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Suspicious Partner: Episodes 15-16

Such a sad, pitiful puppy, and it’s all his own fault. Ji-wook’s mind is in turmoil, torn between what he knows and what he still needs to discover to correct his mistake. It doesn’t help that his feelings for Bong-hee are getting to the point that he can’t ignore them anymore. Something’s gotta give, or the poor guy is going to find himself in a true crisis.

 
EPISODE 15 RECAP

Ji-wook’s heart sinks as he sees Hyun-soo’s entire alibi for the day of the murder there in pictures on the bar wall, and he realizes that it was all made up. He walks back to the bar, and on the way he finds himself facing Hyun-soo, who’s walking his way.

Ji-wook somehow manages to smile, and he invites Hyun-soo back to the bar to have a drink with him. They return to find the rest of the team dead drunk, so they have a shot while Ji-wook asks about Hyun-soo’s family. Hyun-soo says vaguely that everyone in his family left.

When asked about a girlfriend, Hyun-soo admits that he doesn’t have one. He asks if Ji-wook wants to introduce him to someone, but Ji-wook gestures to Bong-hee, fast asleep on the table, and says dryly that she’s the only girl he knows. Ji-wook says jovially that he’s asking these questions to get closer to Hyun-soo, and Hyun-soo agrees that he’d like that. The others rouse and start acting goofy, and Ji-wook tells Hyun-soo to just think of them as crazy people.

In the morning, someone brings the very hungover Bong-hee some headache medicine while she’s still mostly asleep. She blinks up at him, unable to see clearly without her contacts in but fully expecting Ji-wook. She yelps when she sees that it’s Chief Bang, hurting his poor little feelings.

Chief Bang reports back to Ji-wook, who actually sent him in there, but he says that he’s not complaining about Bong-hee — he’s complaining about how stupid the both of them are acting. Heh.

Ji-wook asks him to find out everything he can about Hyun-soo, then he shyly thanks Chief Bang for all of his help lately. Chief Bang says with a big smile that quitting his job as a civil servant and coming here to work with such awesome people is the best decision he’s ever made. But a flashback to a drunken game of Truth or Dare last night shows him saying the exact opposite.

The guys both jump when they realize that Bong-hee is standing right there, and Chief Bang leaves the room so she and Ji-wook can talk (ha, they both snarl behind his back). Bong-hee asks why Ji-wook is doing a background check on Hyun-soo, and as he searches for an answer and tries to look innocent, he thinks back to a night when she’d gotten drunk after they first met Hyun-soo. When they’d gotten home, Bong-hee had thanked him for taking Hyun-soo’s case, since she felt like she was looking at herself whenever she saw him.

Ji-wook finally just tells Bong-hee that she doesn’t need to know why he’s looking into Hyun-soo. She argues that he’s her client, and Ji-wook says he’s not telling her because she doesn’t need to know. He asks how she’s feeling and she snaps back that he doesn’t need to know, ha.

She giggles at how petty they’re being, and Ji-wook reflexively smiles back. But his pretty smile reminds her of feelings she’s not supposed to be having, so she quickly leaves the room.

The team (minus Eun-hyuk) has their morning meeting, but CEO Byun keeps talking about how sick he feels, which makes Bong-hee and Chief Bang feel sick. CEO Byun vows that if he ever drinks again then they can call Bong-hee his mother, which has Chief Bang quipping that Bong-hee will have a son soon, and her firing back that she just wants his money. PFFT, I love these guys.

Ji-wook groans that his dearest wish is to have one normal meeting, but his dreams are immediately dashed when Eun-hyuk arrives with a cake. He tells them that he wants to take them all out to a fancy dinner tonight, but just the thought of more alcohol has the whole group slinking out of the room.

The murdered chef’s sister is charged with perjury and destruction of evidence, so she goes to the courthouse to be questioned by Yoo-jung. Afterward, as they’re all leaving, they run into Ji-wook and Bong-hee in the hallway. Ji-wook approaches the sister to ask why she hid the portrait of her brother, certain that the answer could help him understand the case, but she refuses to speak.

Hyun-soo walks in the park listening to music, and he sees a happy young woman walking towards him. He smiles at her, and as she passes out of his sight, she fades away to nothing.

He thinks about Bong-hee’s drunken lament, asking why the killer had to kill her ex-boyfriend Hee-joon and get her in so much trouble. We go back to the night of Hee-joon’s murder, and see that it was Hyun-soo on the roof of her neighboring building.

He’d thought she’d witnessed him moving a body and gone to her apartment to kill her, but Hee-joon had been there instead and saw his face. When Hyun-soo biked past Bong-hee on the street a few minutes later and she hadn’t recognized him, he’d realized that she never saw a thing. He decides to keep an eye on her, and if she never realizes who he is, then she’ll only know him as a good person.

He calls Bong-hee to say that he was taking a walk in the park and feeling thankful to her for his freedom. On her end, Ji-wook realizes who she’s talking to and gets right up in her face, listening in on the call.

Yoo-jung rounds the corner and sees the two of them, Ji-wook hovering inches from Bong-hee’s face, and experiences a surge of jealousy. Ji-hae finds her near tears and gets her head bitten off for asking what’s wrong.

Ji-hae spots Ji-wook and Bong-hee and decides to get a little revenge for Yoo-jung’s nasty temper. She walks past them as they bicker over whether Ji-wook can join Bong-hee when she goes to talk to Hyun-soo, and Ji-hae deliberately shoulder-checks Bong-hee right into Ji-wook’s arms.

Bong-hee quickly jumps away and walks off, Ji-wook trailing behind her looking even more shaken than she is. They call for an elevator, and when the doors open, they find themselves face-to-face with District Attorney Jang. Bong-hee freezes, remembering how he choked her the last time they saw each other.

District Attorney Jang asks nastily why Bong-hee is scared to walk into an elevator, so she steels herself and steps forward. But Ji-wook clamps down on her wrist and stops her, then steps inside first. She joins him, and he stays very close to her during the entire ride.

When they reach their floor, Bong-hee rushes out, trying to pull Ji-wook along with her. But he stays still and pulls out of her grip, giving her a look as he closes the elevator doors, leaving him alone with District Attorney Jang.

Ji-wook tells District Attorney Jang that he understands that he needs someone to blame, but he warns him that he if ever tries to hurt Bong-hee again, he’ll make sure he’s punished. Ji-wook adds that he’s an honest person and will use the law, but that he’s not afraid to get a little creative, either.

