blooms from Bon’s chest. Bon staggers, but it isn’t until the second shot hits him that he falls down unconscious, allowing K and the shooter to make their escape.

Present day

Bon wakes in a sweat. He narrates, “Every person and every place has a secret.”

Meanwhile, Ae-rin walks in on the horror scene that is her two kids destroying a $100,000 handbag. All three begin wailing, as Ae-rin berates the Joon-Joon twins and frantically tries to fix the mess. As we pan to Yong-tae’s locked door, Bon finishes, “And secrets are sometimes exposed for unexpected reasons.”

Returning home, Bon encounters Yong-tae dropping off Ae-rin’s phone for her and suspiciously asks who he is (through the time honored method of “I asked first”). Yong-tae cagily asks why Bon wants to know, and Bon’s face twitches slightly as he admits, “I’m her sitter.”

In return, Yong-tae reveals that he’s Ae-rin’s boss, but refuses to give Ae-rin’s phone to Bon. Abruptly, Bon ushers Yong-tae into the elevator, and Yong-tae reluctantly gives him the phone—but not without a parting shot, “Should a neighbor who isn’t even a husband be so involved?”

Ae-rin trudges home, so lost in her despair that she doesn’t notice a (cutely worried) Bon until he confronts her asking where she was. Haha, Bon wonders if she did something wrong to be so surprised. And aww, he takes Joon-hee and carries Ae-rin’s bag for her up to the apartment.

Bon hands over her phone, and a little too blandly notes that it’s weird for a boss to be so considerate of an employee. Wracked with even more guilt, Ae-rin falls to the floor, but brushes aside Bon’s obvious concern.

On seeing the ruined bag, Ae-rin’s friend Eun-ha gasps in horror. Self-proclaimed handbag expert Eun-ha doesn’t recognize the bag or where it’s from, but finds the label. Eun-ha instructs Ae-rin to take a photo and send it to her along with where the bag was imported from, and she will ask one of her friends for help.

The next day, Ae-rin nervously places the bag in front of Yong-tae—who, predictably, explodes at the sight. Furious, he warns an apologetic Ae-rin to stay away from him today and mutters that he only has five days to fix it.

Desperate to fix her mistake, Ae-rin even approaches a realtor to sell her house. Her heart heavy, Ae-rin doesn’t notice Bon slide up to her, and is taken aback when he quickly deduces she’s there to sell her house.

At a coffee shop, Ae-rin explains her problems to Bon, and works out that she won’t have much money left after paying for the bag. Ae-rin sighs that she doesn’t want to leave the first house she ever owned or this neighborhood that the Joon-Joon twins love. Bon is sympathetic but his attention sharpens when Ae-rin tells him the name of the company she works for: J International, one of the companies he has on his list for investigation at Star Tower.

Bon meets up with Ji-yeon, who proudly takes him to the spy store-front “King’s Bag.” Ji-yeon panics when she hears that the witness to the Blue House Chief Moon’s murder is actually dead, but assures Bon that she has kept his name away from the NIS investigation. Mollified, Bon reveals that the assassin K (or the “Magician”) is the one who killed Chief Moon… and three years ago, he killed Candy.

On that revelation, Bon asks Ji-yeon to investigate J International—for “personal reasons”—and then goes to investigate one of the handbags for Ae-rin. Sweet. Outside, NIS hacker Do-woo spots Terrius with Ji-yeon and gasps.

The neighborhood trio jump into action again for Ae-rin, and activate the KIS network to find out where the ruined handbag came from. They even convince her that she needs to break in through the locked door in Yong-tae’s office for clues, so she doesn’t have to sell her house.

Ae-rin’s friend Sun-mi gives her a ride back to the office, where Ae-rin cringes to see Yong-tae waiting for her. As Ae-rin promises the still-grumpy Yong-tae to book him a flight to Milan, Sun-mi peeks from afar and calculates how much surgery he’s had done to his face—it’s a lot. She wonders why though, since she can tell he was handsome before…

Back at the office, Ae-rin creeps up to the locked door and nonchalantly wonders how difficult it would be to break through the 4 digit code—at 10,000 possible combinations, too difficult. But then a brainwave hits.

