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Sell Your Haunted House: Episode 13

Our exorcist finally reaches her limit and decides to pack it all in, but a mother’s desperate plea for help tests her resolve. Meanwhile, our medium learns that sometimes the best thing you can do to help someone you care about is give them space, and trust them to return to you in the end.

 
EPISODE 13 RECAP

20 years ago, Sung-shik burst into Daebak Realty and begged Mi-jin to help In-bum, who was possessed by an egg ghost. After making Ji-ah promise to stay upstairs, Mi-jin called Hwa-jung to let her know that she planned to kill the egg ghost’s host and then turn herself in to the police, so Hwa-jung would have to look after Ji-ah.

Sung-shik overheard Mi-jin’s plan and refused to let her harm In-bum, and they got into a physical altercation during which Mi-jin’s necklace was torn off. Sensing a stronger host had appeared, the egg ghost moved from In-bum to Mi-jin and proceeded to choke Sung-shik, but discarded him when Ji-ah interrupted.

Mi-jin fought to keep the egg ghost from going after her daughter, while Ji-ah backed away until she was leaning against In-bum, whose touch presumably gave her spiritual power a boost. Ji-ah grabbed the spirit awl from the floor and when the egg ghost attacked her she stabbed the awl into Mi-jin’s heart as she’d been taught, not realising that this time it wouldn’t become intangible.

Both Ji-ah and In-bum’s eyes glowed as the egg ghost was exorcised, but Mi-jin was fatally wounded in the process. Hwa-jung arrived just in time to see her sister slump to the ground dead with the awl buried in her chest, Ji-ah kneeling next to her with her hands covered in blood. Ji-ah fainted from the shock then, and in the present day she does the same, passing out in In-bum’s arms after telling him that she killed her mom.

In-bum sits by Ji-ah’s hospital bed holding her hand, but reluctantly leaves the room when Hwa-jung tells him that visiting hours are over. She explains to In-bum that she suspects Ji-ah is in this state because she intentionally caused her mother’s ghost to possess her multiple times while searching for her lost memories of that night 20 years ago, willing to die to find the truth at last. In-bum waits outside Ji-ah’s room and watches over her, rather than go home.

Before speaking to In-bum, Tae-jin had already told Director Do that he had found the lost contract and the director is now intent on tracking him down. Tae-jin is hiding out at a friend’s office when he coincidentally runs into Yang Chang-hwa, the restaurant owners’ missing son, and Tae-jin gives him his mom’s number and tells him to call her. Director Do’s thugs turn up looking for him, but Tae-jin manages to make a quick getaway out of a window and into a cab.

In-bum is overjoyed when Ji-ah wakes up but she doesn’t seem as happy to see him, barely responding to his questions and pulling her hand out of his. She orders him out of the room when Hwa-jung arrives, and tells her that she knows now what happened in the past, although Hwa-jung still tries to suggest that Ji-ah’s memories might be flawed.

Ji-ah cuts across Hwa-jung and tells her that she knows that she’s has been lying to her to cover up the fact that Ji-ah killed Mi-jin. Furious, Ji-ah accuses Hwa-jung of controlling her for 20 years, and asks how she could be so arrogant as to believe that she knew what was best for Ji-ah.

She tells Hwa-jung that she doesn’t want to see her face or hear her voice again, and shouts at her to get out. In-bum watches Hwa-jung leave looking shocked and realises that something strange is going on, not liking the way that Ji-ah looked at him when she woke up. He goes to eat with Ji-chul, and when he returns he finds Ji-ah gone.

Ji-ah has gone to see Team Leader Jung, who admits that he’s had Mi-jin’s case files all along and hands them over. The damning verdict is written there in black and white: “the deceased Hong Mi-jin was stabbed to death by her daughter with a sharp hair pin,” alongside crime scene photos of Mi-jin’s dead body lying in a pool of blood.

