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Fated To Love You: Episode 18

Our most fated of couples finally climbs to the peak of their mountain of misunderstandings to see that the view isn’t quite as bleak as they thought it’d be. The future may still be just as uncertain, but now that neither Gun or Mi-young have to weather it miserable and alone, even borrowed time can be enough to give you cavities.

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EPISODE 18 RECAP

Grandma Wang is beside herself as she sees the headlines declaring Gun’s genetic illness while the media prepares for a press conference. Mi-young has to field a mob of reporters outside the Lee Manor door as she desperately hails down a taxi to get to the conference, and Gun.

She makes it there only after Gun admits to the press that the rumors about him having the disease are all true, so as a result, he will be respectfully resigning as CEO of Jangin Chemicals. Whaaaat.

“Lee Gun!” Mi-young calls from the doorway. The press recognize her and surround her, but she doesn’t seem to notice when her eyes are solely on Gun: “I found out about everything. The reason why you lied to me, and why you pushed me away so viciously.”

Gun looks stricken, though he desperately tries to hide it as he addresses her as “Ellie Kim” and asks what she thinks she’s doing. “Look me in the eyes when you lie to me,” she continues, regardless of their every action being recorded. “Tell me that you didn’t miss me at all for the past three years, and that I meant nothing to you. Tell me.”

Instead of fessing up, Gun reacts angrily as he orders Manager Tak to take her away—but Mi-young won’t back down on this one. “Tell me. If you’re confident that you can live without me, I really will let you go.”

A moment of silence passes before Gun, who looks like he’s in physical pain from the emotional restraint he’s using, finally admits that he lied before giving his reasoning: “If you’re having a hard time or if you’re in pain, I’ll be in pain too. That’s why I lied.”

Mi-young asks if he’s a fool, which definitely startles him. Then she steps up onto the stage with him to confront him face to face as she asks why he’s worrying in advance about the hard times she might face for a disease that hasn’t yet taken hold of him.

“Why do we have to be sad, in despair, and crying in advance? We can cry when it actually happens,” Mi-young says with tears in her eyes. THANK YOU. Thank you. Gah, I still wish Gun would’ve realized this on his own though.

Gun tells her that nothing has changed now that she knows everything, especially his disease. A tear falls down his cheek as he adds, almost in a whisper, “I don’t have the right to love you.”

Mi-young steps forward until she can touch his coat, her eyes constantly searching for a connection. She is not going to let him continue to do this. “Why do you need a right to love?” she asks. He finally catches her gaze as she stresses that it’s okay—even with a ticking time bomb inside him, there’s no reason for them to worry for what hasn’t happened yet.

“No matter what happens,” Mi-young adds tearfully, “I won’t let you be alone, even when you’re hurt. I love you.” In an unexpected move, it’s her who leans forward to kiss him amidst gasps and the clicks of dozens of cameras. Gun stands stock still even with tears streaming down his cheeks. (I’m not crying… it’s just been raining on my face.)

An incredibly tense moment passes, enough to make us worry that Gun is still going to stick to his guns and refuse her for her own good. But as he searches her eyes, and she his, he pulls her in for an emotional, gut-wrenchingly meaningful kiss. They wrap their arms around each other like they’re the only two people in the world.

After the conference, they retreat to a hotel room with the same suite number (2006) as it was on their first night together. While Gun is still wowed about the courage it took her to confront him in front of everyone, Mi-young stays on task to ask him why he acted so coldly toward her when he pushed her away.

Even if Gun’s tone turns defensively harsher, he’s finally being completely honest with her as he tells her that his genetic disease isn’t a joke—there’s a chance he could forget her, or become paralyzed. With a ticking time bomb like that inside him, how could he ask her to stay with him?

“Why? It doesn’t matter to me. If there was a ticking time bomb attached to me, would you just abandon me and run away?” Gun jumps to his feet at the absurdity of her accusation as he instantly claims he’d cut any color wires to help (not the red one! Or is it the blue one?), and if that didn’t work, he’d embrace her so that they’d die together in the explosion.

Mi-young’s face softens when a lightbulb moment comes over Gun as he realizes he just spoke in defense of her position. “See? You would do that too. Why are you telling me I can’t? Do you think I can just abandon you?” She sits right in front of him so she can take his hands.

“There’s no use now. Even if you push me away, I’m not going to budge even one step.” Gun looks up into her eyes wonderingly as he asks how he could ever be greedy when it comes to someone like her, as though he’s too undeserving. Mi-young just smiles softly as she tells him that there’s nothing wrong with being greedy.

While Mom looks troubled as she processes the kiss seen ‘round the world, Mi-young and Gun share an idyllic and happy meal at the hotel. Gun can’t shake the feeling that he’s dreaming, and to prove he isn’t, Mi-young ushers him closer for an almost-kiss, only to grab a fistful of his cheek in a hard pinch.

Gun asks if this is her revenge, to which she declares that it’s punishment for the three years she was miserable because of him. It’s still playful with a hint of truth, and when Mi-young releases him, he literally turns the other cheek for her to exact vengeance on should she want to.

Then the air gets a little awkward when Gun remembers that they’re alone… in a hotel room. He comes right out with it and asks if they’re going to sleep in the room, only to be floored when Mi-young matter-of-factly says, “We should.” She reasons that it would be a waste of money not to.

He’s all but jumping for joy at the thought of sleeping with his snail, and tries a few different approaches that get him nowhere as Mi-young continues to focus on her food. Haha.

Next, we find them lying in bed fully-clothed with a space between them that Gun openly finds lamentable. He keeps trying to inch his way closer to her (which is hilarious), but it also helps to get them into a teasing conversation about what comes next. In Gun’s English vernacular, could they do that thing they just did in front of all those people? Y’know, k-i-double-s?

He asks her flat out if they could kiss again, and she happily turns toward him on the bed as an open invitation. Victorious opera music plays as Gun leans in to kiss her… only for the phone to interrupt them. Gun curses his rotten luck, but tells Mi-young to stay right where she is by using his adorkably bad English again: “Stop the beat!” I’ll laugh so hard if he learned that line from his rapping days.

Manager Tak has bad news and good news when he calls Gun: The bad is that Grandma Wang collapsed, but she willed herself to be strong for Gun. Plus, because of his romantic moment at the press conference and a surge in public opinion, the company won’t accept his letter of resignation because he’s irreplaceable.

After Manager Tak cheers Gun on when it comes to Mi-young (since he’s always been for them), Gun uses acrobatics to get back to the bedroom where he expects to find Mi-young waiting…

…But she’s fallen asleep. Hah. Gun tries poking her lightly with no response before he sighs, resigned but still happy just to be there with her. He even tenderly tucks her in like he still can’t believe he’s not dreaming as he wonders how his snail found such courage with her tiny frame.

He cuddles closer so that their faces are only inches apart as he settles in for the night to sleep, his face a picture of contentment. I want to bask in this happy glow, but I’m deathly afraid the show has too much time on its hands still.

The next day, Mi-young tries to convince Grandma Wang to give her blessing to her and Gun. Grandma is reluctant for the same reason Gun was, because she worries for Mi-young now that she’ll be going into the marriage with the painful knowledge that his disease could recur in the future.

Mi-young reassures Grandma Wang with a smile that she’s prepared for anything that could come their way, as long as she’s by Gun’s side. Grandma softens at her display of loyalty, but says that before she can get her consent, she should get her mother’s first.

The board members debate whether to keep Gun on as CEO knowing that his disease could recur in the future, and though there’s the small and unexplainable minority who’ve been wanting him out for a long time, the majority rules in his favor. Even Yong agrees.

Gun and Manager Tak crash the meeting to discuss his resignation personally. But to everyone’s surprise, he’s not there to contest it, he’s there to reinforce the fact that he will resign as the CEO of Jangin Chemicals… for three months. Or as Gun calls it, a vacation.

This incenses the minority against him, who then ask who will run the company during the three months he’ll be livin’ it up. Gun is more than happy to acquiesce, as he makes a grand gesture to the doorway as his replacement walks through.

…And it’s Grandma Wang. A-mazing. Needless to say, Gun wins this round. Vacation time it is!

Daniel and Mi-young visit at the cafe he used to own, and even though he must know that there’s no good news coming his way, he still keeps a friendly and open air. Mi-young begins quietly, but firmly: “Thank you, Daniel. If it wasn’t for you, I would’ve left without knowing the truth.”

There’s nothing else for Daniel to do but laugh good-naturedly, as he admits that he was pretty cool when he did that life-changing U-turn for her. Aw, he has to be hiding his hurt feelings, especially when Mi-young haltingly tells him that she won’t be able to stay by his side. “I’m really… really…”

“Sorry?” Daniel finishes, just to make things easier for her. It’s so sad that he’s trying to cheer her up, enough to even joke around with her and make light of what really is a heavy situation.

At least Daniel admits the folly of every second lead, and why he couldn’t compete against Gun: he’s too nice. (Sad, but true.) He doesn’t want to say goodbye to her forever, but asks her for a little time to come to terms with his feelings.

Alone, Daniel flashes back to all his fond memories with Mi-young, from their first meeting in the confessional to his proposal. “I really wanted us to be a family,” he sighs. “But it’s not happening the way I wanted. No matter how earnest you are, I guess it’ll never work out if it’s not meant to be.”

Yong mistakes his usual forgetfulness for an early onset of his family’s genetic disease and freaks out about it to Mama Yong, who basically says, Yeah, about that… I have something to tell you. Ohhh snap. Is he not even Gun’s half-brother?

Gun and Mi-young arrive home just as Yong runs out of the house crying, so Mama Yong takes the opportunity to sit Gun down for a talk. She actually apologizes to him for her part in his mother’s misery, and passes across a keepsake book that looks like it belonged to his father along with another apology for not treating him the way she should have.

Mi-young finds Yong crying on a park bench, but her use of the term “Young Master” has him blubbering that she shouldn’t call him that anymore. “Sister-in-law,” he still calls her, “I… am not a son of the Lee Clan.”

