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Alice: Episode 5

An accident convinces our stoic cop that time travel is real, and gives him a chance to set the past right. Things don’t go exactly as planned, but now he’s got a better idea of why so many strange things are happening in his life lately. But a wise man once said, just because we can doesn’t mean we should, and our hero is going to have to decide between his personal goal and the good of the future.

 
EPISODE 5 RECAP

Today only comes once. – Uncredited

Despite having decided to have nothing further to do with Tae-yi, when she calls Jin-gyum and tells him there’s a drone outside her office window, he rushes out of the police station and drives to the university. As soon as he arrives, though, his car is hit by a truck. The truck drives away, and when bystanders look to see if anyone was hurt, Jin-gyum’s car is empty.

He wakes up in 2010, according to the fall festival banner nearby, but Jin-gyum doesn’t notice. He barges into Tae-yi’s office only to find a stranger there, so he heads to the lecture hall where he first met her. She’s there, but as a student, and the professor tells her to take her boyfriend problems out of class.

Of course, the Tae-yi in 2010 has never met Jin-gyum, though she hilariously reacts just as offended as 2020 Tae-yi was when Jin-gyum asks if she’s older than she really is. She takes a call and turns down a date, saying that tonight is the lunar eclipse and she wants to watch it. It’s the night Jin-gyum’s mother was murdered, and he only now realizes that he’s gone back in time ten years.

He finds a pay phone and calls home, and his mother answers the phone. His face crumples and tears spill from his eyes when he hears her voice. Jin-gyum says he’s coming home and tells her to lock the doors and windows, then the line suddenly goes dead. Frantic, he runs on foot to his old home.

His concerned mother visits teenage Jin-gyum’s school, but he says he didn’t call her and assumes it was a prank. She asks him to tell her right away if he’s approached by anyone strange then sends him back to class.

Meanwhile, the Tae-yi in 2020 worries when she can’t reach Jin-gyum. She checks at the precinct and runs into Do-yeon, who accuses her of being the reason Jin-gyum is acting strange lately. Do-yeon tells Tae-yi that Jin-gyum was in an accident and disappeared into thin air, making Tae-yi even more worried.

Jin-gyum arrives at his old house after dark, just as Tae-yi decides to go out for more alcohol so teenage Jin-gyum can have his first drink. There’s a loud ringing in his head — is it because he’s too close to his younger self? He spots a red drone as it zooms away, then he sees someone looking at the house through the gate.

The lurker takes off, but Jin-gyum quickly catches up with him. It’s Oh-won, who warns Jin-gyum that he only has minutes to save his mother’s life. They hear her cry out and, looking desperate, Oh-won yells, “Go now if you want to save her. Hurry!”

Jin-gyum finds his mother’s scarf in the street, but when he returns to the house, she’s already lying on the floor, bleeding to death. He rushes to her side, and she can tell immediately that he’s a future Jin-gyum. He cries that he was too late to save her, but she whispers that it’s okay.

She asks about the Time Card so he gives it to her. Tae-yi activates it and puts it in his hand, saying weakly, “You’re not supposed to be here.” Jin-gyum doesn’t want to leave her and asks who did this, but she gasps, “Stay out of this fight. I got to see my boy all grown up. I’m really happy. Don’t come back here ever again. Live a happy life.”

Jin-gyum sees his younger self outside, but he’s gone by the time teenage Jin-gyum finds his mother dying. He wakes up back in 2020, in the same place where his accident happened outside the university, and he goes to Tae-yi’s lecture room where she’s teaching a class like normal. She drags him outside to give him a good talking-to about making her worry, but he just grabs her in a hug.

Back in Tae-yi’s office, Jin-gyum finally gets a look at the back of Tae-yi’s neck and sees that she doesn’t have the same mark that his mother had. He apologizes for the hug and asks her not to get the wrong idea, and she guesses that it was because she strongly resembles his mother.

