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A lot of changes are happening lately, mostly in regards to our strong heroine and her ability to relate to people. Between her new romance and her new job, she’s learning that the way to success isn’t to pretend she’s impenetrable, but to show people that she cares and let herself be a bit vulnerable.

 
EPISODE 10 RECAP

Ga-kyung’s parents pressure her to kneel and apologize to Chairman Jang for refusing to follow orders at Unicon and getting Chairman Jang in trouble with the president. Chairman Jang even threatens to cancel KU Group’s business contract with Ga-kyung’s father’s company, but for the first time in a decade, instead of knuckling under, Ga-kyung announces that she’s planning to divorce Jin-woo.

She tells her stricken parents that they’ve already sold her for their company once, then informs Chairman Jang that she wants alimony to compensate for the years of psychological abuse. She warns Chairman Jang that if she fights her, she has enough evidence to take this to criminal court.

She leaves, and Jin-woo walks Ga-kyung’s parents to their car. He tells them not to contact Ga-kyung, upset that they never stood up for her. They ask if he really intends to divorce, but he just says that he and Ga-kyung have something very important in common — they were both abandoned by their parents.

He drives until he finds Ga-kyung sitting at the bus stop again, crying she has nowhere to go. She asks him why she’s been living so hard, but he just sits beside her as she cries, gently tucking a handkerchief into her hand.

Later, Jin-woo takes Ga-kyung to an empty apartment and tells her to stay here until things are settled. He tells her without her asking that she’s the first visitor here, though she probably doesn’t believe him. She counters that not believing him would imply that she’s jealous, and that’s too romantic.

She mentions the new car he bought (after Ta-mi smashed his old one) and asks why he’s been driving a sports car, and Jin-woo admits that he’s enjoyed seeing her make fun of him. Ga-kyung apologizes for mentioning the divorce without talking to him first, and he asks if he’s part of the reason she wants to split up. He’s satisfied when she says he’s not.

In the morning, “Barro manipulation” is number two in the real-time rankings, right above the news about Brian’s resignation. Brian has gone on a fishing trip with a friend, who fusses at him for not leaning into Barro’s good reputation to keep his job.

Brian says that he didn’t build up Barro’s image so he could lie to people, and that resigning was his way of showing that Barro can still be trusted even if he can’t. He does admit that if manipulating rankings was illegal, he might have done things differently, because he’s not a saint.

Over at Unicon, a still-angry In-kyung bursts into Ga-kyung’s office to yell at Ga-kyung for holding a press conference without permission. Ga-kyung says calmly that one of them had to do something to raise their market shares because Barro is taking their users, and that if they don’t do anything, Barro will overtake their top spot in less than a month.

She sneers that In-kyung the the CEO of a pathetic organization that only shifts responsibility and hopes for the best instead of actively working to raise their shares. In-kyung screeches at her, and Ga-kyung actually rolls her eyes.

She walks up on In-kyung, backing her into the wall, then purrs into In-kyung’s ear, “Stop praying and start working. Stop giving approvals and start thinking. Think about how you can protect Unicon. I’m starting to want your position. Don’t make me more determined.”

There’s a meeting at Barro to discuss whether to accept Brian’s resignation. The board worries that the public would forgive him, but that the employees might feel differently. A couple of team leaders with younger employees mention that their teams want Brian back, since he’s a big reason they came to work at Barro. It’s decided that the CEO position will be left open for now, and a decision will be made soon.

Later, in a team meeting regarding marketing, Alex seems upset and distracted. Ta-mi notices that everyone seems a bit off, so she says that she wants to talk to them all individually so that they can ask questions or tell her anything.

Hyun bristles, knowing that Ta-mi used to do this at Unicon, but Ta-mi reminds her that Brian hired her to bring the advantages she learned at Unicon to Barro. Hyun asks if she can refuse and Ta-mi says she can’t, making the others giggle.

