Korean OCN Drama Bad Guys Episode 11 Recap (final)

Korean OCN Drama Bad Guys Episode 11 Recap (final)

by Dramabeans:

It’s the final chapter for Team Crazy Dogs and a lengthy one at that—there’s so much information crammed into this 86-minute finale, it makes you wonder how much more story the show wanted to tell. Evidently then answer is, a lot, and it can certainly tell a lot more, if given the opportunity.

We get all the answers to Jung-moon’s past and Goo-tak’s source of resentment, as well as others coming clean but not necessarily looking to be forgiven. Bad Guys makes sure to keep us on our toes and our eyes glued to the screen until the very end. And for our last ratings check-in, Bad Guys ended on a high-note of 4.1%.

FINAL EPISODE RECAP: “Back to the World”

We backtrack a little to Commissioner Nam at the lake, where he’s approached by Prosecutor Oh. Uncomfortable with his visit, Commissioner Nam tells him to get right to the point. So Prosecutor Oh shares how his late wife was murdered four years ago, the last victim of a serial killer named Jo Man-shik.

Commissioner Nam knows of the case as well, and the prosecutor takes a shot at commiseration of how they both share the same pain of losing a loved one. But the police commissioner can read between the lines—while Prosecutor Oh put his wife’s murderer behind bars through the law, Commissioner Nam formed Team Crazy Dogs. If he doesn’t abandon them, then there’s no way Prosecutor Oh will overlook this underhanded means of justice.

Prosecutor Oh admits that that’s half-right—he did catch Jo and made sure the killer would serve a life sentence. Removing his glasses, he says what follows is where it gets interesting. Shall he go on?

Like Commissioner Nam, Prosecutor Oh had paid Jo a prison visit three months after the latter was imprisoned. The one thing he had hoped for was that Jo would look like himself: broken, hopeless, and a shadow of a man for the remainder of his life. Only in that state would Prosecutor Oh forgive his wife’s murderer.

“But do you know what his face looked like that day?” he continues. Smug and haughty, and Prosecutor Oh was so taken aback that he had said nothing. It was then he’d realized that the punishment he had learned in his legal textbooks didn’t reflect reality. Why should he be the one to live out punishment when Jo was the one at fault?

If true punishment was for the victims and not the offender, then fine—he would serve justice himself. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, Prosecutor Oh had vowed to bring Jo down to feel the same misery and pain he was going through.

Commissioner Nam asks if he killed Jo then, to which Prosecutor Oh shakes his head. No, death would be too easy—living each day in despair would be considerably worse. So Prosecutor Oh had returned the favor in kind: “I killed that bastard’s wife.”

It’s chilling how Prosecutor Oh confesses that in a wide smile and a dry laugh. And it was then Prosecutor Oh had found Jo a defeated man and realized that this was what true punishment was—leaving one alive but not living and left in misery.

When Commissioner Nam asks why he’s telling him this story, Prosecutor Oh notes how Team Crazy Dogs would be lost without the police commissioner around. He’d like to know the reason why they hold him in such high esteem before he kills Commissioner Nam.

Commissioner Nam rises from his seat, but that gives Prosecutor Oh the perfect angle to literally go in for the kill. Stabbed twice, Commissioner Nam falls into his chair again, and Prosecutor Oh offers his half-apology: “I’m sorry, but this was the only way.”

Then we cut back to Team Crazy Dogs, as Woong-chul swings his knife… which stops mere inches from Jung-moon’s chest. As for Tae-soo, he removes the gun from Goo-tak’s head and casts it aside, deciding that the truth will come to reveal itself.

Goo-tak’s voice cuts through the awkward tension in the van, telling Jung-moon that he’ll die by his hands. Then Goo-tak receives a call from Commissioner Nam, whose injured state leaves his voice ragged and breathless. “Goo-tak… are we people or beasts?”

Goo-tak knows something’s wrong, but Commissioner Nam downplays the situation. Struggling, the police commissioner says, “Violence is the law of beasts, and non-violence is the law of people. That’s what’s right… but what law do you and I uphold? Of people or of beasts?”

Goo-tak demands to know where Commissioner Nam is, but the latter simply answers that he’s fine with dying as a beast, thus Goo-tak must live like a person. Citing that he’s tired now, Commissioner Nam closes his eyes and passes.

Tracing Commissioner Nam’s phone brings Team Crazy Dogs to the lake, and it’s heart-breaking to hear Goo-tak’s cries for his close hyung. His grief is interrupted by sirens, and that stun baton lovin’ gangster s accompanied by the rest of his men… who are all under the leadership of Prosecutor Oh.

Korean OCN Drama Bad Guys Episode 11 (final) Recap

Quickly surveying the scene, the prosecutor chides Goo-tak for committing murder like his fellow team members. But Goo-tak is quick to see the cuts on Prosecutor Oh’s hands—wounds that can only come from someone using excessive force when stabbing someone.

Prosecutor Oh smirks at the insinuating remark, and doesn’t answer the question of whether he killed Commissioner Nam, letting his men take care of Team Crazy Dogs instead. As expected, Tae-soo swiftly pushes off the right-hand gangster’s attacks.

When the others start to close in, Goo-tak asks human calculator Jung-moon to assess the situation. Jung-moon: “Not good.” Well yeah, tell us something we don’t know.

While Tae-soo takes on Prosecutor Oh’s right-hand man, Woong-chul beats down the others and Goo-tak puts a bullet in a few of the thugs’ legs before climbing into the car with Jung-moon. Picking up Tae-soo and Woong-chul, the four make their getaway.

Prosecutor Oh is more amused than anything, telling his right-hand man Cha that it’s up to him now. Tracking Tae-soo’s and Woong-chul’s ankle monitors leads them to a dead end, and it’s then that Mi-young learns of Commissioner Nam’s death.

Mi-young sits in the morgue by the body, tears streaming down her face, emotions welling up inside of how they can never be reconciled now and of how she failed to keep her vow to protect Commissioner Nam to the end. She’s determined to find his murderer and Prosecutor Oh promises to find the culprit.

I guess Prosecutor Oh’s character turn means those glasses stay off now, as he presents Commission Nam’s murder case to the other detectives. He names Goo-tak and the rest of Team Crazy Dogs as suspects, explaining how Goo-tak sprung the three criminals out of jail.

As per Prosecutor Oh’s fashion, he states half-truths as certain fact, noting that these four have been working together and killed the police commissioner.

At the same time, Mi-young surveys the crime scene and catches Commissioner Nam’s car facing the fishing spot… which means the black box camera must have recorded everything. Smart thinking.

Korean OCN Drama Bad Guys Episode 11 (final) screenshots

Unfortunately for her, she’s told that Prosecutor Oh has taken the memory card already. Damn, the man knows how to cover his tracks. He works fast, too, because Team Crazy Dogs’ pictures are plastered all over the city.

Prosecutor Oh believes that capture should take no longer than four days, and when he’s told that this group won’t be taken in easily, he addresses the elephant in the room—yes, they can use live ammunition. They’re free to treat Team Crazy Dogs like beasts, so it matters little whether the criminals are found dead or alive.

Mi-young is affronted to hear that the memory card has already been destroyed, not buying Prosecutor Oh’s excuse that it was worthless. Grabbing his arm, she tells him that Tae-soo and Woong-chul’s ankle monitors indicated that they were in a different part of the city at the time of Commissioner Nam’s death, effectively crossing them off of the list.

Someone else murdered Commissioner Nam, she claims, and then Prosecutor Oh drops all pretenses—baring his teeth, he tells her in banmal to stand down. If she wants to advance in her career, then she’ll shut up and follow him. But if that’s not what she wanted, then she shouldn’t have joined hands with him in the first place.

Mi-young has served her use, Prosecutor Oh says. Once this case is over, he’ll go and give her the promotion she’s wanted.

Elsewhere, Tae-soo summarizes what happened to Jung-moon from being kidnapped and drugged by Doctor Kim to waking up and finding his hands covered in blood and that Boss Lee died in that time. Jung-moon nods.

Tae-soo asks Jung-moon whether he thinks Doctor Kim, Prosecutor Oh, and his right-hand man are all connected somehow to Jung-moon’s previous case or not. Those three men know the truth, Jung-moon replies, and once the truth comes to light, they’ll know who killed Boss Lee and who issued the order on his head.

Capturing Doctor Kim is the safest for now, but Goo-tak isn’t inclined to believe anything coming out of Jung-moon’s mouth right now. It doesn’t matter to Jung-moon whether Goo-tak believes him or not, but if he doesn’t, Jung-moon could end up dead and no one would know the truth.

Goo-tak raises a chair to attack with, but Tae-soo stops him, adding that he’s not the only one who’s got beef with someone else here. They’re all wanted men right now, so they should find a way to survive and not betray each other before then.

