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Bring It On, Ghost: Episode 8

Awww, this episode is super cute. More secrets about Bong-pal’s past come to light, but they only prompt more questions. And it’s another day, another ghost for the Soondae Soup crew, but they discover that not all spirits have the same intention, and it’s smart to stop and analyze the situation before rushing in guns blazing. Not all ghosts are evil, and not all who are living are good.

 
EPISODE 8 RECAP

Kyung-ja snoops around in Hye-sung’s office, and accidentally finds Hyun-ji’s student ID card from before she was a ghost. Before she has a chance to process it, Hye-sung comes in, and sees the open drawer. He thinks that it’s too bad she got in here, and then turns to look right at Kyung-ja.

He slowly approaches, then his hand whips out to grab her around the neck. He asks what she saw in here, though he already knows she saw Hyun-ji’s ID, and we flash back to see that he’s seen Kyung-ja and Hyun-ji together before. Hye-sung creepily asks Kyung-ja not to resent him for this, then the black mist slithers around them both, and Kyung-ja dissipates.

Hyun-ji is still waiting for Bong-pal at the amusement park after sunset, but he’s at the hospital with Seo-yeon while she gets her injured arm treated. As soon as he confirms that she’s okay he rushes out, but Hyun-ji gives up and leaves just moments before he arrives at the park gates.

Bong-pal runs all the way home, but Hyun-ji isn’t there, either. He thinks to check the roof and finds her there, but he doesn’t tell her why he was so late, not wanting to hurt her feelings any more by mentioning Seo-yeon. He apologizes and offers to take her to the amusement park soon, and Hyun-ji downplays her disappointment.

Monk Myung-chul goes to the police station looking for information about Bong-pal’s father, but the police there don’t know anything. He tries to report him as a missing person, but the cop is reluctant to do anything and just tells Myung-chul to fill out some forms.

We see more of what happened to Bong-pal’s father through Hye-sung’s memory — the blood on the rock is indeed his, and he’d lay there bleeding and clutching his phone as Hye-sung stood over him. Hye-sung had asked him where “it” is, but Bong-pal’s father had refused to say anything, even when Hye-sung reminded him that “Because you didn’t tell me, she died. This time, your son will die.” But his threats didn’t work, and he killed Bong-pal’s father in a fit of anger.

Hyun-ji is still fuming in the morning, and she refuses to accompany Bong-pal to school. Awww, he actually looks disappointed that she’s not coming, but as soon as he leaves Hyun-ji whines that playing hard to get is… well, hard. Bong-pal is also grumpy, complaining to himself that it’s not like he asked her to follow him around all the time. Hmmph.

Just as he tells himself it’s nice to be alone for once, Hyun-ji appears beside him and startles him. They both try to maintain their “I’m totally not glad to see you” attitudes, and both fail spectacularly.

Chun-sang catches In-rang smiling at his “angel” photo, and thinks he’s daydreaming about Seo-yeon. He warns his friend not to crush on the girl Bong-pal likes, but In-rang swears that’s not the case. Chun-sang then hilariously assumes it’s him that In-rang likes, but I’d think it’s more the hand-holding that proves that theory, ha.

Bong-pal shows up and In-rang shows them the picture, and they all gape to see the ghostly orb in the picture. Hyun-ji chirps that that’s her, and grins when In-rang calls her his angel. It’s obvious that In-rang fell for Hyun-ji when he bonked his head and saw her clearly, and lookit that, Bong-pal looks a little jealous.

Later Bong-pal tells Hyun-ji that In-rang isn’t normal, but she says that his reaction is completely normal after seeing her. She skips off happily, and when she turns back to smile at Bong-pal, everything goes a little slo-mo. She catches him mooning at her, and he coughs and grumbles that she’s not really that pretty. Liar.

Seo-yeon approaches Bong-pal in class to thank him for helping her when she was hurt, which is the first Hyun-ji’s heard of why he didn’t make it to the amusement park. Seo-yeon offers to buy Bong-pal lunch to thank him, and he tries to decline when he sees Hyun-ji’s face, but she insists. Upset, Hyun-ji poofs away.

She poofs back outside the school, unfortunately right next to Hye-sung, who definitely sees her this time. He stares at her for a long moment, then heads in to teach class. He announces Hyun-joo’s death to the class, and asks them to attend her funeral.

Hyun-ji goes back to Bong-pal’s place and looks at the pictures from the club trip, admitting at least to herself that she’s jealous of Seo-yeon. She’s alive, and Bong-pal likes her. After class Bong-pal declines Seo-yeon’s lunch invitation again, rushing home instead.

Detective Yang and his partner approach Hye-sung again to ask him where he was when Hyun-joo was murdered, and he says he was at his clinic. Yang doesn’t seem convinced, but they let Hye-sung go for now.

Hyun-ji can’t hide her tiny smile when Bong-pal comes home to eat, and she notices that he even stopped to buy meat on the way. It goes a long way towards softening her annoyance with him, and though she claims she’s not really in the mood, she scarfs the meat down once it’s cooked.

Bong-pal shyly offers to go take her to the amusement park tomorrow, and feeds Hyun-ji even more meat whens he happily agrees. When they finish, Bong-pal gives her a bag, claiming it’s the “work uniform” that she begged for earlier. It’s a cute little matching black suit, so she’ll fit in with the guys when they go to fight ghosts. Their hands accidentally touch, making both Bong-pal and Hyun-ji flinch, but they both seem more relaxed around each other than ever.

Though it’s dark out, a team of workmen rush to finish demolition at an abandoned mental hospital, anxious to get done before the due date. The foreman receives a call warning him to be wary of ghosts, but he’s more concerned with getting the job done.

Suddenly the lights flicker and go out, and in the darkness, he hears a woman claiming over and over that she’s not crazy, all the while sounding pretty batcrap crazy. He follows the voice to an empty hospital room, and sees a woman on the floor, scribbling on the wall in red crayon. She turns and lunges for him, and he screams.

