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I Miss You: Episode 12 Recap

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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I Miss You: Episode 11 Recap

I Miss You: Episode 11 Recap

Justice?

Because we still live in the society that tells girls “Don’t get raped.” Instead of teaching men “Don’t rape.”

The belittlement and injustice are what drive many victims to take matters to their own hands whether it be ending their attackers’ life or their own life.

This is yet another realistic approach from the writer. Though I know it’s a melodrama but I’m starting to feel weary with the heaviness of it.

We opened up with the unconscious Jungwoo lying on the floor as the cleaning lady grabbed his phone. There were text messages from his partner warning him about the ajumma… but it’s a little bit too late now. The texts revealed that her daughter, Choi Bora, was raped and later committed suicide.

The police station was also chaotic. Everybody was running around, searching for Jungwoo. Ah Reum was crying like a lost baby for her oppa. The team leader also sent police to Eunjoo’s house for investigation.

The police followed the track from Jungwoo’s phone to the dumpster and they heard his Magic Castle ringtone. The team leader finally found the phone with “My daughter is dead.” written on it in red. Detective Joo searched for his partner hysterically

Jungwoo woke up to find himself all tied up with the familiar red rope and black duct tape. The cleaning lady came in and told him he should have waited a few more days so she can finish her job and disappear. She told Jungwoo that he is luckier than her coz Sooyeon is still alive while her little girl is dead. She had a bottle of pills with her… it appeared that she’s going to overdose him with drugs. When she pulled the tape of his mouth, Jungwoo begged to hear Sooyeon’s voice one more time and the lady agreed.

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Cut to Harry who’s still standing in front of Joy’s room. Joy was covering her ears to block the angry voice of him. Her phone rang (Why is her ringtone no longer Magic Castle? Isn’t it just last episode that it is?) at first there was only heavy breathing and Joy obviously thought it was a prank call but then Jungwoo talked. The intoxicated Jungwoo was still clever enough to hint Sooyeon of his whereabout using their flickering light to indicate and he also told her he missed her. I was surprised he didn’t use this opportunity to apologize or confess to her considering he might have died regardless of Joy admitted she’s Sooyeon or not. He passed out after the call. She tried to call back but no vian. So she called his number and of course Joo picked it up.

Joy told him she got a call from Jungwoo and he told her that Jungwoo was following Kang Sang Deuk’s murderer. Harry burst in (He has a key?) and tried to snatch the phone from her but she won’t let him. She told Joo about what Jungwoo said with an unlit street lamp and 15 steps. So the searching began.

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Harry was upset with Joy’s reaction. She remembered her past and was worried sick for Jungwoo and this made him jealous. Seeing her distress, he eventually told her they should go together. He ended up saying she’s no longer a helpless 15-year-old anymore. This is what I like about Harry. The subtleness.

Next, Director Nam was reporting to Han Tae Joon about Harry’s bio. Since he’s a double agent, Nam claimed he found nothing suspicious about Harry. But the young Secretary Yoon showed up with more detailed information. Now I wonder… did Nurse Jung and Hyung Joon come up with fake background details just in case or is this trusted secretary also a spy of Harry’s? Chairman Han was not pleased with Nam and told him to GTFO. But before he left, he saw Yoon gave Chairman an electronic drive of Company’s financial records.

We heard Ah Reum’s cry outside the office. She asked her dad to look for Jungwoo but was rejected and scolded at. Though appearing to be unaffected, Taejoon seemed to worry about his disowned son nonetheless.

The police were flocking in the neighborhood, they found the unconscious Jungwoo. So the lady didn’t kill him (Or maybe he was fortunately found before he’s dead.) she also left Bo Ra’s suicide note with him. Harry and Joy arrived as Jungwoo was carried into the ambulance.

Harry stopped Joy from going out and told her to hold back. He’s also holding back himself. Harry looked both pissed off and fed up at this point. I feel you, bro. but you’re still scary Harry.

Though he told her not to, Joy came out of the car anyway and you could see Harry was very very furious to see her worry over another guy.

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At the hospital, Joy was waiting in front of Jungwoo’s room. She hesitated to go in but eventually did. At first she was confused to see the empty bed but Jungwoo came out of the bathroom with his shirt up, showing off his toned body. Joy gasped in shock and was going to leave but Joo Jung Myung opened the door and he also cried like a girl when he saw Jungwoo semi-naked. And he asked the question all audiences would probably said yes.

“Should I not come in just now?”

Yes, Detective Joo. Yes, you came in too early.

Cutest Scene Ever

Cutest Scene Ever

When Jungwoo nudged him, Joo hugged Jungwoo tightly. The bromance made Joy laugh and a faint smile crept up on his face. And of course, Harry had to come in at that moment. He wanted to have a word with Jungwoo.

Harry must realize Joy is slipping away and he decided to go threatening Jungwoo instead. He told Jungwoo that instead of giving him reasons why Joy is not Sooyeon, he’s going to find Sooyeon for him. But what if Sooyeon doesn’t want to come back because she doesn’t want to see Jungwoo? Jungwoo said he still wanted to see her nonetheless. He wanted to ask Sooyeon if she didn’t want to come back herself or if it’s because of Harry. Oh, I love when men banter.

Harry pressed him more by saying that he’s unlike Jungwoo who throws something away when he doesn’t want it and pick it back up when he wants to. Harry would never run away and leave Joy behind. Ouch. He said that his mom also abandoned him and he would never forgive her even if she came back. So Jungwoo should also ask Sooyeon if she can forgive him. Jungwoo countered this by saying that he planned to stay by her side till she forgive him anyway. Harry baby, he’s not doing things your way eh?

Outside of the room, Joo was teasing Joy about how she likes men based on their looks since both Harry and Jungwoo are gorgeous-looking. (Let me take a second off to wipe my drool xD) Eunjoo showed up and interrupted them. I’m a bit surprised to see Sooyeon being so cold towards Eunjoo since they were quite close during their youth and technically she didn’t do anything to her but I guess Sooyeon wasn’t too happy that Eunjoo is now her mother’s “daughter” instead of her.

Jungwoo came out and the detectives left to do their job. Eunjoo yelled after him saying their mom was having nervous breakdown instead of him so he better go see her before he’s kicked out of the house. This is new to Joy. She didn’t know they were all living under the same roof.

When they were in an elevator, Joy tried to initiate a conversation but Harry asked her not to say anything. He said it’d be the first time they fight in 14 years together. And he called her Sooyeon again. It seems like he calls her by the state of mind and personality she is at each specific moment.

In his secret room, the frustrated Harry called Nam and told him to bring the finance records to him. He’s losing his temper. He later talked to his chat friend about leaving to France with Joy because she’s starting to waver. She’s the most important to him after all. And his friend told him to think of the day when Jungwoo handcuffed his own father to cool himself down. And indeed, Harry was cooling down.

Detective Joo and Jungwoo were in the car, they’re chasing after the ajumma. There were 2 rapists in Bora’s case. One was still in prison; the other was released and just came back to Korea.

Though Joo told him to step on it, the cleaning lady beat them anyway. She picked her daughter’s rapist up in the taxi. And once she declared that she’s Bora’s mom, the rapist went panic. Ajumma brought out a taser and the police cars caught up with them. She tried to get rid of them but the rapist knocked her head to the wheel and the car stopped. She stunned him with the taser and stabbed him in front of Jungwoo who was yelling madly at her.

Obviously, she’s immediately arrested. We heard Bo Ra’s voice from her suicide note, telling her mother she’s sorry. She’s sorry that she didn’t listen to her mom and come home late. She’s sorry that she got all the bruises. She’s sorry that she messed up her clothes. Bo Ra was struggling through her nightmare but the monsters who assaulted her would get out only in 5 years. The cleaning lady took off her mask in front of the media and told them that her daughter is dead. Those men didn’t just rape her, they also killed her. Sooyeon was also watching her from the TV.

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This is a perfect example of a rape case and how each victim reacted differently and healed differently. However, it reflected the same social norms in today’s society. As a girl, a woman, we are told to not go out when it’s dark, what to wear or not to wear, who to hang out with, and so on. And when something bad happens, it’s because we didn’t listen to what we were told. I’m a self-admitted feminist. And I don’t think this is okay. Don’t tell me what to do or what to wear, but teach your sons better.

Sooyeon received a text from Jungwoo saying Thank You. He thanked her for making it possible for him to wait because she chose to live. Harry came in and there was this unfamiliar awkward silence between them. Harry confessed that he’s jealous and asked her to erase the bad memory of his getting mad at her. He sharply told her he couldn’t live without her, making it harder for Joy to leave him. As they sat in silence, she got a phonecall.

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Hwang Mi Ran showed up at their house. Harry left the women together and they chitchatted. While he wasn’t around, Mi Ran told Joy that Jungwoo was disowned by his father and left house 14 years ago. Joy added it up and realized Jungwoo did it for her. She told Miran she had an appointment and hurriedly left.

Craig and Harry were talking in the car. Joy is now able to leave the country. Craig also asked Harry what he’s going to do with 20 million won. Harry said he’s using money to resolve annoying issue.

Cut to that annoying issue, Nam’s finally ready to go against Han Tae Joon. He’s stealing the flash drive from his office but ran into Ah Reum on his way out. And she immediately called her appa. He came back home and found out that the drive containing their company’s account records is missing. Nam can’t go back now. Han Tae Joon is out for his head. Interesting though… if the young secretary is Harry’s spy as I predicted, Harry could easily have him made a copy of it right? But on a second thought, this would actually benefit Harry on a long run. With Nam outwardly betrayed Chairman Han like this; he can’t really blackmail Harry anymore. So Harry just paid him off in one go.

They met at a river’s bank. Harry came on a bike again. Harry gave him the money and Nam gave Harry the drive. Nam mockingly asked if Joy, who is more important to Harry than his money, knew that she’s put in that unfortunate situation because of Hyung Joon’s mother. And Harry told him to not say anything about it. Nam better run away now before he died in either Taejoon or Harry’s hands.

After Harry left, Nam made a reservation message for Jungwoo in case he flees the country.

At the police station, Bora’s omma was interrogated. She made suspicion remark about the red towel used to cover the nose and mouth of the dead rapist. Maybe there’s another accomplice? She then asked to talk to Jungwoo.

But Jungwoo was waiting for Kim Myung Hee. She packed his clothes and a few belongings in a box and brought it to him. Jungwoo tried to make her laugh and get her attention but Sooyeon’s omma ignored him. Sooyeon was watching as they walked into the station.

Myunghee told Jungwoo to move out of their house but he refused to. Sooyeon eavesdropped their conversation and realized he’s been looking for her for the past 14 years and her mother was also waiting for her return. She was never forgotten as she always thought.

Jungwoo tried to do aegyo but he got serious once he noticed she really meant it this time. She asked him to leave because seeing him reminded her of so many things she wanted to forget. He firmly denied her request, saying he would wait for Sooyeon as a crazy bastard, a detective, and a man. Myunghee finally told him Joy doesn’t want to live as Lee Sooyeon. It’s better for her if no one knows who she was. Jungwoo was shocked and they both cried hysterically. Joy also cried a river as she covered her mouth to prevent any screams.

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Harry came home and found out that Joy wasn’t there. He thought she went to the street vendor again and lamented she should have gone together with him.

Myunghee later went into the interrogation room to offer food for Bora’s mother. She treated KSD’s killer with a big meal as she promised. She then thanked the cleaning lady for killing her daughter’s rapist and apologized as she should have been the one killing that man. The two moms sympathized with each other and they cried, holding their hands.

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Jungwoo opened the box Myunghee packed for him and found the yellow umbrella and their name tags. He kept reading the name tags.

