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Perfect Wife: Episode 9

We slow down a bit to get some background on why Eun-hee is orchestrating so much of what’s happened until now, and discover the answers to a few of Jae-bok’s burning questions. Even things that seemed random turn out to be part of Eun-hee’s plan, making Jae-bok realize that she’s up against something even bigger than she originally imagined. And though she may think she’s all alone in the world, if she can relax enough to trust, she might find out she’s already got a friend standing by just waiting to help her.

 
EPISODE 9 RECAP

Bong-gu finds Na-mi alive and well and sneaking around his apartment. Before he can even process whether she’s a dream or a ghost, Jae-bok walks in and sees Na-mi. Bong-gu realizes that Na-mi is really here, then notices that she has a large bruise on her face. Scared, Na-mi tries to leave, but Jae-bok and Bong-gu grab her in a three-way bear hug.

Meanwhile, Hyung-sun (formerly referred to by her alias, Deok-boon) paces her room, worried about the brooch that Jae-bok found and used to threaten to out her as Na-mi’s killer. We see that Hyung-sun was at Na-mi’s place the night of her accident, trying to stop Na-mi from leaving town.

Na-mi had returned the money and begged to be able to leave in peace with Jung-hee. Hyung-sun had attacked Na-mi, who had run out into the rain to escape. She’d turned her ankle on the wet stairs and fallen, so Hyung-sun had fled the scene, leaving her brooch behind.

Eun-hee gives Hyung-sun a credit card and orders her to leave the country immediately. She says that she can’t have everything ruined now, not when “he” is finally with her. When Hyung-sun begs her to reconsider and promises to make sure Eun-hee isn’t harmed, Eun-hee says it’s too late and asks if Hyung-sun wants Brian to be harmed as well.

Things calm down at Bong-gu’s place, though he refuses to admit that he was saddened by Na-mi’s supposed death. Na-mi says her face got bruised while she “was escaping,” but she avoids giving details. She begs Jae-bok not to tell Jung-hee or anyone else that she’s alive, or she’ll be dead for real this time.

Na-mi hides when the doorbell rings, and Bong-gu finds a young man at the door who claims to live downstairs. He’s wearing a hat to hide his face and keeps trying to look inside the apartment. Na-mi suddenly rushes past them both and out the door, and the young man slams the door to stall Bong-gu before chasing her down the hall.

Na-mi hides once she gets outside and the man runs off in the wrong direction. Bong-gu and Jae-bok see Na-mi running into the street, and they both gasp as a large truck barrels down on her. The truck slams on its brakes, and when it moves on again, Na-mi is gone.

At home later, Jae-bok goes to set her boots in a cabinet in the house’s entryway and sees Eun-hee’s shoes there. She tries on a pair, then another, but they’re all much too small for her. It’s strange, since the day Eun-hee traded clothing with Jae-bok, she’d made a big deal about how well her shoes fit Jae-bok.

Jae-bok overhears Eun-hee and Hyung-sun arguing while Eun-hee angrily packs Hyung-sun’s things. Again, Hyung-sun accidentally calls Eun-hee by the name “Eun-kyung.” Just then, Eun-hee realizes that Jae-bok is watching them.

Jae-bok asks if Hyung-sun is going somewhere, and if it’s because of the brooch. Jae-bok drags her out of the room, but only after Jae-bok spots an old photo of a younger Hyung-sun with two children, a small boy and an older girl.

Pretending idle curiosity, Eun-hee asks if Jae-bok has found any more evidence in Na-mi’s case. Instead of answering, Jae-bok asks if she can borrow some shoes for a special meeting the next day, and Eun-hee looks cornered for a second, knowing her real shoes won’t fit.

Jae-bok grabs a pair, tries them on, and finds they’re too small. She wonders out loud why the other shoes fit her so well and why Eun-hee said they were the same size. Eun-hee thinks fast and explains that she was actually taking those shoes to exchange them that day because they turned out to be too big.

Jae-bok asks why Eun-hee said they could be twins if the shoes didn’t fit her, so Eun-hee fibs that she wanted Jae-bok to feel close to her. Jae-bok asks if she did that so she’d move in upstairs, but before Eun-hee can think of an answer, they’re interrupted by Jung-hee.

