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Angel’s Last Mission: Love: Episodes 9-10

We’ve got two male leads working to fix our heroine’s heart, sometimes working together and sometimes alone. And while Dan’s motivations have been made perfectly clear, there’s still a lot of gray area concerning Kang-woo’s. Is he doing this for Yeon-seo or is he doing it for his own selfish reasons?

 
EPISODES 9-10 RECAP

After getting a text from Dan, Kang-woo heads outside to join him and Yeon-seo. But by the time he gets there, he catches them in the middle of a kiss. As he watches them, his expression grim, his shadow sprouts angel wings. He turns to leave, and his shadow’s wings disappear.

Dan breaks away from Yeon-seo, surprised by his own actions. They both stumble over their words, making Yeon-seo smile. But before they can say much else, it starts to rain, and Dan (knowing the drill) quickly apologizes and hightails it out of there. Luckily, Hoo zaps him somewhere with a roof.

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Kiss and fly

 

Yeon-seo is cursing Dan for leaving her alone in the rain, when Kang-woo appears to hold an umbrella over her. He asks where Dan is, and she suggests they just go. He gets her settled in the car and wraps a blanket around her, saying that she tends to get a fever when she catches a cold.

“Me?” she says, confused. “No, I don’t.” Kang-woo remembers the woman from his video (Yeon-seo’s doppelganger/past life/I don’t even know) and how he’d lovingly protected her from the cold weather.

Either way, he tells Yeon-seo, she needs to be in the best shape for her comeback. She made a big deal about it at the press conference, and he won’t have her embarrassing him. He gives her two weeks to warm up her body, or else he’s giving the main role to Nina. Yeon-seo confidently states that she can do it in one week.

Back at Fantasia, Luna finds Nina by the steps soaking wet from the rain. Luna asks what’s wrong, and Nina explains that she’d spoken to Kang-woo earlier. He came out looking for Yeon-seo, and Nina impulsively told him not to go. She said that she was going to be selfish just like he wanted and then confessed that she liked him.

Kang-woo had expressed his disappointment — he’d rather she focus on the fact that her rival announced a comeback and not on “useless” feelings. Hurt, Nina said that she’d had these feelings since the day she fell and he touched her ankle.

However, Kang-woo didn’t want to waste any more time. He cut to the chase and said that he was a bad person. “I’m beyond anything you can imagine or handle,” he finished before walking away.

Crying, Nina tells Luna that she shouldn’t have confessed; now when Yeon-seo returns, Nina will become nothing but a shadow again. Luna stands, chiding Nina for acting like a baby when she should be angry. After all, someone just looked down on her as a ballerina and as a woman.

Dan follows Hoo around, not yet ready to return to Yeon-seo’s estate. Thinking of the kiss, he admits that he feels guilty, as if he committed a sin. Hoo narrows his eyes and forces Dan onto his knees. He reminds Dan that he’s an angel and that Yeon-seo is exactly like the animals he sent to heaven — they’re all missions and nothing else. Hoo walks off, leaving Dan more confused than ever.

At the estate, Yeon-seo is impatiently waiting for Dan’s return. He’s outside, about to hit the buzzer, but he can’t bring himself to do it. So he wanders around the neighborhood, eventually finding shelter in a bar. There, he runs into Kang-woo, who is not at all pleased to see him. Kang-woo offers to find Dan another job, but Dan doesn’t want to leave until Yeon-seo fires him.

“Agasshi!” Kang-woo says, correcting him. He’s listened to Dan call her “Yeon-seo-yah” all this time and he’s sick of it. Poor Dan just stares at him and asks why he’s so angry. Kang-woo starts to say that he’s not, but Dan darts over and studies his face to confirm that he is. Ha, Kang-woo is so flustered that he can’t even saying anything as Dan flees.

Later, Kang-woo goes home and sits in front of the TV, which is paused on his lover’s smiling face. Remembering Dan’s words, he looks at his lover and says that he was angry, but only because he had ballet in mind. “I just have to get you on stage,” he says. “That way, I can keep my promise to you. But how could you kiss that secretary?!” He stops himself there and shuts the TV off.

The next morning, Chief Jung is surprised to discover that Yeon-seo had waited out in the living room all night. Yeon-seo snaps that because Jung mentioned Dan having a crush, she did something rash. And now it looks like Jung was wrong all along. Still, Jung suggests that Yeon-seo ask Dan directly before coming to any conclusions.

Dan finally arrives and apologizes to Yeon-seo using honorifics, even calling her “Agasshi.” At first, she’s weirded out by this, but she quickly says that it’s about time he showed some respect. She then orders him to walk her to her practice room.

On the way there, Dan insists that he has to get something off his chest — what he did last night was a mistake and he hopes that she can forget about it. Yeon-seo’s eyes are filled with obvious hurt, but she pretends as if nothing really happened. Dan doesn’t catch on, of course, which only frustrates her further.

The point is, she says, is that she needs to focus on ballet, so she wants to pretend as if today is the first time they met. And to her disappointment, he agrees. They part ways, with Yeon-seo wondering if he’s a player and Dan urging himself to focus on his mission. Yeon-seo then walks down memory lane as she goes through her old ballet closet. She gears up (though not quite ready for the pointe shoes) and begins practicing her plié, with Dan watching through the glass doors.

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What kiss?

 

With Driver Jo’s encouraging words in mind, Yeon-seo goes for a pirouette. But as she spins, she sees flashes of the onstage accident, of the press conference, and of her kiss with Dan. She falls to the floor, and Dan reflexively bursts in to help. She shoves him away, yelling that he’s a psychotic pervert. And if he lays one finger on her, she’ll fire him for good this time. Dan quietly apologizes and gets up to leave. But when he answers a call from Nina, Yeon-seo immediately gets up to follow him.

It turns out that Nina is out by the gate, wanting to give Yeon-seo a gift. She opens it up and reveals it to be new pointe shoes — she wants to officially compete against Yeon-seo, fair and square.

Nina turns to leave, quietly telling herself she did well (aw), and Dan notes that she’s a kind person. Yeon-seo turns to him and asks, “What about me?” She then orders him to throw the shoes out.

At a Fantasia board meeting, a board member asks when Director Choi and Luna will step down from their positions. Feeling threatened, Choi suggests everyone just wait for Yeon-seo’s hyped-up comeback.

Afterwards, Choi informs Kang-woo of their upcoming sponsorship event. She’ll be holding it earlier than scheduled, with a major Japanese sponsor on the guest list. However, Kang-woo doesn’t agree with the company displaying their ballerinas for dirty money.

During practice, Kang-woo has Nina do her routine with her partner. But when the couple act out their kiss, Kang-woo is suddenly reminded of Yeon-seo and Dan and makes them stop. He excuses himself out of the room.

Meanwhile, Yeon-seo is still struggling with her pirouette, growing more frustrated with each failed spin. She calls Dan in and, to his confusion, tells him to stand still. She then dances around him, using him as a makeshift balance bar. Omo. Best excuse for skinship ever.

The amazing thing is that this actually works — Yeon-seo is, once again, able to move with ease. However, every time she gets too close, Dan’s heart goes out of control. He finally calls for a time out and runs out of there, bumping into Chief Jung and surprise guest, Kang-woo.

Kang-woo is there to check on her training, as well as to inform her that the sponsorship event is in two weeks. He tells her to decide whether she shows up to the event as a ballerina or as Fantasia’s chairwoman.

Kang-woo turns to Dan and asks to talk to him outside. He takes Dan out by the water and grabs him by the shoulders, asking what his motive is. Apparently, he’d looked through the glass doors and caught Dan’s nervous stance as Yeon-seo danced around him.

Now, Kang-woo wants to know if Dan only offered to help to betray him later. He even accuses Dan of being after Yeon-seo’s money, which Dan denies. So what is it, Kang-woo asks. Does Dan actually like her?

