Lie to Me Episode 13 Recap

For a second episode in a row, we have Ki Joon and Ah Jung dating. ‘Tis true, they work and they date like normal people do, at least before the lie scandal explodes for real this time around. Strip away the overarching plot lines of the lie converging with Ki Joon’s business deal merging with Yoon Joo, Lie to Me could be purely about every sparkling interaction between them and I wouldn’t complain one whit. I have never wanted to watch two fictional characters do nothing but hang out all day long.

But I accept the impending angst, because it was built into the drama proper and does serve a purpose to straighten out all the intertwined relationships in this drama. No lie is insignificant, the act of lying itself means that there are tangible consequences in varying degrees. What makes a person lie? Because the deceit is necessary in the face of something more significant. Ah Jung and Ki Joon went along with an accidental lie because her pride and his business deal was more important at that time. So now both have to be ready and willing to face the consequences. I know they will sacrifice for each other, but in the end, it will only make their love that much stronger.

Episode 13 Recap:

Ki Joon, torn between duty and his heart, picks the latter for once. Having broken an engagement for his brother, this time he’s decided to stop sacrificing his own love for some greater good. He heads to meet Ah Jung at their bench. She sees him and runs into his arms for a hug, a kind of reassurance that is priceless and oh so poignant. She cries that she’s had such a hard time. His voice breaks a little when he replies that he’s missed her so much.

Ah Jung steps back from the hug and wipes her tears. The way Ki Joon looks at her with such concern in his eyes, god every woman would kill for a guy like him. He asks what happened, and she says nothing, but then conceding something happened. She explains that the Minister asked her something about Ki Joon having an engagement. So she was worried that maybe Yoon Joo’s dad said something.

Ki Joon asks her to stop worrying about things that don’t matter and just trust him. She nods, and he says more forcefully again “do you trust me” and she nods her head again. He tells her they should get going. She ask where to, and he says some place to relieve their stress. I highly recommend your BED, Ki Joon. Please drive straight there. Best stress relief ever, I guarantee it.

Jae Bum and So Ran are continuing their renewed honeymoon period by having a romantic dinner and exchanging gifts. He gives her a watch, and she gives him a mystery novel. He promises that every day will be like today, as if they are celebrating an anniversary. So Ran heads to the bathroom and Jae Bum thinks that maybe the real gift is hidden in the box but looks and discovers So Ran really did buy him just a book.

On her way to the bathroom, So Ran sees Yoon Joo in the restaurant waiting with her parents and Aunt. So Ran calls Ah Jung from the bathroom asking if Ah Jung is with Ki Joon right now, and if they are really dating? So Ran is happy for Ah Jung, but Yoon Joo’s mom overhears this conversation. Yoon Joo’s mom angrily goes back to the table and drags her husband and Yoon Joo out of there. Aunt does not look happy at all.

Ki Joon and Ah Jung adorably munch on street stall snacks. How do they make the cheesiest date moments seem that sweet and squee-worthy, I simply can’t fathom. Oh yes, because it looks and feels like two people really in love spending time together. They then go play some games – Ah Jung whacks-a-mole while Ki Joon hits a punching board to garner high points. Both of them have a lollipop in their mouth. Okay, couple rings and tees are so passé, I decree that it’s couple’s candy that are de rigeur now.

Ki Joon gets a call and he takes out his phone to see that it’s Yoon Joo. He ignores the call while Ah Jung tells him to answer. She tells him its weird not to answer the phone when on a date. A text follows and he takes out his phone to see that Yoon Joo sent him a message asking that even if he didn’t want to come, he shouldn’t hurt her parents like that. Ugh, girl, you are the one hurting your parents. If you let Ki Joon go, your parents would give a flying fig about him showing up or not. You, it’s all you!

Ki Joon buys them ice-cream cones (okay, they are finally eating ice-cream together after their relationship look a giant leap forward with the ice-cream song? I love it!). Ah Jung asks what is going on with him today – playing way too hard and not answering his phone. Ki Joon initially doesn’t want to answer but Ah Jung pushes him to tell her. Ki Joon confesses that he missed a dinner appointment that was part business and part personal.

He reveals that Congressman Park is Yoon Joo’s stepdad. It’s Ki Joon’s turn to ask Ah Jung how she knew of the Congressman? She won’t answer, so he pushes her ice-cream cone into her face, smearing it over her nose and mouth. She gets incensed and turns to grab his neck and probably shove his ice-cream in his face. Or make out. We’ll never know because all we see is Ki Joon turning kinda red and telling her to stop, and then the scene cuts away. I am officially lodging a protest with SBS. That scene was of vital importance to the plot.

Ki Joon gets chewed out by Aunt the next day for knowingly missing the dinner date to go meet his ladybird. Aunt is pissed that Ah Jung is more important to Ki Joon than his business. She wonders where the old Hyun Ki Joon went? Ki Joon says that he will apologize to Yoon Joo’s parents, but he’s not sorry about refusing to use Yoon Joo’s stepdad to get to Chairman Chen. Ki Joon vows to convince Chairman Chen on his own and asks Aunt to trust him.

