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Dating Agency Cyrano: Episode 14

Ah, there are a few nice twists in this episode, zipping us nicely into the final stretch. My favorite aspect of this show is its quick, light touch, which comes as a breath of fresh air. It’s also the reason why this show doesn’t get under my skin and doesn’t feel addictive in the way that others might, but it’s nice to have a break from that sometimes. The pacing allows us to dip into conflict here and there, but it never drags the angst out long enough to feel tiresome. It’s essentially the drama equivalent of a beach read, maybe with margarita in hand.

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EPISODE 14 RECAP

Byung-hoon takes on Master’s case, and as he wraps up the debriefing meeting with the team, Min-young arrives. The three guys all scramble to look nonchalant, which they’re terrible at, and she wonders why they’re so scattered. Arang blurts, “Why would be be hiding anything from you?” Min-young: “I said scattered, not hiding… Wait, are you hiding something from me?”

She reports on her day’s worth of (totally irrelevant) surveillance on the decoy not-a-real-target, which amounts to eight hours of supermarket clerking. Byung-hoon orders her to repeat the process tomorrow, which, ha.

The real surveillance job goes to our boys, who head out to collect intel on Min-young’s ex-boyfriend from university. But since the boys are totally undermining Byung-hoon’s plans, I guess it’s not a real mission, either: Arang even tells Moo-jin to half-ass the job. Moo-jin is all, “Whoops. Working hard has become a habit.”

Arang comes up with one idea to erase Byung-hoon’s work—after each scheme designed to make Min-young fall for Seung-pyo, the boys will swoop in to negate its effects. I love it.

On to the ex, who works in marketing and seems like a bit of a prat. He’s got a name but I might just call him Douchey Ex, which is probably all we need to know about him. That, and he plays baseball with a team of college buddies and loooves his car.

Byung-hoon’s first step is for Seung-pyo to engage Min-young’s help in delivering lunch orders. It’s a way for them to enter the Douchey Ex’s orbit and, I presume, allow Seung-pyo to shine in comparison. Byung-hoon gets to the baseball field first and watches the team warming up, and gets passive-aggressive about throwing the ball back at the cheating ex. That’s so cute.

Douchebag heads down to pick up the lunches with a couple bro-dudes in tow, and they all snigger to recognize Min-young and automatically assume she’s working a part-time delivery job. Guh, I’m sure we all know dickweeds like this, and I just want to slap them.

Seung-pyo steps up and says she’s helping just for the day as a special favor, and puts his arm around her. She isn’t a liar so when Douchey asks if this is her boyfriend she says no, though Seung-pyo adds, “Not yet” and clarifies that he likes her one-sidedly.

The guys do the frat-boy thing of telling Min-young that she’s playing too hard to get, which is “unlike her,” which also, RAGE. Douchey steps in to give Seung-pyo some bro-to-bro “advice” about thinking twice, because Min-young could turn stalker on him, like she did in school.

Min-young does try to stand up for herself by saying that he’s misrepresenting things, but it’s a feeble attempt in light of his ridicule. She gives up and urges Seung-pyo not to kick up a fuss, so Seung-pyo shoots them a glare and joins her in the car.

Byung-hoon watches from around the corner, fuming on her behalf, and comms over to Seung-pyo that they can’t leave on this note. Seung-pyo checks with her, asking if she really wants to leave things like this, and she admits that she has a hard time talking back to this guy.

Just then, Douchey does the supremely douchey think of rapping on the car hood (ugh, hate people who do this) and tells her she forgot to give them lunch: “You can’t let your humiliation keep us hungry.” Oh really? That spurs both Seung-pyo and Byung-hoon to (simultaneous, split-screened) rage, and Seung-pyo screeches forward… and smashes into Douchey’s car. Omo omo! Now that I wasn’t expecting. I’m sad for Seung-pyo’s car to be sacrificed thusly, but also really gratified.

Seung-pyo tells Min-young that he’s now gotten his message across, and this is her chance to do the same and tell jerkwad what she feels. So while her assface ex is crying over his car (literally), she musters her courage and faces him.

