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Alice: Episode 9

Our leads are growing closer to learning the truth about time travel and their roles in its discovery and (hopefully) ending, though mostly they’re still flailing around without much clear direction. Meanwhile, just being near the woman who reminds him so much of his mother has our endearingly awkward puppet growing closer to being a real boy… if he can stay alive long enough, that is.

 
EPISODE 9 RECAP

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. – Carl Sandburg

After falling off the roof of a high-rise with Hae-min, Tae-yi finds herself unexpectedly in the year 2021. She goes to the police station looking for Jin-gyum, only to learn that he died almost a year ago. She refuses to believe it, when he just saved her life moments ago.

Looking for Jin-gyum, she runs to his mother’s house where they were staying, but it’s obviously been empty for quite a while. She breaks down crying, sobbing that Jin-gyum promised to wait here for her.

In the present (2020), Jin-gyum watches Hae-min’s body being taken away and tries to call Tae-yi, but naturally her phone isn’t working. He also goes to the house, following the tracking app on her phone, which is pinging even though she’s not physically there. We see them standing in the same place, but separated by time.

Jin-gyum sees the sticky notes on the wall where he’d written to Tae-yi and she’d responded. He writes more notes asking if she’s in the house, urging her not to be scared, and promising to save her no matter what year she’s in. A year later, Tae-yi sees the notes and decides to have faith in Jin-gyum.

A little dazed, Tae-yi ends up in front of Crime Squad, her family’s restaurant. Tae-yeon is surprised to see her, as she’s supposedly in Spain for a month with someone named Mr. Kim. Tae-yi goes inside and her family notices her off mood, and they assume that she and this Mr. Kim broke up which is why she’s home early.

Later, she and Tae-yeon go to their apartment and Tae-yeon notices that Tae-yi obviously feels strange. In her room, Tae-yi finds a necklace she’s never seen before on her desk. She opens her laptop, and a picture pops up of her and Jin-gyum together. Oddly, she’s wearing the same necklace in the picture that she found on her desk. She searches online for Jin-gyum and finds an article saying that he was found dead in his home.

In 2020, Jin-gyum is looking at a storyboard of everything that’s happened when Dong-ho comes to tell him that CCTV cameras caught Tae-yi falling from the roof, but not hitting the ground. Feeling guilty for not protecting Tae-yi, he angrily demands that Jin-gyum tell him what he knows. He suddenly notices the board and asks why there are two pictures of Tae-yi, so Jin-gyum explains that one of them is his mother.

He tells Dong-ho that he thought they were the same person, too, until he saw them both on the same day (when he traveled back to 2010). Dong-ho is confused, so Jin-gyum reveals the truth: “There are time travelers who came from other dimensions.” He says that Tae-yi is probably in another dimension, which is exactly correct.

Still in 2021, Tae-yi goes to Oh-won (who must have somehow gotten free of his kidnapper) to ask if she can use her old lab to analyze something. He asks about her trip, so she assumes he means Spain, but he corrects, “No, time travel.” He tells her that she will return to 2020 and tell him about it, and he warns her never to think about time travel again once she’s back.

Tae-yi tells Oh-won how difficult it is to be in a time that appears familiar yet everything is foreign, and she begs him to explain why Jin-gyum died. Oh-won tells her about The Book of Prophecy and how it talks about the beginning and end of time travel. He says that Jin-gyum was after the missing final pages of the book, thinking he could end time travel and find his mother’s killer, but that the search got him killed by the same person who murdered his mother.

He says he’s never seen the final page of The Book of Prophecy because it disappeared in 1992. But he does know who had it, and when Tae-yi asks who it was, he gestures to her. He knows she can’t remember anything before she was left at the orphanage so he tells her, “There’s no way you can save Detective Park. Don’t even try to find him.”

At Jin-gyum’s old house, Tae-yi finds a box containing some of his things, including his dress uniform. Inside is the picture of the two of them from the online article, and strangely, a USB. She plugs it into her phone and sees that it’s CCTV footage of Captain Go behaving oddly.

In 2020, Captain Go sits in his car in a junkyard and reads the line in The Book of Prophecy that says The child who was born through the door of time, will eventually take control of time. Captain Go heads down some stairs to a concrete bunker, where Oh-won is still being held captive.

He asks how Oh-won got The Book of Prophecy, and when Oh-won asks if he’s in league with the person who tried to kill him, Captain Go just levels a gun at his head and demands to know where the final page of the book is. We see that behind his left ear, there’s a mark on Captain Go’s head that looks like a backwards epsilon.

