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Crazy Love: Episodes 7-8

According to our mathematician, the key to a convincing lie is putting on such a dazzling show that it distracts people from asking questions. And if there’s one thing these two have in spades, it’s the ability to dazzle and confound. Trouble is, they might just end up confounding themselves while they’re at it.

 
EPISODES 7-8 WEECAP

After their bonding experience last week, our couple has begun to see each other in a new light. For starters, Go-jin spends a significant amount of time staring thoughtfully at a potato, because it evokes a mixed set of emotions in him.

Shin-ah’s father giving him a potato to eat had sparked the memory of his grandmother doing that when he was a kid. (Incidentally, he hates onions for a similar but opposite reason – growing up poor and having to eat onions at every meal gave the other kids fuel to bully him.) He’s so touched by the connection that he even *gasp* contemplates apologizing for kicking Shin-ah and her truckload of potato boxes out of his car.

Shin-ah, meanwhile, catches a glimpse of Go-jin watching TV, completely enthralled in the emotions of the story. This humanizes him in her eyes so much that it smites her conscience, and she decides it’s time to forgive and move on with what’s left of her life.

To that end, she goes about doing nice things like cooking him breakfast… which, of course, makes him think she’s trying to poison him. (She doesn’t help matters by musing out loud that life is shorter than you think right as he finally musters enough courage to take a bite.)

But just when Shin-ah starts to say goodbye to the people she loves without outright telling them that’s what she’s doing, everything gets turned upside-down again – because she’s not actually dying. Thank goodness! Her MRI results got mixed up with someone else’s, and she’s perfectly healthy. Of course, now she has to deal with the mess her lie has made.

The thing is, Shin-ah’s done a lot of damage in a very short amount of time. She’s given all of Go-jin’s employees extra perks like beef dinners, she’s used the company card to cover the janitor’s son’s hospital bills, and she’s punched perfect 5-centimeter-spaced holes in all of Go-jin’s suits. To name a few.

Everywhere Go-jin turns, he finds a new manifestation of her revenge, and it drives him absolutely bananas. His private detective can’t find anything out of the ordinary on her, but Go-jin is convinced she’s in league with his would-be murderer. His suspicions appear to be confirmed when he catches her packing up, so he reveals that he never had amnesia, adopting the most terrifying, syrupy-sweet voice to do so.

Panicking at his threat to have her thrown in prison, Shin-ah begs for mercy, offering to do anything he wants in exchange. He immediately makes her regret those words by presenting a contract: she’ll keep up the fiancée act and work as his driver and housekeeper, still pretending he has amnesia, until she can pay off the entire amount she’s cost him in damages. Reluctantly, Shin-ah signs.

Just like that, Go-jin is back to his normal, tyrannical self, milking every bit of misery he can give back to her. It’s kind of disheartening how quickly Shin-ah reverts back to ducking her head and taking the verbal abuse, but I guess he is holding a prison sentence and about 1 billion won (about $800,000) over her.

While Go-jin’s attention is diverted with tormenting Shin-ah (and dancing in his office for the joy of having the upper hand again), Yang-tae plots against him. But far from having murder on the brain, Yang-tae’s big scheme is to publish study guides using plagiarized material from the study guides GoTop was planning to put out in just a few weeks, courtesy of Eun-jung.

The study guides sell like hotcakes, but either Go-jin anticipated this or Yang-tae’s just unlucky, because complaints start rolling in about critical mistakes throughout the book. Go-jin hid them inside the original material, planning a giveaway contest for students who could identify the errors, and Yang-tae didn’t bother to proofread. Whoops.

Adding injury to insult, Yang-tae learns about this from Go-jin himself at a big public event, right before downing a drugged beverage intended for Go-jin. We don’t see who tampered with the drink, but Go-jin does notice that Yang-tae’s watch looks an awful lot like the one his mysterious assaulter wore.

