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Fox Bride Star: Episodes 31-32 (Final)

Our bionic protagonist continues to ignore reasonable advice and use his prosthetics, disregarding warnings that he’s sick, and getting sicker, minute by minute. If he doesn’t make a decision soon, the choice will be taken out of his hands, one way or another. Luckily there are a lot of people who love him and want the best for him, even if he himself doesn’t even know what that is.

 
EPISODE 31: “We’re all just passing by”

Dae-ki confronts Director Jo’s men, who are trying to take Soo-yeon out of the airport through the parking garage. Team Leader Choi radios Dae-ki to let them go, but Dae-ki hesitates. Soo-yeon tells him that whatever is about to happen shouldn’t happen in the airport, so Dae-ki finally stands down, and the thugs and Soo-yeon load into their cars.

Dae-ki is furious, even though Young-joo reminds him that he’s the one who said that safety is more important than catching a criminal. He tells her that he knows, but he’s still angry, and he storms out of the locker room.

He runs into In-woo, who’s asking someone on the phone if they have Soo-yeon and saying he’ll be there soon. He borrows a teammate’s car keys and follows In-woo into the elevator. Meanwhile Yeo-reum stares at the vial of medicine that Bartender Jang claims will stop Soo-yeon, wondering if she’ll be able to do it.

Dae-ki follows In-woo to a remote warehouse, but the doors are locked. Nearby, the NIS agents sit in a car watching him in confusion.

Inside, In-woo confronts Director Jo about Soo-yeon’s whereabouts, but Director Jo just asks if Manager Kwon will go along with their plan. Soo-yeon is in a different part of the building, surrounded by henchmen holding blunt weapons, but Director Jo and In-woo arrive and In-woo says to let Soo-yeon go.

He says that it’s not worth risking their big plans for one employee, but Director Jo tells him not to worry, because he’s going to kill Soo-yeon without anyone knowing. In-woo threatens to give the missing hard drive from twelve years ago to the media, which would destroy everything Director Jo and the chairman have worked for over the last decade.

Director Jo grins, then punches In-woo in the face. That’s the signal for his henchmen to start beating on Soo-yeon, and Soo-yeon does his best to fight them off while In-woo struggles to get to him. He’s holding his own until In-woo’s screams distract him, and he watches in horror as In-woo is struck hard in the back of the head.

The henchmen try to hold Soo-yeon back as In-woo is dragged away. He’s taken outside and loaded into a car while Dae-ki watches from his hiding place. Director Jo gives the order to drop In-woo into the ocean, and the NIS men call the police then follow Director Jo’s car.

Stalker is left behind to take care of Soo-yeon with the henchmen, but he quickly realizes they’re in trouble. Soo-yeon is throwing them around the warehouse like they weigh nothing, desperate to go after In-woo. Stalker tries to escape, but he barely gets out the door before Dae-ki grabs him.

Soo-yeon rips the door right off its hinges, treating Dae-ki to a view of all the henchmen on the floor groaning in agony. Dae-ki jumps off Stalker so that Soo-yeon can slam him against the wall and ask where In-woo was taken, and Stalker gasps that he’ll find out.

Seo-koon’s team can sense that something is upsetting her, and the entire security team is on pins and needles waiting to hear about Soo-yeon. Team Leader Choi gets a call from the police reporting that they arrested almost an entire gang, but that there’s nobody there who works for the airport.

Soo-yeon and Dae-ki have followed In-woo to the docks (with Stalker in tow, now quite meek and obedient). The henchmen with In-woo grab their weapons again, and as In-woo watches from the backseat of the car, the situation reminds him of watching Soo-yeon chasing them on his scooter all those years ago.

This time, instead of just letting Soo-yeon get hurt, In-woo jumps into the driver’s seat, puts the car in reverse, and guns the motor. The henchmen barely get out of the way in time, and the car goes out of control, spinning around and sliding halfway off the edge of the dock.

Terrified, In-woo looks up to see Soo-yeon holding onto the front bumper of the car, preventing it from falling into the water. But he’s struggling, and the car keeps tipping backwards despite his efforts. In-woo screams at him to let go and save himself, but Soo-yeon refuses to give up. Slowly, painfully, he pulls the car to safety.

Relived and in a bit of shock, Soo-yeon grins at In-woo with tears streaming down his face.

Having heard from Dae-ki, Young-joo calls Yeo-reum to tell her that Soo-yeon is on his way home. Yeo-reum tells Seo-koon then rushes home, and Seo-koon goes straight to Team Leader Choi. After confirming that Soo-yeon really is okay, she slaps Team Leader Choi in the face and orders him never to put their employees in danger like that again, or she really will sign the divorce papers. Ooooh.

Team Leader Choi watches Seo-koon storm off, an indulgent smile on his face. His NIS friend calls to tell him that Soo-yeon is off the hook, because the gang members are all testifying that they got into a fight among themselves.

Dae-ki follows Soo-yeon home to make sure he gets there safely. Soo-yeon looks exhausted but he tells Dae-ki that he’s okay, then slowly shuffles away. Unsettled, Dae-ki follows him.

Eun-seob is waiting outside the building when Young-joo and Yeo-reum arrive, and he tells them that Soo-yeon isn’t home yet. Soo-yeon looks like he can barely move by the time he sees them, and he smiles at Yeo-reum, then slowly sinks to his knees. She catches him as he topples over, and he just hangs there in her arms, eyes open but completely unresponsive.

We flash back to Soo-yeon and In-woo talking by the water. Soo-yeon tells In-woo that in the three years they were brothers, In-woo made him more meals than his mother ever did, so even though In-woo acted cold, Soo-yeon knew he cared. In-woo expresses relief that Soo-yeon didn’t turn out like him.

Soo-yeon teases that In-woo is the one who followed him this time, and through another series of flashbacks, we see that In-woo kept in touch with Soo-yeon’s mother for years, even contributing to his college expenses and sending him anonymous gifts.

He’d been alarmed when she’d said she was remarrying, concerned that Soo-yeon wouldn’t be able to take care of himself, but his mother had said that Soo-yeon gets along fine on his own. It had only been two years since Soo-yeon’s accident, and In-woo had known from his mother’s expression that the remarriage was her way of running away from her disabled son. His own father had also put his own needs above those of his son, so both Soo-yeon and In-woo had never been taught how to love themselves.

Everyone gets Soo-yeon home and in bed, where Yeo-reum stays to care for him. On their way out, Young-joo asks Dae-ki if he’s okay, and he says he’s fine. Eun-seob worries about Soo-yeon and whether he’ll be okay, too.

