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Angel’s Last Mission: Love: Episodes 3-4

Who would’ve thought that angel duty would be this stressful? Our klutzy winged hero has gotten away with plenty of shenanigans down on Earth, but after he makes one major decision, he finally has to pay the consequences. Now his only ticket to heaven lies with a spoiled ballerina carrying a badly wounded heart.

 
EPISODES 3-4 RECAP

The car carrying our heroine Yeon-seo and her driver drops from the bridge, only to freeze in midair. As our conflicted angel Dan flies down to reach them, he narrates that if angels could have regrets, he would regret “that day.” He places the car back on the road, and we see the doors to the angel headquarters close. He’s missed his curfew.

Dan approaches the now unconscious Yeon-seo and wipes the tears from her face. But then he realizes what he’s just done and freaks out. Next thing he knows, he’s zapped to the headquarters (disguised as a church). He desperately tries to get the doors open, but they won’t budge. Behind him, his senior angel Hoo says that he’s too late. “I warned you,” Hoo scolds him.

Meanwhile, Kang-woo (the observer from the Fantasia party) comes across the accident site and immediately reports it. He finds Yeon-seo reaching out, calling for Driver Jo, and takes her hand in his. She starts to drift off again, so he gently tells her that everything is okay now that he’s here.

Hoo allows Dan inside the headquarters, and Dan sighs as the church cloak fades away — this is where he’ll disappear. He’s forced onto his knees, and a scroll comes floating down and into Hoo’s hands. Hoo declares that Dan has overstepped his boundaries and that he was expected to do better.

All the while, we see Yeon-seo being taken into the hospital, where she’s treated for her wounds and eventually prepped for eye surgery.

Hoo finishes reading the higher-up’s decree, and Dan shuts his eyes as the candles behind him go out. And then… He’s back in the church, to his utter confusion, still in one piece. *blink blink*

Hoo smiles and reveals that he’s giving Dan the last of his last chances: Turn into a human and complete a special mission. Dan thanks his sunbae and the heavens up above, but Hoo warns him that he only has 100 days, so he better not screw it up.

Dan swears that he’ll do whatever it takes to walk through heaven’s doors. “Now what’s this important mission?” he asks. Hoo’s smile grows bigger, and he replies, “Love.” Cut to: Yeon-seo getting the bandages removed from her eyes.

Dan heads over to the park and is tickled pink to find he has his very own shadow. Even more amazing, a little kid bumps into him and acknowledges his presence. He really is human! Feeling pumped, Dan catches a falling leaf to read the location for his assignment.

At the hospital, Yeon-seo’s aunt, uncle, and cousins are all there (oh no — wearing all black) to see her. She blinks away from the bright light outside, and her cousin Nina happily says that the sunset must be the world’s way of celebrating her new eyes.

Yeon-seo is more disoriented than anything, until last night’s events all come flooding back to her. She then notices everyone’s attire and the fact that Driver Jo is missing, putting two and two together.

Yeon-seo becomes hysterical, screaming for Driver Jo, so the rest of the family scurries out of her room. Director Choi insists on leaving, but Nina wants to stay by Yeon-seo’s side. Her mom grabs her arm, reminding her that Yeon-seo humiliated her yesterday. Nina just wriggles herself free and replies, “I understand Yeon-seo.” Ultimately, sister Luna convinces her to give Yeon-seo some space.

Later, Yeon-seo shuffles down the hall, needing to lean against the wall since her vision is still blurry. She refuses to believe that Driver Jo is dead until she sees for herself. At the same time, Dan reaches the hospital, looking for room 502. He stops short when he sees Yeon-seo, and she simply walks past, unable to recognize him.

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I’ll believe it when I see it

 

Dan follows Yeon-seo all the way to the wake, where Yeon-seo overhears a group of girls gossiping about how Yeon-seo and her father treated Driver Jo like a slave. And in the end, they say, Jo donated his corneas. Aw, Ajusshi…

They start wondering if the accident was intentional, when they finally notice Yeon-seo. She goes inside, garnering everyone’s attention, and finds Chief Jung in front of Driver Jo’s altar.

Jung silently hands Yeon-seo a flower, and the whole room watches as Yeon-seo sets it in front of Jo’s picture. She remembers Jo’s wishes to see her “shine” again, and she slowly grins, making the room think she’s crazy. But past the smile, there is deep pain in her eyes.

Dan watches Yeon-seo wander toward the exit, and then he turns away to find room 502. He overhears a nurse asking about room 502’s Yeon-seo’s whereabouts, and his jaw drops. Re-checking the inscribed leaf, he says, “It’s Lee Yeon-seo?!”

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Life can’t exist without death

 

Outside the hospital, Kang-woo sits in his car with a bouquet of flowers. He calls a number and asks if Yeon-seo’s surgery was successful, looking relieved to hear that it was. He’s confused, however, when he heads up to her room and it’s empty.

Yeon-seo takes a taxi home, going straight for her room to look at her parents’ picture for the first time in years. She then sits in front of the TV to watch an old dance recital video from when she was six-years-old. On it, her dad told the young Yeon-seo to think of Driver Jo as her dad after he was gone.

Young Yeon-seo said she couldn’t since her dad was her dad and Driver Jo was Driver Jo…”The ajusshi I love most in the world,” she finished, jumping into Jo’s arms. Yeon-seo pauses on their smiling faces, remembering the harsh things she said to Jo in the car yesterday. She breaks down in tears, yelling at TV Jo that he had no right to die and leave her his eyes.

At the angel headquarters/church, a frantic Dan pounds on the doors, crying that Hoo can’t do this to him — he can’t find love for some psycho who smiles at funerals. (HA, the genuine fear in his voice kills me.) He ends up staying all night, falling asleep by the steps. That morning, a police officer comes by, scaring a pickpocket away from Dan. The officer wakes Dan and reveals himself to be Hoo.

Hoo tells Dan that he shouldn’t be wasting time, but Dan whines that this mission is impossible. He starts rambling about all the tragedy Yeon-seo has gone through and how it’s clearly made her crazy and emotionally unavailable. So why, of all people, does it have to be her? “Why, of all people, did you save her?” Hoo says, mocking his tone. Touché. With that, Hoo snaps his fingers to change Dan’s attire to a suit.

Back at Yeon-seo’s estate, Chief Jung finds Yeon-seo lying on the floor in a pile of home videos. With a sigh, Jung starts to forcibly apply Yeon-seo’s eye drops, only to have Yeon-seo pull away. Frustrated, Jung cups Yeon-seo’s face and tells her that she can mess up every other part of her body, but not her eyes — they were Driver Jo’s.

