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Fox Bride Star: Episodes 15-16

Our adorable not-yet-a-couple continues to grow closer, and they’re even learning to work together better. For once, instead of making a work situation worse, they’re able to help out a fellow employee. But as cute as they are, neither Soo-yeon nor Yeo-reum are invincible, and eventually their good luck could run out.

EPISODE 15: “Thinking everything is someone else’s fault”

Yeo-reum is shocked to learn that Soo-yeon knows her father. He says that he went to her dad’s restaurant often, thinking at first that he was simply a restaurant owner. It was later that he discovered that her dad was an author who had been writing a children’s story for his daughter, whom he hadn’t seen since she was young.

She asks when Soo-yeon knew that that man was her father, and why he didn’t tell her sooner. He says he’s known since he met her, and he wonders how to tell her that it wasn’t a coincidence.

In flashback, we see Yeo-reum’s dad and a younger Soo-yeon, still in his wheelchair, at the Fox Bride Star bar. Dad had shown Soo-yeon a picture of his daughter, and later, when she’d shown up at the bar, Soo-yeon had recognized her immediately. He thinks, “There must have been some kind of gravitational energy, and that energy pulled us toward each other. But I wonder how much of that you’ll believe.”

Out loud, he tells Yeo-reum that he didn’t want to act like he knew her because he wasn’t planning on working at the airport for long. He adds that he wasn’t sure she would want to hear about her dad, because she hadn’t seen him since her parents divorced.

But Yeo-reum shows him the compass she wears every day, which her father gave her on her ninth birthday. She tells Soo-yeon how she always got lost, so her dad gave it to her so that she could always find her way. She asks how any daughter could hate a father like that, and Soo-yeon smiles and tells her that her dad would be happy to hear that.

Yeo-reum asks Soo-yeon to tell her more about her father, and he promises he will when they have more time. He tells her to go home for now, and although she’s reluctant, she finally makes her way to her new apartment and awkwardly introduces herself to her new roommate… Young-joo. This is going to be the best.

Yeo-reum escapes to her new bedroom as quickly as possible, and she gets a call from Soo-yeon, who asks if she got home safely. Argh, he’s entirely too cute.

The next morning, Yeo-reum wakes with a start, having slept fully-clothed without even unpacking. In the kitchen, she finds that Young-joo has claimed half of the kitchen for her groceries, and she forbids Yeo-reum to borrow her food or drinks, snapping that being roommates doesn’t mean they’re friends.

Yeo-reum loudly complains about Young-joo’s bad attitude as she and Soo-yeon walk to work. Adorably, he carefully steers her out of the way of other pedestrians, then shakes his hands nervously after having touched her.

Eun-seob overhears Yeo-reum and wants to know who’s being so mean to her, admitting that he waited for her to make sure she got moved in okay. Introducing himself to Soo-yeon, Eun-seob makes sure to say that he’s not only friends with Yeo-reum, he’s her best friend. Soo-yeon hesitates to shake hands, but he eventually raises his hand to Eun-seob’s, only to get left hanging when the bus arrives. OMG, how is he so cuuute?

Team Leader Choi looks concerned when someone discovers the door handle that Soo-yeon accidentally pulled right off of the door when he was trying to find Yeo-reum. Dae-ki reports that there’s a man refusing to go through the security check before his flight, claiming to be in pain and claustrophobic. Strangely, there appear to be several shady-looking men following him, and the security guard notices that the man’s shirt is bulging oddly.

Eun-seob gets off the bus at the airport at Yeo-reum’s stop, saying that he’s working the afternoon shift so he has time to kill. Yeo-reum notes that he’s acting strange, but Eun-seob insists that nothing at all is up.

The other security guards urge Young-joo to have a housewarming party, but she says it will never happen. Famous last words.

Heading to the office, Yeo-reum wonders why Soo-yeon isn’t right behind her, since they were on the same bus. She passes Young-joo in the hall and they exchange awkward nods, making Yeo-reum cringe. Young-joo comes back to ask if Yeo-reum is planning a housewarming party, saying that she hates them and doesn’t want one. Bossy thing, ain’t she?

A grouchy Manager Gong takes offense to Yeo-reum’s innocent “good morning,” then turns right around to complain when Soo-yeon doesn’t greet him. Soo-yeon just deadpans that he heard Manager Gong say he didn’t want to be greeted, making everyone else snicker.

