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A Couple’s World: Episodes 7-8 Open Thread

Our heroine might have won the first battle, but it looks like there are many more ahead of her. With her ex-husband and his new wife back in town, things get complicated (read: spiral out of control) real fast.

 
EPISODES 7-8 WEECAP

I hope everyone enjoyed the short break from the whiplash that was this drama’s first six episodes. Now, as we begin “Act II” (as it’s so appropriately being called), it’s time for the crazy to start again.

Sun-woo might have gotten the divorce on her terms, but it cost her a heck of a lot in scars. Although when we meet her again two years later she’s still successful and relatively intact, I’m sorry to say that doesn’t last for long. Tae-oh and Da-kyung and their toddler Jenny (really?) are back in Gosan, and their return is truly nauseating. Rather than show even a teaspoon of shame or humility towards their actions, they come back on the top of the world.

Tae-oh’s transformed into an incredibly successful producer, and his mega hit film Good Life (pfft) is the talk of the nation. As if the manner in which they return to Gosan isn’t bad enough, it soon becomes clear that Tae-oh has some ulterior motives for moving back beyond the ridiculous “We want to live near Da-kyung’s parents” or “We missed our hometown.”

The gossip in Gosan is out of control, and though Sun-woo slaps a look of nonchalance on her face, we know she’s shaken by their return — and so does her new confidant, psychiatrist KIM YOON-GI (Lee Moo-saeng). “You kind of look okay, but not really,” he tells her honestly.

Can it be? Is there a true-hearted character emerging out of the trash heap of humans that are portrayed in this drama? As a viewer, I’m really beginning to rely on Yoon-gi, his sound advice, and his mature behavior — and if I’m relying on him this much, how much more is Sun-woo?

I can’t find a reason to doubt him yet, and this week we found out he’s not only been counseling Joon-young (poor boy sorely needs it!), but has pretty much made a habit of watching out for Sun-woo. I’m beginning to see glimmers of some shining armor, but I don’t know… This drama doesn’t let me trust anyone easily.

Speaking of horrible humans, Sun-woo is still surrounded by two-faced people at every turn. I’m honestly not sure how they are still friends, but this week Myung-sook does what she’s so good at: acting like Sun-woo’s friend, and then playing up to Tae-oh on the side. Why am I so surprised that she’s still doing it? In fact, Myung-sook, and Doctor Gong, the hospital director, both lie straight to Sun-woo’s face before rushing off to attend Tae-oh’s welcome party. Because that’s what Tae-oh and the Yeo family do — throw a gaudy house party in their new McMansion.

This party sequence is ghastly, and feels almost like part two of the infamous birthday party scene that opened our drama so many ulcers episodes ago. It’s full of pomp, lies, and fake people. I didn’t think Gosan was too terrible before, but now I’m convinced that the most awful, greedy, and vile people in all of creation live in this town.

A Couple’s World really knows how to pull off stand-offs with nail-biting tension, and the welcome party is just bursting with them. It starts with Sun-woo and Yoon-gi getting “greeted” by Tae-oh, and then we’ve got a swift succession of horrible encounters like the showmanship of their welcome speech and kiss (for Sun-woo’s benefit), Sun-woo’s running into Myung-sook, and Sun-woo’s harried search for Joon-young in the house.

Oh, and we can’t forget the weird “moment of recognition” that Sun-woo has after she’s accidentally stepped into the couple’s bedroom. We don’t realize the significance of this until a little later, but it seems the bedroom closet — and even the lingerie — is the exact same set-up they had when she was married to Tae-oh. In other words, Tae-oh just left dirtbag territory, and entered the all-new category of psychopath.

Tae-oh has a plan to bring Sun-woo down, and that includes getting her ousted from her hospital, luring Joon-young away from her, oh, and trying to terrify her senseless with threatening notes, rocks through her window, and even home invasion. What’s crazy is that when she confronts him, he doesn’t even deny it — he just tells her to leave Gosan.

What this drama does with amazing deftness is deliver this archetypal wronged-but-innocent heroine — and then just heap on the wrongs. It’s more than the everyday injustice scenario we’re used to in dramas. It’s a thousand times more intense, and the more wrongs she suffers, the more rage we feel.

