Bridal Mask E10

Let’s hope this is the last time he looks at her like this. It’s a miracle, but their love line just took a major step forward –and E11 will be the giant leap. Looks like next week will be “D day” cuz D is going to play along and humor K to keep him by her side at all times so that means she will pretend to like him and stuff. Just look at the preview of K kicking his legs together in glee as he walks away. Wonder what she said to put him in that great a mood. He is going to be very busy soon – not only playing the role of a hero, but a love struck one as well. I rather see him hurting from puppy love than getting injured by S and the other officers. I can’t wait to see D pretending to like him, then falling for him for real. I predict we are going to be seeing a lot more of JW’s dimples in future screencaps. Get ready for an overdose of his smiles.

Thanks to Semi-fly for torrents, Sparkskey for preview translations, and Yanna for video link.

Ep 11 preview: After Gaksital punishes Jo Young Geun in Geum Hwa Jeong, he runs into Shunji and disappears into the dark after duelling with Shunji. Shunji feels tortured after losing Gaksital and heads to Angel Club where he sees Kangto singing and dancing with the dancing girls.

The next day, when Kangto heads to the circus, he finds it odd when Mokdan’s attitude towards him is much more affectionate than before… The instant he tries to check her heart is when he comes across the scene of Mokdan held tightly in Shunji’s arms…

Kangto has resolved to help Damsari’s party. He leaves a message in the coffee shop at Askar Hotel for ‘President Choi Taegon’. Damsari doesn’t know Kangto is Gaksital and comes to the conclusion that Kangto is planning to arrest him… He starts to plan to kill Kangto…

Sparkskey: Dear Next Week: Why do you feel like forever away? D: D:

Character list:

Joo Won as Lee Kang-to (K)

Jin Sae-yeon as Mok Dan (D)

Park Ki-woong as Kimura Shunji (S)

Han Chae-ah as Chae Hong-joo (a gisaeng. Japanese identity: Ueno Rie). (H)

Shin Hyun Jun  as Lee Kang-san, Kang-to’s older brother who is the original Gaksital. (KS)

Yoon Bong – kil as Abe Shinji (the chubby guy with the hat that is with K all the time)

Jeon No Min as Dam Sa Ri (D’s dad and leader of the independence movement ). he is currently going by Choe and just helped out Lee and Lee’s wife has set her sights on D’s dad.

Kimura Taro (the actor who played the president on city hunter- dont know his real name. he has two sons kenji and shunji)

Kimura Kenji (that scowling guy with the mustache who is out to kill K. Kenji is Taro’s son and S’s brother)

Kono Goji (the old actor from Moon who played minister yoon and B’s dad. Goji can also be spelled as Koji. On the show he is referred to as Konno but there are way too many K names as it is.)

Leader Jo – head of the circus (I give up memorizing any more circus characters – too many names to remember as it is)

Sunhwa (Dan’s circus friend)

Kenji’s spy girl from the circus

Baek Geon is Lee Sun’s (k’s dad’s) subordinate

Katsuyama Jun is H’s bodyguard – the guy with the long hair tied back (what kind of spy has her own bodyguard-this drama is trying to kill me by adding on more characters each episode)

The Ki group that the 5 men belong to is called the Kishokai (I cant remember how to spell this during live recaps to save my life)

the other Kishokai members besides Taro are:

UH– Ueno Hideki – the leader of this group and the man H calls “father” cuz he adopted her

Lee Si Young is a Count with the wife who cheats on him. his son is friends with K.

Woo BJ -hospital director and doctor

Park IS Newspaper owner

Jo YG-in charge of banking- the one who wont wear pants for like 3 or 4 eps and hurt my eyes. still traumatized by all his scenes showing so much skin.


Starts from S kneeling in front of taro and H. but she is wearing a black veil over her face and speaking through the screen. She talks about what qualifies to be a Kishokai member–for the sake of the leader, they have to pledge their lives – their actions, mind, not just with words but with a knife, blood -willing to put their lives on the line. She asks if S is ready. S says yes. she orders Jun to give S a knife. Taro tells him to swear with his blood. (to cut himself and bleed to swear an oath) so S cuts his hand and writes Kishokai in blood. Taro and H both smile

S tells the officers – as you all know,  Konno (Goji) acknowledged me for killing gaksital and assigned this special position as an officer. but on the day I got the promotion, the gaksital I said I killed showed up, so if there is anyone who cant acknowledge me as an officer – speak up now right here. I will promise on the name of my dead hyung who was killed by that guy’s hands that I gaksital will die by my own hands.  K looks up at him. S gives orders to the lackey and others to look into things. He scolds abe for running away when he saw gaksital right in front of his eyes. abe promises not to fail at his job again. S orders abe and K to keep close surveillance on the circus members. S asks each of them to do their best

After he leaves, lackey says sarcastically what abe said was right. you have to do surveillance on the circus members. he says to K: you must feel more comfortable cuz S is in charge.

