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Angel’s Last Mission: Love: Episodes 23-24

It’s been a long time coming, but with all the secrets pouring out, the gloves are finally off. Some characters know exactly who and what they’re fighting for, while others — tsk, tsk — are still struggling to find out which side they’re on. Our heroine believes that everything will be okay, though, so long as she’s got her guardian angel.

 
EPISODES 23-24 RECAP

Yeon-seo wanders to the street, unable to believe that she’d gone missing the night of the auditions. But when a car zooms by and startles her backwards, she’s hit with the memory of being pushed off Fantasia’s roof — and of Dan flying down to save her. At the church, all the candles go out, telling Hoo that Yeon-seo’s amnesia has faded.

We fast-forward to Yeon-seo asking Dan if he’s an angel. He answers yes, making her step back, and he quickly says that he can explain. Composing herself, she snaps that she doesn’t want to hear it; she already gave him his last chance. He continues anyway, saying that he’d meant to confess to her that day, even though the thought of him scaring her drove him crazy. But how could he bring it up after she’d been kidnapped?

Still, she says angrily, he could’ve told her much sooner, like the day the chandelier fell or the day she’d asked why he couldn’t like her. “If I told you,” he says, “would you have believed me?” She tells him that whether he was a vampire, a goblin, or an alien, he should’ve trusted her enough to say something. The fact that he didn’t trust her or her feelings makes her furious.

When she turns to leave, he tries to reach for her, but she whips his hand away, accidentally scraping it across a tree. Her anger turning into concern, she demands to see his hand, and she jumps back when the wound disappears before her eyes. So this is real, she realizes — he’s actually an angel.

Though Dan can tell that Yeon-seo is a bit shaken, he firmly states that with her life currently in danger, he must stay by her side. She yells (halfheartedly) that she’s going to ignore him, and he yells right back that she can think of him as an annoying ghost then. Pfft, you kids.

Later, at the estate, Dan asks Yeon-seo if she wants him to spend the night with her. He knows that her regained memories of the kidnapping may have her on edge, but he promises to protect her.

Her eyes soften as he takes her hands. Was that his mission all along, she asks. To protect her? He struggles to find the right words, and frustrated, she urges him to follow her out to get some direct answers.

Yeon-seo drags Dan down to the church, where the ever-so prepared Hoo is disguised as a nun. However, Yeon-seo knows that it’s him, recognizing his scent from the last time they met. As she inspects their secret room and chides them for deceiving her, the two angels practically cower in fear, ha. She asks Dan what his official mission was, and he gives her the guiltiest puppy eyes ever.

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Were you sent here to protect me?

 

Cut to: Yeon-seo chasing Dan out the church, horrified that he was trying to be her matchmaker. He then blurts out, “I instantly regretted it! I hoped that you would love me instead of someone like [Kang-woo].” She’s flustered by this but warns him not to sway her with words like he always does. Before he can catch her blush, she hurries away.

As Dan goes after her, Hoo watches them with an amused grin. Then, all of a sudden, Hoo disappears against his will.

Meanwhile, at their home, Director Choi asks her husband what his life goal is. He says that, after the girls get married, he’d like to retire as a farmer with her. To that, Choi hesitantly asks what he’d do if one of the precious plants he’d raised suddenly became poisonous and killed everything around it.

“I’d have to weed it out,” he answers, “before it spread any more.” So, later, the anxious Choi slips into Luna’s room and gets to the point by asking how long she’s been scheming. With her signature creepy smile, Luna says that she merely wants to make Choi and Nina’s wishes come true.

Choi shakes her head, telling Luna not to do these kinds of things behind her back anymore. As for the crimes that Luna has already committed, Choi intends to take responsibility for all of it.

As Yeon-seo is about to sleep, Dan calls her from his room to say one last thing: He was seriously torn up when he sent her to Kang-woo’s side, so he doesn’t plan to do that again. She just tells him to hang up, and when he does, she lets herself smile.

The next day, Chief Jung meets with Mr. Park to say that she’s decided to give up on their case. She then throws Park’s phone into the water, having known it was bugged and that Luna would be listening.

The real reason why Jung is here is because Yeon-seo now knows everything and wants her justice. To Park’s surprise, Yeon-seo and Dan come out to join them, and he immediately drops to his knees.

He apologizes to Yeon-seo for his actions and says that Driver Jo even tried to stop him, which is news to her. She’s beyond outraged to learn that Jo was killed for knowing too much. She gets down to Park’s eye level, seething that he better find a way to be forgiven.

Jung stays with Park as Dan takes Yeon-seo away to simmer down. Still in disbelief, Yeon-seo weakly tells Dan that the innocent Jo didn’t deserve to die. “Tell me,” she says. “If God exists, how could He do this?”

