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Oh Hae-young Again: Episode 8

Love, guilt, confusion, abandonment, all topped of with a huge helping of possibly supernatural visions — it’s enough to drive anyone over the edge. Do-kyung seems to be in imminent danger of losing his mind with everything he’s having to deal with. In fact, I’m starting to become concerned for the mental well-being of more than one of our main players, and it’s may keep getting worse before it gets better.

 

 
EPISODE 8: “I’m not crying because of him, but because of you”

Do-kyung and the other Hae-young talk about how they left things, and Do-kyung explains that when he said he pitied her it didn’t mean he didn’t love her. He pities everyone he loves, even his brother and sister. But Hae-young wants to be loved without being pitied.

As it turns out, Hae-young isn’t here to try and rekindle their relationship. She just doesn’t want them to remember each other with anger and bitterness anymore, so she suggests they change their last impressions of each other before they go their separate ways. Her idea is for them to play ping-pong ten times — by the last time they won’t feel badly towards each other anymore, and can move on.

Do-kyung is hesitant, but Hae-young swears she’s not doing this to get him back — in fact, she’s ready to try dating again. She just wants to resolve her feelings towards him first.

In flashback we see that they have a history with ping-pong, that they used to play all the time. Hae-young had been pretty much unbeatable, and Do-kyung had had to take lessons just to be able to beat her once. When he finally did, as his prize, he’d asked her to marry him.

We don’t see whether Do-kyung agrees to the ten games, but on his way home, Jin-sang calls to tell him that Tae-jin has been let out of jail. Of course Do-kyung already knows, since our Hae-young told him in a vision that she saw Tae-jin. He has another vision, of her crossing a busy street, seeming disoriented.

At work, both Hae-young’s present ideas for potential signature dishes for their company, but Soo-kyung thinks our Hae-young’s suggestion is too simple. She tells our Hae-young to come back with something more trendy, or she’s fired. Geez, she’s a loon at work, too.

She even tells Sung-jin to keep his entire team out of creating menu ideas, but he argues that our Hae-young was instrumental in the company’s success at opening Korean-style restaurants. He blames her lack of promotion on her admirable ability never to brag about her work, and actually blames himself for not pushing her forward more.

The other Hae-young tries again to invite our Hae-young out for drinks, and when our Hae-young asks why, she says that she met with Do-kyung today. She tells her that they plan to see each other for a while, asking if that’s okay, but our Hae-young just says, “It’s not okay.”

Soo-kyung exits the building behind them, talking to someone on the phone who wants to know what our Hae-young is wearing. It’s Do-kyung — interesting.

That’s when our Hae-young finds herself at the bus stop, facing her ex-fiance Tae-jin again out of the blue. They exchange awkward hellos, and Hae-young reflexively says they should go out to dinner sometime before realizing how strange that would be. But Tae-jin jumps on the idea, and says he’ll call her later.

But when he gets back in the car, there’s a pretty woman peeking out of the passenger window, smiling at Hae-young. That’s too much of a one-two punch in one day for Hae-young, and she drinks away her heartbreak.

As it turns out, Do-kyung was confirming what Hae-young is wearing because of his concerning vision wherein she’s staggering across a busy street, seeming very disoriented. She’s wearing the same shirt today as in his vision, and when he has the vision again, he uses a brief glimpse of a building to figure out where she’ll be.

Hae-young is there already, very drunk and wobbly, and about to cross the street. Two guys horse around and she thinks it’s time to cross, so she walks right out into heavy traffic. Do-kyung hears the horns honking, but not until Hae-young is in the middle of the street.

It’s too dangerous to go after her so he calls out to her from the curb, and though she hears him, she’s too inebriated to respond. Cars be damned, Do-kyung follows after her, but they both make it to the other side safely before he catches up. He stops to ask her where she’s going, but she can only look around, confused, and say she was going to eat.

Do-kyung takes Hae-young and feeds her, where she eats as if in a trance. He stops her before she makes herself sick, and she slurs that he’s acting very strange. He said he doesn’t like her, so why is he here?

Do-kyung says it’s because she seems to be having a hard time, but when she asks in what way, he gives himself away with his silence. Hae-young asks how he knows she saw her ex-fiance, so he pretends that he just guessed when he saw her condition while crossing the street.

She moans that she saw her Tae-jin on a day when she didn’t even wash her hair, awww, and tells Do-kyung that the guy who couldn’t stand to watch her eat asked her out to dinner.

Of course Hae-young is sick as a dog later, and Do-kyung can hear her heaving through their shared wall. Bless her heart, she can barely drag herself to bed, and Do-kyung goes out to get her some medicine. He practically throws it at her and orders her to take it, but she ignores the medicine and cries herself to sleep.

Soo-kyung is also drinking herself into oblivion at her usual restaurant, but she looks up fast when the waitress asks why she didn’t come last night — the man she used to come here with was here. Apparently he’d told the waitress he’s moving abroad, and that he wanted to come one last time.

Soo-kyung goes out to the street to scream and cry, and Jin-sang sees her as she’s driving past on his way home. He fusses at her to stop drinking every night, but she’s actually upset because she didn’t drink last night as usual.

Jin-sang grows concerned when he sees that Soo-kyung is crying, but she’s speaking in French again. This time he answers her in French, and tells her to just go see him if she misses him that much.

The fact that he speaks fluent French snaps Soo-kyung out of her caterwauling, but he says he didn’t tell her all this time because it seemed like she didn’t want to be understood. He knows the whole story: She met the guy while studying in Paris, and they dated after returning to Korea. But the guy has a fatal flaw — he’s married.

That literally sends Soo-kyung into a screaming fit, and Jin-sang catches her and says it’s not her fault for falling in love. He tells her again to just go see the man before he leaves, as he sweetly dries her tears.

An-na talks Hoon into going to the wrong coast again to record the waves, urging him not to cave to his brother’s demands (yeah, but he’s also his boss…). Hoon knows this is a bad idea, but he gives in to her, and the two play in the water.

When they sit to eat, An-na mentions that she’s been to this beach with a lot of guys, so Hoon asks how many guys she’s dated. It’s a big number but she justifies that she didn’t date any of them for long, that none of them lasted to their one-hundred-day anniversary. Probably because she asked for something really huge each time, like couple tattoos or to walk across the country together.

She admits the requests were tests, but all the guys failed. Hoon starts to worry what she’ll ask for when their hundred days is up, and does an actual spit-take when An-na says, “Live together.” If he says no, she’ll break up with him.

Hoon says she should just ask him to marry her, since living together is out of the question, but An-na doesn’t want to get married. She tells him sweetly that he still has time to think about it, or they could always just break up now.

Hae-young’s mom rushes out when she gets a call from Tae-jin’s mother, who thinks her son has been traveling abroad. She doesn’t know the true story either other than that supposedly Hae-young broke things off, though she says she still thinks highly of her. She asks if Hae-young might change her mind and rethink marrying Tae-jin.

Mom takes this information home, and she tells Dad that she doesn’t think Hae-young and Tae-jin should get married. Dad says they should let their daughter decide, but Mom thinks it’s better to let things lie. But she summons Hae-young to the house and tells her to just go talk to Tae-jin.