Soon Chun-sang and In-rang receive their first request for an exorcism from their new website, to help dispel the ghosts at the mental hospital. The boys are more prepared this time and plan to film the ghosts while Bong-pal fights, excited to be truly involved this time.

Hyun-ji looks amazing suited up to match Bong-pal, who looks pretty damn good himself. Bong-pal goes a little gaga again, then promises Hyun-ji that they’ll finish up this ghost hunt quickly and go to the park afterward.

On the way, Chun-sang and In-rang explain that this hospital is one of the scariest places in the world, and that they plan to film this ghost hunt. The hospital was shut down ten years ago because a patient ran away, and it was discovered that the doctors were abusing the patients.

When the police went in they found seven dead patients, and though a shaman was hired to cleanse the building, he collapsed dead when he entered the place. Well, that’s not utterly terrifying or anything, though Bong-pal looks nonplussed as usual.

The boys are hilariously jumpy once they get inside the building, making Hyun-ji wonder why they even do this if they’re so scared. Bong-pal takes the lead and heads further down the dark halls, and the sight of some operating equipment triggers a memory for Hyun-ji. Bong-pal notices that she’s shaken, but she says she’s alright.

Bong-pal and Hyun-ji head to the inpatient ward, but Chun-sang and In-rang stop to check out a treatment room. They’re so busy spooking at every little inanimate object that they miss the real ghost watching them from a distance.

Bong-pal and Hyun-ji haven’t found anything interesting, but at one point a bookshelf starts to fall over onto Hyun-ji and Bong-pal quickly shields her with his body. She finds some papers on the floor and asks if Chun-sang didn’t say there were seven dead patients — the record she found lists eight. One patient, Kim Jung-seon, died with a broken leg and without any family.

It just happens to be Kim Jung-seon’s room that Chun-sang and In-rang enter now, looking for Bong-pal, and it’s the same room where the foreman saw the ghost. The room is empty, but a red crayon falls to the floor under the bed. The boys crouch down, and the ghost shrieks out at them. (~SCREAM~ omg…)

Chun-sang and In-rang freak out and run, and suddenly find themselves being chased by a second ghost. Bong-pal and Hyun-ji hear their terrified screaming and Hyun-ji pops over to find them, and flips the male ghost over her head. In his fear, In-rang sees Hyun-ji clearly, and cries, “It’s the angel!”

They jump up and keep running, and Hyun-ji finds her ankle clutched by the ghost of Jung-seon. She doesn’t seem able to speak, but she’s also not trying to hurt anyone — she desperately points at the walls of her room, where she’s written, “Help me. Let me out.”

Bong-pal makes his way to Hyun-ji, but the male ghost attacks him and keeps him from going to her. He starts to fight the ghost, but Hyun-ji yells to him to stop. He looks down and sees that the male ghost he was about to dissipate is crying, and Hyun-ji shows him the pleading words on the wall of Jung-seon’s room. The ghosts aren’t attacking — they’re begging for help.

They call the police, who search the grounds and find the bodies of several patients, that were killed and buried secretly by the sadistic doctors. Nobody ever realized they were gone because they all had no families. Now their spirits look grateful and contented, and they fade away with a wave of thanks.

Once they’re finished, Chun-sang and In-rang ask Bong-pal straight out… does he have a ghost following him? Bong-pal looks like a deer in the headlights, but In-rang has already guessed that his “angel” is Bong-pal’s companion. He tells Bong-pal that he saw her saving them earlier, and even Chun-sang admits that he saw Hyun-ji clearly.

Bong-pal is forced to admit that there is a ghost helping him exorcise, and tells them her name. He introduces them, and In-rang adorably thanks her and even calls her “Hyun-ji-yah,” saying that she’s pretty, which makes Hyun-ji super happy. Bong-pal rolls his eyes until In-rang reaches out to touch the space where Hyun-ji is, and he jealously warns In-rang not to just go around touching girls like that. Hee.

In-rang apologizes and Hyun-ji asks what’s wrong with Bong-pal all of a sudden, but he just stomps off to the amusement park. In-rang waves at them, thoroughly crushing on Hyun-ji, and Chun-sang wonders why Bong-pal got so twisted up.

They arrive at the park late, and the attendant says they won’t have much time before they close. He buys a Ferris wheel ticket, and the attendant remembers him from last night, which makes Hyun-ji smile. Bong-pal takes Hyun-ji’s hand, and they run to catch the last Ferris wheel ride.

He’s still holding Hyun-ji’s hand when they board the Ferris wheel carriage, and they both jump back like their hands are burned. Hee. Hyun-ji asks if Bong-pal really came last night and he nods, too shy to look her in the eye. He’s sorry they only have time for this one ride and offers to bring her back the next time she gets a good quiz score.

He notices how happy Hyun-ji is, and mumbles that he didn’t realize Ferris wheels were her style. Caught up in the moment, Hyun-ji turns serious, and tells him, “Bong-pal-ah. I like you.” Startled, he just stares, so when he starts to say something in return she tells him not to speak. She doesn’t want an answer, she just wanted him to know how she feels.

Embarrassed, Hyun-ji pops away, leaving Bong-pal alone in the Ferris wheel carriage. She goes for a walk and happens to pass Hye-sung’s clinic, noticing the puppies in the window. She yells at herself for confessing like that, wondering how she’ll face Bong-pal again.

Hye-sung comes out of his office and sees Hyun-ji there, but Bong-pal finds her before he can approach. He realizes that Bong-pal can see her, and goes outside to talk to him while Hyun-ji pops away in embarrassment. Hye-sung asks who Bong-pal was speaking to, and Bong-pal says that it’s just a friend. He leaves, and Hye-sung glowers after him.

Hyun-ji pretends to be asleep when Bong-pal arrives home, and he’s disappointed when he tries to talk to her. He goes to his room and heaves a big nervous sigh, replaying her confession in his head.