Back in her apartment, Ji-ah looks dazed and lost as she stares at the remnants of the exorcism still left on the floor. Still speaking to Mi-jin even though her ghost is no longer there, Ji-ah remarks that it’s no wonder a mother killed by her daughter became a vengeful ghost. She decides that the only thing left for her to do is disappear, and by the time In-bum gets there she’s already left.

Worried about Ji-ah, In-bum turns to Hwa-jung for answers. He thinks that Ji-ah’s acting coldly towards him because she found out that he killed Mi-jin, but Hwa-jung explains that it was actually the other way around, with Mi-jin intending to kill In-bum to exorcise the egg ghost.

After the incident, Hwa-jung had gone to the hospital to confront Sung-shik, telling him that he needed to hand himself in and atone for all the deaths he’d caused, including Mi-jin’s. She’d also given In-bum the necklace that would protect him from possession, knowing that he wasn’t to blame for what had happened.

Hwa-jung tells In-bum that she did what she thought was best for both him and Ji-ah. Ji-ah had repressed her own memories of what had happened and Hwa-jung couldn’t bring herself to reveal the truth when she knew it would devastate her.

In-bum thanks Hwa-jung for giving him the necklace that enabled him to live a normal life, but tells her that Ji-ah once told him that Hwa-jung was the only person in the world she trusted, and she betrayed that trust by deceiving her.

Ji-ah arrives at Blue Salt, deep in a bamboo forest, where CEO Yeom toils in a workshop creating the tools of the exorcist’s trade. After grumpily waving off Ji-ah’s attempts to help, CEO Yeom asks her about the new good-looking, spiritually-gifted medium that she heard about from Hwa-jung but Ji-ah tells her that he’s quit already and she’s decided to give up on being an exorcist anyway.

CEO Yeom doesn’t seem to take this declaration very seriously — suggesting that this is not the first time Ji-ah’s threatened to quit — until Ji-ah tells her that she’s sold Daebak Realty. Ji-ah intends to travel but CEO Yeom is dubious, knowing how much of a recluse she is. She doesn’t think that Ji-ah will be able to ignore the plight of the poor spirits trapped here for long, observing that Ji-ah’s more like her mother than she realises.

Team Leader Jung tries to console Hwa-jung over drinks, pointing out that Ji-ah’s an adult now and can handle things herself. He’s invited Detective Kang to join them, and Kang asks Hwa-jung to provide him with the original recording of the phone call between Director Do and President Hwang that they released to the press during the Green Villas case to prove their collusion. Hwa-jung asks why she should trust him, and he replies that sometimes you need to believe in things that you can’t see.

The next day Hwa-jung gives In-bum Blue Salt’s address, telling him that he’ll probably find Ji-ah there. CEO Yeom guesses he’s the Daebak Realty medium come looking for Ji-ah, and sends him into the bamboo forest after her.

Ji-ah isn’t pleased to see In-bum but he insists on speaking to her, explaining that Hwa-jung filled him in on everything. Both Sung-shik and Mi-jin acted wrongly, so In-bum says that he and Ji-ah should stop being sorry to each other for what their mother and uncle did and move on. He and Ji-ah are both alive and that’s what’s important.

Ji-ah says that that’s actually the problem. In-bum is alive because she killed her mother, and now she can’t look at him without being reminded of that.

Ji-ah is holed up in her room when CEO Yeom goes home that evening, and doesn’t respond when she says goodbye. CEO Yeom passes In-bum as she leaves and tells him the secret to not becoming a vengeful ghost: always express the emotions in your heart and die with no regrets.

In-bum sits outside Ji-ah’s door and expresses his gratitude to her for saving him 20 years ago. He thanks her for being the first person to call him special, and to tell him he was a good person, and instructs Ji-ah to eat what she wants and buy what she wants and treat herself well, before leaving.

CEO Yeom joins Ji-ah on a walk the next day and chastises her for not responding to In-bum. Ji-ah says that she’s not an exorcist anymore so there’s no reason for her to talk to a medium, and CEO Yeom tells her off for pushing the people who care about her away. Eventually she’ll have no one left, and then there will be no difference between her and the ghosts.