Alone in her office, Ta-mi opens her laptop to find that her desktop background has been hijacked by a picture of Mo-gun, and there’s a note saying to clean up all the random icons if she wants to see his face (cute). She turns on her phone to message him and gets a notification that today is his birthday.

He’s at Unicon, presenting the music he composed for a new game. It’s received well, but Mo-gun seems either sick or upset, though he says he’s okay.

As Ga-kyung leaves work later, two men intercept her and say that Chairman Jang wants to see her, making it clear that she has no choice. One of them even reaches to grab her arm, but Mo-gun is suddenly there threatening to call the cops, so they leave.

Mo-gun asks Ga-kyung if she’s okay, and she says honestly that she’s embarrassed. He walks away to save her further embarrassment, but Ga-kyung stops him to say that her plant revived and ask how often she should water it, and he says to just water it when it’s dry. She tells Mo-gun to “water his plant” as well, because she’s been messing with Ta-mi lately.

It’s Jin-woo’s turn to wait awkwardly while Chairman Jang works on yet another bizarre piece of art. He tells his mother that Ga-kyung is serious about the divorce and that he supports her, but Chairman Jang says that their parents created the marriage so their parents will decide whether they may divorce.

She says that she brought Ga-kyung to the family, which means Ga-kyung belongs to her, and that Jin-woo that he can leave if he wants since he’s of no use to her, but Ga-kyung has to stay. Jin-woo tells her that that makes him want the divorce even more, just to protect Ga-kyung from her stalker mother-in-law.

Chairman Jang suddenly realizes something and asks if Jin-woo likes Ga-kyung. He says he’s felt guilty for ten years that Ga-kyung has to put up with her, and that the word “like” doesn’t begin to describe how he feels.

Ta-mi gets a cake for Mo-gun’s birthday, but when she runs into Sun-woo outside Mo-gun’s house, Sun-woo says that today isn’t a good day to celebrate. He awkwardly attempts to explain, saying that Mo-gun has two birthdays.

Sun-woo tells Ta-mi that Mo-gun is probably sick in bed, and that there’s more to the situation but it’s not his to tell. Ta-mi puts together the clues — Mo-gun saying that he went to school in Australia, his mother giving him an English-sounding name so that he could live abroad — and guesses that Mo-gun was adopted.

Inside, Mo-gun makes himself dinner while video-calling with a man who switches between Korean and English. He wishes Mo-gun happy birthday, and Mo-gun calls him “Dad” even though the man isn’t Korean.

Ta-mi eventually knocks on the door, dinner in hand, which is good since it turns out that the meal Mo-gun was cooking was only for show. He’s running a fever, and he says softly that being sick made him miss Ta-mi even more than usual. He’s listless as he eats, and confesses that he gets sick around this time every year, blaming it on the change in seasons though he says that he’s always loved the season that’s coming.

After they eat Ta-mi puts Mo-gun to bed, and while she does the dishes, she recalls Sun-woo saying that Mo-gun was very loved and despite everything, he’s a good guy with a healthy mentality. She lies down to watch him sleep and thinks about when he told Brian that he’s always dreamed of getting married and having a family.

He wakes up and asks Ta-mi why she’s still here, and she says she likes his face when he’s sleeping. They joke about whether it’s worth paying to see, then Ta-mi pulls him closer to lay his head on her arm (the way he snuggles into her just kills me). She says she wishes she were tall so she could hug him better, and he sighs that it’s nice to be sick.

Hyun dresses up to play manager for Ji-hwan on his first day back on the set of What’s Wrong With My Mother-In-Law? In Ji-hwan’s first scene, his character crashes the funeral of his dead evil twin. The young actress who plays the mother-in-law after extensive plastic surgery passes out and he catches her dramatically, and he introduces himself as the younger twin of her dead son-in-law.

He walks off-camera as the other actors continue the scene, coming within inches of Hyun and making her freeze, wide-eyed. He puts his finger to his lips and stays there for several long beats until the director yells “Cut!” then backs up and explains to Hyun innocently that he just had to stay out of the shot.

