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Link: Eat, Love, Kill: Episodes 9-10

Link: Eat, Love, Kill: Episodes 9-10

There’s progress on multiple fronts this week as our couple takes a step closer to each other and more clues to their past are revealed. The reunited classmates all have their own reasons to seek out the truth, even if the answers may call into question everything they thought they knew.

 
EPISODES 9-10 WEECAP

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After the impromptu reunion, Jin-geun’s words shake up everyone. Gye-hoon can’t stop thinking about how Jin-geun said Gye-young was hurt that day before she was taken, and Da-hyun is bothered by Jin-geun’s implication that she was there that day, too.

Won-tak is bothered by Jin-geun’s suggestion that his father is innocent, although Won-tak is determined to put the past behind him. When he passes his father in the street, Won-tak walks by without a word. He also warns Gye-hoon that he doesn’t intend to be friendly with him, even though they used to be best friends. He seems to resent Gye-hoon for his role in Won-tak’s (or Han Se-jin, at the time) father’s fate.

Meanwhile, Gye-hoon learns that Jin-geun was telling the truth – Gye-young did hurt her leg that day. He visits Eui-chan who blames himself for not giving Gye-young a ride after seeing she was hurt.

Link: Eat, Love, Kill: Episodes 9-10

While Gye-hoon tries to figure out what happened to his sister, Da-hyun starts to regain hazy memories involving a red gate in an alley. Ever since she was a kid, she’s had this recurring nightmare involving the gate. Her grandmother would always comfort her and tell her, “Don’t turn around”; she should always move forward. Now, Da-hyun decides to be proactive and see if she can find the gate. She sees one that’s similar, but it’s not red. (Did she forget about paint?)

As they each try to find the truth in their own ways, Gye-hoon and Da-hyun’s feelings are in full swing. They have some moments where they almost take a step forward, but they never do. That is, until Gye-hoon opens up in a rare show of emotional honesty.

He shares that he came back to Jihwa to find his father. Ooh, another mystery. Ever since Gye-young went missing, his father devoted his life to finding her. I had assumed his parents were divorced since his father was never around, but his father actually just spent all his time chasing down leads, leaving Gye-hoon to take care of his mother alone.

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Last he saw him, Gye-hoon begged his father in tears to come home because he and his mom needed him. But that wasn’t enough, and his father left, despite Gye-hoon’s threats never to talk to him again.

Recently, Gye-hoon got a call from the police who found his father’s wallet in Jihwa. Gye-hoon hadn’t been able to get in touch and now assumes the worst because there’s no way his father would go off the grid when they’ve already had one family member disappear.

Poor Gye-hoon has had to shoulder so much alone, essentially single-handedly raising himself and keeping his family together. It’s sad to see that his parents were so obsessed with finding one child that they neglected the other. No wonder he’s afraid to bring anyone else into the mix.

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Gye-hoon tells Da-hyun he doesn’t have the courage to be happy. She leaves, unable to get him out of her mind. And then, she has a flash of a hazy image and burst of emotion. Oooh, is she feeling the link now too?! She rushes back over to the restaurant where she finds Gye-hoon in tears.

When he sees her, he rushes to her and kisses her. Finally! They’re adorably awkward after the kiss. He apologizes. She assures him he shouldn’t be sorry; in fact, he did a good job. HA. Making matters worse, Jin-hoon walks in and they all stare awkwardly. Then, he just turns and walks back out.

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The next day, Da-hyun is giddy. But she deflates when Gye-hoon treats her as usual and seems like he’s going to pretend nothing happened. Thankfully, they talk it out, and he admits he does have feelings for her. He says he’ll likely want to run from time to time, but he promises to try. And he does. It’s so nice to see him smiling and taking baby steps toward happiness.

Gye-hoon is ready to tell people they’re dating, but Da-hyun warns him that they have to keep it from her mom for now. Bok-hee has made it abundantly clear that she doesn’t want Da-hyun dating or getting too close to Gye-hoon. Her argument that it’s because he’s arrogant isn’t convincing.

Link: Eat, Love, Kill: Episodes 9-10 Link: Eat, Love, Kill: Episodes 9-10

In the midst of Gye-hoon and Da-hyun’s new couple bliss, Jin-geun hangs over them like a shadow. One night, Gye-hoon talks to him on the phone. Jin-geun happens across someone in the alley while they talk, and he seems oddly afraid. The man tells him to ask Gye-hoon how his father is doing. (I’m guessing this shady man is the culprit.) After that call, Jin-geun goes into hiding.