Jae-bok drops the issue for now, but then Jung-hee’s phone rings with an unfamiliar number. He answers at Jae-bok’s urging, and as she suspects, it’s Na-mi. She doesn’t speak, so Jae-bok grabs the phone and shoos Jung-hee upstairs.

She finds a private place and asks where Na-mi is right now. Eun-hee follows her, interrupting to say that she’s worried Jae-bok misunderstands about the shoes, so Jae-bok says they can discuss it later. But when she goes back to the call, Na-mi has hung up.

Bong-gu hangs around his stepmother’s hospital room, hoping to catch Na-mi visiting her. He takes a call from a friend who works in the morgue, though he’s already guessed that Na-mi was definitely listed as deceased, and the person who recorded it is gone.

After everyone is in bed, Eun-hee slips upstairs, finds Jung-hee’s phone, and retrieves the number that called him earlier. She then leans over Jung-hee where he’s sleeping on the couch and pulls the covers up to his chin.

She narrowly escapes being seen by Jin-wook on her way out, but she’s caught red-handed by little Hae-wook. Back in her craft room, which now has fabric monogrammed with huge “K&H” initials swathed across every surface, Eun-hee tries to call the number that called Jung-hee, but the phone is turned off.

While getting ready for school the next morning, Hae-wook tells Jae-bok that she dreamed that Eun-hee came out of Jung-hee’s room. Jung-hee brings Hae-wook an old photo of himself playing guitar for Hae-wook to take to school, and Jae-bok snarls that she was pretty in her old pictures, before Jung-hee ruined her.

Later, Jung-hee heads out to a job interview that Won-jae arranged for him. Eun-hee offers to let her driver take him, so he reluctantly accepts, only to be surprised when the driver delivers him to the company where he used to work instead of taking him to his interview.

He’s told that they want him back, which makes him confused as to why he’s eligible for rehire when he was on the layoff list and was asked to resign after his boss collapsed. The interviewer explains that the company director specifically asked for Jung-hee to be brought back.

It all makes sense when Jung-hee meets the director — Eun-hee. (Because of course she owns the company.) She says that she never would have allowed him to be let go if she’d known he worked there.

Jung-hee asks why she’s helping him this way, so Eun-hee says that she wants him to be a cool man again. Jung-hee points out that she didn’t know him before recently, but when he thinks of all the times he’s been insulted and dismissed by others, he can’t resist accepting the job. He even agrees not to tell Jae-bok that Eun-hee is involved in this.

Jung-hee ignores a call from Jae-bok, so she texts him, asking why he didn’t show up for the interview Won-jae arranged. Bong-gu teases her for caring so much even after filing for divorce, though she defends that she’s just worried on behalf of the kids.

Sam-kyu calls Jae-bok to discuss the mountain of files he left on her desk to be summarized by morning, offering to pay her overtime for working late. Bong-gu grabs the phone to confront Sam-kyu for not paying the office rent, but Sam-kyu just stammers and hangs up.

He’s with Eun-hee, and it turns out that the extra work for Jae-bok was her idea. She asks if Jae-bok and Bong-gu work alone together often, and Sam-kyu assures her it’s strictly business, mainly because Bong-gu only dates rich women. She instructs Sam-kyu to make Jae-bok work late often, offering a very thick envelope of cash for the favor.

Eun-hee is in perfect wife mode when Jung-hee arrives home, and she insists that they all eat dinner together to celebrate his new job. She tells the kids that Jung-hee’s old company asked him back because he’s so good at his job, which makes Jin-wook so proud of his dad that Jung-hee ignores his discomfort at lying to his children.

Later, as Jae-bok works on the files, she suddenly realizes that this is work she could do from home. She ties the remaining files together and starts to head out, pridefully refusing Bong-gu’s offer to carry them for her.

He convinces her to let him carry the heavy files if she wins a game of rock-paper-scissors. They’re hilarious about it, taking the game super seriously, ha. They both throw scissors the first round, then throw rock the second round.

In the third round, Bong-gu delays his throw just long enough to see Jae-bok choose scissors, then he puts out a flat hand for paper, losing the round deliberately. Awww, Bong-gu looks so pleased to have “lost” as he hoists the heavy files, and judging by Jae-bok’s knowing smile, she knows exactly what he did.

