I Miss You: Episode 12 Recap
Love or Selfish?
If there’s a message the writer wanted to get across in this episode, it is that human is a selfish being. We want everything to go as we expected it to and we get upset if it didn’t. This episode once again emphasized that no one in this drama is black or white. Everyone is 50 shades of grey.
When we left off, Jungwoo was hugging Zoe, asking her if she hates Sooyeon and if he should stop waiting for her. Since he knew that seeing his face makes her sad, he kept hugging her so she wouldn’t have to see him. But when he remembered omma saying she doesn’t want to be Sooyeon, he let her go. Sooyeon did the erasing memory hand gesture towards him as she realized he, too, has been hurting.
This is something that I never understand with Jungwoo. Why does he want Zoe to become Sooyeon so much? With all the painful memories and hurtful labels, it’s understandable that she doesn’t want to be recognized as Lee Soo Yeon. Can’t he just honor her decision and love her as who she is today? Zoe is no longer a 15-year-old of his first love anymore. Sure, there’s a part of her in Zoe but there’s also other parts that contribute to the woman she is today.
In a bad mood, Jungwoo went to interrogate the cleaning ajumma. He slammed the door shut and was cold with her though she was caring to him.
Zoe came back at home and found Harry sick with cold in his bed. He told her to go to bed but she’s nursing him anyway. Harry told her he’s in pain and wanted her to erase his bad memory so he could sleep well. Zoe admitted that the magic hand actually belongs to Jungwoo and she already returned it to him.
Harry grabbed her hand and started crying. He thought she’d never come back and he’s scared. Zoe told him she couldn’t go anywhere and he hugged her while still crying. At that moment, he was not older than 11-year-old crybaby Hyung Joon who held on to Sooyeon as he has nobody else in this world. When she was going to get him ice pack, he hold her tighter, saying she can’t go anywhere.
Back into the interrogation, ajumma confessed of killing 3 rapists including Kang Sang Deuk. She didn’t regret it. She said she’s simply cleaning the world of trash and if she wasn’t arrested, she’d have killed more. Apparently the guy she stabbed earlier also survived, so she asked Jungwoo to go in her place and kill Bora’s rapists for her. But Jungwoo refused. If these bastards died, they would never know what they have done wrong. He’s going to make them regret what they did, that’s why he didn’t let them die. He’s been waiting to do that to KSD for 14 years but ajumma ruined it. And not to mention KSD also knew the reason behind Jungwoo’s kidnap and such. Err… don’t you also have Kang Sang Chul?
I can actually relate to both characters and I think it’s how writer tried to show the rightful and lawful way of dealing with criminals. Jungwoo’s method is an ideal one that is difficult to accomplish while ajumma’s is a quick and easy one. Honestly, I think we need both methods in the world though if it was up to me, I’d definitely kill those pucks like she did…
Jungwoo then formally asked how she killed KSD. Ajumma recalled the memory of the day. She sent him the dry ice package with Sooyeon news cover, and then showed up dressing as a young girl. She stunned him with the taser when he opened the door. Take note at how she came in bare feet and wore his shoes instead. She also carefully locked the door after she came in. ajumma dragged KSD to the bathroom and cooked rice. It’s her tradition to eat rice every time she killed.
Jungwoo asked about the wet towel and she recalled that after she put dry ice in the tub, she heard footsteps, so she quickly hid in the closet. Then she remembered the sound of Sooyeon’s footstep was exactly the same. Since she knew Jungwoo loves Sooyeon and also knew Sooyeon is also a victim just like her daughter, ajumma decided to take the blame.
But she slipped when Jungwoo asked about Zoe’s mobile phone which was missing from the scene. She obviously had no idea about it but tried to cover up saying she threw it away. She then tried to divert the conversation by sarcastically saying she should not have killed and bla bla bla.
The next morning, Harry woke up and stared at sleeping Zoe. He caressed her face as he’s wishing she’d never falter again. While in his secret den, a chat box popped up. His friend would like to move forward with their vengeance plan.
There was a chaos at Han Tae Joon’s bank. There were reporters and complaining customers crowded in the place. What was happening?
At Han’s house, money-lover Mi Ran was waiting anxiously in front of her husband’s office and tried to fetch some information from Secretary Yoon but the young man just ignored her. Ah Reum said it’s because he’s the Chairman’s favorite so why he had to care about the neglected lady. Ah Reum got a new hair. Pretty… but I still prefer the old one. She’s cuter with short hair.
So what happened was the information about secret account used for defraud was leaked to the public. Everyone believed it’s from the missing Director Nam but we all knew it’s actually Harry’s doing. Harry even used the money Taejoon prepared for his investment to pay for Nam’s reward. Harry… you badass mother*cker.
