MJ is getting his first taste of real human emotion again after such a long time. When someone like her comes into your home and fills it with life, it gets even harder to overlook the fact that all that energy and sunshine left with her. Without her vitality around, he is sensing his loneliness more acutely. Her presence for that short time made him miss her absence for a lot longer.
The fun just keeps on coming. I adore scenes like this – where they are planting the seeds to a relationship that is just going to get deeper with each interaction and neither side is aware of it yet. Actually, MJ is already showing signs of betraying his feelings by overreacting to her close proximity, but what makes it even cuter is that he goes back on his one meter rule on his own volition. If only she would stop and see, SY might sense the affect she is having on him. It’s getting harder and harder for him to hide it, but at some point he is going to have to admit the truth. It doesn’t matter if she isn’t YH – that young girl he loved back in Joseon will always reside in his memories, but now the woman in front of him has taken over his heart.
written before it aired: Love how she just made herself feel at home as if she wasn’t planning on leaving anytime soon. Each night I recap, I’m so focused on the words that I don’t get to read into the scenes, the expressions on their faces, or the motivation behind their actions. No matter how you look at it, SY might have invaded his space -his home and sanctuary, but he heard everything that was going on at her place and made himself available so that he can be the one to rescue her each time – so it’s two playing this game -not one. As long as he continues to be one step ahead of her needs, he is breaking his own rule about keeping his distance from her. So far I love the various ways she is crashing his place and hanging out and now getting to stay overnight. He lived in peace and quiet long enough – his world needs to be shaken up and what better than such a pretty tornado. *Happy New Year 🙂
The other day I stopped and realized something. MJ’s method of not getting hurt by people -not giving or accepting anything, not expecting anything- is what he is about to do. He is going to give his heart and accept hers and she is going to expect him to stay with her forever, but then reality is going to show him that she will continue to age while he stays this young looking. I wonder if he has learned from past mistakes and not be so open about revealing who he is cuz this time when he points to the stars and tells SY that he is from there, I don’t think she is going to take it any better than women in the past. It’s like this love story is set on a cruise course destined to hit an obstacle – sure we will enjoy the view until we see the problem looming ahead, but how is this writer going to avert the inevitable crash. Sooner or later, MJ and SY will have to deal with his limited time on earth and even if he decides to stay – there is no avoiding the aging process for her. I haven’t seen enough movies about aliens falling in love with humans to know if there is a possibility for a happily ever after, but if this ends anything like ET, there won’t be a dry eye on finale day.
That library of his is taking the word “nerd” to a whole new level of awesome- he has personally collected everything from history over the past years. When you imagine the novels that he has been accumulating – original copies at that, it boggles mind.
Is anyone else worried about this serial killer on the loose? He orchestrated the death of three people that we know of so far. How high does the body count need to get before people take notice and realize it might have been safer for the population if JK had just stuck to becoming a veterinarian. Keep wondering what was the purpose of writing his character to be so sinister. Meanwhile, I wish they would do something about his side swept hairstyle. It looks like he forgot to tame down one side of his hair when he woke up in the morning.
It’s hard to believe in 400 years there is anything left that MJ hasn’t seen or done, but I guess making out wasn’t high on his list of priorities.
