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Clean With Passion for Now: Episode 16 (Final)

In spite of his challenges, our CEO found the girl of his dreams, only to have a cruel twist of fate turn their romance into a nightmare. Finding himself at a crossroads, Seon-gyeol makes a bold decision that helps to lessen Oh-sol’s burden. Since time can heal and change hearts, the destiny of Seon-gyeol and Oh-sol finally becomes clear as the the Cleaning Fairy family faces the future.

  
EPISODE 16 (Final): “Love with passion for now”

Unable to take her hand before they part, Seon-gyeol watches Oh-sol walk away after she wishes him well.

Seon-gyeol clears out his desk and when Secretary Kwon approaches, he assures her that there’s no reason for her to resign as well. In reply, Secretary Kwon tells Seon-gyeol that he needs to know something about his grandfather, and a flashback shows that she met Chairman Cha at an OCD lecture where they discussed her son and his grandson.

Following Geum-ja’s death, a worried Chairman Cha recruited Secretary Kwon, hoping that her experience with OCD could help his grandson. Secretary Kwon explains that without Seon-eyol, there’s no reason for her to stay at Cleaning Fairy.

Dong-hyun, Jae-min and Yeong-shik forlornly follow Seon-gyeol out of Cleaning Fairy. Seon-gyeol faces the team and asks Dong-hyun to keep him updated on his grandmother. He wishes Jae-min luck with his acting career and thanks Yeong-shik for teaching him how to enjoy hard work and then Seon-gyeol walks away from his company.

Over dinner, Oh-dol informs his family and Mr. Choi that he’s decided join a professional taekwondo team. Oh-dol then returns his prized pin to Joo-yoen with a promise, “Hold onto it again until I win a gold medal…I won’t be an idiot anymore.” When she agrees, Oh-dol sweeps Joo-yeon into a hug.

Seon-gyeol returns to the market where the 5th place card came from and is recognized by the boy who lost his tooth. Seon-gyeol asks the boy about the card and he exclaims, “…Oh, it’s…’One more time’. It gives you a chance to try one more time. It’s an awesome thing to have.”

Mr. Choi visits Chairman Cha in an official capacity, to determine how he’s handling his terminal diagnosis, and is asked why he didn’t alert the media about the Chairman’s condition. The doctor confesses that he was never serious about the threat and when Chairman Cha guesses that Mr. Choi is another victim of the redevelopment accident, he explains, “I was actually one of the assailants.” In a flashback to the day of the accident, we see that Mr. Choi held back protestors while Oh-sol’s mother was loaded onto an ambulance.

Mr. Choi describes Chairman Cha as a masochistic perfectionist, determined to protect everything that belonged to him, including his family and company. Chairman Cha says nothing when Mr. Choi asks, “But what did you manage to maintain?” After he leaves his patient, Mr. Choi runs into Seon-gyeol, who asks a favor of the doctor.

The next morning, Oh-sol tries to rouse Oh-dol out of bed and learns about his crush on Joo-yeon thanks to a partially written love letter on his desk. After Oh-dol escapes to the bathroom, Mr. Choi approaches Oh-sol for a private talk.

In his apartment, Seon-gyeol takes one last look around his house and remembers his time with Oh-sol before walking out. At the same time, Mr. Choi hands Oh-sol the necklace that Seon-gyeol planned to give her and tells her that there’s still time to say goodbye before he leaves for the States.

Chairman Cha’s assistant apologizes when his car is forced to stop at the site of the accident. Chairman Cha sees a memorial for the victims, which triggers memories of both Seon-gyeol and Oh-sol blaming him for the deaths, and he orders his car turned around.

Oh-sol is in her room staring at Seon-gyeol’s gift when the doorbell rings. Soon, Oh-sol and Oh-dol are in the living room as their father sits across from Chairman Cha, who has something to say but confesses that he’s not sure how to go about it.

Chairman Cha stands up and bows deeply to Oh-sol’s father and then to his children and finally apologizes, “I know it’s too late for an apology. I am really sorry.” Weeping, Oh-sol’s father tells Chairman Cha, “That’s enough,” and leaves the room.

Oh-sol meets with Chairman Cha on the roof and acknowledges how hard it must have been for him to apologize. She explains that it will be just as hard for her family to forgive him and that they need time. Oh-sol promises to remember what Chairman Cha did before she says goodbye.

When Oh-sol turns away, Chairman Cha speaks up, “You were right. I was the one who should have regrets and suffer. This old man’s greed has caused you too much pain. I hurt both you and Seon-gyeol too much.” Oh-sol can still hear Chairman Cha’s words when she returns to her room and at the sight of Seon-gyeol’s gift, she grabs her coat.

Seon-gyeol sits at the airport atop a handkerchief and clutches his ticket to the States with his gloved hands. Seon-gyeol stands up just as Oh-sol’s taxi drops her off at the airport and after checking the departure schedule, Oh-sol runs for Seon-gyeol’s gate.