Jin-gyum and Dong-ho check Hae-min’s autopsy report, but nothing seems out of the ordinary. Jin-gyum places a tracking device in Hae-min’s mouth, and he tells Dong-ho that the other time travelers will come for Hae-min’s body, so he plans to track down their base and save Tae-yi.

At the Alice base, Min-hyuk asks Shi-young if she saw Tae-yi (the version that was Jin-gyum’s mother) when she visited Sergeant Hong in prison. She says that she did, in 2011, but she continues to lie that Tae-yi had remarried. Min-hyuk storms out, not seeming to believe her.

He and Shi-young are called in front of Cheol-am when the Alice team learns about Hae-min’s death and a wormhole opening near his body. Cheol-am holds Shi-young responsible, since it was her team that was supposed to be observing yet they somehow missed it. She volunteers to fix her mistake personally, and after she’s gone, Min-hyuk asks to see her time travel records from 2011.

Soon Hae-min’s body goes predictably missing, and Dong-ho calls Jin-gyum, who quickly starts tracking the body’s location. Shi-young notices him tailing her and orders her driver to speed up. Jin-gyum ends up in an empty parking garage, and he’s taken by surprise when Shi-young steps up behind him and puts her scary, futuristic gun to his head.

He asks Shi-young where Tae-yi is, but she just tells him not to look for her. Jin-gyum recognizes Shi-young — she’d shown up at his mother’s funeral in 2010, and they’d briefly locked eyes. Shi-young offers Jin-gyum one chance to forget all this and stop looking for Tae-yi, but Jin-gyum says that he doesn’t care if she’s his mother or not, he’s still going to protect her.

Quick as a flash, Jin-gyum shoves Shi-young against a wall and orders her to tell him where Tae-yi is. Just as quickly, Shi-young kicks Jin-gyum’s shin, flips him over, and takes a shot at him. He dodges the bullet but takes a foot in the face, and when he gets off the floor, Shi-young shoots him in his left arm.

She says she did nothing wrong, that this is all his mother’s fault, then fires at his head. Jin-gyum watches, mystified, as the bullet stops in midair just inches from his face.

Meanwhile, in 2021, Tae-yi is crying at the cemetery where Jin-gyum’s body was interred, unaware that his mother’s ossuary is only a few feet away. It’s raining heavily, and she doesn’t notice when the rain and everything around her suddenly freeze in place.

Jin-gyum looks around and realizes that everything is still, not just the bullet. He goes outside, and everything is frozen there, too. A sharp noise rings in his head and he collapses to his knees as the world starts to move again. In 2021, his picture disappears from the ossuary, but Tae-yi doesn’t notice right away.

Dong-ho calls Jin-gyum to say that they’ve located Tae-yi at the cemetery. He hurries there, and he sees her standing in front of an empty ossuary. Tae-yi stops crying when she hears Jin-gyum’s voice, and she realizes that she’s somehow back in 2020. She hugs Jin-gyum tightly and thanks him, and he sighs that he’s okay then passes out.

Tae-yi takes Jin-gyum home, bandages his arm, and puts him to bed. He asks if she time-traveled, but she fibs that she woke up at the cemetery and doesn’t know where she was. She reminds him that she became a physicist in order to invent a time machine and go back to see her mother, but now that she’s actually traveled in time, she realizes that while the people in the future were her family, she missed her real family in the past.

She says that even if you can time travel and see someone who’s no longer here, they still can’t stay with you. She asks Jin-gyum to let go of his wish to travel back and save his mother, but Jin-gyum says that’s not her concern. Tae-yi replies that it’s her concern when he keeps getting hurt and breaking her heart: “Why do you keep being good to me and making things hard for me? Why do you keep making me think about you?”

Jin-gyum guesses that something must happen to him in the future, but Tae-yi doesn’t want to tell him the truth so she lies that he’s doing fine. She quickly leaves the room, and I don’t think Jin-gyum is convinced. Tae-yi finds the new sticky notes that he left on the wall for her and compares them to the old, crinkled ones she saved, and the reminder of his (lack of a) future makes her cry all over again.

The coroner at Alice finds a tiny device embedded behind Hae-min’s left ear, under a mark that looks identical to Captain Go’s, and tells Min-hyuk that this is how the illegal time travelers manage to travel without using the gate. Min-hyuk asks her what happens if a pregnant woman travels through the gate — will the baby survive? The coroner says it’s not impossible, but that the baby certainly won’t be normal. Something about it reminds Min-hyuk of Jin-gyum’s alexithymia.