He cries that he doesn’t know what to do—he likes Gun and Grandma Wang, especially since Grandma started accepting him and Gun stopped ignoring him. More than that, Mi-young has been like a real sister to him.

But he confirms what his mother just told him, only for Mi-young to pat him comfortingly as she reassures him that he’ll always be a “young master” to her, no matter what. He hugs her with relief and cries on her shoulder. Aww, Yong.

Gun reads over the diary that Mama Yong gave him, which was his father’s way of keeping track of his disease. Like his son, he was so determined to keep the truth of his illness from Gun’s mother and him that he wouldn’t tell his wife where he was going or why.

In a surprising reveal, Gun finds out that Mama Yong was just his father’s caretaker during his sicker times, and that he never gave her his heart but wanted to give her a home for her to raise her son. “Even though Yong was not my son,” his father wrote, “At least once, I wanted to give him the love that he didn’t receive from the father he never met.” (*sniff*)

Then he addresses a part specifically to his son, Gun: “Gun… My son, Gun… I will miss you.” Gun looks up when Mi-young enters his man cave with tears in his eyes, and he pulls her into an embrace as he says, “Thank you. I might regret it, but I won’t go. For staying with me until the end… thank you.”

“I should be the one thanking you for accepting my feelings,” Mi-young replies. Gun shakes his head as he adds that he doesn’t want to be away from her for even a second. His uncertainty for the future is palpable as he tells her that he wants them to stay together for a looong time, like he’s so afraid that they won’t even get the chance.

Gun takes Mi-young to get Grandma Wang’s blessing on their reunion, but Grandma is firm in her refusal to give permission until they get Mi-young’s mother’s blessing first. So as long as they can get Mom, they’ve got Grandma.

Buuuut, as they’re leaving, Grandma says something about how kids these days are so different—back in her day, if two people were in love they’d just run away from home. Hah, is this her way of nudging them to elope?

While Mi-young’s sisters remain torn on the Gun issue, Mi-young talks it out with Mom, who seems apprehensive about Gun. Mi-young argues not just for Gun, but for herself, as she explains how she didn’t understand his situation before and hated him for it.

Now that things have changed, Mi-young tells her that she really wants to be with Gun for the long haul now: “Just this once, I want to live the way I want.” It’s with tears in her eyes that Mom firmly says she can’t approve of them—she likes Gun too, and she wants them to be happy, but she can’t stand the idea that he might leave her someday.

Mom adds that she knows how much Gun and Mi-young love each other, and how it’s all well and good now for them to feel sure that they can’t live without each other. But things could change in the future, and that’s what worries her.

Gun laughs as he flips through the selfies he took while Mi-young was asleep before Yong hands him his resignation letter. He also says that he and his mother will be moving to the country soon, but Gun instead scolds him for trying to weasel out of his work obligations.

He reiterates that he’s the one leaving the house, which means that Yong and his mother should stay with Grandma Wang. Yong cries with gratitude as he calls Gun by his work title, only for Gun to fire back that he should be calling him the familial hyungnim instead.

In his quest to show his gratitude through a hug, Yong gets frozen by Gun’s magical powers. Even while under ice, Yong channels his magical fire powers. I never get this recurring bit, but I love the camp factor too much to complain.

Se-ra finds Daniel piss drunk in their apartment building, and though she knows he drank to soothe his broken heart, he continues to deny it… before he falls into the open elevator.

So Se-ra has to drag him, however grudgingly, all the way into his apartment. After giving his unconscious self some applicable advice for the both of them, Se-ra’s eyes trail to the pictures on his nightstand. The one with him and his sister as children gets a visceral reaction from her. Does she recognize it?

Since he’s got three months of free time now, Gun hangs out in Mi-young’s studio just pretending to read a book—when in reality he can’t keep his eyes off her. Mi-young totally calls him out on it, even pointing out that his book has been upside down for an hour now. Hah.

Mi-young is worried about how they’ll convince Mom, but Gun eases her worries by promising her that he’ll do whatever it takes to get Mom to agree. Mi-young promises to do her part to help, too.

Gun tickles her out of the way so he can see her work in progress, which turns out to be a drawing of him sitting with his book. They naturally get closer, and the mood changes (to the tune of Blink’s Kiss Me) as Gun leans in for a kiss…

…Only to be caught red-handed by Manager Tak. He’s so happy to call Mi-young “Madam” again and makes snail hands at her when she says she’s missed him. Aw.

Manager Tak has brought vacation brochures with him so Gun and Mi-young can go on an exotic vacation together (since they’re currently banned from Grandma Wang’s house pending Mom’s permission), but since it’s just the close proximity Gun wants, Mi-young says she’s got the perfect place for them.

Cut to: Her once-apartment, still occupied by once-roommate Ji-yeon. Gun tries to act excited even though this was not the place he envisioned, and he gets an elbow to the ribs whenever he slips up in front of her roomie.

However, Ji-yeon won’t be staying with them, since she made an agreement with Grandma Wang for Gun to live in her house while she lives in Lee Manor. Needless to say, Mama Yong is NOT happy about this arrangement.

Gun and Mi-young are in full-on honeymoon phase as they clean the little apartment and make it their own, with Gun using every opportunity he can to try and get physically closer to Mi-young. Even cuter still, Gun uses a robot vacuum to deliver the two mandarin ducks they received for their wedding to Mi-young. (Major props to the PPL integration on that one.)

That night, Mi-young smiles through happy tears as she reminisces over the lucky chip Gun gave her after their night in Macau. When Gun asks what’s wrong, Mi-young shows him the chip before she adds how she still can’t believe he’s by her side again.

Gun sighs that since he can’t believe it either, he keeps looking over his shoulder to make sure she’s really there. “But you can’t disappear from my life this time. You need to stay put right beside me, just like this chip.”

Mi-young smiles as Gun leans in, “Just like you said, I’ll be just like this chip.” Their lips are just a hair’s breath away as Gun reiterates, “You have to stay by my side forever, just like this chip. Got it?”

Then he finally gets that long-awaited kiss, without interruption this time, before the camera pans to the two mandarin ducks.

 
COMMENTS

I’m so proud of Mi-young for confronting Gun and for putting an end to the self-perpetuating state of misery he was so ready to keep inflicting on both of them. Granted, I had kind of hoped that Gun would’ve come to this realization on his own so that he would be the one to fix what he broke between them, but I’m also willing to accept that he could’ve gone forever without telling her the truth if he could.

So in that sense, Mi-young was the only person capable of making Gun understand that there’s happiness to be had in the here and now, regardless of how uncertain the future may be. Even if I wish he had given her the chance to make a decision regarding their future that wasn’t based on misinformation in the first place (but that would’ve been too easy), she was finally given everything she needed to decide exactly where she wanted to be—and that place was right by his side, come what may.

Mama Yong’s moment of reconciliation felt a bit sudden but no less unwelcome, since she really wasn’t that great as an antagonist anyway. It was actually really nice how her side of the story was finally revealed, even if it doesn’t quite explain why she chose such a dark path to walk for so many years. Did she give up her ambitions because she finally felt bad for Gun? I’m not quite sure if I buy the reasoning, but I’ll buy the result, since it was a little daunting to watch Gun go through his father’s diary only to realize that noble idiocy is part and parcel with their family’s genetic disease.

Strangely, it was really his father’s diary that gave Gun’s almost identical mindset a little more legitimacy, since he and his father both had nothing but the best intentions for those they loved. It’s incredibly tragic to think that Gun’s mother might’ve gone forever without ever knowing that her husband truly loved her and wasn’t cheating on her, which makes me that much more grateful that Mi-young doesn’t have to endure the pain of not ever knowing why the man she loved tried so hard to keep her away.

It brings an end to Daniel’s romantic involvement of course, which I’d argue isn’t that huge of a loss since his cause was hopeless from the start. At least he was cool enough to admit it, not just enough to respect Mi-young’s decision but to help her come to it. He gave her the truth that Gun refused to, and bowed out like a champion after a hard-fought battle. Unlike other second leads who’ve had their stories end once the love line does, I’m glad that he has a chance for the family he’s always wanted with Se-ra. Even if she can be a bit of a pill sometimes, maybe being a sister suits her better than being a girlfriend. Or a person.

With how much emphasis is being put on how potentially horrific the future may be with Gun’s disease, it does make me nervous that this most recent hurdle isn’t the last our couple may have to face. Is it too much to hope that the universe isn’t so cruel? These two have gone through an unwanted marriage, the loss of their unborn child, and now three years of misunderstandings and hurt feelings—they deserve to make up for lost time with the blissful happiness they’re enjoying now. You better stop hurting them, do you hear me, Fated? There are a lot of us and only one of you, so, just keep that in mind next week.

 
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FINALLY THE RECAP IS HERE!
Been refreshing the site for hours now kekekeke

I am sooo happy with this epi...it was pure fluff and ultimate fan service...all the pain and heart break has been forgiven show ♡

Now only if we can see somw actual Gun and snail babies at the end of the show *squeaal*

I can't believe how much I fell in love with the show! Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara you both are awesome!!

FTLY FIGHTING!

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Well, not REALLY forgiven, forgiven nonetheless.

I can't believe we stood 7 episodes of misery! I wish maybe this episode could have came at least one episode earlier. Like what I was afraid of, we're only going to get a little of the happy moments because the writers spent too many episodes giving us the sad moment.

I hope they make it up to us for the last two episodes-I wish it was three. Oh, well.

I love this drama so much. I'm sad it's going to end!!

T_____T

I hope they're handed lots of awards for this show...t.t...

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@HeadsNo2
Thanks for the wonderful, FAST, recap....I think both you and @ gummimochi have SPOILED us....I really appreciate both of you for ALL of your HARD work; I cannot even begin to phantom HOW MUCH work there is to recap....Thank you very kamsa ^.^

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cingdoc:
Ah-men to the fast recaps of HeadsNo2 and gummimochi. /bow to them.

it's not just the speed of the recap but the depth and explanation of words/culture/everything else.

thank you HeadsNo2 and gummimochi.

<3

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I know. Can't imagine the drama watching experience without the insight of our two wonderful ladies. Amen indeed!