“Lee Soo Yeon. Han Jung Woo.”

 

Their cell phones rang at the same time. Is it alarm clock? Since Joy’s ringtone is a different one. This made Jungwoo realized Sooyeon was there. He saw her foot and asked her if she hates being Sooyeon that much. And Joy ran away. He followed her out of the station and repeated the questions.

“Do you hate Lee Soo Yeon that much? Should I not wait for you?”

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Joy can’t answer him and he pulled her into a hug. She tried to break free but he hugged her even tighter since he knew that seeing his face made her sad.

And of course, the troll PD and writer just had to end it here.

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Overall, I’m content that the writer has raised more awareness regarding sexual assault and its penalty. In many countries, the law is just ridiculous. Those who attacked or killed others could walk free in a few years’ time while those put in jail were mostly convicted of minor theft or drug.

But I’m still not ever pleased that they didn’t explore more about Sooyeon. Right now, it’s as if the worst thing had happened to her was abandoned by Jungwoo and her family (which arguable is) but nothing had been mentioned further about her being assaulted as a child.

I like the episode in general despite its heavy theme but I just don’t think the graph is accelerating.

 

PS. Sorry for the very late recap. I have been very busy for the past couple weeks. I’ll try to finish Ep12-13 before the new episodes come out.


I Miss You Ep1-9 Recap by Sam Times

A Youtuber, Sam Times, reviews K-drama and J-drama on his youtube channel. He also did a recap on I Miss You/Missing You from Episode 1-9. It was just a short review and didn’t contain much spoinler. So enjoy! And don’t forget to subscribe to his channel 🙂

 

 

Thank you Sam! We appreciate it ^^

BTW, at 2:43 “Yoon Eun Hye, Please Marry Me!” LOL

It’s ok, Sam. We get it. Everyone is in love with Eunhye at least once in their lifetime 😀


I Miss You: Episode 7 Full Recap

I Miss You: Episode 7 Full Recap

What a Tease!

We started where we have left. Harry watched Jungwoo and Joy through his CCTV monitor. Jungwoo asked Joy to call his name while he turned around, covering his eyes. Joy looked at his back and called his name a few times. Finally, her longing prevailed and she called him the way she used to. A tear dropped from Jungwoo’s eye. But the longing disappeared as soon as it came. Joy remembered how Jungwoo left her with the kidnappers and ran for his life and also remembered what Hyungjoon told her that no one was looking for her. She snapped back and pretended she didn’t know Lee Soo Yeon.

“Detective Han, would that be enough?” a fake smile slapped on her mouth. Joy told him that since it’s the day he bid farewell to his friend. Just for today, she’s going to be his friend (Sooyeon) and invited him for a drink.

They went to a street vendor where Joy drank Soju and Jungwoo drank… water. Joy looked bright while Jungwoo looked grim. Since it’s Joy’s first time back to Korea, this is the first time she got to drink Soju. She said it’s sweet and asked Jungwoo to pour her another glass. She asked if he’s not going to drink with her. Jungwoo answered that if he drinks even one glass, they must go to norahbang. He proceeded to ask if she sings well, which songs she likes, what her favorite song is, why and since when she likes it. Even if he’s still in doubt, Jungwoo seems to treat Joy as Sooyeon nonetheless. He wanted to know more about her. Or maybe… he wanted to know if she still likes the song “Magic Castle”. (Thanks to LuoYiChen, I’m enlightened :D)

Joy asked if she looks like his Sooyeon. Jungwoo didn’t answer. Joy asked him to pour her another glass, telling him he won’t know if she’s drunk she might confess. She might be Sooyeon after all. The tease is killing me. Jungwoo went along. He said she looks like Sooyeon, sounds like Sooyeon, and even laughs like Sooyeon. The little details got to Joy. She asked why he split up with her if he liked her this much. This is not a question from Joy but rather Sooyeon subtly asking him why he left her.

We cut to see Kidnapper#1 came out of his dongsaeng’s room. The rapist is dead and police are investigating. Kidnapper told everyone it must be Jungwoo who killed him. Jungwoo’s partner tried to call him but he didn’t answer the phone, even Sooyeon’s mom and Eunjoo couldn’t reach him.

Back to the street vendor, Jungwoo still continued his questioning. Joy told him that she and Harry were adopted and she can’t remember anything or how old she is. After her answer, Joy pestered him about her earlier question. Jungwoo said he is always the fastest, whether it be chasing or running away. Joy asked if he’s good at fighting. She’s envious of his future girlfriend coz he’s going to protect her no matter what. The subtle context is back when they were young; he couldn’t protect her and chose to run away. But now that he’s capable of protecting someone, she’s no longer at his side. Joy thought about the coward Jungwoo who is now a homicide detective and laughed to herself. The scene felt like a high school reunion.

After their drink, Jungwoo drove her back home. Joy opened the window to feel the wind and Jungwoo took a glance at her. They drove past Han River Café. Joy wanted to go there but Jungwoo said it’s already late.

At home, Harry was cleaning the broken glass Joy left earlier. He saw from the CCTV monitor that Joy was back. Joy asked Jungwoo to go to Han Café with her later and she kept teasing him about Sooyeon. Jungwoo ignored her and started walking away. Trying to get his attention, she finally used the secret friends card. Back then Sooyeon asked them to be secret friends, so Jungwoo won’t get bullied with her. And Jungwoo’s answer is still the same. He doesn’t want to be anything secret. Her next card is “All I need is just one friend.” This got Jungwoo’s attention, he turned around she told him to not tell anyone about today. Yep, she’s definitely trolling. Jungwoo looked pissed, he shouted “Why are you doing this to me? Who are you?” But then he got a call… the rapist is dead.

In the house, Harry was riding a bike around the living room. Since Michelle Kim died in the swimming pool, he had to ride the bike instead to keep himself strong in order to protect Sooyeon. He feigned being nonchalant here, talking about this and that until Joy admitted she went to see Han Jung Woo. This distracted Harry and sent him landing on the floor. Joy rushed to his side and he proposed a marriage to her. Harry was threatened by Jungwoo and felt the urge to make a move. Joy said it’s too sudden but Harry said it’s not. He’s been feeling like this since he was 18. He asked if she has other man to marry besides him. Why do I find Seungho so hot when he’s jealous? >.<

Seeing her taken aback, he then changed it to an engagement proposal. It seems like Joy is aware that Harry was insecure about her meeting Jungwoo. She told him it’s not because she likes Jungwoo but because she wanted to torment him. Harry told her she is Joy, not Lee Sooyeon. And for the first time, he called her by her real name. Joy kept saying sorry as Harry placed his head on her shoulder. Joy told him she’s so angry and Harry shed tears. I felt so heartbroken for Hyungjoon, he’s been waiting for her all this time. Though I know Joy doesn’t love Harry the way he loves her, I don’t think she can really leave him even though she loves Jungwoo. They’ve been through too many things together and she would feel guilty to leave him. There must be something drastic happened in order for Joy to walked from him.

Jungwoo came running to the rapist’s room and tried to wake the dead man up, yelling “Where is Sooyeon?” He was dragged out. And later when his partner was briefing the case (the cause of death was exposure to dry ice, all his body’s fluids are frozen – what a cold way to die…), Jungwoo broke in just to be scolded and dragged out for the second time. Jungwoo was illegible to work on the case since he’s a person of interest.

Jungwoo was going crazy, his hyung tried to calm him down. Another cop came in, he’s their team manager and a hoobae of Detective Kim. He said he’s ashamed every time he sees Jungwoo, that’s why he couldn’t bring himself to scold Jungwoo. He asked Jungwoo to trust him. Maybe I’m a bitter bitch, but I felt it’s just unfair how Jungwoo has so many people who love and care for him while Sooyeon has only Hyungjoon. I still couldn’t forget how Jungwoo abandoned Sooyeon, so seeing this kinda make me think he hasn’t made enough redemption. He hasn’t suffered enough =.=  Bad me!

Jungwoo walked out of the station as his hyung trailed behind, trying to cheer him up. They walked past the cleaning lady. Again, I think she must be important. And her daughter that no one has ever seen. Does the girl even exist? Maybe her daughter was a victim of KSD? My imagination gone wild.

The maid was eating leftover food. Jungwoo stopped her, he said he’s gonna buy her whatever she wanted to eat. Her wrist still hurt, by the way. What has she been doing exactly? The maid noticed he’s down and told him she knew everything that is going on in the station. He could just ask her. You can almost see a light bulb popped up above Jungwoo’s head. They high-five.

You know, in Thailand, we have a saying that in Thai drama, the maids know everything. I guess it’s also true in K-drama LOL

It turns out that the Police Inspector is Han Taejoon’s spy. They rode on the same car and stopped at his company. As Chairman Han stepped out of the car, he was almost knocked down by a boy on his bike. It was Harry.

Harry is playing with fire here. Look like he’s trying to exact a revenge on Han Tae Joon.

Joy was using laptop browsing the news of Sooyeon’s death. Then she received an email from Mi Ran, the stepmom. She sent Joy the pictures of her and Harry in Jeju and threatened Joy to visit her store. It’s similar to how Director Nam tried to blackmail Harry, I also believe Joy is not someone who would fall victim. At least not after the incident. Remember how she slapped the whining designer? Once you cross her, I don’t think there’s a way to turn it back.

Jungwoo’s partner has a name! it’s Detective Joon. Jungwoo tried to hack into his computer. The password? “Luxury Detective Joon”. Lame. But his hyung changed his password after Jungwoo was dropped off the case. However, the new password wasn’t any better. It’s “Luxury Luxury Detective Joon”. Double lame. He’s copying files from Joon’s computer. The cleaning lady came in, they are tag team now ^o^  But she wasn’t very helpful, only telling him what he already knew. The only useful information she got is about the footprints at the scene.

Jungwoo looked further but a few cops came in, so he got up and walked out… to meet Sooyeon.

Can I just say Yoon Eun Hye is absolutely hot in this episode? I mean I think she’s already pretty in the drama but especially this episode, she’s stunning.

They went to talk as Joon watched from afar. Sooyeon still had the habit of fidgeting her feet. The habit Jungwoo inherited. I wonder if Joy got surgery on the scar on her foot as well. It’d be another tell-tale for Jungwoo to make sure she’s really Sooyeon.

They sat far apart on the bench. Joy told him to move closer but he told her to just say her business. But once she mentioned a threat mail, Jungwoo just fast-slide to her side. I’m loving this little moment xD

She showed him the pictures of her and Harry. It’s obvious she’s trying to make him jealous and it worked. Jungwoo was visibly upset by this. And a little smirk on her lips said Joy liked it. Jungwoo wanted to pass the case to other cop but Joy wanted him to settle it down. So she pulled out the printed email. Jungwoo realized it’s his stepmom. He told her he’s going to contact her later and Joy wrote her phone number on his hand. Jungwoo was fluttered seeing her up close. His reaction reminded me of when young Jungwoo got his first kiss from the sleeping Sooyeon.

As Detective Joon watched them, Eunjoo joined him. Joon asked if Joy looked like Sooyeon to Eunjoo. I think Eunjoo felt threatened here and she had to make her presence known. She stepped in. Eunjoo gave Jungwoo the food from the restaurant Sooyeon’s mom been working. The mention of her mom and the appearance of Eunjoo affected Joy. She looked disturbed knowing they all live together and both children refer to her mom as their own mother.

There is something that has been implied since episode 5 but I felt obvious here is how Eunjoo tried to imitate young Sooyeon. In episode 5, she used the clothespin to clip her hair. And here, she said Jungwoo is her only friend. I thought the young Eunjoo was adorable but the adult Eunjoo is too annoying to me. I expected she would want to find Sooyeon as well but instead, she felt threatened by the thought and didn’t want him to find Sooyeon.

