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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 19

Almost at the end! On one hand, it’s a relief to wrap up our story threads one by one as we head into our finale, leaving only our most central conflict left as the final hurdle. On the other hand, that last hurdle is the highest one yet, so we can’t exactly breathe easily yet. I’m sure we’ll get to safety eventually… but not without a little more heartache. It’s the K-drama way.

 

 
EPISODE 19 RECAP

Chi-hyun knocks down a cop and steals his gun, pointing it at Joon-jae . Chung sees what’s happening a split-second before Joon-jae does, and leaps in front of him just as Chi-hyun pulls the trigger.

The gun fires, and the bullet lands in Chung’s back. Noooooo!

The cops wrestle Chi-hyun to the ground. Joon-jae stands there in horror, holding Chung in his arms, and his mind flashes back to Dam-ryung’s sacrifice to save Se-hwa. He sees blood staining Chung’s back, and then her body grows heavy as she loses strength.

She pulls back to look him in the eye, thinking, I was afraid you’d protect me again on your own, but I’m happy—the ending changed. This time, I protected you.

Her eyes close, and Joon-jae cries out in disbelief that it can’t be. Her thoughts continue: Now it’s time that you knew. That even if I’m not with you, I’ll keep loving you.

Aw, she’s repeating his words back to him, assuring him to live even if she’s gone. Joon-jae calls out to her desperately as she continues thinking, So you have live happily without me, smiling a lot, loving, like ordinary people do. Comfortably, for a long, long time.

An ambulance arrives, and medics carry Chung to it. She adds: I don’t want to become a source of pain for you, or a frightening dream.

Joon-jae sits with her in the ambulance, begging her not to leave him. She thinks, I love you, and he says those words aloud to her.

The whole thing hits the news quickly, with Stepmom and Chi-hyun arrested for murder and attempted murder. In shock, Mom watches the report on TV alongside Jin-joo and her husband, worried for Joon-jae and Chung.

Chi-hyun’s attitude becomes defeated as he’s driven off in the back of a police car, and a flashback shows that he’d offered Nam-doo two vials of poison with which to kill Joon-jae—one to do the deed, the other as a spare. Nam-doo had assured him he’d only need the one, leaving Chi-hyun with the backup.

So now, he requests a bathroom stop, and sits in a stall choking back fearful sobs. He pulls out that vial, and moments later when he exits the bathroom, he’s swaying a little on his feet.

Chung is wheeled in for immediate surgery, and Joon-jae runs alongside the doctors, telling her encouraging things until he’s forced to stay outside the operating room.

Chi-hyun is silent and unresponsive during his interrogation—his thoughts are fixated on Dae-young, and a conversation they’d had while Dae-young was hiding in their basement.

Dae-young had described how he lived feeling chased and in constant punishment, and had told Chi-hyun he didn’t want him to live like that. “I don’t know who you are, but strangely, that’s what thought comes to mind,” Dae-young said.

The poison has been taking gradual effect, until Chi-hyun slumps to the ground in pain.

In the next interrogation room, Stepmom argues with Detective Hong that he set her up and demands her lawyers. He informs her that she no longer has any fancy lawyers, and that she’ll have to find new ones or use a public defender.

Just then, his partner interrupts to inform him of Chi-hyun’s condition. Stepmom tears out of the room to Chi-hyun’s next door, and screams his name when she sees him lying on the ground.

Stepmom cradles his head in her arms, while Chi-hyun gasps that there’s no use calling doctors. With his last breaths, he fights back tears and tells her, “Mother… the fact that you are my mother… is like a curse.”

He falls back gurgling and goes prone. Stepmom bursts into wails, screaming that it can’t happen.

Joon-jae and his boys wait for hours outside Chung’s operating room. At a certain point, Nam-doo hears the news that Chi-hyun died and informs Joon-jae. Explaining about the two vials, Nam-doo speculates that Chi-hyun drank the second one.

It’s hardly happy news for Joon-jae, who mutters that Chi-hyun was irresponsible through the end.

Chung makes it out of surgery, and the doctor describes it as a miraculously successful operation. The bullet had gone through the left atrium of her heart and she’d lost a lot of blood, and he’d never seen anybody survive something like that. Every explanation begins with “Normally what happens is [this terrible thing],” and ends with “But she recovered quite readily.”

Still, the doctors states that it could take Chung a while to wake up, and that if her blood supply to the brain had dropped enough, she could lose some brain functions. Still perplexed about her unusual case, the doctor asks whether Chung usually ate any strange foods, and Nam-doo replies that she just ate strangely large amounts of them.

While napping on the couch, Shi-ah has a strange dream from Joseon: Dam-ryung sits with his young bride on their wedding night, and finally gets up and leaves to go to Se-hwa. Shi-ah cries out in her sleep, “How can you leave like that? What chick are you going to?”

It doesn’t look like the same actress, but no doubt Shi-ah identifies with that abandoned bride. Shi-ah wakes up puzzled, and scoffs at the random dream.

Over breakfast, Jin-joo asks her husband if he could get hit by a bullet for her, and he replies that he could at least get hit by a rock. Lol, at least he’s honest? She’s grumpy at the response, but when he asks her the same thing, she points out, “I have to take care of the kids. If I got shot, who would raise the children?”

Shi-ah joins them and wonders at the gun talk, and Jin-joo fills her in (after tsk-tsking that she must not be that close to Joon-jae if she didn’t already hear).

Mom joins Joon-jae in keeping watch over Chung, and worries at her not waking up. She wonders if this is why Chung said “that” before, and a flashback takes us to a short while ago, when Mom had cooked a meal for a despondent Chung.

Chung had asked about the story of the Little Mermaid, who’d had to make the choice between stabbing her prince to live, or not stabbing him and disappearing into bubbles. She’d asked what Mom would have done, and said that she thought it was right for the mermaid to disappear—everything happened because she’d been greedy in coming to land.

Mom had thought differently, telling her a different story of a mermaid who’d saved a young fisherman when his boat overturned. They’d married and had children and lived happily, and some of their children returned to the sea while others remained on land and became like guardians to the villagers, communicating with mermaids to warn them of oncoming storms.

“A mermaid coming to land isn’t doing it out of greed,” Mom had said, “but love.” Chung had said that it would be nice for all stories to have happy endings, but that not all of them do.