EPISODE 8 RECAP

Using her foundation cushion, Ae-rin gently brushes powder onto the electronic pad. She calculates that if she finds out which four numbers are used, it will only be four factorial—which is a much more manageable potential of 24 combinations.

Inspecting the spy section of King’s Bag, Bon notices the bug-stickers used by Ji-yeon but doesn’t seem convinced by Ji-yeon’s conviction in Do-woo’s trustworthiness. As he’s leaving, Ji-yeon wonders why Bon is even working as a sitter, and Bon answers drolly, “I… have to make money too.”

Uh-oh, Joon-soo has an emergency: he needs to pee. Without a nearby public toilet, it’s a race against time to get home, but precious moments are lost to an elderly woman getting on the lift—and Joon-soo wets his pants right at the threshold to the bathroom. He wails in embarrassment.

Its another new parenting experience for Bon, as he bathes Joon-soo. Initially hesitant, Bon quickly and efficiently takes to the task, as Joon-soo squirms and giggles. Bon even washes Joon-soo’s sodden underwear by hand—and hurts his back doing it!

Joon-hee asks Bon if they can go to his house, which Bon quickly rejects because his house is too clean. Their little faces covered in ice-cream, the Joon-Joon twins guilelessly ask if he means that they’re too dirty, and Bon smiles.

A testy Yong-tae comes into the office and orders Ae-rin to stay out of the office while he’s in Italy. Although Yong-tae brushes aside Ae-rin’s offer to repay him for the handbag, he brusquely says that he’ll think about how she can compensate him when he gets back.

Later that night, Ae-rin’s imagination runs wild as she wonders if Yong-tae wants her organs instead. Spotting Joon-soo’s drying clothes, Ae-rin figures out what must have happened and texts Bon asking if Joon-soo peed his pants.

Bon doesn’t answer, sworn to secrecy by Joon-soo, although Ae-rin mistakes his silence for annoyance at the situation and assures him he didn’t need to. In turn, Bon wonders why she said that, but is impressed when he learns that Ae-rin figured it out from the combination of washed clothes. Touched when Ae-rin thanks him for his hard work, Bon agonizes over which cute animal emoji to send in return.

Aaaand he accidentally sends the worst option, an angry little pig. Oh, Bon. An understanding Ae-rin apologizes profusely and leaves the chat, to Bon’s chagrin, before he can fix the mistake. Instead, he sadly listens to Candy’s special song (Norah Jones’ “Sleepless Nights”) again.

Bon meets up with Ji-yeon the next day, and learns that everything about J International and Yong-tae looks legitimate on paper—but a restricted document on Yong-tae’s file gives him pause. Riding by, Ae-rin’s friend Sang-ryul spots Bon and Ji-yeon, though he quickly hides his face from view.

And at lunch, the cheeky Sang-ryul drops his intel on Bon and the group—from Bon’s discomfort to Sun-mi and Eun-ha’s glee, it certainly makes an impression, ha. But Eun-ha directs them back to the matter at hand—Ae-rin’s bag.

Ae-rin is shocked to learn from Eun-ha that the bags aren’t made by a master craftsman at all, and her suspicion solidifies when Sun-mi recalls the surgeries on Yong-tae’s face. Her boss is a fraud. Bon looks impressed by the team’s prowess, but uncertainty crosses his face as Ae-rin resolves to dig in to the secrets at work.

Walking back together, Bon voices his apprehension, but can’t explain to Ae-rin why she shouldn’t investigate. Undeterred, Ae-rin states that now is her chance since Yong-tae is away in Italy. Ae-rin tells him this was what she wanted to say yesterday when he was mad—Bon corrects her and casually asks if that was why she left the chat. Perceptive, Ae-rin asks if that bothered him, which Bon uncomfortably denies.

Before Ae-rin leaves, Bon tries to explain about the woman, but stops when Ae-rin warmly tells him that she’s glad for him since he always seemed so lonely. Ae-rin hands him a present (guess we know where Joon-hee got her move from)—a little sweet with a message of “good luck.” Aww.

At work, Ae-rin puts her brains to the test and cracks the code into the secret room. Inside, she is baffled to find stacks of handbags, with names and numbers ordering them. Rifling inside one, she discovers the different serial numbers, and being a perfectionist, takes pictures of every single one.