But you know who else 1) has that watch, 2) has been looking rather shifty lately, and 3) has been concealing information about Kang Min from Go-jin? Se-gi. Maybe there’ll still be a surprising twist there, but the dramatic reveal of Se-gi’s watch sure felt like it was supposed to be a shocking one.

In any case, one person who doesn’t seem to be plotting against Go-jin (at least, not yet) is Soo-young. Unlike her money-and-power-hungry father, she has no interest in taking over GoTop, and never has. She also claims she married someone she didn’t love to protect her love (Go-jin), and if there’s one thing that irks me about her, it’s that she takes for granted her idea that she can just walk right back into Go-jin’s life the same way she walked out.

When Soo-young finds out Shin-ah is Go-jin’s secretary, she even remarks that the two of them “share a man,” which seems a tad presumptuous considering she believes Go-jin doesn’t remember their past relationship.

But Go-jin certainly does remember, and harbors very strong, painful feelings towards her. Those feelings are only exacerbated when Soo-young’s family background and new position as CEO of GoTop’s up-and-coming rival company are revealed.

Go-jin hits back with a reveal of his own (his fiancée) and then hammers it home by kissing Shin-ah right in front of Soo-young. Let the revenge games continue!

 
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The last scene for me looked like a makjang. Lols! The plot is catching 😀😀

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Been anxiously waiting for this recap.

I didn’t think this ep could squeeze in a kiss yet here we are. I can’t help but notice the contrasting colours of the three leads in the last scene.

On a superficial note, Kim Jae wook looks absolutely gorgeous in that purple suits as does Krystal who looks divine in that off the shoulder red dress.

As fun as it is to see the tyrannical Go jin I do feel bad for Shin Ah. I was hoping her revenge could go on further but it seems to have halted now that the truth is out. I do hope to see more development on the romantic front because so far Go Jin has only gone on power trips and only shown himself being slightly effected by Shin Ah so I’m hoping that picks up next week. I do love a fake relationship so I’m excited to see how far these two will go!

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i picked up on the color choice as well. everyone else was in neutral colors, but our three were in purple, red and green. it really highlighted them.

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I'm glad Shin-ah's not terminally ill, but I feel bad that she's now like "holy shit. I'm going to live and bear the consequences of what I did and have to walk back my revenge". I'm glad we did get see some flashbacks to her hole punching revenge and her paying those hospital bills with his card.

This is a fun drama, but I'm not feeling the romantic vibe yet. He's still too much of an asshole for a nice girl like Shin-ah. Even though she wasn't terminally ill, she was still taking a lot of meds to deal with the stress and the workplace bullying by her superior. Having a pet potato and lickng the yogurt cover does not make him a good potential boyfriend.

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Agreed. This show needs to give us more before it’s acceptable for them to become a couple. He’s still so mean and she’s still so timid. I have no problem with their chemistry I just need to see more character development.

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I am sure we will get more romance starting now. NGJ is just in denial right now. Although now the best situation to have that first kiss but I still find it hot... Kju is kissing master so his kisses are always very sensual.

I believe there is going to be a change in their relationship and maybe Shin-ah will end up holding more power against him hehe

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Same here. Despite it not being the ideal situation for a kiss I still swooned because kjw is such a good kisser. The hand placement and the gaze just killed me. I can only imagine what a mutual kiss looks like.

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Oh Segi's reveal wasn't at all having that dramatic reveal. Everything had been pointing to him as the culprit. Were it Soo-young, then that's what I call I didn't see this coming.

I was expecting that Si-na would give a clap back to Go-jin's terms, but no she's back to cowering again.

On a sweet side, Noh Gojin is smitten with Si-na. And she's connecting to him on emotional levels. Lean on each other more, guys.

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I'm very disappointed to see Shin-ah cowering again. I hope this is short term

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Best episodes so far :) Why we love fake relations don't know :) Business Proposal , Crazy Love all around same story:) I assume after the watch revelation Se Gi is the culprit behind the scene . I was expecting better that that from the writer tough !!

