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I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day: Episode 10

Our leads are enjoying the giddiness of being a new couple, but reality isn’t going to let them stay in their happy bubble for long. The time when our heroine claimed she’d return to her old life is rapidly approaching, and she won’t be able to put off her decision forever. Plus, a surprise visitor throws a wrench in our male lead’s happiness, giving him a choice to make as well.

 
EPISODE 10: “Let’s Hold an Event”

At the bookshop, our couple is in the cutesy stage with Hae-won happily clinging to Eun-seob as he works. She has fun teasing him, and they go to kiss. But Hwi bursts in yelling “Eun-seob!” startling them so badly they barely manage to stay upright.

They have a moment of panic thinking Hwi caught on, but it turns out Hwi isn’t as observant as they feared, so they’re safe for now. Hyun-ji, who came in with Hwi, tattles to Eun-seob that Hwi got kicked out of the bike shop earlier.

Hwi tries to shut her up as Hyun-ji continues that she mistook a $300 bike seat for $30, which makes Hae-won laugh. Since Hwi only stopped by to swipe Eun-seob’s wallet if he wasn’t there, the girls head out. After they leave, Eun-seob lets out a sigh, and he and Hae-won are immediately back to being lovey-dovey.

The next day, a man arrives at the bus terminal. Wait, isn’t that Eun-seob’s birth father? He asks around for Jong-pil who’s currently at the pool hall. Through word of mouth, it makes it to Jong-pil that someone who looks like Eun-seob’s father was looking for him.

Hyun-ji waits for Hwi outside her house that night. They leave together and pass by Eun-seob’s father on the way out. Hwi stares but doesn’t seem to fully recognize him. Eun-seob’s father watches the house from a distance.

The following morning, Hae-won dons some jewelry and heads to the bookshop. Eun-seob is asleep on the couch and doesn’t stir even when Hae-won playfully tries to wake him in various ways. He finally wakes—I don’t know how he slept through all that—and they’re all smiles and laughter.

Eun-seob brews coffee while Hae-won watches a cello performance and mimes along. She notices him staring. “You’re glowing,” he comments. Hae-won laughs him off and asks if she should cook something for him. “You?” he asks with trepidation. Ha. Hae-won assures him she’s a decent cook, unlike her aunt.

We turn to Myung-yeo who is busy trying to figure out what went wrong with her stew. She gets a call from Yoon-taek who finally managed to get ahold of her private number. He wants her decision on the contract. Myung-yeo surprises him by agreeing to sign with his firm.

She tells him to send the contract by mail, but Yoon-taek wants her to come in person. He’s super busy, he says while staring at an almost empty calendar, but he’ll make time for her. Myung-yeo lists off the train times for him. He’s asking the favor, so he can come to her.

Hae-won overhears and is surprised her aunt is signing a book contact after saying she didn’t want to write anymore. Myung-yeo argues she’s poor now, so it’s different. She notices Hae-won carrying a load of produce and asks where she’s going with it.

Hae-won shiftily claims she bought it with her own money. Her aunt doesn’t look like she’s buying it, so Hae-won tries to change the subject by saying she’s curious about her aunt’s new book. She’s a fan of her writing.

Myung-yeo interrupts, “Winter is almost over.” Shouldn’t Hae-won be getting back to her normal life? Hae-won stands silently by the door.

At home, Jong-pil tells Yeo-jung about Eun-seob’s birth father being spotted. Yeo-jung counters that he died and reasons it must be the uncle. Oooh. Jong-pil agrees, but the gossip that Eun-seob’s birth father is back is already spreading.

That sends Yeo-jung on a rant about how much she hates their small town with its gossipy residents. Yeo-jung wonders how they even remember what his birth father looked like as she viciously folds laundry.

Jong-pil muses that the man is probably looking for Eun-seob and may already have gone to the bookshop. Yeo-jung panics and wonders if he’s trying to extort more money from Eun-seob. He has a history of asking Eun-seob for money whether it’s to buy a boat or pay his medical bills.

Jong-pil gives him the benefit of the doubt. Yeo-jung frets that, worse than asking for money, he’ll ask Eun-seob to go to sea with him. They’re interrupted by Hwi leaving for school. Outside, Hwi makes the connection between the snippet of her parents’ conversation she overheard and the man she saw the previous night.

At the bookshop, Eun-seob is surprised to see his uncle. Hae-won watches from afar. Next thing we know, she’s chopping wood out back (she’s improved) … and trying to spy on them through the window.

Inside, Eun-seob’s uncle notes it’s been five years since they saw each other. Eun-seob asks about the boat, but his uncle never bought it. His uncle tosses down a picture that’s almost the same as Eun-seob’s, but in this one, it’s Eun-seob, his dad and his uncle.

He tells Eun-seob there’s somewhere they need to go. When Eun-seob doesn’t immediately agree, he aggressively reminds him he’s his only blood relative. Eun-seob should know the importance of that since he came back and took care of his mother for three years.

He accuses Eun-seob of being courteous to his current family because they’re not his “real family.” Hwi is out front trying to eavesdrop but can only catch a few words. Hae-won comes around the corner and spots Hwi who goes running when Eun-seob and his uncle come outside.

Hae-won greets them, but his uncle gives her the stink eye and ignores her. Eun-seob tells Hae-won he needs to go somewhere, and he might not be back until late. Is that okay? She’s not happy about it, but she tells him to go. She’ll prepare for the flea market by herself.

Hwi yells from afar, “Eun-seob, you can’t go!” She warns him to stay right there and runs home. When her mom finally takes a breath from scolding her for skipping school, Hwi tells her Eun-seob’s uncle is trying to take him away. They’re at a loss as to what to do. Meanwhile, Eun-seob boards a bus with his uncle.

We skip back several days to a book club meeting where Soo-jung suggested they do a flea market. Everyone liked the idea, so they decided the bookshop would host it. It’s now the day of the flea market, and all the book club members set up booths based on their skills and products.

Everyone’s having fun except for Hwi who’s still down about Eun-seob. She even makes the busy Jang-woo take over her stand and goes to the bookshop. As expected, Jang-woo set this event up too, so he’s busy flitting around the market.

We go back to the book club meeting where everyone but Hae-won had decided on their booth. Hae-won said she’d sell books, seeing as she works at the bookshop. And, she decided, Hwi would help her.

Presently, the bookshop is packed with people browsing the tailored displays like “Books to recommend to your ex.” When they get a moment, Hwi despondently asks Hae-won, “Do you think Eun-seob is coming back?” She thinks he’s going far away and won’t return.

Hae-won reassures her Eun-seob will come back. He said he’d be back and even called their mom to tell her. Hwi notes Eun-seob seems different this time and won’t come back. She’s sure of it.