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"Pure fluff and ultimate fan service" totally agree!!!!

I LOVED this episode, after last few episodes, I was waiting for this.
OMG I don't mind watching Jang Hyuk doing whatever role, because he is so YUM...hehehe...but seriously, I rewatched this episodes several times already.

Granted all the issues are not resolve, I am glad though the writer didn't spend this episode diverting the reunion by focusing on Daniel and Sera.

This is definitely one of my all time favorites now, I added it to my top three, along with Greatest Love and Secret Garden.

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Mine too..in fact Secret Garden, The King2 Hearts, Reply 1994 and Greatest Love and indeed my all time fav too. This one adds to that list!!!

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Never imagined that I would give a K-drama Heroine the title for Most Romantic Move – Kim Mi Young fighting for her love and her moving declaration of 사랑해 to Gun - SWOON. And the kiss! I am a blubbering, crying, happy mess. The bitter “pain” of episodes 11 - 17 evaporated with your amazing kiss/passion/chemistry.

Jang Hyuk + Jang Nara: as much as LG loves KMY & back - I love you two to bits. So happy for our snail couple! *snail sign*

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I swear I watched the press conference declaration about five times before I moved on to the rest of the episode. It was so cathartic after the misery of the past episodes that I just wanted to soak it all in.

I had never seen anything with Jang Nara in it before this show and now I've been looking for other shows because I'm a fan. The two of them are great!

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You HAVE to watch Baby-Faced Beauty. Thankfully, I had seen that before this and b/c of her acting in that and the similarity in characters I was expecting good things from this one too!

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I haven't seen her done anything bad. The first drama I saw her in was Wedding. Loved it! And then I searched others and has been satisfied by all her performances.

Same goes to Jang Hyuk. He reeled me in with Thank you and I haven't missed anything yet. Even though some of his roles were questionable, he has tremendous screen presence. I more than heart him:)

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This episode has been a long time coming, (8 episodes late) I really missed that rapport btw Gun and MY. Hopefully, the last 2 episodes are full of cute quirky fun with me laughing out loud cos frankly i’ve had my fill of the angst. I’m of the opinion that FTLY should have been a 16/18 episode drama, what with all the unnecessary drama , idiotic Gun and whatnot.
I enjoyed this episode, the parts I liked:
-Gun rambling on and on while MY just ignored him focusing on her food and wine instead.
-Gun about to kiss MY and the phone call coming in, his reaction had me rolling. Lol that scene had me yelling what the heck u moving so slowly for? You should be jumping each others bones , tearing the clothes off of each other, Its been 3years people, appease me for all the times I spent watching you guys apart and in pain and for the plenty tears I shed man.
-Loool Gomeo and Miliet/Julyoung
-Gun’s failed attempts to get busy with MY
-LG and dragon scene, lol they are so adorable. The music that came on during that scene cracked me up.
As for Sec Tak, God bless his heart with his good intentions and all, but Man, the guy is just a cockblocker . He should have just turned around when he saw LG and MY together. Again, why was Gun taking so much time to go in for that kiss??
When the Grandmother was talking about young people of nowadays not having any passion and how back in the day if they were in love they would leave home to start a family and all that, was she indirectly trying to tell that that’s what they should do?

Thanks for the recaps Heads

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the bgm on the LG&yong scene, wasn't that the dragonball anime theme? korean version? =P

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Yeah, I was LOLing at that scene. Even if I'm not korean, i could tell that it was the dragon ball theme song hahahahaha

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I think it's totally amazing that MY, who might have been super duper shy about physical contact previously, is actually the one in control/giving the go ahead. d=

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that's the effect of staying in France for 3yrs.

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I was about to say the same thing. France did a lot of good for that girl, esp. that kiss!

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Really amazing.I like this MY. Gun keeps talking about how she didn't change at all, she did change a little bit. i kept thinking to myself bout how Episode 18 MY is a bit different from Episode 1 MY..

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I think when Gun says she hasn't changed he is talking about her essence. Her change has been subtle. She was always great and only needed a bit of confidence.

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Hehe, Secretary Tak....you really are a doll...so loyal to Gun & MYsshi, but really!!! Not once, but twice- no more coitus interuptus please if you(like the rest of us in dramaverse) want to see more kkedonggie's siblings- PLEASE- Do Not Disturb! our snail couple ^.^

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Haha, Secretary Tak!

"cockblocker",..."coitus interuptus"...LOL!!!

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Gaaah I love the kissing scenes! Jang Nara and Jang Hyuk def nailed it!

I can tell that Noble Idiocy def runs in the family... Lee Gun's dad did it, and his grandfather did it as well (not telling Grandma Wang about his illness until much later). I am so thankful that MY finally found out... I can imagine how painfully lonely it must be if Gun had kept it all to himself.

Not complaining about the return of the fluff at all! hahaha... I hope that they'll have lots of mini Lee Gun's and Mi Young's in the future.

Oh and where in the world can I get another Lee Gun in my life (without the hereditary disease and the Noble Idiocy of course)?

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Gun's dad's "noble" idiocy is beyond stupid. He rationalizes he can show Baby Yong the love his missing father never gave him. .. what about Gun? What about his wife's feelings? Too stupid for words.

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the confession kiss from MY to LG is daebak ! !!

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They certainly made up for the fake kiss on SSBG 12 years ago....

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OMGGGGGG THAT MOMENT CAME!!!!!!

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hahaha. doing all of that in front of reporters..I can't explain that feeling when I watched that SCENE. I was just WOAH..

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I was SHOCKED when Jang Nara just lunged at him. I certainly did not see that coming from her. She definitely learned a lot in France.

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Aww Heads! Aren't you the lucky one to be recapping the episode when Cute and Quirky make a comeback!

Thanks so much for the recap. Love, love, love reading you. Just wanted to put down my experiences of watching this episode raw before reading though.

So this is what I could gather from what I saw:

Blah, blah, blah, let's kiss. And they kiss. Blah, blah, blah, let's cuddle and kiss. And they almost kiss. Blah, blah, blah, let's play house. And they play house and cry some and then kiss some more.

Ahhhh! The bliss that comes from watching these two make googly eyes at each other. I'd say that's more than enough comprehending.

Gosh, we are just so easy to please.

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Definitely easy to please. We're such fangirls, aren't we? But then (almost) everyone on the show itself is a fangirl too. How cool is that? :D

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Hi guys!
We are so ridiculously easy to please no? Lol
This episode gave me everything I wanted (though I would have loved seeing some more action.:-))

I can't even write a recap.
Just some lines:
1. "Gunnie-shi are you stupid" I schouted YES at that line
2. "I will cut all.the wires, red,blue,yellow....."
3. "K.I. double S"
4. "Stop the beat"
5. " that kiss is considered EROTIC LEVEL". buahahaha

Secretary Tak being the ULTIMATE TROLL

Gunnie doing acrobatics.to jump on the.bed

Gunnie offering his left cheek with the that dimple.to.be.pinched......

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I would like to give an award.to Jang Hyuks eyes. God. They are incredible

Now,the only thing making me apprehensive is that they have been talking about this darned disease SO much..... that I'm really REALLY REALLY nervous that something is going to happen to Gun at the end. I didn't have this feeling till this week and I'm really scared. Like really. Sigh.

But wait, the show never fully confirmed if Gun had an actual test fine for his disease. Did he?
Please,I don't want him to die

I just want more cute and happiness for the next 2 eps.
I second a comment earlier that FTLY should have been 16 weeks. In fact I remember being happy initially cos I thought it was that.

Please don't break our hearts any more writers. Pleaseeeeeee

And finally, @BoxedIn so glad you liked Greatest Love. It was my 2nd ever korean drama and it was what started this kdrama obsession cos I LOVE it. I was also on the Pil Line for a a while but Dokko Jin eventually stole my heart completely.

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as a former mediocre subber, i always get frustrated at my own lack of translating ability.

and so when i see something in a drama that I can correct or supplement, well I sometimes feel an urge to help out.

and as you know, fast subs often are incomplete so there are gaps where people are speaking and you wonder.... people are talking but there are no lines! arg!

Anyway, so like there is the scene where Gunnie is laying down next to KMY amd he starts talking about her dozing off at an inappropriate time. And where is the full sub!

Supplement:

Gunnie: Gaaaa, sleeping?!?! After three years of cold showers, I need moar snail bewbs!!!

No need for thanks, just a public service duty provided by samsooki.

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Hahahahahahahahah!

I knew something was off with the sub, but this is priceless. :D

You know what compensates for mistranslated subs though? Gunnie mooing in bed pretending it's a...yawn? Hahah. Nothing could convey three years of pent-up sexual frustration better.

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Awwww,thanks so much Samsooki for the extra translation.
You know,it's amazing I have got so much into dramas that I'm taking Korean classes in addition to doing my doctorate plus mom and wifely duties. Phew. I'm so stretched but I am loving every minute of it.

P.S an absolutely AWESOME person on stomping made voice files of Gun saying "K.I double S" and also that moan he made when he got into bed. It's so funny. Lol. They are my new ringtones and message tones respectively.

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Thanks samsooki, for all the additional giggles.

P.S- When I saw this at first, I totes thought you were trolling us fangirls with that one though. :D

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Dear @samsooki,
Awwww, how can you be a mediocre subber??anything related to kdrama??? Your recaps on City Hall & MNIKSS are classics???
If I haven't told you yet, I'm glad your JNR led you back to us.... Welcome back and HUGS

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Thanks! That was a "key" comment from Gun you picked up. As a non-Korean watcher, I wonder too how much of the dialogue are actually being captured. I like to get into every details of what the characters are saying, as it is very subjective. I'm crazzzy obsessed about this drama, so I want every minute detail.

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know what? LG killed me with the K.I.double S, now i can't undo that in my mind. Now kiss is not just kiss but K.I. double S.

oh and i super love TGL, been a Dok Go Jin girl since episode 1. btw are these actors who do great in action films/dramas so great cuz both CSW and JH just totally nailed rom-com. i know they have others drama that are not action (SSBG, etc for JH, City Hall, etc for CSW).

and may i comment that it is so refreshing coming here with all these positive comments, unlike last week where i stopped after a few comments and left the thread, so negative.