All Dan can say is that neither humans nor angels can know God’s will, but that doesn’t satisfy her. Determination setting in, he then leads her to an open fountain, a beautiful rainbow overhead.

As Yeon-seo admires the rainbow, Dan nervously takes out the gift box she’d given him when they were kids. When she opens it and finds the photo and drawing inside, she asks why he has Sung-woo’s things.

“It’s me,” he lets out. He finally admits that he’s the boy she met on the island, and that his memories slowly came back to him after they reunited. She stares at him as this sinks in, and he continues that he promised her as a kid that he would grow up and protect her.

“I think I was sent to you to keep that promise,” he says. “By that terrible God that you despised.” Once he’s done, he asks if she’s at all mad, and she just gets up, her voice wavering as she tells him not to follow.

He hurries to block her path and shuts his eyes, saying she can hit him as much as she wants. He slowly opens his eyes and is surprised to see that she’s crying. She shakily says that she’d mourned him on the island without realizing he was with her all along.

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My last thoughts were of you

 

Smiling, he assures her that she was, in fact, the last thing he thought of before he died. Her tears keep falling, so he gently wipes them away and tells her not to cry because of him. And then he pulls her in for a soft kiss.

As the two are walking home, holding hands, Yeon-seo asks what will happen since Dan technically failed his mission — will he get sent back to heaven? Dan doesn’t give her a real yes or no, instead saying that he’ll find a way to stay with her. However, that night, Dan doesn’t look as hopeful as he stares at his calendar. (Ack! Only two weeks left!) He decides to call Kang-woo out, him being his only chance to become human.

Of course, Kang-woo has no desire to reveal how, only saying that it would be extremely painful. Dan insists that he can take it since he was human once; he explains that he was the boy Yeon-seo had danced for years ago. Though this comes as a huge shock to Kang-woo, he retorts that even if God allowed him to become human, Kang-woo himself wouldn’t allow it. “Because,” he says, leaning in, “Yeon-seo would have to die.”

Dan trudges back home, remembering Kang-woo’s final words — that an act of sacrificial love was the only way to turn human. He finds a cheerful Yeon-seo in the garden, planting the same flowers from the island to celebrate their reunion. She mentions that they’ll bloom next spring, which makes him look at her sadly.

The next day, Nina finds a letter in her locker (left by Mr. Park) telling her that the incident from three years ago wasn’t an accident. Nina is shaken by this, especially when Yeon-seo approaches her. Yeon-seo doesn’t know if Nina was involved, but she says that being an understudy is pointless if she expects another accident to happen. Unable to believe the letter, Nina pretends she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

Four dancers pull Yeon-seo aside and sincerely apologize, revealing that Director Choi and Luna had bribed them for their audition votes. Though Yeon-seo is disappointed in them, she’s able to be a little forgiving.

After practice, Yeon-seo visits Kang-woo in his office to give him a polite but firm rejection to his confession. He stubbornly insists on waiting for her, which she also rejects, as she already likes someone else. He interrupts with, “As you know, he’s not a person.”

The confused Yeon-seo asks how he knew, and he lies that he found out when he saw Dan save her. Either way, he says, he can wait until she wakes up from her silly fantasy of being with an angel.

Yeon-seo tells him that even if she woke up, she wouldn’t come to him. She gets up to leave, but he gets the last word, asking if she really believes that her angel will be around forever.

Later, Yeon-seo is thinking about Kang-woo’s words as Dan films her practicing. Dan, too, is thinking about what was said to him, so he stops Yeon-seo and asks if there’s a way for Giselle to live. “Act II has to begin with Giselle dying,” Yeon-seo points out. “That way she can save Albrecht.”

Dan shakes his head, saying Albrecht wouldn’t have wanted that. She smiles and tells him not to take the story too seriously — it’s not like she’s the one dying. This only stresses him more, and he leaves for the church. Hoo isn’t there, though, because he was poofed into jail by the deity.

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Do you really have to die?

 

Hoo’s cellmate Elena urges him to listen to the police before being released herself, making him suspicious. He asks if she’s God in disguise, but she just acts like her usual kooky self instead of answering.

The next day, an envelope comes to Yeon-seo’s estate, full of documentary evidence and Mr. Park’s written confession. With everything in hand, Yeon-seo and friends are now able to go to the police and execute the rest of their plans.

Luna catches on that Yeon-seo knows of her crimes, and she calls minion Joon-soo to tell him to lie low. But it’s too late — Dan corners Joon-soo once and for all, even tying him up on the roof to repent.

Dan then searches through Joon-soo’s belongings and finds Moon Ji-woong’s wallet. (Ha, got ’em.) Meanwhile, as Nina is about to ask her mom about Park’s letter, Yeon-seo comes by their house. She gathers Nina and her parents to the living room to read her letter from Park.

