He has seen her at her worst, at her lowest, so it’s high time he saw her at her best. That’s when he will recognize what we’ve known all along about her – that she may appear strong in front of others, but she is just as vulnerable to loss and sadness. Seeing her be so kind hearted is going to help him recognize that SY isn’t so different from the girl he once liked back in Joseon. Maybe that’s the thing that will finally open his eyes about her and eventually his heart will follow.
*OMG – daebak daebak daebak – saliva problem might have been solved 🙂
Is it just me or did she look cross eyed in this scene? Maybe I just want her to have any sort of flaw cuz the woman is gorgeous head to toe.
Written before it aired: It’s like protecting her is in his blood and he just can’t help it. I keep wondering if a part of him is rescuing her again cuz of what she meant to him in the past or if he is starting to see reasons why he wants to on his own just from observing her. Even though it’s 400 years later, his personality, likes, and tendencies are clearly rooted back in Joseon so I don’t think it’s a matter of attraction yet for MJ. From her family photo, he assumed SY was the same girl, but even if they look alike, he knows he is staring at someone a lot more different than the girl he used to know back then. But I guess it’s good that he sees the important similarity – they both need him to rescue them. Except in SY’s case, if that close brush with death on the ship doesn’t get her, her greedy mom might undo her.
I was so glad MJ was in the room when SY yelled at her mom. I wanted him to see for himself what a nightmare her mom is and attribute some of SY’s problems stemming from that mercenary mom of hers. It also gives him that extra motivation not to remain passive and actively go after SY to save her since he gets how her life isn’t all roses and sunshine. My main curiosity for tonight is if the CCTV footage showed that SY was standing near the railing and disappeared just when the man near her did, then it can only mean that MJ used his power to catch her and move her to a safe location. Unless she is passed out during all of that, I wonder how he is going to explain transporting her.
All this time, I wondered if he showered with a towel for a specific reason. Maybe where he is from, that’s the normal thing to do. Other than for fan service, there had to be a reason why they showed him showering like that twice.
Starts from MJ listening to her message and seeing her wearing those shoes and remembers his dream where she fell into the water
Jung asks so are you saying she wore those shoes and got on the boat? MJ: yes. Jung: so how can you be here. will you be ok not going. MJ: i lived here 400 yrs a lot has happened even terrible stuff I couldnt even imagine
flashback to when she went home with MJ calling out for her mom and dad at her gate. her servant yells for her parents saying she came back. her mom says what happened – I thought you died. let me see your face. the girl says i almost died. my in law tried to kill me. her dad asks you arent hurt anywhere? she says yes I am ok father. she tells them that MJ saved her life and brought her here. he rescued my life.
the dad serves MJ a feast for saving his daughter and tells MJ to rest comfortably here and think of this as his home. he leaves MJ to eat alone. Mj digs in and enjoys all the food
at night SY is sleeping and being choked by her own mother. SY wakes up and asks why. the mom says you just had to die cleanly and says how SY dirtied her body and tarnished their home. how could you think of stepping foot here. die -you are already deceased daughter so die please. SY keeps saying save me. the dad watches from outside and leaves. the mom couldnt go through with it and lets go when the dad’s shadow moves away. her mom says for SY to hurry and run away. cuz if he knows both of us will die by your dad’s hands. I insisted if you are going to kill my baby I will kill her so I came here- hurry and go. her mom gives her money and says wherever you go – live and hide like you are dead. why did you have to bring some strange man when you know how much honor is more important than his child’s life to your dad. SY says he saved my life. suddenly she worries MJ and says what happened to him
her dad goes and looks at MJ who is still alive but tied up. they wonder how he didnt die yet and is still alive when the food he ate was poisoned. MJ watched as the UFOs left Joseon
Jung listens to the story as MJ says it was so terrible that I thought I would never forget but time went on. Jung: I didn’t live for such a long time so I don’t know well but as I live I think even though they know they will die humans live with all their might. even when they know one day they will part when they love they love like there is no end. that’s what humans do – after time passes things will get better and it will be like it didn’t happen. the future is important but isn’t right now important too. if something bad happens to her do you have the confidence to not feel anything
the ship departs and MJ watches SY on the news. he sees how she did a chocolate CF as a child and everyone knew her face. then she did child roles for sageuks. how her dramas and movies were hits so she kept rising. then her interview about first love. and how she would recognize the man who saved her when she was a child -that it was the best even though it was for a short time – how she still remembers him and he probably remembers her – that she would know him when she saw him – as if it was fated. MJ turns off the tv and waits. he walks through the door
next morning as MJ is biking to school he sees the reporters and cops near the water. the corpse that was discovered is wearing those shiny heels and MJ sees that
cop is being questioned by reporters so cop says we are investigating.