In the morning he steps out of his room and nearly walks right into Hyun-ji, ha. Breakfast is pretty awkward, and finally they claim to be full just to get away from each other. Bong-pal gives himself a pep talk in the bathroom, saying that just because she likes him doesn’t mean he has to avoid her, telling himself to just act natural. Then he opens the door, sees her and freezes, and slams it shut again. Smooooth, man, very smooth.

Hyun-ji is freaking out equally badly, but a call from Chun-sang with a new job pushes them together so there’s no more time for awkwardness. This time it’s a quick fight with a ghost in a butchery, and Hyun-ji and Bong-pal work together even better than before, if possible.

Chun-sang bows to both Bong-pal and Hyun-ji once they’ve dispelled the ghost, and In-rang rushes in next to ask if Hyun-ji got hurt. Hee. He brought her a gift, a pretty pair of strappy heeled shoes, and she squeals with delight while Bong-pal looks jealous again.

She instructs Bong-pal to tell In-rang that she loves the shoes, and HAHAHA, he mimics her squeaky voice and says she hates them. Hyun-ji insists that she loves them, really, but Bong-pal just keeps saying she doesn’t like heels. In-rang wilts and bursts into tears, poor little peanut.

Detective Yang asks Hye-sung’s nurses about what he was doing on the evening Hyun-joo was killed, and they remember that he closed up a couple hours early that night. They also recall that he stayed out all night (he normally sleeps at the clinic) and tracked in mud when he came back the next morning. Hye-sung arrives then, and the detectives quickly leave.

Hyun-ji complains that Bong-pal wouldn’t let her accept her gift from In-rang, but Bong-pal is unsure himself why he’s acting so childish. He notices that she’s back in her peach dress, and everything gets all awkward between them again.

Hyun-ji suggests they play a game, winner gets a wish. He doesn’t want to, but he feels bad about the heels, so Bong-pal agrees. They play rock-paper-scissors up a flight of stairs, the winner of each round getting to go up a step, and the game eases the tension between them.

Hyun-ji wins, and makes her wish: “I want to take back what I said last night.” She explains that she doesn’t want things to be awkward between them anymore, but Bong-pal seems disappointed that she wants to rescind her confession so soon. He mutters to himself that she’s confusing him, but Hyun-ji pushes that he has to grant the wish.

She says that she can stay with him longer, “… only if you grant my wish.” Bong-pal hesitates, and suddenly Hyun-ji hears a high-pitched noise ring in her ears, and she grows dizzy. She gasps for breath, then realizes that her hands are starting to fade away.

She cries out to Bong-pal that she feels strange, and he runs up to catch her. But just as he reaches out to her, she disappears completely. He runs in circles, calling Hyun-ji’s name, and eventually she reappears nearby, looking confused.

Bong-pal cries out in relief and runs to her, gathering her in his arms. He leans back to ask where she went, but she’s unable to answer. Bong-pal pulls her close again and begs her not to disappear on him, tears filling his eyes.

COMMENTS

Wow, Bong-pal just went from zero to sixty in half a second, didn’t he? Hyun-ji disappearing that way was frightening, but in a way I’m glad it happened, because I think he never would have admitted his feelings even to himself without a push to facilitate things. Even a few seconds of losing Hyun-ji was enough to make Bong-pal realize he doesn’t want to be without her, which goes to show exactly how strong his feelings towards her have grown.

It was nice to see Bong-pal starting to be sensitive to Hyun-ji’s feelings, such as when he didn’t tell her that he missed their amusement park date because he was with Seo-yeon. It’s hard to tell with him, whether he even notices Hyun-ji’s little pouts and comments, because he tends to just ignore things that make him uncomfortable. So while I don’t like seeing Hyun-ji disappointed, his actions showed that at least he did know she’s jealous, and he doesn’t want to hurt her feelings any more than he already has. It doesn’t hurt that she’s starting to affect him too, and he’s now actively choosing her over Seo-yeon, so I’m eager to see their relationship start to blossom.

It’s also fun to see Chun-sang and In-rang officially introduced to Hyun-ji, and her becoming a valuable fourth member of their club. It’s sweet how quickly they embraced her, making sure to thank her and compliment her on a job well done. It makes me happy to see Hyun-ji befriended and included, even if the guys can’t always see her, because it’s true that Bong-pal is a better fighter with her around and she deserves the recognition. Plus, In-rang’s crush on her is flat-out adorable, and I love the little shove the jealousy is giving to Bong-pal’s feelings, as well.

I know I just complained that the show is acting as if information about Hye-sung is a surprise when we’ve already figured it out, but in this episode we were hit with new information that really did shock me. I’ve been assuming that Bong-pal’s father has been chasing Hye-sung (or the demon-thing that’s possessing him) to get revenge for his wife’s death. But it turns out, their history goes further back than that. Hye-sung killed Bong-pal’s mother because he wanted something from his father, and now he’s going after Bong-pal until he gets the answer he needs. It adds another layer of interest and mystery to Bong-pal’s history, and also his future, because with his father gone, it’s now up to Bong-pal to figure out what Hye-sung wants and why. I’m glad there’s more to it than we thought, because my curiosity about Bong-pal’s past is back full-force now. The show has become an enigma again, and I’m feeling the anticipation again that’s been missing in the last few episodes.

Speaking of Hye-sung, I’m getting worried about how much he discovered in this episode in regards to Bong-pal and Hyun-ji. We learned that he’s chasing down Bong-pal to find out where this ~whatever~ he’s searching for is located, now that he’s killed Bong-pal’s father. But Hye-sung learned that Bong-pal can see ghosts, and that he can see, and knows, Hyun-ji personally. I’m convinced that Hye-sung caused her death (… or coma? I hope?), and if he did cause the accident, he could do some serious damage with the information that Bong-pal and Hyun-ji know each other. He probably wants Hyun-ji gone for good, considering that he got rid of Kyung-ja just for finding her ID in his drawer, and I know Hye-sung would have no compunctions with using her to force Bong-pal to produce the ~whatever~ he’s looking for. The fact that Bong-pal probably has no idea what in the world he wants wouldn’t slow Hye-sung down in the slightest.