Joon-jae asks his mother if that’s a real story, and Mom reminds him that she used to tell it to him when he was a child, and he used to love it.

Mom sends Joon-jae up to visit Manager Nam’s wife, and he heads over with Nam-doo in tow, introducing him as a close hyung. It’s the first time Nam-doo is meeting Ajusshi, but he furrows his brow, thinking he looks familiar somehow.

Flashing back to Joseon, Nam-doo’s doppelganger pursues Ajusshi with the hidden scroll. Ajusshi freezes in fear when he’s discovered in his hiding spot… but then Nam-doo directs him to an escape route and hands him a string of coins, telling him to use his horse to ride to the capital.

Nam-doo adds that Ajusshi should complete that task that Dam-ryung had given him. Aww, you were totally faking us out with Joseon Nam-doo! I’d been hoping for something like this, and it’s nicely satisfying.

Ajusshi asks why he’s helping, and Nam-doo replies that he’s repaying an old favor—and an old enemy.

And then, just like that, present-day Ajusshi opens his eyes and sees Nam-doo’s face—and even calls him by his Joseon name. Joon-jae hovers excitedly at the bedside, and Ajusshi first calls him Dam-ryung.

Then he collects himself and says, “Joon-jae-ya, I dreamed a long dream.” Joon-jae takes his hand and says, “Then and now, thank you for being my friend.”

Day turns to night, and still Chung doesn’t wake. Joon-jae worries, while Nam-doo wonders if it’s because she’s “somehow different from us.” Joon-jae looks at him sharply and asks what he means, and Nam-doo admits to hearing their conversation mentioning mermaids.

Joon-jae laughs nervously that it was just a joke, but Nam-doo says that he finds himself believing it anyway. “Chung isn’t the same kind as us,” he says. “She’s a mermaid.”

Seeing Joon-jae’s reaction, he assures him that he won’t do anything to her, telling him that even if he is money-obsessed, he has two principles: He pays back his enemies, and also those who help him. “Even if Chung didn’t save me, she saved my Joon-jae.”

Joon-jae complains at how cheesy that sounds, and Nam-doo admits that it did sound pretty embarrassing. That’s when Chung’s voice cuts in: “Heo Joon-jae is my Joon-jae. Don’t touch him.”

She’s awake, and the boys rush to her bedside. Nam-doo looks overjoyed, but Joon-jae’s mood is much graver as he says, “If you didn’t wake up, I really would have followed you.” She teases him with his words from before about meeting a prettier woman and living happily with her, and he replies, “There’s nobody prettier than you.”

Joon-jae tells her that life is short, and that his love would last longer than his life: “So in this lifetime, my love won’t end.”

He thanks her for coming back, and kisses her hand, over and over, until she smiles. He falls asleep with his head resting at her side, still holding that hand.

Stepmom is escorted out of the police station before a crowd of reporters and angry citizens, who pelt her with eggs and insults. When she sees Mom in the crowd, she lunges for her, asking if she thinks she’s won. She exclaims, “It’s not over! It can’t be over! I can’t have my son be the only one to suffer!”

Dae-young watches the news from a PC room, still trying to fill in the blanks of his lost memory. Scrolling through his phone log, he calls the psychologist, Professor Jin.

Professor Jin tips Joon-jae off right away, who in turn alerts the team to Dae-young’s movements. They head over.

Dae-young meets with the professor, who asks about his amnesia and why he wants to recover his memories. Dae-young confirms that he can’t remember anything before his meeting with “that woman,” and describes his current state as feeling trapped in the woods with a wild beast, and fearing the uncertainty of not knowing when something might pop out at him. It’s driving him crazy.

The professor suggests that sometimes that fear is still better than the truth, but Dae-young is determined to get to the bottom of it: “I can’t live being punished for a crime I can’t even remember.”

So Professor Jin puts him under hypnosis, and snippets from his Joseon-era life come to the surface:

Lord Yang and his gisaeng partner (Stepmom) summon a man purported to have fortune-telling skills, who is the professor’s Joseon-era doppelganger. The fortune-reader explains that he doesn’t have mystical powers and is merely interested in people’s fates, and the gisaeng presses him for a reading.

The fortune-reader says that all of the beautiful blooming flowers are hers, and that their alluring scent will stay with her even after this life. She guesses that this is a good thing, but the reader simply says that it’s not for him to judge whether the fate is good or bad.

Lord Yang asks for his fortune next, and his expectant smile falls when he’s told that he’ll live a life where he’s not sure if he’s being punished in order to live, or living to be punished, like a tree struck by lightning that starts to grow again. The fortune-teller says that it would be better to be struck by lightning and burn entirely, rather than being reborn—but his fate cannot be chosen, and is thus unfortunate.

The next memory to surface is when Lord Yang attempts to flee in the night with his gisaeng. But it’s Ajusshi and Nam-doo who stop him, along with a dozen armed men, charging him with the murder of that merchant on the beach. (The merchant had accused him of corrupt practices that lined his own pockets and threatened to expose him to the world.)

Joseon Nam-doo draws a sword and identifies himself as that merchant’s son. He declares that he will avenge both his father and Dam-ryung in one blow, and strikes. Blood spatters, and Lord Yang falls.

Gasping, Lord Yang swears to be born again and claim all the things he couldn’t in this life. Nam-doo tells him to go right ahead, swearing on his two principles: to repay all enemies and favors, in any lifetime.

Then Joseon Nam-doo turns to the gisaeng and charges her with poisoning his father’s drink. He’s prepared an appropriate drug for her, and hands her a bowl of poison, made from the wolfsbane that is used in royal executions. She writhes and screams as men hold her down and force the liquid into her mouth. Aw, Nam-doo, it’s a good week for you! This is satisfying in a bloodthirsty sort of way.

Dae-young wakes up from his hypnotic trance, pleased to have answers, though also angry at the professor for having known all about his fate this whole time. He asks whose side he’s on.

The professor replies that both then and now, he took no sides—he was only an observer of fate. That doesn’t do much to appease Dae-young, who grabs him by the throat, choking him with a manic glint in his eye.

Joon-jae bursts into the room, interrupting the choking. Dae-young turns to face him, and as they stare at each other, they’re transported to that mirrored room representing that in-between state of consciousness, this time in their Joseon guises.

Lord Yang crows that he’s beaten Dam-ryung, and that the same thing will repeat in this (modern) life, because a love between a human and a strange being can only end in tragedy.

