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Memories of the Alhambra: Episode 14

Our weary hero is nearing the end of his year-long quest — whether he succeeds or fails, it will all be over soon. He’s risked everything in the attempt to save someone he’s never even met, and he’s suffered significant losses in the process. But the game may still demand one final sacrifice before it gives up its most precious treasure.

  
EPISODE 14 RECAP

During a break at her modeling shoot, Yu-ra learns that Jin-woo didn’t show up at the police station for his questioning today. Young-joon, her manager/current fling, tells her that Jin-woo met with Professor Cha this morning — but he doesn’t know why, only that something doesn’t feel right.

Yu-ra starts making frantic phone calls, but she’s calling Professor Cha, not Jin-woo as Young-joon assumes. She dials Professor Cha’s number repeatedly for hours, getting progressively drunk on wine, but Professor Cha never answers. Her lawyer advises her not to attend the witness interviews tomorrow, only saying vaguely that Professor Cha told him to tell her not to go.

She screams at Young-joon for not finding out the reason, and he loses his temper. He accuses her of making a deal with Professor Cha when he told her not to trust him, and Yu-ra growls that she’ll kill all of them for manipulating her. Young-joon walks out on her, so Yu-ra get dressed and stumbles to a taxi, directing the starstruck driver to the police station.

The reporters at the station swarm her, but she goes in without answering their questions. She tells the worried detective that she’s been drinking, but only to work up the courage to come give a statement, promising him that what she has to say will help his investigation.

She tells the detective a complete fabrication — that Jin-woo confessed to her that he strangled Hyung-seok with his own two hands out of anger. She says that his fall at the hostel was actually a suicide attempt, and that the only other person who heard Jin-woo’s confession was Secretary Seo, who is now conveniently dead after traveling with Jin-woo.

When she finally gets a call from Professor Cha, Yu-ra asks for a break. She tells Professor Cha that she’s at the station giving the statement he coached her to say, with a few extra details to spice it up. Professor Cha snaps that he instructed her not to say anything, but Yu-ra shrieks that she’s not his dog to boss around.

She accuses him of scheming with Jin-woo and threatens to take them both down by confessing to the police that Professor Cha made her commit perjury. as well as what he did to steal Soo-jin’s assets. Later, Professor Cha’s lawyer tells him that Yu-ra came to the station tonight without her manager’s knowledge, and that she’s even agreed to a few interviews with reporters.

As she leaves the station, Yu-ra puts on a big show in front of the reporters. She says with fake humility that she told the police the entire truth, and that her heart goes out to Hyung-seok, who was a victim of infidelity like she was.

Director Park has a mini panic attack when he learns what’s happening and asks Professor Cha if he should shut down the game servers. Professor Cha tells him to leave it on and to let Jin-woo sort things out in his own way. Director Park wants to cancel the re-investigation into Hyung-seok’s death since it seems Jin-woo’s been telling the truth about the game all along, but Professor Cha whispers that it’s too late — he’s dug his own grave.

Director Park calls Jin-woo, who’s still in the game (judging by his lack of a limp), to ask if he’s heard about what Yu-ra did. He tells Jin-woo that Yu-ra gave a statement that he killed Hyung-seok and confessed to her, and that it’s enough to get Jin-woo arrested without a warrant.

Director Park is in Pyeongchang where Professor Cha is hiding out, and he wants to meet Jin-woo as soon as possible to make a plan. But Jin-woo is standing only a few feet from a crowd of cops, and he says blandly, “They’re already here for me.”

He goes back inside the restaurant to get Hee-joo, but she’s surrounded by the police, who tell her that they located Jin-woo using the pictures the other diners were posting online. Hee-joo is stalling for time, so Jin-woo makes a run for it, but he’s spotted and the police give chase.

Jin-woo manages to lose the police, but he’s still got the in-game soldiers to deal with. Hee-joo calls him to ask why the cops are looking for him, but Jin-woo is shot by an in-game sniper and drops his phone.

He ducks into a restaurant, where the patrons begin snapping photos as he spots a soldier outside and aims his guns. Several more soldiers spawn inside the restaurant just as Jin-woo gets a notification that he’s out of bullets. Craaaap.

Fortunately Jin-woo had Yang-joo make those special items for him, and the tiny lighter-sized flamethrower does an excellent job getting rid of the NPCs (and gains him another level). Unfortunately he looks like a loony to the restaurant patrons, waving his arm around in the air, and they get plenty of incriminating pictures.

When the NPCs are gone, Jin-woo apologizes to the restaurant owner and looks for his phone. A cop outside sees him, but Jin-woo manages to give them the slip again. They decide to call for backup, and one cop notes that Jin-woo’s awfully fast for a guy who’s supposed to have a bum leg.

When he can’t reach Jin-woo by phone, Director Park calls Yang-joo, who tells him that Jin-woo is still in Myeongdong with Hee-joo. So Director Park calls Hee-joo, and she asks him why the police are after Jin-woo since not showing up for his questioning isn’t a crime. Director Park wails that the situation has gotten much, much worse.

Hee-joo logs back in and follows the game to Jin-woo, whom she spots bursting out of an alley, shooting at more soldiers. He doesn’t see her, though, and runs off down again. He goes into a clothing store to avoid the sniper that’s still taking shots at him, and hides in a changing room.

Just inches outside the door, an NPC soldier freezes as the “your duel is being delayed” message transmits to Jin-woo. There’s still thirteen minutes before his weapons reload, and as he waits, he’s notified that Yang-joo has sent him a few more new items. One is a watch, which he equips, then sits back to read the instructions.

He realizes that Hee-joo is looking for him, so he pops out of the dressing room just long enough to yank her inside. He snaps at her for logging in again, but she just hugs him, relieved that he’s okay. She ignores his request that she remove the smart lens and gives him her phone, saying that Director Park is trying to reach him.

Jin-woo calls Director Park and tells him that he ran from the police because, if they handcuff him and he can’t use his hands, the game will succeed in killing him. He says that he needs to do something to prove he’s innocent, and warns Director Park not to close down the server unless he wants to see them and the company go down.

After hanging up, Jin-woo does something with his game watch that causes the NPC soldiers to freeze in place for five minutes. Handy item! He and Hee-joo walk out right past them, and he calls her a taxi, saying that he needs to stay and level up as fast as possible.

Hee-joo refuses to go, but Jin-woo says that he needs her to do something for him at home. She can’t resist his dimpled smile and gets in the taxi. Jin-woo says that this will be finished by tomorrow morning, and promises to come see her as soon as it’s all done. His words sound reassuring, but he watches Hee-joo ride away as if he’ll never see her again.

When the five minutes is up, Jin-woo’s watch automatically returns to his in-game inventory and the NPC soldiers begin to move again. He takes out another special item, a lighter this time, fires it up, and tosses it into the store when a customer opens the door. There’s a huge explosion, and though obviously no real damage is done, the soldiers are eliminated.