When Yeon-seo won’t listen, Jung cries that Jo was special to all of them, so she should treat her new eyes as such. Yeon-seo grumbles that if they cared about him so much, they shouldn’t have pushed all the hard work on him. She tries to walk away but inexplicably falls to the ground. Jung rushes to her side as she shakily says that she can’t move her legs.

Yeon-seo is seen by a physician, who explains that she’s likely going through psychological trauma. She lost someone very important to her, so doing the things she once did with that person may trigger her.

“So my heart is the problem?” Yeon-seo asks. She can’t believe it — she did everything with the help of Driver Jo, including walk and eat, and now she’s incapable of all that? And just when she got her sight back, too.

At Fantasia, in the middle of dance practice, Kang-woo barges in and states that they’re moving too fast for the music. The ballet master asks who he is to be criticizing them, and Kang-woo replies matter-of-factly that he’s the new ballet master.

Nina insists that he see them perform on stage, and Kang-woo says that he already did, at the anniversary party. And if she considers that her best work, then they have a problem. Well, damn.

She wants to prove herself now, but he quickly says next time. He announces that Fantasia will quit performing obvious shows like “Swan Lake” and do something original. Furthermore, he wants none other than Lee Yeon-seo as the prima ballerina.

Director Choi whisks Kang-woo away, telling him that he can’t be serious. Luna jumps in to say that it doesn’t matter if Yeon-seo can see now; there’s no way she could do moves like the fouetté en tournant after a three-year hiatus. “I was going to have her do it,” Kang-woo says, “even when she was blind.” So he’ll persuade Yeon-seo to return, whatever it takes.

Back at Yeon-seo’s estate, she and Chief Jung hold interviews for Driver Jo’s replacement. And Yeon-seo dismisses every single person for little things like breathing too loud or having bad breath, lol. Jung is just about fed up with Yeon-seo when one last interviewee comes fumbling in — Dan.

Yeon-seo notices the handkerchief in Dan’s pocket but says nothing. After the interview, Dan promises to make Yeon-seo shine if they hire him, using spirit fingers for effect. But hearing the term “shine,” just as Driver Jo once said, Yeon-seo orders Dan to leave. Dan tries to explain that he can’t since his, er, father kicked him out of the house, but she says that that’s not her problem.

Dejected, Dan gets up and mutters to himself that she’s as cranky as ever. Yeon-seo dares him to repeat that, making him cringe — he didn’t mean to say that out loud. Still, since she already heard it, he’ll say one more thing: “Try to be nice, huh? While shining bright. Be nice!” And with that, he marches out of there. Now provoked, Yeon-seo stands and starts after him, making Chief Jung gasp. She points out that Yeon-seo just walked on her own again.

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Sparkle! Be nice!

 

And just like that, Dan’s got the job. He’s moved in and given a mountain of Yeon-seo’s necessities and instructions. It’s a bit intimidating, but Dan’s just glad he worked his way in.

Jung checks in with Yeon-seo, who makes it clear that Dan is no Driver Jo and that she’ll recover on her own. If that’s the case, Jung wonders, then why did she hire Dan? Yeon-seo doesn’t have an answer for that.

The next morning, Yeon-seo calls Dan in bright and early and chides him for taking longer than a minute to arrive. He offers up his arm to help her walk, and she reluctantly grabs on (with surprising force, heh). Now to get a start on their day.

Yeon-seo has Dan go through martial arts training, and she claps with a blank face as he gets his butt kicked. Next, she has Dan walk her all over the estate to evaluate the staff’s cleanup job, and he rolls his eyes as she nitpicks and yells at the maids.

He narrates that there’s no room to impress her when she hates practically everyone and everything. Still, at the end of the day, he circles a box in his calendar (100 days from now) and swears that he’ll make this girl find love somehow.

Meanwhile, Nina is at Fantasia, practicing on stage. She has Yeon-seo’s speech and Kang-woo’s criticism stuck in her head, and the distraction causes her to slip during a spin. Kang-woo appears and, sighing at her stubbornness, kneels by her side to inspect her ankle.

She looks up at him with tears in her eyes, saying that his “Next time” pretty much means “You’re not getting another chance” to ballerinas. However, Kang-woo promises, “When I say ‘next time,’ I mean it. I don’t go back on my word.” At that, the hard look in Nina’s eyes softens.

Later, Kang-woo calls that mysterious contact of his and learns that Yeon-seo is slowly learning to walk again with her new secretary. He figures that it’s about time he initiate his plans.

Elsewhere, Director Choi complains to her husband that she worked so hard to deflect donors, yet Yeon-seo still ended up with her sight. What if Yeon-seo asks for the foundation back? Her husband nonchalantly states they return it, since it was Yeon-seo’s to begin with, and she nearly smacks him for even considering it.

A scream echoes throughout Yeon-seo’s estate, and all the maids gather to the courtyard for another lecture. She orders them to sweep up the fallen petals, saying she nearly slipped and fell, but it looks like Dan can’t take this anymore. He urges the maids to head on inside, which makes Yeon-seo angrier.

She tells him that he doesn’t have the authority to act this way, and he throws back that she doesn’t have the right to treat her staff like garbage. He asks why she always gets this upset around sundown — was she dumped during a sunset or something?

Yeon-seo confirms that she does hate the sunset, and that gets Dan rambling about setting her up with a nice man. But she just tells him to clean up the petals and then uses her white cane to limp off alone.

Dan is still sweeping when night falls and it’s pouring rain, while Yeon-seo rests inside, bothered by something. She can’t help but think that Dan’s rambling sounds exactly like the rambling of the stranger she met in the park. She immediately calls Dan’s number. And outside, as Dan is grumbling about Yeon-seo, his wings suddenly pop out and he has no idea how to make them disappear.

He sneaks back into the house and into his room, where he hilariously attempts to cover up his easily fifteen-foot-wide wings. Yeon-seo finds her way to his room, but before she can open the door, she hears something shatter by the main entrance. She turns back to investigate and finds the window smashed in. And, upon seeing the shards of broken glass, she’s reminded of the stage light accident.

Out by the estate’s gate, Kang-woo arrives with a cake in hand. He hits the buzzer, but Yeon-seo is too out of it to hear it. The memory of her accident is so intense that she falls to the ground, right under a huge chandelier. She looks up, terrified to see the chandelier shaking at an alarming rate due to the strong wind from the broken window.

She’s frozen in place as the chandelier comes crashing down, just like the stage light, and she waits for the impact. Then, out of nowhere, Dan swoops in and shields her from the raining glass with his wings.