Ah Jung’s co-worker Hyo Joon (the big guy) gets chewed out by the boss. Everyone heads out to lunch except Ah Jung and Hyo Joon. Ah Jung talks on the phone with Ki Joon. Ah Jung discusses working on a China-Korea Cultural Festival, which made her think of Chairman Chen. Ah Jung suggest holding the festival at the World Hotel. She giggles with Ki Joon, and all of this is overheard by Hyo Joon.

Ki Joon heads to meet with Chairman Chen. Chairman Chen is playing mahjong with Congressman Park and two other men. The Chairman asks Congressman Park if his daughter was once engaged to Ki Joon? Park confirms the engagement was broken, but he had hoped it could work out. But he didn’t realize that Ki Joon has a new girlfriend now.

Chairman Chen says that it’s Gong Ah Jung, whom he’s met a few times. When asked if he’s planning to invest in Great Hotel, the Chairman says he hasn’t decided yet, but he doesn’t want to invest in World Hotel. Congressman Park excuses himself and leaves.

Congressman Park runs into Ki Joon. The Congressman tells Ki Joon that he had an enjoyable dinner the other night, and Ki Joon replies that he is glad to hear this. Congressman Park laughs and leaves. Ki Joon pays the doorman money to go inside and meet with Chairman Chen. Once inside, Ki Joon first apologizes for coming,

Chairman Chen asks Ki Joon not to apologize and play mahjong with them. If he won’t play, then he should leave. Ki Joon sits down, confirming that he doesn’t know how to play, but he’s going to play because there is something vitally important he has to play for. Chairman Chen tells him to stop being a kid and go home. Marriage is as important as business, yet Ki Joon treated it like child’s play, the Chairman can’t work with Ki Joon because of this.

Ki Joon accepts responsibility, but explains that lying that he was married to Ah Jung, and then telling the truth about their non-marriage, it was because of his love for her. This is the first time Ki Joon discovered that reality and the truth may not be the same. Because of one lie he may have lost a lot, but it allowed him to discover that he’s willing to give up everything for that one person.

Ki Joon tells the Chairman that there are no lies in the way he does business. He asks the Chairman to further investigate, and the Chairman agrees but tells Ki Joon that unfortunately there is more competition for his investment now. Ki Joon leaves.

Ah Jung is discussing the Korea-China Festival and she gets a call that the World Hotel has been selected to host. Hyo Joon notes that there are many bidders for the hotel business. Hyo Joon calls their boss out to relay his suspicion that Ah Jung is getting lobbied by World Hotel. The boss tells him to stop conjecturing and go back to work.

Ah Jung is asked if another location has been selected for as another venue for the event and she replies that it’s still between World and Great Hotel. Suddenly she gets a call from Ki Joon so she walks away to take the call, but her boss and Hyo Joon overhears that it’s a call from Ki Joon. He tells her that he’s coming back from a meeting. She sasses that he went to see a woman, but he tells her that he went to see Chairman Chen. Ki Joon tells Ah Jung to head straight home after work and not get nabbed by random guys. Ah Jung smiles and ends the call.

Suk Bong calls Yoon Joo to remind her of an outing they’ve planned. Yoon Joo tries to back out but Suk Bong convinces her to attend. Together with Sang Hee, they head to the river banks to sketch. Okay, this is a lovely scene, the three art school friends heading outside on a nice day to draw.

Sang Hee, Suk Bong, and Yoon Joo discuss how the scenery has stayed the same despite the passage of time. People, things, love, it all changes. Sang Hee asks if Yoon Joo is very down lately, he heard she wasn’t feeling well. She says she’s fine now. Sang Hee says loving someone else can’t be considered a crime. He says that with respect to his love, why does it always seem like a crime?

Yoon Joo says that she used to hate Sang Hee, blaming him for the end of her engagement. But now she’s realizing that the end of the road for her and Ki Joon can’t be blamed on Sang Hee. Maybe he was a test of their love, and they didn’t pass the test. Yoon Joo thinks that everyone is changing but her. Sang Hee tells her to change, to become more beautiful. Yoon Joo vows to change, she doesn’t want to stupidly be in pain all alone.

Ki Joon heads back to work and asks for a pile of documents from Park Hoon. As they are working, Manager Park arrives and informs Ki Joon that World Hotel got the right to hold the cultural event. Ki Joon tells them both that they have a lot of work to do since Chairman Chen has agreed to reconsider their proposal.

We see a montage of Ki Joon and Ah Jung both hard at work, respectively. Ah Jung texts Ki Joon, telling him that she went straight home because she was afraid of being nabbed by other guys. She adds a few hearts to her text message for good measure. Ki Joon reads it and smiles, then looks around furtively.