I really should trust the show more, because really, it’s giving us a fantastic story full of heart and cuteness, lots of interesting dramatic vignettes in the tales of the ghosts that the team is fighting, and a deliciously terrifying villain who is legit scaring me because he’s got no boundaries whatsoever. I’m glad that the mystery is back, because knowing that there’s so much more to be discovered is one of my favorite things about the drama. I’m glad we can sit back and relax, secure that the story is taking us to interesting and surprising places, and that we can trust and just enjoy the ride.

 
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Rang's crush is my new favorite thing in this show!! He is such an adorable little puppy
N hyun ji looks so cool in tux! I may have girl crush on her hee!

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Oh yes! totally he is soooo earnest!!! Its adorable!

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True! I can't believe that he's taken a liking more to an "angel" than an actual living person (Soo-yeon). And it's more than adorable that the other person in In-rang's love triangle is Chun-sang. Heeee.

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I feel the same! Love how his crush sparks jealousy from both Bong Pal and Sang. I died laughing when Sang consoled him about the rejected shoes by saying "That's ok, we can return them and buy something for me."

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LOL. That was really cute.

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he was so cute about it too!!! I hope his crush doesn't die down too soon. and I'd like to see an alive Hyun Ji kicking butt too!!! I mean all 4 of them, ghost busting! well kinda, not In Rang and Chun Sang I guess. :D

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The dumb and dumber couple made me LOL again when Chun-sang told In-rang to not crush on Bong-pal's crush and the subsequent silliness ensued! These two actors play off of each other so well. I can see that for some people these two might be a tad over the top, but I always giggle at their antics and facial expressions! I totally video-ed the scene when In-rang pinched Chun-sang's nipples to get him off of him and sent it to my friend (clearly it doesn't take too much to make me laugh).

I am waiting for some precedence to be set, that shows spirits roaming about with the body in coma or something, to allude to Hyun-ji being still alive. May or may not happen, but someone has to either become human or someone has to become a ghost for these two to end up together long term.

On an overall note, despite the humor, there is a lot of darkness in the show. The way Bong-pal's dad died was sad and honestly, I wasn't expecting that. With mom gone, I was expecting dad to be ok and reconcile with son.

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Aaaaawww they're sooooo cute! I kinda hoped BP to spill a confession too. Maybe next ep?

It is so cool that CS and In rang know of Huyn ji existance.

My "theory" is that as you say she's in a comatose state, buuut she'll be without any memories of her days as a ghost. And BP will have to make her remember or play noble idiocy or something like that though. And is funny that they keep her in, basically
, one oufit. That peach dress is cute.

I love her! KSH is relly cute, and good actress.

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I don't like the silly cliche of her being rail thin and eating like a garbage disposal. It would be nice to show the reality of those eating habits not to mention the copious farting she would have to produce.

KSH is a decent actress but she looks like she is 12 years old.

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Lol what? In the drama she's a ghost, how do you want her to gain weight?

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Wandering ghosts are described as hungry, starving even, as they are not fed though ancestor rites.

But then again, what's so offensive about a girl or woman eating like she's hungry? SMH...

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Decent? You call kim so hyun just a decent actress,that teenager's exceptional acting skills is way more than decent and she is youngest most versatile actress in korea.

If you call kim so hyun a decent actress then what would you call jung da bin,ji jin hee and seo shin ae?

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I agree with [email protected] and Aidualc *arrow down* I don't think she's decent (Though I respect our opinion) I've seen her previous work and she's reaaaaally good. She's so young and has a lot to learn. But she can be funny but she's done different characters. In Suspicious Housekeeper she layed an angsty teen, dealing with bullying, and heavy stuff and she was very good, for example.

I think there's nothing wrong on being and foodie ghost. What other pleasures are there or them to enjoy? I wish I could eat like crazy and do not worry about gaining weight, though. :D

Is "realistic"? It would be weird. Just like she wears the same clothes for days. That is a Good detail to keep.

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KSH hardly looks 12 (she looks her age) and plenty of people eat like that during their teen years and don't gain any weight.

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Yay, I'm so glad the mystery is back, like you lollypip I was wondering in the past episodes how they're going to fill the rest of the show and it's reassuring that the writer does have a lot more to tell.

But man, I'm so bummed that poor Kyung-ja died...again. She was Hyun-ji's only ghost friend. :.-(

And omo, that ending, I guess it's safe to say that we'll get a lot of cute and sweetness next week right (is more cute even possible at this stage? :-P ), no way Bong Pal will further deny his feelings after THAT hug.

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I'm also sad Kyung Ja died. It's even horrible to think that she died TWICE! I wonder where you go when you die as a ghost... Heaven? Hell? Simply disappear?

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Seeing Kim So-hyun's character being so giggly around BongPal is like looking at your daughter during her first love phase. And it's to the buff senior jock that lives next door. It's weird, to be honest. I'm still skeptical of this pairing but the cuteness works for me, so why not.

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Love this episode, so much feels...out of topic, I don't know if I can survive the wait for W anymore

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HAHAHA, same here! I'm desperately trying to spend time doing things to keep me busy...Like commenting for example :D
It'll be out soon, hwaiting!

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Commenting...... and watching W.

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I fear we may have to wait a long time, what with Olympics coverage and all. Reruns, here I come. Waaaah! :-(

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I don't know if the subtitles I used were right or wrong, but I felt like Hye-sung said "This child died because of you", which made me think of Hyun-ji...After all, someone did touch her face after her accident, so it may be Hye-sung.

The theory of Hyun-ji being in a coma grows stronger with each episode. The way she reacted at the strong lights in the mental facility, it's like when she was being carted away in the hospital...