She reads Park’s confession of taking part in obstructing with her cornea donation and in lacing her drinks at the boat party — all under Choi’s orders. Nina starts to cry, making Choi shake with anger and insist that Yeon-seo is lying. To that, Yeon-seo takes out Park’s tape recorder and plays the conversation he had with Choi about the bribes. Choi is crying now too as she curses Park under her breath.

“What?” Yeon-seo asks. “Are you going to kill him? Like Moon Ji-woong and Driver Jo?” Holding back her own tears, she says that as much as she wants to kill Choi, she wants to handle this as cleanly as possible for Fantasia’s sake. She orders Choi to quietly resign if she doesn’t want her and her family to end up in handcuffs. Yeon-seo then drops Park’s letter and walks out on her family, who are too shocked to speak.

Stepping out into the rain, Yeon-seo is relieved to see Dan waiting for her in his car. She’s glad to that he’s okay even though it’s raining and suggests that they spend the rest of their rainy days inside together. He smiles, but remains silent on their drive home. By the time they get there, he sees that she’s fallen asleep and sweetly caresses her face. She wakes up and tells him not to look at her, thinking she looks ugly sleeping.

“You look pretty,” Dan assures her before giving her a quick kiss. She pulls him back for another kiss, and jeez, it’s the cutest freaking thing. We then cut to Kang-woo in his apartment, drinking heavily as he recalls his separate conversations with the couple.

Kang-woo ends up calling Yeon-seo out to chat, and she only agrees when he mentions that it’s about Dan. She tells him to explain what he said earlier, asking if Dan is supposed to return to heaven soon. Kang-woo laughs dryly, making her frown.

Assuming this means Dan really is leaving soon, she says that she’ll just have to love him even more with the time they still have. When Kang-woo still looks annoyed, she demands that he spit it out already — what’s going to happen to Dan?

With that, Kang-woo looks Yeon-seo in the eye and says, “Like dust, like powder, he’ll disappear. Because God’s jealousy is great. He doesn’t want what’s His to be taken away. So Kim Dan will disappear because of your love.”

Kang-soo barely bats an eye as this new information hits Yeon-seo hard. She leaves in a daze, having to steady herself on a bench so she can cry. And back at the estate, Dan writes another entry in his angel report.

Dan: This is my confession. You told me to watch over a human, but I long for that human. You told me to look within the human, but I keep looking within myself. From within, my soul speaks to me. I want to ask You for the first time — why am I not a human? Why am I here, and she is there? Can we be angels for each other? No, if possible, I want to be a human for her.

Dan continues that he wants to be a human who can hug warmly, who can lie that everything will be okay, and who can love with his life on the line. He’s determined to find a way to become human without risking Yeon-seo’s life. “Even if it means I must turn my back on You,” he concludes.

Dan looks up to see Yeon-seo approaching, and upon seeing her sad expression, he asks what’s wrong. She walks up to him and hugs him, lying that nothing happened and that she just missed him so much. He smiles and says that he missed her too, making her eyes well up with tears. And as she tightens her hold on him, the report that he left on the table starts to burn away.

 
COMMENTS

Um, didn’t we agree we were done with the secrets, Show? I want to be mad, but since our couple made so much progress this episode, I’m gonna assume that they’ll talk this one out too. Preferably next week. I will be mad with Kang-woo, however, for telling Yeon-seo about Dan’s fate, all while drunk as a skunk and smirking like an asshole. It’s good that she knows, since I don’t want her to be left in the dark anymore, but man, that was a terrible way to find out. She still doesn’t know that she could save him by dying in his place, but I’m sure no one is itching to tell her that. That would just lead to her and Dan scrambling around trying to save each other.

But anyway — we finally got progress! Teamwork! Success! This is why characters need to work together (*cough* Kang-woo *double cough* Nina). There were so many wins this episode, and every single one was so satisfying. First, I was happy that Yeon-seo didn’t stay angry with Dan for too long after their fight. And I’ve gotta say, whenever they bring some of the wacky comedy back, it’s gold. Yeon-seo and Dan can be super sweet and romantic, but it’s when they’re playfully bickering that they really shine. It’s like they have a queen/servant dynamic and a best friend dynamic at the same time. Second, I was happy that Dan got his moment to reveal his past life. It was just a nice, quiet confession with no interruptions or misunderstandings. And Yeon-seo reacted as expected, with her surprise and sadness quickly shifting into relief and gratitude. This is what I call an awesome heroine.

Finally, I was happy that Yeon-seo’s team got the advantage. I was hoping for Director Choi to turn things around and come clean first, but I guess I expected too much of her. It’s consistent with her character, after all, to do whatever it takes to protect her two daughters. Also, was it just me or was her conversation with Luna in the bedroom oddly… sad? As if Mom had realized that Luna was merely trying to gain some kind of approval? That helped Mom come to her senses a little bit, but I think it’ll be Nina who influences a serious change. If Nina doesn’t do something, then there’s honestly no hope for this family. I at least want Nina and her dad to come out of this as better people; they’re the only ones I care about at this point.