District Attorney Jang asks if Ji-wook is threatening him, and Ji-wook replies that yes, he most certainly is. He gets right in his face to say that if he touches Bong-hee again, then he’ll do the exact same thing to him.

Ji-wook finds Bong-hee outside, looking ready to knock his block off. She snaps at him to stay out of her business from now on, and when he tries to say it’s his business too, she says that’s only because he interfered.

Ji-wook defends that he would have interfered even if they’d been strangers. Bong-hee says that he did that once and lost his job, and Ji-wook admits that she’s right but that it was his choice.

Giving it some thought, Bong-hee says that she thinks this may really be an ill-fated relationship like he said. She tells Ji-wook that she expects him to listen and respect her wishes just like she does with his, and to stay out of it.

She leaves, but the minute she’s out of Ji-wook’s line of sight, she slumps against a tree and cries that she can’t stop her feelings for him. Ji-wook follows and sees her struggling, but he keeps his distance as she requested.

At the end of the day, Eun-hyuk asks everyone to go out with him again, but they’re all in craptastic moods. Eun-hyuk laughs his forced laugh and opens the cake he brought to work, only to find that the others ate most of it already.

He takes the last piece of cake to the riverside and sets up a little tent, then sits down to light some birthday candles and make a wish. Oh no… it’s his birthday and they all forgot. This breaks my heart.

He’s surprised to see Yoo-jung standing next to him, and she wishes him a happy birthday. She lets him know that she’s only here by accident, but she asks if she can join him. Eun-hyuk says no, but she sits anyway.

Still at work, Ji-wook suddenly remembers Eun-hyuk’s birthday and starts to text him. He rethinks the wording several times, which is adorable and shows how much he still cares what Eun-hyuk thinks.

He’s so distracted that he accidentally walks right into Bong-hee. With horror, Ji-wook realizes that he sent Eun-hyuk a one-letter text and mutters a very naughty curse, oops. He assures Bong-hee that the curse wasn’t meant for her, but she says she doesn’t care and walks away.

Eun-hyuk laughs when he sees the text, knowing what probably happened. Yoo-jung confesses that she told Ji-wook that she left him because he didn’t love her enough. Eun-hyuk says it’s too late to regret what’s been said, and Yoo-jung agrees that everything was her fault. She asks Eun-hyuk if he hates her, and he says that he does.

Another Truth or Dare flashback shows Chief Bang asking who Eun-hyuk hates most in the world. He says that there is someone he hates more than anything, but no matter how hard he tries, he can’t hate or stay mad at this person.

That night, Hyun-soo meets with Chan-ho under a dark overpass. He’s very aggressive, and Chan-ho looks so terrified that he can barely look Hyun-soo in the face. Hyun-soo says that Chan-ho never makes mistakes, wanting to know why his shoe-print was still at the murder scene, not to mention a button that he didn’t even lose there.

Chan-ho stammers meekly that he doesn’t know, and Hyun-soo says that anyone can make mistakes. Then he slams Chan-ho into his car and growls that he gets one mistake.

 
EPISODE 16 RECAP

With a menacing smile, Hyun-soo tells Chan-ho that if anything like this happens again, he’ll consider it a betrayal. He says that they have to continue their plans — three people have disappeared, and there are still four more to go.

Ji-wook is in a real funk, trying to give Bong-hee her space but unable to stop himself from staring at her pathetically all day long. Bong-hee notices his behavior, and later she tells Eun-hyuk that she’s starting to be able to see him as nothing more than her boss. She says she’ll just like Ji-wook as a fan from now on, but Eun-hyuk doesn’t see how that’s any different from a crush.

Bong-hee explains that as a fan, she won’t expect anything from Ji-wook. She says that she’s almost entirely over him, but Eun-hyuk remembers her drunk confession that she’ll love Ji-wook until the day she dies. He offers to help her, and motions her a bit closer.

Knowing that Ji-wook is watching them from the balcony, Eun-hyuk tells Bong-hee to laugh, then has her lean even closer. From Ji-wook’s vantage point they look awfully cozy, and he picks up the hose to spray Eun-hyuk again. But Chief Bang is there, so Ji-wook drops the hose guiltily.

Inside, Ji-wook overhears Bong-hee telling Eun-hyuk that she’s planning to meet with Hyun-soo in his neighborhood. He checks with Chief Bang, who says that Hyun-soo’s family are all dead and he has no friends. Ji-wook asks him to look into whether any of Hyun-soo’s deceased family members were the victims of a crime.

When Bong-hee leaves, Ji-wook follows her in his car. She meets with Hyun-soo for coffee and he tells her that he lost his job because he missed so much work after being arrested. He apologizes for not being able to pay her much for defending him, offering to buy her meals occasionally instead.

They’re both surprised when Ji-wook walks into the restaurant, attempting (very badly) to be sneaky about it. Bong-hee isn’t fooled by his awkward lie that it’s pure coincidence. After Hyun-soo leaves, Ji-wook tries to slink away, but Bong-hee calls him out for following her and orders him to tell her what he’s not saying about Hyun-soo.

Hyun-soo also gets a strange feeling about Ji-wook, the way he was asking a lot of personal questions and now showing up while he’s with Bong-hee. He turns back to see Ji-wook staring at him nervously and flashes an innocent smile, but the smile melts into an annoyed frown the moment he turns his back.

Ji-wook tells Bong-hee that he just has a bad feeling about Hyun-soo, but she gets a call from her mother so he says he’ll tell her more later. She goes to visit her mom at work, and while they eat lunch, Mom asks her about her boss. Bong-hee says he’s handsome and nice, with sparkly eyes, a heart as broad as his shoulders, and it’s like he has a light attached to his back because he always appears to be backlit with a halo.

Mom swoons a bit at the description, but something in Bong-hee’s voice clues her in that her baby girl is struggling. Bong-hee tearfully admits that she feels like a little girl around him, and that he rejected her. Mom tells her not to give up, because a man who makes you feel like that is special.

Ji-wook’s mom eavesdrops, muttering that a man that perfect doesn’t exist — except for her son, of course. He calls her, having dropped by to see her, and she comes outside to talk saying that there are two scary women in there, ha. Their love for each other is obvious by how much Ji-wook smiles around his mom.

She realizes how grown up he seems, remembering when he was little and they’d cried in each other’s arms after losing Ji-wook’s father. Ji-wook confesses that he doesn’t feel grown-up at all because he’s still afraid, then he sends her back to work.

Ji-wook wracks his brain for a way to connect Hyun-soo to the murder, but comes up with nothing. Then he remembers that during Hyun-soo’s trial, he’d seen Chan-ho, the forensics investigator, watching the proceedings and looking terrified when Hyun-soo was found not guilty.