It’s completely galling — but don’t worry, that’s exactly what we’re supposed to be feeling, because it puts us in the same seat as Sun-woo. It helps us to understand and forgive her (like we did for that horrible stunt from two years ago), and it also gives us a helluva roller coaster ride.

As for our side characters, Je-hyuk and Ye-rim still live next door. Je-hyuk is playing the happy faithful husband to the nines, and even had me fooled, but it doesn’t take long for him to return to his philandering ways. Ye-rim, however, is a little more interesting — she’s starting to see behind the phoniness of the powerful Gosan women. She even looks out for Sun-woo, and plays a big part in saving her when she’s being attacked. I’m interested where their relationship will go from here, since it seems they have more in common than not, when you think about it.

I was so happy to have Hyun-seo return to the story too, and loved the stylish reveal of her identity. Sun-woo is going to need all the people she can get on her side, because she knows first-hand what her opponents are capable of. From psycho-stalker Tae-oh, to ruthless Da-kyung, to Da-kyung’s parents, and even the horrible Women’s Association — Sun-woo has some really powerful, and even vicious, opponents to deal with.

At the end of this week’s episodes, Sun-woo has all but declared war on the Women’s Association with their backstabbing agenda. It’s sure to get even more berserk from here on out, so I’m bracing for impact like Sun-woo armed with a shopping cart full of six bottles of Bordeaux. It’s as good for drinking as it is for concussing home invaders. Take note, everyone.

 
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OMG I had so man LOL moments when reading this 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Thank you for the great and entertaining weecap, @missvictrix 😘😘😘

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Aww, thanks! I'm glad it's fun to read because I had/have so much fun writing them :)

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Cant wait for more 😊😊😊

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Joon-young is the only character I care about. I understand Joon-young wanting his dad in his life and feeling torn between his parents. His dad may have cheated and hit his mom under the belief that she killed their son, but Tae-oh has always been a good dad. Joon-young already hates his stepmom and is disgusted at his mom dating psychiatrist Yoon-gi.

This show is so makjang with caricature characters that except for Joon-young, I don't feel sorry for anyone. Including Sun-woo.

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The mom isn't dating the psychiatrist (at least not yet).

I disagree that TO has always been a good dad. Remember how much SW had to prod him to accompany their son to baseball camp (because he had bailed on him on previous occasions). Also, what kind of good dad lies about going on a business trip when he's really going on a vacation with his mistress? Playing video games with your son doesn't make one a good dad (that's more like being a friend).

And saying TO "hit his mom" is an understatement. He almost beat her unconscious.

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And not forgetting how he took the insurance meant for the son. Maybe he is a good playmate, friend and companion to the son, but financial responsibility is his key failure as a father.

I hope joon young learns more about his dad and sees that his mother had always look out fo his needs and wants even though these come at the expense of sacrificing time with him to earn a solid income.

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As Tae-oh is richer than Sun-woo now, hopefully, he has learned financial responsibility and can child support Joon-young.

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I don't TO is richer than SW now. His father-in-law still controls the purse strings. Plus, I doubt he can spend any large sum of money on JY without DK's approval first.

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I'm not asking him to pay for his college. Tae-oh bought Joon-young an expensive baseball bat and paid for lunch and gifted expensive wine to the ladies association without Da-kyung's approval or knowledge.

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Yeah he took money from his own son’s trust/insurance and siphoned company/couple money into his own personal account.

We never know whether he would repeat that with a rich father in law.... looks like he could afford to pay the abuser to scare his ex...

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Joon-young doesn't know they're not dating because his mom never tells him anything. All he saw was his psychiatrist driving his mom to pick him up from his dad's house and the two of them at their house alone together.

In actuality, Tae-oh almost killed his mom, but Joon-young doesn't know why he beat her unconscious because again, his parents never tell him anything. What will he think of his mom if his dad revealed, "Your mom lied to me that she murdered you"?

Sun-woo also forgot to pick Joon-young up at hagwon. Does that make her a bad mom?

The important thing is Joon-young thinks of his dad as a good dad, and his mom really doesn't know him when she told Yoon-gi, "I know my son. He hates his dad."

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I think Joonyoung could judge who is the wrong one between his mom or dad. Sunwoo already said that his father abandoned them but he dont wanna believe and said its okay because he only abandoned his mom (which is a bad thing to say at that situation)
i think its weird he keeps thinking that his father is a good father after all the mess he did.
i wish both Junyoung and Sunwoo talk about their struggle more so they can take care of each other.