Seo-koon tells the team that security is a nightmare – an elderly lady attacks a guard with a handful of kimchi when he says she can’t carry it on the plane, a young couple settles in to finish their drinks before boarding, and another man pours water over a guard’s head when told that he can’t carry it into the terminal.

Manager Gong volun-tells Soo-yeon and Yeo-reum to go handle all the unruly passengers. In-woo watches as Soo-yeon and Yeo-reum leave together before he’s called into Manager Kwon’s office. He asks if Manager Kwon has heard from Team Leader Choi regarding Soo-yeon’s prosthetic, and learns that Team Leader Choi asked for a week to handle things.

In-woo hands Manager Kwon a proposal for a stake sale (where a company sells its equity to another company). He tells Manager Kwon that it will yield positive results and may even get him a big promotion.

Team Leader Choi shows up with Dae-ki and Young-joo to investigate the passenger with the bulging shirt, and the mule grows even more nervous while the shady man in line glowers. Dae-ki and Young-joo recognize him… oh, this is the guy they previously suspected of hiring that family to smuggle gold bars.

The mule tells Team Leader Choi that he injured his ribs in an accident. When alerted to the other man’s presence, Team Leader Choi tells his people to call Customs and the police, and leads the mule away. The smuggler calls someone to report that their mule got caught, just before Dae-ki pulls him aside as well.

Soo-yeon asks Yeo-reum about a housewarming party, but she says she’s not planning one. He asks if she’s afraid he’ll make the guests uncomfortable, and Yeo-reum bristles at him, insisting that she’s not the kind of person who would invite some people but not others. Soo-yeon just replies that a party would be fun, but remembering Young-joo’s objections, Yeo-reum shakes off the idea.

As they’re being led to Customs, the smuggler nods to two of his men nearby, who immediately cause a disturbance. The smuggler makes a run for it while Dae-ki and Young-joo are distracted, and the mule decides to run, too. Unfortunately, he heads right towards Yeo-reum — at the last second, Soo-yeon grabs her and pulls her to his chest, while at the same time he sticks his leg out to trip the mule.

The mule is caught, but neither Soo-yeon or Yeo-reum notice, too affected by their sudden closeness. They break apart when Team Leader Choi runs over, and Soo-yeon swears that tripping the mule was unintended. Team Leader Choi obviously doesn’t believe him, and he asks Soo-yeon when he’s going to show him (what his prosthetics can do). Soo-yeon just reminds him that he has a week to decide.

Noticing that something seems to be happening, Eun-seob sees his seatmate, Je-in, staring at the video feed of the passenger who got angry about his bottled water. He’s now grappling with two guards while his wife videos the confrontation, and one of the guards he’s fighting with is Je-in’s husband.

On the scene now, Soo-yeon intervenes, grabbing the younger, more aggressive guard and telling him to stop because they’re drawing a crowd. The angry passenger threatens to upload his wife’s video to the internet, demanding a refund for his the entire cost of his ruined vacation. From the crowd, Yeo-reum notices that another passenger has also recorded the fight, and is still recording.

Je-in is heavily pregnant, and she seems in some distress after watching her husband in danger. But she tells Eun-seob that she’s fine and walks away from her desk.

Dae-ki and Young-joo catch up to the smuggler in a parking garage, and he nearly makes it to his getaway car before he’s tackled by Young-joo. She almost manages to get him handcuffed, but his men kick her off him and they escape.

When Dae-ki catches up, Young-joo tells him to go after the smuggler, but he’s too concerned with whether she’s been hurt to care about the other guy. Young-joo is angry, yelling that she’s a judo champion and knows how to take care of herself, and she accuses Dae-ki of coddling her just because she’s a woman. Awww, guard puppy looks crushed.

EPISODE 16 RECAP

Although they lost the smuggler, Dae-ki got the license plate of the getaway car. He tells Team Leader Choi that Young-joo was hurt but she won’t say how badly, and this time he’s snapped at for not properly taking care of his teammate. Dang, he can’t win either way.

The passenger with the water is still insisting on enough compensation to pay for his vacation, which lands all the team leaders in Manager Kwon’s office. He’s claiming that the younger security officer was violent first, but the younger officer insists it’s not true. In-woo tells the guards to apologize until the passenger forgives them, or else the money for his compensation will come out of their paychecks.

