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My Unfamiliar Family: Episode 13

You can’t change the past, but you can learn from it and create a better future. Our family is realizing how much they’ve missed out on and trying to make up for lost time. It’s taken a few decades, but they’re finally figuring out how to communicate and connect with each other. If they keep putting in the effort, their family motto “A family harmonious through love” might just come true.

 
EPISODE 13

Jin-sook happily gets ready for her date, leaving a note for Ji-woo that she won’t be home for dinner. Realizing they haven’t said it enough, she tacks on an “I love you” at the bottom.

Eun-joo chides Tae-hyung for his destructive behavior when he was drunk. She understands where he’s coming from, but it doesn’t make his behavior right. Eun-joo wants him to truly see the mess he created – he trashed that room – and clean it himself.

Elsewhere, Sang-shik collapses in the street and is taken to the hospital in ambulance. At the hospital, Jin-sook sits by his bedside listening to a pair of siblings complain about taking care of their “troublemaking” parents. As Jin-sook considers the burdens they’ve placed on their own kids, the doctor comes by and attributes Sang-shik’s symptoms to vertigo but encourages further testing.

Meanwhile, Geon-joo picks up Chan-hyuk, oddly enough, and they head somewhere together. At the hospital, Jin-sook admonishes him for not taking better care of himself, and Sang-shik concedes that he’s no match for her in an argument . Maybe that’s why he got angry and threw the lunchbox that time.

He worriedly recalls punching out a glass pane, but Jin-sook relays what his doctor told her about Sang-shik’s memories getting confused. She’d have long since kicked him out if he’d behaved like that in front of the kids. Sang-shik is relieved, but they still have his health to worry about.

While Eun-joo returns home to find the room restored to order, Tae-hyung goes to meet his mother in her office. He apologizes for his drunken behavior but states he’s following Eun-joo’s wishes regarding alimony.

Although he plans to still work as a doctor, he is closing the clinic. His mother merely asks if he has a place already. Done with her interference, Tae-hyung threatens to talk to his father if she continues to cause issues.

We revisit Eun-hee and Ji-woo’s conversation about Chan-hyuk’s lack of driver’s license. Eun-hee is just as in the dark as Ji-woo. For how much Chan-hyuk knows about their family, Ji-woo thinks Eun-hee knows too little about his.

Eun-hee attributes it to their personalities: she’s the sharing type while Chan-hyuk isn’t. Ji-woo wonders if she’s given him the chance to share, which gives Eun-hee pause.

Geon-joo and Chan-hyuk visit a scenic spot on Geon-joo’s must-see list; he didn’t have anyone to go with, so he called Chan-hyuk. Geon-joo confides he feels clumsy in Korea. He makes a lot of mistakes and is slow to understand.

He struggled to adjust when he was sent alone to the US at age 10 to live with his aunt, and Geon-joo resented his parents for his hardships. Chan-hyuk suggests that his parents might not have known how hard it would be. Adults are often lacking.

Chan-hyuk gets a call from Eun-hee which he answers a bit self-consciously. When he says he’s eating out, she assumes he’s on a blind date and quickly hangs up. Geon-joo wistfully notes how well they know each other, seeing as Eun-hee could tell Chan-hyuk was with another person just from his tone of voice.

He asks what Chan-hyuk thinks Eun-hee hates most. Chan-hyuk ventures she’s most bothered by hating someone. Geon-joo muses that he’s made things hard on Eun-hee. (You’re just noticing?)

Sang-shik and Jin-sook go out to eat where he places meat in her bowl, and she feeds him a wrap. Jin-sook gently tells him to start listening to her now and encourages him to get things checked out rather than spend time worrying.

He asks that she not tell the kids – she heard those siblings stressing about their parents in the hospital. Blaming himself for their recent family drama, Sang-shik thinks he’s already caused their kids enough trouble. He jokes that the kids probably see them as a troublemaking set.