Ji-chul tracks down Tae-jin’s contact using the information about Chang-hwa that he’d left behind, and plants a camera in the hallway outside his office. Sure enough, it’s not long before Tae-jin’s lackey shows up and Ji-chul attempts to tail him back to his boss.

Ji-chul quickly gets caught, but makes a very generous offer to buy the contract and the underling agrees to take it to Tae-jin. Back at the restaurant, Ji-chul stares sadly at his bank books and laments not being able to buy his mother a house, but reminds himself that In-bum needs his help and resolves to earn even more money soon.

In-bum returns without Ji-ah, and morosely tells Ji-chul that the only thing he can do for her right now is stay away so he doesn’t bring back painful memories. He curses his uncle for causing the whole disaster, but Ji-chul tells him to direct his anger towards Director Do, the real culprit.

Now that Daebak Realty has fallen, Director Do sends his thugs into the neighbourhood to threaten and coerce the remaining holdouts into signing over their properties. Chang-hwa’s dad suggests that they might need to accept that their son isn’t going to come back and sell up, but his mom refuses to give up on him.

That night the lights go out while the restaurant owner is working alone, and she looks up to see a figure stagger in out of the rain, dragging one leg. She realises it’s her missing son, Chang-hwa, and peppers him with questions about where he’s been and why he didn’t come back sooner, none of which he answers.

Overcome with emotion, she asks if he’s even eaten and goes to make him food when he shakes his head. Just then the phone rings — it’s the police, calling to inform her that her son has died, and she realises that she’s been speaking to a ghost.

Ji-ah visits the funeral hall to pay her respects, having heard about Chang-hwa’s death via CEO Yeom and Hwa-jung, and In-bum sadly decides to excuse himself so as not to make her uncomfortable. While lighting incense, Ji-ah is shocked to see Chang-hwa’s ghost standing over his grieving mother.

Hwa-jung is waiting by Ji-ah’s car to apologise, insisting that she was trying to do what was best for her but admitting that she may have gone too far. Hwa-jung says that she doesn’t expect Ji-ah’s forgiveness, but wants her to know that what happened to her mother wasn’t her fault and she shouldn’t feel guilty for it. She leaves having said her piece, and Ji-ah silently watches her walk away.

Ji-ah returns to Daebak Realty to pack up all her belongings and sees Chang-hwa’s ghost again, but turns away from him. The restaurant owner is crying, thinking about the last time she saw her son alive, when his spirit appears to her again, and she decides to seek Ji-ah’s help.

Unable to refuse her plea, Ji-ah prepares to perform one last exorcism and calls In-bum in to assist, insisting that she only contacted him because it would take too long to find another medium and prolong Chang-hwa’s suffering unnecessarily. In-bum thanks Ji-ah for calling him and pitches in to help her prepare, eyes widening when he sees the empty kitchen and realises that she’s preparing to move out.

Ji-ah and In-bum draw a salt barrier on the restaurant floor and sit Chang-hwa’s mother in the centre of it, warning her to close eyes and not open them again until the exorcism is over and Chang-hwa’s spirit is gone.

In-bum removes his necklace and the ghost is pulled into his body, but something goes wrong and he struggles painfully with the possession, clutching his chest. Chang-hwa’s spirit is ejected and disappears, leaving In-bum gasping on the floor, and Ji-ah is reminded of what happened when she tried to use In-bum to exorcise Mi-jin and it failed, half-killing him in the process.

Chang-hwa’s ghost returns to his mother’s side as she mumbles to herself that her son’s death was her fault, and Ji-ah is stunned to realise that the spirit isn’t refusing to leave, but is being held back by his mother’s inability to let him go.