K goes in to see S without knocking. K: sorry about yesterday, but it was (goji’s) orders. But S calls out his Japanese name in a stern voice and says don’t come to this room whenever you feel like it from now on. K calls him S so S takes offense so K apologizes and calls him by his title. S tells him to be careful cuz I am your superior.  K: from here on I wont talk to you informally (as in friends) about personal matters so you shouldnt react personally and exclude me from the case. S says from here on K has to stay out the gaksital case and until there is a change in orders, only do 24 hr surveillance on the circus members. K doesnt reply so S asks: didnt you hear what I said? K: that means if I watch them 24 hrs you don’t want me to come to this office. Ok. He leaves

In the car, Abe says I thought I would get kicked out. i worried so much. why S is like that.  why make us do mere surveillance. (meaning they are more qualified to do other stuff). K tells him to stop the car. abe: where are you going?  K: you go ahead. I will go later. K gets out of the car. Abe tells him to hurry and come. Abe leaves first

K goes over to see baek. He gets his shoes shined. K tells him what S is doing (like investigating the past) so baek should not come around here anymore for the time being. Baek says everyone is trying to catch gaksital so will you be ok? K: dont worry cuz in their eyes, I am only LKT. baek says the newspaper said that S will put his life on the line to catch gaksital. K : that guy is the only friend I have. after hyung was captured and things werent good, he helped me so I am grateful to him. baek: will you be ok. K: I already started this, so I have to see this through till the end

S echoes those words and tells taro: it’s something that already started, I have to catch that guy with my own hands for it to end. taro: so are you saying there is a way to catch that guy. S: we always tried to chase him after he showed up so that’s why we lost him. we have to make someone gaksital would want to catch. taro: someone he wants to kill? S: Gaksital always showed up in front of our  Kishokai members – those who persecuted the koreans. this time too, Jo deceived the koreans by saying he would give them high interest rates and took their savings. taro says but gaksital saved Jo (meaning he didnt kill Jo). S: even though he saved him, if Jo bothers the koreans again, he will show up for sure in front of Jo. S says how Jo set up an office under a fake name so why did he do that. I don’t care what you do but my goal is only to catch gaksital. Taro confides that after Jo gets rid of the koreans at the market, on that land, UH will build Askar department store there. S: this time Gaksital will end Jo’s life for sure.

Jo is with his favorite gisaeng -M. She says he looks like someone else cuz of his disguise. He says how dare they (those koreans) persecute him. wait and see what I do to those who mistreated me.

At the Korean market people are happy to see gaksital is alive. the guy who burned down K’s home (Kim) says let’s make a toast for the day they can get rid of all the Japanese and for gaksital. a man shows up and passes out yellow paper to certain people. They read it and it says to pay penalty fees. They think it’s cuz of the money gaksital passed out to them. and argue that it was their money. plus that money was taken away anyway. Kim says no wonder they let us out easily. He runs out in anger so his mom holds onto him. He says they want us to pay a penalty fee-they want to suck out all our blood -they are saying we should all die. she says you cant – if anything bad happens to you, I will die. She cries listing all that she lost- why should I pay a fine – what did I do wrong. Just then a kid runs down the street and passes out fliers for loans. In the car, Jo waits for the kid and pays him for passing out those fliers for loans. The kid thanks him.

Abe gives himself a pep talk and tells himself to act like an officer. he faces the group and tells the circus people -as you know -after gaksital showed up, we have a new order. starting from today officer K and I will take responsibility for all of you. the woman says there are so many of us so how can just the two of you be responsible for all of us. abe tries to argue how good K is at his job but she argues no matter how good he is, how can he when there are so many of us. she starts to count how many women there are -too many to count so how can just the two of you do that. try to explain how you can.  the man asks why the woman is bothering the nice guy. the man asks if abe is ok after the kid bit him cuz that kid was bitten by a crazy dog a few days ago. Abe worries he has rabies. He pulls down his pants to show the bite mark on his leg and leader jo and D sneak away. the man asks: shouldnt abe’s leg should be amputated. abe says I cant die -what about my mother. abe tries to run off to see his mom before he dies from rabies, but he falls down face flat. they all laugh.