She says she’d truly liked him at one time and therefore kept quiet, but she was the one who dumped him when he cheated on her. Was he so embarrassed to be dumped that he had to go around spreading lies and treating her like a stalker? “Did you have to be this pathetic?”

McDouchebags mumbles a little, though he’s got no leg to stand on, and she shoots him a disdainful glare before getting back in the car feeling much lighter. Seung-pyo gives her a thumbs-up, and she thanks him for his help.

Seung-pyo pauses to tell the Douchenozzle to bill him for the car repairs, then drives off like a cool mofo. Byung-hoon mutters to himself that Seung-pyo had to go off-script and be extra-cool for no reason. Lol.

Min-young suggests a little baseball break for themselves, which takes them to the batting cages. As she bats, Seung-pyo asks how she can remain so positive about romance given her experience, and she says that there were more good memories than bad. After all, those moments of being in love with somebody are your happiest.

Then it’s his turn at bat, and he’s hilariously terrible. (He flings away the bat entirely on one swing.)

Byung-hoon returns to the agency, where the two boys have a ready excuse for their failure to show up at the mission locale: They’d gotten into a fender-bender and had to wait for insurance. Byung-hoon walks off silently with shoulders slumping, and Moo-jin wonders, “Did he not know the mission would make him feel bad?”

Min-young and Seung-pyo return to the restaurant (with their stacks of boxed lunches), and trade thanks for having such a pleasant day together. Aw. I almost wish they could end up together, because they really are cute and well-matched. But the heart wants what the heart wants…

Seung-pyo’s happy smile fades when Yi-seol appears, though, which is a feeling I understand. I don’t know why I dislike her because she hasn’t done anything to make her objectionable, but… eh. That’s all I can say about her. Eh.

While Byung-hoon checks his watch for the umpteenth time and grumbles about how late Min-young is to return, the boys announce that they’re heading out. It’s all part of Arang’s counter-mission, and they intercept Min-young at the door. He asks her for a favor, and she readily agrees to do some doll-eye-gluing for him (one of his many part-time jobs).

Moo-jin sets a timer to the fuse box, then heads out for a date with Hye-ri. Power outage in 3… 2… 1…

Yi-seol and Seung-pyo sit down for an awkward chat. She tells him that Byung-hoon and Do-il were quite close—so much so that Seung-pyo might not understand. Which is quite similar to what Seung-pyo said to Byung-hoon about his own relationship with his brother. She does have a lingering question, though, which nobody has explained clearly: What is going on with Cyrano that prevents its reopening as a theater? If there’s no debt, why not restart it right now?

Seung-pyo stiffens at the question and gives a vague “I don’t know,” and has a question in return. It’s more of a hunch he’s confirming, that Yi-seol seems quite concerned about Byung-hoon, and that’s something he says can’t happen.

She understands what he’s getting at, which is a misplaced sort of blame toward two people he holds responsible for his brother’s death. (She was driving the car.) She guesses that if she were to stay with Byung-hoon (or be with him), he’d hate them both. He doesn’t disagree.

Moo-jin takes Hye-ri to a restaurant with a view on their date, and she guesses that they’re matchmaking with Byung-hoon and Min-young. There’s something a little bitter in the way she comments on Byung-hoon not knowing his own feelings while dictating other people’s, maybe disapproving or maybe even derisive. Hm.

Then she confirms whether Moo-jin likes her before saying she hopes he won’t hate her in the future, “No matter what I do.” He doesn’t linger on that because she surprises him with a kiss, but alarm bells are ringing all over this scene.

Min-young freaks out at the power outage and sticks close to Byung-hoon, not wanting to be left in the dark alone. He doesn’t know how to work the fuse box so they’re stuck waiting it out, and work side by side amidst candlelight. She even comments on how this feels like they’re in the middle of one of their operations, designed to get the couple closer together, and sidles closer. He shuffles away and wonders where the boys are.

Outside, of course, prepared to wait it out all night. Ha, they’ve set up a tent and camp stove and everything.

