Rooftop Prince E9

Call it what you will, but for a prince to kneel all night like this sacrificing his pride and dignity for the sake of one woman, it goes way beyond just asking for forgiveness and clearing H’s name. Bet he had a lot of time to reflect and think about what H means to him. Makes you wonder if during the night, there wasn’t a part of him that was half regretting or wanting to give up when he thinks about the times H was so rude to him and not respectful of him being the prince. But ultimately he stayed kneeling cuz giving up now would mean he never believed in H from the start and that’s something he just can’t live with. As far as romantic gestures goes, this one is by far my favorite.

written before it aired:

Everyone has seen the preview and knows what’s coming up tonight- G is finally going to admit to himself that he likes H. It makes me wonder how that realization is going to affect his plans. How does he put aside his feelings for S when they were married for years.  All this time I was having too much fun watching this drama to stop and think about what his feelings for H will do to him once he has to go back – he already lost his princess once in that lifetime so won’t it be like losing another love in this life if he has to let go of H and go back to Joseon. Fate seems pretty cruel if that’s really what’s going to happen to him.  Wonder if that means we are going to end up paying for all the laughter up to now by shedding tears towards the finale.  Really hope there is a better way to tie up all the loose ends cuz I rather have laughter through tears any day.


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Starts from chairman accusing H and slapping her.

The 3 of them leave and chairman asks how there could be such an awful girl (H). Aunt says H used TY who doesn’t have his memory for her own gain. Chairman asks if S cant reach TY. S gets him on the phone and puts the chairman on the phone with him

S goes back inside and tells H that TY is going to the chairman’s home now and H has to go there too. H:why? S says Since chairman said it doesn’t matter asking you (cuz she cant trust H)about TY so she wants to ask in front of both of you. You are something else.

G tells chairman : grandmother it’s a misunderstanding that H knew me before starting from America. I never knew met H before that. Chairman asks can you say that when you can’t even remember. Do you remember this drawing? G: no. Chairman: see? You don’t even remember the picture you drew yourself. Aunt says it’s obvious H knew TY from america and knowing TY lost his memory H was good to him to gain his heart. H: that’s really not it – it’s a misunderstanding. Even though the person who drew this is TY…chairman interrupts and asks: if he isn’t TY then who is he? Is he someone else? G keeps sticking up for H saying she isnt that kind of person (to deceive) but Aunt says that’s why you are being taken advantage of by her cuz you keep falling for it. G: I am not being taken advantage of. I like her. I like park ha. Chairman:TY! G: I liked her so I went to the rooftop home. She didn’t use me. Even though many times she told me to leave, i liked her and insisted on staying there by force. chairman says to H: you said nothing was going on between you and TY. You wicked girl. Leave right now. She fires H and tells her to move out of the rooftop home.G: grandmother. She yells both of you leave right now.

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As they walk out, G says to H you went through this cuz you were protecting me. If only I said I wasn’t TY then you wouldn’t be going through this. she says how he is putting his life on the line to pretend to be TY. G: is that why you protected me. She says I don’t know. I don’t know what I am doing. he tells her to go home now. He kneels on the lawn. She asks what he is doing now. He says go back home.

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C gives H some tea to calm her heart.She thanks him. M says everything will turn out well cuz the prince went so he will convince the chairman well. Y: don’t worry you have us. M tells him how H went through all this cuz of us so what do you she has us. She rescued us and got this misunderstanding. Y: you won’t let me talk even. M: I am saying say the right things. Y says sarcastically: you are so great.M: why are you like this. Y: I have a lot to say too. C comes between them asking why they have to be like this when everyone is upset.

G stays there kneeling all night. Aunt looks at G and says he will collapse if he keeps that up. She asks the chairman to call him back in. Chairman says i didnt ask him to do that. Aunt says he is doing that cuz you fired H and kicked her out. Hurry and call him back and take back everything like it didnt happen. Chairman leaves. G keeps kneeling outside.

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Next morning he is covered in petals. Chairman asks the maid to call G inside.

G comes inside and can barely walk. Chairman tells him to sit. He says sorry. She says answer honestly. How far has your relationship gone with H. You haven’t thought of marriage right? he says I wont ever marry H- I have someone else to marry. She asks: what? Other than H you have another girl you are dating? G: I am not saying I have someone else I am dating. Anyway I have someone else to marry.I will tell you later. She asks: then I can trust you wont end up with H. he says yes. She asks if he is a philander (player/playboy) like his grandfather.  G: grandmother. She says fine then let’s just pretend none of this happened. He thanks her and limps out

When G leaves H is waiting outside. He asks what she is doing here this early in the morning. She asks if he kneeled all night.does it hurt. G: no let’s go. She helps him walk.