On their way to Doctor Kim’s place, Jung-moon sees Doctor Kim being escorted away by car. They follow silently, knowing causing a scene will only bring attention to them. They watch as Doctor Kim is placed under hiding and think to themselves that if they can’t go in, they’ll just draw him out.

Suddenly the power goes out in the building and a frightened Doctor Kim picks up a call. It’s Mi-young, who tells him that Jung-moon is inside the building thanks to an accomplice. (Could it be you, Mi-young?) She urges the shrink to escape immediately.

Doctor Kim follows her instructions to an emergency elevator, and she tells him not to seek anyone’s help aside from hers. He heads down to the basement parking lot and sees the silver van as instructed, although he’s stopped by Cha.

Ah, so it turns out that Jung-moon had called up Mi-young after all, telling her that Prosecutor Oh had killed Commissioner Nam. It matters little to him who she believes, but if she wants to find the truth, then she’ll help them.

So Mi-young decided to help, claiming that she wants to know the truth, too. Back in the present, Doctor Kim runs towards the van. By the time the door opens, it’s already too late—the doc gets dragged inside and they drive off.

Back at their hideout, Woong-chul is unable to get Doctor Kim to fess up. Doctor Kim claims that he’ll die if he spills the beans, and plus, there’s no way they can beat “that person.” Then it’s Tae-soo’s turn, and he’s ready to hammer through Doctor Kim’s head.

That gets the doc to start blubbering, crying that he’ll talk. He confesses that Prosecutor Oh was in charge of his wife’s murder case five years ago, and the culprit received a life sentence. His life spiraled downward afterwards, turning to alcohol and drugs to sedate his rage.

Three years ago, Prosecutor Oh came by with a profile of a psychopath and they struck a deal. That psychopath was none other than Jung-moon, who was brought in by Prosecutor Oh himself. That certainly explains the other mysterious presence.

When Jung-moon asks what that deal was, Doctor Kim answers that he drugged Jung-moon with the same medication he gave him at the clinic. Side effects included loss of consciousness and memory loss, and then he performed hypnosis on Jung-moon. The drug’s effects were the reason why Jung-moon doesn’t remember killing.

He would give Jung-moon the pill during their sessions together, then proceed to hypnosis, where he’d feed Jung-moon information about the victim and their addresses as Prosecutor Oh instructed. The order was always, “kill.”

Shaken by this revelation, Jung-moon silently picks up a shard of glass. Jung-moon asks if he killed those people then, and a long moment passes before Doctor Kim gives his answer. He and Prosecutor Oh had hoped that Jung-moon would kill, but Jung-moon didn’t carry out the order.

So Prosecutor Oh and Cha murdered those victims and framed Jung-moon for all fifteen of the Hwayeondong murders. This also includes Boss Lee (whom Cha killed), and Jung-moon balls up a fist around the glass, causing his hand to bleed. “So I didn’t kill them? You just manipulated the fact I was a psychopath?”

“Why?” Jung-moon asks softly. “Why did it have to be me? Because I was diagnosed as a psychopath?” Doctor Kim apologizes, but those words are too little, too late now.

Jung-moon charges forward, but Woong-chul holds him back and drags him away. Once Goo-tak is left alone with Doctor Kim, he asks what criteria Prosecutor Oh followed in hand-picking his victims.

The answer is in line with Prosecutor Oh’s reasoning for killing at all: to take the lives of those criminals’ loved ones so that those offenders feel the same pain he felt; that delivering true punishment is to make sure that they all lead a shadow of an existence—alive but not living.

The first victim was the wife of his wife’s murderer, Doctor Kim explains. Prosecutor Oh had justified his actions by saying he’d be correcting the mistakes he’s made in his career and that the current legal system holds no meaning.

“Then… why did [you all] kill my daughter Ji-yeon?” Goo-tak asks. They needed someone to capture Jung-moon again, Doctor Kim replies, or else they’d inevitably be caught. “So why… why did you have to kill Ji-yeon?” Goo-tak repeats.

“Because you were certain that Jung-moon was the culprit,” Doctor Kim answers. Prosecutor Oh had realized that all they needed to do was fuel Goo-tak’s rage with his pre-existing great desire. So they (well, Cha to be exact) killed Ji-yeon and hoped that Goo-tak, he would hunt down and kill Jung-moon, essentially taking out their own problem for them.

Doctor Kim cries that he was against the idea, and he’s been living in regret ever since. There are tears welling up in Goo-tak’s eyes, but he’s finally figured it out. Prosecutor Oh had thought that Goo-tak would kill Jung-moon and that would be the end of it, but then Goo-tak formed Team Crazy Dogs, so he ordered the hit on Jung-moon through Boss Lee and Kim Do-shik.

Doctor Kim nods, and a tear rolls down Goo-tak’s cheek.

Then Goo-tak joins Jung-moon out on the rooftop, where he explains how he shifted all the blame on Jung-moon for his wrong decision that led to Ji-yeon’s death (read: taking Boss Lee’s money).

He knows Jung-moon doesn’t want to hear these words nor is prepared for them right now, but he sincerely apologizes for everything he’s done and asks for Jung-moon’s forgiveness. Handing over his gun, Goo-tak tells him to do as he likes now.

Jung-moon takes it, then levels it at Goo-tak’s temple. “The emotion you feel… I can’t feel it. The ‘psychopath’ you all speak of, like other people’s emotions… I can’t feel them. So that thing called ‘emotion’… since I can’t feel it, I plan to learn.”

“I plan to learn it from you in these few months, be it resentment, sadness, or happiness. So I understand why you’re sorry to me. I understand well-enough, but… don’t hope to be forgiven,” Jung-moon finishes.

He keeps the gun trained on Goo-tak, who waits for the bullet. But then Jung-moon sets the gun down, and starts walking. But he turns back towards Goo-tak and says they have to catch the bastard that killed Goo-tak’s daughter and framed him for it.

A little while later, Goo-tak regales the guys with a story of a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, only to wake up as a human. The man wondered whether he was dreaming of being a butterfly or if the butterfly was dreaming of being him (a reference to the philosopher Zhuang Zhou’s butterfly dream).

So this Operation: Butterfly Dream is to rouse Prosecutor Oh so he can see his true self as the horrible human being he is. The plan is to use Doctor Kim as bait, but Tae-soo doesn’t think Prosecutor Oh will bite if they tell him that they know the truth.

But Goo-tak says they can stir Prosecutor Oh’s interest if he hears something second-hand, say, through Mi-young. And that’s exactly what happens, as Prosecutor Oh taps into Mi-young’s conversation with Goo-tak. It’s vague, but it’s enough for Prosecutor Oh to know that Mi-young was involved in Doctor Kim’s escape. He’ll be taking this one on his own.

Tae-soo supposes this operation will be dangerous, which has Goo-tak asking if he’s worried about Sun-jung. Tae-soo asks for some time to see her.

So when Sun-jung arrives home, Tae-soo doesn’t respond to the usual “detective” address, but gets down on his knees, “The one who killed your husband… was me.” He lists the details of Sun-jung’s last husband death—he was the one who caused it and made it look like an accident.

The specifics are gruesome, and Sun-jung can barely bear to hear them. She falls to the ground in shock, but Tae-soo lists every action he committed and why. “There’s just one reason why I’m telling you all of this,” Tae-soo says—she had once told him that she wanted to know why her husband’s killer took his life, and he wanted to provide her with an answer.

Tears stream down his cheek, but Tae-soo continues his confession that he’s the reason why her husband died. He couldn’t forget about Sun-jung and had feelings for her, and that’s why her husband was killed. Tae-soo apologizes profusely, saying that he isn’t looking to be forgiven. “But… but… I am sorry. I’m truly sorry.”

It’s daylight by the time Tae-soo rejoins the group, and then it’s time to go chew Prosecutor Oh out. They head over to the docks and Goo-tak picks Tae-soo and Jung-moon’s brains about how Prosecutor Oh would prepare for a rendezvous like this.

Jung-moon looks to a nearby rooftop he’d likely use for a lookout. That’s exactly where Prosecutor Oh and Cha wait later that evening, Listening in again, Prosecutor Oh sends Cha and his men to where Doctor Kim is presumably held captive.

So the men are directed to another part of the docks where they’ll use the bottleneck effect to their advantage, plucking off each gangster one by one. Tae-soo requests to take care of Cha since they’ve got unfinished business, but Goo-tak says he will if luck is on his side.

And it certainly is. Upon seeing each other, the two men go punch for punch, their skills on par with each other. And while Tae-soo and Woong-chul are busy, Jung-moon transports Doctor Kim. Prosecutor Oh bites the bait and runs, taking any shot he can get.

Meanwhile, Tae-soo tries to block the knife, which falls into Cha’s other hand. Cha starts swinging, but then Tae-soo headbutts him. The two assassin flip over, and despite locking Tae-soo’s head in a choke hold, Tae-soo gets a few more punches in and slams Cha’s back against a bar.

