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The Best Hit: Episodes 15-16

Ji-hoon finally gets some advice he really needed to hear—that life is shaped by the choices you make and the opportunities you fail to take. Faced with a fork in the road of his young life, there’s no time to dawdle if he wants to take a shot at everything he’s ever wanted. He may have had his fair share of unfulfilling moments over the years, but he’ll be reminded that the best advice he can ever get is to follow his heart.

 
EPISODE 15 RECAP

Complaining of his growling stomach, Hyun-jae points to the first restaurant he sees. He’s too hungry to wait for a place Woo-seung insists has cheaper and more generous portions and ushers her inside.

He spots Ji-hoon at a neighboring table, just after Hye-ri has confessed her feelings for Ji-hoon. Woo-seung calls out to them, and Ji-hoon stammers to be caught in the middle of a blatant lie. He awkwardly introduces Hye-ri as a fellow trainee.

But Hye-ri corrects him and says she’s not a trainee, and Hyun-jae bluntly observes, “Wow, you’re really pretty.” Cue: a side-eye from Woo-seung.

Woo-seung confirms that she and Hyun-jae are having dinner together because a certain someone blew her off, then leans in to tell Ji-hoon to enjoy his meal with his “ssam-nyeo.”

She later explains to Hyun-jae that the term ssam-nyeo is her twist on “some,” substituting it with ssam [a lettuce wrap]. She protests when Hyun-jae calls her his ssam-nyeo, but he means that she always picks a “fight” (ssam) with him.

Looking over at Ji-hoon, Hyun-jae remarks that the “Yoo Hyun-jae power” must be strong, and gives Hye-ri a thumbs-up of approval at Ji-hoon’s choice of a lady. He then analyzes Woo-seung… and folds his thumb away. HA.

He shifts gears and offers to make a wrap for Woo-seung. He piles on the raw garlic and then Woo-seung engages him in a sudden round of rock-paper-scissors. She wins and stuffs the garlic wrap into his mouth.

Hye-ri catches Ji-hoon’s flush of jealousy and accurately guesses that Woo-seung must be the girl he likes. After dinner, she follows Ji-hoon following Hyun-jae and Woo-seung, who stop to play an arcade claw machine thanks to a flyer.

Hyun-jae is impressed by the prizes and tells Woo-seung to take her pick because he’ll win it for her in one try. Hye-ri points out the doll she wants, and Woo-seung tauntingly tells Ji-hoon that his sweetheart wants him to win her a doll.

Hyun-jae and Ji-hoon take turns battling the claw machine, and everyone groans whenever the claw slips at the last second. Ji-hoon takes note when Woo-seung and Hyun-jae get particularly close. Later, Woo-seung starts crying over her last two coins, but she lets Hyun-jae try one last time and kisses the coin for good luck.

Ji-hoon pushes him out of the way and scans the box like a complicated math equation. He puffs up with pride when he wins a prize, but before he can give the doll to Woo-seung, Hye-ri swoops in to claim it for herself. She says she’ll treasure it even though it’s not the exact one she wanted and calls Ji-hoon “oppa,” which Woo-seung mockingly repeats in his ear.

The friends return home in time to see Kwang-jae close up shop for the night. He declines Ji-hoon’s help in bringing the chairs inside, then he learns from a phone call that Bo-hee took the minor role of the kimbap in the commercial after all.

She’s a good sport about it because it’s a paid gig, believing that it’s due time for her to abandon her dainty image. Kwang-jae refuses to see that happen.

Woo-seung catches Ji-hoon returning from the bakery the following morning and teases him about his new ssam-nyeo. She wonders why a such a pretty girl would like a guy like him, and MC Drill gasps to hear that his buddy is the object of Hye-ri’s affection.

Hyun-jae checks that the coast is clear before inviting Kwang-jae upstairs to expound on his multiple timeline theory via his suspect board: He’s Hyun-jae who traveled from 1993 to 2017, whereas the other Hyun-jae whom Kwang-jae remembers lived until he vanished in 1994.

What he has yet to figure out is what happened to Other Hyun-jae in the months leading up to the disappearance. Kwang-jae, who has barely paid attention to this explanation, says he doesn’t know either because he and Other Hyun-jae lost touch.

He does admit to being investigated by the police as Hyun-jae’s former manager, which reminds Hyun-jae that Kwang-jae is a prime suspect in this case. Kwang-jae is more interested in catching flies than in all this talk of multiple Hyun-jaes.

Hyun-jae moves on, asking if Kwang-jae ever ripped this studio apart in the years afterward. But Kwang-jae reiterates that nothing ever turned up and after he disappeared, Mi-young—Mal-sook’s mother and CEO Lee’s daughter—resided in this rooftop apartment. Ah well, that explains Mal-sook.

Kwang-jae says he and Hyun-jae were bitter enemies after he literally walked out of their lives. Then Hyun-jae shows him his music notebook and notes that his unreleased songs are now hit singles. Kwang-jae considers that circumstantial evidence, but what Hyun-jae knows is that Young-jae and MJ are connected.

Furthermore, Hyun-jae believes the bagfuls of cash are still in this apartment, and when Kwang-jae questions how he could possibly know that, Hyun-jae shows him that his handwriting is slowly showing up in the pages of his copy of the notebook.

That tells him as time passes, the events leading up to Other Hyun-jae’s disappearance are happening back in the past. Pointing to the words “rooftop” and “floor,” Hyun-jae said he checked every square foot of this studio, but it was all concrete flooring. However, there’s one place he no longer has access to: the storage closet, aka Woo-seung’s room.

Young-jae indulges his rich wife with a massage and gripes about Kwang-jae’s stubborn attachment to the World Agency building. His wife doesn’t understand why he wants that old building so badly, and Young-jae says he wants to build his own settlement, his own Star Punch Town. Lol, you mean like SM Town?

His rich wife Cathy proposes a different plan: if they lend Kwang-jae the money, he’ll have to repay them instead of the bank, which means the building is theirs if he defaults. Young-jae praises his wife for coming up with a brilliant plan, and she pops out to attend a meeting. He then sits at his desk and flips through the pages of Hyun-jae’s notebook and stops at the page about the money hidden somewhere in the rooftop studio.

Now that Woo-seung is working at Star Punch, she wonders if she’ll see Ji-hoon on a regular basis. But Ji-hoon plans on quitting the trainee life, explaining that he’d already decided to quit if he didn’t make the debut team this time. She’s the first person to know, and she asks if he won’t regret his decision. Remembering Dad’s rant at Young-jae, he says he won’t regret it because he shouldn’t have chosen this path.

He sadly notes how her first day is his last here, adding that their paths never seem to cross. Woo-seung doesn’t pick up on his meaning and throws an arm around him, asking him how things are going with his ssam-nyeo.

Ji-hoon defensively answers that he likes someone else, and when she asks who that is, he says it’s someone he’s known for a while. Woo-seung says that narrows down the possibilities and is surprised to hear that it’s someone she knows too.