 
COMMENTS

I was right about Ji-ah stabbing Mi-jin! My speculation throughout this drama has been pretty wildly incorrect, so I’m inordinately pleased to have guessed something right for once. It’s such a cruelly ironic twist too — Ji-ah always blamed her inaction for Mi-jin’s death, but the opposite turned out to be true. Imagine spending 20 years regretting not doing something, and having that moment of hesitation color all your decisions throughout your adult life, and then discovering that actually you did take that action after all. We’ve seen Ji-ah, during moments of indecision, think about not picking up the spirit awl that day and then push herself to act boldly and decisively, facing hard choices head-on. It’s no wonder that she feels as though the ground has been ripped out from under her feet when she learns that that was all a lie.

Hwa-jung claims that she believed she was acting in Ji-ah’s best interests and I think that’s true, although Ji-ah hits the nail on the head when she accuses her of being incredibly arrogant and condescending. I can understand why Hwa-jung chose not to tell a traumatised 12 year old girl that she had killed her mother, but there’s really no excuse for perpetuating that deception once Ji-ah became an adult. The lie hurt Ji-ah just as much as the truth would have, and Hwa-jung just watched and did nothing as her niece became increasingly obsessed with her mother’s death. It tore Ji-ah apart until she reached the point where she was willing to die to find the answers that Hwa-jung could have given her at any time.

Hwa-jung was overprotective and infantilised Ji-ah by hiding that knowledge from her, believing that she was a better judge of Ji-ah’s best interests than Ji-ah herself. This contrasts really well with the dynamic between In-bum and Ji-ah, who have always been open with one another and trusted each other to make their own decisions, even when those choices inevitably lead to pain and heartbreak. Hwa-jung may love and care about Ji-ah, but her actions have shown that she doesn’t really respect her or trust her judgment.

This was a slow, sad episode. I’m not sure that I enjoyed it exactly, but I do think that it was a necessary lull to allow Ji-ah to process what she learned about Mi-jin’s death before we head into the last few episodes. It was a good idea to let Ji-ah get some distance from Daebak Realty, both physical and metaphorical, and Blue Salt and the bamboo forest felt like a breath of fresh air, although there’s a little bit of irony in giving up exorcism and then seeking refuge at a retreat that manufactures exorcist tools. In-bum proved he understood Ji-ah deeply yet again, telling her to take as much time as she needed and be kind to herself. He’s always very good at knowing what Ji-ah needs, whether it’s a push to do the right thing or some space to figure things out.

CEO Yeom was almost too wise and helpful to be real, but I did like her advice for not becoming a vengeful ghost: live a life with no regrets, a simple but powerful philosophy that’s much easier said than done. Ji-ah’s life seems to have been filled with regret, at first for not stabbing Mi-jin, then for stabbing her, and now it looks like Ji-ah herself was responsible for keeping her mother’s spirit trapped here so I’m sure we’ll have plenty more angst and self-blame about that next episode. I’m looking forward to finding out the significance of Ji-ah and In-bum’s eyes glowing during Mi-jin’s exorcism too — did it form some kind of bond between them that explains why In-bum is such a special medium?

In-bum’s goodbye to Ji-ah from outside her door was lovely and very touching. He told her he was grateful for what she’d done for him and the impact she’d had on his life and on him as a person — it was a little bit heart-breaking when he thanked her for being the first and only one to ever tell him he was a good person, and it’s evident that that’s something he’ll carry in his heart for the rest of his life, regardless of whatever happens between him and Ji-ah. I’m beginning to wonder whether or not these two are actually going to get together. We’ve had plenty of hints, and it’s clear they both like each other — the way In-bum’s smile dropped off his face when Ji-ah told him she couldn’t look at him! — but something always seems to take precedence over their developing relationship, whether it’s Director Do’s machinations or the past coming back to haunt them. In-bum and Ji-ah have phenomenal chemistry and I’ve loved watching them slowly grow to trust and care for one another over the course of this drama. I’m hoping for romance between them, but with so many loose ends that still need tying up and only 3 episodes left to do it in, we’re fast running out of time to accomplish that convincingly, and personally I would rather their relationship be left platonic than rushed.