Bong-gu insists on carrying the files all the way to the house, then lingers like he’s reluctant to leave. His face lights up when he spots Hyung-sun, and he can’t resist asking her if she’s heard from Na-mi, enjoying her discomfort. He pretends to take a call, but he only pulls out his phone to snap a few shots of Hyung-sun.

Jung-hee, Eun-hee, and the kids sit at a table covered with enough food to feed an army. They toast to Jung-hee’s new job, then realize that Jae-bok is standing in the doorway, glaring at them. Jae-bok notices that Eun-hee seems surprised to see her home before reminding Eun-hee that she told her not to do this anymore.

Jung-hee mumbles that he got his old job back, but Jae-bok fusses at him anyway for not showing up to his interview and for making Won-jae look bad. Jung-hee says he got rehired because he’s a good worker, but Jae-bok reminds him that his old boss used to pick on him for having low sales numbers.

Jung-hee loses his temper and yells at Jae-bok for not respecting him, then calms down and invites her to join them for dinner. She declines, then complains when he and Jin-wook head back to Eun-hee’s food instead of spending time with her.

Upstairs, Jae-bok makes her family a simple meal of leftovers, while they look ready to cry thinking of the feast being wasted downstairs. Hae-wook slips away from Eun-hee to join them, and they eat in resentful silence.

Downstairs, Eun-hee sits alone at the table, shocked and furious at having been abandoned. Suddenly she starts shoving food into her mouth, barely stopping to chew or swallow as Hyung-sun watches her, looking unsure of what to do.

That night, Hyung-sun is woken by a nightmare of Na-mi standing over her. She falls out of bed in terror while Na-mi looms closer, asking, “Why did you do that to me?”

Hyung-sun flees through the house with Na-mi following, asking over and over why she did it. But then Na-mi gives away a tiny smile at seeing Hyung-sun’s fear — she’s really there, isn’t she?

She is, and she enjoys chasing Hyung-sun down the halls, asking why she killed her. She frightens Hyung-sun into a blind panic, demanding she bring her back to life — until Eun-hee steps between them. She slaps Na-mi across the face, proving that she’s no ghost.

The lights come on, and all three women turn to see Jae-bok. Both Jae-bok and Na-mi are surprised to see the other here, and it’s not until Jae-bok says Na-mi’s name that Eun-hee realizes that this is the “dead” girl.

Deciding to get some answers, Jae-bok points Na-mi at Hyung-sun and asks if she knows her. Both Eun-hee and Hyung-sun brace themselves for the inevitable accusations, but Na-mi says that she doesn’t know Hyung-sun. Hyung-sun reminds Na-mi in a sickly-sweet voice that they worked together at the cleaning service, her tone carrying a clear warning.

For some reason, Na-mi pretends not to know Hyung-sun at all. Eun-hee plasters on a concerned expression and asks why they held a funeral for Na-mi, but Jae-bok just says she’ll explain later. Hyung-sun asks why Na-mi was chasing her, but Na-mi only asks where Jung-hee is.

Jae-bok yanks her out of the house and drives her around the corner to talk privately. Na-mi asks if Jae-bok knows how she survived, and when Jae-bok says she doesn’t, Na-mi wonders, “Then why did you…” With his usual terrible timing, Jung-hee jogs around the corner, and Na-mi is cut off when Jae-bok pushes her face down.

In the house, Eun-hee screeches at Hyung-sun, demanding to know what’s going on. Hyung-sun is just relieved that Na-mi is alive, but Eun-hee yells that even though Hyung-sun won’t go to jail for murder, she herself is about to take the fall for everything. She wonders who at the hospital declared Na-mi dead, and she and Hyung-sun both suddenly realize something.

Jung-hee comes in from his jog and apologizes to Eun-hee for leaving her nice dinner, and she pretends to be all understanding. Jung-hee offers her a small jar of candy as a thank you for all her help, and Eun-hee takes the candy, as breathless as if they were precious jewels. She says cryptically that Jung-hee will get good news very soon.

She runs back to her room with the candy, dancing in place with excitement over the gift. She remembers when a younger Jung-hee had given her a box of candy long ago, and she’d reacted by throwing her arms around him and declaring her love. Now she thanks him tearfully for coming back to her.