It takes some convincing, but Gye-hoon enlists Won-tak’s help in trying to figure out the truth behind who really took Gye-young. They go to one of the cops from the case, and he shares that he doesn’t believe Eui-chan is the culprit.

Back then, they found out that Eui-chan was secretly working at a bar to make ends meet and the blood on his clothes was likely from a fight with a customer. Also, the witness who said he saw Gye-young get into Eui-chan’s car was pressured to say that by Chief Seo who is determined (still) that Eui-chan did it.

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Won-tak is horrified to realize that his dad might be innocent, feeling guilty for how he disowned his father who must’ve been going through hell. He’s out for Chief Seo’s blood, but Gye-hoon manages to talk him down for now. He reminds Won-tak that he can still apologize to his father and make things right.

Elsewhere, Da-hyun deliberates over sending Jin-geun a message, accidentally pressing send and promptly tries to delete it. But it’s too late – he saw it and finds her alone in the library. He’s terrifyingly irate that she’s trying to help Gye-hoon find out the truth but comforts himself by saying they can never be together. She’ll learn why soon enough. He doesn’t say much more than that, but he does mention a red gate, confirming Da-hyun’s fears that she was there that night.

Da-hyun ends up telling Gye-hoon the truth that she might’ve witnessed something and could’ve been the last person to see Gye-young. We end on an image of a gate… that’s no longer red. So yeah, it was painted.

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With this odd neighborhood, almost anyone could be the culprit. I just wonder who had such a hold over Jin-geun who never has shown any fear before. He was oddly respectful and nervous around the man.

At least we’ve confirmed that, while Won-tak may be troubled, he’s likely not someone to be worried about. I’m glad he’s starting to help and hopefully let go of some of his anger. I was surprised he told Min-jo without prompting that he was classmates with the other Jihwa kids – I guess he’s no longer hiding his identity.

And then there’s the link which Da-hyun seems to be feeling now too. I found it odd that it was one-way, but if it truly is two-way, why did it take her so much longer to feel it? It seems to coincide with her memory returning, so I’m guessing it’s yet another piece of the puzzle of that night.

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I still love this drama, but I felt ep 10 drag a bit because they toned down the comedy and focused on entirely resolving the mysteries. Ep 9 was nice because it had a right amount of emotional punch!

Yeo Jin Gu is really good at crying and I felt so sad by watching his parents refuse to let go of his lost sister and learn to live in the present with Gye Hoon. Even Won Tak's dad was horrible for making his son suffer by not letting go of his pride which makes Da Hyun's grandma and mom seem like angels even if they accidentally caused someone to die.

Also the kiss was nice, but I thought after his breakdown a hug would have been appropriate and more memorable.

I agree with some of the other beanies theories which are:
1. As kids, Da Hyun and Jin Geun entered some bad guys house or grandma/mom's divorced abusive husband's house, got assaulted and in the ensuing tussle caused Gye Young's death.
2. Da Hyun saw Gye Young kidnapped, visited the kidnappers house with Jin Geun to save her, but mom/granma came to know about it and escaped with Da Hyun, leaving behind Gye Young.
3. Jin Geun's parents are the culprit because from who else would he have got stalker genes🙄

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Also, I noticed when Won Tak was pouring drinks to the cops and neighbourhood men, there was an old guy who was missing after the cop re-entered the tent. I am thinking he is also a possible culprit

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That old guy is very suspicious. The truck parked up in the house with the blue gate looks like the one he owns (he was in that truck in his first appearance in the drama). But I think there is something more to the story because it's implied Dahyun's dad was abusive and surely that has something to do with her memory gaps.

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I agree about the kiss! I think a hug would have been better at that point.

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I feel that in many scenes in dramas. A hug makes more sense than kiss but it seems a kiss is written in the script for fan service.

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Scenario 1 or 2 seem plausible. I do think there will be somewhat of a parallel with the Jin Geun situation where Da Hyun accidentally "killed" him and mom and grandma thought the best way to protect her was to stuff him in a fridge instead of calling the police. The problem is Gye Young was an innocent child and her family was completely broken by her disappearance. They have to walk a fine line or Da Hyun and Gye Hoon really can't be together.

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Regardless of what happened, Jin-geun the stalker is trying to manipulate Da-hyun into believing she’s a culprit in Gye-young’s disappearance. He may believe that himself - his memory may not be accurate or complete, or he could be misinterpreting whatever he saw or trying to deflect his own guilt feelings. And everyone in the parents' generation either already thinks she is a culprit or thinks she was a victim but wants to protect her from that knowledge, and they’re all hiding what they “know” from each other.

