Official Synopsis: 18-year-old Kang Kyung Joon’s (Shin Won-Ho) spirit suddenly becomes transplanted into the body of 30-year-old Seo Yoon Jae (Gong Yoo). Seo Yon Jae is a successful doctor who is engaged to high school teacher Gil Da Ran (Lee Min Jung). Gil Da Ran just so happens to be the teacher of 18-year-old Kang Gyung Joon. More problems ensue when 30-year-old Seo Yoon Jae falls in love with another woman.
Ratings: MBCs Light and Shadow increased in ratings as it achieved a 19.2%, still holding strong in first place. SBS The Chaser has been maintaining its success with a 13.2%. The same doesnt hold true for KBS Big, however, as it dropped in ratings to a 7.9%.
Recap of Ep. 8: After Kyung Joon reveals Yoon Jaes ring to Da Ran, the heartbreaking moment is interrupted by Ma Ri (miss As Suzy)who threatens shell reveal the truth about Kyung Joons soul if Kyung Joon and Da Ran marry. As Ma Ri is about to tell the truth to Da Rans parents, the parents notice Yoon Jaes ring on Da Ran and ask about their future marriage. However, Da Ran is still unsure about her decision and Yoon Jaes true feelings.
Da Ran visits Kyung Joon, who is watering the plants. They start to horse around, and Da Rans heart begins to beat faster while she watches Kyung Joon. However, as the two dry themselves after the water fight, Da Ran notices her ring went missing. She eventually stops searching for it, making Kyung Joon angry that she gave up so easily.
Despite their fight, Kyung Joon goes to Da Rans house to drop off documents she had left behind. He becomes involved in the search for Choong Shik (Baek Sung Hyun), who ran away after his mother interfered during his confession to Ma Ri. Enlisting Ma Ris help, Kyung Joon finds Choong Shik at a spa, where he advises Choong Shik to return to his mother before its too late. Although Choong Shik agrees to return, both he and Kyung Joon are alarmed to hear that Ma Ri sent Da Ran away to the Seoul subway station. Da Ran looks frantically for her brother, but becomes frightened by the leering homeless men. However, Kyung Joon comes to her side, leaving abruptly and ignoring Ma Ri.
Ma Ri, sad that Kyung Joon was furious with her, revealed to Da Ran how Kyung Joons mother had died. After Ma Ri told Kyung Joon that he should prevent his mom from meeting her dad, who was waiting to confess to her, Kyung Joon and his mother walk into an alleyway where a man suddenly shoots Kyung Joons mother. Da Ran goes to Kyung Joon and comforts him with a back hug.
The next day, Da Ran searches for the ring Yoon Jae had given to her, and Kyung Joon hands it to her. Da Ran asserts that this time she is sticking by Yoon Jaes side for good. Meanwhile, Se Young meets up with Yoon Jaes mother and asks about the Miracle book. Yoon Jaes mother explains that Yoon Jaes father had made it. The book states that if one angel saves another angel, that angel will save another person.
As the wedding preparations move forward, Da Ran and Kyung Joon agree that by the time Kyung Joon has matured, the two will go separate ways even if the body switch hasnt occurred. Kyung Joon drives Da Ran to the airport, where she plans to travel to China alone for their honeymoon. Kyung Joon is disappointed hes left behind, until he realizes that Da Ran left her passport and plane ticket in the car. Kyung Joon purposefully arrives late, and the two agree to travel together. As Da Ran is a little flustered at the idea of a honeymoon with Kyung Joon, Kyung Joon experiences a moment of soul shifting. He momentarily visits his own body but returns back to Yoon Jaes body, shocking both Da Ran and himself.
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Maybe the poor editing and the abrupt tonal shifts detracted from my enjoyment of the episode, but it left me a little bored, even during the hot romantic parts with Kyung Joon and Da Ran. The beginning of the episode was a little jarring to start with, from Kyung Joons momentous confession that he would stop liking Da Ran. Not only did it suddenly shift to a comedic tone with Ma Ris arrival, belittling his revelation, but it also was neglected throughout the episode as the relationship dynamic remained the same between Da Ran and Kyung Joon. Bringing me to another weakness in terms of plot. The writers have a lot to work with when it comes to the soul switching mystery, Yoon Jaes mystery affair with Se Young (Jang Hee Jin), the romance, and the growing up, but the plot is being pulled down and dragged by with Kyung Joon asking Da Ran to marry him and Da Ran trying to deny her feelings. And although I love how Da Ran is finally maturing and gaining confidence by getting back together with Yoon Jae, Im a little confused about where this is going to lead us again. Ultimately, even the final moment of soul switching just left me scratching my head. Yes, it seems like theyre getting closer to the moment of soul switching, but it doesnt help us or the characters get closer to solving the mystery on their own. I was so excited that they would be returning to their bodies, especially right after the marriage, so I was a little disappointed.
But, I still like how the relationship between Kyung Joon and Da Ran is going, despite it being repetitive. Im quite interested in how the angel story will come into play with reality. Since Yoon Jae saved Kyung Joon, Im interested in who Kyung Joon will save. I hope that it wont be literal like Kyung Joon saving Da Ran from an oncoming car, but more metaphorical. Because we can see how both help each other grow as Da Ran gains confidence and Kyung Joon gains the comfort and maturity he needs. And Im going to guess that Kyung Joon and Yoon Jae are brothers or half-brothers. I would say half-brothers as they share the same father, but the mothers reaction towards Kyung Joon is way too nice if youre going to consider that your husband had another child with a different woman.
And although Ma Ris character has been annoying me, heres some eye candy for miss A fans.