At the end of the day, Manager Kwon tells Seo-koon that he’s decided to privatize the airport. He says he’s done nothing to be ashamed of, but when Team Leader Lee tries to argue with him, Manager Kwon yells that he loves the airport more than anyone.

He tells them both not to dare judge his life and efforts. Seo-koon says that if he’s decided to go ahead, then she’ll be forced to call the union and take legal action. Manager Kwon snaps at her to do what she wants and storms off, so Team Leader Lee promises to talk to him.

When he finds Manager Kwon, Manager Kwon says that he’s doing this because it will happen eventually, and he believes it should be done by someone who loves the airport. But Team Leader Lee thinks it’s the wrong time and that someone could get hurt. He says he doesn’t want that person to be Manager Kwon himself, and that he thinks their primary job is to protect the airport.

Soo-yeon wakes in the morning to find Yeo-reum lying beside him. She’s relived that his fever is gone, and when she starts to get up to get him some food, he pulls her back down to cuddle a little longer.

The doorbell rings with a delivery of breakfast, sent courtesy of Young-joo and some PPL. Yeo-reum heats up the food while Soo-yeon sets the table, and Yeo-reum remembers Bartender Jang telling her last night that Soo-yeon broke a component of his prosthetic and that it needs to be repaired.

He was more concerned about Soo-yeon’s infection, but Yeo-reum had been worried about giving Soo-yeon the medicine without his knowledge. Bartender Jang said that saving Soo-yeon was more important, and that he’d break down within a week without intervention. Yeo-reum had agreed with that, but she’d struggled with the moral implications of making a decision that will affect Soo-yeon’s life without his permission.

EPISODE 32 RECAP

Soo-yeon presents Seo-koon with a letter of resignation, but she already knows that Bartender Jang wants to take him to the U.S. for treatment. He says sadly that if he goes, there’s a chance he’ll never be able to return, so he’s resigning now just in case.

Seo-koon takes the letter to Yeo-reum, who’s dismayed to find her worst fears coming true. She cries to Seo-koon, unsure what to do and scared to lose Soo-yeon.

Over in Customs, the department manager works a counter, filling in for an absent employee. Soo-yeon is there helping and he overhears some employees sighing that it’s a bad day for this, because it’s his last day before retirement. Soo-yeon makes a point to say goodbye personally, and the manager tells him that they’re just like the passengers, passing through on their way to somewhere else.

Yeo-reum tells Soo-yeon that she heard he’s resigning. She asks if he can’t just stay by her side, offering to be his arm and his leg, and he thinks to himself that she doesn’t understand the enormity of what she’s promising.

She begs him to take off his prosthetics and get treatment, but Soo-yeon isn’t willing to subject her to the reality of his situation without them. In a voice filled with pain, he says, “Just let me pass by, Yeo-reum. To you, I’m just someone who passes by.”

She cries harder, pleading with him not to say that, and she hugs him tightly as she sobs that she can’t let him go. Soo-yeon cries with her, but his only hope is that she remembers him as someone who loved her very much.

Seo-koon meets with Team Leader Choi at a bar, feeling guilty that even after not being able to do anything for her own brother, she still couldn’t help Soo-yeon. Team Leader Choi can’t say much to make her feel better, but he pats her comfortingly and keeps her company.

Soo-yeon takes Yeo-reum, Dae-ki, Young-joo and Eun-seob out for drinks, and clueless Eun-seob asks Dae-ki and Young-joo when they started dating. They choke on their beers in unison, and Young-joo fusses at Eun-seob for assuming, but Dae-ki grins to hear that they look like a couple to others.

They spend the evening playing drinking games, and Young-joo refuses to let Dae-ki be her black knight when she loses, so she’s pretty wobbly when they finally head out. Dae-ki makes Young-joo sit, grumbling that she’s bad at drinking, and she whines that he discovered another of her lies. He tells her that he also knows she only pretends to be strong and doesn’t have a boyfriend, and she asks why he’s always finding her out.

She slurs that since he already knows that much, she should let him know a little more. Dae-ki braces himself, but she just falls asleep on his shoulder, and he looks like he might explode as she nuzzles into him sweetly. Aw, the poor lovesick guy can hardly breathe.

When Soo-yeon and Yeo-reum get home, Yeo-reum asks if they can spend the night together. She stops Soo-yeon with a kiss when he tries to tell her why they shouldn’t, and he forgets any arguments he may have had. That night he dreams that they have a life together, doing normal, every day things like shopping and cooking together, and waking every day in each other’s arms.

When Yeo-reum wakes up the next morning, she takes the medicine from Bartender Jang from her bag and prepares to inject him while he’s still sleeping. She cries as the hand holding the syringe shakes… then Soo-yeon’s hand reaches over to cover hers.

He doesn’t speak, and Yeo-reum says softly, “I know it’s hard, but can you please try living one more time just for me? I’ll wait for you.” Soo-yeon smiles at her through his own tears, and she leans down to kiss him as he guides her hand to plunge the syringe into his arm.

Soo-yeon remembers being in the Fox Bride Star restaurant and Yeo-reum’s father showing him her picture, and when Soo-yeon grumbles that she doesn’t look like him, her dad jokes that she’s pretty because she doesn’t look like him. Bartender Jang joins them and introduces himself, and Soo-yeon regards him suspiciously.

One year later.

Yeo-reum is much more settled in her job now, confidently assisting passengers as she makes her way across the terminal. Dae-ki and Young-joo are still partners, and when an old acquaintance of Dae-ki’s openly flirts with him, asking if he has a girlfriend, he slides his eyes to Young-joo as he stammers that he doesn’t.

The friend invites him to meet up sometime, but Young-joo informs her, “He has a woman. There’s already a woman he likes.” LOL, Dae-ki’s face. Young-joo walks away, attempting to recover a shred of her pride, and Dae-ki is grinning ear-to-ear by the time he joins her.

The new director of Terminal One, Seo-koon, finds Young-ran sitting at her desk, and Young-ran admits that she’s super jealous. Manager Gong, now Team Leader Gong, is late to the manager’s meeting due to a lost child in the terminal.

After returning the boy to his grateful mother, Yeo-reum stops to look around the terminal, thinking that it’s been more than a year since Soo-yeon left. Even the Fox Bride Star restaurant has been closed all this time, and Yeo-reum tells Eun-seob that she’s gotten no calls or even news.

Eun-seob complains that in this age of the internet and cell phones, there’s no excuse for someone not to contact a person for a year (lol, he must watch dramas). But he backpedals at the look on Yeo-reum’s face, saying that Soo-yeon must have his reasons.