She asks if he thinks of his mother whenever he sees her,and Jin-gyum says yes, but only based on appearance. He explains that their personalities are completely different, as his mother was kind and gentle. Tae-yi bristles at him, “What about me?!” so he stammers, “You’re also… you’re also… I’m sorry, I’m a bad liar.” PWAHAHA.

Abruptly, Jin-gyum tells Tae-yi to call him if he sees another drone and stands to leave. Tae-yi asks where he went after his accident, but he just says it’s not her business. She demands to know where he was for a solid week, and Jin-gyum stops in surprise, because he was in 2010 for less than a day. His head rings again and he passes out cold.

At the Alice building, Min-hyuk and Shi-young talk about a wormhole that opened a week ago, then again an hour ago, and the fact that the traveler was Park Jin-gyum. The truck that hit him is a mystery — it was stolen, and the driver avoided CCTV cameras. Min-hyuk asks about Jin-gyum, and Shi-young says he’s in the hospital, probably from backlash of having traveled without going through the gate.

Tae-yi is still with Jin-gyum when he eventually wakes up. She tells him that his Time Card caused problems with his CT scan so she tested it, and its radiation level is twenty times higher than the natural radiation level. She asks where Jin-gyum was for a whole week, but he just asks where to find Oh-won.

He barges into Oh-won’s office to confront him about being near his home ten years ago. Oh-won claims not to know Jin-gyum’s mother and he suggests that Jin-gyum see a psychiatrist. He tells Jin-gyum that if he really wants to know what happened to his mother, he should try finding his father.

Feeling unsettled about Jin-gyum time traveling with an unregistered Time Card, not to mention that someone is trying to kill him, Min-hyuk broaches the subject with Cheol-am. Cheol-am tells him to get the Time Card back first, but Min-hyuk says that will only make Jin-gyum more suspicious of them. He wants to take the direct route — kidnap Jin-gyum and bring him to Alice.

Do-yeon still doesn’t know that Jin-gyum is back, and she asks Captain Go how much prison time she’ll get for killing him when he returns, hee. He reassures her that Jin-gyum will be fine, and he makes her laugh at how she once got him to arrest Jin-gyum. Dong-ho runs in with news that they’re heard from Jin-gyum.

Jin-gyum is at home contemplating his Time Card when Do-yeon lets herself in and starts beating him up. He apologizes for making her worry but only gives her the vaguest answers (that he was “very far away”). He says he doesn’t think that Tae-yi might be his mother anymore, because he’s seen with his own eyes that they’re two separate people.

She wants to take him to the hospital tomorrow to see for herself that he’s okay after his accident. But Jin-gyum says he needs to look for someone, “Not the suspect. My father.”

He starts by asking Captain Go if he learned anything about his father while investigating his mother’s murder. Captain Go wants to know why Jin-gyum disappeared for a week then came back looking for his father, but Jin-gyum says it’s only because he’s the only one with answers about his mother’s past.

He returns to his old neighborhood and talks to a shopkeeper who knew him and his mother. She once overheard Tae-yi talking on the phone to someone who sounded like it might be her husband, and notes that she was acting very nervous.

Min-hyuk is planning to kidnap Jin-gyum tonight, but first he suggests to Shi-young that they look into him further since he shouldn’t be able to time travel with just a Time Card. In the meantime, Tae-yi’s sunbae calls her to report that there have been two huge radiation spikes, once on the day Jin-gyum disappeared and again on the day he reappeared.

Jin-gyum returns to the station to look through his mother’s murder case file. Dong-ho gets cranky when Jin-gyum won’t tell him what he’s looking at, blaming Jin-gyum for his loss of muscle mass from a week of looking for him, ha. He wheedles Jin-gyum into telling him where he’s been, but when Jin-gyum says, “Would you believe me if I told you I was in Seoul, 2010?” the other guys sigh that they were in Seoul in 2010, too. PFFT.