Ruffling his hair, she admits that she’s happy to see that Ji-hoon likes someone. She asks if he confessed his feelings for that special someone yet, and he answers that every attempt to do so went awry.

Like the time Ji-hoon waited for Woo-seung after school with flowers and chocolate back in high school, which was the day she introduced him to her new boyfriend. He tried talking to her alone anyway under the excuse that “the day was good, the day was just so,” but then a clap of thunder roared overhead.

Or the time he bucked up the courage to try again some years later, but every time he started his confession with “I…” the “like you” portion was drowned out by outside noise, like the sound of dogs barking or a passing car or bird droppings landing on his face. Woo-seung advises that Ji-hoon profess his love without any hesitation and wishes him the best of luck with a tiny pat on his butt.

Hyun-jae, meanwhile, inputs various passcodes into the digital door lock, hoping that one of the combinations will let him into Woo-seung’s room. He doesn’t get why Woo-seung is so private and complains that he’s got a lot to do here. But then he gets locked out from too many attempts and lets out a long frustrated cry. D’aww.

Ji-hoon packs up his locker and remembers his first day at Star Punch when he first met MC Drill and thought he was a sunbae. That illusion quickly came crashing down when MC Drill greeted their actual sunbaes with a deep bow, a memory he looks back on with fondness. Ji-hoon stares at the nametag on his locker for a long beat, then rips it off and walks out with his things.

Woo-seung starts her workday carrying heavy boxes. Unable to see, she accidentally runs into MJ, who’s pleased to learn that “Second Place” scored the internship here. He offers to help her carry the boxes, but she insists that she’s fine and a box tumbles onto the ground.

MJ winces in exaggerated pain, acting like she hurt his wrist. Next thing we know, Woo-seung is replicating his autograph on dozens of his CDs while MJ nurses his “sprained wrist” with ice. She gasps when he says he’s got about a thousand more to sign thanks to an upcoming concert, so she makes a phone call.

Hyun-jae picks up with a loud “What?” and barks that he’s busy right now. He can’t bring himself to ask Woo-seung for her passcode and simply hangs up, much to her annoyance. She takes a deep breath before launching into game-plan mode and orders MJ to bring her the thousand CDs and a glass of water. She then signs each and every copy with precision and efficiency while MJ snoozes on the couch.

Over at the bakery, Bo-hee gently asks Kwang-jae if they should hire a part-timer since she’ll soon be busy with filming commercials and other activities. They barely hang up the help wanted ad before Hyun-jae plucks it off the wall and says they’ve found their part-timer—him.

Bo-hee belatedly recognizes him as Ji-hoon’s friend, and when Kwang-jae protests, Hyun-jae just ignores him. She sits him down for an interview and asks for his name. Slightly flustered, Hyun-jae fishes for an appropriate name and softens the consonant of his nickname “Dda-bong [thumbs-up]” to “Da-bong.”

She’s amused by his funny name and asks how old he is. He says he cannot divulge any more personal information, adding that everyone has a secret they don’t wish to share, while the soundtrack from A Better Tomorrow II plays softly in the background. She’s sympathetic to his woes and he takes her hands, which snaps her out of the moment.

Kwang-jae declares that they’ll be hiring a female part-timer instead, and Hyun-jae is confident that he can win over the female customers’ hearts with gentle kindness. Whereas Kwang-jae is completely against hiring Hyun-jae, Bo-hee gives a wholehearted yes because he feels like family and makes her feel warm and fuzzy inside. He assures them that he’s also a great driver, and the way he says it reminds her of Hyun-jae.

Grandpa returns home from the bank with bad news: If they don’t pay up in a week’s time, the building will be put up for auction. Kwang-jae says he already tried to borrow money from everywhere he could, and informs Grandpa that Bo-hee accepted the commercial gig.

Woo-seung lets Hyun-jae in when he comes knocking at her door. Having finally gained entry, he apologizes for snapping at her earlier and tells her about his new part-time job at the bakery while using his foot to check the floorboards.

He jumps when she growls at him for dawdling in her room, and that’s when he hears a distinctive creak. He obeys when she tells him to leave, but not before he bends down to ask her for her passcode. She whispers that there’s no way she’d tell him and commands him to get out.

 
EPISODE 16 RECAP

Itching to get out of the house, Hyun-jae invites himself to Woo-seung and Ji-hoon’s outing. Ji-hoon had hoped to spend time alone with Woo-seung since she’s busy working during the week, but she points out that Hyun-jae will start working too and lets Hyun-jae tag along.

Hyun-jae travels the city like an excited kid, jumping and pointing at every marvel. He swings by the hair salon for a new ‘do, and his chopped locks leave Woo-seung momentarily speechless. She mutters that he looks like a person now, and Ji-hoon wonders if he should get his hair cut.

They follow Hyun-jae into an appliance store, where Hyun-jae says he finally remembers who he is. They tune in, but then roll their eyes when Hyun-jae claims that he’s from the future and issues commands to the smart refrigerator to prove that he brought it with him from his time.

Hyun-jae rejoices when he finds a coin lying in the street, then pulls Woo-seung into the nearby arcade to try his hand at the claw machine. He wins a doll on the first try and gives it to Woo-seung as an early birthday gift, taking a mental note of the date.

He then asks what class she was in during high school, which Ji-hoon perceives as hints of romantic interest in Woo-seung, whereas Hyun-jae is just trying to narrow down the possibilities for her passcode. He grumbles when his plan is foiled because Ji-hoon tells him to stop poking around in Woo-seung’s business.

MC Drill feels left out when everyone else returns home together that night. He rolls over to see Hyun-jae admiring appliances on his phone, which only adds to the many oddities in Hyun-jae’s character. He thinks it’s weird that Hyun-jae likes old dramas, never had triangle kimbap before, and is overall old-fashioned.

He concludes that Hyun-jae isn’t from here and ventures, “You’re… from overseas.” He then speaks in English and Hyun-jae plays along before gesturing behind MC Drill’s back that he’s nuts. Meanwhile, Woo-seung places the doll Hyun-jae won for her on her desk with a smile, calling it a friend for the decapitated teddy bear she brought with her.

Hyun-jae is insulted when he’s tasked to be the occasional road manager for Kwang-jae’s idol girl group. He mocks Kwang-jae behind his back for being so chivalrous with Bo-hee, and when Woo-seung comments that she’d like to get out of the city, he tells her to tag along.

But she has to head into work today and shares that she knows of a great little-known jajangmyun restaurant in Paju. It was the last meal her birth father treated her to as a young girl before he left her for good, and that bowl of jajangmyun was topped off with a fried egg.

She always meant to return to that restaurant, but she never found it again. The only other detail she remembers was that it was in the middle of nowhere, where a restaurant shouldn’t be. Hyun-jae can’t get that story out of his mind while he drives the girl group to their gig.