Seon-gyeol turns around expectantly and then walks towards his gate while Oh-sol runs through the airport. Oh-sol never catches up to Seon-gyeol and she stands in the airport and cries when she realizes that he’s gone.

Chairman Cha holds a press conference to finally take public responsibility for the redevelopment tragedy. He also announces his resignation from AG Group and his intention to donate his personal assets to charity.

As Oh-sol rides a bus, she explains, “Nobody is talking about that person. I don’t dare to utter that name as well. As time passes by, the memories of him that filled my heart become smaller.”

The next time Oh-sol visits her mother, she’s runs into her former cleaning crew and learns that Seon-gyeol assigned them to clean her mother’s area. Oh-sol approaches her mother’s resting place and when she imagines Seon-gyeol cleaning it, tears spill from her eyes as she admits to herself, “But sometimes, very seldom, I miss you.”

Two years later, a disheveled, smelly, drunk weaves through the airport with a bottle of soju and slams into Seon-gyeol, who doesn’t hesitate to help the man to his feet. When he exits the terminal, Seon-gyeol answers a call from his mother and breathes in the air.

A polished looking Oh-sol handles a business call on her way to work at a sports agency, where it’s obvious that she’s capable and well liked. At the end of her day, Oh-sol calls her father and offers to pick up dinner on the way home just as it begins to snow. Seon-gyeol looks out at the falling snow just as his taxi drives past Oh-sol. As she walks across the street, Oh-sol slips but someone catches her. Oh-sol is speechless at the sight of Seon-gyeol, who smiles and says, “It’s been a long time, Ms. Gil.”

They visit a cafe, where Oh-sol learns that Seon-gyeol just returned from the States. When Oh-sol sees that the skin on his hands looks normal, she asks how he’s doing and Seon-gyeol admits that he’s much better.

Seon-gyeol finds the courage to apologize for his grandfather’s part in her mother’s death and her brother’s troubles. Seon-gyeol regrets that he didn’t apologize before he left, but explains that he couldn’t face Oh-sol because his feelings for her only caused her pain.

It’s Oh-sol’s turn to apologize, because she has to leave, but when she stands up, Seon-gyeol pulls out the 5th place card and asks, “If this is still valid, I’d like us to start over. You and I, from the beginning. I want another chance.”

When Mr. Choi finds Oh-sol staring at the card, he guesses that the machine is back, but she explains that Seon-gyeol is the one who’s back. Oh-sol reports that Seon-gyeol’s condition is much improved and after a brief pause, Mr. Choi smiles, “He’s back. That’s great.”

Mae-hwa runs to Seon-gyeol when he enters her boutique and everyone is surprised when he thanks her boyfriend and her assistant for taking care of his mother in his absence. When Seon-gyeol tells Chairman Yang, “I think I can trust you with my mother,” the man starts to cry, but after Seon-gyeol places his mother’s hand into Chairman Yang’s, everyone laughs happily.

Seon-gyeol exits his car at his grandfather’s house where a young boy informs him that he just stepped in bird poop. He figures out that the boy is Secretary Kwon’s son and after a brief reunion with his former assistant, Seon-gyeol asks Secretary Kwon where he can find his grandfather.

His assistant pushes his wheelchair through the garden, where Chairman Cha notices some early blooms. He smiles at the thought of another spring and when he looks up and sees Seon-gyeol, Chairman Cha lifts his arms in welcome.

Chairman Cha and his grandson sit in the garden and the old man shares, “They say that you gain a lot more from letting go. That saying is so true.” Seon-gyeol heard that his grandfather hired management specialists to run AG Group and donated all of his assets. Chairman Cha confesses that he didn’t expect to see his grandson again and when Seon-gyeol grasps his grandfather’s hand, the old man smiles gratefully.

At work, Oh-sol gets a text from Seon-gyeol, “Can we meet up briefly today? I’ll be in the area.” Suddenly, there are murmurs about a handsome man and when Oh-sol investigates, she’s shocked to see Seon-gyeol washing windows outside.

Embarrassed when Seon-gyeol winks at her and uses their signature “heart” move on the windows, Oh-sol walks away. She turns around at the sound of gasps in time to see Seon-gyeol disappear from sight. Oh-sol runs to the street as Seon-gyeol safely untangles himself from his ropes and he’s thrilled by her show of concern. Seon-gyeol suggests dinner and offers to wait when Oh-sol tells him that she has to work late.

When they finally sit down to eat, Oh-sol gently explains to Seon-gyeol, “The time is up. You can’t exchange the fifth-place prize anymore.” She tells him that it’s been a year since the machine that dispensed it broke and two years since they broke up. Oh-sol apologizes that Seon-gyeol waited so long only to be disappointed but when she stands to leave, he notices the swan necklace around her neck. Seon-gyeol follows Oh-sol outside, “It’s like a dream to be in front of you like this…I won’t rush you to like me…I’ll wait for you to make up your mind.”