“Look here,” Kang-woo warns. “You and Yeon-seo belong in different worlds.” Dan says that he knows that more than anyone (hee). To that, Kang-woo warns him one last time to leave Yeon-seo alone.

Dan scoffs at Kang-woo’s assumptions but seems to get an idea and runs off to the angel headquarters. He finds Hoo and hesitantly asks if his mission in finding Yeon-seo love technically has to be with another human. Hoo looks at him incredulously as he continues that he kissed Yeon-seo and his heart has been overreacting ever since.

Then, Hoo remembers that there was an angel from fifteen years ago who was in a similar situation. He’d been an angel in charge of inspiring artists overseas, and it was during one of these missions that he met his human lover.

We see Kang-woo meeting a cheerful, carefree woman who loved to dance. And later, after falling in love, Kang-woo had placed his own angel handkerchief on a church altar. His lover had asked if it would really make him human, and he admitted that no angel really knew how it worked.

Kang-woo placed a ring on her finger and prayed to God, hoping that He would bless them. However, Hoo narrates that an angel loving an insignificant human more than their deity is a sin, and it would lead to that angel having to disappear forever. With that said, a disheartened Dan trudges out of the church.

And around the corner, Kang-woo appears, watching Dan leave and then bringing his gaze back to the church. Oof, chills.

Dan returns to the estate, where a worried Chief Jung informs him that Yeon-seo has been practicing for hours without rest or food. He marches over to the practice room, seeing her dripping with sweat, and urges her to stop.

He points out that she’s bleeding, and she finally rests on the floor to take off her shoes. Though there is a lot of blood, she tells him that this has happened many times in her career. “Now they really look like a ballerina’s feet,” she quietly notes.

Yeon-seo removes Dan’s handkerchief from her tied-up bun and uses it to wipe the blood. Dan kneels by her side, now a bit more understanding, and says that he had no idea so much pain went into her dancing.

Even so, he begs her once more to stop this, worried that she’ll only injure herself and become bitter again. He believes that all the work she’s doing won’t matter if it leaves her unhappy.

Her eyes fill with tears as she says that she hates him, taking him aback. “Don’t worry about me,” she continues, her voice wavering. “Don’t care for me. I hate receiving any kind of warmth. Because it makes me want to be weak.”

Yeon-seo wipes her tears away and admits that she thought he liked her. And now she wants a clear answer from him — does he really like her? He looks up at her, at the hope in her eyes. He remembers what Hoo said about the other angel and finally gives his answer, albeit looking away: “No.” With that settled, Yeon-seo hands Dan his handkerchief back and tells him to get out.

Time passes and Dan journals Yeon-seo’s progress, writing that his mission is back on track. He continues to watch her dance, watch her throw aside countless blood-stained shoes, only now he doesn’t interfere. He thinks that she’s too busy to even consider love, but he wonders if there’s some way she can succeed in both love and ballet.

Eventually, while looking through photo albums, Dan finds a possible answer in a childhood photo of Yeon-seo’s, taken on an island and labeled “The day I started ballet again; My first stage and first audience.”

Once Yeon-seo’s one week is up, she’s danced herself to the point of exhaustion. Director Choi calls her up to remind her of the sponsorship event, and the much kinder Uncle Kim tells her that the event will also serve as her initiation as chairwoman.

Then, it’s Kang-woo’s turn to show up and whisk her away. He asks her if she’s ready, and she imagines breaking down and admitting that she’s not, only to remain silent. Instead, she asks where they’re going, and he replies, “The beginning.”

Yeon-seo and Kang-woo take a ferry to an island, and on that island, Dan is already there, trying to find the exact spot in Yeon-seo’s photo. When he finds it, he gets to fixing a small stage already set up on the beach. He sees Yeon-seo and Kang-woo approaching, so he hurries out of there and hides in a small structure.

He watches as Yeon-seo steps onto the stage and notes that she recognizes it. Kang-woo reminds her that she came to the island for a youth ballet program. To that, she figures that Dan must’ve told him that. She calls out for Dan to come out, but Kang-woo makes up the excuse that as her director, he knows everything about her.

Kang-woo heard that back then, she didn’t want to do ballet and had run away to cry. She adds that there was another kid here who she danced for — he had been her first audience. Dan blinks in surprise, having not known that detail.

Kang-woo tells Yeon-seo to show him that same dance routine, but she says that she can’t remember. Anyway, she says, ashamed, she hasn’t perfected her pirouette yet.

Kang-woo smiles and assures her that he hadn’t expected her to — it’s been three years since she last danced, and it’s amazing that she accomplished what she did in only a week. He just wanted to see how determined she was. From his hiding spot, Dan mutters, “He’s doing well.” Haha.

With some of her confidence restored, Yeon-seo takes off her heels and begins her routine. Her movements are more light and relaxed this time, and she’s finally able to spin on her own. The sight triggers a strong feeling within Dan, and he clutches his heart.

As Yeon-seo continues to dance, we see the younger Yeon-seo happily doing that same routine — in front of a younger Dan, who’s covered in cuts and bruises.

Yeon-seo makes her final move, her arms in fifth position, looking emotional and grateful towards Kang-woo. Proud, Kang-woo walks up to her and hugs her. Dan, now crying, narrates that his mission is almost complete, with love set in her future. “But,” he says, “why does my heart hurt so much?”

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Why does my heart hurt so much?

 

When the younger Yeon-seo had finished her routine, she’d seen that Dan was crying. She asked why, and he smiled and said she’d danced so beautifully. Relieved, she hugged him tightly, making him smile bigger. However, present-day Dan is turned away from the couple he just set up, far from happy.

   
COMMENTS

Gosh, this writer really knows how to get me with her ending scenes. I think every ending so far has gotten my heart fluttering. (Drunk Dan dancing with Yeon-seo is still my favorite.) Everything from the writing to the acting is working really well, but a part of me is still wary going into the next few weeks. We’ve had a great balance of melodrama and humor, but now that our happy-go-lucky angel is struggling with his emotions, I worry that melodrama is all we’re gonna get. Not a bad thing, of course, if done right, so I’m crossing my fingers for the good kind of angst. Still, the majority of me is still one content viewer. So far, so freaking good.

Thanks to Hoo Sunbae, we learned a lot about Kang-woo’s past as an angel, but the question is… Is he still an angel? Or was that title stripped away from him after losing his lover? I say this because I found it interesting that we saw his shadow grow wings but not his actual body. Either way, I think my first theory from the last recap is a lot closer to what’s really going on — he’s looking after Yeon-seo because she resembles someone he lost. Yeon-seo can’t be a reincarnation (since Kang-woo’s initial romance was only fifteen years ago), but Kang-woo is certainly acting as if she is. I don’t think he means to, though. His promise to his lover sounds like a mission that he’s given himself, a mission that he wants to follow through without any distractions. But, as we all know from other dramas, resemblances always distract.

With this episode, however, I no longer believe that Kang-woo is some scary supernatural villain. I think he’s big trouble, for sure, but no villain would outright admit that he’s a bad person. No, I think that, similar to Yeon-seo, he’s in a bad place in his life and he desperately needs to get out. Dan’s sunny disposition has proved to lighten up Kang-woo’s foul mood at times, but that won’t last long. I can already see that Kang-woo’s hilarious confusion with Dan is turning into irritation and anger. And if he discovers that Dan is actually an angel, that anger could escalate real fast. Would he really let another angel fall in love when he couldn’t?

It’s weird because I can’t imagine Yeon-seo ever being with Kang-woo, but when I see her twin with him, they seem really lovely. Like a great match. The English-speaking scenes had me cringing to infinity and beyond, but you know. Nevertheless, I’m constantly impressed with Shin Hye-sun and her range — she convinced me that she was two totally different people here. And they are different people, which I hope Kang-woo understands.