Kwang-jae takes note that Bo-hee’s cough is getting worse, but she insists that she’ll be fine. She hopes that the money from this commercial will repay their outstanding debt and put an end to Kwang-jae’s worries. She mentions that she was recently looking through some old photos but couldn’t find a single one of Kwang-jae because he was always the one behind the camera. But she does remember that he was pretty cute back then, and he asks how cute she thought he was.

Their faces fall when they arrive on set and learn that the star of the commercial is none other than frenemy and former teen idol rival HA SOO-YOUNG (cameo by singer Kan Mi-yeon). Soo-young pointedly remarks on how popular Bo-hee was among the boys, then cracks up once she sees Bo-hee’s cartoonish makeup.

Soo-young spits up again once Bo-hee is in her kimbap costume, and Kwang-jae looks on as Bo-hee does one falling take after another nonstop. He gets increasingly frustrated with the director, but then Soo-young gets pulled away to film her drama. Bo-hee has no choice but to wait in her costume, and Kwang-jae helps her get comfortable.

Woo-seung’s stomach growls when she returns home from work, so Ji-hoon offers to whip her up some ramyun. Ji-hoon’s phone happens to ring at that moment—it’s Hye-ri, whose caller ID “Pretty Do Hye-ri” is enclosed with hearts. Turns out Hye-ri edited her name on Ji-hoon’s phone when he went to the bathroom at the restaurant, and Ji-hoon swears to Woo-seung that he didn’t change it himself.

He answers the call while Woo-seung leans in to eavesdrop on Hye-ri yelling at him for quitting the trainee life without letting her know. He abruptly ends the call and doesn’t pick up when she tries calling back.

Woo-seung asks if Hye-ri is the girl he likes. He denies it, to which Woo-seung presses that there’s no such thing as secrets between friends. He gets angry when she insists that the call sounded like a lovers’ quarrel, barking that he’ll just give it a shot with Hye-ri if that will make Woo-seung happy. He tells her to make her own ramyun and storms out.

Hours later, Bo-hee is still waiting on set and feeling ill. She sends Kwang-jae off to fetch her some water, and then Soo-young finally shows up again, not the least bit apologetic about the delay. Having had enough, Bo-hee gives Soo-young a piece of her mind, berating her for putting a whole production crew on hold today.

Bo-hee pulls rank as her sunbae and Soo-young’s manager intervenes, asking if she’s proud of being old, and actually starts pushing her around. Kwang-jae witnesses the scene and runs over to clock the manager right in the face. Both men are prepared for a full-on fight, when Bo-hee screams and faints.

Thankfully, they find out in the ambulance that Bo-hee only has a high fever, but Kwang-jae blames himself for the whole mess. She admits that she faked the fainting to stop the fight because she heard that the other manager knows martial arts, and didn’t want him to get beaten up. He insists that the best fighters are those who fought in the streets, like himself. That makes her laugh, while he quietly winces in pain over the one punch he threw.

Hyun-jae has to refrain himself from scowling at the idol girl group on their way back from their gig. But then he slams on the brakes when he sees a tiny Chinese restaurant in the middle of nowhere.

He pokes his head inside to see if they’re open, then confirms that this place tops off their jajangmyun with a fried egg just like Woo-seung described. He gets even more excited when the owner says he can take an order to-go.

Kwang-jae and Ji-hoon go out for drinks, where Ji-hoon thanks Dad for staying by his mother’s side and apologizes for disappointing him. Dad admits that he was petty for being jealous that Ji-hoon was a trainee at Young-jae’s agency of all places, and encourages Ji-hoon to get everything off of his chest.

Dad blames himself for all of Ji-hoon’s woes; it all started when he didn’t let Ji-hoon publicly acknowledge that Bo-hee was his mother and barred him from pursuing his dream of becoming a singer. He wonders what right he had in saying all of that when he isn’t even Ji-hoon’s biological father. Ji-hoon sheds silent tears.

Dad admits that he thought that was the only way of protecting Ji-hoon from getting hurt by the industry. He believed everything would work out if he stuck it out for a little longer, but he learned that he missed all the great opportunities that came his way by putting things off.

Ji-hoon shares that he plans on quitting the trainee life, but Dad disagrees with the notion of not doing what you want while you still can. He hopes that Ji-hoon doesn’t lead a frustrating life like he did, and that Ji-hoon will do and say everything his heart tells him to. They commemorate this with a shot for their family and another for Ji-hoon’s future. Something suddenly dawns in Ji-hoon’s head and he runs off with a quick apology.

Hyun-jae zooms home at lightning speed to make sure Woo-seung’s jajangmyun doesn’t get soggy, making the idol girls reel from carsickness. At the same time, Ji-hoon runs through the streets trying to get a hold of Woo-seung, who has just left the convenience store when she answers her phone.

It’s Hyun-jae’s call she answers, and he barks at her to hurry up and come home. He waits with her bowl of jajangmyun and tries his hand at unlocking her door once more. His first few attempts are incorrect, so he enters her birthday… and the door unlocks.

Hyun-jae hurriedly checks the floor until he hears a hollow sound in one area. But before he can attempt to remove the floorboard, he hears Woo-seung’s voice outside and looks back at the bowl of jajangmyun.

But before Woo-seung can come inside, Ji-hoon catches up to her out on the rooftop and breathlessly says he wants to reveal to her who he likes. She says to tell him inside, but he whips her around and holds her shoulders to get her full attention. “There’s someone I’ve liked for a long time, someone you know,” he starts, “It’s you. You, Choi Woo-seung. You’re the one I like.”

“As Park Woo-seung, Yoon Woo-seung, and even now as Choi Woo-seung, I’ve liked you as a woman, not just a friend,” he confesses. Just on the other side of the door, Hyun-jae holds the bowl of jajangmyun in his hand and whistles after hearing Ji-hoon’s confession.

Epilogue

Today’s epilogue is Jay-2’s music video for “Say It”: Hyun-jae and Young-jae bust a move alongside their backup dancers in a tunnel and underneath an overpass while rocking matching plaid outfits. I love everything about this ’90s-style music video, from the baggy clothes to Young-jae making cheesy shadow hand puppets in the tunnel.

 
COMMENTS

Well, it’s about damn time, Ji-hoon. No matter what Woo-seung’s answer may be, I’m glad he was finally forthright about his feelings for her after harboring a longtime crush she knew nothing about. I was happiest to see that he put Dad’s warm encouragement to follow his heart into action right away, which led to a big turning point for his character.

If I had to guess, though, I’d expect Woo-seung not to reciprocate his feelings under the drama logic that Fate has always thrown a wrench into Ji-hoon’s confessions. Even Ji-hoon recognizes that the stars never appear to align for them, though sometimes he was the one who created that missed opportunity by speaking up too late. And since he and Woo-seung are such good friends, I’m bracing myself for the inevitable fallout that happens when a friendship turns into awkward unrequited love.