Eun-seob is currently with his uncle on a beach. His uncle says they’ll live together from now on. Eun-seob is grown and has paid back his family enough.

His uncle recalls how much Eun-seob loved reading as a kid. We see his birth mom reading to a baby Eun-seob. His uncle points out a building to him and says he bought it for Eun-seob (to turn into a bookshop).

He maintains some people are meant to be alone their whole lives like Eun-seob’s father and himself. Eun-seob is just like them. They can’t live with others; even Eun-seob’s mom left eventually. We see Eun-seob’s mom looking depressed while toddler Eun-seob plays happily.

His uncle thinks they should live together since they’re both bound to leave anyway. They should stick together until then. Does Eun-seob really think he’s different than them? Eun-seob stays silent.

To close the event that evening, the bookshop hosts a string quartet. Hae-won listens enraptured and shushes Jang-woo as he chatters on. Hyun-ji’s the one who shuts him up, though. When the performance finishes, the book club members beg Hae-won to play.

Jang-woo’s incessant nagging wins out, and Hae-won plays a piece. While she plays, Eun-seob sits on a bus. He thinks back to Hae-won finding him when he went missing and how he pushed her away as his uncle’s words about their family being loners play in his mind. He replays happy moments with Hae-won along with her worrying that he’ll vanish.

I guess Yoon-taek made the trip after all. He and Myung-yeo meet in the café again so she can go over the contract. She instructs him to take out the clause stating the book must be based on her personal experiences. He suggests loosely basing it on true events—no one would know what’s fiction and what’s fact. He promises not to ask either.

He already prepared a second contract since he knew she’d agree to compromise. He touts his own competency and smugly rips up the first contract. She gets him back by telling him he just ripped up the wrong contract and watching him panic before saying she’s messing with him.

Everyone but Hwi is in high spirits at the bookshop as they clean up. They all praise Hae-won’s cello playing, and little Seung-ho says he wants to learn one day. They’re all sad Eun-seob couldn’t join them and start to file out. But Jang-woo gets them to take a group picture first.

As Jang-woo and Hae-won finish cleaning up, he asks how she’s doing. She seemed to have a lot on her mind before. Hae-won says she’s okay now. Jang-woo personally knows how difficult and lonely life in Seoul can be, but he can look back on those memories fondly now. Just like the memories she’s building here. That gives her pause.

At home, Yeo-jung vows to stop Eun-seob from leaving, but Jong-pil thinks they should leave it up to Eun-seob. Yeo-jung argues that, no matter what, Eun-seob is their son. Jong-pil sounds dejected as he claims that’s not how everyone sees it.

Yeo-jung continues that, even when Eun-seob left to be with his mother for those three years, she trusted he’d return despite not hearing from him once. Jong-pil had said he wouldn’t return, but Yeo-jung trusted Eun-seob.

When Jong-pil sadly notes that blood is thicker than water, Yeo-jung angrily asks if that’s his definition of family. Does he only consider Hwi his child, then? Jong-pil fervently denies it. Yeo-jung leaves, crying.

Jong-pil goes outside and comes face-to-face with Eun-seob. We flash back to when Eun-seob took care of his birth mother. She had vaguely asked him to tell her just once. Eun-seob narrates, “I really wanted to tell you I love you.” We see family moments like little Eun-seob showing off a rhinoceros beetle to Yeo-jung and lighting up when she exclaims she loves it, and Eun-seob watching Hwi in her crib for hours.

Yeo-jung currently cries alone in her room. Eun-seob continues narrating, “I wanted to tell you I missed you. That I’m sorry. But I couldn’t.”

Hwi lethargically walks her bike home where Eun-seob is waiting for her. She throws her bike down and punches his arm with an angry grunt as she marches inside. She comes back and sees Eun-seob replacing her bike seat. Hwi yells at him not to touch her bike—just leave like he’s going to anyway.

Eun-seob says whether he leaves or not shouldn’t make a difference. Since when has she liked him anyway? Hwi screams, “Since I was born! I’ve liked you since I was born, since I was a crying baby. Since I saw the world for the first time, I’ve liked you, you idiot!” Awww.

Eun-seob wonders to himself why it’s so hard to say, “Don’t cry. I won’t leave.” To Hwi, he smiles and asks, “Why?” Hwi cries as she says, “Because you’re my brother.” He’s been her brother since she was born, so she likes him. Which she immediately contradicts as she sobs that she hates him, ha. Hwi tells him through tears to go ahead and leave.

Eun-seob says to Hwi’s retreating back that her new seat is expensive. Hwi comes back sniffling, “Is it really expensive?” Ha. Eun-seob smiles at his little sister as she, still crying, says it’s the one she wanted and mistook for being $30. He must be rich now. Next time, she wants the cash instead. Pfft.

Hwi cries harder as she says there’s so much you can do with $300, making Eun-seob laugh. She yells at him for making fun of her and tries out her new bike seat. And now she’s smiling and back to her usual enthusiastic self. Eun-seob watches her with a huge smile.

At the train station, Yoon-taek wants to revisit the old days and asks Myung-yeo why she broke up with him that final time. He even remembers the exact time and date of the breakup text. It’s stuck with him because he’s never been able to make sense of it.

Myung-yeo disappoints him by saying she doesn’t remember. How is she supposed to remember that after 10 years? The train arrives, and Yoon-taek tells her to contact him when she’s completed the first draft. “Get lost, crybaby,” she retorts.

As the train pulls away, Myung-yeo lets out a sigh. We flash back to 10 years ago, the day of their breakup. Myung-yeo sits in a police station with Hae-won. She sends Yoon-taek a short text: “Let’s break up.”

We flash back further to when Myung-yeo witnessed Myung-joo getting beaten by her husband. The sisters ran out of the house and drove off. In the present, Myung-yeo stands alone by the train tracks and takes off her glasses. It looks like she has a cataract in her right eye.

As Hae-won starts walking home from the bookshop, she smiles to see Eun-seob ride up on his bike. He walks her home (no light this time), and Hae-won asks if Hwi’s prediction he’ll leave soon is true. Eun-seob counters that she’s leaving the in spring, isn’t she?

“When the weather turns nice and this place becomes warm, you’re going back too, aren’t you?” Eun-seob asks. Hae-won stops while Eun-seob continues walking. She narrates she’s unsure of their future, but for the first time, she’s curious what’ll happen next. “Eun-seob, what about you?” she thinks. She rejoins him, and they walk forward side by side.