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Imagine my interest in this series is like a large water jug with a plug at the bottom. This episode it was like the plug had been pulled and all the water drained out. Episode 13 of 16 is not a good time to conclude that I'm invested in none of these characters, that I don't particularly like anyone in the series. Usually when you start with a gruff, unlikable character like Ji-ah you expect she will get a redemption arc, not that she'll become even MORE unlikable.
At least now we know the proper sequence of events: arson / egg ghost / mom killing during exorcism / arsonist killed in hospital.

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CEO Yeom's remark to Ji-ah that if she pushes people away leaving no one by her side, she'd be the same as the unrested ghosts, seemed to deeply hit Ji-ah. Almost like a revelation that hadn't occurred to her before. It's interesting but understandable given that Ji-ah has been so focused on the event from 20 years ago. With the truth finally revealed, let's see where Ji-ah goes from here.

Thanks for the recap Branwen!

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i really loved that line about Ji- Ah being like an unrested spirit too. it kind of echoes what Ji-Ah said about Do Hak-Sung being like a living egg ghost. it's fun to see how the script makes these connections between the spirit world and the world of the living

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Jang Na Ra can only ever be shadowed by pur favorite ahjumma Kim Min Kyung. She was the bright spot in this rather depressing episode.

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I Love Kim Mi Kyung. She is my favorite Ajumma. She is so bad-ass here that it reminds me of her role in “Healer”. It makes me happy to see her in my screen.

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I love their reunion. They were fantastic together as mother-daughter in Go Back Couple.

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CEO Do can eff off and I'm even more mad at In-beom's uncle. The arson led to the egg ghost and Ji-ah's mom's only option was to kill In-beom and then go to prison for it. Unfortunately, there ended up being a second option in which the ghost possesses her and she had to die. Ji-ah's guilt for killing her mom is understandable, but I also hope she will realize that with the egg host possessing her mom, her mom would have had to die- whether it was by Ji-ah's hand or her own hand. I wonder if the events of that night was what made In-beom a super medium rather than a regular medium.

I'm glad that the mystery arc was solved, though I wonder where we go on from ep 14-16 besides fighting Director Do, who is actually the least interesting part of the series. I wonder if Chang-hwa's death was really an accident. The only reason why his mom was refusing to sell the place to Director Do was because she was waiting for Chang-hwa to come home.

I like how Ji-ah was moved to do the exorcism for Chang-hwa's mom. She seems cold, but inside, she is really her mother's daughter. As for Ji-ah and In-beom's relationship - I hope the drama won't rush to give them a romantic happily ever after. I'd be satisfied with them ending in a platonic relationship by the end of the series since I have a good feeling that down the road- months, years later, they'll end up together. I just need to know that Daebak Realty will stay on.

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i was under the impression that CEO Do lied and told the uncle that no one would be in the buildings he burned down. yes, he could have checked, but i don't think he willfully murdered people. maybe negligence and naivete, but not malice or disregard, imho

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He didn't willfully murder them and I'm sure CEO Do would have some other person set the fire if the uncle didn't agree so the arson was inevitable ...but I can't help but wish the uncle felt more remorse? Did the egg ghost find In-beom to latch onto because they went looking for a medium and found him or did they follow the arsonist and found In-beom that way?

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oops, not sure what word i wanted to type there but i'm pretty sure it wasn't "disregard" hahaha

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Thanks for the recap, @branwen! This episode is quite slow. I can understand the PD wanting to show Ji-ah's sorrow (showcasing Jang Na-ra's talents, hehe) and walking with the bamboo forest in the background was a very nice picture. So Ji-ah's mom and Sung-shik have both been exorcised. What's left? Turning around Ji-ah's life?

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I think Jiah’s Mom is not yet exorcised.

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I liked this episode. Ji-Ah needed this time for her. The truth is awful even if she didn't have a choice. It was a nice touch to know how she gets all her tools. Kim Min Kyung always is a good cameo. She gave good advices!

