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Mad Dog: Episode 14

The ever-shifting allegiances of those caught up in the Flight 801 conspiracy continue to give Mad Dog opportunities to find some sort of crack in the foundation of their lies. And with so much deception constantly at work, it’s only a matter of time before one of our baddies steps into a trap they can’t wriggle themselves out of.

 
EPISODE 14: “The time between dog and wolf”

As Ha-ri and Min-joon stake out Hong-joo’s meeting with the government officials, Ha-ri scolds Min-joon for rolling down his window despite the cold night air.

Min-joon senses that Ha-ri is actually mad about him taking another woman up to his room while he was undercover, though Ha-ri denies that she cares about that.

She starts to tell Min-joon that she knows what happens when a man and a woman head into a room together arm-in-arm, but abruptly stops herself when she realizes that her words are showing how much she really does care.

Min-joon, however, catches Ha-ri’s slip, and teases her about being so curious about what he was doing with another woman. Ha-ri tries to get them to refocus on their stakeout and that’s when Min-joon realizes that the rest of the team can hear everything they’re saying back at the Mad Dog office.

Ha-ri and Min-joon wilt in embarrassment as Soon-jung teases them both, but Noo-ri notes that he checked the CCTV footage from that night and that woman left as soon as she arrived, so Ha-ri can rest easy.

Just then, Hong-joo and the two government workers exit the restaurant, and the team notes the suspicious envelopes the government workers are now holding. Min-joon surmises that since the workers didn’t enter the meeting with the envelopes, Hong-joo must have used them as some sort of threat to the workers.

Soon-jung speculates that given the state of Chairman Cha, whatever is in the envelopes must be a big deal, so the rest of the team quickly agree to prioritize finding out the contents.

Later, at the Mad Dog office, the team goes over the details of the two government workers Hong-joo met with: Park Dong-chul, who fabricated the safety inspection report for Flight 801, and Jo Sung-ho, who allowed Juhan Air’s extra flight request to be granted.

Since both men work for the same department, the team looks up who the head of the department is, and Noo-ri recoils when he sees it is Lee Sang-myun, his father’s high school friend.

Noo-ri recalls the conversation he overheard in his hospital room between Chief Prosecutor Ohn and Hong-joo and realizes his dad must have asked Lee Sang-myun to make sure Juhan Air got their new flight approved.

Noo-ri acknowledges his father’s responsibility for the crash, and tearfully apologizes to both Kang-woo and Min-joon for what happened to their families.

Min-joon can’t stop himself from getting emotional at Noo-ri’s apology, and when Noo-ri calls out to him, Min-joon reveals that he felt what Noo-ri is feeling right now for the past two years.

People constantly throw insults at Min-joon, he says, because of what they think his brother did, and all Min-joon can do is apologize over and over. But Min-joon admits to wondering why he should apologize when he wasn’t the one who did something wrong, which made him feel even guiltier for thinking that way. That guilt specifically was much harder to deal with, he says.

Min-joon thoughtfully turns to Noo-ri and tells him, “If someone told me this back then, it would’ve been great: ‘You didn’t do anything wrong. It’s not your fault.'” Min-joon deliberately drops his speech to a friendly level and tells Noo-ri exactly that, as every eye in the room floods with tears at Min-joon’s tender words.

In Chief Prosecutor Ohn’s office, Lee Sang-myun visits to discuss the pressure Hong-joo is putting on the two of them. Chief Prosecutor Ohn reminds Lee Sang-myun that they are not responsible for Flight 801 since they didn’t fly the plane themselves, and assures him that he will take care of Taeyang and JH Group in due time.

Meanwhile, Chairman Cha refuses to answer any of the prosecution’s questions, and instead asks to meet directly with Chief Prosecutor Ohn. But the prosecutor refuses to budge, and relays Chief Prosecutor Ohn’s upright stance that all suspects should be investigated fairly regardless of status.

Chairman Cha realizes now that Chief Prosecutor Ohn is no longer on his side, and after the interrogation concludes for the day, he and Hong-joo brainstorm how to get out of their mess in Chairman Cha’s hospital room.

Chairman Cha worries that just cornering the government officials won’t be enough, so he tells Hong-joo to hide away while Hyun-gi comes to visit later so they can corner him instead.

When Hyun-gi does arrive, Chairman Cha reveals Chief Prosecutor Ohn’s plan to take both of them down together using the illegal succession of JH Group that Chairman Cha facilitated with laundered money.

Hyun-gi, though, is already one step ahead, and reminds Chairman Cha that the final shares that Taeyang bought still have not been transferred to Hyun-gi because the shareholders’ meeting keeps getting postponed.

Further, Hyun-gi decided to cancel the meeting altogether himself so all the illegally acquired shares would still belong to Chairman Cha, effectively acquitting Hyun-gi of any possible damage from the shares.

For the first time, Chairman Cha is impressed by Hyun-gi’s actions. “I thought you were helpless scum who didn’t care about his own parents,” Chairman Cha taunts, “You’re stupid, but maybe this time you spun your brain hard to take revenge for your father.”

But Chairman Cha questions the efficacy of Hyun-gi’s plan. After all, he’ll likely only get a few years in prison and a quick pardon afterwards, he says, before taunting Hyun-gi that his father would’ve really liked this tea, named for its “killer scent.”