Eun-seob’s Blog Post

Good Night Bookstore held its very first public event. Irene was more or less our leader. I’m grateful to the book club members for all their hard work. In the pictures that captured their memories, they all look so happy that I almost feel jealous. Irene has become a lot more cheerful since she came here at the end of last year. Maybe it’s just me, but she seems to laugh more often, and her darkness has faded. Every time she smiles, it’s a dazzling sight.

 
COMMENTS

I first want to say, I love Eun-seob’s relationship with Hwi. That scene between them is one of my favorites of the whole show so far. He clearly adores his little sister and, though she’s loath to admit it, she feels the same. Their relationship is uncomplicated and just normal. Like Hwi said, there’s never been a time when he wasn’t her brother. With their parents, it’s a different story. Even though they love Eun-seob and he loves them, there’s baggage there. He was a traumatized child, and it took work from both sides to adjust and become a family. As a kid, I imagine it could feel like you’re replacing your birth parents if you call someone else “mom” and “dad.” Of course, the cultural focus on blood ties doesn’t help. We see how his uncle uses that to guilt Eun-seob into thinking he owes him something and isn’t a true part of his adoptive family who raised him. Although it’s messed up, I don’t think his uncle is intentionally hurting Eun-seob. He seems to genuinely believe isolating themselves is what’s best for everyone, which is sad. I wonder what happened to him and Eun-seob’s father to make them go to such extremes to hide away from the world.

Now that we’ve got almost the full story on Eun-seob, we finally have a timeline of sorts. It seems like his mom left when he was very young, and his dad raised him alone after that. Then, his dad disappeared (likely died during that time), and Eun-seob was taken in by Yeo-jung and Jong-pil. After high school, when he disappeared, he spent three years taking care of his dying mother. I wonder if they had any contact when he was growing up. The uncle has been in Eun-seob’s life off and on, so I’d imagine his birth mother could’ve found him if she wanted. And she must’ve had a way to contact him since he took care of her for years after she got sick.

I like how this show has been doling out bits of backstory at a time as it becomes relevant rather than unloading it all at once. Although I do think it held out on Eun-seob a tad too long, in general, it’s pacing of providing information has been effective. Our characters’ idiosyncrasies are slowly clarified as we learn more about who they are and what they’ve been through, which is quite true to life. I also like that side characters aren’t forgotten in this regard either.

I wasn’t sure how much information we’d get on Myung-yeo, so I’m glad we’re starting to get pieces of her past, too. She’s so walled off and hard to get a read on, but it’s clear she’s been hurt deeply too. Not only did she have to deal with the horror of what was happening to her sister and the aftermath of Myung-joo’s choice, but it looks like she also had to deal with her own heartbreak at the same time. From what we’ve seen, Myung-yeo did and does seem to care about Yoon-taek. She’s too aware of him, although she plays indifferent. Did she break up with him as an act of noble idiocy? And we still haven’t learned exactly what’s going on with her health wise. Gosh, everyone in this town seems to have a tragic backstory. Except Jang-woo, our sunny resident. He’s not traumatized too, right? … right?!

Speaking of Jang-woo, his concern over Hae-won and Eun-seob dating last episode makes more sense now. Jang-woo is an empathetic guy who doesn’t like to see people hurt. That combined with knowing how much of a miracle it is that Eun-seob expressed his feelings must make him worried that Eun-seob will be devastated if Hae-won leaves. As this episode showed, Hae-won and Eun-seob are both in an uncertain place right now as they’re feeling the pressure of expectations versus happiness. Eun-seob is finally allowing himself to be happy when his uncle shows up and gets inside his head, telling him he should leave. Myung-yeo keeps pushing Hae-won to leave like she originally said she would, but Hae-won doesn’t seem inclined to return to Seoul. As Jang-woo (and Eun-seob, in his blog) noted, Hae-won appears much happier after moving back. If she can find a way to make a living in town, I don’t imagine she’d have a reason to return to Seoul. Oh, except to go get her cello since she obviously misses it. Thank goodness for her encouraging book club buddies who got her to play again.

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Hwi and Eun-seob have my heart 😭💗 The scene where Hwi says she liked Eun-seob since she was born made me tear up so much, that whole scene was so heart-warming,, so glad Eun-seob came back and didn't give in to what his uncle said but I don't think this is the end of it just yet

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I ugly cried during that scene

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Nado nado. I shed heart-shaped tears while also smiling watching this.lol

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Same.. It was so hard to watch our resident chaotic good being down most of the episode thinking her oppa's gone for good. The fact that Eun Seob remembered his little sister's needs in what is clearly a stressful time in his life talks to the love he has for her. The moment he started to replace the saddle, I started to tear up and Hwi's proclamation just about broke me. Sibling love is so precious ❤️

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It put tears in my eyes too.

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That. Smile.

I hope they get SKJ to smile more in the rest of the episodes. It's quite something else.

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The show is so lovely and ep 10 is my favourite one yet. The love his adopted mother has for him is so touching and it reminds me of an orphanage anniversary lunch I attended a few years ago whereby one of the orphans who made it to university credited her adoptive mother for making it possible by her nurturing ways and encouragement. This really proves nurture over nature matters more. Blood ties... whatever! I am enjoying the progression of ES and HW's relationship and every side story. The drama gets more engaging with every ep. My biggest and only grouse lies in my obsession. Not healthy to be rewatching it this many times tbh. Sigh.

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I love that whole family, and Hwi is always entertaining, but my favorite moment in the whole show is the mom calling BS on bloodline stuff. I have friends and family who were adopted or have adopted, so it makes my blood boil when kdramas treat adoptions as not real family (and yet I keep watching)

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This show is getting better and better. The secrets are revealed one by one in a way which doesn't make it too rushed nor too slow.

This episode also highlighted sibling relationships very well, be it blood-tied or not. I couldn't help laughing but also crying when watching that Hwi-ES saddle-replacing scene and my heart broke when discovering what happened to Myeong Joo and Myeong Yeo. It seems like Myeong Yeo was also involved in her brother-in-law's death? Even some commenters pointed out that MY might have been the one who killed the husband as she was on the driver's seat. However, MJ took the blame to protect her little sister. If this is true... whooaaah really 😭😭👍

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The scene where Myeong-yeo takes off her sunglasses gave me chills.. I really want to know what happened but yeah I’m starting to suspect that MY is the one who killed MJ’s husband too, gosh the scene where MY watched her sister getting abused broke my heart

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Either MY killed MJ's husband, OR MJ's husband injured MY, and out of anger for having assaulted her sister, MJ killed her own husband.

Her eye problem is probably recent. Does she have cataract? I originally thought the eye had something to do with the murder, but I realised that's none possible, because she was fine when escorting her niece to the village school.