Detective Joo hopped cheerfully into the station only to be scolded by his boss. He saw a box on Jungwoo’s table which contains a few of his belongings. The rest was still being packed by Myunghee. Joo called Eunjoo and she just knew what was going on. Yeah, Eunjoo was really just an insignificant minor character that nobody bothers telling her what’s going on =.=
Myunghee told Eunjoo she’s sending Jungwoo back home. She said it was selfish of her to keep Jungwoo here to find her daughter who’s never coming back. Did we forget something? Not only Myunghee had lost her daughter, Eunjoo also lost her dad and she threw a tantrum immediately. What about her? What about her dead father? But for omma, Jungwoo is her priority, she promised Eunjoo she’d do better so they should let Jungwoo go.
Joo found Jungwoo in the interrogation room. He’s wrapping up questioning ajumma and they both shed tears after as they tried to let go of and forget about their loved ones. Ajumma said she didn’t kill Jungwoo earlier because of his graceful heart. He waited and loved Sooyeon who went through such painful past and she’s appreciated the person he is.
Jungwoo later went to have a drink with Joo sunbae. Not only Ah Reum, Jungwoo also got a new hairstyle. Yoochun looks cuter with this hair but again I prefer the old style coz he looked more mature with it… and this current one made me think of turtle somehow >_<
Jungwoo tried to increase his alcohol tolerance by having one more drink every day. If you kept practicing, you’d eventually become good at it right? Same thing goes with trying to forget. He’s going to practice forgetting about Sooyeon because she told him to not wait for her. After his hyung passed out, the drunken Jungwoo talked to the soju of how he missed Sooyeon even more after drinking it. A call came in, it’s Harry asking Jungwoo to stop by at his house.
When he came in, Jungwoo bumped into Zoe. She could smell alcohol from him and was wondering since he’s not good at drinking. He said he’s becoming stronger and suggested they have a drink together some time.
Jungwoo went to talk to Harry in the bedroom. Harry’s still sick on his bed. He jokingly said he also knew about 280 steps from home so Jungwoo should have called him instead. They then moved to living room to have a drink. While Jungwoo was preparing the ice, Zoe was about to go out and offer to do it. Jungwoo refused but asked her for some napkins. He noticed Myunghee’s shoes while Zoe handing the napkins to him and wished her good luck.
Back to business, Harry asked Jungwoo about his father before handing a document to him. It’s about Michelle Kim lending out money to someone from Sangil Bank. Harry was hoping Jungwoo could resolve the problem since he knew all the names in the document. Jungwoo replied that the only name he’s concerned is Harry Borrison coz if there should be anything happened to Harry, it’d trouble Zoe.
Honestly, the battle between Harry and Jungwoo has always been ‘Who loves Zoe/Sooyeon more’ with then always saying ‘what Sooyeon wants’ and stuff…
Zoe went to her mother’s restaurant with the shoes she repaired. They sat down to talk. Myunghee can’t even look at her daughter in the eyes. This scene just made me hate Sooyeon’s mother again. I know and perfectly understand her point of view but I just don’t agree or sympathize with her. In my opinion, there are certain things parents should never say to their children whatever reason behind it is. And saying their child is not wanted is certainly on top of the list. But what Myunghee said was even worse; she said she loves another kid more than her own.
First, omma tried to shoo Sooyeon away. Zoe said she missed her omma. At first it’s hate and resentment of how she didn’t look for her, then it becomes a motivation for Zoe to be a successful designer she’s become. So Myunghee told her daughter to hit her and then go back to her life. But once Sooyeon said she’s not at peace with where she was, her omma hopefully asked if this means she’s coming back to her. However, Zoe has Harry and her designer career in France to consider, so she suggested them to meet up in secret during the time she’s still in Korea. But Myunghee wasn’t fond of the idea. She blatantly said she loves Jungwoo more now and if Sooyeon wasn’t to come back, then she shouldn’t appear in front of them.
Like I said, I understand where she’s coming from, but I still hate her for saying that nonetheless. After being alone for 14 years, the girl just wants her mother love but the person who should love her unconditionally said to her face that she doesn’t want her because she loves the boy who caused the pain and abandoned her daughter more. Thank you, omma.
I have a feeling that if omma said she loves Eunjoo more, Sooyeon would have flipped off. But since it’s Jungwoo, she was obviously hurt but still okay with it even saying she should have bought her mother a nice pair of shoes. I respect her for having such a good nature.
Harry called Zoe and you could see Jungwoo’s ears perked up when he mentioned Zoe had been crying. Harry told her to come home but she said she has another issue to take care of before coming home.
On his way out, Jungwoo got a text from Director Nam. He must have a liking towards Jungwoo so he warned him to stop searching for Sooyeon coz he’d end up getting hurt. Harry also gave Jungwoo Michelle’s bank account to investigate.