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It may be a bad thing to say, but is he wrong? Sun-woo tried to make Joon-young believe his dad abandoned him, but he never did. He thinks his dad is a good dad because Tae-oh was there for him all his life, and the two of them were close.

No matter how messy divorces become, you should never turn your kids against their dad or mom. Kids in divorces should not have to choose between their parents. They don't have to hate one to love the other. They can love both.

It should be Joon-young's choice whether he wants to have a relationship with his dad and clearly he wants to have one.

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Yes joon young said a number of things to his mom that didn’t make sense to me.

Sorry to say this but I think he would prefer to be with his dad as they could play sports and games together. And perhaps boys his age would want to be seen around his dad more than with his mom. Didn’t want seen as a sissy or baby clinging onto mommy.

I also think it’s weird that he has no bad feelings about what happened .. but I guess that’s probably the first and only time he ever saw his dad beating up the mom. So it’s easier to forgive the one-off offence.

Sun Woo should share more with Joon young but maybe she knew he wouldn’t believe her as he is so attached to his dad.

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I think there is a big difference between a parent who forgets to pick up her son once and a parent who forgoes spending time with his son to go on vacation with his mistress, spends his son's insurance money on his mistress, and almost kills the other parent.

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My point is that doesn't make her a bad mom. Of course his dad lied to him to cheat with his mistress, but unless Tae-oh has been cheating on Sun-woo since the day Joon-young was born, it does not erase all the things his dad did for him growing up.

His dad is a shit husband and shit person, but he is still his dad.

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Agreed. He can spend time with kid and mistress (during his school hours) coz he was living off his ex wife’s hard earned money.

Anyway I think he was very stupid to believe she could kill her own son. Even though she had parents who had such a history, she has never displayed any psychotic tendencies.

Before the divorce, I think he assaulted her because she destroyed his egoistic dreams of having the best of both worlds to keep the existing family and the 2nd “family”.

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I am more interested in Dr Yoon Gi. He seems very sensible and kind. I doubt he has much to hide or manipulate as he had remain very much as a supportive friend for the past two years.

Where has this actor been in the whole KDrama land? I hope to see more of him in other bigger roles ...

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He was the rapist brother-in-law in "One Spring Night", the press secretary in "Designated Survivor" and a scientist in "Melting Me Softly" and that was just the past year.

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No wonder! I didn’t see all the shows except for an episode in “melting me softly” ....

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How is he a good dad? He kept on postponing their baseball camp because he was busing having sex with his mistress. Secondly, he took out his own son's trust/money. That money was for his son's future and yet he took it out for his own benefit. Thirdly, he didnt even contact his son once before he moved back. If he was a good dad, you would contact your son no matter if you're poor or rich. Forth, he never apologized to his son for what he did to his own family i.e. hurting his mom almost to death, having a mistress, taking out his son's money. IF he was a good dad, he would not have a mistress in the first place because his first priority should always be his family

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Omg you are so right. I mean I knew all that he did yet I didn't think that. Now it makes even less sense why the kid takes his father's side. Though for the second one he probably didn't know that.

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I want more of Madam Choi. She reminds me of Maggie Smith's character in "First Wives Club."
We need all the women with cheating husband to get together and help each other.

My fantasy happy ending: "You don't own me"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PSr71Nllmw

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Isn’t there a single “good” person in that bl🩸🩸dy town?! What kind of straight-from-hell water have they been drinking?!

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Its like the town from hell.. LOLOL

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Yes
1. Dr Yoon Gi

2. Ye rim. Despite not being truthful to SUn Woo about the affair and knowing about the one night stand, ye rim has not attempted any backhanded tactics or revenge. Not to mention looking out for her neighbour’s safety.

3. The chairman’s wife (whose husband had the affair). She seemed to appreciate SW for her honesty and I gathered that after the reveal and smacking the husband, she may have acquired more authority over the family finances, making her a strong backer To sun woo.

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Yea madam Choi is my fave.

And to add one more. Chairman Yeo, Da-kyung's father is decent and fair. He didn't have to apologize and bow to Sun-woo for his wife but he did because he respect Sun-woo.
He allowed his only daughter to marry Tae-oh because he loves her but he is not blind. He is going to protect his daughter and grand-daughter for sure.