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@Boxed-in, Panda :) <3 (I wish I could make more cutesy faces, Korean text-message style, but who am I kidding really.)

So much jubilation around these parts. Hitting the comments section feels like I've arrived at a reunion party. Lol. It's hilarious and cute how happy everyone is for the couple. I can almost hear glasses clinking, champagne spilling.

An episode blistering with sweetness. And it's made me just as myopic as I know the show wants all of us (Gunnie and Mi-young included) to be at the moment.

I loved Mi-young this episode. Not so much for her ballsy move in the first act (I thought it was clever of the show to turn the Glaring Spotlight of Awkwardness on us. Because this is probably how awkward and public all kisses are for them. The actors are already used to cameras, flashes, flashy lighting, tons of people watching, so I guess the discomfort was purely for our sake.) but for her simple explanation of why she should be by his side. I mean, it has been that simple to us all along. Aren't you glad her wavelength matches that of 99% of the viewers?

Mi-young has always been so sensible, so authentic with everything. It's as if, if you have the courage to be sincere, you can beat all odds pitted against you. That's what I'm taking as the moral of the story. And all those grand sweeping gestures of sacrifice and noble idiocy, and she'll just dismiss it with a pinch of his cheeks! I love how Mi-young just undramafies all the drama that has been weighing the show down all these episodes.

I agree with Heads, that I would have liked it better had we arrived at this point with a little change in Gunnie's perspective, with him addressing the crisis he'd created. It's ironic that while he has been the one to strip Mi-young of all agency, and in a way, looking at how much of a control freak he was about setting things right, it's Mi-young who takes ultimate charge and slams him with her decision. I wouldn't say he's weak-willed at all. But her cause is stronger than his and so she wins this battle.

Also, did you notice that she's gone back - even fashion-wise - to her pre-France self. She looks like our original Mi-young, just without glasses.

Can I say? It's Little Yong that has my heart wrapped in candy wrapper, all pink and swirly for him this episode. Can I please kidnap him and ship him to a land far, far away? Dragon boy is bursting with more cuteness than I can handle. Plus, he is right up there (along with you and I, hah) vying for the best fangirl award! He is so into the LG-MY couple!

Also, robot vacuum PPL? Hahaha. Who would have thought? Well I'm not buying one unless it comes with Oppa Love holding the remote, ready to play the 'Flirt' button for free.

Oppa! What have they done to you? I'm glad to see Gunnie happy, but the bags under Jang Hyuk's eyes. Not dark circles, no. Bags hanging - like...

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Oops, just a little bit more...A fangirl's gotta do what a fangirl's gotta do. :)

...Not dark circles, no. Bags hanging - like udders. Such strained eyes I'd last seen only on Bill Clinton during his Monica Lewinsky scandal days. Not since.

Why heaping so much exhaustion on Oppa Love, Show? All the while moving at a snail's pace yourself. You better take care of him. And send him to a spa - one where he won't get secretly drugged - as soon as you're over.

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Hey juju ❤️❤️
Lool @ udders. He does look exhausted doesn't he.
But HOT. Always HOT. ?

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Aww you guys.<3 It's crazy how happy everybody in the drama-verse and the real-verse is for this fictional couple. Power of true love. Heh.

I actually thought the press conference was a good way to stage the Grand Reunion.. Sure, it smacked a bit of fan-service too, but then again looking back, the press had played a major role in their being torn apart initially. And we've already seen countless times how Gun manages to stonewall Mi-young whenever she probes him for answers. The press con was a good place to corner the guy- he was at his emotional lowest, having to give up the work and the company which meant so much to him and was really the last thing keeping him sane, and he couldn't run away from his own press conference without answering her questions. & Mi-young did ask him, again and again, whether he wanted her to stay with him. It was only AFTER he'd admitted to lying that she really put her foot down. The quiet conversation later helped too. So all things considered, I'd say they did pretty well.

Mi-young is...amazing, isn't she? She just cuts through all the bullshit and gets straight to the point. Gotta admire her. I hope Gun knows what a gem of a woman he has. Oh wait, he has always known. That's what mucked things up in the first place. Sheesh. Realizing that makes it even worse, the sheer waste of these 3 years.

About that Great Wall coming down, I agree with Heads too- at least a part of that realization should've come on its own. No wonder we whined so much last episode. But I guess they needed Gun to be just that dumb (no matter how frustrating it was for us) in order to get in that back-story about his father. I...liked that twist. It pretty much showed Gun a mirror- his father had done EXACTLY what he'd been doing, and only managed to damage his wife and child's life even further, to make them miserable long after he was gone. Before he read that diary, I still wasn't confident that Gun wouldn't fall into the same rut again once the disease truly flared up. But now he knows that running away doesn't help anyone. That's progress. Mi-young's conversation with Grandma was a nice juxtaposition to that, with its dose of realism.

With you on Little Yong. Did you see his reaction at the press con? Happy tears, practically screaming "Biggest. Fangirl. Ever". Hee.

Poor Daniel. Aww. It's almost worse that he had more of a sibling vibe with Mi-young than he has with Sera. Maybe it's the actors' natural chemistry, I dunno, but that brother-sister thing feels totally forced to me.

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Boxed-in, what can I tell you about Mi-youngsshi. She was so amazing today, I found myself thinking, if this woman were real, I'd happily forget men and elope with her.

But have you noticed something? She's this lovely and admirable only around him. She does gives off post-it vibes in the presence of others, but with him, she's like an iron fist ready to throw a punch any moment. In his own insane ways, he continues to bring out the best in her. And sadly, she only still brings out the worst in him. That blithering cow.

It wasn't always like that, because I think the reason the first half was so precious was because Mi-young's presence always brought out the best in Gun. Gun respected rather than protected Mi-young with an unconventionality that was altogether refreshing. That was what I loved most about him and about the show. He made it his job to show others how great she was. And then he went into protection, then over-protection mode. With him leaning on her as he did today, it's clear that somebody else, not Mi-young needed support. One where you're sheltered and embraced rather than pushed away, of course. I hope Gunnie will go back to respecting her, and giving her the space to exercise the immense strength she carries. That'll be his redemption for me.

And Daniel and Sera. Haha. Almost forgot about those two. I honestly found Daniel's presence so suffocating the whole while, and today I actually pitied him for the things he said, like he'd been fired from Mi-young's life. It was as if he had read a lot of our comments here, and was wryly acknowledging them.

When he gave Sera advice on what to do with unrequited love, I wanted to hit him with his NB shoe because, what the hell! Who is he of all people to tell anybody else what to do with unrequited love? Anyway, now that both brother and sister are out of our OTPs way, I'd feel at peace with them finally reuniting and finding some form of happiness together. I know it's sad that it's almost impossible to see them independent of their relationship with the OTP, but that's their fate, being second leads.

Lasstly, (and Panda, you can probably help me sort this one out) everybody makes a fuss about how hot Oppa Love is. But that flashback scene when he's playing Papa Lee, and this time with a wig and not the old hairdo we'd all gotten to adore, didn't he look rather like a drag queen? Not that I didn't like it...but the fact that I like it compels me to contemplate my taste.

I get that being hot seems reason enough to swoon. But why do I find Jang Hyuk not the least bit hot as Lee Gun. I love the character for his abrasive laughter, his animal-like movements, his habit of barking at people he loves, such fake aggression, his tenderness towards Mi-young, how comfortably he can hold an infant in his arms, his petty jealousy, his drag potential. He's a through and through ajhusshi to me. Maybe I love Oppa Love for all the ajhusshi reasons. If that makes...

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@jhu lol on Oppa love for ahjhussi reasons. I didn't feel anything for him as papa Lee though. Gosh that hairstyle was horrible.
I love Lee Gun for all the reasons you stated and more. He has that undefinable quality, that makes him absolutely unique. Is it the fact that once you are his person, YOU ARE his person to the end? The way he loves? Not just MY here, but her mom, his grandma, Sec Tak? In his interactions with them you can see just how much of a softie had is which just makes my heart melt.
Those 2, deserve hordes of kids. Now drama land make it happen!

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@Panda 7.1.3.1.5 but that wouldn't hold true when it comes to Sera! She was his person for so long but he quickly dropped her after being with MY.

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I know I'm in the minority on this, but I liked the fact that it was her strength that brought them back together. And for a couple of reasons.

Though frustrating to watch as a viewer, I didn't think that his choices qualified as noble idiocy. At all. The path he chose was one considered by a lot of people (in real life) who've had to face the prospect of having an irreversible neuro-degenerative illness. Those are very different from other diseases you can have, because they eventually strip you of everything that makes you, you... your personality, your ability to express yourself, your ability to exert agency, etc. It's hard to fathom what that's like unless you've faced those circumstances. So I can understand why he did what he did to/for the woman he truly loves.

Second, I like the fact that this resolution turns the whole Candy trope on it's head. Because of their relative social/economic positions the lazy path for the writers to take would be for him to (for the second time) ride in as the knight in shining armor to rescue the damsel in distress. But here, they made her the damsel in shining armor rescuing the knight in dark distress.

That really makes me happy, because their relationship should be that way. Good relationships have both give and take. Plus, in this case, knowing that staying with him was based on MY's own informed choice, initiative and strength, gives me the sense that their particular relationship has security and long term viability. So, like I said, I really like how the writers handled this.

And I also like the fact that she chose to stay with him, despite the prospect of a life of hardship. I don't think that he's been genetically tested. And if they reveal that he doesn't have the disease after all, it'll be clear that she's with him for love, not prestige or money.

And if they do confirm he has the disease, to me it'll forever be on the border of being "The Drama That Shall Not Be Named v.2.0". *scowls*

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Well Gidget, I do think increasingly that it's noble idiocy. Noble because of the intention. The purest of intentions. And I'm never going to hold that against him. But idiocy nonetheless because it goes against the very fabric of his relationship with Mi-young, so much so that even coming to terms with the IDEA of separating from her splinters him thus. Idiocy, mostly, because it cannot be sustained.

