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Healer: Episode 11

More good stuff! It’s pretty gratifying to go into each episode hoping for the best and to be rewarded, because so often we’re met with disappointment instead. This episode makes some huge strides forward with connections being drawn and continued shifts in the relationships, bringing forth some unexpected (but totally welcome) alliances, while hinting at fractured ones to come.

Also, a quick reminder: We’re a staunchly spoiler-free zone here, so please be mindful of not posting Episode 12 details in this thread while waiting for the new recap. I know waiting is hard, but spoilers are evil!

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EPISODE 11 RECAP

Moon-ho returns home to find his chest of mementos open in plain sight, which puts him on alert. A call arrives from an unknown number, the voice digitally altered: the Healer.

Moon-ho knows the Healer doesn’t do phone calls, but the Healer says he’s making an exception to ask a pressing question, “when I can see your face like this.” Eek, shivers.

The lights flick off, and a shadowy figure steps into view. In his normal voice, Jung-hoo asks about the photo of the five friends, and what happened in February 1992. What payment will he require of the Healer in exchange for this information?

Moon-ho answers, “Will you show me your face?” Healer starts to reject that request, but Moon-ho holds up Young-shin’s busted cell phone and says, “Park Bong-soo.” O.M.G. He explains finding the phone in Bong-soo’s coat and links it to the elevator accident. Is the jig up?

Moon-ho now calls him Bong-soo and requests to see his face—that’s his condition for answering the question.

So Healer sighs, steps into the open, and turns on the light. He walks up to Moon-ho, takes off his glasses, and looks him straight in the eye. Aieeeeeee.

Moon-ho holds up the photograph and asks which friend he’s interested in. At Jung-hoo’s indication, Moon-ho seems to confirm a hunch and names the friend as Seo Joon-seok. Then he asks if Jung-hoo knows what “Morumoru Island” is, so-called because nobody knows where it is (mo-reu = unknown).

Itching for information, Jung-hoo impatiently replies that he’s quite serious, just as a memory hits him. He hears giggling children and a little girl’s voice asking, “Do you know what Morumoru Island is?” But he doesn’t quite know what to do with the recollection, and prompts Moon-ho to continue talking.

Moon-ho explains his noona recently telling him about a burglar whose face was strikingly similar to an old friend’s. Now Moon-ho also sees the resemblance, and has deduced why the Healer, whose existence requires such secrecy, might reveal himself to know this information.

“You, with eyes so similar to his,” he notes. “Are you Jung-hoo?”

Oof, so many emotions. Jung-hoo struggles to process, and then the girl’s voice rings in his ear again, calling out, “Jung-hoo-ya! Play with me!” The memory is visual this time: Ji-an chases Jung-hoo around a room while Teenage Moon-ho builds a fort with furniture. Ji-an declares, “It’s Morumoru Island!”

Moon-ho lets the kiddos inside and tells them to play quietly or risk pirate attack (ha, clever).

In the present, Jung-hoo’s chilliness prompts Moon-ho to sigh, “You guys used to be quite close to me.” Jung-hoo picks up on the plural and asks what happened to the girl. Moon-ho replies, “She died. In 1992.”

Jung-hoo has only now recalled Ji-an but it’s a shock to hear of her death. He turns back to the question of his father, and the person he killed. Moon-ho identifies Gil-han—the man next to him in the photo.

Jung-hoo reels, stammering, “H-he… killed his f-friend?”

But Moon-ho tells him that he asked the wrong question: “Your father was a murder suspect, not a murderer.” He died before he could clear his name, and Moon-ho asks if Jung-hoo came to him because he wants to prove his innocence.

So Moon-ho suggests working together toward that goal, and to continue his Bong-soo act at Someday to facilitate contact. Hearing of this later, Ajumma reiterates her opposition: She doesn’t like Moon-ho because he’s a facile liar. Plus, why does Jung-hoo want to clear his father’s name now, at this late date?

His answer makes her gape: “Because I want to tell her. Chae Young-shin.” He’s willing to admit to his thieving Healer duties, but not so comfortable with the my-dad-was-a-killer part.

Jung-hoo supposes that Young-shin will probably want to beat him up for lying at first, “But she’ll get over it right away, because she’s that kind of person.”

He guesses that ajumma’s ready to replace the Healer now, but asks her to hold off until he can clear Dad’s name. He has an uneasy feeling, and asks her to have his back for just a while longer. Ajumma just stares at her computer screen—and the new email that’s arrived from Young-shin. To tell or not to tell?

Young-shin arrives to a bustling office in the morning, busy in the wake of President Hwang’s suicide. Moon-ho directs his employees, sending reporters out on assignment and dealing with server problems; they’ll have to move overseas to skirt interference.

Young-shin asks Jung-hoo for the skinny, but curiously he just ignores her, leaving her hanging. Aw, is he playing the part of spurned suitor? When Moon-ho sends Young-shin on assignment, she automatically calls for Bong-soo to assist, but he ignores her again. To her confusion, he then jumps up to tag along with Moon-ho today, leaving her wondering at the sudden shift in dynamics.

Young-shin asks Bong-soo if he’s avoiding her because of their rooftop talk. He just says evasively, “Um… can you… step aside?” When she asks point-blank if he dislikes talking with her, he replies, “Yes.” HAHA. She’s so confused and disappointed at the sight of Bong-soo walking off chummily with Moon-ho, like the two have become best friends overnight. This is so great.

But the air is strained once they’re alone, as Moon-ho reminisces and Jung-hoo listens in annoyance. Moon-ho says he should’ve guessed his identity sooner, to which Jung-hoo snaps, “That would never have happened.” He bristles at Moon-ho’s familiarity and asks, “Are you going to keep doing that? Acting friendly?”

Moon-ho eyes him with sympathy as he asks how he ended up as the Healer, but Jung-hoo remains aloof and pointedly calls him Boss. Moon-ho reminds him that he used to call him Uncle.

They arrive at Moon-ho’s family junkyard, which he describes as home base for the friends and their pirate broadcasting activities. We see the flashback through his perspective, playing near his father while the friends worked and goofed off together. Moon-ho recalls, “The scenes in my memory are all like that—they’re laughing, caring, and warm.”

Jung-hoo cuts him short every time Moon-ho’s nostalgia gets too long-winded for him, and when Moon-ho mentions feeling glad to reunite with an old acquaintance, Jung-hoo says curtly that he doesn’t need to know that feeling.

Moon-ho asks kindly, “Do you have any friends? And do you have anyone to ask whether you have friends?”

Jung-hoo can’t meet his eye, and fidgets uncomfortably before putting up his bravado again, saying that he doesn’t trust Boss yet. He points out Moon-ho’s extensive investigation of Young-shin, while acting none the wiser to her face. He advises Moon-ho to drop the interest in him.

Moon-ho returns to his recounting, arriving at that day in 1992. In flashback, we see Gil-han and Joon-seok arriving together to see Moon-shik. Established as a hit reporter-photographer duo, they’re working on a new story and ask Moon-shik to borrow a car. Slush funds are being transferred tomorrow, and they want to follow; they even enlist Moon-shik as driver, like old times, so he can be in on the action.

Moon-ho recalls how the three friends headed out the next morning… and then Gil-han was dead, and Joon-seok arrested for killing him. And Moon-shik was the witness.

Moon-ho arrives at the point at hand: They need to get to the police records of Joon-seok’s interrogation when he was arrested. Moon-ho has been blocked at every turn, and he hands over a package containing all his research. He admits that he couldn’t trust the Healer either, and that he tipped off the police that the Healer would be lurking near Young-shin.

Annoyed, Jung-hoo excuses himself and heads off. Watching his exit, Moon-ho envisions Joon-seok walking next to Jung-hoo, as father and son display the exact same mannerisms. It brings a tear to his eye.

Detective Yoon and his partner find it suspicious how quickly the Hwang suicide is being wrapped up. Hwang’s suicide note is awfully convenient and informative, naming several names of important politicians as bribe-takers.