He goes to the police station to speak with Chan-ho, asking if he knew the murdered chef personally. You can see Chan-ho’s guard go up as he says that he didn’t, and Ji-wook guesses that he must know Hyun-soo, then. Chan-ho denies it, so Ji-wook asks why he was at Hyun-soo’s trial, and Chan-ho lies that he was there to testify in another case.

Ji-wook says that he’ll be happy to officially confirm that, and that he’s certain that Chan-ho knows either the chef or Hyun-soo. He hands over his business card, offering to help Chan-ho if he ever needs anything. In his office later, Chan-ho watches the video of Hyun-soo’s arrest, then he seems to make a decision.

Ji-wook looks through the evidence again, wondering what motive Hyun-soo would have had to kill the chef. Yoo-jung calls to tell him that they found the missing portrait in the chef’s sister’s house, so he rushes to her office. Yoo-jung shows him pictures of the portrait, with the Bible verse written in blood. Ji-wook realizes that this was a murder of revenge.

Chan-ho tries to call him, but Ji-wook is so absorbed that he doesn’t hear his phone in his bag. Chan-ho calls Bong-hee instead, and he tells her that he knows who bought the shoes that were left in her office. They arrange to meet, unaware that Hyun-soo has cloned Chan-ho’s phone and is listening to every word.

Ji-wook misses another call, this time from Bong-hee. He finishes checking Yoo-jung’s evidence and leaves abruptly, then checks his phone to see a text from Bong-hee that she’s going to meet Chan-ho at the park. He races there, anxious to get to her before something terrible happens.

Bong-hee arrives at the meeting place, but something stops her from going to where Chan-ho is waiting. Meanwhile Chan-ho paces nervously, then he answers a call from Hyun-soo. Hyun-soo says that he’s having trouble finding Chan-ho in the dark, and Chan-ho’s eyes grow huge as Hyun-soo steps in front of him.

Ji-wook finds Bong-hee safe by her car, and he startles her by honking at her. He says that he’s the one who was scared, then he fusses at her for coming out like this alone. He calls her thoughtless, particularly after everything she’s been through.

Worked up now, he gets louder as he asks, “What if something happened to you? What were you going to do? And what about me? What would I have done??”

Bong-hee turns his question around on him, asking what she should have done when Chan-ho seemed so urgent and Ji-wook wasn’t answering his phone. Ji-wook says she should have waited and Bong-hee says she did, because going without him felt wrong.

She’d worried that something would happen and he’d scold her, but mostly, she admits, she was scared. So she didn’t go into the park and waited here for him. They both have tears in their eyes by now, and when Bong-hee wipes hers away, she loses a contact lens. It’s a reminder of how they first met, and she flicks it away angrily.

Ji-wook takes Bong-hee home, but when she starts to go to her room, he stops her. He says that he’s sorry and she asks if he means it, moving closer to check his expression and see if he’s telling the truth.

After a long moment, Bong-hee sees the sincerity in his eyes and she smiles. Satisfied, she starts to step back, but Ji-wook quickly reaches out and pulls her into a hug. He nestles his face into the crook of her neck and closes his eyes, relieved that she wasn’t hurt.

Bong-hee stands frozen, scared of being rejected again. Eventually Ji-wook ends the hug and pulls back, but only a little bit. He looks into Bong-hee’s eyes, then he gently takes her face in his hands and kisses her.

COMMENTS

I’m going to need a minute, having a little trouble breathing over here. (Screams internally for several minutes.) Okay, I feel like I can string some words together now. Maybe.

That kiss was every bit as good as I’d hoped. But even more than that, I just live for the tiny little interactions between Ji-wook and Bong-hee, the ones that show how much they care about each other even when they’re still denying it. For instance, the scene when they got in the elevator with District Attorney Jang didn’t have any dialogue at all, yet so much was communicated between Ji-wook and Bong-hee. From her tensing in fear, to his gripping of her wrist, to the look he gave her when she got out of the elevator, so many things were said that didn’t even need words: I’ll protect you… I have your back…I won’t let this man hurt you… Let me handle this. Ji-wook somehow managed to convey safety and protection to Bong-hee with just a touch and a look. It just goes to show how much in sync they are with each other (and what a gifted actor Ji Chang-wook is!).

That said, I was very proud of Bong-hee for sticking up for herself with Ji-wook, because until now she’s been a fun, sweet character, but she hasn’t really done much beyond pine after Ji-wook. It’s not easy to look the man you love in the eye and tell him to respect you or get out, but she handled the situation with his unwanted interference beautifully. I may not agree with her reasons for being angry, because I think that she was actually upset that his actions were displaying a level of caring that he’d already refused to offer to her, so she was confused.

But I can understand that she doesn’t want him sacrificing pieces of his own life for her anymore, particularly after he made it clear that he didn’t want a relationship with her. She’s correct that if he wants to keep a distance between them, then he also has to stop stepping over that boundary. And the way she asked for the same respect that she affords to Ji-wook was very strong, and really made me see her in a different light. She may be a marshmallow when it comes to Ji-wook, but she’s not going to let anyone steamroll her.

I don’t know what it is about Eun-hyuk that really tugs my heartstrings, but he’s really killing me lately. He did a terrible thing years ago and broke his best friend’s trust, but he’s not a bad person. He’s doing everything he can to show Ji-wook that he’s sorry and that he wants to reconcile, and to stay away from Yoo-jung even though he obviously still loves her. He’s actually pretty pure, and so sweet-hearted that I just want to hug him and make all his loneliness go away. I’m glad that he’s finding a friend in Bong-hee, and a place where he belongs. I’m still unsure how I feel about the potential of Eun-hyuk and Yoo-jung becoming a couple, because I just don’t feel that Yoo-jung has shown enough personal growth to deserve a wonderful man like Eun-hyuk. But on the other hand, I want him to be happy and loved, so if being with her would make him happy, and if she truly loved him (remembering his birthday was a decent start), then I want it for him.

I’m starting to get some I Remember You vibes in the last couple of episodes, what with the killer turning out to be a pair of men instead of a single murderer, and I mean that as a very high compliment. But it’s a very different dynamic here — rather than a father/son, mentor/student relationship, Hyun-soo and Chan-ho’s relationship feels more like a hostage situation.