Ah Jung is told that the event schedule sent by World Hotel doesn’t match with theirs. Ah Jung calls Ki Joon on his cell, but speaks formally with him, introducing herself as Gong Ah Jung from the Ministry. She says that the event schedule his hotel staff sent doesn’t match at all. He tells her to stop joking around and she says that she’s not. Ki Joon asks Ah Jung if she had lunch but she says she doesn’t have time for lunch since his side isn’t doing their work properly. She tells him to bring the correct event schedule himself right away or else she’s leaving out the World Hotel from the event. Hahaha, way to leverage your position to get your boyfriend to come see you. Love it!

Ki Joon requests that the schedule be brought over. Ki Joon is dropped out outside the Ministry. Park Hoon hands him the documents and confirms that Ki Joon is delivering it himself. Ki Joon says that Ah Jung requested that he bring it himself. Hoon grumbles at how strict Ah Jung is with Ki Joon, especially if they are dating.

Ki Joon walks into Ah Jung’s office and marches right up to her, dropping a pile of paperwork on her desk with a bang. He tells her that he brought the correct paperwork like she requested.

Ki Joon and Ah Jung sit at a conference table and go through the paperwork. All her co-workers are listening in on the conversation, which Ki Joon and Ah Jung keep purely professional despite the fact that they are totally making out with their eyes the entire time. I have a new visual model for eye-sexting during a meeting. Omo, they are SO CUTE.

Afterwards Ah Jung and Ki Joon sit outside and have some lunch. She apologizes for making him come since he’s so busy. He tells her that she’s abusing her power, which she says she’s happy to do if it means she gets to see him.

He wonders if she’s keeping their relationship a secret at work? She confirms that no one needs to know, which makes him jokingly upset that he’s the only one who’s gone public with their relationship at his work. Ah Jung’s co-workers spot them so she quickly gets up to leave, bidding goodbye to Ki Joon in a formal manner.

Ah Jung and Ki Joon are both working late. He texts her and asks if she got the food he had delivered to her, and whether it was to her taste? Seriously, best boyfriend ever. Ah Jung texts back that she wanted to eat something else actually.

She walks outside and finds Ki Joon waiting for her. She’s surprised to see him, wondering why he didn’t go home since he must be tired. He says that he is tired because of someone, but if he goes home he’ll miss her, and that’ll make him even more tired. He asks her to go somewhere with him.

Ah Jung is taken aback, but Ki Joon puts his hand on her cheek and gently caresses it. He says that he wants to spend today with her. Ah Jung is embarrassed and Ki Joon laughs that he just wanted to relax with her.

Ah Jung calls her dad from the car and tells him that she needs to work late. Dad says he’s also busy tonight and will likely sleep late as well. Ki Joon wants to know why she didn’t tell her dad the truth that she was with him? Maybe cuz daddy will rip you apart, Ki Joon, especially if he knows half the kissage you two have done already.

Ki Joon asks what her dad thinks of him? Ah Jung says he thinks Ki Joon is so-so. Ki Joon thought he was the first guy to meet Ah Jung’s dad, and she laughs that it was just his assumption that he was the first. Ki Joon gets upset and Ah Jung says she’s teasing him. She keeps teasing him by saying that her dad doesn’t like him, and when Ki Joon gets upset, Ah Jung laughs that he looks so cute when he’s in a pique.

Ki Joon and Ah Jung go wherever any Korean needs to go late at night and nothing else is open – the 24 hour jjimjalbang (spa). Ki Joon chose the place because he wanted to come here with Ah Jung. They wear matching towel heads and Ah Jung breaks an egg on his head and feeds him. Ki Joon thinks he should take off his head towel because he’s worried someone will recognize him.

As they are headed to an ice room they walk past Ah Jung’s dad who is laying in Ae Kyung’s lap getting a mask put on his face. Ah Jung initially wants to walk away but she decides to confront her dad, both of them accusing the other of using some work excuse. Dad asks Ki Joon how dare he take her daughter out all night. If anyone heard then she’ll never get married.

Dad says Ah Jung is his precious daughter, and Ae Kyung speaks up in defense of Ki Joon. Ae Kyung then bonds with Ki Joon, saying that Ah Jung and her dad are just so difficult and want to make Ki Joon and her suffer. Suddenly they see the jjimjalbang hold a drink chugging competition. To which Ki Joon asks Ah Jung if it’s just like drinking coke? Ah Jung blushes and tells him to shush it.

Ah Jung’s dad looks at Ki Joon and suddenly the two guys are participating in the competition. Ah Jung and Ae Kyung cheer on their guys, who are the final competitors left. Too bad Ki Joon buckles at the last minute and dad wins the competition. I’m not sure why Ah Jung grabbed a giant bear before running off behind Ki Joon, but it was cute.

Chairman Chen is leaving Korea and Ki Joon goes to deliver a revised business proposal. Ki Joon tells Chairman Chen that even if World is not selected this time, he believes the Chairman will one day invest with him. They shake hands and Chairman Chen leaves. Park Hoon doesn’t think the atmosphere bodes well for them.