Thus Detective Yoon concludes that the Healer has aligned himself with powerful people, because they’ve managed to free him from murder suspicions very easily. Ack, a shrewd inference, except it’s wrong! Detective Yoon is just smart enough to be a royal pain in the ass—he knows enough to cause trouble, but not to solve it.

Thankfully, ajumma’s faster than Detective Yoon and hacks into the database to doctor Bong-soo’s driver’s license. An officer had pulled it up previously when it bore the original face, but he’d been distracted before showing it to Detective Yoon.

Anticipating the media furor, the Chaes arrange to have Yeon-hee moved to another location, with the family of a former client that Dad defended pro bono. Dad and Young-shin both awkwardly decline drawn-out goodbyes, only to have Yeon-hee ignore them and give her heartfelt thanks anyway.

Detective Yoon drops by the cafe looking for Young-shin, and takes a look around her father’s office. He asks if her father is in the habit of recording his consultations, and as she’s replying no, Detective Yoon spots a recording device tucked into a planter. And another one in the bookcase. Ack!

Young-shin is totally stunned, but plays it cool as the detective asks if she knows the Healer. He notes the interesting timing of events—Healer steals a video from Hwang, that video ends up in Someday’s hands, Hwang dies.

Young-shin replies that the Healer is known for not killing people, but the detective merely says that info must be out-of-date, since he is currently suspected for two murder cases. He implies that Healer forced Hwang to write his suicide note, or forged it.

Young-shin holds her shock in and feigns indifference to all this news, slapping on a smile.

Jung-hoo settles back in his Healer pad to start reading Moon-ho’s research, while Min-ja gets ready to open a can of worms. She’s finally decided to alert him to Young-shin’s email, admitting that it took her some time to think over how to handle this.

Listening only with half his attention, he tells her to read it aloud, but the moment she reads the subject line (“I am Chae Young-shin”), he jumps up and orders her to stop. Ajumma forwards it, and then hilariously starts singing along to “Some”—you know, that song about the ambiguousness of the dating game: It feels like you are, but you’re not, but kind of are mine / It feels like I am, but am not, but kind of am yours…

Jung-hoo reads the email, rapt. (And trips over his own feet.)

Young-shin: “I am Chae Young-shin. I must meet you, Healer-nim. If you don’t want me to see you, I will cover my eyes again. If you tell me not to say anything, I won’t make a sound… To have you comply and come to me, and watch from somewhere behind me—that’s all I want. That’s enough. And so, this is also a request for a date. Will you accept?”

At home, Young-shin gets dressed with anticipation. Jung-hoo heads for his closet too, disregarding ajumma’s continued warnings against it. She hits where it hurts, though, pointing out that Young-shin has a pretty good life, and can expect to meet a respectable young man with a stable career, who would give her every security in life. Jung-hoo, on the other hand, has never shown his face to her, can’t even tell her his name, and has nothing to offer but random talk about an island.

Jung-hoo feels those words, but counters, “Then… I can just show her. My face.”

Min-ja retorts that revealing himself to her makes Young-shin an accomplice to his accused crimes in the eyes of the law. And that makes Jung-hoo reconsider. Min-ja urges him to leave Young-shin alone, and he sighs that he should at least reply to her question.

All dolled up, Young-shin heads out for her date, pausing briefly to recall Detective Yoon’s warnings about Healer being dangerous. She shakes aside the thought, and spots the cops stationed outside to monitor her safety. Good thing for her, they’re not too attentive.

As she sneaks out, her voice narrates the rest of her email, which informs the Healer how the date ought go to. First, they’d start by walking together, just talking and laughing. She notes the happy couples doing just that as she walks on alone, arriving at the next date stop, a food stand. She eats alone while wistfully watching other couples doing as she describes, bickering about what to order.

Then, time for a movie. She goes to the cinema alone, saying that they don’t have to sit together, that it’s enough that they both see the same thing. She promises to wait for him there, and asks, “How long should I wait?”

She waits in the lobby for hours until she’s kicked out at closing time. She leaves the building in disappointment, shoulders slumping—until suddenly, the revolving doors start to spin, as though inviting her back inside.

She wanders into the lobby until she comes upon a hallway, and it’s lit with candles. Oh, Jung-hoo, you’re such a romantic it kind of hurts. Heart lifting, Young-shin follows the lit path through doors that open automatically for her.

Inside an empty theater, a spot has been prepared for her. She takes a seat just as something dings, and the stuffed rabbit on the table plays a recorded message (in ajumma’s voice, lol), asking what kind of movie she likes. She decides to go with whichever movie is longest—and then, the sound of footsteps makes her freeze. Omg omg. I can’t handle this. I need a higher-pitched word than squee.

Young-shin tenses in anticipation, and Jung-hoo takes a seat in the back row; his face is uncovered, but she doesn’t turn to look. Then the lights dim.

The movie plays (it’s Lee Seung-gi and Moon Chae-won’s Today’s Love), and Jung-hoo spends much of the time just watching Young-shin. By degrees they both settle in and start enjoying the movie, and then it ends.

The lights come back on. Young-shin gets up to find the theater empty, her mood now sinking with the return of reality. Jung-hoo watches from around the corner as she slowly heads for the exit, both of them feeling heavy-hearted.

And then, his hand shoots out and grabs her arm.

She stops there in the open doorway, and they stand there facing opposite directions while being inches apart. Appropriately, she’s in the light while he hangs back in the darkness.

His hand reaches down to hers, fingers intertwining, holding tight. The moment stretches out as they both drink it in, and you can read on their faces how momentous this contact is. Finally he has to let go, but it’s with a smile that she can walk on.

Outside, she finds a car waiting for her, its driver holding up a matching stuffed doll to signal that he’s Healer-sent. Jung-hoo watches her leave with those sad eyes.

Moon-shik receives an angry visit from Assemblyman Kim, who accuses Moon-shik of masterminding his downfall. We know that Kim dug his own grave, but he accuses Moon-shik of engineering this to usurp Kim’s position as future Seoul mayor.

Ever unflappable, Moon-shik has Kim escorted out. He receives the latest message from the Healer, who has agreed to discard that video (the one that involves the Elder, which he’d used to threaten him with) now that the Hwang case is no longer a threat. Moon-shik chuckles and decides, “I want to have the Healer.”

Secretary Oh points out that it’ll be difficult since they tried to pin him for murder and all, but Moon-shik tells him to proceed in their usual way—either bring the desired person onboard, or get rid of him.

Secretary Oh also worries about Myung-hee’s outing today, because she has gone to meet Joon-seok’s widow (Jung-hoo’s mother). Moon-shik acts like he’s calm about it, but for once he’s visibly upset.

Myung-hee meets Jung-hoo’s mother in a cafe, and the latter is too burdened with the past to even look her in the eye. Myung-hee assures her that she’s never believed Joon-seok was guilty, but Jung-hoo’s mother says that in the eyes of the world, her husband killed Myung-hee’s husband.

Myung-hee reaches for her hand, but she draws back. But Mom finally looks up at mention of the young man Myung-hee saw recently who reminded her of Joon-seok. Myung-hee says she knows why Mom left Jung-hoo—to protect him from the world’s censure, because staying would mean he’d be marked by his father’s stigma.

“I’ve lost a child too,” Myung-hee reminds her. “I wanted to meet you and hold hands. We used to be close.”

But Mom contradicts her. Yes, she didn’t want Jung-hoo hearing “murderer’s son” his whole life, but she had another reason. She’d done anything and everything trying to clear her husband’s name, until she was told to quit and remain quiet if she wanted to make sure Jung-hoo was safe.

Myung-hee sits up in alarm—who said that? Mom looks at her in genuine surprise. “You live with him,” she says. “I thought you had to know.” Ooh. That’s got to put a crack in that trust.

Young-shin practically dances into the office the next morning, feeling great. But “everyone” is gone, and she asks where “they all” went, though by “everyone” she really means Bong-soo, who is out on the boss’s secret orders. She sputters in indignation, wondering why those two are suddenly so tight: “Why are they so friendly? Why?!”