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I wonder what will Chairman Yeo do. He allowed Tae Oh to make the donations but I wonder if he knows tae oh is trying to get kick out Sun Woo from the board and/or hospital.

Ironically, dae Kyung allowed sun woo to join the women association. Perhaps they struck a deal to keep their positions intact? Sun woo keeps her son and DAE Kyung makes sure her husband stays away from his ex?

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I don't think Chairman Yeo knows his motive behind the donation.
It's a good thing for their reputation so I don't think he's suspicious yet.

Tae-oh is so good at lying with a straight face and the worse thing about him is that he believe his own lies. That's why he doesn't feel any guilt when he does it.

That's a possibility.
Maybe Dae-kyung is also trying to convinced the other ladies that she is not threatened by her husband's ex.
I thought she was shocked to see Sun-woo there unless she was just acting.

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I forgot to add the 4th good person in the show:

4. Dr Sun Woo’s female ex patient aka amateur investigator

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Okay, First I want to say this episode was literally🔥🔥🔥 and second, I have an unpopular and weird thought that wont go away and that is this is GONE GIRL all over, Tae Oh and Sun Woo are going to kill each other or get back together. I have this theory because of a few things that I saw that are " red flags" for me. I honestly see this whole exercise as two people teaching each other lessons and I am starting to see DK as the normal one. Please dont hate me and stay with me on this.
Tae Oh is obsessed with Sun Woo. Literally, that scene in the Sun Woo bedroom after the end of episode 7 was creepy. I said I thought
Tae Oh was still in love with Sun Woo because even after Sun Woo provoked him into beating her and she slept with his best frenemy, he still didnt want a divorce. It was Sun Woo who wanted the divorce. However, his revenge was anticipated not the obsession. Tae Oh never wanted Sun Woo to see his and DK bedroom because he knew she would see the truth. Tae Oh is seriously damaged as Madame Choi pointed out he isn't well on the inside. But whats interesting for me, Sun Woo is just as unhinged and damaged.
Sun Woo is engaging in Tae Oh's craziness but countering with her own lessons/warnings for him not to provoke her and that is a red flag. Sun Woo didnt have to go to that party , there were healthier more normal alternatives like letting JY see his father and waiting until the party was over to confront TO and JY, why go to the party? easy because TO was screwing with her. Tae Oh keeps screwing with Sun Woo and she keeps going down this path of darkness with him. I mean why not call the police and end this? Ye Kim is a witness that Tae Oh broke into Sun Woo's house when she wasnt there. Also, even if you didnt want to tell the police, why not go to DK and tell her everything ( the clothes, the music, ) better yet show her your wedding photo. DK (after ep 8) actually seems somewhat sensible to me so even if she didnt believe SW, she seems smart enough to investigate. But SW doesnt do this and I am not sure why. She says she wants to move on and for Tae Oh to leave her alone but why not address the problem in a healthier manner, why the games?
Now DK, Yes, I still dislike the little concubine but I do think she genuinely loves Tae Oh and is really trying to move forward in her life with him. You can see this with her reaching out to JY and trying to have a truce with him and her voting for SW to be a member of the womens association. However, DK is smart enough to not trust TO and the feeling that he isnt completely over SW because she has a spy in the office. DK may be entitled and arrogant witch but she's not stupid. Also, I wonder what was that conversation between Madame Choi and SW, I am sure it was more than the womens association membership? Im curious about that.. All in All, I feel like SW and TO will go crazier and crazier leaving nothing but collateral damage everywhere. Poor JY his parents are...

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Poor JY his parents are nuts and the kid is falling apart. They cant even see that he has problems because they are two busy fighting.
PS anyone think that Jin Hyuk is being setup by Tae Oh? something is off with this new relationship.. too convenient and that girl was just too easy to date him. TO will definitely pay him back for what he did.

Love this drama, its my new obsession.. 😍😍😍😂😂😂

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I hadn't even thought if it until you mentioned it. High possibility. I hated that scene. He is such a liar. And he's probably been cheating all this time. Boy, I thought he had changed. But I was wrong. The actor is amazing, his eyes, the way he looked at the waitress. It gutted me to see him cheating again. I am becoming fonder and fonder of Ye Rim. She is growing a spine. She is learning to stand up for herself.