Leader jo tries to call D’s dad at the askar hotel, but he isnt picking up.  D: he isnt answering? what do we do. he says: this is big trouble. he says how her dad will come tonight to meet her. she worries cuz K will recognize her dad. he offers to go but D says it’s too obvious if he is missing. and even if he goes to the hotel he might not meet her dad. She offers to go and relay the message, but leader Jo says that’s a bigger trouble cuz it would alert where her dad is staying (since she is being followed these days). D says she will meet and relay the message to the people that came with her dad who are staying at the motel (for them to relay the message to her dad) She says she will be back. he tells her to hurry before K comes. she leaves

As she walks away K shows up. she is carrying a big bundle. He asks where she is going with that bundle. She says don’t worry about it cuz I am not running away. he stops her from walking off and says dont you know I am in charge of surveillance on the circus members.  I asked where you are going. She says I am going to the motel to do the laundry cuz it’s my turn today. He takes her bundle and holds her hand and walks with her. She says I have to go do laundry so let go. K: so go – who said anything about it. arent you going to kysungsan motel. didnt you hear about 24 hr surveillance. She pulls away from him and walks off. He smiles like a kid and runs after her and walks next to her. (I just noticed that his pants are too tight-not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing cuz it means he is not losing weight doing this drama, but on the other hand it’s distracting me)

They go to the motel together and the owner is nervous to see K. (he stutters out an excuse about why he thought it would be ok to resume business.) he thought since D and the circus were set free – that they didnt commit any crimes. he offers to make them move out but she says dont worry. I didnt commit any crime. because Gaksital showed up, he is following  me around. (She tries to communicate some veiled info about those men with her dad with the owner) D asks about some business people who came from incheon – did they leave yet? he says they already left. she says when they come back let them know some are missing. K didnt get any of that. the owner quickly fans K asking – you are hot huh? K acts chummy with the owner and tells him not to do that – asking K if the owner should tell them (circus people) to move out.

K watches her do laundry and sees that she has the knife. she took it out of her pocket and put it next to her. he remembers how D came back for that knife and he first discovered who she was and their past as kids when he told her to stay alive. he looks at her and cries out of remorse. she looks over at him so he covers up for crying by telling her to hurry and work faster -why are you taking your time. if you stall, you are going to die by my hands. He goes over and helps her do laundry saying -move aside. why wash it one by one. He takes off his shoes and socks and gets in the tub to wash by stepping on the clothes

At the club, Lee’s son is with the newspaper guy- park and the club madam. Park says how gaksital showed up so as an honest journalist he had to write the article that gaksital is alive. Lee’s son says how the paper owner was to scared to even open his mouth so how could park dare to do that. the madam asks park if he did that when he was drunk. The waiter says a customer wanted him to give the madam this note. she says put the customer in the vip room (nothing was written on that paper). lee’s son asks who is that. did you get a love letter? park tells him to stop being interested. madam jokes do you think i only have one or two (guys who love her)

When she goes into the VIP room with the waiter, D’s dad and the woman posing as his wife are there. the madam tells them to sit. She introduces herself and says she was waiting for this day to receive the letter. He says I heard when I gave you that letter that you would give me a present from Yang Baek.  She gives him a box and inside is a short sword. D’s dad looks at the waiter and madam says he helps me so you dont have to worry about him. The waiter says he supports Yang Baek so I will help anytime you need. D’s dad thanks him. Inside the sword is a blueprint of the police station. madam says it was easy to get that. D’s dad thanks the madam. The waiter asks why they need that blueprint so the other woman says for your safety you shouldnt ask.  D’s dad asks if K drops by often so waiter says K comes by all the time, but why are you asking about LKT? the woman warns him again so he shuts up. after they are gone, the waiter worries.  He asks the madam: They don’t mean to kill K right. she isnt sure and says maybe if it’s LKT’s fate.

K sits and watches D hang laundry and smiles. She looks over at him feeling uncomfortable. He remembers feeding her when they were young and going sledding. He keeps smiling.

But she notices S coming over. S walks right up to her and faces her but he calls out : Sato hiroshi. K: yes. S: that guy is going to show up for sure again so watch D closely 24 hrs. K doesn’t answer so S asks: do you not hear me. K: yes I will. S looks at D again and turns and leaves. He never once looked at K –just at D.

S goes back to his car and looks sad. He looks back at D. then he looks at D staring at K and K staring at her. D looks over at S. D was crying. she wipes her tears and goes back inside. K follows her in. S drives off.