Hae-young bursts into tears, and finally tells the truth, that Tae-jin was the one who dumped her. Mom is stunned, and Dad balls up his fists like he’d love to go pound that jerk into the pavement for making his baby cry. Later, Mom starts to sob herself when she thinks how angry she was at Hae-young for canceling the wedding, and Dad breaks down soon after.

Outside her parents’ house Do-kyung steels himself and tries to call Hae-young, but chickens out. He sees Tae-jin drive up and look around, but he’s also too nervous to go in and ends up leaving. Do-kyung follows him, remembering Hae-young’s pain over being dumped the day before her wedding.

He works himself into such a fury that when Tae-jin stops for a turn, Do-kyung revs the engine and rams into the back of Tae-jin’s car. He pretends to have fallen asleep at the wheel, though his voice holds no remorse, and Tae-jin instantly recognizes him as the guy who smirked at him right before his life fell apart.

He asks if this is how Do-kyung celebrates his release from prison, and asks what Do-kyung’s problem is with him. He knows Do-kyung has something against him, but no matter how hard he’s thought about it, he can’t figure out why.

Do-kyung admits that ruining Tae-jin’s business was a mistake back then — but he meant to crash his car. He invites Tae-jin to sue him and starts to walk away, but Tae-jin pulls him back and gives him a strong right hook.

He screams that he still wants to know why, even if it was a mistake, but Do-kyung just thanks him for throwing the first punch. He says that Tae-jin can punch him a hundred times, as long as he gets one punch in return.

Tae-jin is confused but he takes Do-kyung up on his offer, and starts throwing fists. Do-kyung goes down and Tae-jin kicks him savagely, even picking Do-kyung up so he can knock him down again, but Do-kyung just asks for three more.

Tae-jin calls him a crazy bastard and turns his back, so Do-kyung goes in for his punch, but the police have been called by now. They hold Do-kyung back while he struggles like a wild animal, screaming, “Even if you went bankrupt, how could you say such a thing? How?!

That night Hae-young’s mother drags her out of bed, and they all three go to a noraebang. HAHA, I love this family. But later they’re all teary again, and Mom apologizes for how she yelled at Hae-young, thinking she was at fault for the canceled wedding. She cries, asking why Hae-young kept the truth a secret.

And then, it’s party time again! Soon enough they’re all crying together, then back to singing, and the whole evening goes back and forth like that. I think this may be my favorite family of all time. Mom and Dad are both hoarse by the time they head home, and they stop to rest by the river.

Mom and Dad go to get some beers, leaving Hae-young a lone for a bit, which is when she gets a call from Do-kyung. He’s home after a much-needed therapy session and is worried that she’s still out, and she says belligerently that she wants him to worry about her. Amazingly, Do-kyung admits that he’s worried, and tells her to come home.

Feeling contrary, Hae-young refuses unless he says he misses her, but he can’t do it. She hangs up on him, and wishes to herself that everyone who doesn’t love her would just die.

Do-kyung lies in bed and suddenly hears the horrible sound of a car crash, and clutches his head in agony. He jumps out of bed and runs outside in his pajamas, and calls Hae-young again.

He asks where she is, and when she hesitates to tell him (correctly pointing out that he sure does seem to like her), he uses his incredible hearing to listen to the background noise through the phone. He grabs a taxi and calls Hae-young again, but when she doesn’t answer, he texts her that he’s on his way and not to move.

But she’s in no mood to be obedient, and when her parents get back they all start walking towards home again. But she has a change of heart and tells them to go on ahead, and she’ll come home in a bit.

The look of relief on Do-kyung’s face when he finds Hae-young safe is amazing, but she just glares at him while a group of bikers cross the sidewalk between them. Once they pass he just says, “Let’s go,” and Hae-young follows, though she keeps a safe distance. She seems to know she has some sort of upper hand here, as she keeps catching him glancing at her as they walk.

Once on the subway she finally asks who he fought with, but he doesn’t say. He walks her home to her parents’ house, and she tells him that she told her parents the truth about her broken engagement. They’d be upset if they knew she was still hung up on Do-kyung.

But she can’t help the way she feels when he calls her or says, “Let’s go.” She feels foolish, so she doesn’t want to do this anymore. She declares this the end of it, asking if he has anything to say. The big idiot just tells her to watch out for cars, and leaves.

But as much as he’d like to forget all this, Do-kyung is woken in the middle of the night by that same sound of a car crashing. Whatever is happening, by the look on his face it looks painful and extremely frightening.

At breakfast, Hae-young’s mom worried out loud that there are things her daughter can’t tell her about, but at least she won’t end up with a guy who gets bored easily and isn’t loyal. She’d always worried Hae-young would end up that way, and is relieved that she won’t.

Dad speaks up, and asks Hae-young to move back home. They can get her stuff while she’s at work, and she’ll just come home here like nothing ever happened. Hae-young refuses and Mom flares, thinking she’s clinging to Do-kyung, but Hae-young just says she’ll do it herself soon.

Do-kyung is waiting when Dr. Park gets to work that morning, needing to talk about this newest premonition. He can hear the crash and feel the pain of the impact, like his entire body is breaking apart. The doctor thinks it’s strange that this time, he doesn’t see Hae-young, when all of his visions have centered on her, but Do-kyung thinks that this one is about himself.

He hesitates to get in his car after his session, and another premonition hits him. This one is more like the others, with Hae-young furious and fighting with him like a wildcat, while he tries to calm her down. Do-kyung sees himself pin her against a wall and, even though they’re both still angry, he kisses her.

COMMENTS

Well, the stakes are certainly rising, and that last vision was a doozy. Whatever is happening there, it’s obviously serious, because Hae-young looked angrier than we’ve ever seen her and Do-kyung really made that kiss matter. I can’t wait to see what that’s all about, though I can’t say the same for his car-crash vision.

I think Hae-young’s parents have made it to my “favorite drama parents of all time” list with this episode. They’re so caring and they love their girl so much, even if they sometimes don’t show it to her face. They way they all went to the noraebang and just got it all out, singing and screaming, then crying, then singing it out again, was just the best thing ever. I adore Mom especially, the way she will yell at Hae-young when she does something Mom doesn’t agree with, but defends her baby girl to the death if anyone else dares to criticize her. When Mom broke down in full-body grief over how she treated Hae-young when she thought she canceled the wedding, that was the first time watching this show that I’ve truly cried along with a character — her emotions were just so raw and real. And Dad… he may be the silent type, but his love for Hae-young is every bit as fierce as Mom’s. With just that one expression I believed that if Tae-jin had been in front of him in that moment, he would have beaten him to a pulp for hurting his daughter. It’s no wonder Hae-young is drawn to Do-kyung, because he’s so like her father… quiet, says few words, but feels things very deeply and constantly.

But Do-kyung needs help — I mean I think he seriously needs help, possibly even more than his current therapist can provide. I’m glad that he does seek professional counseling for his issues, so that’s a good start, but I’m still concerned that he seems to be getting worse and not better. His visions are coming on faster, and they’re starting to overlap each other, a new one arriving before the last one has actually happened. Obviously his mother did a number on his ability to connect with feelings like love (because no, pitying people you love as a matter of course is not normal), and I worry that his quick shutdown when Hae-young asked about his father masks something even more devastating in his past.