Mo-gun feels much better when Ta-mi calls to check on him, and he gives her the credit since he’s usually sick for several days. Ta-mi hears him washing a coffee mug and asks why, since she did all the dishes last night, and she gets huffy assuming that he thinks she did a bad job.

The truth is that the mug was dirty, but Mo-gun fibs that it’s just his habit to do the dishes each morning. Ta-mi snaps that she’s never doing his dishes again, and Mo-gun asks her please not to, ha. He tells her to think of him today, and Ta-mi says breezily that she thinks of him so often, she must have been born to like him. Something about that makes Mo-gun go all serious, and when they hang up, his heart is pounding.

When Ta-mi gets to work, she starts the private interviews. Ah-ra goes first, and she gives Ta-mi some cute cellphone cases in return for Ta-mi giving Ah-ra her designer bag. She says she loves working at Barro and wants to learn more about marketing.

Next is Bong-ki, who uses his time to complain about his girlfriend’s insistence that he start manscaping, hee. Jenny says she has nothing to talk about, but when Ta-mi asks about her hobbies, she goes a little crazy around the eyes and says that she really, really likes men. PFFT.

Alex has been uncharacteristically withdrawn for several days, and during his talk with Ta-mi, he tells her that Unicon is offering him a promotion and a significant pay increase. Ta-mi says she’ll respect whatever decision he makes, though the thought of losing Alex obviously bothers her.

Over drinks after work, Ta-mi asks Hyun if she’s ever been scouted by another company. Hyun says she has, including Ga-kyung’s recent offer to work at Unicon, but she wants to become Barro’s CEO and stay until she dies. Hyun notices that Ta-mi is matching her shot-for-shot and warns her that she can’t keep up. Ta-mi says this is her normal drinking pace and takes another shot just to prove it.

Before long Ta-mi is hilariously drunk, and she brags that she has a boyfriend to pick her up. Hyun insists that she has a boyfriend too, and a skeptical Ta-mi challenges her to prove it, so Hyun texts the only guy she knows — Ji-hwan, ha.

While they wait, Mo-gun arrives for Ta-mi, who can barely hold her head up. Hyun runs outside when Ji-hwan calls her, and he obviously finds her adorable as she stammers that she needs him to pretend to be her boyfriend then cringes in embarrassment.

He agrees, and they work out a backstory for their fake relationship, which includes speaking banmal with each other (LOL, Ji-hwan is so happy). Ji-hwan flusters Hyun by holding her hand and calling her “Hyun-ah” with a big ol’ grin, and he turns on the charm big-time as he answers Ta-mi’s questions.

He throws Hyun for a loop by telling the truth about how he and Hyun met — that she thought he was a criminal and tripped him, put him in the hospital. He says she kept showing up in his dreams because he fell in love with her at first sight, and awww, he’s telling the truth, isn’t he?

He tells Ta-mi and Mo-gun everything — how Hyun visited him every day, and got angry when he lost his drama role as if it happened to her. Mo-gun asks Hyun when she started liking Ji-hwan, and she stammers that she just thought he was nice from the first moment she met him. Something about her words have Ji-hwan looking shaken.

Mo-gun takes Ta-mi home and carries her to bed, and he fends off her wandering hands when she tries to undress him. She slurs that she’ll protect him against anyone to tries to hurt him, then starts to cry. She asks him why he didn’t tell her about his real birthday, and he confesses that he worried she would reject him.

Ta-mi cries harder, saying that Mo-gun only talks about fun things and hides everything else. Mo-gun tells her that he was abandoned at an orphanage, and at first she sobs that she feels terrible for him. Then she says she’s grateful that his birth parents brought him to her even if he resents them, then apologizes for being grateful.

She falls asleep, clutching his hand tightly and vowing again to protect him. Mo-gun says quietly, “You’d better keep that promise. Don’t leave me.”