Team Leader Choi is in Customs dealing with the mule, who demands a lawyer and refuses to expose what’s under his shirt. But they cut open the bandages anyway, revealing several packages of white powder (Team Leader Choi: “You really should call a lawyer.” Hee.).

In-woo takes the guards to talk to the angry passenger, and though Je-in’s husband reluctantly apologizes, the younger guard protests that he was just doing his job in disallowing food and drinks to go through the checkpoint. In-woo growls that he’s not paid to argue, and his cold tone reminds Yeo-reum of her own humiliating lecture at his hands.

But before she can speak up, Soo-yeon says that they aren’t paid to do nothing either, and that he’s not willing to stand here and listen to In-woo say such things. In-woo coldly offers to just fire the guard, and just as it looks like the boy might crack, Je-in’s husband gets on his knees instead, offers the passenger a heartfelt apology, and promises to compensate him somehow.

Triumphant, In-woo tells those watching to make a note that this is how you behave when you work here. Team Leader Choi walks into the situation, sees his employee on the floor, and tells him to get up. He introduces himself to the passenger, then asks if he’s the one who violated the Aviation Security Law by refusing to obey a security officer’s orders.

The man yells that it was just water, but Team Leader Choi says you can make a bomb with liquid, and that despite the man’s insistence that he’s a good citizen, they don’t know that for sure. The man says that his wife has video proof that the younger officer grabbed him first.

Yeo-reum raises her hand and plays another video, which shows the passenger pouring his water over the officer’s head then hitting him in the face with the bottle before grabbing his jacket.

The passenger backs down in the face of video proof that he assaulted the guard first, and Team Leader Choi asks politely if he’d like to catch his plane or stay and face charges. As Yeo-reum leads them to their plane, even Manager Gong admits that sometimes, Yeo-reum does something very right.

Team Leader Choi tells In-woo not to get involved in his department’s concerns again. In-woo counters that a sentimental leader may be popular, but is a detriment to the company, referencing what he sees as Team Leader Choi’s wishy-washy handling of Soo-yeon.

His voice gets louder and louder as he tells Team Leader Choi to do his job, insisting on an answer within a week or he’ll go over his head. Soo-yeon witnesses their whole conversation, and when Team Leader Choi sees him watching, he sighs heavily.

Je-in goes to see her husband, and when he chides her for rushing to him in her condition, she says that she’s just here to take him to lunch. Awww, sweet.

When Dae-ki finds Young-joo leaving work early, he offers to take her to the hospital if she’s badly hurt. He gets upset when she repeats that she’s not weak and can take care of herself, and he informs her that he would be this concerned for any member of their team.

Young-joo asks if that includes letting a criminal go, and Dae-ki snaps that he’s not a cop, so her safety is more important to him. Young-joo disagrees, but Dae-ki says that that doesn’t mean she’s right.

He tells her to stop distinguishing between men and women, hoobaes and sunbaes, because those things don’t exist on their team. He says that if he hears her talk about gender discrimination again, they won’t be able to remain on the same team.

Yeo-reum, who accidentally witnessed the entire conversation, scurries to hide when Young-joo turns to leave. After she’s gone, Yeo-reum approaches Dae-ki, but we don’t hear what she has to say.

That night, Yeo-reum tells a still-cranky Young-joo that she has some guests. Awww, it’s her work friends (including a very grumpy Dae-ki), who decided to throw a housewarming party for her. Yeo-reum excuses herself and Young-joo submits to the party, though she gives Dae-ki a pointed look, and he can barely meet her eyes. Dae-ki tells the party that he invited Team Leader Choi, but he’s running late.

On the other side of the house, Soo-yeon hears what sounds like a raucous party, but when he goes outside to escape the noise, he finds Yeo-reum sitting alone. She tells him that it’s Young-joo’s party and asks cheekily if he thought she threw one without inviting him, and his sheepish nod proves that that’s exactly what he thought.

Soo-yeon invites Yeo-reum to go for a walk, since they’re both out. While they walk, he takes sweet little glances at her and slowly reaches out to hold her hand. But she startles him by asking if her father’s cooking was good, since she’d heard his business didn’t do well. Soo-yeon says it was delicious to him, recalling how he and In-woo used to eat there together.

Yeo-reum tells him that she never saw her father after she was nine years old, only talking to him on the phone occasionally. She admits that it’s happy yet strange to hear about him from Soo-yeon, and this time he boldly takes her hand, making her turn to him in surprise.