Jungwoo immediately called his Joo sunbae who was shopping for some snacks to look into it. He also saw his father’s car reaching the house. Chairman Han also had an appointment with Harry who was watching from CCTV monitors in his secret room and whispered “Welcome to Heaven”.
Taejoon asked Harry to buy some time for him but Harry said he couldn’t. But he offered to cover up the money in Taejoon’s place before he could find it. For this, Chairman Han said he’s in debt with Harry (I guess this is what Harry was aiming for?) and he’s do Harry a favor for whatever he asks for. Harry said he doesn’t have one right now but if he has one in the future, he hopes Chairman wouldn’t forget it.
When Harry asked Han Tae Joon to hand him his cane, he looked a little pissed off. Harry always plays him around as if he’s not a chairman of a bank. The cane was purposely placed in order to let Han Tae Joon see the carving written on it (Please save us, God). Harry has mentioned Zoe designed this cane for him, I wonder if there’s deeper meaning behind it.
At the police station, it turned out the snack Joo shopped earlier was for Jungwoo. Joo tried to cheer his hoobar up. He told everyone to help Jungwoo forget about Lee Soo Yeon so every word related to her name is also forbidden. I think I change my mind, forget about Jungwoo or Harry, I want Detective Joo now. He’s such a cool and caring person >_<
Jungwoo’s next stop was at Belluz, his stepmom’s boutique. He requested to meet her but the employee said she’s having a meeting with an important guest so she told Jungwoo to go wait in a room coz they had a lot of customers at the moment.
The guest was none other than Zoe who demanded Mi Ran to stop using Zoe’s clothes for her shop. Mi Ran asked for Zoe’s kindness since she’s having a problem at her house with Nam (actually, Harry) taking away their money. For the record, it was totally unrelated and couldn’t be used as an excuse whatsoever but since it’s about Jungwoo, Zoe listened.
Jungwoo went to the said room and took a notice upon a wedding dress. He gazed at it rather extensively. Thinking about someone inside the dress? xD
Han Tae Joon received a package from Kang Sang Cheol. It contains a toy similar to what Hyungjoon’s mom used to make and a letter saying “Even God cannot save you.” This, of course, actually came from Harry and Chairman Han knew it very well. In his secret room, there are multiple toys like that on a table.
Mi Ran led Zoe into the same room Jungwoo was in and left her there to deal with a customer. The wedding dress caught Zoe’s attention and she wondered where Mi Ran got it. It was Zoe’s first designing costume. When Zoe turned around, she noticed a man lying on the other side of the curtain. It was the exhausted Jungwoo. She watched him sleeping with the button she gave back in his hand. Jungwoo twitched and the button almost fell off his hand. Zoe reached out to catch it but he fisted his hand and caught the button and then opened his eyes.
When she saw him awake, Zoe was going to leave but Jungwoo grabbed her skirt and asked why she’s here. Before she could answer him (she missed him) Miran came back. She went out and pulled the curtain close to block Jungwoo from chasing her.
Taejoon went to a hospital… where Madam Kang was kept… alive. She was out of her mind (is it an act though?). Her son was also about to lose his conscion to the vendetta. Harry stared at the only thing left from his mother – the pendant from the necklace.
So! More revelation and more mysteries, huh?
One major question is clear. Hyung Joon/Harry’s mom is still alive but the question came after is whether she’s really lost her mind or it was just an act to toy with Taejoon.
As mentioned at the beginning of the recap, in this episode, the theme is selfishness… from Jungwoo to Sooyeon to her mother to Harry and even for minors like Eunjoo, Han Taejoon and Miran. The only one who hasn’t shown his selfishness tonight is probably Detective Joo. Can I have him? >_<
Let’s start with Jungwoo. I always said I find Jungwoo a selfish character and I still feel so, though it’s lesser and lesser by episode. I don’t like it that Jungwoo always forces Zoe to admit that she’s Sooyeon. It’s just the names! Both of them know who they are anyway, so I don’t get it why he can’t understand that she doesn’t want to be Sooyeon. And also how he always uses the lines, the experiences, and everything from their childhood to remind her even though he of all people should have known how painful her past memories are. Jungwoo-ah, sometimes people want a restart, allow Sooyeon to have it.
Move on to Sooyeon and her mother. I think both also want things to go their way. Zoe wants to be able to meet her mother in secret until she leave the country with Harry while her mom wants to either have all of her or none at all. Do these people ever heard of compromising?
In this case, Zoe was selfish. If things go her way, she’ll be the only one benefit from it while her mom would still be chattered after she leaves. But her mother was also selfish to want Sooyeon to come back to her without considering her daughter’s situation and career. In few episodes back, I thought her mother understood why Zoe doesn’t want to be Sooyeon, but in this scene, she nevertheless pushed Zoe back to where she doesn’t want to.
