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Hundred Million Stars From the Sky: Episode 12

One man’s downward spiral has a deep impact on the people closest to him, and the more he tries to keep his sister close, the more Jin-kook manages to push Jin-kang away. His erratic behavior hits Jin-kang especially hard as she struggles between her loyalty to the brother who raised her over loyalty to her own heart.

 
EPISODE 12: “The Inseparable Two”

Jin-kook spies on Moo-young and Jin-kang playfully running around the living room. Tearing his eyes away, he slumps against the outside of Moo-young’s apartment in stunned silence.

Later, when Moo-young is returning home from his wine bottle opener errand, Jin-kook is waiting at the crosswalk. Moo-young chuckles at the coincidence, not realizing until it’s too late that Jin-kook has a knife. As Moo-young passes out on the sidewalk, Jin-kook coldly walks away.

An ambulance rushes past Jin-kook, followed by a police car. He turns to avoid being seen and trips, falling to the ground in a daze. Meanhwile, Jin-kang is waiting for Moo-young’s return when she hears sirens in the distance. Growing anxious, she attempts to call, but Moo-young’s left his phone behind.

Jin-kang races out to search. She finds the store Moo-young bought the wine key from, but is dismayed to hear it’s been nearly an hour since he left. Jin-kang trudges home, not noticing Moo-young’s blood smeared on the sidewalk.

Locking up for the night, Dr. Yang is shocked to see Moo-young sitting outside waiting. Moo-young manages to choke out, “Long time no see,” before slumping forward. Noticing the blood, Dr. Yang starts to call an ambulance but Moo-young pushes the phone away, while at home, Jin-kook shakily scrubs the blood from his hands.

Jin-kang makes a stop at a police station to inquire about Moo-young and learns the sirens she’d heard were for a drunken dispute between a man and a taxi driver. She arrives home just as Jin-kook signs his resignation letter. He hides it as she passes on her way to her room. Crawling into bed, she wonders where Moo-young is.

Meanwhile, Dr. Yang finishes patching Moo-young’s wound. As his eyes fall on Moo-young’s scar, he flashes back to inspecting the same scar on a young Moo-young at the lake by the orphanage. Turning to collect Moo-young’s soiled clothes, he notices Jin-kang’s picture in Moo-young’s wallet.

Chief Lee and the rest of the unit are stunned when Jin-kook hands in his resignation the following morning, citing his culpability in the previous night’s incident. They assume he’s referring to the attack on the taxi driver, but Jin-kook clarifies he stabbed a man. Unnerved, Chief Lee has the team check the reports again.

Cho-rong passes on the incident to So-jung, adding that they double-checked and no one reported being stabbed. So-jung finds Jin-kook sitting alone on a bench, still in a zombie-like state. She’s appalled when Jin-kook robotically confirms he stabbed Moo-young and demands to know why.

“It was the only way,” Jin-kook insists. So-jung wonders if he even realizes how insane he’s being, but Jin-kook doesn’t respond.

Feeling unwell, Jin-kang leaves work early. She drops by Moo-young’s workplace and learns he didn’t show up. She calls So-jung to say Moo-young has disappeared again. The older woman nervously offers vague responses while the CCTV footage of Moo-young collapsing after being stabbed plays on her monitor.

Moo-young is still unconscious when Dr. Yang checks on him. Meanwhile, Jin-kang is upset when she returns to Moo-young’s place to see her note is still untouched. She puts her head down but seems to find no comfort from So-jung’s earlier assurances that no accidents were reported the previous night.

That evening, Moo-young finally wakes up. Dr. Yang is curious what happened but Moo-young only asks for the time. He winces with the realization that Jin-kang has been left alone for a full day.

Having fallen asleep on Moo-young’s couch, Jin-kang starts awake when an unknown number calls. She answers and tears up when Moo-young greets her. Moo-young apologizes for making her worry and feebly explains that he was caught up after running into an old friend.

Jin-kang doesn’t buy Moo-young’s flimsy story and demands an explanation. Moo-young denies her assumptions that he’s hurt, repeating that everything is fine and she needn’t worry. Outside, Dr. Yang eavesdrops.

Moo-young keeps pushing the friend lie and Jin-kang finally tells him she can’t take it anymore. “This is too hard,” she whispers. Moo-young winces as the line clicks, while Jin-kang breaks down into sobs.

Standing, Moo-young tries to leave but Dr. Yang warns him his stitches will tear. Moo-young reluctantly sits back down and Dr. Yang threatens to call 911 if Moo-young tries to leave before he gives permission. Dr. Yang adds that the only reason Moo-young isn’t in a hospital now is because he guessed Moo-young’s involved in something illegal.

Dr. Yang asks again what happened, wondering if it’s related to Yoo-ri, but Moo-young says he came to Dr. Yang because he didn’t want to answer questions. Dr. Yang questions how Moo-young and Yoo-ri know each other and Moo-young replies, “In a sense, it’s thanks to you.”

Moo-young snorts after learning Dr. Yang has met with Jin-kook, describing their relationship as “neither enemies nor friends.”

Jin-kang returns home and finds Jin-kook still spaced out. He asks if Moo-young called and Jin-kang admits he did, but wouldn’t tell her anything. Finally focusing on Jin-kang, Jin-kook confesses to stabbing Moo-young. “I don’t regret it…” he adds, “because that was the only way.”

Horrified, Jin-kang demands to know why and Jin-kook calmly explains he’s willing to do worse. “So please,” he says, expressionless, “stop seeing him.” Jin-kang declares him insane and starts to walk away. “You’re more important than anything to me,” Jin-kook calls out.

Rounding on him, Jin-kang argues that she’s not an excuse, and that Jin-kook knows better than anyone how cruel people can be. Jin-kang pleads, “He’s such a pitiful guy. He’s grown up in a worse situation than me. He’s gotten hurt enough already.” Unmoved, Jin-kook disappears into his room.

Ignoring a call from So-jung, Jin-kook is forced to go outside when she texts she’ll show up at his house if he doesn’t meet her. At the pojangmacha, So-jung tells Jin-kook that Jin-kang called her that morning about Moo-young. She feels bad about lying and wonders if Jin-kook is even concerned about what happened to Moo-young.

Jin-kook shakes his head no, pointing out he’s the one that stabbed Moo-young. Sighing, So-jung says the stabbing isn’t obvious on the CCTV footage. It looks as if Moo-young passes out drunk for a bit before taking a cab, but she admits she didn’t follow his movements afterwards.