Ji-woo waits outside for his mom to return and ducks behind some bushes when his parents get out of the car. Pfft. His head peeking above the shrubs, Ji-woo smiles at his parents’ affectionate behavior. Of course, he immediately texts his noonas with the news.

Jin-sook frets at home about Sang-shik’s health while he thinks of her smiling face and regrets all he didn’t do. Ji-woo continues sending gossipy texts about his parents’ romance to his uninterested sisters who are wrapped up in their own worries.

Eun-joo runs into an energetic old colleague (cameo by Kwon Yul) who excitedly greets her and remains undaunted in the face of Eun-joo’s disinterest. He asks how her little sister is, remembering she once called him the male version of Eun-hee. Ha, I can totally see it.

He lists the negative qualities she claimed he had in common with Eun-hee (immaturity, laziness and the like). He smiles sunnily as he says she yelled at him for five minutes. Pfft. She recalls having to do all the work during their training while he recalls feeling lucky to have such a great partner.

At P&F, Eun-hee notices Kyung-ok and Geon-joo looking close in the breakroom. Kyung-ok whistles as she returns to her desk and invites Eun-hee for drinks with her and Geon-joo that night (a “work outing”). Eun-hee declines but picks Geon-joo up after drinks and shares that Kyung-ok knows about them, so he doesn’t have to try to feel her out.

Geon-joo is worried that Eun-hee will be affected if their relationship is outed, but she assures him Kyung-ok is a good person. She would never talk about Eun-hee to others. Besides, Eun-hee is fine if people talk, since the rumor would be true.

Geon-joo asks why she never questioned him about what Ha-ra told her about them sleeping together. Eun-hee didn’t find it believable that they’d go from being so venomous to affectionate. Before they part ways, Geon-joo surprises Eun-hee when he shares that he hung out with Chan-hyuk.

The next day, Eun-joo and Tae-hyung sit in a lawyer’s office. He’s heard that people either distance themselves or act extra nice after hearing you got a divorce. Eun-joo did the latter after learning he’s gay: she’s been like a friend, sister and even mother. It made him feel guiltier.

Were it not for his mother coming over that night, he would’ve apologized to Eun-joo and left quietly. Instead, he got angry. Finally able to say the words Eun-joo needed to hear, he apologizes. The lawyer walks in, confused they’re there together, and the couple exchange sad smiles.

Meanwhile, Eun-hee “teaches” (i.e. backseat drives) while Chan-hyuk practices on a driving simulator. All her yelling and gesturing just makes things worse, unsurprisingly. He wonders if Ji-woo sent her here to ask about why he never got his license, but Eun-hee has a different question: what happened between him and Jong-min?

When she saw Jong-min recently, he asked for Chan-hyuk’s number. Even when they weren’t speaking, Eun-hee knew Chan-hyuk’s new number from the group chat. Chan-hyuk says they blocked each other. In a flashback, Chan-hyuk gets home to hear Jong-min talking to his girlfriend about how Eun-hee “threw a fit” and things are finally over. He doesn’t sound the least bit repentant.

Once he hangs up, Chan-hyuk angrily wonders how not kicking Jong-min’s other girlfriend out of their apartment is the same as partying with them. He’s adamant that he doesn’t want her coming to their place anymore. Jong-min mocks him for acting all loyal to Eun-hee who won’t appreciate it.

Jong-min thinks he’s going overboard, but Chan-hyuk doesn’t back down. He tells Chan-hyuk he should stay away from Eun-hee too, and Chan-hyuk punches him in the face. In the present, he’s shocked that Eun-hee knows about the punch. Apparently, that’s what sparked the rumor about the two of them dating.

Despite already knowing, Eun-hee asked because she hoped he’d tell her personally. But he kept quiet like always. It makes her feel bad since she wants him to let her be his “personal safe” too.

That night, Eun-hee rushes to their mom’s place after Eun-joo sends an emergency flare. Eun-joo is going to tell Jin-sook about the divorce. Eun-hee wishes her good luck and prepares to leave, but Eun-joo asks her to stay. Eun-hee agrees but the second Eun-joo turns around, Eun-hee books it the other way. HA.