She wishes him luck on a trip he’s taking to the Middle East, then turns to go. But he calls out to her, saying that he plans to stay by her side however she wants, whether it’s as a friend or something more.

Yeo-reum comes upon some terminal employees fussing over something — a tensabarrier that’s been impossibly bent. One of them saw a drunk man get out of control and swing it, and she claims that a young man appeared and stopped it with his arm.

Yeo-reum asks where the young man went, then runs off in the direction the lady points. She looks around the crowded terminal, growing more frantic when she doesn’t see a familiar face. But then she spots the dust robot, following a man in a suit as he nimbly tries to escape.

He turns around, and Yeo-reum breaks into a wide, tearful smile. She runs and throws herself at him, and he hugs her back… with both arms.

Yeo-reum narrates: “Numerous stars passed by today. A place where they keep passing by. To that fox bride star, he returned.”

Not far away, a hand turns the sign on the Fox Bride Star restaurant door from “Closed” to “Open.”

 
COMMENTS

Aw, what a sweet ending! We never saw Soo-yeon’s face, but we know it was him, and that he returned to Yeo-reum healthy and whole. I was hoping that he would learn a lesson in accepting himself as he is (after all, that’s the lesson Yeo-reum learned) and not “wait long enough and the genius doctor will fix your superhuman prosthetics.” I even wanted Soo-yeon to be forced back into his wheelchair, even if temporarily, so that he could see that he was every bit as loved and respected by his friends a coworkers regardless of his physical prowess (or lack of it). But I can’t argue with a happy ending — what can I say, I’m a hopeless romantic.

Overall I loved Fox Bride Star and all of the employees of Terminal One, but that has more to do with the charm of the characters and the chemistry of the actors than an amazing story or excellent writing. I did like the story (especially the novelty of having a main character with a severe disability), and the writing was good, but there were a lot of little continuity mistakes and forgotten plotlines that kept this show from being truly great.

The main thing that held Fox Bride Star back was, for me, the way information was doled out. The writer liked to surprise us with details in moments when we least expect it, which worked really well in some cases (like Seo-koon’s reveal that she and Team Leader Choi are married), but also created expectations of answers when none were forthcoming, such as whatever happened to Yeo-reum’s dad or whether Young-ran ever dealt with her cheating husband. As a storytelling device, it can be a fun “gotcha” surprise when used sparingly, but if you’re too heavy-handed with it your audience just feels confused and disconnected, especially when no answers are given at all. Basically, I think that the more important the information is to the story, the sooner it should be revealed… Seo-koon and Team Leader Choi’s relationship wasn’t critical to the plot, so the fact that they’re married was a cute little surprise, but Yeo-reum’s relationship with her father doesn’t feel like something to withhold or joke about.

I knew that In-woo was going to get a redemption arc, and I’m not completely hard-hearted about the fact that he was willing, in the end, to give up his own life to save Soo-yeon. He even turned out to have been taking care of Soo-yeon from the wings all along (though I do remember him being surprised that Soo-yeon survived when he first saw him, oops). But there’s a part of me that feels like In-woo’s redemption would have landed more solidly if he actually had died, and had been allowed to go out like a hero. But since he survived, he ends up as just some jerk who deliberately and cruelly made Soo-yeon miserable when there were so many other, kinder options available. The whole “I’m cruel to you for your own good” line rarely feels genuine.

While I’ll never be a fan of the eleventh-hour forced separation, I do think that for Soo-yeon and Yeo-reum’s story, it was done well. For once the separation didn’t seem too casual, and the couple didn’t accept it easily — they cried and wailed and Yeo-reum, at least, fought it with every fiber of her being. But I can understand why Soo-yeon left, because living with such a severe disability is more difficult than most people can even begin to imagine. He didn’t want to drag Yeo-reum, a young, beautiful woman with her whole life ahead of her, into a life that he himself could barely stand. I still wish he’d stuck around and given Yeo-reum a chance to prove that her love doesn’t hinge on him appearing “normal,” but I’m glad that he was able to go away and heal and come back as (what he feels is) the best version of himself.

It sounds like I’m doing a lot of complaining about the show, but I’m really only mentioning these few things because in general, I felt that Fox Bride Star was a warm, engaging show. It had a lot of heart, and some important things to say about loving yourself and being content to be the best you that you can be. Soo-yeon’s struggle to come to terms with his disability and feel worthy of love had me invested throughout the run of the drama, and I loved watching Yeo-reum grow from an insecure mess into a mature, confident woman. Dae-ki and Young-joo were a pair of bright spots that never let me down with their adorable romance, and I even loved all the managers of Terminal One despite their flaws and shortcomings. I’m walking away feeling that they all got the happily ever that they wanted, and I very much enjoyed their journeys, which is really about all I can ask.

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Well, I don't like it how was executed. And, I have this weird feeling that it was NOT actually Lee Je-hoon in the last scene. It was off. Maybe the actor couldn't film the scene due to some schedule issues?
It felt rushed, that' for sure.

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i also think that LJH was not in that last scene..the back of the head was wrong the body stance was off...thought he must have had some personal reason for not being able to do the final scene...what became of the brother and the brother's father..of the woman with the cheating husband...of the director that was going to privatize the airport...why were all these loose ends just dangling at the end

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I've gotten used to Kdramas leaving major plotlines hanging so things like a minor character's husband's cheating don't Even bother me anymore. But, like you said, the whole gangsters privatizing the airport was a big catalyst and there should've been something to wrap it upeven if it just let us know it waa dealt with off camera.
But not showing the lead character's face at the end left me feeling like the entire 16 hours was a waste for me.

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It was definitely him. There are pictures of him on Twitter filming that scene.

https://twitter.com/mavurlu/status/1067487004600999941

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She was standing on a box to hug him :D

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So why, I wonder, the choice to not show his face? Weird.

And I understand his leaving to heal with doctors in the U. S., but ZERO contact for a year? Do Kdrama writers think that's romantic?

I wish I could inform them that yes, it's romantic when the lover has no choice, (amnesia, held as a POW, etc.). Heck, I even get the no contact when it's noble idiocy, but when it's "just because", I will never understand why it's supposed to be romantic.

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It was NOT that same actor! Looking at the profile earlier in the episode and at moment 29:33 when she jumps on him, it’s another face.

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I second that. I was wondering if for some reason Lee Je Hoon wasn't able to film the last scene and had to use a body double. But now that we've established it was him, what was the significance of not showing his face? What was the writer trying to convey by doing so?

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Yep... that was a very strange/bizarre directorial choice, that's for sure!

Why??? So weird!

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Thanks @lollypip for the recap.