Jin-kook tells her Moo-young called Jin-kang but admits he didn’t ask what they’d talked about. To So-jung’s exasperation, Jin-kook adds that he confessed about the stabbing to Jin-kang. At the same time, Jin-kang squats outside Moo-young’s apartment, thinking about his lie that he was unharmed.

Dr. Yang thinks back on Moo-young’s comments about Jin-kook. As he looks at the photo in Moo-young’s wallet of Jin-kang and Jin-kook in front of the Haesan hospital, he remembers Jin-kook’s evasive response about Moo-young’s Haesan origins. His thoughts are interrupted by a call.

Dr. Yang answers and Jin-kang (having redialed the number Moo-young called from) asks about Moo-young. Dr. Yang says Moo-young’s sleeping and assures her his condition isn’t critical. He offers to have Moo-young call back in the morning, but Jin-kang asks him not to and to keep her call secret. Saving her contact info, Dr. Yang connects her name with Jin-kook’s.

So-jung tells Jin-kook he’s been strange ever since meeting Moo-young. She admits to being wary and now that her fears are founded, she urges him to make a decision: either find out definitively whether Moo-young is his missing boy, or forget Moo-young entirely.

“How?” Jin-kook implores. Pulling out Dr. Yang’s book, So-jung points to Moo-young’s chapter, “The Boy Who Lost His Memory.” Jin-kook is shocked to learn Moo-young doesn’t remember his childhood. So-jung continues that everything up to this point has just been conjecture on Jin-kook’s part and she believes it’ll all go away if Jin-kook would leave well-enough alone.

Moo-young dreams more about his past. As his younger self wanders down the sidewalk again, he sees Jin-kang and her words “it’s too hard” echo. He then hears Dr. Yang calling him and in the dream turns to look up at a silhouette that appears to be Dr. Yang.

Moo-young snaps awake and Dr. Yang informs him he’s leaving for a bit. Moo-young asks about the Haesan hospital and Dr. Yang shakily wonders if Moo-young’s memory is returning. Moo-young thinks he remembers someone stopping him outside the hospital and Dr. Yang promises to ask around, but his eyes are shifty.

Jin-kook packs up his desk while Cho-rong pouts. Chief Lee calls him out and once they’re alone, he berates Jin-kook for once again selfishly causing trouble for his team. Chief Lee concedes that Jin-kook’s guilt in the past was valid, but snaps that if he really feels bad he should stop causing problems.

Tearing up Jin-kook’s resignation, Chief Lee continues, “Do you think I’m stopping you because I like you?” He shouts that if Jin-kook should quit after transferring out of his unit.

Jin-kang worries about Jin-kook’s vow to do anything to protect her while Moo-young stares at Jin-kang’s picture in his wallet. He remembers how happy she was when he’d showed her and then her last comment that, “it’s too hard.”

Dr. Yang finds Moo-young moping on the balcony of the clinic. When his eyes fall on Dr. Yang’s name tag, Moo-young’s memory of the man outside the hospital overlaps and he realizes they’re the same man. Meanwhile, Jin-kook flips open Dr. Yang’s book to Moo-young’s chapter.

Moo-young questions why Dr. Yang never told him. “If I was going to tell you, I wouldn’t have let you go,” Dr. Yang replies. Dr. Yang reveals when he met Moo-young at the lake by the orphanage, 3 years had passed since their first encounter at the hospital and he’d checked to scar to make sure Moo-young was the same boy.

A flashback to the day Jin-kook ran into the ER and where little Moo-young was being treated for his burns now reveals Dr. Yang as the doctor. Dr. Yang continues that a few weeks later, he’d spotted Moo-young leaving the hospital and had asked where he was going. He remembers thinking it was probably the last chance for Moo-young to be free of his past.

Moo-young muses his past must’ve been traumatic, “So bad… that you wouldn’t stop a wounded kid who had lost his memories.” He presses Dr. Yang to tell him more, but Dr. Yang excuses himself, insisting that they should think about whether Moo-young really needs to know.

Jin-kang busies herself taking care of Moo-young’s apartment and it’s dark when she finally leaves.

Finishing Moo-young’s chapter, Jin-kook looks thoughtfully at the missing child flier only to hide it when Jin-kang comes in. She announces she’ll stop seeing Moo-young and when she leaves, Jin-kook sighs in relief. In her own room, Jin-kang sits up all night while Moo-young does the same over at the clinic.

The next morning, Moo-young returns home. There’s a mail notice on his door and inside he notices Jin-kang has rearranged things. He picks up her stuffed cat and the note in its pocket simply reads, “I’m sorry. Please forgive Jin-kook.”

Moo-young runs out and nearly plows into the mail guy, who hands him a registered letter. At the same time, Jin-kook meets with Dr. Yang and learns that Moo-young had been there.

Walking home, Jin-kang spots Moo-young’s cat. She chases it and scoops it up just before Moo-young walks up behind her. Turning to see him, Jin-kang’s face falls and she silently hands over the cat. Cradling it gently, Moo-young asks the cat where it’s been.

Returning the cat to the ground, Moo-young seems to be speaking to Jin-kang as he tells the cat, “You can leave whenever you want. But come back whenever you want to come back.” The cat runs off and Moo-young turns to Jin-kang, gently tucking hair behind her ear as she cries.

Moo-young tells her she can go and Jin-kang demands where. Finally meeting his eyes, she points out he’d promised to stop her if she tried to leave. She tells him she’s not going anywhere, adding that she’d just come right back anyway, and Moo-young kisses her passionately.

That night, they cuddle outside Moo-young’s apartment and Moo-young admits he thought Jin-kang wanted to break up. She sighs that she told Jin-kook they would and lied she’d never see Moo-young again. She says she would’ve broken up, but she can’t give him up.

Jin-kang declares she’ll stay until he says he hates her. “Don’t go even if I do say that,” Moo-young answers. Jin-kang wonders if he would and Moo-young says if he ever did, it’d be a lie. She tells him not to lie, and he promises he won’t.

Jin-kang sobers and sighs that they’ll really have to date in secret. “I can’t watch my brother fall apart,” she whispers. Moo-young says he’s confident they’ll manage and smiling, Jin-kang agrees.

Jin-kook brings the missing child flier to Dr. Yang, and the psychiatrist recalls Jin-kook was the officer that brought Moo-young in. A flashback shows Dr. Yang setting Moo-young free moments before Jin-kook had run up to a nurse looking for the boy.