Alex goes to Unicon to look over the job contract they’re offering. The hiring manager uses Brian’s resignation to tempt Alex to get off the “sinking ship” that Barro will become, saying that Unicon needs him, and Alex asks, “You don’t think Barro needs me, too?”

Ta-mi informs her team that the new header for Barro’s main page, which was scheduled to change next month, will be moved up two weeks. Unicon is also putting up a new header next month and Ta-mi wants to avoid being accused of copying them.

She asks the team for some ideas for the Shopping Team’s project, and Ah-ra talks right over Alex in her excitement. Ta-mi puts Ah-ra in charge, though she asks Alex to help her out.

On her lunch break, Ta-mi calls Mo-gun, who’s still in bed after taking her home late. Ta-mi pouts that he refused to stay with her, and Mo-gun says he regrets it now. He also promises to talk about himself more, adding that his real birthday is November 19th and he wants a cake with candles.

She asks him to hang out this weekend, and when he asks if he can go to a middle school reunion instead, she rolls her eyes but says he doesn’t need permission. However, Hyun is subjected to a whiny rant about how Mo-gun should want to spend time with her rather than go to a reunion where there will be girls.

Back at the office, Alex tells Ta-mi that he thinks he has to accept Unicon’s offer, and she says she respects his decision. Meanwhile, Ga-kyung talks to someone on the phone about Alex, making it clear that her actual goal is to shake up Ta-mi’s team.

Ga-kyung heads to the kitchen to attempt to make seaweed soup, and despite some funny mishaps (whoa, that’s a lot of seaweed) she ends up with something that looks edible. Jin-woo comes by with her things, and I love that his response to seeing her meal on the table is a worried, “You cooked? I brought some food…”

He tries what she made as she loudly warns him away, and only one taste clues him in that she used the wrong soy sauce. Ack, it’s probably super salty! But Jin-woo keeps eating and invites Ga-kyung to join them, then laughs when she prefers to eat what he brought, hee.

Ta-mi meets with Brian at a pojangmacha to tell him about her suspicion that Alex’s offer from Unicon is another scheme of Ga-kyung’s. Brian asks if she’s tried to stop Alex from leaving, and she says she has no right when he’s being offered better pay and a promotion.

She admits that she needs Alex on her team, reciting a long list of his good qualities. Brian points out that if Ta-mi doesn’t talk to Alex, he’ll never know all these things she admires about him and he’ll think he’s not needed on the team.

A little drunk, Ta-mi goes straight to Alex’s house and asks him point-blank not to go to Unicon because he’s a crucial part of her team. She tells him all of the qualities she values about him, and she even says his gossiping was a big help when she first came to Barro.

She says she can’t stop him from going to Unicon, but she wanted him to know that she hopes he stays. As she turns to go, Alex blurts out that he’ll stay at Barro admitting that he only thought he wasn’t needed.

The two of them go for round two, and Drunk Alex has some grievances to air. He complains about Ta-mi’s decision to put Ah-ra in charge of marketing and admits that he cried in the restroom, thinking that Ta-mi didn’t want him around. Ta-mi loudly blames herself, hitting herself in the chest, and Alex grabs her hand to make her hit his head instead.

The rest of the team show up after being invited by Ta-mi and find them like that, hee. Alex gives them the biggest goofy grin, but Ta-mi tells them angrily that he was planning on ditching them for Unicon. Alex growls that he’ll kill all those Unicon bastards, and Ta-mi smiles at the team smugly.

Hyun pats Ta-mi’s back later as she tosses up her cookies, tsking that Ta-mi is drunk for the second night in a row. Ta-mi says the alcohol was the reason she was brave enough to ask Alex to stay, and she sighs that she’d become an alcoholic if it meant Brian would come back, too.

Ah-ra and Ta-mi share a taxi, and Ah-ra asks Ta-mi to call her by her real name outside the office (instead of Ellie, her Barro name). They both grow thoughtful, wondering where so many drivers are going this late at night, and Ta-mi says it consoles her to know she’s not the only one awake at this hour.