Next up for Ki Joon is a meeting with Congressman Park. He apologizes to the Congressman for standing him up for dinner. The dinner was his Aunt’s idea, not his. He wants to get the Chairman Chen deal on his own terms. He’s ended things with Yoon Joo three years ago. Congressman Park says that because Yoon Joo is not his blood daughter, he’s extra protective of her.

He thinks one day Ki Joon will be calling him father-in-law, to which Ki Joon says that a withered branch can no longer flower. Congressman Park laughs and says that it’s no wonder Yoon Joo likes Ki Joon so much. Aunt meets with two directors who have gotten fired by Ki Joon. Aunt doesn’t rescind the decision, saying they should be happy the company is not pressing charges.

Ki Joon arrives and passes the fired directors on his way in to meet his Aunt. He informs Aunt that he’s headed to China on a business trip to find new investors. Aunt is not happy but tells Ki Joon that he got himself into this mess and to get himself out. But he doesn’t have much time.

Ah Jung and Ki Joon are sitting on the steps outside her office. She chides him for coming by so often, what if people find out? Ki Joon says he should just tell the world, and then asks if she’s embarrassed by him? He’s upset since before she boasted to her friends that she was married to him. Ah Jung says that it’s not the right time to reveal their relationship.

Ah Jung reminds Ki Joon that if their relationship were revealed, it’d get in the papers since Ki Joon is a public figure. Ki Joon sighs and says that he’s in trouble because he misses her, then letting her know that he’s headed to China on a business trip. He teases her that he’s gone for a year. Ah Jung says she’ll start dating other guys then. He tells her not to dare, but he’ll be back soon. Ah Jung says she can’t even hug him since it’s outside of work. He walks away, but turns back to look at her one more time.

Ki Joon is getting ready to depart, but he checks his phone one more time, looking like he wants to call Ah Jung. But he puts his phone away and walks to the departure line. Suddenly Ah Jung pops up in front of him, darting into the line to surprise him. Lord, the smile of happiness that lights up Ki Joon’s face is brilliant.

He asks why she came, and she hands him their “lucky pen” so that he can sign his contract in China using it to bring him luck. The airport announcement indicates that Ki Joon’s flight is about to depart so he reminds her that he’s not going abroad to study like they do in the dramas. He’ll be back, and he wants her to call him since his phone roams.

She softly strokes his suit lapel, and he gently holds her hand. Both are reluctant to let go, leading Ki Joon and Ah Jung to naturally change places so he’s heading towards the front of the line but still holding each other’s hand. Ki Joon backs up gradually so only their one finger is interwined, until finally their fingers break apart. Ki Joon turns back to look at Ah Jung one more time, lightly biting his lower lip as he holds up the lucky pen. She smiles and waves goodbye.

The World Hotel directors meet with two reporters and hand them the scandal on Ki Joon. Ah Jung checks online and is dismayed to discover Shanghai is so far away. Ah Jung lays down to bed and checks her phone to see if Ki Joon called. She says she misses Ki Joon so much.

Yoon Joo and her mom are watching TV when the news breaks about the president of the World Hotel Hyun Ki Joon lying that he was married in order to land a China investment deal. Yoon Joo asks if her parents leaked the information but her mom says that they would never have. Mom says that even though they are not pleased with Ki Joon, they would never do anything like this. Yoon Joo asks if she can see her dad today.

Aunt is upset and demands to know from Park Hoon and Manager Park whether Ki Joon knew about this impending scandal before he left for China. Manager Park says no, he went to survey the opportunities. Aunt wants to know when he’s coming back and Park Hoon says he’ll be back when he’s done. Aunt wants Ki Joon called back immediately.

Ah Jung arrives at work to find everyone crowded around a computer reading the latest breaking scandal about Ki Joon. She tries calling Ki Joon but he doesn’t pick up his phone. Ah Jung leaves work in shock and hurries to Ki Joon’s office. Park Hoon calls Ki Joon for her and leaves a message.

As Ah Jung is leaving Ki Joon’s office, she runs into Yoon Joo who is just arriving. The two women sit down and have a discussion about the current situation. Let me preface by saying that no matter what Yoon Joo says, even if it makes sense, she totally has no right to say it because Ah Jung and Ki Joon are adults and are in a relationship of their own volition. Ergo, Yoon Joo can be saying the Earth is round and I’d still be telling her to shut her mouth.

Yoon Joo starts off by saying this has never happened to Ki Joon before. So what, Yoon Joo? Maybe you’ve never been crapped on by a bird, but shit happens, people deal with it. Ah Jung can’t process everything right now, and Yoon Joo speaks for her and says Ah Jung must be feeling guilty and hurting. Ah Jung says no, all she feels is sorry, very sorry, so very sorry.