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Oh you are right! None of us thought of that but it makes sense!!

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Also, in the police station in this episode, her eye was fine.

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Maybe it's her way to cope - to loose the sight as to express her longtime negligence of her sister's abuse, turning a blind eye to her precious big sister. Who knows?

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The focus on siblings, you're right.

I really feel for Myung Yeo after seeing the flashbacks. Some info have been given, but in bits and pieces. My first thought was that her eye was injured during the car crash where Hae Won's father was killed. I assumed she was the passenger. However, both sisters wore long black skirts and white slippers. I hadn't thought that Myeong Yeo was the driver, but that would be a huge emotional twist.

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I think that the reason why Myeong Joo killed her husband is because he had blinded her sister in one eye. Nad then sister decided to break off her relationship as a result, etc. It was bad enough when he was hitting her- but this pushed her past the breaking point.

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Ah I saw this after I wrote my comment above. sorry. I thought of this too. But the timing doesn't match. MY's eyes are fine at the police station, and they're fine when she escorts HW to be admitted to school when she comes to. the village. Also, HW would have known about the eye thing if it had happened then. HW doesn't seem to know about the one-eye blindness, though. I think there's another explanation.

I do think there is some noble idiocy going to be revealed on the part of MY, however. This is building up to it.

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I believe the eye thing is cataract, like Quirkycase mentions in the recap. I guess Myungyeo had a role in her sister's husband death - maybe it indeed she was the one driving the car, and Myungjoo confessed to protect her- , but her eye condition seems to be more recent... Maybe she's not been looking for medical help because she's punishing herself? The sunglasses, the decaying boarding house, abandoning writing, neglecting her health... All this indicates she's been going through a lot of suffering

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Yes...@flyingcolours All her actions seem to be some forms of self punishment. Paralleling to the way, ES holds off on anything that brings him true happiness. Like they believe they don't deserve it. I am also leaning towards MY being the one in the driving seat that fateful day. MJ would have wanted to take the blame on herself to protect her talented younger sister. Having a murder on your conscience might have the side effect of causing a writer's block and essentially herniating yourself in your childhood home.
However MY's easy mention of HW's dad in the episode where MJ came to visit and her relatively guiltless interactions with her older sister seem to contradict the MY is the real killer theory. Then there's also the mention of the letter MJ wrote MY that supposedly won her over. There are still few mysteries behind the Muk sisters shaded glasses and I feel the show's not done with the revelations just yet.

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I think you are right. And yet these days cataracts are treatable. So I am not sure if it fits but if so then I stand corrected.

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aw the scene with eun seob and hwi was so heartwarming! i found myself wanting to cry long with hwi, but then seconds later, i was chuckling along when she told eun seob next time to just give her the cash 😅

their relationship is so endearing lol

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I love how Hwi acts so indifferent around Eun-seob (like when she punched him when she saw him again when we all know she probably wanted to hug him), but we see those little moments when she cares for him, it’s just like when Eun-seob said to her “since when have u liked me anyway?” she doesn’t show it but the love is there. Screw bloodlines, she is his sister and they are his family more than his uncle ever would be

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+++++++1000000% agree!!
"Screw bloodlines, she is his sister and they are his family more than his uncle ever would be."

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It is so ironic that the Loner Uncle from the Loner Family From Wayback seeks out his nephew and buys him a shop and announces they will live together forever - because they are Loners from Lonesometown they need to stick together. Huh??? A confident and happy person can see the irony - and the ridiculousness - of such a request, but Uncle knows just how to play on Eun-seob's fears and hurts, the rat.

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Wasn't ES's father playing pool with the same guy who fought with him in the previous episode? I wonder if he apologized.even so they were quick to make up. Could happen since it's a small town and ppl are very close to each other.
ES and HW were so cute this week. But ofc hwi stole the spotlight with her confession!!
I'm still not entirely sure if ES has come back for good or he's planning to leave. And also HW. Let's hope for the best!

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I was wondering the same thing. After what that man said all I thought was get him pop because that was a low blow. But like you said it's a small town.

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When in previous episode ES, HW and JW get to the bar where dad and the other man were having the fight, JW says "not again" or something like that, like it is something that happens between those two every now and then. So I guess when they drink they say things like that.

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Still it's not a very good thing to say about the guy who helps people on a regular basis.

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It's an awful thing to say about anyone. Family is not blood. Family is rising a child and loving him.
It says a lot about the man, and I'm glad that HW's mum told him he didn't age well.

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When Hwi told Eun-seob she liked him since birth my heart went awwwwww then I ugly cried 😭 It was really sad that Eun-seob didn't get to join the book club in their flea market, but I was really proud of him this episode because he came back!

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Not only did he come back he went straight to his mom and sister cause he knew they would be the most upset. So sweet how Hwi was heartbroken, angry, then happy all at the same time lol

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Eun-seob should give Hwi 300 dollars in cash next time to make her even happier HAHA

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Now that Hwi knows her oppa's 'rich' I fear his wallet's going to go bye-bye a lot more often

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Jang Woo often looks like a busy bee. He's always moving around, doing various tasks as needed. I loved that he took a moment to ask Hae Won how she was doing.

Little Eun Seob couldn't express the words 'I love you', but he showed his love in another way when he gave the big beetle gift to Yeo Jung. Since she liked it so much, he thought little Hae Won would like it too, heh. He tried to show his feelings in a way he knew had worked already.

The scene with Hwi & Eun Seob was a masterpiece. She acted so naturally and fully displayed her traits: bratty, loud, funny, and sweet. Eun Seob grinning while watching Hwi happily ride her newly improved bike was beautiful.
The most genuine smile I've seen from him.

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I've noticed that in episodes 9 and 10 the brightest smiles of EunSeob are to his little sister: in episode 9 when she told him that she was jealous of his dad; in episode 10 in this scene, when he watches his little sister being herself and happy.

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I don't think Myung-yeo breaking up with Yoon-taek is just noble idiocy. Watching her sister get married to someone who was so kind at first and then abusive could easily make it hard for her to trust and date someone herself.

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And the fact that she might very well be involved in MW's dad's death. It certainly looks like she was there when it happened and even if she didn't do the deed, she no one that MW needed her more than ever. It's also an interest parallel to ES's uncle's claim that blood needs to be chosen over everything else. Aunt seem to have chosen her blood family and the break up could also be n act of closing ranks and keeping away 'strangers' from the family secret

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Its actually a very korean thing. Thats why in orphanages all over korea, little girls get adopted fast and leaving little boys behind. Cos its blood line issue. Koreans won't raise another persons blood line. Thats why his adoptive mother is very rare a personality in korean culture.