Starts from the kiss. she opens her eyes and looks at him saying “went crazy.” MJ: Chun SY – it’s cuz…he tries to talk to explain but she shushes him. SY: you shouldn’t come into someone else’s dream and talk. that’s right. for all that time i was too lonely. my body must have had a hard time too to have a racy dream. it’s time for me to get married. Hormones are honest. you punk – come to my dream once in a while and let me use your arm as a pillow. she says how she is cold and pulls him closer and snuggles so he covers her with a blanket. he keeps his arm under her head
MJ walks out and he hears the conversation between JK and his lackey. lackey says it ended well. JK: without anyone seeing? lackey says yes. JK says greed is always a problem- if they weren’t greedy I wouldn’t need to be this inconvenienced. JK notices someone listening so lackey goes to check as MJ runs away and transports before he is caught. MJ falls down the stairs in his library. he hurts his arm
MJ touches his injured arm. SY cant believe she had such a ridiculous dream. MJ teases and says to her -if I came out in that dream – what kind of dream. SY: what are you going to do if you know. MJ: it must have been a racy dream. she feels offended and says what do I lack? I am a woman who came out in a movie with Jo In Sung last month and kissed him in a movie. MJ: who said anything. SY: you know Jo In Sung – you know him but why didn’t you know Chun SY? someone who has a tv. if you turn the tv on I come out in it. dramas Cfs – if you turn it on I come out. my nickname is if you turn it on I come out like a faucet. MJ says I only watch the news. she turned on the news so she says that news you like is on. it’s about a UFO sighting so she mutters what is this. MJ: wait (meaning be quiet so he can listen) and focuses on the news. she teases him saying you like this stuff. UFOs – aliens this stuff? what is this? are you a child?
flashback to UFOs in Joseon. there are drawings of those UFOs. Guy reports that something like a huge plate has been spotted a fortnight again, again today, causing citizens to be nervous. Head guy finds it ridiculous that his subordinates want him to report this to the king, how can he? It sounds so ridiculous. Subordinate says: still the citizens are uneasy. Head guy says there needs to be bigger news for this one to disappear, do they have one? One of the guy reports that there is a strange rumor going around – a 15 year old widow was reported by the in-laws to have committed suicide, in-laws supposed to get some compensation from the government for that, but girl was seen going to her parents house with a strange man. so the head guy orders for that girl to be caught
guards go to her home and demand her dad to hand her over accusing them of lying about her death to receive compensation, but her dad says my daughter is already dead. guard orders men to search and bring her. the mom cries and worries – our YH. the dad asks if she sent YH away safely. the mom says but you told me to kill her. he says how could there be a dad who would want his child killed. i trusted you would send our YH safely. she worries cuz YH went to the man she came with. that she couldn’t repay him like that after he saved her life.
YH is trying to wake MJ saying aren’t you an alien -why are you just laying there – open your eyes -you said you would protect me. he opens his eyes
her dad fights the guards and gets stabbed in the stomach twice and falls guards go and cant find anyone in the shed. they see spaceships in the night sky present time
SY says if what came out on the news is a real UFO- why arent there aliens. there should be stuff like superman for real then -to attack the bad guys and help the poor ones. MJ asks why aliens should help earthlings. it’s not their planet. don’t you know the meaning of aliens? she says that superman is an alien too from the planet krypton. MJ asks why should someone put their lives on the line just because they have superpowers. you guys just live helping each other out. why ask aliens to help? he got too defensive so she asks are you an alien. MJ: no. SY: do you have superpowers? MJ: why would I. SY: then why are you so riled up? did anyone ask you for help?
they stand outside on the balcony looking over at a billboard featuring SY. SY: do you know why I moved to this building. cuz I can see that well. that is the most expensive place (billboard) in our country – in order to put up an ad there one has to pay 1 uk per month. so only the top star’s face can be hung there. right now that’s me. MJ: today is the first time I knew something like that was hung there. SY: cuz you were so dumb like that you didn’t recognize me. it took 12 yrs for me to get up there. before I went to sleep at night – when I woke up at the morning too -when I was depressed – whenever i had to diet and couldn’t eat anything – when I saw that I felt better and my tummy seemed full. when I got hurt by people when i see myself smiling so pretty like that I felt comforted somewhat. MJ says should I tell you how not to get hurt by people. dont give anything or accept anything and dont expect anything. then you wont be disappointed or hurt. SY: where is the fun in living in that. you never had anyone visit your home huh? just from looking you dont seem to have any friends. do you have family? isnt it lonely living like an island like this. MJ: there are over 10 reporters waiting outside your home for you- all those people living below – more than half of them know you really well- manager – coordi -fans – so many people are always around you but you are alone here right now. SY: how am I alone. we are together. that truth makes him pause. SY: if they could take a pic of this it would be amazing. dummies. she puts her arm around his shoulder yelling- over here I am chun SY. I am doing this. he warns one meter so she lets go and moves away calling him cheap.