Jae-bok delivers Na-mi to Bong-gu, where she admits that she lied about not knowing Hyung-sun because someone threatened to kill her if she said anything. But she doesn’t know who the person was, and she tells them about a strange encounter.

Na-mi had woken after her accident and supposed death to find herself in a villa. Someone had been sitting by her bed — the same young man (VIXX’s N) who had followed her to Bong-gu’s house that night. He’d told her she was still alive, but if she wanted to stay that way, she had to stay in this villa until told otherwise.

He’d said that he was told this was the only way to ensure that her stepmother and Bong-gu also remain alive. When Na-mi asked who told him that, he’d just said vaguely, “Someone.”

Na-mi doesn’t know any more than that, so Bong-gu walks Jae-bok to the elevator. He gives her his sweater then assures her that nobody will harm Na-mi now that everyone knows she’s alive, since it would just out them as the guilty party.

He fusses at Jae-bok for trying to do everything on her own. She says a bit sadly that she has to because nobody else will, but Bong-gu says that attitude is why she’s dressed in only her pajamas right now.

Jae-bok snuggles into his sweater and gets in the elevator, and Bong-gu says softly, “You’re not alone. You have me.” He sends her a sweet little wink and a smile, and Jae-bok rewards him with a tiny, grateful smile of her own.

Back at the house, Jung-hee runs into Eun-hee on her way to the third floor. She invites him up to see the audio room, which piques his interest. He goes wide-eyed at the sight of the room, and gushes over a famous limited edition guitar on the wall, confessing that he wanted one in high school — but by the time he saved the money, they were sold out.

Jung-hee sits at the piano to play, and Eun-hee leans close to pick out a few notes. They play together, bodies and hands close but not quite touching, the sudden tension between them palpable.

When the song is finished, Jung-hee turns his face to Eun-hee, and she slowly leans in to kiss him. At the last second he turns away as a memory flashes through his mind — a car careening towards a ravine, sudden brakes, an arm reaching out to shield him.

He asks Eun-hee if they’ve really never met before, and this time she asks in return, “Do you really not know me?” She goes in again to kiss him, but just before their lips touch, Jae-bok walks in.

Jung-hee jumps away from Eun-hee. Jae-bok angrily apologizes for interrupting, and when Jung-hee tries to go to her, Eun-hee grabs his arm possessively. Jae-bok asks if she’s seducing Jung-hee because she’s lonely, but Eun-hee says that she wasn’t the one doing the seducing. Jung-hee hotly denies the implication that it was his idea, and Jae-bok agrees, knowing what she saw.

She grabs a towel monogrammed “K&H,” reminding Eun-hee that she said she still loves her husband. Jae-bok remembers that she filed for divorce and tells Jung-hee and Eun-hee to do whatever they want, but to remember that the children are downstairs. She storms out of the room, and Eun-hee picks up the monogrammed towel, laughing crazily at Jae-bok’s idea that it stands for Kyung-woo and Eun-hee.

The next day, Jae-bok’s friend Won-jae finally notices her daughter, Che-ri, has cut her finger, and listens to her story about Eun-hee telling her to get lost. She confronts Eun-hee about hurting her child, demanding to know exactly what happened.

Also interested, Jae-bok sits everyone down to get to the bottom of this. Hae-wook joins them to show Che-ri the art she made of her dad’s picture, and Che-ri recognizes it as the same photo she found in the third floor room. She tells the adults that this is the picture Eun-hee flew into a rage over.

Che-ri leads them to the door on the third floor, which is locked, but Eun-hee throws herself in front of it anyway. She refuses to open it when Jae-bok says that she wants to see what could make Eun-hee so angry that she’d hurt Che-ri. Jae-bok tells Eun-hee that if she truly has nothing to hide, she’ll open that door.