Just when Woong-chul’s wave of attackers seems endless, Tae-soo arrives to help. Woong-chul teases him for his beaten and bloody state, and Tae-soo tosses back that he doesn’t look much better. Hee, these two.

Prosecutor Oh finally discovers Jung-moon and Doctor Kim with his head covered. Pointing his gun at the latter, Prosecutor smugly says he knew the shrink would crack, and he’s sorry-but-not-really-sorry.

“Killing a killer’s loved ones—that’s what your law is?” Jung-moon asks. “Do you know of this saying? ‘Committing sin is the work of man, but justifying one’s sin is the work of the devil.'”

Prosecutor Oh smirks because two can apparently play at this Tolstoy quote game: “‘Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.'” He plans on changing himself in order to change the world, and those criminals should receive just punishment so that the victims feel less aggrieved.

Jung-moon cuts through the prosecutor’s falsified legal system—he’s still a murderer at the end of the day. Prosecutor Oh firmly believes that what he’s doing is slowly undoing his mistakes and setting things back in balance.

Jung-moon smirks at that, “I’m supposed to be the psychopath, but why do you look more like a psycho in my eyes?” ‘S what I’m sayin’.

Prosecutor Oh is fit to do away with Jung-moon now, because a psychopath is bound to kill someone eventually. Little does he know that the cloth over what should be Doctor Kim reveals Goo-tak instead.

Goo-tak takes Prosecutor Oh down and starts punching the living daylights out of him, demanding to know why Ji-yeon had to die. Jung-moon stops him, and before stepping out the door, Goo-tak points to the camera up in the corner…

…and Mi-young has seen every minute of this exchange. She walks in moments later and says people have the tendency to try and justify their wrongs. “You fed your own greed under the pretext of justice.”

The world will judge whether he was right or wrong, Prosecutor Oh says. Mi-young tells him that he might deceive people, but he can’t fool the world. There will be a day when he’ll face judgment for his actions. And with that, Prosecutor Oh is taken away.

We flashback to earlier that day when Mi-young had told Goo-tak that his past actions two years ago and recent events will make it difficult to clear the four men’s names. She believes the four men should run once the case is over, but Goo-tak asks her, “Are we people or beasts?”

“We’ve decided to live like people, even if we only get to live for one more day and die. If there’s a crime we’ve committed, we’ll boldly accept punishment, reflect, and receive forgiveness. That’s how we live a new life. Isn’t that what it is to be nice? Heaven will acknowledge us if we’re not bad guys.”

And so, Goo-tak, Woong-chul, Tae-soo, and Jung-moon all step out together to face the authorities.

Some time later, Mi-young informs the new police commissioner that Jung-moon is the midst of a retrial. At present, she says one of the serial killers is involved with this current case. Handing over a picture of the victim the locksmith killer said he didn’t kill, she says former Prosecutor Oh hasn’t killed again since Jung-moon was arrested again two years ago.

When the police commissioner asks if there’s a way to handle this case, Mi-young says there is. That takes her to the prison, where she peers inside a cell to declare, “Crazy Dog is being released again.”

And then Goo-tak turns to face her with a smile.


Bad Guys, how you continue to be a tease until the end with your “And…” cliffhanger!! Not that you’d ever see me complaining about a second season for this show. Given the buzz factor in Korea (I often see this title among the top 3 drama keywords in the search engines over the weekend), I’m not surprised that the production crew may be considering one. But they better be serious about it, lest we’re forced to wait years on end, like for the next Vampire Prosecutor chapter.

In fact, I could see it happen… if our core group of characters remain the same. We may have dug through their backstories, but I can see how Team Crazy Dogs could solve a crime each week like they did here and build upon smaller narrative arcs towards a larger murder or crime at-hand. Even the teensiest details weren’t left out, which is great for mysteries, but terrible for recapping. A throwaway line could easily be the one phrase that comes back to haunt a few episodes later as a key piece of a puzzle. For instance, I loved it when Pawnbroker Im and Hyun-woo’s true intentions were discovered back in Episode 7 all because of one cleverly-worded sentence.

What I didn’t appreciate, however, was the show’s use of visual cues to mislead us later on down the road. It’s one thing to use a shot to keep us guessing and allow context in writing to fill in the blanks, but another to use a completely different shot to tell us the truth after leading us viewers down the road of the “truth” earlier. Such was the case for ultimately revealing Prosecutor Oh as the one trying to dismantle Team Crazy Dogs all along by issuing hit orders in a shot that looked different than the one we’ve seen all series long. Like the past few episodes, we keep being told a version of the truth as seen through someone’s biased perspective, but presented in a way to illustrate that whatever we see is actually what happened.

So I wish the show didn’t wait until the final 90 minutes to show its hand in Prosecutor Oh and his intentions. It doesn’t diminish the chilling factor of a man who takes justice into his own hands, and yet I found myself wondering what it could have been if the reveal came earlier, forcing Team Crazy Dogs to work as a team for longer. That’s one of the things I’m sad we didn’t get to explore enough, because while we fleshed out each of our characters, we barely skimmed the surface of their skills. At one point, I’d forgotten that Jung-moon had studied both math and philosophy.

Speaking of Jung-moon, a part of me had hoped that he would be partly responsible for the Hwayeondong serial murders, as Prosecutor Oh’s involvement practically removed the metaphorical knife out of Jung-moon’s hands. And granted, Jung-moon did still commit murder (the burglars who killed his parents), although they didn’t quite haunt him like the Hwayeondong ones did. But perhaps the fact that he didn’t kill this time speaks to the notion that even someone that has a propensity in something doesn’t always mean that they’ll choose to complete that action. In Jung-moon’s case, he had a high psychopathy score, and yet, he still had an inner moral compass, and it’s the other moral pillar that went on a murder spree.

It would be rare for someone in the real world that possesses Jung-moon’s traits to be that moral and loyal, I still do like the idea that it is a possibility that one can judge a book by its cover. The same could be said for all three of our criminals and Goo-tak as well, the last of whom demonstrated that even he could be driven by the rawest of emotions.

As for Team Crazy Dogs itself, I feel like we exchanged a lot of the possible teamwork for the growing pains within the group. I understood why these guys would misunderstand and suspect one another, and yet I would’ve enjoyed seeing more of the playful bickering and competition between them. Still, I love that Woong-chul, Tae-soo, and Jung-moon each had a story to tell and that their paths were more intertwined than they thought. This is all supported by a stellar cast, who all brought their A-game to the table, and ultimately showed us that being bad can be really, really good.


Korean tvN Drama Three Musketeers Episode 12 (final) Recap and Screenshots

Korean tvN Drama Three Musketeers Episode 12 (final) Recap and Screenshots

by Dramabeans:

FINAL EPISODE: “A Letter From The Continent”

The arrow that flies right by Sohyeon’s face finds its home in Yoon-seo’s torso, but he’s able to catch her before she falls. All he sees is a hooded figure escaping through the woods.

Sohyeon’s eyes are wide with shock as he carries Yoon-seo back to the palace, ordering that everyone be woken in order to help. All the while he whispers to her, “Just hold on. You’ll be all right.”

Yoon-seo doesn’t want to let him go when Sohyeon lies her down for the doctors to tend to her, but he reassures her that he won’t leave her side. A tear escapes her eye as she falls limp, and as the doctors rush in, Sohyeon’s eyes glisten with sadness and worry.

Outside, Min-seo asks the crown prince if he saw the person who shot Yoon-seo. Sohyeon says it was too dark to see, but his expression hardens when Min-seo tells him that Mi-ryung escaped from prison and has already poisoned Dal-hyang’s father to death.

After describing the sad scene of the murder to Sohyeon, Min-seo thinks that the shooter must’ve been Mi-ryung. Sohyeon gets a dangerous look in his eye as he grabs a guard’s sword and goes stalking through the woods. Does he know where Mi-ryung is?

“Where are you?” he calls out in the darkness. “I’m alone. Come out now.” And just like that, Mi-ryung emerges from behind a boulder, carrying the bow she used to shoot Yoon-seo.

Korean tvN Drama Three Musketeers Episode 12 (final) Recap and Screenshots

Sohyeon’s voice shakes with emotion as he tells her, “I… I… five years ago, I questioned myself if punishing evil with rage was too hasty of a decision, if that was the best thing I could do. I regretted that every day. So when you appeared, I was genuinely happy that you were alive.”

But, he explains, he also thought she would’ve changed. “I thought that you would change and if you did, that I could be happy too. But now look at us. How could such an ill-fated relationship exist?”

Mi-ryung, on the verge of tears, claims that she just came here to talk to him. Really, Mi-ryung? Was shooting his wife the only way to get his attention?

Korean tvN Drama Three Musketeers Episode 12 (final) Recap 

She explains that she thought she’d at least find him regretful after putting her in prison, but instead saw him all smiles with Yoon-seo. “How could you do that?!” she yells.