Yeon-seo locks eyes with Dan, completely dumbfounded, and we cut to the two children from Dan’s memory. The young girl had saved the boy from falling off a cliff, and the two stared at each other just as our couple does now.

  
COMMENTS

Ohhhh man — you guys, I live for this content! I’m done! I’m sold! You have me, Show, okay? Now don’t let me down. But before I start gushing, let us have a moment of silence for one of the best supportive ajusshis in dramaland. *ugly cries* We didn’t get much time with him, but boy, did I luff him.

I was so caught up in Dan and his epic rescue last episode that I completely forgot about Driver Jo. So when I saw Yeon-seo’s family dressed in black, I was as shocked and heartbroken as she was. And to have Jo as her cornea donor? I didn’t think I could feel more sorry for Yeon-seo, but that one reveal really proved me wrong. Her home videos pretty much confirmed that she was as spunky and entitled as she is today, which in any other drama, would probably make her a hard heroine to like. But, my gosh, Shin Hye-sun makes Yeon-seo’s pain so visceral. I can see that every tragic event she’s been through has chipped away any positive part of her personality, only leaving the negative. Intensifying the negative. And it’s so sad because I think she’s capable of growing the positive back if she just let it.

Unfortunately, the way Yeon-seo sees it, she has a lot of people out to get her, and the only people who truly love and understand her end up leaving her. It’s made her close up from everyone else, including Nina, who I think genuinely cares for her. It’s refreshing, actually, having a second female lead that already feels so layered and, you know, nice. It’s funny, seeing how Nina and her father are both soft-hearted and how Luna and her mother are both cunning and cold. It’d be great to have these two sides really collide at some point. Still, even in her success, Nina feels like Yeon-seo’s shadow. I didn’t appreciate Kang-woo breaking her down, but it did remind me just how cutthroat the business is. Either way, I’m glad that Kang-woo gave her that little bit of reassurance at the end.

I love, love, love all the mystery behind Kang-woo. Something about him just seems off, like he’s not the average artistic director scouting a ballerina. He seems so hung up on Yeon-seo that I have to wonder if he knows her on a personal level. I mean, what’s with the random phone calls tracking Yeon-seo? What’s with that intense look he gets whenever he looks at her or thinks about her? This all led me to a theory. Now, don’t call me crazy (yet), but what if it wasn’t Director Choi who messed with the brakes in Yeon-seo’s car? What if it was Kang-woo? What if he killed Driver Jo knowing he was Yeon-seo’s donor? Maybe the show’s trying to throw me off, or maybe I’ve seen one too many makjang dramas, but I can’t get the idea out of my head.

Amidst all the tragedy and mystery, there’s the bright light that is Dan. I love that he just pops up whenever I need a breather from the heavier stuff. And now that cohabitation hijinks have been thrown in? Yes, please. Yeon-seo training Dan as Driver Jo Junior was so freaking funny, but it was great to see him put her in her place. Even though she still has to have the last word, I think Dan and Chief Jung’s advice sticks with her. And let’s not forget that Dan got her walking again by straight-up pushing her buttons. It’s pretty satisfying having a tough cookie like her show even the slightest improvement.

One thing, though — I wish Dan would be more patient with Yeon-seo. He’s such a sweet guy, but I think his being an angel definitely hinders any real understanding of human suffering. It makes for some nice humor, but eventually, I hope he comes to understand Yeon-seo just as Driver Jo did. Finally, I want to discuss that childhood flashback that Dan keeps seeing. I think we can all agree that the we-met-as-kids trope is way overdone, but I don’t know. I found that parallel with the girl saving the boy and then Dan saving Yeon-seo really lovely. And it has me even more interested in Dan’s origin story. Just give me more of this drama — I want to knowwww.

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These opening episodes were fantastic and I can't wait for more. I know it seems obvious that this would be a romance, but just to confirm, is this billed as a romance? Because I think this is one of those times I'm genuinely looking forward to both - the story arc about Yeon Seo and the ballet school and the romance between an angel and human.

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I agree with you. It is billed as a romance- and it certainly looks like it will be but it also looks like it will be far more- this show is really special.

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do they always have to have a childhood connection? someone recently complained about this, and i have to agree... it's so cliché.

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KDramas are essentially the equivalent of our Victorian moral tableaus. In the end, story always takes a back seat to K's version of confucian values.

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I think Koreans are believing strongly in fate. In real life it happens rarely so they're using it for dramas.

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I don't care if it's cliche, I really like the childhood connection trope.

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@linda-palapala
I so often align with your thinking...but not here. The overabundance of the childhood connection trope undermines that people can care for each other without a dept or because it was fated.

This K version of confucianism devalues what it is to be part of demos - in the fullest sense of the meaning. It is why at every level in KDrama any power is wielded as brutal fiefdoms (even within families) and ordinary peoples only hope for survival is vigilante justice.

One of the most beautiful statements I have heard in many years was Cornel West's "Justice is what love looks like in public".

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To be honest, I wasn't thinking that deeply. I just like it because it's so alien to Western thought and storytelling. And my Southern U.S. mom always told me I only liked anything that was different (it wasn't a compliment).

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Very strong pilot episode, and wow, Episode 3-4 had my emotions all over!! It’s Insane how a show can suck me right in just like that. I’m really really scared how much I’m loving this series. I don’t want to be crushed so bad after obsessing over these characters! (Sniff, my love for Ji Soo of He is Psychometric still hurts me to this day)

Episode 3 - bawling my eyes out for Yeon Seo’s loss. My heart broke so much as if Jo Ahjusshi was part of my life too when I only met him just two episodes ago. When she pulled out the videos and photo albums of her performances to relive her moments with her Jo Ahjusshi.... gah!!! 😭 She never saw him as a father figure because he was more than that to her. Ballet and Jo Ahjusshi were everything to her. “The ahjusshi I love most in the world” You took both of them from her and she became more disabled. Hence unable to walk and do anything that were deemed ordinary.

Episode 4 - ahhh, so there was a reason why the person she loved most had to leave her in the most tragic way. Her angel will be watching her over and slowly patching up her cracks. I appreciated that he looked really serious in getting this final mission done by spending the entire night reading up about her. He wasn’t taking his last assignment and only hope to get to his final destination lightly.

I wish Dan would be more patient with Yeon-seo. He’s such a sweet guy, but I think his being an angel definitely hinders any real understanding of human suffering.