Jin-kang goes to leave and has to remind Moo-young he can’t walk her home anymore. He tells her he’s going to take off work for a while since he’s still under investigation. He adds that Dr. Yang seems to know about his past, but won’t share. Jin-kang wonders why and Moo-young says Dr. Yang suggested it was something really terrible.

“What if…” Moo-young ventures, “it’s so bad… it’d be better that I didn’t know?” Jin-kang’s brow furrows as she mulls over the idea. Moo-young immediately backpedals, insisting that it’s nothing she need worry about as he pulls her into a hug. She says that she’d rather he not know, but tells him to follow his heart. In exchange, she makes him promise not to run away again, always have his phone on him, and to not get hurt.

Jin-kang is already home when Jin-kook arrives. She greets him cheerily and he goes into his room to hide the missing child flier.

The next morning Moo-young visits Dr. Yang and demands to hear about his past. Dr. Yang tries to deflect, but freezes when Moo-young asks if his father was murdered with a gun. Dr. Yang denies it, but Moo-young insists he’s ready to know. Dr. Yang corrects him — Moo-young’s father wasn’t shot, he committed suicide by jumping from a cliff.

Moo-young presses for more, but Dr. Yang says he doesn’t know any details, only that he’d never heard any mention of a gun. “Ive only heard nurses gossip,” Dr. Yang says, “that you were the child of a man that killed himself on Mount Geumah.”

Riding the bus home, Moo-young searches the location on his phone. A text pops up from Jin-kang, wondering if he’s awake and Moo-young signals for the bus to stop. Moo-young responds that he went to visit Dr. Yang before turning in his resignation at work.

Jin-kang stuffs her phone under her pillow when Jin-kook pops into her room to say he’s leaving. When he’s gone, she asks how Moo-young’s visit with Dr. Yang went. Moo-young isn’t sure but tells Jin-kang his real name: Kang Sun-ho.

Meanwhile, Jin-kook thinks back on his own meeting with Dr. Yang, where the doctor confirmed Sun-ho was the boy Jin-kook was searching for. Moo-young and Jin-kook reach their neighborhood corner at the same time and Moo-young smiles as Dr. Yang’s words repeat, “Moo-young… is Kang Sun-ho.”

 
COMMENTS

Moo-young stop playing with fire! Didn’t anyone ever tell you not to smile at the crazy people? As much as I adore Jin-kook, he’s actually starting to scare me. I can understand his opposition to Jin-kang’s relationship with Moo-young (especially now that Dr. Yang has confirmed that Moo-young is the boy Jin-kook has been searching for, therefore insinuating a familial relationship between the young lovers) but holy crow stabbing people isn’t the answer! The worrisome part is that even after the attack, Jin-kook still feels completely justified.

Jin-kook knows how tragic Moo-young’s childhood was and witnessed firsthand how hard it was for Jin-kang growing up, so he must have an idea how awful it would’ve been without a strong support system to shield him. It’s easy to understand Jin-kang’s bewilderment at the way the kind-hearted man that raised her so selflessly can dismiss Moo-young so cruelly because his fervor to destroy Moo-young has gone beyond reason.

Moo-young has certainly made mistakes, but under Jin-kang’s influence he’s striving to do better. Redemption should be available to those who genuinely wish to change, and while Moo-young is putting in the effort, Jin-kook refuses to acknowledge it. His distaste for the relationship started as a desire to protect Jin-kang but it seems to be evolving into an effort to protect himself.

Moo-young is the physical embodiment of Jin-kook’s past mistakes come back to haunt him. Jin-kook is channeling all his fear and frustration at Moo-young, who’s really a victim like Jin-kang. Unfortunately, Jin-kook is prepared to sacrifice one in order to keep the other.

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I couldn’t stand Jin kook these past few episodes because it seems his motives to keep Jin Kang away from him is for his own peace of mind of his guilty actions to be kept a secret.

Also him keeping secrets is not doing anyone a favour especially because it’s probably going to blow up in all the said characters face as Moo Young seems to be coming closer to the truth.

To break things down the only thing I got from the revelations so far is that Moo Young is the son of the guy who Jin Kook shot but I don’t understand why Jin Kook adopted Jin Kang? Did he know that she was also the child of the man he murdered and took her in because he couldn’t find the other boy. If they are not related then did he take her in thinking she was that man’s child? I hope we get more answers next week cause the curiosity is killing me.

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I think we didn’t get to see the whole flashback scene. Remember there were two kids in MY’s memory? Where was the second child when the shooting happened?

That’s why I think we’ll see the rest of the scene in the upcoming episode - they will reveal the face of the shooter and also what happened to MY’s sibling.

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true. i guess i'll have to wait to find out

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This is the eps where I finally realized that while it's true that Jin-kook cares so much about Jin-kang to the point of being overprotective, the main reason he doesn't want to tell Jin-kang the truth and his suspicion about Moo-young is all about him trying to silence his guilty conscience. It felt like his failure at keeping track of the boy whose father he had unfairly killed is eating him inside all this time. And meeting Moo-young just dredged up all those unpleasant memories to the forefront of his mind. And it almost like it's easier for him to hate and resent Moo-young and shift all the blame to the younger guy than for Jin-kook to hate himself and acknowledge that he messed up and making an even bigger mess now which also involving his sister. I can almost hear Jin-kook telling himself that he couldn't be guilty because then he would be responsible for ruining all those lives. And yet, he didn't realize that by staying quiet and covering things up, he did exactly that: ruining people's lives left and right.

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Thats what I said in my fan wall the other day!!! He is the ruiner of lives!

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I mostly fast forward all jin kook scenes now. His actions baffle me a lot these days. Also it's sad how even his friend, whom I thought to be the rational and steady one , is also blindly supporting him, like the fact that he, a policeman stabbed a guy, shouldn't that evoke more reaction from the lady, as a fellow police officer? She merely rebuked him, when I expected a bigger reaction. The way they[including cho rong and jin kook's other colleague] have turned a blind eye to the whole incident is kind of infuriating.
I really wonder who's the true evil here, every time jin kook accuses and scoffs at moo young, I am thinking, is this guy even looking at himself? Hypocrite much.

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I also found the reactions from the people surrounding JG most astonishing - to the point of them makining no sense from a human persepective.

It was almost like: ...so, you confessed to stabbing someone, but there was no report *shrug* Let's move on.

I understand why people have missed earlier signs of JG loosing it but this should be an alarm bell going off next to their ears. Why does noone react the way they should. Not even JK. I mean she is still living with a man that she now knows is capable of deeply hurting (physically and emotionally) the people around him.