On surveillance, Bon and Ji-yeon stake out the new head of security, Jung In-taek. Ji-yeon suspects that Chief Jung has already been bought off by the people who killed his predecessor, Chief Moon.

Bon is alarmed to see that Chief Jung’s visitor is none other than Ae-rin’s boss Yong-tae, and takes note of the bag he is carrying. Putting the pieces of the puzzle together, Bon works out that J International is a front for bribing officials. Realizing what this means for Ae-rin, Bon races off to warn her.

When Ae-rin takes a break from sleuthing to answer her phone, she doesn’t understand why Bon is so insistent on meeting with her. With no good excuse, Bon covers, “Because… I miss you. I need to see you now.”

Meanwhile, Chief Jung accepts the bribe from Yong-tae and promises to complete his end of the transaction.

Bon’s “confession” isn’t enough to stop Ae-rin though, as she discovers a strange file on Yong-tae’s computer, and makes a copy of the names and dates she finds. Outside, bumping into a stranger reminds her of how she recognized Chief Moon—because he was at J International the day of her interview.

Sure that she’s onto something, Ae-rin blows off Bon when he phones to ask where she is, and checks at the hospital who died on the same day as her husband. On learning that it was someone important, it starts to click into place for Ae-rin what J International really is.

Excited, Ae-rin phones Bon to tell him what she knows—and that she’s got all the codes from Yong-tae’s bags. Concerned for her safety, Bon tells her he’s coming to find her.

At NIS headquarters, a suspicious Chief Kwon quizzes Director Shim on Ji-yeon and Do-woo’s whereabouts, frustrated that he won’t answer. Outside, Chief Kwon takes a call and orders the other person to “bring her in.”

Uh-oh, looks like “her” is Ae-rin, as a black car pulls up and two men manhandle Ae-rin into the backseat. Her phone clatters to the ground, an increasingly desperate Bon on the other end, as he hears everything.

Grim determination lining his face, Bon readies himself for rescue, and heads to his secret weapons lair. Helpless and gagged, Ae-rin sits in terror between her captors.

 
COMMENTS

Phew, the pace of this show is fairly clipping along isn’t it? Ae-rin has already cracked the secret behind J International—and how much do I love that it isn’t through coincidence, but because of her own competence and tenacity—and we’re only in the second week! It looks like Chief Kwon might be the one behind her abduction, which is going to put Bon straight back in the path of his old boss. And along with Ae-rin’s trusty neighborhood trio and KIS at her back, she’s certainly not hurting for capable allies in this fight. I can’t wait.

And that folks, is how you do a good action backstory. It comes at just the right time when we wanted to know more about our hero, but well before the “mystery” has outstayed its welcome. The wonderful blend of suspense, hope, and tragedy—topped off by that thrilling chase and fight scene—was given time to breathe so we didn’t feel rushed. And we finally see Bon in full NIS-spy mode (hot damn, does So Ji-sub look good in a suit), which has injected his story with the details behind the tension and pathos we all knew it had.

As to who the mole is—I don’t want to make too many guesses on the little information that we have, but I doubt that it’s Chief Kwon. The woman is a bulldog, sure, but she’s too committed to her job and finding Bon, to be a serious contender right now. In fact, she has only resorted to sneaking around because her subordinates are lying to her and her boss is covering for them! Speaking of the lovely Director Shim though—he certainly has orchestrated everything handily, hasn’t he? His closest in command is shut out, his best agent is suspected of being the mole and agent Ji-yeon is on a leave of absence which could be a convenient cover if something went wrong. We’ll have to see how this plays out, but I know where my suspicions lie.

On the romance side of things, I’m going to have to disagree with abirdword here, because I actually do want to see Bon and Ae-rin come together. The actors have an easy chemistry that I dig, and Bon and Ae-rin are two people who can understand each other, even though on paper it looks like they’re worlds apart. And for Bon’s part, it looks like it has already started to take root, eager as he is to deny the imaginary girlfriend, and how touched he is by Ae-rin’s generosity. I can see why too, because Ae-rin is ridiculously smart, skilled, and warm—and Bon is clearly already half in love with the Joon-Joon twins as well. After being underground and isolated for three years, mired in sorrow, it’s easy to see why Bon would be so tempted by this little family. He is also surprisingly uncool about hiding his feelings for a man who kept secrets for a living, especially when his first instinct to distract Ae-rin was a “false” confession. It’s very endearing.