She marches up to Moon-ho’s window, and he smiles widely at her while closing the blinds shut in her face. HAHA.

It’s because he’s on the phone with Jung-hoo, informing him about the police records pertaining to his father. Jung-hoo’s on his way to the station now, and Moon-ho suggests that he wait until nighttime. But that means increased security, so Jung-hoo takes a different approach, dressing as a salaryman while Min-ja works her hacker mojo.

Jung-hoo enters a restaurant frequented by office employees at lunch, and scopes out the faces until he finds a target. He strategically trips near him, dropping food down the man’s front, and then smoothly swipes the man’s ID badge when he washes up in the bathroom. That allows him to pass through security, his head bowed to avoid the cameras.

Once inside, he accidentally-on-purpose drops some files being transported by a file clerk, and helps him pick them up. Striking up friendly conversation as they walk to the records room, Jung-hoo is allowed easy entry, and from there he tracks down the appropriate section.

He finds his father’s filebox… which is empty, all its pages replaced by blank sheets. Moon-ho isn’t surprised but is still dismayed, and while he has a few guesses as to who’s responsible, he’s not certain.

Jung-hoo merely replies that they’ll have to find out, then. Connecting next with Min-ja, he informs her of his plan: Direct family members are allowed access to those reports. Min-ja balks: “Are you crazy? Yes, you’re crazy.”

Crazy or not, Jung-hoo presents his ID card with the request form at the front desk. This time he’s dressed as something of a slacker/party boy, looking empty-headed and chewing gum carelessly.

The clerk inputs the request, which pulls up a warning that the file is restricted. Furthermore, this pings an alert to Moon-shik, informing him that somebody is requesting access to the file. It’s the son.

Moon-shik delegates the matter to someone else, since he has another destination today. He arrives at the Someday office just as Young-shin is leaving, and calls her by name, introducing himself. She’s happy to shake the hand of the important media mogul.

Looking utterly unconcerned, Jung-hoo waits at the station, where he’s detained by officers. He maintains a cheerfully blank facade as he’s led into an interrogation room, looking around idly and waiting to see how he’s treated.

 
COMMENTS

So many great moments in this episode. I was dying to see how Moon-ho would use his information, and I wasn’t disappointed—either in his character, or in the way this spins our story into the next direction.

I found Moon-ho’s reaction to finding Jung-hoo really moving, because it felt so inviting and genuine. I haven’t always been certain of Moon-ho’s motivations (there’s such a complex web of emotions driving him that it seems simplistic to chalk it up to one word, like guilt or redemption), but he was so sincerely relieved to see Jung-hoo here in front of him—and then, there was that extra punch when he realized that Jung-hoo wasn’t living a happy life abroad as his mother said, but was actually quite lonely and neglected. So here he is, happy to see him yet confronted with another life whose sadness he’s responsible for, however indirectly. It’s pretty heavy, and a fortunate thing that Yoo Ji-tae is so wonderful with gravitas.

I really felt for Moon-ho’s reaction to Jung-hoo at the junkyard, where Jung-hoo was snappish and defensive, trying to act like he didn’t care while obviously caring deeply. Moon-ho felt like a parent with an errant teenager in that moment, where even as Jung-hoo was lashing out at him, he regarded him with gentleness and acceptance. Anything Jung-hoo might say, Moon-ho was going to take, with no retorts or counterattacks. It may be the closest example of unconditional love Jung-hoo has been shown in ages (or ever), and I freaking love that it comes from Moon-ho.

On the flipside of that is Jung-hoo’s reaction, all full of bravado and false fronts. He puts up that act like he is just sooooo bored by Moon-ho and his feelings, but it’s almost frightening how transparent that facade is, ready to shatter under the weight of too much scrutiny. He has every reason to be wary of Moon-ho, but his sense of longing is palpable, and I wonder if perhaps he’s afraid of his own desire to trust in him.

Goodness knows there’s a long way both men have to travel for that trust to build, but I so want to see it happen. Because how hilarious is it to watch Healer and Moon-ho being buddy-buddy at Someday News all of a sudden? Sure it’s just an act for the outside world, but it’s so entertaining. And as great is it is to watch Young-shin and Bong-soo together, or to watch Bong-soo being jealous when she’s off with Moon-ho, it’s even more awesome to see her disgruntlement when she’s the odd one out and now the boys are suddenly as thick as thieves. It’s unclear whether her complaint is more because of Bong-soo or Moon-ho, and that makes it hilarious.

It may be premature to say she’s jealous of Bong-soo being closer to somebody else other than herself, but I would dearly love to see her unconsciously missing him, and taking a while to realize why. I love how Bong-soo’s reaction is the completely normal thing for a guy who’s been rejected, and yet in this case we know it’s completely faked, and that her angst is unwarranted. But it’s also satisfying, in true Healer fashion, since it’s so much fun to watch the scenario play out the obvious way while knowing that there’s another layer going on. So she can stew for a little while, and I can enjoy seeing her pout that Bong-soo’s no longer hanging on her every word.

Not that the girl has anything to complain about, not after her Healer date. I loved everything about this date, from the way she made the first move (particularly after he tried but failed to think of a way to keep in touch) to the way he executed the details. There are certainly things that Korean dramas may not pull off well, but one thing that really works for me is in the instances of repressed emotion that become somehow much more powerful than the grand declarations or gestures.

The scene is utterly simple, with no words exchanged and little physical movement—but we feel every beat and understand the feelings from moment to moment. The hand-hold is one thing, but even better for me was the expressions on their faces in the moment, not despite their distance but because of it. They’re looking in opposite directions, facing away, separated by the doorway, but it’s like they’re feeling every aspect of their closeness in a palpable way. I love the small touches that carry meaning, such as Young-shin being literally awash in light while Jung-hoo’s shrouded in shadows, her dressed in white, him in black. They have one point of connection—literally, and symbolically—but it’s an intense one nonetheless. For now, it’s enough for them, as Young-shin noted in her email… although okay, fine, I’ll always want more. Gah, now I’m getting greedy because I just keep wanting more. At least I know better than to be ungrateful. Thank you, Healer-ya! Also, please give me more of all the things!

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YES. It is out! So excited!

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Congratulations Sky, you're Number 1! So great to be online with you :)

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Wowie, I'm actually first! And on the Healer thread at that too! I feel like I just made an accomplishment. XD

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Congratulations again, Skyofblue! Enjoy being 1st :-)

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And so great to be online with you too, my dear GB

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Congratulations and celebrations sky of blue ..the episode was debak

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Thank you Sumee!

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I can't believe how emotionally invested i was with that date! And the holding hands! Oh!

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Can't believe how emotionally invested I am with this entire show.

I think about it... during the day, night, in class, while I'm taking a bath or a dump, while I'm eating, etc. etc.

*teeny tiny voice in the back of my head screaming at me that this isn't normal anymore* Me: I know, I know.

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Hahaha so funny. .I haven't see this drama but I read all the coment from this recaps ,Don't know why I can feel your symptoms . Usually I watch drama after its ending since I don't like to wait in vain just for new episode in air but i've decided to do some marathon

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"Usually I watch drama after its ending..." -- THIS! But Healer totally changed us! It's a way of life now! :D

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Yes @Omomo, definitely not normal, just like what's happening to most of the beanies here :D

But it's fine, we hardly ever get a drama as good as this, and who knows when we will ever be blessed with another one again?

By the way, i rarely ever comment on recaps but the squeeing here is contagious, so... i'm with ya. Nice to meet ya, @Omomo, lovely headers btw :)

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Indeed. Although right now, there is nothing else in my field of vision when it comes to K-dramas except for Healer. It's really, really hard for me to watch anything else. My mind automatically rejects it and keeps coming to this show. *grumbles*

Here's to hoping that JCW's next project will be on par or even surpass this (a pretty difficult feat)!