“I see. I understand,” Sohyeon says, his cheeks still wet with tears. “You can’t bear to see me happy. I can’t ever forgive you. Fine. Let’s… die together. Our deaths will save everyone.”

He advances on her with his sword, causing Mi-ryung to draw an arrow in defense. She screams at him not to come closer or else she’ll shoot, but he keeps walking. She lets the arrow fly…

Korean tvN Drama Three Musketeers Episode 12 (final) Screenshots

…And it lands right in his stomach. Her face is a mask of shock as she realizes what she’s done, and yet Sohyeon continues to advance. With a cry of rage, he raises his sword and brings it down on her.

Blood sprays, and both of them fall to the ground from their wounds. As Sohyeon begins to lose consciousness, voices can be heard in the distance calling for him…

He comes-to in the palace, under Seung-po’s watchful eye. The first thing he asks about is the princess, and Seung-po only gets him to rest by telling him that she’s still in recovery.

Time passes, and Sohyeon wakes again with Seung-po at his side. Again, the first thing he asks about is Yoon-seo, which gets Seung-po riled enough to tell him that she’s fine. She’s actually doing better than he is.

Day turns into night, and this time it’s Eunuch Kim keeping vigil at Sohyeon’s side. When he asks for the princess, Eunuch Kim claims she’s doing much better, but grows nervous when Sohyeon insists on seeing her and claims that she was sent home for a quicker recovery. Uh oh. He’s not lying, is he?

Mourners gather at a burial for Dal-hyang’s father, while his poor mother is beside herself with grief. Dal-hyang stays strong for his mother, who can’t stop crying about how her husband should have never gone to the capital.

Three Musketeers Episode 12 (final) Recap 

Dal-hyang finally takes some time for himself, and cries bitter tears over his father. He’s interrupted when he receives a message from Seung-po, detailing what’s gone down since Dal-hyang went to the countryside.

Through flashback, Seung-po details how Mi-ryung managed to escape the scene where Sohyeon slashed her down, but found a dead end at a cliff. After being shot with arrows by the crown prince’s guard, she fell over the cliff and into the water.

We know in dramaland that falling into water never equals death, but apparently Mi-ryung’s body was found a few days later. (Orrrr was it?)

Seung-po admits in the letter that things have been pretty bad in the palace, and that he’s been unable to tell Sohyeon one thing about the princess: they don’t think she’ll make it. Dal-hyang is devastated by this news.

As if things weren’t bad enough, Seung-po details how he and Min-seo were also arrested. He cautions Dal-hyang to lay low for a while so the same thing won’t happen to him.

Just then, the messenger who delivered the letter is forced to bring the police to Dal-hyang. They confiscate the letter as evidence and plan to take Dal-hyang in.

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After gloating to himself that Mi-ryung’s crazy spell will make it easier for him to clear his name, Kim Ja-jeom is brought in for questioning. As expected, he throws Mi-ryung under the horse to save himself, but can’t help from stirring the pot as he makes sure to mention that Sohyeon and Mi-ryung knew each other.

This makes it back to the king, who demands an inquiry into the Anju case. The governor of Anju is brought in to meet with Injo, and claims that the Three Musketeers forced him to rewrite the letter he sent to the palace.

Of course, this comes as news to Injo, who thought his son was out gambling and definitely not in Anju when all this nonsense with Ingguldai, Dal-hyang, and Kim Ja-jeom happened. But while he couldn’t be sure his son was among the supposed Three Musketeers, he knew Seung-po and Min-seo were, and ordered their arrest.

Everything began its downward descent when Injo questioned the eunuch who was stopped by Dal-hyang from delivering the damning letter about Yoon-seo, and found out that the eunuch had made a promise with Seung-po to destroy the letter if/when Dal-hyang was found alive.

King Injo believes that the three musketeers and Dal-hyang deceived him, which is why he ordered their arrests.

In the present, Dal-hyang is arrested and sent to join Seung-po and Min-seo for questioning. But the interrogator’s position is replaced by King Injo, who orders everyone but the three prisoners out of the room. Uh oh.

Since Injo thinks that the governor of Anju was forced to write a letter that they manipulated, he asks Dal-hyang whether he lied to him as well, seeing as he was promoted because his story matched the one the governor was supposedly threatened into writing.

Dal-hyang denies the accusation, claiming that the story is being twisted against them. Kim Ja-jeom did conspire to kill him in Anju, and almost succeeded.

Injo claims that his ire isn’t because he suddenly trusts Kim Ja-jeom now, but that the Three Musketeers were involved in manipulating the report. He knows that Seung-po and Min-seo make for two of them, but he still doesn’t know who the third one is.

But he blames them for manipulating the report, sending Ingguldai back to his homeland, and for deceiving him. The king demands to know who the third musketeer is. Is it the prince?

“It is I,” Dal-hyang says solemnly. He says the three of them used Sohyeon’s name for clout, all in the name of becoming successful. Dal-hyang implicates himself most of all as he says that he didn’t think the people of Anju would be able to know if he was the prince or not, and that the mixup over him being saved by the Three Musketeers was because they couldn’t agree over who would take the credit.

The other two’s faces fall as Dal-hyang damns himself by adding that he came back to the capital in the hopes of being promoted, and he was. Even Injo seems like he can’t believe it, but Seung-po and Min-seo chime in to corroborate Dal-hyang’s story. It was all them—Sohyeon had nothing to do with it.

Injo doesn’t run to his son’s side when he hears he’s finally awake, and instead calls the chief investigator. Even though the investigation isn’t yet finished, Injo wants punishment for the men who deceived him… and sentences Seung-po, Min-seo, and Dal-hyang tokyohyeong, or death by hanging.

Eunuch Kim runs to tell Sohyeon the news, who’s just now starting to be able to sit up after days of convalescing from his arrow wound. The gallows are already being prepared for the executions. Eek, they’re out of time!

Sohyeon can’t believe his father would exact such swift punishment, at least until he hears that the three of them lied to protect him and in so doing, damned themselves in Injo’s eyes.

But when he sees unusual activity outside Yoon-seo’s quarters, Sohyeon turns on his eunuch: “Is there anything else you failed to tell me?” He knows he was lied to when he was told the princess was sent to heal at home, and barges into her quarters despite the reluctance of her court ladies to let him in.

There, he finds Princess Jeongmyeong tsking that it won’t be long now—Yoon-seo hasn’t woken for days, and it seems unlikely that she ever will.

They all move aside when Sohyeon enters and drops to his knees next to Yoon-seo’s sick bed, and as he reaches out a hand to cup Yoon-seo’s cheek, he asks if she’s really been unconscious since the injury. The doctor reluctantly replies that it’s true.

Sohyeon can’t believe he’s been lied to, even though everyone claims it was so that he could focus on his own recovery. But now that his attention is fixated on his wife, what will happen to his friends?

Death, apparently. The three of them kneel before their nooses as the king and ministers take their place to bear witness. Without much explanation other than that they committed a grievous crime, Injo orders the execution to proceed.

As the nooses are readied, Seung-po is clearly nervous as he asks Dal-hyang if he regrets opening his mouth—if he hadn’t, he wouldn’t have to be up here with them about to face his own demise.

“Everyone dies eventually,” Dal-hyang says by way of his defense. “It’s better to die together than alone. I have no regrets.” Aww.

As the nooses are placed around their necks, Min-seo bids them goodbye. Seconds before they’re about to be hung, a weakened Sohyeon arrives at the scene, much to the boys’ relief. They’re saved!

But for whatever reason, Injo doesn’t seem to care about his son and orders the execution proceed anyway. The stools are pulled out from beneath the boys, and now the only thing keeping them from a swift death is how long they can hold their breath.

Sohyeon asks his father to halt the execution, even though Injo tells him that they used his name to deceive everyone. “I am the other member of the Three Musketeers!” Sohyeon proclaims.

Perhaps Injo already suspected as much, because he doesn’t seem all that surprised as he orders the stools put back under the boys’ feet so they can breathe easy for a moment.

After Sohyeon drops to his knees and asks his father to hold him accountable since the three boys were just following his order, Injo asks if he’s admitting that he deceived him, his country, and helped the enemy Ingguldai.

Sohyeon says yes. Then Injo asks if he’s admitting that he had Yoon-seo help Ingguldai escape, and that he went to Anju to destroy the report that Yoon-seo and Ingguldai were having an affair. Again, Sohyeon says yes. Aghhh, why, Sohyeon? Tell him the truth!

Then, when Injo asks if Sohyeon even deserves his crown if all of that is true, Sohyeon replies that he doesn’t. He isn’t capable to lead the people if he can’t even save his own friends, he claims.

Injo is shocked, and asks his son if he really has nothing to say even in the face of possible dethronement. Sohyeon just bows his head and agrees that he doesn’t.