And the fact that Tak more or less told JG to just forget when she knows that he has a history is just beyond frightening. Her love or whatever for JG is whats blinding her to his faults...

At least JK knew that MY is bad when she made the decision to start a relationship.

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Exactly, Tak is blindly just standing by jin kook while she clearly sees that jin kook is thinking right. And same goes for jin kang as well, jin kook has been quite violent with her for a few times, and every time I thought she will make a call on whether she can stay or leave. IMO it's not even safe living with jin kook right now. And that time when he was almost stalking on them, from behind the window on the rooftop, I reached my limit then lol. I just hope he doesn't end up killing moo young for real by the end. :/ He clearly has given an ultimatum on that too. And the fact that he thinks he's allowed to do this.. huff.

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*jin kook is not thinking right.

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This!! I was surprised that JK, even after finding out that JG stabbed MY, continued to live with him!! I'm like, girl you can live independently. Why be with a guy who has murderous tendencies??? I don't think any reason would justify JG's actions!

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The indifference to his declaration is probably cos MY himself did not report the stabbing. But I agree with you that all the indifference and inaction is baffling and in poor taste

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yup. I dunno what happen with everyone here, but now MY seems 'normal' to me compare to Tak or JG. I just don't get JG. So what exactly his intention when saved JK in the past (assuming she's the other kid in MY flashback) ? I thought it was out of compassion and guilty. but now, i feel like what he was trying to do was to shut the eyewitness and brainwashing them. i mean, should you have been really cared about the lost kid, meeting him as an adult only make you feel to save this kid once more ? with possibility that JK and MY are somehow related, don't you think it is weird that you want to keep the family apart by hiding the truth ? and you didn't even try hard enough to dig about the kid you've been searching for in the past!! he just contents with his feeling that MY is bad guy, JK is good girl, equal MY needs to die. JG logic.

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When Moo young recovers his memory, would Jin kook be driven to kill him to cover up his crime? The boy witnessed it. Maybe he's been searching for him all these years to silence him permanently.

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Nah, nobody care about his crimes even if he straight up confess to them as we saw ourselves.

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Thanks so much for the recap, @sunny! I've been waiting and refreshing for hours!

THAT KISSSSSSS!!! This series just keeps upping the game every episode! GAHHH

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K-drama kisses got so much passionate and better these days. I still remember when drama kisses used to be two people standing half a meter apart and barely touching each other’s lips. #cringe

That being said, I still think the kiss in this episode was one of the most beautiful I’ve ever watched. And I don’t mean because it was shot beautifully (it was), but because of the emotions JSM and SIG were able to conveyd. Sometimes it looks like the actors just want to get over with the kiss, sometimes it just looks rushed or awkward, but this one was pitch perfect.

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I agree, the kiss was perfect. It was his passionate gratefulness for her always being for him, for the better him. And her admission that she had no where to go but to him. I think sometimes actors strive for the passion in the kiss in a physical sense, but here it seems SIG and JSM were actually able to convey that connection and commitment in the kiss, and it became so naturally passionate. Really remarkable acting.

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I think in a way, Jin Kook also symbolizes Moo Young's own decisions. Obviously no one deserves to be followed around and stabbed but Jin Kook is the only one who seems to truly understand Moo Young's cruel nature and wants to hold him accountable for it. The problem is, Moo Young is actually (somewhat) attempting to change but Jin Kook refuses to entertain the idea because he's already decided Moo Young is beyond redemption. He needs to read Matthew 7:5.

(I kind of agree with Jin Kook to an extent. I don't think Moo Young really cares to a better person outside of pleasing Jin Kook and he would be perfectly happy to set up someone's death again like he did with Mi Yeon. I wish Jin Kang knew about these things, I feel like she's so shut off from the nastier, darker side of Moo Young, but at the same time Jin Kook is blinded to Moo Young's vulnerabilities.)

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Since they're Buddhists, I doubt Matthew 7:5 would be very meaningful

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being of a different faith does not make the words of another faith less valid, if it has to do with forgiveness and morality.

"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." - Matthew 7:5

see?

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why do you say they're Buddhists? Because Jin-Gook goes to the temple once a year? Moo-young has shown no religious tendencies.

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Yes because of the visits to the temple and the behavior at the temple.

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A lot of people do that without actually practicing because it's culturally ingrained in them.

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I'm sorry if my use of a bible verse upset you in any way, i thought it was very applicable to the character and is known enough that it would be taken more at face value.

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????? I don't care if you use bible verses at all. I use them frequently myself. I only wanted to point out that maybe that wasn't really appropriate in this instance. But, since it seems I am being asked to defend my opinion:

Different cultural customs deserve respect. I'm not saying you were disrespectful, just that maybe the quote was out of place in a country where Buddhism is the traditional religion and the characters in the drama appear to be Buddhists. I don't think we should assume that Buddhists need to read a bible verse. (even though it is the hope and desire of Christians for all people to be Christian) My observations as a foreigner with a passionate interest in temple culture in Asia: I lived in Asia for a year visiting temples frequently and as often as I could, and going there with local people of various religions. I even went and stayed for a few days in a Buddhist monastery to learn more. Never did I see non Buddhists bow down in Buddhist temples, nor were they expected to do so. The particular "rites" of a Buddhist in "worship" were not mimicked by others. Although, few temples were purely Buddhist and were often a combination of Taoist, Buddhist and folk religions. I was and still am fascinated with temple culture. True Christians would never bow down to graven images of another religion. Through history many lives have been lost for that very thing alone. (even though Buddha is not a God it is still considered an idol)

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I think you took the comment about the bible quote way too literally, is all. I doubt that @mk meant this is a "dear everyone, go read the bible". it was a simple quote, one which is Google-able, and doesn't require any religious background to understand.

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don't worry: I understood what you meant MK @corkxrew . ZZthorn might have just take your comment waaaaay too literally. for some reason, people are strangely sensitive whenever the bible is mentioned.

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Am I the only one feeling more and more disconnected to this show as it goes on? The last three episodes in particular.

I'm still trying to figure out why and what exactly (I've been keeping an episode by episode reaction document to it lol), but I'm getting a mad disconnect from the characters, and only Ziggy's acting is keeping me watching. Like I'm getting bored. Hmmmm *squints at show*

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You are not the only one. I still feel angry, happy, and sad over what happened in the drama, but those are mostly a logical reaction from my part rather than an emotional one. But I guess it couldn't be helped with the kind of storytelling this drama used, and also how we still didn't know about these characters well even after 12 eps. Thankfully it's still intellectually engaging.