He claims not to like Hae-young, but just the thought of Tae-jin hurting her makes him snap like a wild beast, and he can’t help himself from seeking her out when he knows she needs someone nearby. I think Do-kyung does love her, but he just can’t connect with that feeling. But his way of loving is deeply disturbing, and I’m starting to believe somewhat dangerous, and I go back to what I said in my last recap — both Hae-young and Do-kyung need to do some real work on themselves before either of them is emotionally healthy enough to be in any relationship right now. And that’s before we even take into account the fact that Do-kyung is having prophetic visions — I’m extremely concerned for his mental health. I think he’s breaking down right in front of our eyes.

For example, am I the only one that thought, when he was screaming at Tae-jin, “How could you say such a thing?” that he was really screaming at himself? He’s not being rational towards Tae-jin — nothing Tae-jin has done warranted being attacked that way. But I can see Do-kyung turning that fury in on himself, because he just said something extremely hurtful to Hae-young when he said he didn’t like her, then ridiculed her family. I think he’s angry with himself, and projecting that onto Tae-jin because he’s an easy target. It’s simple for Do-kyung to go after Tae-jin for hurting Hae-young (and I do think that the way he ended things was unnecessarily hurtful), but the truth is, Tae-jin didn’t hurt her any more than Do-kyung is doing right now. At least Tae-jin kept it short and didn’t drag it out, but Do-kyung can’t do that. He knows he doesn’t have the right to be with Hae-young unless he’s willing to be completely honest about his part in her broken engagement, but he can’t let go of her, either. It’s not fair to Hae-young, and she knows it (even if she doesn’t understand exactly why he’s stringing her along), and I think that deep down, Do-kyung knows it too… and it’s tearing him apart.

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Oh man, this drama has gotten me OBSESSED. I'm still loving all the characters, and the 2 episode extension has gotten me both worried and excited... But like you eloquently put it, neither of our characters are ready to be in a relationship... So hopefully the extra episodes help them mature, grow, and figure out their problems so they can enter a healthy loving relationship with each other.

Here's to eagerly waiting for Monday (which seems like an oxymoron... But I guess that's what dramas do to people)

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That's the word- OBSESSION!.. I think my weeks have started revolving around oh hae young. I keep waiting for Monday, like a nutcase given that its summer vacations.

Do Kyung needs help. I just wish they would go back to their original partners.. or stay single and heal themselves before thinking about the other. This is going to be especially difficult for Do Kyung with his visions about oh hae young. But then the pretty one does not want to get back together. Oh poor Do Kyung. He is really going to cry bad because of Oh hae young.

Waiting eagerly for the next episodes!

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+100000000 I've never been so impatient for monday to come.

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Tell me about it...

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Yes!!! OBSESSED!! I'm always counting days to Monday. Monday was never be this excessively welcome like this. I also like what LollyPip saying about the time apart both OHY and PDK need to evaluate things as well as their mental health.

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yay for mondays and crack dramas!!!

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Our Haeyoung's family is, by far, the best family I've ever encounter in dramaland! Her parents are the coolest and most understanding parents!!

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I honestly wept right along with lollypip. The actress who play's Our Hae-young's mom is so damn good.

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Oshi,

Kim Mi-Kyung is the bee's knees. Loved her as Court Lady Choi in FAITH... and in YONG PAL.

I've mostly seen Lee Han-Wi in sageuks. It was surprising to see him in modern garb as Mr. Ko the butcher in COFFEE PRINCE, where he played an endearingly diffident bachelor. His performance here is a delight.

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And don't forget her superb acting in Healer. I never thought in my life time to see her playing as Jo Min Ja - a techie character. I totally adore her in Healer.

And loved her in my fav drama ever Master's sun, it's okay that's is love and glamorous temptation.

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Love her on healer too ???

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shazzytree,

I haven't seen those yet as most of my viewing has been sageuks. I forgot that I had enjoyed her role in GREAT AMBITION, which foreshadowed Lady Choi.

I make a point of live watching ANOTHER MISS OH because it brings together KMK, Lee Han-Wi, and Seo Hyun-Jin. Individually they're great actors. I really love seeing them portray a family.

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She will ALWAYS be the crazy ahjumma from Healer to me and it has made me love Kim Mi-Kyung in every role I've seen since then - and all the ones before. She'd be so much fun to know in real life!

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Kim Mi-Kyung is the best! She makes everything she's in better, even if it's kind of a turd (ahem, Heirs...). When she gets something good to work with, it's so much fun to watch her go!

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i loved her in heirs! she was good in everything i've seen her in but Heirs was such a shitty drama but she like elevated the quality in every scene seh was in. her fave character of mine is def the one in Healer but her MS character is a close second. she was livin the dream in that one haha.
I just want her to be in all the things basically.

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Ahjumma! Yes, she's awesome. The whole family is amazing, that scene at the karaoke interspersed with the crying jags and then finally followed up with the hoarse voices at the end was just brilliant. My god, I love this family.

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She is an awesome actress I like her every character she has played and her interaction with ji chang wook in healer is adorable.. Was best part of healer for me..

Side note: that norebang song brought some dimple memories of twenty again

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I thought no norebang scene could ever topple my n. 1 in Kim Sam Soon (it may have been the hardest I've ever laughed in a drama), but now I am not so sure...
Dad with the wig was what finally broke me.

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I concur. The way the family moves through grief together is great- singing and crying then being quiet . It's a behavior I think I should incorporate into my own life.

Did anyone notice the songs were the ones she sang at the office party? That made me cry because the family songs were shouted down by her coworkers, and she obviously needed to work through things.

The mostly silent dad makes my heart break, and the mom is so intense of a fierce creature! Though these actors always make me feel their characters - the overall texture of their performances in this show is really wonderfully rich. I really am looking for them as people in the drama. I often fast forward family scenes because they get shrill. Here I want to hang on to see what happens.

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It’s no wonder Hae-young is drawn to Do-kyung, because he’s so like her father… quiet, says few words, but feels things very deeply and constantly.

Now I wonder about their family dinamic if Do-kyung end up marrying Hae-young. Will Do-kyung be dad comrade while the woman goes crazy when something happen.

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omg yes ! so true DK is pretty much like her silent father !

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...And very patient with the weird behavior of his family members. They have that in common too.

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i never thought about it like that before but yeah DK does share alot of traits with her (precious and loving) papa. i'm not uh close with my dad so its not a feeling i've ever felt re a guy but yeah it makes sense. its cute. I was gonna say DK is clearly way more messed up in the head (and heart) than her dad is but i remember her dad telling her mom that if he hadnt met her (mom) he'd be...well idr the exact line but it came off like his life was in the crapper till he met mom. (and she's so great so i totally get it tbh).

our OHY and DK would be such a great couple if they could just get past all their baggage. tbh I think our OHY doesnt have nearly as much shit to work thru as DK does. but it goes down to having a strong support system. DK def has more of one than other OHY did, with Jin Sang and his nutty but loyal noona SK but (and largely cuz of how taciturn he is) its not on the level of OHY's closeness with her family. Like the most support he's getting lately is from his therapist D: i mean im so glad he sees one! but that makes me feel so sad for him that his actual family/friends cant be there for him in the same way.
EEK at his rage fits in ep 8 tho. why is it always the quiet ones with the volcanic tempers?