So Injo makes it official, and says that if his son is so keen on his dethronement, he should be punished with the other three since all of them were involved in manipulating the case. Dal-hyang doesn’t get to go free just because of Sohyeon’s testimony—all four of them will die.

Why no one is bothering to tell Injo the truth of what happened, I have no idea. But if they’d all rather die, Injo is keen on granting them that wish.

The ministers gathered (where is Minister Choi?) beg the king to reconsider his decision as Sohyeon is placed next to the others and given his own noose. The others are mad at Sohyeon for dooming himself, especially since it makes Dal-hyang’s fake confession useless. Sohyeon can only apologize.

Injo asks his son if he has anything to say now that he’s about to die, and all Sohyeon says is that he regrets making his friends die when they’re all innocent.

He also regrets putting his wife in danger, as well as for killing someone while he was crown prince. It’s all his fault that he had his friends deceive their country on his order. Injo is confused, and asks his son if he wants to take the blame and die alone.

“If that’s possible… then yes, Your Majesty.” Sohyeon says. Despite the other ministers’ pleading, Injo orders the execution to continue. The stools are once again removed, and the three musketeers (plus Dal-hyang) begin to hang from the neck.

A long moment passes until Injo orders a stop to the execution. (This seriously better be the last round of indecision, or else we’ll get a parody.) He wants to talk to Minister Choi about all this, and at least for now, the boys get to live. Injo doesn’t fail to notice Sohyeon’s wound begin to bleed, however.

Sohyeon passes out from his wound and off of the stool, forcing Eunuch Kim to save him from accidentally hanging himself. He takes the prince in to be seen by the doctors while the other three are put back in prison.

They’re not alone, since Kim Ja-jeom is still warming his cell and his vocal cords by preaching to Dal-hyang about the king’s indecisiveness—just because he’s alive today doesn’t mean he will be tomorrow.

“I’m not your enemy,” Kim Ja-jeom croons, but Dal-hyang isn’t having it. How could henot consider a man who tried to kill him his enemy? But Kim Ja-jeom claims that the impending war would change all that, making Ingguldai their common enemy and him a possible friend if he saves the three of them.

Kim Ja-jeom and Minister Choi are brought before the king, who admits that he hadn’t intended to hang his own son—he just wanted a reaction out of him, and never thought he’d get up there willingly, much less ask to take responsibility on his own.

“I’m afraid of my son,” Injo admits, even though Minister Choi asks him to consider Sohyeon’s act of selflessness and sacrifice as bravery. That’s not what Injo wants to hear, since he doesn’t want a son who’s braver than he is.

So even though Injo is considering dethroning the prince, it’s actually Kim Ja-jeom who tries to talk him out of it—not because he cares about their relationship, but because changing the royal heir would upset the ties they’ve made with Later Jin/future Qing.

He doesn’t have to trust his son, Kim Ja-jeom argues, he only has to keep an eye on him. Minister Choi agrees with him, though not for the same underlying reasons. I’m sure he’ll say whatever he has to in order to keep Sohyeon alive.

Sohyeon overhears palace eunuchs talking about whether to tell him something “before the funeral ends,” which is a pretty bad sign when they’re all wearing white mourning clothes. His eyes fill with tears… could Yoon-seo be dead?

Someone reaches out to wipe his face and ask, in a weak voice, whether he’s well. Sohyeon looks from her sleeve up to her face…

…And it’s Yoon-seo staring back at him. She’s very much real and in mourning clothes just like the rest of the palace, but Sohyeon can’t even believe his eyes. “Am I dreaming? Are you really alive?”

Yoon-seo just seems confused, before clarifying that an older member of the royal household died, which explains the white. Only then does she ask if he was crying because he thought she was dead, but she doesn’t need to ask to know. She’s so flattered. Aww.

Her happiness causes Sohyeon to all but suck his own tears back into his eyes as he tries to protect his wounded pride by telling her to forget this ever happened. In fact, if she ever brings it up again, he’ll never forgive her.

Yoon-seo plays coy as she tells him that she’ll think about it—after all, she almost died, and she’s not scared of him anymore. It’s cute how Sohyeon tells her to stop smiling because they’re in mourning, but when he can’t help but smile himself, she throws the same words back at him.

They smile together and laugh, just happy to be safe and with each other again.

Seasons later, we find Ingguldai in the capital of Qing as the emperor, Hong Taiji, tells him of his plans to invade Joseon. Dal-hyang’s narration takes over as he says that the war came two months later in what’s known today as the second Manchu invasion of Korea.

Dal-hyang doesn’t go into too much detail, since it was a shameful time for the frightened King Injo and for the country who suffered under his indecisive rule.

We then see Dal-hyang in a snow-covered but empty palace as he explains how the crown prince and princess were sent to Qing as hostages. (This is also true in history, since the conditions for Injo’s surrender included that his first and second sons be given as hostages.)

Since Dal-hyang has no story to tell of the time when he had no master, he skips two years ahead to his arrival in the Qing capital. But, much to his surprise, Sohyeon and the other two musketeers aren’t there to greet him—they supposedly had some urgent matters to take care of.

Left without company, Dal-hyang agrees to have a drink with one of the Joseon envoys, which lands them in the Qing equivalent of the gibang they used to have so many adventures in, way back when.

Dal-hyang rises to protect a Joseon woman’s honor as she’s sold off in front of the crowd, only to be told that there’s nothing he can do. (It’s a tiny nod to the tragic reality of Injo’s surrender, in that an estimated 500,000 Joseon people were captured/given as tributes. Life for women was especially bleak, since they were subjected to sexual slavery and—if they were lucky enough to survive—rejection in their home country for what they’d endured.)

He finds Seung-po roaming the place, and the two share a happy reunion marred only by Seung-po asking why he never replied to all the letters he sent on Tani’s behalf.

It’s sad that Dal-hyang has to ask who Tani is only to remember when Seung-po says, “Tani! The girl you promised to marry!” Hah! She hasn’t forgotten, has she?

Suddenly a man screams, “The Three Musketeers! The Three Musketeers are here!” Dal-hyang and Seung-po look up as a masked figure takes down an entire group of (what I’m guessing must be) Qing thugs. Did the thugs not know how to count?

Though the hair and clothes would lead us to believe it’s a girl under the mask, when the acrobatic fighter’s face is briefly revealed, it’s… Min-seo? In full drag. Why? But also, hah.

Seung-po leaves Dal-hyang to join the fray, as he and Min-seo deliver a smackdown of epic proportions. “Who are they?” Dal-hyang’s panicked drinking buddy asks.

“The Three Musketeers,” Dal-hyang smiles proudly. “They’re my friends.” The two are soon joined by Sohyeon, who has a grand entrance by swinging down from a pulley rope after hanging one of the thugs as a counterweight. Nice.

Sohyeon and Dal-hyang finally get to see each other and exchange smiles. Dal-hyang is invited to join them in the fight, and he doesn’t need to be asked twice as he draws his sword and stands with his buddies.

“I was worried about you in this place,” Dal-hyang says to Sohyeon with a grin. “I didn’t know you’d be having fun here.” Just then, a massive group of backup thugs arrive looking for the Three Musketeers—a group that’s become quite popular as of late.

The running gag about the prince’s face going unrecognized is continued here, as Min-seo puts the kibosh on Seung-po’s suggestion that they run because the men they’re fighting slaughtered people of Joseon.

So they prepare for battle—stylishly, of course.

Kim Ja-jeom meets a shadowy figure outside his home, and is shocked by who it is: Mi-ryung, looking alive and well. “How did you survive?” he asks.

She calmly tells him that she’s here because he made a promise he didn’t keep—a broken promise that cost her her life. Now she’s here to collect what she’s owed.

Kim Ja-jeom shakily asks if she still wants to be the crown princess, a thought which makes her laugh. That position means nothing to her now.

“I want to be… the king’s woman,” Mi-ryung says.


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Korean Drama Plus Nine Boys Episode 14 (Final) Recap and Screenshots

Recapped by Dramabeans: 

After the agurment with Jae-bum, Jin-gu chases to Se-young till her apartment door. He says that he predicted what would happen and promises her that everything will be fine. However, Se-young doesn't control her emotion. She thinks that they shouldn't do this anymore and cries so hard. Se-young said that she don't know what to do now and slams the doo in Jin-gu's face.

Waiting for Da-in at the cafe, Kwang-soo gets a text from her simply saying, “I’m sorry, Oppa,” and he runs out. He pounds on her door and yells for her in a terrible replay of their breakup from ten years ago, but she’s not even home — she’s out driving with a sleeping Eun-seo in the car and crying in pain.

Kwang-soo and Jin-gu both wait outside their ladies’ doors in vain, and Jin-gu says in voiceover that breakups are hardest for men, but that’s the moment when boys become men.