Inside, Min-young nods off while Byung-hoon pulls out an old photo of his high school trio. He burns it, recognizing that it’s time to let go of those feelings, but assures Do-il that he’ll still revive the theater.

Then Min-young drops her head on his shoulder, asleep. Byung-hoon leans her the other way and tucks her in with a blanket… but tells her (ergo, himself), “I’ll stay since you’re scared of the dark.”

The boys see this from their computer screen, and send Seung-pyo an unidentified text: Go next door to the agency right now. So he does, and his jaw clenches to see the cozy scene of Min-young sleeping on the couch, with Byung-hoon also asleep on the other end. And there’s the half-burned photo, which looks ominous taken out of context like this.

Thus in the morning, Seung-pyo declares his new decision: He’ll have to take over the theater.

Min-young wakes up in the empty theater, where the possibly unhinged Hawaiian shirt man reappears. This time he’s ready to request their services, and names Hye-ri as his target. Min-young gently refuses, saying that she’s already got a boyfriend, and her teammates arrive to back her up.

But Hawaiian Shirt sneers that their so-called principles never stopped them before. He was referred here by a “friend” who isn’t the type to lie. Hm, is this a revenge thing then? A mission gone awry?

Byung-hoon doesn’t know what he’s talking about, which gets Hawaiian shirt even more upset: “You don’t even remember the things you’ve done?” We’re not left to wonder too long, because then Chef Mi-jin storms in clamoring for “those con men.” Aw, and hers was the story I liked best. Bummer.

Byung-hoon and Min-young try to reason with her gently, saying that they understand how she might feel upset but the mission turned out well and her chef boyfriend Dal-in is a decent guy. Byung-hoon adds that they got her revenge on her bastard ex, too.

But Mi-jin isn’t hearing it—the ends do not justify the means, and what they’ve done is profited off of manipulating people’s emotions. She slaps Byung-hoon and storms out with a warning that this isn’t over. Hawaiian Shirt sneaks a device onto a shelf, then follows her out.

The guys wonder how she found out, and it isn’t because chef client Dal-in said anything. (Byung-hoon confirms it, and notes that Dal-in can’t do much other than cry. Aw.) Apparently somebody sent Mi-jin an email to tip her off, which is certainly strange.

Then the loan shark goons swing by for another trip up to the rooftop. Byung-hoon protests that he made the payment this month. But since crafty Seung-pyo’s behind all this, I’m sure he’s thought of all the loose ends.

The goons tell Byung-hoon he no longer has to make payments—all he has to do is move out of the theater within ten days. Orders from the hyungnim. That’s when Seung-pyo makes his entrance. Oh, we’re outing him now? Interesting.

Min-young rifles through paperwork trying to locate receipts to prove payment… and finds a business card for Douchey Ex. She wonders why would Byung-hoon have this. Next to it is Seung-pyo’s business card. Not incriminating by themselves, but now this is pinging her suspicion-o-meter and she delves deeper, looking for casefiles.

And there it is: her dossier.

Seung-pyo identifies himself as both Do-il’s younger brother and the loan shark who took on his debt. Now he means to take the theater back, since he can’t leave it in the hands of his brother’s betrayer and killer.

The sneering raises Byung-hoon’s hackles, and he sends a fist into Seung-pyo’s jaw: “Do you know what I meant by coming back?” Seung-pyo returns the punch, saying he doesn’t much care.

Byung-hoon wonders why Seung-pyo changed his mind so suddenly, and guesses it was because of Min-young. He drops the case.

Seung-pyo calls it an excuse, saying that he never had any intention of working on the case properly from the start: “You were always a coward. To my brother, and to Min-young too.” He tells him to move out.

Byung-hoon returns to the office to find Min-young clicking through the computer files. It’s all a lie, right? She asks him to tell her it’s all a misunderstanding. Instead, he confirms it.

Hurt, she asks if he did it to get rid of her, knowing how she felt about him. He tells her he’ll be quitting, to which she asks, “Do you think quitting makes it over?”