Tae-yi corners Jin-gyum and tells him about the radiation spikes. She thinks that he really did travel though time, but he tells her to keep away from the matter. Tae-yi tells Jin-gyum that she became a physicist because her birth mother left her at the orphanage and disappeared. She remembers that when her mother didn’t return for her like she was supposed to, she decided to find a way to time travel to that day and never let her go.

This time, she’s the one to ask Jin-gyum if time travel is real. He says honestly that it is, but that he doesn’t know how the Time Card works. Tae-yi asks to have it back so they can study it, promising Jin-gyum that they might even be able to save his mother.

He takes Tae-yi to his place where she notices some of Do-yeon’s toiletries on a counter and asks about their relationship, but Jin-gyum says they’re just friends. Tae-yi asks cheekily if Jin-gyum has feelings for someone else, so Jin-gyum tells her that he doesn’t like women, then he has to clarify that he doesn’t like men either when Tae-yi makes an assumption, hee.

He says he’s never had feelings like that for anyone because of his alexithymia. Tae-yi yelps that he’s a sociopath so he says calmly that he follows the rules of society and isn’t violent, but she still gives her coffee the stink-eye and asks if he poisoned it, ha.

Tae-yi jokes that she’s so shocked every time she’s with him that she’s losing weight, only for Jin-gyum to deadpan that her face looks puffy, actually. Tae-yi asks why he cries so often if he has alexithymia, so Jin-gyum explains that his mother helped him, then cuts off further discussion of her.

He hands over the Time Card, and seconds later the power goes out. Jin-gyum notices that his phone is also out of service, so he gets out his firearm and goes to investigate. He stands at his front door, listening for any noises, while Min-hyuk is inches away on the other side of the door with his own weapon raised.

Just as Jin-gyum is about to step out and get himself killed, Min-hyuk hears a thump and calls for Hye-soo, his partner. She doesn’t answer so he goes looking for her, and finds her bleeding from a head wound in the stairwell. The power returns, and when Shi-young communicates that she didn’t turn it back on, Min-hyuk gets himself and Hye-soo out of there.

At Alice, Shi-young shows Min-hyuk the CCTV footage of the man who called the police. It indicates that he’s not another broker (a broker wouldn’t bring the police into this), but they don’t know who he is or why he’d want to save Jin-gyum.

Jin-gyum calls in Dong-ho to look at the blood left behind in the stairwell. He asks what the caller said, and Dong-ho says it was strange — he’d said there was a break-in at Jin-gyum’s apartment. Tae-yi joins them to see what’s happening, and Jin-gyum smoothly steps in front of the blood and offers to drive her home.

We’re shown that the caller was Oh-won’s assistant, who believes that they’ll keep coming after Jin-gyum. Oh-won says, “Park Jin-gyum must realize his destiny on his own. And we must protect him until then.”

As he drops off Tae-yi, Jin-gyum tells her to call him if anything comes up while she’s analyzing the Time Card and not to let Oh-won know about it. Tae-yeon bounces over to them and asks why Tae-yi is with “the pervert,” and Tae-yi sweetly chides her on calling people perverts. Tae-yeon reminds her that she called him that, and I swear Jin-gyum is trying not to laugh.

When they’re alone, Tae-yeon asks Tae-yi what her relationship is with Jin-gyum. Tae-yi says they’re just acquaintances, but Tae-yeon is skeptical since Tae-yi doesn’t usually give guys the time of day. Tae-yi plays it cool, but once in her room she looks up alexithymia.

Do-yeon is doing her own research — she finds her paper’s article about Jin-gyum’s mother’s murder and asks the writer for his notes so that she can look up information on the victim’s husband. She tells Jin-gyum that someone visited his home on the day of his mother’s death, though he says that Captain Go never told him that and it’s not in their case file.