It seems obvious now that Hyun-soo is the murderer and that it’s Chan-ho’s job to make sure the murder locations are clean of evidence. But the way Chan-ho responded to Hyun-soo when we finally saw them together, plus the dismayed expression on his face when Hyun-soo was acquitted, tell a very complicated story. Chan-ho appears to be an unwilling participant in this partnership, and I wonder what Hyun-soo is holding over him to keep him under his thumb. I’m also very curious about Hyun-soo’s statement that they’ve killed three and have four more to go — are they doing the seven deadly sins? We’ve already gotten a fantastic homage to The Usual Suspects, so it would be interesting to continue that trend by honoring the awesomeness that is Se7en.

But despite his assisting a murderer to go free, there’s something about Chan-ho that’s small and vulnerable, as if a part of him wants to get off this ride. It has me hoping for someone to reach out to him, and save him from the hell he’s stuck in. The evidence at the chef’s house seems to have been an attempt to get Hyun-soo caught so that Chan-ho could be free, and that his expression of fear and dismay at the trial was because he had failed. Maybe Ji-wook will be the one to rescue Chan-ho, and that together they can stop Hyun-soo from murdering again, and save each other in the process.

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That puppy look of Ji Chang Wook! Maan, i just wanted to hug him!
And finally!!!!! He stopped pretending at the end! Loved it!

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It's so hilarious he wanted to water BH and EH again with the hose, but stopped at Chief Bang's curious but knowing stare. And when he finally stopped pretending at the end of the episode, yay! I couldn't contain my joy!!

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Mr. Bang and his wide smile and knowing looks. Every. Single. Time. He is the besttt

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Totally! His interactions with every character seems so personal..

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Does anybody know if dramafever episodes have cut out some parts? Because I'm on episode 10 and they showed the part where BH hurt her ankle and NJW carried her and took care of her as flashbacks. But I don't remember seeing this before. Also, does anybody know why BH's mom quit massaging and got a new job?

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@littlemisssunshine Dramafever hasn't cut out any parts that I've watched.
She originally hurts her ankle at the end of ep. 7, then again when she beats up the bad guys in ep. 8, after which JW cared for her.
BH's mom quit massaging because her hands/wrists couldn't take the strain anymore. They showed her with the patches and trying to massage them out several times.

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Me too! I looked the actor up and he's been in a lot of stuff. I've actually seen him in a bunch of stuff before and just didn't realize it.

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My favorite scene of the episode!

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Ha ha ?. It also made me laugh. He is cranky, but adorable... I really wish him to be loved.

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THE HOSE SCENE -- Everytime I see it, it cracks me up (":

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this scene makes me laugh every time hahaha the look JW had when he's caught red handed

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Unlike last week, I can rest in peace for a week until the next episode.

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I can't, I desperately want to know what happens next! LoL

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Me too! I'm afraid for Chan-Ho!

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Me too! He looks like someone being held hostage by the devil himself...eeek! #SaveChanHo.

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Since they live under same roof
Lol

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I am now a converted Ji Chang Wook fan. His forlorn expressions are just awesome -it is Bong-Soo on crack and give me mawrrrrrr!

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yey!! welcome to the fandom :D

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FINALLY indeed! When Bonghee and Jiwook would suddenly break into a smile and laugh together, I tell them, "your efforts are futile, guys. Just sayin. Give it up." lol

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LOL, right? I swear, when these two can't help but smile at each other and get that loving expression in their eyes it is just the sweetest thing. A part of me wanted all this delicious longing to go on longer, but when they look at each other like that, it seriously makes me wonder how they fought it as long as they did!

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I wanted to hug Eun Hyuk more than anybody else! He is such a nice friend and totally apologetic for his past mistake...just that small typo also made him so happy. Oh I wish Ji Wook will be best friends with him again

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Thanks for the recap, @lollypip!

Much as I'd like to rehash all the things I liked in this episode, I will just keep it short by inviting you to join me as I flail happily and get consumed by flutters! We finally get a kiss from Ji-wook and Bong-hee! ❤

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I swear on my life... Ji Chang could lick a lamp post and have off the charts chemistry with it *fans self*

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Eunhyuk with his lonely cake.
Seriously show, you want to kill me. Please this sweet boy deserves some of the love. If he laughs that laugh one more time my hearts gonna have a Eunhyuk shaped crack.

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AHHHHH THEY'VE KISSED BRB STILL SCREAMING

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That kiss!!! When the music stopped, my feels dialed way up high that I think my feels-o-meter broke!!

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The silence was a nice touch.

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The silence drove my squealing to the next! level.
I am really loving the direction of this drama. The use of flashbacks and voice overs is a nice touch too. Makes the drama seem so interesting because you always know that there is something you may have missed out on.

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Yeah, It felt like our heart beats were the background music at that part!

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I didn't realize the music has stopped until it started again and then I realized that I had been holding my breathe. My next thought was "all over the world beanies are squealing with joy"! Very nicely done.

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First the hug and I was like, WOAH IT'S HAPPENING, NO SUITCASE THIS TIME AND BOTH ARMS WRAPPED AROUND TIGHTLY. I wanted to hug someone that moment! Then the kiss happened and I didn't know what to do. I think I felt like BH when he rejected her love and I felt like her again when he hugged and kissed her. OTOKE???

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Yes I agree! I started to squeal soooo hard!

Actually the whole OST is handled magnificiently, and I don't mean the songs and ballads but the orchestral OST. The melody that plays when Lawyer Noh is talking to his mother is beautiful.

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Am I alone in wondering whether this is actually their first kiss?? We still haven't seen what happened in those other two drunken encounters they had...I keep wondering if we're going to eventually flash back (especially to that first one!) to see what really happened!!

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I completely forgot that but I'm pretty sure it's their first kiss because drama relationships are just like that. Maybe they will pull a twist on us but I think it highly unlikely.

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It would be wonderful if the next episode started with a flashback of that scene.....and we see that they've already had their first kiss! Guess we'll just have to wait and see!!

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it's their first non-drunk kiss. lol

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I feel like it must be. Those two have had feels for each other for a couple of episodes now and neither flashed back to any previous kiss. Like if I were BH and JW kissed me while he was drunk and I was sober enough to remember it, how could I not be staring at his lips and replaying the kiss all the time?! And same goes for JW since he's had feelings for her for a few episodes now.

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Nope you're not alone at all. I think he actually kissed her on the night she got drunk and the night he got drunk lol. So this would be their third kiss!!!

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Yeah, I kept thinking that. This is not the first time, it can't be. They have to tell us about the blackout nights, right? They have played with it too much not to... (I say, hopefully).

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I bet we are shown on the last episode, with the happy-ever-after ending. It would be a nice way to "close" the show.