Papa Lee's backstory was a much needed insertion, as it put Gunnie directly in Mi-young's shoes. Having borne the brunt of his father's decision, having lived his entire life with the thought that his father betrayed his mother and abandoned them both, I think it hit him pretty hard how the noblest of intentions might cause deep, irreparable emotional scars. How can we say Gun was protected by his father if he was deceived into feeling all these negative things towards him? I think it's about how the person at the receiving end feels that counts more. And anybody at the receiving end will only see a wall of betrayal, of cruelty, with the biggest tragedy stemming from the fact that it's all contrived.

To separate, to let go, to ask Mi-young to leave would be acceptable. But to deceive her into believing very wrong ideas about him in order to push forward with this agenda so single mindedly, that's what will forever nag and itch and bite at my consciousness.

I think by now even Gun himself identifies his act as idiocy, and is extremely thankful towards Mi-young for overstepping his decision.

And regarding the prognosis/diagnosis of the disease itself, I'd refer to the post you made on yesterday's recap. If I were Gun, I'd wriggle out of suspicious Doc Octopus's tentacles of ambivalence and get a second opinion.

What you and numerous others have mentioned about HD says that it's serious, sensitive business. And I respect what people who suffer from it must go through. But you yourself are saying they consider the same decision Gunnie actively makes. I wonder how many of them make that leap from considering an option to making a decision entirely on their own, especially if they already have a family. And how many will keep their families in the dark about this decision they've made.

The writers will always be at fault for introducing HD to the story in the first place. In the context of FTLY, it's nothing but a pile of poop and we're all waiting to see if the story will pick up a stick and start poking it come next episode.

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I hear what you're saying. Please understand, that I'm not advocating this as the best path to take. But as one that seems viable under certain circumstances.

What separates this from the things you mentioned, in my mind, was the context and newness of their relationship. I can't see it ever being right to do this to a spouse and child under ordinary circumstances (like dad). But Gun's/MY's relationship wasn't ordinary. The way they played the story was that they were in a shotgun/sham marriage. Granted, both of them did develop real feelings for each other. But they were only 3 months into their relationship, after they first MET. Forced proximity can justify forced separation. If I had a complaint it would be that he only married her to get his child properly on the birth registry. If he was going to marry her, divorce shouldn't have been on the table.

Another thing that makes his choice plausible is how he saw her personality. He saw her as someone who considered herself disposable. And she was a person who would put everyone else's needs - no matter how trivial - above her own. So I think it's fair to assume that he believed, given the choice, she would stay with him without concern for her own well being. So he didn't want to give her that choice. I'm not saying that's the right thing to do. But it is a decision borne out of his best attempt at thoughtfulness.

I also think about the character's own emotional makeup. He had lived much of his life alienated from normal love and affection. That'd influence how essential he believes his love and affection are to her.

But while I don't think his choice was borne out of noble idiocy, I do think it eventually drifted into that territory. To be realistic, the drama needed to establish that MY wasn't the weak, helpless person she was before. Or that she had so few prospects that she'd foolishly throw away what's best for herself. They established the fact that Gun's original reasons for depriving her of a choice no longer existed, but didn't hang enough of a lantern on it.

And where I agree that it drifted into noble idiocy was in the last episode or two. I liked how the writers crafted the eventual resolution for a number of reasons. But it should definitely have happened two episodes ago. The timing of the resolution is what I thought was messed up.

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Thanks Gidget, for explaining yourself. I understand where you are coming from, and as I read what you say, I feel like I'm coming into everything with a very Mi-young-ccentric bias. Looks like we don't really disagree, but are looking at the same things from very different vantage points. So it looks like what appears reasonable by Gun's perspective still looks really unfair when you see it through Mi-young's.

I understand that 3 months is a short time, and they were brought together under false and unusual circumstances. But, thinking again from Mi-young's perspective, that scene outside the auction house, where Gun in a way confesses to her. Where he says nothing is impossible (subliminal PPLing for ADIDAS or what?!). I thought that was an important turning point in their relationship. One that allowed them to make a leap in their relationship far deeper than what an extended period of being together would have. Or that is what I think Mi-young had understood it as. As a confession and a mutual commitment towards each other. And then Gun backtracked without an explanation. And when the truth is finally revealed to Mi-young, it doesn't really hold ground, because she entered the relationship (that evening on the steps) prepared for all that was to come anyway.

What you say helps me understand Gun's perspective better. And I agree with you about how it drifted more and more into the noble idiocy mould in more recent times. But like Mi-young, I too would call him a fool for his very thoughtfulness. For thinking he could make a choice like that on her behalf. I think putting other people's needs before her own is not something that necessarily gives Mi-young pain. It's clearly who she is, and all attempts on Gun's part to 'harden' her these 3 years fail. That's why he's baffled in the last episode over how she could still be the same. But you can't just believe you'll change the way a person receives and responds to life just by being cruel to their face. Personalities lie deeper than that. As do priorities in life. Mi-young never struck me as weak or helpless because of her priorities, but strong and beautiful and admirable. If living by the side of the one you love is what will be her source of happiness - an idea she's never wavered from - then I hope Gun will learn to respect that.

Of course, I still think that Gun is foolish in the sweetest of ways. Nothing that some hard hammering of love couldn't set right. Let's hope the best for the couple for what is to come.

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You couldn't have said it better! I think that Mi-Young finding out the truth and confronting Gun about HD is the best thing. Yes, this mess was one that he created- but can you imagine how many messes the family’s of those who are sick might have to create? Gun seems to have been suffering from depression these three years. Can you rationalize all the behaviors of someone suffering from depression? Can you rationalize all the behaviors of someone who has HD looming over their head even if it’s only a possibility?

I think this drama has dealt with a terminal illness in a very real, mature, and honest way. There is no way to rationalize such a predicament.

These three years was strengthening Mi-Young to be a woman who could support her man, a man who will live in constant fear of HD his whole life. He was her rock, and now she is his rock. I love this! I also think her supporting him is her reciprocating towards him. This shows that she can be more than a damsel, and therefore they can lean on each other. This will be crucial if he does in fact have HD.

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Mi Young undramafies but the rest of the characters reacted with fear towards the illness. To me, dismissing the illness, makes Mi Young's decision to be by his side less significant. So I take what the show is telling me, that Gun had reasons to be scared and that he is lucky to have a woman like Mi Young. This episode wouldn't be as rewarding otherwise. But there is two more episodes to go and the illness is still an issue.

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Are you the same dramafan who's so stuck on Hyuk you decided to dedicate an entire website to it? Every time I get dreamy eyed about Oppa Love, I think of you and feel like I've violated an unwritten contract. Haha. I know my love is fairly new, but hope you'll forgive me. ;)

Re Mi-young and the illness, I hear you. I think she's well aware of what she's getting into with Gunnie's illness and all. But I've been sold on Mi-young ever since I figured out she's got the biggest heart in all of dramaland. That's why she can afford to be dismissive about it to his face. Because she's really quite equipped to take all the suffering that comes with it.

The other characters though, it's mostly only the older generation (other than sister no 2) getting worked up about the repercussions of them getting together. Even when Gunnie made the decision to leave Mi-young in a self-sacrificial way, it felt like a very elderly kind of decision. Now I don't know whether it's just being old fashioned or the wisdom of experience these characters show. (And Grandma certainly proved her youthfulness by retracting and instead encouraging the two to elope!) It could be the latter, and that would certainly compel me to change the way I feel about Gun and his decision. Either way, agree with you completely that Gun is one lucky (and adorable) bastard. Any man would be lucky to have a Mi-young in his life.

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I truly don't feel Mi Young was dismissive of Gun's condition. Instead, I think the writers and actors nailed it. I am in a similar situation, except I am living with a disease with my husband and daughters standing by my side.

At the time of diagnosis, my husband took it in stride and said let's fight this. If and when it gets worse, we will deal with it. It is very easy to try to push everyone away from you. The guilt I felt about leaving my husband and daughters to deal with my wrecked body was overwhelming, even though they kept telling me it didn't matter.

After five years, I finally understand what they were trying to tell me...staying by my side is not my choice, but theirs. They are the ones who have the right to choose, not me. They are willing to fight with me, so I need to accept it and let them.
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@Eilise, you nailed it with your real life experience. Wish your fight with illness will be a successful one. What a blessing to have your love ones fighting with you! Good luck!

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MY's bed in her studio can't be used for anything steamy!!! The number of people who've managed to get there unannounced, and get in by themselves is.... :o

Makes me wonder how she even manages to sleep there in peace with the total lack of security.

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High-5! You said all I wanted and more.

Can we threaten the writers to give us a happy ending or ELSE? LOL

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Gunnie needs to know how to put his cell on silent...and how to lock the door. Getting interruptions like than won't get him to first base!!

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Such a rewarding episode after all the noble idiocy angst. I wasn't expecting that things would escalate so quickly for our OTP given the pace of the previous episodes. Anyway I just love this episode and it kinda felt like a wrap-up. Here's hoping there won't be anymore heartbreak for the last two eps.

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I think this episode firmly established that our Gunnie is quite the Sleeping Beauty. All it takes is a kiss to undo him.

Thank you Heads, for the recap for an episode which finally made me happy. Will be back later.

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i kept refreshing this page! i saw this ep with AND without (the latter came first) subtitles and I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THEM. i just wanted to see your recap and i'm glad people enjoyed it like i do! SQUEALLLLL~~~~~ it goes to show how wonderful these 2 veteran actors are; just grinning my head off with that first kiss at the press conf.

Lee Gun, now you have no where to go. Snail is going to chase you to your grave if you decide to be idiotic again. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. ahh the love is pouring, hallelujah! XD

but, is it just me or i think Sera and Daniel should be with each other AS A COUPLE rather than them being long-lost siblings? they look good together! their cute banters seem so good to make them siblings!

honestly, i'm really dreading for FTLY to end. *sighhhhhhhh* only next week and Gomeo and Miliet/Julyoung will be off my screen and i will run out of things to watch! T_________________________T

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Yeah, I was hoping to ship Daniel and Se Ra since their first tiff on the plane in episode 1. Too bad that's pretty much impossible since it's 95% confirmed Se Ra is his sister!