Jin-sook is surprised by Eun-joo’s visit and gets out side dishes. Eun-hee comes in with beer (so that’s where she went) and helps her mom prepare food. Jin-sook looks thrilled to have her girls home.

As they eat, Eun-joo asks what Jin-sook most wanted to do after her marriage graduation. Jin-sook wants to walk some of the beautiful trails in Korea. She was inspired by a movie, featuring the Simon & Garfunkel song “El Condor Pasa,” in which a woman walked a rough trail after suffering hardships.

She recites a line that stuck with her from the film: “How barbaric are the times that we waste like nothing.” She and Sang-shik were so busy surviving that they grew old without getting to enjoy life.

Eun-hee pipes up that the three of them should go together. As usual, Eun-joo rains on her parade, but Jin-sook loves the idea. She even gets a beer so they can drink to it together. Aw.

While the women have their bonding time, Ji-woo goes to see his dad. Sang-shik is elated at the surprise visit and even plays guitar for him. Ji-woo wants his dad to cut back on work and asks him to come home. He worries about his mom being home alone a lot and his father’s health. Sang-shik assures him they’ll handle things.

At home, Eun-joo advises Jin-sook not to coddle Sang-shik too much or give him false hope if she’s made up her mind. Eun-hee agrees that she shouldn’t mother him; he needs to learn to do things himself. But they should go on dates. Echoing Sang-shik, Jin-sook says they’ll handle it.

As Jin-sook gushes about an actor she used to love, Eun-hee signals to Eun-joo that it’s a good time to break the news. Instead, we find Jin-sook and a drunk Eun-hee singing an old tune. They call Ji-woo, who’s arrived home, over to drink with them. He and Eun-hee bicker, making even Eun-joo smile. Jin-sook imagines Sang-shik there with them and thinks, “We could’ve lived like this.”

The following day, Jin-sook sits with Sang-shik at the hospital. To take his mind off things, she suggests they each confess one thing to each other. Jin-sook confesses that he used to be her rock, and she never once thought of the man who abandoned her. “You were fighting a ghost your entire life.”

She thanks him for keeping his promise to be a good father, even if he didn’t keep his other promises. Sang-shik struggles to hold back his tears as she grabs his hand and wonders where the time went.

Nothing comes up on the CT scan, but the doctor wants him to undergo more tests. As he gets an MRI, Sang-shik thinks to himself that he wasn’t fighting an illusion but his own immature self. In his fear and cowardice, he lost who he used to be.

At the driving school, Chan-hyuk nervously takes his driving test. He hears Eun-hee’s instructions in his head as he drives along the course. He’s doing well until he sees what looks like a mother and young son excitedly hugging. His car goes over the curb, and when he looks up, the figures are gone.

Eun-hee comes to pick him up, and once she checks he’s uninjured, she starts messing with him. But he dejectedly gets in the car without a word. Eun-hee realizes he called her to be his “personal safe,” so she takes him to her place.

Chan-hyuk reveals he used to have a brother who was two years older than him. One day, his brother went to a summer retreat while he accompanied his mom and aunt to take their driver’s license tests. Right when his mother passed the test, they were notified that his brother had gotten into a car accident.

Everything changed for his family after that day. They couldn’t smile at the happy little moments anymore. They never fight. When Eun-hee took him to watch Ji-woo when he was little, he was vividly reminded of his late hyung. Eun-hee recalls Ji-woo telling her how Chan-hyuk bought him a digital camera for his 12th birthday and taught him how to take photos. He’d called Chan-hyuk his real brother.

Chan-hyuk’s feelings when he sees Ji-woo have always been complicated. When they met, Ji-woo was the same age as his hyung when he died. As an adult, Chan-hyuk realized how well his parents had held up and became closer to them.

Those who know the story think Chan-hyuk has refused to drive because his brother died in a car accident. In truth, it’s that the driving test is where his mother fell apart and their tragedy started. He tears up as he says watching Ji-woo grow up made him realize all the things he and his brother would’ve done together.