Ah-ra says that Ta-mi must be having a difficult time lately. Ta-mi admits that when she is, she sometimes wants to lean on Ah-ra but can’t because Ah-ra’s dream is to be like her, and she doesn’t want to ruin that. Ah-ra tells Ta-mi to lean on her anyway.

We see the other team members all making their way, all of them looking just a little bit lonely. When Brian arrives home, he gets a text from the group — it’s a picture of them all together at the bar, and it makes him smile.

 
COMMENTS

I just love how visually meaningful this drama can be. That last scene was so powerful, and said so many things without a single word of dialogue. The team was all together — even Hyun! — yet although they have each other and people in their lives who love them, it’s still possible for them to have lonely moments. It’s so relatable that no matter who you love and who loves you, sometimes you just feel lonely anyway.

Speaking of relatable, I think I finally found it — some compassion for Ga-kyung. I still find her tactics distasteful and I hate how she treats people like pawns to get what she wants, but I can see how it’s all she’s ever known, given the way her own parents used her to ensure their company’s success. Ga-kyung gained some of my sympathy when she said she’s never been happy, and she gained a bit of my respect when she rolled her eyes and got up in In-kyung’s face for the way she treats her. It would be better if Ga-kyung started using her anger and sense of injustice for good, like Ta-mi does, but for the first time I can see that it’s possible she’ll eventually get there. Her rivalry with Ta-mi would be more interesting if they were on a level playing field.

I do think that in a small way, Mo-gun started off Ga-kyung’s change in attitude when he showed her that a plant will die if left in a corner without sunlight or water, but will flourish with even a little bit of care. That seems obvious, but to Ga-kyung, the plant symbolizes her sense of independence, which she was trying to smother and kill just to make herself stop hurting every time she was forced to be someone else’s puppet. And I think that her telling Mo-gun to take care of Ta-mi shows that, despite her recent actions, a part of Ga-kyung still cares for Ta-mi and regrets what she’s doing to her both personally and professionally. For the first time, watching this episode, I feel like Ga-kyung’s eventual redemption arc is something I can get behind.

Ta-mi is also changing since she’s been at Barro and started seeing Mo-gun. She’s a lot softer now, and is starting to be able to tell people that she cares about them about without feeling as though it makes her dangerously vulnerable. Mo-gun started it off by being accepting of Ta-mi and caring about her exactly the way she was, even when she was prickly and mean to him. Now Ta-mi can even tell coworkers that she values them and cares about them, though it’s cute that she still needs a little liquid courage to get it done. Hey, baby steps.

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Ji-hwan telling Ta-mi how he and Hyun exactly met for the first time was the sweetest thing! And it IS a confession. My Ji-Hyun heart was really happy this episode!

Hyun is the luckiest makjang fan. First she met her favorite actor and became friends with him and now she is on the set of her favorite makjang. Puppy Fan Club President Cha Hyun, please tell us how to be you!

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This episode might be my favorite episode. Really loved how they highlighted the TF Team at Barro and how important they are to the team. Seeing the team completed on a team dinner photo really made Brian happy. That was heartwarming.

And Ga-gyeong? She is not the most likeable character in this show. She doesn't need to be liked at all but Ga-gyeong standing up for herself made me really happy. I support her in divorcing her mother-in-law husband. I just hope romance blooms between them even without marriage!

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GG really needs to divorce her parents... not a nice thing to say, but lord those ... people!

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I agree! Especially in the light of the recent episodes.

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Yes! Throw the whole parent set to the trash.

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I cheered so hard when she said to her parents "Go bankrupt, you profited enough for 10 years by selling me" and I don't even like her character!

I also loved when her husband telling them their deep bond stems from them both being abandoned by their parents. So true! Some people don't deserve to be parents.

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Puppy lover Ji-Hwan finally got to hold Hyun's hands and "confess" to her is more favorite. I'm impressed at his range in acting from the gangster Marco in MOA to the sweet and pure soul Seol Ji-Hwan and the twins in our all time favorite drama What's wrong with my mother in law?