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One of the many things I like about this drama is that there is so much to relate to on a personal level. I feel like this show really connects with us viewers.

The Parents for instance. I adore OHY's parents. However, I was actually sadden with her mother's reasoning for being so relieved that OHY didn't call off the wedding. I believe her reasoning was that if OHY had, she would be undeserving or unfit for a relationship (due to lack of loyalty). Was I interpreting that right?

I was 18 and engaged to a man that loved me very much, but after being engaged for awhile, I felt dread instead of excitement for the wedding. I realized that I loved how much he loved me, but I didn't feel as much love for him in return. Basically, I wasn't in love with him enough to want to get married to him at 18. I have never ever regretted calling off the wedding (although I was deeply sadden for him, and it was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life). Breaking up with him eventually allowed me to find my husband who I'm very happy married to (we just celebrated 5 years). Please, don't get married out of loyalty when you know that it's not right.

Mostly, I'm surprised that this show is striking an emotional cord within me on so many different levels: the good, the bad and the ugly.

I hope it keeps being awesome!

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No I also got that her mother meant she was the kind of person undeserving of being in a relationship because she breaks them easily.
Does Lollypip knows Korean? I think she relies on english subs, maybe thats the reason she didn't get it.

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javebeans and girlfriday are korean-american and afaik they know korean but the other recappers idk. im guessing lolly doesnt tho. since it does sound like she directly pulls her understanding from the subs (which is ok!) but it makes it confusing for those of us who ALSO dont know korean well enough and it becomes a case where various nuances in the dialogue are lost in translation. tbh for a drama like this, having a native korean speaker would prob be better than not. tho that's not a dig at lolly. just how some dramas are prob much simpler to translate/follow vs others even if u have bad subs or are watching as a non korean speaker without subs. like the diff between this and say Healer for example.

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This comment was so unnecessary. It's not like this is a complicated historical drama, or a fusion that relies heavily on Korean culture or subtle language tricks. It just sounds like you want JB or GF to recap because it's so popular - I really don't see how the small confusion constitutes a "better" recapper. Even native speakers make mistakes, and Lollypip is doing a fantastic job.

Besides, recaps are not a historical document - there's no one way to write them. Everyone has their own techniques, and no recap is perfect. You should be happy someone is recapping it at all.

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That is the family I would like to have if I am reborn again. My family gets close too but they take me to prayer meetings with candles. Not the same thing.

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Can I be adopted into this family? Like seriously. I can be the dongsaeng. OHY be my unni!

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Let's start a petition. I wonder how many "kids" they'd rack up.

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This episode made me so frustrated at Do Kyung. I just want him to think of a game plan and get his head together, he's so all over the place. It's obvious he loves or is falling in love with OHY but he's making things worst by stringing her along and not allowing her to let go of him and then he's complicating matters with her ex-fiancee. I wish he will fix things with Pretty OHY and Tae Jin and then see where things between OHY and him lead.

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Setting up a game plan with all these unpredictable visions is impossible and I do agree he should settle things with both ex's..

I just hope all these visions are not some message he sending himself lying in coma after some serious car accident.. (yeah my imagination is running wild after watching preview of next episode )

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Oh my god! I thought the same thing. (About the car accident )

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DK visions about the car accident sound makes me anxious, i hope no one dies in the drama.

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'I just hope all these visions are not some message he sending himself lying in coma after some serious car accident..'

Wow..I just imagined that! Mindblown!!

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The car crash sound is only audio while other PDK visions have been both visual and auditory, as well as OHY-focused. What say DBers on this change of pattern?

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88 liulu,

Didn't he have an earlier auditory hallucination that turned out to be a premonition? I'm losing track of them.

I'm wondering if we're actually hearing deja vu instead of a premonition. I wouldn't put it past Writer-nim to pull a fake-out. Perhaps something involving missing dad and an accident in which young(er) PDK was involved. Or not.

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That auditory hallucination was of Our OHY stoning PDK's window when the other OHY visited him. The visuals for that premonition came a bit later after the auditory 'teasers'. :-D

Good point on the deja vu and the fake-outs. Than again, wouldn't DK remember that, having experienced it before instead of being virtually clueless about the sound?

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@patinalee,

Ah, right. That's why what I initially thought of as an auditory hallucination was actually the sound track of a premonition. Thanks for the refresher!

I'm thinking that if DK had already been in an accident (perhaps as a kid, with his dad), this could actually be deja vu instead of a premonition. He might not remember it if he were seriously traumatized. That could account for the sensation of physical pain, which I believe involves different nerve pathways.

As for memory of physical sensation and movement, bodywork such as Rolfing, myofascial release, CranioSacral Therapy, and Rubenfeld Synergy Method (among others) can release tension locked in the muscles and fascia. Owing to scoliosis, I've tried various approaches to improving my posture. I can attest that shifts in consciousness have accompanied some of these modalities. Your mileage may vary...

Also, a strong emotional shock concurrent with or immediately following an event could block the memory of it. I've experienced that, and thought I was losing my marbles because I couldn't remember what happened. Luckily, I had a witness who was able to fill me in.

Since we don't really know anything yet about DK's early life, it'll be interesting to see if it's addressed in coming episodes.

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yeah i hope its more of a fake out the way they did with other OHY making it look like she was recovering from terminal illness or smth ala Kim Sam Soon.
but he did say earlier in the drama he feels like he's heading towards or his life is gonna end tragically or smth like that. it was v ominous. and now the car crash thing. it would be a really weird makjang turn for an otherwise very grounded drama but we'll see. there does seem to be alot of car related troubles on this show tho lol. so many dangerous walks thru busy traffic! it might be a crash that happens NEAR him or well. i guess we'll just have to wait to find out. dont hurt me too bad drama ;_;

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@Tai,

That feeling of impending doom that DK expressed may be his higher self/inner child/spirit letting him know that he can no longer keep living on autopilot. It may not refer to physical death, per se, but his having to grow beyond the adaptations that he had to subconsciously make in order to survive in his dysfunctional family. All three of the kids are off the beam in one way or another.

As the eldest son, he strikes me as the Family Hero, which is an exhausting gig. Toss another log of filial piety on the fire, and his goose will self-immolate if he doesn't change his ways. Ceasing to enable Evil Mom's movie-making habit would be a very healthy move, as would cutting off all contact with her. Moving his studios out of the same building would also be good. That's for starters.

The old ways of living no longer work, as we can see from his alarming mental states. As scary as it is to leave familiar ways of being behind, it's really the only option. That sense of impending doom might just be what the caterpillar is feeling -- before the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis.