Frustrated, Joy got up and left. She tried to get back at him again by saying Harry would be mad if she stayed too long here and mentioned that they went to the food stall the other day. Detective Joon was delighted to hear this coz it means Jungwoo has an alibi. Joy left and Jungwoo ran after her. He missed her but she texted him to meet her at Han River Café later.

It’s Hyungjoon’s turn to troll. He wanted to withdraw his money from Han Tae Joon’s bank for 5 billion won. The big amount exceeds the bank’s limit so they sent the issue to the Chairman’s office. Ah Reum was with her father. She’s trying to create a bond here with this heartless dad. After being informed of the problem, Director Nam was sent to negotiate.

He wanted to take Hyungjoon to a VIP room for some privacy, but as he’s trolling, Harry rejected. He said he’s doing what Director Nam wanted, giving him the money. The talk between them proved my point in last episode’s recap. Nam was loyal to no one, he simply wanted money. And Harry is not a man who would fall victim. He warned Director Nam that he might be the first one who gets caught by Han Tae Joon, not Harry. As they talked, Ah Reum saw them and recognized Harry.

Joy went to the restaurant her mother was working. Aww she missed her omma. Joy sat down at a table and just watched her mom worked. A customer asked her to turn on TV. News of the rapist’s death came on, together with Sooyeon’s supposed death. Joy was hurt by how unaffected and indifferent her mother seemed at the news of her death. And she felt betrayed even more hearing her mother referred to Eunjoo as “my daughter”. So she left without eating the food. It appears to her that everyone is doing well without her, even her own mother. Joy called Harry immediately. I guess she feels like he’s the only one who really waits for her, cares for her, and needs her.

However, Joy’s reaction to the news, along with her reaction by the end of last episode make me believe that she already knew he is dead. If you re-watch the end of last episode, Joy came back home with trembling hands. If she’s not the killer (and I’m pretty sure she’s not), she must have seen something at least. And now upon hearing the news, she didn’t seem surprised at all.

After she left, Jungwoo came. He saw what Joy missed. Her mother was crying.

They went to a park. Jungwoo swapped their shoes. And Myung Hee told him to catch the one who killed the rapist, bring him home, and she’ll treat him a big meal. But Jungwoo surprisingly said even though KSD deserved to die, a person should never kill another person… you should let them live and torment them. Is this foreshadowing?

Myunghee told him that since the rapist is dead, Jungwoo should return to his home and just come visit her now and then. But Jungwoo confessed that he found a girl who looked like Sooyeon. This got omma excited. She asked him about the girl but he made her chased him around the park. He mentioned about the footprints a lot, so I’m guessing maybe he thought Sooyeon’s mom might be the killer and wanted to see her footprint?

That night, he went to Han River Café to meet Joy. She told him to wait at the front while she and Harry was already inside, watching him from above.

Look like there’s a gamble going on. She looked very delighted to see him come. And Harry could see that too. I don’t blame Joy for wanting to test Jungwoo. Let’s now forget that she believed he abandoned her and made her wait in vain. I think it’s her way of trying to cope with her feeling, using revenge as an excuse. But after a while, Joy felt bad.

They bet on how long he’s going to wait for her in this cold weather. The winner gets their wish fulfilled. Joy bet on 1 hour, if she won, they must go back to France. Harry bet on 30 minutes. And his wish is her hand in engagement. But Harry cheated. He called Jungwoo to tell him that he’s having dinner with Joy. Joy called him out for foul play but he claimed she wanted to torture Jungwoo anyway.

Jungwoo fidget his feet the way Sooyeon did while waiting for Joy. My thought when I saw this scene was… Yoochun has thinner legs than mine >_<!! And right before 30 minutes were up, Jungwoo left. It’s a gamble for Sooyeon too, and to her, this cemented her belief that he abandoned her.

Jungwoo went to the rapist’s apartment for some investigation. I love how he’s wearing the plastic bag on his feet. He found some suspicious dust on the floor and a restaurant card in the washing machine. So that’s Jungwoo’s next stop. The restaurant owner told him that the rapist didn’t pay for his food but left a name card instead. But she already dumped it. She also told Jungwoo that he mentioned about an accident and made a call to a “President”.

Next we saw Ah Reum squeezing her mother for money, saying she got important information. After receiving payment, she told her mom that the man they saw in Jeju was Harry, Joy’s sponsor. But it was too late coz Mi Ran already mailed those pictures to Joy. Mi Ran freaked out for like… 2 seconds but she found an opportunity to recruit both Joy and her sponsor.

At the mansion, Joy was planning their engagement party while Harry’s browsing the laptop. I just love every little moment between the two. If the PD don’t give us a kiss scene, it’s unacceptable!

Joy was planning to serve wine for catering and then mentioned that Soju was good too. This upset Harry and she teased him. He acted like he didn’t care about the night she was out with Jungwoo, but he’s jealous after all. Cuteness Overload!! Joy then got an email. Mi Ran invited her to Belluz – her shop.

Jungwoo went to check the CCTV footage around the prison to look for the accident. He found the footage and watched as Joy went to trauma seeing her rapist. That’s just like 1+1 = 2 to Jungwoo. It’s confirmed! Joy = Sooyeon. Just by seeing the footage got Jungwoo tear up.

Joy went to Mi Ran’s shop. See? She’s not letting anyone cross her easily. Harry’s supposed to meet her there but Jungwoo showed up first with the yellow umbrella. He tried to impress her with the umbrella but she just took off. Still hurting that he left before 1 hour? But this Jungwoo is a thick-skinned Jungwoo, he followed her.

“Let’s go to Han River Café. Our promise was made first.”

“I’m going to be engaged soon.”

“You’re not engaged yet, but will be? You said you were already engaged. You said you were not good at lying but seems like you’re very good at it.”

Joy told him to move.

“Do you dislike it or just acting like you dislike? I need to know the truth in order to move.” – think-skinned XDDD

She told him to move again.

“It’s boring being secret friends. Let’s be secret lovers.” I died. >3<

He pulled her closer and the scene ended the same way Sooyeon used to draw on her diary with the umbrella blocking the view… from Harry.

Though I love the ending, isn’t it just like last episode where Harry watched them through CCTV? This time he also watched them from his car.

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::EDIT::

I’d like to add a comment that I really like from an onni I highly respect. This is her comment regarding Sooyeon, her mom, and other characters.

MariYEH:

I dont think she will really understand how much her Mom loves her or misses her until she’s able to express those emotions infront of LSY. When LSY was younger, her mother didn’t do much to protect her from an abusive dad.  Mom was always drunk and even blamed her for their miserable plight at one point. The only time I saw her Mom say something nice to her was when they moved to Det. Kim’s place.  She said LSY looked better in the sweater than EJ…that was the night before her disappearance.

All those years after LSY’s disappearance and Det. Kim’s death, LSY’s Mom, took care of EJ and HJW as if she gave birth to them, she’s shown them both much more affection and love than she has ever given LSY. When LSY saw her Mom at the restaurant and saw the news, she didn’t look affected at all, so that added to the hurt and bitterness that LSY was feeling.  LSY never felt the love of her parents and as far as she knows, the guy who has given her the ray of hope, abandoned her as well.

I can’t wait to see how the writer will tackled these issues and give everyone closure. LSY is the character I pity the most because she’s never experienced being truly loved ( I don’t count Harry’s love for her cause it’s a twisted relationship).  Other characters have received it at one point except her.  KHJ’s mother loved him. EJ received lots of love from Det. Kim and now LSY’s mom. HJW didn’t receive love from his father but is now getting lots of it from LSY’s mother and his co-workers.

What was said here reflected my thought. To me, Sooyeon is the real victim that no one seems to care enough. They care… but not enough or care for the wrong reasons. I think Harry definitely knows what happened to her. That’s why he told her he can wait till they’re 40’s or 50’s then get married. But he doesn’t know how to help her overcome the past. By burying the bad memories doesn’t help you conquer your fear.

With Jungwoo, I admitted I still hold a little grudge against him. And with all the love he received, I felt that it’s a bit unfair to Sooyeon. Jungwoo received much love from Sooyeon’s mom the way Sooyeon has never experienced. So I think the writer must work really hard to make it justified for Joy to get back in touch with people she thought abandoned her.

Same as what many people believe that Sooyeon has moved on with her life and become Joy, Joy also believes others have moved on without her. She believes she’s not significant to them. And as Mari said, she has never really experienced true love.

I know Jungwoo also suffered from the incident everyday, but he has a lot of people to support her, Joy has no one but Harry. It’s easy to see why she’s so dependent on him. Unless Harry does something unforgivable, Joy would have a really hard time letting go of him even after she realizes the truth.

It’s getting really interesting. I’ve invested so much emotion and energy in this drama. It’s a love-hate relationship between me and this drama though >_<  Sometimes I hate it so much how it makes me cry and cringe in pain, but I’m also addicted to it so much I have to watch it and even make a recap for it! Woot!

On a side note, Yoochun improved leaps in this episode. Yoo Seung Ho still melts my heart every single time, but Yoon Eun Hye still impresses me the most. I think her acting here almost surpass the unforgettable Go Eun Chan in Coffee Prince. I said it earlier, it’s like she’s channeling another person, not just acting..


I Miss You: Episode 6 Recap

I Miss You: Episode 6 Recap

Everyone is in action.

(PS. The comments I made are episode-by-episode, it’s what I thought at the specific moment as I watch the show. I know there’s a lot happened that changed the view but I just wanted to go with it one-by-one ^^ )

When we left off, Han Jung Woo was trying to get to Joy/Lee Soo Yeon on the other side of the gate. (Didn’t he come out of the car to open the gate? How come he can’t open it now? Loser =_=) He tried to find a way under or over it and the gate finally opened. Jungwoo ran after her and grabbed her by the arm. Joy got shocked and by the way they looked at one another, they at least found each other familiar. But Jungwoo let go of her while his Detective hyung apologized. (Anyone knows the name of his hyung?)

Harry was visibly upset that Joy didn’t listen to him. He told her not to surprise him like this again. Most people said Harry is a control freak and he’s dominant over Joy, but my bias thinks he just didn’t want her to get in touch with her old life, especially Han Jung Woo.

After seeing Joy, Jungwoo went into the shower fully-clothed. He thought she looked and sound like Sooyeon but I guess his logic can’t comprehend yet. I’m loving his partner hyung, so caring for his hoobae.

Sooyeon’s mom bought Jungwoo an expensive jacket but she put it in plastic bag so he won’t know. She went to the station to give it to him. They were all loving and hugging again. She told him to find her a daughter-in-law and he teased her, calling her “Lover.”

Jungwoo got a call from Harry. He told him that if the police want to investigate at the house. They should call him first. Harry didn’t want Jungwoo to meet Joy after all. His detective hyung heard the call and they playfully fight. Bromance!

That night, Joy couldn’t sleep. She’s reciting the multiplication table backwards. With this and the hand thing make me believe she still kept Jungwoo inside her heart and didn’t hate him after all. Harry came in and… Bed scene!