He asks if this also makes her feel happy but strange, and she gives him this amazing look, as if she’s feeling exactly that and is blown away that he knows. With his other hand, Soo-yeon brushes her hair off her face, then slowly steps closer, watching Yeo-reum carefully. When she closes her eyes and tips her face up to his, he leans in to kiss her.

A sound stops the kiss before it happens (gah, they’re killing me!), and Soo-yeon realizes that it’s the sound of someone being beaten. He tells Yeo-reum to call the police, then run as far away as she can. She’s worried for him, so he gives her a smile and a quick kiss that promises he’ll be okay, then he goes to intervene in the still-ongoing attack.

He finds the smugglers beating Team Leader Choi to a pulp, and he ignores their warnings to mind his own business. The lackeys attack him, but Soo-yeon calmly sidesteps one and starts to crush the other’s fist with his unnaturally strong right hand. The lead smuggler swings a 2×4 at Soo-yeon’s legs, but his right leg takes the bulk of the force, and Soo-yeon barely even moves.

Team Leader Choi watches and as Soo-yeon tosses the two lackeys around the alley. Soo-yeon doesn’t realize who he’s saved until he offers to help Team Leader Choi to his feet, and when he freezes in surprise, it gives the lead smuggler an opening to sneak up behind him and get him in the neck with a taser.

Knocked unconscious, Soo-yeon slumps to the ground, his prosthetic arm smoking from the electric jolt. As the smuggler gets away, Team Leader Choi tries in vain to revive Soo-yeon, then he notices that Soo-yeon’s cuff has been singed off by the prosthetic, revealing some of the strange metal.

Soo-yeon seems to revive a bit, though he’s still terribly hurt. He doesn’t seem entirely conscious, though images of holding Yeo-reum’s hand and kissing her race through his mind as a single tear falls. A short distance away, Yeo-reum wait for the police, and she hears Team Leader Choi’s voice scream, “Lee Soo-yeon. Lee Soo-yeon!!

COMMENTS

Dammit, I knew that Soo-yeon’s hero complex was going to get him hurt one of these days. He may be fifty percent bionic, but the other half of him is still human, and even his apparently superhuman prosthetics aren’t indestructible. Don’t get me wrong — I admire Soo-yeon for his willingness to step in and protect those who need protection, and I honestly don’t see how he could do any different when he knows he has the ability to help, especially when he himself was abandoned when he needed help the most (and I can’t help but wonder if he would have recovered more naturally if In-woo hadn’t left him to die, almost certainly delaying critical medical intervention). But it was only a matter of time before he was overmatched, and this time, Soo-yeon just couldn’t be enough of a hero to save himself.

I’m just thankful, for once, for the pre-emption last week, because I don’t think I could have stood it if this had been the cliffhanger for the week. I know Soo-yeon will be okay eventually, but I’m scared for what that taser did to his prosthetics, and how it will affect his job once Team Leader Choi learns the truth. On the other hand, I’m ready to learn the truth — there’s clearly something not-normal about Soo-yeon’s prosthetics based on how everyone responds to it, not to mention the superhuman strength they give him and how fiercely he protects any knowledge of them.

But on to lighter things… you guys, I don’t know if I can handle the weapons-grade levels of cute that Soo-yeon is aiming at Yeo-reum these days. Even his teeny little smiles are so freaking adorable that it makes my stomach hurt. And I feel a little bad about that, because I’ve always respected Lee Je-hoon as a Serious Actor™, but dammit, he’s being so precious that I can’t even help it, I just want to squish him all the time. Soo-yeon’s crush is my very favorite thing these days, because he doesn’t even try to hide it from Yeo-reum or anyone else. He’s respectful of her boundaries while also being willing to go for the moment when it presents itself, taking her hand and kissing her despite his inherent shyness. I love having a hero who is just openly and confidently in love, and doesn’t care who knows it.

Speaking of cute, I have to mention Dae-ki and his big honking crush on Young-joo. I don’t think Dae-ki even realizes it yet, but he goes from big bad security guard to confused little boy whenever she’s curt with him, and his worry over her possible injuries in this episode just proved how much he’s grown to care for her. He’s just completely helpless when it comes to Young-joo, so much that I could honestly watch an entire drama just about their romance. I’m glad that they get a relatively hefty amount of screen time. In fact, I think that’s one of the things I love most about Fox Bride Star — that the men are just giant marshmallows when it comes to the objects of their affection. They aren’t pushovers… they definitely stand up for themselves when it’s in regards to work matters, and they’re not even afraid to show it when they’re disappointed in the ladies, but they’re pretty defenseless in the face of love.