(Now I get why he didnt look at K and only stared at D the whole time. S went there cuz he couldnt stay away from D, but needed an excuse to be there. he pretended repeating his order to K was the reason. My heart broke a little bit for S here cuz it must feel awful to entrust the girl he loves to the friend he is losing)

D’s dad’s men head in. (omg I need their names-it’s takes too long to call them “D’s dad’s men” – can I call them “Bob and his crew”)

D whispers to the owner there is some place she needs to go before sundown. K opens the door just as the owner asks where she needs to go before sundown.  she notices K listening so she lies and says that’s not it. he says but you just said that – that you needed to go before sundown. K comes over and asks her what that means. Since her dad’s men showed up, D yells so they can hear what she says to K. She yells at K: Are you really going to keep following me around like this-just cuz you have to watch me 24 hrs a day, are you really going to follow me around so I cant breathe. the guy nods his head like he understood what D is trying to say. they head in. K calls out to the men with the bags to question them, but D runs away so K calls out her name and tells her to stop. He follows her out. She is a fast runner. K doesn’t go after her and goes in another direction.

K is dressed as gaksital and rides off into the woods. (is it part of the requirement to change into Gaksital and pose by this tree and look out over the city -every single episode?)

D runs to the woods and looks at her note. She hears the horse coming. Gaksital rides up. he gets down and stands there in front of her. she asks – are you ok? You are not hurt anywhere? thank you-thank you so much for being alive. Even though you saved my life a few times – I didnt get to say thank you, I was afraid I wouldnt be able to say that forever so you dont know how much I worried. when articles came out that you died, I couldnt believe it so I looked in the river you fell into all day and found this. she takes out the knife and shows him. Thanks to this, I knew for sure who you were. He turns to go so she says it doesn’t matter if you are the young master or not -whether you are or arent the young master who told me to stay alive and he would find me.  Cuz of you- the Koreans and I are alive. cuz of Gaksital, we are living. Thank you. thank you so much. my father wants to meet you. my father is fighting the other side like you. he said he needs your help.  Couldnt you meet my father just once. all you have to do is leave a note when and where my father can meet you at the Askar coffee shop bulletin. He gets back on the horse. So she asks please help my father just once. He rides off

At night, K is at baek’s home. Baek goes in with a drink for K. K is still dressed as gaksital. baek puts the drink down and leaves.

D’s dad is with the guy that works for him and the woman posing as his wife. The guy thinks it will be hard for D to meet gaksital when she is watched 24 hrs by K. the woman says even if they meet, there is no certainty that gaksital would listen to D’s request.  would a guy who wears a mask easily reveal his identity. we have to proceed as if gaksital cant help us. The guy says if gaksital doesn’t help us then we should (he was about to say kill K ) but the phone rings. It’s D. (D was sneaking a call in while abe was sleeping) D says  it’s me. her dad asks if she is ok. D: yes don’t worry. I passed on the message. he will probably contact you through the bulletin. Her dad thanks her. she tells him to take care of himself. He says: you too. The woman and guy ask at the same time if the message was relayed. D’s dad nods yes. the guy says they already succeeded in half of their cause. the dad asks him for the blueprint.

They go over their plans as they look over the blueprint. damsari says if gaksital shows up and takes care of the officers, the woman says their chances of succeeding increases by a lot. They plan to blow up something at the anniverary event to get access to the weapons silo at the police station.

K is sitting in the dark at Baek’s home – still remembering what D said – . my father is fighting the other side like you. he said he needs your help.  Couldnt you meet my father just once. K gets up. he leaves and goes outside to stare up at the sky.

There is a closeup of the map of the korean market with all the shops and vendors listed by name. Taro and H look at it. she says it’s almost over. taro says as you can see there are only a few stores left. She says after what happened with Jo’s bank and they lost some money but taro came up with the idea to close down the market and get rid of it so her father is happy too. taro says he will listen to her compliments after everything is over. H says this time it looks like we will catch both of the rabbits. since S is secretly following Jo around so they will catch Gaksital and the Korean market land will come into our hands. There is a phone call from UH so H takes it.  she says father the Korean market land will be in our hands. today we are getting the rest of the store owners to sign off. to paraphrase, he says that she is jumping the gun and asks if she forgot how she has to be ahead of her prey to succeed. H apologizes. he reminds her what she went here to do – but gaksital is still causing trouble and Konno goji is still alive and well. He warn if she fails this mission she has to go back to being chae hong joo ( her Korean name). H: until the day I die – no even if my bones have been cremated, I am your daughter Ueno Rie. After she hangs up his guard asks if UH had to go that far to say that to her. UH says to control a person’s heart, you have to grab their weakness. this kid’s weakness is the truth that she is Korean. H reports to taro what her father said- to make sure there are no mistakes and failures in what they are doing. Make sure and bring gaksital’s life and the market (land) no matter what. taro: i understand