Oh-won still hasn’t returned and his assistant is scared that he might be dead, but Tae-yi knows for a fact that he’s alive. Meanwhile, Dong-ho is going along with with Jin-gyum’s claims of time travelers, and Jin-gyum adds a sketch of Shi-young to his board and says that she knew his mother and Oh-won.

He tasks Dong-ho with finding Tae-yi’s mother — he doesn’t believe she died, because Tae-yi remembers her mother taking her to the orphanage. Jin-gyum thinks finding her mother will help him figure out why the time travelers targeted her family.

Sergeant Hong has finally noticed that Hae-min’s file has gone missing, and the team recalls that Captain Go stayed behind when they went out to lunch, the day they were reviewing the files. Jin-gyum looks unsettled, and later Captain Go reminds him that his mother’s memorial is tomorrow, but Jin-gyum refrains from asking Captain Go whatever he was going to ask.

Do-yeon finds a man who says that he witnessed Hae-min and Tae-yi falling from the building. The man tells her on the record that he and his coworkers saw both people fall, but when they looked down, there was only one body on the pavement.

Tae-yi arrives home that night to find Jin-gyum trying to wash his hair one-handed so as not to get his bandage wet. She offers to wash his hair for him, and haha, I think she’s enjoying it more than he is. Of course, Do-yeon busts in and sneers that they may as well just take a bath together.

The ladies glare daggers at each other as Do-yeon dries Jin-gyum’s hair, and they argue over who has more right to stay the night now that the suspect Tae-yi was hiding from is dead. The end up sharing a bed, insisting that they’re not the least bit uncomfortable, while Jin-gyum takes the living room again.

Do-yeon asks where Tae-yi was while she was missing, but Tae-yi doesn’t want to answer so she deadpans, “In a year, you and I will walk the Camino de Santiago together.” LOL. Tae-yi asks Do-yeon when she started having feelings for Jin-gyum, and Do-yeon smiles as she remembers a day ten years ago.

Soon after Jin-gyum’s mother’s funeral, Do-yeon had shown up at his house and when he hadn’t wanted to let her in, she’d thrown a rock through his window. Is that supposed to be cute?? Because it looks like stalking and destruction of property.

Once inside, Do-yeon had fussed at Jin-gyum for skipping the play they’d worked on in drama club. She left him some food from her mom, but he’d moped that he only eats his mother’s kimchi. She’d refused to leave unless he walked with her, claiming the ten minutes difference between the walk there and now means she’s now totally frightened to go alone.

In the present, Do-yeon tells Tae-yi that falling in love is the fastest thing in the world. She says she doesn’t know when she fell for Jin-gyum, it just suddenly happened. HAHA, Tae-yi gripes that the fastest thing in the world is light, duh.

The next day, Tae-yeon grudgingly delivers Chinese food to Jin-gyum and Tae-yi at the safehouse. She assumes that they’re shacking up together, but Tae-yi tells her that there’s another girl living there, too. Tae-yeon gasps, “Unni, I didn’t know you were so free!” hee.

She mentions that it’s Tae-yi’s birthday… oh right, Jin-gyum’s mother died on her birthday, so of course her memorial day is also this Tae-yi’s birthday. Jin-gyum asks how Tae-yi knows her birthday, so she tells him that it’s the only thing she remembers besides her name. She reaches up to scratch an itchy shoulder, and oh noooo, she’s got a radiation rash.

Jin-gyum drives Tae-yi home later, and she gently teases him for not getting her a birthday gift. He leaves her at Crime Squad, and although Tae-yi notices the strange woman lurking outside, she doesn’t know Shi-young.

At Alice, Min-hyuk reads Jin-gyum’s family register and suddenly he rushes out of the room. He goes all the way to the cemetery, where he sees his Tae-yi’s ossuary and confirms that she died ten years ago. He sees the photo of her with Jin-gyum, and the fact that Jin-gyum is his son hits him like a ton of bricks. He sinks to his knees, sobbing and apologizing.

Jin-gyum and Do-yeon show up at Captain Go’s home for the memorial, which Captain Go conducts with gravitas as if he’s not probably her killer. Do-yeon had been caught by her parents leaving Jin-gyum’s place that morning, so she tells him that she can’t sleep over anymore. She asks if he’s sad about it, and he says in a totally emotionless voice, “Yes, I am.” HA.