Harry Harry… what should I say about Harry? Everyone wants the best of both worlds for themselves but Harry took it to the next level. The one he wants the most is definitely Zoe, but he also couldn’t let go of his revenge. He wanted to destroy Han’s family, get away with all the wrong doings in the process before living a happily ever after with Zoe in France. I’m afraid that while others may get a part of what they want, Harry wouldn’t get none at all.
Eunjoo was also selfish for wanting to keep Jungwoo to herself… well, at least at her house. And Myunghee has to beg her to let Jungwoo go.
No need to go for how selfish Han Tae Joon and Mi Ran are, though. I think you all got the idea since they’re the greediest of all the characters.
Overall, I think the episode was a bit all over the place. It’s once again a setting episode before everything goes wild. At the moment, I’m worried whether everything can be wrapped up convincingly and beautifully within these few more episodes. We’re inching closer to the ending of 20 episodes series now.
I Miss You: Episode 4 Summary
My Uncle Crush
I think dramas are normally consisted of 2 types of episodes – the slow ones that set up the scene, lay the foundation and the ones that are explosive with a lot of roller coaster of mixed emotion. Episode 3 was the latter, but episode 4 is definitely the first.
Personally, I think there were not many things going on in this episode. The main idea that seems like an important message in this episode is the character Kim Sung Ho.
I think I have told some people before, but I’m going to say it again. Jun Kwang Ryoel is my all-time uncle crush! ❤ ❤ ❤ I really really love him and he’s always so committed in his dramas. I was in Lalala land when I heard of his participation… though a bit of a short one 😦
Now let’s get to the story.
The scene opened with Jungwoo lied on his bed with Little Ah Reum trying to cheer her oppa up. It didn’t work. Jungwoo gave no response to her at all. And he went panic when he heard Sooyeon’s mom calling his name. He pulled the blanket over his head and kept mumbling he was wrong.
This is the answer to the debate of last episode – did Jungwoo run away to save himself or did he ran to get help for Sooyeon? The answer is his survival instinct kicked in and he took a run for his own life. However, I think the conscious hit him later when he saw the snow. So I won’t go down to defend or offend any sides. I’m just gonna say this drama is really very realistic. In other dramas, we often see the male lead being exceptionally good or being too noble, these guys do not exist in real life, or maybe they are rare to find.
Eunjoo came too, it seems that she and Sooyeon’s mom had a plan. As the ajumma were yelling and distracting the gurads, Eunjoo sneaked in with Sooyeon’s diary in her hand. She quickly found Jungwoo and tried to get him to talk to her, to tell her the whereabouts of Sooyeon, but all her efforts were in vain. In the end, she was dragged off though leaving Sooyeon’s diary behind.
After reading her diary and realizing she also likes him, Jungwoo once again dropped down and cried. There were unseen scenes implied that their friendship lasted quite long. They were reciting multiplication table backwards, doing their homework, playing “coming, not coming” game, playing in the park. Remembering the good memories pained Jungwoo even more. I started to believe his reason of wanting to find Sooyeon is primarily and mainly driven by guilt and not really love.
Detective Kim and his men found the culprits’ car and they collected fingerprints. He later stopped by at the house to get Sooyeon’s belongings from Eunjoo. As father and daughter were talking, he received a call. The blood on the shoe was really Sooyeon’s but there was also evidence of sexual assault as well. Kim Sungho’s face went pale. He asked for Eunjoo’s permission to go crazy. He would do anything to catch the rapist, not as a police, but as a father. Eunjoo was obviously confused, but she encouraged him anyway.
On a side note, I was prepared to hate the character Eunjoo simply because I disliked the actress who played the role. I just couldn’t tolerate with the way she got the role. With this kind of drama with arguably A-listers packed from the leads to the veterans, I had no idea how a C-lister like her got the part if not for her agency’s political move. But the young Eunjoo swayed me. She is probably the only properly-raised kid in the whole show and it shows in her action and words.
Detective Kim went to Jungwoo’s house, this time with a warrant, and handcuffed Jungwoo who surprisingly was willing to be cuffed in silent… even asking what took them so long to arrest him. Though I immediately saw through that it’s simply a coy to get Jungwoo to tell them about what happened without his father’s eyes, Jungwoo seemed to believe he was really guilty and should be punished.
Kim Sung Ho brought him to the river and Jungwoo tried to recall the memories. He told the detective everything he could remember – the rapist was missing a joint in his finger and he was high on ice. He also revealed that his father reached them before the police and got one of the culprits.