They were just lying and talking though xD Joy seemed to still be insecure. She’s afraid of being abandoned. She said she could find Harry by his birthmark of he’s going to leave her. He told her he can’t run away with this leg so she’s the one who shouldn’t leave him. These lines actually say a lot. Joy saying she’d look for him if he leave her, it shows that she wouldn’t just wait for the other to find her like she did with Jungwoo. So that’s one change in character for Sooyeon. And Harry is using his leg as an excuse for Joy to cling on him. I think he’s playing a pitiful card here. It worked before when they were kids, so he used it to keep her by his side. They hold hands and fell asleep. I like their relationship though, it looked comfortable. You wouldn’t let just anyone to your bed, would you? She must have trusted him a lot and he’s very caring for her. I think Yoon Eunhye might get a little fluttered filming the scene though, coz she used to say she wants her husband to hold her hands when they sleep xD

Looks like Jungwoo is every ajumma’s sweetheart. The cleaning lady at the police station talked to Jungwoo about match-making him with her daughter while he’s putting a bandage on her wrist. I have a feeling she might be another key character coz her role here seems somewhat unrelated. And as I said earlier, in this drama, nothing is accidental. So she might hold an important card later on. Jungwoo checked the CCTV of Harry’s house the night Michelle Kim (Nurse Jung) died and saw his father’s secretary at the gate.

So he went to his dad’s company to question the man. The secretary is now Director Nam. It’s irony how Jungwoo went there to fetch some info. but Director Nam was the one who gained some info instead. He never met Michelle Kim before but Jungwoo showed him her photo and he found out she’s Nurse Jung Hye Mi and realized her nephew must be Kang Hyung Joon.

Jungwoo went on to investigate his stepmom whom Director Nam claimed has contacted Michelle Kim for business reason. He’s trolling again lol. She still hated the boy and told him to stay away. His sister came running to him and we get to see the siblings interaction. It’s obvious Jungwoo is Ahreun’s hero. Jungwoo told her he’s already had a girl, she’s in his heart and in his head. But Ah Reum said even if he found Sooyeon, she won’t love him coz he changed too much. The scene was really cute. I don’t find Ah Reum’s crush on her oppa weird or creepy. It’s just like how some daughters hold their father as their hero and wanted to find a man like their father to be their lover. It’s Freudian, people! Hahaha.

Jungwoo got a call. (Seriously, what is it with Magic Castle? Someone enlighten me please?) His partner hyung was at Harry’s house to investigate. Joy was also home, she called Harry and asked about the police investigation. Harry was worried and he said he’s on the way home, so Sooyeon went to prepare food for him.

Jungwoo came but Sooyeon wasn’t happy that the police were looking around while Harry wasn’t home. She asked the maid to ask them to leave. But when detective hyung called Jungwoo by his name, she was taken aback. She called out his name and Jungwoo heard that. Finally they meet. Jungwoo remembered her voice and demanded to know who she is. He almost went crazy before Harry showed up and stopped him.

His partner questioned Harry who kept looking at Jungwoo who kept looking at Joy who was cooking. Jungwoo wanted to talk to Joy who Harry said is his fiance. He asked if Jungwoo liked her but Joy came semi-hugged him from the back saying she liked Harry best. Jungwoo seemed a bit sad about it but he wanted to talk to her nonetheless. He noticed Joy placed her hand on Harry’s shoulder. She actually did this a lot, I think it’s her way of finding strength. He imitated Sooyeon’s “will rain, won’t rain” game and asked how she knew about it. Joy brushed it off and though Jungwoo didn’t want to give up, Harry stopped him. Personally, I think Jungwoo knew deep inside that she is indeed Sooyeon, he just didn’t have any proof to convince himself yet.

Next we see the detectives at a restaurant. Jungwoo kept drinking Soju. He was sad and drunk and blabbing about Sooyeon. He wanted to go to karaoke so his hyungs brought him back to the restaurant, pretending it’s norahbang. He gave him a spoon as the microphone and even sang background music for him. He apologized others in the restaurant while the tone-deaf Jungwoo sang off-tuned. Once he finished, the hyung told him he got 100 score and Jungwoo finally passed out. (Again with The Magic Castle song, what is the meaning behind this song? Ideas anyone?). Jungwoo went to the burned down warehouse by taxi and thought about Sooyeon. I have a feeling he must come here often. It didn’t look like the first time he came back here.

The next day, Kang Sang Deuk, the rapist was released. I’m a bit confused here and wonder if anyone noticed it. Sooyeon’s father was convicted of murder and he was executed. KSD was not only convicted of kidnapping and drug using, he also admitted that he raped and killed Sooyeon, how come he only got 14 years in prison?

Anyway, look like Jungwoo planned to jump him once he got out but his hyung handcuffed Jungwoo to himself and Jungwoo was yelling as he watched the man who took Sooyeon’s innocence walked away.

After his release, the rapist was bumped by Harry’s car. I squealed a little seeing Harry put his arm out to protect Joy. Harry came down to check KSD and made a call. Joy immediately recognized the rapist and started panicking as he approached the car. She tried to call out for Harry but found no voice. The rapist seemed to recognize her as well. Harry eventually noticed what’s going on and threw him off. He gave the guy his namecard but not before KSD stole Joy’s mobile. Joy was traumatized and nearly fainted in the car. She ten locked herself in the shower as she relived the traumatic experience. Her screams killed me and I cried along with her. Harry broke into the room and hold her tightly from behind.

Jungwoo got a call from the rapist. He was at his house and saw Eunjoo. Jungwoo came running and they had a fight. Jungwoo soon got an upper-hand but the rapist knew Jungwoo’s weakness too well. He told Jungwoo that Sooyeon is alive and if he’s killed, Jungwoo would never find Sooyeon. This was music to his ears. And Jungwoo let the rapist beat him up without fighting back. There’s even a smile on his face though he was beaten up real bad. Eunjoo came out of the house to stop him.

Detective hyung came to visit Jungwoo and promised Sooyeon’s mom he’s gonna help Jungwoo find Sooyeon. But Sooyeon’s mom couldn’t stand seeing Jungwoo whom she loves like a son in pain. She told them she doesn’t want Sooyeon back anymore. Ok, I know she cared about Jungwoo but I’m really mad with this. But let’s continue with it on the comment section below.

Cut back to Joy, she calmed down now and fell asleep as Harry watched over her. Harry got a phonecall from Secretary/Director Nam and he went out to meet the guy.

Sooyeon woke up and got a call from the rapist. She panicked again. He tried to lure her to come see him, using Harry as an excuse. He said he’s in pain from the hit-and-run and if she didn’t come he’d go to the police. Though scared, Joy said she’s going to meet him. KSD sure knew how to use people’s weakness for his gain. He remembered how young Sooyeon went after the car to help her important friend, and now he’s using Harry who is important to Joy as a bait. Did I mention how much I hate him?

Harry met up with Director Nam. Something told me he’s going to be quite a threat for everyone in this show. It doesn’t seem like he’s loyal to any specific side. Director Nam is blackmailing Hyungjoon for his money. The amount he wanted? How much Sooyeon worth to Hyungjoon… that’s the amount. Harry instead asked how much he got from killing his mother. Though Harry seemed a bit like a victim here, my guts tell me this is not a man you should play with and I’d want to warn Director Nam to run the opposite way. No one knew what could happen after you cross this man.

There’s a bell ring on the rapist’s door. He got a package with Sooyeon’s news. Another ring, this time a visitor. At first glance, we assumed it was Sooyeon with a black jacket, black gloves, and long hair. He opened the door and got electric shocked. And later when Jungwoo’s partner came knocking on his door, KSD was seen in the bathtub, scare to death… or he would be really dead very soon. Yay!

Jungwoo went to the park and thought about Sooyeon. He jumped off the swing the very same way young Jungwoo used to and ran to Joy. She also wore black gloves. Could it be her that killed the rapist or the director wanted us to think like that?

Joy was about to go inside the house when Jungwoo stopped her car. He asked her to call his name. He turned around and blocked his vision in order to fully recognize her voice. After the first few times, Sooyeon finally called him the same way she used to.

There’s a smile on his face as he turned around.

And the whole scene was watched by Harry through CCTV. Stalker!

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Comment

What should I talk about first?

I like the fast-paced of the drama. It’s never dragging. And I also invested so much emotion with it. The writing is still wonderful.

But there’s just so many things I love and hate about it.

First, Sooyeon’s mom. I think Sooyeon’s mom found redemption through raising Jungwoo and Eunjoo. And I’m not happy at all with the way she said she didn’t miss Sooyeon anymore even just to protect Jungwoo… especially after the rapist and killer of her daughter was just released. I’d expect a mother to be the one who is in most pain and wanted to exact revenge for their kid. So I’m just hurt and disappointed by her.

I’d like to quote a comment I really like and I hope the owner would be ok that I use her comment. Post-owner, if you’d like me to put credit for you, please say so ❤

It would seem that some people are blaming LSY for not coming home, but forget that the LSY’s mom is now is a totally different person with HJW than she was with LSY. LSY mom did not protect LSY and tried to sell her off. Even though LSY wanted to run away, it could also be argued that she did not return home, because she did not feel like her home was a safe place. I mean whose mother would say “I don’t even miss LSY,” even if they are just trying to protect the other children from pain. So to me, it goes back to her mother’s inability to be understand the consequences of her actions, even when she tries to do her best, it is twisted. Thus, I can’t quantify why HJW- and LSY’s mom’s relationship would help him with LSY. HJW was looking for a good parent and LSY’s mom finally had a chance to be good parent. ( I think this is similar to when your parents divorce and one parent starts a whole new family and becomes a brand new person. Yeah it is great for the new kids, but old kids hold the parent with the new family in a different esteem)

This is my thought exactly.

Regarding other characters’ development. This episode also showed a little bit of a darkside of Harry. How long has he been watching Sooyeon through these monitors? No matter how much I love their chemistry, their relationship is not very healthy to me. There are things they kept from each other and they are both very insecure about each other as well. Remember Joy saying she could find him if he ran away and she hung on to him, following him to Korea and even say she’s gonna stay with him while they’re here. Though Harry didn’t act out the same way she did, by keeping a close eye at her pretty much told us he’s also afraid he’s gonna lose sight of her.

When I watched Jungwoo scenes, I find myself thinking I want more from Yoochun. Overall, he did quite a good job but it came a bit short when he’s alongside Yoon Eun Hye and Yoo Seung Ho who nailed every single scene effortlessly. To me, he’s amazing in light-heart scenes like ones with his hyung, his sister or Sooyeon’s mom. And also the sad scenes. But like in the scene when his partner handcuffed him and he went crazy wanting to pursue the rapist, I find his acting lacking there. It came off as a little bit like whining instead of being mad. So far, I think his best scenes are all with Eunhye; from the scene he chased after at the gate to the tense meeting at the mansion till the last scene when he covered his eyes. Those are the best moments from Yoochun that I felt like he’s really Han Jung Woo and not Park Yoochun acting as Han Jung Woo.

I still don’t give up on Yoochun though… coz I’m also biased for him. I think he needs to work on angry scenes. Remember Detective Kim taught about 90% of the threat comes from your eyes? Exactly.

I find Yoon Eun Hye and Yoo Seung Ho’s acting very spot on. I think YEH finally find a good match-up in Seungho. Don’t forget that although he’s 8-9 years younger, he’s actually been in acting business for over 12 years. That’s longer than YEH’s and YC’s combined. YSH captured the coldness and expressionless side of Kang Hyung Joon very well. And he is just brilliant with his eyes, very expressive and detailed. He didn’t have to act out, the story could be told just from his eyes. And he’s amazing portraying a character much older than him, I don’t feel the childish charm I often feel watching him anywhere here. It’s a grown man charm now.

Eunhye also broke my heart with her acting. I feel like rather than acting, she’s channeling Sooyeon. And it came through. Especially the scenes when she faced the rapist, the tension and her fearful screams made me cringed. It’s close to be another scene I’m too painful to watch next to the rape scene. I got goosebumps all over when I watched her scenes. Again with the expressive round eyes, you can feel her emotions.