Mr. Choi meets with his patients, who are all doing much better. The fortune teller presents Mr. Choi with a parting gift from the three of them, two tickets to an ice rink, and then they commemorate their last counseling session with a photo. Once he’s home, Mr. Choi reads an offer to join the faculty at Rochester and looks at the tickets in his hand.

Oh-dol has a taekwondo competition and when it looks as if his opponent is getting the upper hand, Joo-yeon yells from the stands, “Oh-dol, pull yourself together, will you?” Invigorated, Oh-dol wins his match and he cheers as Joo-yeon nods proudly.

Oh-sol’s father watches the match on TV with his security guard friend, who congratulates him because Oh-dol just made the national team. Her father brags that he’ll accompany Oh-dol to the Olympics and when he returns to wash a car, he wonders why it’s so clean.

Seon-gyeol pops up and greets him, “Hello, Father. How have you been? I’m sorry I couldn’t come earlier.” When Seon-gyeol explains that he wants to work with Oh-sol’s father from now on, he’s told to leave. After Seon-gyeol admits that it’s shameless to ask for forgiveness, Oh-sol’s father growls, “There is no need for an apology or forgiveness,” and stomps off angrily.

Oh-sol is in her room, thinking about Seon-gyeol when she’s interrupted by a phone call. Outside, Seon-gyeol looks at Oh-sol’s house and wishes that he could use magic to make her appear and after uttering, “Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. Abracadabra. Hakuna-matata,” he’s surprised when she runs out.

Seon-gyeol stammers that he’s in the neighborhood to visit his friend from Minnesota and then asks Oh-sol if she’s going somewhere. Soon, Seon-gyeol is driving Oh-sol, who’s busy with calls about a client. When they get to a hospital, Oh-sol checks on her client’s condition and is able to report that he only suffered a minor injury when her boss arrives.

Relieved, Oh-sol’s boss looks up at Seon-gyeol and guesses that he’s her boyfriend. She corrects him, but her boss includes Seon-gyeol when he offers to treat Oh-sol to a meal. Before they follow him out, Oh-sol remembers to thank Seon-gyeol, who admiringly observes, “You have become an impressive person over the last two years.”

Over dinner, Oh-sol’s boss calls Seon-gyeol a “reliable boyfriend” and Oh-sol politely overlooks the comment. He’s taken a liking to Seon-gyeol and pours him drink after drink and by the time they leave the restaurant, Seon-gyeol is very drunk.

Oh-sol moves to get a taxi until Seon-gyeol grabs her and asks her to sit with him a little longer. After she sits down, Seon-gyeol confesses, “On the day we said goodbye, we didn’t even hold hands for the last time…That’s why I left for the U.S….I really tried so hard, and gave it my best.”

Seon-gyeol looks at Oh-sol and asks, “Can you compliment me at least once? I wish you could smile at me. Just once.” When Seon-gyeol’s eyes grow heavy, he drops his head onto Oh-sol’s shoulder and falls asleep. Oh-sol touches his face softly and whispers, “You did well.”

While Seon-gyeol sleeps, Oh-sol makes a confession of her own, “I was like that too. For two years, there wasn’t a single moment I forgot about you… I missed you so much.” Even though she knew that her family could never accept her feelings for Seon-gyeol, Oh-sol admits, “I missed you dearly…I said I wouldn’t do anything that I’d regret. But…There was nothing I could do.”

Seon-gyeol texts Oh-sol the next day and indulges in a fist pump when she replies, just as Mr. Choi walks in. Embarrassed, Seon-gyeol scolds him for barging in unannounced but Mr. Choi reminds him that he voluntarily looked after his place in his absence. Seon-gyeol thanks him for also checking on him while he was in the U.S. and promises to repay Mr. Choi for everything that he’s done.

Mr. Choi asks, “How are things with Oh-sol,” and Seon-gyeol can’t hide his smile. Seon-gyeol cringes at the “American” way Mr. Choi expresses his feelings, “I wish the two of you happiness. Both you and Oh-sol mean a lot to me.” However, when Mr. Choi opens his arms for an American-style greeting, Seon-gyeol agrees and is surprised when the doctor jumps into his arms.

Later, Mr. Choi smiles at Oh-sol as she skates smoothly towards him. It must be his first time on ice skates because Oh-sol shouts, “Falling on the ice won’t kill you. Just give it a shot!” After he gamely tries and keeps falling, Oh-sol asks why Mr. Choi would want to meet at an ice rink when he can’t skate.

When Oh-sol extends her hand to help him stand up, Mr. Choi gazes at her smiling face and confesses, “If you didn’t reach your hand out to me back then, I wouldn’t be where I am now…Thanks for everything, and I’ll continue to be grateful.” Mr. Choi stands up without Oh-sol’s help and then takes in her happy face as he skates beside her.

The next day Oh-sol calls Mr. Choi for breakfast but his rooms are empty, except for one last yogurt and a sketch of the plant that he gave her. In a wavering voice, Oh-sol breathes, “This isn’t fair,” and in voiceover, she explains, “Just like that, he brought me solace once again and left.”