Jo is wearing a disguise and tricking korean people to give them loans for low interest rates. Another Korean man waits for his turn. the woman asks if she pays the interest rates diligently and pay back the loan, he will give back the deed to her store. Jo says of course. the shop owner is putting her store up as collateral just in case she cant pay. there is no need to worry. she says how her son just wants to pay off the penalty with his body but when healthy people go to prison they come out dead. Jo says since she is doing this then her son wont be sent to prison. If you pay the interest fee well then there will be no trouble at all. here sign the paper. She stamps the document. He gives her money. she thanks him. Jo crosses out all the people he tricked so far. A guy grabs the paper from him –it’s K. JO: who are you? K: you startled me. he lifts his hat and says it’s me. K asks what Jo is doing for Koreans to drop by all day. Jo says K doesn’t need to know. K: if you say that then I suddenly thought of what to say to chief kimura (taro). How you came to see me and told me to find secret ledgers. Jo says ok- sit down. I will tell you everything so don’t bring up talk of the ledger again. K: I keep my promises really well

Jo whispers into K’s ears. as K listens, his smile fades.

S is in his car and signals to other officers outside the building who are staking out the building with him. K comes out wearing his disguise and S follows him in his car. K and S look at each other.

They talk alone together. S says you show up outside Jo’s office. in a disguise at that. Did you forget you had to watch D 24 hrs. K: you want me to baby sit. dont you know how much I want to catch that guy. S: I told you to step away from catching gaksital’s case. K says leave gaksital up to me and you step away. S:what? K: You really think you can catch Gaksital? when you havent put on the uniform for even a week. even the best officers who couldnt catch Damsari for 3 yrs, I got caught him within 3 months. now after I worked so hard for months, you are saying you will catch him? S: that’s right – cuz you are good at your job I thought you could catch gaksital, but instead of taking my side and you take goji’s side – the one who wants to kill my dad. Goji’s informant is my friend Lee kangto?  Now I know why kenji hyung warned me about you- that I was putting a knife to my father’s throat-now i know. K says we might not have been meant to be friends from the start. But when the moment comes when I put a knife to your dad’s throat, don’t hesitate. K walks off

Lee and his wife meet with D’s dad and that woman posing as his wife. lee’s wife asks why he did that – get rid of that land that has gold.  D’s dad talks about opening a school in manchuria after visiting there with his wife.  Lee’s wife compliments him for thinking of doing something so great. They give Lee a present. Some expensive root looking thing (used for medicine). Lee’s wife says it’s perfect timing since Lee had not been feeling well. D’s dad says how he wants to meet the governor and asks to attend the anniversary event with his wife. Lee’s wife says it’s for V-VIP but we can come up with invitations for you.

K goes to the hotel coffee shop (where D’s dad checks the board). K orders coffee and pretends to read the paper while facing the board. D’s dad shows up and reads the notes on the bulletin. There is no note for him so he goes away. K holds the note he had for her dad. D’s dad shows up again to check the board, but K puts away his note. Abe comes in and calls out for K. her dad sees that and leaves. Abe is reporting about how all the officers are going to Geum Hwa Jeong (that place with the gisaengs) tonight and leaving the two of them out. abe thinks they were excluded cuz they have to watch the circus members and all the other officers are eating out without the two of them. when K hears the location is Geum Hwa Jeong, K quickly goes over to the phone and tells Abe to leave first.

K asks if M (that gisaeng that Jo favors) has time tonight. She says she cant today. He asks why. did something happen. She says taro is coming to congratulate Jo for what Jo did today -getting all the market people to sell. K says that’s too bad (that he doesnt get to see her). He hangs up and says bingo.

S asks did you confirm the rumors. Lackey says right about now everyone at the Korean market should be in chaos. you should hear directly. He brings in the spy girl. She says how she told everyone at the market place like the lackey told her to. that the fake name Jo was using was actually the banker -Jo – that everyone who borrowed money not cant do anything about it and will get kicked out of their stores

The Koreans are upset they were tricked by Jo again-they say I was crazy to believe his words. what are we going to do now.  kim yells at his mom how he told her not to go there.

S asks if the lackey is ready. he says dont worry- I prepared the best swordsmen.

Men in black –the ones sent by the lackey and S-  go over the wall at the gisaeng house

Taro says Jo worked hard (tricking the Koreans). Jo says I cant live here anymore in korea. as you promised you have to send me to Japan. Taro says don’t worry about that. The president will take care of everything. Jo says then I will trust you. Jo leaves. Taro nods to S to go after Jo. S gets up (I wonder if S was going to kill Jo if Gaksital never showed up)

Jo goes and gets his paperwork (the contracts from the koreans) and puts it in his briefcase. Gaksital is standing there. he says I saved your life once and you suck out their blood again. (meaning Jo took the koreans livelihood). Jo begs for his life and hands over the briefcase. gaksital lists what Jo did wrong and says I am here to collect. He hits Jo on the head and kills him. Gaksital takes the paperwork out and leaves with it.