All in all, I think partners definitely matter in acting. If your partner deliver, you’d deliver as well. So I’m looking forward to next episodes and I’m sure all of them are going to be brilliant.

Special Thanks to Chicchocs for the screencaps. I’m going to use her screencaps for future recaps, so thank you!

Episode 7 Full Recap is coming up tonight. Stay tuned and share your thoughts ^^


I Miss You: Episode 5 Recap

I Miss You: Episode 5 Summary

Adult Cast

 

 

The long wait is over. The adult cast finally appeared. But first, let’s get back to the kids.

Sooyeon thought about Jungwoo and their promises and her tears rolling. Hyungjoon asked her to not leave him or he’d have no one left. Sooyeon definitely saw herself in this kid and said they need only one person, just one is enough. This is the beginning of their interdependent relationship 14 years later.

Detective Kim and Jungwoo enlisted the help of a former Detective Director and some ex-thugs at a club. And they got a lead to a man who supplied fake passports to Nurse Jung.

Eunjoo found the ranaway Jungwoo at the club and brought him home. While waiting outside, he saw Sooyeon’s “I Miss You” writing on the wall. Sooyeon’s mom came out and threw the yellow umbrella at him and started hitting and yelling at him. She already accepted that Sooyeon is dead and she’s now in the grieving process. Jungwoo took the beating in silence, staring at the writing engraved. Eunjoo tried to stop ajumma, telling her Sooyeon is still alive and got a few hits herself. Mom eventually broke down and hugged Eunjoo. My feels T^T

Kim Sung Ho called Jungwoo that night and sang a song, pretty much teaching Jungwoo everyone should do what they’re supposed to do. A dog should bark, a cat should meow, and a man supposed to act like a man. Seriously, he’s the only good parent in the whole show. Later we saw him followed Nurse Jung after she picked up fake passport for Sooyeon.

Jungwoo’s dad, after telling his right-hand man that he didn’t want to see Jungwoo again, started looking for Nurse Jung more. They drove past a neighborhood and Han Tae Joon noticed some drawings on the wall, the ones similar to Hyungjoon’s drawings. He stopped his car to check but it’s only an old safehouse, they already moved. He called the nurse and told her to run away, all he needed was the kid. Joonie snatched the phone and listened to his threats and informed the gang that they need to move.

But Detective Kim found their hideout first. He peeked through a hole in the window and saw Sooyeon inside, suddenly something blocked his view. It’s Hyungjoon. He thought Kim Sung Ho was one of Taejoon’s men and urged everyone to leave. Jungwoo took the wrong moment to call Ajusshi, he informed the boy he already found Sooyeon and he’s bringing her back home. After the call, there’s a shattering sound, someone broke the window glass. Detective looked inside but no one was there anymore. And we saw Joonie looked at him with a Coke can in his hand. This is not going to end well.

Cut to the car chasing, Detective ajusshi tried to chase them and call Sooyeon, who gave zero response. The cars reached mountain area and he noticed his brake didn’t work, there’s a Coke can under his brake pedal. (Hyungjoonie! How could you!?) And his car launched off the cliff. Hyungjoon rested his head on Sooyeon’s shoulder in relief after making sure they’re finally safe.

Jungwoo, Eunjoo, and Sooyeon’s mom mourned his death at the cliff and Jungwoo vowed he’d continue the search for Sooyeon. And we cut to the adult Jungwoo standing on the very same cliff.

 

We get to know Jungwoo first. He is now a detective nicknamed Crazy Rabbit. He was at a norahbang (karaoke) where, I believe, the Kidnapper#1 owns. Look like he came out real fast and become quite wealthy too. Apparently, Jungwoo’s been trolling, coming to the norahbang and using the VIP room every day just to annoy the man. Kidnapper#1 tried to get Jungwoo out but he was grabbed by the neck. Jungwoo told the man to not cross him or he might be dead.

After Kidnapper#1, he went to troll the Kidnapper#2 aka the rapist too. This guy was still in jail. He’d be released in 3 days. Jungwoo started trolling; he blocked the CCTV so he can beat up the rapist. He said he became a detective so he can kill the rapist legally. He told the rapist to beware of him when it got to get out, and without his permission. The guy can’t die.

To be honest, I’m a little disappointed. Yoochun’s over-the-top singing was hilarious but when he threatened Kidnapper#1 and the rapist, it didn’t feel right to me. I believe the lines should be spoken either with coldness or wild craziness, but he lacked both. It wasn’t scary to me. I wish we could go back to the last episode and bring Detective Kim to show him how it’s supposed to be done. That calm but serious voice he used with the culprits can scare anyone opposing him.

Later, his boss scolded him for exercising his police privilege the wrong way. This adult Jungwoo is definitely a troll xD He didn’t even act guilty. And my heart swayed at the sight of him pouting and making fun. His partner hyung eventually stepped up to apologize on his behalf. Jungwoo got a call and ran out… to home. He’s living with Eunjoo and Sooyeon’s mom as a non-blood-related family. They seemed like one happy family. There’s a tinge of sadness when they picked up the clothes when it rained, Jungwoo pinned Mom’s hair with a clothespin just like he did to Sooyeon. But the sadness soon disappeared and they played around again.

After the rain stopped, Jungwoo engraved Sooyeon’s writing on the wall. From the writing, it is now carved deep and clear in the wall. I have a feeling he’s doing this anyway as the last thing linked him to Sooyeon.

Though disappointed by his lacking act earlier, Park Yoochun’s Han Jang Woo is still a ball of emotions for me. From trolling to beating people up to playing around to misery. Applause. Applause.

Cut to a random scene of Nurse Jung swimming and out of the blue, just drowned and died. Jungwoo investigated the death inside of a big house.

Little Ah Reum is also grown up now. She and her mom (Jungwoo’s step mom) were in Jeju to scout Joy. It appeared that she still faced a lot of inner hardship in this marriage and trying to find a way around to get some money.

Side note: Ah Ruem is as trolling as her brother =_=”

 

 

The next one on queue is Yoon Eun Hye’s Lee Soo Yeon who is now known as Joy/Zoe, a famous designer. She’s preparing for her fashion show when a staff came running, asking her to deal with someone. Another designer was throwing a fit, she’s angry that Joy got the spotlight. Joy walked in and gave the girl epic slaps, not once but twice! Everyone was in dead silence and then there’s a cane-stomping sound. Hyungjoon is also in the house. Joy looked around for him and even went on four limbs in order to spot the cane. But the man with the cane wasn’t Hyungjoon. He walked in from other direction and Joy leaped into his arms. Hyungjoon is now Harry Barrison, a successful businessman. Since they talked in French, I guess they fled to France earlier.

I was worried about the chemistry of this pairing before due to their age differences. But I shouldn’t have to. The chemistry just worked real nice.

They were walking and chatting. Harry asked her what would she do if that designer sued her, Joy said it’d be okay coz Harry’s gonna hire an expensive lawyer for her. Again, people, breathe it in! These kind of sweet scenes never last long; something bad is sure around the corner. Joy stopped walking and for a moment, it looked like Harry was gonna kiss her. But nope, he just bumped his head on hers. But why does this melt my heart even more >.<

Stepmom and Ah Reum saw the whole thing and the stepmom thought Joy is cheating on her sponsor with Harry. She took their photo by her phone.

Side note: For those who do not know… Sponsor normally means the one who supports artists financially and along the line, got into sexual/romantic relationship with the artist. Sponsor doesn’t mean the company or brand the artist endorses. Harry is indeed Joy’s sponsor but because he’s young, Mi Ran thought he’s just a lover.

At Nurse Jung’s death scene, Jungwoo was looking around the house. He found a locked door and was ready to break in but his hyung stopped him. Did anyone notice the wall behind the picture of Harry & Joy slid? Could there be a secret passage? They were finally able to get in, Jungwoo stared at the picture and it’s like he found Joy familiar.

Back at Joy & Harry, they were in the car and Joy did the hand thing Jungwoo used to do to erase bad memories. She said she’s skilled at erasing bad memories and will only create new ones with Harry. She continued to say she can’t even remember her face coz she’s gotten so pretty and Harry blurted out “What?”. He teased her saying they should have their nose done. His phone rang, it’s Jungwoo calling to inform him about Nurse Jung Hye Mi who was known as Michelle Kim now. Jungwoo heard Sooyeon’s voice over the phone and you can tell he found it familiar.

Sooyeon’s working and rehearsing at the runway. Harry came to support her and you can tell how his presence calmed her and she started to panic when she couldn’t find him. Stepmom shoed in and gave Joy her card but Joy brushed it off. The fashion show went down successfully but Joy wasn’t there for the finale, she already ran back to the hotel to find Harry. Bad boy, he slept on the couch with his headphone on, she took it off and stared at him asleep. When he woke up, it’s his turn to stare at the sleeping beauty, and I’m melted by Yoo Seung Ho’s glare again. Kyahhh xD

 

I’m quite surprised. I didn’t expect them to behave like a real couple. But they did look like real couple even referring to each other as the one I love. Not that I’m complaining though 😛

Joy was awoken by a phonecall. Harry was already in Seoul. He took care to order the room service and buy a plane ticket for her to go back to France. Joy demanded to know why he’s doing all he wished, and he told her aunt is dead. Joy asked if she should go too but he stopped her, saying he’d hurry back to her side. After they hung up, it’s the first meeting of the adult Hyungjoon and Jungwoo.

Sooyeon followed him to Seoul anyway. Though at first, it appeared she’s no longer everyone’s doormat and able to stand for herself. Seoul seemed to strike her the other way and she became scared and jumpy. She tried to call Harry who is the only contact in her phone but no use.

Both Jungwoo and Sooyeon still liked the rain. Jungwoo drove Harry back to his mansion after he identified the body. And on his way out, he saw a girl at the gate, playing the “It will rain, it won’t rain” game. The girl even played with her feet the very same way Sooyeon used to. Jungwoo could only stare in disbelief. Joy started to run off, with the steel gate separated them, Jungwoo called her to stop and tried to climb over it but fell down. And it ended there.

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Comment

I’m just glad I’m back. I love every little bit of it. Full of mystery and misery. And they never stall. The story is always fast-paced.

Let’s talk about the plot first. I was bummed Detective Kim died. I love him and wish his part is longer T^T. but other than that, no complaints. Adult and Young Jungwoo definitely synched with one another. So good job, Yoochun. Jungwoo has always been a bit of a troll, he’s cheerful and loved making fun of others. But still, after seeing Sooyeon in so much pain, I just wish he’d suffer more.

I really like Joy’s character. She has a sign of both new and old person mixed inside her. We got to see her gave epic slaps to someone crossing her to show that she’s no longer a victim but we also saw her being quite dependent on Harry, at least emotion-wise. She’s afraid that he’d leave her and his presence means the world to her.

With Hyungjoon, I think he’s grown up to be very charismatic young man. We didn’t get to see the happy little Joonie coz he’s always hurt, always in hiding. So seeing him all happy with new life was a breath of fresh air. And I wonder if it’s other actors playing it, would I be so head-over-heels like this? Yoo Seung Ho already got my heart since his first appearance xD.

I like the dynamic of the story. Though many believed Joy is heavily dependent on Harry. I see it as more of an interdependent relationship. I don’t think one can live without another. There are also signs that Harry knew what happened to her in the past and he’s caring enough to make things easy and slow for her. And we also see a little of his overly protective side when he told her to go back to France.

All in all, there are a lot going on in this episode. And I’d love to continue discussing but my eyes are so heavy right now. I hope I can finish Ep6 tomorrow. And if the eng sub of Ep7 came out, I’d start the full recap of it immediately.