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Such brilliant writing n brilliant pace. Last episode i was taken aback with the big reveal of the murderer. This episode i was shocked by the kiss. But the built up to the kiss was beautiful. With breadcrumbs starting from ep15. N the kiss itself was a great first kiss. Now only if next episode rewinds n resumes the kiss..

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Agreed. The writers played a big part in building up their chemistry so that by the time they kissed, it just felt right.

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That kiss was beautiful..but it just seemed to me as if it was cut in between....well I should be happy about that..had it been any longer my squealing would have woken neighbours up...and I would still be watching it over and over again! Btw, WHY ON EARTH WAS THERE NO PREVIEW! So cruel!

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They film everything last minute so next week's episodes are probably still in the making.

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I was sort of expecting the kiss since it was episode 16/8(former way of counting episodes) and isn't that usually the kiss episode in dramas. I sort of wish they'd tease us just an episode longer. But it was beautifully executed!

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The sooner they're a couple, the better. That means more possibilities of lovey-dovey hijinks while pursuing a case. I can't wait for the reaction of the rest of the team. They'll be reeling! Ha! CEO Byun!!! And their mothers! This will be so much fun.

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I would like to be surprised once with "the" kiss in episode 7/14

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Same! I feel like we'll occasionally get an early kiss in the 4-6 range, but episode 7 is almost always skipped. Most first kisses occur eps 8-10.

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- I love how Chief Bang is always so disappointed that BH doesn't have an excited reaction to see him
- I love how they both have such fantastic relationships with their moms! It's heartwarming.
- EH playing fairy godmother and how JW was about to water them again when he realized Bang was staring at him with that "what the heck" look
- EH's happy smile when JW accidentally sent him a one character message
- Ahhh kiss! But also ahhhh Chan Ho! Noo!

On Eun Hyuk: Gahhh I spend every episode feeling heartbroken for this puppy. It was his birthday! They ate the cake without him and ignored him when he was doing the fake-happiness act. I don't blame them for it, but my heart just hurts so bad for EH. It's a terrible feeling to feel completely alone. And how he really wanted to let YJ stay but still forced himself to say no? I feel so bad for EH because he's been punishing himself for so many years. I can't expect JW to forgive him, but I want him to, because EH has been punished enough.

On Bong Hee: I understand BH's anger toward JW in telling him to not to meddle. I almost pulled my hair out in frustration because of JW's actions, and I understand where she's coming from - he told her not to fall for him, and yet continues to be sweet and caring. From BH's POV, it's wholly irresponsible, because it's like saying "I'm going to do all these swoony moves, but guess what? You can't fall for me, so deal with it yourself." It was difficult for BH and JW wasn't making it any better. On that note, I'm glad he finally decided to own up to his feelings.

On Hyun Soo & Chan Ho: Ok, eeks. HS officially creeps me out. I think CH probably committed a sexual crime before, and HS "let him off" on the condition that he repents by helping him take down the rest? HS saying 3 disappeared and 4 more would makes me think that whatever happened in the past had been carried out by a group of men and HS is taking revenge one by one. CH doesn't seem like he wants in anymore, but is too afraid of HS. Agh, I'm so afraid for him!

On Yoo Jung: Just a side note, but I don't think she's "poorly written" per se, she's just written so that we can't help but dislike her. She's perhaps not as fleshed out because we don't get that much airtime of her, but my POV is that she's just someone who's aware of what she's doing to attempt to get what she wants (she'd hoped JW would stay longer at the prosecutor's office, she searched for EH on purpose to wish him happy birthday and try to get him back on her side) but is selfishly expecting too much from a friendship that she broke. She wants things to be simple so that she can easily get her relationships back, but obviously it's not working out for her and we all dislike her.

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the one character message said "F***!" but EH knew what the intention was. I hope he is not depressed beyond saving.

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Frankly, when EH smile when he got the one character message from JW, I felt sad for him. Although I know he understood what JW meant, I thought it's sad he didn't even get a decent birthday greeting from JW. Arragh! Why didn't JW send another full message to him, wishing a happy birthday? My poor puppy!

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Poor puppy. Since no one else but YJ said it, let's wish him a happy birthday here. Happy birthday EH :).

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yes! Happy Birthday Eun Hyuk!

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Aww.. let me join too! Happy birthday, Eun hyuk-ie! :)

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Happy birthday ...Eun Hyuk !!!

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Happy birthday, Eun-hyuk!! Let me pat your head for you... There, there.

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OH, is that what it meant? Ah, I thought it was just "s" but I didn't know the context. Hah, is it bad if I find that kind of funny?

EH knew JW had the intention to wish him happy birthday and maybe, maybe that's a step toward healing both their feelings. JW didn't contact EH at all until the whole BH case, right? So even receiving a message like that must have made EH so happy. :'(

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that´s how it is translated in most subtitles, I dunno maybe it is slang

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Texting abbreviations, per the internet, include ㅅㅂ, for the "f-word".. ㅅ is pretty close. And I doubt he would have cursed at Bong Hee...maybe to himself when he realized what he'd sent.

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I thought the one character message said "h". JW then cursed because he realized he had accidentally sent that incomplete birthday wish when he bumped into BH.

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Yeah, I think he meant to say 생일 축하해 (Happy Birthday) and didn't manage to delete it before pressing "send", which ended up in him sending "ㅅ" which is just "s" sound. Ok, so the swear word @redfox was referring to was what he cursed after BH bumped into him. I understood that in Korean but I thought they just didn't translate it because it was vulgar (it didn't show up in my subs!), haha!

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ah, I see, I guess I misunderstood, I played that several times and was still confused.

I would like everyone to remember also that there are people who force a smile in real life, who are very lonely on the inside and would be happy at the tiniest gesture. at work there is this guy whose wife died last year and he´s resorted to drinking. He always makes these un-funny jokes and most of us have always snarkily and abruptly said it is not funny but I have become very careful... cause having people laugh at them is like that one letter text for him. to notice people who might be depressed, sad and lonely, please pay attention. they dont always look that way.

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Nono! That was a "H" as in a "Happy birthday!" EH knew it and that's why he smiled so happily.
"F***!" was what JW uttered when he found out that he accidentally sent the "H"("ㅅ" in Korean) to EH.

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ㅅ is actually a 's' haha for 생일축하해 (saeng yil chu ka hae) but basically an incomplete birthday message haha the korean alphabet differs from English! but yeah since ㅅ is the start of a swear word as well i can see why some thought he was texting eh a swear word HAHA

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I'm glad BH being in such a dangerous situation made him realize that he can't live without her.