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She puts some medicine on his ankles. H: how is it- does it feel refreshing (better). G: it tickles. H: wait a little – it will feel hot then refreshing. He smells it and says it’s hot. What is this? She says it’s like hot pack so it burns. Next time dont do things the joseon way and use words. What is this making your legs ache. He says he heard how his grandma was hard on her so he will apologize in her place. H: it’s ok now. G: i held onto you saying i would give you good memories when you were headed to America and made you go through this cuz of me. I have no words (to say how bad i feel) H: i said it’s ok. He holds her hand and says sorry. She pretends the hot pack cream went in her eye and it stings, but she was initially crying cuz of her emotion

T brought S breakfast saying I wanted to eat breakfast with hate eating alone too don’t you. let’s hurry and marry and eat breakfast together everyday. She says I will eat it well. He asks if that ring is the one jang gave her. S says I put it on today cuz it was pretty. He says how jang liked S cuz when he called jang yesterday she asked how S was doing. S: then I should get closer with her. T says how jang is going to give all her shares to her lost daughter when she finds her. If that daughter knew this truth. We have to make that daughter on our side and not grandmother’s. we have to hurry and find that daughter. He mentions how he heard H was kicked out by grandmother. And asked to leave the company and her (rooftop) home. S: she must have done something bad for the chairman to do that.

When they get to work they see G and H. T thinks everything was settled well – what H got in trouble with the grandmother with

Aunt tells S how G kneeled all night on the lawn to plead for grandma not to kick H out. S: is that why chairman forgave H. Aunt says grandma is not most people and didnt blink when G kneeled. S: then for what reason. Aunt tells how TY said he liked H. H didnt rescue TY to use him. TY liked her and forced his way into the rooftop home. S asks if TY said that himself that he liked H. Aunt says yes. How TY said that so chairman had nothing to say. She says how TY and H do not look good together. She suggests that S go after TY

At work the 3 guys see H’s date by reception. The guy says i am here to meet H. M sees him and says isn’t that the guy who went on the date with H.C says it is. Y scowls at the guy. M goes over and asks what brings him here. the guy says hello have you been well. C says we thought H dumped you. The guy says I just came to drop off a present and not say anything and just leave.

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Y gets in his face and tells him to leave. M says doesn’t that gift have meaning. The guy says tm is H’s birthday. M lies we knew that so what. The guy says he made her a special cake himself since he has to go on a trip tm so he wanted to give it to her in advance. C takes the cake from him saying give it to us and we will give it to her. The guy says no i want to give it to her myself. Y warns leave while you still can on your own feet. M: that means you might end up crawling on all fours on your way out. Y: leave. Guy asks what is your relationship to H to behave like this to me.

T’s dad calls S in and tells her to quit. If you want I can get you a job at another company. It was harder than climbing everest for T and me to get to this position so we don’t want to stop here. I know you are a good person but you cant be with my son. She says I understand what you are saying. He thanks her for understanding, but she says it will be a problem if chairman knows the truth that I was dating T for 2 yrs. Since I know about important things (as in what his dad and T are planning). He asks what that means. After she leaves, hd wonders if he was just threatened

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M takes out the pretty cake. Y asks this is a cake. M says that guy has some talent to make this himself. C wonders what to do with it -if they should give it to H. M says we should get rid of it. they see pyo and the 3 guys do rock paper scissors to see who goes in

Pyo goes inside and no one is at work. C comes in and brings the cake. Pyo asks where everyone went instead of working. C says please accept this – it’s what I couldn’t express in my heart all this time. c leaves. Pyo says C looks girly (like a flower boy) and is cute. He looks at the cake and says C has sense. He finds a card. It says I fell for you the first moment I saw you. I want to see you tm morning when I open my eyes. He thinks C is gay and gave it to him. LOL. He wonders why he gets into these strange situations – no wonder I thought he looked girly

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H gives T’s dad the catalogue he asked for. He says she worked hard. She says call me if you need anything again. S watches that.