I actually didn’t realize that the drama was ending so soon until I saw Dan’s calendar. I don’t know how they’re going to solve everything in two weeks, but my best guess would be that they won’t. I have a feeling that the big ballet performance will be around the same time that Dan is due to disappear or, who knows, be saved. I’m wondering, will Yeon-seo really be Fantasia’s Giselle? Or will Nina, as the understudy, have to be Fantasia’s Giselle — with Yeon-seo out there living her own “Giselle” heartbreak? Either way, there’s no way they’re building up the performance this much for there not to be some kind of emotional payoff.

If you know me, I’m all for happy endings filled with smiles and kisses, puppies and rainbows, the whole shabang. But I’m tired of K-dramas mindlessly killing off characters and bringing them back with a lame explanation. I recently finished a drama that did exactly that (you know who you are), and it just doesn’t work anymore. How can I be sad over a death when I know from past drama experiences that it’s most likely a fake-out? That’s why — and don’t @ me — if Dan disappears… I want him to stay that way. I want the show to have the guts to keep the hero dead. Yeah, I’ll be ecstatic if our couple finds a way to stay together, but give me a good reason. They deserve it as characters and we deserve it as viewers.

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Kang-soo's woman didn't sacrifice herself for him to become human, though. That's a HUGE revision of what actually happened.

It's also an incredibly stupid premise--the entire point of both Dan and Kang-soo desiring to be human is to be with the women they love. If the women are dead, it serves no purpose. A more reasonable solution be would be Yeon-seo's idea to simply love as hard as she could while he was with her.

I'm curious what theology the writer is taking this portrayal of the "heavenly realm" from. Is this what traditional Christianity looks like SK? The cult jokes in the show, and that I've seen in relation to other SK celebrities that identify as Christian has me really wondering what they're teaching over there.

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A huge revision on the shows part.

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I don't know about that... Everything we've heard about a love sacrifice being required to turn human came from KW's mouth ... and we know that he is the habit of warping reality to whatever suits his current narrative. [from what we have heard, he is no regular human anyways... nor did he ever want to be one; his stint in the world of the living is his punishment rather than any kind of prize].

That said, sacrifice is a BIG thing in Christianity. So the notion that the struggles that the characters go through are a test of sorts which can be passed by sacrifice would not be all that surprising.

Independently, I really loved the way Dan explained his desire to become human (though the part about wanting to bleed for the one he loves sounded a lot like foreshadowing again).

Curious to see what happens next.

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I was accepting that KW was speaking truthfully based on Hoo's reaction, but it makes sense that nothing he says can be trusted sine he's stewing in bitterness and unrepentance.

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No matter what happened with KW, it's a huge leap to say that's a universal rule for all angel-kind. It's simply his personal experience.

And pretty arrogant of KW to say he won't allow it (typical). Is he planning to shadow them 24x7 so he can be around when the moment of truth arrives?

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Kang Woo's a jerk who inflicts his own miseries upon others. Everyone has a different journey. Everyone has different tests sent their way. You either come out of it singing or become increasingly mired in self-pity. Perspective makes all the difference and I'm hoping to see Kim Dan proving it to Kang Woo that you choose your own outcomes.

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I can already see Kangwoo being surprised with Dan and his actions. Maybe he is worried that Dan will actually get his happy ending. And it angers him to think another angel could get what he couldn't.

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I definitely raised an eyebrow when Kang-woo brought up the sacrificial love. Probably his anger towards the deity leading to more assumptions. Unless there's more to that scene where Seol-hee died that we're not seeing, like the black and white angels spewing exposition (please no...).

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They'll probably show another flashback.

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If there is anything that we know it is that the writer is taking a lot of 'artistic license' with the ideas of Christianity (although the writer was actually quite faithful to them with the story of Dan's father- and in particular to the Roman Catholic viewpoint). I think that we need to start with the idea that this was not written to be a faithful Christian allegory but rather simply an entertainment.

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I actually think the depiction of God and heaven is pretty in line with the Catholic tradition (which, as I understand it, differs a bit from Christianity in the US that stems mostly from Protestantism). Catholicism has a lot of problems, and many paradox (one of the most famous ones being the Pope living in insane luxury when supposedly, members of the clergy take vows of chastity and poverty but I digress) but it's pretty consistent in its fundamental idea that humans must suffer and pain is the only true way to reach the heavenly realm. There is this notion that you must expiate for all your sins in life, however innocuous they may be, and from "impure thoughts", to murder, everything comes at a price. There are many instances people flogging themselves or intentionally hurting themselves in an attempt to "tame the body", and in a less literal sense, denying themselves things that they want, things that they need, or even things that would make them happy in order to become pure enough to one day reach heaven. From where I stand, the drama's portrait of Heaven makes a lot of sense, but I also know that the teaching of the Christian faith differ wildly throughout the world, and depending on whether you ascribe to Catholicism, Protestantism, Baptism, Anabaptism or any of the other dogmas, it can get really confusing.