Eun-hee walks around the table to hug him, thinking she’s sorry it took so long for her to comfort his 10-year-old self. She drops him back off at home, but the second she drives away, he goes running after her. He forgot to say something important.

Chan-hyuk says he always promised himself he’d only tell those things to “the one person who will stay by my side for the rest of my life.” *gasp* Is he going for it?! Eun-hee’s mouth drops open in shock. Chan-hyuk reminds her she told him she’d stay by his side for life.

Eun-hee sputters that he forgot the as-a-friend part, but Chan-hyuk thinks she’s being cowardly with all the lines she’s tried to draw. “Then, let’s be friends,” he acquiesces. He figures things will change eventually, anyway, if they’re going to be together for their entire lives. Heh.

Chan-hyuk smiles self-satisfactorily as he walks away while Eun-hee sits stunned in her car. Meanwhile, Geon-joo looks at a jewelry box presumedly holding a ring, but we don’t get to see what’s inside.

Later, Eun-hee meets Chan-hyuk at the driving school wearing a ring. Oh, HELL no. This had freakin’ better be a red herring.

Elsewhere, Eun-joo and Tae-hyung visit Jin-sook. A guilty Tae-hyung respectfully apologizes to his mother-in-law and announces they’ve decided to get a divorce.

 
COMMENTS

Eun-hee and Chan-hyuk are going to be the death of me, I swear. After dragging their feet for SO LONG, Chan-hyuk finally took a major step forward with that confession. If Eun-hee does something stupid because she’s scared … I expect her to freak out a little, but she’d better not do something drastic. There are so many fake outs in this drama that I don’t think she suddenly agreed to marry Geon-joo like the drama seemed to be implying. This is the one time when I will be upset if it isn’t a red herring. But even if it is a fake out, that doesn’t mean Eun-hee won’t act impulsively out of fear and mess things up. Eun-hee has been learning from her mistakes, so I just hope she embraces what she and Chan-hyuk have rather than pushing him away out of insecurity. On a side note, I loved how un-epic the confession was. It wasn’t some huge, dramatic declaration but rather a simple acknowledgment of what they both already know (and pretend not to).

He took a huge step not only in saying he wants her to be his life partner but in opening up to her about his past. I figured Chan-hyuk had some family backstory, but I wasn’t anticipating that. No wonder he gets a little strange when family is mentioned. Keeping that bottled inside had to have taken its toll. His loneliness and his privacy when it comes to his personal thoughts and feelings makes more sense now. He’s the type to listen but never share, so I’m glad Ji-woo talked some sense into Eun-hee about making sure Chan-hyuk has the space to talk to her if he needs it. Ji-woo really is observant and in tune to the people around him. The fact that he’s the maknae and doesn’t come across as serious makes everyone dismissive of him, but he’s more intuitive and sees more than most.

Thankfully, everyone in the family is learning from recent events, though, and paying closer attention to each other. There was so much sweet family bonding this hour. I particularly loved the girls’ night. It was great to see Jin-sook loosen up and freely talk about her likes and dreams. How cute was it when she got all excited for them to go explore trails together? There’s been so much hurt and misunderstanding between Jin-sook and her daughters, but they’re finally each making the effort to move past it and rebuild their relationships. Sang-shik and Ji-woo’s bonding was sweet too. Despite Sang-shik’s flaws, particularly in his marriage, he does adore his children. I think he fell into the trap of focusing so much on providing for the family that he underestimated the importance of spending time with them. And Ji-woo, especially, has felt his absence.

Eun-joo seems to be in a much better place now. She looks more at peace with herself and at ease with those around her. Now that her and Tae-hyung have worked through things and started the process of their divorce, she seems able to look forward. I’m glad Tae-hyung went with her and told Jin-sook about the divorce himself. It’s only fair that he’s the one to take responsibility and doesn’t leave it all to Eun-joo. They’re more of a team now than they ever have been, and I think their amicability will allow them to move on with their lives in a healthier, happier way. We already know she has Eun-hee’s support, but fingers crossed the rest of the family handles this divorce news well. I’m not clear on if Tae-hyung plans to come out to her family or if they’re keeping the reason for the divorce vague, but hiding his identity has obviously been detrimental to Tae-hyung’s well-being, so I hope he finds the courage to unapologetically be himself and live freely.