Dam-ryung replies coolly, “It doesn’t matter whose side fate takes. Even at that sad ending, we were happy because we were together, and now is the same.”

Detective Hong leads his team of officers (and Nam-doo) toward the professor’s office, and they burst in with guns drawn. Dae-young freezes, and Joon-jae smiles.

Dae-young flicks open the switchblade in his hand, but Joon-jae doesn’t so much as flinch. After a moment, Dae-young gives up, tossing away the knife, and is apprehended by cops. Hilariously, out of everything in this moment, it’s the sight of Nam-doo’s puzzled face that freaks Dae-young out the most, having just seen it in his memory.

Shi-ah drops by the hospital while Chung is asleep, then jumps a mile when Chung’s eyes open. Admittedly it’s an unnerving look, since she goes straight from sleeping to glaring, and we all know not to mess with Chung.

Their conversation is cutely awkward and a little petty, with Chung surprised at Shi-ah’s interest in her condition and Shi-ah trying to answer in a way that avoids saying she was worried or cared. Then Shi-ah asks about the gunshot and Chung notes that she seems to be enjoying hearing about it.

Shi-ah says she doesn’t hate her that much, and when Chung asks if she likes her then, Shi-ah counters, “I don’t like you that much either.”

Chung replies, “I like you, though.” Shi-ah’s a bit gratified at that, and asks why. Chung says she wanted to be like Shi-ah, who can grow old with the person she likes, which made her envious. “You have a lot of time to spend with the person you like,” Chung says.

Shi-ah retorts that it’s no use having a lot of time when the person she wants to be with likes Chung instead, and says she envies Chung.

Chung tells her she’ll find her fateful match, just like she waited a long time until he showed up. Shi-ah grudgingly says she can’t compete with the girl who took a bullet for Joon-jae and says she’ll be backing off, and wishes Chung a speedy recovery.

Snow starts to fall as Shi-ah leaves the hospital… and then she looks up to see Tae-oh walking straight for her, all romantic slow-motion. She hides how much she likes his attention and suggests that he walk her home, which Tae-oh is happy to do.

When he pulls out his phone to take a picture of the snow, she snatches it away to give him a proper selfie. Then she flips through his gallery to see a whole slew of candid shots of Chung, and realizes that he must have liked her this whole time, which stings her pride.

Shi-ah accuses him of having fun at her expense when she thought he liked her, and stalks off huffily. Hearing footsteps following, she turns to bark at Tae-oh not to follow her—only to get an eyeful of naked pervert, who flashes her.

Tae-oh jumps in and prevents the flasher from pursuing her, chasing him off successfully and then comforting Shi-ah as she cries in his arms. He tells her he’s sorry, brushes the tears from her face, and then kisses her.

The hospital staff is perplexed at the gunshot victim who healed so fast that there’s no sign of the injury left, and joke about her being an alien or a vampire. Their department chief is so excited at this rare finding that he’s been contacting medical associations and the press—something that Joon-jae definitely doesn’t like hearing.

So Joon-jae accidentally-on-purpose bumps into a doctor to swipe his badge, then gains access to a hospital computer. Once in the system, he accesses Chung’s file and deletes all the information in it.

Joon-jae tells Chung they’ll be going home, leaving behind an envelope full of cash to cover her bills. That night, Joon-jae suggests to Chung that he start sharing her loft room with her, since his mother will be moving in and using his room soon, and smiles up at her cheekily.

But she tells him no (aw come on!) and closes the door on him, and he pouts about how she’s changed. Moments later, he looks up in concern when he hears loud music turn on in her room—and upstairs, Chung huddles to herself, holding her heart.

Jin-joo accompanies Mom to Joon-jae’s house, but has to settle for a quick goodbye and no invitation inside. She comes home disappointed, but lights up to realize Mom left a pair of shoes behind. Armed with an excuse to return, Jin-joo and her husband head straight over, and then practically invite themselves in.

As Jin-joo and her husband look around, Joon-jae enters the room with Chung and Nam-doo, and freezes to recognize his former scam target. Jin-joo’s eyes widen in surprise, and then Chung quickly steps in to ask for a chat.

She pulls them into a room, and moments later, Jin-joo greets Joon-jae like she’s never seen him before, showering everyone with compliments. Joon-jae has some idea of what Chung has done, but Nam-doo looks hilariously puzzled at Jin-joo’s odd behavior, though of course he goes with it.

Then Jin-joo says the three of them look quite familiar to her and asks if they’ve ever met before. “Dubai?” she guesses. Joon-jae freezes, and then Jin-joo’s husband points out that they’ve never been to Dubai.

Later, Nam-doo marvels at Chung’s memory-erasing ability and immediately starts thinking of ways to make a profit from it. She’s uninterested, saying merely that she doesn’t care to become busy with work, which will take time away from seeing Joon-jae. Joon-jae pats her head approvingly, grinning at her like a doofus, and Nam-doo says that he’s claiming next in line if she ever breaks up with Joon-jae.

Nam-doo teasingly goes in for a hug, Joon-jae shoves him back, and they grapple playfully. In that moment, a pang hits Chung’s heart, and she clutches it in pain. Joon-jae asks anxiously if she’s okay, but there’s nothing to be done about it.

In the ensuing days, Joon-jae does his best to hide his worry every time Chung betrays pain. Then he asks the others to leave the house so he can have a private dinner with Chung, and tells her that they’ll have their own party.

He prepares a romantic spread, but is subdued throughout dinner. Chung suggests a drink, but he replies that he doesn’t want any, in case it prompts him to tell her not to leave. Ohhh. So that’s what this is.

He entreats, “If there’s another way, tell me. Please, tell me there’s another way.” He knows she hasn’t been eating or sleeping well, and doesn’t know what to do. “When you’re dying like this… do I just have to watch it?”

He takes out Dam-ryung’s jade bracelet and he places it on her wrist. “If you return to the sea, will you get better?” he asks. “Will you become healthy?”

Later, as he hugs her by the pool, he asks, “Promise me one thing. When you go, you won’t erase my memories.” He reminds her of what she’d said, that it’s better to feel hurt while remembering love than to not remember anything at all. “I have things to remember with you, which is why I can let you go.”

She says that it would be too sad for him, because she may never be able to return, and he could never know if she lives or dies. “You’ll have to just keep waiting,” she says.