pizza is delivered to reporters. HK paid for it and tells everyone to eat a lot. HK says how nothing has been revealed yet. that it might not be a suicide -even if it is a suicide -there are so many female stars who don’t get along so where is a crazy woman who would jump in the water cuz she didn’t get along with someone. also on that night Han caught the bouquet. is that how a person who would die behave? guy asks how HK knew that. did you see. HK says I didn’t see it but I heard from people who attended the wedding. that’s not what is important now. Chun SY might not be involved in this incident. they argue that people want to believe she is. people don’t want to know about facts – they want someone to blame and take responsibility for this. HK says what about chun SY – what if she didnt do anything wrong. then what happens to her. who is going to take responsibility for that. the reporter asks which paper HK writes for cuz he thinks he saw HK somewhere before. HK: you wont know it well
SY watches HK through the cam and cant believe he is eating chicken. she asks MJ if they should order some too but MJ brings her bedding to the sofa and says just sleep and don’t be loud. she asks what that was -about 3 months left on earth. I am sorry I read it somehow but are you going somewhere? he reminds her about not asking questions. she gets ready for bed muttering about how she doesn’t know if sleep will come on a sofa -that artists are sensitive- since it’s someone else’s home – I am sensitive to changing where I sleep. if you have a book try giving me one
MJ is reading in bed-The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane-long time ago there was a china (ceramic) rabbit – the rabbit loved the young girl and watched her as the child grew up
he cant sleep and gets out of bed and paces. he narrates: that rabbit swore he would never make a mistake in loving anyone again.he goes to check on SY who is sleeping soundly and covers her with the blanket. he looks at her face
he remembers how she said back in joseon time – I like you – I want to hurry and grow up and show you my pretty grown side.
in the dark JK’s lackey puts some note inside a book in Han’s room
next day the sister comes into Han’s bedroom and says into the phone – I checked everywhere yesterday and there wasnt any note or letter. but she is shocked to find a letter
HK comes home and runs into JK. HK: are you going to work already. JK: did you stay out all night. HK shushes him and says how he went to SY’s home and there were reporters there. she cant even come out from inside. there is nothing I can do for her. JK: I told you to wait cuz the case is being investigated. it would have become more complicated if anyone recognized you so why did you go there. HK: what if Han really committed suicide – does that mean she died cuz of SY? then what’s going to happen to SY? the dad yells at HK saying what difference does it make what happens. JK leaves first. HK was going to leave too but his dad stops him. the dad points out how 3 yrs ago when he was in a wheelchair HK left to follow SY to Milan so the dad is still bitter about it and thinks he should have cut ties with HK back then. he doesnt like that HK has liked SY for so long and asks why do you live like that. HK: cuz I have to live. normally HK doesn’t ask this but he asks his dad to use his power (as in use his influences) what is there in korea that a chaebol cant do -whether power money backing -use anything to settle this case somehow. when I think about how hard it is for my woman right now my heart hurts. people express it as my heart ripping. just think you are saving your son. but the dad says lets think one of my sons died. the mom makes HK leave saying he smells
next morning SY is shaking her arms and legs on the couch. she says good morning. cant say it’s a good morning cuz you weren’t able to sleep cuz of me huh? cuz your (heart) was fluttering (as in he was nervous having her over) sorry for that. he asks what are you doing. it’s scary. she says cuz I ate ramen and slept my legs swelled. want to do it together – it’s great for reducing bloating. MJ says with sarcasm: only one person slept here but the home became a different one. SY: it is huh? cuz there is a woman the ambience is different huh? somehow making it beautiful huh? MJ: I hate my home being messy. get up right now and clean. she suddenly remembers the number to her house code – 1111 – she changed it to something easy cuz she forgot so often but now she thought of it cuz the blood rushed to her head and made her smart. he had enough and goes over to grab the cushion away from her and they fight over it. when he gets on top of her and pins her arms down, they notice that Jang came in. Jang turns to leave and trips. MJ calls out father. Jang speaks in jondae at first and realizes he has to act like he is speaking to his son so he says in banmal – i came in without ringing the bell so you were shocked huh. when I came in and there was a woman I was shocked cuz it’s chun SY. SY gets up and says you were his father – you were really surprised huh? she introduces herself. I am his next door neighbor. she explains how she ended up here. your son is so kind. I was in a difficult situation so as my next door neighbor he couldn’t look the other way and told me to come stay for a short time. you don’t have to misunderstand about anything else father. Jang: yes I wont. she asks what he has. jang says food my wife – side dishes the kid’s mom packed. SY: side dishes? what kind?