 
COMMENTS

While I definitely think the twists and turns this drama delivers have been fun, I’m sort of ready now for it to settle down, choose a direction, and stick with it for a while. We’re almost to the halfway mark, and at this point in a story I want to start seeing some of the mysteries fleshed out and explained a bit. It’s possible to have too much of a good thing — if we aren’t allowed time to process the information we know so far, then the twists stop feeling like shocking revelations, and start feeling like deliberate attempts to manipulate our emotions. Not to say that I don’t think some more fun surprises would be great, because I’ve enjoyed them… but maybe later. If I were plotting the show’s direction, this is the point at which I would lull my audience into a sense of complacency, let them think they know everything about Eun-hee’s motivations and plans, then BAM, hit them with my biggest twist right at the end.

So, having said that, I’m glad that this episode did exactly that and worked to fill in some of the gaps in our knowledge (though we did get a new mysterious character — I have a feeling I know who he is, too). Even if it’s just little hints, like seeing Jung-hee giving Eun-hee a gift in the past, those hints can still explain a lot — that they did know each other at one time, that Eun-hee was in love with Jung-hee back then, and that Eun-hee has changed her appearance and identity. I actually appreciate how the show lets us discover things ourselves rather than spoon-feed us obvious information or insult our intelligence. Just a small scene like that one can offer a lot of insight, when presented well.

I’m amazed at just how deeply Eun-hee has infiltrated into Jae-bok and Jung-hee’s life, even going to far as to acquire the company Jung-hee works for. I wouldn’t be one bit surprised if she was behind his boss’s “collapse,” since it was an obvious fake, and Eun-hee owning the company would also explain how Na-mi’s being hired was timed so perfectly for her to seduce Jung-hee. It would fit right into Eun-hee’s plans to arrange for Jung-hee to be fired so that his family would be desperate for an inexpensive place to live, and also make her the savior for hiring him back later, thus ensuring that Jung-hee is doubly thankful and dependent on her. It seems as though nothing that’s happened to Jae-bok and her family since the show started has been accident or coincidence, and it just goes to show how deeply obsessed Eun-hee is when it comes to Jung-hee. She’s obviously been planning this for many, many years, and has carefully orchestrated each detail to maneuver Jung-hee and his family right into her waiting hands.

I’m very interested to see where things go now that Eun-hee has tipped her hand to let it be known to Jae-bok that what she’s really after is Jung-hee. Though she knows something is terribly wrong and that Eun-hee is up to no good, Jae-bok still second-guesses her instincts, because she’s had nothing concrete to tie Eun-hee’s actions to a specific purpose. Now that she knows why Eun-hee has been going to such great lengths to integrate herself into Jae-bok’s life and get her into her house, Jae-bok has a motive for Eun-hee’s strange behavior. I fully expect to see Jae-bok ramp up her counterattack, now that she knows what she’s fighting for.

I still don’t understand why Eun-hee is spending all this money and energy on a man who is so lackluster, unless she’s just seeing his old “rock star” persona and has never seen Jung-hee for who he really is. I have a feeling that a lot of questions will be answered when we learn how Jung-hee and Eun-hee knew each other when they were younger, and whether his reason for not remembering her is more complicated than a different haircut and a new name. But Eun-hee must know how he is now and where his weak points lie, because otherwise she wouldn’t be able to manipulate him so easily. And she knows Jae-bok as well — it was very clever of Eun-hee to set Jung-hee up as a cheater before inserting herself into Jae-bok’s life, because now when Jae-bok sees him with Eun-hee, it just seems like a thing that Jung-hee does. I do think it makes the whole situation more interesting to see Eun-hee going through all this for a man who is a lackluster husband and a poor provider, because it adds a whole layer of mystery to her plans. And it will be just as interesting to see if Jae-bok decides to let Eun-hee have Jung-hee, since she’s filed for divorce and decided to end things anyway, or if seeing him through another woman’s eyes will remind her of why she fell in love with him in the first place.

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I want jaebok to end up with bong gu... Eun hee can have Jung hee.... I don like him a bit...

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I second that! Neither Eun Hee nor Jung Hee interests me. They deserve each other. EH is kinda psycho anyway.

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Nah... Up Until this episode, there is no obvious hint that Jae Bok will divorce JH. This is a korean drama after all... There is no way a divorce would happened!! Even if the husband is useless, spineless and a cheater... Or maybe it is us who don't get how charming Jung Hee is, there are 3 women (JB, Na Mi and Jung Hee) who love and want him!! LOL

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They already filed the divorce papers though? I think that would be considered a hint?