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I'm going to voice will be a SUPER unpopular opinion (but please don't downvote me...hear me out...I may be waaay off, but I just want to think it through :). This is about YJ---I just don't actually dislike her. Oh, I hate and totally condemn what she did. Wrong on every possible level. But EH was just as wrong, and I find it interesting that it's easy to forgive him but not her. I don't think that's a gender double standard (though often in real life it is); I think it's because he's shown real and true remorse, and she hasn't. I agree with much of what's been said about her--she's selfish, immature, and deluded to think she could just come back and have things the way they were. But I also think that if she were brought to really feel regret and remorse, I could like her. The first scene of her (when she met BH) showed her to be totally awesome. The kind of female character I like. And she's a strong prosecutor, committed to justice; she also has a good sense for it. To me, it's her lack of remorse that's a problem. And I hope the show will bring her to that, give her a real moment of growth and enlightenment. Because I think her character has a lot of potential to be awesome. She just needs some growth and reflection.

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No, I totally agree with you. I don't think it would be an unpopular opinion, because from what I recall in past recaps, people were condemning her because she showed no guilt toward her actions. I know a lot of us were halfway in love with EH but holding back because we suspected he'd been the other party in the affair.

But what makes EH different, like you mentioned, is the fact that he showed so much guilt and he's been paying for it all these years. That's what makes it so easy to forgive him. I think I read a lot of comments along this line too! It probably doesn't have much to do with his gender.

If he'd been like YJ, I wouldn't have forgiven either of them. YJ ran away and left the boys to deal with the hurt and broken friendship and this is the part of her character that I dislike. She seems like a spunky woman who I'd normally really like in a drama, but with the way things are going, she seems to have 2 characters: the sassy woman who's good at her job, and the whiny child who can't understand what she did wrong.

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Yeah! I think you hit the nail on the head: she seems like two characters. And I guess I am hoping the show lets those two meld into one more mature, likeable one. I do think that her reaction is a little realistic, though. I mean, we'd like her to be repentant, but the truth is, sometimes its hard to admit when youve messed up that bad...and she may have been hoping that it would be easy to fix because that would imply it wasnt as bad as she knows (deep down) that it was. Now that its becoming obvious that it wont be an easy fix, hopefully that opens up the way for her to let herself see how wrong it was, and then try to fix things (as EH has been doing with JW).

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Totally agree-- It's really sad the way everything ended up between the three friends, and I'm hoping for a reconciliation (though obvs a slightly different romantic configuration, if any). I do like her, and I think she just needs to figure out whatever her issues are. And not get all bratty and cause trouble for our two adorable leads. I really want BH and YJ to be friends by the end, or at least come to an understanding.

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I don't find her detestable. At least she's not conniving to get JW back. She tries but she's not pushy in an annoying way. She just needs a redeeming moment and I'm guessing it will happen so that she'll end up with EH. But I must say Nara is quite good in her first role.

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I agree with you. I loved her in the scene with the two ladies taking on the jerky dudes and could see how they could end up with a terrific friendship. I don't know how the writers will overcome the hurdle of our dislike/distrust of her and her lack of remorse but I kind of hope they do.

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same! I think the writers must have a plan, though; otherwise, why go to all the trouble of making her likeable at first? Not only did we like her at first, but so did BH. And I feel like you only do that as a writer when you want the audience to later come around to liking your character. It would have been easy enough to write her as just being hateable (sort of like her asst/BH's nemesis/cheater whose name i never learned). fingers crossed. so far the writer has not disappointed me, so...!

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I could totally see her and Bong Hee teaming up and kicking some butt like when they first met (that was so badass to watch). But after learning that she's the ex-girlfriend who completed destroyed Ji Wook, my problem with her is that she shows no remorse. She simply expects to walk right back into Ji Wook's life and for everything to be like it was before. Eun Hyuk is far from innocent but at least he realizes the hurt that he's caused and sticks by Ji Wook's side even though Ji Wook hates, showing that he is sincerely sorry and still values there friendship.

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yeah! exactly <3 (also hehe i LOVE your handle, Bong Soon's Tiny Fist lol)

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Well, I already wrote about her as well, not disliking her completely, before reading this message you gave.... so, I just have to reassure, I agree with you. Her character has potential. Let's wait and see what the writer does to her

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They actually made her seem less delusional this week - her showing JW the frame without trying to hold him hostage to her emotions and remembering EH's birthday. She remembered his birthday tradition, sought him out to wish him happy birthday, and actually saw EH when she was speaking to him (when previously, he was more like a path to JW).

I did like how the lampshaded YJ's uncoolness with Ji Hae going like "YJ isn't as cool as I thought she was".

I really wish they hadn't gone the "I'm coming back for JW" route since she and BH had one of the best intros to each other. Since writer of Suspicious Partner wrote one of my favorite 2nd female leads, Na Yoon from Protect the Boss, I'm really hoping they'll work some miracle to fix YJ.

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I liked that she recognized how wrong she was for saying Ji-wook's love wasn't enough for her. At least she recognizes when she makes mistakes. She just doesn't understand that regret and apologies aren't always enough. Actions are the best way to show true repentance. Her actions just haven't consistently shown that.

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Hi Lezah. As usual, I liked your comment.
Yet, Abut Yoo Jung, let me tell you, she is not completely hateful. Do you want to meet a very, very, very hateful second lead girl? Watch "wish upon a star"... that one is like the worst in dramaland. I don't even remenber her name.
Anyway, Yoo Jung... yes, she is selfish, but we don't know why... as you said, we don't get that much airtime of her... there is nothing about her family, the way she was raised, her hobbies, or the true reason of why she cheated. People are not black and white... even if the show doesn't give us that, there must be a reason why she is doing what she is doing (or not doing)... if in 32 half an hour episodes we will never have them, then yes, I would say she is just bad written.
But then again, until now, I don't dislike her completely. I feel she is just unaware of what she did wrong, that is why she keeps on asking why they "hate" her...

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I got the feeling Yoo Jung "coincidently" appeared at EH's birthday campout expecting to also see JW. I don't think she is aware that their friendship became estranged to the degree it did. When she ambushed EH, she said they were ganging up to avoid her. More of her self-centered thinking not to have thought what happened to the guys' relationship, just what she lost.

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I hope CH didn't do something like that, not that what we've seen him do is okay either. But I started to feel bad for him! And is he dead now?! I also wish they did more with YJ being awesome like when we were introduced to her character.

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I just watched the episode, and the recap is up! That's fast! Heh. Love the kiss at the end! Yes! *Fist up in the air!