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I was feeling that way at first but I realized that it is because it was increasingly hard to accept him as a partner for OHY with every passing episode. We're used by dramas to evolve by making seemingly mean characters show their better side so that the love between your mains is acceptable and welcome at the end of the show. In this drama, it was sort of easy to forget that DK had done something unforgivable at the beginning of the show (being dumped does not give you the right to destroy your former partner's wedding to someone else, let alone get that innocent someone else ruined and in jail just because you're jealous). But the latest episodes have reminded us that DK is not healthy and may even be dangerous. Then frustration gave rise to thankfulness. At last a show that is consistent with the flaws of the characters, where we cannot predict all clichéd unexplained improvements that will lead to the expected happy ending.
DK grew up in a family where there was no love and children were exploited and abandoned by mom as needed in her narcissistic pursuit of wealth and fame. Children of narcissists may be very good at functioning in the workplace (they learn early on to take care of their own needs) but have great difficulty trusting and relating to others. It is no wonder he ended up with pretty OHY, who was a safe bet--her need to be loved at all costs made her unlikely to abandon DK, and at some unconscious level that must have made him feel safe. Of course being dumped at the last minute left him reeling--the reason he was with her, at the bottom line, was probably that he felt she would never leave.
"Normal" OHY, however, having the safe, loving base of her parents, seems really weak but is not. She actually is strong enough to be vulnerable and feel the pain when it comes, and allow herself to go with it knowing she will get over it eventually. This must be both impressive and frightening for pretty OHY and DK who are so fragile they never dare allow themselves a moment of weakness or fear. Normal OHY offers DK the chance for growth, as opposed to pretty OHY, who just offered a seemingly (but not truly) safe opportunity to stay the same (afraid and frozen) and not rock the boat. But the growth that can happen with OHY requires feeling all the pain and disappointment of a lifetime of lovelessness and abandonment. It's no wonder DK is having a mental breakdown. I hope the show finds a way to heal him before the end that does not betray the truthfulness it has shown this far.

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Agreed!

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Waw... I wonder if the writer even think about that xD

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DK needs some of Our Hae Young's feistyness in saying no! He's got so much emotional baggage right now I feel he doesn't even know where to begin tackling all the problems.

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Thanks for the recap. I also think it was a little bit wrong that Do kyung took his anger out on Tae gin. But then he loves her enough to protect her and I think that's what he's doing. But seriously how can Tae gin ask the girl out for a meal, is he senseless or what?
All in all loved this week's episode. Can't wait for next week's kiss (eeerrrrm I meant episode ) . I'm already blushing. ...??

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I also think it was for that reason because he remembered the exact scenes by which his anger flared up..

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same here, the part where i was crying by the drama is also when mom regretting things towards hae young and crying herself out.

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All hail the mum!

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Watched that scene 3 times, cried 3 times. It just speaks to me on a whole new emotional level

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am i the only one who beamed through that scene? it was just so cute and charming and lovely.

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I keep noticing that almost all of DK's shirts say something but unlike in a lot of shows, the words on the shirts don't seem to correlate to or comment on the action. Does anyone have opinions on that? This doesn't seem like the kind of show where that would be accidental.

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Seriously, does Oh Hae Young have to keep up her life-threatening antics while out of it? How long before she gets hit by a car while walking through racing traffic, seriously?

Do-kyung's sis is no better. Drunk as a skunk every night...very becoming, not. Well I can take the women's flaws bit not when it gets overdone like that's all they sum up as, women defined by their heartbroken emotions. I think the other Oh Hae Young turned out the most balanced of all the drama's women, considering.

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AidaZen,

I'm wondering whether their street-crossing luck will run out before their livers keel over.

Between OHY and Soo Kyung, they've probably sent a batallion of guardian angels into early retirement.

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Lol, I'm picturing poor Maya-nim from Come Back Ajusshi running around frantically trying to keep HY and SK safe. :D

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Puahahahahahahaha! @Peach I'm so now imagining it!!

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lol that's hilarious ?

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Peach,

Now that I'd pay to see.

Though according to Oh Hae Young she thought it was ok to cross. But her blank gaze all through the obstacle course that was that busy road...I doubt she could tell either way.

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I hated that scene so much it was so ridiculous, I don't think anyone would be crossing the streets like that even if he/ she was out of it, i get angry when that scene comes in a drama, but well it's one of the Kdrama elements and i have to deal with it

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It's third time already.. She will ran out of luck and db is right both of our leads need serious help...

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Yeah. What she did the first time we saw it was very telling. "I won't die. I want to die, but I don't get what I want." I don't think she is actively suicidal. I'm not particularly worried that she will jump off a roof, or slit her wrists. But passively suicidal, where she will wander into busy streets half hoping she gets hit . . . yeah, she needs serious help.

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"Between OHY and Soo Kyung, they’ve probably sent a batallion of guardian angels into early retirement."

...freaking hilarious just trying to picture that, omg.

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@AidaZen,

*bows*

No applause, just throw money. I'm here all week... ;-)

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In this episode and the latest one Our Hae Young’s parents really shined. The most memorable scene for me is when Our Hae Young finally told her parents the truth behind the wedding. When those last tears spilled down her face, mine fell with hers too. As a child I remember many times trying to be strong in front of my parents, but there is a limit to how much you can hold before ultimately letting the tears out. When you are at your most vulnerable and open, the unconditional love a parent has is one of the most comforting feeling you can rely on. The norebang scene, and the tears was a nice touch to how they helped release all those emotions.

At this point I don’t think Our Hae Young should be in a relationship. Do Kyung’s recent actions sends all the wrong messages and I’m glad Our Hae Young knows that it isn’t healthy for her. I want Our Hae Young to be able to find happiness within herself, self love is difficult and it’s something we all tend to forget. However I hope somewhere along the show she will know that loving someone doesn’t mean you can throw yourself away for them. It means two people who care about another, and also themselves.

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"...loving someone doesn’t mean you can throw yourself away for them. It means two people who care about another, and also themselves."

This is so true. Thanks for the reminder :)

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That's so true and her actions in previous episode prove it.. you don't go on hating people just because your significant other hate them. You should have valid reason..
This reminds me of CITT so much where soel didn't simply hate in-ho because Jung hate(rest of the story is bitter) and even do-kyung saying he pity other oh hae young is similar to the past of in-ho and Jung.. Where Jung broke in-ho's hand and other oh hae young broke the wedding (both are wrong but understandable )

Both do-kyung and oh hae young should understand the proper meaning of love before they jump to any relationship...

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I was sobbing with Oh Hae Young's mom, ohmygoodness! I've never cried that much with a character before. That moment was so, so real and raw. Brb gonna go cry again

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I cry again as soon as I read the recap T-T

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Thanks for the recap.

Just want to say, you are not alone on that - I do believe Do Kyung was hoping Tae-Jin to smack him, not because of what he has done to Tae-Jin but to our Hae Young.

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And another thing, if Other OHY doesn't want to get back together with DK, I'll eat my hat. She is lyyyyying. Telling Our OHY that they'll be "seeing each other" is her way of again warning Our OHY to back off. Ping Pong my butt.

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That is sooooooo true. She is definitely lying. As if we are going to buy that she is ready to start dating...??

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Yeah! That whole conversation was nerve wrecking..
It was like declaring that she won in both work and do-kyung matter with a touch of icing of asking our oh hae young's permission.. (handling such type of girl since highschool must be really hard)

I want to see do-kyung dumping her properly this time... the ping pong ball to take a curve and hit her right in the face..

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Yeas, but i love how our OHY said "it's not fine" when pretty OHY said "r u Okay of we starting dating"

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Haha. The "It's not okay". High five to our OHY.

Now bring on the kisses...

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"I want to see do-kyung dumping her properly this time… the ping pong ball to take a curve and hit her right in the face.."

GEEZ. I'm imagining and lol-ing it now.