Su-ah shows up for Min-gu’s competition, and he takes strength from her presence and goes into his bout with his game face on. It’s the same opponent from his humiliating pooping incident, but he doesn’t let it faze him and he puts up a good fight. But the guy manages to win anyway, and when Min-gu looks up to the stands, Su-ah has gone. Min-gu doesn’t even look upset, just resigned, and he thinks to himself that he failed in his two goals at the same time — the girl, and getting into college.

Kwang-soo tries to find Da-in at the cafe, but it’s closed today. He waits in hope that she’s only late, but she never shows up. He goes to Eun-seo’s school but her teacher tells him that she’s absent today. He sends Da-in a text asking how she could do this again after saying she was sorry for disappearing the first time, and that he’s worried about her.

Jin-gu gets to work to find that Se-young hasn’t come in today, and he goes to their stairwell to call her but her phone is off. Their boss makes a comment that this is why office dating shouldn’t be allowed, because when the couple breaks up one of them always quits. Jin-gu freaks out at the news that Se-young actually quit her job, and he runs all the way to her place, but she doesn’t answer the door or her phone.

Determined, Jin-gu heads back to work and goes straight for Jae-bum’s office, asking him in very formal language to delay Se-young’s resignation approval. He argues her case — that she loves the company and the people and has big dreams, and he offers his own resignation if it’s too hard for them all to work together. Jae-bum stays silent but seems moved, and Jin-gu turns to go but Jae-bum stops him, though we don’t hear what he says next.

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Se-young mopes while her friend tries to get through to her, refusing to even eat fried chicken (which is how we know this is Very Serious). Her friend calls her pathetic for refusing to eat and quitting her job, and gripes at her even more when she refuses to answer another call from Jin-gu. She asks if it’s so important what others think — aren’t her and Jin-gu’s feelings important too? Se-young just moans that if your relationship hurts others, it will hurt you too, but her friend counters that love is supposed to be hard.

Ever the supportive sidekick, Young-hoon commiserates with Kwang-soo over Da-in doing the exact same thing to him again. He goes a bit too far, forcing Kwang-soo to defend her. Young-hoon coos sarcastically that it must be true love, and complains that it was nice seeing him happy but now he’ll be gloomy again.

They’re called into the boss’s office, where Kwang-soo’s entire Sponge team is looking upset — oh no. Kwang-soo is told that management wants to cancel the show due to low ratings, and Kwang-soo takes offense that they didn’t even talk to him as the producer. He argues that if there’s a problem they should get a chance to solve it, and his team looks surprised to see him so passionate about their show.

Later in his car, Kwang-soo listens to a radio show where listeners are encouraged to call in to say something they never got to say to their loved ones (DJ cameo by Yoon Sang). He calls in a message for Da-in, wondering if she’s crying somewhere and asking her to call him. He says that he regrets losing her ten years ago and that he was immature, thinking that if he forgot about her he’d find a new love. But ten years passed and when he saw her again, he realized she was the only woman for him. He starts to cry and says it’s okay if she’s late as long as she comes back, and that he misses her.

Se-young still isn’t back at work the next day, and Jin-gu spends the day staring at her empty cubicle and looking through the couple photos from their work trip earlier in the year. He remembers how she talked about her dream of being a travel writer, and he heads out to Da-in’s cafe thinking she may be there with her friend.

The cafe is still closed, but when Jin-gu turns to leave he finds Jae-bum behind him, having had the same idea. They finally sit to talk now that they have a common concern, and Jae-bum admits that when he met with Se-young two days ago he was still furious with Jin-gu. Since Jin-gu hurt Se-young so much in the past, he was worried he’d do it again.

But Se-young had told him that she’d loved Jin-gu ever since then, and Jin-gu seems serious this time, so Jae-bum admits his jealousy and apologizes for his behavior. Jin-gu apologizes in turn for lying to his friend, and in the manner of guys all over the world, Jae-bum just says he hates him and all is forgiven.

It’s Underwear Couch Time again for poor Kwang-soo, but Mom has no sympathy and tells him to take out the recycling and go for a walk. He does, still in his undies, but suddenly he wanders through a cloud of bubbles and looks up as romantic music swells… it’s little Eun-seo, happily blowing bubbles into the wind. D’awww. Da-in isn’t far away of course, and she smiles at him genuinely.

Jin-gu still can’t get Se-young on the phone, and he paces on the roof at work but freezes when he sees Go-eun. He tries to slink by her but she stops him to talk. She tells him that he disappoints her, but clarifies that it’s because he let his girlfriend quit. She says she’s worried about Se-young because she stresses so much (I’ll say), and tells Jin-gu that she still hates him but he should go take care of his girlfriend, and tells him where Se-young is hiding out.

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Se-young is currently shuffling back to her friend’s apartment in her sweatpants and looking very, um… unemployed. She gets to the corner and sees Jin-gu waiting near the steps, and there’s this hilarious moment where her eyes dart to the staircase, then his eyes dart to the staircase, and she makes a run for it. But she’s no match for his long legs, and he grabs her before she can get far.

He immediately notices her puffy eyes from crying and knows that she missed him, and he tells her that he talked to Jae-bum and that she’s to show up to work tomorrow. He fusses at her for acting like this and says he doesn’t understand her, but that neither Jae-bum nor Go-eun want to see her in pain and they both understand.

Se-young still won’t look at him so Jin-gu persists, telling her it’s just a rocky start for them. He says he knows she likes him and he goes crazy when he sees her, and he promises he’ll be better. He admits that he was only acting like he knew love, but he thinks he really knows now because even though they fight, he’s useless without her. SWOON.

Se-young finally looks at him, and he tells her they’re inseparable because they’re related search terms, and asks if she wants a hug. He nods her head for her and she leans on him (so cute), getting in a few smacks when he asks if she’s washed her hair, HAHA.

Da-in and Kwang-soo (still in his unders) sit to talk, but he has trouble speaking and only asks if she’s okay. Looking more relaxed than she ever has, she apologizes and promises she’ll never disappear again (Kwang-soo: “Good. It’s a bad habit.” Ha). He asks if she didn’t show up because he was pushing too hard or if his sister interfered again, but Da-in says it’s neither of those.

She says that Kwang-soo is still like a boy, but she’s been married and had a child since they last dated. She says that it’s hard being a single mother and she didn’t want to bring those hardships to him, only wanting to leave him with the beautiful memories of what she was like ten years ago. Kwang-soo pouts at her that she’s more beautiful now than in his memories, and that he doesn’t want only beautiful memories.

He says that at his age he thinks the best thing is someone you’re comfortable with and who accepts the good and bad things, and that she’s that person for him. He says he’s in no hurry to marry her, but asks her to just think about it — even if she needs to think her whole life, he’ll wait.

Min-gu sits alone in a noraebang singing to himself, and hangs his head when the song he sang to Su-ah at the Standing Egg concert (“Yes, You”) starts to play. He sings along, and Su-ah finds him there. They go outside to talk and she tells him that she left his competition because he was struggling, and asks what he’ll do now about school. She correctly tells him he lost because he didn’t train hard enough, being too busy chasing her.

Su-ah says that if he really wants to go to college, to train hard and try again. She says that we have lots of chances in life, and to keep trying and not give up, and she adorably pulls noona-rank when he gets a little mouthy that she hasn’t gotten into college yet either, hee. She tells him she has something other than college that she truly wants, but it’s a secret.

Speaking as his noona who has two more years of failure under her belt, Su-ah advises Min-gu that he doesn’t just have to do what everyone else does and go to college. She says that at first she thought he was weird, but now she thinks he’s a great kid, and wants him to succeed.

Su-ah gets up to leave and Min-gu asks if they’re really breaking up, and she says that maybe after they each figure out what they want in life and become the right people for each other, they’ll meet again. She suggests a cool breakup scene like in a movie, and pulls out her MP3 player. She plays their Standing Egg song for him and asks him to close his eyes and think about what he really wants for his future. She puts in the other earbud for him and hands him the player, and walks away crying. When Min-gu opens his eyes, she’s gone.

At home later, Dong-gu practices his lines (it turns out he got a supporting role in the movie after all!) and even Min-gu has to admit he’s gotten better. His character has a line about going to a bathhouse with his father, and he asks Min-gu if he ever went there with their dad, but Min-gu can’t remember. Mom asks if Dong-gu is curious about his dad, and she motions Kwang-soo to follow her to her room.

She pulls out a box that she’s saved for Dong-gu of her deceased husband’s things, and asks him to be a good uncle and give them to Dong-gu. Kwang-soo says to have Jin-gu do it, but he didn’t come home last night (oh really?). Mom assumes he was working all night but Kwang-soo is all, “PSSHT right, he’s with a girl,” and Mom panics. Way to out your nephew, dude.

Jin-gu blearily answers his phone from Se-young’s bed (rawr!) but Mom doesn’t believe his lies that he’s working. He happily snuggles in again with Se-young, who tries to throw him off because she’s hungry, but I’m on his side — cuddles before food! She tosses him off the bed but he just pulls her down with him, determined to get in all the skinship he can.