I dislike Sooyeon’s mom character for various reasons but the scene when she caressed the uniform as if it’s Sooyeon got me teary. She didn’t even have a chance to be a good mother for her child yet.
A witness came forth about seeing a girl looking like Sooyeon. They investigated and found her sweater buried, most likely be put there by Han Tae Joon’s order. Jungwoo’s dad, after all, captured Kidnapper#1 and tortured him to reveal where Nurse Jung and Hyungjoon were. Kidnapper#1 led them to Kidnapper#2 whom I’d refer to as the rapist from now on. Later we saw them; it appeared Han Tae Joon let them go under some negotiation.
Back at the Han’s house, Jungwoo interrupted his dad’s meeting to ask about the kidnapper and the warehouse on fire. Papa was obviously upset Jungwoo disobeyed him earlier while the secretary took the blame, saying the warehouse was already on fire when they arrived. I can’t help but compare the differences between Jungwoo and Hyungjoon characters. Jungwoo was an optimistic kid to the point of being a little naïve and gullible, Hyungjoon on the other hand was a bit pessimistic, calculated and shrewd.
With the lead, Detective Kim eventually found the culprits and beat the crap out of them. While kidnapper#1 was yelling they were going to give themselves in, the rapist showed no remorse at all, even saying he’d only serve a few years for his crimes. I feel like smacking the grin out of that little thug’s face but I won’t have to. Kim Sung Ho gave him a good beating and stomping on his private part. And I found myself cheering “Yes!! More! More! Beat him! More!” … who says I’m not violent anymore =_=
I’d like to think with that kind of beating, the rapist would already lose his physical capability and won’t be able to rape no one ever again. Sung ho cooled down a minute to ask him where Sooyeon was. And the rapist said he already killed her and threw her into the river. I guess Jungwoo’s dad arranged for this. With Sooyeon’s out of the picture, and the culprits’ testifies, there’s be no links back to him. And I really enjoyed Jun Kwang Ryeol’s performance. He didn’t have to yell to look scary and crazy. It’s all in his eyes and it worked so well.
As the rapist, he has a name – Kang Sang Deuk, was doing a re-enactment with the police. Sooyeon’s mom broke into the crowd and reached the man who took her daughter’s innocence. She asked him why it must be Sooyeon and asked him to tell her she’s still alive. She would forgive him everything just for him to say she’s alive. Meanwhile, Jungwoo was watching the same scene on television, he ran out to the playground like he thought she was waiting for him there even though she’s declared death at the moment. He said he would come here today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, and every day. And that’s when the swing gave a squeak and swung on its own. I swear, sometimes when I watch this drama, it seems like a ghost story.
But all of a sudden, Jungwoo’s detective instinct kicked in and he went over his memories to find out that his father and the secretary’s words were not added up with the evidences. He ran home and went through his dad’s office, hoping to find some clues. At the same time, his stepmom was scolding outside the room and little Ah Reum was standing there watching. I know it was not the time, but Jungwoo kept ignoring his little sis for a while now. Poor baby girl.
Jungwoo found his phone and you can see his hope lighted up. Since this is after all a drama, as soon as Jungwoo turned it on, it rang. And of course, who could it be if not Lee Soo Yeon.
They didn’t get to really say anything other than calling each other’s name coz Dad snatched the phone from Jungwoo while the Nurse pushed Sooyeon to the ground. Hye Mi wanted to get rid of her but Hyungjoon won’t let her. Sooyeon’s face was covered with bandage; I guess Hyemi ran over her after all.
Jungwoo and his dad finally came to the breaking point. He finally realized who his dad really is and repeated the word spoken by his father in the first episode that Jungwoo, as his son, would be the only one Taejoon can trust. Jungwoo snubbed him, telling his father to not trust him and he won’t trust him either. He walked out with only the cellphone and Sooyeon’s diary in his hands. He ran to detective ajusshi who was at that time doing a magnificent job destroying the police office. Kim Sungho quit being a detective and scolded them for being disgrace, not doing their job properly. Jungwoo ran in and told him Sooyeon was still alive and beg all of them to find her coz he missed her.
Back to Sooyeon, Hyemi thought she had had enough and was going to leave with Hyungjoon’s necklace only. But a shrewd kid he is, Joonie warned her that the money is out of reach until he turns 18 and he’d only go with Sooyeon. So far Hyungjoon is the one being protective of Sooyeon, he held her when she was pushed to the floor earlier and he grabbed her hand as if to say he won’t leave her. This swayed me.
Sooyeon was sitting catatonically while Hyungjoon showed her the newspaper. It said she’s already. He repeated that Jungwoo left her and no one is looking for her. They all believed she’s dead. And Sooyeon eventually found her voice “Not true!” as the first one came out, it snapped her back and she relived the painful memories again. She’s scratching and hitting herself like she wanted to get the feelings and the memories out of herself while screaming in sorrow.