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Me too, I would've shipped them if only they weren't siblings. Well at least they're together in Heirs.

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I was saying to my aunt while we watched at 4 in the morning, how Daniel and Sera so do not give off sibling vibes, their chemistry is too palpable to be innocent. I was hoping they would be a couple instead because of that moment on the plane in episode 1. I hope they get to do another drama together in which they play a couple.

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Re: Chemistry

When she took him to his room, I was thinking the same thing. Saying "oh no, oh no, please don't". There was definitely something there.

Maybe we should hope they can be paired as leads when he gets back from military duty (isn't he enlisting sometime soon)?

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*Squeeeeeeeeeal*

I loved watching it raw because I could see their expressions better and it's awesome! My dimpled Jangs are back! I've replayed scenes so many times *coughkissscenescough* and it really made me so happy that I got a good night's sleep as a result.

My thoughts while watching the press con kiss:
"Gosh, too bad JH's taken, he and JN have so much chemistry" At the same time "JH's wife is the luckiest woman in the world! #envy" Hahaha

Show, I know there are still lots of things to resolve in the last 2 episodes, but as of right now, You Complete Me. ;)

More K-I-double S please! *giggles at the thought of Gun's vacation/3-years-delayed-honeymoon*

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Ow com'on! I cannot believe after 3 year of crying and longing you would still have that much of space between each other in bed! And she fell asleep too! MY was paying more attention to her food than LG!. As LG would say unbelievable! Unbelievable. Yet MY is saying about "every second is precious." I hope the last scene meant they got "it on" when it panned to show the two Mandarin ducks.

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Lordy, but this drama has burrowed itself into my heart. There have been many rom-coms I have enjoyed over the years, but Fated has placed itself in the "Unforgettable" category to be revisited on a rainy day when nostalgia hits me. There's something about the chemistry of the two leads that just gets me every time. I cried tears this episode, as usual. Happy tears, mind you, but tears all the same. Even reading the recaps brought back all my feels for this drama.

God bless you, Fated. Here's wishing you don't have to end next week.

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Definitely, one of the best! I cannot understand why its only 20 episodes. They could have extended this to 24 or 26. But I do not know if my heart can bear another scene of MY and LG hurting each other. Cannot wipe the smile off my face when they got together. And LG, you are so fickle! That's all you need, a KISS from MY! MY should have been more upfront of her feelings. They have not addressed the divorce papers yet. If MY signed the fake divorce papers, that means they are still married. Then they would not be worrying and asking for permission from the parent and grandma. They should be working on making another and several dog poppies!!! We should give an award for the Lawyer for looking out for MY and LG's happiness.
I watch each episode at least 4 times!!! Crazzzzy about this drama!!! Love the OST!!
Jang Hyuk should make more Romantic-comedies!!!
Jang Hyuk you are like wine, as you aged, the more handsome you become.

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Love will always find a way if you are fated to be... The snail paced revelations is definitely worth the wait. As they say Love is Patient, Love is Kind etc.. I admire Mi Young's tenacity and outward responsibility for her love of Gun. While we don't know what will happen later on the last 2 episodes if Gun's hereditary disease will progress but I'm hoping that it won't since keddongie has already been sacrificed for this ( a likely end of a curse?):D... Kudos to the 2 Jangs for their great portrayal and chemistry to bring the characters to life. I'm a big fan of theirs since A Success Story of a Bright Girl. Hope they do another project in a different genre.

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Noooo. Taiwan's version has a happy ending.

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I was quite surprised that MY's 'confrontation' took place so publicly, and that she just ignored the flashing cameras completely. And she was so resolute in the way she talked to Gun (also her fury in episode 17 about Geddong painting) it's amazing how far along she has come in these 3 years.

Mega ouch for Daniel who personally delivered MY to his rival's arms, only to (most likely) view a public and torridly passionate kiss on TV.

Anyone cares to explain why they had to spend the night outside at some other hotel??

I really wonder why Mom seems so perturbed. Is she worried that MY will be sad when Gun dies?

To be honest, I was cringing over the scenes where Gun was so excited about sleeping with MY and making his weird sounds. I found it much more 'real', when he found her asleep and tenderly brushed her hair and tucked her in.

I feel so sad for sweet little Yong! But uh that whole saga about Gun Dad was a bit anti-climax, given that it was over so quickly. I think someone commented way back that perhaps it was the memory failure that brought about the supposed affair. I am glad that this lesson made Gun more aware that it's less painful to be honest to your loved ones.

Anyway, I'm super happy that Gun is finally easing up on Yong. Sure, their relationship has improved somewhat, but I think it's the "hyungnim" that is ultimately what Yong wanted all along.

How did Ji Yeon make it to Lee manor? Haha. That woman sure gets what she wants!

And thank you, show, for not leaving me with a painful cliffhanger this time!

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"To be honest, I was cringing over the scenes where Gun was so excited about sleeping with MY and making his weird sounds"

Lol me too, i was sort of a bit embarrassed for him. lol i watched that scene with my hand over my eyes

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Oh good it's not just me, I had to watch it muted >.>

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Yeah! If taken out of context w/o knowing their story and Gun's overall personality, I would have thought that this guy was such a sleazeball. Yikes.

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I think most of us forget that the Snail Couple never had a proper beginning. They were just thrown together by others' plot. Yes, they conceived a child together, but it was a " mistake"( they didn't know each other at all!). They might have also lived together briefly and began to have feelings for each other, but cruel PDnim had to separate them( and 3 years! And LOADS of misunderstandings). So, I think it's normal for them( hehe, esp Gunnie) to be shy( no puns intended) with their new intimate moments.
Unless PDnim wants us to kill him, the Snail couple should have rainbows and unicorns from now on....*crossing my fingers

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Well, consider this ... go back and watch all of the pre-amnesia eps ... and you'll see that this is pretty much in line with Gun's personality ... he's quirky and loveable ... I defend him because my wife says I do the same things.

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Buahahahaha

I didn't cringe. This Gunnie we are talking about. The same guy that did a semi strip tease in ep 1. That's his personality

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Hahaha right, I was like Gunnie how much I missed you

Definitely I'll marry a guy to love watching dramas

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I'm so proud of MY!! That's my girl!! Stop doing noble idiocy, and let's start chikiwowowbumbum.... Not pounding rice scene, PD-nim, real bed scene, jaeballl :D

And for the "public kiss scene". I see it's not hot-sexy-kiss, and its awkward kiss actually. But I feels its real and sincere from MY to LG. The chemistry is perfect. I love it :)

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Yay! They brought the funny back in this episode.

Wow MY .. *slow clap* That was quite the confrontation on national tv lol and a public kiss at that. They just went at it.

Laughed so hard when she pinched his cheek. JNR why are you so cute?!

Geon you're a crazy man but I'm glad that you're being yourself and no longer acting all morose and depressed. His hand gestures pfft. And MY just calmly keeps eating. Payback thru blue balls that night huehahaha!

Really wish that the writers didn't bring HD in because I don't think I can feel truly happy for the OTP knowing one's gonna die in the future. And they just keep referring to it as "genetic disease" now.

I can't believe it's almost finale week. Wow I never expected to love this show wholeheartedly even with all the depressing bits. Please tell me it can only get better from here.

Thanks Heads for the recap.

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I wish for our sake, the genetic disease had been diluted over the years of lineage.

How can MY's mom not let her daughter be happy for once. She was already miserable during the three years. And not being next to the one you love, would even be devastating, leaving you with "what ifs." Everybody dies one way or the other, sooner or later.

And one advice to Gun, stop drinking alcohol. Avoiding alcohol preserves brain cells. I'd all those vitamins for him to drink!

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yeay finally, the K-I-S-S!
so sad that FTLY will end next week :(

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Just want to shared a little about what Geon father wrote on his diary that being translate by Gumi on Soompi. it's so touching and heartbreaking. :(

"Lee Hui is definitely Lee Gun's father. Here's the detail of LG father's diary, and it makes you just tear up.

numbers are the date, I can't see which month it is....
2 MyungSook called me
7 MyungSook wrote me a letter
20 write the will/send money to wife's family

next month
3 buy a robot for Gunnie

and here and there it's scribbled, Gunnie, MyungSook, Gunnie, MyungSook...

Four words written on top left corner of the diary:
get out of the house
go home late
don't drink
don't cry"

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is Myung Sook his wife / Gun mom?

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She is :).

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Thank YOU for some enlightenment on some of the the journal's content. I was so curious about what it said. I'm not Korean and I cannot read Hangul so it helps put that scene in even better perspective though Gun's father was voicing over some of the entries.

Also, if Gun's mother's name (MyungSook) is pronounced the way I think it is, no wonder MiYoung's name has such a nice ring to his ears. So Sweet! X-)

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Thank you for sharing this! ♥ I was curious about the text notes in the calendar? part of the diary.

The "don't cry" part just made me tear up. T.T

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If only there was an emoticon that accurately conveyed
“hey episode you rock my world.”

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I swear, I can watch hours worth of Lee Gun and his eyes as he looks lovingly at Mi Young, or with that tortured expression that says I Love You So Much but I Can't Go to You Because I'm Too Noble. So much expression in that man's gaze! Only few can tell a story with their eyes (Kang Ji Hwan and Gong Yoo comes to mind) and I'm so happy Jang Hyuk is one 'cause that's my favorite thing about this drama (and why I'm crying all the time sheesh).

Now what the hell IS going to happen to them in the next two episodes? Am I the only one excited for Daniel and Sera's reunion???

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Please add Cha Seung-Won to that list. That man's eyes are also so emotive

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I total agree with you Kang ji and Gong yoo could have had a fated love with our snail,becausJ they has comical vis but Jank jiuk makes his best role since chuno in k dramas because he does a film annually

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This episode show-cased Min Young's personal growth, from a shy wall-flower to a woman with a backbone of steel. I remember watching her in front of the Lee mansion thinking, 'she's no longer intimidated by the press, she can handle them now. She no longer needs Daniel oppa to bail her out. She's truly become the wife of a CEO'. That's one positive achievement that came from the three years of separation, her career as an artist, and her years in France was that her self confidence grew in spades.