Oh, poor sweet Kyung-ja. I can't believe she's really gone! She didn't deserve such an exit, I'm really sad...

All in all, it was indeed a cute episode :D
A little prayer for Kyung-ja though...:P

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I also saw on my set of subtitles that the child died because of you, also thought he was referring to Hyun-Ji too. Could it be that the prof was driving the car to chase after Bong Pal's dad and hit Hyun-Ji down during the chase?

The prof's body count is going up, and from the preview for the next episode, it doesn't look good for Hyun Ji or even monk Myung-chul ?

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Yay, I'm glad someone else thought the same. Good point, that may have happened during a car chase...

Ack, dont jinx it! Hyun-ji is totally off-limits (I don't even want to picture it), but not the monk...even though he's not that interesting, he's the only one so far trying to piece the clues together...

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I didn't understand how come she changed too easily from dress to work uniform? If its this easy, how come she stayed wearing the school's uniform for 5 years?
Even if Bong Pal burned the work uniform, she is supposed to stay in them. Something seems wrong.

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In Chinese traditional customs, I suppose those from the other world will get everything that is burnt and offered to them. That is why some people burn huge paper mansions, paper mobile phones, paper luxury goods, jewellery and paper money for them to spend.

I guess it is similar in Korean traditions, but in this case, they have to burn the actual thing in order to get it.

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Adding to what Elgarmummy has mentioned,

On "she's supposed to stay in them (work outfit)", I reckon when something is burnt for and offered to the spirit, the thing becomes hers/ his. Thus, just like when we're alive we can do whatever we like with the things we own, Hyunji too can choose to do what she likes with the dress/ work outfit that have become hers.

On "how come she stayed wearing the school’s uniform for 5 years?"... this might be the thing that convinces me further Hyunji is still alive (in coma). Because if she hasn't died, her family has no reason to burn/ offer things for her spirit; not when they believe she will eventually recover/ wake up.

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I think because that's her situation, she's assumed she has no family and is receiving no rites and offerings. Of course if she's just in a coma...

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Why do I get the feeling that Hyunji is actually still alive that's why she keep disappearing like that? Well it's a good thing though.
Can someone please tell Bongpal that Hyunji is still alive so that he can wake her up and be with her like for real?

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agreed!! I mean imagine how her parents must feel (assuming they're still alive that is)

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Her disappearing is surely because she is in a coma and maybe she was on her way to wake up? I also want them together as living people!!

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Cute! Cute! Cute! Chun sang and In Rang r officially my favs. Them n HJ and BP r indeed the best ghost buster ever, even without the guns.
I want HJ to stay dead, I dunno why, it's just that many of Kdrama opt for coma whenever there's love between ghost and human. Why not become like meg cabot's mediator, suze and jesse. But then, I want BP to come to real life, he'll look too crazy talking alone like that. I wonder how's that other ppl never realise his overly reactions whenever he's with her

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I think that Hyun-ji dissapearing for a few seconds there at the end supports the theory that she's in a coma. My guess is that she faded away either cause her body flatlined before they resuscitated her or she got out of the coma for a few seconds.
I think her flatlining makes more sense and that noise she heard in her years could have been the monitor alarm going off when her heart stopped ( I could be totally wrong as I haven't watched the ep yet so I don't actually know what that noise sounded like )

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* ears, not years

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I enjoyed watching this episode! Bong Pal looks so young with his fringe down, and so mature when he gels his hair up.

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Aww..I really really hope hyun ji is in coma....the more I see them the more desperately I want hyun ji to be alive...After all they have been through..they should have happy ending...Pleaseeeee writer him don't ever separate them...

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Bong pal , hyun ji , in rang & chun sang is best combination ever.. They keep making me laugh so much..although it ghost genre...I just can't watch this drama without a smile..they brighten my day..I never thought their chemistry will be this great .. Their acting is so natural & prefect...I loved all their scene..Hope you guys will won awards for this drama...As kdrama fans I can tell you..this drama is worth watching...Watch and enjoy the fun !! ^^

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They are too adorable, I can't wait another week oh my.
This professor really can't control himself damn, kills the person immediately even if he wants answers lmao.

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im loving all the cuteness! In Rang is such a bae! LoL! kinda reminded me of kim min suk a bit. kekeke~~ lol during he presented her with the heels! i love the way Taeki smiles when she looks so happy winning the rock scissor paper! everytime she won, he was like smiling like smitten by her by thinking like "this does'nt make sense-playing this game with a ghost". LoL! and kim so hyun is like reallllllllyyyyy cuteeee! she was like all happy and excited. owh and the preview for nxt episode though!!! i was like OMOOOOOOOO!!! now how can i wait till nxt monday!?

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Same here when I saw next ep teaser. Come ooooooooonnnnnn, hurry up next airing!

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Yaasss. Dude their 'work' outfits look badass af and omfg their chemistry seriously gives me life. "Don't disappear ever again." -HE SAID THIS WITH TEARS IN HIS EYES AND THEN HUGGED HER AGAIN. I AM NOT OKAY. ;w;

Seriously though, I think Hyun Ji disappearing and reappearing means that she kind of woke up a little bit, but not fully yet. Dudes don't get me wrong, but I'm kinda iffy about her waking up though, I mean obviously it'd be amazing if she woke up and everything, but I'm scared that she'll forget Bong Pal and I seriously don't want that to happen. I don't think my heart could take that.

AND ALSO CAN THAT PROFESSOR STOP EFFING BREAKING EVERYBODY'S NECK. like damn son chill tf out.

Side Note: I actually really love how they make some of the ghost cases kind of meaningful, like you would think the ghosts in the mental hospital would be scary and creepy af, but all in all they just wanted to be found so they could rest in peace. I really loved that.

And one more thing! idk if y'all noticed but the cinematography in the classroom kind of looked like we were looking at the scene as if we were a ghost which I thought was kind of cool.