Thanks everyone for reading even though you’re not commenting xD

Special thanks to Yodya onni for the detailed specualtions, and Santaiah and Vegaspink for advertising my blog 🙂


I Miss You: Episode 4 Recap

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.

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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 Secretary

The first kidnapper


I Miss You: Episode 1 Recap

I Miss You: Episode 1 Summary

The Story Build-up

(Note: From Ep1-Ep4 I’ll do episode summary and not a full recap coz I have to fast-forward it before ep7 airs next Wednesday.)

I Miss You premiered with stunning child cast from The Moon Embraces The Sun – Yeo Jin Goo and Kim So Hyun… and they did live up to the expectations.

The story starts with Lee Soo Yeon (played by Kim So Yeon) walking in an alley with her head hung low. The first scene strikes me as a scene that could be from horror movie… with Sooyeon having long hair and all. Sooyeon entered her house and heard a noise. She called out, thinking it was her mother but it turned out to be her father, an abusive man who proceeded to beat her up for pure pleasure. Sooyeon’s mom wasn’t far away, peaking through a window and quietly crawled out in fear.

It seemed someone had tipped the police coz they came running to capture the dad whom we realized now that was accused of murder. Here we are introduced another important character, Detective Kim Sung Ho, an upright man who captured Sooyeon’s dad. After they caught the father, Detective Kim noticed the beat-up Sooyeon under the blanket and carried her on his back but her mother just said it’s ok… she would survive that. And here we are fully introduced to The Mother of The Year, Kim Min Hee.

The scene cut to Han Jung Woo (played by Yeo Jin Goo), a lively boy who lives in America. He was playing football when someone told him his father arrived. We can see how much this means to him and he ran happily to his room only to find that it’s his father’s secretary, not the father himself. But Jungwoo is not an obedient boy; he followed the secretary to Korea where he met his stepmother. We learned here that they don’t get along though keep the formal level. They went to pick up Jungwoo’s dad, Han Tae Joon, who served sentence in prison for money fraud and just got released.

Next we saw them, Han Tae Joon was threatening a woman who kept calling “President”. The President was Han Tae Joon’s father and the woman was his new wife. Apparently on his death bed, President Han left his new wife – whom from now I’ll refer to as Madam Kang – and their son, Kang Hyung Joon, a considerable amount of inheritance fortune. But Han Tae Joon believed the money is his. This money issue started what will become a tragic faith for many other innocent people who suffer both directly and indirectly because of it.

Taejoon kidnapped Kang Hyung Joon to force Madam Kang to give him the money. But Hyungjoon broke free. He ran away with limping leg resulted from crawling out of broken window. President Han’s nursing assistant,   found him and locked him up in a safe house.

When we saw Sooyeon again, she and her mother were throwing her father’s ashes into the river. He was a convicted murderer who was just executed. Though now Sooyeon would finally be free from the domestic violent but one thing stuck with her… the label.

Everyone in the neighborhood and the school knew she was a daughter of a murderer and no one wants to have nothing to do with her. And she became an outcast for something she didn’t do.

When Jungwoo first met Sooyeon, he was reciting the multiplication table backwards while walking in a small street. Jungwoo heard a noise from the park and there he saw Sooyeon. Not knowing her reputation, Jungwoo talked to her and even called out her name, something nobody ever did before and this touched Sooyeon. So when it started to rain, she gave him a yellow umbrella. Jungwoo promised to meet her tomorrow at the same park to return the umbrella. However, due to his grandfather’s funeral, Jungwoo wasn’t able to keep his promise and Sooyeon, after waited for him all day, returned home, disappointed.

The next day, Jungwoo enrolled into the same school as Sooyeon and he found out about her reputation as a daughter of a killer, the kids outcasted her and only called her by No.27 and not by her real name. Scared to be seen with her, Jungwoo hid the umbrella and refuse to acknowledge her. The worst part was, Sooyeon wasn’t even angry with him, it’s as if she expected it from him.

Jungwoo was later picked on by a group of bullies and Sooyeon aided him. He left the umbrella in her locker, but as it rained again that evening, Sooyeon once again offered the umbrella to him. But Jungwoo kept the distance. He said he already ignored her, why can’t she notice and left him alone. That’s when Sooyeon started to cry, saying it wasn’t her. She wasn’t a murderer and she won’t kill anyone. And she continued to say that she wasn’t crying, it’s just the wind blow. The signature line that we’d hear again multiple times.

Jungwoo, drenched in the rain, went to the park they first met and sat on the swing, contemplating about his actions and Sooyeon’s words. And eventually, he just thought what the heck, I liked that girl and I’d be best buds with her! He jumped off the wing running to her… only to witness her being beat up again.

Apparently, the victim’s family came to Sooyeon’s house. Even though Sooyeon’s father, the convicted murderer was already put to death, the victim’s mother was not yet pleased. She demanded Sooyeon’s mom she couldn’t be at peace when knowing Sooyeon, the murderer’s daughter, is still alive. That’s when her mom threw her to them, saying they could take her, kill her, and they’d be even. Sooyeon pleaded to them using the same line she kept saying every time these kinds of things happened “I’m sorry. I was bad. I’m sorry.” Even though she did absolutely nothing wrong. Sooyeon crawled out of the crowd on 4 limbs and saw Jungwoo standing there, watching her at her most embarrassing moment. And she took a run.

Jungwoo grabbed the shoe she left and ran after her. He found her at the park, under the slide and proposed to her. “Lee Soo Yeon, the murderer’s daughter. Let’s be friend”

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Comment

First off, I must say I’m really not a fan of melo-drama. My life is already dramatic as it is so I never really want to burden my heart with melo. I’d go for rom-com any day. But you know, as a YEH warrior, I just have to support her. It’d be great for Eunhye, too, to expand her range of dramas.

Let’s admit something first, her past few dramas weren’t really up to par with her triple home-run success. And both My Fair Lady and Lie to Me didn’t really appeal to me, that’s why I didn’t connect with the fandom for quite a while.

When I have heard of the casting of Park Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye, I was right back in. those who knew me must have known I’m not just an avid fan of YEH but also a big fan of Yoochun. And it really brought me back to the fandom and K-drama in general.

With that being said, let’s get back to the story. I immediately fell in love with the filmography, it felt movie-like and quite realistic. The plot was something I don’t fully understand even until now. It’s full of twists and unpredictable things.

I like how realistic they portray each and every character. No one is truly white or black in this drama. No one. They are like 50 shades of grey, and I don’t mean the smut book xD

It’s pretty realistic though. These are the types of people we see every day but might not want to acknowledge their existence. The issues like domestic violence and bullying that should be addressed but continued to be neglected.  I have had a fair share of experience with abuses. And it’s accurate of how there’d be a bystander, in this case, Sooyeon’s mother, who didn’t join in with the abuser but they also didn’t really do anything to stop the abuse. They just watch.

I also like the way they portray both Jungwoo and Sooyeon. They are real teenagers and not those in the bubble dramas normally show us. Jungwoo, as a boy, was someone who has never experienced suffering. And it’s understandable how he got taken aback when he knew about Sooyeon’s label. Don’t we all experience that in school? No one would really step up for you because they don’t want to become the target as well. It’s normal really. Now switching to Sooyeon, she also obviously has a self-esteem issue and also shows signs of an abused victim – not only physical but also mental.

Acting-wise, I knew everyone was so gaga about the child cast from The Moon Embracing The Sun, but I have never watched the drama so I have no idea about their performance. However, from the preview, that boy Yeo Jin Goo got to me. Just from that short preview, I can feel this is someone who can really act even at the tender age of 15 he is. Kim So Hyun made me happy initially because her similarity to Eunhye coz I hated it when young cast don’t look a bit like their adult counterpart in dramas, but after seeing her performance. Wow. That’s all I need to say.

Wait a few more hours for Ep2 Recap and Review tonight.


One Step At A Time : Plot Summary

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One Step At A Time : Plot Summary

(Part 2 : Chapter 15 – Ending)

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Chapter 14 ended with Yoon Eun Hye ran off after a talk on the cell phone with her now celebrity ex-boyfriend, Se7en.

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After a heating argument with Big Bang, Yunho and the boys come back to their dorm and he went to console Eunhye which cheer her up a little. Se7en still tries endlessly to make up with Eunhye to no avail. Big Bang helps him, DBSK despises him. Eventually, Eunhye’s younger brother Bansuk help Big Bang reunite the couple at YG building. This time, however, they finally formally break up.

Life goes on. Se7en and Park Han Byul announced their public dating in order to revise his earlier public scandal with BoA as requested by SM Ent. While DBSK V. launch their 11-track full-length album all consisted of songs they personally wrote and continue their promotions on various variety shows and stations. One time, they encounter Jeon Hye Bin, who is later revealed to be the person who almost break DBSK apart and also Eunhye’s arch-enemy.

At that time, Hyebin’s popularity and career has been on decline. So once she starred in a mini-drama with DBSK, she decided to use them as a tool to gain publicity by spreading rumors of her and 2 DBSK members – Yunho and Yoochun. To add more fuel to the fire, an incident with the two of them boiling at each other (actually over a trivial) just solidified the rumor. These, however, went on without the realization of Jaejoong as he was shooting another drama in Japan, so once asked about the incident and possible break up on live television, the outcome went havoc. But in the end, they found out the whole truth when Hyebin spilled the beans in an interview that has never been aired.

With Eunhye, she too tried to gain some publicity by trying to coattail the popularity of the X-man couple – Eunhye and Kim Jong Kook. Though seeing him only as a caring brother, Eunhye can’t help but feel irritated by Hyebin’s actions despite Jongkook’s obvious ignorance at her. So they had numerous confrontations and verbal catfights.

As a fire back from her previous misdeeds, Hyebin hasn’t been doing well on her career recently. Therefore, after another humiliating confrontation with DBSK V. she appears to hold grudges against them, especially towards Eunhye, and vow to get revenge.

A series of anti-fan incidents happen as initially expected by Eunhye’s party starting with rude comments, obscene photo-shopping of her photos, to death threat letters, which not only anger Neri – Eunhye’s official fanclub, pinning them against Cassies and even DBSK boys, but also split up Cassiopeia fandom itself into several sub-groups. The serious threat happens when DBSK V. are on their way to the stage to perform at a theme park, an unknown audience throws a water bottle at Eunhye while her friend also tries to use another empty bottle to hit her despite a handful of bodyguards over there. The half-full plastic bottle hits Eunhye hard right at the head and Yoochun furiously grabs the other empty bottle from the fan. Fortunately, this doesn’t injure Eunhye and she decides not to take any charges against them.

The incidents, however, severely hurt Eunhye’s feeling. Though somehow bring Yunho and Eunhye closer to each other. Both hide their feeling towards each other with Yunho knowing his nuna still not fully get ever her ex-boyfriend yet and Eunhye thinking she doesn’t have a chance with him.

Later DBSK V. was appointed as ambassadors of South Korea’s Tourism Authority. They traveled to the famous Jeju Island to film a special show promoting Jeju traveling. They were divided in 2 groups to visit several places at once. First group consists of Eunhye, Changmin and Junsu, the other group being Jaejoong, Yunho and Yoochun.

While walking on a pathway talking to the camera, Eunhye suddenly darts out as she sees a boy chasing after his soccer ball into the road with speedy approaching car. Both are safe but Eunhye hits her head to the edge of the pathway and also deeply-scratch her leg. The filming is halted and the fainting Eunhye is sent straight to the hospital. The whole scene, apparently, was captured by the camera crew and immediately goes viral.