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When you read the New Testament without the letters of apostles there's just pure love and that you shouldn't judge others because no one is living without sins. It's not about punishment, resentment and judgement it's about forgiveness, love and leniency. The letters of Paul & Peter start to give lots of rules and obligations. They've established the first church so it's kind of political organisation at that time. They needed rules to adapt the philosophy to the law at that time. After that the idea of christianisme was changing with every important figure and the council of archbishops. I don't think that Jesus himself would be fine with today's any kind of Christian's church. Even the puritans are wrong in their thinking - you're not withold of any kind of pleasure but it's not the point of what Jesus was preaching himself.

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Although Dan missed his chance to confess that he's an angel, I'm glad he took the opportunity to confess he was once SW, and prove it with the box. The rainbow from the fountain was a nice touch, and it was a perfect moment to show that God cared about each of them and about their relationship.

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I really love Yeon seo way of not letting herself becoming victim of the bad situation happening around her. Instead she is seeking answer and telling how she feel about people withholding information from her, as she is fragile glass that can not handle knowing the truth. I am glad she still have her fighting spirit and strong personality. At the same I understand Dan. But good for him to finally getting to tell her in a nice quiet moment.

Yes I do not trust Kang woo words. I feel he told them a version fitting to make them both wonder if they should be together. But too bad for him that they both just want to enjoy their time together.

there is still thing writer is not telling us yet, so want to reserve my thought about some part of this drama until we are at the finish line. my only hope is that the next two week manage to at least end this in a nice way.

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🤔 I think Shin Hye-sun can pull off the role of a gangster or mafia boss!

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That would be fantastic!!! Or a cold calculating con woman

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She should try a femme fatale...

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Absolutely- a sort of female version of the Godfather.

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And have a bickering relationship / fights with Hoo Ja (Kim Min Jung in Fellow Citizens). 😁😁

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Omg, THIS!!!!! I literally screamed yasss when I read this.

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Maybe even a badass cop haha. After everything ive seen her in, i believe she could play anything really.

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What I like about this show is that at this point, they have not forgotten what made viewers fall in love with it in the first place so I appreciated that they brought back the bickering and wackiness and even Gereum (the dog)! It was a nice touch that feels like the show gave me a hug and a pat on the head. Yeon Seo's raging at the church was the best.

Dan's written confession was truly touching. It even made me appreciate being human and how I take some things for granted that others can only wish to experience, because at the end of the day, only the little things matter.

Poor Sunbae Hoo though! I think God decided to take him out of the equation so he can stop meddling and let things play out the way...err God intended. I appreciated Kang Woo's role in all this, providing our couple with the catalyst and harsh truths to confront what they have been fearing. He spelled out their doom and in doing so, strengthened their resolves.

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I really don’t know why I am SO hooked to this drama. It has its flaws, sure, but with the undeniable chemistry of the leads and the fast pace of the story, I just can’t help wanting for more.

I’m also glad that the writer and director are not dragging things for too long. While we do get secrets and issues every episode, they are rather quick to address those. We get weekly revelations, which I really appreciate.

That said, I still have thoughts on these episodes to get off my mind:

1. Is it even in the books that the human has to die in order for the angel to become human? I really think Kang Woo is simply assuming this, since it’s what happened to him. Turning into a human being must be his punishment for choosing his selfish desires over the deity. It was just unfortunate that Seol Hee took the bullet for him (we don’t even know if it was intentional or not on her part).

2. Dan is a special case. You can see it in the way Kang Woo reacted when Dan said he used to be human. There was terror and dread in Kang Woo’s eyes when he found out. He knows very well that Dan’s story won’t play out like his, so he is trying his best to (pathetically) “warn” Dan and Yeon Seoul of what’s to come, but in reality, it seems like he’s just convincing himself that it won’t work out for our two lovers. So yeah, I am not losing hope that there may be some exceptions in Dan’s case.

3. OH. MY. GOD. The confession scene of Dan that he’s Seong Woo was so beautiful. I can’t even put into words how much I loved it. In all its simplicity, it managed to stand out, despite all the things going on in the two episodes.

4. Perhaps another thing I like about this drama is how consistent the characters are. I don’t know how I would explain this in detail, but it’s like they act upon things as someone like them would.