Yeong-shik lectures a young class of taekwondo students when a deliveryman arrives with a package — Dong-hyun! At a restaurant, they watch Jae-min get slapped in a drama on television just as he walks in, decked out in sunglasses. When Yeong-shik asks Dong-hyun why he called them together, Seon-gyeol shows up and answers, “I summoned you guys.”

Seon-gyeol shares a meal with the cleaning team, who are surprised when their former CEO licks his fingers. When Jae-min asks about the purpose of their meeting, Seon-gyeol passes out a business plan and asks, “Would you like to join me?”

Don-hyun and Yeong-shik readily agree but Jae-min hesitates because of his thriving acting career. Jae-min promises to promote the business just as Secretary Kwon walks in to ask if she can work with them again. When Seon-gyeol invites Secretary Kwon to sit down, it looks as if he has everyone he needs for a fresh start.

They get started right away when Secretary Kwon accompanies Seon-gyeol to purchase needed equipment. Dong-hyun, Yeong-shik and Jae-min join them at a modest building that will serve as the new office and in the following days, everyone works hard at cleaning and painting.

Oh-sol’s father finishes washing a car and announces, “Let’s call it a day…Aren’t you going to eat? I’m starving,” and then barks at Seon-gyeol, “Get the tools!” Over what looks like their first meal together, Oh-sol’s father brings up Seon-gyeol’s plans to start a new cleaning company and wonders why he has to continue in that field. Seon-gyeol brightly explains, “I still believe in it…I love seeing smiles on people’s faces after cleaning…Also, cleaning is what I’m best at.”

Oh-sol’s father confesses that Seon-gyeol’s cleaning efforts at his wife’s resting place comforted him, so he understands what Seon-gyeol is talking about. Oh-sol’s father looks troubled when he brings up Oh-sol and admits, “I always feel sorry for my dear girl.”

Oh-sol and her brother join their father to visit to their mother, something they don’t usually do. Oh-dol proudly shows off his national team jacket before his father asks for some privacy. Once he’s alone, Oh-sol’s father tearfully tells his wife, “I think I’ll forgive them now,” and explains the reason for his change of heart, “I want Oh-sol to be loved by someone she loves. I don’t want her to have any regrets…Don’t you agree?”

When Oh-sol’s father rejoins his children, he tells Oh-sol, “He’s waited long enough.” At her puzzled expression, Oh-sol’s father explains, “I’m talking about Seon-gyeol. I think he’s a nice guy,” and Oh-dol nods in agreement. When he tells his daughter, “Go to him,” Oh-sol promises not to see Seon-gyeol again. She comes to her senses when her father offers to take back his permission and after Oh-dol urges, “Go. Don’t make him wait any longer,” Oh-sol eagerly runs away.

Oh-sol surprises Seon-gyeol at his new company while he’s taking out the trash. She throws her arms around his neck and proposes, “Let’s start over. Let’s go back to the beginning,” and a tear escapes when Oh-sol pulls Seon-gyeol into a kiss. A light snow starts to fall as Seon-gyeol’s hands find Oh-sol’s waist and when he pulls her closer, they kiss…and kiss…and kiss some more…

The old team stares up as Jae-min laughs, “What is up with the company’s name?” Dong-hyun insists that he likes it and Yeong-shik gives Seon-gyeol a thumbs up when he arrives with his arm around Oh-sol. Secretary Kwon completes the team as they look up at the new company’s sign, and then we hear the name when Seon-gyeol faces the camera to read, “Clean,” while Oh-sol adds, “With Passion,” and then everyone yells together, “For Now,” and jump into the air.

  
COMMENTS

I appreciate how much effort was made to tie up loose ends and give all of the characters a happy ending. Was it enough to make up for the major detour into melodrama land? Not for me. That brutal breakup did too much damage for me to cheer for Oh-sol, even though I wanted Seon-gyeol to find happiness, which of course included having her back in his life. From that perspective, this final episode was the happy ending that I’d hoped for, but somehow, I wasn’t quite satisfied.

The time jump helped bring together older and wiser characters who were able to overcome their long-held resentments, specifically, Oh-sol’s father and brother and Seon-gyeol’s grandfather. There was lots of healing in both families, and I was especially thankful to see a calmer, level-headed Oh-dol, who was finally self-assured enough to encourage his sister to live her own life. It was about time. It was hard to watch Seon-gyeol chip away at Oh-sol’s continued rejection and her father’s simmering grudge, but he did it so happily and willingly that I couldn’t help but root for his success.

I have to admit, I just loved seeing the recovered Seon-gyeol interact with all of the people who experienced his mysophobia at its worst. I got a lump in my throat whenever Seon-gyeol sat in a restaurant and ate like an “ordinary” person. That was his goal and Seon-gyeol managed to overcome his mysophobia with some intense therapy, and he admitted as much to Oh-sol. The new Seon-gyeol was so much looser and confident and it was fun to watch his scenes with his old friends.