Yunho is raged and blames the two boys for Eunhye’s injuries. He has shown his obvious romantic feeling when she is still unconscious. Turn out the injury at the head isn’t serious besides causing a headache now and then, the real problem is the deep scratch on her leg which could be infected and it’s highly and most likely would leave a big ugly scar on her leg. Eunhye received high praises for her bravery act, but on a flip side, she is put on hiatus to recover. And DBSK has to continue their promotion without her.

Coincidentally, Se7en is also in the very same hospital recovering from swine flu. He is almost back to good health when she is admitted. So he again tries to woo her back, it’s also helpful that DBSK are very busy with their promotion. But every time Yunho visits, it always causes tension between the 3 of them… 4 actually, if counted the public girlfriend Park Han Byul. Se7en acts very clingy of Eunhye, doesn’t care about Hanbyul or the public interest at all. Finally, when being released from the hospital, Se7en comes to see her off with hundreds of fans around them, Eunhye asked him to let her go before she hates him and for the sake of all good time they had together, she doesn’t want to.

From then on, Eunhye and Yunho start acting as a couple though neither admit nor deny it. And Eunhye eventually gain acceptance from Cassiopeia.  

SM Entertainment reveals its own house production for a Korean adaptaion of Nana, the Japanese popular manga-based movie, which will be renamed as “Mi Mi”. Yoon Eunhye will be the lead as Osaki Nana or the Korean name – Jang Mi Mi.

[This adaptation actually meant to be another spin-off from One Step at a Time, but I guess I’ll just mash it up here >_<]

The casting goes as following…

Yoon Eunhye as Osaki Nana (Jang Mi Mi)

Lee Ayumi as Komatsu “Hachi” Nana (Yoon Mi Mi)

Jung Yunho as Honjo Ren (Yon Hwa)

Kim Junsu as Yasu

Park Yoochun as Takumi

Kim Jaejoong as Nobu

Shim Changmin as Shin

For their album promotion, Eunhye mostly sports mature yet boyish image, but for this drama she changes her appearance once again by straighten her shoulder-length hair, wears extension, and dye her hair with silver red highlight, making her look perfectly like a punk rock star.

Xiah Junsu is also another person who dramatically transforms his look. To harmonize the role of Yasu, Junsu decides to shave his head and wears shade all the time. It is even said that he always looks “annoyed”.

 The film also stars other artists such as BoA, Kim Ki Bum, and Jeon Hye Bin… continuing their never-ending bitch fights. At the wrap-up party, Hyebin cooperates with kidnappers to capture Eunhye for her family’s ransom. But thanks to the GPS in her new iPhone, Yunho, Jaejoong and Banseok manage to save Eunhye from the attempt rape in time. The kidnappers implicate Hyebin, so she also got arrested. It is revealed that Hyebin’s luxury lifestyle is at risk since she’s not doing well on her career. As she goes in debt and has to offer herself to some influential people in the business, Hyebin was contacted and conspires with a group of gangsters to kidnap Eunhye as she comes from wealthy family.

The movie turns out to be a moderate success in box office but receives a lot of positive critical comments. Surprisingly, it also becomes Junsu’s breakthrough performance and won him Best Supporting Actor Award. Yoon Eunhye is also applauded for her acting as this is her first time portraying the role of someone so dark and so cold. She also won Best Actress Award for the role.

Another sub-plot revolves around DBSK and their struggles to leave SM Ent. while maintain as a group. Yunho’s contract with them is about to due and he doesn’t wish to renew it. The others still have 5-7 more years with SM, making Yunho refuses to leave without his members. Eunhye tries to offer her help, but the worried Yunho tries to keep her out of harm. This, however, causes tension between the lovebirds and the group itself.

The other contract that will soon be expire is Eunhye’s. She too doesn’t have intention to renew it.

Though his prior purpose is to keep her away from the mess and scandals, Yunho unknowingly hurt Eunhye’s feeling by blocking her out of DBSK’s internal issues, thus making her feel like an outsider despite their 2 years together. Eventually Eunhye accepts an opportunity to set up her own company with her long-time manager and a few influential figures in the show business. She also takes the chance to make a Hollywood debut in an American drama series. Eunhye is set to spend at least 2 years in Los Angeles and would likely be on hiatus another 2 years on settling things with her company “The House”. She briefly informs Yunho about everything and he doesn’t try to oppose her decisions. The unofficial couple unofficially breaks up and Eunhye prepares to leave.

Almost at the last minute, Yunho got sat down and lectured by Ayumi. He ultimately realizes that he has hurt Eunhye’s feeling by not letting her share his pain. Eunhye feels like he doesn’t trust her, doesn’t see her as a companion, and also feel like her value of friendship is being underestimated by all of them. And that’s the main reason why she takes the leave is to hide from him. On the way driving to her place, Yunho calls Eunhye while she is leaving to airport but she ends up cutting him mid-way. So he races to the airport just in time to catch her. They make up, fess up, and formally go out as an official couple. Eunhye is half-forced by Yunho to cancel her plan for Hollywood. The couple goes back to their dorm to find a whole celebration party waiting.

Later, Eunhye gets her attorney to look into the other DBSK boys’ contracts while letting Yunho’s contract due without renewal. It turns out Changmin’s one is actually null and void as it was made when he was still a minor and the person signed the main contract for him, though is a relative, but wasn’t his parents or legal guardians. That only leaves 3 people left to compensate if they are to call it off. As filthy rich as she is, Eunhye offers to pay the penalty compensation for them with the condition for DBSK to sign under her newly-established company instead.

The news has gone public and varied criticisms come up. In the end, Yoon Eunhye or rather The House Company pays 2/3 of the penalty fee while the families of the boys pay the other 1/3. They are signed upon new label – The House. DBSK remains as a group while Eunhye continues paving her own path as an actress.

Do I need to say they live happily ever after? 😀

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Epilogue

4 years later, The House becomes home for a handful of high-quality stars with its alliance with YG. Walking through fire and water together for 4 years, Yunho and Eunhye finally announce their engagement to the public and receive warm welcome.

At this point, though stand strong as group, DBSK members start to branch out to their respective field of interest. After his performance in the K-adaptation of Nana, Junsu displayed great interest in musical and he has done incredibly well. The others have had their feet on acting with a role or two but only Yunho and Yoochun focus on the field. Only Jaejoong and Changmin remain strongly in their original field of music.

7 years later, after many great years together, DBSK officially break up. Junsu announces his long-time relationship with the non-celebrity girlfriend. While Yunho and Eunhye got married. Members pave their each own ways. Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu team up as JYJ and make it to America. Changmin is still a singer but he also shows interest in managing a business.

The End 🙂

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Note : I wrote the whole thing in paper but was soooo lazy to type it down… have been pending all this time >_< But it’s still April! So I didn’t break this promise xD

To compensate for all my readers, there are some excerpts I already wrote for this fanfic and I’ll post it later when I’m not too lazy to type 😛 And the first part of this summary should be up anytime in May… I think. In the mean time, just read whole 14 chapter then this! LOL


Chapter 14 : Tears Drop and Fallen from Her Face

One Step at a Time

Chapter 14 : Tears Drop and Fallen from Her Face

Jung Yunho tried to be as soundless as he can. It hurts him so much to see Eunhye crying her heart out like that; it made his mind went wild and he wanted to kick some asses. The first ass, without doubt, would be of that man, Kim Jaejoong.

His band mates are all plumping on the ground of the living room, chatting about what just had happened. Jaejoong sat with his back towards the front door, so he couldn’t see the danger coming from behind. Yunho gave a signal for them to be quiet and the YooSuMin roger.

“Well, I didn’t want to hide it from you guys, you know? But it’s her personal life, man!” Jaejoong was still babbling “And Eunhye trusted me enough to tell me that though we never know each other whatsoever, so how could I ever betray her trust?”

“Oh, but you can betray our trust?” leader’s cold voice froze the umma’s body. He turned around to see Yunho with that devilish smile.

With the scent of danger crept up to his brain, Jaejoong tried to run away but Yunho was still able to headlock him to the ground.

“How long have you known this, hyung?” he emphasized the honorifics while twisting his friend’s neck.

“Yunho-ah! Please forgive me!” Hero cried. No! He doesn’t want to die young!

“You know it since the news was out, right?”

“Yeah, but I didn’t want her to know it so I distracted her then” the boys can remember when Eunhye wanted to use Changmin’s phone to check the news but Jaejoong pulled her attention.

“And?”

“Can you let go of me first?” Jae tapped Yunho’s arm around his neck. The leader answered by twisting his neck again “Arghh!!! You’re killing me!”

The trio YooSuMin have been stayed away from the angry beast Yunho all this while. But Yoochun couldn’t help himself but to ask “You like Eunhye nuna?”

“Eh?” Yunho was surprised for that blunt question that he unintentionally loosened his grab. Jaejoong took the opportunity to turn the situation around. He pushed the leader off, twirled his face to the ground and sat on his shoulder. “Hey hey!”

“I’m on top now, Yunho-shi~” Jaejoong winked. “Now tell us. You really like our Eunhye, don’t you?”

Yunho face turned scarlet red.

“Awww how cute!” Changmin clapped “Your face is like a tomato, hyung!”

“I’m betting on your side, hyung” Junsu added “I’ll be the Cupid for your love~”

“B.. but but” he stuttered and blushed “She already has Dong Wook sunbae-nim”

“And you’re going to give up just like that?” Yoochun raised an eyebrow “Sounds not like you”

“And he’s a cheating jerk, remember?” Changmin pointed “So you still have a chance”

Jaejoong petted his friend’s head “I know you’ve been jealous of me being too close to her” he chuckled “So, I’m going to help you with this”

“So you didn’t like her too?”

“No” Jaejoong reassured him “Believe it or not, she said I was like her older brother though I’m a year younger” other members burst out laughter. Yunho spread out his maniac grin.

“I know I said it before and I’m going to say it again” Yoochun said “You’re aging, hyung!”

“So one obstacle is clear now” Junsu declared “You’re in or you’re chicken out. Choose it, U-know?”

“So…” Yunho pondered “What do I need to do?”

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A cell phone was pressed to her face. She ignored it and brushed the intruder off. But this intruder was a stubborn one, she’s still bouncing around with that phone of hers.

“Call him!” Ayumi demanded, forced the phone on her friend.

“No.” Eunhye pushed her off once again.

“Make a call!”

“No.”

“Come on! Make a god damn call!”

“I said NO!”

“Yoon Eun Hye!”

“Lee Ayumi!”

The two stared at each other for a whole minute, and then Ayumi just plumped down on the sofa next to Eunhye, crossing her arms. While Eunhye went back to her Laptop, working.

“Aishhh… if you don’t call him, the thing between you two would still be pending, and you would still unable to focus on your work”

“I’m not going to call him. I have nothing to talk to that man anymore” Eunhye said with gritted teeth.

“Liar!” Ayumi hugged the cushion and faced her friend “You miss him. You want to talk to him. I know” her friend turned away “Eunhye-ah, lose that pride of you and call him. Give him this one chance to explain.”

“No, I’m not going to call him. And no, it’s not because of my stupid pride.” She said it before the Japanese roomie can open her mouth “I want to hear his explanation, I really do. But if he does care for me, if he still sees me as someone important to him, he would have already called me by now. And you see, he doesn’t even care to give me some words of assurance. It can only be interpreted that he didn’t see our relationship as anything but a fling”

“Sigh. Eunhye, you know I love you, right?”

Her eyeballs bulged out “What with that lesbo query just now?”

Smack! Smack!

“Ouch!” Eunhye rubbed her head “You are so aggressive lately, you know?”

“Well, because I love you since you are an important friend of mine. You’d better listen to me. Coz I want the best for you”

“Are you sure you’re not my mom?” she grinned “Ah! Sorry sorry!” she quickly said it before the violent Ayumi going to beat her up again.