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Awh, I love Chan Hyuk’s confession, so natural and witty, too. I like his cheekiness when he told Eun-hee that we’ll be friends for life, coz he’s sure that friendship status would eventually change.

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"Oh, HELL no" is right, @quirkycase. Right after CH took that sweet step forward and was so pleased with himself? Logically, I could not imagine EH taking a ring from Boss or anyone else. Logically, I didn't think she could convince him that she had feelings for someone else at that point. But that ring was like a gut punch. When I saw it, I thought, either this show is messing with us, or I'm going to be so mad that I'll drop it. If the writers are going to do that to CH and EH, I'm going to drop it.

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You and all of us. Like... really, EH?

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Not me. That kiss fake out on ep 10 burnt me! Writernim just enjoys freaking everybody out by the end of each episode, so I've become a cynical beanie and see red herrings everywhere

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Ya, I think there have been enough Easter eggs throughout for the OTP to be obvious. It doesn't seem likely that writer-nim is going to mess with that at this stage.

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The red herrings have been everywhere but damn writernim still was mean to put that.

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When I saw GJ with the box thingie..i immediately thought great, dude s reminiscing about his broken engagement with what's her face and started chanting for him to take the next flight out and deal with that unholy mess or vatevs...I was so giddy at the thought of him finally getting away from EH that I totally didn't clock the ring on her finger and was genuinely mystified as to why CH was making that worried face. I have complete trust that my girl EH will NOT accept any thing jewellery or otherwise from Mr.Player.Coz that talk she and GJ had at night looked a whole lot like good bye,have a nice life from EH...

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How adorable was Miss Sook wanting to go trekking with her daughters and crushing on that actor?? I loved that maknae came and joined the Tres Marias.

CH,you cutie! Those smiles during his confession! And that’s why, I refuse to believe that that ring is from GJ, it does not make any sense at all.

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And that bittersweet realization, "We could have lived like this."

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It was so heartbreaking, because it was so true. If only they had always talked to each other the way mum was talking to her kids that night, things would have been so different...

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Yes, that was sad. If only...

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Oof..that one hit me like a ton of bricks... would've,should've,could've ..le sigh

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@neener, you wrote the Tres Marías? Love that expression, and haven't heard it in such a long time, thanks for that! 😍

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The Tres Marias expression just came after seeing the three ladies together and chatting xD

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It is apt! I was just surprised to see it in an English sentence, but it is that: 3 women hanging out together and chatting, been a while since I last heard someone saying that 💚💚💚

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Oh! It perfectly describes the three ladies ;)

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Alain Delon was stunningly attractive at the height of his fame (especially in Plein Soleil) . I completely understand Miss Sook

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I giggled at that scene, he was one of my mom's favourites too! He looked incredibly pretty I'm the 60s. In case younger Beanies are into classic movies, Luchino Visconti made two beautiful films starring Delon - Rocco and his brothers, and Il Gattopardo. Very much worth watching!

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He was also my mum’s favourite.
One of my very fave movies is Rocco and his brothers and Rufufu. He was amazingly handsome.
Also, his son Anthony Delon tried an acting carreer. Not as handsome as his dad, though.

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Plein soleil o_O! A talented Mr Ripley, I didn't know that one. Going to look for it, thanks!

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It's a hard one between Alain Delon and Maurice Ronet in Plein Soleil, though, his bright blue eyes... He was also another mum fave, haha

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Miss Sook was -- and still is -- quite the cosmopolitan. ;-)

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I know,right..I had to lookup every single one of her references .. it's so sad to know she had to put aside all those interests and live on survival mode for so long.. It's so gutting to realize how enriched their lives would've been if they hadn't let their inherent barricades like shyness and insecurities stand in the way of holding on to each other hands. We can see young SS was open to learning and seems to appreciate the finer arts. It could've softened the demands of his tough work life and kept him warm with the acknowledgement of his families love while JS could've understood more of the drudgery of the real life work and appreciate and accept him more.