I was sad to see Dan and Yeon-seo take a step back with their relationship. They were starting to get along so well, so it sucks to see him acting distant and her acting even colder than before. They established that he can never lie to her, but I think it’s safe to say that his answer to her question in the practice room was his first lie. He may not be in love with her, but she’s not just some mission to him anymore. I like that Angel Dan and Kim Dan seem to be different people inhabiting one person. Angel Dan doesn’t have romantic feelings for Yeon-seo (*cough* yet), but it seems that somewhere deep down, Kim Dan is much further along. For many years, maybe. Now I’m remembering how Dan said his purpose in life was her and I’m seeing it in a different light.

From the flashbacks, I’m piecing together that Dan was suicidal and that Yeon-seo saved him and eventually made him want to live again. We don’t know what happened in his life to make him so unhappy, but we at least know that Yeon-seo brought a little light back into his life. And now that they’re older, it’s time he does the same for her. (Parallels, weeeee! How I love them.) Dan must be confused as heck, having his heart in one place and his head in another. I’m sure it won’t take long for his head to catch up; he already cares for her so much. However, now he knows that caring too much can result in him disappearing and leaving Yeon-seo alone all over again. Being the dutiful angel that he is, I’m not sure if he’s willing to risk his faith and Yeon-seo’s happiness for love. But what if Yeon-seo’s happiness meant being with him? What then?

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I was absolutely mesmerized by the doppelgänger dancing scene - her lively smile, the beautiful yet haunting song, I felt goosebumps thinking that the lovely dancer isn't alive anymore and the man she loved is completely lost living in the past.

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It was really beautiful. She also seemed so light. I loved that scene.

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Shin Hye-sun reminded me so much of Song Ji Hyo, it was as I saw her doppelganger. Angel Dan is getting as human little glimpses of his human life. So maybe it's true the saying "all kids who die turn to angels". I hope the Deity will give a second chance to this angel in probation for his human life.

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I hope they did! 💓💓

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They're for sure one of a kind running through those beautiful gardens of paradise with all those magic creatures around watching them with pleasure.

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They will be in a good place 😊

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I want to watch a drama with the doppleganger. She is effervescent. She seems like such a free spirit. I honestly understand why Kang Woo is so distracted. Also I can't say enough how amazing Shin Hye Sun is. Everyone else is doing a good job, but without her this drama would be as nothing. I would like to do away with the 2-dimensional aunt/cousin duo though, my goodness, talk about killing momentum.

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Had they done this a drama about Yeon Seo and recollections of Matil (don’t think her name is Matil tho, her urn had a Korean name. Glare 😒 at Kocowa), I think the plot would have been more effective and gripping. Some sort of like Rooftop Prince plot where the prince met his modern sister in law and how she was completely different from her. They both lived a different life - past self was timid and the present one was more vocal. Those bits of Matil made my heart hurt. She was beautiful, she was radiant. From the looks of it, she lived a carefree life as well. And now, she was gone, life cut short for falling for an angle 💔 And history repeats itself. That would have been a better plot lol. I couldn’t care less of Yeon Seo’s relatives.

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Now you make me want to watch that drama.

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Augghh I used to love Rooftop Prince. I used to rewatch this cuz it was one of the funniest dramas I had seen. But that.... that.... sorry excuse for a human being aka the main lead who shall not be named had to ruin my beautiful memory of this drama. I can’t even bring myself anymore to rewatch. 💔 Han Ji Min was great in this drama tho.

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Me too, I love the Power Rangers. I totally lost it when Jung Suk Won cut down the stuffed toy(was it a rabbit?) with his sword.

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I don’t actually see a happy ending for poor Dan. Poor winged guy. I am already sad.

And how come an angel can’t spot another angel - even though the latter is a fallen angel, or once was?

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I wondered that too. I would think they would be able to recognize each other on some level.

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I believe he lost the abilities of an angel the moment he chose to be human. He is immortal as a punishment, but he is not the kind of angel that is on the same side with God anymore.

Although I think he’s got it figured out already that Dan is one, if we’re gonna based that from the fact that Kang Woo followed him to church.

And do we know if Dan is a full pledge angel? I thought the reason why he had a mission on earth was to ascend to heaven and become a full pledge angel?

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I love the scenes of Matilde and KW. Even the dancing between her and YS are different (lighter, more freeform). Kudos to the actress.

I wonder if the writers randomly picked the name of Dan, or if they were thinking of Angel Daniel...
The wiki page for Angel Daniel doesn't say much, and I'm too lazy to read through all provided links. But a quick Google search tells that --assuming we can rely on those articles-- that Angel Daniel is a symbol of mercy/forgiveness, helps you to express yourself (especially in arts), protects you from harmful people, and helps you with relationships.
I have no idea where these beliefs are coming from. They might even just be tarot reading. But I'm now wondering if Kim Dan's purpose will be to help YS --and KW-- heal from their pains, find peace, love themselves/arts/dancing again.

I'm also wondering: who was that young boy? Little human Dan? Why the bruises: was he beaten up? What would Angel Dan do? Could Sunbae actually be God/the Deity?

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Yes it is Dan. I think the those memories were from Yeon Seo, but it could be from Dan’s too. He was remembering memories of another lifetime he didn’t know. The first time he saw her dance, it made him smile because of a great talent she was despite her foul mouth. The second time she did, it made him tear up. Girl, Yeon Seo did that. 😌

This was such a very poignant scene - Watching young Seo dance was the probably the first time he had seen something so beautiful that it made him cry. His life grotesquely covered by pain and misery, then Yeon Seo came and showed him beautiful.

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Yeon-seo can’t be a reincarnation (since Kang-woo’s initial romance was only fifteen years ago)

I don't know much about reincarnation . Could anyone please help me understand why YS wouldn't be a reincarnation because it's only been 15 years or so? Is the general belief that many more years pass by before reincarnation?

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If she were a reincarnation that would mean she would only be 15 years old but she’s older than 15.

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Duh !
Thanks for pointing that out to me! It's true, one might throw logic (and math) out of the window when watching kdrama!

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I’m so scared that Dan was abused as a child by his family... he always has cuts and bruises so I’m trying to figure out what else the situation could possibly be. I can’t really come up with anything else besides abuse. He was suicidal as a kid as well so that tells me his life wasn’t a great one... Thinking about Dan being abused as a child really breaks my heart... I’m scared about him recovering all of his memories from when he was human. What if that really messes him up? In the first trailers of this Drama we see Dan dressed in all black and looking like the complete opposite of how he is now. I’m scared he might turn into a fallen angel. He’s been mentioning the importance of family to Yeonseo but then what if he learns that his own family was ruthless and terrible towards him?? Ughh I’m just scared he’s gonna snap or something if he regains his memories... This Drama is gonna kill me! 😭

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@cherryblossom Good point!! I think the things Dan is noting and being concerned about are going to play an important part. He's only just learning what being human is like, and it's not going to be pretty. He probably has a whole bunch of expectations of positiveness but he's going to be thrown by negativeness.

I'm thinking that he's a rookie who's been thrown into the deep end to learn on his own. Poor chap is not getting much mentoring or any training at all. He does not know what to expect or how to interpret matters. I expect him to flail and fail, before he gets on.

But it's going to be fun to watch him grow, our Dan!

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Yeah, I do agree it’s going to be interesting to watch Dan grow and change. I just want him to be happy though. He deserves happiness. I still don’t know the ending for this Drama but I really do hope that both he and Yeonseo have a happy ending after going through so much terrible things. I want a happy ending for them so badly! 😫

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The signs do seem to point to abuse, which is really sad. If that is the case, I wonder if his fixation on family stems subconsciously from his own need for it?

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I do think he was an abused child, and that the abuse is related to him dying young. And dying young is related to how childlike and innocent he is. This is going to be a growing up experience for him, but I think his good heart and his conscience will keep him on the right path. Did you notice how he ran right away to confess the feelings that he felt crossed the line?

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I completely agree. And I noticed that too. He seems to truly care and take his responsibilities seriously. I think he'll make different choices from Kang-woo, even if he finds himself in the same situation.