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Yup, I like Ye Rim too.. She is an interesting character.. Even though Sun Woo hurt her and slept with her husband, she still helps her and looks out for her. Ye Rim is a unique character. I also like how Ye Rim sees how DK and her mom are pushing in.

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Ohhh you are smart to figure that out. I didn’t realise that. Yes, Tae Oh probably wanna take revenge against jin Hyuk

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Yeah, SW keeps taking TO's bait. I guess he knows how to press the right buttons. Like she told the shrink, her marriage with TO might be over but their "divorce is still in progress".

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The nice doctor is the Voice of Reason. He listens to both sides, and he sees their flaws, and he tries to talk to them but no one is listening. But he is getting drawn into the madness, and he is being swayed to Sun Woo's side. He cannot remain impartial for long. Already, he is protecting Sun Woo and stopping Tae Oh from coming close to her. I feel he will be sucked in, too. Maybe, he'll murder Tae Oh. Maybe, Sun Woo will manipulate him. And maybe, he is faking it. Maybe, he's as devious as the rest of the toxic cast of characters.

The boy is stealing stuff. I just knew it he was a wrack. He is so unhappy living with his mother. So, go live with your father and your stepmother and your half-sister. I'm sure he'll be unhappy there, too, eventually.

I am expecting SW and TO to get together and start a torrid affair. DK will find out, and someone will be murdered - my guess is TO, and then it'll be a whodunnit.

The replicas of the bedroom and the framed pic and the skimpy nightwear indicates that TO can't forget SW, and is attempting to recreate his past bedroom antics with the new wife. He loves and hates the ex, as shown in that scene he threatened the sidekick, Don't touch her. Don't hurt her.

It's a dirty, murky world, but SW navigates it with class and smarts. Rooting for her all the way, though she freaks me out sometimes. And I wonder whether she and DK will put aside their differences, and punish TO in the end?

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I noticed that too that TO was upset that the guy laid his hands on SW.. I think TO just wanted to scare her.. TO still sees SW as his woman in some weird way..

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That's why the character of the backstabbing friend is important. She has to remain Tae Oh's friend, because she is the only person he confides in about his feelings for Sun Woo. It is a way for the viewers to have access to his inner thoughts. Through his conversation with her, we found out that Tae Oh loves both his wife and his mistress, early on in the drama. If she doesn't remain Tae Oh's friend, we wouldn't be able to know what he really feels for Sun Woo. She is a way for us to read Tae Oh's hidden feelings about Sun Woo.

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Yes, thats true, I really dont like her character and think shes a serpent but she is the go between Tae Oh and Sun Woo.. That is how TO knew so much about SW and how he found out JY was in therapy.. I guess she is a necessary evil but her character makes me 🤢.. lol

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Excellent point about Myung-sook! But I can still loathe her right?! lol

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She is jealous of Sun Woo position, she has always been but just pretended to be a friend. When TO confided in her, she must have been gleeful that SW failed in something. I know this type of women, they are just typical sour grapes or something I couldn’t find the right definition.

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Rei, I agree.

She wants Sun-woo out so she can have her position and that's why she is kissing up to Doctor Kong's wife.

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I love this insight. Sometimes we hate a character but do not realize how vital they are for the narrative. The actress is also playing this so well.

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Yeah you are right. He wants her out of town and yet he wants her go begging to him. He is just using their son to get back at her for dumping him.

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I hope there is not going to be any murder in this series especially by our good doctor. Let him save lives without blood on his hands.

I'm blindly sucked in by Doctor Kim without knowing his story. What's behind his divorce and why did he choose to move to a small town where nobody knows him?

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Thank you, @missvictrix. Terrific recap, as always.

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the first six eps were total CRACKtastic... but now, it's getting all convoluted -- is her ex just trying to get even or is he STALKING? if it's all about his obsession with her, then i'm not sure i can hang with this thru the end... it doesn't make sense...

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He claims he wants his son, and he'll do whatever it takes to get him. I'm assuming, from what he says, that he wants her to leave Gosan, and the son would then go and live with his father and stepmother. But it feels like there's more. Stalking her, keeping tabs on her life, the new man with her, indicates he can't let her go, and he can't bear the thought of another man being with his wife. I think he will destroy his ex best friend for sleeping with his ex. And he will try to harm the new guy, too.