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I looked him up and was like alright Sooki-shi, I see you girl, he was a handsome feller.

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I was casually looking him up and shamefully confess to hav paused the drama to fall into a YouTube hole. Holy smokin' guns..I was not prepared..here I was expecting an intellectual looker..like EH dazedly said Young Sooki-shi sure was big on 'm looks..😅

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I had to search him. Indeed, what an attractive man! Miss Sook got taste ;)

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Yes, totally agree, I just looked him up. A young Alain Delon is very easy on the eyes. What a hunk!

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He formed a beautiful and famous couple with Romy Schneider.

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What an episode, such lovely forward movement for all characters. Thank you Quirkycase for your insightful recap. I am really nervous that this quiet sweet moment is just a prelude for a devastating disaster around the corner.

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Thank you Quirkycase for that adorable screen shot of Ji-woo, spying on his parents! Soooo cute!

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Kwon Yul surprised me with his hairstyle. Never seen his hair that long. Kinda youthful? He looks good. He was clearly interested in Eun Joo.
I wonder if his part will be more than just a cameo.

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I loved his cameo and how he drove EJ crazy. Indeed he is the male version of EH, hehe.
I hope we get more of him. The minute they interacted I got the feeling he would be in EJ life from now on (which is normal, as he is also a patent lawyer and I bet there are not many).

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Y, Kwon Yul looks the sort who'll needle EJ till she cracks, but in a good way. I wonder if he'll stay the course till the end of the show. I'm also wondering if Tae-hyung is all done and dusted now? Have we seen the last of him? I quite liked that actor too.

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I thought he was adorable. I really liked him.

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His appearance surprised me in a really good way. Please stay till the last episode Kwon Yul!

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@loveblossom,
Kwon Yul gave a great performance with Jung Il-woo in HAECHI. I did a double-take when I saw him minus Joseon attire. Yep, that's him.

He really did come across as another Eun-hee. But he's grown up, and now is an enthusiastic long-term fan of Eun-joo. He seems to be weirdly immune to her bluntness. HA!

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Just the quality she needs in a significant other. And hopefully a man who could keep her just a little off balance with his positive attitude and cheery energy.

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Or at least a great job mate and friend.

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I'm just glad to know that SS's violent outburst was only limited to throwing fruits. But seeing the next episode I'm not sure whether JS was trying to protect him for feeling even more guilty or not.

And finally CH got someone comforting him instead of the other way around. I really hope that the ring on EH's finger did not come from GJ's box.

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We'll talk about it with the next recap, but I also felt like JS was trying to protect him

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Hell no indeed! There is absolutely no way that Eun-hee could possibly have agreed to marry Geon-joo. And that was a very cheap looking ring- as if it were made of copper from the color. Whatever else Geon-joo is he would never be that cheap. Still, I admit that I freaked when I saw it and uttered words learned during the Naval period of my life.

Chan Hyuk's confession was perfect for the two of them.

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CH is such a natural listenner and really good to understand what people could feel, even Geon-joo was "falling" for him :p
I'm happy he decided to share his family's story with EH, it was time he opened to someone too. He knows all the secrets of EH's family. I'm surprised we didn't see scenes with him and the parents :p

He finally confessed! We really needed one of them to do the first step! I'm excited to see their development, I'm waiting for too long!

The family reunion was lovely. The fact EJ asked EU to come with her was so unexpected but she's trying to change. I really love EJ-EH relationship.

Kwon Yul's cameo was nice. I hope we will see him more. It's nice to see him as a nice guy and not as a serial killer.

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Aren't we all falling for CH? Kim Ji Suk is outstanding, as always.

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Kim Ji Suk has a good instinct to pick his roles even if he's not the main character like When the Camelia Blooms.