Jang sets out food as SY drags MJ over to the table. he says I wont eat together with anyone. but she says your father came home. your father. she tells him he can be mannerless normally but not this time cuz it would be unfilial not to eat with him. isn’t that so father? Jang agrees. he tells MJ to eat together. she makes him sit and says it’s been so long since she ate home cooked food. I will eat well father. she compliments the food saying it tastes the best. so delicious. MJ tells her to be quiet and eat. SY: how can I eat with my mouth closed? isn’t that so father? Jang: yes that would be hard. she kept calling Jang father so MJ mutters how it hasnt been long since she met Jang so how is he father. she says how he doesn’t know cuz he is young but a friend’s dad is my dad. you didn’t live long enough. MJ:I bet I lived longer than you. MJ tries to flip the fish to eat the other side but she wont let him cuz that’s what her dad said. if you flip the fish over the boat on the ocean will flip over. she tells him to just leave it alone and eat. Jang smiles watching the two of them as they all eat
prosecutor Yoo is looking at photos of MJ and SY on the ship when the cop comes in. Yoo says no one could have edited the recorded footage on the CCTV. if someone took the footage it could be edited or adjust the time but the problem is what we saw was the original and you cant play around like that with the original. cop says it doesn’t matter cuz Han’s sister found something early this morning so I came from there. a will so it was a suicide. her blood test shows how she was taking medicine for depression all this time. so it’s game over. but Yoo wants the will examined, it is strange that everything fits so well the day after. cop asks do you suspect murder, but in order for it to be murder, you need to have someone benefit from the death, but there is no one…
during the meeting HK is checking the news about SY on his phone and doesn’t like it. JK asks who did such a great job so the boss says me but changes it to how much help HK has been so JK is surprised cuz HK has only been here two weeks
after the meeting his boss is nice to HK.
in the car JK is filled in about the investigation for Han’s death -there is plenty to say it was suicide but investigation continues. JK asks what the prosecutor’s name is
Sae’s brother is in charge of Han’s case. he doesnt think it’s a suicide. Sae asks how it’s going to turn out but he says he cant talk about it cuz investigation is still on. his mom tries to get him to tell her but he says no
Yoo and cop go and question the women at the salon and they talk about the fight between Han and SY and how the glass all broke. they think maybe it was cuz SY pushed Han so the mirrors broke. but those girls weren’t even in the room so cop says don’t act like you saw something and give interviews on tv. Yoo asks to see the CCTV. they watch Han threw something at SY and that the glass broke on its own. then they notice MJ taking SY out
MJ and Jang are shopping for toothbrush hand lotion phone charger and stuff for SY. Mj doesn’t get why she needs this when he has it at home. they look around and see guys buying stuff for wives and girlfriends. jang laughs so MJ asks what do you want to say. Jang: during that time it looked like the two of you got a lot closer. I knew you for over 30 yrs today was the first time we ate together. MJ: you are misunderstanding. I didn’t do it cuz I have any other thoughts about her. I was just trying to confirm something – if there was anything between YH and that woman. or if she just resembles her. nothing more or less than that. Jang points out the fake eyelashes that were on the list so MJ goes and gets them
as MJ bikes home he sees that SY’s face was taken down that billboard and he realizes how sad she will be when she knows.