Min-gu’s friends fit in a short Spam PPL, and his one friend who always makes the weird food combinations says he’s taking a cooking class. They ask Min-gu if he’ll keep doing judo, and he says he decided that judo is his dream — he wants to give it his all, and try different techniques to get better and learn.

Mom sets the table while Kwang-soo and Dong-gu exchange deep-tissue back massages, and everyone freezes in shock when Jin-gu walks in with Se-young. Se-young looks nervous but Jin-gu couldn’t possibly look prouder to introduce his mother to her future daughter-in-law, it’s so adorable. Kwang-soo only grumbles at being caught in his underwear yet again, HAHA.

Lunch is super awkward until Jin-gu tells everyone to stop staring at Se-young so she can eat. Mom asks about her parents, and exactly nobody will be surprised to hear they own a sashimi restaurant. Mom complains that she didn’t cook anything nice because she didn’t know they’d have company, and when Se-young offers to make eggs, Kwang-soo hilariously orders a couple of poached ones.

Jin-gu tells Se-young not to cook anything and Mom has a fit and goes to make them herself, slamming them down on the table. Mom is a little shocked to see how solicitous Jin-gu is to Se-young, and Kwang-soo gives Mom food attentively too, just in case she’s jealous. Se-young offers to peel fruit, calling her Mother a few times and totally disarming Mom. Soon she’s clapping her hands in delight at her new daughter-in-law.

Jin-gu drags Se-young into his room for some more skinship like the giant cuddlemonster that he is, but when he goes in for smooches she sees Dong-gu giving her the “I’m watching you” fingers from the doorway and shoves Jin-gu away. PWAHAHA. Better get used to bratty little brothers, Se-young.

The whole family sits down to watch a home video, and Min-gu gets home just in time (and is thrilled to meet his new sister-in-law). Mom tells Dong-gu that this video is a gift from his father, and she notes that this was a bad year but they got through it and they even gained a new addition to the family.

The video is so sweet, mostly clips of baby Dong-gu and his daddy, who looks like he was a wonderful loving father. There are still shots of the whole family, including cute nine-year-old Min-gu and a gawky teenage Jin-gu. Everyone laughs and comments except for Dong-gu, who gets quiet and starts to cry. Kwang-soo hugs him while he sobs for his lost father — I’m totally not crying, it’s just really humid in here.

Jin-gu and Se-young go out with Jae-bum and Go-eun to their friend’s restaurant, who all cringe at how sappy they are together and holler at them to quit it (which they don’t, of course). Kwang-soo practices stupid human tricks with his Sponge team, and Min-gu trains at judo harder than ever. Dong-gu runs his lines for his movie and he’s pretty good now, having learned to access his emotions.

Jin-gu narrates that just as we must fall in order to start over, a boy must experience growing pains to become an adult. Mom runs across Kwang-soo playing with Eun-seo and Da-in at the playground and starts to bluster but smiles to see how happy they are, no longer able to maintain her grumpiness about him seeing a single mother. In voiceover, Kwang-soo says that a plus-nine year is a chance to look back slowly on the road you’ve taken thus far.

We see Su-ah with a guitar strapped to her back, bracing herself for a music audition, and I’m not surprised that music is her secret life’s dream. Min-gu narrates that a plus-nine year is crossing a new threshold. We see Jin-gu waiting impatiently until a curtain draws back to reveal Se-young in a bridal gown, and Jin-gu can only stare with the same besotted stare he always gives her when she looks especially beautiful. He narrates that a plus-nine year is just a small hill, where you can lay down your heavy burdens and rest a while, as a broad smile crosses his face to see his gorgeous bride.


Korean Drama Its Okay, Its Love Episode 16 (Final) Recap

Korean Drama Its Okay, Its Love Episode 16 (Final) Recap

Now it's time to say goodbye to all the characters who have gone along with us during the past two months. We had so many tears and laughs and realized the message of the show has tout at us all series long: hope.

No one can argue that this show takes itself seriously all the time, but just think of all the salsa or sauce they could have made with all those tomatoes. And for our final ratings check-in, It’s Okay, it’s Love ended its run with 12.9%.



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His feet washed and in new shoes, Kang-woo asks if he shouldn’t come back anymore. At that, Jae-yeol passes on Hae-soo’s gratitude towards Kang-woo, since he could’ve ended up dead much sooner if Kang-woo hadn’t appeared to him three years ago, buried under his massive guilt.

“She says I was actually comforting myself when I comforted you,” Jae-yeol explains. He’s come to realize just how much the abuse he endured from his stepfather and brother scared him, despite putting up a strong front. He realizes how much he hated the powerless and helpless little boy who couldn’t stop his mother from being beaten, and how afraid he was when he ran away, barefoot.

Jae-yeol lowers his head, the tears imminent, and Kang-woo consolingly says that’s all in the past now. Jae-yeol agrees, adding that despite his past, he grew up to be a rather decent adult.


Both of them try their damnedest to keep a smile on their faces, though the tears continue to stream down Jae-yeol’s face. Kang-woo asks Jae-yeol not to acknowledge him in the future, “but if… once in a while, you do miss me, then just look in a mirror. Because you’re me.”

Now it’s really time for goodbyes, and Jae-yeol pulls Kang-woo into a tight embrace while trying to keep his tears at bay. Kang-woo: “Goodbye, Han Kang-woo.” Jae-yeol: “Goodbye, Jang Jae-yeol.”

Slowly, Jae-yeol lets go of Kang-woo as the camera pans down, and when it pans up again, Jae-yeol is left staring at his own sad reflection. Truly alone now, he breaks down in silent sobs, and Hae-soo enters his room to be a literal pillar to cry on. (‘Cause disciplinary board action be damned for love, y’all.)


Sunbae Jo is delighted to hear about Jae-yeol’s breakthrough, and when Soo-kwang beats himself up for experiencing the first episode he’s had in weeks, So-nyeo yells at him for hitting what’s hers (meaning, him).

Sunbae Jo scolds him, saying that he should be proud of himself, only to get pinched and be met with So-nyeo’s icy stare. He does, however, interrupt the couple’s potential Lady and the Tramp moment though by cutting their shared noodle with his chopsticks.

Things seem to get better for Jae-yeol at the hospital, sneaking light hand-holding with Hae-soo and playing peacekeeper about TV rights with his fellow patients. Doctor Lee considers adjusting Jae-yeol’s medication, and it seems Hae-soo’s out of trouble with the disciplinary board now, thanks to Doctor Lee.


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When Hae-soo ignores yet another call from Mom, Doctor Lee encourages her to stop avoiding her mother. Not that Hae-soo has much of a choice since Mom comes marching in to collect her daughter moments later. Jae-yeol sees Hae-soo leaving, and so do her friends Yoon-chul and Hye-jin, who are here to see Jae-yeol today.

The expecting couple offers Jae-yeol some encouraging words—sure, there are times when Hye-jin worries how difficult it’d be for her husband if she relapsed. But instead of running away—which would be the easier option—Yoon-chul tells her to love him all the more. So Jae-yeol shouldn’t just worry about Hae-soo, and he has as much right to be happy as anyone.

Jae-yeol calls Hae-soo’s mother (I guess he gets to keep his phone?) and entreats her for a chance to meet Hae-soo, where he’ll convince her to leave overseas. Mom listens before hanging up without a word, and before Hae-soo can explain herself, she sends her daughter back to the hospital.

After sharing about the recent surge of his book sales and an invitation to appear as a guest on his former radio show, Jae-yeol tells Hae-soo to go on that worldwide trip she once told him about. When she asks if that’s why he called her here, Jae-yeol frankly replies yes.

She asks if they’re breaking up again, but Jae-yeol argues that this is being filial to her mother. He’ll keep up his treatment once he’s discharged again, and teaches her more about love: “Love doesn’t mean giving up something for the other person, but it means to achieve something.”

He doesn’t want her to give up on her dreams because of him, and she should feel free to travel as originally planned. She asks if he’s being real, and Jae-yeol tells her to do her best to forget him in the next year. If she can’t by then, they’ll talk about it then.


He won’t pick up her calls and will decline her visits to him from here on out. If she persists by using her authority as a doctor, he’ll move to a different hospital. I wish that option was on the table a lot sooner, but what’s done is done.

“Is it that easy for you to send me away?” Hae-soo asks, tears in her eyes. “It’s hard,” Jae-yeol admits, but this is the only way he can save face with her family. She breaks into a tiny smile and asks what happens if she meets someone, and he laughs that he’ll wish her happiness then.

He won’t back down—just like how Hae-soo helped him with dealing with Kang-woo, he’s sending her away so that she comes back from this trip a stronger and wiser person. Then Jae-yeol draws his hand away, and repeats that no, he won’t be giving in.