“If you can’t come back, I’ll be reborn,” he says. “You do that too. I told you—my love will last longer than my time here.”

Chung says she wants him to be comfortable, but he replies that if they both keep each other in their memories, “you won’t lose your way back. And we’ll meet again in the end.”

But he leaves the choice to her, to erase or leave his memories. After a long moment, she tells him that she’s made her decision.

With tears in her eyes, she kisses him.

 
COMMENTS

Aw, so we’re finally at that point. The dilemma of whether to send Chung back to the sea for her health was one I think we all expected to happen, probably a lot earlier than this, and since it makes logical sense I can’t be too upset with it as a plot turn. And to be honest, the fact that it comes so late in the game mitigates the angst considerably, since we know that everything will reach a resolution within the next episode. But I have to admit that when earlier episodes skirted this issue, I was pleased and hopeful that perhaps the drama wouldn’t have to go down that path—not just because it’s a sad one, but also because it’s a bit expected. (And speaking of quick resolutions, it does also kill some of the tension that could have been wrought with this turn if it had come earlier; we know we don’t have to get that invested in the problem, because it won’t be around for much longer. I know I’d have been more caught up in suspense and concern if it had come a few weeks ago and we’d had more time to build things up.)

But given that this is happening now, I do think it’s fitting as our final conflict, rather than threatening Chung’s life with a bullet wound. One reason is that I hate when the main conflict heading into the conflict is rooted entirely in external threats (like villains swooping in); it may offer up conflict to pad out our last episodes, but this approach usually leaves out the interesting character developments or conflicts, and I find that less satisfying. Another reason is that while I don’t doubt that Chung is killable on land, we’ve seen her superhuman healing powers and I had no doubt she’d bounce back.

So really, the bullet is nowhere near as much of a threat as the mystery of what happens to a mermaid on land, and the question of what can be done to help her stay there. It’s the greater unknown, and there’s no guidebook or historical record our couple can refer to in trying to navigate their way through this problem. The problem may be medical in a technical sense, but this whole conundrum of love keeping a heart beating is more Fate’s realm, and when we’re pitting Fate versus science, I’m always going to be more scared of Fate.

I did also appreciate how Chi-hyun met his end, because it felt tragic and fitting—I’ve felt for him all series long, but he gave in to his weaker side and committed crimes, and there’s no coming back from that. His character was certainly well-served by Lee Ji-hoon’s performance, because he always made me see Chi-hyun as a weak person crying out for love and acceptance, who wished he were strong enough (like Joon-jae, perhaps) to live in accordance to his beliefs, but just wasn’t able to. Stepmom, I frankly couldn’t care less about—such a stock villain, with none of Shin Sung-rok’s entertaining panache from You From Another Star—although I did at least think that taking her son away from her was the only punishment that would have hurt her, and thus felt satisfying in that sense. I suppose if I can’t enjoy you as a villain, I may as well enjoy your downfall? That doesn’t make me a bad person, does it?

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YAAASSSS.
LOVE. NAMDOO. <3

my favorite part: "why is he glaring at me... its our first time meeting." LOL

on other note, i feel like the momentum has completely ended and it just got so draggy towards the end.
i'm loving the side characters arc's more than the main couple... but i think that's my problem with most dramas LOL (goblin + hwarang anyone? ^^;;)

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Same here!! Lately it seems like the side characters are way more interesting than the leads and I wish they'd show more of that

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I cracked up when Namdoo said that haha, gold! Awwww Namdoo!!! *_*

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Yes, I too have felt the same since ep 16.

The focus has racked from the leads to other plots and characters and probably that's why even I am more interested in seeing others, which is a first for me, because I am a person who would loyally follow the OTP till the last episode.

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Exactly it was mine favorite part too....
'Why he is glaring at me it's our first meeting' hehe

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I have actually enjoyed the latter half of this show more than the first( or perhaps I just really liked certain episodes, 13, 15 for example. When I look back on it it all needed more heists :P), but I do agree with you that the side characters are more interesting, for me at least anyway. And haha, I've felt that way since the beginning when I first fell in love with Tae Oh and dear sweet Yoo Na.
(And yeah... I'm also in that boat with Hwarang :P)

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i agree about the heists. really fun. the drama needed more of those. they actually did those scenes really well.

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Right!!! Maybe just cos I've always been a sucker for heist plots... must go back to Robin Hood and my childhood I swear haha.

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When everything seems all good and then this happens. *cue the tears* I've never even like Lee min ho in any of his projects but he's completely got me hooked with this one.

Can someone explain what's happening to Chung? I'm utterly lost. Joon jae love's her so why does it seem like shes about to die

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I don't get it too...I thought as long as Joon Jae loves her then her heart will keep on beating. I don't get why she has to go back to the sea.

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Yes. That's what I thought. I thought her heart would only hurt if he didn't love her like her friend but JJ does love her. He has continuously showed his love for her. The entire show kept talking about she would only survive if he loves her. Did I miss something? Does she just need to be in the water every now and then because she is still a mermaid? I mean, there is a pool and probably some private beaches. I wish this problem was introduced or at least addressed earlier and not the second to last episode.

And yes! Nam Doo has been a wonderful pleasure this entire week. I knew he would be good in the past. Love love love that character development.

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I think it has to do with her having had a near-fatal wound (surely fatal in humans).. maybe needs to go to sea to heal completely.
Didn't se-hwa also need to go to sea to recuperate after dam ryong saves her from the basket of pearls scene?

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I think so too, I think it's because she got hurt severely, she needs to go back to the sea in order to heal. Joonjae obviously loves her so it's definitely not because her one true love doesn't love her.

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Oh, good point! So maybe she can return once she's completely healed? Problem solved? That seems too easy...

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Nope, we need obligatory separation that goes from min five years to max another lifetime.

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Ya I too think same as you...
You may be correct!!!
But its always seen that in last second episode leads have an emotional depart.. (One goes to foreign for higher studies or for inheriting father's business something like that .....) Since this is not the case so probably SCwill go back to sea then afterwards she'll come and HJJ will become a prosecutor something like this...
But why you don't need to go back you have a pool at HJJ house

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SC will consult her mermaid doctor and after fully cured shell be back ;)

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Chung has to return to sea because her body has been weakened by the car accident and the gun shot. Jun jae loves her, just like dam ryeong loves se hwa. But KDR also has to send SH back to sea after she was severely tortured.