I already probably said far too much about this on my fanwall but I really did not like the ending. I always dislike the 'going away for a year without ever calling' thing. Seriously? who does that? It would have served Seo-yoon right if Yeo reum had got over him in that year and started dating Eun seob instead (just joking, I know that would never happen).

But what I really didn't like was that Seo-yoon was magically fixed and back to being super powerful. If having him in a wheelchair was too difficult an ending (even though I would have loved for him to have accepted that), then why not have him walk with normal prosthetics or with crutches? Having him be able to (yet again) bend metal with his arm, seems to destroy any kind of character growth.

It's so disappointing that after the drama set up the 'difficult choice' between him not wanting to live whilst handicapped but not wanting to die because he loved Yeo-reum, they threw that all away and let him have both in the end after all.

I also hated Seo-koon using physical violence in the workplace against Team Leader Choi - divorce or no divorce, there's no excuse for that.

That brings my to my favourites: The Security Team. They carried me through the last 6 or so episodes of this drama (and I mean 6 hour episodes) and didn't fail to deliver in the end either. Sure, I would have loved for them to have sneakily held hands in the lift or something, and I'm never a huge fan of drunken confessions, but that was a story line that was done well.

Puppy & grumpy kitten make the cutest couple ever. And I'm so glad that they're still working together as a team too.

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Agree, agree, agree!!! The ending was a real cop-out, especially after SY made the hard choice.

(Who goes away for a year and never calls, comes back magically fixed? So Ji-sub in Oh My Venus!)

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LOL, exactly! I didn't watch this serie, I just kind of read the recaps, and when you first posted this question, I remember Oh my Venus, only to find your answer!!! 😂😂😂😂😂
That was the part really I didn't like from Oh my Venus, but I have heard other dramas have made the same... not realistic.

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Oh yes! It was identical in Oh My Venus!
'I'm going through something tough physically, so I won't be in touch until I'm magically perfect again.'

I hate that so much.

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It is very stupid, indeed. But sometimes Korean writers are not exactly creative. I understand the one or two years time apart, because they need the same season over again, but it doesn't cost much to imply the characters involved may have been in touch as normal people!!! That is why we have theology for, guys!!!! 😂😂😂

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I meant technology!!!😂😂😂😂

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Yes! That time skip in OH MY VENUS was sooooooo annoying!

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Also Namkoong Min in Beautiful Gong Shim, who goes to America to study business and never calls Gong Shim because... he was too busy learning in one year what the others learn in two years. And then he has the gall to be jealous when he comes back and it seems that Gong Shim is dating the second lead.

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It would have served Seo-yoon right if Yeo reum had got over him in that year and started dating Eun seob instead

Yeo Reum would have never gotten over Soo Yeon, which would just be unfair to Eun Seob if they started dating. Eun Seob needs to get over her. Not be randomly shipped off to the Middle East.

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While I'm alway up for a happy ending, the execution of this one left a bad taste in my mouth. The opportunity to illustrate that life with a disability, while frought with struggles (as we briefly saw when Soo-yeon briefly returned to his wheelchair) does not make a person less human or less worthy of respect and love. I really really thought we were headed in that direction. Instead what we got was a time skip (ugh) and a man who returns seemingly fixed and fixed in such a way that he retained the superpowers. Not cool show, not cool at all.

Additionally, our security couple before the time skip (ugh) had decided to get to know each other better (yay!), and yet a year later are still not an official couple? I mean, I'm not good at interpersonal relationships, but geez these are two intelligent, healthy young adults who work together. Hormones and feelings do make things happen.

Why did Lee Je-hoon skip out on that last scene? I really want to know this because I smell either changed ending shenanigans, or an actor that was not on board the message of finale.

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I took the not official couple bit to mean that they hadn't told anybody at work yet, or maybe that their parents hadn't met or something.

Not that the hormonal/feelings thing hadn't happened. Because clearly if you wear couple socks, that's the natural next step.

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So once again the message is that there's no place in dramaland/South Korea for anyone who doesn't quite fit the idea of "normal". Disappointing. :(

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The only drama I have completed that has a positive and satisfying ending of a lead character living with disability is The Princess's Man where in Javabean's series review states:

He may have lost his sight, but he regained his heart. Just as he lost his revenge, and regained her.

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Thank you for reminding me that there is at least ONE drama in this world that looks at these things differently.

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King of Dramas also had a pretty positive ending for a character who became disabled.

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Don't forget the wheelchair unni in Just Between Lovers. She was independent, rich and had a younger boyfriend.

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in just between lovers the protag's best friend is in a wheelchair and remains. there are some dramas that def highlight the non-able bodied prejudice but since this was the focus i'm guessing they totally failed

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Yes, the show never dealt with his assumptions that YR would get tired of being his right arm and leg, and instead reinforced the idea that life is only worth living and a person is only worth loving if he can stand on your his feet. Contrast the brother in Third Charm, who not only found his own happiness but made his partner happy while he was wheelchair-bound.

And I totally agree with you about security couple. A year later and they're still working their way up to dating? Cute, but not real.

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Maybe they're Late Bloomers...
(get it? 😂😂😂)

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Fox Bride Star is a what-could-have-been show. It is not like I hated the final episode because it still gave a happy ending for our leads HOWEVER, the way show decided to use its last hour was disappointing. The writer could have resolved the gangster subplot and In-woo's redemption arc earlier instead of using the episodes to have Soo-yeon save the day and regret it afterwards because he is destroying his beloved prosthetics. The last episode could have been the best episode of this show, where Soo-yeon finally accepts his disability, where Yeo-reum gets closure with her father, where our Security Couple is official and wearing more couple stuff, where In-woo's redemption feels unforced, and with the love triangle and conflict between the team leaders resolved. This show started with loose ends, only to end up with more of them.

Sad to see that it was only Dusty who got character development upgraded unlike the characters

Still, thank you show, for being at your best in your fluffiest moments and for giving us a cute OTP and the security couple. I guess, just like the passengers at the airport, I am just passing through this drama on my way to watching something better.

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Just passing through! Great line!!!

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It's the drama that's just passing through, on the way to being totally forgotten. Thank goodness.

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Show pulled a bait-and-switch -- it was not Dusty. The robot today was Guide-y. Dusty is stumpy, while Guide-y has a touchscreen. They just played a recording of Dusty's "먼지."

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I know it is not the same robot, I just needed something to compare with the lack of development of the characters. HAHA.

Show also pulled a bait-and-switch with the person Chae Soo-bin hugged at the end because why not show that person's face if that was really Lee Je-hoon?

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Lolol! That was great!