Yoon Joo ups her guilt trip and asks Ah Jung if she’s ever considered what it means to be Ki Joon’s woman? Since he was young he’s carried a huge burden around, never once complaining, just running the business and giving up on so much of what he’s wanted to do. Since meeting Ah Jung, Ki Joon is looking at his world differently. Perhaps Ah Jung has pulled Ki Joon out of his insular world. Why yes, Yoon Joo, ding ding ding, you just won a prize for the correct observation. Now come here so I can shove you in my closet.

Yoon Joo continues telling Ah Jung that it’s not so simple being with Ki Joon. Ah Jung has to potentially give up everything (why?) and Ki Joon has also potentially lost a lot to be with her. Yoon Joo asks Ah Jung to think carefully about what’s best for Ki Joon. Why don’t everybody let Ki Joon decide what is best for Ki Joon.

Ah Jung gets a call from Aunt and goes to meet with her. Aunt is cordial and polite, but asks Ah Jung to please give Ki Joon back to her. This is a very important time for his career, and she can’t allow Ki Joon’s future to be ruined at this critical juncture. Aunt asks Ah Jung for help, she needs Ah Jung to help Ki Joon stand up straight again and salvage his reputation. Ah Jung apologizes for telling the lie. Ah Jung’s dad reads the newspaper and finds out about Ki Joon’s situation.

Ah Jung sits on their bench and thinks back to the conversations of the day. She starts to cry, and cry some more, sobbing her guts out on the bench of tears, almost kisses, and no more cherry blossoms. Later, Ah Jung sits in her room and calls Jae Bum, who is sleeping in bed with So Ran. Jae Bum answers his phone and goes out to meet with Ah Jung before the sun has even risen. She asks him for help. She knows what she wants to do, but she needs a lawyer. She asks Jae Bum to be her lawyer.

Ah Jung goes to work before any of her co-workers arrive. She steels herself and types up her resignation letter, leaving it on her boss’ desk before she leaves. Ah Jung goes to the World Hotel and walks to stand before all the reporters congregated outside of Ki Joon’s office. Manager Park runs up to her and tries to stop her, but Ah Jung goes forward and makes her announcement.

She gets the media’s attention by announcing that President Hyun Ki Joon did not tell a lie. She continues by announcing that she was the one who told the lie. Because she told the lie, everything happened. We see Ki Joon arriving at the airport, finally back in Korea and headed right into this mess. Park Hoon tries to shield him and get him out of the airport.

Back to the impromptu news conference, the media asks Ah Jung to identify herself, and she takes a deep breath and says that she is an employee at the Ministry for Tourism, Culture and Sports, and her name is Gong Ah Jung.

Thoughts of Mine:

Let’s refresh the inception of the lie and then discuss the fallout from the lie, shall we? First off, the initial marriage rumor between Ki Joon and Ah Jung was a simple mistaken assumption by a third party mushrooming into a scorching rumor that wouldn’t die. Ah Jung lying to So Ran and Jae Bum that she was married (but not to whom) was a private lie that has no greater consequence. But merged together with Ki Joon’s deception to Chairman Chen, it becomes something else.

The critical key to the lie is Sang Hee. He arranged it all by telling Chairman Chen that Ah Jung was Ki Joon’s wife, thereby pushing Ki Joon into a corner so that he either had to continue with the lie or risk losing the investment. So while Sang Hee was the tie that binds, both Ah Jung and Ki Joon did in fact actively continue the lie after its initial mistaken inception. This is where Ah Jung and Ki Joon are both stepping forward and taking the fall for their own behavior.

Ki Joon did it first by telling Chairman Chen the truth, since the lie from his part was intended for the Chairman’s benefit. Ah Jung is doing it now for Ki Joon’s benefit, since Ki Joon wouldn’t have agreed to lie with her had she not let Sang Hee know that she wanted Ki Joon to pretend to be her husband until So Ran left the country. This is not noble idiocy like taking responsibility for something she didn’t do, Ah Jung genuinely feels culpable for the situation being spun against Ki Joon.

Yes, the lie really isn’t all that scandalous or salacious. All Chairman Chen can do is refuse to do business with Ki Joon going forth. The problem with the lie is that coupled with media spin, it’s being turned into a smearing of Ki Joon’s reputation, that he would lie for a business opportunity. And if his reputation goes down the drain, so does the World Hotel. Someone is fanning the flames and turning this lie into something much more malicious and greater than it ever was.

So while the consequences of the lie to the people lied to (Chairman Chen and So Ran) wasn’t all that serious, the problem is that it’s being spun into something dastardly and malicious by the media (and whomever leaked the lie to the media). With that said, no wonder Ah Jung feels the need to step forward and protect Ki Joon. But just like Ah Jung wants to protect Ki Joon, he would have never allowed her to do this if he wasn’t out of the country. I’m dying to see how he turns the situation around.