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I noticed the cinematography in the class too! Thought the camera angle was a bit weird, until I saw your comment.

Loving the 3 + 1 ghostbusters!

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Their chemistry is so on point! Such a perfect couple ..

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Okay typing as the episode is still going because this is just fucking with my head. I am soooo happy. Beyond happy.

As per usual spoiler alert my lovelies~!!!

this paragraphing quick recap of my feels in this episode was post poned cause of uni being a butt whole but oh well managed to watch the one of the episodes in a lecture and the other once I got home so let's gooooo~!!!

Okay romance wise omg so cute~!! In Rang and Bong Pal chasing Hyung Ji I am loving this as our triangle waaaay too much. This is the best so glad!!! Aaaah I can't wait for Hyung Ji to become human again and join them all and it will be so much fun omg fangirling hard right now!!!

But yes so nice for Hyung Ji that the affection has been returned and even if she might understand and he might not understand his own feelings right now he will and it will be the perfect thing in the world. I do love the transition the show gave us with Bong Pal changing his interests from one girl to the other. It isn't like the interest for his first crush to disappear but it isn't as strong as before to forget Hyung Ji completely.

And poor In rang I wanna give him a hug. But I bet in the end he will end up with a super hot model cause of his grandma but the two of them will actually care for one another deeply. >///<

Okay romance aside our vet seems to be getting a little careless... Why he had to get rid of the other student and just couldn't threaten her and use her as a puppet I am not sure but I guess at the same time I am.... But the fact that he killed our Ghost Unnie I am so sad!!!! She was sooo adorable and I loved the character to bits!!! So sad she couldn't have thought of poofing away just before he grabbed her.... I WILL REMEMBER YOUR ADORABLENESS!!

Also seems like Hyung Ji is waking up from her coma this is starting to get interesting! Happened a lot sooner than I thought it would but I am liking the picking up of pace!!!

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Am I the only one being bothered with the romance getting this lovelier and more adorable and cuter knowing that Kim So-hyun is a minor? I want them to end up together and the age gap doesn't really show but I can't ignore the fact that she is still a minor.

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I guess everyone sees things differently, but she really is not that young, she's 17, past the age of consent in a lot of countries including Korea. It doesn't bother me, maybe if it were real life, but it's not reality but a fictional drama and I distinguish between Kim So Hyun the actress and Hyun ji, a character she happens to be playing.
It's really not that uncommon for minor actresses/actors to have romantic scenes, in fact it happens a lot, especially in Hollywood. Mandy Moore in A walk to remember and Selena Gomez in Another Cinderella Story come to mind and David Kross in the Reader who was a minor when they started shooting and barely 18 when he filmed some really steamy scenes with Kate Winslet.Filming is quite technical and scenes disscused with the actors, the whole filming process is actually quite unromantic and there are a lot of adults around on set.

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I have to add that I do think what may go on behind the scenes could be concerning taking into account stories about how the entertainment industries work. If the Korean industry is as bad as the western one who has directors like Brian Singer luring young boys at his at his pool parties with casting calls promises and sad stories of child stars like Corey Haim and Feldman then I'm more bothered by how child actors are treated in general regardless of the role they play and the storylines.

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Nope not bothered at all. Didn't even know about the age gap til people started commenting on it....
That's why I don't look up info about actors/actresses - to not mix up fictional characters with whoever plays them. Therefore I can enjoy series and movies freely, no matter whether I love or hate the actor behind the 'mask'.

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The age gap never really bothered me once the drama started because the writing is pretty thoughtful: the two started out as friends, best of friends, and then crushes. Bongpal is a pretty winsome male lead because though he doesn't have dating experience, he's a good guy and he shows how much he cares with actions (the food, the clothes, etc...) and not premature or cheesy confessions. He wasn't attracted to Hyunji for her look and he actually got to know her as a friend before finding himself falling for her, which is great.

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The "romance" is pretty platonic (and besides, most teen girls have crushes on male celebs many yrs older).

More troubling w/ be even younger actors dealing w/ violence.

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[SPOILER ALERT]

Hyun Ji looks so mature on that uniform. And finally, been revealed that the Prof is the one who killed (I mean who caused HJ's accident) Hyun Ji and put the blame on Bong Pal's dad. He even killed him (BP's dad). What's that thing that he's looking for? Is it a thing that could chased ghosts away? Or something like a talisman? Amulet? I feel like the thing he's looking for years already is with that Monk. And the Prof may really have another image. He must have fought with the Monk already but the Monk couldn't recognized him it means he's hiding from a human body. It's not his real image. And the sudden fading of Hyun Ji is, I guess a sign that there's something happening with her earth body in the ICU. Or it may mean that the end is nearing. It may mean that she's starting to disappear for good or the mystery of her accident is starting to be solved. i feel that the assistants of the Vet will die. It's a pity that they are too innocent that the boss they look up to is an evil creature. And those two Investigators will also die. If not both of them, one of them. I hope that Seo Yeon could help BP and HJ somehow, but she can't know what really happened to Hyun Joo b/c if she does, she too will die.

I hope that someday In Rang would finally and clearly see Hyun Ji. I feel like he will faint to see his angel! (sooner when she wakes up). Hmm... BP is really too innocent... how could he still not suspect something's off with his Prof when he keeps asking him details about people around him. Didn't he get the situation? He was calling out for HJ and the Prof is quite far (he didn't see him but still) to be able to hear the name. And it was even the complete name that he (Prof) heard plus he assumed right away that she is his GF, but BP was just like 'just a friend' (but what he actually said in hangeul was that 'a younger friend/a younger one').

Me: Bong Pal-ah you are so kind, don't be esp. on that Professor of yours, he is the culprit behind HJ's accident and he killed your dad! And who knows he might be still the one that led your mum's death.