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"how we still didn't know these characters well even aftera12 episodes" gosh if that ain't the truth. *Smh*

The problem for me is that it's also becoming less intellectually engaging. Although I guess any show that I feel like tearing to shreds analysing this much is already more intellectually engaging than something where I don't feel like doing that.

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I have all these questions watching this episode, and they're worrying me more than the plot.

1. Why was he shirtless, lying on that doctor's bed?
2. Was he wearing anything beneath the covers? What was he wearing? Boxers? Doctor pants? A towel? Nothing but a thick layer of cold air?
3. Was he cold lying there?
4. Was he not cold because he's so hot?
5. Why was the bedlinen gray in colour? Was it to set off the maroon of his hair?
6. Why didn't he sport facial hair after sleeping so long in that bed?
7.Did he shave before he came home?
8. Did he shower before he came home?
9. Or did he have a warm rub-down?
10. Did the creepy doctor volunteer to give him that warm rub-down? *imagines image* 😨😨😨😨

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😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

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😂😂😂😂😂

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A+++ 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣☺️

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4. Was he not cold because he's so hot?

I’m dying 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

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I truly commend you for writing what I was thinking: WHY IN THE WORLD WAS HE SHIRTLESS FOR SO LONG AT THE DOCTOR'S???

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Life's important questions 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Priceless!

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omg nothing can overshadow the pertinence of these questions !!!! ;)

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This episode really confused me. So was it confirmed that Moo Yeung and Jin Kang are siblings? Or did Jin Kook kill two different men? Or one of the guys committed suicide? I also think that the psychologist violated his patients' confidentiality by revealing to Jin Kang that Moo Yeung was one of the subjects in his book.

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I had the same reaction to the doctor-patient-confidentiallity. I mean he could have been smother about it at least. Like: 'Have you read that book? No, then you might be interested in chapter 2...' Or something to that extent. It's not like people sticking around for this show are dummies. And so far the show was great with subtlety...

And no, nothing was confirmed this episode. Just that MY is the boy who JG was looking for, but we don't know yet why that is.

Gosh, I'm dying to read that chapter 2 in the psychiatrists book. What secrets of MY might we learn?

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The answer to all your questions is ...Not yet. At least not in this episode... that's why I'm sticking around to find out.... doesn't hurt too that MinGuk couple are my fave couple ever now having toppled KiWon couple of Nice Guy drama ... what can I say? I love tortured couples who beat external odds best...

The doc is a piece of work really....agreed.

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If it does turn out that JK and MY are siblings I cannot understand why JG wouldnt just say it instead of resorting to stabbing him?? Who is the real monster here? It was never MY to begin with. It has always been Jin Gook.

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If they do go the incest route, you may expect another of my rants Ren, because this show and I are going to have serious Words.

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Yeah will very much look forward to it! I may not ask you to breathe then.

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(Actually you'll have to expect a rant from me because of this show in general tbh, but for incest more so. lol.)

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So a cop stabbed someone and nobody asked him who and why? There're no report, so it's OK? How long his actions will be covered by the police?
The fact he justified he did it for Ji Kang and he has no regret, it's crazy. He already destroyed Moo Young's life, shouldn't he feel guilty for that and try to redeem himself?
The psy is pretty weird too. Who let a poor kid leaving alone and hurt? Even if his past was awful, you help him to handle it not to fly away from it.
Moo Young speaking to the kitty was so sad knowing his words were for Ji Kang too.
So Ji Kang and Moo Young want to date secretly? Hidding from her brother who is a cop and alreay spied on them? It's a kind of suicidal....
They never spoke about Ji Kook, the stabbing...

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She asked MY to forgive her brother 🤦🏻‍♀️😡

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It’s attempted murder of the man you love! I expected her to be out the door with her bags packed.

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*kinda suicidal* If this show ends in a double suicide I wouldn't actually be very surprised.

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In the lyrics for their duet “Stars, Us” they sing about “I’m happy even if it’s just us two in the dark night. Let’s close our eyes.”

I don’t know , but doesn’t closing their eyes means death? Either way, but I don’t think we’re heading for a happy ending.

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I think it'll be one of these endings

MY finds out that JK killed his father. Final scene: a repeat of the shooting scene, except it's MY aiming the gun at JK.

A. MY fires the gun, Jin kook dies.
B. MY fires the gun, Jin kang blocks Jin kook. She dies.
C. MY can't bring himself to shoot Jin kook. Jin kook fires the gun. Jin kang blocks MY. Jin kang dies.
D. MY points the gun at Jin kook. Jin kang shoots him. MY dies.

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Some of those remind me of City Hunter's ending and to be quite honest I'm not sure I need another CH ending; I'm still salty about that!!!!

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Or like The Last Mohican, he's killed and she jumps off the cliff.

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Unfortunately we don't have Terius over in this show to lend them a gun that only pops with a message that says 'Bang!'. 😉

I'm kind of expecting death too, not sure if it's going to be 1 or 2 or 3 deaths, actual deaths or 'living deaths'.

What dark anticipation!!!

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@kurama or the Children of Hurin; she jumps off a cliff pregnant with his child and he kills himself on his own sword? Too medieval? Dang now I wonder what this'd look like as a sageuk...

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Have anybody watched Damo? Sageuk drama from 2003?

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@sicarius Yep, there’s no other solution than death in dramaland.

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@cherryinbloom cherry 🍒 doesn’t want million ⭐️ to fall from the sky November 12, 2018 at 12:35 PM

"Have anybody watched Damo?"

DAMO is a good sageuk parallel for HMSFTS. The body count is reminiscent of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus." For an open ending, check out the movie version, DUELIST. The cinematography is beautiful. Ha Ji-won played the female lead in both productions. Her sword tangos with Gang Dong-won in the film are dynamite.

The joint Korean-Chinese sageuk/wuxia BICHEONMOO / DANCE IN THE SKY with Joo Jin-mo, which aired in 2008 and 2006, respectively, has a beautiful OST and high fatality rate.

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Your brother stabs your boyfriend and your response is to... keep the status quo but lie to your psycho, stabbing brother?

She's a 30 year old woman - pack your bags and GTFO.

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Chapter 15: Every Step That I Take Leads Me Right Back To You is out.