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I have to agree with you on how our MYsshi has blossomed into a independent woman. If I may add to your points, I think her strength grew while coping from the tragedy( loss of her child) and dealing the hurt ( as Gunnie " pretended" not to care about her). MYsshi learned that to weather these emotions she had to stand on her own.
Soooo, I guess Gunnie's noble idiocy has actually helped to save their fate. The " new" MYsshi was the one brave enough to return to Gunnie, knowing full well the " possible" outcome; MYsshi was the one strong enough to tell pabo Gunnie to just let love guide their fate( who care about public display of affections- in our lovers's eyes, there's no one else exist in their World! What lightbulbs flashings??) Yay for the new, brave snail ^.^

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Finally the episode I've been waiting for having waited and endured so much for the past couple of weeks. I liked everything about this episode except for Mama Yong's past and her connection to Gun's father. Err...to fake it and pass Dragon as a Lee bloodline? What made her so money-face? Oh well...

The two Jangs are fabulous! 'Two thumbs up!'

*smiling from ear to ear...still*

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Oh...and I would like to add, that even though the disease that Gun has is a serious one and not to be taken lightly however since this is a drama, I will stay with it as a drama and wish for a fairy tale ending. So writers...you better be giving the couple a very happy happy ending!

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the evil mother/mistress never really seemed all that evil, it was almost as if she felt she had to go through the motions but couldn't put her heart into it, so maybe she was just waiting for a good reason to stop.

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I think this writer really loves to arrange parallel scenes wrt 3-year-earlier scenes, which is a nice touch to me.

Here in this episode the scene where MY kisses Gun is a direct comparison to the scene after the auction when Gun kissed MY.

3 years ago:
MY tearfully talked about her "impossible dream" (living happily ever after with Gun) and Gun said "there's nth impossible" and kissed her.

3 years after:
Gun said he doesn't have the right to love MY, and MY said "why do u need a right to love?" then kissed Gun.

There are soooo many other examples like this in the earlier episodes but this one is the best in my opinion. Love it!

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So3 thank you for mentioning that. I think the writers are intentional in this story, that is what makes Fated to Love You so exceptional!

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Oooh, great catch So3! Also in this episode, the bed scene where they start off as far apart as possible, just like the first time he talked her into using the bed rather than the couch. And his inching over, just like he did 3 years earlier - and actually the same result... just sleeping! They haven't actually had sex yet, except for the night of conception, right?

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this episode seem to have the highest rating thus far, so there a big chance the drama will end its run on top of its day slot

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omg, i cracked up so bad when Gun said "k-i-double s" and then cracked up even more when I read your "Y’know, k-i-double-s?"

His antics to get physical with Miyoung are so fricking funny! lol

"Miii-yooung-ssshiii" lol

hahahahahahha!

Goodness, I'm so going to miss this drama!! But, I hope the Jangs get lots of rest to receive their acting awards.

Jang Nara has chosen some really good dramas since she's been back in Korea. I loved Baby-faced Beauty!

As for Jang Hyuk, ugh, I just love him and the Dragon Brothers lol.

Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed this drama and it could not have come any sooner! I really hope for the last two episodes to be funny and quirky and loving like how it started. Let's see some babies, too-maybe twins? *crossing fingers*

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...don't let me cry at the last episode. If I cry, it better be happy tears!

<3 FTLY <3

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I hope they're triplets to make up for the wasted three years hahaha

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Possible for a triplet, following the pattern of -- pre-natal instructor, baby store saleslady and unni talk show host.
For a change, let's have 3 boys....long live the Lee's hereditary HD!

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I agree. She's done some really good projects after she came back to Korea, Baby-faced Beauty, School 2013 and Fated to Love You.

Baby-faced Beauty was a really well-executed rom-com. I would argue that the pace of the drama is a little better than FTLY. The OTP was really cute as well. The major flaw of BFB was that the drama went into repetition towards the end where it was just a series of design competitions. I think that was probably because of the extension though.

For School 2013, believe it or not, I cried more for the show than FTLY. I think the friendships touched me the most, and Teacher Jung's persistence as well. The fact that they toned down a lot on the romantic elements was something I liked too. It's just that the bromance in the drama was too exaggerated for my liking.

Overall, you can really see the massive improvement in JNR's acting from Bright Girl to FTLY. Now, she is an actress whom I can trust in the sense that I can probably watch any Korean project she picks.

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After all the sweet scenes that I could die of diabetes, the best line of the series so far was actually defiant Mi-young saying, "Gun, ARE YOU STUPID?" Cool Mi-young is cool hahaha

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Yes! Because that's what all of us were thinking!~! And when she said it out loud, I laughed so hard the cats got off my lap in disgust!

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All we need is love
All we need is love
All we need is love, love
Love is all we need.....(all together now!)

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for those interested to know, the reason Yong has a 'fire superpower' is because in Korean, yong = dragon. hence, Gun's nickname for him. XD

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1) Am I the only one who thought that the reunion fell a little flat? For one, I'm watching the Press Conference Scene thinking "This is neither the time, nor the place!" and two, I think Mi Young unilaterally deciding that she's staying with Gun is just as bad as Gun unilaterally deciding that he's going to push her away for her own good. I know it doesn't make for good drama to watch two people sit down together and rationally discuss their issues before coming to a mutual decision but this is one KDrama couple that actually needed it.

2) I'm also sad that Mi Young, once again, had to been the one to put it all on the line for the relationship. I love Gun but, really, he's done nothing for Mi Young when it really counted.

3)These filler storylines are getting ridiculous. Why did we spend any time at all on Yong's "Birth Secret?" He had already won of over with his devotion to Gun and Mi-young and his bromance with Secretary Tak. His mom is nonredeemable, and this actually makes her look worse because she wasn't even a mistress. She's just a caretaker who weaseled her way into the family and then tried to push her son forward under false pretenses. Pretty much all we learned from this is that Noble Idiocy is the true Lee Genetic Disorder.

4) I did not expect Sera to be the one to figure out the brother/sister relationship first. Not that I think she's figured it out all the way... the show hasn't even indicated that she knows that she's adopted. But they made such a big deal about that scar earlier on that I was waiting for Daniel to see it and put the clues together. I definitely like this "Why do you have a picture of me?" turn better.

5) I love this show but it should have ended last week... this week at the latest.

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6) Did Mi Young give up on the Taxi and teleport to the press conference?

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I'll join in with you on some of the points as soon as this giddy phase passes. But aren't you're being a little too harsh regarding number 6?

LOL. It's a drama! You're not allowed to get annoyed over logistics! You'll forever be frustrated that way.

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Not annoyed, impressed. I wouldn't be chronically late if I could figure out how she did that.

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Yeah -- flat for me too in spite of actors giving it their all and then some. The writer is front-loading cute and back-filling with exposition in an effort to distract from or patch over gigantic holes in the plot. The press conference just seemed insane -- tell the world before telling granny?

Almost everything is a pretext for cute in this episode.

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Regarding. No 1, I don't think she unilaterally decided to stay with him. She asked if he wanted her to go and she kissed him. If he didn't want her to stay he could have pushed her away.
And they did talk, in the room she reserved, when dining.........

The one thing I will agree with is based on the characters they had defined earlier in the first act, it should have been a 16ep show

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If I remember correctly, she said something along the lines of "No matter how much you try to push me away, I won't leave your side" before she kissed him. It didn't sit right with me. And they had their big talk AFTER they decided to get back together. I think, considering all they had been through, they should have hashed things out before making any decisions.

Don't get me wrong, though. I'm happy they are finally back!

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I thought that she said “No matter how much you try to push me away, I won’t leave your side” after she kissed him, when they talked in the hotel.

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Yeah, I was surprised to come on here and read all the comments about how brave MY was for confronting him in front of all the reporters. I mean, yes, she was, but all I could think during that whole scene was: Awkward! I really wanted to get into the scene because it was such an important and charged moment between them but all the flashes of light on their faces and clicking noises just brought me out of it.

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I think that Mi-Young finding out the truth and confronting Gun about HD is the best thing. Yes, this mess was one that he created- but can you imagine how many messes the family's of those who are sick might have to create? Gun seems to have been suffering from depression these three years. Can you rationalize all the behaviors of someone suffering from depression? Can you rationalize all the behaviors of someone who has HD looming over their head even if it's only a possibility?

I think this drama has dealt with a terminal illness in a very real, mature, and honest way. There is no way to rationalize such a predicament.

These three years was strengthening Mi-Young to be a woman who could support her man, a man who will live in constant fear of HD his whole life. He was her rock, and now she is his rock. I love this!

Someone mentioned Gun hasn't done anything for Mi-Young. Really? He has messed up a lot but don't negate what he did for her or the impact he had on her life. Gun took responsibility after impregnating a woman he didn't know. How many men can we say that for? His decision to leave a GF of six years for a woman he didn't know might have been questionable but making the right decision in such a situation isn't black and white. Gun protected her from people who hurt her: her coworker at the beginning, those looking down on her at the banquet. He gave her confidence to start becoming more than a sticky-note. Is her perfect? Far from it. Who would want a perfect hero and anyway?

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Secretary Tak! Last night you became antagonist character! For showing not-on-the-right time! But, because you are faithful with Gun and MY I forgive you... hehehehehe

I dont know why, even though our snail couple reunites again my heart is not at ease.. still afraid with another cliffhanger on the future...

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Lalala...didn't hear that....no more angst please...let us all join hands and will it NOT to happen...at all >.<

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Blame on the PDnim and writernim for giving us SEVEN episode with cliffhanger.. this drama suppose to be a rom-com right? I even prepare a tissue box on my room *lol

Maybe this drama will end beautifully like "50 first date" movie?

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Such a cute episode even if it was a long time coming. I'm ticked off that Mama Yong was so bent on getting Yong the Lee family fortune when they aren't even members of the family. Where I come from, there's a word for that it's called Avarice. I don't care if Gun's dad promised her a share, you shouldn't be greedy for something that doesn't belong to you just be grateful for what you're given. How dare she try to pass of Yong as a Lee? She ended up confusing the poor kid for a major part of his life. Not cool.