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hmmm. That's odd. This recapped version is different than the *real* ending. hehehe. I still only accept my ending.

But thank you @lollypip for the recaps. And thank you show for all the cute. You could've been amazing but you were just meh. and you disappointed me. idk why i had such high hopes (maybe cuz I love Lee Je Hoon and Chae Soo Bin so darn much). *sniff*

Im still waiting for a drama that has a positive message on disability.

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Did you watch Third Charm?

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Oh right (although i dropped it early on)! hmmm and one in JBL too. Maybe I want a main character love story.

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Life has a great message on disability. I loved the character that Lee Kyu-hyung played.

And yes, your ending is the only one I accept. Maybe you should post a link to that here, as in my mind that is what really happened.

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Seeing how it was doable in Life, I was hoping for something along that line tbh. But when they show us how much LSY hate his wheelchair and willing to lose his life for an arm and leg he has been using for ONLY a year, I know I probably wont get that.

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The ending was weird. I enjoyed it though, I always felt like the drama was missing something, I don't know, maybe not enough character development. Well, it was nice for what it was.

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When I wrote that mini rant for last eps recaps, I thought the worst thing the writer can do is entirely abandoning all those subplots and potential characters development. I never knew that she can do worse by info-dumping every scrap of informations like she only remembered in the last half hour that she has hinted about all those relationships and backstories before. She basically answered all of my unfulfilled wishes with half-assed answers that I wanted to throw something at my screen.

Added to that: the annoying mandatory time jump, Soo-yeon spouting "We are just passerby. Let me pass by your life," nonsense as if he was being wise when in fact he was just being super stubborn and stupid, Eun-sob unnecessarily declared his inability and unwillingness to move on from Yeo-reum and get on with his own life, and Soo-yeon being completely unreachable for a year(!!) until he can be back with all his superpower intact. I don't even want to know whether all these messed up messages the drama ended up delivering is something deliberate or the result of ignorance.

At least finishing this drama gives me 1 extra Bean to spend on my fave shows this year.

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Yes. 3 cheers for the extra Bean !

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I finished it for the Beanie point too! LoL

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I agree Fox Bride Star was a wonderful, heartwarming drama despite some flaws but I can't help feeling like it ended too soon. I feel like there was/is more story to tell. Oh well, I'll try and be content with what we got. Thanks for all the recaps!

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is it true that this drama got cut from 40 episodes to 32?? i feel like that's the only way to explain the rushed ending because this writer is definitely not one to rush endings!!

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No. There was news on 10th October about yoo seung ho drama gonna aired on late Nov. It's been scheduled to end only with 16 episodes

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Thanks @lollypip for all your recaps and reviews.

It had only been two years since Soo-yeon’s accident, and In-woo had known from his mother’s expression that the remarriage was her way of running away from her disabled son. His own father had also put his own needs above those of his son, so both Soo-yeon and In-woo had never been taught how to love themselves.

- This last part in italics may help explain this to me ... because thinking about Soo Yeon's decisions was somewhat upsetting. As a teenager he'd wanted to commit suicide and had been saved by Yeo Reum's dad. Now 12-13 years later, after having had prosthetics for 1 year, and seeing that he's deteriorating, he refuses to get treatment, writes a resignation letter and what... prepares to die again? Was it not a kind of suicide again that SY was preparing for? He did not once say that he'd go to the US with Jang, only that he'd rather die than give up the prosthetics.

This time he had to be saved not by the dad but by the daughter. Which means that in 13 years, SY had not grown out of that 'suicide' mentality and had not gained hope from all that those adults had done for him. He'd been stuck in that way of thinking and instead of helping himself had let others help him.

So maybe that line about him and In Woo being neglected by parents and not knowing how to love themselves, explains this mental handicap. Otherwise, I'm quite sore about the lack of character growth in the male lead.

Like many others, I cannot understand the need for total radio silence in the recovery time (or improvement time like in Coffee Prince). It does not speak of being loving or caring at all. It has never made any sense but kdramas (and other dramas?) love it. This is one cliche that would be so wonderful if tuned on it's head with the separated OTP communicating throughout the 1-year treatment.

I agree with you @lollypip I felt that the reveals that mattered to the plot were mistimed. We should have been given In Woo's tale at the half-way mark, and Soo Yeon's start on the prosthetics episodes even before that. For all the mystery of what made Soo Yeon strong and why it was such a secret ... it turns out that there was no great medical discovery being hidden, no evil group out to hound SY or Jang for the technology, but that it was just SY's wanting to hide it was all. It somehow seems so lame.

I'm not one for business, so I'm also wondering what the big hoo-hah is that In Woo had to work 10 years to surreptitiously get to influence Kwon to privatize the airport. Aside from avoiding Union action, was it a task that had to be so full of cloak and dagger, ... practically a grand conspiracy? And I thought it was a pity that we got no reunion of In Woo with his sick dad.

I'm also somewhat bummed that Soo Yeon returns without warning and without ever showing us his face. What was the point of that. What is that supposed to make the audience...

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What is that supposed to make the audience feel? I feel irritated.

I'm glad it was a happy show and I enjoyed it most of the time. I agree with comments that say so much more could have been fleshed out, so many interesting sub plots explored. This show could have made it into 18 episodes (36 half hours) and given us proper Dae Ki - Young Joo moments, how Seo Koon gets the top job and gets back together with Choi, In Woo and Soo Yeon and Yeo Reum being family and poor Eun Ho moving on!!! 😏 😔 😁

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*Eun Seob* (not Eun Ho... which show was I thinking about?)

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Subplots with no closure/unanswered:
1) What happened to Eun Seob's pregnant sunbae who went into labor some episodes ago?
2) What happened to In Woo's father? Just left in a coma? No reconciliation?
3) Are Seo Koon and Choi married but separated? Did In Woo ever date Seo Koon?
4) Did the Commercial Facilities head dump her cheating husband?
Would have liked the above to br addressed.

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@LovetheChos
Yes, this is my list of 'hanging' sub-plots too!

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This drama series has all signature failures of K-drama today. A miserable plot emphasize only on romance that has neither common sense nor logic.

In any genre, while “premise” of a story does not need to be realistic, ensuing events and action of each character must be plausible and logical, otherwise the audiences have no empathy to the characters and story. It will just be another “sucker for romance”.