On another note, this episode is one of the best on for me since it highlight the Barro members and their team spirit, which to be honest, is a dream team that's hard to find in real life.

And who doesn't like Ga Kyung's attempt in cooking maybe her first meal in years. Her acting expresses the sweet innocence and vulnerability of a character who always has to fight to exist in this harsh world. And under that cold, tough and professional cover lies someone who just wants to try to cook a homemade meal to celebrate her independent life.

This sounds is really good at inserting comedy into an overal more melo tone to brighten up the audience's mood.

Love it! And so thankful I tuned in for it from the first time.

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What I loved in this episode was the look on Ji Hwan when Hyun asked him for a favour, it was something he finally comprehended and feel confident about, until that time he always looked at her like she bewildered him at every step.

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Wow, thanks for pointing it out. It's such great diversity in acting. Wow I love Lee Jae Wook and looking forward to his next project.

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I just checked his profile and he will be in A Day Found by Chance. Yay!

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That whole scene in the restaurant was so heart fluttering. My favourite kind of confession where they blur the line for us when it comes to their true feelings, brilliant! I’m super impressed with lee Jae wook’s range as an actor for being a newbie, it’s so hard to believe he was Marco not just how he looked but his tone of voice is definitely different from Marco and he even acts with his eyes. I saw those little flickering looks he gives cha-hyun which made me want to burst from the intensity. Okay I’m gonna stop now 😅

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Just wanna add a random fact, Lee Jae Wook is ONLY 21 years old (born in 1998) He has absolutely no rights to be this heart swooning

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Oh I know couldn’t believe he was so young. At least I won’t feel weird about it since he’s close in age with me

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I love the pacing of this drama with the 3 couples. Other dramas start the romances of three friends at the same time, which means that you also get heartbreak and angst for everybody at the same time.

This drama started with a meet-cute for one couple (Ta mi/Morgan), affairs and break-up for another couple (Ga kyung and husband) and the meet-cute of the third couple (Scarlett/Ji hwan) isn't really until ep 6. It means that in ep 10 one couple is well-established, one is (real/fake) confessing and the other are slowly starting again.

I love how the drama phased this, so that there's a mixture of cute and heart-break (or difficult conversations) in every episode.

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I agree about liking different phases for each relationship, my only gripe is not getting into the favorite romance earlier though! I wish that one started in episode one and we go to see more of it.

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Drunk Alex is funny. It's one of the better drunk acting I've seen, totally believable.

Now onto our puppy! Jae Wook is really showing range here. He's usually a little shy, bewildered(by her or her actions) and sweet. But when he stepped up to pretend to be Hyun's boyfriend in front of Ta Mi, he was so manly and cool!

I know I am going to contradict myself because at another drama thread and with another actor, I recently said super expressive actors have a way of pigeon holing(gosh! is there such a word?) themselves with their signature style of acting. I find Jae Wook expressive but I don't think he will have this problem. Am I too optimistic?

In any case, I love watching his expressions and reactions to Hyun. There was a scene where Hyun went to watch him filming, I can't remember if it's this episode or earlier. I love the way he reacted to at her excitement. It was more than a smile, very difficult to describe. I need to gif but am hopeless at it. Gahhhhh....

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YeS, he has got these subtle expressions that go by if you don’t carefully watch. Sometimes it’s just a Flickr in his eyes.
Even his body goes from stiff to relaxed based on what happens. His entire being acts!! There is no way he is not going to be a star.
I can’t do GIF either. Haven’t figured that out.

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It's all small movements and the tiniest change.

He's so good that I am afraid I'll hate him when he plays the villain.

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I know right?!! The drama character he plays as a ruthless guy was quite nasty . Especially when he said ‘ I also beat up women’ it was scary!!

How does he transform from an asshole to a puppy so convincingly.

I can’t. I can’t come to terms with how talented this young man is.