In frustration, he retorts, “What did you expect from me? Did you think you mean something to me?” Stung, she calls him the worst, operating with brain and no heart. “Fine, I’ll disappear from your sight, forever.”

She leaves in tears, and the boys hang their heads. Byung-hoon tries to call and waits all day, but there’s no sign of her. Eventually a car pulls up to the side of the road, presumably to give her a ride, though we don’t see who.

And later, Byung-hoon gets an ominous text message with an attached photo, of a bound and gagged Min-young.

 
COMMENTS

Uh… that’s scenario’s gonna twist, right? Because a last-minute kidnapping… meh.

Everything up to that, though, I enjoyed. This episode was like a collection of every aspect of the whole agency premise, explored just a little to give us a taste of potential conflicts without belaboring any one in particular—an efficient episode, in that sense.

It’s nice to have a case come back and bite them in the ass, especially after they’ve patted themselves on the backs and forgotten all about it. The lives of the clients go on, though, so Hawaiian Man’s outrage seems fitting—you manipulate a life and then you can’t even be bothered to remember when I’m yelling at you about it?

To play the apologist briefly, I’ve never had deep moral qualms about the nature of this business. Part of that is because Cyrano is a pleasantly breezy watch that never lingers on any one bit of angst for long enough to cause me any level of grief, but it’s also because I feel like there was enough wiggle room in the scenarios to explain it, mostly.

Certainly in a real-world scenario an agency like Cyrano is just asking for litigation, but in a drama sense I actually think they have done a fairly good job establishing scenarios and then allowing for their clientele to shine. In the firefighter-nurse storyline, the team made sure that both sets of feelings were engaged, and ready to step back when they thought one side might not want the match. There’s a line there between outright scamming and persuasion, and there’s a case to be made in defending the persuasion end of things. Some cases are definitely better than others, such as the one with Jung Yumi, who only wanted help in bolstering her own courage. Others are potentially more problematic, as Mi-jin argues.

Even in the best scenario, though, you have to admit that knowing situations were engineered takes the luster off, even if the feelings engaged were genuine. For instance, Seung-pyo’s lunch delivery mission—he behaved exactly as I would have expected him to act, with or without a director pulling strings. In fact, you could argue that Seung-pyo has no need of the agency’s “help,” and might be doing it more to stick it to Byung-hoon than for the actual romantic aid. But once Min-young knows that the case was set up, there’s no getting around the feeling that she’s been manipulated. If only Seung-pyo had continued his suit on his own merits… He may have still ended up without the girl, but at least she wouldn’t have questioned his sincerity. Which may be exactly why the Seung-pyo thing was doomed from the start.

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Moo-jin and Hye-ri's scene in the restaurant worried me more than anything else in this episode. You know how hard it was for him to (partially) come out of his shell for her? Something tells me he is going to be heartbroken.

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Right? I think she was the one who tipped off Mi Jin about Cyrano. She may also be related somewhat to Hawaiian Shirt Guy.

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Agreed. We should have known this couple was too happy and cute. That's always the first inkling that something's brewing. Gaaaaah happy ending, please.

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I think she wants revenge for something in the past...poor Moo-jin :(

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maybe this has something to do with her dead brother?

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thank you for the recap!

Loving this drama so much.. but that ending... i still don't know how to feel about it.... I guess I have to wait to the next ep to see... lol

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Cyrano has been a nice surprise so far :). I'm hoping the ending will do the rest of the show justice! I'm watching you, Show *glare*.

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I knew it something was wrong with the Moojin and Hyeri scene. I liked her too she is so nice and perfect for him. My theory is she is caught between a rock and a hard place. A few eps back she was left alone with Hawaiian shirt guy. We don't know what happen there. Id always got a weird vibe from that hawaiian shirt dude plus it seem liked he always liked hyeri. Whatever it is I hope Moojin can see through her facade and dont misunderstand the situation. Moojin and Hyeri fighting!

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My first thought was "What if Hye-ri and the Hawaiian Shirt Guy are somehow in cahoots?" There WAS that time when both of their cell phones went off at once...