Ae-rin on the other hand hasn’t thought of Bon romantically yet, which is for the best. I don’t want the show to rush the romance here given that Ae-rin has just lost her husband and the Joon-Joon twins have lost their father. Ae-rin needs time to grieve (which I suspect is why she has thrown herself into work so enthusiastically) even if their marriage was already on the rocks. But I see the potential there—honestly, who wouldn’t melt a little at a man who is as comfortable washing up kids’ underwear as he is protecting the nation on secret missions?

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This might be the crack for me among the mountain of dramas that i'm watching right now 😂 🤣 😃

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They need to abolish the NIS and install the KIS instead. Damn, what a team of detective. They have solved more clues in a couple of days than the NIS in, what, 3 years. Watch out for the housewifes/househusbands.

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lol! Seriously, they execute an operation like it's nobody's business! They're great.

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Let's just call them "houseparents".

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Agreed. Their wide networking is impressive. Bet Bon is glad they invite his over for subway ppl, easy intel (altho I think the true purpose was to gossip about his 'date')

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We've upgraded (?) from Subway to Quiznos ..

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did I put the wrong brand? ops~ lmao
sandwich = subway to me every time I see it in kdrama
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Seeing the way Bon got injured in Poland I wonder who in the NIS thought he was the mole? Like . . . how?

Also, the first shot hit his calf. The second hit his chest.

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Right? I was thinking probably he went MIA after got shot so they didnt knew but remembered he ran from interrogation.. so...

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ikr? probably being interrogated halfway out of the operating room. It doesn't make sense unless the person who fingered him as the mole is "The Mole"

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How did he recover from a shot in the chest? Did the NIS rescue him?

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He had to escape NIS interrogation so I figure they saved him from the brink of death and then somehow thought he was in on the assassination plot . . . hmm

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In Poland, Candy was shot once and died in the street. Bon was shot twice and survived how?

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Candy was shot with a sniper rifle so it would cause near irreparable damage. Bon was shot with a handgun so he had a higher chance of survival in comparison.

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#hero
lmao... sorry XD
but yes to @jaynefaire, different type of weapon.
handgun and sniper rifle has different capabilities.

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Bon is irresistable. Aerin is bound to fall for him later on. But not yet, they are still both grieving for their previous loves.

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I'm sorry for folks who were looking for a serious spy drama, but I'm loving the warm, funny, light touch. The pacing is excellent, and the balance between danger, comic moments and poignant moments is perfect.

Ae-rin is smart, sassy, and capable, and she's already figured out her boss's connection to the murders. I just hope that leaves enough plot to get through the remaining episodes without dragging.

Looking forward to Ae-rin and the KIS having to rescue Bon before this is over, and to Bon taking a permanent place in the twins' and Ae-rin's lives, and in the neighborhood.

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I am among those that want serious spy story. Who wouldnt want to see Seo Ji Sub looking so fine as a spy. But when the spy stuff becomes serious I want the warm fuzzy spy story instead. I guess...I dont know what I want 😂

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hahaha
me too. I was hoping something like Company man movie tbh

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And let's not forget the twins don't even know their father is dead (didn't she say something about him being away for three years or did the kids not get it). I cannot believe Ae Rin would keep something like that from them. Kids have to learn about life and death and this shielding sure will not help when Bon and Ae Rin become a couple.

I also have a suspicion that the Doc from Operation Candy (isn't she the chick from Heartless City) and Ae Rin are sisters, because in kdrama world, people just cannot be total strangers and things be a coincidence.

Did you get the feeling that Yong Tae was sizing up Bon, like, he was a little jealous.

And yes, suited up Bon was hella sexy.

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I also think not telling the children that a parent is dead is not a good idea. Ae Rin can't hide the fact that their father is dead forever, and telling it to them later will only cause more pain for everyone. I really hope it'll be addressed later on.

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And the kids aren't housebound, I doubt that everyone in their enviroment would be able to keep up the charade, like other kids in kindergarten for example, kids hear and repeat what adults say.

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The show might brush the grief off since the twins only asked about their father once and didn't even through tantrum that they cannot video call him or at least see him.