Do-yeon says it can’t be Jin-gyum’s dad since the man was in his late 20s to early 30s, and Jin-gyum realizes that they must be talking about him. Do-yeon also learned that his mother visited a man in prison about a month before she died. It was Lee Se-hoon, the man Tae-yi and Min-hyuk fought when they procured the Book of Prophecy, but the name isn’t familiar to Jin-gyum.

They drive together to the prison to talk to Se-hoon. Jin-gyum says he doesn’t want Do-yeon involved and pulls over to let her out. She tells him that this man he’s going to see is his mother’s age and went to prison the year he was born, so he might very well be his father. He says he doesn’t care, because the only father he knows is Captain Go. Awww.

Se-hoon is definitely the same man who fought Min-hyuk and Tae-yi, he even walks on a peg leg because Min-hyuk cut off his foot back then. Jin-gyum shows him a photo of himself and his mother, and Se-hoon recognizes her right away. Jin-gyum asks how Se-hoon knows his mother, but Se-hoon snarls at him to ask her herself, and he laughs uproariously to hear that she died.

Grinning, Se-hoon says it’s amazing that everyone who comes by the Book of Prophecy either dies or ends up like him. Jin-gyum asks about the book and how it killed his mother, but Se-hoon just leans in close and whispers, “Are you curious? The end of time travel.”

Meanwhile, Tae-yi studies the Time Card further, and when she plugs it into her computer program, the computer suddenly goes haywire.

 
COMMENTS

I’m still so confused about so many things, though I’m trying to be patient and let the show explain in its own time (pun intended). Mostly I’m trying to figure out where the Tae-yi that became Jin-gyum’s mother originated, and how she fits into the overarching timeline. We know that the Tae-yi he’s working with in 2020 was left in an orphanage then was adopted, but I still think that she’s the little girl that Tae-yi and Min-hyuk saved from Se-hoon way back when we first saw them. So at some point I’m guessing that Jin-gyum’s mother created a paradox like Oh-won mentioned and split off to become a time traveler. But how did she get to 2050 in order to learn about time travel, go to work for Alice, and strand herself in 1992 when she herself was only in her early 20’s (she gave birth to Jin-gyum at age 25)? Likely it has something to do with her vow to use time travel to find her mother, so I’m assuming that she was somehow successful while 2020 Tae-yi was not.

Having seen Jin-gyum with his mother again, I’m less concerned about any romantic weirdness with him and 2020 Tae-yi, because it’s clear that his emotional response to her is prompted by his lingering guilt and grief for his mom. Previously, his mother was the only person he ever cried around, and now he cries in front of Tae-yi, which says to me that Jin-gyum feels emotionally connected to Tae-yi in the same way he was connected to his mother. Now that I’ve thought about it, I’m not quite as squicked out by the possibility of Tae-yi developing feelings for Jin-gyum because to her, he’s practically a stranger. All she knows is that she looks like his mom — she doesn’t have the same history with him as the Tae-yi who was his mother. That doesn’t mean I want it to happen, I’m just saying that I can accept it if Tae-yi catches some feelings for Jin-gyum because I know he’ll never ever return them.

In fact, I really just wish there weren’t a romantic element to Alice at all, but hey, this is a Korean drama. Do-yeon is definitely a better match for Jin-gyum, since she’s known him for years and is age-appropriate, not to mention she’s not a possible alternate-world version of his freaking mom. But I still can’t figure out what purpose she serves in the story. Jin-gyum has made it clear that he’s not interested in dating anyone, male or female, and it’s not something he can change about himself. So why are we forcing Do-yeon’s crush into his life? I like her as a character but she’s not really serving much purpose other than to be annoying and naggy, and I can’t help but wish she’d just been written as simply his loyal best friend.