Chairman Cha’s snipes enrage Hyun-gi, who slams his teacup down on the table, shattering it into pieces and slicing open his own hand in the process. Chairman Cha grins wickedly at his fury.

Afterwards, Hong-joo wonders why Chairman Cha would rile Hyun-gi up so much when Hyun-gi holds all the evidence that could destroy them, but Chairman Cha notes that if they can push Hyun-gi to self-destruct then they can take out Chief Prosecutor Ohn at the same time, killing two birds with one stone.

Hyun-gi returns home and digs the original insurance files and blackbox out of his safe. As he storms out of the room, he considers Chairman Cha’s taunts again, and recalls briefly seeing Hong-joo’s face hiding behind a curtain during the meeting.

The physical blood on his hand makes him realize that metaphorically, Chairman Cha wanted Hyun-gi to get blood on his own hands to save Hong-joo, so he turns back and calms himself down, unwilling to fall into the trap Chairman Cha set.

Back at Mad Dog, Soon-jung takes Noo-ri’s normal position and leads the rest of the team through a new operation as Ha-ri and Min-joon return to their previous guises to meet once more with Park Dong-chul and Jo Sung-ho.

Meanwhile, Kang-woo meets Hong-joo, and Lawyer Lee searches Kang-woo to make sure he isn’t wearing any recording devices. Kang-woo reveals that he knows Hong-joo met with Chief Prosecutor Ohn in Noo-ri’s hospital room, and he plays her the recording to prove it.

In particular, Hong-joo’s promise to erase the record of Chief Prosecutor Ohn’s tampering to allow the new flight would be incredibly damaging to her if the recording were to somehow become public, Kang-woo warns.

Hong-joo fires back that nobody will believe the words of Kang-woo and his lackeys over the word of Taeyang, plus Chief Prosecutor Ohn will just arrest Kang-woo if he releases the recording himself.

Kang-woo admits that that may be the case, but he asks Hong-joo how Chief Prosecutor Ohn will react if his own son is the one who exposes the recording instead of Kang-woo.

Noo-ri, we see now, is in his father’s office at that very moment playing the same recording for his father to hear the evidence. Chief Prosecutor Ohn is irate with Noo-ri for his interference, but Noo-ri furiously snaps back at his father for being involved in the deaths of so many people.

Chief Prosecutor Ohn dismisses Noo-ri’s words at first and calls to get Noo-ri taken back to the mental hospital. To his surprise, Noo-ri doesn’t resist, and instead threatens that the recording will be revealed automatically if he doesn’t return to stop it.

Noo-ri concludes that his father never viewed him as a son, instead considering him a tool to take down Taeyang. Noo-ri stands in defiance of his father now, and since Chief Prosecutor Ohn will be ruined by the recording coming to light, he is left with no choice but to let Noo-ri go back to Mad Dog.

Back in Hong-joo’s office, Chief Prosecutor Ohn tries desperately to get a hold of Hong-joo, so she kicks Kang-woo out to take the call. Outside, Kang-woo tells the rest of the team that Hong-joo will move soon, so they should keep their respective targets distracted so Hong-joo can’t reach them herself.

Min-joon makes sure Jo Sung-ho stays focused on the woman he is chatting up by ordering expensive drinks for them to share. Meanwhile Ha-ri makes sure Park Dong-chul is kept in check by keeping him occupied with their date.

When Hong-joo finally does get a hold of Park Dong-chul, Ha-ri eavesdrops on their conversation and finds that they plan to meet at the same restaurant Hong-joo met them at last time.

Kang-woo races off to get to the restaurant beforehand, and Soon-jung arranges to get their bugging equipment set up at the restaurant as soon as possible. Min-joon alerts Jo Sung-ho to Hong-joo’s call so the trap can be fully set.

Meanwhile Lawyer Lee advises Hong-joo that meeting the government officials could be too risky, but she argues that they need the officials on their side immediately if they want to stop Chairman Cha’s arrest warrant.

Hong-joo speculates that Chief Prosecutor Ohn knows about Chairman Cha’s other illegal political dealings too, and wants to take down Taeyang completely in one fell swoop.

At the restaurant, Soon-jung arrives pretending to be a deliveryman. He spots a reservation under Lawyer Lee’s name and quickly gets to work installing recording devices in the reserved room.

Kang-woo watches from outside the restaurant as Hong-joo and Lawyer Lee arrive together, while elsewhere Ha-ri and Min-joon trail their respective targets who are nearly at the restaurant.

Lawyer Lee heads inside first, but Soon-jung is still trying to install the bug in the room and finally manages to place it and slip out of the room moments before Lawyer Lee can catch him.

Lawyer Lee scans the room to make sure it’s secure, and quickly discovers the bug Soon-jung just planted. Hong-joo calls Lawyer Lee and notes that Kang-woo is outside the restaurant, plainly visible, and must be tailing them.

Hong-joo abandons the plan to meet there, and tells Lawyer Lee to make the government officials go to her office instead since it’s the only place they know is safe. Lawyer Lee hurries out and drives Hong-joo right past Kang-woo as they share an intense staredown.

As Soon-jung exits the building, Kang-woo reveals that he made sure he was visible to Hong-joo. Kang-woo asks Min-joon and Ha-ri if the government officials changed course, and sure enough, they both make U-turns immediately and head towards Taeyang.