Hee-joo arrives home and runs up to her room to frantically look through her box of flyers again. Min-joo comes in and says that Jin-woo called to tell her to stop looking — he only asked her to help him in order to make her go home.

Feeling stupid, Hee-joo checks on Grandma then goes to the kitchen to make porridge and wait for Jin-woo to show up in the morning like he promised. The doorbell rings at dawn, but it’s Director Park, who asks nervously if she’s heard from Jin-woo. He tells Hee-joo that Yang-joo told him she and Jin-woo are dating, and he jokes that he can’t approve of her relationship with a guy like Jin-woo.

She doesn’t laugh, and she confesses that Jin-woo lied to her last night to make her go home, so now she’s just waiting and feeling helpless. Director Park expresses regret for not believing in Jin-woo and sighs that he might lose his friend as well as the company as a result.

Yang-joo calls Director Park with good news — Jin-woo finally hit level 100! It didn’t come without a cost, though… we see him slumped in an alley, exhausted and surrounded by dead NPCs. The game congratulates him and says that he can now use Master’s special item, the Key to Heaven.

He calls Yang-joo and tells him to move Emma to a Catholic church across the street from his location. But in his distraction, Jin-woo forgets to stay alert, and a terrorist creeps close enough to shoot the phone out of his hands. He takes several more bullets, and just as the soldier lines up a killing head shot, he’s shot down himself… it’s NPC Secretary Seo!

He looks exactly the same as the last time Jin-woo saw him, riddled with arrows and covered in blood, but he defeats the terrorist and makes sure that the area is clear. He looks at Jin-woo for a long moment, his expression heartbreakingly blank, then he disappears. Dammit, I’m crying again.

Gulping back tears, Jin-woo gets back on the phone and tells Yang-joo to move Emma to the church.

Heartened by Jin-woo’s success in reaching level 100, Director Park heads back to the office. He tells Hee-joo that this time, he’s choosing to trust Jin-woo. After he leaves, Hee-joo grabs her coat and borrows Sang-bum’s car, not stopping to explain to him what’s going on.

Jin-woo rests for a few minutes, then drags himself to his feet and slowly makes his way towards the church. As he sits in a pew and crosses himself, he thinks: “I have never believed in God, but I would like to rely on him now. Please let this be the end.”

While he waits for Emma, he gets a text from Soo-jin that says simply, “I’m sorry.” He’s about to call her when he hears the guitar, and he looks up to see Emma sitting near the pulpit. He approaches and tells her that he has something for her, and she asks if it’s the Key to Heaven.

She holds out her hand, and Jin-woo gives her the Key. With the Key to Heaven safely in the Hand of Fatima, the game notifies Jin-woo that he’s completed Master’s quest.

Nearby, a man tells some policemen that he saw Yoo Jin-woo going towards the church, and they call for backup. The cops swarm the church, while at the same time, Hee-joo drives around the area looking for Jin-woo. She sees the speeding cop cars and follows them, but when she arrives at the church, the only people there are some praying nuns. She logs into the game and looks around, and after a moment, Emma appears again.

Director Park is almost frantic for news about Jin-woo, but Yang-joo hasn’t heard anything since he moved Emma for him. He has heard from Hee-joo, but she says that Jin-woo isn’t at the church. Yang-joo can’t track him because he logged out, but he wasn’t arrested since the police are still searching for him.

Young-joon walks right into Yu-ra’s bedroom to wake her up, furious about her little stunt at the police station last night. He yells that she’s going to kill her career, but she says sleepily that she’ll kill Jin-woo, Professor Cha, and even Soo-jin. Young-joon says that she got her wish, because Soo-jin might actually die.

Soo-jin had seen Yu-ra on the news this morning, stating that it was infidelity that killed Hyung-seok. She’d texted Jin-woo the message, “I’m sorry,” then had taken a bunch of pills from her office’s sample closet. One of the nurses found her in her office, and now she’s in the hospital in critical condition.

The cop in charge of catching Jin-woo denies to the press that they are trying to arrest Jin-woo without a warrant, despite multiple online posts from witnesses to last night’s chase.

Hee-joo goes looking for Jin-woo in the area where she left him last night, resolutely logging herself back in every time the game logs her out automatically for being attacked in a high-level area. She retraces her steps all the way to the clothing store, but Jin-woo isn’t there.

It reminds her of last night when Jin-woo had started to lead her from the dressing room, but he’d stopped and closed the door again. He’d given her a kiss, taking his time, then he’d looked at her for a long moment before taking her hand and leading her out.

As the day goes on and Jin-woo fails to show up or log back into the game, Director Park and Yang-joo start to lose their faith. Director Park tells Yang-joo that it’s time to shut down the server, knowing that this decision means bankruptcy for J.One, and it’s done.

Hee-joo spends the whole next day in her room, preferring to lie in bed and cry. Min-joo goes out after dark, but when she gets to the street, she sees something that makes her yell for Hee-joo to come out. Hee-joo comes running, and all Min-joo can do is point at a dark figure standing nearby and stammer, “There…”

Hee-joo steps closer to the person until she recognizes his face – Se-joo is home.

  
COMMENTS

Okay, don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled that Se-joo is back safe! Everything that Jin-woo has gone through for the past year, the literal and figurative sacrifices he’s made, haven’t been in vain. He dedicated his entire life to rescuing a boy he never even met, for no other reason than it was the right thing to do, never giving up even when he suffered permanent physical injury and devastating personal loss, and that makes him nothing less than a hero. But I can’t help but be terribly afraid that the game wouldn’t just hand over Se-joo without exacting a price — such as Jin-woo himself. He logged out of the game and seems to have disappeared, but what if he’s still in the game, trapped in the same place Se-joo was trapped for the past year? And if he is, who will rescue him?

One of the thing this show’s writer has been criticized for in her past shows is the tendency for the rules of the universe she sets up to fall apart in the last few episodes. But we only have two episodes left and everything is holding up very, very well, and I believe that the answer lies in the way the writer has approached the AR game. While in real life I would want an AR game to be much more complex than “fight whoever the game throws at you,” I’m satisfied with this game being much more straightforward, because I think it’s shown this way for a reason: that Jin-woo isn’t playing the game the way Se-joo made it to be played. He’s only trying to get to level 100 so he can use the Key of Heaven and rescue Se-joo. For you non-gamers, most video games that require the player to level up offer different ways to do that: Advancing through the story (or “campaign”) and completing quests (in-game tasks that offer extra experience points on completion) are the most popular because they are the most interesting – questing is fun and interesting and makes a game’s story richer. And we can tell that those things are there outside of Jin-woo’s experience playing the game, because we’ve seen the clues, like player-hub cafes, pirates, and NPCs who viciously defend their own safe zone.