Yes. He’s seen so many tragic events happened before him that her pain wasn’t anything extraordinary to him. He’s more compassionate to animals than humans. When he laid that bouquet of funeral flowers near her and her place of accident, he was indifferent to her until she pleaded to be saved. It’s definitely got something to do with how he’s related to her in another lifetime that he failed to turn a blind eye on her. But anyways he’ll get there in no time! The understand human suffering bit. When he was captivated by her ballet performance, he forgot what an awful human being she was. I’m sure he’ll warm up to her in no time and pick up that she’s not what she truly is on the outside.

Anyways I wondered what triggered his wings to pop out. He was scratching his back as it was itchy and then next second his wings malfunctioned lol. And here I thought he was completely human now!

Not really too thrilled about the yet another childhood connection either but whatevs, I’ll overlook that bit but if their past connection actually play more important part of the story....

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Also I love the love and hate relationship that Yeon Seo has with her lady butler! How adorable is that she's not terrified of Yeon Seo and can clearly tell her off, but she genuinely cares for her agasshi!

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The trigger could be the rain. But he's an angel not an insect lol. Anyway the rain seems special to the OTP.

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Interesting you mentioned rain - when we first had a rain scene with these two, they weren’t soaked at all. I laughed at how absurd that looked like. But then another rain scene came up when Yeon Seo was at the brink of her death. It was pouring hard yet once again that did nothing to Dan. I then had the impression that he doesn’t ever get drenched because he’s immortal. Yeon Seo wasn’t at all drenched in that first rain scene because Dan was around. His presence coated her - he was her umbrella.

The third rain scene happened and we saw that the human Dan was soaked in the rain, scratched his back and poof! Wings came out.

And yes I agree the rain seems to be recurring theme here. Doesn’t help that their childhood connection happened to be around when there was rain too. At that time, young Yeon Seo protected him from a splash of water....

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Rain has a very important meaning in visual storytelling (but I don't remember exactly what!). I watched "Every Frame A Painting" on YouTube and this was specifically mentioned. Now to go find it again...

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Here's the link to Every Frame A Painting and the part about weather and rain. The clip is about Kurosawa. Interestingly, this series also uses Memories of Murder, Mother and Snowpiercer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doaQC-S8de8&list=PL2w4TvBbdQ3sMABf317ExCob_v6rW2-4s&index=13&t=0s

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"Rain is an emotional trigger that works in any film..."

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@13infamyss,
I think the rain may be a tip of the hat to the famous short story "Sonagi" [Rain Shower] about a budding childhood romance. There's a link to an English translation in this article, along with an alternate ending for the story proposed by The Girl in the film MY SASSY GIRL (2001):
https://koreanliterature.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/hwang-sun-wons-short-story-shower/
"Sonagi" is also referenced in the film THE CLASSIC.

I, too, noticed that Dan the Angel didn't get wet in the rain. Maybe that's so his heavenly white uniform wouldn't get dirty. But when he became human, Boss Hoo switched him to a dark suit. LOL!

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I couldn’t agree with you more @13infamyss. I literally cried on that scene where YS watched the video of Mr. Jo and she was bawling there, weeping her heart out and so helpless as one is when losing a beloved. Excellent job there and credits to Shin Hye Sun! What a wonderful actress. My husband made fun of me when he saw my tears.

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I agree totally! Credits to Shin Hye-sun's excellent acting during that scene + Lee Moon Sae's wonderful ost playing at the background which makes it extra heartbreaking...

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And speaking of OST, all the songs played so far are really good! I am looking for the title of the song with the lyrics 🎶You are my angel...🎶 sung by a girl. It’s not included yet in the official soundtrack list. But I think that song was played a couple more times in the show. Hopefully someone could comment on the title of that song here so I can search for it on Spotify. I also love Lee Moon Sae’s A Welcome Rain. ❤️

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YESSSS!!!! I loved that part "It's alright, it's alright, even if I lost everything... because someone is by my side.... you are my angel.." It's definitely a song for Yeon Seo and my, what a beautiful song that is.

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I keep replaying that scene where Dan watches her dance to hear that song. And of course, to watch her dance. So graceful, I'm crying, there's no way I could pull off what she could.

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@13infamyss @anythingchewy @bdxpelik Already found the title of the song we’re talking about. It’s Oh My Angel by Chai. I am so glad they include this in the OST. Too bad, Spotify doesn’t have this though.

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@gemwendz oh yup, I found it too. then proceeded to dance to it alone in my room like a half-baked ballerina.

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And I think what added to the poignancy of this scene was the fact that she didn't get to redeem herself to him after bellowing at him, spitting out to his face that he would never be a father to her so stop acting like one. That was I believe what she regretted the most; she didn't get to say goodbye and thank you to him for the wonderful things he had done for her. Regrets always come way too late.

I would like to think that her visual impairment made her one nasty agasshi. It just doesn't sit with me well if she became a heartless b.tch growing up even prior to the accident. She was a spoiled, yeah, but Jo Ahjusshi catered and loved her because she was once a good-natured kid until the accident 3 years ago.

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It looks like this writer was inspired by several western movies (Black Swan, Wings of Desire remade by Hollywood - City of Angels staring Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage but not as poetic and deep as Wim Wenders one although he did the screenplay) mixing it with Korean drama plots and fate and maybe some hilarious PPLs. I'm tuning in.

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Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders was WAY better than City of Angels.
Just saying....
But yes I think you are right - it smacks of love and redemption and second chances to get it right.

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Wings of desire is one of my all favourites.

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Watching City of Angels cured me of any desire to watch an American remake of ANY foreign film. ugh...

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I will have to check out Wings of Desire.

The best thing I took away from City of Angels is the idea that angels hang out in libraries.

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@egads check it out it's so beautiful! I was like I have to calm down on my naughty thoughts after watching WoD. I was a teenager and when adult I bought the DVD and I rewatch it sometimes. I should do it again. It's playing with symbolism a lot.

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One hopes for a happier ending than City of Angels.

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At this point, Yeon-seo doesn't urgently need another driver, but therapy, or some sort of mental support! Anyway...

I'm not fully trusting in Kang-woo either. But we shall see how his story will pan out.

As for the childhood connection, I was disappointed as well. Will Show also make Dan related to Driver Jo? Could Dan be Driver Jo's son, who might have been saved (at some point) by young Yeon-seo -- and the reason why Driver Jo was particularly attached and loving/caring for Yeon-seo? I mean, if we all go for cliche storyline...

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Oh, you're putting more levels into this little onion already! But I would love a drama where they'll combine all the clichés, just for fun and how they would have make its ending. That would be fun. But not something with 50 episodes but a short drama full of cringy moments.

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I would have preferred not to have a childhood connection. I liked it when Angel Dan just cared for waifs and strays and couldn't help releasing dogs and bringing home kittens & that's why he rescued Yeon-seo. That seemed... more angelic?