inside, the cop says it was a suicide – she took medicine for depression all her life. even a few days before she died she tweeted that living was hard. I heard from everyone on the site of the incident too. so the answer came out – the top celebrity actress couldn’t overcome her depression and while she was drunk committed suicide. he gets a call from another reporter and ignores it. he wants to hurry and close the case as suicide but a prosecutor comes in and wants to check the CCTV again. cop lists all the stars that showed up and how many there were. SY was among them. no one else was allowed in
after getting her photos taken SY comes over to the table and complains about being cold. HK covers her shoulders with his jacket. SY asks why managers weren’t allowed on board. Sae says cuz they might release photos. HK says let’s get married quietly at church. SY says to do that and I will attend your wedding. HK: you are making me upset and saying things you don’t mean. SY: I don’t say things I don’t mean. JK comes over so everyone says hi to him. SY asks if he is dating someone cuz Han is telling people she is going to marry into S group and there are only two sons -you and HK. HK says its not me I don’t even know her. JK pretends he barely knows Han cuz she is the model for his department store so SY thinks Han made it up
SY goes and says hello to the bride. SY asks since you were so busy with the wedding when did you have time to get some work done on your face. bride says I only did it slightly. is it ok. SY: you look so young Suzy will ask to be friends. Han comes in. Han says i am going to accept your bouquet. bride says some other girl was going to accept it but Han says she broke up with her boyfriend. bride asks do you have someone – are you getting married. Han says during the fireworks there will be a surprising reveal. SY: why have your event at someone else’s wedding. turns out Han is wearing the same shoes as SY. Han accuses her of copying her so SY says I don’t copy anyone – I got this first when it came out. but the bride says no to fight and says take photos so they both pose like models around the bride showing off their legs.
Han catches the bouquet and SY takes note of Han smiling at JK
SY goes to her table and wonders where Han went cuz she left behind her clutch at the bathroom. Sae and HK asks if they fought again but SY says do I always fight. she asks for something that isnt served cuz it goes well with soju. Sae and HK cant believe she is asking for that here. so SY asks HK and Sae if they are embarrassed of her.
Sae says hello to a director saying how she liked his script. he wonders how that went to Sae. she says SY had it and I read some of it. she asks him to call her if a role opens up. the director insinuates he wants her to come over to have a drink – code for sleep with him for a role so HK comes to her rescue and protects Sae. he even puts his arm around her saying to the director how he saw the script and said it wasnt fun and told his brother not to invest in that movie. Sae asks why do that. HK says other than me men are all wolves. she says who are you to do that. he says your best friend’s future husband. they wonder where SY went. she is drunk and on the deck and Sae calls out saying it’s dangerous. Sae almost falls so HK catches her. she looks but SY is gone.
people get off the ship and the manager wonder what is going on cuz there is an hour left. someone disappeared. Sae disembarks and says SY disappeared and so did Han Yuru so people inside are looking for them
HK goes room to room looking for SY and finds her in a bed sleeping
CCTV footage shows that SY was the last one to leave the cruiseboat and Han wasn’t found. cop reads out the last location Han was at – Han was with SY in the bathroom and they got into it a bit. that was 11:30-people found out Han was gone at 12:30 so it happened in that hour gap. the cop keeps getting calls from reporters who ask if Han ended up like that cuz of SY cuz they didnt have a good relationship-that’s what the rumors say
MJ gives a lecture about bad rumors -in the past they started in villages -now they start around coffees places, internet blogs – people do it anywhere when it’s easy to mock others. even a harmful rumor that someone killed someone
students are saying Han’s depression got serious after fighting with SY so she committed suicide. that SY tormented Han all her life. professors are talking about the video on youtube of SY and Han’s fight at the salon so people think SY is the bad person
YJ watches the news about his sister.