But Jin-woo isn’t playing the game as it’s meant to be played. What Jin-woo has been doing is called “grinding” — just killing mobs (game-generated enemies) for no reason other than to gain experience and level up. Grinding is boring and repetitive and inefficient, but Jin-woo didn’t have a choice, since he couldn’t go out into the city and play through a storyline, but had to fight mobs in an abandoned school. So I can overlook that the show’s writer didn’t bother too much about giving the game a complex story when nobody important is playing it, anyway. This is one of the few times that I actually approve of a writer taking a shortcut, because by keeping Jin-woo’s gameplay to simple grinding, it’s allowed the writer to focus on making the part of the game that’s important to Jin-woo’s struggle extremely interesting and consistent (though the gamer in me wants to bang my head on concrete at the prospect of grinding 96 levels, gaaaah).

What I still don’t fully understand is why the game continues to be a threat (we’ll forget the how, because frankly, it just seems like actual magic) to Jin-woo and Se-joo, long after the people who tried to harm them are dead. I understand that Emma witnessed Marco stabbing Se-joo, so (I think) she created a glitch that allowed Se-joo to fight back in a tangible way, ending in Marco’s death by an in-game weapon. Similarly, Hyung-seok threatened to kill Se-joo and Marco within Emma’s hearing, so that’s most likely why she allowed Hyung-seok and Jin-woo’s duel to turn deadly and get rid of the second threat to Se-joo. If it stopped there, it would make total sense — both players who wanted to kill Se-joo got eliminated indirectly by the NPC that Se-joo created specifically as a protector. But then game created NPCs of Marco and Hyung-seok, putting Se-joo and Jin-woo in danger when Emma’s intent was to save them. In addition, the game can harm Jin-woo and those allied with him while they’re logged in, and has even killed one of his allies in what seemed like a random encounter (and Secretary Seo will forever be a sore place in my heart, right next to Byung-hee). So I hope that the writer has some good explanations for this, because otherwise she’s done a fantastic job keeping the lore of the drama consistent, and I’d like to think there’s a reason for this, too.

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Wow can't wait for next weeks episodes! And the kiss scenes between HB & PSH are just so intense. I love it! I'm enjoying all the action, mystery, and romance jam packed into these episodes and I love how each episode is not what it seems and we find out what really happened in the next episode. The time line could be confusing but i'm really enjoying the mix up of it. Love this drama so much. Hyun Bin's voice is so sexy and love his narrations in each ep!

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While I can't wait for next week's episodes, I must admit I'm dreading for that day to come because I will have to say goodbye forever to this wonderful show. Huhu! MoA has been my mood lifter after a week-long of dueling work for months now. And to realize that it has come to an end, and God knows how long when I'll see Hyun Bin again, it's keeping me depressed for days. :( I absolutely love this show!

Anyway, about the kiss, it was so intense and desperate as if JW won't be seeing HJ again. Like a final kiss. No wonder HJ spent the next day crying in bed. And I cried with her, too. :( What if Se-joo got out of the game in exchange for JW? Please don't do that to me writer-nim!

I totally agree with you about Hyun Bin's sexy voice. A lot of beanies are attracted to his dimples but for me, his most appealing features are his voice and his nose. I absolutely adore those of him. <3

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This was the first kiss where PSH didn’t look like she was suffering through the whole kiss. Well, it’s Hyun Bin after all 😀

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I didn't mean to upvote, I meant to reply.

Heirs, Pinnochio, and Doctors. I didn't even watch Heirs and know that she had a passionate kiss. I don't know any of her work before those, but I do know that I've seen that critique on here every time she's in something and it doesn't match what's going on the screen.

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Can't wait for the next episode!!!😆Can't time move faster

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JUNG HOOOOOON!!! Crying with you!!! I was hoping he would show up again. Too often a secondary character dies and is never mentioned again (as if they never existed and were never important), but respawning dead allies is a remedy for that. So I appreciate beloved Secretary Seo showing up, even though the devastation on Jin Woo’s face when he sees him hurts... it hurts in a good way. He must feel so guilty, but at least Jung Hoon is completing his quest with him, even if in NPC form.

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Thanks for the explanation about grinding, LollyPip. Interesting and informative for us non-gamers.

Can't wait for next week to see where Sejoo was this whole time. (The answer better not be a wormhole.) Also want to see if they're going to be able to fix the game.

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The game I'm playing requires me to watch video ads to collect "diamonds" and each video is worth a measly 3 diamonds. So watching ads upon ads I have no desire to watch just to collect diamonds feels "grinding" to me. It's so aptly termed, isn't it?

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Haha are you by chance plating superstar bts?

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Nah, it's an interior design game called Design Home

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I play that. Currently I'm only logging in every day to get my free 500 diamonds.

I'm also in semi-protest because of a 3.9 I got on a design that looks nearly identical to one of the top scoring rooms.

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The voting system is not without flaws. Our designs are judged by fellow competitors and it doesn't seem to matter whether the design adheres to the theme given or otherwise. I'm always annoyed how no one seems to get the Midcentury Modern style...

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Is it Harry potter??
Then I feel you.

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I am playing the Harry Potter one and man, the struggle is real.

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I like the game though.
Or its the "Lets live Hogwarts life at least like this" nature"
lol

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@classy Same. 😄 it’s the closest thing I will get to the real thing anyway.

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:D

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Harry Potter sounds great as I am quite the Potterhead, but I fear I might become too preoccupied and resort to ignoring my children completely, on top of all the KDramas that I'm watching!

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"THE ANSWER BETTER NOT BE A WORMHOLE" <<<----- this!!!

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i am enjoying this ride, as are my husband and daughter -- the second "family watch" drama after Mr. Sunshine!
: )

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Spazmo
Really with the kissing scene & all.

I really can't share a k drama kiss with my mom so i tell to watch it on her tab.

While i watch mine in absolutely privacy.

There are some things u can't share with family.

Atleast for me not the romantic bits

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oh, my daughter is in her 20s...
; )

but the appeal for my two people is that they are gamers! well, my husband gets seasick with the RPG games these days, too much realism...

but the girl is still the gamer on all platforms, except online.

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I thought games are online only

have a lot to learn of games

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What wrong has JW done that the game seems to be so adamant to kill him? Referring to JW's call with Park: if the cops handcuff him and he can’t use his hands, the game will succeed in killing him.

And how convinient is it to just move Emma wherever. Why can't he just tell programmer dude to make her appear then and there in front of him, save the hassle to walk. Remember JW has a limp 🤷🏻‍♀️

And HJ's function in this ep was to keep tabs on JW. Unfortunately that didn't last long.

SJ...finally you are back after 14 episodes in limbo. You have some serious explaining to do. Lots of explaining and clarification needed to be heard from you so we can know what on earth is wrong with this game you made.

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Yangju said the tracker is not precise. He needed a landmark to focus on.