What I can never understand with most time jumps is why there seems to be zero communication during the separation. That makes no sense in this day and age, but when Seon-gyeol finally returned home, his mother scolded him for leaving without a word and it was clear that he hadn’t communicated with anyone in all that time. In a world where it’s almost impossible to be out of reach, that plot point alway has me scratching my head.

As much as I loved Seon-geyol throughout the drama, I had a serious case of second-lead syndrome thanks to Mr. Choi. Oh-sol’s harsh breakup with Seon-gyeol cured me of that, because I no longer considered her worthy enough to end up with either Seon-gyeol or Mr. Choi. What made Mr. Choi such a memorable character was the challenge that he faced as his professional and personal lives collided. As a doctor, he wanted to help Seon-gyeol to become emotionally stronger and healthier, but as a man, he wanted Oh-sol for himself. It seriously broke my heart when Mr. Choi thanked Oh-sol for taking his hand all those years ago during their “date” at the ice rink. It was a bittersweet final meeting as Mr. Choi voluntarily took a step back so that the woman in his heart and his patient could find a clear path to happiness.

And find that path they did, and this drama surprised me one more time when Oh-sol finally accepted Seon-gyeol and marked the occasion with another marathon of passionate kisses. Most dramas don’t have a fraction of the kisses that Clean With Passion for Now delivered and I was sure that when Oh-sol and Seon-gyeol reunited, they would be more subdued. Boy, was I wrong. As much as this drama veered from my early expectations, I will remember it fondly, thanks to a lovable germaphobe, a hunky psychiatrist, and the passionate displays of affection between our fated couple.

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Thanks for the recap 😊

Aah.. The drama has a looot of flaws, but tbh I didn't really use my brain while watching it. I used my fangirl's heart so it was a happy and exciting journey for me 😄 Add the fun of a whole new level of fangirling on Insta and Youtube, it was "almost paradise~~" 🎼😆

It was quite a rocky journey, but I'll be forever glad to have SolKyul-KyunYoo and CWPFN in my fangirl's life 😊

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And I think CWPFN has second title as "Kiss with Passion for Now" 😉

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the true title: kiss without drama and without chemistry 😆

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Yeah, that's your opinion lol 😉

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I will be waiting for YKS and SJRs next dramas with bated breath, because they were lovely in this one.

I stuck with this drama despite the fact that the second 2/3 of it was a hot mess. It didn't get better in the end, mostly because they had written themselves in a corner, as TeriYaki outlined. Oh well...better luck next time. That is all I have to say. :D

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Yeah, me too, I will be waiting, but YKS, however, must understand that he has no a face for a romantic protagonist role, he is so good when he is a comedian or a clumsy

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I disagree. The issues in this drama were not because of him. Honestly, they weren't because of anyone on the cast (though the two leads were a mismatch for me because of their ages...sorry...it was too obvious). He's a great actor and can play any part as far as I can tell, but when the writing is poor, there's only so much an actor can do.

And if you're implying that he's not good looking enough (which I sincerely hope is not what you meant by that), you are very blind.

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I would have loved to explore more of the "new and improved" CEO.

The drama did have its issues, but i am glad i watched it. :)

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I’m glad I caught this recap because I haven’t been here in ages! Thank you for the recap.

On Seon-kyul: I’ve to admit that it was difficult for me to both like and dislike him, if that makes sense. On one hand, I really hated how he went berserk after he told his grandfather that he’d fight him for their relationship. And how he tore into Dr Choi who was only trying to help. And on the other hand, he just felt like a sad, sick puppy to me. How could you hate that? Ultimately I think what was most important for me was him taking a break to really find himself, and heal himself. For himself. Granted, he did it because of O-sol, but I think a more important part is realizing you love yourself enough to want to change. Or at least, that’s what I’d hoped for him.

On Dr Choi: I’m glad to see that you had SLS too, @TeriYaki because I thought I was the only one. I really liked him. He wasn’t overbearing about his feelings and he didn’t feel entitled to having them reciprocated. He supported them both quietly from the sidelines, and he knew he had to give up if he wanted OS to be happy. So he decided to help both of them be happy instead. If that’s not true caring and a great heart, I don’t know what that is. I think my love for Dr Choi far surpassed my actual love for this show, and he will be a benchmark for a lot of second leads here on out.

Overall: I don’t think this was a bad show. Flawed characters (overbearing brother and dad who told her not to sacrifice for the family any longer but still made a big fuss over her dating the grandson of AG), insane melodrama are just that - the inconsistency of human nature. I don’t expect drama characters to be perfect, or to make good emotional decisions. I only have issues if the show has no logic. I appreciate that everyone had a sort of happy ending, even if it was a bit of a stretch to humanize grandpa and also show that he really did care + he had his own mental problems. But I like happy endings. So overall I’d say this wasn’t too bad. First show of 2019 that I’ve finished!