Kim So Hyun deserves some awards for her heart-wrenching performance. That’s all I have to say. 13 and awesome.
Sorry, no comment for this episode. I’m kinda busy and in a hurry right now. I’m not sure if I can make recaps of ep5-6 in time before ep7 started. So I must apologize in advance.
BTW, can anyone help me with the names? I know who these people are, but I’m not sure or couldn’t find their names.
Kang Hyung Joon’s mom – I kept calling her Madam Kang xD
Sooyeon’s mom – is it Min Hee or Myung Hee?
The first kidnapper
I Miss You: Episode 2 Summary
The Temporary Delight
While episode 1 was loaded heavily with tragic and malevolent stuff, episode 2 gave us a short breath of fresh air. Breathe it in people; take a deep breath before you have to suffocate later on.
We started off where we have left; Jungwoo offered a friendship to Sooyeon whose first statement to his friendship proposal was “Why?” I told you this girl has a self-esteem issue. Jungwoo asked if she didn’t want it and she quickly said she did. After all, a friend was all she ever needed. Sooyeon trailed behind Jungwoo like a lost puppy. Jungwoo picked up his speed to make her instead of following behind him, walking besides him, and he ended up running just to make her chased after him. I love the character of this boy already.
Jungwoo grabbed a clothespin from a neighbor’s cloth line and hair clip it on Sooyeon’s hair. He promised he wouldn’t pretend to not know her again and she started to tear up. And comes my favorite scene of the night, seeing her crying, Jungwoo spread out him arms to block the wind and told her not to cry.
Cut back to Sooyeon’s omma. Detective Kim paid her a visit to apologize; her husband was convicted for the crime he didn’t commit. So he’s just an abuser, but not a murderer? The police caught the real culprit but they didn’t want to admit about their mistake, so just like what’s most likely to happen in today’s society, they made it go away.
Another important character we didn’t get to explore much in the earlier recap was little Joonie aka. Kang Hyung Joon. After Nurse Jang put him in the safehouse, Sooyeon showed him kindness and he kept taking a peek at her every time she walked past the house to her small home. His mom ordered Nurse Jang to kidnap Jungwoo to provide leverage for them and advise her to take the money hidden under the piano. And though Han Tae Joon showed up at her house, he didn’t suspect the bag full of money she brought home.
Next morning at school, Jungwoo saw the bullies messed up with Sooyeon’s seat and was ready to step up for his friend. But Sooyeon darted in and hugged the bully. This gave everyone a shock. The teacher scolded them for dating in class while Jungwoo seemed to be staring in confusion and jealousy. The whole morning, he tried to get her to make eye contact with him but failed. He later cornered her and she said she didn’t want to make him an outcast too, and proposed they be secret friends. Jungwoo brushed it off.
Later, Sooyeon was bullied again when the kids started throwing milk cartons at her and bet on who could make it to the trashcan behind her. Jungwoo was ready to stand up but Sooyeon beat him to it. She grabbed the trashcan and delivered the milk boxes back to their owners. She put the trashcan on the table in front of the class; as if she’s saying throw it if you dare. Jungwoo was obviously impressed that she could stand up for herself. He picked up his carton and threw. It fell right into the trash and he picked up the money, then dragging Sooyeon to come along for snacks.
Sooyeon was still worried she’d make him an outcast too. Jungwoo tried to ease her worry by saying if it really gets too scary, he’d pretend he didn’t know her again. As they sat together with a snack, the kids threw garbage at them. Now he really is an outcast.
On their way home, Joonie’s house was on fire. This scene was the first one that made me think Kang Hyung Joon was a heck of a kid, being able to break free from his place earlier and now trying to get out by creating some fire. Sooyeon and Jungwoo helped him out and carried him to the doctor. His leg was badly hurt.
At the clinic, we got to see some bonding time between Sooyeon and Little Joonie before the Nurse interrupted them and took him away. We also got to see another secret revealed; the necklace Joonie has been wearing actually contained the key to his Swiss bank account which will be all his once he turned 18.
Back at Sooyeon’s house, her omma thinks they have had enough and decided to move in with Detective Kim and his daughter Eunjoo. Eunjoo thought his dad brought home new girlfriend and threw a fit. Eunjoo is almost the opposite of Sooyeon, a bright tough character full of guts.
Jungwoo came to visit her house but found it empty. He was panic for a second before he found her at the park. They chatted and she said she’s gonna give him a present on a rainy day since he gave her the first ever gift she ever received – the clothespin. Jungwoo walked Sooyeon to her new house and they talked about the scars they have. Sooyeon have a big scar on her foot as a result from running away from her dad on a snow day, and Jungwoo showed her his scars. Then he waved his hand at her face saying something like bad memories be gone, now you can make all the good memories.