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I also love how honest Soo-yeon and Yeo-reum are with each other, about everything from work issues, to personal matters, to their feelings for each other. There’s no coy posturing, no denial of feelings, and no walls between them at all. Even down to the little things, like how Yeo-reum tipped her face up to meet Soo-yeon in the middle for their first kiss instead of waiting for him to come to her — it’s all so beautifully open and real, and it’s the reason they will probably end up one of my favorite drama couples by the end of the show.

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PROTECT HIM AT ALL COST!!!! #warcry

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Gahh.. The kiss stop middle way, buat alittle peck at the end.. I need more! 😜

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I honestly am still screaming. How on earth can humans handle this much cuteness?

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We just have to be strong. Fighting!

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lol. fighting!

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I really enjoyed this episode. So much was happening throughout. I liked that more time was spent on the side characters. Je-in and her husband are such a sweet couple. They are caring and supportive of each other. I wouldn't mind seeing them on screen more often.
Dae-ki's crush on Young-joo is adorable and she is also displaying some early signs of having a crush on Dae-ki. His concern for her when she got injured was motivated because of his growing affection towards her; however, I do also believe him when he stated he would do it for another of his teammates. He has displayed empathy several times throughout the show and seems to focus on fairness. Would he had shown the same level of concern as he did for Young-joo? Probably not, but he definitely would have stopped. I also liked that he integraed Young-joo's comments about him treating her differently for being a woman. He really gave it some thought and wanted to make sure he wasn't subconsciously placing such a distinction.
Seo-yoon's crush on Yeo-reum is killing me! I'm loving their current friendship and hope that the same level of communication remains throughout the series because they really are adorable. Oh, and I don't remember being so excited for a peck kiss since BTLIOF.

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I agree that Dae-ki was truly being thoughtful. He was even striving as hard as he could to speak Young-joo's language and explain things in a way that she should be able to accept - even if she cannot. And yet, emotionally it was all wrong, which is why Young-Joo starts to cry in the elevator.

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@oldawyer
By "...emotionally it was all wrong,..." are you saying that actually, (although she did not know it herself), she'd have preferred to hear Dae Ki say that he did it because it was her, or would have preferred if he'd not said anything at all, rather than that what he did say ie that he'd have done the same for any on the team?

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Bear in my she would have yelled at him and been angry if he had told the truth, but in fact she would have wanted to hear that in fact he simply cared about her more than a stupid smuggler- which is what he said except that he phrased is as "because you are part of my team" rather than "because I really care about you". Young-joo may pretend that she wants to be a robot- but in fact she wants to be loved just as much as anyone else does- because she is a human being. Do not get me wrong- Dae ki would have cared about another team member getting hurt- but unless it was obvious that it was a really serious injury he would have run after the smuggler first and then have come back later. The lie was in pretending that Young-joo does not mean a lot more to him, when she does- and deep down she wants him to. She starts to cry in the elevator because he has told her that he does not have special feelings for her- crushing the secret hope that she has never yet acknowledged to herself that she has.

But maybe that is why this had to happen dramatically- maybe the emotional turmoil will help both of them to wake up and get them out of their rut. But first what do you want to bet that we will see stupid behavior out of one or both of them?

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LOL! @oldawyer The idea of stupid behaviour from our Young Joo fills me with delirious anticipation! 😁 I want to see her out of control and non-plussed, rather than controlling and so fiercely independent.

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I've decided.....In Woo is officially a jerk. Even if some back story comes up later to redeem him, it's not going to change my mind. His behaviour with the guards set that in stone.

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I agree. Now watch us be wrong

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Plus one! he’s a total jerk after watching the scene in a passenger room with thouse heartless passengers and asked Se-in’s husband to kneel down. Duh, I want to punch his face!

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I am with you. In-woo is disgraceful. What goes around, comes around. From the little we know this guy's rap sheet is not pristine. He probably would not want all his background to be made public. In-woo get right with Seo-yeon and stop messing around with people!

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This show is saved by cuteness. The flaws become invisible when heroes be crushing so hard on a girl.