Kang-woo confesses that he knew Hong-joo would revert them to her office because she made sure to search Kang-woo when they met earlier, but not the rest of the room, which meant they already knew the rest of the room was clear.

But it turns out that Kang-woo’s real purpose for meeting Hong-joo earlier was to hide a bug in the room while Hong-joo and Lawyer Lee were distracted with the recording, and that bug is now set up to record Hong-joo’s meeting.

In the office, Hong-joo asks Jo Sung-ho and Park Dong-chul if they decided to side with her, but both men turn her down. They cite the reports that they wrote which Hong-joo gave them at the restaurant, and note that there is nothing implicating either of them for any wrongdoing.

However, Hong-joo isn’t finished, and she grabs two more reports from her desk to show the men. These reports, she indicates, were the original reports each men filed regarding Flight 801, in which both men originally refused to approve the flight.

Not only was Juhan Air’s financial situation not good enough to support paying for a new flight path, but also the plane’s engines were found to be far too old, and they stated in the report that the most likely scenario for anyone trying to fly these planes would be engine malfunction resulting in a crash.

The Mad Dog team reels in shock at the conversation they are listening in on, now faced with incontrovertible evidence of the real story behind Flight 801’s crash.

Min-joon can’t handle hearing the truth, and Kang-woo tries to shake him back to his senses while fighting back tears of his own. But Min-joon just cries in stunned disbelief that everyone was allowed to board the plane despite the obvious safety concerns and Kang-woo affirms how horrifying that revelation is.

Back inside, Hong-joo grills the men further, and gets them to admit that their boss Lee Sang-myun ordered them to change the reports. Not only that, but they have a recording of the call when he made the order.

However, neither man is sure they can trust Hong-joo to erase their own misdeeds in exchange for handing over the recording, so they still don’t want to commit to joining her side.

Hong-joo smirks and asks if they are curious how she got her hands on the original reports in the first place. She reveals, “Two years ago, when Juhan Air was renewing its insurance, I took these reports just in case. Just in case the plane would crash.” Wow.

Ha-ri joins the boys as they all listen in to Hong-joo’s confession, horrified. “It’s all thanks to me that you two have been able to protect your positions,” Hong-joo adds, “We were in on this together from the beginning. We are all responsible for this.”

Kang-woo recalls Hong-joo’s concern for him over his obsession with Flight 801 and realizes now that she was only concerned for herself. She knew all along what the truth was.

Kang-woo turns to Min-joon and tells him that they should give up this scheme. They’re not big enough to take on Taeyang by themselves in one night, Kang-woo argues.

But Min-joon thinks there is a way. “What if it’s not just us?” he asks, “What if everyone in the country is curious about the bait?”

Min-joon asks Noo-ri how long it would take to upload the recording of Hong-joo’s confession all over the internet, and when Noo-ri replies that it would only take five minutes, Kang-woo orders him to upload it.

An hour later the recording is news all over the country, and various news programs report on the scandalous conversation between Hong-joo and her co-conspirators as it quickly becomes the top story on all the portal sites.

Meanwhile, Hong-joo sees the online reaction from her office, and weeps as she recognizes that she is completely finished now. Hyun-gi watches the news from his own home and notes sadly that he could have stopped Mad Dog if Hong-joo was willing to trust him.

Chairman Cha watches the news from the hospital, and Lawyer Lee apologizes for not protecting Hong-joo. Chairman Cha, though, admits it was his own fault his daughter got cornered.

Just then, Hyun-gi arrives to speak with Chairman Cha. “You got blood on your daughter’s hands while trying to sabotage me,” Hyun-gi sneers, “How does it feel?”

Chairman Cha is in no mood for Hyun-gi’s heckling, so he directly asks what Hyun-gi wants from him. Hyun-gi offers only one thing in response, “Take responsibility for what you daughter has done.”

Afterwards, Chairman Cha thanks Lawyer Lee for all of his services over the years, and asks for one more favor from him: to eliminate someone.

Min-joon retreats to his apartment only for Noo-ri, Soon-jung, and Ha-ri to hack their way inside again, and he finds them all drinking together in his living room.

They invite Min-joon to join them, though Ha-ri accidentally lets slip that she’ll be the one having a hard time if Min-joon gets drunk again. The three guys have no idea what she is referring to and question her on it, but she doesn’t want to say anything more so she starts downing an entire bottle of soju instead.

Min-joon grabs the bottle from her hands to stop her and softly wipes the excess alcohol off her chin while warning her to be careful. He teases, “You might get hurt,” and gives her a playful pat on her nose as Soon-jung and Noo-ri exchange a knowing glance.

Ha-ri stares up at Min-joon dumbfounded until Min-joon tells her that he was talking about the alcohol. Ha-ri blusters that she obviously wasn’t taking his warning some other way.

Min-joon casually ignores her protests and heads out to grab Kang-woo to join them while Noo-ri and Soon-jung reenact the scene they just watched. Ha.

Downstairs, Kang-woo apologizes sincerely for how he treated Min-joon all this time, not trusting him. Min-joon thinks that what he did was worse, running away to Germany with all the insurance money.

Min-joon confesses that the reason he even made it to where he is today was because of Kang-woo’s relentless pursuit on behalf of his lost family. Seeing Kang-woo working so desperately for his family made Min-joon realize how little he did for his own brother.