Let’s say Incheon airport is the world No. 1 safe haven for criminals, gangs and drug lords, that its security is so dismal, it could never apprehend any criminal or protecting its passengers; that thugs are allowed to barge into airport employee’s office and do “body building exercise”; its security gate has no cctv, passenger can pour water over security personnel's head and grab his collar, security lead is more worry about his girl fell in the parking lot than apprehending drug criminal. Assuming this airport has worst security than any African nation, is it plausible that senior manager would ask security personnel doing his job to kneel and apologize to a violent passenger? Would they allow criminal to get away without informing National Security or police to pursue? Is it even logical that airport management would allow gang members to openly barge into the airport and kidnap an employee since it’s more important not to provoke the thugs which may “disturb” the passengers and so chose to sacrifice the life of a employee? The plot forced our protagonist to over use his dangerous prosthetic limbs because he loves to work in the world’s most bizarre airport where entire personnel is trembling in fear of violent passengers and footstep of thugs?

While the series “Beauty Inside” where female protagonist is changing to a different person once a month is more far fetch than a bionic tragic hero with dangerous prosthetic limbs, the events ensued are realistic and probable, and all the characters and their actions are plausible and logical. Thus, “Beauty Inside” feels much more realistic than this drama.

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I have thought from the beginning that the Incheon Airport Executives especially Security must have cringed at how airport security was portrayed. Your third paragraph is a good synopsis.

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Please leave African nations out of your ire, tenk yew very much.

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Soo-yeon wakes in the morning to find Yeo-reum lying beside him. She’s relived that his fever is gone

And all his injuries healed. No bruises on his face or anything. I thought that green medicine had been magically effective until it turned out he hadn't been given it yet.

And what exactly was that green medicine supposed to do? Stop him? How? He seemed pretty much that same after as before. It seemed like such a big deal I suspect a last-minute plot change?

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I hate that I remember anything about this drama, but wasn't the green thingamajig supposed to shut off all of his circuitry?

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OK, lots of criticisms here and in fan posts... many of which I agree with.

Here's my big issue (among things that haven't already been beaten to death):
When the shirt was off we could see that the device made one arm a lot thicker than the other. When the clothes were on the arm didn't look thick enough. That's been bugging me for weeks.

Also I don't see any logical reason why using his super strength should lead to the big infection.

And why didn't Dae-ki run over to help when the car was teetering on the edge?

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I found security quite inefficient during all the drama. Dae-ki got distracted when he was holding the thug with a knife, so the thug manages to escape, Young Joo keeps asking Yeo Reum what's wrong with her, instead of calling the paramedics, because she was obviously stabbed. In other emergency situations, they just kept asking questions, instead of following/catching villans.
Also, Dae Ki and the others don't go to help Yeo-Reum at the end, when Soo Yeon falls to his knees. I get it it's an emotional scene between the two, but it was a little bit too long, she was clearly struggling to hold him and the others just did nothing.

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Apparently kdramas don't worry about those little details.

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Didn't watch this drama - did read this last recap and comments. I've dropped almost every kdrama this year before the ending or even after only one or two episodes, for the same reasons the comments here state. What is it with kdramas these days? It's like they start out creative and then the writers get scared they're gonna offend somebody if it not only doesn't have a happy ending, but all endings must be the same. I much prefer a story taken to its logical conclusion that fits the first half of the story, even if the ending is tragic.

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I'm beginning to wonder though if it isn't the writer but the producers with the money telling them what to do.

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It was an interesting drama. I have recently been at Incheon Airport and it was weird to see the same places in a drama. I think putting him back into a wheelchair with him accepting his limitations would have been a bad decision. It sucks to loose an arm and a leg and it would just have sugarcoated the situation. The whole work behind the scenes from the airport was a refreshing angle although some bits where a bit to long.

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This hilarious scene from ep 16 kept popping into my mind, Security chief Choi sat in the bar with manager Yang Seo-koon, and he gently pat her shoulder as if saying, “You’ll learn, my dear, lives of poor, low status Korean are worthless compare to the good will of thugs like Director Jo. By feeding worthless minnows to the sharks, we keep the fish population safe.”

Manager Yang Seo-koon nodded in agreement, “yes, I always knew my brother died for a good cause.”

Plots were so bizarre, that I wondered why didn’t airport outsource its security to Yakuza? It’s not like the security was interested to stop drug or something?

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Thanks @lollypip for the recap

Let me just said it outright. I dislike the ending but most importantly, I hate the execution to that ending. I was thinking last night while trying to post on my wall on why I dislike it so much and I realized it all stems from ep29. I cannot understand how he gets so attached with that prosthetic arm and leg when he just using it for a year. A year. I will understand if he was using it for a longer period because he got so used of having a functional arm and leg he forgot how it likes to be in a wheelchair. He did a lot while being on a wheelchair tho. The way he is willing to risk his life from that prosthetic kills me. And it went downhill fast from that point. I already disconnected from this drama with their incessant for In Woo arc and abandoning a better backstory for LSY, YR, SeoKoon, the 101 on prosthetic technology etc, so yeah. A lot of rants and definitely hate-watching. hahaha

They entertain the idea by showing a disability and its effect on the person and how society perceived a disabled person but in the end, that plot is abandoned for a 'perfect' person. I thought it is good that the show tries to show how LSY struggle physically and more importantly psychologically due to his disability, but that is it. I thought it can be poignant plot showing how LSY and YR living and loving while he is in a wheelchair, that perhaps they finally made LSY make peace with himself that him being in a wheelchair doesn't make him less of a person. Of course, I don't mind if they show him finally using his prosthetic again but the road to recovery, discovery, that what I was hoping from this. Which, I guess, I should have known, it is way too much for a romcom drama...perhaps..? (But.... Life make it works tho.... )

I wanted to say something about characters inconsistencies but I think I talk a lot already about what I didnt like XD

What I like: The security couple and the security team~ Honestly, I think Team Leader Choi is written quite good too. And the security couple probably what makes me stay till the end. I don't mind with the ending where they kinda not really an official couple but that is so true to their characters. And I hope ES looks and find someone who likes him back cause he is such a cinnamon roll.

In the end FBS for me, explode mid-air, leaving me with debris and shocked.

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Another drama bites the dust. There’s so many reasons why the ending felt wrong, but I am too angry to dissect it. I felt so bad for Je-hoon and Soo-bin. What a waste of their talent and wonderful chemistry.

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I haven't watched the last 2 eps of this show, and given the reviews I don't know if I will. I had initially thought that this was going to be 20 eps long, but when I read that it was only 16 eps I thought that there is no way they could wrap up all the loose ends with only 2 eps left.

Overall I think this drama had a lot of potential, and the setting was unique, but unfortunately it fell short.

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The last two episodes felt jumbled. Too much space was given to the gangsters- when they were not the main story. Meanwhile the FBI types do- what? Sit and watch? Wasn’t there some kind of point to their being there- please someone explain because I just do not get it.