But that does seem pretty far-fetched, since we've been given no indication that Hye-ri wasn't sincere and sweet up until now. Idk, we'll have to wait and see...but now I'm scared for Moo-jin. *hides*

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wait what did hyeri do , i dont understand what she meant someone please explaain it to me ><

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I feel the same way about the ending as you do. The writers have done a good job at subverting stereotypes so far though, so I have confidence that they'll do it again (although this stereotype is just a bit too cheesy to be believable).

Love your analysis of the Seung-pyo loveline. Perfect explanation for why they can't be!

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--spoilerish--
I think it is quite obvious if you just pick up the pieces. Hawaiian guy and hyeri knew each other all along. The guy is hye ri's brother's friend and that brother she mentioned passing away in a hospital is the boyfriend they were talking about(cyrano making the target leave her boyfriend for the costumer) so they planned revenge and approached the restaurant.
Kind of proof: her wishing to not be hated after doing what she was going to do which is ruining the agency and the legs obviously belonging to her at the end of the preview.

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Agreed!

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Smart

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If you look back at previous episodes, it all led up to this so nothing should be surprising. Hye Ri was suspicious from the start, but her making Moo Jin come out of shell somewhat made us forgo the things we thought were wrong with her. She's in on this, but seems like she doesn't want to do it. The kidnapping thing isnt an entire shock, but I just want to know what Hawaiian shirt guy really has against the agency and why kidnap someone over it. I also would like to know who else he has working for him because even if he did follow them around & listen in on their conversations there is no way for him to know who everyone is. There has to be a third person spying on them.

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Thanks so much for the recap~
It's the finale next week T.T

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For some reason, the ending and the previews for next week made me think of that old Micheal Douglas film "The Game"
How awesome would it be if the writers of this drama made all this major stuff happen one after another (& everyone will be in on it) because it's really a set up for Byung-hoon to finally acknowledge his feelings... & maybe have a taste of his own medicine.
But...I'm not holding my breath. ;)

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think ur onto something here ... i think yi-seol may be a surprise player of the game too haha.

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I wonder if the death of Hye-ri's brother has anything to do with Cyrano. Maybe the agency took his girl and "gave" her to its client and he was so brokenhearted some screws went loose and then he committed suicide? So maybe the Hawaiian guy is the best friend and is helping Hye-ri get revenge? Arrrrrgggghhhhh, Monday wouldn't come too soon!

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Annoyed with Seung-pyo and Byung-hoon. Worried by Hye-ri and Mi-jin. Sad for Dal-in, Arang, Moo-jin and mostly, Min-young (who I love as a character!).

Moments I liked: any Arang + Moo-jin scenes, Mi-jin coming back and raising an important issue, and Min-young's realization arc at the end (not that I like her being sad, but plot-wise I liked it).

I don't like how Seung-pyo is going about trying to win MY's heart. It's like he has a mission to try to win her over using the method that would hurt her the most. -_-'' and BH's noble idiocy is still frustrating me.

Show, I liked you a lot. What happened? Despite Cyrano's meddling (or perhaps because of it), maybe we just weren't meant to be.

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You know when I first watched this episode the restaurant scene where Hye Ri tells Moo Jin not to hate her no matter what I was absolutely convinced Hye Ri was behind Min Young's kidnapping but not now. Now I've come up with a few counter theories that while not equally likely to each other or to Hye Ri being responsible and while I may be the worst person on earth at identifying people by anything other than faces those legs at the end of the preview looked like Hye Ri's.

On to my counter proposals

1.) Min Young organized and staged her own kidnapping in order to make mister prickly pants himself Byung Hoon get off his bum and act on his feelings, while this doesn't explain everything and I can't come up with a connection between her and creepy Hawaiian shirt guy, she does know and have a good relationship with everyone else involved.

2.) Yi Seol told the Master the truth of the events that led to his brothers death and seeing that his animosity towards Byung Hoon is about to cause an almost identical situation and the Master and Yi Seol decide to team up and make Byung Hoon move his bum. However again that doesn't explain everything and the preview shows the Master looking for her so maybe not.

all in all I think it's most likely Hye Ri is the mastermind which sucks because she's so cute with Moo Jin.