Check it out here.

https://www.asianfanfics.com/story/view/1371103/a-hundred-million-stars-falling-from-the-sky-mystery-romance-thriller

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To continue the shallow comment train.. SIG topless in a bed while in pain and SIG kissing JSM. Very into that. Also very into Moo-young's fashion.

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LOL it's not shallow! And count me in on this ride! haha

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I dig MY’s fashion too. Very simple but SIG elevates all the clothes he’s wearing. I think he looked best in the simple white t-shirt.

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I love him in skinny jeans as well. Ripped black jeans and a white t-shirt. He dresses like a California teen, but I love it.

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Am gonna sound like a broken record if I am going to write about how much I dislike tak in this episode but I guess.....
But seriously I really do. Jin kook grates on my nerves but I guess that's kinda expected from someone who thinks he's a savior to vulnerable females. Its clear mooyoung is a bad person but your sister can only know if you talk to her with words and not by violently grabbling her wrists and shouting at her. Apart from the fact that jin kang and mooyoung shouldn't be together if they are actually siblings, jin kang needs to know about mooyoung involvement in miyeon murder. I guess telling her that alone can still help situations but then the idiot(jin kook) cares more about jin kang ever finding out the truth that he's not her brother. But joke is on you bro cos she knows.
Anyways, that kiss was awesome and I swear am jealous on behalf of Lee joon. Its a pity Jung min is dating cos I swear anytime am watching these two, am always thinking about how much they look good together. Can they hug without space between them?

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I’ve written so much about Jinkook already that I’m out of words.

I do however have some thoughts on the shrink, who is an element of surprise for anyone who’s seen the original. So apparently he knew MooYoung from the start. But does he know JinKang too? He was a resident when he treated MooYoung’s burns, so he could have treated JinKang as well. Did he remember something from JinKang’s baby picture or not? Or will it trigger him at some unexpected time near future?

I foresee the problems little MooYoung would face being the son of a murderer, being a witness of his father’s death, being an orphan in general, and the corrupt government at that time will probably hurt him further before they get him any help. Giving his life a reboot isn’t bad so I get his reasons for letting little MooYoung go, but I also think he’s an idiot. Did he not think of the consequences if MooYoung ran into bad people or accidents? He shielded him from people who would try to remind him of the past, like any police, but exposed him to a world of unsupervised chances, like survival of the fittest would be a better gamble? He needs to give better arguments next episode or this doc needs to go back to school. I know he was an immature resident 25years ago, but still.

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Yeah, how about sending him into orphanage in different region and changing his name, would worked in similar way. And the reason he gave MY sounds so ridiculous, nurse gossiping, would someone as cunning as MY even bought it. And honestly how far MY was able to wander off, in a hospital gown nonetheless, that no one put the two and two together or contacted authorities.

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Seo In Guk is absolutely king of kiss scenes. Another aaaahhhh-maaaa-zzzziiiinnnnggggg kiss in this episode. 💋💋💋

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He keeps topping himself in kissing scene. He’s just so into it I swear I blush every time I watch him ☺️

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Simple clothes are the best!

Manly clothes are enough on charismatic actors!
I loved Lee Soo Hyuk's fashion in Valid Love.

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Oh but the expensive suits and clothes and jewelry Seo In Guk wore in Hello Monster/I Remember You were stunning on him.

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He's stunning in anything :p

But I was more thinking to the very rich hero like the one in Secret Garden and his very expensive blue vest.

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Yeah, remember that moment when he washed up and showed himself in his full prettiness? I laughed so hard 😂

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Can we talk how bonkers this episode was, police refusing to investigate attempted murder even though suspect confess, JinKang refusing to revaluate her relationships in the face of recent events, girl, you can't pretend that nothing happened if you brother try to murder you boyfriend, psychiatrists who attend abdominal stab wounds in his living room, and the same psychiatrist thinks that wounded and traumatized child is better of getting lost in the city solely based on nurses gossip! Seriously, based on this episode the doctor thought MY is better not knowing who he is because he hear some nurses talking about his father committing suicide.

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The "I heard nurses gossiping about it" was so ridiculous, I thought SURELY he must've known more about it, and his answer to MY was just an offhand comment to push him away, and tell him the real story afterwards.
But that part is baffling too though!
Why the hell wouldn't the psychiatrist not want to tell MY the story? However bad it is, he has NO right to do that. It's information that is probably vital to his identity, and the root of all his struggles. And as a psychiatrist, aren't you supposed to keep your emotions out of things and remain neutral???

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I should agree with Jin-kang that Moo-young has a pitiful life... and this makes me so sad!

For the last episodes, I feel so annoyed with Jin-kook's selfishness... So, if he wants to find that boy so desperately, why didn't he just tell Moo-young about it instead of pushing him away from Jin-kang?! even if he's able to do so, what is he's going to do after he knew the truth from Dr. Yang?

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As much as it's frustrating that the other police officers didn't care that JG stabbed MY, that's what happens in reality... at least in my country. So I'm not that all surprised honestly...

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Omo... methinks we're from the same country... hmmmm...

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I kinda understand that’s the case in Korea. I “Time” a character confessed and the cops said they can’t do anything without evidence even if they have a confession. In this case MooYoung was never reported injured. Also Tak checked the cctv and sees MooYoung looking drunk (btw, wow, she’s a police woman?)

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Inasmuch as I love that Kang-the-cat-is-back scene to bits, this has got to be among my least favorite episodes. I think it has taken on a makjang turn.

There were so many things that left me puzzled because of plotlines that hardly made any sense like what did JK eat to make her act all normal and even asking MY to forgive JG after the stabbing incident. I understand that she is a very difficult position, perhaps the most difficult position to be in compared with the other two male leads BUT I find her actions post-stabbing incident baffling. Also, the psychiatrist letting a poor boy go all by himself, Tak being such a total letdown of a human being (I guess I expected too much from her), and just everything that JG does at this point in the drama- what a disappointing mix of events!

That kiss is the only saving grace of this episode!

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He's got a nice, pouty upper lip. My grandma says that guys with pouty upper lips make the best kissers.

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I love how that info actually came from your grandma! I would love to meet her one day and maybe a learn a thing or two from her ;)

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He’s a natural kisser who’s very confident about his “craft”.

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JK feels beholden to jG for raising her
JK on some subconsciouslevel knows MY was that bad and JG has every right to freak out about their relationship. She just wants MY to redeem himself so as they say that can *all get along* .

Tak the chicapoliza has been in luv with JG for forever...seemingly unrequited...it is so obvious. She constantly wants to be in his good graces.

Dr. Yang deserves to lose his licence though.... at least he saved MY from bleeding to death.