And I agree with Yeon-seo needing some mental support. I can only guess that she was offered some and refused it.

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Thanks @sailorjumun
I like the pace of this show. It's come together coherently, each piece added just at the right time.

My favourite parts are where Dan made me laugh by his hapless antics. Having to skip sideways into his room in a panic, with his wings out had me shrieking with laughter.

It's good that he is not a totally submissive sort, but will stand up to give it to Yeon Seo straight, to protest first, which gets her attention, and then to give advice. That's the only way to reach Yeon Seo when she's in one of her unreasonable states.

She pauses to listen, so he's probably reaching some parts of her that are more reasonable and fair.

I continue to anticipate the taming of Yeon Seo, in which Dan himself gets a healthy dose of self-examination and insight, with great enthusiasm.

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I already loved the first two episodes but episodes 3&4 cemented this show’s place in my heart. I was crushed along with YS when she saw with her own two new eyes the reality that Mr. Jo is not anymore in this world. And when she watched the videos with Mr. Jo in it? That’s my breaking point. Before I knew it, my tears were coming out, freely flowing down my cheeks. You would be a stone if that superb acting didn’t move you an inch! Awesome, Hye Sun-ssi! 👏👏👏

I know others felt L’s acting is a bit flat, but that’s not the case for me. This is his first drama that I watched and I am impressed. I like his acting here, especially when he was either anxious or agitated. It’s so hilarious! He talks so fast. Is he a rapper in INFINITE? Haha! I already love this angel. He’s slowly becoming my favorite angel of all time.

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I felt that L nailed the gauche, childlike and immature angel to a T. He was overflowing with exuberance and enthusiasm and was pulled along by his good, soft-heart. An eminently lovable angel with flaws. :-D

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Yes! Dramas rarely click for me during the first episode run. I either have read its recap and found it exciting (as the case of MotA) or I liked the actors in the show so I will stick to it. Here, I haven’t watched any shows of L while this is the second time I watched Hye Sun in a drama after 30 But 17. Even before the first episode ended, I already thought this drama is love. This is something I need to be refreshed at the middle of the work week. Big thanks to the superb acting of our two leads! I am looking forward on how YS will transform herself from one cold girl to someone who will shine brightly. And of course I hope there will be more of L’s antics to get me a good laugh. Haha!

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This show had me at hello....

I cried when Yeon-seo watched the video on her ballet recital... It's too short to see Jang Hyun-sun being such a softie ahjusshi. :( And I have to admit, I fall in love once again with Shin Hye-sun's acting...

Show, please be good.... I can't wait for the next eps..

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Kangwoo is a serious mystery but it makes no sense that he would have arranged for the accident for the express purpose of killing Driver Jo so that Yeon-seo could see again. Do not forget that the only reason Yeon-seo is alive is due to Divine intervention in the form of Dan making his 'mistake'.

There is no rational way that someone could or would plot something that depended for success on angelic assistance.

There are several possibilities for Kangwoo's character:

First, that he has long been genuinely besotted with Yeon-seo- and has been for a long time. Who wouldn't be in love with her- especially if they had seen her dance before the accident that took her sight away.

Second- that he is so conceited and wrapped up in his own ego and abilities- which he unquestionably has in abundance- that he wanted to take on the new challenge of directing a blind prima ballerina. If that is the case then he will now be disappointed.

Third- Yeon-seo is an heiress (who has now actually inherited) and Kang-woo is simply a fortune hunter.

Please note that none of these possibilities would have worked out if Seon-yeo were now dead- which she surely would have been were it not for Dan's 'mistake'. A mistake that God wanted him to make.

God is actually quite pleased with Dan and has now entrusted him with a much more difficult task.

On the angelic side of things we have learned that there are angels who can and do interact directly with people- we saw Hoo do exactly that in scaring away the pickpocket. One possibility here is that if Dan can succeed he gets promoted - to being an angel like Hoo.

Of course, the other possibility is that he is permitted to continue live as a human being with the woman he loves. That would be the more standard rom-com outcome, but Kdramas sometimes do things differently.

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Because this is a kdrama, I am wondering if Kang-woo and Dan are connected somehow. Are they brothers? Is Kang-woo plotting some sort of revenge for Dan's death?

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That is actually a plausible explanation too- and it does not require that Yeon Seo survive the accident that claimed Driver Jo's life. But he could do this sort of thing more safely by not becoming the new director, which would draw attention to himself.

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I like the idea of the second possibility! Maybe it's because the actor of Kangwoo had been playing a lot of morally questionable characters lately but he gives off that kind of vibe

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The multiple accidents that have robbed Yeon Seo of family and eyesight and now of Driver Oh, can only have 1 main purpose and that is to kill her family off. The only likely suspects we have been shown are the aunt and her family. I seriously doubt any of them intended for Yeon Seo to regain her sight. They all have much to lose when she is entirely back on her feet and takes back what's hers.

Ji Kang Woo does not seem to be part of the aunt cabal, unless he and aunt are acting their parts without even her immediate family's awareness.

I'd agree that the 3 scenarios you painted, individually, or taken together, are possible explanations for his appearance and actions thus far. At first I wondered if he were allied with Driver Oh, but he didn't even look at the poor man in the car. He only had eyes for Yeon Seo.

Now he's out with flowers or cake to woo her to be his prima ballerina. But at the same time he's getting inside info (from Housekeeper Jung? Or a maid?) on Yeon Seo's status. Hearing that she's more out and about with a new driver, he comes to visit her.

He at least is not entirely one-note. The other side of him has him telling Ni Na that he will keep his word and allow her to return as lead ballerina. So all we can gather now is that he knows Yeon Seo, that he has an agenda of his own that does not seem to have anything to do with YS's Aunt and which actually goes against what she and her family want.

If he is in with Housekeeper Jung, then is she trying to get YS on her feet, back in control over the foundation, and out of everyone's hair faster, by helping the provocative Ji Kang Woo?

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It does make sense that Housekeeper Jung is his source - and if so there is a relationship there.

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I got an undercover detective vibe from Kangwoo. He is present to solve all the deaths in Yeonseo's life.

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I like the undercover idea.

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OMG Love love love this drama. For the first time ever i watched a drama without skip❤

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I'm really looking for SHY and L's scenes! It will be the main point for me. All the Fondation issue, the aunt who is the copy of the step-mother from Cinderella, etc. are too much...

We had Her Private Life and now this drama with a childhood trope... They should stop with fated love.