That, Min-joon says, is what drove him to find Mad Dog and search for the truth, and he sincerely thanks Kang-woo for dragging him in. Kang-woo returns the favor and thanks Min-joon for coming to him.

What they don’t know is that Lawyer Lee is lurking in the shadows, and he eyes Kang-woo as he pulls out his trusty strangling scarf. However, as he is about to enter the building, the rest of the Mad Dog team come rushing downstairs.

Noo-ri hastily brings up a live press conference on the screen, and Hyun-gi stands before the reporters to announce JH Group’s position on the newly revealed information about Flight 801.

Hyun-gi brazenly lies that he did not know anything about the reports until now, and shifts all of the blame onto his own father and Chairman Cha for causing the crash and covering up the truth.

Hyun-gi offers an apology to all the victims and their families for what happened, and promises that not only will JH Group reinvestigate the crash, but Hyun-gi will also step down from his position in the company.

Hyun-gi gives a deep bow to everyone gathered, contorting his face in discomfort as he does so. The Mad Dog team looks on in astonishment as Hyun-gi wraps up his press conference, seeming to have saved himself from the backlash.

 
COMMENTS

Obviously Hyun-gi isn’t completely innocent of any wrongdoing. After all, he still helped cover up the true nature of the crash and used it to secure his position in JH Group. But while he is not a saint, his point that the people responsible for the crash itself are those who conspired to create the new flight path despite unsafe conditions, namely his father and Chairman Cha, is, I think, fair. His role in the cover-up is a lot less morally reprehensible than actively creating a situation where dozens of people lost their lives.

I do think Hyun-gi’s motivations are pretty intriguing though. It seems to me that his primary goal is to win over Hong-joo, who he may manage to save from scrutiny by throwing Chairman Cha willingly under the bus at the press conference. His lingering attachment to her might be the exact thing the Mad Dog team needs in order to finally get to Hyun-gi, although so far Hyun-gi seems pretty aware of how his affection for Hong-joo can be used against him and guards himself fairly well against it.

What was really shocking to me was the revelation that Hong-joo was very much aware of everything regarding Flight 801, even two years ago. I was convinced that her confusion was genuine whenever seemingly new information found its way to her, so when she so coldly acknowledged just how deep into the conspiracy she was all along, I was as stunned as Mad Dog was. She seemed to be like a poor lost soldier just following her dad’s orders not aware of where that path would take her.

So now that we know that Hong-joo was well aware of everything even before the crash, it throws every decision we’ve seen her make into a new light. She specifically booked tickets for Kang-woo and his family on the plane she knew was faulty, manipulated Kang-woo into avoiding digging deeper into the case, and then only revealed her true colors when she thought it was completely safe for her to do so.

Given how well she managed to hide, it’s kind of surprising that she would fall into Mad Dog’s trap so easily just because she was too panicked to be careful, but it speaks to how precarious the situation is for everyone involved that just one misstep leads to complete disaster for her. It’s tough to believe she’ll manage to completely recover her position now that her conversation has been leaked, but she at least seems poised to avoid serious penalty for her transgressions.

With just the finale week left to go, though, the team will need to refocus quickly in order to ensure they capture everyone involved. Beom-joon was given the entirety of the blame before, and now Chairman Cha is set to take that position from him. Without intervention from our heroes, it’s not hard to imagine the public would be satisfied with choosing Chairman Cha as the sole scapegoat and letting the rest get away unharmed without any further questions. Mad Dog will need to find the smoking gun to bring everyone else to justice, or all of their efforts could be for naught.

 
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This was such an intense episode can't believe how far Hong joo has come to the dark side. Even though i haven't really been paying attention to the story so far the characters reactions to the horrendous misdeeds of the flight was really emotional that it definitely made an impact. Now i can't wait to see how the journey ends and all the characters lives turn out especially where min joon goes.

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if Min Joon decides to go to Germany i hope he takes a certain someone with him ;)

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I volunteer as Tribute lol

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Hong-joo was not aware of what occurred 2 year ago. She lied to convince the parties to go with her plans. If you replied that section it is obvious that she was lying. Hyun-gi and Kang-woo were the ones who slowly revealed all of her father's misdeeds. In the prior episodes you could tell that she was shocked by each discovery, however, she has crossed the line and is now trying her best to save Dad and the company.

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It's a possibility that Hong-joo lied to the government officials to give weight to her argument.

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Hong Joo might just be playing along that she is aware of the dealings that have happened prior to and immediately after the crash. Like you, I noticed that she also seemed shocked by discoveries that point to a cover up and willingly helped Mad Dog initially, before choosing her filial obligation. She did train under Kang Woo and admired his competence and integrity so much that she ended up falling for him. Could one of the twists be that HJ is helping Mad Dog all along?

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I suspected Hong-joo of pulling a double- or triple-cross long ago. As time has gone on, she has seemed to become more ruthless. I admit it may be protective coloration. Although she seems to be going the filial piety route, that may be camouflage, too.

I honestly don't know how this will end. But it would be neat if Hong-joo and Hyun-gi each in their own way have been using the crash as an opportunity to rectify their fathers' misdeeds. The plot is crookeder than a dog's hind leg.

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yep i think she wasn't aware at first. like, she probably knew there was something going on with the flight and was told to keep records of it back during discussions of the addition of the new route. I highly doubt she knew that that 'something' was the airplane being inadequate to board..