I just thought grandpa would have passed away by the time 2 years was up, though. Did donating all his assets give him some good karma?

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Grandpa still living is possibly because stepping down from his position meant that he could now undergo radiation treatment that he simply did not have time for before- because of the after effects.

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I think a lot of us had SLS!

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I loved the happy ending as much as anyone- but I too cannot really forgive the writers for their detour in episodes 14 and 15. I have heard that the show departed substantially from the original webtoon- and I believe it.

The complete lack of communication while Seon-gyul underwent therapy is inexplicable. He may not have been able to communicate with everyone but surely he could have talked to Dr. Choi and his mom at least. The fact that it took two years is probably about right- this was one separation that actually made some sense.

One thing that I did think that they got right was Seon-gyul having to work hard to get Oh Sol back- including working with her father. in the long run Oh Sol will be far happier now that her family is reconciled to Seon-gyul- and she also knows that she can really trust his love. Which is why she can kiss him so passionately at the end.

And I am a little confused at "nice Grandfather". Somehow the side we were shown in this episode is just too different that what we saw before. I can buy that he realized the importance of apologizing- and did so, and I can even see him realizing that he had hurt his grandson and Oh Sol (yet he did not want to do anything about it). The grand gesture of apologizing in general at a press conference and then giving away his fortune simply seem both over the top and unnecessary- and simply repeat drama tropes used elsewhere. It is just an inconsistent mishmash.

Still everyone gets a happy ending here- even Dr. Choi who gets to release his obsession with Oh Sol (finally admitting that what he really feels is just gratitude) and goes off to a splendid professional position (and no doubt a real romance to go with it). The is a lot to be said for Southern Minnesota. I know- I have family there.

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I think this show is just the perfect example of end-of-dramaitis, let down by the fact that its start was rocky and only got good just before it acquired said dreaded flu. Oh well. Better dramas for both leads next time pleeease.

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the rating was lowered also because there was not to be the melodramatic turn over, with those unrealistic kisses, and the triangle had to be strengthened.

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I'm finding it really hard to let go of this series because they were so adorable as a couple.
Given what a rocky start they had both in real and reel life.... they gave us a believable couple that we could root for.
Ep 14 and 15 was akin to watching a puppy getting kicked...it was visceral pain at some points but without it we wouldn't have seen yks's range.
I wish we had another episode of fluffy romance to undo all that damage but happy that they injected some of it ... however briefly...into the last ep...
Always lovely to read DB's recaps...
Insightful...funny....thank you!!!

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I dropped this drama around epi 2 or 3, no particular reason, I just lost interest. But I saw some clips of this drama. Anyway,when I saw the OTP's chemistry during behind the scene, it crossed my mind that maybe they should have acted together as siblings with Yun Kyun Sang being a clean freak and over-protective brother lol. Or maybe in another plot, when the heroine falls in love with her brother's bestfriend.

Wish the best for Kim Yoo Jung and Yun Kyun Sang for the future projects. Their hot kissing scenes weren't able to save the drama and its rating, but at least quite rewarding for the fans of the OTP. 😉

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instead I think that the scenes of hot kiss were inappropriate, in all honesty she was too beautiful and young for him, maybe a romantic kiss would have been enough

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in all honesty she was too beautiful and young for him

I can get your point of being too young for him, but too beautiful for him? Well since when love is just for beautiful people only? And I'm sure that the male lead isn't ugly for her too.

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I really liked this drama. It fulfilled what I'm expecting from a rom-com : -The plot : the mysophobia was well treated. As rom-com, I was expecting funny situations, we had them. I liked the fact the hero used it to make his cleaning compagny.
-The characters : I liked O Sol. She was a normal girl searching a job. She was strong, smart, hard-working. It's sad that we didn't see her finding what she wanted to do. I liked Seon-gyeol too. He had mysophobia but he always did his best for what he cared about : people around him, his compagny, O Sol. He really tried hard. For his recovery, I didn't need it because people with OCD should be accepted in the society but I think it had sens because he really wanted to live simplier and his life with OCD was difficult for him. Dr. Choi, I'm not sure why they added him in the story, not all love story need a love triangle...
-The couple : they were cute, funny and had a great chemistry (great kissing scenes :D)
-Happy end: I'm not sure why they always have to separate the couple near the end. I mean I understand they have to "fight" to show they deserve to together. But they could find a another way. At least, the 2 years were logical for his recovery. I liked how he tried to convince O Sol's family by working with the father. It was cute. It was nice to see O Sol who finaly has the right to be happy loving him without betraying her family. For the grandfather, why did he live? I mean he destroyed his grandson's life because he didn't have time anymore and wanted a heir.