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Shin Hye-Sun continues to impress. The funeral scene gave me chills and her crying while watching the home videos just impressed me with how authentic it seemed. I've noticed a few times in other dramas where the actor/actress can bring out the tears, but the sobbing seems forced/unnatural. I ugly cried through the whole thing with her.

The aunt practically twirling her non existent mustache bugs me though. I like when a villain isn't so 1 dimensional. I'm with the others when they say they're a little tired of the childhood connection. And I'm a fan of that hook when it's done right, it just seems to be in every drama these days.

I'm all the way in, can't wait for the next episodes.

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Skipped dentist to watch the premier week for this one >.<

It was a strong week and SHS continues to amaze me with her acting! Myung-soo is also holding his own and would be happy to see more since I couldn't finish his other drama.

May the writing and directing continue to be good till the end!

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An obvious romance flick but as always, an attempt at another distinctive fairy tale flavour. My shot in the dark is that the story is heading towards the salvation of both leads(not just the female lead) - hence the past connection.

Both had lost love or each other. The angel’s last assignment is to recover love but unknowing to him, he is the essential part to her recovery as well as she to his recovery.

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I love this drama so far. Very refreshing.
In my opinion the older cousin might be the culprit...I would not be surprised if she was behind the stage accident as well. The way she talked about the cat Nina in the car was quite unsettling.

I wonder if Dan and YS were the 2 kids of his memory. He might be the one she saved long ago but who then somehow died and no it is his turn to save her?

KW might be the who she needs to go back to ballet but Dan is who will give her a reason to open up her heart?

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Oooh, very good theory! Luna's little speech unsettled me as well. 🤔

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Hmmm... now his death has got me curious. He obviously didn’t die that from that cliff when they were young cuz he did grow up. I wondered if he knew how his death came about. Or could it be another 49 days’s Scheduler that he couldn’t remember his past. But then again, he didn’t seem like he was longing for his past life like Scheduler did. His final goal was to ascend to heavens and leave all the earthly things behind.

And I second your theory on Nina’s sister. She’s one interesting, if not sort of messed up in the head, character.

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I think Dan never had flashbacks before but since he is now close to her, he will start remembering bits and pieces. Maybe his reward will be becoming a human again to be with her (if he wishes to). Maybe in the end he will have to choose which path is the right for him.

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@tesshan I'm thinking you're right.

He is only now slowly becoming more human (again) and going to recover his memory bit by bit. Remembering his past and seeing his present, he will have to decide what he wishes for his immediate future ... heaven immediately or another go at human life, with heaven for a later time.

My husband said this show reminded him of 'Heaven can Wait'... and I think the main set up is not too different.

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This show wouldn't have worked if not for Shin Hye Sun. Yeon Seo is not an easy character to empathize with, much less like. If not for SHS's ability to portray her pain and vulnerability beneath the cold and even half-crazed persona, I wouldn't bother at all with this character.

Dan is hilarious and dramatic, a perfect foil to Yeon Seo. L can do no wrong in my eyes, he had me at his dimples. Can I hope for chemistry? At that last scene where Dan wasn't smiling and stared straight into Yeon Seo's eyes, I think I can.

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Yeah, liking his dimples too! It’s a battle between Hyun Bin and L now for Mr. Dimples. I sooo love his antics! Hilarious yet adorable at the same time. Hehe! 😂😂😂

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When you say Mr Dimples Lee Sang Yoon forever for me!

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Oh yeah! I totally forgot Lee Sang Yoon. I admire this actor a lot being an SNU alumnus. So, it’s a three-way battle then.

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Can I also add Choi Jin Hyuk to the list???

Clearly there is no end to dimples in Kramaland. Lol.

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Hehe! Sure no probs. Though I am not his biggest fan. I haven’t seen any of his dramas yet but I read the recaps of Emergency Couple and it seems fun. Maybe I’ll give it a shot one day.

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I am not a fan of Song Ji Hyo and don't think too highly of Emergency Couple. I don't think he has been particularly lucky with very good dramas (haven't seen Tunnel yet) but while the drama wasn't good he was delicious in Devilish Joy with all his dimpled glory.

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So true. I don’t think I would have obsessed this drama so much if it weren’t for Shin Hye Sun’s portrayal. Bottom line is it wasn’t the plot that had me so emotionally attached to this drama - it was Shin Hye Sun and her versatility in acting. I rarely gush over acting chops because I mostly watch dramas for their plot, but Shin Hye Sun was exceptionally outstanding here. Definitely the heart of this show.

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There were two moments in this episode where I really hurt for Yeon Seo.

First of all, when she got Driver Jo's corneas. I have this thing about eyes, and that it's not only a transplant from someone she knew, but - more to the point - from someone who loved her dearly and who she treated badly, just made me hug myself out of sympathy with her.

Secondly, the person who thinks that everybody who loves her, leaves her, gets an angel by her side for just 100 days? (Yes, I am calling this drama 100 Days My Angel ) That's such a potentially hurtful set-up. Yup - I'm clearly too emotionally invested already. I'm also concerned that this is a perfect set-up for later episodes Noble Idiocy (I'm just going to make her hate me, so that she's fine when I leave.) Don't do it, writer - I beg of you.

I love Fierce Ballerina. She's an awesome character and Shin Hye-sun's portrayal of her is mesmerising.

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I do hope that Dan will not leave her and get the chance to be human again.

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Goodness gracious! As crazy as it sounded, I am actually with you in thinking that Director Kang Woo was the one behind the accident. His actions are shady. Idk why. Maybe because I have programmed myself to think that he's the 2nd lead and that Dan will be happy with Yeonseo in the end. I'm currently loving their bickering chemistry. Loved Myungsoo in Miss Hammurabi but I'd say he's also doing great being this quirky soft-hearted angel. Ha

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I thought the timing of the cornea donation was weird until I realized it was Mr Jo. I feared from them moment she treated him badly and the angel said you will regret it soon he wasn’t going to be around for long. T_T And it took this tragedy unfortunately for her to understand that losing her sight wasn't the worst that could have happened to her. She probably would rather have ahjussi back.

Initially I thought the aunt and older daughter are evil and father and younger are not privy to what’s going on. Looks like father is also complicit. The way the aunt said we didn’t kill Mr Jo made me suspect this last one was from the older sister.

I am still liking the dynamic between the leads and am pleasantly surprised by cohabitation. Martial art training explained how she kicked butt even when she was blind and fighting two to one.

I had read a comment about Kang Woo and Nina and didn't think much of it until I saw their scene and I think I detect some chemistry there.