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Woo Do-Hwan is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hot. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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I kept fanning myself watching him & Hari 😂 they are fire 🔥

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SAME now if they would just maybe say the right words and get together asap.....

I can imagine how wild the comments section would be if we got a kiss scene ;-) (or is that too much to ask for)

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Hong-joo is so evil.. Officially hate her!

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Loved it when Min Joon was able to let Pentium know that it wasn't his fault. How different would things be now if someone had been there for him when he blamed himself. It's so great to see him acknowledge that and also be the bigger person when he said thise words to Noo ri. Also, WDG cries so beautifully! That scene was amazing.

Pentium and Cheetah~sshi...please continue mimicking Min joon because you guys are amazing!! ❤❤ That nose tap was such a tease/ sooooo swoon-worthy! 😍😍😍 And then hilarious when Pentium did it. Ha!

Sigh...Hong Joo. There's really no hope for you! I seriously thought she was clueless about the faulty plane. But to find out that she not only knew but pretended to be ignorant just makes me hate her more.

With the finale upon us, I can only hope for the bad guys to end up in prison and for the Mad Dog team to stay intact and continue their operations. I don't want them to disband! *cries*
And Min joon~sshi. Can you confess already? Or Miss Hari. You do it. Someone do it. This ship better sail. *fingers and toes crossed*

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WDH certainly cries with real pain and like you said I also loved that scene with him and noori it was certainly something he needed to hear. I'm also waiting on the confession coz I can't take the teasing anymore too

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While watching the Minjoon - Kangwoo scene at the end, I half-expected them to hug. :D

As I consider Kangwoo - Minjoon the main OTP, I kinda want their hug more than Minjoon - Hari's skinship. Hehe....

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I fully expected them to hug too! Lol!
They are so stingy with the hugs in this show.

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Omg me too. I'm still hoping we'll get to see it on the final episode, after they have successfully taken down the enemies.

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as i said in my previous episode comment....
Hong-Joo has really become EVIL.... she kinda used FAKING INNOCENCE that she does not know what happend 2 years ago.....but BEHIND everyone's back whether the public or someone she knows off.....SHE god dang knew it all!
(she also liked BACKSTABBED Kang-Woo too)

To be honest the first few episodes i saw her... i really thought of Hong-Joo as one of the characters as a GOOD CHARACTER, a back-up support for Mad Dog & Kang-Woo....but man what a big 360-degree angle her personality/behavior went/change during this drama series went on. A real mystery to me......hong-joo knows what really happend to everything but.....What is her real motivation for putting Kang-Woo's wife & son in that flight to be honest? Is hong-joo after kang-woo to make him love her when his wife & son die?

Also i really wished that Hyun-Gi will help Mad Dog in tkaing down HONG-JOO (GOD I HATE HER NOW! i hope you rot in hell Hong-Joo), Chairman Cha & Taehyang Insurance. Even if he gets a tiny prison sentence.

(wishing for a HA-RI & MIN JOON KISSING SCENE even if done once only)
am i allowed to stab Hong-Joo? pleaseeeee LOOOOOOOOL

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I don't think she ever was a veryyyy good character, she knew about faulty planes yet she did all the insurances.

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Such a good episode. Was quite impressed that so far in it was relatively strong! Don't let me too down on the last two episodes show PLEEASE.

I'm so glad Min Joon gave Noo Ri that talk, instead of getting angry at him *like any other less well written or acted character would've*
Also that end talk was really lovely *even if WDH's collar bones were super distracting*
Also I kinda like Hyun Ki. Even if he is evil, he's deliciously evil. ;)

*NOSE BOOPS ARE LYFE*

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I agree on Hyun ki. Choi Won Young has been portraying him very well. He has become one of my favorite villains of all time. I love how he acts as a spoiled, foolish and quirky chaebol who is actually quite cold, calculating and very manipulative.

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I've been away so I missed the Ep 13 recap, but I skimmed the comments and it seems I'm not alone in my love for this villain, yay!
Oh his faces are brilliant. People around him think he's dumb and a groveling snitch, but nooo oh no, he's much much more. *hopefully his take down is good cos I kinda want him to win but not, you know?*

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I really enjoy hyungi's scenes he is a masterpiece lol, chairman cha and hongjoo are evil but kinda boring where as hyungi is evil but so interesting lol

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Exactly hehe and he's an underestimated masterpiece too, so that makes it more fun.

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*even WDH’s collar bones were super distracting* 😂

Ohhh I loved Hyunki this week!

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THEY WERE THOUGH, like who told you to wear such a sensual top to a conversation with your Hyung boy!!!? Save it for Ha Ri!

He's always been a conniving snake, but he was especially good this week yes.

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I re-watched the scene and yeah, he has distracting collar bones. But I always get distracted everytime he opens his mouth, his voice is nice, deep and sexy. ^_^

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Kim Minjoon called Pentium "Noori-ya" when he was telling him it wasn't his fault. It's the first time ever he dropped the formalities to one of the Mad Dog members. Pentium asked him last time to just drop the formalities but Minjoon didn't want to because he said only close friends do it. So it means a lot that he was finally able to do it.

I can't believe we only have two episodes left..