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Of course NOHY would want to play ping-pong -- she won 99% of the time! Now that's a warm, fuzzy memory to treasure forever. Unless PDK gets Noona to help him brush up...

I'm under the impression that he wasn't going to take her up on the Ping-Pong Goodbye, however. Did I miss something?

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Oh yeah absolutely. In fact I thought she was making it clear to OHY that they were dating, even though she was telling DK that they were 'saying goodbye' or whatever. I was so proud of Oh Hae Young when she told 'Pretty' OHY that she DID INDEED mind that they were going to 'see each other again'. Yes! Queen! Say what you want!

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Oh Hae Young always speaks her mind one of the many reasons why i love her. Instead of faking a smile and walking away she told pretty OHY exactly what she feels about it.

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It's perfect to combat 'Pretty's' overt social niceties. Just don't engage with them. Can you imagine being polite and drinking with the bane of your existence? Though I hope our Oh Hae Young gets over it for her own sake, I don't blame her for doing it by NOT spending time with 'Pretty' Oh Hae Young.

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What's so refreshing about OHY is that her character dosen't confirm to the normal tropes. For instance, she doesn't pull a Uee from Marriage Contract and just go along with whatever the second lead girls wants.

If this had been Marriage Contract and the many other shows just like it, the lead would be having drinks with the ex and pretty much encouraging her to date the lead guy out of noble idiocy.

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Exactly! I finally feel like I have a drama heroine I can identify with. Yeah, she can be petty and immature (that rock throwing was waaaay out of line) but at least she's not going to live life as a doormat.

I also like that she's not straight up bitchy to 'pretty' OHY, she's assertive.

I LOVED that scene in the elevator where she let that creepy boss have a go at her for having packages delivered at work only to turn around and hand it to the rightful owner. I feel like it simply highlights the obvious differences in how they're treated.

In real Korean life do people actually commonly treat their subordinates (or social inferiors) so explicitly/forthrightly terribly? It's so common in kdrama's and I just find it so offputting.

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Exactly!

She wants him back.But now she will play this game - we are over. but lets meet for 10 dates. So you will fall in love with my awesomeness.

She still won't be honest.

She won't say - i'm sorry, i messed up, i still love you. pls give me a chance.

Nor will she say - its all your fault. I loved you and you pitied me. You made me feel like shit. You should apologise.

She thinks One will make her look pathetic and the other will make her look like a harpy. So let me pretend to be all fine and cool and he will fall in love with me again. Its still all fake smiles and empty words. Its like she has learned nothing at all.

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Btw, is "Pity" the right translation ???

... Somewhere else i read the translation as 'compassion' ... which to me sounded much better .. pity tends to sound harsh

If Anyone who knows korean could pld help with the right translation - as in what was the feeling behind the dialogue

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I would say it's more like feeling sorry for the person. He felt sorry for her. Pity is a little harsh but compassion isn't quite right because it's too kind of a word. Other Hae Young wouldn't have felt so awful over compassion from her fiance. It definitely has a more negative connotation to it.

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Agree, when she told him they should see each other to create better final memories blablabla I was like...wtf, this is the biggest bullcrap I've heard in a long time. This plus her later convo with our OHY, packaged in her biggest fake smile, made me lose all empathy I've developed for her in the previous episodes.

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HAHA. yeah even i was like "mmmhmm sure girl" i think she does WANT to move past their painful history but i doubt she's rly approaching the ping pong purely with that in mind. otherwise why ping pong tho? why not idk arts n crafts? XD

tbh i aint mad at her tho. they do need to spend some time with each other again. either they can finally part again on amicable terms. or her suspicions, that he's not yet over her like he thinks, are true and she can have that second chance she's been wanting with him. either way its needed closure. whether its in saying goodbye properly or starting over again.
(idt DK is in stable enough to do either atm but she doesnt know that hahaha)

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I found it very selfish of Pretty Hae Young to make that request of DK. I mean sure she needs closure, but does he need it from her too? He clearly hasn't moved on but he is also reluctant to talk to her. I felt part of it was Pretty Hae Young forcing herself back into DK's life, and like some of us has suggested, she might be using it as an excuse to get back with him.

So glad Our Hae Young told her that she does mind Pretty Hae Young seeing DK. I found Pretty Hae Young quite insensitive on this issue.

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Thoughts:

1. Is there a group discount for referrals for therapists? Like, refer 2, get the 3rd Free? 1-800-THERAPY?

2. So many tears in this episode...almost more than beer.

3. I don't actually trust the other OHY here. To PDK, she says she's trying to get closure for both of them. To OHY, she says she's going to keep seeing PDK. I feel like she has this need, unconscious or otherwise, to beat OHY. i wonder if it has to do with OHY having parents who brought her lunch at school every day and clearly doted on her when she didn't.

4. I love OHY's Mom. This is all.

5. Can the SK justice system really hold someone for 30+ days without charges? Are we about to learn what charges would have kept him jail for 30+ days? Either way, Fiance has Epic Fail for lawyers.

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Well she thinks OHY is dating DK so she's getting permission to spend time with him. She doesn't want to cause a misunderstanding since they obviously have a history.

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Mk,

I originally interpreted NOHY's request to OHY at face value... On the other hand, I might be gullible. ;-)

Why so many games of ping-pong?

That toothy smile sends me up the wall... She has just admitted she's acted her whole life -- and isn't about to stop. So maybe this whole saying goodbye on an up note is an act, too.

Her statement that other guys are interested in her also made me kind of wonder. Was it purely a statement of fact, or a covert attempt to get him jealous?

Her declaration that she's continuing her Happy Act does not bode well for future relationships. It didn't work with DK, who saw right through it. So now she's going to go out with guys who are too undiscerning to see her insecurity? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome... This sounds like a sure-fire ticket to more misery.

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Ha ha, I think many many of the characters need therapy. Soo kyung needs Alcoholics Anonymous on top of that. Except I have my doubts about this particular shrink, the drama keeps showing him not paying attention to Do Kyung.

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RY,

Soo Kyung isn't the only one in need of a meeting, and that isn't all she needs. Detox would be a good start, sad to say.

Considering the preview, I hope she doesn't get herself knocked up... the chances of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are sky high. And that disturbs me. Other Kdramas with hard-drinking females have also turned me off for the same reason.

I don't know how they'd manage it, but this crew could really use a group rate at a rehab...

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Re: #5. I think there were charges filed against Tae Jin. Several of his investors sued him for fraud. But when Do Kyung realized what he had done and how far it went, he and lawyer buddy talked most of the plaintiffs into dropping charges.

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I've lost a LOT of sympathy for DK for the way he treated TJ. It's YOUR FAULT, DUDE.

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I think Lollypip is right that DK is falling apart mentally and it's coming faster and faster esp since learning what he caused to happen to Tae Jin and our Hae Young. And I think Lollypip is right that it's connected to something dark having to do with his father's death (who would be surprised if Evil Mom caused that?) DK seems like the nice, solid "responsible" guy and the sort of anchor in the family who is now shattering at having to face that he's done bad stuff that's hurt people big time. I can't wait to see what it all is and how it works out.

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Exactly right!

Dk comes form a family that look's to be not so stable. I have the distinct impression that his dad committed suicide. Probably has something to do with his attitude and his mom's obsessions.