As gaksital runs out, those swordsmen in black attack him. He fights them off and runs away but S goes over and jumps in his path. They lock sword and stick again. S: it’s been a long time Gaksital.



Taro holds his sword out to S and says: you still havent come to your senses. you know how to catch Gaksital dont you?

K asks Baek: if it was hyung – what would he have done. even if it’s dangerous, he would have helped huh? (K is talking about helping D’s dad in his plans)

D plans to match K (meaning humor him cuz he seems to like her) and keep him next to her side at all times.

S says: K – help me.  it’s too hard to do it alone.

H says to Jun: that girl that K needs for gaksital – he loves that girl. She slaps Jun (for not doing his research well)

D’s dad calls D. her dad says: no matter how I think about it – it’s strange. how could he…another voice says:perhaps that guy (K) is Gaksital. D is surprised to hear that. D: lee kangto?

I know it’s wrong but I am so glad I dont have to see Jo in his boxers or various state of undress anymore. now if Gaksital takes out Lee next, I will be way happier and grateful. (cuz that actor gives new meaning to the words “histrionic acting”)

Kidding aside, part of me had a problem with K killing Jo. when KS killed judge cho, KS was on a clear path of revenge for his father. but K still isnt fully clued in on WHY he is Gaksital. he knows what he has to do, but his motive is still not personal yet. that part bothers me. it feels like he killed Jo just cuz of what  Jo did to the Koreans which just makes him one step up from being a mean version of Robin Hood. if K should kill anyone, it should be Taro first. when K spared Jo’s life before, I was relieved cuz I knew at that point he didnt have the heart to do that yet, but suddenly K does it anyway tonight. for some reason, at this last stage, now it’s starting to sink in how dark a drama this is turning out to be. not sure how many times JW needs to smile to make this up to me cuz he is making me recap one of the darkest dramas ever. City Hunter was Disney compared to this.

To be totally honest, this is not the kind of drama I would ever watch in a million years. If it wasnt for the fact that JW is in this, I would not have lasted past the first episode. what is keeping me here is JW’s growth as an actor. If I miss out on his performance on this drama, I might not get to see one of the most important roles he ever took on. if he makes this drama succeed, he would have single handedly brought in a lot of these viewers cuz not all of us are here for the story alone. some of us are going to be hanging on till the end cuz one young actor is proving that looks alone might bring in initial interest, but his indefatigable effort and dedication to improving his craft as an actor is what’s blazing up our tv screens and keeping us mesmerized each week.

Who am I kidding. With all these photos of him, I might as well just call these recaps “JW highlights”


113 comments on “Bridal Mask E10

  1. SS says:
    more of the same interview and with photos

    omg, the last pic! I want to scream! I know K won’t hurt D but I cannot imagine how he is going to avoid it if S is standing there watching, which brings me to : Did S order this???? !!!!

    eh… for that last pic…….if I was directing the show, I will make K glare at D, then mutter ” I am yours, has always been” , bend down & kiss her gently.(she can’t run away handcuffed, can she?)


    • Softy says:

      SS already translated some of this on the previous page so here is the rest.
      the woman asks what is the attraction/charm of Gaksital to be first place for wed/thurs drama.
      they show the scene where K kicks down the lackey. she says as soon as they yell cut and filming is done JW runs over to the other actor to see where he is hurt. JW rubs the guy’s tummy. the lackey says “in one move, he pushed me a long way.” he comments about how it’s ok for his body to suffer for the drama’s sake. JW explains how he likes to go in one take cuz if he ends up hitting more than once it hurts more. it’s not me who is doing it (meaning it’s his character). JW says it’s different from when HJ hyung wore the mask and when I wear the mask. she asks is there something you think you are better at? he makes that comment SS translated about how he is younger than HJ hyung so his action moves are better. the woman says how S works hard practicing with his sword every day. he talks about his nail being caught on the hilt of the heavy sword cuz it’s heavier than you think so it’s hard doing action scenes holding it. they talk about S and K’s action scenes so S says since JW is the lead actor he wont lose to me. S thinks they will be about the same level but in the end, I think JW will win cuz he is the lead actor. they show the scene where D runs away from the officers but she ran away really well. D explains she thought it was a rehearsal so she just ran. they say she not only does well for action scenes but looks pretty for her bathtub scene. H explains how D’s bath scene made the ratings go up so H decided I better raise it even more so I debated whether I should sit lower in the tub or raise my leg more. H talks about how the audience liked when she slapped (taro) and stepped on (Kenji’s) hand cuz they were Japanese characters, but after she filmed that, the actor who plays Taro scared her by saying “a day will come when I will hit you. just by saying that, I was so scared.” then they talk about how the cast is suffering filming every day. S says out of our team I slept the most. today makes it a week. JW says “there is no tm cuz we always stay up all night- today is tm and tm is today.” they show JW sleeping on 1nd and says how all the exhaustion that piled up during the drama he lets it go on 1n2d. they show K and D sleepy on the set and says they need vitamins. then JW says Lee kang san come and play (in KS’s trademark voice). H says how it’s too bad she never had any scenes with HJ so she jokes and asks KS to come out once and get slapped by her. JW asks us “look forward to it a lot and love Gaksital. thank you.”