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Why can't they relocate to a desserted island and the mermaid can just hang out at one of the lagoons..

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ok so that means they can still be together. heck, that would be a great excuse to go on beach holidays from time to time right??

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I don't think any korean worth their salt would touch the beach with a ten feet pole when they think anything less than vampire white skin is a blasphemy O.o

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HAHAHAHA! This totally cracked me up!! Yes, can't imagine them sun kissed glowing tanned!!! Thanks for making me laugh in the midst of the Blues ... looking so very much forward yet dreading Episode 20 ... because, no matter what my complaints/confusion about this drama are, I am just depressed that Wednesday & Thursday nights will never be the same again ...

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ROFL!!! And he will meet her whenever he'll go for surfing hahaha ;)

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I Agee what you are saying but still KDR send SH back to see because he wasn't having swimming pool at his house but HJJ have so send her to swimming pool everyday problem solved ;) :D

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My question too.

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That's such a technical reason. Hehe

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So true. Their separation feels like an obligatory. So they try to come up with a good reason. But the reason turns out not believable. At least for me.

If being in the ocean is what Chung need, and they don't want to be separated for even a minute, then all Joon-jae has to do is buy a house near the sea. He's like... super rich now. Chung can swim to her heart content, and back whenever she wants to.

Instead, they let the fate decide for them in hope they'll be reincarnated again if something goes wrong. They could be reincarnated 100 times, and still won't get to be together, if they live with this kind of mindset.

Plus, are they have any connection in after life or something. All they need to do is ask and tada... they get to be reincarnated and meet again with the people they want. So convenient.

Well even if they want to go through reincarnation route once more, at least be more specific this time with their wish. Say that "We will be born again as the same species, meet and fall in love all over again. But next time there will be no Ma Dae Young, step mom, and Chi-yeon. Just you and me, mom, and oh don't forget Nam Doo hyung. Tae-oh can join us too if he'd like."

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She has returned to heal her health. I think it's separate from the love thing. She also had to return to the sea in her Joseon persona because she had been too damaged by those beatings.

But I agree 100% it wasn't made clear enough, and confused us because the love-lack damages the heart as well. Joon Jae and she needed to at least mention what was going on.

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I also don't get it, and if the reason is because she is hurt and has to heal her bullet wound, then I don't get why they can't meet once she's healed!!
There making it seem like after everything they said about love and conquering fate and all that, she just can not leave in land after all!! It's so confusing and for me it seems only like a plot device. Se Hwa went back to the sea to heal but also she said to Dam Ryung she won't be coming back because she understood that they could not live together because of the people believing she was cursed and he was enchanted by her and all that. Here if she is going to the sea to get healed, she doesn't have any reason not to come back! Just saying.

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This is what I've also thought. I thought she would live as long as Joon jae loves her but she keeps on feeling pain in her chest. But I remembered Dam ryeong sending back Se hwa to the sea after she was tortured so yeah maybe "everything will repeat" in the last episode.

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I love Joseon Nam-doo! I don't know why but the punishment/karma that Stepmom and Dae-young got during the Joseoon period was a lot more satisfying to watch

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I agree. Nothing says "retribution" like sashimi'ing the bane of your existence with your trusty sword, or slipping them a Lucrezia Borgia Special.

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Dang! I am so behind on this drama. ?

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I agree it's dragging!!! Sadly there is no spark between the leads! It's the first time I didn't squeal at a drama kiss?

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I feel that, too. They were just awkward at the beginning, and now I can only see the friendship that developed. Even though they're both good A-list actors, they're not a good match.

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The skinship doesn't set my heart on fire. Am I the only one to feel this way? :(

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No no, I feel the same too. I just don't feel anything when they kiss or hug. It feels so normal.

Rather, Shi-Ah and Tae-Oh took me by surprise.

I don't want to say it but the kisses in YFAS actually burned down my house. They seemed so..genuine. If you know what I mean.

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Me too feels the same. :(

Idk what happened. The earlier impatience gradually changed to accepted patience.

There used to be a time when I couldn't wait for LOBS to come. And now...

@sopra: yes, I agree. Their chemistry set my neighborhood on fire too. (Not literally :P).
But here, half of the time either HJJ is sad or SC is sad and that makes me sad.

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yeah it's because their characters are written too sad. they are so great when they're bickering and loving each other. =)

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Yes, ghoul.

Romcom changed to Melodrama...This is the worst shift of genre I have ever seen. Maybe it is appropriate for the Korean demography.

But it makes me sad.

SC lost her spunk, HJJ lost his hacker-ness and many other characters lost their brains.

And wth, why are all good-people-turned-bad-but-were-about-to-repent dying?

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Not just the characters losing their brains ... I think many viewers are losing it too (their brains / sanity!!) - Sigh ... I am a newbie to KDrama, So this was quite a shock to my system and I think I got myself addicted....

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@sopraopera, yes, YFAS had some of the best kisses.

Probably that's why I can't tell who is more awkward- JJH or LMH- because apparently both are good kissers.

I am not able to point out where the chemistry flew away.

They seem more like "yes, we are dating" than "yes, we are deeply in love with each other".

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I never found Lee Min Ho a good kisser. His kisses are always so awkward. Why the hell does he turn his head 90 while kissing. Its so distracting

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AniLoh, my heart is also not set on fire. :(

I guess many people feel that way. Even I don't understand anything.

I have no "desperation" to watch this series, but more like a "habit/liability" to complete this series.

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I find the chemistry lacking in MLFAS tòo. Jjh looks like a noona to both ksh and lmh. Also it is hard to ship a married person with someone.

At first i thought it is because she looks older but tae oh and cha si a look totally cute.

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That said, i enjoy the drama though. The leads are fun to watch even though i wish chemisty was more sizzling.

Also i want to add It is not fair to compare with MLFAS in terms of plot. The idea was fresh then and could perhaps capture more audience.

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Yes, JJH looks older. There are many heroines who manage to look younger than their age even after crossing 35.

But that's maybe because you think her to be a noona. Honestly, if you ignore that fact, YFAS had some really good kisses.

Moreso because it was KSH and that guy can kiss anyone and still look good.

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@Milo, nobody is comparing the plot here, only the kiss/chemistry is being compared.

And it is not wrong to say that the kisses seem normal and the genre just shifted.

Despite the fact, even I enjoy this drama.