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True... That lunatic mother gave many issues to her kids and especially to do-kyung because he is most sensitive out of three...
A normal person in DK's situation might have gone crazy by now.. He needs help..
He is really in love with our oh hae young and is unable to handle the tragedy he has caused her.. Him asking tae-jin to punch felt like his attempt to lower that guilt..

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I'd venture a guess that DK is the Family Hero, and is finally hitting bottom. His cumulative stress load is getting to him... that and a guilty conscience. Unlike Evil Mom, he has a functioning conscience, so there's hope for him, even if he has a lot of amends to make.

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To be fair, I don't think DK was expecting the whole thing to blow up into a law suit/failed marriage plans. Probably just a business deal that fell through. BUT having said that, the car crash thing was extremely silly. What on earth was that for?

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Well I don't think DK was thinking clearly in his actions against TJ at the time. He probably didn't think too far into how his actions would affect others and just wanted to get revenge. Unfortuantely that resulted in Our Hae Young and TJ himself being a victim to DK's rashness.

I was suprised DK crashed into TJ's car as well. Most likely a implusive move at the moment. Emotions got the better of DK and he just went full out instead. However getting punched by TJ doesn't change anything, and it's only a temporary form of self inflicted pain.

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For someone who claimed not interested or return the feeling of the lady, he showed awful lot of contradictions.. to our delights ofc.

The way he kept coming and going, passing the door is soo interesting. He did not even hesitate for a brief moment, he just opened the door, stepped in, did not care less .what the other side's occupant's state of dress is. It is intimate in different level. Just like one of Beanies stated last week, they're married alright.

The way he's looking out of her, missing her, denying her, yet pleading her to come home is tugging my heart.

Thanks for the recap, LollyPip~! Cannot wait for Monday to come.. ^^

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I think there’s something more complex going on when Do Kyung attacked Tae Jin.

On the one hand, Do Kyung cannot stand how much Tae Jin hurt Hae Young. He feels so guilty because part of why Tae Jin hurt her was because of what he did do Tae Jin to end up in jail. That’s why he keeps saying beat me up how many times you one, throw a lot of punches, but at least let me punch you once. It is his projection of his own feelings of guilt and love for Hae Young. I do not see Tae Jin as someone so innocent. Because Do Kyung is justified in some way in his actions, how insensitive can someone be to ask Hae Young to go eat a meal together when he broke up with her telling her he hated how she looked like eating. Did Tae Jin just forgot what he did and asking her to eat was like hurting her twice but hurting her more saying something like that like nothing happened. Do Kyung says it several times, yeah you were ruined but you didn’t have to say that… The fact is Tae Jin lied, he couldn’t be brave enough to tell her exactly what happened to him, why he needs to cancel their wedding. He puts up pretenses just the other Hae Young, Tae Jin does not want to be vulnerable in front of Hae Young. His lie is very different from Do Kyung. He flat out lies to Hae Young that he has no feelings for her. I get that he said hurtful things to Hae Young but Hae Young sees through Do Kyung and his inability to not admit how he truly feels. Hae Young can tell Do Kyung has feelings for her. And I think Do Kyung is really trying hard not to get entangled with her because of what he did to Tae Jin, him being the indirect cause of her pain. Yet, for Hae Young, Tae Jin remains completely opaque, not transparent in his actions.

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Agree with all you said. I think there's more to the Dokyung's childhood than what's been showing so far, especially his father.

Agree with you on OHY1 can see through Dokyung's 'lies' that he doesn't care (love) for her. It's such a contrast that OHY1 could not see through Taejin's lie when he tried to break up with her. I think that right there, is telling.....

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It feels like our oh hae young and tae-jin's relationship was like do-kyung and other oh hae young's where both of them hide their true self and showed off there better side.. Our oh hae young kept everything thing to herself when tae-jin broke off wedding and reappeared again while she is so outspoken and called on do-kyung for his every action (like the cake) and his every lie...

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Addendum:

Do Kyung expresses himself through his actions not through words. And this is why Hae Young knows he likes her. She gets him this is why in the phone conversation, she has to ask him, tell me you missed me. I thought this episode was so much about who Do Kyung is as a person. This guy wanted to win on table tennis just once against the other Hae Young so he can ask her to get married. He worked so hard so that he can beat her and get his wish. He risked his own life twice to make sure Hae Young is not in harm’s way. This is how he shows his love. It is just awful that Hae Young and Do Kyung works so well together, they match each other well, and get each other, only if they only met under different circumstances, but that’s why we have a drama.

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Hi, doctordrama...

Very good point about DK expressing himself through action, not words. So the mere fact that he phoned OHY to tell her to come home is really him saying he misses her, but he's not ready/able to say so directly at this time.

And yes, if only they'd met under different circumstances...

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I think you just biased toward do kyung like many other commenter bc he is the main lead for many ep.
tae jin just appear, want to fix things back by asking to do the things he once said he hate,
and who gonna believe someone would broke a marriage just bc of someone eating habit a day before marriage and still willing to save the girl face? Ofc the eating is not the reason

that's the plot hole in the entire show up to this week, do kyunh portrayed as a hero that will make up the loss romantic relationship with the lead girl, the music and the accident choose him while ignoring that he mostly not a good individul, he is a jerk but no, the only jerk is the guy who chooses to sacrifice himself based on great stress and doesn't tell the fiancee, now he can't get any chance anymore

I don't agree with taejin attitude but people giving too much easy acceptance to do kyung just bc he is drunk by choice and he is the male lead.
you can call me a troll, but I don't get the love for do kyung at all,
he is the same egoistic male lead in kdrama, he jsut don't do it to the female lead which in fanservice and people like his build.

I rest my case

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I'm on your side. I do see the double standard. I have been saying that Tae Jin's comment was noble idiocy which we have seen a million times. Say the most painful thing to get your loved one to leave you.

Do Kyung was hateful with his comments about her and her family despite knowing that it will hurt her. He had no right to attack Tae Jin at all.

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In Do Kyun's defense, Tae Jin did punch him first.
Tae Jin is the worst guy ever he broke our Hae Young's heart and we will never ever forgive him for doing that

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While he's doing the same.. Its better to state he was mentally unstable...

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"Worst guy ever"? Wow that's pretty biased.

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Well aside from the fact that Tae-jin is pitiful because of what happened to him after Do-kyung AND Jin-sang's messing up his business, and the fact that his supposed marriage got ruined; aside from that one flashback that showed him and Hae-young before, what other qualities about him that makes him the right choice at this point?

For the record, we have not seen how he treats Hae-young just yet, and I know that Do-kyung is kinda messed up on his and the things he said are inexcusable, and he does things that are not laudable, but what else have we seen about Tae-jin thus far?

In the same way the people are defending Do-kyung, there are A LOT of people out there who are criticizing whatever he's doing precisely because we see much more of him. Meanwhile, there are people already going to the Tae-jin side without even considering the slightest bit that he might not be as caring with Hae-young as people think he is.

In short: Do-kyung gets heavily criticized because of the story's focus on him, and people who gets what he's doing naturally explain it. Meanwhile, Tae-jin whose story isn't exactly explored yet gets too much defense and a cry for SLS. Isn't that weirder? No double standard or bias here, just people understanding exactly what's going on with everyone in the show.