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I think she’s told the kids Dad has gone to heaven, and they’re contextualizing it as much as they can by twinspeaking between themselves that he’s gone on a really long business trip. It’s possible she didn’t tell them, but I don’t get the sense she’s deliberately trying to mislead them.

Kids interpret things based on their limited understanding. I thought my uncle was a professional golfer at that age (nope, lobbyist who golfs a lot) and my nephew vaguely thinks I work on an airplane because I take them so much.

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That's what I was thinking too :)
Kids at that age have a hard time conceptualizing what death would mean, truly, when losing a close loved one

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The bath scene when Bon is scrubbing little Joon's back was too sweet.
I am a bit surprised that Ae-rin already discovered her companies secrets, or some of them. I wanted a bit more of a relationship to develop between her and her boss. I guess it still can just with her in the know.
He was just so dismissive of her I sort of want him to be impressed with what she can bring and then eat his words.

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Or now that she knows she is going to play nice to find out more of what is going on. She might take a knee with the over eagerness and that might make him fall for her. Because, kdrama rule number 210, there has to be second lead syndrome.

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Yeah. I am also looking forward to second lead interactions. I already sense the chemistry. I loved her sass when she asked him if he was pregnant:))

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I thought it is higher on the list since SLS is quite prevalent in all genre
but alas...only #210
lol

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I find it very interesting that the NIS Director has Ji-Yeon secretly working directly for him. He has made it very clear to tell no one else of the operation. Is that to protect the operation or protect himself? He knows that she has close ties to Terius and that she is someone Terius would trust. Is he helping her or using her as a weapon against Terius? Is he a good guy or is he the MOLE?
At one time I thought it must be Chief Kwon but then again drama logic tells me it can't be that simple and straight forward.
So Ji-sub is seriously way too attractive for my heart, he is so cute when taking care of those mischievous kids, he looked adorable while doing the laundry, but so sexy when he is in all black and handling a gun.
NIS should be employing some KIS members, clearly they know how to to get things done.

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1. Things are moving fast woah!

2. Ae-rin be safe (& someone retrieve her phone with all the precious data)

3. WHAT IF....What if Candy isn't dead... (Just a random thought because in spy stories the most unexpected people turn out to be the culprit...)

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Yes! Things are picking up and it's great!

Any romantic relationship between Bon and Ae-rin is hopefully going to take its time while So Ji-sub does his "slow burn" thing, which he does so well.

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With this tempo it may be a year and a conspiracy before we get to the obligatory episode-x-kiss.
I demand to see the nose brushing kiss.

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I suspect there would be no objections to that! :)

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This drama is so cute and funny when it's deal with Aerin and co but spy thingie is so so bad it's almost jarring, and this episode flashback to Poland was best example of it, plus it seems like SJS face muscle forgot how move in certain ways after all this years of deadpan acting, not that I complain about it, but I couldn't keep chuckle in when Bon suppose to scream in desperation and his face contort in some very interesting ways and who left such a important asset to die on street rather than taking her to hospital or some shady clinic for spies. On the home front I really liked how proactive Aerin was in spying on her boss, who I admit is hot but evil, and his hotness doesn't cancel his evilness, let's not forget that ;)

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The unbeliveable part is that Aerin can lay her hands on a thumb drive when she needs one. That has never happened to me.

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After watching these episodes, the only thing that bothers me is; who is Yong-Tae? Why did he need too much facial surgery? Is he just a narcissist?

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Nah, I bet there's something more in it. Was he also a spy? A traitor? A common criminal? The possibilities are endless!

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I bet he's someone bigger.

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Isn't the guy trying to sell the fighter jets Lucas Con? (What kind of a name is that?) So either Yong-tae is taking orders from Lucas, or Yong-tae is Lucas.

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Does he know Ae-rin from before? I cannot get his "why does it have to be her" out of my head.

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Doesn't he just recognize Ae-rin the job applicant as Ae-rin wife of murdered murder witness?

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Sure, this was mentioned before. But why should he care above her being a mother of 2.

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My impression was that he was looking for someone disposable. Someone that he could get rid of if he had to, someone with no close ties.

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Thank you for the recap @helcat

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I wonder why they chose Warsaw for this? At least they cast Polish people for the speaking parts – side-eyeing you, Man to Man... It's a beautiful, but tragic city and I keep seeing it as a metaphor to our heroes – tragic, beautiful and bound to rise again from the rubble. I'm obviously reading too much in to it, lol. 😅

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Eastern Europe is cheaper. You have also a lot of Kdrama shot in Hungary.
It seems you recognized the city. Is it Warsaw?