But across all international platforms and forums and sites (like reddit etc), this is the most common discussion that "chaebol drama spoiled the essence of mermaid story".

Yet, I ship them.

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Yes like u, i ship them too despite everything
I ship lee min ho with anyone.
I ship lee min ho with me even! Lol

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@milodino Hahahaha @ "I shop Lee min ho with me even."

I SHIP HIM WITH ME TOO!

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It is comments like yours "It is hard to ship a married person with someone" that are so damaging to Korean actors and they cannot have a love life and marry until they are older, for fear that they will drive away their fans.
You may tell me "OK, if that's how I feel, I am free to write it". Yes, of course you are free to write it, it's your right, but it's not considerate of you. Actors are human beings too, and they are suffocated by the fan system who wants them single and virgins to be able to feed the fans' fantasies.
And this horrible system is one of the reasons that aberrations and scandals occur, like the ones with prostitutes or casual one-night stands with random girls who then blackmail them or whatever, because these people cannot have a regular dating life or married life.

I feel that all of us who love and appreciate their talent and hard work, should cheer the on when they want to have a normal family life and not post things that may discourage other actors from doing so.

Just my two cents.

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@irmar you are taking my comment too seriously. I do not think that korean artists are under great stress from not dating because many of them are publicly announcing their relationship.

Some people can be attached like jo jung suk but yet he has great chemistry with his co stars. kwon sang woo and choi ji woo are another good example.

I am not making a generalised comment about married people. I just feel that it is lacking in jjh.

You may blame me for poor writing but your harsh comment is uncalled for.

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@irmar. I completely agree with you. They are actors. What their real lives consist of or their preferences (as long as it's not unethical) shouldn't be an issue, only how well they act. And if it wasn't an issue, JJH's marital status wouldn't have been brought up. It seems a little ignorant to think how well a person does their job will change after marriage.

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There kisses have yet to move me. I had hoped it would with this one, but nope. Is it me or does LMH kissing seem mechanical and it looked like he tried to swallow her lip. IDK- to me he's like a Korean Tom Cruise- never really connects with his lead. But he sure can cry his make-up off! Enjoyed this epi. Enjoyed Nam Doo way more. I think he needs his own lead show. Way more interesting. I really thought he was evil.

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I also don't see the sparks in the leads but they started to grow in me and I appreciated their romance on screen.

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I love how mom and jin-joo have become friends now! And nam-doo and joon-jae bromance is the best!

I'm really curious how they're going to have a happy ending! I wonder if it's going to be something similar to My Love From The Star where it's come and go. Or whether it is going to be something more permanent this time around??

This drama has been such a fun one to watch and I am excited for the finale next week!

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Hopefully not years D: That would be wayyyy too long! lol

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Maybe something like HJJ tearfully sends SC off. Then a leap. Then they reunite in the last 10-15 minutes. Or maybe last 5 minutes.

Source: Experience of 30+ dramas. Lol!

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K-Drama cliche #12: Reunite the OTP just 5-10 minutes before the series ends.
Some choose to do so just 2-3 minutes before the series end (example: MGIAG and Dream High).

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Hopefully we get more minutes than that!! :D

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Hahaha, that is *definitely* a possibility!! Let's hope it turns out better than that though :)

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I'd like it if the ending is her heading back out to sea. Immediately followed by the announcement that LMH's comeback drama after military service will be Legend Season 2.

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Hahahahahahaha I love it! Lol.

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Yessss!!!! This sounds like a great idea! :) Please writer-nim!

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Hahah I wanted to mention this point when kang ji won said to HJJ mom that "this is not the end" haha lol I said yes they will make 2nd season this is not the end you are right ;)

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Crazy LOVE tha last scene because of the great performance by Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun! It is tooo pretty!!! ??? Lee Min Ho's eyes are so sad and romantic!! ??????The ending of episode 19 is sad but I felt so emotionally invested and The kiss was So passionate and awesome. Jun Jae's back hug was so beautiful. I have seen many back hugs. But Jun Jae and Chung's romantic and sad facial expression with the beautiful night view and the back hug go hand in hand to give such a powerful scene. ❤❤❤❤
The OST was great too :))

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Yes totally agree with pink octopus.
Suc a romantic and sad scene.
Min ho and ginna have such sadness and love in them.
their chemistry is so great and strong.
Thank you for such wonderful performance and hard work

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I must say Nam-doo did great! Both in his modern life and Joseon life. :D He did repay his favors then and now.

There's one more episode left I think and I'm anticipating on how the story will end. I do hope just like what Joon Jae mom's mermaid story goes, They both live happily ever after with kids. :D

I'm both sad and happy that this drama is coming to an end. I love all their characters and how the story goes.

And please please please...make it into a happy ending writer-nim. >.<

Thank you very much for the recap Javabeans! ^_^

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I love Heo Joon Jae ans Shim Cheong whether they're good kissers or not! ;)

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Wait! Isn't the rule - If you are loved your heart won't harden and you won't die?

Cos JJS merman lost his love and he died because of that.

Did I miss something?

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When the mermaids get injured PHYSICALLY...it weakens them tooooooo. Same thing happened with Se Hwa in the Joseon era.

That's what you missed....

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But I thought that was only if their legs got injured.

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Do we get a clear explanation on this or this is just fan theory?

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Why couldnt they just turn the pool into a saltwater 'house' for chung? i also am confused why chung's heart is hurting. I thought that as long as her love loves her back, she'll be fine?

On another note, thank you Namdoo hyung for being on uri joon jae's side after all

Thank you GF for the recap and the thoughts!

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I guess the pool was only required for conflict when Nam Doo saw her in her tailed form, but otherwise let's ignore it...

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HahahahablHahahaha! Hilarious!

No pool has algae tho! Maybe the algae in seawater has healing properties for mermaids!

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I thought that as long as Chung had Joon-jae's love she would be fine on land. I must have missed something.

But oh man did I love Nam-doo this week. Finding out he was good in both timelines just made my day. And I figured that when Shi-ah was having that dream it meant she was Dam-ryugs's wife, which totally made sense and made me laugh. It doesn't matter what timeline we're in, she just can't win against the mermaid. HAHA! But I think she is better with Tae-oh; they're so cute together.

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I figured Shi-ah was the jilted wife all along. At least in this life the has a better plan-B than just dying young like she did first time around.