news keep reporting about how Han was depressed but SY drove her over the edge cuz SY was younger and spoke down to her and humiliated Han. how Han had confided that it was too hard (to live) cuz of SY. YJ watches that and kicks over something in anger
SY’s friend Bok watches the news. her customers are saying how SY was awful to her and made Han kill herself. Bok defends SY but they dont believe she is friends with SY
Ahn watches the news and they are all upset cuz the articles are getting worse – making SY the bad person. Ahn tells the manager to hurry and go to her home so she doesn’t run into reporters but they are packed around her home. he cant get in so he calls SY
she was sleeping and he tells her to hurry and come to the parking garage. SY: why? is there filming suddenly. he asks havent you seen the news yet. Han corpse was found. she asks she is dead? how? was it an accident. what happened. he says I don’t know that far but we will die more. hurry and come down cuz reporters are going up.
she gets out and he tells her to take the elevator then says dont take the elevator cuz reporters are on it. dont take the stairs either cuz reporters are going up. just go back home. she obeys every command then she wonders why she has to run away. he says there is no time -cant I tell you later after you run away. she forgot what her number was after she changed it and cant get into her home.
MJ is about to come out so she rushes inside. reporters ask if she is inside for sure. one said yes cuz I heard her speaking with her manager. they decide to wait. MJ asks what’s going on but she says i cant go out now or I will be torn apart by them and die. her stomach growls cuz she is hungry and asks MJ for ramen or cold rice. he tells her to leave but she wont go. he goes out and sees all the reporters. they start filming him and asking about SY. MJ tells them to move the camera away and gets on the elevator. SY watches that on the screen
SY hears from the manager that people are saying Han died cuz of her. SY: do people believe that? he says yes and the mood doesn’t look good so don’t go outside. he thinks she is inside her home and says stay there well for a day. she didnt get to say I’m not home. her battery dies. she looks and MJ doesnt even have a home phone cuz he uses pager instead of a cell phone. does he live alone in the world – am I trapped here
Sae’s mom asks how SY is. Sae says she cant contact her. her mom says what she hears. that after it’s all over for SY then Sae is next to blossom. Sae says i am her friend. would I like hearing that. Sae asks then how much longer are you going to live as a second fiddle. you dont know how life will end up. you can make HK yours.
SY;s mom cant believe all the fuss cuz there is no hard evidence that SY did it. ahn tells her to go home cuz he has stuff to settle. she brings up renewing the contract and says let’s do it one month earlier like you want. just cuz the group is after us, i’m not someone who doesnt have loyalty.should we stamp the seal today? but Ahn says i dont have time today to talk about contracts. she tries to call SY but her phone is dead
SY is cursing out MJ for leaving when she was hungry. he went out to buy her food. she sits up when he comes in. she looks through the bag and gets the food out
MJ is in bed and she knocks and goes in. she invites him to eat ramen but he shoos her away. she asks him to sit in front of her then. MJ: why should I? SY: cuz I dont want to eat alone – it doesn’t taste good when I eat alone. he finds that hard to believe
she is eating ramen alone and cursing him out for ignoring her. she ate all of it when she was only going to eat 3 chopsticks full -i’m ruined.
MJ sits up in bed unable to sleep
She goes upstairs looking for the bathroom. she finds his library. she goes down the steps and looks around. she sees the drawings from Joseon and thinks they are fakes. what are all these.