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Forgot to mention that Kim Hyesung is four years older than Woo Dohwan in real life. But he looks younger than his age he could totally pass as Kim Minjoon's dongsaeng.

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What! Seriously?? He really does look younger than WDH omg. I can't believe this..

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WDH is like 25, and Ha Ri's actress who's name I always forget, is 26, and yeahp, Hyesung is older kekekek :P

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Ryu Hwayoung (Hari) is younger than Woo Dohwan. She even calls him oppa in real life, so cute. Haha. She's born in 1993, Woo Dohwan 1992, Kim Hyesung 1988.

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Just...wow.
I should've done my research! Lol!
Never trust myself to guess the age of actors ever again..

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I swear I looked them up and she was a year older what shitty website gave me that information ger.
Thanks for the correction :P

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Just to clarify. In the scene with Hari and Min Joo what he said to her wasn't "You might get hurt". Someone on Soompi provided a more correct translation for his words and they were "Be careful, (if you get drunk) you might get caught and eaten" (by him obviously). Hence everyone's stunned reactions. To think that this could've been lost in translation makes me sad, but then again the scene seemed x10 hotter with the right translation.

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To explain the 'caught and eat' the author on soompi said that it's considered sexual how minjoon said it 😂 before he turned it into something innocent lol making hari looked like she is thinking dirty hahha. This sly fox

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@crayon,

Now that scene makes so much more sense. I hate it when a nice, juicy innuendo gets lost in translation. ;-)

LOL at Min-joon's "tag, you're it" riposte to Ha-ri in front of all hands. Payback for that mortifying conversation during the stakeout. Har!

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Ok so there are two alternative endings in my mind for our ship.
1- appearance of a drunk minjoon who will confess to hari in front of everyone and then hari will drag him out of the office to his room where she will accidentally fall on him like they did in first episode and minjoon will say 'bakwibeolle ' 😂😂😂
2- 2,3 years later hari and minjoon are getting married with minjoon waiting for hari and hari coming with kangwoo towards minjoon (like how their weddings are done) . 😂😂😂😂
This is PURE fanfic material hahaha 😂😂😂 anyone else want to add a scenerio can add freely 😂

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Also ep 15 preview is out you guys need to see it there is a surprise I don't want to spoil 😎

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as much as I like a drunk minjoon I want him to confess when he's freaking sober. so he can't blame it on the alcohol.
a mini minjoon and hari running around in the final episode would be AWESOME!

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You are right , a sober confession is wayyyy better than drunk confession lol. Confession or no confession I really want to see a drunk minjoon before drama ends 😂
Argh just thinking about those sly beautiful intelligent babies is making me giddy 😂

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Agreed! Sober confessions/kisses are still the best, that’s why I was not that disappointed when he didn’t kiss her before.

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My scenarios are significantly more steamy... ;)

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Hahaha would love to hear them 😂😂😂

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*ahem* there's one on @innasalvatore's wall somewhere, that I was coerced into posting...

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*runs away to read it* 😂

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Yeahh, it's PG (parental guidance): Some materials may not be suitable for 19 y.o below.. XDD

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Sweetie,I dont think you needed that much coercing 😜

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But I couldn't find it on @innasalvatore wall, am I missing something haha I m quite new here 😂

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by @sicarius on my wall [November 8, 2017 at 8:58 PM]

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Hmmmm… ok… I dunno why I’m doing this… somebody save me from myself…

Well there’s him breaking down crying in front of her… and her hugging him to console him, whilst they’re sitting down somewhere (couch, bed, you pick). And she just holds him tight and strokes his head whilst he’s crying/sobbing.

And then there’s a… kiss scene. Uhm…
Okay, here’s the thing, it sounds really weird, but I really like their body proportions together- like their body shapes just complement each other really well. He’s fit, but not skinny, and not too buff, and has great shoulders. She’s taller than average and curvy, and that scene where she pins him against the wall? It’s really noticeable there and I love it.
Anyway, that’s not the kiss scene, but it contributes to it…
I know he probably doesn’t need a steamy romance but sue me, I can’t help it…
Idk, they have some heated discussion about something (probably not even work related) and they’re alone in his back room, and then one of them just breaks that bloody tension that’s been there since day 1, and then he puts his hands on her waist to draw her closer cos hand placement, and she might resist for like 0.2 of a millisecond before kissing him back, hands on his chest, then one in the hair of the nape of his neck. And it’s not a stationary kiss cos we all know when those two get together it’s gonna be freaking fire… so there’s stumbling and walls involved… maybe a desk, and a hand out to steady themselves… maybe some neck kisses if we really want to amp it up a bit… I also think they should get interrupted… that’d be funny.
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… I hate myself for posting this
and I hate you for coercing me… 😛 😛 😛

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Hahahahahahahahaha THANK YOU @innasalvatore for posting and @sicarius for writing this masterpiece 😂 next time you come up with this masterpiece please let me read it as well , I enjoyed it a lot 😂 and I swear this is one of my other alternative endings , them kissing passionatly and interrupted by the WHOLE including kangwoo mad dog team because they were worried both of them were not picking up their phones 😂😂😂😂😂😂 and they ended up seeing *cough* love birds making out 😂

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OMG, i read it!!!! And i died.