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Yeah, I know Eastern Europe is a cheap place to film!
And it's Warsaw – a great city. I visited it 4 times and still would come back for more!

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So happy to see a heroine who knows her factorials and isn't afraid to use them😂.
You are right about the fast pace of the drama @helcat. Gotta admit,I was guessing that Candy would put in a late appearance as the real double(triple?) crosser throwing Bon into turmoil over choosing his love vs his newly discovered friends/fam,but that death scene looked pretty convincing🤔,soo...

And is it just me but are we already seeing jealous vibes from Ae-rin,Bon,Young The and Ji Yeon?It seems ok coming from the spies but may be is too soon if true from Young Tae and Ae Rin?May be I am just misreading the scenes.Young Tae is a posturing bro and might be rightfully suspicious of mysterious peeps popping around the woman he has inadvertently widowed..If this were a drama sans the spy stuff I would say there were grounds for an interesting frenemy situation coz they had that kinda energy.
In Ae Rin's case,she seemed a bit thrown when Bon's girl pal was mentioned but may be it was a momentary panic over the possibility of her new, tentatively constructed home life thrown into chaos.She seems to instinctively know that Bon is a good influence on her kids and might be afraid of changes that might risk that balance. she seemed pretty unaffected by his confession and was genuinely wishing him luck with his new love so I think we are still not into romance territory(yet! ,😉 )

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I liked AR from the start but she really won me over in this episode, she’s firmly grounded but smart and capable at the same time. Now I’m nervous about her phone containing important data...

She’ll probably need to stay undercover as a J International secretary to retrieve more proofs. I wonder if she’ll get to see Bon in his full spy mode next episode... I know I want her to 🙃

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So Chief Kwon kidnapped a innocent citizen to catch what she think to be a dangerous spy ? It's nice to see how NIS uses citizen as lamb to protect their country. Citizens must feel very safe :p

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Yeah, they can hardly call it 'taking in for questioning'.

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I think they call that kidnap who ever and when ever you want to. Disappeared might be the word. Loved the rapid deployment of the Mom network. Hey, lay off the kids that is too much ANXIETY in the solar plexus.

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what an exciting episode. love Bon’s interactions with the twins, Ae Rin’s brains, and KIS being way more effective than NIS 😂 can’t wait to see how Bon saves Ae Rin in the next episode.

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Oh my gahd this show. Haha. Candy gets shot once at the back and takes forever to die. She doesn't even get to say anything to Bon. :D And then Bon gets shot twice! Twice! Gets left behind in an alley somewhere and manages to survive. Hahaha. Then here we go with Ae Rin being so smart in some aspects but not having any sense of self preservation. >facepalm<

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Thanks @helcat
I was not entirely sold on this show until this episode. That sequence in Poland was such a welcome break from the look and lighting of S Korea and the chase scene was fine. The moment Bon got into more 'Bond' or rather Terrius mode, I was sucked in.

The part that did not really work for me was Killer K coming out openly after shooting the nuclear physicist. It was ridiculous, since he had seen Bon with the woman he had just shot, and was just asking to be apprehended. However, now the question emerges, who was that accomplice of his who shot Bon? Might that accomplice be in S Korea now and surely he'd recognize Bon?

While I appreciated very much Bon's the backstory, the scenes that took the cake were Bon and the children. I felt that I could see his master spy mind (as with furrowed brow) working overtime to figure out how to manage the domestic concerns of keeping the twins clean and safe. His little smiles with the kids were gold, and his looking out for Ae Rin, gave me the warm fuzzies.

I'm dying to know where his weapons arsenal is. (Surely he should not have been allowed to stash so much away!) The second I saw him rushing into Terrius mode to save Ae Rin, I knew I wanted to watch this show, (ridiculous spy stuff and all) to the end!