Conversely Hyun-jae and Woo-seung are getting closer, though I do think Hyun-jae is too transfixed on his quest to find out what happened to Other Hyun-jae to think of anything else at the moment. He doesn’t appear to show any outward romantic interest in Woo-seung in the same way Ji-hoon does, but it’s telling that Fate is consistently working in his favor, like how he won her a prize with a coin he found on the street or coincidentally stumbled upon the restaurant Woo-seung went to once with her father as a child. At this point in the series, Hyun-jae doesn’t appear to be jealous about Ji-hoon’s feelings for Woo-seung, though that might change now that he knows about them. But he also has bigger things to worry about, like why’s here in the first place.

Which brings us to the money Other Hyun-jae hid beneath the floorboards of the rooftop studio. It’s refreshing to see our hero confirm the multiple timelines theory instead of trying to explain the possible broken logic with one timeline. Now we know for certain why Young-jae wants that building so badly, though I still have to wonder how a copy of Hyun-jae’s music notebook still fell into his hands. But now my heart aches at the thought of Bo-hee pining after Other Hyun-jae, because that reinforces the idea that this Hyun-jae doesn’t have any feelings for her.

I admit that I thought knowing Ji-hoon’s lineage would be an important factor, but now that isn’t as important as the relationships he’s building with both of his dads. Kwang-jae is a huge influence on his life while Hyun-jae can be the driving force he needs to chase after his dreams. In fact, I would be perfectly satisfied if Hyun-jae doesn’t foster any romances with anyone in 2017 if he has a greater role to play in being an encouraging force to everyone he interacts with. Who needs romance when you can have true bromance?

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I know I shouldn't laugh at Ji-hoon's unfortunate timing of confession, but it was just too funny. But then the last scene happened, and I swooned. Our Ji-hoon finally gathered enough courage to tell Woo-seung his true feeling and I'm crossing finger here that it would be reciprocrated. This is like the first drama where I'm not sure whether the feeling is mutual or not, because the ultimate pairing is anybody's guess.

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It reminded me of joonpyos confessions in bof. Like when he got cut off by the plane flying over. So funny!

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This week's episode leads me to think WS likes HJ more than JH (as a man), but HJ has no romantic feelings toward her (yet?).

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Yes I thought so too! Imagine what might have happened in BOF if a bird had pooped on Gu Jun Pyo during that confession scene?

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The confession scenes were awesome, especially that moment with the bird dropping. Just when I thought the words "like you" would get drowned out by noise again, the show surprised me with the bird dropping. When Ji Hoon made the confession at the time, I was totally expecting another interruption. I was surprised he managed to deliver his confession. WS will likely reject him, but I'm hoping the confession will plant a seed in her head to really view JH differently.

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Thanks @gummimochi as always. Regarding your last two sentences, I feel the same way now. He is not supposed to be in this timeline forever. So, I don't want him to create​ a relationship where he can't be with them in the long run. I need him to finish his purpose I here, but He needs to go back to the 90s. He belongs there. We'll miss him, but he needs to go back to fix things. .... Why do I like tragic endings, I do not know.

Also, that whistle, that hair and the lighting in the last frame. Love it.

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There are a lot of good-looking Korean actors, and YSY is one of them, but he really has some weird sort of powerful inner happy charisma that just lights up the screen no matter what he's doing. That screenshot shows it perfectly.

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I agree. He has a positive energy to him that just makes me happy. Enrique Geum has lighted up my life permanently.

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And he has mesmerizing eyes.

I remember being so captivated by all the raw emotion that flicks pass his eyes while watching Mirror of the Witch because the PD loves to zoom in on his face.

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I was just about to comment about that last shot of Yoon Si Yoon. I was so sure that Ji Hoon and Woo Seung would have the ending scene and I was swooning from it but then Hyun Jae showed up on screen with that smile of his and I almost fell of my chair. So damn handsome.
I'm a 100% sure now, Hyun Jae isn't going to fall for Woo Seung, he isn't interested. Not so sure about her though. She's never looked at Ji Hoon in THAT way but I've seen the glances for Hyun Jae.

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That last shot - all hail whoever filmed that last shot of YSY! And the stylists! And YSY for that beautiful expression.

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She did look at JH in THAT way though. Her thirsty gazing at his lips when she imagined him kissing her on the cheek a few episodes back.

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Omo. I feLl for him the moment he kept his hair down. I was like WTF. he is so handsome n he has three kisses in a row with woe sung then why shouldnt he become could with her ? This is unfair!!!. He also needs certain someone ???

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That entire kimbap scene made me so uncomfortable, my heart was breaking for Bo-hee.

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The editing was good because I also felt like "I'm about to have fever and you're making me repeat this stunt over and over again?!" I was dizzy.

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beside pitiying Bo Hee, I love her sassiness !!

She doesn't trample & show meekness over their financial condition, she is just calm collected.

but her costume is so cute tho

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Me too! Others may view her as a fairy, but she is realistic, down-to-earth, and really more like a mama bear.

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Am glad Kwang-jae got to punch the blasted manager. Was hoping this might be the gig to start Bo-hee's come back but it fell through, felt so bad for her T_T

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yea...That was so satisfying.

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But what was hilarious to me was, she was given two rolls of kimbap while wearing kimbap. I'm giggling right now thinking about it. Hihihi!

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That was hilarious!

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haha I did laugh at that. ? I was thinking... Really, you just had to bring kimbap, didn't you? heh heh

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Kimbap eating kimbap -kudos to the writers for a cannibalism joke.

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I don't know, it never feels to me like HJ has any romantic interest in WS. Because he knows he's the same age as KJ, it seems to me he acts more like an uncle. But you're right, there are some moments of Fate between him and WS, which is confusing to me.

What was with the disguise when he went for that part-time job? The big black glasses and his name, Kim Dabong -- LOL! And sadly, goodbye to the 90s hair.

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I agree there's no romantic interest from either HJ or WS towards each other. Even Woo-seung though perhaps a little attracted to HJ (it's YSY, everyone's attracted to him, so that doesn't count) doesn't seem to see him as anything more than a friend. If anything think she is a little more attracted to JH than to HJ based on the cheek kiss scenes from a few episodes back. I also wouldn't be surprised if this drama decides to be pretty much irreverent to "Fate".

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I was wondering as well why he needed the glasses. Prolly flaunting how he looks hot in anything LOL ? And how was he able to drive the Helter Skelter girls without a license? Ugh - drama logic

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I guess the glasses is part of disguise costume, so that Bo-hee gets distracted and not trying to find his similarity to Yoo Hyunjae further.

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Yes, sadly it's goodbye to the 90s hairstyle, which he totally rocked.

He looks so much like Lee Junki in that last shot. It's the angle and hairstyle.