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Mr. Jo was so wise, I think he understood that once he threatened the aunt, his own life would not be secure. So he guaranteed that YS would get her cornea transplant either way. If he lived, because he threatened to expose the aunt. If he died, because she couldn't stop him from donating his own corneas. I suspect that in real life they would not have taken the corneas from an older man to put in a younger person, because age probably takes its toll, but in this story it makes a very poignant connection. YS is finally able to see again, through Mr. Jo's eyes.

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I'm looking forward to the moment when Dan has to pin someone to protect her

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I love it, lol, everyone said everything else, so this is my addition.

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Shin Hye Sun is killing it! I love an ‘unlikable’ heroine and how much room she’s given to do her thing: to be cool and awful and sympathetic.

She clearly feels intensely, but has tangled up issues about it: repressing so much her feelings come out as a scream of frustration or being psychologically disabled! (Which did feel like a little much added to last episode’s blindness...) it was so great when she smiled for Mr Jo, and we the audience are let in on the secret of why, but those around her—including Dan, who now he’s human can’t invisibly understand her but has to muddle through like everyone else—are horrified!

I like how we’re already seeing why they’ll be good for each other: much better than one saving the other. There are shadows across both their visions, metaphorically. His problem (reasonable for an angel) is detachment, distantly judging from above rather than getting close. He doesn’t have the messy intensity she does, and she doesn’t have his grace. But he did save her, and she did smile for Mr Jo, so he can get personal and she can shine.

Shin Hye Sun is doing the heavy lifting: she’s got a harder part! But I do think L is doing great, definitely a bright spot for us in the midst of suffering—as he can be for her. And he’s got a nice trick of watching her with a smile already: I like to see a difficult lady appreciated! But I also like that they’re sparking off each other, because it makes them feel more balanced. Mr Jo was already patient with her. Dan’s going to be different. If everyone can’t tell, I’m obviously aboard the ship and want Yeon Soo to have a weird angel lover forever: reject heaven, second leads can have each other! The last shot of the falling chandelier and the outspread wings was so good.

I like this a lot, but I am so tired of the childhood connection. It’s like beginning with ‘it was a dark and stormy night’ at this point. I would be so happy if the boy in the flashback was Kang Woo. I know he’s not.

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Oh, yes, that would have been really good if it were KW in the flashback! It definitely would explain his obsession. But it's pretty clear that it is L's angel's once-human-self.

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Thanks @marybee - you wrote what I couldn't figure out how to describe for myself.
Well done/written and I agree with it all!

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Thanks for the recap @sailorjumun!
I'm totally with you in loving this show.
1. Shin Hye-sun does not fail to deliver in whatever role she is given. Her pain within the anger is so visceral you can feel it through the screen.
2. L is absolutely adorable! I haven't seen him before but it will be fun to watch him grow up and mature as he helps her open up.
3. Lee Dong-gun - I too had the thought that maybe he had something to do with the brakes on the car. But he is such a fine actor in all his roles that I'm looking forward to finding out who he is.
4. Driver Jo - well that broke my heart, but it only made sense and was really the only way for her to get her corneal transplants.

The premier episodes were delightful and sad and beautiful ( I LOVE Ballet!) and after the first one I knew I was in for the full ride.
Please dramagods (and writer nim) please don't lead us down the path and tempt us with something you can't deliver!

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@sailorjumun, thank you for the moment of silence for Driver Jo. Very early in the first episode, I paused the drama and looked up the cast, and he wasn't in the cast list. Checked a different site, and he wasn't in the cast list. Oh-oh, Driver Jo! What a performance, that we are all feeling his loss after just one hour on screen. He was the best! I understand that he had to die, not just because he would donate his corneas but also because YS needed to have a void in her life that Dan could fill. But I'm still so sad to see him go. Rest in peace, Driver Jo!

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Haha another Secretary "Kim"

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I was puzzled for a second there but then I realized, ahhh, Kim Dan. Secretary “Kim”. Hahaha! 😂

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Are we all certain the little boy in the flashback scenes are Dan and not Kang-woo? Given the age gap I would think so, but ...

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Loved everyone's comments. But why is Viki taking so long to sub it? It's been almost a week and the last episode isn't even totally subbed. Guess I'll learn patience...
Thanks for the recaps too!

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Augh!! I actually had to pay for Kocowa so I can watch ep 2. I’m switching my Viki plan cuz that plus Kocowa plan they have serves no purpose if they don’t have Kocowa’s subs!? Like???!!!!! 🤨🤨🤨 I don’t get this viki plan at all. 😪😪

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We were told a long time ago that Kocowa was going to be different - there would be professional subbers and the subs would be up immediately.

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And the went back to Viki and replayed the ending of 3-4, just because

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Much like the Big 3 that own Kocowa. In other words, I've noticed most dramas on Kocowa these days are retreads and the production values are cheap.

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I hate that our choices to watch drama legally are so terrible! And we pay so much for this kind of services!

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Can we appreciate that Nina actress, I think she's actually doing ballet, or may be most of the dancing. Amazing.

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Kim bo mi is ballet dancer (starten when she was 11) even studie it at university level! So no wonder she is perfect for this character :)

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I was trying to figure out if she was actually dancing or if that was a body-double. Great to know that it was actually her!

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I think Kim Dan is jumping to conclusions... Hu said love I think the love found will be Dans
It's in the synopsis but when his mentor says love he immediately thinks its YS
Anyway I dont know where I was going with that lol

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@katrina When I heard 'love' I thought of her finding herself lovable and loving herself first, and then letting other people love her as well as to reciprocate. It would be good if she saw that not all the people around her are suspicious characters and that some really do care for her. It's time for her to give back.

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Ahhh. I like that. I still hope they (somehow) find a way to be together. Probably not but I do love a romance.

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Am I the only one suspicious that JDG might be a bad guy? Something about his interest in SHS doesn’t seem purely innocent...

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And while there has been alot of criticism of the childhood connection, it doesn't bother me in this instance this show has the higher power directing her fate/his fate built in so it's not like a random meeting as kids was coincidentally replayed as adults. Their early connection is significant to his task now. Like Hu said 'why did you save her?'

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Oh, interesting! So you think it wasn't just that his soft heart wasn't able to turn away from her cry for help, but that deep down something inside him recognized her?

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Well I kind of hope so. It would make more sense than the usual children meeting and then growing up to run into them by chance. I like the idea of them being put together with a purpose more than as a random coincidence

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Hope you're right - that would be so meaningful to an otherwise overused trope. Wait, what am I saying? I love the childhood connection trope. But it wouldn't usually be done in the way you're suggesting. Dare we hope?