5. Yeon Seo is an unbothered bitch, and my insides turn into a massive cheering squad whenever she takes matters to her own hands or just blatantly turns down Kang Woo (lol). She knows what she wants and she’ll get it. You can bet that I was screaming my lungs out, while watching the preview for the next eps. How many female leads do we see proposing, anyway? That’s such a Yeon Seo thing to do. You go, girl!

6. Since we’re already on the topic… MORE DAN-YEON MOMENTS, PLEASE? If this show’s gonna break our hearts, they should, at least, treat us to the goods before they take everything away from us.

7. The OSTs of this drama are superb. Why isn't a single track on Spotify yet???

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There is even a music video of Myun Soo / L singing one of the songs: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCjtm1x0kLw&list=PLc88kYajs9Ezlne6UYDTsXWmCw5tCeFad" from the OST <3

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I think that you are right about Kang-woo simply assuming that Yeon-seo has to die for Dan to become human. If that was the case then he would simply have died when he tried to kill himself. Instead, he was right the first time- his continuing life is in fact his punishment and had little to do with the his life other than the fact that Seol-hee made matters worse than they had been before- justifying his greater punishment.

I think that you are right about Kang-woo's reaction to DAN's disclosure that he was once human. That really is the loophole which might give us a happy ending (maybe).

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I meant that Seol-hee's death had little to do with Kang-woo's becoming human- at least not in a sacrificial sense.

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Wow!!! I agree with everything you said!!! You just wrote almost all of my thoughts!!!
And I'm also soo hooked to it inspite of its flaws!!

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I love Pray (Klang)...

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@andybidibidis 최재민 Great points! I agree with your thoughts in all points. WRT to 1) and 2), KW is just extrapolating from his one experience. It seems Hu himself has heard of no other experience of angel to human crossover (or the reverse). It sounds like in this drama-verse, both KW and Dan's experiences might be one of a kind and there's not sure way to know what the consequences of Dan's decisions may be.

I liked Dan's suggestion to Yeon Seo that the god she despised might have enabled him to keep the promise he made as a child. Whether that includes him living a full human length life to keep her safe in her human life, remains to be seen.

The thing about KW being human is that I am not convinced of it. Is he human only in so much as he cannot use his wings (why did we only see a shadow of them and nothing more?) but then, he is unable to kill himself, therefore does that mean he is immortal? If so, then he is NOT human. All these are not made clear to us. All we have are the characters saying that he is human, but we don't know for sure.

As punishment, KW's never-ending life on earth, bitter and alone, and attune only with alcoholic spirits instead of reconciliation with his deity, is a terrrible comeuppance.

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I think to believe anything KW says would be a major failure of judgment. His hate and anger (and ignorance) towards his deity is doing the talking.

And no, KW is not a mortal (imo). His punishment is as you described, and without a definite end. I wonder if he will have a redemption arc, or whether he will be a victim of the Wilis. Using Giselle as a template, KW looks to be Hilarion (dies at the end) and Dan is Albrecht (saved by Giselle’s spirit)?

I want this drama to finish well, but I’m not sure what that is... what it isn’t is a time skip with every baddie redeemed and reconciled.

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I've been wondering this too. Is Kang-woo really human? It seems like he's immortal, so how can he possibly be human.

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I guess it's being implied that at the moment, he is "more" human than Dan, who still has a mission to complete as an angel. However, he is not a human in every sense of the word. Ugh. This show is messing with my brain.

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The part where Yeon-seo called Dan and Hu "cult members" was the greatest thing that happened this episode.

Shin Hye-sun will always make me come back and watch this drama despite its flaws and noble idiocies.

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We see how great Yeon-seo is a character. She's the first human character is brave enough to scold angels, LoL. That scene as GOLD....

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Lol I did so many typos... Lol. I guess my mind was somewhere else...
#Yeon-seo as a character
#the first human character who is brave enough
#the scene was GOLD, LoL.

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I always make typos too when I get too excited!

Also, these angels were such noble idiots that they 100% deserve the scolding!

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Technically @sailorjumun, the work around is he comes back as human Seung Woo, than Angel Kim Dan will stay dead, unless you want angel and human to stay dead. lol, that would be a twist though.

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Hmm, I could see God giving Dan another chance at living as Sung-woo. As long as he doesn't wake up with amnesia or anything... Gyahhh *pulls hair* I'm gonna be a nervous wreck these next two weeks.

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We are all going to be nervous wrecks. This is one of those rare shows that really pulls you in and make you care about the main characters- and some of the lesser characters too.

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Shin Hye-sun continues to hit every dramatic note perfectly. I must be a really serious fan because I am actually getting emotional about this: I am really very proud of her. Imagine how her parents must feel.

L is doing well. I have seen him in 3 other dramas and he was never anywhere been this good..

Luna really does have a signature creepy smile. She is a beautiful woman but so twisted up- how did she get that way?