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I like that you pointed it out. In my culture, as I learned from our consulate because I want my children to have double nationality, it's the mother who is giving birth to children the most important one. I was nicely surprised.

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Oh that's so interesting. Thanks for sharing that bit of info, @cooperl. When I was first exposed to K-dramas, mistakenly inferred that the Korean way of ladies keeping their sir names is an indication that the society was much more feminist than other Asian countries with their fascination with the male child carrying the family line. Didn't know that girls were preferred over boys for adoption because of this. Yes, this really does make YJ's love for ES even more special. ♥️

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Hwi’s panic at the thought that she might lose her brother- who is the brother she has known since she was born- is all the more understandable when you remember that he was gone for three years taking care of his dying mother. The relationship between brother and sister is beautiful.

This episode demonstrated the depth of this great show. And how great it was in showing us the back story not just of Eun-seob but also what happened Hae-won’s aunt. I agree with Quirkycase that this story has doled out the history in a very careful manner. But a number of shows have done this well. This show does more. This drama shows us the importance of stories and what they mean to us- and even what they do to us and how they shape our lives.

In this episode we meet Eun-seob’s uncle. His uncle is convinced, just as Eun-seob’s father was, that their family is destined to live alone from birth to death, without connecting to other people in part because they know that other people can never be trusted- as exemplified in Eun-seob’s father telling him their version of the Wolf’s Silver Eyelash. This is really what uncle meant when he was talking about Blood- not about the lack of a biological relationship but rather about a sort of Doom that follows his actual biological family. It is their Fate. And this story and the other stories which Eun-seob was taught has shaped the way that he sees the world, which is why his default mode of dealing with hard things is to withdraw and even hide in the woods on the mountain that he knows so well.

But this way of living does not fit Eun-seob’s nature. He loves his little sister. He has always loved Hae-won since the first time he met her. Eun-seob is actually a very giving person- he took care of a mother that abandoned him for years, he ventures on to the mountain to rescue people that only he can find and he is forever letting his little sister take money from him. And he apparently gave money to his uncle as well.

At the end of this episode he returns. This itself is a powerful lesson about stories: We do not have to except the story as it was told to us. We can write a new story, one that is more fitting and true to our fundamental nature. This is what happened in this episode and it was beautiful.

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@oldawyer, that is beautifully put into words. Really like your insight, that ES is releasing himself from his family's story. Family stories are powerful stuff, "we are like this", "we are fated to live like that"... That stuff permeates your mind in childhood and is hard to get away from! Happy that this show is doing this. They do books and the power of tales and poetry, and they do the power of family stories

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Amazingly written. The part when he finally returned warms my heart. I am happy that ES didn't take that noble idiocy route to stay with his uncle.

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thank you for reassuring me that Eun-seob came back for good, I saw a comment on Viki saying that what if Eun-seob came back to say goodbye, but the way you’ve put it makes me think not. Another reason why this drama has exceeded my expectations, nothing is said outright and it makes the characters actions that much more profound

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In fact, he tells her sister in his mind "Don't cry. I'm not leaving" so he's not back just to say goodbye. He's back to stay.

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I saw that too. That was the moment that I realized that Eun-seob was re-writing his family story.

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Thank you for those powerful words @oldawyer. I do hope we get to see what Eun-seob said to his uncle before he returned to his 'real home'.
Any adoptive parent would tell you that they don't care if the child carries their DNA - they love the child - period - and that makes them their own child.

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Adoptive parents are amazing. One of my sisters adopted two children so I have seen his in my own family.

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My two sons are adopted, so I speak from experience. My sister once asked if I loved them as much as I could have if I'd given birth to them.
I was stunned and insulted until I remembered that she had a baby at 20 and placed him for adoption. Then I realized she was really seeking reassurance.

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I have a soft spot for Yoon-taek. He genuinely cares for Myung-yeo and wants to help her publish her book. He knows her like the back of his hand by preparing two contracts and takes being called "crybaby" in stride. I squeed when Yoon-taek checked his "busy" calendar.

Is Myung-yeo's eye the cause of her headaches? Phew, no terminal illness after all.

I cried when Hwi cried. "Because you're my oppa. Im Eun-seob, I
hate you."

Jang-woo’s not traumatized too, right? … right?!

Jang-woo is definitely hiding pain behind his smile. When the friends were drinking in Episode 2, he confessed how hard he had to study to be the number one student in school and even admitted today how lonely he was in Seoul National University. I felt so sorry for him in Episode 5 when he confessed to Hae-won and Eun-seob how exhausted he was planning the reunion, then played it off with a smile. Jang-woo is just a perfectionist who puts too much pressure on himself.

I wish we got to see more of how the flea market was put together. Uncle is the second Kim Bo-young. Thanks much for the recap, @quirkycase!

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I liked Yoon-taek too! And I hope this show gives their story a nice closure - not necessarily getting them back together, but at least tying all the loose threads they seem to have undone for themselves.

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In my imagination, Myungyeo finishes with Yoontaek and Myungjoo with the chill ahjussi that sent her letters in prison and said right away that HW and ES are an item... Both sisters can go on double dates to bookish events, where they are the most stylish and make the dryest remarks in the room

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I like your imagination.
It's so similar to mine!

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Haha I like this ending. It works for me!

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I hope this will be shown in the finale ❤

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Yoon-taek is a example of just how great this story is in its characters- on the one hand he is far from perfect, having been divorced three times and frankly being a somewhat shallow and manipulative person. On the other hand he harbors a profoundly deep love or at least connection to Hae-won's aunt. And he actually sees her to such an extent that he knows that her own life is a great story that would become a best-seller if novelized- which is why he lives in a nice house, because he is in fact very good in his work.

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Does anyone know what song they were playing for the concert in the book shop? The violins sounded beautiful.

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The one that Hae-Won played was J. S. Bach's Cello Suite no. 1 in G Major.

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The cello play-acting was so bad, though! The movements did not match the sound, or the piece. This was a big fail in this episode.

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That threw me off a little, too. Maybe they changed the piece later on? It was surprising because in the first scene of her playing it seemed more or less synchronous.

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could be, but most shows, like Ela points out, tend to do this badly, so I won't be surprised if she just wasn't coached properly on the right hand/finger movements.

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Yes! And then everyone else on the show thinks they are English gurus or something ...

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Her hand was so stiff moving just up one string. I wonder why they didn't use somebody's hands who ca play especially when they did that close up frame.

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I know! I had a hard time NOT watching her pretend playing!!!!!

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It is a good thing that I am unfamiliar with the cello.