He follows up with a kiss and sends her off. She asks if he knows what an awful guy he is, and he returns a tiny smile. Fighting tears, Hae-soo leaves.

Mom is taken aback to be told that Hae-soo will take a leave of absence from work and head out soon afterwards. Hae-soo assures her mother that she and Jae-yeol have really called it quits this time, and that she won’t contact Jae-yeol either because she loves her mother that much.

Mom accepts that answer, but then Hae-soo takes her mother’s hands and asks her to trust her one more time. “Trust that I’m a good doctor who can treat her patients. And whatever misfortune comes my way, that I’m someone who can turn that moment into happiness again.”

Mom starts to ask if she’s hinting about starting over with Jae-yeol in the future, but Hae-soo cuts her off with her farewell, saying that she’ll call often. A tear rolls down Mom’s cheek after Hae-soo leaves.

Hae-soo returns home, where Soo-kwang promises that he won’t let the candle for Jae-yeol go out in her absence. It’s also Soo-kwang’s idea to enlist PD Choi’s help to take her to the airport, and Sunbae Jo gives his short (but snappy) farewell sitting down.

Doctor Lee checks in with Jae-yeol before he leaves for the radio show, asking if he knows that Hae-soo’s leaving today. He does, and is later mobbed by fans at the broadcasting building. He’s momentarily startled when a high schooler asks for his autograph, but breathes again when it’s Not Kang-woo.

He has to tune out their whispers about whether he was pretending to be mentally ill to sell more books, but holds his own during the radio show. It’s nice to see Jae-yeol laughing again, and so does the host, who gives Jae-yeol the floor to speak a few words:

Jae-yeol: “Hello, this is Jang Jae-yeol. I’m sure many of you already know, but I’m suffering from a mental illness. The doctors say my condition is rather common with one out of every hundred suffering from it, and that it’s not terminal, but one where complete recovery is possible. I plan to do my best, believing in those words… because what I can do for those I love is to never give up hope no matter what may come.”

Hae-soo is tuning in on the plane while Mama Ok-ja and Jae-bum listen in at home. Jae-yeol says he’d like to address his usual sign-off to himself; he’d realized that he always asked how his listeners felt and bade them a good night, but never said those things to himself.

So he asks tonight’s listeners to do the same—to ask themselves, “Are you really okay?” and bid themselves goodnight. Staring at his reflection, Jae-yeol signs off, “Good night, Jang Jae-yeol.”

Our characters do the same separately, as Soo-kwang speaks to himself (and smothers himself with kisses), Sunbae Jo speaks to his reflections, and Hae-soo tells herself to sleep well.

An unspecified amount of time passes when we see Jae-yeol again; he’s still at the hospital, but has taken up writing again, and ignores an incoming call. From Hae-soo, perhaps? In any case, Doctor Lee believes Jae-yeol has improved enough to consider discharging him soon. She and Sunbae Jo give each other a high five on their work.

Soo-kwang and Sunbae Jo smile over Hae-soo’s travel photos, and wonder why she chose to go to Mongolia than enjoy herself in Europe. Jae-yeol suggests that it was probably because of cost, and firmly refuses seeing Hae-soo’s photos. Sunbae Jo asks if he and Hae-soo really don’t keep in touch, and Jae-yeol rises from his seat.

Soo-kwang asks if Jae-yeol will need to keep up with treatment even after he’s discharged. Sunbae Jo confirms it, since Jae-yeol will need continuous follow-up treatment. 

We skip ahead again to a year after Hae-soo’s departure. Over at Mama Ok-ja’s place, Jae-yeol gives his hyung (who now has a full head of black hair) a hard time about a female prison guard showing interest in him.

Tae-yong adds that Jae-bum even had a small crush on Doctor Lee, and Jae-bum gets upset when Mama Ok-ja gives him a shirt to change into that isn’t Doctor Lee’s favorite color.

Soo-kwang updates Hae-soo (and us) with how everyone is doing lately: Jae-yeol attends group therapy, is writing again, takes his medication once a week, and hasn’t seen Kang-woo in over six months now. Jae-bum attends group therapy to (led by his crush, Doctor Lee), and so do Soo-kwang’s father and Mama Ok-ja. 

He writes that Yoon-chul and Hye-jin gave birth to a baby boy (the baby in the picture, however, wears pink), and Soo-kwang, Doctor Lee, Sunbae Jo, and PD Choi all enjoy spending time together at the house with their significant others. He asks if it bothers her that he made slight mention of Jae-yeol, but encourages her to come back to see how Jae-yeol’s doing herself if she’s that curious.

We see Hae-soo back in Okinawa, narrating a message to Jae-yeol. She writes how she spent an entire day by the shore where they spent the night together, along with the other places they visited. She’s heading back to Korea tomorrow, holding onto the minuscule hope that he hasn’t forgotten about her.

Her grand return back home is met with practically no fanfare, since her old housemates are busy bickering over a puzzle. Sunbae Jo is in a glum mood because his wife recently returned to the States, and Hae-soo gripes over seeing the house looking like a pigsty. 

She helps herself to a glass of water, which gets promptly plucked out of her hand by Jae-yeol… ’cause he lives here again? Wait, does he actually live here again? She’s happy to see him, but he’s still his candid self, and tells her that she’s gotten prettier since they’ve seen each other last.

Hae-soo looks just as confused as I am right now, so she barges into Jae-yeol’s room. He’s hardly surprised, and she asks what he was getting at with his earlier comment. She can’t understand his matter-of-fact tone right now if he hasn’t forgotten about her, and Jae-yeol frankly admits that because he thought of her every day, it feels like he just saw her yesterday.


“I really missed you, Hae-soo,” Jae-yeol tells her, words which trigger happy tears from her. When he asks if he can kiss her, she breaks into a wide smile, and then swoops in for a kiss.

Sunbae Jo and Soo-kwang burst inside just then, and ha, it turns out that puzzle they were working on reads, “Our loving Hae-soo, Jae-yeol has been waiting for you.” They hilariously plop themselves on the bed to watch the ongoing makeout session, only to be shooed out.

We fast forward another year from that moment (so make that three-ish time skips now), and now Jae-yeol’s bathroom bears a painting of a camel leisurely walking in the desert. Hae-soo’s eyes widen at her positive pregnancy test before she joins Jae-yeol back in bed.

She’s in an annoyed mood, which prompts Jae-yeol to shift gears to automatic punishment mode. He groggily asks what’s wrong today, and she hands him the pregnancy test, reminding him of how he persuaded her into having unprotected sex some weeks ago.

Jae-yeol takes the test and walks out, and Hae-soo calls out, “Yeobo!” Omo, are you two married now? The wedding photos in their bedroom confirm it, and I have to admit—the family picture is pretty adorable.

Jae-yeol announces the happy news that he’ll be a father to Sunbae Jo and Soo-kwang, who responds enthusiastically. Hae-soo, on the other hand, isn’t that thrilled, and breaks up their happy party by spraying them with the water hose.

Hae-soo’s parents are over the moon about the pregnancy, and Jae-yeol returns home in time to hear Sunbae Jo’s disapproval over Doctor Lee’s choice of boyfriend. It quickly turns into a shouting match, and Hae-soo has to pull her “I’m pregnant!” card to calm everyone down.

After pointing out each other’s flaws and agreeing to hash things out tomorrow, the party breaks up in a huff. Jae-yeol is told to sleep in Soo-kwang’s room tonight, since Hae-soo is upset that she has to extend her fellowship due to her pregnancy. She changes her mind less than a minute later.

And when Sunbae Jo had suggested they hash things out, he apparently meant physically, because we’re transported to a white room where the entire crew (sans PD Choi and Mi-young, who are together now) throw tomatoes at each other. At one point, Jae-yeol and Hae-soo are targeted, and they scream that Hae-soo’s expecting.

As per usual, Hae-soo and Jae-yeol light a candle that night and lift up a prayer. On Jae-yeol’s radio show, he speaks of an enclosed candle that never goes out: “There’s only one reason why that candle always remains lit. It’s for the sake of those lonely people who live outside that cavern.”

“To those who feel lonely and think that you’re alone, know that someone is always praying for you,” Jae-yeol continues. “Remember that there was never a moment you were alone.” 

Jae-yeol and Hae-soo go out for ice cream and a walk afterwards. They get recognized by a group of fangirls, led by an enthusiastic girl who asks for his autograph (cameo by KARA’s Goo Hara). She’s left peeved when he declines, since he’s on a date with his wife right now.

Hae-soo tells him that he’ll lose his fans that way, but all Jae-yeol needs is Hae-soo by his side. They tell each other that they’re exactly each other’s types, and he asks what if they had another kid after their first is born.

She isn’t particularly keen to that idea, but smiles anyway. Jae-yeol plants a kiss on top of her head. “How about three?” Hae-soo tosses back happily. Jae-yeol: “Deal!”

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