Kang-woo’s warning about what will happen to Dan does not work. But maybe it offers us a clue as to why he was a failure in his original mission- has he always been this emotionally tone deaf?

God has put Hoo in jail- literally. A lot of us having been questioning what Hoo is doing- and not liking it. Apparently, according to the writer, God agrees with us.

That last scene- Dan’s report burns up? What does that mean? Any guesses?

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i think Dan will be human again. He's not angel so he doesnt need report hahaha

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I actually have the same thought about Kang-woo. He failed his original mission, then fell in love with something other than his mission. Maybe, the punishment was not only because he fell in love with Seol-hee, but also because he failed his mission.

From what I've seen in the scene where Seol-hee died, the black and white angels were intended to kill Kang-woo. But then suddenly we saw Seol-hee died. I guess Seol-hee was trying to shield Kang-woo from the angels who were giving him punishment.

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i'm so glad they brought back the comedy for this episode! i need more happy Yeon-Seo and Dan scenes

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I think it will be happy ending, because Dan's report is burned

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i think so too. i think the show was trying to push the idea that the burning of the report was a bad sign, but maybe its a good thing? hopefully?

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Again, this show’s treatment of angels and the Christian faith is 🙄🙄
But that is all I’m going to say about that, because once I start on my rant it ain’t gonna stop & imma probably unintentionally offend some peeps here, which isn’t my point

There were a couple of very sweet and cute moments for our OTP these 2 episodes, thankfully, and I’m glad the misunderstandings and misinterpreted feelings that were had were sorted out— like, done and done 👌🏻👌🏻
Kang Woo, to this day, is a mystery card to me, and these 2 episodes didn’t help 😅😅 After his conversation with Yeon Seo, I’m beginning to wonder if his feelings for Yeon Seo are true, or if he’s just trying to fulfill a possible obsession of just loving and giving love to a woman with that face because of the bad ending with his dead girlfriend 🤷🏻‍♀️

We shall see what next week will bring

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I'm liking the women's styling -- silky materials, pretty lace, long skirts, powerful prints, and breezy pant-suits. I'm not a real fan of the kitten heels, but I figure that's because of L's height more than anything. The ugly blue sandals (that clashed with the pretty blue skirt) has been the only real misstep for me.

Usually it's the winter dramas that have me wishing I could spend most of my paycheck on a mink-hooded, shearling coat; but this and Deok-mi and her bestie in HPL really have me wanting some long skirts, pretty blouses, and pant-suits.

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FINALLY! Someone who talked about the styling!!! I have the same thoughts on the sandals. They looked like sandals for trekking. Lol. There was no better time for Yeon Seo to wear kitten heels. I guess, I just never really realised how tall Shin Hye Sun is until I saw her in this drama. Myungsoo is already considered among the tallest in Infinite. But damn, Shin Hye Sun is also taller than the average Korean woman. haha

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She supposedly 5'9, which sucks because they won't pair her with some leading men because she will be taller than them. She is like Nicole Kidman in terms of height.

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I realized what I wrote. It doesn't suck that she is tall, I am tall, it sucks she wont be paired with some leading men, because men have to be taller.

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Not so in Jealousy Incarnate.

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@Linda Palapala, I didn't get far enough into that, but as far as ai saw, Gong Hyun Jin was never visibly taller than whats his name, I'll take your word for it because thats a good thing and I'm glad to be wrong.

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I LOVE the long skirts look. Not a big fan of the striking one-colour outfits tho (one time she wore entirely bright yellow, yikes!)

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Also, if anybody here wants to know, most of her outfits are from ZARA.

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I like that Yeon Seo is such a strong person through & through.

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You are SO right. I am DONE with watching Kdramas with "happy endings" where deceased heroes miraculously reappear or come back to life. I've had enough with Loki from the MCU (yes, I wished they would just kill him off) and I ain't gonna tolerate it in Kdrama land. Wanna kill off heroes? Kill them off for good, please. I don't want my induced emotions at the moment of death be all for nothing. Stop it. I can handle tragic endings. In fact, I welcome it.

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But of course, a happy ending won't hurt. I'm just sick of the fake-outs. (Sorry, still grumbling about Loki. even though that's not even Korean, but you get my point, right?)

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Hey, wait-a-minute. I'm a total Loki fangirl.

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So am I, but it's frustrating having my heart being played. I really hope he STAYS alive (considering his upcoming tv show).

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Apparently one of the other "stars" was extremely jealous of Tom Hiddleston's popularity.

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What I'm more curious about is: did Dan just leave Joon-soo in the rooftop so he can repent what he's doing? I also want tot know the ending of Joon-soo called Luna? We only saw this scene less than 1 minute, then we moved to Dan's waiting Yeon-seo in the Aunt's house.

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I can imagine it now, days later, with Dan sitting in his room and thinking to himself, "I feel like I'm forgetting something..."