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This Drama......... It is one of the best. It has definitely made me feel a multitude of things. All positive. ES and HW are just a normal pair of people with baggage trying to be in a relationship because they like each other. No deceit, no tricks, no ulterior motives. Maybe that's why I'm so invested. Just a normal love affair with no gimmicks. I don't worry about HW leaving bc she was miserable in Seoul. She also was so lacking in affection that she is like a puppy rolling around in all the love and care ES is giving her. She was love-starved and was smart enough to realize it. I really dislike the aunt trying to push her away. She is a smart woman, so I know she realizes the changes in HW and the why. Why would she try to push HW back to a place that broke her and made her miserable? HW family needs to get a grip or get therapy bc they have caused HW enough pain.

As for ES uncle...... Good grief, talk about an unjustified guilt trip. How dare he put down the family that loves ES and stepped in when he wouldn't. He is selfish and does not love ES from a good place. He just wants someone to share his misery and take care of him bc he is a coward who really does not the loneliness that he thinks he craves. I can only take one more episode of that man. I'm looking forward to next week bc from the previews, I'm pretty sure ES is going to ask HW to stay. I think she's already made up her mind to do so, but she has taken so many first steps towards ES, its time for him to lead a bit. I also think that we don't have to worry about love triangles in a meaningful way. They clearly want each other. If anyone does show up for an episode or two, they clearly won't stand a chance...... Gosh, I don't want this show to end.

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I agree! And when the little boy from the book club asked HW to teach him how to play the cello, maybe that is how she will end up staying in town - by giving music lessons.

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After all, she was simply giving music lessons before. She also plays piano so this is actually a practical idea.

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Oh yes - piano too! I forgot that part! She could be a music teacher at the school!

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I was thinking that she would give lessons out of the guesthouse. Almost like a music school. She was a teacher in Seoul, so she is more than qualified:)

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Argh this show's so good..
The best thing I like about the show is how it intermingles tooth achingly sweet with some of the saddest beats..which is how real life mostly is
I lorrvve how clingy HW is in their lighter moments. She 's so openly affectionate and child-like in her desire to spent every waking moment as close as possible. But their sweetness is underlined by moments that tells us that they're both on borrowed time and have stuff in their mind closets that need to sorted out.
ES's struggles relating to his birth family and adopted family are so real. there's words that he can't seem to say out loud to either one of his mothers. He's stuck in a limbo where he constantly feels bad for the other party. His decision to not vocalise his feelings make so much more sense now. And my heart breaks for both of his mothers. It looked like bio mom was already developing symptoms of arthritis and seems to have walked off from her family due to noble idiocy. This seems to have underlined ES's family's belief that they are meant to be alone.

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Loved the flea market and how each of our book club members got their moment to shine. In the gossipy small village it's so heart warming how they have made up this tribe of sweet, supportive souls.♥️ Also loved the book categories..didn't know "books to recommend to your ex" was a thing 😅

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All bookshops should be organized like that! Worked in one for some years, and it's really like that: often people come in with a situation and ask for a book, and you use all your insight to figure out what fits the situation and the person standing in front of you. Feels a bit like working at a soul pharmacy... I loved it

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"Soul Pharmacy" yes!!!

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Hawon being playful clingy, so sweet! And them just jumping away from each other and fumbling when Hwi came in, I laughed out loud

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And icing on the cake was how HW immediately dragged ES back to what they were doing.

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That was so real.

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"Let's pick up where we left off"
AHHHH SQUEE

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First, I hate the uncle! I hate how he's playing the blood relationship's card! It meant nothing during years but now he needs something, it becomes important? It's like the mother, you can't leave your child behind and then expect something from him. His mum is the one who took care of him.

Secondly, I love Hwi! How she spilled all her feelings to ES : her fear of him leaving, she loves him because of his brother, her happiness because the saddle is an expensive one :D

It's sad to see ES divided between his family and his obligation.

There are a lot of possibilities that Myung So killed her sister's husband. The way they filmed the scene doesn't show who was behind the wheel. But they're wearing the same clothes in the police station.

In all this situation, I'm intrigued by the indifference of HW about the abuse. She never showed any hate about her father. I understand that her mother never talked to her, I guess the mother was trying to protect her. But HW is smart, did she really know nothing about it?

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Been thinking about it too... It occurred to me that maybe Haewon's dad is the young village guy that Mom married, and that maybe the guy she killed was a second marriage. It's far fetched, but a second marriage could explain the nice romantic scenes of their youth and Haewon's lack of anger towards Dad

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I don't know. In the episode 5, HW bought flowers for her father birthday and her mother did the same. But after the marriage proposal flashback, she said she still hates him and this famous day because it was when her misfortune began.

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Right! Forgot that... Guess we'll have to wait to find out why did their relationship deteriorate to that point

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HW's dad was probably an alcoholic who had lots of insecurities and one of them could be he didn't have college education. He didn't need to be alcoholic at all and still the jealousy could screw his love for MJ. I know this kind of people, two sorts of this type tried to ruin my mom and aunt. It lasted for two years and it poisoned everything around...

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Hated the Uncle!
How dare he say that ES already done enough by all the time he lived by his family and that now he should live with HIM? How entitled is that? Besides using all that family fate stuff to get into his head, the old man shows him the bookshop he bought for him... That's kind of nice, until you realize he used Eunseob's money! Where did Eunseob get that kind of money from and why on earth would he give it to Uncle for various purposes? @quirkycase, you're too good! Uncle is a shady dude, I tell you!

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I guess ES gave his uncle the money for the same reason he took care of his brith mother for three years: because he thought he owed them, even if these two had abandoned him.

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Out of duty and the goodness of his heart, granted! But isn't it strange that a young guy has enough money to help buy a boat or a bookshop (or part of it)? Maybe I'm seeing things that aren't there, but it seems like ES got money from somewhere (an inheritance? a compensation for something?) and Uncle showed up to cash in...

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It may have been his mum's. I mean, in the flashback her house seemed to be big, for instance, and as he returned to his hometown, if he sold it he may have got the money not to buy but to rent the bookshop (remember that in the preview it's something about the landlord).

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I wonder if a book he wrote was published before. That one girl at the book warehouse was asking him about publishing his book with them.

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He used part of ES's money. He put other parts from his fishing boat job. It must be hard for him but he had his target as well and that's to buy a bookstore for ES because he knew he would love that. It's a way to express his sentiments. But even if he tells ES they're destined to die in loneliness, he asks ES to live with him like a family. He must have been hurting for long time.

Fishermans are very tough people, who don't talk too much, can appreciate fun, read between the lines but don't like to talk and are searching for partial solitude. Being out in the open sea sometimes for weaks to hope to get a good catch is amazingly hard with that little space to take a nap, because they don't sleep a lot, with ultimately changing weather conditions is carving person's mind in different ways.