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why next week... why dont tomorrow or what. gonna wait again.. when hyunji disappear i wass like gonna cry but it is a relieved when she back.

when scene at mental hosp it is quite sad too. when they two were playing rockpaper scissor it was cute. when the two crazy brothers was hilarious.huwaa so mixed my feeling.

ahh also when the next day, the unnie sunbae go to class with a bandage. i was like damn girl u broke ur arm??!

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Best episode so far? Yep! Yep yep! I just loooooooooooooved Bong Pal in this episode! Their chemistry was amazing, the confession scene was cute as hell and the actions scenes were great too! I loved how more people know about Hyun Ji and they treat her so well too! must feel nice after being ignored for so many years...I am so into this drama! can't wait for the next one

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Thanks for the recap, LP!

This feels better than the last ep and I agree that the mystery is back on! I knew KJ and the dad didn't have a chance against HS, but still so sad to see them go. I'm really curious what the thing/package it is that HS is so desperately looking for.

CS and IR are the best duo ever. Actually, I never knew the actor (David ___?) playing IR can be so humourous cuz I first saw him in School 2015 and his role was totally different there. Anyway, I love how they finally got to "meet" HJ and the team of 4 is fab!!

I love how they introduce different kinds of ghosts/stories each time to keep the plot interesting. Not all ghosts are bad and want to harm, and I'm glad the ones in this ep found a peaceful rest finally.

HS is still so scary with his piercing gazes and the swift killing with a squeeze to the neck... *shudders*

Love the cute moments of HJ and BP being giddy, jealous, awkward, etc. I'm glad HJ found out the reason that BP missed their date and didn't stay mad for long. That end scene does seem to clue us in that she's just in a coma as she keeps fading in and out... It's almost like it's mirroring going in and out of consciousness. And love how BP immediately reacted that way, meaning he can no longer refuse to face his feelings head-on. Looking forward to the next ep!!

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I guess the lesson here is that if you want to murder someone, murder a ghost, because:
1: It's not even illegal
2: You don't need to worry about the victim coming back as a ghost and saying who did it (and by the way, where are the ghosts of the other victims ?)
3: You don't need to hide a body, which is a big deal for those who seem to be challenged in the evidence-hiding department.

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I love this show but I find our heroine a little grating (more in previous episodes than this one) ...ah well, she's lovable enough that I can get over it.

I was SO upset Bong-Pal's dad died. I thought they would be forced to work together to defeat the big bad and slowly reconcile and things would be great but instead he was brutally murdered and BP's just going to be devastated by another loss :(((((((((

I really hope we get a flashback to when Hye-Sung was possessed. I'm curious if there was a previous host and just how it all happened.

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Oh noesss, Kyung-ja unni & Bong Pal's abbuji T_T

I didn't find the ghost under the bed scary at all, coz the moment Sang & Rang started crouching, was totally covering my screen with my hands. You went in the ghostliest of ghostly hospital and you checked under the bed? Aack!

So much cute and sweet this episode, absolutely digging the awkward moments and the moments they "fail spectacularly" to hide the facts they like each other, as LollyPip put it in. Dunno why, their romance is hitting me in all the right spots, I mean, theirs is a pretty standard girl meet boy story (except for the human-ghost factor), but it was beautifully done and unfolded, with the believable pace, the mutual attraction/awareness & petty jealousies, and the confessions of feeling either by words or action. The scene at the ferris wheel is so lovely.
Am not too bothered by plot holes (like, does Bong Pal have gills, for instance..?) and mystery line, coz am enjoying the romance & bromance & fight scenes much. Although, in the spirit of being a spoilsport, they will probably have angsty separation by episode 10, wouldn't they?

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No special connection to this show (unless we have a reaper lurking somewhere) but did you all see this "every kdrama ever" spoof ?

https://www.dramafever.com/news/every-korean-drama-in-10-episodes-a-retuned-retoon/

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That's by our own @Wag_a_muffin! She has awesome alternate endings to Gong Shim and Cheese on her blog, too: ktoonsbyfox.wordpress.com

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Word to the wise, never trust a good looking guy with a mischievous smile.
Our vet is on a killing spree..omo..both humans and ghost aren't safe around Dr. Creepo!!!
Loved how this episode went full circle in getting Hyun-Ji formally introduced to CS and IR and the cuteness of IR is unpalpable.
This episode was all about feelings... How some try to hide it, fight it, deny it and confront it.. It's pleasing to see how the writers and the director(s) are working hard to keep the the mystery, suspense, anticipation and the storyline alive.. I must admit there are predictable plots but with the unraveling of Bong Pal's father's secret and making Bong Pal now a person of interest to the vet is something I will look forward to.
Damn, Hyun-Ji must be fighting for her life since she managed to flicker and disappear..something tells me our heroine is about to wake up!

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I volunteer to save those puppies from crazy vet/prof.

Those "angel" thing cracks me up.
I never noticed it before but BP [or Taec?] has those adoring eyes for HJ <3

Anw, is it possible that HJ is not dead yet?
*Master's Sun's all over again

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I seriously screamed when I saw hye sung entered the clinic when the detectives were asking questions.His presence is even scarier than any ghosts that we've seen so far...and I thought that female artist suicidal ghost is the worst.huhuhu

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Oh yassss. When I saw Dr. Creep arrived at his clinic WHILE his nurses were being investigated..I was like.. "oh no..oh no..the nurses are next..and then maybe the seo yeon sunbae and then the detectives.."

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Lol. I screamed at that exact section. Never look under the bed. T_T

Also, darn, all of them are cute. And I know the possessed ghost villain has been done before (Im Ju Hwan in Oh My Ghostess), but man. The professor is creepy. And he was totally adorable in One More Happy Ending. T_T

Also, squee @ Bong Pal and Hyun Ji. Kim So Hyun looked so comfortable in ban mal with Taecyon that I find myself buying the romance. Why does shr have to be a minor? T_T

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Why do I get the feeling that what the evil vet wants have something to do with the envelope from Bong Pal's father that he threw out in one of the earlier episodes, omooooo!