I agree about Hwa-jung. It was reasonnable to not tell the truth to a child but she could see what this lie done to Ji-Ah and how strong she is. It was really a bad decision. I think she was the one who liked their life like this. She didn't really understand how hard exorcism was for Ji-Ah, the pain of the memories, the injustice...

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I'm amazed that the writer was so uncompromising with the characters of Mi-jin and Sung-shik. Tbh I was cheering when SS’s attack on MJ led to the egg ghost possessing MJ and throttling SS. But as much as I dislike SS, I can see there’s no way he would have allowed MJ to hurt his nephew. And I was really surprised that MJ never wavered in her intention to kill In-bum. Usually drama characters would rather go to hell than kill a child, but MJ was ready to do it and take the punishment.

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I think that one interesting aspect of this wonderful show is that I can't really pinpoint whether someone is a good or a bad person. Take Sung-shik for example, after the revelation I always felt like he was such a bad person; how come you did that and took away 7 lives? But then again, he was sorry for the crime he committed because of his greed, and I couldn't say that he was beyond redemption. The case of Mi-jin is another interesting case. We all saw that according to the exorcism rules, if he didn't kill the boy, the egg ghost would have done more harm to more people. So was she right in her determination to kill the boy? There are many unanswerable questions, and that, to me, is another fascinating aspect of the story.

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I think the scene with In-Beom talking to Ji-Ah outside of her door may be my most favorite one from this show. The beautiful simplicity of it, with the heartfelt sincerity of In-Beom's words, the dissolves between their two faces, his shadow on the paper screen--really well done.

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Yes it was really moving. And just as Ji-ah saved In-bum by recognising him as a good man, I think In-bum's acknowledgement of Ji-ah's kindness will also play a huge part in her healing.

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Thank you for the recap!
The cat is finally out of the bag. I think heartbreaking as it was the mystery did live up to the build ups. I can understand Hwa Jung's actions wanting to protect Ji Ah, however if she thought she could keep the truth from Ji Ah for the rest of her life she's delusional. Especially with her mom's spirit unable to move on all these years. How do she expect Ji Ah to not want to uncover the truth even if she has to risk her life?

I can also understand how Ji Ah to would feel betrayed especially by the only person she trusts wholeheartedly. She just needs some time to process and come to accept the truth. We all know that Ji Ah is a big softie despite her gruff exterior. She'll always come around when she's needed, especially by the people she cares for. KMK's cameo was a nice touch to lighten up the low mood of this episode.

As for the romance, I think it'll be an open ending. Which is better than forcing or rushing anything with only 3 episodes to go I suppose. I just hope we can wrap things up nicely so that Ji Ah can find closure and move on with her life.

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Episode 13 is so saaad. :((

3 episodes left, I just want Jiah to be happy.

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Do Hak is the real prime mover for all the evil which has transpired here- and we have little idea how that will be dealt with.

Chang-hwa's ghost story seems to be a bit of a digression here- was he murdered by Do Hak?

As for any romance between our leads-- this was never a rom-com. But I do hope that their friendship holds together. If it does a later romance is inevitable - but not as part of this story.

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there's always hope for the bonus ep. maybe there will be a time jump ten years later with a pack of psychic exorcist children at their feet : )

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I would love to see that.

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oh in-beom of course would have retired ; )

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Re:Chang-hwa's story, I think the most important purposes for this minor arc is to bring Ji-ah back to exorcism and to help her see how similar this case and her mother case are. While I was watching this scene, I thought it was a bit out-of-nowhere tbh; but knowing that the show had been incorporating this arc from the very beginning, I suppose there is more to it than just to serve the mentioned purposes. Also, we still don't know who did kill the son.

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Perhaps I'm in a melancholic mood, but I like this episode. I feel like it's a slow, but necessary episode for all of us to reach the finales in the next 2 weeks. One funny thing is that I like this drama because it doesn't have a lot of songs played in the background. There are quiet moments; and even though the story seems to go slowly, it does in fact tackle many unanswered questions that needed to be tackled.