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Yes. I'm also willing to give samchoon the benefit of doubt after the bookshop revelation. Yes, it's incredibly wrong of him to insinuate that ES doesn't have any ties with his adopted families, but it could be his way of giving ES an out. The men in ES's family seem to be loners as much as the women in HW's family seem to be cold and aloof. And these souls are trying to find their way amidst the complicated maze of familial history and expectations. Weirdly enough HW seems to be more free of the two of them (even with having one parent allegedly killed another after years of abuse) may be because all she has known from her family is indifference and so she has developed a dissociative mechanism to cope. ES on th other hand seems to have much harder time letting any on go. He feels for his birth family and adoptive family and is almost forced to erect those mental barriers as his sense of duty and love for both sides leave him paralyzed with inaction. Uncle's blunt words might be trying to soothe his ego. Yes it's awfully wrong of him to take from his orphaned nephew and expect him to drop his life and join him, but he does seem to care about ES.

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@kerouregan and @ashes2ashes, both points are worth considering... maybe I'm being too harsh on Uncle. For the moment I'm going to stop making assumptions about him and just wait to see more of him (but still giving him the side-eye for trying to take ES away from the people who love him)

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Thanks for your post. It gave me a new perspective of the Uncle as a fisherman. I had mixed feelings about the Uncle while watching. I hated his dismissal of ES' adoptive family and talk of bloodlines, but I realize that is a cultural issue. He noticed how ES was looking at HW, I think, so asking ES if he thought he was different from them seemed a bit manipulative, but he also seemed to truly believe the men in their family were meant to live alone. I thought him remembering how much little ES enjoyed books and buying the bookstore was a sweet gesture. He didn't seem like a bad guy just one shaped by his own past.

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Please note that Uncle did not only use Eunseob's money but also his own from years of fishing. And remember that fishing in the North Pacific is as tough and dangerous an occupation as you can find. So I do not believe that Uncle is shady- just caught up in a bad family myth.

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MY and the editor's relationship has taken another turn. Last episode, he came across borderline spiteful and I was a bit fed up by his demand to have her write her life story post college. But now we know that their relationship didn't just end as a college romance and the break up scene in the train was one of the many in their on/off relationship. They seemed to have been together atleast till their mid thirties and so his attitude in EP 9 makes a bit more sense. ET has learnt to stand his ground since his cry baby college days but it's clear that MY can throw him off course whenever she pleases. Was feeling hopeful that these two souls would finally find each other but then MY's memories in the last few scenes speak of a whole other saga.
It's a bit weird that ET remembers the exact date of the breakup but haven't made the connection to the tragedy that unfolded in MY's family at that point of time.

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I thought that too, about the date of their final brake up, because the had been going on and off for all that time, and he must have heard somehow what happened.
Maybe he knows, and wants her to tell him.

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That's what's being hinted at in the preview for the next episode. The autobiographical book is a ploy to get her to reveal what happened, and for him to figure out what went wrong.

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Yoontaek acting cool, ripping the contract and Myungyeo "you ripped the wrong contract", ha!
In the previous episode, he was the hot shot editor, with a big house and his ex-wives, and now he's bumbling around, secondguessing Myungyeo's wishes... That was a quick turn in their power balance! 😂

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I loved that moment too!! He looked so confused and then embarrassed when he realised she had teased him 🤣🤣

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Hehe..Mr. editor can pose all he wants. But when it comes down to it, MW can still make him run circles around her. I also loved the 'jjang' way in which she just listed the train timings for him to come to her while he was trying to power trip her to his office.

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Thank you for the recap, @quirkycase!

I thought this episode showcased two things. One was the classic nature vs nurture debate and what exactly influences an individual's traits - is it genes, the environment or the choices we make, or a combination of all three? The show is trying to swing us between extremes, but the rational endgame is that it is a combo effect.

The second showcase in this show is what so many have already pointed out - sibling relationships (Hwi and ES; MY and MJ, even though MJ is not shown). I think we will have more of this to come, but that last scene of Hwi and ES was SO WELL DONE!

I have already said this before, but it's worth repeating: Kim Hwan Hee (who plays Hwi) is fantastic, and has really made this character her own. I hope she takes on more interesting roles in the years to come. I will be watching eagerly.

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So right! She's amazing , or better said, both are amazing: the character and the actor. Now you made me wish for a drama in which Kim Hwanhee and Kim Seulgi play sisters and spend the whole time dishing out hard truths and shouting at each other

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I need to see that drama. It will go to my top 10 for sure!!

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I am in for this! I am currently watching Find Me in Your Memory and find KSG very amazing in it. They both will be really good in one frame together as sisters 😂

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Wait..are you telling me Seul gi is back in dramaland..😱😱..running off to queue this drama up...

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Kim Hwan Hee really is such a great actress and very versatile character too, her character in Beautiful World is completely different to Hwi, she pulled my heartstrings in that too and her performance made me cry a lot. I also just realised that in both Weather and Beautiful World her character centres around her relationship with her brother

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She played younger sister there too! These two roles can easily be very similar but Kim Hwanhee's touch make them totally different from each other.

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The actress playing Myung Yeo (Moon Jeong-Hee ) is so expressive even though she wears sunglasses all the time. I love the screencap above where we can see a rare moment of her letting loose of her well trained stoic expression. Her eyebrows deserve some praise for their acting as well. Sometimes they make me laugh, sometimes they carry so much sorrow, it is heartbreaking.

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You are right. She is a very versatile actress.

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MJH is a great actress. I like her since Alone in Love but she alternates between movie and drama. With the sunglasses on, it took me several episodes to figure out who she is although the voice sounds so familiar. That scene of her taking off the sunglasses at the train station is hauntingly poignant. I look forward to the unfolding of what actually happened to the two sisters.

Ep 10 really sealed the deal for me to truly falling in love with the drama. So much to digest and appreciate - and as with any communities., you have the baddies but also lovely people. But this episode really highlights family as the base to shape your life. I'm glad ES has such a wonderful adoptive family which turns into a non-loner like his father or uncle.

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Very little to add to what beanies have said, but even so:

Hwi love for EunSeob (and viceversa). It's the first time whe don't see a shiny, loud, and self confident Hwi in the show. Her fear began when he saw ES's uncle when she was walking with HyunJi, and then grew when she saw them together in the bookshop, and then escalated when she skipped school to tell mum ES was going away. She was sad and miserable during the flea market. And finally when she and ES meet. Well, that scene has become my favorite in the whole drama. As much as I love the OTP and the way their story is told, the siblings story is the one that's in my heart. I've already written this, but the biggest and brightest smile EunSeob shows are related to his sister: when she tell him she's ben jealous of his dad, and then when he sees her enjoying the new saddle he brought her.