But my favorite character right now is Oh-won — he’s so dark and brooding and mysterious, yet I get this feeling that he truly does want the best for for the world (though I worry that he’s willing to sacrifice Jin-gyum to that end). He doesn’t believe that people should time travel — I have to agree with him — and he’s doing what he can to end it. Oh-won is the current holder of the Book of Prophecy, so he knows that Jin-gyum’s time traveling is the beginning of the end. His purpose is to keep Jin-gyum safe so that he can do whatever needs to happen so that time travel stops, which puts Alice and its employees, interestingly, firmly in the role of antagonist. I’m sure that we’re heading towards a big final showdown between Min-hyuk and Jin-gyum, bad and good, father and son… I just hope that Min-hyuk can be enticed to the right side because I’d love to see them fighting together to save the future.

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If we have to have a love story angle/arc, I 11/10 would rather have it be Min-Hyuk and Tae-Yi pls and tnx

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same...it has to be minhyuk x taeyi only...let jingyeom be with doyeon

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Because of Min-hyuk's timely "intrusion" into younger Tae-yi and Jin-gyeom's timeline, I doubt the show will tread Oedipal waters. I think a paradox has already occurred and the parallel branch has collapsed into the prime timeline.

Anyway, I'm slightly in love with Min-hyuk. That voice... takes my breath away.

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Seriously, if I see TY-JG romance line I might puke right on the spot, that's how disgusting the idea is to me, it's really frustating how they ruined everything with forcing this kind of romance in our throat, what's the point? Are there no one else available on earth that they had to make JG pursue his mom lookalike romance wise?

I get that he adore his mom, but as ep goes by, I feel like his priority is already change, not to look for his mom's killer anynore but only to look after the 2020 damsel in distress Tae Yi.

If they really went with their romance, I'll be dropping this like a hot ball, the idea itself already felt so gross.
*talking about how to ruin a good drama in 1 second

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ATM I feel it is just the disconnect between a parental bond and replaying that parental bond without one person knowing. It is the reality of what this story sets up. (It is a problem that we equate so many bonds as romantic love - and SKdramas are particularly bad at this)

Jin-gyum has yet to learn the rules of "time travel" and the problem is he is looking at her as his mother and she is not (and this Tae-yi may never be his mother). The show has already shown that in different realities people have different personalities and make different decisions - i.e. they are not the same person.

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Yes but regardless she will become his mother or not, 2020 Tae Yi had the same exact DNA with JG's mom, so they're still related no matter what. That's why the way they keep insisting to shot their scene romanticly & use all the thrope a romcom used to have (when this is not even a romcom) is sickening.

*you'll know what I mean after watching ep 7

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I saw that - however; I felt the drama deliberately squashed it by showing it as one-sided mis-interpretation. To me the closest parallel is a child looking after a parent with alzheimer's. We are used to that trope and clearly see the mismatch and perceive it as tragic (as it is for those who live it). However this time the parent doesn't fit the usual visual we are trained to read it is throwing people a curve ball. (at least that is how I read what the drama is showing us at the moment)

..."2020 Tae Yi had the same exact DNA with JG's mom"...
Actually that statement doesn't fit with what we know so far of this version of parallel universes. She may be identical but the possibilities are on an infinite spectrum. Given the nature of parallelism isn't everything is the same but for the moment you want to change - she may be anything from identical; to a slight variation; to a full doppelganger. (Not to mention the majority of universes where she doesn't exist at all).

We all fall into going with how we usually read things but once you change the fundamentals we will all be caught out by things that look the same but are actually different. *more on this in ep7 :)

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its why he breaks time travel and leads to the end of time!

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"-she’s not really serving much purpose other than to be annoying and naggy"

i dont know how Doyeon is annoying and naggy when she is the one who helped him looking for data. He don't even tell her whats happening. at least 2020 Taeyi know something at this point but nah, if he didnt wanna let her know, dont ask for help?
if Doyeon is a man i think people wont said she is "naggy", imagine your friend for 10+ years suddenly dissapear for a week. i think its a normal reaction

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I described this in "What we’re watching" as

...."Do Yeon is deliberate as a break to the conventions of typical SKDrama. Do Yeon is a representative of a present self. If time travel is possible, your present self and its acquaintances are nothing but a distant friend or even a passing acquaintance...For me it is the reminder that he was actually conceived in the future and was never of this current present."...