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The best ever drama, I like so much💕

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There are two villains in this drama. One is Jin Gook who is obviously going off his rocker; the other is the Big Bad Dr. Yang who really should be banned from practicing medicine and should rightly lose his license. I can’t understand how a doctor would let an injured kid walk out of the hospital on his own without concerns for his safety and welfare; and he still had the nerve to write about said kid in his book. What a bastard!

And Jingook’s lady police friend isn’t off the hook either. Can’t believe her reaction is still to protect Jin gook, even after everything! She isn’t free from culpability in this fiasco, either! Especially if the two are siblings. Just a word from her to Jin Kang would’ve prevented this disaster.

It’s been a long time since a drama has succeeded in making me this angry 😡!

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Thanks for the recap! This episode was so touching! MY and JK 's love had another test and yet they withstood it ! Such a tormented couple! It's great that they have such a conviction about the love that they share.

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I don’t think Romeo and Juliet comparison makes them justice. This is just too tragic for words 😭

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I actually think they might go along the Romeo and Juliet tragic ending what with the words "creative", interpretation in a "new way" etc being thrown around. I've actually given up hoping for a happy ending, but still wishing that it's not the incest route (even if that makes more sense if they are sticking to the original) BECAUSE THAT WILL BE JUST TOO SAD.

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If they turn out to be siblings... I don’t think there’s another solution for them. You don’t just walk away from something like that and move on with your life like nothing happened.

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true. that's why i have an inkling that if they are indeed siblings then they might go the double suicide route while looking at a hundred million stars in the sky before closing their eyes (huhu that duet might be a foreshadowing of sorts like what the others have mentioned!)

i honestly don't know if i could still last til next week. the suspense is making me anxious. i think about the drama even at work LOL

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I've been itching for Wed night to come sooner, so to quench my impatience, I decided to watch the VLive interview of our four leads (tho I was wondering why it was Seo Eun Soo 'coz I think Jang Young-nam as Tak So-jung has a much bigger role). When it came to the part when they talked about the series as a remake of a Japanese drama sensation, this is what JSM and SIG had to say:

JSM: There could be a certain burden about the original version in Japan, but despite that you couldn’t help but decide to take part in it because the script and plot were so interestingly written.

SIG: Yes, if you think about it the original piece in Japan was a huge sensation. And the plot itself is so imaginative and creative. And that was what was so famous about the original, but our drama’s script made it even more fun and interesting. All the things we could have been worried about was all taken care of and the staff interpreted the original in a new way.

I was thinking that maybe we can glean some clues on how this would all end based on their statements, but if I follow JSM's statement, it seems as if they would be staying true to the original; but SIG's words actually hinted that they may have "reinterpreted" it in a different way.

Regardless, this is going to be a long wait still. I dunno if my heart can take anymore of the suspense.

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I think by reinterpretation they are already saying they will stick to the Japanese, mostly. I expected the spin in character portrayal and the reasons behind certain events. So far I see all the actors reinterpreted their character.

At the end of episode 12 I thought they may change the ending, only yesterday I saw the re-edited ep 13 preview with WooSang’s sister again. So things are still moving like the Japanese version again.🤦🏻‍♀️

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One thing that has crossed my mind as possibility is about the mother(s) of JK and MY. She is remembered there at the Buddhist temple with her husband. Tak mentions how they must be happy that JG takes her there each year for them to "see" how shes grown. This brings some conflict to me as if JK and MY are siblings then each year JG brings her to the man he murdered. If the script were to deviate from the Japanese one (and I am really sketchy about what happened there) then possibly MY's father murdered JK's parents and JG murdered MY''s father for that crime. That would still be a reason for JK and MY not to be together and would be more acceptable to the Korean society.... and would also explain why JG took JK and not MY as MY was the son of a killer and JK wouldn't have been. I don't actually think that is how it will go in this drama and am curious (and dreading the possibilities) as to what @sph_7 has mentioned below about the reappearance of WooSang's evil sister.

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I'm still not sure about Moo-Young but I will say something for him. He comes across the guy who brutally stabbed him on a public crosswalk and he SMILES. What a top notch troll. Totally next level. I feel inspired somehow.

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He even praised JG and said “Good job.” 😲

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He is amused that his opponent won a small battle and the game got more interesting. Death is not sad to him and life is not considered valuable — which is really sad. This is a part of him that no amount of love can salvage.😔

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Sad but so true. I recall in the Jap version Ryo called Yuko his "last spark of life". Like his Japanese counterpart, MY is way too damaged, but I'm still holding on to TVN's statement that they will work on an ending that reflects the underlying theme that ‘love will save people.’

I hope that redemption is still not too late for our our dear MY. I hope the same for JG, actually. A second chance at a brand new life for everyone who has been so damaged by their respective past- that I hope the show could give us. I wish it's not a fool's hope!

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I still like this show very much but it has become less believable than the early episodes.

Tak is weird, kind of hate how she is always smiling and she doesn't belong there.
JG has become crazy, I still think he needed a solid reason to stab MY and we got nothing.
JG and Tak are both too calm for them to be brothers, either they are not, which will be anti climatic, or they are, and it's bad writing for them to act like that.
MY didn't know about this book? Wasn't angry about it? Never had that dream before? Never tried to find his past before apart from that visit to the police station? It all seems very unlikely.
JK remains strange, her brother stabbed someone, she acts like it was a slap, is this comedy?
The cat is still pretty.

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The cat is still pretty.

👆🏻😂 I think it gained some weight.

And yea, MooYoung never had that dream until the car accident. He did mention he met Yoori thanks to the psychiatrist. Obviously he had his eyes on the psychiatrist without the psychiatrist knowing. He knew exactly where to find him when he needed medical attention without notifying police. He may have read the book, but it may not tell him much besides that he was traumatized and lost his memory, which is a fact he already knows. And maybe it was because he read it that he doesn’t trust him, in terms of fixing his mental health. (I would go as far as suspect he exposed the book to Yoori to break his doc-patient relationship.) He thought he met the psychiatrist after he got to the orphanage so never asked him about his family. He expected the nun to know the most about his pre-orphanage years. Also he mentioned he looked for the Haesan police again when he was 20. There must be something special about that year as well.

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I think about the searching about his past part it's not so easy. He said he has the fantasy that his father was a cop and was searching for him. But he knows that there is the possibility that he was not lost but abandonned. Sometimes it's easier to live with a doubt than the brutal truth. I think this fantasy helped to grow up as an orphan. He tried to find clues about his past, failed and prefered live with the doubt.