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That kiss was simply the loveliest kiss ever. It made me melt.

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I really hope we can rewind to it in the next episode

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yesssss.. the next episode better start with that scene in a full(er) way. eeeps wednesday is always hard to wait for, but now--!!

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yasss anticipating the awkward moment after the kiss woot

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I definitely think we'll get the kiss again because it's too important to see the fallout. This is a complete surprise for her so it wouldn't make sense not to see her reaction! Honestly, the moment right after they pull apart is always my favorite part so I'm always bummed when dramas miss that, for the first kiss in particular.

Ahhh, I'm so excited to see her reaction! She may be understandably confused though...

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I'm hoping for smoldering JCW eyes in the moment after.

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Still gently cupping her precious face in his hands, he tenderly parts his lips from hers. Unable to meet his smouldering gaze, she shyly fixes her eyes on the lips she has just kissed...leaving an unspoken question hanging in the air between them -

"EOTTOKE?!"

In case you can't tell, that last part is me, fanning myself desperately, having forgotten how to breathe every time I remember how this episode ends.

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It was a lovely, lovely kiss, one of those kisses you'd want to rewind over and over, years and years from now, to see again and again. It was perfection. The way he cradled her face so gently, and kissed her so tenderly, with so much love, like she's the most precious thing in the world to him....it did something to my heart, this jaded viewer who has seen a million kisses, a kiss so sweet that it broke my heart...

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He is so good in romance drama !

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Yes to all this! Also, I loved how they didn't show bong hee blinking first and then kissing him back. She was as ready he was and i loved it!

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She was too ready for that, hehe. She was ready months ago!

Also, I normally don't like surprise first kisses where the other person as no time to evade at all but here I think it's perfect because she already confessed to him.

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when Bonghee was describing Jiwook to her mom, i feel for her. the way she mentions things about Jiwook shows that she's fiercely in love with him, and there's no way she's over him. poor girl (but not so poor after ep 16 ends! bwahahahah)

and i LOLed when Jiwook's mom casually listening to their convo. and somehow i think Jiwook got his empathy from his mom - his mom could appear petty at times (Jiwook does this too) but they are easily saddened whenever people around them are suffering or sad. i thought his relationship and his mom is a bit distant, but it appears not. he seems to have easy rapport with his mom, and i love that.

and CEO Byun washing the dishes... again that makes me laugh for a good minute. and i love that cute friendship bonghee has with eunhyuk. both of them needs that.

what will happen to Chan Ho though. will he still be alive?

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When she started tearing up while describing him to her mom, I felt so, so bad for her. It's really painful to see someone in that light and know that they don't reciprocate your feelings. She must really like him a lot, and I can see why too (he's so sweet!).

I'd also thought that perhaps JW and his mum weren't that close with the way he answered her phone calls previously but they're adorable together.

Please let Chan Ho be alive!! T_T

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yes, that phone call in ep 1 makes me think that his relationship with his mom is a but distant. but perhaps that's just their way of joking because they seem to love each other, esp his mom who clearly dotes on him. i love relationships in this drama, they warm my cold heart :D

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At first, I was somewhat annoyed by JW's mom because she just seemed kinda stuck up and catty, but the more we see of her the more I like her! That flashback of her holding tiny JW as he cried was so touching, and their warm relationship in the present day is great.

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me too! She even looked sympathetic when BH was tearfully saying how her perfect boss that she is totally in love with rejected her. Yes, she dislikes BH and her mom, but I think once she realizes that JW is the man that BH thinks so highly of and loves so much and that she will have BH's mom tied to her forever, she'll accept BH. Also, obviously, once they catch the person who framed BH.

I'm really surprised that she didn't recognize BH. Her son lost his prosecutor job because of BH. But she is probably one of those moms would be proud and accepting of anything her son does - even if JW decides to quit law and become a travelling magician.

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I agree. My initial reaction towards his mom wasn't that good. I found her annoying. But this episode really changed my mind. I'm glad the show decided to do a flashback. Shows that she's actually a strong person not just for Ji-Wook but also for herself.

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I am looking forward to the day when the mothers find out that their son and daughter are in love. They'd be stuck forever as in-laws! Haha!

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At least we can be sure that when Ji Wook's mom finds out that this girl is "head over heels" in love over her son, she'll at least warm up to Bong Hee. If Bong Hee's adulation hasn't yet negated her mother's off remarks (during the massage scene), I don't know what will. I think the four of them plus Eun Hyuk would make the cutest little family. Grandmoms and uncles and cousins. Awwww. I'm so excited. HAHAHA

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Haha! I think the only objection would be from CEO Byun. He's determined to be BH's enemy!

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i have sneaky feelings that the moms will be bestfriends, albeit a little bit competitive with each other, ha. esp jiwook's mon, she seems the type who is determine to make people love her, so i think she'll bug Bonghee incessantly for that :D

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That is so truee. The two family together will be absolutely noisy but fun and not boring. Just like Jiwook said to describe his day with Bonghee

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I love the way moms are portrayed in this drama, especially how supportive and proud they are of their respective kids. That's somethint I rarely see in dramas.

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from the translation that i watch:-

"His shoulders as wide as the Pacific, and his heart too. there are only stars in his eyes, and he goes around with a light a the back of his head. you know, like a halo. like he was born to give me heart attack."

it might not *that* poetic but i could understand her. it's sad and beautiful and the same time. sigh.

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ooh i love that similarity between ji wook and his mother, didn't notice it before!

also i've been wondering, have they ever said what the relationship between CEO Byun and Ji Wook is? like why he's always helping him? i feel like i must have missed it somewhere lol

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LOL, I kind of like not questioning it. It's just a fact of life that CEO Byun should follow JW wherever he goes.

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haha yes, always following him around and washing his dishes xD

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i think they never said what is their relationship. like @chandler said i just provide answer to myself that he's a family friend who loves Jiwook like his own son lol.

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That kiss.
Squeeeeeeeeeeee ?. I loved it. He had to show that he's interested in her but afraid to pursue a relationship. He couldn't keep his feelings in check any longer. I'm anticipating what will happen next. I really want to see the look on chief Bang's face.

I am intrigued with the villain story. I can't help but feel really sorry for Chan ho. Did Chan ho steal Hyunsoo's girl & Is he being punished for it by cleaning up the mess? Is chan ho related to hyunsoo?

In EPs 13-14, we saw our attorneys drunk and spilling a lot of secrets (blame the alcohol), in this episode we heard Hyunsoo tell CH that there are still more deaths to occur. I couldn't help but think, what if HY found out about Eunhyuk's sin? EH is definitely a target isn't he?