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You are absolutely right. Poor Dr Yoon Gi

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That and might guess is that he hates that he lost like that,he wants to be the one who wins...He says he cares about his son but it's in the end all about his pride and ego for how things ended...Even now he dude doesn't know or admit what he did wrong fromt he start and actually apologizing in a truthful manner...He just wants Sun Woo at his feet being on the upper hand..he is one petty and sick man and he will be dangerous even more now even with the push of his Father in Law(another one who has great ego when they are in teh wrong)...
He has a new family and should move on and could see his son yet he still plans all this stuff like a lunatic...

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He wants to both have Sun Woo and punish her.....its twisted, its disgusting but that is the vibe I get from Tae Oh...I wonder does Da Kyung ever wonder?? What would have happened to her and Tae Oh if Sun Woo decided not to have her volcanic eruption that day at her house over dinner, would Tae Oh willingly throw away Sun Woo, Joon Young and their marriage...I don't think so.......I don't think Tae Oh is a very complex character, he has stated that he loves both, he meant that. He was forced to leave it all because Sun Woo forced him too otherwise he would have found a way to carry this absurd affair and marriage at the same time. The bedroom being so similar to Sun Woo's, him keeping tabs on her.. it was enough to understand that Tae Oh is in no way over her. He is almost reckless...I mean Tae Oh's father-in-law has control over his finance, he is even risking that to get even...its not at all worth it if the end goal is only Joon Young. Joon Young is an excuse. Sun Woo is too cleaver not to catch the drift so lets see how she fights back.

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I don't really like anyone in this drama though I'm rooting for Sun Woo to win the game. I just hope Kim Yoon Gi won't changed his clean path into the darkness, he's the only sane person in the town.

If something bad happen to Joon Young or Yoon Gi (and it's involving Tae Oh and his powerful parent-in-law), Sun Woo's might be going crazy for real..

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I'm not watching this show, but just popped in to say how much I love your weecaps @missvictrix! You bring the story to life without going into much detail - that's no mean feat. Thank you!

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I'm not watching either, I can't bring myself to watch it while stuck in the house. These wee-caps are amazing. I might watch the last two or three so I can see it all go down.

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Thanks for this quick weecap @missvictrix! This show is all kinds of crazy isn't it?
I waited until Sunday morning to watch both of the episodes and I almost couldn't get through episode 7 watching her sadness and loneliness as everyone abandoned her. That was painful to watch!
When the house party was over, I felt so emotionally drained myself and wanted to go find a drink, until I realized it was only about 9:30 am.

At the end of episode 8 I was emotionally drained, but thrilled with how she walked into that women's club with her gun. hah!h !!

All the men in this show are such pigs - I just hope the new doctor isn't one like the rest of them. I was a little bothered that he told SW why her son was there. Didn't he just violate her son's confidentiality (HIPPA rules) in some way? But then, it was good that he told SW that her son needs help.
This show gives me something to look forward to the weekend or whatever that is right now during isolation...

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I haven't watched episode 8 yet but the end of episode 7 really surprised me. I can understand why Joon-young seems to like his father better because he understands him - the father who doesn't focus on academics but on the things that his son enjoys. While on the other hand, Sun-woo is like the typical 'achiever' mom, pushing Joon-young to study harder 'for his future'. Huh, I really don't think Da-kyung will ever let Joon-young stay in their house.

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I think the actor who plays the son is way too old. His character is supposed to be 14-15 so he was 12-13 before the time skip but since the actor is so old, I thought he was already 15 or so before the time jump.

I want to see SW and the shrink get together. Didn't they have a talk in her office where he suggested they date? I guess that talk didn't go anywhere.

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Yeah she was not ready to let go and he didn’t want to push for the date to happen. She really has a problem. I would have grabbed him on the spot.

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@@missvictrix thank you so much <3.

I'm loving this week's episodes! It feels like the show is pulling away from the original source material by humanizing Sun-woo. I'm still rooting for her to learn how to be a better parent to her son (thanks to our good doctor).

The scene where she was holding back tears while telling her son that it's ok to spend the night at her dad's house was the first time I've seen growth in her.
Kids don't come with a manual and no parents is perfect. I'm glad she is trying to give her son room to breathe.
This gives me hope that the 2nd half will not follow the original because I didn't like how unrealistic it was.