      • Thank you for the translation Softy dear.
        I love how JW rubbed lackey’s tummy after he kicked him. It’s very kind of him.. I feel sorry for all casts for not be able to get some rest each day.
        I hope JW, JSY, PKW & HCA will always in good health and never fall sick..


      • Anonymous says:

        Thanks Softy for translation.

        Omi, baby looks hot even in pink sleeves! I love his manner and when he says that he like to at one take.. It’s prove that he’s good.

        Owh man.. Mok Dan end up again in the torture room!!!


      • Zee says:

        Thank you Softy.

        I remember during OB, the scene where Tae Hee got hit from Grandma in Ep. 32, he said that it was in one take only. Meaning all the long dialogue, crying and slap onle in ONE TAKE. Wow, he’s good.

        Lucky in Gaksital, he’s acting alongside professional and experienced actor and they can filming smoothly.

        Joo Won fighting!


  2. bbblue73 says:

    Yanna dear, your headers are so ………..speechless. love it. Hope you can make the winks winks winks for our couple, lol. I sent it to you already.
    Thanks you.


    • Yes, I have made the wink wink couple already, it’s in my photobucket-headers album, but I’m still unhappy with the results. Too many pictures I used on that header, make it looks so crowded. I have to make another version for wink wink couple.
      Btw, I’m using picasa from google, that software doesn’t have many option for cropping & effects 😦


      • Softy says:

        When I first starting making headers, I almost gave up but one day I started playing around with this site and next thing you know, I realized how easy it was to make headers. I normally use pretty scenes from dramas as backgrounds. Try using this site cuz it’s free and has lots of options like layering, feathering, and tons of other options. I prefer to use it more than photobucket these days. There are tons of youtube videos and instructions on how to use it on the internet.
        here is a sample


        • Waaaaa….. Softy, I love your header!!!!! It’s so COOL!!!!
          This is what I’m talking about the cropping & effect that picasa doesn’t have.
          Thank you for the great tips, dear. I will try to learn from YT… OMG!! I can’t wait to try make some from your tips here.. 😀


          • Softy says:

            Hope you have fun trying out all the options at pixlr. Just to give you a heads up, but pixlr is also on photobucket (PB) but you have to press “switch to advanced editor” to access it. the one bad thing about pixlr is if you press the wrong button, sometimes you end up losing all your work before you got to save it. also the quality of the overall photo is better for pixlr than PB. some of my headers from pixlr were over 200 kb. the less images on the header, the smaller the number (which is better for WordPress- something around 150kb is good). if you have any questions, I can post more detailed intructions on the header page for you. thanks for all the headers you made me so far. 🙂


            • Oow.. thank you so much for more tips Softy dear… And yes, I do have a question for you & I will write it on the header page :). Btw, I just realize the headers I made for you the sizes are over 400kb, bummer.. 😦


        • bbblue73 says:

          Yayyyy Softy dear, love love love. The wonderwoman didi it again
          Thanks you so much for the info & this perfect header.


    • Btw, thank you dear for liking my headers & thank you for Uee wink pic..
      I’m still learning how to refining to make better results, dear.. 🙂


  3. anonymous says:

    Hold on tight baby!

    Is that really Joo Won, because once he put on his Gaksital mask, he’s face change 🙂


    • bbblue73 says:

      Yup it’s him. That’s why D don’t have any idea that K is the gaksital during their first meeting at the treemail station,lol…


    • Waaa…. Mok Dan, I mean JSY looks so happy, she back hugged JW on the horse.. that girl is so lucky!!! 🙂


    • SS says:

      Waves to anon, bbblue and Yanna, thanks for link.