I love how the drama just allows Ki Joon and Ah Jung to go on with their lives even after they start dating. I love the scenes of them working and calling or texting each other, exactly how an in-love power couple behaves. I really can’t fully describe how magical each interaction between them is, because it has to be watched to be fully appreciated. But I have this gut feeling that so many tiny little gestures and moments continue to be ad-libbed between them.

My favorite OTP scene in this episode was the airport farewell. It’s as good as the airport farewell scene in Sunny Happiness (where Yong Yong sends Yun Jie off to China). When Ah Jung suddenly runs into the departure line in front of Ki Joon and his whole face lights up. She happily gives him their “lucky pen” so he can sign a contract with. How she lightly strokes his suit lapel, and he gently holds her hand. How they do a pas de deux and turn around each other so that Ki Joon can go through the gate. How their hands pull apart until just the fingers linger. How Ki Joon ever so slightly bites his lower lip as he walks away looking at Ah Jung that one last time. Guh, so completely and utterly in love are these two.


Lie to Me Episode 13 Recap — 281 Comments

  1. Koala friend,

    one word to describe you – “BEST”

    can not thank you enough. if i was in the same city as you were, i would have run some errands for you, sorry am on the east coast.

    Lots of love and thank you

  2. Thanks koala…loveeeee it…….so many sweet moments in this episode..I can see AJ blushing everytime she talking to KJ…she really falling in love..oh God is this just acting or for real??????

  3. Seriously – these two are cracklin’ – the chemistry is off the charts. I agree though, think parts of both the airport scene and the ice cream scene were improvised, and I initially thought that it was his face that was giving it away more… but actually they are both just totally reacting to each other.

    It’s funny – makes me think what Greatest Love would have been like if the leads had more natural chemistry. The story & writing is a bit stronger in GL for me, so having leads that just ignite with each other… ah, I want my ice-cream cake and my potatoes too!

    • Haha, although I love this couple’s chemistry, I actually can’t imagine them playing the roles of BL. It wouldn’t be nearly as funny if CSW wasn’t DKJ.

      • Completely agree – he IS Dokko Jin… but this pairing just makes me wish for more oomph with CSW & GHJ. I think the GL writers have created so much romance and special moments between the two of them, that if they had the natural connection that YEH and KJH do, the drama might be near perfect

      • Yeah. As much as I love Seungi, it just wouldn’t be the same drop-dead sexy/ridiculous/hilariousness.

  4. Thank you again, dear Koala!!!

    “I have never wanted to watch two fictional characters do nothing but hang out all day long.”

    Same here, same here! 🙂 They have so many screen time together, I love & enjoy their acting(?) very much.
    I don’t want it to end, but at least I’ll need a happy ending!

  5. You really are one heck of a writer!!!! I couldn’t find exact words how you dissect all the pertinent details of this drama. Hats off to you!!!!

  6. YEEEEEEES!!! lol to the last paragraph, koala. gah. i can keep replaying that and the ice cream scene all year long. i dont need an ending anymore. we’re gonna get our happy ending, that’s for sure!

    • Rewatch the airport scene and keep an eye on their hands when KJH holds YEH’s. It’s soooo natural and it’s like they totes have a secret they’re keeping.

      THEN watch YEH get all nervous (the way YEH used to get nervous back in her XMan days)… that’s not acting.

      oy, can’t blame her though. If KJH did that to me, even if he’s just acting, I’d totally break out of character and just melt into a puddle.

  7. 1. Love the part where Kijoon says he wants to sweat when AJ had that confused look.
    2. how do you make sexy eyes at each other in room full of people? Got to learn that.
    3. Airport scene was too good – the way she runs her hand over his suit, i imagined, she would have hugged, but then he holds her hand and the way he turns around.
    4. Whats with the lip biting? Ki Joon Shi , are you having dirty thoughts before getting on a plane?
    5. AJ – no more crying your eyes out please, the week you cry, it breaks our heart her.

      • Forgive me why I keep thinking about ‘my dog when he’s in heat’. similar.when KJH leg rub on top YEH legs…oh lord dirty mind go away.!

      • Wait:
        heat =?
        biting lip =??
        Leg up = ??????
        Dirty thoughs=??????????????????????

    • Hi Guys! You are all unbelievably unstoppable with your ‘sexy thoughts” wish I can relate but my parents are very strict so I’m not allowed to have such kind of thoughts hahahaha….

  8. Your recaps are the best. I enjoy them just as much as I enjoy seeing the drama. This couple has got to be the 2011 Hottest, Sizzling, Best Couple,
    no ifs ands or buts.

    Love, love, love your recapping style and your take on situations (Why don’t everybody let Ki Joon decide what is best for Ki Joon.). Your american logic
    does translate well and is totally and 100% enjoyable. Keep up the excellent work!