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Gotta admit totally didn't see that coming! I pondered a bit in the beginning who she could be from Joseon but... aw I'm so glad she has found another love instead of just dying like past self ?

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Yes.

Beanies kept saying she was the jilted wife. So glad it got confirmed. This show is good at tying up all loose ends so far!

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You know, she could have just pushed joon jae away instead of wrap her arms around him. But then again, DRAMA.

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I wish we could all be that rational when making split second decisions. She could have pushed him off and he could still get hit, but I guess she thought if she blocked him completely with her body, he would be saved. She ran to him with the motive of protecting him at the cost of her life...taking no chances.

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what boggles me the most is that chi hyeon waiting for chung to run over to joon jae before pulling the trigger, LOL. unless she ran at super-speed?

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It's been shown that she has superpowers many times. That's not new.

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Ha! Ikr? He sure took his sweet time in pulling the trigger. When Chung said, "The ending changed. This time, I saved you," I thought that should've been the ending for the last ep because THAT'S SO TOUCHING AND SAD!

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Last ep's ending?

That would be so unsatisfying!

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And then I will just cry a river of tears.

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Have you seen cheongie in episode 2 when she chased after the van with a bike and her first encounter with HJJ's mother, chasing after the motorcycle? She is FAST! Lol.

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I hope namdoo will end with chungs homeless firend so that all of our con artsts would have a love life..

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LOL! Omg, stop. That'll be a hilarious sight to see! A couple of reasons why I don't think they'll work out: 1.) Nam-doo isn't very accepting of Chung's homeless fashionista friend's lifestyle (well, she's homeless, lol) and 2.) I don't think Nam-doo's her type. I mean, he was slow (and reluctant) at refilling her plate with more food at Chung's birthday party AND he didn't even give her a goodie bag to bring "home."

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But they have a spark.. Lol.. I feel a chemistry between them. Lol..

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Hahahahahaha!

Yes! He didnt even give her a goodie bag home... Man what was that about? ?

He offered to make her a plate of leftovers tho... she was the one who said she couldn't eat food that has been sitting for over 2 hrs!

So classy our homeless fashionista!

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I'm having all kinds of dirty love feels for this drama!

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Hope the ending delivers. These last 2 eps kept me invested for twists and well-deserved punishments on villains, and kept me invested emotionally with Chung and Joon-jae's moment here. Beautiful shot. It's been a bit slow-paced, but still enjoyable for me. Ending better not disappoint in terms of logic and viewer's desire.

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Nam Doo was such a revelation! Who would have thought that he was the one to punish our villains satisfyingly in the past life? Hahaha. The Joseon Nam Doo was really cool when he did that & saved Dam Ryung's friend as well.

Shi Ah & Tae Oh's scenes in this episode coupled with those awesome OST were so good. The music made their scenes even more romantic that I keep repeating their scenes so much.
Love Road by Min Chae is becoming one of my favorites!! The way it was used, the time it started playing interlaced with Shi Ah & Tae Oh's scene was excellent!

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or at least use the pool? when he cleared everyone out of the house I thought that's where this might be going.

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A pool would still be like captivity tho!

Maybe she thrives on freedom.. .

Not to mention seawater IS her natural habitat.

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Agree, it would be like putting a fish in an aquarium. Joonjae can use his inheritance and buy an uninhabited island and move there with Chung. Problem solved.

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That's what I totally thought too! Maybe they'll jump in the pool next episode and SC will get healed and have no need to go back to sea? Keeping my hands crossed..

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This is the question I've been pondering for a while now. Joon-jae could move to Tamra where it's warmer than Seoul, and Chung can come ashore and visit when she feels like it.

Or he can drop her off in the Philippines, as he threatened to do earlier -- and get himself a nice surf shack. The water will be warmer, too. He could join her in her element every day. What's the big deal?

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Why is she sick? Can somebody enlighten me? I thought she would be okay as long as Joonjae love her. That's what Jo Jungsuk said earlier.

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I don't think they ever explained it so the confusion is inevitable. My theory is that mermaids need water to live because that's just who they are. It's a separate variable compared to being loved; I think not being loved only speeds up the process of dying. Living on land and not being in the water is just a slow process of dying due to being away from their home.

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@Classy glass, Yea..that's exactly what I think too. She also said in previous episodes that her powers were not what it used to be since she had been on land for so long. I guess joon jae should get a beach house so she can go for dips when she wants.

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Coupled with the fact that the bullet went through HER HEART. That is a fatal wound to humans so she's probably ONLY alive because she has those mermaids super powers. She's probably severely weakened and just needs to return for some heavy duty healing.

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I think it's because she got hurt. In the Joseon storyline when Se-hwa got hurt, even though she had gotten better she still had to go back to the sea to completely heal.

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I must say, I'm really feeling Lee Min Ho's performance in these last few episodes. When he was crying for his dad - oof, heart wrenching. And when he was crying for Chung here too. Good job!

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so spot on, Dee!

I think he really did those scenes to brilliantly.

I loved him in City Hunter. and that was it. Until this one. The rest were too much to swallow.

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totally agree that LMH killed in those two specific performances mentioned. i loved the scene at the morgue. JJH and LMH were so great together.

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I'm really liking these past few episodes. These past episodes have left me on the edge of my seat and generally excited for more. Other episodes have been quite mellow in comparison.

I'm glad that Nam Doo is a good guy, and I find the Tae Oh and Shi Ah pairing really cute. Maybe a little rushed, but certainly cute. They were a bit of a romance outlet now that Joon Jae and Chung has reached a more mature romance in their relationship compared to the puppy love romance with TO/SA.

I really appreciate a lot of the actors too. Lee Min Ho has done a good job portraying the emotion of loss when I'm 99% sure he hasn't experienced much of that in his personal life. He only had a script. I mean, let's give him some credit here. Jun Ji Hyun is rocking her role as usual, and the villains...man, the villains. It's difficult playing characters where the audience hates you but I really like the villains' acting, even though they might not be as exciting as Shin Sung Rok in MLFAS (though I believe this to be more of a character problem than an acting problem).

I'm not necessarily asking for a happy ending, but I would like to have a good ending that wraps up loose ends and makes the audience satisfied with the drama.

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"It doesn’t look like the same actress, but no doubt Shi-ah identifies with that abandoned bride."