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I interpret Hyun-jae's feelings differently. I think he's definitely interested in Woo-seung, and that's what made Yoon Shi Yoon's final scene so wistful and beautiful. He's about to make a play for her with the meal but watches his son get there first--and make a confession in such fine style that he can't help but be proud. If Hyun-jae had no romantic interest or jealousy, this wouldn't play nearly as poignantly. As it is, I believe he really likes her but will step aside sacrificially in favor of his son. To me, this was a significant turning point in the triangle: Whatever Woo-seung's answer to Ji-Hoon is in the short term, I think this is when we will start to see the rise of their relationship and the stepping aside of Hyun-jae.

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Yeah, I can see that interpretation of his expression at this end. It's so vague that I'm not really settled yet on what it means. But I agree that no matter whether HJ did have some feelings for WS or not, he's going to step aside permanently and maybe even play cupid. It would be so very out of character for HJ to pursue a relationship with WS after knowing JH has feelings for her. That's just goes against everything we've seen him do already for JH and others.

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What I like about that scene is nuance: Hyun Jae could just as easily have been excited to see Woo Seung's reaction to the food, but not necessarily have fully developed romantic feelings. I mean, it's pretty obvious that bringing back food that a girl misses is a huge cue that you might like her, but Hyun Jae's not quite there in understanding his own actions - he can still easily convince himself this is friendship without a twinge.

I have no idea what Woo Seung's answer will be, other than the one kiss-recollection, she seems to view Ji Hoon as a younger brother. I mean, we just found out they took baths together as babies, and she seems not just unfazed but gleefully curious about the idol hitting on Ji Hoon. Nothing in there indicates that she's considered him as a partner before, and she also appears to view him as aimless or at least lost, which is her polar opposite and unlikely to attract her.

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Also that friendzone butt smack.

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Agree. Nothing screams friendzone like calling herself his Noona then butt slap ?

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reply 1988..Duk soona's butt slap to the eldest in the group taeki :P

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Meh, I've seen dramas overcome worse friendzoning then that, so I don't really see the way WS feels about JH now as a big barrier to how she could see him after the confession. And lets be honest she's really dense when it comes to romance and also seems like the type to have accepted pretty much any confession that came her way. I don't think she will do that with JH, but I just think she's the type to not really consider anyone romantically until they show strong interest in her first.

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I totally agree with you. That was exactly what was going through my mind when the last scene happened. Hyun-jae's eyes seemed so sad and wistful and so heartbreaking, but he whistled in appreciation, which shows that he has feelings for Woo-seung, but he doesn't know it yet. So he'll probably write it off as friendship and play wingman to Ji-hoon now.

But his eyes. The emotion in them. God, breaks my heart.

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This was mentioned yesterday as well, but worth repeating. The meal scene where he drove hours to get the specific food from the restaurant she mentioned is from Yoon si Yoon's personal experience. He did a similar thing to his girlfriend then buy driving to Busan to buy the food she specifically likes.

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That was probably the best clue as to what HJ might be feeling (deep down inside and well hidden from even himself) towards WS. I love that little bts information. That makes it an even sweeter gesture.

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Another possible hint in this episode:

"He says he cannot divulge any more personal information, adding that everyone has a secret they don’t wish to share, while the soundtrack from A Better Tomorrow II plays softly in the background. She’s sympathetic to his woes."

The actor that plays Young Jae was in that drama.

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I agree with everything, except for the end of the story, haha!! Certainly HJ is going to step aside now, but I wish that JH and WS remain friends, and that after all the time travel and parenthood issues are solved, WS and HJ can start dating :)
Sure it looks like she is going to reject JH now and they will continue to play with our emotions for a few more episodes, not knowing if WS will develop serious feelings for any of the guys. And I am fine with it, since I like the light tone of the show and the comedy, so I don't want it to be too heavy on the romantic side. But after watching HJ's longing stare at the end of the episode, I know I will sink with this ship, so please writers, let HJ+WS be together! :)

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It's my hidden desire for them to get together. I am praying to the dramaland gods for some more time leap hijinks to happen so they can somehow be together. That wistful look after the appreciating whistle and smile... That just killed me.

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I thought Ji Hoon's confession would once again be interrupted but no, he finally said it! Hyun-jae's whistle at the end makes him look like a proud dad but not long after, he let out a sigh. Which appeared to me as a sigh of regret. I badly want to know woo seung's response, I can't believe I have to wait another week!

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This Show cracks me up. Really! When grandpa forgot the word 'bank', the sound effects! ???

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I love how the drama always turns Grandpa's forgetfulness into some sort of quiz show. I'm still cracking up thinking about how he forgot his granddaughter's name.

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Or that his granddaughter is a person and not a "thing." Lol

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Haha yesss and the sound effect at the end is the same when u have right answer in 2D1N, lmaoo

granddaughter thing is super funny, & helped a lot with Mal Sook looks so cute doesn't she? ^^
Ep 13-16 they only show Mal Sook sleeps around, one time in sofa, one time at night beside grandpa. I love how naturally they put Mal Sook just as a background support

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Hehehe that part cracked me up. I liked guessing along too. xD

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I'm actually kinda worried with Granpa's failing memory as it might be a sign of dementia or some sort of illness in future. Bec you know, its a drama. Though I'd be thankful if they don't go the makjang-way

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I was worried too. I wasn't concerned before, but this episodes forgetful moment really made me wonder. I hope he isn't coming down with dementia or Alzheimers. It would be rather makjang-y though for such a light comedy. But, they have been slowly building up the idea episode by episode.

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I was worried too. The word, bank, is too simple to forget, unless you're so uber rich and so out of touch with reality you never have to set foot in a bank.

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Hahahaha. "What is thing you call bank? I know not what it means?"

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Grandpa should have this kind of lines every week, it's the best!
Nothing beats the granddaughter joke yet but this one is quite funny as well.

What is that place called where you save and lend money? Sometimes they get robbed?

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It was hilarious when Ji-hoon got pooped on by the bird during one of his confessions.

WS and HJ have great chemistry but I think that they are always together because they are always doing favors for each other. HJ also has ulterior motives for hanging around WS like trying to find out the password or enter her room.

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That last shot! So beautiful. Hyun Jae!

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I love the last shot.

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i am in LOVE with that last shot. it's so perfect ♥

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When I watched this episode I wondered if anyone else would comment on that. Why and did he look so beautiful? I actually blushed lol.

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I know, he was mesmerizing in that last shot. He was definitely handsome but the magic came from the look in his eyes...simply breathtaking.

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YSY is doing a great job with Hyun Jae because it's so obvious why he would've been popular in the 90s. In fact, it's obvious why he'd be popular now - just totally at ease with himself, a kind person at his core, but also ready to absorb attention at any moment.

His interactions with Woo Seung are particularly notable. He's not romantically fixated on her, but it's clear that she occupies a fair amount of his attention - he clearly listens to her, he's considerate of her and it's easy to imagine that one day he'll realize that she means a lot more to him. Then again, it's just as easy to imagine them staying bickery platonic friends forever.

I will say this: for girls susceptible to falling head over heels for confident, lowdown-kind guys, Hyun Jae is a prime example. This is the popular guy who friendzones you obliviously, so if he has no loveline in this timeline, that would be in keeping with the type.