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I just rewatched the scene where Hyun asked Ji Hwan to pretend to be her bf. Oh boy! This 21 year old is quite a tease! I am sure he would have no issues playing those bad boy roles who wreck women's hearts.

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I'm debating whether I want to see him as a villain or not. I haven't watched Kim Jae Wook as a villain either.

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I found the scene! It's in ep 11. I'll talk about it in the next recap.

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Can't you make gif with your phone? The "window" is small but it's easy to use.

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This dinosaur has never thought about making gif with her phone. I'll check it out.

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This drama should be a real gift to the actor in allowing him to express 3 different roles: his main character, the over-the-top bad guy of What's Wrong with my Mother-in-Law (my new favorite k-drama ever), and his nice twin.

Even his main character has such range as it's written that sometimes I am afraid it won't all hang together as a coherent character (super-nice/shy show business rookie; quirky person who uses a flip phone, watches inchworms, and runs crying through the street with full bloody acting makeup on because he can't see his dead pet's face anymore on Barro Street View; shy romantic who sometimes switches it up to be confident & take-charge, etc.).

But gosh, such range for such a very young actor!

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I am impressed with the casting director who was able to find such a young and unknown actor who is able to deliver the required range! This drama is such a gem full of fresh talent, from the writer to the actors.

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I love the TF team! It's one of the first time I see so many great and realistic mentor-mentee relationships. Like, Tammy being a badass at work but needing pointers from Brian on communication. Alex who is a talented employee but needs to be appreciated by Tammy, his leader. and Tammy who guides Ah-ra and the latter who returns it by offering to be an emotional support. They all help and lift each other up. <3

I think this is the first episode I felt bad for Ga-kyung. We learned that not only did she marry against her will (and after being sold by her parents), but after 10 years, she has nothing. No family, no home, no friends. I hope she starts living for herself now.

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Tammy was pretty frustrating with Alex's situation. Its not so hard to say to someone that you care about him and respect him without forcing him to stay. It's good to give him space and time to think about it but it doesn't mean you can't say you need him in your team...

I'm curious about the age of Morgan when he was in the orphanage and adopted. I don't remember and for this kind of trauma, he couldn't be a baby...

The couples GaKyung-JinWoo and Scarlet-JiHwan were really cute. I really like their scenes.

I don't remember in wich episodes but I don't really like when they blurred the face of the character or some scenes. I'm already myope, I don't need this!

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At first I thought he was left in the orphanage as a baby or young toddler and because Morgan's adopting parents are non-korean he always aware that they're not his biological parents. But then why he use surname Park, how did he knows that he is Park from this lineage. I forget which lineage, but I remember this conversation with Tami in the earlier episodes. Now I'm curious too..

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But weren't his adoptive father shown as Korean-American?

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There was a scene when Morgan and his adoptive father talked trough Skype. He looked very much white to me. Also, morgan told Tami that his parents worked in embassy in SK, then they moved to Australia when he was in High school. His parents nationalities were never mentioned, but I assumed they are Australian.

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One Beanie commented that the father was played by the same actor who plays high priest in Arthdal Chronicles, to me he looke Korean but styled more western?

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I don't know @shach, I'm pretty sure he's caucasian. I got to check it again, but I don't remember in which episode they were skyping.
One more thing I remember, Mo-gun's adoptive father didnt have Korean accent when he talked to Mogun. Hence, I'm pretty sure the actor who played Mogun's adoptive father is not Korean.

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@manohira, I tried to find this episode too, but failed, I got impression that he was Korean but I could be wrong of course.

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I don't understand all the situation. Because it was his parents who researched his mum and he never talked about his biogical father.

His trauma is pretty strong if he's sick every birthday but I don't understand it if he was a baby.

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My daughter was adopted as a newborn but she gets depressed every year around her birthday. It's called attachment disorder and it's a real thing. It has to do with emotion and all the logic in the world doesn't help.

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Really? I'm adopted and I know adopted children and nobody has this disorder.