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For the actors, I was pretty skeptical about the choice of Yoon Kyun-sang. I never pictured in rom-com and didn't see him in love story before. But he really did great. I was sad to see comments about his physique because even if he was not as thin as other actors, he looked handsome. He killed the comedic and emotional scenes.
For Kim Yoo-jung, she is younger than her character but she acted it well. I never saw a teen trying to act as an adult. She made a smooth transition between a child actress and young adult. I saw comments about she was sexualized or she should take her time. But taking a older character was her choice and I'm happy she did with seriousness and professionalism. I don't really like when the production team has to adapt the scene for the actor/actress because he/she's too young. I mean it's good for the actor but I would prefer an actor who takes role that he can really play.

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I agree with you about the people who were commenting about YKS's body. God forbid a kdrama actor have a normal BMI. I thought he looked great (and his acting is off the charts good). Too bad the drama wasn't a little better.

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I DO think KYJ was too young for the role, though, but I also think she did well despite that circumstance (which was out of her control). It was too visually obvious to me...I think that didn't help.

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@Kurama. I'm a fan of Kyun Sang, but I do not deny that I could never call him handsome and so even if he jokes like a child in the bts, the age difference is obvious, for me he had to be more cautious in certain scenes or tell the director to to avoid them, she was too young to do it, maybe he should have intervened. The weighted body is perhaps a problem in Asia, not for me.

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It's about personal taste. Personaly, I think he's handsome.
For the age gap, it was not an issue for me. She was not too young if she decided to do it. She's an adult and she can choose what kind of role she wants to do.
Kim Go Eun had the same age when she filmed Eungyo and she was praised for this role.

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@Kurama.age 19 against 32 years is not questionable, and I do not know how much power a young actress has to influence the choices of the director or production, but if it were, if she decider to do it, it remains that the young age is a fact, a reality, while the tastes are subjective, (even if indeed with all the affection I have for him, do not understand as you can see him handsome. 😂). I fear that this gap is not so insignificant and could have had a negative impact on the rating. The beginning had been more positive. Consider, I do not remember 19-year-old Korean actresses who have had so many kisses in a drama. I'm sorry, it's my opinion, but I think the next project will be better.

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I think you should understand that we don't have the same maturity at the same age. KYJ didn't show any shyness or disconfort during the BTS. It means for her, the age gap was not an issue and it's this fact it's important, what she feels, what she wants.

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Thanks for all the recaps! You're right, this show was uneven, but I did enjoy myself most of the time. I liked this final ep, though I wish it had more than the last 5 min of our OTP together. I liked that Seongyeol got better from real treatment instead of from any shenanigans of his grandfather or mother.

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Yoo-jung please do a sageuk next ok? ❤️

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Thanks for your recaps,This drama has flows in plot in some episodes endimg is like typical few years seperation& reunion .Its hard to adapt a manga to a drama.But YKS & KYJ nailed their roles.Its sad how somepeople bodyshame YKS & telling bad about KYJ,they had the greatest chemistry & their kiss scenes were really very lovely,cute,pure but passionate, just like a real couple who is deep in love.I love Kyunyoo/Solkyul very much

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It was unbelievable how some people really take their time going around the internet and even go to the actors' social media accounts jut to leave hurtful messages and even attacked them with awful, absurd accusations as if they were criminals. Some people have really ugly hearts.

The while situation made me ponder how tough it must be, to work as an actor/actress. Apart from the burden of the actual job itself (giving your all to live as a character in a story) they still have to read, hear, listen to random people "shouting" at them about what to or not to do. I salute YKS and KYZ for keeping their calm and sane attitude till the end. I hope it wouldn't affect them psychologically. They continued giving the best effort and we could see it on the screen. Thank you YKS and KYJ!

In my opinion the whole cast in this drama is on point. They acted their caracters well, so believable that I never thought anyone should be replaced or to imagine a different cast acting it.

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*The whole situation

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Molly, Ldnp for me the real problem are the fans who turn the screen couple into real couple. SK as a fun couple on the screen, they were cute, like a real couple, no. The kisses were better if they were two, without too many smiles that took away the passion, but I do not like to imagine their characters in a bed scene, he is in fact too old for her!!!!

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I am also a little disappointed with this drama. It started strong then stagnated with all the melodrama. The ending was cute and nice but overall this drama is forgettable.

Thanks for all the recaps!

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Thank you Dramabeans, abirdword, and TeriYaki for recapping CWPFN!

I enjoy watching and the rollercoaster rides till the end. The drama allowed us to follow the love growth between Seon-Gyeol and Oh-Sol were administered to us little by little, one right dose at a time, at the right tempo. Nothing felt forced in terms of their love.. it's not love at first sight, or sudden turn of heart, and there's no violent jealousy from third wheeler. They allowed our loves grow little by little too, by making us fall for them individually, and love them even more when they're together.

The drama was strong in the comedy, I practically ROFL on the elephant panty, on the first kiss, the rag drop, face paper, juice spill, icky dinner, hair grabbing jealous act, and so on and so on. Enough comedic scenes that cracked me up in the middle of the night.