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Just a few words on the chase scene: as someone who lives in Warsaw and is around those streets on a daily basis, I couldn't help giggling. Actually, the chase sequence was craftfully edited, as the characters were pretty much teleporting all around the city centre. I wish I could do that on my way to work.
And So Ji Sub pretending to speak Polish was too cute :)

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I really wanted to aske someone from Warshaw this exact thing. It often happens with Prague when filmmakers use it for wild chases. So they really did run all around the city. Haha❤

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Thanks for this @Warsaw Jar
I saw one BTS of one part of the chase and it was only a short distance. I'm guessing that beyond that place it was full of shops and pedestrians and would have been hard to shoot in.

So there must have been several places included in the chase scene, all strung together by the magic of editing (and sound / music). Teleporting around Warsaw or even Europe would be wonderful!!! :D 😂 : ->

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At least we know that Ae-rin's boss was not the shooter, since he did not even flinch after meeting Bon.

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Yes, @allphryne that was on my mind as well. If boss did not recognise Bon, hopefully that means he is not as 'bad' a guy as Poland accomplice.

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I don't care about his cliched backstory, I just want more twin hijinks.

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I wish she was a widow to begin with. Or they could have kept her as a divorced woman who was supported financially by the ex. It’s hard for me to line up with the romance when she has just lost her husband. It will always keep nagging me. I need that ‘time’ between two relationships. Anyway. I will just ignore it and enjoy the Bontactics.

This show is fun ride. LOVING KIS which puts NIS to shame! Eun Ha should be heading NIS.

Bon is definitely breaking his outer shell. He is impressed by her warmth, caring and perceptive skills. Not to mention the 2 kids who have grown to like him. Who doesn’t like a sitter who gets you an ice cream when you need one!!
His isolation was self made. He won’t be able to hold that fort any longer. He is a natural family man:) can’t wait for more action!!

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Word of the week: Bontactics

I like this.

I'll use it in a sentence this week! 😊

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Finally. I've finally found an episode that seems consistent. I'd give it a solid 4/5.

As for the potential romance, I dig the idea. But more towards the latter end of the series. I also wouldn't want Bon to be pining for her for the majority of the series though...

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Just watched So Ji Sub in Be With You and it is so good. Get your tissues. I will now put him on the short list of actors that I will watch in anything.

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No doubt about it the man has a good tailor, the pant legs are not too short (why). The jacket does not pull across the back or the front, and does not have three buttons, all a plus for a tall man. Clothes make the man but you have to start out with a man. So Ji Sub has that going for him.

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The good:
1. Aerin and KIS sleuthing skills and wide networking is impressive. Altho I dont really buy the reason for her to break into that secret room, but that is some good deduction skill right there. I hope they didnt turn her into helpless lead after this.
2. Yongtae and his plastic surgery. Ohhh~ If this indicate that he is actually not just the messenger but actually superbad himself, I'm gonna like it. I mean, why else he need a new face other than he has rap sheets of his own?

The wtf:
1. Spy backstory makes me laugh tbh. Come on.. I first thought he went MIA right after getting shot remembered that he ran during interrogation. So, getting shot from the back is an indication of a mole? Whut?
2. NIS and their incompetency. cliche. Cant they just make NIS at least somewhat good at their job but Bon is better tho? smh
3. Secret weapon lair? ok show~

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#1 is the only thing that bugged me. Her reasons for breaking into the room were very weak. I really can't stand nosey ass people. Now I know why her kids act like that, it's genetic. Lol. He told her she didn't have to pay for the bag, so why go to great lengths to find out why. Just start looking for another job. But the story needs to move forward. So whatevs.

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Something about Do-Woo makes me worried that he could be the mole. He is willing to be sneaky to get his hands on secret information. I hope he's not the mole though because he's right there beside Ji-Yeon with her mission.

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I am a little late to the party. Loving this so much. Burst out laughing so hard when I heard his name is Kim Bon(d). Knew immediately this is my kind of show..

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Sheesh, I didn't make that connection. Thanks for pointing that out.

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You can use it for Bond or Bourne so it's sheer genius really.

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With Ae Rin at the office and Bon doing surveillance, who is watching the twins?

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That last minute was so cool, I suddenly thought "Oh my god, he's Batman!

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Really cannot stand Im in the show. Not too sure why. Hope she will grow on me later in the series.

Main lead infuriates me so much in this show. Sooo nosey and not listening AT ALL.

I know it’s kdrama land. 😂

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Candy's evil. That's my episode 4 call.

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Am seeing some of Man to Man vibes here.

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