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Aww... Soo-yeon and Yeo-reum are the cutest, sweetest couple I've watched this year. That perfect almost kiss and his little peck! Pretty sure I squealed in some unrecognizable high pitch sound.

On to a more serious problem, what's In-woo's deal, really? I don't get him. And after this eps, I don't think there's any way for the show to believably redeem him in my eyes. It would be easier to forgive him if he was only awful to Soo-yeon because of their shared history. But he is awful to everyone in his work life and the way he did his work is grating me. It's satisfying to hear Team Leader Choi bluntly told him that instead of handling the problem, In-woo just made it worse.

Speaking of our head of security, can he please be Soo-yeon's ally now? After his confrontation with In-woo, I think he is too sharp not to notice that In-woo's demand about Soo-yeon's support device is more about his personal grudge than the airport safety. Please make the smart choice, Team Leader Choi.

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I agree about In-woo- he makes no logical or dramatic sense at all. At this point my working hypothesis is that there must be a Korean statute which decrees that every drama must have a villain- and In-woo is the Designated Villain. Hopefully the writers will come up with a good explanation in the future.

As for the head of security- he now owes Soo-yeon big time. If I was him I would recruit him to the Security team. Of course, as a former naval officer I have an instinctive belief in the value of having big guns available for when you really need them. The standing instruction would be "when things get really serious call for Soo-yeon".

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Love this!

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Lollypip may have left out an important and perhaps critical detail regarding what just happened with our secondary couple. Dae-ki has angrily responded to Young-Joo’s complaint that he should have left her behind to catch the smuggler- claiming that the safety of teammates comes first and that this was not about her being a woman-everyone is just teammates- and if she keeps up all this gender discrimination stuff they will not be able to work together anymore. We then see Young-joo getting on an elevator- and as the door closes there are tears coming down her face- and she is obviously on the verge of crying- while an obviously very frustrated Dae-ki is simply standing further down the hall- frustrated because he has just said the very opposite of what he really feels towards Young-Joo.

Dae-ki is not as disinterested in Young-Joo as he pretends to be- and his claim that he would have done the exact same thing for any teammate is simply untrue- even if at this moment he believes it. His foolish words hurt Young-joo. Somewhere in the past she was badly hurt- and this is why she faces the world with anger. These episodes show us a woman with real issues- and perhaps Dae-ki has some as well. Deep inside she wants to be someone special to Dae-ki- but she has no clue as to how to get to that place- and the fact that Dae-ki ended his talk by effective threatening to sever even their work relationship really shook her. Of course she is crying, how could she not?

Both Dae-ki and Young-joo have a long way to go before they can be together. But it has to start with both of them being honest with themselves first about how they really see the other. Then they have to learn to be honest with each other.

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I’d thought the same thing too, that Young-joo had some bad experiences related being a woman. Maybe was it the time when she was at the judo national team? I want to see more at her background and past.

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Agreed! More than just using it as a front, I suspect Young Joo legitimately has experienced gender discrimination (and possibly some sort of assault, hopefully not sexual) maybe at a previous workplace or at a previous post at the airport, because God knows how women really are discriminated against and cat-called, and heckled, and harassed a lot of times when working in male-dominated industries and workplaces (i.e. law enforcement, firefighters, chefs, politics...the list goes on)... if this really is the case, I hope that it’ll be addressed some time, somehow in the drama, just like how the drama has been doing so well in addressing many other social and workplace issues

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Young Joo is a beautiful woman- and as a result has experienced a lot of low level sexual harassment (like cat-calls) because too many parents do not teach their sons to be gentlemen and respect women. Of course, society no longer rewards gentlemanly behavior- and so it is passing away.

But I suspect that there are deeper trauma's in Young-joo's past - and that the gender discrimination talk is really camouflage for something else.. Dae-ki suspects that too - which is why he finally blew up about it and said something he now regrets.

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For some reason, Young-joo experiencing a past hurt didn't really cross my mind. I mainly have seen her as a no-nonsense person and someone who took her jobel very seriously. Yet, now that you mention it I can see that being the case.

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I've mentioned it on my wall, but I absolutely loved this episode. Yes, people complain about bringing water and bring fresh foods when they're not allowed. And yes, they try to get exceptions to pass through. No you cant. Rules are rules. THIS is what REALLY happens at the airport and I'm glad it was dealt with in true to life way.