Tae-yi’s family throws her a little birthday party, and she surprises them with gifts for them. She explains that she was traveling and realized how precious family is, and when Tae-yeon asks when and where she went, she gives them the same answer Jin-gyum once gave her: “Somewhere very close, yet very far.”

Awww, Jin-gyum waits with a cake for Tae-yi to come home. She prompts him to sing, and for a moment he’s transported back to his mother’s birthday, when he’d choked on the “I love you” line of the song. This time he pushes through and sings it to Tae-yi, and when she blows out the candles, he even breaks into a genuine smile.

Tae-yi notices, and she tells him that he has a beautiful smile. She asks if he wants to go for samgyupsal and soju, reminding him again of his mother’s final birthday, and they head out together.

Outside, she asks if Jin-gyum really didn’t get her a birthday gift, then says the cake is enough, then pouts that she’s only getting him cake for his birthday, hee. She simpers happily when he produces a real gift box, but when she opens it and sees the necklace that she’ll be wearing in the photo she saw in the future, her eyes roll back and she passes out in Jin-gyum’s arms.

Jin-gyum notices radiation lesions on her arm and stares at them in shock. Out of nowhere, Min-hyuk runs around the corner, and he also sees the red rash on Tae-yi’s arm.

 
COMMENTS

There’s so much going on plot-wise right now, I hardly know where to start. That necklace worries me… it’s a sweet gift, but the fact that Tae-yi is wearing it in the picture with Jin-gyum that’s used in future articles about his murder tells me that he’s still in danger. I think that’s why Tae-yi passed out… she realized the meaning of the necklace showing up now. I don’t understand why she won’t tell him the truth, because she really needs to tell him what she learned in 2021 so that he can take steps to stop it from happening! Tae-yi knows that he dies on October 15th, only a few days from now (seriously, that would have been the FIRST thing I told him him as soon as I got home!), so there’s really no excuse for her not to tell him about it.

As ide from my frustration with her at the moment, one thing I’ve noticed is what a positive influence Tae-yi has had on Jin-gyum. His mother was working on helping him with his actions and behaviors to that he could more easily function in society, but after she died, he sort of stagnated and never progressed any further. Tae-yi isn’t making any kind of conscious effort to continue his lessons, but she’s making an impression on him anyway, and I can see how much he’s growing. He’s learning to join in when there’s silly fun happening (that dance party!), and he’s even starting to tell little white lies to make people feel better, though he’s still pretty stilted about it. But just the fact that he’s trying and evolving is really nice to see.

I feel like I want to talk about Captain Go and what his heckin’ deal is, but we really haven’t learned much more about him in the last two episodes. At this point, I’m not sure if he’s Teacher or if this is all a huge misdirection, since all the “evidence” we’ve seen could easily weigh on either side. At first I think, why would he let Jin-gyum live with him for years and help him become a detective if he didn’t want him to find out the truth and was only going to kill him later? But then I think, maybe Captain Go was just trying to keep Jin-gyum nearby so he could redirect him whenever he got too close to the truth? The whole scene where he held a gun to Oh-won’s head seems pretty damning, as well as the mark behind his ear that might be for the device that the illegal time travelers have. But Tae-yi saw Oh-won in the future and he’s perfectly fine, plus he didn’t mention Captain Go at all. I don’t really know what to think, but I’m dying to know more then “Captain Go seems awfully suspicious!”

I’ve felt from the very beginning that Min-hyuk is the most tragic character in this story, and now all that tragedy has finally come home. I’m so invested in his experiences that I almost — almost — wish this drama had been told from Min-hyuk’s point of view… imagine Alice as the story of a man who dedicates his life to something he feels strongly is a benefit to mankind, only to discover that that very thing has ruined his own life. I’ve even enjoyed how the show has let Min-hyuk fight with and be hateful to Jin-gyum without knowing who he was, because it makes the revelation that his Tae-yi is dead and Jin-gyum is their son that much more wrenching. All this time, Min-hyuk has seen Jin-gyum as the enemy and repeatedly tried to neutralize or even kill him, but now he knows that this man is his child. I wonder what he’ll do now that he knows the truth?

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The character that I feel the most for is Min-hyk 100%. It is a shame how the writer and PD put in romantic tensions between Tae-yi and Jin-gyum, that is has put a lot of people off of this show. It sucks because there are lots of cool and great aspects on display here. I really feel like the world building of Alice (2050 and 2020) are well interpreted. I can tell that the team behind Alice both in front and behind of the camera put a lot of attention to detail, but despite this being a pre-produced drama, I'm a bit shocked that certain things haven't been finessed.