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Oh. I missed that part.
JW is doing all sorts of cheating in this game. From levelling up at a secret place to special items to moving key game characters at his whim haha

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He sort of owns the game right? ;)

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Errrr. Since he owns it why not just abolish the old game and make a new one? Haha

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I think Yang Ju requested a place that would be open and a landmark because the location is not very accurate. He also needed a big enough/isolated? space to relocate Emma. I am guessing that relocating Emma takes a lot of computing power so he wanted to find the best place for her to appear?

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Relocating a key character which is supposedly to be in Granada to me is just weird. All this time, i have the perception Emma in programmer dude's office is just a projection. JW had to go to Granada to chat with Emma for the first time ever (the useless talk before he went into the dungeon on a suicide mission only to be saved by zombie seo and torchlights). I don't get this. If the real NPC emma was in Seoul all this time, JW should have just talked with her when he saw programmer dude change her clothes 🤔

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Hmmm thats an interesting thought. JinWoo definitely spoke to Emma when he was back in Granada but he hadn't spoken to her when we saw the clothes change in Yang Ju's office and I agree at that time it seemed like that Emma was just a projection. But when she appeared in Jin Woo's house she seemed real (as in real Granada NPC Emma) . I wonder if they have the core code , they could bring her from Granada?

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I think game character can be wherever the game needs them.
Remember, once the game goes live and lots of players get to level 5, Emma could be in a zillion places at once, meeting different players.
But putting her where the game didn't want her could be quite a project for the programmer to do in a hurry.

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@lordcobol that makes sense. Emma can be wherever. I wish they did that earlier on when JW reached level 5. No need to wait for him to go to Granada to talk to her again haha

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Hm interesting point. I think there are two Emma(s), the original one is located in Granada and the other one is in Seoul. Both have the same role as the peacemaker. The company re-created the game using the new locations in Seoul and new NPCs but had the same pattern as the original one in Granada. All the NPCs are changed due to portrait rights (the Spain assassin was changed to the Joseon assassin, etc), except for Emma. Yang Joo kept her as the peacemaker in the Seoul

When Yang Joo changed Emma's clothes in front of Jin Woo, the program must have not completed yet, so we saw her just like a projection. As a matter of proof, we can see how Emma in the office could make the swords disappear. So the Emma that Yang Joo could relocate is actually the Emma from Seoul (who was previously in his office, then was relocated in Jin Woo's hotel room, and then in the church)

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But he didn't go to Granada to chat with her. As you said, he went there to do the dungeon quest and just decided to stop by Alcazaba to get the pirates' services and talk to Emma.. And their first encounter wasn't a grand point in the story.. He just learned that she grants health points. I'd agree with what others said here--that just like how they made the game NPCs in Seoul, Yangju kept Emma's character despite JW's initial order.

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Man,i was sooo busy this episode swooning over Hyun Bin,found his simple attire with the jacket soooo darn sexy,it was hard at times to keep track of the action jjajaja I really feel sory for Jinwoo,not only he is in a living hell but he must now watch his secretary/friend in that state...

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Glad i wasn’t the only one staring at Hyun Bin through out the past episodes. Whoever chose his outfit needs an award

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Indeed,i was way tooo distracted,like every 5 sec i was out loud in my room"Damn,he's soooo sexy" while trying to keep up with the action jajaj

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Haha! This is what I thought of as well. His outfits really suit him well not only in this episode.

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But every time he tries to hide from the policemen crawling around myeondong and when he entered the clothing shop (was it a ppl?) I was crying internally ‘the jacket looks damn good on you but ditch it! They are looking for someone in a brown jacket!’ As a person well versed in watching N number of spy shows where the lead always steals something off a clothes stall for a costume change.

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Haha! That was me! I was screaming "yeah dude, I get you are looking really cool and sexy but take the damn jacket off!!!" i even thought he went to the cloth store to change it..but who cares about this in drama land!

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They probably auctioned off the PPL of what he wore in every major scene, it cost a bundle for the brown suede jacket guys to get them to rewrite the script so he did NOT change clothes in the store 🤣

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Im with you on this. He looks good in them even with the gore

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I decided to watch The Fateful Encounter, as recommended by @bbstl, and the first few minutes, my eyes were glued to the screen because he was doing push-ups in the dark, but his abs were not in the dark, they were shining with their own strange inner light. My point is this

1. Why haven't they shown his abs?
2. Why hasn't he showered?
3. Are they ever going to show his abs?
4. Does it matter whether they show his abs or not? Because he's got so much else going for him

1. Those legs
2. That chest
3. Those shoulders
4. The hips
5. That face
6. Those lips
7. The cheekbones
8. Those eyes.....*screams*
9. That nose
10. THOSE DIMPLES...I almost typed pimples lolol

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We would swoon at pimples too if they are on HyunBin’s cheeks :))

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Bet his pimples would be heart-shaped. 😊😊😊😊

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You mean The Fatal Encounter ? 😂

Have you seen others?
1. He was gorgeous, passionate in My Name is KIm SamSoon. Exceptionally handsome with those long endless legs 😍😍.

2. Snow queen. He had that soft melancholy look, very sad yet so loving. But I dun fancy dramas that glorify suicide. And I think it’s this reason that this drama didn’t do really well.

3. Millionaire’s first love. A Sweet, caring and tender Hyun Bin. The actress Lee Yeon-hee was one of the best female lead to have partnered HB i think, as compared to other female leads in all his dramas and movies according to my preference. How I wish so often that Lee Yeonhee and Hyun Bin were a real couple. 😍

4. World within...Hyun Bin was such a good kisser here though I would like to see him with a better haircut to show off his good looks...😅

5. Secret Garden. Dun know why I have never liked this dramas much. He was a such whiny clingy chaebol here that I just can’t bear looking at him chasing after Gil Ra-Im...jeez gimme a break...🙄😅. I know it was a massive hit but I have only seen it once for what it was worth...not again...Hyun Bin was painfully thin here, I read that he was going thru a very stressful time while making SG, overworked after doing 3 movies and 3 dramas back to back, and his relationship with Song Hye-kyo suffered becoz of his busy workload.

6. Friend, Our Legend. He was tough here. 😅 Manly, kinda rough, good acting. I might want to see it again when I have the time...

7. Hyde, Jekyll, Me. My 2nd favourite after My Name is Kim Samsoon. Hyun Bin as Gu Seo-Jin was absolutely unbelievably gorgeous here, oh so handsome, the perfect man. He has that slick haircut here...cold, cynical, kinda mean sometimes...with that Icy look and dimples, gosh, i just wanna hug him and never let go...😂😂😂

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I envy you my dear as you have watched a lot of his works. I only got to see MNIKSS and A Millionaire’s First Love. I totally agree with you on item#3 there. Their pairing was gorgeous that one couldn’t help but hope they’ll turn from reel to real couple. If I have the time, I will watch all his other dramas (currently catching up on SG but I must admit I don’t fancy thin Hyun Bin). I would love to hear his soft voice again.