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That is one hot make out session! 😂

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@wakimary, I'd like to think I retain some of my dignity BUT APPARENTLY NOT SINCE INNA JUST WENT AND POSTED THE WHOLE THING... how'd I miss this ... oh well, there you go, you're all very welcome ;)

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@sicarius thank you for sacrificing your dignity for our happiness LOL

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I am a fanfic writer and I think you'd be a great one too...I love the scenario 😁. You'd get thousands of viewers really...

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I think hongjoo did know about the faulty planes. Didn't hyungi said something like that in previous episodes? She just didn't know which one so she didn't intentionally killed kangwoo family. Even when they were in car and plane crashed she didn't look shocked that the plane crash just at the fact that she put kangwoo family on the plane

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Yup, she did know and yet she insured the plane and put Kangwoo’s family on that plane.

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Good things happened in this episode:
Minjoon telling Noori it’s not his fault and speaking to him in banmal, Kangwoo saying sorry to Minjoon and that nose tapping! <3

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Random: I think the writer is a animal lover. 5 animals were mentioned in this episode: Dog, rat, cat, rabbit and wolf lol

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Animals make good metaphors ;) Especially those 5 :P
Surprised fox hasn't been mentioned, that's also a popular animal metaphor :)

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I know, it’s just that she wrote too many in this episode alone. :D

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off topic but has anybody here seen Woo Dohwan's adult film?

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He did an adult film??? I saw Lee Minki’s For The Emperor and I will never see him the same way again lol

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Then don't watch woo dohwan's movie as well you will never see him the same way again as well 😂

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I was hesitant to watch it at first because I was afraid my view about Woo Dohwan might change. But curiosity got the best of me and I ended up watching his whole *** scene. Fortunately nothing much has changed even after seeing him all naked and doing it. I still have the same admiration and respect for him as an actor. :)

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I found the movie but I couldn’t finish the whole bed scene, it’s too much for my innocent eyes 😂 he was just what 21 when he did that film???

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Yup he was 21 :)

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@Giegie I agree.. Imagine if he got stuck doing adult films, too much potential to be wasted. He's meant for a greater acting career.

And omg yessss hahaha. That's what I actually noticed too, his body was already toned and fit, it looks like he really prepared for that role. I think I stared at his thigh muscles for quite some time hahaha

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True, he probably wasn't getting any gigs and accepted the first offer he got (according to his agency), nothing wrong with that.. :)

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Or may be he just wanted to try the role haha

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If I remember correctly his agency said he was young and didn't know how to choose projects yet that's why they didn't include it in his filmography list. I'm really glad a big agency like Key East noticed him and signed him as their artist and gave him a new image.

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I am not questioning his career choices but man he was so young and still a newbie then, maybe he should have waited for his time to shine? But then again it’s his career so....🤷🏽‍♀️

@yook_pikachu so that’s before KeyEast signed him?

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@Giegie yes he wasn't in Key East yet when he did the movie. I'm thinking maybe he needed money or maybe he really wants to be an actor so when that chance came up he was like "alright I gotta start somewhere I guess" and took the role hoping it will be his gateway into the industry..

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@giegie he must be desperate and tbh i can understand, he should have waited but it's still better than getting gigs through sponsors (apparently male sponsors exists as well yikes!)

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@yookpikachu has anyone ever been noticed by doing an adult film though in history? Genuinely wondering.

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@crazyyo idk about Korea but we have a number of actors/actresses here in our country that got discovered first in an adult film and then got signed with big managements and revamped their image.

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@yookpikachu That explains his poor choices then. Thankfully KE saved him from doing another adult film

@crazyyo I understand him but still poor choice.

My friends and I were talking about his movie on twitter and they said he has a nice body. Lol

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@Giegie I agree.. Imagine if he got stuck doing adult films, too much potential to be wasted. He's meant for a greater acting career.

And omg yessss hahaha. That's what I actually noticed too, his body was already toned and fit, it looks like he really prepared for that role. I think I stared at his thigh muscles for quite some time hahaha

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@giegie @yookpikachu lol he probably regrets it as well seeing how the movie isn't in his offical filmography list. Good think he is under a huge company like keyeast, imo keyeast is the best acting company in korea, look at the list of artist under their name

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I tried tbh purely out of curiosity, but it was too much for me to watch. I did watch the kiss scene though it was too hot 😂 and after that I had to close the tab, the guilt of what I m watching overcame my love for doo hwan 😂😂😂

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That moment when you can't have your cake and eat it ...

Since hong joo is my favourite character I really wanted to win , but at the same time wanted mad dog to win ....

This might make me evil but I really wanted her to if not come out winning , then just come out ...

I called BS on her knowiing , she was bluffing to get them to trust her , her reactions all this while tell me she too was as shocked as me and also found out as she went ...

It does not make her not guilty for covering up for dad , but I believe she wasn't as involved as she claims ....

I just love her the fact that she is one of the few female characters that get. Roles that has me rooting for her at the expense of my conscience is the best ....

Her fight between , her dad , KW and ceo makes my day I will watch a show about her and her elegant self , rising to the top , struggling to stay there by all means and then slowly but surely crashing and burning with a bang , just for her to realise these three men in her life are just there to use her at their will and dispose of her when they please no questions asked ...

Either way am happy for mad dog's win , and slow clap for CEO I like my villian intelligent shrewd and always one upping the heroes ...

Ps: a shout out to future dr kim and hari babies , I know you all will look beautiful and grow to rule the world one day ...