I find Jin-gym to be a bland character, I remember Joo Won said that the director promised him that he'll show off his cool, handsome, and action sides as a result of JW choosing Alice over 70 other dramas. Those sides as promised by PD are shown here, but they failed to realize is take his character description and couple that with other ML's with similar background, and it feels like the same old cold/aloof ML's we seen time/time again.

Whereas Tae-yi in Ep 1 was seen as this cool/smart woman, but they regressed her character beginning Ep 7 imo. Tunnel had a better usage of the 3 main characters, and their interactions in the show. I wish that going forward, we will see more of the family interactions between the original trio.

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I like how this show started but I'm one of those people who dont like the romantic tension they are building around Taeyi and Jingyum. So I'm putting this show on hold for the meantime.

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I read a lot of comments regarding Ep 8, that I kinda put off of this show. But my curiosity reigned so I watched Ep 9/10, and it dives a lot more into the sci-fi aspects which made this show such a blast. Bummer that those romantic tensions that are just so awkward to watch has turned a lot of people off the show. Sucks b/c its prob. its the most intriguing/fun show airing rn.

Regarding TY/JG, I feel like we're suppose to be like "Aww, mother/son moments" but instead we're like "OMG, pls stop!" which has turned people off this show. Instead, they should've had Tae-yi telling our ML that she feels a maternal instinct towards him, and our ML and the Second FL start to gain more momentum. Or even better, have Min-hyuk and Tae-yi have more scenes together, (Flashback of how they briefly met/couple moments).

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She opens her laptop, and a picture pops up of her and Jin-gyum together.

Uh, she went on a big long trip to Spain and didn't take her laptop? Scene would have been better with a desktop.

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She is my role model. Let’s all go on holidays without the laptop appendage!

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Min-hyuk asks to see her time travel records from 2011.

Here's how you can get tripped up writing about timey-wimey stuff. She could have traveled to 2011 from 2021, or any other time that was/is/will-be in the future from the point of view of 2020 HQ, and then 2020 HQ wouldn't have records. Or do they mean her time travels from 2011 to any other year?

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She was claiming to have visited 2011 and that she saw the original Tae-yi there. So he was asking to see the records of her travels to 2011.

I makes sense that their records would be organized according to which year they traveled to.

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All the stuff about Tae-yi's birthday is a bit pointless with time travel unless she was careful to jump only ahead or back by exactly full years. If your birthday is in April, you could travel from May to March, wait a month, and then have a birthday when you are only 2 months older. Time travel needs to be abolished so we can have our birthday parties without worrying about that stuff and without carrying a personal elapsed-time counter with us to tell when we have actually gotten a year older.

At least memorials days aren't an issue. Once someone has died they presumably don't time-travel and we can feel confident that they have been dead for the stated amount of time.

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this drama started well but...as expected from sci-fi drama..so many unnecessary things and boring parts..it's hard to find writer that can write this genre well

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The only K-drama sci-fi show I've watched that didn't use Time travel/sci-fi as a plot device was Nine: 9 Time Travels. In that show, they laid out the mechanics of the time travel elements, and its rules/setbacks/change it did in that universe. It blew my mind, and its sad how a drama from 2013 did the time travel aspect in a clear/intelligent/exciting way that feels like an anomaly now.

Ep 1-4 were amazing, Ep 5-6 (Still pretty good/but it was more interaction of Jin-gyum and Tae-yi) It's still a good show but it could've been a masterpiece had it stayed in the Ep 1-2 range it started so strongly with. I hope the last 6 episodes pull it off!!

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ohhh really? it's my first time hearing that drama...lmao the way 2013 drama did better...the other sci-fi dramas that i watched are Circle and 365..i think sci-fi genre better off with movie, when they make it into drama it's dragging a lot...i still don't know if i should pick up Alice again..maybe if they make minhyuk, taeyi, jigyeom as happy family then i will lol

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Yeah, its a good drama that lays out its rules in an interesting but logical way. Only quibble is the FL's role disappears and she spends most of the time not doing much in the 2nd half :/

I think the show is still fun to watch, and it hasn't gone TKEM levels of head hurting (I heard TKEM's rules were confusing/didn't make sense).