There are quite a number of scenes I do like from this ep. But one that stood out the most for me was when the CEO Yeom (?) tells Ji-ah not to cut people out of her life simply because they do something wrong if they do not intend to hurt her. She is telling Ji-ah to forgive those that she loves and they love her for some of their actions. I know that Secretary Ju isn't right in trying to hide the truth from Ji-ah for whatever reason, but I seem to get why she did that. Thank you Branwen for the comment so well-put regarding this Sec Ju hiding the fact thing; I completely agree with you on this.

The cliffhanger was really well done. I love the idea of not letting go of your loved ones when you should do so. As I think it's easy for people to get attached to things they love, so by using this as the main theme for the main arc is a really wise and well-planned decision. Kudos to the writer(s.)

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I liked this episode as well, although I wonder the extent to which I'm helped by my hiatus as I waited for the show to finish. I feel like Ji-ah was somebody who needed time to get some perspective, reflect on the things that happened and properly grieve. She's spent so much time running around avoiding what happened (although being lied to about it didn't help). She finally got to stop for a moment and she really needed that.

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You’re so right LT. Every single thing you mentioned.

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As protective as Hwa-jung was of JiAh and the Truth, there is one statement that still rings loudly in regard to the uncle. The purpose of an exorcism is to allow an unrested spirit pass peacefully into the afterlife. But in this world building, there is no reference to Hell. Hwa-jung mentioned the uncle being restless, cold in this world as his punishment for contributing to 8 deaths. Like others, I have no sympathy for the uncle's plight.

I did think that the egg ghost was still entangled into mom's spirit as the reason she could not leave so easily. But having a JiAh's regret and emotional state as the anchor so mom cannot pass on is believable and heartbreaking. The cover-up of the truth for 20 years did cause JiAh a level of pain and anxiety and caused her to continue the family business probably against her will as the Blue Salt lady inferred that JiAh had thought about quitting many times in the past. Her ability to easily pack up the realty office was so unemotional that to me it seemed like a relief to JiAh. It seems she is at a crossroad where she can actually get her own life back though doing what her mother told her do will actually haunt her for the rest of her life.

The recent episodes that focused in on JiAh have been very good and Jang Nara has been excellent. I think the ending episodes will probably be anti-climatic in comparison. So what if Director Do is taken down - - - it will not change JiAh's past, present or future. I also think it is proper for JiAh and In-beom to go their separate ways in the end.

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Yes, I like Jiah centered episodes, as depressing and heartbreaking it is and also because Jang Nara delivers.

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This episode felt like a filler but thank goodness I got to see Nation's Eomma! I'm hopeful for Ep14-16. I hope it's good. I also miss their episodic cases.

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Same - I really like the episodic ghosts. I thought the drama did a good job of weaving those into the over-arching storyline and would have liked for that to continue. I'm genuinely wondering how they will wrap this up now and where Ji-ah will be at the end.

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So I haven't commented on this series here very often, but I have been watching it on a weekly basis and Jang Nara never disappoints! While this episode was heavy on a big reveal about her mom's death, it also felt like a breath of fresh air with that gorgeous bamboo forest setting - a forest that I would love to visit honestly, because damn it looks pretty. I'm excited about where the rest of the series will go! Even if they bomb the ending, I still thoroughly enjoy this series and will be happy with what we got so far~

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No words to describe the wonder that is Jang Nara. I've always liked her and respected her but somebody has finally written her a part that lets her show every part of her range. If I take away nothing else from this drama, it's that female actors deserve this kind of writing across the board.

As for the plot, I actually loved this episode (although as I said above, the self-imposed hiatus might have helped with this).

Although I still don't know how it was better for Ji-ah to spend 20 years thinking she'd killed her mother by inaction rather than by performing an exorcism that was always going to result in her death. At least with the truth, she knows that once possessed her mother was always going to die and that she definitely had no choice. With the former, she feels like she failed her. How was this better?

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