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Yey for a great bounce back episode!

I still want my MJ❤HR!

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I love this programme but I will lose my patience if another of the team gets a near-death strangling (unless it's Ha-Ri for the obvious romantic potential).

Also they better not be setting up any kind of tragic heroic death (some of those Kang-Woo lines seemed to be hinting at a 'once my mission is complete...'kind of mentality). Hopefully his new family is enough to live for

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As we head into the final week, I hope nothing happens to our Mad Dog Team!

Thanks for the recap Regals!

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Thank you for your recap and comments, @Regals!

I slipped my clutch and thought MAD DOG got a 2-episode extension. Nope. BLACK got the extension. All along, it's been a challenge for me to keep the two shows straight. Har!

My favorite scene in this episode is Min-joon's breaking out the banmal and telling Noo-ri that he is not responsible for his father's actions. Very touching.

Going into the home stretch, I'm looking forward to Lawyer Lee's getting his comeuppance. He's still a man on a mission. Now that we know of Chairman Cha's humble origins, I can understand why he sent a guy like Lee to law school. And why Lee is so loyal.

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I'm also watching Black, in fact they're the only two dramas I'm currently watching. Black and Mad Dog. And they have quite a number of similiarities. Plus it amuses me that Jo Jae Yun's doing two very different characters at the same time. He's Cheetah during wednesdays and thursdays, and he's a Grim Reaper during the weekends. Haha

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Yes, seeing Cheetah as a Joseon-era Reaper as well as a Mad Dog (and nurse!) makes my head spin. Plus I've been live-watching a bunch of other shows that share actors, the newest being MONEY FLOWER, which includes chef Jung-sun's Narcissistic Mom from TEMPERATURE OF LOVE. Kim Mi-kyung has been playing a mom in GO BACK COUPLE and 20TH CENTURY BOY AND GIRL. In addition to portraying Ji-ho's dad in BECAUSE THIS LIFE IS OUR FIRST, Kim Byung-Ok has been a dad in GO BACK COUPLE, too. Jung Bo-suk went from king of Goryeo in THE KING LOVES to insurance tycoon in MAD DOG.

I've been looking forward to Jo Jung-seok in TWO COPS and Yoon Kyun-sang in DOUBTFUL VICTORY, both on Monday/Tuesday, and both cop shows. Here we go again. I've barely survived the triple-whammy of romances on those days. ;-)

*buckles seat belt*
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I really like the acting of Jeong Bo Seok, he is just some few steps ahead to become the Anthony Hopkins or Geoffrey Rush of Korea. Actually this story is so predictable with villains had been set in the beginning (there is no mystery, no surprising person as we used to see in Hollywood's films), but still this Chairman Cha made it alive. I paid careful attention on the way he managed his expressions, his eye gaze, his grins, his tone...(and often I changed the channel to something else when he was no more in the scene). This actor is very potential to get the quality of Al Pacino or Geoffrey Rush. I hope that Jeong Bo Seok will get better challenges in his roles in the future, such as a brooding painter, a real historical political leader, or a schizophrenic genius.....because he is too good to just get the predictable villain role in this kind of drama.

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Jeong Bo-suk is one of my favorite actors. I've seen him in an array of roles, and I love his subtlety and presence. Such expressive eyes, too. He's got a great speaking voice. In MAD DOG and THE KING LOVES (in which he plays the reigning king of Goryeo), he rarely raises his voice, but the quiet intensity with which he speaks makes you know that he means business, is utterly ruthless, and will stop at nothing. I don't speak Korean and only understand a few phrases, but can tell that he's got very clear and careful diction. (So many American actors mumble, it drives me nuts. I've basically quit watching US TV.) Oh Man-seok is another of my faves with excellent, clear delivery and a wonderful voice. I could listen to these guys read the phone book.

JBS was terrific in CAN YOU HEAR MY HEART?, in which he played the mentally-handicapped stepdad of one of the younger characters, IIRC. His portrayal was warmly sensitive and sympathetic. It reminded me of Tony Shaloub's wonderfully nuanced portrayal of obsessively-compulsive Detective Adrian Monk. Very touching, and a complete 180-degree reversal of the subtle snake in the grass we've been seeing in MAD DOG.

He had a cameo in ARANG AND THE MAGISTRATE as the incognito King of Heaven (mainly played by Yoo Seung-ho), he of the Flowery Goat, who was Magistrate Eun-oh's itinerant martial arts teacher. Even though he was onscreen for only a scene or two, he immediately grabbed my attention. That was the first show I saw him in, and he's been on my radar ever since.

In a total departure from his current evil chaebol role, he played the kindhearted and totally ineffectual son-in-law of the food company founder and pater familias in HIGH KICK! 2 THROUGH THE ROOF. He's treated as a buffoon by his obnoxious father-in-law, his domineering wife, and his bratty daughter. His son and brother-in-law treat him kindly. He's really a much better human being than the first three. I got back to the show earlier this week as a palate cleanser. I needed a break from the reprehensible insurance boss. ;-)

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*his father are responsible for the crash

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Noori ya....

#goosebumps

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i think joo hyunki is turning out to be a better villain than i had expected. idk if its the actor, or the writing, or probably both. he has style (whatever style it is) and brains. although im not convinced that his only role is in covering up the mess..

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