IA. Films just have more freedom to explore/really get into the nitty gritty of sci-fi. This show gives me The Matrix, Terminator, The Island, and Tunnel (Drama) vibes. At this point, I'm used to K-dramas dragging so I learnt to just go with the flow.

I think you should tbh! Despite the weird tensions that the director is making rme, in the SBS relationship chart there was no romantic ties with him and his mom. I hope we can get a nice kiss scene with Tae-yi and Min-hyuk.

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i see....ah tkem lol i don't even want to check it..so true i feel like sci-fi are more exciting with movies because the range is wider but still i like it when drama try this genre since we don't get many

i really want to know how this drama gonna end..i will watch again maybe after we have all eps

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I found three female leads pretty unlikeable here. Especially the main lead. It is just wrong casting! Although terribel acting-editing I still feel it was a good story. I wish they worked on it better with better casting. I am also MinHyuk fan 😁

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Do-yeon tells Tae-yi that falling in love is the fastest thing in the world. She says she doesn’t know when she fell for Jin-gyum, it just suddenly happened. HAHA, Tae-yi gripes that the fastest thing in the world is light, duh.

Terry Pratchett: Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always got there first and is waiting for it.

Lord Cobol: Never waste a chance to toss in a Pratchett quote.

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I am so grateful for these recaps because I decided to drop this shop (mainly due to the icky romance) but I still want to know how it ends...

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Thank you @lollypip for the recap! I want to thank you and @selena for the detailed recaps. I’ve read recaps up to now but I was so captivated by Min-hyuk’s story that I jumped right in this episode (I know it’s cheating but whatever). Turns out I could follow everything - or as much as we can, considering the time travel mess. The leads are fulfilling every rom-com trope so I get why viewers feel weirded out. Actually, a lot of KHS’s lines this episode reminded me of FAITH. She even stepped into the wrong point in the future.

Best PPL moment: Location tracker across time. Cellphone time-travelling features have improved since QUEEN IN HYUN’S MAN but the principle is the same.

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"I’ve read recaps up to now but I was so captivated by Min-hyuk’s story that I jumped right in this episode."

I won't speak on behalf of everyone watching Alice on here/elsewhere, but I think most of us have been captivated by Min-hyuk's story the most lol. Again, felt like this would've been aces at 20 episodes, so we could get more background info on his role in Alice and his relationship with Tae-yi. Bummer :((

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Yeah, I would have loved to see the drama about his parents, with Min-Hyuk as lead. They still have 6 episodes though so we may yet get a father-son duo? Of course, it would be really weird if they end up in a sort of love triangle with 2020 Tae-yi.

Off to watch episode 10!

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Same here. I think most of us would have been pleasantly surprised/more invested had it been about Hotel Alice and Min-hyuk. As @lollypip said (Which btw, thanks for the detailed recaps which help so much!), imagine his role as the lead and how everything he's been fed to has been a lie, and his struggle to defeat the system from within while also dealing with the aftermath of losing someone he loved/had a baby with.

The writers should've looked at Tunnel as the template for writing found family as a tight unit. The interactions between father/son/mother would've been epic. Every time mother/father are on-screen, its electric!! If this was 20 episodes, we could've explored those moments a bit more imo.

Someone mentioned that Min-hyuk's timely invasion in 2020 timeline is a sign that there will be no Oedipus complex. And also the relationship chart listed by SBS had no romantic ties with Jin-gyeom and Tae-yi. With Jin-gyeom, only with Do-yeon but no romantic ties yet...

Enjoy!! Let's just hope that the show gives us more moments of Min-hyuk, separate from the ML/FL. There's a lot to explore here so I hope it goes that way.

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i think its going so much better if Taeyi and Jingyeom was a lover since the start. i usually picky about kdrama plot but Taeyi and Jingyeom relationship rn i couldn't bear to watch it. i feel bad Doyeon too i feel like the writer use her as the cause of development in the leads' relationship...

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**not picky

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Do Yeon is clingy yes, but she's the one who helped him be more social/fit more into society. Because our ML is apathetic, he can't reciprocate those feelings towards our SFL. That being said, I do think that her character and JG should've been a pair from the start romantic wise.

I think the PD/Writer of the show wants to display the love of family/and how that connection doesn't waiver in either timeline (past/future/present). But the way its been displayed here is awkward at times, not so much the scenes but the way its directed feels that way. Which sucks b/c there are a lot of great elements here. I really hope that they can retcon it before it gets too weird/knee-deep.

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