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Yeo Jingoo never fails to make me cry in each of the dramas I’ve seen him in- hoping (praying!) his character has a happy ending in this one

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I seem to be sitting in front of the TV completely dull. Because I didn't think about Gye-hoon's father (I just assumed he was dead), nor did I seriously consider why only Gye-hoon feels Da-hyun's emotions but not the other way around. That it might be because Gye-hoon has closed himself off so much and not allowed any feelings, that's not what I thought about.

I was a little bit annoyed with Da-hyun. I would have liked her to tell Gye-hoon earlier that she knew his sister.

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In Da Hyun’s defense, I can understand why she hesitated to tell Gye Hoon anything right away. She didn’t really know for sure if she just knew of Gye Young or if they were actually friends.

She didn’t really have any clear memories of anything - they’re only just now starting to come in, in random bits and pieces, at that. She prob didn’t want to bring anything up in case it wasn’t true or accurate - I mean up until recently, she thought Jin Geun was just saying stuff to mess with her/get attention, so she didn’t take it seriously. And she did admit that Jin Geun’s words were bothering her. But she just didn’t know why until her memories started coming back.

Now that she is starting to remember, it will take her time to make sense of everything, and on top of that, to figure out how she feels about it, since these are memories that have literally been suppressed and haunting her for years.

And notice when she does have enough clarity to know she was there that night, she still only tells Gye Hoon “I THINK I saw your sister”. Unlike some of the other residents in that town over the years, Da Hyun seems to understand the weight her words and perspective carry, and she’s not taking it lightly.

For safety reasons, she should’ve definitely told someone she may have a way to get Jin Geun out of hiding - that way she could make sure not to be alone. But I understand that she may have wanted to figure out her memories first for herself before opening up about them to anyone.

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I agree that it's understandable for Da-hyun to hold back on telling Gye-hoon while she was so uncertain about her fragmented memories. She’s just had the floodgates opened, but childhood memory is such an unreliable thing and she's still unsure what really happened and what's a nightmare or other people lying to her. There's a parallel with GH, who says he “forgot all the kids from elementary school … but once I realized that I knew them, the memories flooded back.” But he still doesn’t remember DH - why not?

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Wasn't she a new kid who moved recently to the neighbourhood? I recently got added to a whatsapp group of my school friend and I was unable to remember one guy from my class who was in my class for only one year and somehow remembered me.

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I'm happy that Da-Hyun finally told Gye-Hoon about the fact she maybe saw his sister the famous day.

Until now, Jin-Geun has too much power on them because he's the only who knows what happened. I wish the grandma speaks now. Because in the past, maybe Da-Hyun was too young to deal with the truth, but clearly she never completely forgot about it and had nightmares and now it put her in danger at at Jin-Geun's mercy.

Won-Tak's situation is so sad. He did the right thing to talk to the Police in the past, but the Police didn't do their work and let his father to be accused of murder. He tought during his whole life that his father was guilty and now, he knows that it's not true and feels guilty about it.

Gye-Hoon's parents were so awful, they both forgot they had a son. The fact both of them accused him because he wasn't there for his sister is really vicious. They're lucky that he grew up as good man. I'm happy to see him ready to open himself to happiness! He deserves it.

The OST is really good.

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I liked the fact Gye-Hoon wore a sweatshirt with Esprit Nouveau (the new spirit) written on it when he took the decision to be happy :p

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Yes, Grandma is afraid of the truth herself and I wonder if it's because she is or thinks she is a killer, too - it wasn't clear to me in the first couple episodes if she and mom were referring to killing Grandma's husband or mom's. “Don’t turn around, never look behind you” seems like really bad advice right now. Grandma is not very bright and is intent on slamming the (fridge) door on the past, so it’s not surprising that she gives poor guidance. If you’re being stalked or pursued, you need to look around to be aware of and assess the threat. If your past is compromising your ability to live in the present, you need to revisit that past and deal with it before you can move on.

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The way all the adults and others constantly try to guilt Gyehoon for not taking care of his sister is so weird. As if he was a teenager when while she was a kid. Aren't they literally the same age cause they are twins? Why do they expect a 8-10 year old boy to take care of her sister?

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Thank you, @quirkycase, for the weecap! With only 6 episodes left, I have some guesses on the people who know what happened (aside from Jin-geun). Because of his shifty eyes, one is Chief Seo, I'm thinking Gye-hoon's father (why else would he abandon his family if not for the guilt) and mom and halmoni also know something.