      Is it really Joo Won, the mouth and chin doesn’t quite fit. But then why would they use a stuntman for this shot? Anyway, am i the only one still gripping about Gaksital’s hair??? As long as he is in that hair, my mood is just not there.

      Anyway, I read on baidu regarding the news article that featured these photos. I cannot believe what I am reading. Probably the chinese translation went a bit too far or my chinese is fail. Shall see if there is another better piece.


  4. SS says:

    This is another video of the same BTS we have seen earlier, the one where Kenji and others were beating Kangto in the kendo class. I am putting up again cuz this is clearer.

    The sounds of those sticks beating on Joowon is real. My guess is that he is properly padded in some places. But I think the actor who played Kenji accidentally hit him in a place where there is no padding. I am not sure. That’s why he double up in pain after that.


  5. SS says:

    This is from the other baidu site.Says that the close up shots is the stuntman and only the far shot is that of JW.

    This article,I think is better translatedd. In short, they apparently added more shots of K & D than originally planned. A spokeperson from the show commented that just seeing JW & JSY sit together, also give one a very sweet and pure feeling of the couple.


    • Anonymous says:

      why they used the stuntman for the close up shots,and the far shot is JW?could be it better ..the close up shots is JW?? i dont understand!!!
      yeah..of course …the viewers basicly need more romances in this drama..the PD of the drama knows there were so many viewers complained about the lack of interactions of the lead couple in the previous episodes…
      and JW far always bring the good chemistry with every his co-star,with his charming attitudes he can make someone beside him feel comfortable around him and he can make someone beside him is more shinning than before…


    • Softy says:

      I knew it – that chin looked too old. that was not the chin of a 26 yr old. I bet they did the closeup shots of him on the horse cuz maybe JW’s butt hurt too much from riding that horse a lot lately ever since he became Gaksital. poor thing has to always jump on and off cuz he is tall. he doesnt get a step ladder like D does. 🙂


      • SS says:

        Softy, I didn’t notice you change your gravatar pic until now. Is that a heart? No longer YAI?

        Talking about YAI, I get this feeling he is being typecast into those rebellious punk roles except maybe for Fashion King which unfortunately didn’t help. I didn’t really watch the show, just snippets of it while channel surfing on my cable. Hope he gets a better and different role next time.
        I also think Jang Geun Suk is being typecast. Haven’t seen him in normal hair for a long long time.

        And talking about Fashion King, it’s the first time I got to see that guy you were enamoured with at the Baeksang Awards-Lee Ji Hoon. Last week, I saw him in the movie The Front Line and oh boy, I was rooting for him like crazy instead of SHK and Go Soo.


      • Hahaa… Softy, you’re funny.. 😀
        Poor baby, he didn’t get enough rest/sleep, he injured so many from filming, got beaten accidentally really bad on the private part (is it??) and now his butt hurt too much from riding the horse.

        Oo dear Joowon ssi, please be strong!! All great actor experienced the suffers too.. You will be great soon!! byong.. byong..


        • SS says:

          waves to Yanna.

          I read on baidu that he got hit at that spot but I thought they were just speculating. Cuz up to now there is no translation on that video. Did you read from some other source. If it’s true, how awful.

          btw, I know I am the one who’s always has weird issues like the Gaksital hair and stuff. I only saw bird’s cut of 1N2D this evening. Is there anyone else bothered by Joowon’s pants?

          Got to sleep now. Trying to sleep earlier before Wed & Thurs otherwise I will have jumbo eyebags.

          muah muah *pyong*


          • Aah yes, sorry for typo, not beaten but just got hit, hehe..
            No, I didn’t read anywhere just watched from the bts video link you posted here, SS dear. It just my crazy thought that must be his private part been hit really bad, coz he was in painful position.

            Anyway about his pants on 1n2d, I don’t know if I should drool or faint 😛 (you know what I mean), to be honest with you, me & Flo were talking about that yesterday morning by phone (I know we are crazy noonas)
            Excuse our madness, hehe…


            • bbblue73 says:

              As far as my eyes is so sharp I don’t want to comments or to say anything for what i saw in 1n2d but i just to laugh & giggle. lol lol lol lol.


          • Zee says:

            Me.. Me.. I don’t like the pants too. First it’s green (WTF) and second it’s tight! Can somebody who can write Korean, writes to his stylist. Urghhhh.

            And yes, the Gaksital, why he and before Kang San need to put on the wig. Kang San wig is okay, but Kang To… hmmm not so nice 🙂


  6. Loverz says:



  7. Rima Mashiro says:

    a great Drama
    i love it a lot


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