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Haha yes! Totally agree with you!

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You have a point. This resonates with his past scene with young Bo Hee, he seemed taken aback when BH kissed him, it didn't seem that he sees his relationship with BH as something special while BH feels otherwise.

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I agree!! He does seem like the popular friend-zoning guy. He's the type to unintentionally give off false signals, like do something for a girl that is completely out of the ordinary.

And like gummimochi mentions - luck and good timing are really on his side. HJ and WS had freer schedules at the same time while JH had to go to training. And now that JH has quit, both HJ and WS end up being employed from morning to night.

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I was neutral of Do Hye-ri until this episode, now I really don’t like her. Snatching a gift clearly meant for someone else is what toddlers do. JH is partly at fault for not speaking up, but still. And I know it happens a lot in dramas but I hate when people mess with others phones too, so that lowered my opinion of her even more. I hope now that Ji-hoon quit being a trainee and confessed to Woo-seung, Hye-ri will pretty much go away. She has no more point in the story and the only way I see her meeting JH anymore is through some really forced coincidences or worse some stunt she might pull to manipulate JH into seeing her. I didn't really think the actress did a great job either, especially compared to the other less experienced actors in this drama, like MJ.

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Lmao I can't @ both recap writers still alternating btwn writing the mom's name as Bo-Hee and Bong-Hee. It's episode 16 already guise

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So, I ship yoonshiyoon with everyone in this show! I think it's just the dongu magic in his eyes and his cheeky smile. Haha, but I really want jihoon to get wooseung. It would be too messy if she ended up with hyungjae. jihoon hwaiting!

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LOL I actually kind of agree with you on shipping YSY/HJ with everyone in the show. Like not in a romantic way, but just I want him to really bond with everyone and make everyone's life's way better because HJ is awesome. If it brings on lots of feels and tears if Hyun-jae can't stay in the present and has to say goodbye to everyone, it's okay I'm prepared for that. I even want it a little bit.

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I am convinced that the handphone is the other half of the show's real OTP. After all, HJ has declared his undying love for the phone unwilling to part with it even when he returns to the past. This is the love that will carry across the timelines.

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When PPL has made it as part of the OTP ??

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I would also want to add that increasingly for more and more of us our handphones are becoming the other halves of our very own OTPs irl.

Good job Show for the cultural commentary.

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But if that's true, now he's losing interest and moving on to the refrigerator.

[Also love the comment above about the main character's OTP is the show's PPL.] LOL

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Because part of me just left everything to the drama gods to understand confusing theories and timelines, I just counted the different looks YSY had in one episode LOL. I agree with @gummimochi about what to expect in the next episode between JH and WS, but I hope not because WS is starting to like HJ (sorry to shippers). It's only practicable that there'll be awkwardness, but it will also be a good opportunity for HJ to be the papa wingman.

I still want Gwangjae to be the person responsible for the disappearance of HJ because I'm savage. Bwahahaha

And hey listen to McDrill! The poor guy already complained that you're starting to forget him. Or maybe this is the time for him to focus on his career?

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And I forgot how that teddy bear's head is still with Wooseung, same with MJ's head on Ji-hoon's table (c/o Hyunjae).

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Am happy knowing the teddy bear head is still around ^^

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The body-less bear is so disturbing. I can't believe she has it on her desk, so she can see the head whenever she sits there to study...

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Would make me sad if she threw teddy away, now I see it as Woo-seung only takes what she intends to keep ?

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Your evil Kwang-jae theory is kinda getting to me; why, for instance, is he so dismissive when Hyun-jae is "interrogating" him over his disappearance? Does he have something to hide? Also, it's weird that he & Soon-dae just lost contact with Hyun-jae. Wonder whether he is all for keeping Bo-hee & baby Ji-hoon to himsef, that he did something to permanently "lost contact" with Hyun-jae? *dun dun dun*
(Ok, watching The Best Hit along with Lookout and Forest of Secret definitely has it's own effect...)

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I think the problem is that other than Bo-hee they have no other witness to Hyun-jae's existence during that one year. Everyone seems to believe readily that Hyun-jae was in a secret relationship with her, and she got pregnant because of that, but no one saw him during this period of time. It just doesn't make sense. I think it's possible that Bo Hee is lying about the relationship. Honestly, if Hyun-jae took his opportunity to ask her about it, the drama will probably be over by now.

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NOOOOOO! NOT THE HAIIIIIRRRRR!
Damn, I loved that hairstyle on Hyun-jae.

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I'm on your boat. Pfft anyone can have a modern haircut, but only HJ can pull off side braids...

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#freetheforehead

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#freetheforeheadwithmorecornrows

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What if the real dad is young jae? like an one night drunk incident.

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That would be horrible, I love Ji-hoon so I don't want him to have that creep as a father.

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Not only that. There is no hint of Bo Hee ever being even the slightest bit attracted to YJ while YJ has been creeping on BH even 20 years later. A drunk incident could possibly be date-rape territory.

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I've been watching Yoon Shi Yoon for a while thanks to 1N2D. No doubt he's very good looking and I've seen him with all type of expressions and in some very crazy scenarios. But I must say....that last scene....that look and stance and everything was.....wow. How did Dong Gu jump to being sexy all of a sudden? :o

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when JH, WS & HJ went out for the outing..it's like watching a family going for a weekend stroll..appa JH, eomma WS and little boy HJ..?? the way HJ excited abt everything and JH with his serious face..i forgot who's the dad and who's the son..

something abt YSY makes him.. i dunno..glow. you just can't help falling for him and his charms. i could see shadows of kim takgu and enrique geum at times. this guy.. sigh.

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Somehow, I could imagine that if HJ go back to the past and die, he'll be reborn as Appa JH's and Omma WS's son. But, it'll be a bit strech out isn't it? ??

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OMG the last picture of Hyun Jae......I melted completely!

Yoon Shi Yoon is such a great actor!

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Ahhh, the effortless charisma of YSY. I guess this why people can't help but be drawn to Hyun-jae no matter what. But I feel sorry for Ji-hoon too because there's always that nagging feeling of being second best whenever Hyun-jae is around.

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Yoon Shi Yoon looked so handsome in that last screencap (before the epilogue)!!~ *__*

His hair fresh from the cut was actually not impressive.
He just looked ordinary. But then, that last shot. ❤️❤️❤️

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That ending scene with YSY just staring like that killed me inside. My god, I loved his 90s Hyun-Jae hair, but I am LOVING him returning back to a more modern hairstyle

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I think we would have fallen for him no matter the hairstyle that he had in that scene. :)

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I feel HJ does have some interest in WS. The way he was thinking of her story while driving to Paju and the way he got super excited about the jajanmyun place and how he drove so fast so that the jajanmyun won't get soggy are quite telling of his interest in her. And at the end after the whistle his smile fades away and he let's out a sigh. I think he was definitely a little sad there. Because going by his character, if he was just happy for JH I would have expected him to be more enthusiastic about it (jump around or something!) , Or just smirk and walk away and go about his money hunt. But he stood there holding on to that jajanmyun plate and sighed.