Yeah not the same actress, but the Joonjae there is also teenage Joonjae, so I'm assuming that bride is teenage Shiah whom would be played by a different actress anyway. Lol I didn't see Shiah being Damryung's young-wife-who-died-young coming.

The ship of Shiah and Taeoh has officially sailed, they are so cute haha. Yay a kiss scene!

I'm so happy Namdoo is a good guy in the end, I totally aww-ed when he let ahjussi go and gave him some money in order to escape.

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yess its teenage Shi ah. That's why it's not the same actress

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Yeah -- I think so too. That girl is the teenage Joseon Shiah. I have been wondering since the beginning of the show while she swooned over HJJ the whole time.

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I love this show but honestly this whole episode was cheesy as hell. Just a big cheese fest. I am glad we are wrapping up and heading into our final conflict though. I was never worried about Chung being shot. My biggest concern is her erasing his memories again. Let's not go that route, ok show?

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I'm pretty sure she wont erase his memories just like Se hwa didn't with Dam Ryeung.

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I think cliched .... that OTP separation before the ending is so cliched hehe! I was quite taken aback!

I do wonder ! If a Rom com doesn't have all the Rom com cliches...can it still be called a Rom com ?? oh boy

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Now that Chung is outted as a mermaid, can't she just use the pool daily?

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That's what I thought of, too! But Tae-oh still doesn't know... kid would freak. And sorry Nam-doo, but even though you're a good guy at heart (thank goodness), I still don't trust him enough to have Chung be swimming around in the pool while he's in the house.

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NamDoo NamDoo Namdoo.

He might be a good guy, but I don't trust that he won't make Chung cry. He wants them pearls. He WILL make her cry.

By supplying stacks of melodramas.

I'm suddenly imagining him watching dramas with Chung and enduring all her overreactions...

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Ha! There's a friendship that needs some more screen time

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Like a cat looking at fish?

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Maybe she needs some specific set of oceanic minerals/plankton to regenerate.

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Plankton!

+10000000 I think similarly....

The show just didn't explain it welllllllll enough

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Trust someone with biology background to come up with that :P.

Oh man next week will take forever....

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I am not happy with ep 19 it is very unappealing somewhat dull these episode shd. have been explosive but the writer made it flat and dull. I also got confuse of the dying of her bec. she needs to be in the sea. The writer already made it clear that as long as he loves her her heart is going to be fine. Regardless, weather she is had several accidents.. she will live...I think the writer shd. have just drag the Madeyong character killing him drama in this episode up until the middle of ep 20 so will just get a short happily together ending.

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I find ep 19 very interesting! This is a rom com. I think it has enough plot twists and heartbreak for me. So i am perfectly fine if episode 20 is just focused on the otp and dirty love. I want my romance and comedy back.

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i think chung will survive this and married joon jae and why the fans of goblin are doing this legend of the blue sea is way better than the goblin and they won't accept that

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There's bound to be comparisons but you cannot force people to accept your views too. If you like a certain show then it has value to you, that's all that matters. Be confident with your opinion, you don't need validation from others.

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Honestly!

Comparisons can abound.... but don't let them get to you. Be objective. I'm sure both shows are better at some stuff and not others... it's all just entertainment, really.

My opinion is it's juvenile to argue needlessly about such a thing as entertainment.

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Anyone else feel there is more behind Mom's story about the mermaid who married man and lived happily on land? Plot twist! Mom maybe a descendent of that mermaid hence Joon Jae's ability to hear Cheong. And same goes with the little girl.. she must be one too. Just a possibility!

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I think Yoo-na is one of those half-mermaid kids from the story who stays on land.

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The reason why Joonjae could hear Cheong is because he is the one she truly loves. In earlier episodes they explained whoever loved by the mermaid will hear her voice.

I agree mom's story sounds like there's more to it. That cute little girl I suspect has some mermaid genes in her.

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I think it's more than a possibility. I'd say probability. And will add Joon Jae's hypnosis abilities are perhaps derived from the same source - mind control, memory control, telepathy all seem within the same esp type of area. I hope the show ties this together. And you never know, it might end with us being given that information and Joon Jae choosing the sea!

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So often a show has high potential, but doesn't deliver. If that's the case, I'll just add your version to the story for my sanity's sake. Like, they had a little child when they both died and secretary looked after it and it was a family secret that was passed down from generation to generation

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Whoa!

That's a wild but cool theory.

I think its a probability because all their fates have been so much intertwined till now .

It's gonna happen over and over till they get it right.

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Yes! I suspected that Mom might be part mermaid way back, and that Joon-jae might have some of the characteristics himself. Ditto for Chung's little friend, Yoo-na.

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I'm really hoping that's the case. It would totally make sense about being able to hear a mermaids voice and knowing what they are without being scared ( or whatever classic human reaction that mermaids fear).

And if that is the case, then mom may know how Chung can survive and live on land with JJ, get married and "have many babies" :)

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Yes yes! And the ajumma friend who is like a beggar is actually a very rich lady who is so stingy she doesn't spend money unless she really need to and ended up shocking Nam Doo in the end haha

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When your that rich, you can buy your own private resort :-/

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I knoww right they can have a house in beachfront plus build an infinity pool... I hope she doesnt erase his memory ok ok she can but add more 5 episodes hahaha

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TH Vs Burberry man! Oh that was quite a fight! :)
Jinjoo dresses a lot more elegantly since she got some fashion advice from Mom. Shi-Ah looks a lot prettier too. ND is awesome.

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Now wait a minute! Ma Dae-young got caught that easily? He can still escape, right? Because I really need to see the big confrontation between him and Chung. We haven't seen enough of Chung's super-strength for weeks, and we've never seen the look on Joon-jae's face when he sees it for the first time.

Remember the fight between Hulk and Loki in Avengers? That's what I want Chung to do to Dae-young, just when Joon-jae arrives frantically thinking he has to rescue her. Please!?

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so for everyone saying there's no chemistry. come on.. how can you say that? you wouldn't know chemistry if it hit you in the face. LMH and JJH are so at ease with each other. like friends that became lovers. y'all just saying BS. sorry.

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Agreed! Actually loved their kiss.

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thank you. someone even said she didn't scream when they kissed. screaming is for when they lead on and on and kiss.. a type of stupid awkward kiss. this is supposed to happen. they are a couple, it's supposed to be warm. why would you wanna scream? ? anyway thanks for agreeing. at least someone sees in correctly

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