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The Faramir to Kang Woo's Boromir. ;) ;P

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I don't know if you already saw the next episode , but I was also noticed the color of his clothes then.

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Who's clothes?

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Kim Dan

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Thanks heaps @sailorjumun. I'm agreeing with your assessment.

And while Dan’s motivations have been made perfectly clear, there’s still a lot of gray area concerning Kang-woo’s. Is he doing this for Yeon-seo or is he doing it for his own selfish reasons?

I'm thinking that a lot of his grayness is that KW himself is 'in the dark' about his motivations. He is merging two different people into one. Previously he spoke to YS saying that he hates to see her in gym shoes/sneakers when she should be in her dance shoes, but YS never wore sneakers in the times we've seen her feet. It was the dead girl who did wear them.

Now he's saying she often gets fever with a cold, but he is thinking again of the dead girl.

KW looks to be a mixed up, in between angel-human, and although he thinks he's doing what he's doing for YS's good, he's really just keeping a promise he made to himself, and by himself. And that usually does not auger well since a secret self-made promise only assumes but does not have the other party's opinion or wishes included in the decisions. It also tends to be obsessive. It does not make him outright bad unless he forces the issue without any regard to YS's autonomy, but he's definitely gray.

It’s weird because I can’t imagine Yeon-seo ever being with Kang-woo, but when I see her twin with him, they seem really lovely.

SHS has made the twin a totally different personality. Her lively, childlike exuberance is so unlike the calculating, mistrustful and cold adult that YS became. The only thing they share is a love for dance that takes them away from themselves.

A thought occurred to me... the twin of YS is really much more like our childlike, exuberant Dan than like the serious KW, and KW is really more like our current YS. Opposites attract and should complement each other, so the attraction between Dan and YS is natural and more right, than KW and his mistaken perception of YS as his lost love.

I wonder how KW will react when he has to lose 'her' again. Because he was able to love, I have hopes for him. Love should lead him to care for the real happiness (not just the assumed happiness) of the other. I hope and trust that show will lead KW to a place of understanding and healing, and that he'll not become just a flat, black bad guy but remain grey with shades of light, and growing lighter.

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You said that so beautifully! That stood out to me too, the way he kept talking and behaving as though YS and his lost love were one and the same person, when they clearly were not. It's in his head, because he can't let go of the woman he married. Because with KW, it's all about his will and his desires. And that's what makes him a fallen angel. I'm hoping Kim Dan will take a different route, maybe one that involves self-sacrifice for YS's sake, and it will lead him to a different ending.

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Yes, to put oneself before others was KW's problem and he's still teaching Ni Na to do the same. And trying to mould YS into his lost love for the same reason.

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it was translated as "tennis shoes" in the video i've watched.

also, opposites don't rly attract, at least acc. to psychology; it's the similarities that do.

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Previously he spoke to YS saying that he hates to see her in gym shoes/sneakers when she should be in her dance shoes, but YS never wore sneakers in the times we've seen her feet.

When did this happen?

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@13infamyss If you mean when did he mention her shoes, it was in Episode 3 (5/6) Time: 34.40 into the episode.

'He said, “I like you. Because I like you, I’m going crazy. You shouldn’t be just walking on land in your gym (tennis) shoes. You should be prancing on the clouds and running in celestial paradise. But you are just standing still. Ballet…let’s do it again together.” '

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Ahhhh! That is right. Yeon Seo never sported gym shoes but Matil did!!!! Great observation. Wow I love these little details but do make sense!!!

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I also think Yeonseo and the doppelganger are two separate people, but what are the odds that these two people who look exactly alike are both ballet dancers? Maybe it was a parallel universe?

That last scene was breathtaking. I'm going to have to buy this soundtrack.

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I agree. They seem like entirely different people, but there's such overlap. It's really strange. There has to be a deeper connection than just looking the same.

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might be long lost sisters lol

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Wouldn’t be the first lol. Eyeing at you - 49 days.😒

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I’m starting to get annoyed at Kang Woo for being obsessed and possessive towards Yeon Seo because of his ex-lover.

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It sure as hell makes you wonder what their relationship was like when she was alive.

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I am the only beanie who isn’t mad at Kang Woo. I just feel so sorry for him. The scenes about his days with that girl were the ones that made me tear up more than any other scenes. They looked so happy together. I pity him for losing the woman he loved in front of his eyes. It isn’t easy to accept this person who is just like his ex isn’t her actually. He must be in pain and losing his mind over it. The way he was looking at her dancing made me feel want to drop the drama. I’m too weak to watch people left alone after losing their loved one.
They may make him pure evil but for me KW is just a heartbroken confused person and I’m loving Lee Dong-gun’s acting sooo much.

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@marina I agree with you that Kang Woo is a bad person technically - however his grief is causing him to make some very shady decisions. And those actions are making him look like an evil character- mostly he is confused and still grieving what he thought was the earlier dancer's dreams.
Love this discussion with all the beanies and everyone's thoughts and ideas!

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Trust Lee Dong Gun to make a villain all shades of grey. He is the most sympathetic villain and often times make me root for him instead (Queen of 7 Days & Sketch). But here, I'm all for our angelic Dan. I am surprised at myself for choosing L over LDG.

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I honestly don’t mind a drama with Lee Dong Gun as a lead playing anti-hero if he’s this always good at playing villain!

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I loved the word “ grief” you used. It’s all about it. Not everyone can handle a loss in a good way. The scene he was trying to hang himself made my tears roll down. That empty house was heartbreaking..
Reading that he was an evil from the beginning and judge his behavior when the girl was still alive saddened me!
We have absolutely no idea how their relationship actually was except seeing some super sweet scenes and I didn’t see anything about being a controlling and obsessive guy! The whole time he was looking at her with love and admiration in his eyes letting her dance freely. The beauty of those scenes was beyond words. She was like a free bird.
He may become a bad person but I still like him♥️And I may need to watch some more episodes to believe in Dan’s love!

Same dear, same!

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Thank you @marina!

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Not saying he’s pure evil because he’s definitely not in this drama, just a bit annoying on how he seems trying to control Yeon Seo’s life and mad at Dan when things are not going his way. He has good intention to put Yeon Seo’s back to her place, but I don’t like him being too pushy and his true intention is more of because of his longing feelings towards his ex-lover.

I love Lee Dong Gun’s acting too and was expecting that I’d have SLS in this drama (like I did
In 7DQ) but nope.

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It was frustrating to see Yeon-seo and Dan lose their comfortable rapport with each other. But I love how direct Yeon-seo is in that she just blatantly asked him how he felt. Dan does seem to be (slowly) becoming more emotionally aware, so hopefully he'll figure himself out soon enough. How to deal with the ramifications of his feelings is another matter. Either way, I hope they can re-establish their rapport so there's some counterbalance to the angst that is brewing.

Kang-woo still unsettles me. His obsession and blatant mixing-up of the two women is really uncomfortable and concerning. I don't think he necessarily has evil intent, but I think his single-minded pursuit of his own personal goal is going to go very wrong.

That last scene was beautiful. It was beautifully shot and acted. I continue to be impressed by Shin Hye-sun.

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I don't think he necessarily has evil intent, but I think his single-minded pursuit of his own personal goal is going to go very wrong.

Copying and pasting one of my comments on beanies’ fanwalls lol

He comes off as a really odd angel tbrh. Even back then he didn’t seem to have a lot of patience and understanding with humans. Depression and frustration are what makes you human, but this angel would get mad at human when they were at their low points already. Drilling more into them to just give up (mentioning to this artist that it was his 40th something try). He didn’t provide light and guidance to them as an angel would. And then he fell in love just like that and abandoned everything, his responsibilities and allegiance, for a woman. He put her above everything, above God - this is, in the Christian view, a grave sin.

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Yeah, he never exactly came off as angelic. Maybe we just didn't see his deliberation, but he seemed to abandon his post pretty easily. He comes across as too self-serving to be an angel. Then again, the show hasn't explicitly defined angels or how they are created, so everything's up to speculation at this point.