I love how they styled him in this drama, it suits him and his character.

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He totally stole the show for me in Another HaeYoung as the play-boy best friend turned bro-in-law! Hasn't failed me in any role I've seen him in ever since♥️

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Love him to pieces in that role. But I also agree that there hasn't been any show in which he could shine so bright like in this one.

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CH even knows Mr.Player's family history now*snerk*.What's it about this guy that even randos passing by feel secure enough to share their innermost thoughts
I honestly was getting date vibes from GJ and CH and was like erm EH,you better lock this one down soon. He is too good of a listener to be left untethered😀

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CH telling EH about his hyung got me into tears; when he told her about his relation with JiWoo and how it made him understand more his parents pain, I cried even more. I could feel his pain. So did EH, and that hug was everything.

I loved that confession/not confession, and his confident smile and walking away from EH's car after it. He said it! And the timing was perfect, and so were his words. Anything else wouldn't have fitted CH.

I also like the way EJ and TH are putting an end to their marriage. They've finally reach that point where they understand each other and want the best for the other. I don't think EJ will tell his family about TH being gay, unless he wants to tell them, but I don't think he will. Too much, at least for the moment being. Maybe one day in which being gay is no a thing to make a fuss in SK...

And on a lighter note: how cute was our maknae hiding behind the brushes, spying on his parents and telling his noonas? Oh, they were mean by not answering all his comments, haha.

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I felt bad for Ji woo when he doesn’t get any response. If it was me, I’d probably get pissed off and delete all those messages immediately or just suck it up and ignore them also😃

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Maknae's scene was no lighter note for me, idk why but that moment brought tears to my eyes. Guess it was Shin Jae-ha's acting, those teary eyes when he realised that it was Dad, I was done and in tears.

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I laughed, but in the light of ep 14, I'm realising that he must have been feeling lonely for a while. Poor Jiwoo, his gossiping was his way of bonding with his noonas

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It was funny when he ducked but there was something in his eyes after 🥺. That’s probably because he must have decided then that it’s time for him to do what he has been planning to.

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Wow, I didn't connect the dots, but now that you've said it, it makes sense

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@neener,
I read it as Ji-woo realizing that Dad would be coming back home. I suspect maknae has been staying with Mom so she wouldn't be alone, not that he was too broke to move out. I think he was being filial -- and taken for granted.

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@pakalanapikake At first, that's what I thought too. Then ep14 happened. So it could probably mean those two things. Dad is coming home and so Mom won't be alone if ever he leaves.

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ahh woori Maknae, he is so precious. They were very mean for not answering. Help a brother out, lol.

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No wonder he prefers CH🙄. He knows hyung'd never leave him on read like that when he's dishing out such high quality goss...with imagined tone,dialogues & cute gifs..C'mon Noonas

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This drama is the highlight of my days lately.
Honestly, it just doesn't disappoint me at all. It is sooooo good!

I hope they keep it until the end.

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Thank you @quirkycase for a super-quick and excellent recap!

Highlighting the "intellectual" difference between Jin-sook and Sang-shik has been fascinating - most drama relationships tend to highlight class or EQ differences. This kind of a difference is more subtle but also ever present in relationships. And when one partner is clearly the intellectual superior, the inferiority complex that sweeps over the other party is real and can hurt badly.

EJ remains the most intricately constructed character of all, and after having held out for so long, I can now say that I find her by far the most interesting. Her moral dilemmas and her rationalisation through her situation and the choices she makes may not invite much empathy, but her characterisation maintains consistency and depth gets added with every episode. She is a special character. I'd sign up for a spin off on her story alone - before and after Tae-hyung.

The CH-GW interlude was interesting, and I wasn't sure what to make of it. Why did GW call him out? What was he looking for? Did he do it because he wanted to know more about EH, or because he genuinely wanted to be friends with CH? I especially liked how the show showed CH just naturally gliding into the role of "listener" for GW too, like for everyone else. I wonder if he was a priest in another life. 