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Breaking news:
A new milestone has been reached everyone, between Sic and a Yeo Jingoo drama: we've reached beyond the half way point and she isn't QUITE grumpy enough to want to defenestrate anything! (Except for his styling that is...)
Le gasp. how shocking.
Will we both make it to the 75% marker and beyond, or will there be broken windows.
Stay tuned to find out.

(I have some so far mainly minor issues with this show and I do wish it'd balance its black comedy and dark melo across like, the whole thing, but this really is a milestone for me so I'm content to just sit on those for now and decide later if they're more than minor 😂😂😂)

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I can’t believe how good these guys are at communication! Sure, they don’t share everything, but Gye-hoon keeps talking her where he’s going, why and what Jin-geun has said to him now. It’s so refreshing!

Also they’re so cute ^^ What a brilliant confession.

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I had to pause after the talk between father and son at the bus station.It was so real, so emotional. The writer did a great job there.

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‘What are you sorry for? You did well’ you can literally see her brain short circuiting omg I LOVE HER. That has got to be one of the best post kiss scenes I’ve ever seen. I even love her more so for dealing with the whiplash from GH’s mood swings and seeing through them to understand what he’s actually doing (‘he’s chosen to run away again’ made my heart hurt for a bit). She’s proven herself to be brave, compassionate, and wonderful character time and time again, and is definitely going to go down as one of my favourite kdrama FLs of all time.

I’m not exactly tired of this giant Among Us game yet but I am finding it painful not having ANY real clues as to who was behind GY’s disappearance, but I guess that’s the kind of torture they’re aiming for. Like some other beanies have said previously, the only one I’m currently suspecting is the Police Chief because he’s goes HARD on the defensive every time the topic is mentioned. Also I’m glad DH did come clean about the fact that she knew GY and that she might be involved, I was wincing in anticipation for potential angst to be caused every time she didn’t tell him when she had a chance.

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This drama is getting better and better. Episode 9, I'm crying with Gye Hoon. My heart felt heavy for him, his mother and his father. They must've been feeling like living in a hell. Is there a way for them to move forward...😢

I remembered the day we lost our 3rd child just for a brief moment at an open park at a foreign land. I remembered the tremble, fear and feeling like I can't go on living if we can't find her. That short moment, was a hell. While I'm thankful we found our precious kid, I can't imagine the agony of parents and family who lost their kids without any news or knowing what's happening. I'm praying God help to heal their heart...

Eun Jeung is right, at least she got a closure; she finally found her sister's corpse. At the very least, while it's still sad, at least she got a closure...

The scene where Da Hyun shop with Eun Jeung, omo.. I cried my eyes out... For Eun Jung for missing her sister so deep, for Da Hyun who felt like she's the replacement of their missing loved ones

This week throw a lot of questions while also giving a lot of sweet scenes. I applaud the cast and the director for such a great job!

Who's Jin Geun meeting at the alley?
Who's house is it, the red gate one?
What is it that Halmoni and Omoni know?
What is the worst thing Da Hyun can do to Gye Young that cause Jin Gen said that?

It's also a relief to learnt about the blood on Mr Han's shirt. I feel sorry for Won Tak and his father..

On a second thought, this felt a bit similar to Beyond Evil (Jin Goo's previous drama). That his police partner lost his sister. But in the end his sister's corpse was found at his family home inside the wall... He didn't know... His mother didn't know... His father didn't know that lead to his suicide... If only they knew... I cried a river at that scene.

I don't have a clue what to expect for Link.

Anyway, can't wait for next week!! Hoping for more of the police couple scene, bromances scene, and more comedy.

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Awww that was a sweet kiss, but as mentioned above a hug would have been more impactful and made more sense, but we were at episode 9, so due for a kiss, lol. Also shame on Won Tak's father for holding on to his pride, shame on him. I am glad he was able to get a lovely hug from Min Jo, he really needed it.

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Yeah his father choose his pride and ego over his child is kinda tragic too.

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Im gonna said the adults in this drama is awful and yes its including dahyun's mom and grandma and gyehoon's parents. Its like everyone have a part in the incident but refuses to acknowledge it. So everyone blame the easiest target aka gyehoon.
Gyehoon lives while his parents silently blame him, hate him and refuse to look at him for 18 years. His father last word "be happy, like others" is like a curse. Told him you dont deserve to be live like someone else. Imagine live like that for 18 years. He cant even stand the sight of his reflection smiling. And his first ever relationship have tragedy wait for them.