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I think it is interesting how this drama is trying to tell about what seems like innocent action from human. Like Kang woo´s falling in lovet with Mathilda lead him astray. forgetting the simple feelings about love witch now is filled with regret and longing thinking that Yeon seo can fill this emptiness. This action from him is misplaced and he clearly is not seeing Yeon seo for who she is. I do not think he have ill intention but still not pure and not for her but for himself. I think this is why we feel uncomfortable about his intention to help her ballet carrier since it not pure and selfless help from his side.

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An WTF moment for me: the servants of God using a Gun of all things to kill an innocent for the sins of an angel??? What sin did KW’s love commit to deserve That?

An ROFL moment: the sequence in the practice room with Dan as the substitute barre!

And kudos to SHS and the creative team; she was believably two different people!

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🤦‍♀️😂🤦‍♀️My eyes rolled so far back into my head at this scene! 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 glittery white gun - first of all, writter-nim (lets be reminded again that this was the same writer of Lucky Romance!) God doesn’t use material things like gun to kill people. Especially innocent people lol. I cannot with this. Why are you like this writer-nim?!!!

Anyways his grave sin was loving somebody above God, I believe. Putting her above him. It made me remember a line from a One Direction song, You and I.

You and I
Not even the Gods above
Can separate the two of us
No, nothing can come between. You and I.

But was it grave enough to murder a girl? Eh.🤷‍♀️ I guess the writer says so.

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She stepped in front of the bullet.
Although they said "you will loose everything He has given you". She stepped in front of the bullet for him, thus making the statement true, but the bullet was meant for him. Why a Heavenly Bullet hurts humans, I don't know, and What a Heavenly Bullet would've done to him, and angel, I don't know, but TV show theology never made sense lol

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TV show theology never made sense lol

SAME. But I never learn. I overthink. Write essays about a show, try to understand "hidden" messages, spend so much time overthinking, and next thing the writer pulls yet another joke! HUEHEHEHHEHE. oh for the love dramas.

We definitely should have a theme of the month for fans' theories, but end of the day writer and director don't think too much of the plot they laid out.

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As a Christian, I'm trying hard to just kind of step back from this show a lot in terms of that or it will begin to annoy me. Writing and plot holes are one thing, and of course we all know I love to pull them apart. But theology? Oooh boy. That's another nest of vipers all together.
That being said every time Dan quotes the bible I laugh out loud.

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So heaven sent executioners are so bad at their job that they shoot by mistake an innocent wandering into the field of fire?

Just a badly done scene. And yes, I am way over thinking this, trying to find some sense.

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*snorts*
Okay lets try and make sense of it them for your sake (I hate doing this but I'll indulge today).
So far this show has presented the idea that Angels cannot interfere with the fate of humans.
They cannot decide if they live or die. If they do they get punished (albeit not very effectively IMO, see: Dan).
As far as I can work out, Matil knew KW was an angel, she obviously picked up that something was going wrong, saw KW accept his fate by closing his eyes, and decided to intervene. Hey, there are no rules about Humans saving Angels.
Uhm, why she knew it was a missle, and stood in front of him like THAT though, I do NOT have an explanation for. Sorry.
They didn't interfere because they're not allowed to.

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Not sure this scene is worth explaining, not sure that she could not see what was happening, but even if she couldn't - she could definitely see her husband forced to his knees, arguing, and then bowing his head and bracing himself for what was going to happen to him. So she threw herself in front of him to protect him.

There are so many problems with this, like why would God send executioners and wouldn't God know that she would take the hit for KW, and so on and so on. We're probably putting more thought into it than the writer did. No, we definitely are. She should steer clear of divine retribution. Not her forte.

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@lindag yeah I think when he closed his eyes, hang his head, he forgot that Matil was standing on the side. She obviously walked over to him to see what was wrong (I don’t think she had a clue that there was a gun pointing at him. We saw that she was a staring at a distance trying to see what Kang Woo was seeing. She didn’t see anything) then she got shot in the end.

But yeah I would agree with discussions below that this was be premeditated. It wasn’t fired to her by mistake. Again everything happens for a reason. There’s no such thing as coincidence happening. Her days were numbered when she fell for an angel.

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The executioners said something like “Everything that has been given you by God will be taken away.”
I suggest to you that the bullet was ALWAYS meant for KW’s lady love, not KW. KW had already surrendered (he thought) his angel-hood and immortality; taking what remains of his mortal life (less than a blink of the eye in the face of eternity) would be meaningless and not according to the punishment stated by the executioner. On the other hand, Killing KW’s lady love while leaving him unable to die, to suffer every second of every hour of every day of the rest of his long life without her, drowning in his loss, would fit the description perfectly.

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Well my last reply was clearly late to the party! Oh well.

And here’s hoping the Dramabeans deities are more merciful than KW’s!

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The confrontation with KW is some fantasy out of the writer's head, glittery gun and all. The being who fired that gun said it would take back everything the Deity had given him, whatever that means. So the person who was supposed to be shot was KW. He was so surprised when the "bullet" never hit. Then he looked up and saw that she had jumped in front of him, had taken the bullet for him.

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Also why would those two beings who came in judgment just disappear after the innocent woman threw herself in front of the bullet? Wouldn't they stay long enough to make sure the right guy was punished? The whole scene was poorly thought out -- the only thing was to show that she died for him and he was left alone, with a reason to blame God for his loss.

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Unless there is some big reveal to come, this scene is the really badly done one in what has been a lovely drama.

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The bullet was always meant for the woman.

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Oh come on....Devil fell from grace because he disobeyed God and was arrogant. Sole purpose of an Angel is to love only God, serve only God. They are not meant to make choices of their own. It makes sense here thst God punished Kang Woo.

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I agree. But not via two weird beings in feathery costumes who fire a gun at him and disappear after it hits the wrong person because she threw herself in front of him.

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Yeah but what if that was the plan all along? For one it is a lot more poetic. More importantly, isn't it bigger punishment to watch your beloved sacrifice herself to atone for your sin and be sentenced to live without her?

The point is he defied God for his love and his love was taken from him. There is no longer a need to end his existence. He already received maximum punishment.

This scene made perfect sense to me. I must be really weird. LOL.

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@moonbean
I actually had the same thought.
Dying for him was her choice, but her dying was his punishment, it WAS the fulfillment of what they said, loosing everything he had been given.

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@moonbean
it making sense- I think it depends on how you read it. I can see logic in the story telling of it, the punishment, her dying, his fate etc, but some of the details and the execution are bit wtf worthy and clearly have done nothing but confuse beanies more, hence, it probably as a total scene could've been handled better.

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Honestly, I think clumsy execution is not limited to that scene unfortunately. A lot of the flashbacks etc. - scenes that may shed light to what is going on - are too quick and cryptic (in fact after reading the comments I went and rewatched them all).

Reading through the comments here I have been thinking about us watching the show, then reading a recap, then having the ability to rewatch confusing scenes for clarification and still not being able to make sense at the end. If we are struggling so much how is the average ajumma viewer who only sees it during broadcast feel?

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PS. I was also confused about the comments here as a lot of the references regarding the scene refer to the next episode I haven't seen yet (I had to go look for the feathery beings LOL)

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No, it is not. I think a few have dropped it already because of it's execution. I personally don't find it that confusing and am just here along for the ride, but confusion and minor plot holes now will most certainly not help it in the long run at all.

P.S. Oh er yes... I'm not actually sure we SHOULD be talking about the next episode on here, and we may get told off for it as it one of the only DB rules against spoilers, to wait for the next recap... but now there's a whole thread on it. Oh dear.

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Maybe that was her fate to die that way. In Islam it is believed that a person's fate and death is written by God when he or she is born. You do not live beyond that. I don't know about Christianity though.

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She sensed it in her magical angel ring :P *sorry* *I wouldn't try make sense of the scene at all if I were you*

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Sigh, I know. Just that this scene was such a disconnect... I’m getting that sinking feeling.