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It was very Fateful for @yyishere.

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Oops. My brain switched to Fateful, because Fatal would mean Dimples could be in danger. 😁😁

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is Hyde, Jekyll, Me really worth it ? i saw it got a lot of bad reviews that made me drop it it even before starting watching it , im easily swayed lol

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Worth every minute spent just staring at his face 😂😍. Dun bother about the reviews or what people said. The story may not appeal to you but just go for those pimples, brooding moods, his manliness, that voice, those icy stares when he’s mad, when he’s oozing with sex appeals in a suit and a tie..😂😍

[IMG]http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/melanie1980/misc/hb1.jpg[/IMG]

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http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/melanie1980/misc/hb1.jpg

I am trying to put his picture here ...I wonder if it works

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I watched My Lovely Samsoon. Absolutely loved it. Watched Snow Queen and Millionaire, but can't remember much, except that there was lots of snow in Snow Queen. Didn't watch the rest. Tried Worlds Within, and got bored. Tried Secret Garden, but didn't like the switch fantasy thing, so stopped. May try Hyde, Jekyll and Me, now that you recommended it and it sounds interesting. Thanks for your helpful post. I especially love your description of him in there, and I'll watch it for that.

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Please report back if you guys like Hyde! I feel compelled to note that Messy is the first Beanie I can recall having a good review of it.

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I didn’t really care much about the story, I just glued my eyes on Hyun Bin 😂😍 I dare say Hyun Bin looked his best here of all dramas, kinda like a slightly older Jin Heon from MNIKSS, a chaebol with an attitude, well dressed and a neat freak.
Do give it a try. At least for Hyun Bin. 😅

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for some reason theres no reply option to your comment bellow!
I just wanna say i'm completely sold (not surprising though, your description of him sounds like my ideal man) and the picture you posted is just perfect he looks amazing , i saw the show is on Netflex! thank god , also thank you for recommending the show, i really needed the push , i well get back to you when i watch it :)

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I love the way you think

You got me interested in watching it now

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I credit HB greatly for not being a string bean *squeeEEEEeee* 😍😍😍 (your points 1, 2, and 4). And thank him.

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this is the exact state of my mind right now. hyun bin, and abs.

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He’s definately got the best stylist in this drama
Even when he was supposed to look down, out and beaten. He managed to look very nicely down, out and beaten.
My favorites are the kaki trench coat, that jacket and the church suit. All these with than walking cane- despite all logic of my brain somehow screams “sexy” hahaha

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Ah, thanks for the recap Lollypip!

I liked this episode, but the suspension of disbelief is really getting me in this drama. Hyun Bin is seriously carrying this drama so well - without him I don't want to imagine how the plot of this drama would have been. How does a person still be in the game without the lenses? Did Se Ju hide inside of the game - is Jin Woo now inside of the game?? How?? Ahh. My other gripe (which I've seen many others also mention), is how Hee Ju's character is being "wasted". How many times does Hee Ju need to cry? I'm tempted to count how many time she's cried on screen vs. how many times she hasn't lol. I do like the characterization of Hee Ju being someone who was a protector and provider in her family, but what she shows on screen seems to contradict that as she seems "weak". I was surprised (and found it quite funny) that when Hee Ju was haggling with Jin Woo, all he had to say was that he needed her to do something. That was all it took her to get in the cab - she didn't think twice! haha.

What I am loving about the drama are the endearing characters in it. Secretary Seo for example T.T He and Jin Woo are great characters. I also really love the graphics! I'm impressed with the layout and continued use of the game UI, Emma's "see through" build that creates an even more "angel-like" atmosphere, and how the weapons and NPC's appear and disappear on screen.

I can't wait for the finale this weekend. I know that most likely none of our questions will be answered, but I am still excited! Maybe Hee Ju will be the one to rescue Jin Woo. It would be a very nice way to end the series an provide her a bit more characterization. Jin Woo and Hee Ju are such an adorable couple! I hope Hyun Bin and Park Shin Hye do another drama together one day :)

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The writer gave a recent interview about how the show as actually male-centric and she added the romance
ie Hee Joo and Emma at the last moment.

Turns out once PSH was on board significant additions were made. Hence the awkward scenes and ppl dates.

Frankly, I think Emma was supposed to be PSH's only role, but they added Hee Joo because there has to be romance.

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that explains a lot , thank you for that

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That's a question I have too: Did Se Ju hide inside the game? Or was he trapped by the game? Was it voluntary or not?

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With only two episodes left I’m anticipating the end really bad. I hope Jin Woo gets to rest for a lifetime after this craziness is over because the man has been through hell for a whole year and a half and deserves to be happy. This episode was just as intense as the previous one and I loved the little romance they added despite the situation like Jin Woo literally gave up a a few seconds or minute just to kiss Hee Joo which took me even by surprise. Jin Woo better get a happy ending and not some half arsed open ending seeing the nature of this game, or I’m going to be very mad at this writer.

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Same sentiments here. I hope writer-nim will really give us a happy ending. This is the first time I was so heavily invested in a drama. Please don't let me down. *fingers crossed*

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Apparently, even my love for and my willingness to defend this show has its limit because the pacing of the last 2 eps frustrated me to no end. I don't understand why they focused so much on characters that the drama itself didn't care about (How am I supposed to pay attention to Yu-ra, her manager, or Soo-jin when I've no idea how they would emotionally affected Jin-woo??) instead of properly building Jin-woo's relationship with Hee-joo or something. Fortunately, I'm still interested in this latest obstacle Jin-woo has to overcome (Is the game hungry or what? Why did it demand a higher price for Se-joo's freedom?) and I want to see him freeing himself from the game's clutch. Because I'm pretty sure that another heroic appearance of the tragically loyal NPC Seo will break Jin-woo for good.

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Omg, Jin Woo's face when he looked at Seo just broke my heart.

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Seriously. It hurts when you see him like this. And Zinu just breaks.

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Yeah. too much screen time for Yura for no reason. And it makes no sense that anyone can go say ‘he confessed’ and they arrest the person? Anyway am still enjoying the show since there is decent amount of action :)

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I know! Is that a thing in Korean law? If someone says they saw you murder someone, they can arrest you without a warrant??? That seems incredibly volatile...

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seeing is one thing - that is direct evidence. This is just hearsay in my opinion.
I would have been OK if they brought him for questioning. Instead, they are sending entire police force without even a warrant!

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you're totally right -- in my head, i was thinking about what YuRa did -- NOT directly seeing. didn't pay attention to what i actually typed. meeps

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That’s exactly what I saw in most sageuk dramas. When you pointed that out, it does happen in modern k-dramas as well.

The difference is that, in sageuk, it when one step ahead by directly proceed to torturing. Yikes.

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I do feel the same way. There are things happening but the main plot took a back seat for the past two episodes. Despite that, these episodes have their great moments and I’m here hoping for a satisfactory ending.