“What I’m trying to say is, you should get things settled. Whether it’s a break up or it’s a make up, just make things clear. So you can finally be able to move on.” Ayumi paused “I heard you couldn’t do the dance rehearsal today”

“Yeah, I ruined it” Eunhye’s mood went down. “I wasn’t concentrating”

“See?”

“I know I mess up today. But I won’t let it happen again. I won’t let someone who doesn’t care about me screwing with my life and my feeling!”

“That’s the attitude, girl!” Ayumi smiled finally. “Now make the phonecall”

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Eunhye woke up next day by the pillows thrown at her.

“Yoon Eun Hye. Wake up!” the Japanese roommate kept throwing pillows at her.

“Yah! Quit it” the Korean beauty sleepily duck her head deeper “You’re giving me headache”

“You lazy bum! It’s almost 4 in the afternoon. Wake up!”

“Ayumi Lee, I went to bed at 6 in the morning, give me a break” After the long 3 months of their Follow Your Dream and One Step at a Time promo, the 6 of them finally got some rest before starting new promotion. And last night was their final Goodbye stage. And the tiring Eunhye collapsed once she got to her bed.

“It is time for break. We’ll go clubbing. Get up!”

“Don’t wanna go”

Silence. Eunhye lifted her head up a little to see what her roommate is doing. At the same moment, Ayumi throw herself at her friend instead of the pillow.

“Argh! What the heck you’re doing?!” the lady was fully awake. Her roomie is on top of her.

“Wahhh… looking closely like this. Your skin is really beautiful” Ayumi smear her fingers on Eunhye’s cheek. She was about to give YEH a peck at her soft cheek when Eunhye pushed her off.

“Yah! I’m not going to turn lesbian because of one cheating jerk!” the Japanese giggled “Clubbing! Right!” Eunhye stomped to the bathroom.

“Haha she’s so cute” Ayumi pulled her mobile out and made a call “Jaejoong ah… yeah yeah… Ani, no more tears, she’s looking fine… I’ll send her there in 15 minutes”

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Excluded 2 of their youngest members, DBSK V. with the addition of Ayumi stepped inside the lavish club in the centre of Seoul. There was no doubt that the five of them were head-turners. Even though it’s not a surprise for this renowned place to be visited by famous figures, the presence of DBSK still conquered.

Yoon Eunhye looked around the place, unsure of what she was doing here. Ayumi pretty much dressed her up, put her into the van, and bam! They are here. The 3 oldest boys were here as well. While Changmin, who preferred drinking by himself and Junsu who ran off to his girlfriend were not here.

With his usual slimy smile, Yoochun rest his arm on the counter, calling for the manager’s attention.

“Hey, Micky!” a man in his 30s pat the boy shoulder and shouted in English “It’s been sometime huh? Heard you’ve been busy”

“Yep, bro” he grinned “I brought my pals here today. Can we get the Azalea room?”

The manager’s smile faded a little.

“Sorry, I didn’t expect you to come. So I gave the room to someone else” Micky was obviously surprised. The room he mentioned was a special deluxe VIP room, big enough for 10 people throwing a party and it was decorated in European style. But not only you must have the money… fame, credibility and connections are also what needed. Normally, this room would always be kept for DBSK and/or SM artists.

“Oh? Are Super Junior here too?” the manager shook head.

“It’s not SuJu, it’s Big Bang

After the name being said, the others who have been looking around, flirting and checking out immediately turn their faces back to the speaker. “…but the Sakura room is available, would you want to?”

Micky was about to refuse the offer when Eunhye tapped the counter to get both men’s attention “Yes, please. We’d like to have the room.”

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This is so not fun. It couldn’t even be called clubbing!

Sakura room was different from Azalea room. It was decorated in modern Japanese style with the main color of Sakura pink and Bamboos. The sofa was replaced with zabuton cushions and Kotatsu table with heater under it. The food was all over the table and they had the up-tempo songs playing, but instead of enjoying the night, they are all eating quietly. Yoon Eunhye was sitting a little bit apart from the others. And obviously, the girl was pissing.

Everyone kept glancing at her as if she’s a time bomb that’s about to explode. And it’s frustrating. They faked the laughter and the giggling. Just because she fought with their YG hyung and accidentally met Big Bang here, they think she’s going to go crazy?

Finally, after Jaejoong’s 478th glance at her, Eunhye snapped.

“What?” she asked curtly. The pretty boy startled and looked the opposite way. “Gosh! Can y’all quit staring at me like I’m about to break? I’m not made of glasses, you know?”

Silence…

“Fine! I’m going to get some drink” and she left the room. These people! They supposed to help her recover! But they’re not helping at all! Treating her like a porcelain doll like that.

Eunhye stomped down the stair to the bar and order a bomb-shot. Just when she’s about to knock it off, her cell phone rang.

Choi Dong Wook’ that’s the caller. Being pissed off as she was, Eunhye ignored the call.

After the news broke out for more than a week, he just called her now? Even without that news, as someone who were officially dating, he should have called her earlier, didn’t he?

But Se7en was sure as stubborn; he kept calling her non-stop that Eunhye finally had to pull the battery off.

“Who make my beautiful princess cry?” a male voice came from behind “Tell me and I’ll kill him”

Without looking back, Eunhye drained her bomb-shot and replied “Good. It’s Choi Dong Wook, slay him.”

“Wha-at?” he sat down next to her “That man dared to make you cry? Damn! I shouldn’t have handed you to him, right?”

“Oppa, you were never serious with me in the first place” Lee Minwoo dramatically grabbed his chest as if she hurt him badly.

“Ouch! I’m dying because of your coldness, my Queen” Eunhye gave him a glance. And the Shinhwa member quit his act “You are no fun today, Eunhye-shi”

“Aren’t you supposed to be taking care of your customers, Minwoo-shi?”

“I’m taking care of you here, right?” he gave her his signature grin. “I’ve heard the news. So you two did break up?”

“Sort of”

“Meaning I have a chance now eh?”

“Kind of”

“And you don’t have any new guy in sight now?” Eunhye who has been ignorant to her oppa halted a little with this question, before answering

“Maybe…”

Minwoo wasn’t a fool. Everybody knows him as a ladies’ man and he knows the ladies well. He can tell that his little sister was thinking of someone else when he prompted her the question “Yaaaaaah” he drawled “Who is this latest lucky bastard? Tell me. Tell me!”

“No one” the girl still played ignorant.

“Oh! Come on~”

“Aishhh it’s nobody! I don’t have anyone!”

Minwoo didn’t pester. He put his arm around her, grabbed her hand and changed topic “Hey, if you wanna get even with that jerk, I’m at your service” and he kissed her hand.

“By the existence of the girl at 2 o’ clock, I’m afraid I have to deny such a kind offer” Eunhye gave him an evil smile. Minwoo turn his head to the way Eunhye mentioned to see a girl staring at them with flame in her eyes.

“Holy crap!” he immediately pulled his arm away from her body “Byebye dongsaeng, I gotta go.”

“See you around if you’re still alive, oppa” Eunhye’s grin was wider. She watched her oppa worked his magic and the girl got all lithe in his arms. She chuckled.

“Glad to see you having fun, nuna” another man said from the other side of her. Big Bang’s Taeyang sat right next to her with a bottle of Hite beer in his hand. “You’re cool?”

“Can’t be any cooler” she answered before ordering Cass beer.

“Hey! I’m endorsing Hite, you know?” he yelled when seeing bartender served her Cass “Can’t you at least help us? What would people think if they see you drinking Cass while sitting with me?”

“I would say ‘I don’t care eh eh eh eh eh~’ ” she mocked him with the famous line from their female counterpart band, 2ne1, and had a sip. “And Cass is tastier!”

“Geez, woman!”

“How was your Japan promo?” she casually asked.

“It’s great. Thanks to your boys” he thumbed up to the DBSK “They breakthrough Japan market, so it’s easier for Big Bang.”

“I’m happy to hear that. You know I’m your big fan, right?”

“Thanks nuna” he gave her an eyes smile “Then can you help us out? It’s something that has been bothered us for a while now.”

Eunhye got alert and carefully asked “What is it?”

“Talk to hyung” exactly as she expected! She rolled her eyes and had a big gulp of her beer “Seriously, nuna! Both of you are making us all go crazy!”

“And is that my fault?”

“I’m not saying that. I just want you to talk to him. Call him and make it clear” he paused “Don’t you feel cramped leaving it all like this?”

With the alcohol in her blood, Eunhye got more berserk “Alright, alright. I’ll talk to him”

Seem like this is the password Taeyang has been waiting for coz he clapped his hand with joy and pulled her from her seat “Great! Hyung is on the line!”

The romantic king dragged her to secluded balcony where…(Why didn’t she suspect this before?)Choi Seung Hyun aka. TOP of Big Bang was waiting with a phone in hand. They put the phone in her hand, push her out to the middle of the balcony and locked her out… alone.

Both boys gave her peace sign and maniac grin from the other side of the glass door. Eunhye almost gave them the finger if she didn’t hear a familiar voice from the phone she’s holding.

“Eunhye?”

“Yeobeseyo?”

“Eunhye!” the man shouted with joy “Why didn’t you answer my calls? I must have called you a million times already!”

“Sorry, I couldn’t hear it coz I’m in a pub” she flatted out lying.

“Oh!… I see” Se7en seemed to not know what he should say “Hey! I listen to your track list, all 10 songs. It’s really good. Your vocal has been improved a lot”

“Thank you.” She quietly replied waiting and hoping he got to the point.

“Eunhye, you know oppa miss you right? I think I’m going to fly back soon. And we’ll go out for a date, ok?”

“Oppa…” Eunhye ignored his proposal “Don’t you… have something… to say to me?”

“Well, ermm… oh! Please take care of your health!”

“No, not that”

“Ignore the murderous fangirls…”

“Oppa!”

“And don’t cheat on me.”

“Isn’t that my line?” maybe it’s the alcohol talking, maybe it’s not “How can you be like this? how can you act like nothing happen?”

“Eunhye” suddenly his voice became colder “If you mean that news, you know very well it’s not true. I know BoA contacted you…”

“Yes, BoA told me about the news. And she also told me more than that” Eunhye wiped something off her face, and realized that she’s crying “Do you know that your ‘childhood friend’ called me right after the news broke out? Did she tell you how she embarrassed me?”

“Eunhye –”

“I thought you would definitely have a good explanation for it. I thought I could trust you. I thought that for 3 years, I know you enough. I wished, I hoped that I do!”

Se7en sure can hear her sobbing. And he was speechless.

“Oppa”

“Yes?”

“I think we should not be seeing each other again” she made up her mind “Good luck… and Goodbye”

Ignoring his yelling protest, she hung up. turning back, Eunhye saw that all the Big Bang members were there and Jaejoong and Ayumi were also there. Great! These people gotta be here to witness her graceless breakup. Pushing the door with all her force that it almost hit Seungri’s nose, Eunhye jammed the phone into TOP’s palm and ran off the pub.

“Eune nu–” Yunho froze when he saw her ran pass him like he and Yoochun weren’t there.

Eunhye caught the first cab, and took off. Faster than anyone could react.

And when Yunho recovered from his stun and turned to face the group, all of them know they were in trouble.

Because they had never seen DBSK’s leader being this angry before.

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To be continued…

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Author’s Note: Yes, I have decided to continue this story.

Yes, I know it’s a really really long awaited. I’m really sorry. I get too personal with my story and my artists and all that…

Anyway, hope you enjoy the chapter and leave me comments!

I want to know if you can feel/sense something in this chapter… And I think I’m gonna update quite frequently now ^^