MJ hears her reading about his last 3 months on earth. he comes over asking what she is doing. she gets startled and drops his journal. SY: what is that – without any sound. when did you come in? MJ: that’s what I want to ask. when and why did you come here. she explains she was looking for the bathroom. but what is this place and what is all this. do you collect and invest in old drawings and books. stuff like that? MJ: come out. he takes her away
he drags her out and says to leave. she says sorry I went to the room but how could I leave now. MJ: take care of it on your own. She pleads and points out how everyone is thinking how to kill her – tear her apart or hang her out to dry. if I leave a strange man’s home – I will be turned to dust and die. MJ: it’s not my business. she tries to reason with him saying he is her teacher and should take care of his student -when a student gets into a problem the teacher helps out. MJ: who is your teacher? SY: you? MJ: I didn’t think of you as my student/my responsibility even one second. go out if you don’t want to be dragged out. he points her body towards the door and pushes so she changes her tone and speaks banmal. SY: ya. MJ: ya? SY: let go. MJ what? SY: you said you weren’t my teacher – I shouldn’t have spoken in jondae and just spoke banmal sooner and be comfortable. MJ: look here Chun SYshi. SY: why are you like this Dong MJ shi. since you brought it up how about revealing your age – how old are you? younger than me huh? if I leave this home I wont be the only one to die. you will die too with me – why cuz news articles will go out that you are Chun SY’s hidden man. want your face to be all over the country and live having your life be turned upside down? having to endure all your privacy taken away. that’s more terrible than you can imagine. MJ backs down frightened at the thought. since she has the upper hand now, SY says confidently: just let me stay a short time. I will ask as a favor. he lays down rules. MJ: first dont touch anything in this home. SY: I wont touch it. MJ: second – dont ask any questions. SY: I wont – I wont. she wants to shake hands to thank him but he says stay a meter away. he walks away as she says what is this – you just make sure you don’t approach me. do you know who I filmed movies with? Jung Woo Sung – Kang Dong won – Won Bin…. he just shuts the door. SY: it’s impossible not to like me if he is a guy. maybe his tastes differ ( that he is gay)
JK hears the report – that he got rid of Han’s laptop but she had a USB in her clutch – it cant be found. JK says check the CCTV and see who has her clutch. HK comes over saying it wasnt SY so put out a article that it wasnt SY.Han could have had an accident or been pushed. JK says it’s being investigated so it will be revealed so wait
HK arrives at her home and sees all the reporters camped out. he walks through them and others ask where HK is a reporter from. they introduce themselves by which paper they work for. HK rings the bell and they say she wont come out we already tried to ring it. they mutter it would be nice if her boyfriend showed up now cuz it would be big news. they invite HK to sit and eat with them. HK asks if they are sure she is in there. they say yes her manager wasnt able to get her out. HK worries she is starving inside without being able to eat anything
SY is watching tv – the home shopping network then flips channels. she made a nice pile of mess around her with all her drinks and snacking. MJ comes over and turns off the tv. he asks if it’s the truth that Han died cuz of you. SY: you saw at the hair salon back then. is Han someone who would throw her body in the Han river when she hates me so much -she is not someone who would ever do that. SY cries and says. even the last time I saw her she was bragging about getting married soon. she is only 30 so how could this happen to her. i didnt do anything wrong but why do I feel so uneasy and sorry. he asks when was the last time you saw her. SY: the last time I saw her…
in the bathroom SY was washing her hands. through the door crack, she saw Han speaking to some man outside. SY saw her talking with JK. Han was saying why cant I saying anything. JK says let’s go inside. Han: I think everyone I know and everyone you know came – look forward to it – what I will be telling those people – i am going to reveal something shocking later. when you hear that you will be surprised too. he asks how her depression is these days. she says it got better cuz of you. i stopped taking medicine not too long ago. he says you know I like you right – take care of your health well (his code for he is going to kill her). SY realizes the two of them are dating. just then Han comes in and shocks SY. Han asks if she overheard. SY: a little. Han says: I am going to reveal that I am going to marry that person today. SY asks but does it have to be with JK oppa. han: what does that mean. SY: to be honest you aren’t my style but to men you have a lot of charm. Han: why? Jk isn’t and does it look like I am the only one clinging to him? SY: from what I could hear that seems to be the case. Han: there is something you don’t know. something that is going to prevent him from not marrying me (meaning Han has something on him) SY: what is that? Han: you think I would tell you that? SY: no and I’m not that curious. Han: if I get married I will retire. if I am gone you do everything (all the roles). SY: you dont have to worry I am doing plenty fine right now. Han:you wont lose even by one word. another girl comes in and interrupts their conversation. Han goes out and leaves behind her clutch. SY stepped out just as JK’s henchman came down the stairs