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Finally a KISS and not just any tentative, awkward, not-sure-what-I'm-doing kiss but a truly passionate, yearning and heartfelt kiss...I disagree (respectfully) that a hug would have been more appropriate because he was just bursting with pain and emotion then and needed love, and not just comfort. But it was nice that he said sorry afterwards (since he didn't ask beforehand) and cute that she replied "well done." They may have gone on if it hadn't been for Jinsoo barging in (his timing almost but not quite impeccable this time, so funny). The couple scenes in Episode 10 were so sweet (how he motioned for her to sit next to him, wrapped his fingers in hers and leaned his head on her shoulder in bliss).
I'm so interested in DaHyun recovering her memory, I get the sense she was also held with Gyeyoung...maybe Jin-guen lured her there, perhaps it was his house and one of his parents was the culprit? We haven't figured out who his parents were but my guess is the father at least is still lurking there, perhaps even one of the police officers.
I was wondering if the police woman might be GyeYoung but I'm now thinking she really died...if the police woman was her I feel we would have gotten more of her back story by now. On the other hand maybe they haven't given us her back story because they want to surprise us.
The red gate so eerie looking...some beautifully filmed scenes in this drama

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Let me correct myself..TWO KISSES (and maybe a third if they hadn’t been interrupted? Lol)

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I have not been able to watch a Kdrama in 10 days and life has not been fun😩😩. Binging the last 4 episodes is just the right amount of sweetness and fun I needed to get back on my kdrama train.

I can't stop salivating when I see Gyehoon cooking. When is the damn restaurant opening? I won't mind a chef boyfriend/husband😂!

My heart breaks so much for Wontak! Ugh, I hope he heals.
Sigh... I have been wondering at what point Dahyun will realise that people can repaint their gates especially after 18 years...

I love that Dahyun came clean to Gyehoon as soon as she put some pieces together, it would have been unnecessary to pull things although I'm really not looking forward to the forbidden love trope angst.

I love the mom and halmeoni but I'm really rolling my eyes hard at them keeping what ever secret from Dahyun! She's an adult.

Gyehoon's awful parents remind me of Taejun's parents 😒😒.

I'm suspecting the chief at this point and the dad even 🙄

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The painted gate thing bothered me too, it is bizarre it didn't even register that, that was an option. Lol

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As soon as I saw her infront of the blue gate I just guessed it had been repainted.
I actually thought for a split second that Halmeoni did the repaint 🤣🤣 job

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I thought the gate will be painted too but was not surprised that she did not think about it. She is not really the brightest bulb, is she? (Her mom and granny are also sort of dumb)

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😂😂😂

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Even though this show deals with a lot of painful emotions and past trauma it somehow manages to balance out the pain with sweetness so expertly that I always enjoy watching it. And just when I might forget what a great actor Yeo Jin-gu is, he has a scene like that flashback with his dad and I'm all impressed again. That was so well played, especially since we've only ever seen Gye-hoon bottle up his emotions.

I wasn't sure how the romance would progress, and thought it was the weakest part of the show, but I've changed my mind after these two episodes. I completely buy the evolution of their feelings. I also like that they're both a bit awkward and inexperienced, but I still felt like I was watching two adults, not 30-year old teenagers freezing up the minute their hands grazed, lol.

And I love that we see women over 50 heavily featured and treated like fully formed human beings who exercise, socialize, eat, and have fun together. I often struggled with a lot of the characterizations of parents or gossipy women in small towns that we see so often in kdramas. Watching them berate or hit their children when they're disappointed or expect complete respect from those younger women and men that they openly insult can be both tedious and infuriating. There was a little of that type of thing in the beginning of the show, but now I'm really loving the way the women in the town interact and live their lives. And the love between mom, grandma, and Da-hyun is so obvious and beautifully portrayed.

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I agree the drama shows the love between the women beautifully but also realistically…it’s uncomfortable at times how the mom can get physical with Dahyun but she doesn’t actually go overboard and you get the sense it happened with her (from grandma) and even worse from her (former?) husband. They aren’t necessarily the smartest characters but they have lots of heart, love them

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I remember, while watching, saying to myself that "they defo painted over the gate like its been years and the culprit isnt that dumb to not cover up his/her tracks" and was so glad to see that I was right.

At this point in the show, I'm just waiting for the mystery to unravel tbh. The romance aspect isnt really cutting it for me (I got such a shock when he went in for a kiss after having a whole breakdown .5 seconds ago)
It was sad to see GH's parents just completely fall apart and neglect him and I too forgot about where his dad was, I really just thought he was elsewhere or passed on or smth.
Looking forward to the upcoming eps!

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