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I most likely Hyeri has something to do with Il-do the Hawaiian Shirt guy, there was a time when their phone rang together and all (maybe from their accomplice?). She always look uncomfortable around him, too. Maybe it's not because she's creeped out but because they're hiding something... hmmm.

Minyoung staged her own kidnapping is probable too. She did say something about the one who first come to rescue is the one who cares about you the most. But then that will be disappointing to me.

Ack. The few last episodes of other Flower Boys series disappoint me, I hope it's not this case with Cyrano.

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yeah...to fake a kidnapping and put her friends thru all that worrying just to get him to rescue her would be all sorts of twisted and creepy and desperate. i can't see that.

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Thanks.....still need to watch eps 13 & 14.....but stupid net connection isn't allowing me to do so...... :-(
I agree.....the best thing about the show is that it is light and fast, but it is not shallow....
I'm completely in love with this drama and love the characters and the OTP...

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I hope Min-young doesn't put Seung-Po's hiring the agency against him. I think she's a hypocrite if she does. It's okay for you to do it to other people but you feel outraged when it happens to you.

I wonder if the fact that she had an idea that he likes her, make it more or less manipulative? I Like Seung-Po though, Byung-hoon is such a jerk.

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Time to draw out your sword, Cyrano!
(He is precious!)

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Iunderstand min young's anger if shell direct it byung hoons way bbecause he did it in purpose but i hope she doesnt get mad with Master.. aside from my bias for Seung Pyo, its the fact that if she thinks its a noble thing that clients get a chance to at least get closer to the object of their affection with the help of Cyrano, whats different when shes "the target"? Aside from the random forced ending, i liked this ep. a loot... Im intrigued with hyeri's comments aasking moojin to not hate her hmmph.. maybe shes up to something?she had something to do with the e-mail the chef received?? i want to know

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i think it would be very interesting for minyoung to feel angry with master. makes for great self questioning and reflection on minyoung's part.

actually, with all these old cases coming back to point out the flaws of the agency's work, all the characters could do some reflection and maybe address some of the issues i had with these cases (especially the first case, as that relationship was founded upon a whole mess of lies that had me cringing and worrying about the future of that couple).

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I really don't like the kidnapping scenario at all. I would much rather they (Hye Ri/Hawaii?) tried to sabotage all the cases instead. It just seems farfetched and way overboard.

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I put my trust in MY so I know she won't be angry at Master, if she did it wouldn't be like her at all. She's sweet, empathetic and understanding- she will understand Masters true intentions. If anything she's just mad at BH and has all the rights to be.

On the other hand, if Moojin cries and gets his heart stomped all over.. somebody has to pay *growls menacingly*

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I know this isn't likely, but I've had this thought in the back of my mind throughout the series.

What if Hye-ri and Il-do are part of a meta-Cyrano agency which is trying to get Byung Hoon and Min Young together kind of Inception-like?

Hye-ri was there as an operative, but in the middle of the operation started to fall for Min Joo, so therefore the apology?

Or Il-do is really Do-il with plastic surgery and he's trying to just matchmake BH?

It's pretty farfetched, but I like to think of some wacko ideas :).

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Ngaww, be strong Min Young! Love the drama so far, so I sincerely hope the writers don't sway from their fresh, unique twists to something makjang. That would suck.

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I'm happy that this drama is back on its toes... I was worried about the last episode what with all the noble idiosies..... and master's self sabotage.... I'm happy they confronted all that in here.. And I think whoever told Dok go chef is probably exposing all the cases.. And I can't stop thinking that this has something to do with the very first case...The one that brought Min-Young into the agency.... Hmmmm...we'll see...

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I'm glad next week is the end because we'll really find out what Hawaiian Shirt's deal is, lol. I could do without the kidnapping though, it seems too farfetched, even in this world.

I wonder how Moojin will react to HyeRi's probably betrayal :-(

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:( then this means there's no wayy MY is even going to like SP. I was hoping even if there's no happy ending btwn them, they would always be close. Why, show???