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when they filed the divorce papers, there was a mention about a 3 month waiting period for the couple to reconsider. I get this sneaky feeling that Jae Bok will stick with Jung Hee. I guess it depends on his reaction to Nami. If he is able to reject her, then Jae Bok is likely to take him back.

I really ship her with Bong-gu, though. *sigh*

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I know it is a possibility that JB will get back together with JH. It's just that so far the story hasn't really showed any kind of romantic development between her and JH; all of her romantic scenes have been with BG. Maybe I am being too optimistic, and they will change direction in the second half. But in any case I don't think it's unreasonable to be shipping her with BG since at this point that's clearly what they want us to do.

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At this point, I think they may have to break the fourth wall and literally explain what JH's appeal is.

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YES! Besides being the lead singer in a rock band in college I see nothing. I guess Na Mi never had any be nice to her, Eun Hee is crazy, and I will consider Jae Bok mental too if she stays with a man she no longer trusts not to cheat on her and who accuses her of killing his mistress AND that his son is not his biologically.

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I can't help but feel that whilst Eun-Hee is obviously obsessed with Jung-Hee, she also seems to want to ruin Jae-Boks life more generally... I felt her reaction to hearing that Bong-Gu and Jae-Bok work together late sometimes was highly suspicious... Maybe she's hoping they will get together romantically, or maybe she doesn't want Jae-Bok to be happy no matter who she's with??!! She's so totally unhinged I wouldn't put it past her!!!! AHHH THE INTRIGUE!!! Can't wait to get more answers. This show is turning me into a nervous wreck with all the withholding.

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It's definitely plausible that EH bears a grudge against JB for "stealing" JH from her or something, but when I watched that scene I was thinking she was going to try to pretend JB and BG were dating in order to make JH give up on his ex-wife and get together with her instead. But who knows what goes on in her head.

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AAAAgh! I'm scared for my beautiful Jae Bok. I would prefer if Eun He is trying to make her hook up with Bong Goo so that Jung Hee gives up on his wife once and for all (honestly I wouldn't mind it, that would satisfy my shipper heart who is still waiting for Bong Goo and Jae Bok to fall for each other) But if her interest in Bong Goo is to take him away somehow from Jae Bok, knowing that he is her only support and literally the only one jeniunely caring for her (besides her two besties) is quite a scary and very probable scenario *sigh*

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I think for me to enjoy this show, I have to get over Jae Bok not leaving the house with her kids. My mom gut screams "run" every time I see Jae Bok's daughter looking woebegone.

I also think it makes sense that they find out from Na Mi about the whole seduction plan re: that it was all a set up. Now that she is alive, why isn't this one of the first things she blabs about?

I am most interested in finding out the timeline. When did Eun Hee meet Jae Bok's ex boyfriend? When did she actually make a move toward inserting herself in Jae Bok's life? We know she started being Blue Rose 3 years ago I think.

I find myself happy that Na Mi is alive. Yes, she was one of the dominoes that helped ruin this marriage. Bad Bad Bad But she's very likeable as a character for me at this point. Oh, and I think I know who the mysterious man is as well.

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I am also happy that she is alive, not that I love her but she doesn't deserve to die. Wait Nami, you will see the man that you think will love you forever is definitely easy to be swayed.

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I want Na Mi's eyes open to him too.

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Me four. I enjoy Na-mi as a character although what she did in the beginning was wrong. I'd love to see her finally lose the rose-colored glasses with respect to Jung-hee.

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Yes, it is actually quite sad, her feeling probably a genuine, she even worrying about him. The funny part, she and Jae Bok seems to be get along well. lol. Jae Bok has my respect because at times she is rationale.

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It was funny how Nami hid behind Jaebok's back in one of the scenes!

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LOL you are right. Without any intention, she has already considered Jae Bok like her sister. ?

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I like that Jae Bok and Na Mi get along. Jae Bok can't help her protective instincts, even if its Na Mi.

If she collapses, she'll rush her to the hospital. She went to her funeral. She never publicly humiliate her, even in the hospital when asked them to move to the roof so as not to disturb the other patients.