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Thank you, @mistyisles, for the weecap! I was hoping Go-jin will realize Shi-na's worth after the potato incident but instead, we get his revenge plot. I still don't understand what the two women from the deli are for but maybe they're also victims of his bad attitude?

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The women who meet up in the deli are all previous secretaries of Noh Gojin. They ostensibly have teamed up for revenge against him but so far they haven't done much except add onions to his sandwich and break the security cameras outside his vacation home...

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I am lapping it all up!
Go-jin whispering in Shin-ah's ear that he does not have amnesia and Shin-ah's horror.
Go-jin smiling with gritted teeth through the many thank-yous for his kind (and costly) deeds. He can't behave badly in front of kids!
The holes in all his suits exactly 5.5cm apart (genius!).
The Travolta dance.
Shin-ah stirring his drink with her finger.
Go-jin opening one-footed the trash before dumping the coffee.
Go-jin explaining the catastrophic consequences of a 1 degree change of temperature (for coffee, too?).
Great colour combination in the last scene - purple suit, green dress and red dress - all beautiful.

Will the romance be as crazy as everything else before? I hope so.

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I was so excited for the new episodes, it's 100% the show I most anticipate for the week and it did not disappoint! I'm so glad Shin-Ah isn't actually dying and that she found out it so quickly, her expression absolutely broke my heart when she was posing for her last photo.

Secretly hoping that the show is feeling a bit cheeky and will reveal another character who owns 'the watch' every episode as it's actually just a really common high end piece XD.

I'm actually just starting to wonder though if every suspect so far is a culprit of some form really are just working independently of one another and Go-Jin is really just that dislikable lol.

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I guess I am the only one who hated that kiss and felt bad for Si nah and Soo young.

Granted, while I complained about communication lacking in couples in kdramas, I can understand why Soo young never told Go jin why she was marrying someone else. That is not a conversation that should be or can be had with someone else that you love anyway.

That kiss was forced on Si nah and while she has made a mess of things, that aspects should not have been forced on her and this is the first time I have truly hated Go jin in this series.

He is unlikable, yes. But that was too far.

And of course it was Se gi. I don't know why everyone is trying to make it someone else. He is the only one who is close enough to Go jin to have these things happen.

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I looked up the mysterious watch. It's the Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture, a Swiss-made smart watch. (The show altered the interior label like they do for non-sponsor cars.) They run $3,495 to $3,795 USD and come in options: stainless steel with silver or navy dial, the limited model black steel with grey dial, rose gold plated steel with silver dial.

I love watches but don't wear any fancy ones. I'm a Timex Easy Reader person, myself.

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I’m pleased Shin Ah is not really dying (but the poor woman who got the opposite message!) - her goodbyes to everyone were really sad (and should have made people more suspicious that something was going on!)

I think one of my favourite moments in these episodes was when Shin Ah asked Go Jin why he didn’t like onions. We see that there’s a reason, but also there’s the suggestion that Shin Ah sees him more as a person who might *have* a reason, than as a bundle of evil pettiness. I didn’t really like her watching him watching tv as an illustration of his humanity, because I don’t think people really watch tv with that much animation 😅

I’d like to see Go Jin (who is supposed to be smart) questioning what made Shin Ah act the way she has - especially considering punching holes 5.5 cm in suits is petty (expensive) property damage but seems a long way from deliberating running someone over.

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I was hoping that the terminal disease would go away since its the only hindrance to a possibly HEA. So happy to know that its all a mix-up. But it was disheartening that all the bravado that Shin Ah learned with that ticking timebomb was lost when Go Jin dangled that billion won debt. Its a perfectly understandable reaction but I want her fighting back at him again.