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What I don't get is why has everyone assumed all of these years that Yong was Daddy Lee's biological son? Even if you took as fact that Yong's mom was the mistress, it wouldn't necessarily follow that her son was a Lee! You would think that with all of that family money and the leadership of the corporation on the line, he would have had a DNA test a long time ago! And don't get me wrong, I adore Yong, but he and his mom didn't even need to be in this show.... I don't think that their storyline added anything. On the other hand, we would have missed out on one of the cutest cheerleaders for the snail couple!

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Thanks for recap! I love this episode. I can't stop smile while being stalker of Lee Gun and Mi Young reunion life. Their seconds are the meaningful thing from now on. I mean that actually truth, thinking about people life. Mi Young is right! We supposed to live by value all single seconds that we have, live happy as much as possible with someone you love! Thanks Writer-nims and PD-nims, you done a wonderful job. Love this show so much! Jang Hyuk is Daebak, his afraid eye when Mi Young walk toward him. So perfect! I'm so impress with his acting skill, it so deep from Lee Gun emotions. Jang Nara express alll tears and feeling of Mi Young perfectly too! I'm cry with her. See them back together without worry of upcoming future, I'm so happy. Fated to love you is the drama that make me feel fully complete with all their episodes. Love this show to the max!

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Aigoooo.It pains me whenever I think that there are only two episodes left and all I can do is to replay these episode for the upcoming weeks...no, yearss o come.:(( I soo love FTLY!

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Word of the day: K-I-double S

Lee Gun-ssii, you're the Man! Some people say you're a pitiful noble idiot. Some have given up on you. But they don't know the real you. Mi-Young-ssi does that's why she loves you so. You're such a great guy with many talents. I didn't know you are one hot speller! LOL.

Well, about this episode, I love every bit of it. Thanks to HeadsNo2's recap, I can revisit anytime every detail of this awesome episode. Thanks HeadsNo2!

My favorite scenes from this episode are:

1. MY totally rocked at the press conference. Unmindful of the cameras, she kissed Lee Gun after telling him that she loves him.
2. MY and LG's sit down talk after the presscon showed Mi-Young using reverse psychology when she asked LG if he would abandon her if she had a bomb. In this same scene, MY did a pause and then smile bit to LG. It is so cute and adorable! I think MY only does this bit to LG.
MY's smile is most beautiful when it is given to LG.
3. MY's "revenge" at the dinner table was so cute and awesome, only to be matched by LG's antics.
4. The hotel bed scene where LG uttered the unforgettable word K-I-double S and followed it up with the "Stop the beat" command.
5. Grandma Wang bemoaning the young people of today, their lack of passion when dealing with the affairs of their hearts. Go tell 'em Grandma!
6. The last scene, of course. MY tearing up as she remembered the origin of the poker chip and its meaning. LG ever so gentle in wiping MY's tears and kissing her, as MY kisses him back.

Kudos to Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara! Ep 17 and 18 showcased yet again their magnificent acting skills. It'll be hard not think of or refer to them as LG and MY. They just owned these characters.

FTLY, thank you for continuing to be entertaining. Your good-natured characters, your funny, heartbreaking and romantic scenes, dialogue lines, and music have all captivated me. Once again, I look forward to next week's episode. Cheers!

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Love the Jangs so much. Daebak!

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Wang Ji Won is soo awsome as Sera... He makes Sera's character come to life with only a limits screen time... in fact, because her spot on acting i feel for her more han i feel for daniel... My heart break for her when Lee Gun choose to push her away

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This show has been good all the way through.
Glad it is spectacularly wrapping up well also.

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If I was only allowed one episode of any drama to watch ever again, it would be this one. His eyes + her courage + their kisses = perfection.

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I cannot think of any other actors who could have pulled off the press conference scene as beautifully as the Jangs did there. I actually shivered at the look in his eyes...

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event though my wife went and watch the episode behind my back without me ... she still cried watching it a second time... though according to her, she wasn't crying ... water was just leaking out of her eyes ... sure thing CSY ...whatever you say ...

I think the one scene that shows the new Mi-Young the best, as at the diner table when she pinches Gun's cheek. You can see the anger in her eyes as she makes him painfully aware of the misery he put her through, and then two seconds later there's the coy smile when Gun offers his other cheek for a little more revenge. I really do like this new confident and strong Mi-Young ... she's ready to fight for her self as easily as she's ready to drop everything for others.

As a father of an 11 year old girl, I'm constantly looking for role models beyond my mother and wife, where ever I can find them ... real or fictional.

So, here we are, episode 18 ... one more week to go, two more episodes till the end. If this was the final episode, I'd say that the show ended better than the last two episodes had me fear, but weaker than the first 10 episodes had me hoping for.

So with two episodes left, what is in store for our dynamic duo? Frankly, my wife would be happy with two episodes of Gun and Mi-Young simply making googley eyes at one another, but there's still several plot points that need to be resolved, and here's to hoping that Mi_young and Gun face them together as a team.

1) Rebels on the company board
2) Momma Kim's approval
3) Yong and Ji-Yeon (and who's Ji-Yeon's father ... or is that a red herring?)
4) Gun's sickness
5) Daniel and Se-Ra's reunion
6) Sec Tak and Mi-Sook
7) Last but not least ... we all would love to see a pregnant Mi-Young

lots to cover in two hours ... can they do it?

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"If this was the final episode, I’d say that the show ended better than the last two episodes had me fear, but weaker than the first 10 episodes had me hoping for."

Wow. That. Is exactly how I feel. Although there's no way I'd have been able to convey it so clearly.

I think Gun's sickness ought to sit on top of your list.

And to your last question. If they have successive time jumps every 10 minutes, with resolutions pasted in voiceover, then why not?

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regarding ji yeon's father....i have a feeling that she came from a wealthy back ground with her lines....that she'll be in house arrest if ever she goes home... that would be funny.

this is plausible because jy is kinda rebellious?

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This was a great episode with lots of cute moments - & i love how none of the characters are too serious - they all play around with the universe - whether it's falling under Gun's ice powers or all the quips with names "ee gun (phonetically the same as 'this is')" and Manager Tak's "tak tak tak!" and Yong as "dragon"

My favorite cute beat of the episode is Grandma Wang though. When Ji-yeon presents her with the home-exchange contract (which is one line about "we will switch houses") she's like - ehhh, it's simple, but a contract is a contract. And accepts it like that!!! XD and the stage-whisper bit about "Go away, I have to go to work tomorrow because of my irresponsible grandson. .....In my day, two people would just set up house if they loved each other. Kids nowadays,...they (LG, MY) were raised too nicely [to listen to their elders]."

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hehe I love how EVERYONE in the FTLY-universe (except for our second leads and maybe Yong's mother) ships Gun/Mi-young so hard.

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Other than G-Ma Wang being sweeter than candy and better than cake, I love that she walked into that boardroom like she is Baddest B! Most of those codgers came out of their seats like PopTarts when they saw her and then she proceeded to read them: "Your mouths are fast but your bodies move slow".

Cut to: The smug look on Gun's face. Hilarity. The cherry on top? The way she glanced at Gun like, "I look so cool right now." A wink at his dramatic announcement at the clan meeting Ep. 1.

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HAHAHA "like PopTarts"!!! /dead/

Love your whole comment. Grandma Wang was so awesome in that scene! :)

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I'm so happy! I love this show! thank you for the awesome recap!!!! love you to bits!

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I was really cursing Gun out for his continued noble idiocy last ep, but thank god for Mi-young! And episode 18 made up for all the 5 angsty episodes that came before it, it's nice to have the 'rom' back in our romcom! That kissing at the press conference.....I thought I was going to fall down dead from the emotion of it all. (and before that, the look in Jang Hyuk's eyes when he's looking at her...god, he really makes a perfect romantic hero). And all the OTP cuteness after that!

And this is pretty much the most perfect episode we've had since the time skip - it's full of the heartwarming character moments we've come to love from the show, for all the characters. I love Tak-shilchang and Yong's blatantly obvious shipping of Gun/Mi-young (nearly died of the lols during the 'Gunmeo and Julmiyoung' oart, omg) but for me, the most touching part was Yong's scenes with Gun and Mi-young. Poor boy really does look up to his hyung so much, he's such a comedy show but it was sweet to see Mi-young console him, and Gun order him to call him 'hyung'.

Now, no more noble idiocy please! I can't believe we only have two episodes left, only one more week with Gun's insane laugh !:(

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I also have a question about how the writers are going to deal with the Huntington disease the Gunn has. I search the Internet. Here is the information about this genetic disorder. The genetic basis of HD is not discovered until 1993. the Huntington gene provides genetic info for a protein that is also called Huntington. It caused damages to the cells when the expansion of the cytosine-adenine-guanine triplet repeat stretch within the Huntington gene. If the repeat count is less then 26. It is normal that is no disease and no risk for the offspring. If the repeat is 27-35. It is intermediate that is no disease and the risk to offspring is less, less, less than 50%. If the repeat is 36-39, there may be symptoms and the risk to offspring is 50%. If the repeat is over 40, the will be symptoms and risk to offspring is 50%.
If a child with one parent have the HD, he is 50% chance that he has the HD. At the same time, he is 50% chance that he does not have the HD. Have you see the in drama,
Gunn's line is the one still have the HD, but the other elders in the clan does not have the disease.
If a affected person married a non affected person, they may have some children have the HD and some don't. If the child with no HD from a affected parent, and married a person with no HD. All their children, grand children and further generations will not have the disease. It is kind of cure itself. So We still does not what level of repeat that Gunn's have, and if the snail couple have children, will they be affected. I still hope that they have a happy ending like the one in the original version.

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Oh my gawd did I mention how much I love Jang Hyuk ??? He can carry off drama and comedy effortlessly. The K I double S thing killed me. I was laughing away. I don't know which is my fave...him as the clown or him as the trafic lead. Both are equally superbly done. JH and JNR all the way....

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