The part that made dramatic sense was when Soo Yeon finally decides to live- because Yeo Reum asks him to, for her sake, committing to wait for him. After a year they finally get their happy beginning, with Matchmaker Robot in happy attendance- including a display of heart eyes.

Also, after a year, Dae-ki’s confession to Young-joo finally works its unintended magic. Our Security Couple pauses as a beautiful acquaintance of Dae-ki stops them for a chat- and is obviously very interested in Dae-ki, asking him if he is married, has a girlfriend, etc. Dae-ki answers no, and he des not officially have a girlfriend. As Song Hye-min starts to ask him out Young-joo interrupts and proceeds to inform her- in absolutely no uncertain terms- that Dae-ki is taken. Young joo has finally realized that what she really needs, more than anything else, is Dae-ki. The smile on Dae-ki’s face as they walk away says it all. They too finally have their happy beginning.

I think that the whole gangsters/stepbrothers story crowded out a lot of other stories that would have fit better- and we were left with a lot of loose ends as a result. Even though this was my favorite show it fell a bit flat at times. The backstory did not completely destroy the main story the way that it did in “Shy Boss” but it did distort things, created confusion and ate up way too much screen time. I do not expect the writing in every drama to rise to the level seen in “Because This is Our First Life” but this was simply sloppy work reflecting the failure of the writers to figure out what their show was really about and this led to the the lack of focus in the writing. Still, this show had some tremendous moments and the tremendous acting by even many of the minor characters went a long way towards making this a watchable show.

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@oldawyer I'm glad you've mostly enjoyed this show. I did too, despite my current grumblings. Adding to the fun of course were all the comments in the recaps. It was great discussing this show and the way the romances were going or stagnating. Now onward to the next show!! 😎 😆 😄

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i dont really get the unnecessary sense of urgency or dramatic parting? like why was she crying when he quit and why did he have to leave for a year

doesn't really advocate loving yourself/accepting yourself..like she basically begged him to say but he still left to go heal(?) i'm guessing and came back 1 year later?

also whats up with that last scene?! how come we could see lee je hoon?? lol

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Re: last scene. Who know's what was going through Director-nim's mind? From pics I have seen on social media taken during the filming of the last scene at the airport it was Lee Je-hoon acting in it. Go figure.

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despite him missing out on the last scene (VERY WEIRD), lee je hoon is a great actor!

my god that one scene of him trying to save his hyung and grab onto the car, like it made no sense in so many factors and was kinda ridiculous (how come the brother is just sitting there, i know his hands are tied, but he can at least try to get out, why is dae ki just standing there and staring, etc etc) BUT LEE LE HOON AND HIS ACTING REALLY MADE THAT SCENE. his crying, red cheeks, red eyes, runny nose...dude really knows how to bring the feels

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Dear Fox Bride Star (Where Stars Land) Beanies: I suffered myself through watching the last episode (while multitasking during my work lunch) and… 😑
I’m not mad. Just disappointed. The ending was just blah. Meh. Worst than lukewarm. My heart did flutter a little when the main couple kissed (high five to Yeo Reum taking the lead! I loved it!), as well as the cute Security couple moment, but that’s it.
Too many missed opportunities and wasted potential. I was really rooting for a positive message about the less-able-bodied and how the OTP’s love would overcome even physical obstacles!! My fellow Beanies have done a fantastic job summing up just how not-great-or-even-good this ending was. And I am 10000% behind all Beanies who HATED that Soo Yeon’s face is hidden at the end. Shame on you, Show! Shaaaame,
As for the dreaded KDrama Time Skips. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
Can someone please explain the completely unreasonable inability for ANY kdrama OTP to stay in touch while they’re apart. What happened to the Internet? Skype? Facetime? Texting ? Whatsapp ? What happened to trying to make a relationship work across oceans because you love each other? What’s 1 year, one measly little year??! And it’s the same in e v e r y Kdrama that uses this stupid plot device! “1 year later…”😒😒😒
And who has the audacity to get jealous after keeping their crush on the hook for a WHOLE YEAR? Who does that? Really, Security Couple ? 😕😕

Any way… on to the next show 😬

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Thanks @lollypip for the recaps!

I wasn't as disappointed in the finale as everyone else seemed to be... but I think that's due to the fact that I've been disappointed in the majority of this drama. It was easy to see the writers had introduced too many plot points at the beginning to ever do them justice by the end. (Though I had hope.)

Ugh, all the unanswered questions! *sighs*

I did really like Yeo-reum, especially after those first few episodes. I've been trying to finish Love in the Moonlight, and I adored her character in it as well. (Can't remember much of my reaction to her in I Am Not a Robot.) I'm definitely going to watch her other dramas soon.

The security couple was cute, but they never added much to the story. They didn't even get together by the end! I would have loved to see more of that new friendship between Yeo-reum and Young-joo. And Soo-yeon's character became a mess. And whatever happened to Yeo-reum's father?

At least I'll have the amazing vocal soundtrack to soothe my irritation. 😁

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I liked the series while it lasted, but the ending was weird. Too many loose ends - whatever happened to the gangsters and Seo In Woo, and the privatisation of the airport... and who would choose to keep prosthetics on if it means dying from infection or rejection or whatever it was supposed to be. Plus that 1 year later thing (with no contact at all) and that weird ending shot with no Lee Je Hoon? Strange ending.

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Very disappointed with the ending of this drama. I loved the series until the final 2 episodes.

So real resolution to the gangster plot. Why were they even involved? What were they trying to accomplish that required Soo Yeon to die?

As for SooYeon and Yeoruem I dont mind SooYeon fully recovering and getting everything back, but would have liked to seen him being disabled for a while with YeoReum helping him with his struggle/recovery. Then end the show with him finally getting to put his prosthetics back on for the first time since losing them and standing up.

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Not only did we not get answers to questions that have been plaguing us throughout the drama, but we got more questions raised in the end.

So what actually happened to In Woo after that? Did the gang decide to forgive and forget and never reappear in everyone's lives again? The whole gang drama was conveniently swept under the carpet in one neat stroke.

So Team Leader Choi and Seo Koon are married. Where does In Woo fit in and what beef does TL Choi have with him? Was there a love triangle in the past?

We found out that Soo Yeon and In Woo had crappy parents and In Woo had been keeping track of Soo Yeon all these while. So what made him stop since he didn't seem to be aware of the changes to Soo Yeon? I would think he had more reason to look out for him since his mother practically ran away.

How does Seo Koon fit in Soo Yeon's life since she's aware of everything going on with his prosthetics? How is she acquainted with Mr Jang?