For Ji Kang she thinks she owns her life to her brother because he took her. Their relationship is not very sane because their relation is completely unbalanced.

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He went to the police when he was 9 or 20?
He was told the kid that was missing had been found (I assume it was Jin Kang) so he had 0 leads again. Plus there is the fear that you might find out that your parents abandoned you. Guess that might a big hurdle for a kid/young person.

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This episode was entirely peopled by character who had bizarre responses to everything that was happening. To be frank, despite the extraordinary performances in it, this episode was really kind of shit.

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While I'm waiting for this week's episodes to air, I'm watching Seo In Guk's 2015 series "I Remember You". He seems to get typecast a lot as potentially sociopathic characters...

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Not really. He was adorable in Shopping King Louis and High School King.

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He was indelible as heartbreak kid Yoon Yoon-Jae in Reply 1997, too! I first fell in love with him in that role! <3

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Omo, rewatching now. Yoon-Jae is just so perfect to be unrequited. Sometimes I wanna smack Shi wan for growing up so late.

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He has only one typecast: chick magnet 😂

I can’t even generalize his roles using “most are” because he’s been consciously diversifying. Only one thing is consistent, and not because he picked it, he is casted and then writers turn him into an outright chick magnet, a few roles even had his own stalker.

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hehehehe! in a positive way of course.... 100M is actually the first drama of his that has my full attention... though i have seen snippets of High School King of SAVVY and Shopping King Louis. i though he was just a pretty boy... but now, i'm all like, man, this pretty boy can act...

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That hug was just a split sec in the trailer and I felt so much pain and warmth simultaneously. It’s crazy

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ME three. I’m hopelessly addicted to this show. I even googled the dish MY was cooking for JK 😅

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Their clips on youtube are cut pretty baldly. The BTS scenes show not so much the leads together. I understand they don't want to show kiss's scenes because of Jung So Min is in couple, but there are a lot of scenes they can still show like Ji Kook and Moo Young. ¨

The drama is soon over and there are only 2 OST :(

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This and many other remakes are treated the same. They are considered content fillers. I hate it, but some dramas are produced with lower budget because it is expected to have a lower ratings due to genre or other reasons (like PD’s track record. Yoo PD hasn’t been pulling strong ratings despite only praises for his works.)

I’m ok with the SNS clips though. Frequency and content are pretty much the same as other tvN dramas. Only a few dramas get special attention after they pull in high ratings, like a reward to the audience.

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It's frustrating because it's a really good drama and it deserves a good marketing.

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Not really. Some JTBC dramas suffer lack of promotion as well. Also they have less concurrent dramas.

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I think JTBC give more to some dramas but after seeing they have more success. But the video on youtube are better cut and they always give BTS videos with good contents.

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I try not to think about it. I believe the stations get plenty of data besides simple average ratings. The show has been consistently #4-5 in buzz, among all concurrent dramas. SIG has been in top 10 for among actors. And the best indicator of value — product placements! 4 weeks in and we started seeing PPL. Meaning advertisers are noticing it.

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i had mistakenly thought, just as Jin Gook did, that Kim Moo Young knew about his past and had come to seek revenge, deliberately setting it up so he could bump into Jin Kang and her brother and baiting them with comments making Jin Gook especially think that he knew about him shooting a suspect.

but now with the new knowledge that MY has no recollection of his past, what had kept us guessing in earlier episodes about MY's intentions now seems that MY was just being cheeky with JK and JG.

but what i am still puzzled about is..
why did he say that he had met Jin Kang 3 times before? when was the third time?

i think he started being interested in JK way back in Ep 4 when

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I am still wondering if they will keep the siblings part into this story. Yes, MY remembers he had a sibling (possibly a brother) but when they say that JK found Jin Kang because he was searching for MY...I wonder if they modified that part. Maybe he found Jin Kang because she had a similar burn and police thought they had found MY instead? JK probably knew it was not the right kid but he went along with it because he saw how pitiful Jin Kang's situation was?
I mean...if he had even the slightest suspition that they were related he would have done a bit more to keep them apart to avoid them to be intimate?
He goes to the temple not to give the father the possibility to see his kid but to atone for what he did: killing the man, loosing the kid and adopting another kid that was not the right?
MY deserves to be happy and not hurt again.
JK needs to finally pay for what he did...he killed a man and was not punished and now he stabbed the son and again no punishment.

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Did Jin-kook read a book about driving people to do the exact opposite of what you want them to? Did he practice? How did he get so good at it?

The Idiot's Guide to Losing Friends and Dissuading People
By Jin-kook

I guess we're supposed to think he's losing it but he's been this way since Day 1. I thought the argument he and Jin Kang had was very telling - with him complaining that she usually did as she was told and her complaining she felt suffocated by him. I've had adopted friends who often said the pressure to be perfect to justify their parents' adoption was overwhelming in adolescence and that it often wasn't until later that they were able to assert themselves. Which suggests Jin Kang's attraction to Moo Young is three-quarters delayed adolescent rebellion. Which just makes Jin-kook 's approach to the whole thing even worse.

I wondered why his boss in the investigative team hated him so much, especially when he seems to be a good detective. But if this is the way he behaves then I totally get it - he divorces himself from everyone like a superior lone wolf, bottles everything up, explodes and then runs away from the consequences. I wouldn't want him on my team either.

Apropos of characters, this show is really struggling with its female characters (although that's not surprising since it started off as a Japanese show). I won't touch Jin Kang because everyone already knows what I'll say. But I really can't stand Tak as well. She is nothing but a cheerleader and the last thing dramaland needs is more female characters who are nothing but cheerleaders, exposition machines and potential love interests. Does she even do anything in that police station? Or just walk around being a vessel for her colleague's man pain?

I said I wouldn't touch it but I will go there a bit - I dislike that Jin Kang is entirely defined by her relationship to the male characters. It's only gotten worse as the show has gone on and this episode was particularly bad.

PS I don't live at home but if one of my brothers stabbed somebody, I wouldn't stay living in the same house as them. I'd pack my bags and GTFO as quickly as possible.

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Thanks for your recap, Sunny! Having survived THE THIRD CHARM, I must be experiencing a masochism deficit. I binge-watched this entire series starting Thanksgiving eve, and got the impression that ep. 12 was the start of mucho makjang. I think I would have gone bonkers if I had live-watched it. Oh, wait, I was already off the rails from some of the other shows I've been watching. ;-)

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