Pleasure meeting you too! Thank you very kindly! Happy that you like 'em. :D

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*keeps coming back

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Dear Omomo,

Every time I see a JCW banner come up, I think of you fondly. How talented and artistic! You made them so fast n they turned out so well. I love how you match the background colours of the banner to the colours of his clothes, esp. the red, white and blue. Love it! Pls make more! Preferably w less clothes, hee hee hee.

Of course we aren't normal anymore. None of us.

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*glows* Thank you KDaddict. I am overwhelmed. Aw, shucks. :)

Hahaha! Duly noted. *goes to hunt for more revealing JCW pics in my secret stash*

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Agree! I lost appetite for all other dramas becaus of Healer!

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Can't believe how emotionally invested I am to Ji Chang Wook!

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It is because he puts everything he has on his acting, who can resist this intensity?? *-* I am also melting here in front of my computer, and worrying about uri Healer. Why can't he have a decent date with the girl he likes??!!

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I wonder how Park Min-Young & Ji Chang-Wook separate their feelings from the real and reel... <3

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Hi, Beanies. Before anything else, some news:

A dedicated group of Beanies who have gone crazy over Healer kept the fires burning here all through the agonizing wait for Episode 11. For those who have not heard the daebak news - we’ve broken the record of most number of comments long held by K2Hearts, and continued to explode through the roof. We have now breached the 3500 mark.

To all of us - CHUKA-HEHYO!!!

Now, we are faced with the hard task of breaking our own record hehe.

Off to read!

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TEAM HEALER

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YESSS
What else can we really do except camp in the thread the whole week waiting for the next recap and episode?! Can't survive a day, hour without squeeeing over Healer anywhere.

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I just checked, it's 4006 comments! :D

Healer ~~ *squeeeeeeeee*

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Daebak!

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@Skyofblue

Congratulations for being 1st!! ;)

So happy for you and us!! ;)

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Thank you so much kay! I'm representing the Healer Ruined Us Support Group with first comment this week.

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@Skyofblue

Yes, please do!! All for one, one for all!! ;)

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WOW! 226 comments and counting, and this post was just up a few hours ago. Healer sure is record-breaking. am sorry for those who have it so bad for this show or maybe just for Ji Chang Wook alone?! ;-) get a grip, girls!

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We may be addicted, and without sleep, have eye bags that raccoons would be jealous of, have completely disregarded real life as it is, and....wait, where was I going with this?

Oh yeah, but we're all quite happy! I think many of us haven't had a crack drama in awhile. I personally haven't in a very long time, and feeling such a connection to a drama, even though it's taking over my life, feels great. The excitement, the fangirling with great company, the excitement and happiness we feel when we watch our beloved show. I wouldn't trade that for a normal life. As a beanie once said on the previous thread, sanity's overrated anyways! :)

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@Skyofblue

THANK YOU!! I cannot agree with you more!! Everything you said just resonated with me!! You are so right!!! ;)

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My sentiments exactly! Healer is my 100th drama after starting with Pasta in October 2013. I have loved so many but THIS one has grabbed me so hard I can't explain it....but I don't have to because I'm with all of you and not alone!

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Usually ppl have to pay loads of cash n inhale or ingest sthg illegal to be in this much ecstasy.
This is legal, and free!
Plus it is weight-losing!
I say it's a win-win win-win.

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Girls, girls. You are hilarious. Omo.

True that! This is one addiction that I don't mind having. It feels great and doesn't have any negative side effects (except for maybe having enormous eyebags and the risk of being mistaken as a loony for smiling all the freaking time).

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@Skyofblue,
Congrats for being first! Yipee!!
Now when I see the sky, I think of you! ?

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Congrats for being first! Wohooo, so happy it's you! :D

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I'm so sentimental now, with all the congrats everyone's given, even though all I got was first comment, lol. Thanks you so much you guys!

@KDaddict

Aww, you are too sweet.

@Fab

Oh shucks. *tickled pink*

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Sub-thread: LETTER(S) : Letter to ALL Beanies who pass this way ...

We write with BIG THANKS to Javabeans and Girlfriday for this blog and for giving us this space in which to communicate and to become community. *Warm Hugs to JB and GF*

This letter INVITATION is OPEN to ALL :)

Hey folks! We've been having a wild, wonderful ride since Episode 8, with our comments growing from mere 100s to 1000s and hitting an all time high of 3,500++ so far in Ep 10. It's been effing fabulous and also super scary because with the wildfire way this thread has grown, it's been hard to know if our comments are being found/read by like-minded Beanies or how to find our way back to a sub-thread of interest after being away for a mere few hours.

This humble suggestion (and invitation to join in) is being mooted and executed in this Ep 11 Thread: Those of us who'd like to, can Name (give a topical name) some sub-threads that we start so that those who wish to comment on the same topics can keep returning to our sub-threads. How does that sound?

This does not mean we'll become uber neat but maybe neater than how it is usually. Also, if some sub-threads get too unwieldy, (and some will) they may instead become places from which other sub-threads are referenced.

Advantages: 1) Reduce the amount of trawling required to find stuff and people
2) Can gather together discussions on similar topics for more indepth analyses.
3) Can gather responses for polls and projects.
4) Will be more likley that comments meant for certain persons will be noticed by the right persons.
5) Compiles fun things to share which otherwise get lost (May include Reposts from other threads)

A few Named sub-threads have been started below. You are free to use them for the relevant topics, to comments within them if you wish or you may ignore them and of course continue to post elsewhere anything you like as per normal without naming your comments. You may start your own Named sub-threads as well, but please just check around a bit to see if anyone has started a similar one so that there will be less duplication. (we expect that duplication cannot be totally avoided so no stress!!!)

If this way of bringing topics together is an improvement, we will continue in other Recaps. If some topics are always relevant, they can/will re-appear to be continued in other recaps (with a reference to their original sub-thread number here) and if some topics are not relevant they will be laid to rest.

That's it for this letter, (for now). Shall we see if this makes navigating our labyrinth of discussions a little less labor intensive? Your ideas and questions as always, are welcome. Comment away!!!

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@GB I think for the next recap you need to start a sub thread just for what people think will happen in Ep 13, given that once again there is NO preview!! This is totally killing me and I can't wait to discuss it with everyone when the recaps are up!

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Hello GB~

I find it funny and interesting that you called me a celebrity last week, when tbh, I think YOU are the celebrity :-) Look at you go, creating sub-threads, counting on the hours till the next drama, rallying beanies, etc... I see you everywhere (which is not a bad thing).

And I see people calling you GB *Smiles* Can I take credit for that? Since I was the 1st one who asked you if I could call you that (in LG recaps), and the one who started that trend :-) I have some questions for you, but I have to go for now... I will try and be back later :-)

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I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW ABSOLUTELY GIDDY I AM OVER A HANDHOLDING SCENE!! KYYYAAAAAA!!!!!!

The way he slowly and achingly ran his fingers down until their hands are entwined.

So emotionally charged, and by far one of the SEXIEST PG-rated scenes I've EVER watched.

GUUUHHHUHHHHHHHRRRRRRRGGGG

*cries over how perfect the show is*

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"So emotionally charged, and by far one of the SEXIEST PG-rated scenes I’ve EVER watched."

Word. See kdramas, PG can be sexy as hell! That longing. That desire. Ahhhhh.

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It's the little things like that scene - that in dramas (and life) are the most emotionally charged and erotic.

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Sub-thread: DROOL POOL of HRUSG - managed by Skyofblue and polaris or either or (Thanks, my dears)

This sub-thread is on the Healer Ruined Us Support Group (HRUSG) and whether you'd like to consider yourself a part of it or not.

This is a partial edited repost from Ep 10 (227.1.1.1.2) and Ep 9 (169)

Notice of the HRUSG: If you are considering whether to join this group, ie wondering if you are sick enough to need support, please check against these symptoms:

– Can’t stop thinking of Healer or of accessing any/all sites to do with show and JCW, including looking at pictures of JCW clothed or otherwise.