As for the romance, I love the couple potrayal of the exact "first love" acts since both are each other's first love. They couldn't get enough of kissing, hugging, snugling, blushing, touching, calling, texting.. they made me grinning ear-to ear as I recall the feeling of falling in love.

Both YKS and KYJ have given their best efforts and I could see sincerity in their actings. You saw and felt love in the air, emitted from their eyes, reflected in their actions. They're so believable as a couple that many has gottten mixed up between reel and real after watching their lovey dovey scenes.

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If I may correct it, both are each other's first love in proper form/ declared couple. I know Oh-Sol had an old crush with her (jerk) sunbae but we've also seen didn't materialise. That's why I take it as Seon-Gyeol is her first.

As for Seon-Gyeol, we know Oh-Sol is the first and the only one :-)

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immediately in bed at their first love? too uninhibited her, or too eager him? these means to take the public do not make good, the simple kiss of Alhambra has 12 million visitors.

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I don't quite understand your comment especially the latter half. Since you wrote as a reply under my comment, here we go;
- I watched the whole series and they didn't get into bed. Did you watch it? Even if the story implied (which it did not) that it happened with the purpose to emphasize how passionate they loved each other, why not.
- I didn't watch alhambra and it is irrelevant to this discussion, let alone visitors.

And I didn't come here to argue with anyone but to share my impression of CWPFN, which is to my liking. I think you were trying to say that it is not to your liking. So be it. No need to force our opinion to each other. Have a good day.

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I am disappointed and comment my disappointment. I answered the speech about the first love, it is not realistic, not only for his age and because she was already in love and even if there is not an explicit bed scene, to see her with his shirt left no doubt, true ? the first love not go so far and then it would was better avoid it, since the actress was only 19 years old.

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Hi Inimitable/ Inimitabile, didn't Oh-Sol clearly refute with a firm "aniya" to the question if they slept together? Yet some people still imagining too far. Why is that LOL

They are not acting as teenage couple but as two adults who encountered love for the first time, thus all the awkwardness and gigles and all that. Both actor & actress are of legal age and they are professionals. They are doing their job.

I can see where you're coming from but it's a drama not reality.

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I was taken aback at the end of episode 14, and then 15. It was so heartwrenching and suddenly felt like a melodrama. I understand it was necessary for the story.. I just wish they have inserted it in the middle or two episodes earlier, not very near towards the end of the series.

It made the last episode feels not enough, as my heart ache has not fully recovered by the last minute reunion. Anyway, at least the people in the drama got their healing.

I like how Seon-Gyeol putting real efforts in winning back Oh-Sol, and not just relied on their love memory or granpa's apologies. All his efforts got paid off by Oh-Sol's confession, hugs, kiss, everything felt so rewarding. Well done, Seon-Gyeol! How I wish there's more cute lovey dovey, proposal or wedding, or cute babies scenes to follow.. but never mind!

In my head I pictured Seon-Gyeol and Oh-Sol live happily ever after ♡♡

Thank you CWPFN, you left a sweet taste in my mind. You will be remembered for a long, long time. For sure I will come back and rewatch for the adorable couple!

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I think CWPFN suffured from the same problem than SKY Castle. They splitted the secont to last episode and the last episode. The last episode was a long epilogue so it would have been better directly after the episode 15.

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I wasn't entirely satisfied with the ending for basically the same reasons that TeriYaki mentioned but it was still a decent ending and I'm glad I watched the show. Most of the time it was a cute, easy watch. And I'm happy the Cleaning team is working togheter again.

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I miss them already, Kim Yoo Jung...
This a really good drama...

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I do not see a drama for a marathon of kisses, among other between two actors physically and with the age incompatibles (if I wanted a marathon of kisses the worst American soap would be better). I did not like the inversion of plot from comedy to melodrama, the too fast resolution of certain plots, the lack of a well-developed love story, the miraculous healing from a serious pathology.

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Didn't watch the show but I will have to agree over what you said in the first part. I basically watch kdramas because they aren't like American shows in that aspect and it's hard for me to understand how some people will only be satisfied with cutesy/swoony stuff. But well to each their own.

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My opinion might be a little different from what most of you have coz I really liked the drama. I don't know if I got carried away with their kisses (which I think are so real). I was watching this in Netflix when I noticed that she's too young to have/know kisses like that. So I began my research. Learned he's a lot older than her. But also learned that her ideal man is 10-15 years her senior. I watched all the bts and they seem very close and very touchy to one another. Sad that he has to be bashed because of that when YJ seems to be "throwing herself" to him. And I see nothing wrong on him reciprocating. He's childlike, she's mature, they met in the middle. So what? I think they are dating IRL as I see a lot of NamLee couple in them. I believe DB gave WFKBJ an almost perfect rating, and I think it's not only bec of the storyline but the chemistry too. KS and YJ has undeniable chemistry and I did not really notice the age difference much. I think if this drama was stretched to 20 episodes, it would come out better. It was a bit cramped on the last episode and I really miss them.

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