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I really, really, really don't like Master. The more he does stuff like this, the more I want Byung-hoon to win Min-young even if he has been a noble idiot recently.

Also adding Hawaiian shirt guy and Hye-ri to that list. I think I dislke Hye-ri even more than the other creepy guy who is not Seung-pyo because she'll be breaking pretty robot Moo-jin's heart. She's ugly guy's accomplice in whatever scheme they've cooked up with to get revenge @ Cyrano.

Anyway, this drama made me think about a Cyrano Agency in real life. I'm pretty sure I'd either be pissed off when I find out I'm the target of an operation or I'd be really grateful to them. I would also probably use the agency (if their rate's affordable) to get me closer to my crush too. Don't people get friends and family's help to do the same thing? The only difference is that you don't pay your family or friends to help you.

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I am not too happy with the sudden last minute kidnap. Yes I would really like to see how it all unravels and Seo Byung and Master fighting to rescue her. Lol. But it feels so last minute that I wish they could've incorporated this a bit sooner in the previous episodes.

It's coming down to the last two episodes and I don't want it to be rushed. :( There's still so much to tie up with Hyeri and all of this love triangle. Kind of makes me wish that they would get an extension, a proper one that won't drag things. But one can only wish.

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Just started watching this show although I have been following the recaps. I am surprised to say that I actually enjoy watching it. It's not heavy and melodramatic and dumb. It's sctually as Javabeans describes it... Zippy but not addictive. Thanks for the recaps.

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I'm betting Hye-ri & Hawaiian shirt guy are working together - but an interesting twist would be if they are working under Yi Seol.

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Was I the only one to squeal when I saw Moo Jin in 2NE1's Falling in Love MV? And the genius guy from What's Up.

Really hope the ending wraps up nicely. I really do have a soft spot for all the characters and couplings in this show!

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Before finishing episode 13 with subs, I spoiled myself by reading some posts about the kidnapping scene. I was so disappointed because I felt it was out of the scene for a drama like Dating Agency Cyrano.
But then, after watching episode 13 and 14 with subs, it doesn't feel that out of the place.
From the very beginning, the manipulation done by the Agency has always been a moral issue. Min young didn't even want to join them because she felt it was a dirty job and even though she joined them later, in the first case, she didn't believe that it was right and tried to sabotage the case so I think the idea of kidnapping can be a little bit agressive but maybe needed ?
Especially when we do not know who the kidnapper is.
Jung Il Do and Hyeri are the first suspects who come in my mind. The man is creepy beyond words and Hyeri has been acting very weird in the restaurant. I'm pretty sure she acted as a spy for him.

At this point, I'm a little bit annoyed by the noble idiocy. Yeah, I didn't feel that he would accept her right away but instead of hiding his feelings like he did for Yi Seol, he could have told her that it isn't the right moment instead of being so mean with her because saying a girl isn't on the same league that your first love or trying to get her with another man when you know she is in love with you, is pretty sick even for him.

I really hope that they end the drama well. I don't know a crappy ending like some dramas love to do. But I'm not too worried because they avoided the usual silly things in dramaland so I'm sure it is going to rock my toes until the very end.
I seriously can't wait for Monday/Tuesday but it makes me sad to think this is the last week. Gotta working on my studies for now on LOL.

Sooyoung's acting ... She really improved and I'm glad that she is recognized by her acting skills rather than looks/popularity. It is such a shame that the ratings are low and it doesn't get more people to watch it because it is gooood :D

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this is xciting! than you for the recap.

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Seung Pyo was so charming when he rammed into Min Young's ex's car. This proves that Seung Pyo does not need the agency staging situations for him. He is completely capable of winning a girl's heart on his own; unfortunately, the girl's heart already belongs to someone else. I loved that photo on the screen when Min Young walked away from Byung Hoon in tears -- the two of them happily working on a case together. Though if I were Byung Hoon, I would've never clicked on the text message for fear of it giving my phone a virus.

Byung Hoon's "Date?!" O_O reaction at Moo Jin was hilarious.

Thanks for the recap, javabeans!

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