reporters leave her building
when he gets home she is still shaking her arms and legs on the couch. MJ: I said don’t do that it’s like a ghost doing headstands. she checks if he got her phone charger. she asks if the reporters are still outside. how many. he doesn’t clearly answer and just says some. SY: don’t they have homes. I cant even go outside. so suffocating. she steps to the window so he blocks her path and asks where she is going. she wants to check her poster is well after the night. it looks sexy at night but ladylike in the day. want to see it together? he doesnt want her to be hurt by not seeing her poster so he causes a distraction and makes the flower vase break saying – it broke why did it break suddenly. SY: hurry and clean it. what if I step on the glass shards. MJ: me? SY: yes be sure to wear rubber gloves. she tries to go to the window but he blocks and says you have a text. SY: I can see it later. it’s doing that cuz I left it off yesterday. right then her phone rings so he says to answer cuz it’s too noisy. her manager called and worries cuz Han’s sister told people about the will -police said it couldn’t be confirmed but reporters are having a field day with it. it looks like you will get blamed for everything. what do we do. so she says hang up for now. MJ: what’s wrong? SY gets her coat to leave but he holds onto her. SY: i will be going. I have something to say to the reporters -going to tell them it wasn’t cuz of me. why do I have to hide here. what did I do wrong. MJ asks are you ok? SY: of course I’m ok – why – cuz it wasn’t cuz of me. heaven and earth knows and I know and even dead Han know so I’m ok. he holds her back and says -not that. MJ makes her look down. she stepped on the broken glass with her bare foot and now her foot is bleeding. MJ: don’t move. he picks her up. SY cries and asks : it really wasnt cuz of me right. if it really was cuz of me what do I do? he drops her safely on the sofa and says it wasnt cuz of you so don’t think anything strange and dont move and be still
SY’s friend Bokja watches two kids outside her comic bookstore. the boy is asking the girl to rest for a while here then go. this isn’t a bad place – cant you trust me? girl says I have to go to the academy. bokja asks are you kids coming in or not. boy says hang on I am talking. he speaks like Kim Tan and asks the little girl. do I like you. the girl says sorry I cant accept your heart. she gives reasons why she doesn’t have time for love. she says sorry and leaves.
Bokja takes the boy inside and gives him a drink and says have strength. he asks if life is this hard. bokja: if you want to live comfortably it is but if you want to live with difficulty it’s really hard
at the pharmacy MJ quickly lists all the stuff he needs to clean and treat SY’s cut so the woman makes him repeat the list slowly
Bokja narrates to the boy: if I live just loving myself it’s comfortable but if I start liking someone else life gets complicated and difficult. (meaning: It is easy to live just loving oneself, but once you start loving someone else, life gets difficult.
SY asks why he bought so much stuff. he says it needs to be sanitized. she was about to pour the alcohol on her bleeding foot so MJ stops her and clean treats and bandages her foot. he says how the reporters are gone. she says thanks for letting me sleep here and for saying it (her death) wasnt cuz of me. he stares at her
Bokja: it comes in suddenly- it is normally like that, no time to prepare your heart-just barging in. boy asks how do you know so well. she says I know how you feel now – first love is like that, confusing. you wonder did I eat something wrong – did I go crazy or insane
MJ goes downstairs and sees the mess SY left behind. he starts to clean up and sits on the couch looking at where she slept
he eats alone remembering his meal with SY. he goes out and looks at the empty billboard. he looks over to her veranda and it’s empty. MJ: am i crazy? what am I doing
YJ is at the police station. some boys are beaten up and says YJ was the crazy guy. YJ beat them up cuz those boys were saying bad things about SY. cop asks what YJ’s name is and why he did that. was it cuz you like SY. she looked like she had a terrible personality. HK shows up and says you shouldn’t talk like that. cop asks who are you. HK points out what the cop is saying is bad.