– Prefer to re-watch anything Healer or JCW instead of moving on to a new show

– Been taking time out of RL to live vicariously and virtually. Worse yet, forgot to do the normal RL stuff (like eat, sleep, study, work and bring kids to wherever) because of being holed up with the computer.

- Believe yourself crazy

If you display even one of these symptoms you will be diagnosed with loony-bin lunacy-cum-Healer/JCW addiction of the highest severity. Oh, did we mention that insanity is mandatory?

Anyway, you will have qualified for the honor of being shod in Healer boots and thrown feet first into our Drool Pool No. 3. Of course you can choose to be catapulted from our spring release chair in which case, you will land on your butt. We have no waterproof butt protector, but our raincoat might help marginally.

Our fellow Support Group members will then gleefully drag you through Pools 1 and 2 which smell terrible, but that’s the price of initiation.

After initiation your mission is to keep looking at pictures of JCW and watching Healer and commenting here at a rate of 20 posts a day plus to add more drool to our pool (as it is drying up).

So now, having considered your mental and physical condition and the terms of membership, we trust that you are able to make a well-informed decision. Membership is free except for your contribution of drool. If interested, kindly sign up under this Drool Pool sub-thread and prepare yourself for imbecility of the highest order. - Management -
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Want to sign up? Come on in… enter our world of delirious, diverting fangirling and high flown flaky fun…..

You’ve just got to sign here, you know, where you agree to give up normal life as you know it, drool on our mark (don’t worry we help you out with a PPT presentation of JCW photos) and slosh in the drool pool with us. :D

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Hi gals,
A technical Qn:
How do I find a sub-thread?

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Unfortunately there is no search engine within comments so we cannot 'retrieve' but since we start with whole numbers, each sub-thread will have a name starting with a number. The ones I create are on Page 1 for now. So just take note of the numbers to locate them again.

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Also, can we make the instructions above simpler? For pp like me who are forever tied up with work / life and can only steal time off to read short ones?
Appreciate this!

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Sure thing, the first letter has to explain and be longish, but hopefully going forward we can make explanations shortish :D and just leave a ref to point to previous post. :)

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Thank you so much!!!!

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You could use the ctrl+f command to find something specifically on the page. For example, you could search for "sub-thread" throughout the page. Unfortunately, it doesn't search the entire comments page but it is easier than constantly scrolling up and down the page.

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*drum roll + confetti *

THE DROOL POOL FOR HRUSG is officially open!

*prepared a special red ribbon and giant scissor for the cutting*

- For all your inquiries on how to be initiated;
- For all your reference on what level of addiction you're at this moment;
- For all the support you need in cases of seizure attacks;
- And of course for the unlimited supply of drools you'll ever need to splurge into...

WELCOME DEAR GUESTS AND PARTICIPANTS!!!

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To: All Healeria Sepsis Patients (aka JCW/Healer Addiction)

From: Head Doc @Growingbeautifully

On the topic of survival:

We have and will continue to manage to survive together on this thread. We will spazz until we fizzle out *snore*, we will support and agree that all the outrageous things we do (and the normal RL things that we fail to do) in honour of our show, our Man and our addiction is just *perfectly* normal in our DB-verse and at regular intervals, we will drag each other through the drool pool to shake ourselves out of our lethargy and start commenting again!!!!!

But most of all we survive by keeping our belly muscles tightly toned by frequent squeeing, screaming, laughing, shrieking and convulsive giggling…. stopping only when the pain is unbearable or our neighbours complain about the noise of someone being murdered.

On the topic of us being on FIRE :
Yeah me lovelies….
burn babes …. BURN BURN BURN!!!!

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I am in! Hmm... Where to start. I was hooked on pretty early on in the show so. I had to patiently wait for a long time.......I am so addicted that I immediately watch Raw EPs and then wait until 11 pm (central time in the United States) to read these recaps of the episode so I could unsolder stand the ep I just watched? I've done this for the past six shows already. Gosh, JCW ruined my life. Healer ruined me and i am loving it for doing that.

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@Alienkay

We welcome you with open arms, dear!

Enjoy your stay to our humble abode, where you can find the biggest, largest, deepest pool of drool we're all the Healer Addicts are happily splurging and snorkeling...

Always remember that our Healer Ruined Me Support Group is just a red button away,.

So without further ado... we hereby initiate you to the drool pool!! :)

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*rolls up sleeves*

We have the drool pools ready. Now they just need to decide which depth they are comfortable with, since we have different depths with each pool.

Pool 1- Not very deep, for those who are just beginning in their Healer/JCW journey

Pool 2- Medium depth, for those who are starting to wonder if they’re crazy as they watch everything JCW is on and rewatch Healer until the next ep. Your toes should still touch the floor in this pool

Pool 3- Addicted. Completely. Totally. For those who can’t remember the last time they had a sound sleep, and are currently zombies. Drool will go over your head in this one.

Pool 4- This is for those who don’t know what life is without Healer, think of it and/or JCW every minute of the day, and don’t remember what normal life even is anymore. The depth of this pool is still undeclared, as its mysteries are even more than the deepest parts of the ocean. The end of this pool is no where in sight. Life jackets recommended.

Step right this way and let us know which pool is right for you!

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In. So. In.

I actually read the recaps first then because it sounds interesting downloaded episodes 1 to 10 and watched everything in two whole days. And as I waited for ep 11 to have a link, I've scoured tumblr, twitter and youtube for everything Healer from interviews to mv.

And I have also introduced it to several people and am seriously tempted to create a fandom manifesto and essays on the characters, OTP, and relationships.

Just when I thought I was done with Kdramas, Healer drag me in again.

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I'm still a bit confused though. I mean, I understand Jung Hoo's attraction to Young Shin.

But Young Shin's to Healer (not Jung Hoo/Bong Soo) I don't really get?

I mean, all she knows about Healer is that he's paid to save her, his reputation and--pretty much just that. They've never talked but for his cryptic warnings and her own preconceptions about him. So I'm kind of lost.

I SHIP IT. But because of Jung hoo's feelings for Young Shin, and for how cutely indulgent Young Shin is when it comes to Bong Soo. But on Young Shin's part I don't get it.

Especially in this episode where Detective Yoon is telling her about Healer being a murder suspect and what moon ho said that he was paying Healer to guard her, I don't get how she could stand firm on her thoughts that Healer is a good person.

Sure she was embarrassed and angry before but she return to her belief after one kiss? And sure the date was cute and adorable, but her feelings leading up to this, I don't get it.

can someone explain it to me?

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@Julia, I think YS had an admiration for the healer when (as a reporter) she heard about his ethics in that murky line of business even though he is the best at his work. Then when she dug a little deeper she found that he is always alone and can't show his face to anyone. Because of her past trauma she identified deeply with this. (She mentions this to BS during two of their conversations). This is how her admiration developed.

Then she meets him when he steals her bag. When she complains he's hurting her, he releases her arms a bit. And when she fears he's going to use the blade on her, he instead uses the nail cutter. So this becomes a kind of confirmation of his good nature.

Then of course he saves her from the goons. So even if she doesn't see him, she know him inside out. That's why she loves him. Her love is actually gradual and realistic given her past trauma.

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SkyofBlue. I don't even know how to swim and I am in Pool 4. I don't care, I will kick and scream my way through this pool gladly. I am so happy to be in this pool that I am hovering along the surface LOL. Healer is the addiction and cure

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@ Julia

In response to 4.2.1.2.2 and in addition to aoiaheen's post, consider this:

Healer could have DIED.

The kiss you referred to was preceded by the elevator rescue scene. That rescue was a very deliberate action, not an instinctive automatic reaction, on Healer's part. The elevator car had already dropped a couple of times before Healer jumped into the car and managed to get both of them out in the very nick of time. Healer didn't HAVE to rescue her. He wasn't in the elevator with YS when it started stalled. He chose to put himself in a dangerous situation in order to save her. It was an action beyond any monetary consideration, for no matter how much he's being paid, it'll be useless if he's not around to collect, much less spend that money.