And not forgetting, what on earth happened to Yeo Reum's father??

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These comments were so interesting I decided to watch the ending, even though the furthest I got with this drama was the first 10 minutes. So, heh? That was really bizarre. Obviously it wasn't him at the end, otherwise why would you hide his face?? Unless the whole drama was this bizarre. I've decided the best thing to do is wait until a drama is over and then bingewatch whatever is good. And that's okay since my ratings wouldn't count anyway.

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Did Soo Yeon get plastic surgery like Dae Ki's old friend? Why did we never see Soo Yeon's face? Was he even Lee Je Hoon? "If you can't do it, I'll do it." You should have done it in the first place. Why would Mr. Jang even give Yeo Reum this responsibility? As Soo Yeon lied in bed after he collapsed, I imagined him waking up with a start to Yeo Reum stabbing him in the chest with the syringe like a horror movie.

This show has a million unresolved storylines: WTF happened to Dad? What is Yeo Reum's secret? How did Yeo Reum meet her parents? How did Team Leader Yang meet Soo Yeon? What happened two years ago between Team Leader Yang and In Woo?

I knew Team Leader Yang and Team Leader Choi were married, but Team Leader Choi did not deserve to be slapped for us to find out. I wanted to see the step-brothers' parents (besides Homeless Ajusshi), so we got a five-second cameo from Deadbeat Mom choosing a man over her disabled child. I wanted to know how Soo Yeon met Mr. Jang, so we got a five-second flashback of Mr. Jang inheriting Dad's Fox Bride Star restaurant. I wanted to see Assistant Manager Shi and her husband's new baby after Assistant Manager Shi gave birth.

The only reason I finished this show is because of Kim Rowoon. While Security Couple shippers complain about Dae Ki and Young Joo not having enough screen time, I'm thankful for any Eun Seob screen time I can get. Waiting one hour to see him for five minutes -- worth it. I love Yeo Reum and Eun Seob's rapport and bickering, and I prefer my relationships in banmal. I knew Yeo Reum knew every time she said, "That's not funny" and "I told you to stop joking around," which was her way of letting him down gently.

Clearly, this was not the intention, but Fox Bride Star made Incheon International Airport look incompetent. A big thanks for recapping the whole series, @LollyPip!

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I think it was that she was adopted. She was born in summer, but met her parents in the fall. Why that should be shameful and cause for humiliation by bullies, I don't understand.

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As much as I love a happy ending, this one could have worked more beautifully with a tragic one. He didn't want to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair and would much rather spend the last few days he had on his own two feet. When she told him that she'll be his arm and leg and he refused knowing how easy it is to say those words and how difficult to actually carry them out.

We all want to believe that no matter how he is, her love for him will prevail but reality is much less forgiving. It becomes exceedingly difficult to care for a handicapped person, they become solely dependent on you for everything and if ever there was a measure of love, it is tested out in those moments.

I really really admired him for choosing not to depend on her like that. She's young and naive and infatuated and I do wish the drama explored this angle a bit more, the idea that you can never ever replace someone's limbs, can never be their arm and leg no matter how in love you are

I was in tears when he told her to let him pass by. I thought that was a beautiful analogy, that we're all passengers. Here today, gone tomorrow. I do wish they explored that idea a bit more rather than to miraculously cure him, and have a happily ever after, it completely watered down everything the writer had going in this episode.

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This is a summary of this drama’s premise & plots:
1. Protagonist was a disabled man, but he overcame his disability by a bionic arm and leg made for him by a noodle shop owner, which gave him superhuman strength.
2. Unfortunately, his bionic limbs were dangerous, if overused, the prosthetic limbs could kill its owner.
3. Protagonist was aware of the danger and did not want to overuse it, however he worked in world’s most dangerous place (more so than any war torn nation) - Incheon Airport.
4. In this airport, security personnel kneel & beg for forgiveness from violent passengers, thugs barged into personnel office to demonstrate “body building”, security team lead tends to his girlfriend instead of chasing after drug carrier, gangster kidnap employee in broad daylight. 5. Senior management wanted to outsource management to Yakuza (wisest decision of the entire series).
6. To cleanup the wild wild west, our hero was forced to overuse his dangerous super limbs that almost killed him.
7. Every airport employee hated our hero because he made all the employees felt incompetent and they all like the way it was, it was safer with the thugs than protagonist.

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I'm glad it's a happy ending for the security couple. Aren't they so cute together?

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What a disappointing ending. In addition to so many threads left open, the biggest offend is the last scene. Did Mr. Jang fix his face along with the arm/leg? Very sloppy indeed , writer/director !

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Well this video answered two of my questions 1) where the heck the name "Fox Bride" fits into this; and 2)what happened to her dad (although fun the show it's unclear if she knew about it or not).
https://youtu.be/csoO1TTKb8I

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Thanks for this! Is there a version with subs, pleeaase? 😢

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I tried so hard to suspend disbelief throughout this drama, but they made it really difficult! All the loose ends, the unexplained side plots! What made me stay on were the airport scenes and characters. My favorite Incheon International Airport deserves Best Supporting Backdrop.

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OMG !!!!!!! I am so upset . What type of ending was this . Why did they not show the face .

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I really wanted to like this drama. Since I like the lead actors, but now that it is over I realize that it was not really a dram, but more of an advertisement for the Incheon Airport. Haha. I agree with many people about the weirdness of not showing the lead actor's face at the end. I am sure there is some heavy thematic reason, but instead I just feel cheated.

One of my main problems with this drama was how it presented disabilities. I imagine it sucks being in a wheelchair and I can understand that a person might want to get out of it or not be limited by their handicaps. But I just felt that watching this drama that there was no effort to try to come to grips with the handicap on its own, that Korean people were not sympathetic towards disabled people (I am thinking of the looks people gave the main character while he was wheeling himself through the park) and there was never a plot point that said you can come to work at the airport in your wheelchair. And this makes the ending even more annoying because instead of seeing the character go through his struggles to get better, he just magically pops up a year later all better. I have praise for Han Yoo Reum who said she would be his arm and legs, but she seemed like the only person who was willing to accept him as is. I am not sure I explained this well but it just felt weird watching this drama.

Anyways onto the next drama, Lawless Lawyer. And I am enjoying Memories from the Alhambra.

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It was beautiful and I enjoyed it. Kudos to the writer.

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Many thanks for your hard work here.

Really disappointed with the ending. Left feeling “it was not him” just felt awful and let down after investing my time in the show. I will look out for this writer in future and avoid.... fantastic series, with so many unanswered questions and awful ending (not the fault of the actors)

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