I'm glad the PD is keeping his words.
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200326001013

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I know Sun Woo and Tae Oh are kind a sort of Eric trumping Joon Young but Joon Young himself is problematic teen. I don't blame him for idolizing his lazy ass father...lets forget the part that he knew his father cheated and blamed it on the mother...fine angsty teen syndrome.... but he saw his mother unconscious in a pool of blood after his father beat his mother....we viewers know what Sun Woo did to create the situation....I don't think Tae Oh told Joon Young any of that yet and he has no clue. So, he knows his father may be murderous monster and he is willingly forcing Sun Woo, the victim to deal with him without asking how she feels about it...that kid is selfish.....being a teen does not excuse his complete and utter lack of respect and concern for his mother's well being.

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Join young is a sweet kid but I think he is like a typical kid who wants his parents to stay together despite knowing his dad was having an affair. I agree with you that he is selfish to a certain extent. But lots of ppl are like that. They don’t want to take sides. All they care about is having their family stay together so that they won’t be known as broken family.

In a way it’s sad coz they were a very happy family so he probably couldn’t accept the fact. I guess different ppl has different ways of thinking.

I am pretty shocked that he was friendly or at least civil with dae kyung. The woman who broke up their family. At the very least he should have insisted on spending time alone with the dad instead of having a nice dinner with his dad’s family.

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All of what you said I would have agreed to but fact remains, there was violence involved in all of this.....He saw his mother with her head bashed in lying in the floor with blood everywhere......to disregard that because he wants a happy family is not normal.

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@gem28
I agree. Yeah before he saw his mother being bashed up, he wanted his family to be together.

But after seeing that, I would have thought he would be reluctant to see his dad again. I just couldn’t understand why he would go to the dad’s housewarming party. I doubt it’s solely to get the signature of the baseball player.

And I am also astounded with the fact that after they humiliated his mom, he hops over for a dinner with the entire family. I understand he is missing his dad but isn’t it strange for him to be sitting there eating with a woman who destroyed his family and insulted his mom in front of half the townfolks?

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I took a class on domestic violence law and sadly, it's very common for children to side with the parent committing the violence because they want to be safe and the parent being abused isn't able to protect them. It's a survival mechanism.

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Not to minimize in any way, shape or form all of the horrible things so many people have done in this show (and it's a lot!), but Myung-sook ..... gosh, I can't stand her.

No words to describe my dislike for her.

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Why does Sun-woo keep talking to her even inviting her out to dinner? After Myung-sook's first betrayal, Sun-woo should have cut her out of her personal life and maintained only a professional relationship.

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I know what you mean completely yet I also understand how it might be easier said than done given that they both work at the same hospital and pretty much move in the same social circle.

There's also the fact that Sun-woo knows Myung-sook's loyalty is flexible (if you even want to call it loyalty, but let's go with that). Myung-sook is your "friend" one minute but she'll become someone else's "better friend" at the whiff of a better offer or whatnot. In addition, Myung-sook actually wants to be in people's good graces and Sun-woo knows this also. Knowing these two things, Sun-woo knows that she could use Myung-sook to her advantage in the future if necessary.

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@korfan
Makes sense.
I guess the two years without Tae Oh makes her depend on her old friends for comfort and companionship. Probably she thought Myung sook is on her side after the assault.

But this time she learns her lesson. Myung sook and the director have always been on her ex hubby’s side. Two faced colleague / boss.

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Thanks for the weecap.

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episode 7 was painful to watch. i know both sun woo and tae oh are pretty twisted in their own way, but i'm rooting for sun woo in the end. tae oh cheated on her and then gaslighted her multiple times when she confronted him, tried to pull the whole "she's mental" card to take the son away from her, etc etc. despite the twisted thing she did to keep her son, i still blame tae oh for all of this lol

so seeing tae oh all successful was hard to watch 😅and then her showing up at that party was so cringey, and i couldnt watch without covering my eyes lol

episode 8 was a lot better, and i was really surprised by how they took the thrill aspect up one notch. but i really wish sun woo and her son had a better relationship. i wish he showed more concern for his mom, and i wish sun woo didn't suffocate her son as much lol. i get he's been through a lot, teenage angst, etc, etc but i just wish they had a better relationship

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