Eunjoo took that moment to interrupted them and once she saw his face, she was lovestruck lol.
Next day while Jungwoo accompanying Sooyeon to her house on the bus, he kept pestering her about the present she supposed to give him on a rainy day, not noticing she was asleep. He moved his face closer to her, the bus jerked, and landed them on first kiss.
Jungwoo’s eyes widened while Sooyeon was still asleep. After she woke up, Jungwoo was really fluttered by what had happened and Sooyeon had no idea. As they talked, Jungwoo kept spinning her around so he won’t have to face her. As they passed a lamp pole, Sooyeon mentioned to him it’s broken but no one did anything about it and she couldn’t reach it herself. Jungwoo thought he can reach it, he put his hand on her shoulder for leverage and that’s when Sooyeon was finally aware of him. Their eyes met and now both got fluttered.
Sooyeon’s new acting daddy, Detective Kim saw them and came drag Jungwoo by the ear. As they ran into the house, we saw another stalker watching from afar.
At dining table, Detective Kim presented Eunjoo and Sooyeon wearing twin sweater and they proceeded to have a meal. Jungwoo kept taking a peek at Sooyeon, smiling and vice versa. This didn’t go unnoticed and he got dragged out by the ear again.
Outside, Detective Kim taught Jungwoo how to fight while Sooyeon and Eunjoo watched. Eunjoo liked Jungwoo but she also noticed Sooyeon liked him too. She complained how come a guy like Jungwoo would always like a nobody like Sooyeon. Once again, Sooyeon admitted of being pathetic, Jungwoo just felt sorry for her, only she truly liked him. Eunjoo was after all not a mean girl, she comforted Sooyeon. And they then joined in the playful fight.
The episode ended with Sooyeon wrote “I miss you” on the wall of her house, someone called her name and when she turned around it’s the adult Jungwoo (played by Park Yoochun). He asked if she’s smiling while he’s about to go crazy. He’s gonna wait for her today, just today.
I have a feeling this is the Sooyeon Jungwoo ever remembered before they parted. And I was worried before that Yoochun might have a problem fitting in as Yeo Jin Goo is almost a man himself, but this scene really fit. And might I say, Park Yoochun is one hot guy in leather jacket.
The cuteness of this episode made my heart danced with joy. It’s such a relief seeing they have their fair share of happiness, though we all could predict it won’t last long. It’s a melo-drama after all.
I think this episode still fell on the category of building up stories for more drama yet to come. The first ep was laying foundation of what made up of a person; Sooyeon was made up of pain after pain while Jungwoo was made up well-fed, well-lived, well-raised, though neglected at times.
The second episode is laying foundation for relationships, how each and every character linked with one another.
Nothing much to say here. But one thing is certain, no lines or scenes of this drama should go unnoticed. Every single aspect, every little bit of it has a meaning. And it’s the reason why I’m so hooked on it. Come to think of it, if not counting sageuks, this is actually the first modern K-drama since Coffee Prince in 2007 that I’m this hooked. The writing is just really really great.
Sorry for the short comment, I nearly fell asleep here xD
I’ll continue Ep3-4 tomorrow.
K-Drama: I Miss You (보고싶다)
Starring: Yoon Eun Hye, Park Yoochun, Yoo Seung Ho
Title: I Miss You aka. Missing You
Genre: Romantic Melo-drama
Broadcast Station: MBC
Airtime: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55 KTH
Director: Lee Jae Dong
Writer: Moon Hee Jung
Official Website: http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/bogo/
Synopsis: Missing You is a heartbreaking love story of a man and a woman who live life with scars and painful memories
Cast: Who Are They
Yoon Eun Hye as Lee Soo Yeon / Joy
Kim So Hyun as Young Lee Soo Yeon
Everyone knows her as a murderer’s daughter so they all hate her. She is a victim of abuse and violence who tries to live her life with dignity. At the age of 15, she found a friend in Han Jung Woo and fell in love with him. However, due to a tragic incident, they are separated for 14 years. She came back with new name and new personality as an up-and-coming designer, Joy (or Zoe).
Park Yoochun as Han Jung Woo / Nickname Crazy Rabbit
Yeo Jin Goo as Young Han Jung Woo
Growing up in USA, Han Jung Woo has never experienced pain or hardship a day in his life. He came back to Korea for his father and there he met Lee Soo Yeon, the girl who opened up his world to darkness in reality. They gradually became friends and fell in love at the tender age of 15. The age where you are capable of love, but not capable of protect. 14 years later, Detective Han Jung Woo still bears the scar and aching memories of his first love.