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OMG my poor baby chanyeol!! You're finally back... And you need to change your shirt, too! And after that, you need to find Jin Woo. You must find him no matter what!!

The way Emma could create such a glitch just because she witnessed her "brother" getting stabbed in front of her is the glitch itself. She was programmed for being a peacemaker while she couldn't do anything to stop the stabbing in front of her, therefore she created the glitch out of her frustration. "Similarly, Hyung-seok threatened to kill Se-joo and Marco within Emma’s hearing, so that’s most likely why she allowed Hyung-seok and Jin-woo’s duel to turn deadly and get rid of the second threat to Se-joo." This still left me a question. It could happen if Hyung Seok logged in the game at that time, but if I go back to episode 13, I don't think he did. He could've noticed Emma if he did, but it seemed like he didn't.

Dear Hee Ju, please stop crying. You're like a tough girl in earlier episodes, the wonder woman who works really hard to live and support your family. But why I keep seeing you cry in every episode now?

Lee Seo Jin.... I never hated her for what she did to Jinwoo, but I officially hate her now. No matter how hard she thought her life would be, no matter what she thought would happen to her in the future, how could she do that? She has a child now, and still a baby for God's sake! The poor baby has lost his father, his grandfather doesn't like him, now he has to lost his mother, too?

Seo Jung Hoon.... I'm crying again :'(. If See Ju's back could bring those who died because of the game back to live (including Marco and Hyung Seok), even if it's impossible and does not make any sense at all, I will still accept it. Really

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"And you need to change shirt, too!" LOL XD Even in the flashback scene (when he came to the cafe to meet his sister) he's still wearing the same shirt!

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I didn't notice that, LOL... I always felt sorry for Park Hoon (Hyung Seok) who always use the same shirt (and makeups) every time he appears in front of Jin Woo, but at least he wore different shirt in the flashbacks :D

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He has many of the same shirt? You know ... programmer thing?

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"Lee Seo Jin.... I never hated her for what she did to Jinwoo, but I officially hate her now. No matter how hard she thought her life would be, no matter what she thought would happen to her in the future, how could she do that? She has a child now, and still a baby for God's sake! The poor baby has lost his father, his grandfather doesn't like him, now he has to lost his mother, too?" - THIS IS EXACTLY MY THOUGHTS! Thank you for summing it up for me. As a mother myself, I can't imagine leaving my child just like that. What a selfish being!

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I know... I don't really care when she cheated on Jin Woo (it happens a lot in marriage, not that I approve it), but it's different when you have child. Your priority changes. Not only yourself, but also your children.

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Thanks for the recap! I loved everything about Hyun Bin in this episode. Who am
I kidding? I loved him in every episode :) . I wish the writer made Hee Joo or Emma more important in the story than behind the story. *sigh*

I like JW fighting the cops still logged in the game.It gives him the freedom to run without help. I would have still liked to see how he managed to run so fast with the limp. They make a comment that he is fast, but how and why?

I actually liked the hug more than the kiss. I thought while hugging they had more connection than the kiss. I also liked the angle of the kiss. We didn't get to see how bad PSH is, just how good Hyun Bin is ;)

"He dedicated his entire life to rescuing a boy he never even met, for no other reason than it was the right thing to do that makes him nothing less than a hero." Ah! You put it so perfectly.

I still think it is a programming error with Emma trying to stop something she couldn't cause the glitch, not the game. It is time for Se Joo to provide all the answer we are looking for.

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Tee hee, I think you're so right about the way they shot the kiss.

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Ah no wonder this kiss was not so bad :)) thanks for the enlightening

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Sigh. Psh has kissed Well since Pinocchio but people still try to drag her every chance she gets.
Go look for the behind the scenes kisses if Doctors and Pinocchio tell me she didn’t kiss back. If anything it’s obvious the director didn’t have much kissing scene experiences

But yes if you like the kiss, it’s hb, krw, ljs’s good kissing, If you don’t like the kiss, it’s psh’s fault.

This is 2019 but people still live in 2011 it seems

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Random thoughts :
-- my oh my, HB is black with that brownish jacket?... Yummy !
-- Secretary Seo ! How will we say goodbye to you?! :(
-- Show'd better give us a few more moments of my second favorite pairing before the end: I want some scenes between JW and Min-joo.
-- was that watch a PPL ? I didn't understand why JW picked it in the first place. If it's PPL, that was clever.
-- it's too late in the story, but if only we could have seen HJ somehow fight and avoid ( not necessary with a weapon) the level 1 enemies, it could have been fun. Or have her more involved in the game by being the brain and reoslving puzzles. Or well...

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While watching this my sisters and I kept hoping for Min-Joo and Jin Woo to reunite lol
I just love their conversations.

Oh and I wanted to see Hee Ju fight as well :(

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Yes, the watch was more very creative PPL (Breitling again, same as JW's watch in the early episodes) in this show.

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Such a creative PPL indeed. I get that they use the watch as a game item, but do they really need to include the box? XD

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Why does NPC Dr. Cha only get to use his sword even when Zinu is at level 90+, while NPC Sec. Seo gets to upgrade to a gun?

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I think Sec. Seo is level 50 when he died. HS was level 4 or 5. I remember JW telling Sec. Seo to get to level 50 so that he can use guns.

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I was wondering this too. What level did he die at? I forgot.

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I couldn’t bear to watch the part when Sec.Seo died (thank you for letting me avoid that, dramabeans recaps) so I don’t know. But if he was already at level 50 at the train station, why didn’t he use his guns on the NPCs in his final battle? (Or did he?)
[BTW am a lurker who has only commented on WLFKBJ and has been pushed to comment once again as I am bursting with questions while watching MOA. Like why are the women in this show written like....meh... Have seen clips of PSH in Doctors, she can do action scenes pretty well imo. Why not here??!!]

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Agree with both your points -- if Seo had guns, why didn't he shoot his attackers? Also the 2nd point -- I was also looking forward to badass PSH showing up, but alas, seems not to be.

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He used it, but then ran out of bullets. The last time Jin Woo gave the gun to him (when he was still at level 48), the gun only had 17 bullets inside.

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Usage of weapons:
Marco: died at level 92, so he has really high quality guns as NPC
Seo: Died at least at level 50, so he has the guns that Zinu gave him
Hyeon Suk: died technically at level 3 (they both got downgraded from 4 to 3 because they used physical violence) and so he only has a sword.

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How could Marco be at 92 when the system stated he was at 100 like SJ?

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Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think Se Joo was the highest (before JinWoo went back to Granada) at 94 and Marco was at 92 when their incident happened. So no one had actually reached 100 before Jin Woo.

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Marco and Seju were not at 100. The top players list showed Marco at #2 with lvl 92 and Master at #1 with lvl94. This was before Jinwoo reached lvl90.