SY: that was the last time I saw her. after that i looked for her to give her the clutch but couldn’t see her. after that i was too drunk and couldn’t remember. she looks over at MJ. MJ: what? SY: to tell the truth something strange happened that night
cops are looking at the CCTV footage. one cop asks to stop going over the footage cuz the answer came out but the other guy says who is this – he isnt on the list. there is someone strange next to SY. the footage shows MJ
SY: on that night I was sleeping on the bed – I had a dream – you showed up in that dream. since it was so real I wonder if that really was a dream
cops check the list and MJ isnt on it.who is he? they watch in slow motion and cop says he really is a ghost. this is so scary. the man says they disappeared together. when this man disappeared so did chun SY. cop says what is this
SY: since it was so real – I wondered if it wasn’t a dream and it was reality – did you by any chance come there that day. MJ: that wouldnt happen. SY: you wouldn’t have come there, but i clearly saw you there. then what did you do on that day?
after watching the news, MJ stepped out. he teleported and walked into a room on the ship and caught a couple making out. he checked everywhere looking for SY. he tried to avoid the CCTV cameras. he saw her on the deck. she saw him. the boat got rocky and she lost her balance and fell backwards. he stopped time and went over to her.
he rescued her and put her on the bed. his arm was under her head so when he tried to pull away she put her arm around his neck, pulled him close, and kissed him.
MJ: kiss? it wasn’t that i didn’t have a chance. i never did it even once. to be honest since I look like this – there were a lot of temptations/seductions.
flashback to joseon when he walked out a gisaeng and asked what she wanted to say. she gave MJ a drawing as a present (someone famous drew it -that person even drew kings) (the drawing) is my heart so please accept it. she pins him against the wall to kiss him and says accept this too but he says i cant turn you down but before then I have something to confess. do you know where I came from. i am from that star. is that ok. it wont do right cuz we live on different stars. she says you should just say you dont like me so why make up such a ridiculous lie. you are too much. she cries and leaves
SY is doing exercises on the sofa and calls out good morning to MJ. he takes away her cushion and pins her arms down and straddles her. Jung comes in just then and sees them in that compromising position so MJ gets flustered and calls out father!
HK asks if the suspect is really SY – did Han Yuru really die cuz of SY? then what happens to her ( if she is accused of murder)
cop says it’s game over (that SY is the guilty one)
SY’s van gets egged by haters
MJ: should I tell you how not to get hurt by people? don’t give or accept anything – don’t expect anything
(his words of advice – how heartbreaking – that is the most depressing formula for loneliness if there ever was one)
MJ covers her with a blanket as she sleeps on the sofa. he looks at her sleeping face and there is a distinctive human longing look in those eyes.
SY asks how JK knew her home. she gets scary threatening photos
she knocks on MJ’s home frantically calling out his name -Dong MJ shi – are you not inside?
I think a part of him wanted this to happen – a part of him willed this to happen as he stared at her. He knew what he was risking by coming here to rescue her, but he came anyway. Bet he didn’t realize part of that risk entailed losing his heart to her.
I love that this kiss is going to turn his world upside down. it’s going to make him question everything he ever thought or felt about love – it’s going to bring him down from that judgmental pedestal he has been on all these years thinking he was above such human weaknesses and immune to the slaves of love. Best part was that her eyes were closed while his were open – so that he can clearly see what’s about to happen to him.
*now that the kiss happened and both survived judging from the preview, maybe he could eat with other human beings all this time but just didn’t know it. Maybe it’s not a harmful thing to either party for any sort of saliva exchange. Or maybe the kiss was too much of a peck to have any effect. I’m just so glad it happened early on cuz if there is anything that can make MJ become more human – it’s actual human interaction on this level – an emotional and physical one.