Yoo Seung Ho as Kang Hyung Joon / Harry Barrison
Kang Hyung Joon was thrown into darkness when he was merely 11 years old resulted from all the adults’ action, a child has to suffer. The only kindness he received was from a noona and he hold on to her, believing they are destined to be together. He reached out for her when she was torn into pieces and in a way; they find solace in each other. 14 years have passed; Harry Barrison is a successful wealthy business man with a woman he loves by his side. But things are about to take a turn as the past finally catches up with him.
Jang Mi In Ae as Kim Eun Joo
She’s a cheerful daughter of a righteous detective and wish to become a detective herself to follow her father’s footsteps. Eunjoo has a crush on Jungwoo who has no eyes for any women other than Soo Yeon.
Jun Kwang Ryoel as Detective Kim Sung Ho
A man with honor. An upright crime squad detective and Eunjoo’s loving father. He is a father figure to not only his daughter, Eunjoo, but also to Sooyeon and Jungwoo who never experienced fatherly love or had any man in their life to look up to. After a severe mistake, he felt responsible towards Sooyeon and her mother, and since then try to protect them while living together as a family.
Song Ok Sook as Kim Min Hee, Sooyeon’s mother
Loud and Tough. She might not be a perfect mother for Sooyeon but she holds profoundly love for her kid.
Han Jin Hee as Han Tae Joon, Jungwoo’s father
A control freak who thinks everyone has to obey him. He is a greedy man who is ready to do anything in order to get what he wants.
Do Ji Won as Hwang Mi Ran, Jungwoo’s stepmother
She married a loveless man and has always bared a grudging feeling towards Jungwoo. She has a daughter, Han Ah Reum. Mi Ran is a splendid fashion designer.
Cha Hwa Yeon as Kang Hyung Joon’s mother
She was a new wife of President Han, Han Tae Joon’s father. Upon his death, the president left her and their son, Hyung Joon, a considerable amount of inheritance money, the money Han Tae Joon believes is his. Her son was taken away from her and she has no choice but to choose money for their survival.
Kim Sun Kyung as Nurse Hye Mi / Michelle Kim
She was the nursing assistant of the late President Han and had close relationship with his new wife. She was scouted as part of the plan to keep Hyung Joon and his money safe.
The decisions and actions of these adults have profoundly effects on the children who must continue their life with these after effects.
I was hesitant before but after 6 awesome episodes, I decided that I must recap this drama. It is too good for me to let others who do not really appreciate it do the job.
I have to admit, even as a hardcore Yoon Eun Hye’s warriors that I am, her latest dramas – My Fair Lady and Lie to Me – are not appealing to me. Part of this may be from the fact that she didn’t really choose to do those dramas, but due to the circumstances at those given times, she ended up doing it because of her loyalty.
With My Fair Lady, Eunhye was too late to deny her involvement as the news report came out right after she received the script. And as a promise to her fans, she eventually agreed to star in it. The script was originally about 3 sisters and a gold-digging butler and it was titled Lady Castle, a suspense romance rather than a rom-com. The Lee Kim Production was under a lot of scandal controversies at the moment. The writers were replaced, the script got changed, and solely because of her loyalty, Eunhye decided to stick with it.
My Fair Lady, as we all know, suffered from bad and inconsistent writing. Though the rating department was still considered successful, opening with 17% and ending with 19%
Same as Lie to Me, with her loyalty, Yoon Eun Hye decided to stick with Verdi Media where she initially signed the contract for a remake of Chinese movie, Tian Mi Mi – Love Song, and star with another hallyu star, Park Yong Ha. We all heard about the tragic suicide of Park Yong Ha and the production suffered from being unable to replace him. Yoon Eun Hye of course decided to help them out by promising she will wait for them, and eventually starred in a new drama opposite Kang Ji Hwan. Lie to Me also suffered from bad writing and I still do not really understand the true plot. With that being said, I must admit that the chemistry between the leads were off the chart.
I was already looking forward to I Miss You since I heard of the casting of Park Yoochun. Many of you probably already knew I am a big big fan of DBSK. It’s not every day that you get to see your favorite actress and a member from your favorite band in the same story. I was ready to go down with that ship… that is until the casting of Yoo Seung Ho as second lead. I have only seen the boy acting like a boy in his dramas and I was worried about the chemistry between him and Eunhye considering the 8-9 years gap. But after watching the episodes, I immediately jump ship. (LOL Sorry Yoochun-ah)
The story was well-written; the filmography is just flawless; the child cast did an amazing job that I would continue watching it even if this is just a teen drama; and the chemistry between the leads are almost tangible. So from today onwards till the end of this heartbreaking drama, I’ll do some recaps and post related videos or articles for your pleasure. Feel free to comment or leave a request. 😀