Consider also the kiss. How it happened. He had backed away when YS tried to touch him before walking off, only to come back to her, rolled up her beanie and paused. He paused before lowering his lips on hers. It was the gentlest, tenderest, of kisses. That kiss confirmed to her that his rescue of her was not because of money, but because of her. Her person.

Consider then his past interactions with her. In clipping her nails, he was gentle. Whispering to her that she now doesn't have to fear, before leaving her. He covered her head to keep out the violence from her, when fighting the SS goons, gently back-hugged her to keep secret his identity. Clasping her hand over the pills, he helped with her anxiety medication. He made her a gift of Trash Hwang's hard drive when she desperately needed it to backup her report, and help Yoon Hee, whispering his caution not to be trusting of those around her. All these are actions beyond his assigned task of protecting her. Always gently.

By reputation YS knows that Healer doesn't kill. From personal experience, she knows that despite his physical prowess, there is a gentle side to Healer that is always considerate of and for, her.

With all her very personal experience of him, is it any wonder that YS would ignore the warnings of a near stranger police officer and fall for Healer? Not to me.

That's my take. Hope I've helped. :-)

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@JULIA Actually even though I'm so into the show as well, the reason why I have 1 micrometer of hair not happy witht he show is exactly what JULIA said, CYS really doesnt know much about him AT ALL. She's in love with her ideal, but will a real girl allow a guy who she knows nothing about kiss her while having her head covered? would she really go on a date with him, when she doesn't know who he is? Sure, he saved her life, but he did that for money. If he does something as reckless as jumping into an elevator for money why wouldn't he kill? While I hate hate hate the detective, in the real world his way of thinking makes complete logical sense.

I'm still in pool 4. What? Who said I was in this show for realism? I'm in for the feels. and boy, does it give me feels LOL

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@ patinalee. You raise excellent points. Now I'm bank into the show with eevry microfiber of my being. Thank you for leading me back onto the right path. I doubted myself for a second there LOL.

Now to scavenger hunt for episode 12 english subs :p

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@ azfih

Glad to have led you back to the light (or drool pool?). :-D

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@aoiaheen and @patinalee both of you made really good points! I feel much assured now in this ship. I really appreciate it! Thank you so much!!! I feel vindicated now!!! LOL.

AND WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, this episode 12!!!!!!!!

And @azfih *high five* OMG GUYS, THIS SERIES IS GOING TO BE THE DEATH OF ME.

Btw, when I first heard MLTR's ETERNAL FLAME as the love theme I laughed because I felt it was too cheesy but by episode 2 I was all, 'My heart's a flaaaaaaaaaaaame, and it's burning in your naaaaaaaaaaaame."

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I'm IN! I'm definitely IN!!! I never expected that I would be a fan of Healer/JCW. At first I'm having a doubt if this drama would be worthwhile or not because of the viewer's ratings are somewhat low in Korea. Thank God, the drama proves me wrong!!! ...

Got to go beanies,

Will re-watch all the episodes of healer again while waiting for ep 12! :D

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healer has ruined me. I watched the episode raw on one device and read java beans recap on another. I can usually wait for the recaps...but not with this show. I'm hopelessly addicted. I haven't seen a hand holding scene that intense since Michelle Pfeiffer and Daniel Day Lewis in "Age of Innocence" (I know that really dates me). Loving every freaking minute of this show, every glance, every shot, every song, every minute. I am holding my breath and praying to the drama gods that this show doesn't implode. I'm actually feeling hopeful that they might be able to sustain the awesomeness

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OMG! I am the same as you!
I normally wait for the sub too, but this morning I couldn't help but to watch the raw episode first cos I just couldn't wait!! Didn't really understand the conversation until this recap came out, but I don't care. That's how much I'm anticipating this show~

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@Mamallama @little-muffin

And now... it's you turn, our dearlies...

We have this strict policy here to "individually" initiate our fellow addicts, and we don't want of Head Doc there to see us slacking, yes?!

So, over here... yes... that blue spring chair over there... no not the red one, @little-muffin... that has a different trajectory... just the blue one for now...

On your mark... @Sky dear... the red button please, if you may!! (cue evil laugh together)

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*presses red button*

*you get flung high into the air and land in pool 3*

After initiation, do come greet your fellow Support Groupees in the Gutter! It's dark in there, but it shines with the light of our faces that are glowing due to Healer!

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@ polaris
Honey sweet!

You're doing such a wonderful job!!! Kudos to you for the wonderful warm wet welcomes. I wonder now how I ever managed without you!! :D

On the subject of chairs and trajectories, could we install a black spring chair that sproings patients over to Pool 4 but close to where we sunbathe. I think the rainbow of flying folk will be quite scenic. Thanks awfully hon.

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I think last week I was still in Pool 2, but now I'm totally in Pool 3! Watched eps 11 for 3 times already and I'm still loving it. I've never been like this with any other drama before (T_T)

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To: Those Looking For Medical Attention

From: Head Med Tech @Kay

In my professional opinion, I am afraid…
you, KDaddict, along with the rest of the folks here
who profess to be in the clutches of what could only be called
completely-heads-over-heels-heels-over-heads-slipping-on-unstoppable-drool-and-unscrapable-melting-IN-LOVE-with-JCW-aka-Healer-SO-SUE-US syndrome
are…beyond any professional help…
or at least any help that I KNOW OF. ;)

My sincere apologies…

BUT…

DO you NEED help with your present condition?

When it is so apparent, that even a blind person can see,
how DELIRIOUSLY HAPPY you are? ;)

Why should anyone want to take that happiness away from you? ;)

Oh no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Be happy my dear! BE HAPPY!! ;)

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@ polaris

Rather than:

"DO you NEED help with your present condition?"

Shouldn't it be:

"DO you WANT help with your present condition?"? :-D

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Subject: Healeria Sepsis Diagnosis (Level 8 Syndrome)

Courtesy of: @Xavienne

After reading so many comments I was able to conclude that Healer/JCW is really bad for our health. Here are the effects :

1. Insomnia ( watching the episodes over and over again )
2. Diabetes ( too much sweetness of PBS/Healer and CYS)
3. Hyperventilation ( too much excitement )

and last but not the least ~

Dehydration ( too much drooling over JCW. Hahaha! )

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Hahaha I got all just from read the all the recaps .

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Haha! You are so funny! Agree, agree!

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To: Not Yet Aware of your Condition

For your reference:

We’re all aware now that there is a spreading disease, as GB specifically enumerate the symptoms, and Kay happily and giddily declared of no possible cure.

Xavienne already found out the effects, if I may re-enumerate (with your permission, of course):

1. Insomnia ( watching the episodes over and over again )
2. Diabetes ( too much sweetness of PBS/Healer and CYS)
3. Hyperventilation ( too much excitement )
4. Dehydration ( too much drooling over JCW)

Now, the only thing left is to name this disease. We can’t consider this a virus since, it’s not communicable unless you want to. But once you get in-touch with the people with this disease, especially the severe ones, you have no point of return.

From now on, this non-communicable-but-self-induced-incurable disease will be known as:

HEALERIA SEPSIS a.k.a. JCW Toxemia

For more info on how to get a shot and/or get support, feel free to browse or contact our head Doc, Growingbeautifully and her group of drool professionals.

Happy healing!

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@polairs,

In addition to the above symptoms, I've these as well.

5. Heart Palpitation
6. Heartburn both in the stomach n in the heart
7. Blurry eyes (from staring at JCW images day n day--Ametropia)
8. Dry mouth syndrome (from overworked saliva glands--Xerostomia)
9. Delirium ( typified by fluctuating attn n disorganised behavior)

I'm quite simply All Drooled Out!

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I hit delirium awhile ago. Whatever 10 is, I'm at that stage at this point.

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@polaris,

Shall I bring over the Pools of Addiction post from the other thread for them to measure their insanity?

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@Sky

Thanks a lot for your help, sweetie! It's a bit overwhelming here, with so many new "patient"! (wide grin)

You're doing so much out there, just tell me if there's anything I can help you with.