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This episode was just a roller coaster of emotions. When Secretary Seo showed up I was caught completely off guard and it just hit me so hard again that he was gone. I'm going to be so sad when this drama ends, I never lost interest once throughout the whole thing. It got me out of my starting-a-million-dramas-and-not-finishing-them cycle. Aside from some parts in which logic needed to be suspended the whole experience has been really thrilling so far. I just hope the ending is good and doesn't ruin it for me. Hyun Bin is so awesome in this and Park Shin Hye is amazing as well. (I just love her hair and outfits in this)

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Same! This drama finally got me out of my drama dropping habits of the past year. In fact, I can count with 1 hand how many dramas I managed to finish in 2018. It's taken a year since I'm Not a Robot ended to finally get me so excitedly anticipating new episodes of a drama again. Never was there a dull moment with the charismatic Hyun Bin (even just making coffee or lying in a stupor). The stakes were constantly high and felt extremely real. Kudos to the cast and crew for pulling off such a top notch drama.

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Me too.

I still have to finish About time Miss Hammurabi

Revenge Club…

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I find this romance a fail, but that was an excellent kiss. I knew they had it in them. As for the rest of the drama, sigh, we are finally moving more quickly in terms of pacing, so Yea. My say something nice. lol

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1) Se Joo is back finally! rejoice for the Joo family! Kinda glad Min Joo was the first to see him back!
2) We get action in this episode and that is what I liked. It was definitely faster paced than say the last 3 episodes and more in-game time which I love.
3) We are finally at the endgame (a little Marvel call out in liu of today's Spiderman trailer). So now Emma must have released Se Joo. I wonder if Emma 'hid' Se Joo to protect him? I wonder if Jin Woo will take Se Joo's place wherever he was because it seems Se Joo came back in the same form we saw him IRL last.
4) I wonder if next week we will get answers to how the game magic happens, if it was AI, or as suggested Emma became AI to protect SeJoo, and how that leads to others dying. Because seems like so far the only deaths are Marco, HyeonSuk and out lovely Seo Jeong Hoon. We have seen other people duel in the company development area who are obviously not dead. I wonder if they just never fully defeated each other or something else.
5) Seooooo!!! TT It is heartbreakingly wonderful to see Seo after a while. And was that a hint of a smile on NPC Seo's face? ack, I can't take it. They need to show some redemption of the game taking innocent lives.
6) Go Yu Ra can you please just go away? (great acting btw, to make me dislike her character sooo much!) but everything she does is so selfish and just evil.

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Hyun Bin!😍😀😍😀😍😃

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Hard to tell with the flashbacks (almost typed "falsebacks"), but it sure seemed like Jin-woo started the 5-minute freeze, started to leave the changing room, then changed his mind and kissed Hee-joo while the clock was running.

Uh, next time get your smoochies before you start the timer :)

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There I was thinking how come it takes almost 5 minutes to get out from the fitting room into street and send HJ on her way (he’s got 3 seconds left by that time), appearantly JW collected some kisses on his way 😂

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I didn’t notice the 3 seconds part. The attention to details deserves an 👏🏻.

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If it stopped there, it would make total sense — both players who wanted to kill Se-joo got eliminated indirectly by the NPC that Se-joo created specifically as a protector. But then game created NPCs of Marco and Hyung-seok, putting Se-joo and Jin-woo in danger when Emma’s intent was to save them.

I guess part of the glitch is that once the game/real-world boundary is voided:
1: When Emma/Game kill somebody real-life, that doesn't kill them in the game;
2: The game real-world cross-over works both ways;
3: So Emma/Game's victims can still continue their fights, in game and in real-world.

But that still leaves Sec Seo unexplained. Guess the moral is to be careful who you ally with :)

Also, does this make Emma the big bad? Because otherwise we're kinda short in that dept.
Prof Cha isn't as bad or sinister as we thought 2 weeks ago.
Marco & Hyung-Seok died so long ago, having them as Big Bad seems kinda pointless.
Yu-ra just seems like somebody who could be squished by a good attorney in about 30 seconds.
But there really isn't anybody else who seems evil enough to be a candidate.

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I was convinced it was Cha, but it seems the Big Bad must be Jeffrey the Game (cr @sicarius), which does include Emma. Reminds me of the Borg. Not an emotional villain, and no real motivation, but scary just the same.

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Jeffrwey is our fwriend. Jeffr- BEEEEESPAOLOPOPFDPPDDDDDDSZZZZZZZT KKKKKKKK- HELLO USER. SICARIUS IS NOT AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW. WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN... THAT GAME?

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(SICARIUS RISES FROM HER NPC GRAVE) I Keeeep telling you people! This is why it should've embraced the horror genre!!!!! A game that starts killing with no apparent motivation is TERRIFYING. Because no motivation and no reasoning means it's unpredictable! Which makes for intense story telling! But instead we just kinda get a luke warm sci fi thing with weak explanations for everything aND_- AHHHHHHHHH (gets silenced by Jeffrey the Game_ )

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It came to me if Emma is the True villain

A villain doesn’t have to be evil to qualify as one.

He just needs to make the hero’s life difficult.

Same goes for real life.

I’ve met many real life villains who were good people.

Sorry I didn’t get Jeffery the Game reference

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Hahahaha helloo late reply. It's only as meta as Dramabeans. It's just what I call the game and maybe caught on with the people who were around and saw when I first started calling it that. Otherwise it's not reference. lol

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I think the zombie NPCs are continuing their own fights, only. The fights they died in.
But the hordes of ordinary NPCs going after Zinu need some other explanation...

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I've wanted to follow along here for this entire drama, but this is my first time making it! I have been enjoying this drama 100% and it is exceeding my expectations for having an excellent, thoroughly well-thought out plot all the way to the penultimate week. Kudos!

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The concept of AR merging with thriller genre is novel.

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My thoughts

1. Cried when Jung hoon appeared. I had forgotten about him. That half-smile he gave as he glanced at Jin woo almost seemed as though he were alive, and happy to see him.

2. Wept again when Se joo turned up, and was reunited with his sister.

3. Swooned over Hyun bin and his brown jacket, his smile, those dimples.

4. Melted over the kiss, so masterful yet so tender.

5. Love PSH and her sweetness, her frailty and vulnerability a perfect foil for Hyun bin's hardness and toughness.

6. Love the way he looks at her when she cries, like his eyes softening and so much love and tenderness in his eyes. He looks as if he wants to protect her, and I can empathise with that, because when she starts to cry, all I want is to hug her. PSH doesn't annoy me or irritate me, and I love her character here. She is just lovely, and her loveliness has a radiance and a gentleness to it. She is a huge factor why I like this show so much.

5. I am going to miss this OTP so much. I hope they have a happy ending, because they deserve a happy ending.

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I never get bored with Hyun Bin's kiss scenes, LoL. His scene with Tang Wei in "Late Autumn" was the hottest and the longest in my opinion, LoL.