I rest my case.

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*messed up on his own life

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I think the double standard she means is Taejin got so much flak just by small screen time while do kyung get defended over and over when he did the wrong things bc he is the male lead,

saying do kyung wrong is not gonna male his character less than what it should be

then tae jin got roasted for always be the wrong guy bc he breaks OHY heart and the break up sequence, people can't let go TJ wring doing like what they did to OHY2 or DK just bc he directly hurt OHY1

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WTF are you talking about? Tae-Jin breaking up with Oh Hae Young just because of jail without telling her is unforgivable. Same with what Other Hae Young did to Do Kyung.

Nothing Do Kyung has done is actually as bad as that. "Still willing to save the girl's face"? That's nonsense. He's just softening the blow because he doesn't want to actually take responsibility.

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that wasn't softening the blow,
that's giving her the upper hand than him

so Tae Jin is the guy that get dumped like Do Kyung, the one that get left up with all the reason got blame in him.

in society, the one who get dumped is in the lower case bc they must have done wrong to get dump like that.

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after read your comment multiple times,
I think what you mean is viewer that biased toward Tae Jin and Do kyung character

Taejin always get the harsh part of comment because he broke the female lead heart despite the small screen time and that's the only things he did

meanwhile

do kyung get passed for his bad behavior because he indirectly start all of the dawn fall, get drunk by choice, and make up the loss heart to the female lead by making her feel happy again despite still not a good character

both of them is in the same ground but people love do kyung bc he is the male lead and he has the chance to make the female lead happy and the plus is he is Eric

this for me is dejavu between Siwon and park seo joon character in SWP, Siwon maybe everyone type of guy but PSJ character is definitely the one for HJE in the story

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'I don't like the way you eat' could mean more to OHY and HTJ. We didn't get to see their story, how they meet and such. It could be related to food seeing as our OHY works in food industry so maybe they met while she was working at one of the restaurant? Maybe he said he fell in love with her because of how she eats before? There must be some meaning behind that line to have our OHY to take it this hard.

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Why does Do Kyung wear his shirts tucked in a bit higher than usual? -_-

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This is unironically my favorite comment on this post.

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It really took my attention when do-kyung and tae-jin where fighting...

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....I thought I was the only one. I think it's actually a choice on the costumer's part to make him look younger? Honestly I kind of hate his current look. it is way to boyish.

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Concur. I love DOL's much better...

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I'm about to comment that. There's one scene when he and his team running on one place and I can't helped but felt so uncomfortable seeing his shirt still tucked in lol

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I found it quite fashionable hahah but its a nice change of costume compared to wearing the shirt out I suppose.

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How this comment is such a gold ?
To say the least, it's distracting. To say the worst, it's flat-out weird.

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Good show. Am enjoying it a lot. Very romantic.
Strange, but very romantic.
I think Eric's voice is made for this.

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My opinion of Eric:

Bedroom eyes
Husky voice of seduction
Smexy body
Kissable lips

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I can't believe it that I'm waiting for monday to come now, desperately.

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What I liked in this episode:
-- Soo-kyung knew which OHY her brother asked her about! He asked for her phone # : I suppose it was of the other OHY. He asked the color of the shirt she was wearing and SK knew he was referring to our OHY !
-- in the staff meeting room, there was a big wall poster of a guy with the word "why?". Wasn't he Louis de Funes?!
-- Jin-Sang speaks French ? It was a nice surprise, but I couldnt understand what he said!

What I disliked in this episode:
-- I couldn't understand why the other OHY couldn't have told DK about cancelling the wedding, rather than not showing up. But what is done is done... Yet, she is still asking DK for another round of ping-pong (aware of what it means to both of them) and she lies to our OHY about seeing DK again? That's it. I'm not feeling any empathy towards her anymore.
-- the crying scene with the parents and our OHY. I was moved by their pain, but I just felt the acting a bit forced.
-- the two last episodes drained me! To be quite honest, I get the pains that our OHY is going through, but I couldn't keep up with your OHY's feelings. They were all over the place for me. One minute, she is upset at DK, the other minute, she is embarrassed, and the next minute, she is happy that he is thinking of her (as if she seems willing to forgive him easily). Maybe it's an editing issue? For ex, I moved on from our OHY's breakup from TJ. But we spent considerable amount of time seeing her and her parents crying, with lots of flashbacks. I get that her parents felt guilty of their previous reaction, but I couldn't wait to move on to the next step.
-- both our leads need to step back and take a break from any relationship!

What I still didn't understand in this episode:
-- how the sound of the east coast ocean is different than the sound of the west coast ocean. Maybe it will be revealed later, just like the sound of light example...

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The other ohy wasn't lying about seeing dk again. She was asking permission to our ohy if it was ok to see him again for a little bit. She wanted to see dk again by playing ping pong, so they could rewrite the way they ended. She said to our ohy, I wanted to tell you myself because I didn't want you feeling bad hearing it from dk. It's not your fault that things ended up twisted like this. (I'm paraphrasing here, can't remember word per word what she said)
Other ohy actually came across as pretty genuine to me. She has this desire to portray herself as a happy person and she's trying to smile through this whole situation. I'll have to continue watching her to see if this is truly her and not some scheme. So used to seeing schemes and manipulations coming from the second lady, so this is honestly very refreshing!

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But I thought that DK did decline seeing the other OHY for a round of ping pong. I thought he was clear in not wanting to continue seeing her.

The way the other OHY presented it, was as if it was certain that DK and her were going to spend some amount of time together.

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Did DK outright reject Pretty Hae Young? I thought he just stayed silent as she planned the ping pong schedule. It seemed more one sided for her than a mutual agreement on ending things to me.

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Obviously it's a scheme to get Do Kyung again. Other Hae Young is probably obsessed with him since he was the only guy who truly lived her

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omgawd. *facepalm*

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Just want to comment about the ocean sound. They have different sounds because of the different condition of the beaches. In my country, East Coast has long, white sandy beach while West has short, muddy beach - still sandy but with mud. So the waves come and go with different sounds. East's more windy too so ocean sounds louder than West. Must be the same in Korea I think.

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I was thinking that too. Additionally some beaches also attract different kind of birds that make different noises. Some beaches are more secluded whereas some beaches are very crowded with people and businesses near by. In other words, not all beaches are the same, but can be vastly different.

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Thanks sharing this info ! That makes sense, if the coasts are clearly different. I do not know how they are in Korea though. Where I am from, there are beaches that, I think, would seem the same in both coasts. But I now suppose there must be some differences still.

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Yeah, I was amazed Sookyung knew which OHY. But I kinda figure out Jinsang knew french lol

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@Nanda,

Now we know how he could tell specifically why (TMI) she was headed to the bathroom!

Hehehe... it's the same in Irish and French. (A linguistic contribution brought over by Strongbow & Co.?)

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Jin sang's french is a lil hard to understand! Totally agree with that!

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The actor who played Jin Sang actually majored in German... XD

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Also in English

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I am starting to get bored with Do Kyung. I think my capacity to digest Eric Moon's acting is wearing thin. But I really wanna finish this show. Help me get through this, dramagods. I don't wanna hate a fictional character for ten more episodes.

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why torture yourself future if you don't like it.

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