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I don't know what the writer was thinking by having God send in some angels from PUBG to punish Kang Woo, but that scene was so bizarre.

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@moonbean

PS. I was also confused about the comments here as a lot of the references regarding the scene refer to the next episode I haven't seen yet (I had to go look for the feathery beings LOL)

I was rewatching the last four episodes (of course what better way to spend a lazy Saturday than rewatching Dan and Yeon Seo!) and YIKES!!!! I am so sorry 🙀🙈 I thought the glittery gun was in this episode. My brain had jumbled everything in. Thought that scene happened right after Hu vaguely answered Dan when he asked a question on what happened to the the angel who fell in love. 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈 My deepest apologies. I will be very careful next time, and make sure the events did happen on the recap page before I say anything.

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On the other hand, Kang Woo’s tragic story did give me hope that, in this writer’s universe, it is possible for an angel to be a human! Kang Woo attempted it without knowing the consequences and had to pay the price. But Dan might learn something from this and will not go down the path of tragic angel-turned-human.

Also - gah! I cannot stop writing again! Sorry one more thing on Kang Woo! His confession went something like this: Right from the start my love belonged to her. You made me this way. This was all your doing. Please give us your blessing.

I found this so twisted yknow. Blaming God that this all happened, him loving her above all things, was because of it was the God’s plan. He didn’t take into an account that he had the choice. The freedom to abandon God for her. He washed off his hands on his grave sin and justified it as God’s plan. Let’s see what happens to Dan upon learning this tragic story - will he follow the same footsteps or go down a different path and not blame his God for the turn of events in his life?

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I still think that in the long run Dan's mission is to fall in love with our crabby ballet dancer. His mission is love, the other's mission was inspiration, not love. Still, it will be fun to watch how this evolves.

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Well beautiful ending that made all three of them so emotional (and me too!) aside, another favourite scene of mine was the talk on happiness again.

Dan to Yeon Seo: None of these matter if you're unhappy.

Dan's main goal is for Yeon Seo to find her happiness. And he genuinely wants her to find it. If what she loves to do doesn't make her happy anymore, he wants her to stop doing that right this instant. The ultimate goal is happiness.

On the other hand Kang Woo pushes her hard to get to the top, to be the best even if getting there is a lonely, stressful path. Elevate herself from the rest. The ultimate goal is people will look up to you, people will glorify you. He scoffed at the thought of happiness. He's right does his goal lead to happiness?

Going back to Dan's mission. Hu said it's Love. What is he going to do about love? How can he accomplish this mission called love? What action should he take on to complete this mission called love? Very vague. One word that means a lot of things.

But I *think* I know what it is. God did not punish Kang Woo because he fell in love. It was self-love, self-glory that put him in misery and tragedy. He acted like he knew better, was bored and cranky over the mission he was given. He didn't have compassion for humans. He was angry at humans, grew tired of their low self-esteem; these human beings who were never content.

Matil asked Kang Woo: So you can become a human with this?
Kang Woo: No angels know how, but I have to make this confession.

He took the risk if he were to abandon everything. He wasn't scared of the consequences, nor what might happen to Matil had he abandoned everything. He wanted to be "happy" with her. It didn't matter to him what happened next. In a way he challenged God. It's like, look I married her, what are you going to do about it?

15 years later, he is still the selfish person who longs for self-love, self-glory who thinks he is above all and nothing can stop him from getting what he wants.

I think Dan's mission is to find selfless love. This is the true love. To quote Google on selfless vs selfish:

SELFLESS LOVE ACCEPTS.
When we selflessly love people, we accept their flaws and shortcomings more readily. Selfless love accepts that ups and downs are a part of the journey and that the downs are better off when love is there, anyway.

SELFLESS LOVE CREATES GROWTH.
Selfless love provides room for people to grow because it isn’t trying to tie anyone down. That freedom makes for bigger, more open lives with more room to accept and give love in return.

SELFISH LOVE THINKS LOVE IS SCARCE.
When people love selfishly, they keep it close to themselves in an effort to protect it. It’s stingy and self-centered and there’s only enough to fill your neediness.

SELFISH LOVE ISN’T ALWAYS WANTED.
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gaahhh my post got cut off!!! Writing essays are no fun TT______TT

anyways to continue..

SELFISH LOVE ISN’T ALWAYS WANTED.
When we love selfishly, other people aren’t really all that receptive, which just feeds into the cycle of feeling needy. It’s a vicious circle, and a totally unnecessary one, but it can be hard to break out of once you’re in it.

And I believe Dan is already walking on the right path in accomplishing his "love" mission. He is selfless, wanting nothing but Yeon Seo's happiness and her well being first and foremost.

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*resists the temptation to quote all of The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis*

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Do it! LOL for the sake of yet another theory that I`m sure this writer will bust next week. LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Hahahaha
I'm reading it at the moment and I've had the same thought for several weeks that Dan's mission of "love" might not be as simple as "a yes obviously romantic love", and now with your comment here I'm like... Laughing at the timing hehe. So apt.

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DAN
proper name, Hebrew, literally "he who judges," the name given to the tribe descended from Jacob's son of that name in the Old Testament.
DANIEL
proper name, Hebrew, literally "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God".
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Do I know if they chose his name on purpose for the meaning? Nope.
Do I know if the name meaning has anything to do with the drama? Nope.
But I'm sharing it anyway because Daniel (and its meaning) is one of my favourite names of all time, and I love anthroponomastics (the study of first names).

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Dan the Judge has a nice western ring to it... wonderful what judgement Dan could be called on to make? Dan the Judge, an angel in love with a human woman, to judge the actions of KW who lost everything for the love of a human woman? In the right hands, that could be a powerful story.

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In the right hands this drama could be a powerful story. Still could be. But... *shrugs*.

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Thank you for the recap @sailorjumun! That ending scene was lovely. There's much I'm enjoying about this drama but the pacing sort of worries me. It seems a little fast but I dunno if that's just me because I wasn't expecting things like more insight into Kang Woo's backstory and Dan starting to realize he likes Yeon Seo to happen until later in the story.

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Poor Yeon Seo, abruptly abandoned after a kiss and poor Dan who could explain neither the kiss nor his hasty escape. They both have good reason to be confused and act the way they do. I loved how affected Dan was with Yeon Seo dancing around him in circles while she didn’t betray any emotion herself. How cute is that he always end up in the bench they met when he is confused?

I was surprised (and pleased) that Dan acknowledged his feelings so quickly. That way we see his internal conflict and everyone around him telling him such love cannot be is pouring salt to his wound. That scene of him telling her he doesn’t like her knowing he is breaking her heart…. Ooof. I loved that she immediately knew Dan would have prepared the beachside stage for her. I am wary of yet another fated childhood connection but am hoping that this would hold the key for this couple’s happiness.

While these developments are natural I do miss the bickering relationship they had.

More and more Kang Woo is coming across as an obsessed man. Clearly he is confusing Yeon Seo with his dead lover (who only resembled her physically but had a very different, happy vibe and cheerful disposition). I see zero potential between him and Yeon Seo whereas there is a promising story between him and tragic Ni Na. It’s rich for a man still obsessed with his own past lover to call Ni Na’s feelings useless. I do wonder whether Kang Woo knows/remembers his angel past. He doesn’t act like he does and I wonder whether his wings were shadowy as a clue to the audience. He acts like a human who lived through the misfortune of losing his lover. He definitely does not recognize Dan as an angel.

In his past life Kang Woo seems to have great respect for his maker and rather than see his love for a human as betrayal of Him he hoped that it was His plan all along. The show is doing well in balancing the same hope for Dan and Yeon Seo through their childhood connection with the fear of what happens to angels who sin when they betray their maker by loving a human more and deserting Him. The only wrench in the works is Kang Woo’s current situation – an ex angel who sinned but neither dissipated like he should nor happy with his lover like he hoped.