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oooh, that was a humdinger💋

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Have you seen Mike he’s kisses

By the way is Late Autumn a tragedy ??

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I've watched it quite a while... it's a sad story... and the ending was kind of sad open ending...

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Koreans do those type of endings very well

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I'm going to miss your comments when this is over! Your fangirling of Hyun Bin is so entertaining. :-)

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I always love your comments ms YY. You’re one of my super favorite commenters here. Can’t say I relate to PSH’s character here but I agree she is a sweetheart. And I can imagine how someone like her would be so instantly and powerfully attracted to HB and how she would bring out HB’s protectiveness.

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Wah, can't wait for the next episode! I'm curious how actually the key given to Emma could release Se-joo... Really want to know how it works...

Jin-woo will need a good sleep and a good massage after a year round quest playing the game... This man has been so exhausted physically and mentally....

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Not to worry, we all know Hee-Joo will always be there by his side, nursing him, loving him. That poor girl is so in love, so in love, he’s one lucky guy. 😂

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... well, Jin-woo (or Hyun Bin) charisma is too strong.... He's been married twice.. that's a proof... :))

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I’m kinda hoping that JW will be the one chasing HJ in the future, like I want to see him also head over heels in love with HJ. I wonder what that would be like.

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Me too! But right now, I'm still biased either Jin-woo likes Hee-joo or Emma.. LoL... Because all I understand in the beginning he was stunned with Emma rather than with Hee-joo...

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The way I am feeling about their current relationship is HJ loves JW more than JW loves HJ/Emma. I don’t know. It seems like it’s always HJ who’s chasing him or something. I don’t doubt Jin-woo’s love. But I think it’s not balanced yet. I understand that Jin-woo’s current situation doesn’t allow him to think of anyone else as he’s also barely surviving. I just wish that after all this mess is sorted out, I can see him going crazy in love with HJ as well. More skinship please! A simple kiss and hug every now and then is always welcome. Thank you so much!

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YES! Yes, I absolutely agree with all your points, @lollypip! They're the exact same thoughts I have about this game.. Indeed Se-Joo may have designed a more complex gameplay (as Marco, who's an experienced gamer, admired it) but we're not seeing it because Jin-Woo, or any of the characters, had any luxury of playing it that way. I loved the rich universe this show could be in, but since we're watching it through Jin-Woo's perspective, it seems kinda limiting. This would make for good spin-offs (but knowing Korean dramaland, it's a stretch) and fanfics though.. ^_^

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I would love to see the spin-off. It'd be all about the game world and the players and the quests. No glitches, just a perfect designed game for the players. It'd be too hard to recruit Hyun Bin, Park Shin Hye and Chanyeol again, but it's okay. They can use another casts. I would not mind Emma's role being changed, as long as the peacekeeper would still be there. And if it's possible, Zinu, Emma, and Master would come to visit the game sometimes (Hyun Bin, Park Shin Hye and Chanyeol as cameos).

And suddenly, my dream vanishes...

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You are working alone right now, Lollypip? The other recappers are not back from holiday/ vacation yet? Must be stressfull to cover most of kdrama now. Big applause for your hard work 👏👏👏.

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The other recappers are trapped in the game. Zinu still has lots of quests ahead of him.

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some niggling questions
1. why did soojin try to kill herself? i don't really understand this part.. shame? anger? of what?
2. there's still the question of how marco and sejoo got the smart lenses to try out the game in the first place
3. i wonder if JW got the whole game source code that time he tricked himself into sejoo's room? lol at the thought that a programmer won't password protect his pc tho

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1. I don't understand either, is it because she feels sorry that Jin Woo would end up in prison?

2. My understanding is the lenses already exist in the market which Jin woo company release. So Seo Joo just create a game which can be played by using Jin Woo company lenses. But it's not explain in the episodes though, just my guess

3. I think Seo Joo gives the source code when he email Jin Woo, not when Jin Woo using Seo Joo PC. I think he just grab any documents in there to search a hint where Seo Joo is. But you are correct, the PC is not protected by password, not only Jin Woo, everyone can use the PC :D

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2. yeah i forgot that HS also had the lenses, so it might have been on the market (tho he's one of the founders so his was a special case lol).. i just remembered in the 1st ep while JW was testing the game they talked a bit about how they're adjusting the lenses to the game (that seems so loooong ago lol)

3. funny if SJ emailed the whole source code before JW even agreed to buy the game. that's like giving it away for free. but maybe he was so desperate to have someone bugfix the game atm

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3. SJ had licensed his game so JW needs to buy it otherwise JW can be sued steal the game

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I don't think they were on the market yet. If you look back to episode 1 he had come to Barcelona for its introductory launch or some sort of thing.

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1. Yu-ra told reporters that Hyung-seok and she herself were victims of infidelity, hinting that their respective spouses had committed adultery, but with whom, when and how. If Soojin took her so badly and tried to commit suicide, makes me wonder if there’s truth in what Yu-ra had said. But I would rather believe that it was Yu-ra and Hyung Seok who were the unfaithful adulterous pair.

2. Remember there’s a guy “A” in episode #1, seems like he’s some kind of a techno spy working for Jin-woo but we dun really know much about him except that he’s very involved in this game too and that he could easily provide any information that Jin-woo asked of him. He could be the missing link in this game, I am just guessing.

3. Seems J-One has already gotten hold of the whole game except owning it. It’s mind boggling. The way they could control the game by switching on and off the server and yet not actually owning the game, I’ll leave this question to those experts in gaming to answer that...😅

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Typo...

If Soojin took her WORDS so badly and tried to commit suicide......

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I think they do own the game, and it's on their servers in Seoul, but they don't understand Se-ju's code and they haven't got it all debugged yet.

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“If Soojin took her words so badly and tried to commit suicide, makes me wonder if there’s truth in what Yu-ra had said. “

Doubt they did. Even Yu-ta said at an earlier episodes (to the suspicious HS) that JW and SJ never met secretly. I guess she committed suicide as a way to show their innocent.

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They already bought the copyright which is under the name of Bonita Hostel.

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Isn’t Yura lying? I think that is what she’s planning to do (the only thing she’s capable of unfortunately) when she went berserk mode.

I think from the earlier episodes she’s already been portrayed as someone that is mentally disturbed and unstable. She’s pregnant and bottled up everything (abusive husband, unplanned marriage), she’s probably can’t help being in that state.

Yura publicly humiliated her is just a nudge needed to throw her off the cliff.

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1. More like fear? Remember when she warned Jin Woo about his father-in-law? Professor Cha never liked her and had tortured her after Hyung Seok's death. And now Yu Ra's giving the ambiguous statement about Hyung Seok being the victim of infidelity (which led us to think that Soo Jin cheated on Hyung Seok with Jin Woo, Hyung Seok found out about this and that's why he's being killed by Jin Woo). Soo Jin is scared of what his father-in-law will do to her, that's why she tried to kill herself.

2. The same way how