This show is going some very interesting places very subtly. It is taking a good swipe at some of the underlying foundations of SKsocieity and I suspect hidden in it is a darkly subversive show.

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I'm not sure I understand the naggy comment either. She's generally pretty good natured as far as I'm concerned. Personally I think he's lucky to have her as his friend because she has a good grasp of his idiosyncrasies. Besides she has the curiosity of a journalist.

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I'm calling her naggy because, just in this episode, she sat around Jin-gyum's employer's office crying (which would get a LOT of people fired, but she's got an in with Captain Go), then when he showed up, she went to his house and basically assaulted him. Sure, she's looked up information a couple of times, but he didn't ask for her help, she just involved herself without permission. Maybe he doesn't tell her stuff because he doesn't want her to know because it's private? But she goes ahead and barges into his business anyway. And he's a COP, it's stuff he could have looked up himself.

I just don't care for her as a character. Remember, their very first interaction was Do-yeon telling a policeman, with no evidence whatsoever, that Jin-gyum killed a girl. She could have ruined his life if Captain Go hadn't been a reasonable man. She's a hothead and borderline dangerous, in my opinion. I was being nice when I called her naggy.

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@LollyPip
..."She's a hothead and borderline dangerous"...

I wished you hadn't pulled your punches because that is a much better reading of her.

I don't know where the drama will take her but very few people are who they first appear to be...so this may be a foreshadowing.

Has the drama ever given the indication that he looks at Do Yeon in a romantic way. So far it is all one sided from a girl who repeatedly pushes her way into his life regardless of the consequences for him. He remains as disassociated from her actions as he was from her accusing him of murder.

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Tossing in my vote for the "naggy" perspective on Doyeon as well, Lollypip. For me there's an 'entitled' air about her that takes liberties with anyone, whether it's the senior police officer & his wife (who seemed to roll their eyes when she was nudging them to help her win Jin-Gyum's heart. They seem to have heard this often yet still don't seem that enthusiastic about the pairing). There's also an element of 'aegyo' in Doyeon, a pouty "you didn't call" tone...not just when he disappeared for a week...but she's punched him before for some other misdemeanors like not contacting her. So far she's a 'friend' only but still she assumes she would be the person that he should be having lunch with or share cop evidence with her. Maybe her work as a reporter gives her that intrusive, 'don't take no for an answer' edge but my reaction to her began early...so unless she matures more (notwithstanding the advice/ lectures lectures she gives him on how to act 'normal' in situations) I'd feel sorry for him if they did actually follow through on a relationship because she would turn into a bit of a bully to live with. Interesting to see just how much the commenters are taking sides on whether Doyeon should end up with him or not. In watching Viki there are many that are irked by her as well. But the other pairing has its challenges too.....what to do what to do?

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I really like her as a character but I think it's a problem that so many of the interactions we see between them involve her being angry at him. I was really glad that we got to see her helping him out in this episode.

By having so many scenes where he is basically brushing her off and she is upset with him it seems like that's all there is to their relationship... they clearly they have a solid friendship going but I wish the show would focus more on that.

When you consider that they have been such close friends for that long her seemingly whiny and naggy reactions really don't seem unreasonable.

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Has Jin-gyum actually returned to the same reality he left? (I suspect not.)

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I wondered about that, too!
The show talked about the butterfly effect so even a slight change like his interactions with people should have created a new reality. However, I wonder if there is a law that people can only return to their own, unchanged realities...
Like when the mother thought she had saved her child from dying in America as a teen didn't want to return to the future because she would be back in a reality without her child. Like, maybe there's a cosmic rule like that?

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Thanks for your excellent recap, as always, LollyPip. Keep in mind that this episode is just a little more than 1/4 of the story, yet a lot has happened. From the names of the 3 writers, 2 look to be male. That might explain the fast pace and all the teasing, though without Kim Hee Sun's performance and looks, the teasing would fall flat.