I am so bored with cartoonish villains like Director Choi.

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Instead he just gets to live forever, human but immortal without her. Which is the worse punishment... hmmm

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I definitely think this is worse punishment, that's why the scene he lost his lover made perfect sense to me as I wrote in comment 14 above.

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PS. I am not sure he is immortal...

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Probably not but clearly he's immune to well, suicide.

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His punishment is to live without his love. A short life would defeat the purpose... of course everything will be resolved by the end of this drama without dramatic time skips. Right?

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Omg yes that bench where they first met! I remember in later ep Dan narrates that he doesn't have any signs nor prophecies from the above as he picked up the fallen leaf. And that prophecy tree happens to be where he met YS for the first time

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Yes, to everything you said, SailorJumun! I was happily watching The Secret Life of My Secretary, then this show came along and ripped my heart out (in a good way). Now I can't even watch Secret Life because I am so obsessed with this show!

I hang on to Dan's every word because he says them with such conviction and sincerity. L is killing it with his expressions. It hasn't hurt so good for such a long time, I am reveling in it.

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Last week, I remember thinking the Buddhists wouldn't be too happy that the dark angel switched allegiance and now goes to the temple. This week, I think the Christians would be flabbergasted at the twisted first commandment. I totally forgot the first commandment of TV watching - "I am Logic, your drama's...You shall have no other logic before me."

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Random comment: Huh... What is it about Dan calling her Agasshi that trips me up? Oh yeahhhhhh... I saw him in Ruler. He had to call the girl he liked Agasshi in there too.

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EXACTLY!!! I get flashbacks of that show whenever he says "agasshi," and I hate it coz "Ruler" is a show I wish I didn't watch.

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Yeah... TBH, I pretty much hated Kim Myung Soo's character in there

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I am going to ignore the terrible theology and focus on the positives. Firstly, my heads off to Shin Hye Sun for pulling off her doppelganger character with such finesse. There are actors who act the same in different roles and different dramas and here is she making it look so easy.

My heart aches for the confused and torn Dan(L is doing very well) who is grappling with his growing affection for YS, hazy memories of a past life and scared of being turned to dust.

Evil aunt and daughter are such cardboard villains of the typical kdrama. Can't Yeon Seo be given the impetus to stand on her feet without these extremes?

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Wow! Did I really write 'heads off'? Gosh! This is embarrassing, it should be 'hats off' I need my dose of L's dimples to make my brain right again. This week's eps were kinda depressing.

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Hopefully we will get a good balance of spazz and depressing moments. That we’re getting angst early in the game because there will be more fun stuff store in for us 🤞

I feel like I actually want Yeon Seo to discover Dan’s true form sooner than later. That will keep the story going; I like the idea of shared conflict better than it’s just Dan solely experiencing the angsty truth.

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The truth is i'm scared to watch this drama, so scared of bad ending. 😂😂😂 so i decided to just read your recap to keep me updated..

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Better try riding a roller coaster though I never like it yet I want to do it

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i already feel bad for dan. not only is his romance with yeon seo gonna end badly but his experience as a human is gonna crush him. i have to give credit to myung soo for acting amazingly here.

kang woo still comes off as bad to me. i don’t know why but when he asked dan to call yeon seo “aghassi” that pissed me off. he didn’t have to butt in to how a secretary calls his mistress by her name, he was wrong to get in between and demand dan to call her “madam”. like, dude, that’s none of your business. piss off.

i’m loving them melodramatic moments and the parallels here and i too often though hoo sunbae is god in reality. let’s see what happens.

i want dan and yeon seo to get together but even if they didn’t i wouldn’t be that sad if they actually are able to confess. i’m sure that’s coming in the near future.

also nina is cute. let’s not make her a despicable second lead, a’ight?

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The time line is perplexing.
15 years ago, KW proposes his love to his ballerina, who is then killed.
14 years ago, YS has her "first" real performance on the beach in front of a little boy who is smitten by her beauty and talent.
7 years ago, YS loses her parents.
3 years ago, YS loses her eyesight.
In the present, both Dan and KW intervene in her life to help her return to her status. Both seem to have incomplete memories of her past.
I am 50-50 on who the little boy on the beach is or was: Dan or KW. It is more likely that he is Dan since Dan's angel job of comforting dogs and cats at time of death has the empathy of a child while KW angel calling for the arts is more adult experience and psychology.

I don't think KW's ballerina and YS are the same person, per se, because of the time line but since this is fantasy it could be that KW's ballerina's soul was taken at death and merged with YS' soul. That would be the reason KW is trying desperately to fulfill his promise to her.

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Thanks for providing us the timeline. I do find it weird that Kang Woo is only finding about Seo now. Yeon Seo was extremely popular in her prime years, why did it take so long for him to chase after her? I guess he was overseas, but again, nobody in this industry didn’t know who Yeon Seo was. He must have heard about her one way or other. Even Yeon Seo has heard about him prior to meeting him at her Mansion!

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I have a theory on why KW probably didn’t hear about YS prior the present timeline but it should be on the next episode. I will comment on that on next episode’s recap. Hehe!

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Looking forward to it!

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Gaaaaaaaah exploring theories made me forget to mention my favourite cute cute scenes in this episode! I’m picking only two cuz.... my essay will go on forever again 😱!!!!

1. Dan casually mentioning how nice of a person Nina is and this triggers Yeon Seon far more than she wanted to. What about me? 😂 I really love that she’s so sensitive of Dan. What he does, what he doesn’t do trigger her. I will talk more on this next recap cuz my thoughts on this is more fitting for the next episode.

2. Yeon Seo knows Dan had plotted everything at the beach!! My!!! Yeon Seo, in less than 100 days, has become too familiar with him already that she knows only him would pull this stunt beautiful set up and know her history well. Prior scene to this, she was sulky at the fact that Dan had other “personal” things to do than attend to her! I love how she looks for him, so certain that Dan is around that very moment at the beach. Augh Yeon Seo! Dan is startled at how sharp she is, but I say it’s love. LOL! She observes him, she knows the things Dan would do for her. Never once had she doubted that. Her attention is full on him - so she cannot not figure out he did all this for her! Heh

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Watching Yeon-seo get all miffed about Dan and Nina was pretty entertaining. "What about me?" Girl, when have you even tried to be nice?😄

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Boy, was he wise not to answer that!

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Well, in that case, not answering was making a really loud and pointed answer to the negative. Good thing he is immortal!

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Did anyone notice kim dan scratching his back in that last scene with KW in the rain... just a wild theory but what if its not lee yoen soon who triggers his wings.. in that time with wings dan was in ground and KW was at the door.. maybe its one angel being with another that triggers it. just a wild theory. And also KW is always there when its raining..really wierd

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Rain with Kang Woo - More on this next recap.

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Omgggg never it crossed my mind that Kangwoo might be the triggered to Dan's wings 😲😲😲 I just realized that he is also there, always there everytime Yeonseo has moments with Dan during rain fall. Perhaps it's their destiny. Well that time when Dan save Yeonseo from the accident and a moment after Kangwoo appear in that road helping her too.