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G is playing squash and S is teaching him. She says he hasnt learned the basics. She teaches him how to hold the racket. Hold it like you are shaking hands. Not too hard. She says shake my hand. He takes her hand and she says it’s too hard. Let go a little. She says now it’s too loose. He says then how about this much. she says yes. She tells him to hold the racket again. She helps him position his body and touches his elbow and stuff. He remembers the princess and smiles. She shows him the stance like bend knees. He says let’s do this then. They play

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They take a break and she asks isnt it hard cuz squash is hard. G: I don’t know why I am not making someone lower than me do this hard work and doing this myself. She smiles so he asks why are you smiling again. She says cuz he talks like he is from a long time ago. he gives her his handkerchief to use to wipe her sweat. She says thank you. It’s ok if I use it. G: it’s ok. S: it’s pretty. He asks if it’s the first time she has seen this. she says it’s the first time she saw it. he asks doesn’t it seem like you’ve seen this butterfly handkerchief somewhere before.S: why? G: it’s nothing

S drives him home. He thanks her for the ride home. She asks for some water cuz she is thirsty from exercising. he says then let’s go up.

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They go inside and H is there holding a laundry basket. G asks her to get some water for S. H goes and gets it. he invites S to go sit. He puts his laundry in the basket. H gives her water.S thanks her. He gives H the handkerchief and says be careful and make sure it doesnt unravel as you wash it cuz it’s really important. she says then you should wash it yourself. she says she to go take out the recycled clothes. S compliments G for learning how to play sports so fast and that he will be good soon.G brags he is a fast learner. H heard that and goes out. She drops the handkerchief and it falls on the ground on her way out

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M and the guys go to a baking cafe where you can bake cake yourself. C: we found the right place. Y: we need to make a cake as big as a house. M: it means we want to make a big cake.

S tells H how to put ice pack on his arm since he overworked his wrists so it’s good to take care of himself after exercise. She tells him to rest and she will be going. Just sit here. See you at the office. He thanks her.

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On her way out S finds the handkerchief and remembers how G said it was really important. She puts it in her purse

S goes to her mom’s place and asks why call her home to eat. They could have met at a restaurant. her mom says do you really not know- it’s H’s birthday tm. S asks how could I know that- did you call me for that. H shows up and S wants to leave but her mom makes her stay. The mom says she told them to come without telling them about the other cuz it seems like things aren’t going well between them. She tells H to sit.

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The 3 guys are baking. Wow what a mess. Then somehow they make tiers and it’s pretty. They clap

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S’s mom says how nice it is to be one family and eat together for a birthday. She looks at the ring and says I haven’t seen that – did you buy it? S says someone gave it to me.S: who would give you that it looks expensive.S: someone you wouldn’t know even if I told you. Her mom says good for you. Her mom tells H to eat a lot. H: yes mother I am eating a lot. S says to H: mother? Why dont you say that again in front of the mom. H: stop it. The mom asks why – what did she say. Why are you two like this. S: H said she and I are not family at all. The mom asks what that means.S: that I threw her away when she was young and ruined her life.the mom says to H that she shouldn’t have said that. H tells S not to talk about it anymore. I said stop. S: who started it first? After upsetting someone is it over just by saying let’s stop.what? That you got your memory back. that you remembered? Then it’s all over?   Mom yells for them to stop. S:you can say whatever you want?what is the proof – what is the proof that you didnt make it up. she tells her mom to listen carefully. She is not family with H so don’t call her again for something like this. S leaves. Her mom asks where are you going

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G asks why the cake is so unnecessarily big since it’s not am important day. Y lies they only sold big cakes. How should we prepare for the bday party. G: why are you suddenly talking so much? Y: I am sorry. g says the cake is plenty for the bday party. C suggests asking Mimi and Becky about how to throw a bday party

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So they go and ask mimi and becky. Mimi lists what they need like cake, hats, and candles and firecrackers. The two girls have to go somewhere so they wont be back in time for the party since they come back the day after tm. Becky says let’s congratulate H in advance later. Mimi teaches them how to sing happy birthday. They sing out of tune.