The problem with parallel universes as a plot device is that the rules are by nature too loose. "Train" was a good example; it's ending was mostly untelegraphed and so unsatisfying. Compare this with "9," with strict rules followed to the bitter end.

Hopefully, in the remaining episodes, the 3 writers will tighten the rules, perhaps via the Book of Prophecy: How can time-travel come to an end when it's based on a supposedly real phenomenon, worm holes? According to some actual present theory in cosmology, parallel universes can have different "universal" constants (like G, I think, the constant involved in gravitational attraction). So in principle the 3 writers could fork to a universe where the constants are such that wormholes can't exist. Whatever the reason is, they need to telegraph it soon. That would add to the suspense in an already suspenseful drama.

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Watching ep 7: WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME SHOW?!? I had faith in you for not crossing the line of mother&son. 😤😤😤 so much potential to be wasted. *Angry*

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SAME! super cringe. I know they were explaining in the first few episodes that people in the parallel universe are not necessarily the same person but yikes, she looks exactly like his mother. Can't get over that. ugh.

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I'm so pissed! *stomps2*

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and, even Min-Hyuk from the future is drawn to the present time Professor, so it makes it weirder that the writers of the show would choose to include a romantic arc to JG-TY storyline - I hope they convert it sister-brother instead. Everytime TY acts cute around JG turns my stomach and spoils watching the drama for me lol. Too bad, it could have been a really entertaining show for me.

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I know! it could be a great son-father-mother reunion as a reason for time travel, but they choose to mess it up. Cant wrap my hear around. You will get your karma show!

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It was inevitable they went there. Kind of like the King Eternal where the people may look like your mother but isn’t your mother. I thought the show made it very clear through the first few episodes that looks isn’t the only thing. And in a way that travel back to 1992 was put in the script to do that, to make him realize she really isn’t his mother.

So what if they look the same if inside they’re not the same person.

That said, it would be up to the actors to really sell the concept. So far I’m not 100% sold but I’m also not icked out.

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Oops I meant 2010, the night of her death.

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Well good for you that you're not icked out about it. His last memory of his mother is exactly how the professor looks, down to the mole of nose and straight hair, my guy friends said they'd be icked out kissing someone who looks exactly like their mom lol

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*mole on her nose

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If a man says he dates me because I looks like and feel like his mother I'm going to opt out ha ha ha

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@pohonphee I'm not watching this show but I saw your comment and laughed because 1) I was like "Did the guy really say that to the girl?" and 2) I would also act the same as you...probably run away as fast as possible

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😙

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Is Minhyuk the father of Jingyeom?

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So far, he is.

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When Jin Gyum was in 2010 and was running back to his home. It was night fall by the time he reached. And in that time his mum had visited young Jin Gyym at school, went home, cooked and Jin Gyum had also returned from school. Why did he not hijack a car...

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My brain is still trying to go with the show's rationalization that 2020 Tae-yi is different from mother Tae-yi but but, honestly, if I see a SOLID hint that the drama will go with the romance, I'm gonna have to rely on the recaps then.

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I just watched episode 7..... seems like they’re really going into the JinGyeom x TaeYi love line. Which means I’m going to drop this drama. No matter how they try to explain the different timelines, it’s just strange for a son to date someone who looks like his own mother. If JinGyeom wasn’t exposed to radiation etc. this wouldn’t even be plausible. Anyway, I wish the drama/writers would focus on trying to help the viewers understand what’s going on rather than pursuing a weird relationship. Such a shame for an otherwise interesting plot for a drama.

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Okay guys, this is your slightly grumpy reminder not to post spoilers! This recap is for Episode 5, please stop posting about things that happen in Episode 7. We are quickly getting caught up, and then you can talk about those episodes in their appropriate recaps to your heart's content.

Any further spoilers will be deleted so don't do it!

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