HK takes YJ out of the police station. YJ says for HK to come to his senses cuz his mom has other plans. HK says it’s good I am a son from a chaebol home. HK acts friendly to YJ and tells him to count on him and tells him let’s go eat dinner
HK took YJ home to eat. his mom made a feast. his mom says how SY called and sounded tired and has to rest for filming tm. she has a strong sense of responsibility. I didnt just give her looks – she is like me. YJ cant stand to listen to more and walks away from the table. the mom tells HK how SY needs to know there is a man who can protect her in this world. so this is your chance. do you understand
SY is waiting at the elevator and some women inside give her disapproving looks
SY goes to her agency and overhears that her model job was cancelled. she goes in to see Ahn. he says why come out you should have rested more. she goes in and says I cant do that cosmetic CF. I tried it and my face doesn’t feel good -it made it tough. I cant say it made my skin soft. I wont film that CF -tell them that I turned them down
her coordi is talking about how SY’s character is an orphan and looks too luxurious but SY defends her wardrobe choice
her manger Bum is outside and upset cuz her character is going to be written off as “went to go study abroad. ”
SY heard that inside SY comes out and says turn on the engine- I saw the script. how can the script be like that. go and tell the writer i cant do this drama. that I turned it down
SY goes to the salon and says the same thing. I will never come to this salon again. I turned it down. she does that again at the photographer’s place
in the car she mutters she is hungry cuz she has turned down so many people. she tells her coordi to call in a delivery for fried chicken but the coordi find out she cant. SY jumps to conclusions and wonders if the chicken place is dumping her too. but her order cant go through cuz too many orders are backed up
SY meets with Sae while SY eats fried chicken. SY tells her not to eat cuz she has to film tm. Sae says how her brother is in charge of the case so dont worry. Sae gets a text to discuss the lead character change but lies to SY that it was her mom-she fell and a bone is fractured and has to go. so SY tells her to hurry and leave then
at home SY gets a call from JK. he says i heard you moved to gold palace. I heard from HK. i was going to drop by. he says her exact apt number so she wonders how he knows. he says all the reporters know and even his friend knows. she buys that lie so he asks if they can have coffee together.
in the parking garage MJ sort of recognizes JK but the cop shows up to question MJ cuz MJ is being summoned as a witness,. JK hears that and leaves. cop asks to speak for a short time with MJ so MJ agrees. MJ: where do I need to go?
in the car they are stopped in the traffic and rain. cop asks if MJ is going somewhere soon cuz he wont be teaching next semester. (MJ is a lecturer and not a professor) MJ says it’s private. cop says this is the first time a graduate of Harvard sat in this car. MJ closes his eyes and remembers where he saw JK before (on the ship)
SY opens the door for JK. cop asks where were you during Han’s accident – where did you get the invitation? MJ gets out of the car and runs away so cop yells you really are the perpetrator
during the balcony scene when MJ told her to move away one meter. she obeyed and moved far away so MJ says – one meter (isnt that far)- you can come closer than that. she doesnt listen and says to her pic – don’t know whose daughter you are but you are pretty! so he moves closer to her.
preview SY’s mom- don’t you see my kid being completely ruined, what are you doing? in front of people
MJ says to SY:only hide when you have done something wrong, don’t hide just any time.
SY says to MJ: do you want to work two jobs? How about being my manager
HK says to MJ: I don’t know what you are thinking of now about my SY but don’t do it – she is my woman.
MJ- I thought I would be able to leave without any lingering feelings/regrets when the time comes to get ready to leave, but there is a person left. The person I thought disappeared forever, has she appeared in front of me again after such a long time has passed?