Eunhyuk's birthday is one of the saddest things I have watched. I just want to hug him. *sigh*

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Yes! EH persisted in getting his colleagues to join in the get together at the end of the day, but nobody was interested in. Aww.. and it turned out all he wanted was people to celebrate his birthday with him. The poor puppy.. when he had to celebrate his birthday with his half eaten cake in the park, I felt so much for him. Although it was a consolation, I didn't like it that YJ was the one who remembered his birthday and brought along a gift. And what message did JW just send him? H? That was it? Why didn't he rectify the message when he realized he accidentally sent it? But I suspect EH knew what he meant anyway. So sweet.

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Everything about EH is so heartbreaking. I'm waiting for the day this boy receives some love.
That was a truly truly sad and lonely birthday :'(

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That is so me. Lonely birthday every year :(

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Oh no! Tell us your birthday, we will have a beanie party. :)

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Wishing you a very happy birthday, even if the wishes are very early or belated! ???

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Yes please invite us to your birthday beanie party woot

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Beanie Party! Woo-hoo! Yes, when is your birthday, CrimeFighter? Don't be so busy fighting crimes, you gotta party every once in a while too ;)

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I wondered if Chan Ho may be related to the girl. I think something happened to her and both guys teamed up to get revenge. But Chan Ho doesn't have the stomach for all those murders while HyunSoo has gone off the deep end.

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If Chief Bang needs love I can give him my love ! And I can be with Eunhyuk for his birthday too.

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i third it. do kdramas ever do spinoffs? because i would totally watch a Chief Bang show.

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Fourth it in a flash. Chief Bang makes the best expressions, and among such cast with Nam Ji-hyun and Ji Chang-wook involved too, such a superb performance.

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Hahaha him regretting that he gave up his civil service for a private law firm with only one earning attorney. The dude has a reason to feel uneasy. HAHAHA. These guys need to get more clients so he can at least be department chief of administrative affairs or something.

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Chief Bang is an absolute star with his facial expressions! The wide ear-to-ear grin and the deadpan expression are beyond hilarious.

There's already a long line waiting to celebrate EH's birthday with him, we gotta get in line for that. ;)

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Yes!!! Those two poor souls yearning for love!!!!! But I find these 2 cute!!!! Especially Chief Bang!!!

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Honestly with each episode I fall more and more in love with this drama and the characters (aka my children ♥)
I may or may not have cried when Eun-Hyuk sat down with his almost eaten birthday cake all alone (it was so mean that they ate his cake without him). At least Yoo-Jung came by. Despite the shitty thing they did to Ji-Wook, I am still rooting for them so hard. Eun-Hyuk loves her so much, but doesn't want to further endanger his already fragile relationship with Ji-Wook (and how cute was it that Ji-Wook wanted to congratulate him but also didn't? and so bittersweet that Eun-Hyuk was happy to even get one letter in a text.... I need them to make up, already. this broken bromance is hurting me), and Yoo-Jung is still to hung up on Ji-Wook and needs to move on. Gurl, you burned that bridge down by cheating, so just let it go.
Hyun-Soo creeps me the f out. And I need to know more about his relationship to Chan-Ho and why Chan-Ho helps him to cover up his murders. And I was also surprised to learn that Hee-Joon's murder seemed to be nothing more than wrong place wrong time. I thought Hyun-Soo in his deranged mind wanted to avenge Bong-Hee after Hyun-Soo cheated on her and was a giant dick, but apparently he was about to kill her.... I'm afraid for my children.
Also: I CANNOT wait for the mothers to figure out who their kids are in love with. I love the moms and their relationship.

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HS creeps me out too, especially that last scene when he finds CH in the park alone. I fear for CH's life for some reason, so please no!!! Don't kill him, writer-nim! When did he have the time to bug CH's phone? When did he start listening in on his conversations? Arragh!!

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Me too! It's so weird that just a few episodes back, I was fearing that CH was going to kill BH. He had such a murderous look. But now, he's a scared victim. That was so scary when HS called and said he just called so he can find him.

CH - why are you meeting BH in such a secluded place?!! It wouldn't be weird for them to meet up in public since they've met up at a restaurant before.

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i agree with all of this so much!! i'm rooting for YH and EH too, and that birthday scene was just too much. also yes the moms. omg can't wait for that scene.

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I was also surprised that Hee-joon's murder turned out to be nothing more than a spur of the moment thing. Like you, I thought Hyun-soo was avenging BH.
And I'm absolutely right there with you in anticipating the moment the moms find out about their children!!

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Well, important things first: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. He went for it. He caught me by surprise. I was just expecting a hug/confession! Personally, my favorite part of a romance is the phase when they're just grappling with their feelings and figuring out how to start their romance. But something about this couple's interactions and their need for a stable, dependable partner in their lives has me looking forward to how their romance will go now that he's ready to take a chance!

Lol. So, perhaps, Hyun-soo and Chan-ho are not "Suspicious Partners" per say? Tell me, when even Villain #1 turns out to be frightened of Villain #2, what does that mean for us? I'm scared now, somebody hold me. No, seriously, though, Hyun-soo was so freakin' scary at the end, especially doused in that red lighting.

Haha, the kiss did give me temporary amnesia though and I had to remind myself that I'm should be fearing for Chan-ho's life, not swooning. Maybe this is the amnesia they've been talking about, LOL?

Thanks for the recap! Many more thoughts, but I'll have to come back later!

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I expected them to go and find CH together so when they cut to them being back at home I was like nooooo, his life is in danger!!

HS was terrifying, when he turned back to look at JW at the cafe and smiled then it slid off his face the next second, I was so scared.

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I was expecting BH and JW to find CH together too. Why the hell did they return home without finding out what CH had to say to them? And didn't it occur to JW that his life might be in danger if he knew who was the one who bought the shoes? He was HJ's murderer, for goodness sake!

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I was also expecting them to at least go look for CH.
But all that was momentarily forgotten when they got home and JW hugged her. I was NOT expecting a kiss.

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In their defense, they have no idea that Chano is in danger from Hyunsoo. But yeah, when the episode ended I was like, "oh no wait! How about Chano left in the park with Hyunsoo??" I guess we will find out next week.

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I was still mentally screaming at them to save CH. but you're right, they had no idea of the danger CH is in. I think JW suspected that CH and HS were close enough for HS to not murder CH. JW knew HS killed the chef out of revenge. He doesn't know that this guy is also killing people who inconvenience him.

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