  9. Thank you Ms. Koala… So glad I can read your recaps on 8 am just before to go to kindergarden with my youngest daughter ^^;
    Reading your recaps just like seeing the drama live…

  10. Loving our OTP more and more and will continue to love them (adorkable couple). Hopefully they will have the ending they and we (fans) deserve (since the drama is flawed). Its a t least the writer or PD can do for all the LTM fans. *crossing my fingers and toes*

  11. thanks a lot for the recap! you totally were soft in your word choice – he was EATING HER UP with his eyes! Oh my god – how can he ACT like that? Is it REALLY JUST ACTING? That’s what I’m asking myself the whole time while watching this drama!

    Ah-jung gets prettier and prettier each episode. that blouse is just gorgous on her! Yoon Joo on the contrary is just too oldfashioned in her girly dresses. No wonder Ki-joon choose Ah-jung over her. LOL.

    • that’s what I’m sayin’. Acting? They look like giddy school kids who just stole a cookie from the cookie jar…

    • hahahhahah, i can’t stop laughing at dsp’s comment, you are right, KJ was definitely eating her up with his eyes and i love that, i want to see more of them making out. yay for eye-sexting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. You’re so awesome Ms. Koala. Thank you so much for your thoughts. The chemistry between YEH and KJH is amazing. Love this couple to the highest level.

  13. I love every interaction between our otp and plus they’re so gorgeous to look at and plus they look so in-love and plus I could go on forever…………..about them!!!!
    They better consumate their love by the end of the drama or else I have to bang my head on my laptop(most of the time is my iphone) and die.

    • I’ve been frustrated since the Ice-Cream song kiss! After the cola-kisses, I was ready to bang my forehead against my laptop’s screen. After the end of ep 12, I was ready to stab my chest with the broken pieces of my laptop’s screen and after ep 13, my hands now are poised on uncoiling my laptop’s charging cord and hang myself! I’ve lost counts on how many suicide thoughts I had! When, dear god, these two will consummate their love??! I want bed-breaking aaaaxxxtchion *hehehehe, I heard the ‘action’ word pronounced like this in Kdrama all the time, to which I find very cute :)*

      • I feel You @HunnyBunny I also want them to head to head to town. I want them to just drive straight there, dont stop at any stoplights and leave the ensuing cop cars in the dust. But they are taking forever. Gosh.
        He needs to take her to his house sometime in ep 14 and just do what comes naturally. I would have preferred it after that damn hug in ep 12, but I liked the way ep 13 played out. Grudginly though.

  14. I don’t care if the whole drama is about their lovey-dovey act all along, doing nothing, just dating (and more). I’ll still watch the drama.
    The chemistry between the OTP is sooooo freakin HOT!
    *fanning my self*

    • just finished reading (without even eating breakfast yet)…who needs one, your awesome recap filled me up already!!!

      i love the way you dissect every scene with matching screencaps… ahhhhhhhh i can also feel YOUR LOVE while you formulate those sentences…gah, you make every sentence come alive and jumping off the screen!!!

      i would never grow tired of saying this…I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU 100%!!! gosh. i do wonder why anti’s are saying that LTM story is crap coz for me it’s so realistic…the premise of how a simple and seem-to-be-not-too-harmless lie can turn into a big mountain to hurdle can happen to just anybody…but the most interesting part is that the main people tangled within this lie had an intense attraction then fell in love…and with that love is the realization that each wants to protect each other and be honest to one another as well as the people around them….the kisses in ep 6 and ep 8 were important to show us that there was an intense physical attraction…and from that attraction a love so pure and slowly gaining strength is coming out…that is why each look, touch, smiles and even thoughts they have for each other screams “LOVE”!!! squeeeeeeeeee

      • OMG how can these two say they’re just acting… every scene they have together are just perfect!!! looking at them makes me feel embarrassed in a good way…somehow like a voyeur sneaking peeks to two lovers’ intimate moments…oh dear!!! they are so natural in their flirting!!! squeeeeeeeeeee

      • i have never EVER in my life squeeaaaaled in absolute glee after watching a fictional character share the moments YEH and KJH had in today’s episode. at best, I would say “awww”. but i was literally clutching my pillow squeeeeealing at the top of my lungs that I actually stopped breathing when KJH and YEH switch positions at the airport while holding hands… AND THEN KJH had to go and bite his lower lip. I keeled over. Literally. Just fell right off the couch.

      • PS – I NEED this DVD in my life. Like BADLY. And also that “Pouring Rain” song. They need to put out that official OST ASAP.

  15. The Greatest Recap ever. Thanks Koala so very much. We wouldn’t be happy like this if it wasn’t your dedication to the Best Ever OTP. Yeppie! Thank God for giving Koala to us LTM addicts. I love wuri OTP KJ and AJ, Forever…

  16. GOOD NEWS BUT NO CONFIRMATION YET (no leak pictures to prove)

    Someone mentioned in soompi that they are shooting a WEDDING!!!!!!!!!!!


  17. If they would just admit they were dating – LTM’s ratings would go through the roof I think – wouldn’t it?

    I remember watching Worlds Within and thought Song Hye Kyo and Hyun Bin were really natural – what with lots of kissing and skinship.