I was not able to post to recent topics yet... hope to drop by soon when the front desk is not yet crowded.

Fighting!!!! :)

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*when the front desk is not crowded anymore, I mean... hehehe!

I think I need a dip to the pool myself...!

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JCW has ruined me
i'm watching all his other dramas while waiting for new eps on healer. and i dont even like sageuks /cries
so far tho i think this is his finest role yet

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I feel so crazy right now, I stayed up late last night trying to understand the episode and ended up watching it thrice. And woke up early to watch once again and once more now that the subs are out. And here I am laughing at your comments when I should be taking a bath and having breakfast like normal people. I'm glad no one's there to see me like this ?? I think my family members would disown Me and take me to a mental asylum right away because of this crazy obsession.

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@Saema
Hahaha it's ok friend I'm pretty sure that the majority of people on this thread is experiencing the exact same dilemma as you. Healer is actually taking over my life and I'm not one bit sad haha

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Darling, we feel you.

When I woke up this morning, I immediately search out for download links, and while waiting for it to download, I rewatched the previous episodes. And watched it without subtitles.

Squealed when I saw the dramabeans recap and watched the episode again as I read the recap so I can understand what's going on.

Then I continued to refresh subtitle links until I found one and then rewatched it again.

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This is hopeless, no way to get away from it. Healer has ruined me JCW has ruined me even more. The only good thing about this situation is that I'm as I see, not the only one ^^.
ThankU for the fast recap javabeans !

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I've got a fever...and the only cure is more Healer!!!
Official drool pool swimmer here! (waves excitedly)

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I def need help
how do i join this support group?

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LOVE LOVE LOVE. I really want more PBS and CYS time though because there was so little of that in this episode but other than that I love the new developments we’ve made in terms of the mystery. AND omg love that Moon Ho is now paying special attention to JH!!!

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I now await the Head Doc's signal.

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Go girl! Don't wait anymore!!!

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I have been waiting since rock ages... Off to read ;-)

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I'm pissed that Moon Shik has so much power that when Jung Ho showed up to check police records pertaining to his father's case, JH got detained n MS got notified. That's not right.

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Hi KDaddict, glad to see you back with us.

Yes, sucks doesn't it. That is the unfair balance of power in the world.

But on the bright side, we have tension built up nicely for tomorrow's episode. :)

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@GB,
I'm still hanging in there, by a thread.

I've been absent not from lack of eagerness, but Carpel tunnel syndrome strikes, from fingers scratching too much on trackpad, going thru these Healer threads.
Plus other symptoms listed in Comment 4.2.5.1
More power to you all!

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I hope they play it up awesomely in today's episode..so excited

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Dear beanies...
please click link below..
this is live streaming link for Healer Episode 12 which stil airing..
i heard it could increased rating..
thankyouu ^.^

Watch "Healer ep 12 Live - 힐러 12회 Live" on YouTube
Healer ep 12 Live - 힐러 12회 Live: http://youtu.be/70Z2y5TIFD8

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If I had less willpower, I would have trashed my office PC reading KMS's order to Secretary Oh about Healer. What? You want Healer and if you can't, you want to get rid of him?!!!!! No one is getting rid of my Healer!
*bash KMS over the head with an evil laugh*

But seriously, how sick is this guy if this is his blatant order? You own people like objects and if they don't conform to your ideas of a sycophantic follower or paralyzed patient like Myung Hee, you get rid of them? I utterly detest such misguided minds. Even if KMS is giving such an order and later on, instead of snuffing SJH, force him to hide again in order to "keep him safe", I'll say his at least a coward. I was thisclose to give the character the benefit of the doubt of being tortured in trying to save his loved ones but hearing that order, he just lost it.

Can't wait to see MH confront his brother as he prepares for his Seoul's mayor candidacy. I expect it the scene to be epic. Just don't injure another thumb, YJT-oppa.

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@autleaf it's one of the reasons why I think Moon Shik is also a really good layered character (not just a Terrible Evil) - it's sort of implied that he was forced into this because his loved ones were threatened (but could also be that he would have access to love if he followed the Elder's advice) - he clearly knows the kind of evil that he's doing and he's absolutely ruthless about it, but when you see him panic for his brother in front of the Elder and you get the sense that he's desperately trying to protect MH (and possibly even JH and Ji-an by not bringing them to the Elder's attention) you sort of feel like you could understand him. Not like him, mind you, but you get where he's coming from - or I do, at least.

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"What? You want Healer and if you can’t, you want to get rid of him?!!!!!"

Yep, that's the way these guys roll. I did a post about that towards the top of the thread for Episode 10.

It seems possible that he could be thinking: keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And that the safest place to be is right next to the enemy. But the question always becomes, once you've put yourself on that slippery slope, to keep up the ruse, how much do you become like your enemy?

Right now I can't buy-off on the idea that he wants to protect Healer. In my mind, Healer is a threat that he wants to own. Healer has the ability to put together the pieces to the puzzle that his mom gathered before she was warned-off by MS. Plus, it's really high stakes to tell Secretary Oh-who-will-I-kill-next that he's either to figure out a way to own Healer or to kill him. The Secretary takes the killing part seriously.

(Now that I think about it, in one of the early episodes there was a scene showing JH's mom going through a box to look for old photos. Didn't they show that she had document envelopes in there? At the time it struck me as odd that they put this detail in the story; and wondered why the writer would (...it seemed to me...) hang a lantern on that box. Might she have the original police reports of her husband's interrogation testimony?)

And on that note, I was surprised how lame MH's 'research' skills are. His entire work product consisted of his old notebook and a few news clippings. He's been painted as a top investigative reporter, and that's all he had... seriously?!!!

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So...not like I like Moon Ho or anything...but to be fair, I think he did say he tried to get hold of evidence but he was being stonewalled everywhere. I mean, even when JH tried to infiltrate the building where the records were supposedly stored (which I was like...howwww is it he managed to enter the building so easily??) he couldn't get a copy of anything. All the original documents have probably been gotten rid of, and if you weren't there when it happened and gotten a copy of it...thennnn...it might have been hard for Moon Ho. Plus, when it all went down, he was also still a kid no? His investigative skills (and reporting dreams) were probably kickstarted because of what happened in 92 and what he saw happen to the 5 friends.

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@ KDaddict

Did nasty guy plug back your router?

Hahaha....sounds like a great fella, the way you put it. :-D

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Sub-thread: HRUSG NOTICES, COUNTDOWN AND RECORD BREAKING - managed by Skyofblue (Thank you dear Skyofblue)

This sub-thread will keep Beanies informed of general Healer news, HRUSG news and provide the countdown of hours to the next episode as well as to the number of comments required to break our own record(s). (Not to worry Sky, I'll be helping out with this too!!)
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NOTICE (Partial repost from Ep 8 (Comment 173.3)
If you thought, by joining the Healer Ruined Us Support Group you’d get help to tame your obsession.

Get to TAME your obsession?!!!
No, no dearies, if you read/signed our registration form, you would know that we are here to *support you* in your *obsession*, you know, take the edge off your Withdrawal Symptoms … Fangirl along with you….Squee at the right times … Scrape you off the rug if you become goo … that sort of thing…

TAME your obsession!!! I don’t think so LOLOL! We most solemnly swear to keep you grounded in this sweet addiction, Yeah!!!

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Countdown to Episode 12:- 9 hours and counting :) I can't even get over Ep 11 and slow down heart rate, reduce squeeing, steady giddiness .... how to survive Ep 12? How? HOW?