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I get the impression that Jae-bok has softened towards Na-mi because she's realized it's her husband who really bears the blame in this scenario. Na-mi is clearly an idiot kid & Jung-hee ought to have known better.

(Even if Na-mi came onto him, he was the person at fault because he was older, and because he was the married one. Not that Jae-bok knows this yet.)

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I am glad too that Nami is alive. I was literally screaming Nami! You're alive! Thank god!
The first time I root for a "home-wrecker" hahaha... she seems very cute and genuinely a very good girl with real love for Junghee and respect to Jaebok. Junghee is no match for Jaebok anyway so off you go to Nami. And Jaebok... be with bonggu.. hihi

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I admit to being in it for Sung Joon. If Bong-gu somehow turns out to be "Brian," I will feel betrayed, but beyond that I can't say I'm overly invested in where the plot might be going. It's confusing and interesting in its way, but without Sung Joon I think I'd have lost all interest by now. He's just a joy to watch.

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I'm so with you Deenie about Sung Joon! He's the only reason I'm here too! I would watch anything with him in it!!! Everything else really doesn't matter to me, I'll enjoy it as long as he's there! With that said, I do like where the story is going, and find it very interesting, but I come to life when SJ comes on, he steels every scene he's in, and my heart! Lol

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I have to say I totally squeed when Bong-gu winked. He was so cute and cheeky! Loved that scene.

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It's been clear to me that there has always been some kind of interest from Bong Gu toward Jae Bok since the beginning. I need to re-watch the elevator scene because it looked like for a moment she was maybe figuring that out a little bit. Or it could be she was just happy someone was showing her a little kindness.

I like Sung Joon in this quite a bit. Glad to see the rating popped up a little bit as well.

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Me too! Loved how it elicited a small smile from Jae Bok.

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Omgoodness, that wink! Best scene of the whole show! Lol! It literally killed me, he kills me with his smile/looks every time, but the wink! Yes, I'm in this completely for Sung Joon too! Really don't care what happens at this point, I'm just here to watch him, and he's doing a mighty fine job as always!

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I think this may be the 3rd drama I've seen Sung Joon in a noona romance. Loved him in this kind of role especially with Jae Bok. She is one of my strongest and most likeable female characters that I've seen in dramaland so far.

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She is one of my strongest and most likeable female characters that I’ve seen in dramaland so far.

For me, she's the strongest female character peroid. But I've only watched a few hundred K-dramas so far ...

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I think it's a little harsh to say she's the only strong female lead in over a hundred dramas...I agree there may be a deficit but I mean the only one? Are you sure?

My view of drama world may be a little rosier than yours I guess

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You read Jon G. 's lines too deep, he/she never said Jae Bok is the only strong female lead character in few hundred drama he/she has watched.

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I love Jae Bok too. She's resourceful, wary, and like someone mentioned in one of the comments, rational. When she caught Eun Hee and Jung Hee in a romantic moment, she was upset at first, and then was like "it doesn't matter to me since we're divorcing, but they shouldn't be doing that under the same roof as the kids". You can tell that her brain is always working and processing the information around her.

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You are right. Even when she caught him with Nami before, she handled it in a very rationale and adult way. She is a very straighforward and say what she needs to. Although of course she lost it at first. I mean all human being especially woman will react the same way, and can be worse.

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Does anyone know what song jung hee and eunhee in the piano scene? it sounds very familiar but i dont remember where i heard them before.

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Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.

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Thanks @Pollyanna

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I think I'm just going to read the recaps from now on. Even though EunHee is messed up, I really didn't like those women trying to force her to open the door to a room which that Che Ri kid was so rude about in the first place.

Also, what does the K and H stand for?

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About the 2 women trying to force Eun Hee to open the door - oh, I agree with you there. It's Eun Hee's house - she has the right to do whatever she pleases. JB and her friend are so outta line on this one. JB and her family are starting to look pathetic living in that house. More so than crazy EH at this point. JB needed to move her kids out of EHs house - like yesterday.

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JB staying in the house seems to be the only flaw in this story so far, since she only stayed because EH faked an injury. However, I also get that she doesn't have the money to move and she didn't want to impose on her friends. Her friends may take her and her kids in for the short term, but I'm not sure if they will take that loser, Jung Hee in too. Hopefully now that both JH and JB have steadier jobs, they can quickly save enough money to move out.