H looks everywhere for the handkerchief. G tells her to look for it again. H says no matter how much she looked it’s gone. She put it in the wash for sure but it’s gone. He says didnt i clearly tell you how precious that handkerchief was. Why do you not listen to me and do whatever you want. H: is it that precious? G: it’s more precious than anything you own. She says I will just buy the same one. He says there isnt another one like it. Are you stupid or bad. how many times do I have to tell you there is only one in this world. How many times?! She says she will find it and leaves

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M and C worry if they can have their party tm when the mood is like this. Y went out and got what was on the list that Mimi told them but he got all the wrong things. He was supposed to get party hats but got the chips with similar name and cone shape. Then he got red bean porridge which sounds like fireworks so C has to show him the difference in pronunciation but he doesnt get it. M asks can you not hear well? Y: no I hear well

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A man at a warehouse asks if H can find one handkerchief here. she says I have to try. He says if she doesn’t find it by tm morning all of this will be shipped so that’s the end of it. she worries and starts looking

S looks at the handkerchief

G is outside pacing and waiting.

H goes home looking tired. G comes over and asks where she was all night and he couldn’t contact her. Didnt i tell you to make sure i can always reach you? she says her battery ran out. he asks where she was all night. H: I don’t know. He asks if she looked for the handkerchief all this time. she says sorry I couldn’t find it. no matter how much I tried I couldn’t find it. he tells her to forget it. She asks why he is acting different from yesterday – why isn’t he yelling.G: go in and rest

The 3 guys and G sit for breakfast. G asks why there is nothing on the table- why didnt H make breakfast. M says how H is sick. He went and checked and she has a fever.

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G goes in the room and asks how she is. She says it’s cuz I didn’t sleep. I will be better after I sleep. He says let’s see. He holds her hand like to take her pulse. She asks why are you doing this. He says i need to check your condition. She asks if he knows how to do that. He tells her to be quiet. She asks what’s her condition and he says you have an illness where you talk too much

G writes something and tells C to go and get medicine at the pharmacy. C asks for his credit card. G says look in the wallet. G says today is her birthday and she is in bed sick.

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T’s dad asks some manager to speak the truth about T and S. That the dad will keep the secret. The guy says he cant betray T. The dad asks so you want to be a guard like pyo. Ok. Then leave. so the guy says there is an officetel. The dad realizes T has one but S lives there. guy says I cant be a traitor and tells the location of the officetel

When his dad gets there her mom is trying to open the door. She wonders if S changed her security code. He walks by and she asks if he has a pen. She left S a note and his dad reads it and smiles. It has the name of where she works on it.

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H goes outside and Y is making medicine. He asks why she came out and to go back in and lie down. She asks if everyone went to work. He says they did but now they are making the medicine. She asks if she can trust the medicine. Y explains G studied about medicine a lot. G comes up and says the medicine is effective for those who believe. He checks and says it’s ready and now she can drink it.let’s go in. he takes it inside. He says Y did well.

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G gives her the medicine. Then he gives her peppermint candy to chew to ward off the bitterness. He says she will fall asleep soon and when she wakes from her sleep her body will feel lighter. (I could use some of that myself right about now) She says sorry for losing the handkerchief. He says it couldn’t be helped and my belongings will come back. G takes the drawing and says “I was curious but was too shocked so I didn’t ask.H: I am really curious about what happened too. G: this is a picture of you. The person who drew this sketch was for sure TY. but you weren’t able to meet TY. even though he asked to meet and wrote it on this. He didn’t show up at the appointed place.he was alive when he drew this. While you were waiting for him he could have been dead.

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He asks if she thinks any of that is true or not, but she is sleeping and sort of snoring so he tucks her in.

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T’s dad acts happy to see S. she asks what’s going on. he says just in case she tells about him and T wanting to take down the company to the chairman he wanted to meet and talk. Cuz he was afraid since yesterday. She says didn’t we promise each other I wouldn’t talk about that. He says you can tell that now to the chairman – i called you to tell you that. She asks what he means. He says – go around saying that T and I plan to sell off the company. S: if you are going to talk about that i will be going. But he says: No one is going to believe you anymore. That your mother is a professor in England.Where? Oxford? Cambridge? You made your family sound rich. Then who is the ajumma selling fish in the neighborhood market.  Wonder who the chairman will believe – me or you. she says you worked hard. He says resign quietly and get away from T and I will keep my mouth shut forever.

S goes out and remembers the dad meeting with H so she thinks H told

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S goes to H’s room and stand there glaring at her sleeping. She sees the note that G left and smiles

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G is at an accessory store. He looks at hairpins and buys one.