This is what I think though. But with this show you would never know! I can't wait for next week!!

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I know I'm the only one but I can't recognize yoon shi yoon with any other hairstyle except the bangs.... The same thing happened in a previous drama too, it was that flower boy show I think....if he changed his hair color or puts the bangs to the side, then I see a totally new person

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You are not the only one. I mean I can recognize him as YSY, but not so much as Hyun-jae. He feels too much like YSY now and like 50% less Hyun-jae. I think it was a poor decision from writing standpoint to modernize HJ. So much of his character and charm is his 90'sness.

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We never know with this writer, it might be a plot device and they're making HJ to be a new idol in this era. I still want the kids in the loft to form a successful band.

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I've thought of so much plot twists for this show & this is one of them.

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*sorry! accidentally hit send before finishing*
I thought maybe HJ will emerge as a new star because he is talented & his lyrics from the 90s is a huge hit now so maybe he'll form a team with JH & WS & they'll become totally famous lol.

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"50% less Hyun-jae" hee hee that feels so true, because his braids & hairdo had so much 90s-ness to it :-)

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Like I always say. Yoon Si-Yoon goes with the bangs. The bangs go with Yoon Si-Yoon.

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You agree too right?! The bangs do the trick.

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I was thinking the confession wouldn't happen but that ending was perfect!! Also, I was scared Hyunjae would like Wooseung too but it seems that he's more supportive than jealous at the end there. Ahhh, I live for this show these days. It always seems like it will be predictable but then it has lots of surprises. I always get caught off guard. Can't wait for the next episode!

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The last shot of HJ leaning in that door frame is ? Though they already showed that in the preview for ep 15-16, I was on pins and needles waiting for that scene and... It was only for 15 secs. I feel so cheated!

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I knoww! I played that scene over and over again so many times. So beautiful!

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i'm reading through comments but i keep scrolling up to stare at it, lol. i'm like obsessed with that shot, man, idkk. i'm glad that—based on the comments here, at least—i'm not the only person who can't get over how incredible it is, haha :)

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Am not totally on-board with the alternate universe plot, but I guess that's make sense coz I really can't reconcile snotty but sweet Da-bbong-ie with that awfully hostile Hyun-jae from Kwang-jae's flashback. I'd have thought Soon-dae & Kwang-jae would've tried harder to get their share of money back, but they just let go and lost contact? Weird...
I felt like I stopped breathing from when Ji-hoon start running till he finally said "It's you!" Am ever so glad he won the race against jajjangmyeon! Agree that it might not be smooth sailing but am so rooting for this pairing.

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I think that's because HJ has changed and matured quite a bit being in the present. If you compare HJ from the early episodes to him in the flashback it's not so different.

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He definitely matured, but not really changed his character. I think, and I agree, somebody mentioned that Da-bbong-ie is selfish but not malicious, but the Hyun-jae that Kwang-jae remembered ditched his manager & boss and leave them in a lurch after stealing their money. This seems like two different people. Unless there are more facts that we don't know yet.

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But our Da-bbong-ie has already ditched his manager and boss and stolen the money in 1993. We don't know what he was really planning, but these are all things that happened before he time-traveled.

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Part of me wonders if the story is Yoo jin PD and writer's joint effort. Cause those little moments when they show dog head lol or grandpa can't remember the word bank or the fact that KJ looks so disinterested when HJ went on and on about the money, these small inclusions seem very funny yet clever at the same time. These seems like something that will come from a variety show PD.
And that brings me to my next question, whether those three kisses have been some fake leading too..like these kisses didn't make WS feel anything, yet that one night forgotten side peck on cheek made her blush and look at JH's lips for couple of times, and yet she tells him to trust in the noona and pats him on the butt..which totally reminded me of the way deok sun patted taek's butt lol, so I am confused which trope should we follow. ?

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As much as a like the confession of JH and it should be the highlight of the night but that was totally overshadowed by that whistle and smirk of HJ! Gosh YSY really looks gorgeous in that last scene. I read all the comments in naver as well and all they could talk about is that particular scene. But anyways I am happy that JH was finally able to confess. I have no ship in this drama because I can't really feel a romantic chemistry between the leads so I am happy that romance is not the main focus of this drama and like some said I would be happy and contented as well even if HJ doesn't have any love interest here he's just too precious all by himself.

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How I interpret last scene : It's just show a 'father' is more powerful than his 'son' and how Yoon Shi Yoon has better screen presence than Kim Min Jae. ? I wasn't care that much about his confession, because he missed it so many times that I don't feel anything but then the whistle and smirk by Hyun Jae took over viewers' attention.

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Am I the only who's laughing as hell when HJ smacked the masscot and ran away from it like a little kid. Donggu's too cute. Haha

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Is it just me who finds it weird that they're creating a love line between HJ and WS? I mean they do look good together but HJ's circumstance is just too odd to have a shot at romance with WS. He's from the past and JH (HIS SON) likes WS. So everytime they show scenes that makes THAT romance is possible, i feel a bit creeped out. Like director-nim, he's son likes that girl! In my head, the father and son are pining for the same girl. It's better if they just make the love triangle with MJ. After ep 16, with the jajangmyeon And doll scene- i'm afraid HJ unknowingly has feelings for WS. But i hope i'm wrong and he's just acting up like a big brother to WS because he feels sorry for her circumstance (bad mother and the sad father story). If not, just let JH like hye ri! I like her love line with him. ?

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This is my worry too! If HJ wasn't the father I might even ship them haha. Unless there's a loophole and Other Hyun Jae is the actual father...? Which means HJ in 2017 hasn't fathered JH...?

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I love the last scene! That look and the whistle... sold again to YSY. Of course I made a screenshot and it graced my FB cover page. I realized that I have tons of Enrique Geum screenshots and used it as cover page.
I honestly wanted JH confession to be missed again and I didn't care how much it will be a mess if the show would go to that way, WS liking HJ and vice versa.

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this show is just refreshing! so cute, so funny, so FUN!
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So glad about this epilogue, missing 90's get up Hyun Jae already.

Interesting to point out that Fate has always been in Hyun Jae's favor and not so much in Ji Hoon's. I wonder what that could mean for the rest of the story haha. I really wanted Woo Seung and Ji Hoon to end up together, but maybe Fate isn't having it. Aww. Happy he took the risk. Can't wait to see Woo Seung's reaction and understand what Hyun Jae's expression was all about.

The show bringing up Other Hyun Jae makes things more logical and easierto comprehend. Looking forward to more of Hyun Jae's timeline board. It's fun watching him figure it out as we do, hahaha.

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I TOTALLY agree with your comment.

Dda-bong!?