It was rude of them to insist that Eun Hee open the door to her own space, but then again, I think Eun Hee had taken a lot advantage of people's gratefulness and their reluctance to appear rude.

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K & H stands for Kyung and Hee (as in Eun Kyung and Jung Hee)

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Some beanies have mentioned before that K and H not stands for Kyungwoo and Eunhee but actually eunKyung (eunhee's real name) and jungHee.

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The real mystery in this drama is why eun hee would do all this for jung hee? I mean such elaborate crazypants plans for what again?? Are we missing something..
Mistaken identity maybe?? Could it be his twin?
Now thats confusing

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Guessing from the accident flashback, and picking one ballot from kdrama box o' plot, it's either Jung-hee saved her, or she caused the accident and feel responsible for Jung-hee...

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Jae bok is in a quandry. Does she really want to fight for Jung Hee? Or does she leave him to Eun Hee'? If it were just about him it wouldn't be so difficult. But she has to consider the kids who I'm sure that EH will also try to ensnare as part of her ready-made family.

But also the question is if Jung hee would really be so enticed to stay with EH. After he finds out Nami is alive, he might bolt because even Jung Hee seems to sense that EH is uncomfortably weird.

Is it strange that I automatically thought that Jung Hee has amnesia after being in a car accident with EH. That might have been the cause of the paralysis for EH that was mentioned earlier. It never occurred to me that Eun Hee just changed her name and appearance and thereby was not recognized by JH. Too many kdramas.

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Confession: I haven't read all the comments, and I've only read recaps of this show BUT I had the exact same thought with that first flashback/memory of Jung Hee's. That somehow Eun Hee and him were in an accident, she saved him but he forgot her? and she was paralyzed.

Also dunno if this is a coincidence or not but she changed her name to Eun HEE... like Jung HEE maybe?

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I dont understand why EH goes that crazy for JH tho? His past self was not that interesting other than he was in a band? And EH throw that much of money try to orchestrate JH to left JB and get together again with her? Gives us glimpse of his amazing history please cause I dont get it.
I mean, he was bawling at Nami's funeral and few weeks later, get tempted with EU's boobs. I dont even like Nami but even I didnt Nami to get together with JH.
and can JB and the children move from EH's house please?

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I guess JH was considered cool back then because he was in a band and can croon out some nice tunes. Maybe it's like all those girls who had Bieber Fever. Like, he really isn't all that interesting besides his ability to sing and all those catchy songs he released.

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I like the comparison with Beiber fever lol!

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The music every time Eun-Hee appears on the screen can give chills.... She's such a creep. The mystery of the show is the element that makes me come back each week. There are so many back stories I hope to be revealed in the next episodes to explain relations of the characters:

- Eun-Hee x Jung-Hee: how were they in the past? were they in a relationship or something?

- Eun-Hee x Kyung-Woo: did they really marry? What drive Kyung-Woo fell for Eun-Hee scheme.

- The Mom, Eun-Hee, and Brian relationship.

I don't think Eun-Hee is the only person here who needs a treatment. I think her Mom needs as well.

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I think that they are both mental( Eun Hee and her mom) and maybe its in their genes.

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Wowzers, what a read.
I wasn't originally interested in this show (despite Sung Joon) as I'm not very keen on affair story lines, and honestly I don't have the time or energy right now to watch and follow many dramas. But I got bored at lunch time today and somehow clicked on Ep 9's recap... and then, ...then I went back and read ALL the recaps beginning to end.
And I must say I am intrigued by this story. Almost intrigued enough to jump in now and start watching.
Except that it's getting quite crazy and we're only half way through and my little voice kept making incredulous noises in the back of my head at this drama's DRAMA.
That being said, I'll probably keep following recaps and maybe skim the odd episode or two to keep up with the story cos DAYUM it reads fun and fast, like a serial detective mystery or something. You know, the novellas, or stories that came out in the 1920s in parts, in magazines and stuff? Yeah. Like one of those, but in Kdrama form.

Very entertaining lunch break reading that's for sure :) :)

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Come around often. Things get interesting and more spicy in epi 10. hee.

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I just skimmed it haha, so rest assured I will be lurking!!!

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