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OMG that preview for Ep 12. Mind you, because I'm officially at work (and had to get up early for work and actually AM busy at work) I didn't even have time to try catching the subbed episode...but I stayed up late to watch the raw and now my eyes feel like they are burning due to lack of sleep. BUT THAT PREVIEWWWWWW. Ep 11 had me hyperventilating (so perfect that date! so awsome, that motivation for why JH wants to dig deep and uncover the truth about his dad NOW! so wonderful, that CYS suddenly may realise how she sorta feels about Bong Soo! so heartwrenching, that moment when MH realises the truth about Healer, and then spends the whole episode trying to get close to him BUT IS ALSO LYING BY OMISSION BY NOT MENTIONING JI-AN) and I feel like Ep 12 will bring more of the same. I'm also afraid they might pull an Ep 10 and LEAVE US WITHOUT A PREVIEW FOR 13, in which case all sorts of weird and crazy conjectures will surely come to pass (look at the crazy threads for Ep 10).

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The possibility of no preview lurks close by since they are doing live shoots all week to bring in 2 episodes per week.

I feel a bit concerned for JCW since he is still having his nightly musical stint concurrently with filming. I wonder how he does it? Meme on this anyone? ;)

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Because he is also (not-so-secretly?) Healer in real life and possesses superhuman energy which he subsists on instead of sleep like normal human beings?

It is starting to show though - you can sort of see the tiredness coming through, even though he is totally acting the character. I guess it helps that we all have massive sympathy for Healer whom we think SHOULD be sleep deprived anyway cos he's leading a crazy double life? So it doesn't seem out of character for JCW to look tired (his complexion is so pale, I just want to shove lots of ginseng drinks at him and be all like, PLEASE DRINK).

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I noticed in this episode how tired they looked. It seems to be taking a lot of makeup to make them look fresh. At certain camera angles you can see the hollowed eyes. What nightly music stint?

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@Rainerust

Oh... me, me! (raise hand enthusiastically)

Can I assist you to making him drink the ginseng? Coz... you know, if he happens to be too tired to drink it, I can do what Nyang did on Empress Ki... I can give it to him mouth to mouth!!! (muahahaha!

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If I wasn't impressed already with how Ji Chang-wook is doing such an amazing job as the Healer...but he's also doing a musical concurrently?!?! WOW. In this day and age with the live shoots...that is superhuman blood running through his veins!! :P

I'm not sure if the yawning in the theater was intentional (well, he is Bong-soo by day and Healer by night)...but he has been looking a bit exhausted. Normally, I'd say cut down on the live shoots and get him some rest...but, considering how this drama has caused mass hysteria with its weekly 2 shows already -- someone get him some energy tonics to let him know thankful us Beanies are!! :)

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@polaris...now why did I not even consider the idea of him being too tired to drink it and therefore needing our help to feed it to him personally? ;) I like how your mind works LOL

@ Trixie and Tara yeah I'm pretty amazed he's doing his musical (Trixie, he's starring in a musical called The Days) WHILE filming this. Considering how intense all the scenes are..and how they are doing live-shoot...it must be all sorts of crazy. I don't even know how he would remember his lines and lyrics and not confuse them with his Healer script!

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The Days musical is supposed to end this Sunday, hopefully that will get our JCW the rest he much needed!

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"BUT IS ALSO LYING BY OMISSION BY NOT MENTIONING JI-AN"

Did I misunderstand? I thought he was lying by commission by saying she died.

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Sorry I may not have been very clear, but I meant he knew about how ll their backgrounds linked...and yet he didn't tell JH about Ji-an being actually CYS, and also Gil-han's daughter. Then again, if he had, it might have turned Healer into a blubbering mess, which would have sucked. Plus, he might not be sure what to do bout Ji-an and he probably wanted Healer to focus on digging deep and uncovering the truth about everything, no? It also makes sense from a narrative standpoint cos it seriously drives the stakes of the truth being uncovered even higher (argh the angst the angst!!) - and the truth in its many layers; the truth of how the three of them are related and what CYS means to JH really, the truth of what happened in 92 to have driven the friendships that were built apart, the truth of what Moon Shik and Elder are doing, etc... I really love how nuanced this drama is, and how much there is to unpeel whenever one reflects on the drama.

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Ah, I see. Thanks!

That's what I love about the drama too. The writer has been so thoughtful about weaving a multitude of little narrative threads throughout the drama.

As art, this work has struck me as being so similar to a tapestry. Fine yarns with nuanced shading emerging, disappearing, and re-emerging to create a richly detailed picture. It's a treat because other dramas are usually so simplistic. If Healer's a tapestry, other dramas are quilt art. Still nice to look at, but an entirely different kind of artisanship.

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Notice about subbed websites: There are many beanies who are having trouble finding good sites on which to watch the subbed episode quickly after its release. The following are some websites:

-myasiantv.com (has good quality after complete subbing, but subs are not completely finished after release)

-drama.net

-dramabay (not best quality, but subs are out very quickly)

If any other beanies have suggestions, please reply to this and let us know. Thank you!

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@Skofblue
here the link i could found:

Healer 힐러 ep 11 Engsub/Indosub: http://youtu.be/xGYD7PZbt5o

They're super fast in subbed.
and wouldn't dissapointed you.
happy watching ;)

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@NovaKarlina

Despite post 9.2.2, I still have to thank you.

Thank you!

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@ Skyofblue

Just wondering whether it's really okay to name sites or post links to subs.

DB's a popular site and I'd hate to see the info harvested here be used to take down those sites. Sometimes they are the only access our brethren may have to their favourite shows.

On the other hand, the same info is also discoverable elsewhere, yes? So, to link or not?

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@patinalee

Oh dears, did I make a mistake? If I post the website names here, will it cause the sites to be closed? If so, then I will post a new notice and close down the suggestions for websites.

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@ Skyofblue

Not sure if what we fear will really happen. Similar concerns were raised in another thread discussing overcoming regional restrictions for drama viewing a few months back, here in DB.

Perhaps the better informed amongst us can give pointers here? To link or not, to post or otherwise?

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Like NovaKarlina, I also use that Youtube link. I've subscribed to her account, Healer Film. She's fast. Upload by Monday noon (California time) and fully subbed usually by early evening.

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@Sky

Here in the Philippines, I watched it through epdrama.com

It takes 24 hours before the subbed ep, but the quality is daebak and perfectly sub.

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About dramabay, it is quick but very bad for your computer. Some of these websites are not very clean and can inflict harm(virus) to your device.
MyAsiantv is just as quick but is less harmful. Whoever can access Viki, it's best to go there directly, they're the ones subbing the videos anyway. Youtube is very fast as well, and it's accessible worldwide.

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Due to some concerns, this notice for websites will be temporarily halted until we have more information. I will put it back up in the next thread if I am given the okay, but until then, it is halted.

Still, I thank all the beanies who gave suggestions! Thank you guys for helping us out!

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On us breaking the K2H record (2362 comments). Yes if we've been keeping track we have reached an all time high in number of comments on DB with currently 3599 comments for Ep 10 and still growing.

As we have only 24 hours before the next recap comes out, some of us were thinking that we could just aim to break the 1052 record (for Ep 8) or to reach 2,000 comments for odd numbered episodes. We want to reach the 2,000 figure at least twice to beatk K2H fully LOL!

After Ep 12 is aired and recapped, then we will have another long haul of 6 days before another recap, therefore we can aim to break our own record for even numbered episodes.

Are you game to try? All in agreement say 'Ay!'. :)

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@GB

Ay!!! Definitely Ay! from me!! ;)

Let's break K2H's other record once and for all, and allow Healer to reign supreme, fellow Healer Ruined Us Support Groupies!! ;)

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Hear ye, hear ye!

Make way for the King, err, I mean Emperor!

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YESSS!

This does bring out sweet memories from King 2 Hearts airing days. Awww it was so good and heart wrenching. ALMOST as good as Healer! ;-)

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@GB

(raise both hand and do an Indian dance)

Ay!! Doc!!! Woohooo!!!

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Ay, Captain!

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And a belated Merry Christmas to JB, GF et al. I love the fact that this will result in a nice little dividend for all their hard work.

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Hello Gidget,
Good to see you here! I was wondering, what did you mean here, please? " I love the fact that this will result in a nice little dividend for all their hard work."

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For news on ratings for this show please see Comment 64 on the next page.

Healer is number 1!!!! *dance of joy*

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