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Okay i think i need to write my opinion before reading other because it spend some time 😂

And of course thank you for writing the recaps @sailorjumun 💕

I will share my opinion about this episode recap only and i will save another for next episode recap 😁

Whoops~ Yeonseo must be thinking that Dan is such a bad guy how could he leave her alone after he kissed her. Girl~ trust me he don't know what he was doing. And again the rain fall...
Glad that Hu save him 😁
Anyway, no one want to talk about the two sister? Well can i believe that Nina is indeed a good person? Not the kind person who didn't do mistakes or sins tho she's human after all. Look, i didn't expect her to this early confessing her feelings towards Kangwoo. But, i know that moment he help her when she sprained her ankle "she's gonna fall for him" Nina is that typical girl who fell for her prince charming. Sadly, she should've known that her prince charming is so into Yeonseo(?) because of her resemblance to his past lover which has been revealed.
But what catch my attention is... Kangwoo didn't mention anything about Yeonseo other than rival. His confession that he is evil, he is beyond anything she can imagine or handle. And him asking Nina to focus on her rival comeback rather than her "useless" feeling was right and wrong at the same time.
1st. I think he should have stick to ballet as his mission rather than hoping for Yeonseo to become substitute for his lover (he is the one who made his mission grey because he still can't get away from his past)
2nd. His confession about he is bad or evil like hey! Not some people can do it! (Okay now i will not think about you as a pure bad, well actually since the beginning i'm not. It just your grey is scaring yet captivating for people to dig more about you) that part unwittingly he admitted about himself. (Like he did wrong and he admit it) and I like it how he shows his true color to Nina
3rd. His part asking Nina to focus on ballet is good yet he didn't have the rights to say that her feeling is just "useless" well that was so harsh

Now Runa, I'm sure I'm gonna hate this girl 😑. How on earth there's a sister like that! your sister were frustrated because her feeling has been turned down and her rival in ballet will be back which may turn her into a shadow yet Runa just cursing and blaming her. (I know there are people who give suggestion and courage through criticize) but I don't like it the way she treat Nina is like nothing but a doll... Hey! Isn't it you the one who baby-ing her? And you put the blame on her!
I know that Nina isn't that weak... she just need to keep practicing and be outstanding because she has her own charm
The next thing explain it all... instead of taking revenge or the "I will made you suffered" to Yeonseo because of Kangwoo and Runa words she come to Yeonseo resident giving her a new ballet shoes which she needs maybe(?) and telling her that she will officially...

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and telling her that she will officially compete against Yeonseo, fair and square! And the way she said it well plus the "I'm done" I wanna laugh yet amazed by her act, it's cute how she try to find the courage to said it all to Yeonseo.

That's a good thing.

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I like it how Dan's realizing that he did something wrong and he admit it.
Oh yeah I don't know if it's from this episode or the next, but I think it's this episode. So when Dan comeback to his room he tidy up everything on his table and he found some comic books which strangely showing "the kiss part" ha! I don't think he has read it tho~ because there wasn't scene where he is reading a comic or other thing than his notes and maybe Yeonseo information book. This is the same when he coincidentally found little Yeonseo's picture, the one which is her first stage at the beach. As well as the chocolate. I want them to have explanations for this later...

Anyway I laugh so hard 😂 when Dan become the standing statue~ how he suppressed to not get tempted or he already(?) 😁 and to not touching her meanwhile Yeonseo is just calm. I facepalmed

And I love jealous Yeonseo!! Kyaaa~ she is so obvious that she fell for him. I just hope she didn't take it to heart tho when Dan said Nina is a nice person while he didn't answer when being ask about her.

But I do feel bad for Yeonseo she really has getting fond of him. I just want to cry and hug her when she ask "Do you... like me? like me?" it was so obvious that Dan couldn't answer her question right away and he even avoiding her eyes while answer "No" There goes our angel first "white lie" will there be any white lie he made??

For a moment, can we appreciate how the cast is doing well?? Seriously all of them did a good job!!! Specially I really like Hyesun for portraying two different character and the ballet dance she nailed it, Myungsoo crying scene it brokes my heart that I can't help but to feel his pain and crying together, the cinematography, the backsound, everything is just sooo beautiful 😭😍💕

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Dan is a lying angel. It’s a disappointment though because how could the deity tolerate a lie but not accept an angel “loving” a human? Lie is okay but love is not? Uhmmm... Something is seriously wrong about that.

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What a busy week I had! It was our company’s annual Technical Symposium and since our paper was one of the finalists in the Test and Measurement category, I had to present our innovation in front of our colleagues from all over the globe. That made me so late in the discussion for this episode. 😭 I just finish watching today both episodes 9&10 and 11&12.

First things first, I couldn’t thank you, @sailorjumun, enough for this wonderful recap. I am one of those who always look forward to your thoughts about this show week in and week out. Thank you!

Beanies who read comments on the previous recaps would know that I am Team Dan all the way. This episode didn’t change that. However, I also found the chemistry between KW and YS doppelgänger (I’ll call her Matil for short) to be lovely, full of love and happiness. A bright relationship between an angel and a human. Surprisingly, I found myself wanting him to be a contender for Yeon Seo’s heart. And if and only if Dan can’t have YS in the end, I would be happy to have KW be that “rib” for her.

I have a theory how KW knew about YS backstory in the island. He was an angel of arts back then. So, he was looking over YS while she was dancing there (ballet is likewise an art, right?). The young boy whose body was battered is nobody else but our beloved angel when he was still a human. I love how their stories intertwined and I look forward to the next episode’s recap. I have a lot to discuss about there particularly about the rules when it comes to angels finding love with humans.

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Good luck for your presentation!!! Hope it's going well and easy 😊 anyway isn't Kangwoo had been an angel in charge of inspiring artists overseas? But don't know tho if 15 years ago he brought his lover ash to a temple in SK. There's still a possibility they met. The three of them. Just by that time Yeonseo and Dan's age probably around 10 or 11.

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Thank you @lovea1996 for your wishes! I already presented last week and it was a blast (I hope so ☺️). I was too busy with preparing my slides and thoughts that’s why I had no time to watch the episodes until today. But better be late in the party than never, right? Hehehe! 😜

Anyway, I didn’t realize that KW is an angel of arts for “foreigner” artists only. I thought he is an angel for all artists no matter where they are in the world. But I would be happy to be stand corrected with my assumption though.

And yeah, I think at some point, these three had met when they were still young.

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“...He finds Hoo and hesitantly asks if his mission in finding Yeon-seo love technically has to be with another human...”

Ooh, boy be catching on!!! Smart cookie!!
One thing I’m scared of, more than Kang Woo turning even darker, is what he might do if and when one day he can’t tell the different between Yeon Seo and his dead lover anymore and blurred lines start to come about... what then??? And to add to the fact that he may find out about Dan’s feelings for Yeon Seo as well?? 😩😩😩😰😰😰

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What would be scary is if KW will be a pushover because of blurred lines between his dead lover and YS. I hope show will not go that path because at the moment, I am still liking KW’s character. And I understand his fixation to YS and maybe partly his anger towards the deity.

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I think that if he ends up turning into a pushover, it means that his character might soften up which also means that the redemption arc for his character might come smoother and easier... My fear of blurred lines is if he turns obsessive and possessive of Yeon Seo and goes deeper into evil 😰 He’s not necessarily evil now, but his behaviour is still a bit extreme at times

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Thought #1: Dan's sunbae told him that he should find Yeo Seo's destiny (destined love). So yeo seo's destiny could actually be Dan, but neither him nor his Sunbae know. It's not a coincidence that when dan and yeo seo first met she was able to touch and hear him, it's as if the deity sent him there. Also, during the car accident, Dan was not supposed to feel anything toward yeo seo when she begged to be saved, however he did. So dan being with Yeo seo is not a mere coincidence, the deity (of the drama) knows and is probably helping dan remember everything and saving yeo seo through Dan, what would make the deity happy.
Thought #2: yeo seo is so focused on dan liking her, and she obviously likes him but refuses to acknowledges her feelings for him until he says it loud. And Dan doesn't really know that his heart hurts because HE THINKS she likes the director, so Dan doesn't really know that deep down he wants yeo seo to like him back, YET. (Since that's what's all of us humans want when we love someone).
+ can yeo seo chill a little bit she's so mean to dan my heart hurts for him..

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the last scene had me bawling. kinda reminded me of 49 days when the grim reaper just felt this connection to his lover from his previous life but had no idea why. dan feels something so heartbreaking and compelling during this scene, and it's because he knew her in another life!!!!

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How hauntingly gorgeous was that dancing scene? Shin Hye-sun really nails every scene, but that dance made me feeeeel the grief KW might be going through. Absolutely stunning!

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I. Am. Loving. This!!

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