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That's why his report was burnt. He's a sinner now = a real human. 😉

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Sigh Kangwoo... that dude just really gets on my nerves. He’s acting like he knows everything when he doesn’t. Did Seolhee even really sacrifice herself for him? Based on the scene where she ended up dying, she looked confused and didn’t understand what was going on. That didn’t seem like a genuine sacrifice to me. Also yeah he looked shocked when Dan revealed that he was once human. Kangwoo was never human unlike Dan. He isn’t even human now since he’s unable to die. I think he just wants to do/say anything to scare Dan and Yeonseo and keep them apart which isn’t working fortunately. I LOVE Yeonseo’s response to him. Like give it up dude she wouldn’t be with you even if Dan wasn’t in the picture. She’s just not into you. I really think Dan and Yeonseo will get a different outcome than Kangwoo and Seolhee. A better one. I’m hoping and praying for that and more cute scenes from those two lol I think we’ll get some in this week’s episodes. Maybe even a wedding since it sounds like Yeonseo is proposing to Dan in the preview which made me squeal big time haha!

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May I ask what what the meaning of the Letter Burning away to ashes?????

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@Calvin Pereira @oldawyer
My guesswork on the letter burning by itself and disappearing ... since this show has included a mish-mash of various beliefs and tossed them together ... it is possible that it borrows from the Asian/Chinese etc belief about sending things to those in the afterlife. Paper articles are burnt so that they can pass from this world to the world of the dead ... money, paper cars, all kinds of stuff. In this case, instead of Hoo receiving it as per normal, 'heaven' took the initiative to retrieve the confession.

Depending on what the writer believes the deity is like ... - whether it's a cruel, 'jealous' god who punishes without mercy or a compassionate god who allows his creatures to try their best before he steps in or shows the way, or a god who does nothing except leave it to humans and angels to decide - will we get an ending.

I'd like to believe that writer wants to paint god as pretty black (or misunderstood) and then to show him to be a decent kind of god after all.

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I like your explanation for the burning report. We saw a similar mishmash in GOBLIN- largely Buddhist and Traditional religion but occasionally borrowing Judeo-Christian ideas. That messiness did not keep GOBLIN from being a great drama.

Emotionally it almost seemed like God was essentially treating that report as both a prayer and, at the same time, not accepting Dan's 'turning his back' on God in much the same way as a parent patiently declines to be moved by a child's tantrum. God 'retrieving' the confession- and keeping Hoo in jail so he will not see it first, is very consistent with you final thought- paint a dark picture but show an ultimately benevolent God.

One thing is for sure- that burning paper definitely rules out the 'god who does nothing. hypothesis. As for the rest- we will wait and see what the writer has in store for us.

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What I enjoyed the most in this episode was Yeon Seo’s reaction to Dan being an angel. Not unexpected but so in character and hilarious. The way she berated Dan and Hoo… I can watch that scene over and over again.

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I'm happy that everything is out in the open now, and I loved how Dan told her about his past life. The quiet, emotional moment felt perfect for them. But I hate how Yeon-seo found out about Dan's possible fate. Kang-woo *sigh*. This dude needs to crawl back into the hole he came from. He's moving into the "if I'm not happy nobody gets to be" territory, and it's ridiculous. Does he really think that without Dan in the picture, Yeon-seo will have a sudden realization that she'd love to fill in for his dead ex-girlfriend? At this point, I think he's more worried about making sure Dan doesn't get a happier ending than he did than he is about being with Yeon-seo.

And that scene in the church with Yeon-seo bossing the angels around was great. They are clearly no match for her.

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Yup about KW being more concerned with keeping Dan and YS apart than in being with her himself. Since his objectives and actions have hardly ever been about truly loving the other, he is unable to understand the love of the deity or of others like Mr Jo, Dan, YS, even Hoo. He imputes that the deity has a human kind of jealousy, without understanding what a self-giving or other-centre love is.

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Exactly. He seems to only understand the feeling of love without comprehending what love means in practice. Love is experienced through emotion and practiced through selfless actions. He doesn't seem to get that second part.

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Idk if this has been mentioned yet, but does anyone else think Elena might actually be the deity? Or at least another higher-up angel? Her reaction to Hoo's question seemed purposefully silly. Ive got my eye on her.

It feels so much more intense now that both Dan and Yeonseo know about the possibility of him disappearing. The My Love from Another STar feels are getting strong! But really, I think the next few episodes are going to be so sad again. I don't know if Im ready to say goodbye to the comedy yet.

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Same. She's such an elusive character, it's hard not to think of her as someone more significant than the show tries to project right now.

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i LOVEDDD this episode!

she finally found out everything, who he really is, his mission, that bickering at the church, what happened to her cornea donation, her ahjussi and his death, EVERYTHINGGGG

i loved loved loved it lololol

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