Attachment disorder touch children who couldn't make an emotional connection with an adult but when you're adopted baby, it helps because you have this connection pretty soon.

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The whole Alex situation was pretty hammy imho with Tami who apparently never had real human interaction with co-workers before joining Barro, and HR at Unicon, twirling their villain mustaches and fake-scouting Alex (is this even possible?).

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All Alex's attitude was screaming "Keep Me" so I was really hoping that Tammy would have seen...

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Perhaps she thought that if she said how much she wanted him to stay, she would be pressuring him too much and he would feel manipulated. Look at how she handled Mo Gun's reunion and the rest. (This may be a theme with her.)

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Headhunting is a really big industry in itself, especially for high-value tech companies.

And having worked in the full spectrum of tech companies (start ups to multi-billion MNCs),
managers / team leads usually act like how Ta-Mi does; if you get scouted, we will leave the decision to you.

This is present even if you are talking about "elite" teams where everyone is supposedly close-knit,
and if the team really needs you, the company will just offer you a pay-raise and better terms.

What Ta-Mi did in this episode is really nice (appreciating your co-worker).
Especially in Asian contexts,
we prefer to keep things professional I guess.

And well, there is usually an entire room worth of replacements who will jump at your position,
even though the company does have to train the new hire and inculcate the team culture all over again.

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I though the whole Alex-Tami episode was the only heavy handed message delivered by the drama so far. The whole "how will he know if you don't tell him he is needed and appreciated" was so clear to me from the first second of that storyline but maybe it's an age and experience related thing. Maybe it wasn't as clear to everyone.

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All three couples were very cute in this episode, but I think I like Ga-kyung's the most. She and Ta-mi are both so awkward and awful at housework it's hilarious. I also like that part when she told Mo-gun to take care of Ta-mi. A tiny but meaningful moment.

The 'double date' was fun, 5 out of 5 would want to have more. I particularly love the way Ta-mi and Mo-gun sitting next to each other, it always felt like she would fit snugly and cozily in his arms.

And the ending with the team reminded me of Misaeng. They're different of course but both are heartfelt. Proud of Ta-mi for taking the step to keep Alex (thanks to Brian's wise advice). Most likely I would feel quite awkward and embarrassed to say things like that to people in my mother tongue as well.

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Thank you, Lollypip. Your recap makes sense and helped me understand.

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Really loved this episode! Thank you for recapping, @lollypip!

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oh so thats what happened to the rest of the episode. 😬 thank u!

yeah i only watch for puppy 😂

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I really enjoy the changes @lollypip points out in our characters. I'm not all the way onboard with Ga Kyung being redeemable, but I love the changes I see in Ta Mi.

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Yes, I'm also not sure. As much as I want her to be happy with her husband, I still don't forget how cruel she was to Tami.

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I loved this episode, seeing ga-kyung break free from the shackles of her parents and demon in law! What is art she is creating, does she just like torturing people?

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This was one of the best episodes! Ji-hwan telling, well more like confessing, about how he met Hyun, while holding her hands!

Ga-kyung cooking for her husband was such a sweet gesture coming from her.

Lastly, the TF team! Tammy admitting to Alex that he’s needed and that need for confirmation. It’s quite hard to get that sort of affirmation nowadays from our bosses. Happy for Alex and for the team, that last scene was the cutest, wish Brian was there too.

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It's interesting how Ta Mi holds back her thoughts when she feels like her wants would get in the way of Alex's professional advancement. I like that she doesn't act like she knows everything. She's so willing to accept Cha Hyun's advice, her whole team in fact. And she's comfortable going to Briab to ask his advice all the time.

I like Cha Hyun and her husband's interaction this episode. They would have been a normal, loving couple had circumstances not screwed them over.

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I read an article about Ji Seung hyun so am thinking of watching WWW. But what's the name of his character? (So I can read the above review and know which one he is).

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He plays Jin-woo, Ga-kyung's husband.

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It's such a good drama. You should watch fort many reasons: the writer, all the actors, the story, the characters....

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