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My hopes are already pretty high, I'm to invested for my own good. I also don't have a problem with the the childhood trope- normally sometimes when they wedge it in with no consideration for context its irritating but in this case it certainly seems like it can work. I'm a pretty uncritical viewer if it has something or some things that I like and this show has so many good things going for it. So fingers crossed and come on Wednesday!😁

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This drama has a good start. I'm surprised the angel was outed so early in the story.
Is her mansion the same as the one in This Winter, the Wind Blows? An interesting choice for a blind person to live in such a vast building.
What I like a bit less is a certain undertone of hysteria from several characters, especially the aunt. The movie Black Swan did a big disservice to the ballet industry, misrepresenting it as a neurotic environment. I hope this drama does not go down this road.

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Yes, I believe it is the same mansion from that drama.

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I'm all in for this one. I like pretty much everything about it so far, but I especially love Yeon-seo's character. It's so rare to have a female antihero-esque character, and Shin Hye-sun is infusing her with so much life. I hope the rest of the show lives up to the first week's episodes.

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I am Sold! and can't wait to the next episodes. I'm hoping it will be good til the end

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*A moment of silence for Ahjusshi*

Oh my dear, Dan has a serious case of foot-in-mouth but it’s so funny 😂
It’s a nice change that we get a second female lead that isn’t mean from the get-go, but there is the point about her having an inferiority complex over Yeon Seo which has the potential to turn her into the stock vindictive second female lead down the road.
Kang Woo is still a mystery, but the little scene between him & Nina and the little encouragement he gave her helped to soften up his character a bit instead of having his character go all HAM about being “mysterious, hardcore, and unpredictable”.
I’m continually intrigued and curious about the world and rules of angelship that the drama and our writer-nim has given us and I’m excited to know more!! It seems that Yeon Seo has lost her abilities to see angels (quite literally 😂) after regaining her actual eyesight, and I’m curious to know how time translates in Heaven (in a Cdrama I watched, 1-day in Heaven equaled to 1-year on earth), and just how long or short 100-days (~ 3 months) on earth actually is for an Angel on Earth such as Dan. As well, now that we have cohabitation hijinks in play, I’m excited to come along this journey of healing and reflection for Yeon Seo, and the journey to falling in love for our resident angel, Dan.... Whiiiiiiich brings me to ANOTHER piece of the mythology/fantasy part of the Show that I am curious about— An angel falling in love with a human (that he potentially has humanistic history with before becoming an angel, no less)... How does that work?? I’m excited to find out (but foresee potential heartbreak in the process 😢😢😢)!!!

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maybe I’ve seen one too many makjang dramas

Yes you have, but that's not saying much. One is too many :)

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Thanks for your recap, @sailorjumun.

When I rewatched episodes 1-2, I got the impression that the man in the baseball cap whom Driver Jo saw near the car could have been Ji Kang-woo. But instead of his messing with the brakes, he may have been putting a tracking device on the car. Otherwise how would he have known to drive to the bridge where the accident occurred?

Dan's wing malfunction cracked me up, especially when he couldn't retract them and had to sidle through the door. Having them already deployed turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Is he really a human, or has Hoo fibbed about Dan's true status?

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I'm having a hard time with Yeon Seo. The actress is playing her extremely well, but she's such a miserable person, it's hard for me to connect with her at all. Like Dan said, not everyone who has had tragedy in their life acts like she does. So while I understand that she has been through a lot, I don't feel she's even remotely justified in the way she treats people.

I do think it will make for a rich and satisfying character arc, though, and I do like that we get an atypical female lead. So I don't wish she was different. I'm just thankful for Dan, that little ball of mischevious, awkward sunshine. L's facial expressions and over the top antics are hilarious. And they have really met their match in each other. I am so in for this.

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To me, Yeon Seo has attitude problem. She used to be someone highly respected: young, rich and primadonna of the ballet foundation; I believe she was rude even before she lost her eyesight, it’s just now that she’s angrier when she can’t control a lot of things around her, which is why Dan’s last mission is difficult because she’s ungrateful person;hence, incapable of love.

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I felt the same way too, but then I remember I didn't like Cheon Song-yi at first from "My Love from the Star." However, by the end of the drama I LOVED her and her character arch, so I hope that we will see another 180 with the female lead in this drama.

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I honestly like her a lot. I don't agree with how she treats people, but for me, considering her attitude as a child, her adult persona is entirely believable. Usually I don't like leads who are unnecessarily bitchy or mean, but something about the actress' portrayal really sells it for me. But I also know she's not going to stay like this so that future character arch will good

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I just wanna say I’m so happy to see a drama recap full of comments.
P.s L’s dimple! The end.

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I was thinking the same thing! It's great to see a recap with a high comment count again

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Yes, it has been a long time that recaps were stuck to less than 30 cms. It was saddening.

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- THIS IS SO GOOD
- omg but this episode was SO HEARTBREAKING. like i've def seen similar story lines like this, but i think shin hye sun's superb acting just really really drove it home to me. i found myself tearing and crying up and i was just thinking to myself "we've only known these characters for an episode but i'm already so invested!!!"
- i love how they usually have the male as the icy character and the female who's kinda fun and out there, and how the roles are reversed this time around haha
- someone can fight me on this but i know L isnt really appreciated as the greatest actor but i think he's really killing it in this role. just his boyish looks, those dimples, that innocence of an angel.
- this is officially my new crack drama haha

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- also that scene with shin hye sun smiling/crying during the funeral....ugh stop it
- i'm looking forward to uncovering dan's previous life, who messed with yeon seo's car, maybe there's a mystery behind yeon seo's parents death?, and also her journey to becoming a ballerina once again
- lol once again, i love L in this. i could NOT STOP laughing at his scenes. such great comedy relief after yeon seo's tragic scenes lol

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L may not be the best actor but his characters are my favorite in dramas Shut Up My Flower Boy Band, Cunning Single Lady, Miss Hammurabi and now this.
Not a fan of Shin Hye Sun but I loved her in 30 but 17 and now here as well.

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someone can tell me the name of song at 17:20 ep 4??? plz>>>

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I don't know if it was Dan's character or L's acting but he's not working for me in this. Not at all. In fact, he's really annoying. I don't know why the show goes into some weird slapstick thing for him. And his exhortations on the female lead to be "nice" all the time isn't working for me. It's like he doesn't see her at all - isn't the point of him that he heard her and saw what she was going through? Why is he so judgemental?

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I honestly don't mind childhood ties that much especially if that boy was Dan and now he's an angel. I was convinced I was more than 4 (or 2?) episodes in because all the emotion with Driver Jo and her parents made me cry multiple times. This drama is off to an awesome start

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