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Hmm but I feel like to say Fate is in Hyun-jae's favor you have to ignore a lot of moments where it was in Ji-hoon's favor. Like isn't JH beating the jajangmyun in a race also Fate? There are other moments from past episodes too where you could say Fate was in JH's favor.

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But what if other HJ goes to the storage room and gets the money in the past?

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I agree that this timeline version makes a lot of sense. The parallel version of Hyun Jae explains messages appearing from the Other 1993 version of the notebook. It doesn't really work if 2017 Hyun Jae takes his version of the notebook back to 1993 later on, as it would already have both sets of content.

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I think the first episode shows that Fate is with Hyun Jae. Am i the only one hoping to confirm the OTP?? It might be awkward to have your dad as your love rival though

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I love this show so much but why do they keep leaving out MC Drill in all their outings. His interactions with HJ and WS are so hilarious.

Finally, JH confessed. I hope she accepts or at least doesn't out rightly reject him. As much as I like her with HJ, he needs to go back to the past at some point. We need more cameos. Am still waiting for Jung Joon Young and Kim Joo-Hyuk cameos. If possible can we have YSY cameo as himself and HJ can rip off his head (figuratively of course) for stealing his face (lol...I need more meta references).

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I interpret Hyun Jae's hairstyle means he is probably will stay in this timeline forever. lol.

Ji Hoon and Kwang Jae sharing many similarities that makes me difficult not to find them a real father-son, maybe there will be some plot twist later. Anyway I still don't want anything romantic happen between Ji Hoon-Woo Seung and hopefully after his confession, make him move on without any regret. I don't want his unrequited love becomes a disturbance to anyone's life especially Woo Seung. It's irritating to have this kind of plot in this drama tbh.

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I think JH's similarity to KJ is just due to the power of nurture over nature. I feel like KJ would have been a pretty hands-on dad and having family to support him helps. I think HJ may have been an orphan.

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Yes I have the same as well But still hopeful he is the actual father so we can get it over with the possibility on Hyun Jae as JH's father.. lol.

Anyway YSY already admitted in Guerilla's Date that he and KMJ are the father-son in this drama. So..

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I ship Hyunjae and Wooseung.
They are just so cute together. The cat n dog thing. Its cute ?

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Me too! I'm rooting for bromance!!?

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First of all, how adorable is YSY?? ? I could watch an hour of him advertising refrigerators and be completely ok with it. ? And that last scene, my heart melted and I'm not sure why yet.

Like most people here, I'm dying to know how the lovelines and the money quest will end up. I want to think that HJ disappearance in 1994 means that he goes back to the past (he has to leave the notebook there) and finds the way to come back to the future and stay (so he can have a career in entertainment in 2017 and date WS!)
I'm shipping WS-HJ since the beginning and love their effortless chemistry, so I'm loving how they are slowly getting attracted to each other and enjoying all their interactions...HJ was so cute when he bought the jajangmyeon and was waiting to give it to her ?. I hope JH is not HJ's son and after this is clarified we can see more flirting between HJ and WS, because I don't see HJ getting in the way of his "son" love affairs. Anyway, my guess is that WS will reject JH now, although that means little in terms of who will end up with who....I'm dying of curiosity and can't wait till next Saturday!!

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Got to commend this show in integrating the ppl ?

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They'd probably even find a way to make Subway PPL dda bong!

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I wouldn't be surprise if HJ has grown feelings for WS. He is already attached and cares for her. I wonder how JH confession will affect HJ interactions with WS.

I don't believe there are multiple HJs. Only one. It doesn't make sense that the original HJ would disappear from the entertainment world after making one big hit. He's a singer and was composing another song.

I could only think that at one time he will time travel back to 1993 or 1994. Only to go back to 2017 leaving his car at the lake. He has nothing back in the 90s except for his fame. There's just a lot more to him in 2017. You see him making relationships and he started to become less self-centered.

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OMG, how I didn't think of that possibility of him travel back to 1993/1994 and leaving his car at the lake just to go back to 2017! It might be also he wants to clear things out with Bo Hee when he goes back and creates the scandal, and Bo Hee's the one who's one sided crush.

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OMGFKJSTRD *keyboard smashing* jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj *keyboard clawing* Gosh, don't tell me I have jumped on the wrong ship for another time T.T Get Hyun Jae and Woo Seung together for this drama pleaseeeeeee T^T
I beg you all the mighty gods and deities

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At this point, I literally have no clue. Surely the three accidental kisses meant something?

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I think this show loves trolling us.

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What if JH is YJ's son? Muahahahaha. jkjk

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I think I've seen something similar to the restaurant-from-the-last-meal being used before. Can anyone help?

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That last scene of HJ... ???? At first, all I could see was the smirk. My inner thought was that HJ'll play the cupid for JH-WS. When the camera zoomed out, I was like "oh those eyes! HJ probably got some feelings for WS." Before this, I never thought that HJ got any romantic feelings for her. But his eyes when he witnessed JH's confession... tell me otherwise. I don't want him to be heartbroken. I don't ship him with anyone yet but if he shows any romantic attraction to any good woman, I wish he'll get the girl. hopefully he'll end up alone so I can get him for myself. ??? If he does have feelings for WS, will they go the noble idiocy route - HJ stepping aside or even be the cupid to JH -WS?

I knew they'll modernized HJ at one point. This is consistent with his characterization as fashion enthusiast, known to be a trend setter in 1993/4. HJ wouldn't want to be called country bumpkin or fashion terrorist now that he got job and be part of the society back.

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Well, I want to adopt Yoon Shi Yoon now and make some room for him at home . I just lufff him. He's the absolute star of the show and I enjoy every minute he's on screen, so charismatic.

I hope the show has a satisfying end for Hyun Jae and the others, so far there is a lot of mystery and I cannot imagine what's going to happen. I guess I have to give credit to the writers that they are doing a great job, by keeping us on our toes and laughing along the way at the same time.

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That paternal advice scene between Ji Hoon & Kwang Jae made me tear up. All the petty jealousy and miscommunication made me crack up! I love this show! I honestly don't care who hooks up (other than Bo Hee and Kwang Jae), I just want them to keep hanging out forever!

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Most Notable PPL: Deer antler energy drink
Most Wasted Ppportunity for a PPL: Hyung-jae getting a new hair do in a hair salon named Hair Salon (or does the salon have one of those postmodern names like naming a cat “Cat”?)
Side note: RIP Cornrows. You will be sorely missed.

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i hated that useless advertisement for samsung fridge though. What in earth was that all about?
Off to pic I miss hyun jae's old hair. That's like da bong trademark. Why got rid of it show?

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I think the fridge ppl gave Hyun Jae a chance to show off his 90s futuristic knowledge ? It also demonstrated that if he outed himself as a time traveler he'd be considered crazy.

I can't get over the loss of the 90s hair, even though he looks amazing in that last screencap. Perhaps show wanted to signal that we're at the halfway point and that he's adapted to 2017. That epilogue was a Requiem for Da Bong Hair. ?

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