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Wow! You summed up Hwi's emotions perfectly. Kiddos to Kim Hwan Hee for showing those layers of emotions ❤

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*kuddos

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She's doing an amazing job with an amazing character.

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She must felt lost during those long 3 years of his absence.

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She must have been, ten or eleven when he went away, and seeing the way she adores him, she must have felt so bad and sad when he wasn't home. The moment he came back, I believe she began to act as if she didn't care (like bossing him around and taking his money) in a way of saying: I don't care about you, when really saying "don't leave again").

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That book club is precious and must be protected at all costs🥰🥰🥰

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Agree! They are so lovely I want to join them as well! 😍

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In the morning when I checked my phone there were only 2 comments, I came back before noon and it's already 77. It makes me warm inside.

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Anyone is also wondering where Kim Bo Yeong is? I mean I like it that she was absent in some previous episodes, but I am wondering whether she would back on screen. HW seems not to be able to easily forgive her. Will the show end this case here (as I also agree with HW) or there will be more closure for both?

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*she would be back

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Don't worry, people like her keep popping up when you don't expect it.

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Wherever she is, she's good.
I guess we will hear of her eventually, but I don't care.
She and uncle can be together forever, as far as I'm concerned.

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First, aww it is clear that ES love his sister dearly just as much as Hwi love her brother. This sibling duo is ❤️. HW and ES is also very adorable couple too.😍
Now we knows where ES mind is and sure it is a very conflicted mind. Having his uncle hammer in those words is sad. Saying he is gonna be just like the rest of the family is just not who he is as a person. But then he always go back to his adopted family after doing what had to do. That show just how strong the bond they have. But hearing from their mouth how much they care for him most have warmed his heart after that talk with his uncle. This maybe gave him a little peace of mind.

But the fact that his uncle want to live with him I guess he do feel lonely and want some company after all...

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I agree with you about the giving of importance in each character. I love how the show gave spotlight to the characters. I love how they portrayed people, in general. Each person has back story that shaped their present self. I love how this show makes each character so humane that we can really relate. Everytime, I watch alone, I feel like I’m with them in the village. Every conversation they all have feels like I’m listening to my friends. This is how warm the show is. It may not fast paced as other people wanted, but as you watch from episode 1, you’ll feel yourself immersed to the story. And it’s truly addictive. I love everything about it. ♥️

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This episode was lie a warm load of sunshine❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️ I was crying all through the scene between Eun-seob and Hwi...They are too precious❤️️❤️️❤️️ It reminded of my younger brother who is aloof most of the time but I know he loves me fiercely. As Hwi said, I have been his constant in life since he came into this world, and I guess that means the whole world to him❤️️❤️️

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I really love the story its educational due to literature touch especially during bookreading sessions that fills my heart with lovestories that im fond of.. Thank you for making this kdrama possible.. Thank you for your efforts.. Love the casts, their acting are realistic.. Congrats!

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I agree that the scene betwee Hwi and Eunsob was the most heartwarming so far. I know how much his mother loves him as does his father. But something about Hwi's love for his brother makes it more relatable. It's so pure. Her attitude towards him has been very consistent from the very beginning. It's obvious that she's afraid to lose him. If she didn't consider him like a real brother she would've been more polite or maybe formal.. but she's just like any sister.
And about our two lovers.. every episode I'm happy to see that they are becoming closer. And it's nice to see the normal development that happens in a relationship--yes at first there's the attraction, then confession of feelings, then the excitement of being in a new relationship, then of course there's the part where reality comes in. In any relationship it's important that each can see the future with each other. Anyways, I'm happy that we're seeing both our leads slowly coming out of their shell and regaining confidence. I hope they can get through the next obstacle and just be together.

Eunsob-a, every person has the right to love and be loved..

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One more thing.. I'd like to appreciate how the writer inserts small details here and there that sometimes comes off as random.. like that bike scene last episode. I was wondering how Hwi's grumbling about her bike seat seemed random but it had so much meaning when Eunsob came back with that gift. It emphasized how thoughtful he is, esp. towards his sister.
Sorry writer-nim for doubting you. Haha

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This is why I like novels turned drama because it has an ending. It knows when it is headed; it is complete.

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Hwi made me understand how midschoolers can easily become the victims of sex-crime. That remark about 300$ as if it was 30 000$ for a grown up person is a clue to recent interview with a midschooler who worked for that infamous korean under age porn site Nth Room. They asked her what she needed the money for and she answered that she just needed it. Maybe she needed it for something trivial like Hwi.

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Thanks for the recap.

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So proud of Eun-seob for choosing his happiness. He knew even before that he has a warm family who loves him no matter what. He mentioned not being able to be sad for a long time when he lost his father because the family who raised him are good people. Despite all this, Eun-seob was never fully there. He has a tendency to leave and disappear. However, in this episode, I think he decided to stay once and for all. He smiled so much! It's like a heavy burden was lifted off his shoulder! So happy he showed up to his family first before he met Hae-won. That scene with Hwi. ;A;

At first, I was so mad at the uncle because he was being selfish. He was introduced as someone who extorted money from Eun-seob and now he's back to take him away. My blood pressure was so high when Eun-seob went with him but that scene at the beach changed my perception of him. The money he got from Eun-seob was spent to buy the building so Eun-seob can still have something that he loves. Everything he did was done out of love although his idea of love is different from ours. His values are different, having lived in seclusion just like his brother, so to him, what he's trying to do for Eun-seob is not cruel but thoughtful. Makes you question ehat if he met people like Eun-seob's family in his life, would he have been different? This is why relationships are important. They can break you or make you stronger.

Myung-yeo is cool. Enough said.

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I become more interested by this drama. Can't wait for the next episode. I'm really curious about what really happened to Hae-won mother and also her father in past.

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I cant resist to comment on how beautiful Kim Hwan Hee's potrayal of Hwi esp in this ep. She reminds me of Gong Hyo Jin's raw emotion potrayal. Ah, cant wait to have more Hwi-Eunseob lovely interaction. And of course I want more smiling Eunseob and perhaps Myeong Yoo too. I want her to have her own 'warm weather' too. She has been bearing it alone for so long.

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Just adding a link here to a post I had written of what I thought was a more detailed breakdown of the siblings scene, and the phenomenal range of emotions that Kim Hwan Hee puts on show for us:
http://www.dramabeans.com/members/pickleddragon/activity/1025032/

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hwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~!!!!

thats all. i love her so much ohmygosh that scene with her and eunseob killed meeeeeee!!!

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