As for young-joos story, im glad daeki answered the way he did. I think young joo is trying tooo hard to prove a point. So much so, that its biting her back in a negative way. Men and women ARE equal so you dont need to prove yourself.

Finally soo-yeon as a male lead is everything. I loved the subtlety in his hand shaking after he moved yeorum so non chalantly and they didnt make a big deal out of it. Cute cute cute.

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I know what you mean by that scene why they are walking along and Soo-yean subtly re-directs Yeo-reum's path so that she doesn't collide with people. What makes this especially cute is that it gives us a vision of their future together. Twenty years from now they will still be walking down the street with Yeo-reum chattering away- and Soo-yeon will still be making sure that she doesn't run into people.

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That was such an endearing scene and I can also see that still happening 20 years from now!

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I wonder if Yeo Reum even noticed that Soo Yeon had moved her more than once while she chattered. 😂

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It sure didn't seem like it!😂

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Not at all- she is just blithely chattering away and does not notice because she is so comfortable and at ease with him. Which is why this is such a wonderful foreshadowing of their future- and that is why it is so cute.

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I'm so in love with Lee Je Hoon and all his micro expressions. I swoon every time he sends her heart eyes or gives her this soft expression. I love his voice too, its like he chooses his words so carefully and purposely when he talks to her.

And I've always loved Chae Soo Bin. She's great but I can't help but think they put more effort into creating his character than hers. I know her character's suppose to be kind of a hot mess, but sometimes it feels like they are still figuring out what to do with her.

I noticed that as the plot progresses, the side story of the passengers slowly diminishes which makes sense as we get deeper into Soo Yeon's story and his mechanical limbs. It just seems like the writer wanted to teach some valuable lessons through the passengers story but they're starting to feel half-hearted. I mean I definitely want more focus on our central characters, but just feels a little unbalanced...

I know I seem super critical but I am really loving this drama. I adore the cast and think Lee Je Hoon and Chae Soo Bin have great chemistry, the security couple are fun to watch too, the cinematography's beautiful, and the soundtrack is perfect (Waiting for them to release Someday in your life).

Can't wait for the next recap and Monday!!! (only dramas can make me look forward to Mondays...)

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Anyone feel that at this point, all this assy-ness (‘scuse the language) and “mysteriousness” (which we now know isn’t really mystery anymore, just bad ways of being a human being to another human being ) from In Woo is now super overdue and the beginnings of a resolution to his character is needed?? Like, how many episodes does a drama need in order to show the audience that there’s a character that’s just a straight up piece of work just because he can’t get over his ego, put down his freaking pride, and come to terms with things when HE was the one who was the cause of harm??

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I think that many of us are beginning to think that there is more to In-woo's evil than just guilt, pride and shame. Like maybe he is planning something.

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Oh, he's definitely planning something

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Thanks @lollypip. Although I found that this episode had several highlights, I felt that too much time was spent on the tiresome passengers and crooks.

I join with several other commenters in not getting the total lack of sympathy in In Woo's character. His urgent dogged digging into Soo Yeon is beyond normal guilt. He has also shown no real concern in anyone except that he goads and insinuates. I wonder by series end if show will try to make him a more likable character. I fancy that I'll not care for him much regardless.

I'd like to know more about the homeless man whom In Woo has noticed twice around the airport. There are signs of recognition in the eyes of each of them although they don't look each other in the eye. Looks like they may be linked from sometime in the past.

LOLed at the kiss and how Yeo Reum forgot the telephone number of the police after that. I liked the fight scene of Soo Yeon kicking ass without breaking a sweat. Basically he just stood there and let the smugglers find they could not resist his strength. Wish it could have gone on a bit longer with more fantastic super-human moves. 😆

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I loved that the smuggler's mule was played by Daniel Joey Albright. He's my favorite kdrama Easter egg because he's in so many shows - check out his IMDB page! My husband and I shout out "Welcome to Quebec!" every time he pops up in a show in reference to his single line in Goblin.

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I noticed him also- he has been in many things as a minor actor. He has obviously made a home for himself in Korea.

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And I just spotted him again- where he has the very first lines in the new Viki drama "Love Alert"- where he is playing a presenter at the Emmys, Academy Awards or some similar program- and the Best Actress Award is going to the female lead.

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The two of them walking and him subtly re-directing her is my favorite part of the episode. Especially because he gets scared and doesn't know what to do with his hands afterward. AHHH, SWOON!!!

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