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At first, I wasn't too, too bothered by the obvious (visual and true) age difference between these two. But now that the confession is out and Bong-pal is near confessing himself it seems... It's getting a little cringe worthy. I mean, it's the ultimate dude fantasy. A high school girl who'll never age! It's like the Matthew McConaughey character in Dazed and Confused "I get older, they stay the same age." (I'm an 80/90s geek, sorry.) All I know is she better be in a coma and look like she's aged when/if she wakes up.

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So where does Hyun-ji keep her "uniform"? It's not like she tugs around a backpack like Dora.

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how i laugh at the dora reference lol, anyway things are really getting interesting now no wonder the ratings went up for this episode, and I believe she's getting a new dress and a new pair of pink heels

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From next weeks preview, it seems that she will get herself a new dress and hopefully heels... More for her "backpack" ^_^

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Cats, people and ghosts... so no living or dead thing can deal with murderous Doc! Poor Kyung-ja! What if Hye sung is looking for that weapon MC has?? I think BongPal's gift is inherited and Hye Sung thinks since hes from the family, he must know about the thing. Now I understand why BP disliked his father but I wonder if he ever mentioned the thing in the letters but BP doesnt know cuz he threw them away?

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The last 10 mins of this ep was awesome, touching, heartful and beautifully directed. from the way Hyun Ji confessed to Bong Pal first on that ferris wheel, to the next morning with everything awkward between them, to the night where Hyun Ji wished to take back her confession so they could go back to their normal interactions, to the heartful moments when Hyun Ji disappeared and Bong Pal realized his feeling toward Hyun Ji. He hugged her tightly, in tears, told Hyun Ji to never disappear again. In black suit. How MANLY Bong Pal was!!!
Taecyeon, I dont know if his acting is improving or Bong Pal is totally him, but in the last scenes, I was immersed in his acting. I think Taecyeon has won me over. Bong Pal background will be revealed soon and the complexity of his character will get deepen, so I hope and pray that Taecyeon can deliver.
About Hyun Ji, I love everything about her character and she deserves all the best thing and all the best people who love her more than anything in this world. Im so glad that our comedic duo welcome her to the team warmfully, yeah Hyun Ji saved their life and their club on numerous occasions. In Rang crush on Hyun Ji thing is the cutest crush ever, his Cheon-sa kkk.
Kim So Hyun is really amazing, when she is cute, I just want to pinch her cheeks and feed her meat. When she kicks ass (I mean fighting ghosts) she is so cool and badass (that black suit fits her perfectly). When she is sad and lonely, I cant help but cry with her. I know she've worked so hard recently, but I just cant get enough of her acting. My girl crush :D

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I think the vet will kill the lead detective. Gaaahh.

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Kim So Hyun is really amazing, when she is cute, I just want to pinch her cheeks and feed her meat. When she kicks ass (I mean fighting ghosts) she is so cool and badass (that black suit fits her perfectly). When she is sad and lonely, I cant help but cry with her. I know she’ve worked so hard recently, but I just cant get enough of her acting. My girl crush
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omg i just love love love this drama so much! at first i dont think hyun-ji and bong pal are good match but the more i watch, they have got their chemistry and the eps 8 is just wow! im so curious about what hye-sung said when he killed bong pal's dad cant wait to see the next episode hope to see the connected lines between all that had been through among them and hope to see hyun-ji in coma so she and bong pal can be together for real in the last episode

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OMG, this drama is so cute. I love the chemistry of Taecyon and So Hyun.. So Hyun is so adorable and pretty as always. Taecyon also so amazing and handsome. Can't wait for the next episode, moreover that kissing scene..

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I fell in love with the creep professor. I cri. He was killing the cat and I was like "still handsome af" i dont give a shit if youre a murdering type of guy~ Mad here. hahahhaha.

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Kim Hyun Ji look so hot!! with fighting uniform matching Bong Pal style, I would love to see her in another dress (wink

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Omg why are the both of them playing hard to get HAHAH ok I cnt wait fr the kiss. And I hate the professor urgh

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I think Hyun-Ji is not yet dead but she is in comatose state because of an accident. Disappearing for a short period of time probably indicates that she might have slightly awaken from a coma on a hospital bed. If that is the case, the twist of this story will be very interesting. I am so hooked now on this drama! :)

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oh my!! bong bal gone crazy.. hahaha .. Hyun Ji is going to wake up soon.. the disappearance is the clue that she's regaining consciousness... that's what I'm thinking.. ohlalala... and thanks to In Rang, he just revealed the jealous part of bong pal.. lol.. but so clueless In Rang.. hahahahaha.. episode 9 is so exciting.. I can still wait for it..wahhh.. so much moments to be watch on the next episode..this is it! ;-) Love Love Love! :-*

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Let me guess the future story lines. Actually Hyun-ji is not dead, she's in a coma while her soul's wandering. That's why she cant remember like any other ghost?, and in episode 8, she disappeared for a while. Maybe she woke up for a moment?..Jeng3.. hehe..Anyhow, need to wait for another week for the new episodes. Cant wait!!!..

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I don't want to jump into that conclusion whether if she's in a coma or not. I dont want to hurt myself in the end if they end up not being together. HUHUHUHUH TT^TT and waaaaaaaah?!?!! KISS?? I'm just hopping netizens don't say shit again like last time. Bitch it's just a drama! It's their job!!! Get over it!! Things are going to get more interesting since they already admitted that they love each other hihi Bong Pal & Hyun ji fightingggg <3

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Bong pal!!! Lol...omoooo i cant wait for next week..i love this ep!! Been following kim so hyun's dramas and this is one of her best...taecyeon looks so good with her,the chemistry's overflowing!!!! Thumbs up!!

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i just love them two.... Kim so hyun has always been my fav dongsaeng actress and for the first time TaecYeon looks so handsome in my eyes...

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