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H reads the note to meet at 7 by the bridge when she wakes up. H gets dressed in a cute skirt ensemble  and puts makeup on. she unties her hair

G is waiting by the bridge. S walks over. She asks where you surprised.G: no it was just unexpected.S: You were going to meet H here. he says yes. S: H said she is still not feeling well and cant come here. G: oh she did. S: to be honest I was going to call and tell you but I came cuz I wanted to come. He says that’s good. H walks over to him

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S asks last time didn’t you say I would end up liking you. G: yes I said that. S: if I really do end up liking you then what happens. G: you will marry me. S: then if I say i like you we end up married. G: yes. S: Can I speak honestly. He says it’s ok I know very well that you cant like me right now. S: no i really tried not to believe it but like you said I ended up liking you –I like you. G: now you know my heart. she gives him back his handkerchief and says I found this. G: did you suffer all night looking for it. S nods yes: cuz I thought it was important to you. G: thank you very much. S sees H walking over so she quickly hugs him. H stands there watching them. S pretends to kiss him. H turns around and starts to cry

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they show NG clips

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Fanderay’s comments

I knew these episodes were off to a good start when G was completely heroic and confessed to liking H in front of everyone. I was expecting him to admit some feelings to himself today, but I wasn’t expecting him to be so selflessly un-prince-like and melt me into a pile of goo.

Of course any joy I was feeling quickly turned to nausea when G spent some quality time with S. She has her moments where she doesn’t seem so terrible, but then she blackmails and backstabs everyone around her. The worst part is that she’s effectively ruining her own chance at happiness, and I think she’s going to regret everything she’s done. I believe her feelings for T were real, and he won’t take it well if he finds out that she’s “interested” in TY (who was already T’s rival to begin with).

The handkerchief is particularly interesting because it wasn’t even the princess who embroidered it. I think that G is currently holding onto it as a reminder of his quest to solve his wife’s murder, and probably always thinks back to his tears bringing the butterfly to life. I hope he somehow makes the connection between his sister-in-law stitching it, and the drawing of H with a butterfly on her shoulder 2 years ago, but perhaps that’s a bit of a stretch.

The boys were in fine form tonight with their cake baking and crazy singing, and I love that H is changing them as much as she’s changing G. She’s even divided Y’s loyalties! I’m relieved that even though they’re adapting to the real world, they continue to be adorable.

Thank goodness we get two episodes today because that is not a good way to end an episode! Usually when a guy in a drama likes a nasty second lead I think he’s idiotic or crazy for liking her, but S is so convincingly decent when she’s around G that I don’t blame him at all. It’s a massive compliment to H that she’s divided his feelings so effectively. It was extremely satisfying to see G not hug S back.

On to the next episode!


67 comments on “Rooftop Prince E9

  1. Hikary25 says:

    Thanks for the fast recap!! I was so glad to that LG didn’t hug sena back too!! ^^
    But poor PH, I just can’t understand why Sena hate her so much!!


  2. karenkasimir says:

    Thank you for your recap! You’re the fastest! So I rely to your recap to understand every episode since I watch it raw..
    Jongmal kamsahamnida~~


  3. redkye says:

    thank you so much for the recap. for the first time since the start of Rooftop Prince, I could not help myself and read the recap and watched the eps without sub (the curiosity was killing me). Your recaps do wonder. Both ep 9 and 10 are fantastic. It feels so good (for the audience I guess) now that Gak knows Ha’s feelings (it might not feel good for him tho since he will be very puzzled and split maybe by his delusional love for SN). All cupids around the world, please do your job not letting Gak turn Ha down. Do it well, you will save a few million hearts of others 🙂


  4. houstontwin says:

    Thanks so, so much for the recaps! I know it’s neurotic, but when the heavy duty angst starts, it helps to read the recaps before the episode so that I can prepare myself. I have a very low tolerance for bad guys, lies, and misunderstandings, even in dramaland.


    • Softy says:

      That is so cute 🙂 curious now – how do you manage to get through mystery books then? Stay away from makjang dramas like Man of honor or Kim Tak Gu cuz that has all 3 of what you hate. 🙂


  5. dapinaymrs says:

    Hello, softy! I couldn’t help but notice your post at the right side. I too feel that there is something about the book that made Bak Ha realize something–could it be that she already confirmed his identity and that he truly is from Joseon (clearing up her confusion about his fake identity as TY). I am also entertaining the idea that Lee Gak may come back to the past and then going back to the future. I totally ship Gak-Ha, and I think when it comes down to one idea, they didn’t call this drama Rooftop Prince for nothing. ^-^


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