Go Jin was kinda annoying and petty with all his requests from Shin Ah. I know Shin Ah was wrong but GoJin is not exactly a saint either. So him lording it over her was disappointing. So that kiss at the end did not resonate with me well. It was a lovely scene but his motivation is murky.

Next week I hope GJ will find Shin Ah's diary and be nicer to her. As nice as that narcissistic jerk can be 😆

Segi's watch was anticlimactic since I suspected him all along. It would be better if that is a red herring and we have a different big bad all together. But if it ends up as him, I sure hope our lovely leads will team up for real to take him down.

Krystal is really pretty especially in that red dress.

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It was a bummer that she couldn't be brave anymore! She still has 50+ years to live. To pay off that debt at a secretary's salary will probably take more than half of that (25+ years), since she would have to use her salary to pay living expenses too and only what's left over could go pay the debt.

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Yes she still has a lot going for herself. I want her to be brave again and not put up with his poor treatment. She can work for him, as agreed upon, but she has to demand better working conditions. She is back to her stressed and depressed self.

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I'm a little disappointed that Shin Ah and Go Jin are back to how they were in the beginning. Shin Ah lost her confidence and spunk quick. There were a few moments like her upset face in front of him and her stirring his drink with her finger (LOL) that gives me some hope that she won't stand for his actions any longer.

That big ol' zoom in on Se Gi's watch looks like a clear sign he's a baddie. It didn't have a major impact cuz I was already suspecting it could be him. He didn't have many scenes this week. Oh, they had a shot of him without his glasses that also made me think he's the villain since they tend to make characters look more innocent with glasses as if they are a disguise lol.

Didn't like the kiss scene tbh. Not swoony at all. And the ladies' dresses. While they both looked gorgeous, the colors were so bold. The drama obviously had the trio in strong colors at the party. It just made everyone else look super bland which I know there weren't major characters there besides Yang Tae. But still.

I'm not hooked on the romance yet. I'm curious who is falling first though.

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Clearly, I think NGJ has fallen first..he is just in denial. Him bringing up all that including Shin-ah's dad and threatening her is really because he wants her to stay by her side! Hence the hostage contracts states continue to be his fake fiance!! And of course, he is no angel so he still does all the annoying and petty revenge on Shin-ah. However, you can tell the dynamic is slightly different. His bullying before is because he has those expectations as a boss and is jsut harsh. But in episode 8, he is no longer acting like a boss, he is simply taking petty revenge like a child, it's less work.. but more personal between the two of them.. like a bickering couple. He is just in denial.. lol

The kiss was not three seconds and why why why did he went for a second one..swoon. although Shin-ah was shocked, she received the second one well too 💓

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Yeah their dynamic did change a little. I think he fell for her first too. Wondering when she will fall for him.

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I thought she already started to realize she had feelings for him in Ep 7 when she asked her roommate if actors often fall for their co-stars?

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Ah true. I guess there were hints from both leads. Just not enough for me. XD

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I am going to say Segi is just a red herring until the end. He has to be.. otherwise what's the point of them making him more and more sus each episode.. it has to be intentional!!

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I think Soo-young's secretary might be the actual mastermind behind the attempts to kill Go-jin. There are clear shades of unrequited love there and he might have thought of it as the best way to pave Baek Edu's way to the top.

I think Se-gi does want to take over GoTop but did not actively plan to kill Go-jin - he might have even been on the scene and decided to walk away without saving him though.

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Go-jin still a meanie and Sin-ah cowering again and we still at eps 8. I'm afraid it's too late for me to love Go-jin. I really hope, at least, Sin-ah can be brave again even though she has that mean contract. Well, you'll feel little if you have 1 million debt but I'd like to see character development. It would be satisfying if she left him when Go-jin starts to like her :D

Actually I really want to drop this drama since eps 2 but surprisingly, they always drops something new that makes me curious where it will goes. I'll give it a try for few more eps

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🤣👽The “hostage contract” is hilarious🧅☕️: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb3i9EqrNsx

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