But the turned tables was also well done - with a little prodding from Ji-woo, EH realised the error of her ways, and gave CH some space, and he let himself loose, didn't he.

And finally, ah the Simon and Garfunkel reference caught me unguarded! Writer-nim, how did you know they're my all-time favourites? Sliding that in basically rocketed this drama to my top 10 list. :D I'm shallow that way.

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Argh, it should have been GJ and not GW...

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Watching EH-CH relationship is like watching 2 people dancing. You know when one partner throw the other up and then catch her again on the way down. Then he's swirling her away then rushing to catch her. He slides her down, and picks her up. She tries to run away, smiling, but then chases him back. She does all the maneuvers confidently because she trusts him like he trusts her. I love eettt.
EH and EJ relationship reminds me and my sister. We dont talk much but we know if anyone if us need someone, there'll be me/her as a helping hand. We know it is just 2 of us stuck for life. Other people think we're not close, because lack of talk, and things we dont know about each other.

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That's a beautiful analogy of EH-CH relationship.

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Everytime I see Kwon Yul, I think serial killer and then have to readjust to Let's Eat to remember he can play regular folk too. I like his energy in this. Eun Joo looked so annoyed, lol.

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I lorvved his cameo! Eun Joo looked soo annoyed yet off-kilter with this guy just relentlessly talking at her. At first when he asked about EH,I was like hmm where is this going but then he stated th reason and I LOL'd. It takes a special kinda wherewithal to endure one of EJ's truth bomb sessions and not come out of it traumatized and defensive about her.

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Yup, I ship it, ha.

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I love the details in this drama - the scene where all 3 ladies of the family are at their own tables, the part where TH made sure he apologised looking at EJ in the eye :( :( and so many more - the acting in this drama makes the story so real and raw...

Honestly, there was a small part of me rooting for GH to be a good person and I thought the closure was done so nicely! I underestimated EH hahaha.. the fact that she knew and never made it known because she was a bigger person..

Okay time for ep. 14 (so i created a login just so i can comment because even though I've been telling everybody to watch this, none of them did and I can't discuss about it to anybody else wahahahhahaha)

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You came at the right place, welcome to DB!

And yes, this drama has been well acted from the start. It's amazing!

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Welcome to DB, comment and spazz to your heart's content! (*finger hearts)

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Welcome, and please comment with of all us!!!

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Gosh, this drama is so good!

I loved girls' night and that EJ asked EH to go with her to mom's.

I have a weakness for running after a car confessions. Chan Hyuk's confession was perfectly him.

I loved the male Eun Hee and hope to see more of him with Eun Joo whether it be romantic or in a professional capacity.

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I respectfully demand romance for EunJoo..C'm on show..you don't have to pair her off for life but let's see her having a 'passionate' relationship that EH's so sure her strait-laced unnie would never be interested in having...🤞

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I love it all in this episode! The family time, mom’s confession and CH’s un-epic confession. After all the run-around he finally did it by the roadside😂 When mum was imagining Dad in the house during the family bonding session -oofff..so much regret there! At least the family has a chance to repair their relationships and I really hope they don’t undo all their progress with news of EJ’s divorce.

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I love everything in this episode. How come this drama is so well made like this? I know there are many Kdrama tropes fully packed in here, but the truth is those things happening in dramas are actual things that happened, keep happening in real lives. The show has been so raw and there have always been delicate moments, facial expressions to immerse ourselves into.

I love EH and CH's relationship to pieces. They are adorable and natural together. I love it that EH came to realization that perhaps she hasn't given CH any chance to pour out what is in his mind. Now that she knew this, she allowed him to be himself and became a super good and heart-warming confidante. I LOVE CH's confession, it was a bit quirky and made me question his breaking down earlier a bit as I wasn't so sure if it had been intended to be the prelude for the confession. Anyhow, it was so sweet and I giggled a bit seeing his triumphant expression after the confession.

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THE CONFESSION - This one has made it to my all-time sweetest and swooniest confession ever. Love it to pieces.

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