    And the thing is, it is even more evident here between these 2! So please – put us all out of misery and admit it already YEH adn KJH!!

    We promise to lobby everyone to give at least 100 meters of private space and not to put you under too close a scrutiny – except with night night vision goggles and heat detecting telescopes.

    • “We promise to lobby everyone to give at least 100 meters of private space and not to put you under too close a scrutiny – except with night night vision goggles and heat detecting telescopes.”

      Hehe nice try Madkdr. But I think it won’t work (if they really are dating in real life), at least IMO 🙁
      Do you know why SHG & HB relationship didn’t work but Eugene & KTY does, cause media & fans has put so much attention to SHG & HB relationship whereas public just find out about E & KTY’s when they announced their marriage plan. So the secret is to give them some/more space to work on their relationship (if they really have one).

  18. This episode is a little bit depressing but then again its important to make the plot exciting as well…I still wants to convince myself that its no “bittersweet” ending for our cola couple next week..I seriously thought that they will be heading to somewhere “warmer” when Ki Joon asked Ah Jung to spend the night with him…but seriously, the spa never came to my mind! what a nice idea to spend overnight with someone you missed the whole day!

    By the way I went through the forum and read that there is a poll ( I don’t know how important it is but still I think I need to tell everyone here )..let’s vote for LTM, last time I checked Dream High is leading. Let’s show our support for our favorite cola couple, okay?

    Thanks for the recap!!!

  19. Thanks Koala for your wonderful recaps! I love LTM mainly because of YEH and KJH – their chemistry rocks the world lol

  20. Lets All HATE YJ and The aunt together. They deserve it. I keep watching ep 12 where Ki Joon tells YJ that he cant hear ir see her, over and over again….it makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside hehe. Such a lovely scene.

    • i want to skin YJ alive, put some lemon and salt to taste then feed her to the rabid dogs…preferably, pitbulls!!! yaaaay!!! lovely….
      claps hands with evil laugh…bwahahahaaaaa

      • Ahh @Mizweng A lovely Idea indeed. Very tasteful. Gah, whats up with her and the guilt trip? She needs to stop. Seriously. Ki Joon is a grown ass man and like Koala said, him and Ah Jung started their relationship of their own volition. She’s such a Michenya!!! gosh

      • @ Leishers
        so very true…oh well desperate people like her tends to become brain dead…hmmmphh no amount of explaining would get thru her little brain…aaarrrghhhhhh

      • @Mizweng hahahah Brain dead is definitely what she has become. Man I just wanna slap her. I’ve wanted to do bodily injuries to second leads lenty of time, but its different with this one. I just get so Angry when I see her face or hear her voice or see that she txt Ki Joon. Man!! I want to do her more than bodily harm.

      • bwahahaha same here chingu Leishers…and the worst part is i think my hatred of YJ character overflowed to the actress persona…meaning. i have this intense dislike with the actress that i don’t bother to know her name (but i think i should) so i can run away from every project she may have in the future….hmmmph

      • My hatred for an actresses’s character almost always spill over for the actress herself. hahah to this day I still cant stand to look at Katie Homes face and feel anything but complete an utter disappointing disgust, all because she picked the other guy instead of dawson at the end of dawson’s creek. Heheh and this was since I was 10 yrs old. hahahah

      • hahahaaaaaaaa i felt the same way about Katie Holmes and Dawson…(and to think I used to like KH in the earlier eps of dawson’s creek)…
        oh dear YJ actress is soooo doomed…i advice her to find another profession after LTM wraps up…I don’t think she’ll have any project after this…besides, she’s not talented…hmmmmphhhh

      • Hahahah WOOOW. I thought I was the only one carrying a torch of hatred for KH’s all these years. I use to like her in the early eps of dawsons creek too, but boy did that change after her character chose Kasey over Dawson. Ugh I was soooo pissed off. ugh she’s just so bleh to me now.
        Yoon Joo girl def needs a new profession. I dont care if she ever becomes a lead in a drama or movie, I wont watch it. Not even if its with one of my many korean husbands.

      • @ Mizweng @ Leishures … I hate YJ every thing on her… the messy hair which I believe she’s never even once comb her hair… The voice… OMG, the moment I hear her hatred is rising!!!!

      • @Peipei78 When I first started watching K-dramas and finally knowing my way around and knowing what words mean. I liked Oppa, because I thought it was cute, but now I think im starting to dislike it. Everytime YJ says it I grit my teeth.

      • yea…that’s exactly what I meant… I used to love word “oppa” since it means the intimacy between OTPs … but this time.. I HATE IT!!
        OMG…when YJ talked to AJ..everytime she calls KJ ..oppa…oppa..oppa… I start to scream “WHO IS YOUR OPPA??!!” HOW DARE YOU CALL HIM OPPA???” STOP CALLING HIM OPPA.OPPA…

      • @ Leishers

        bwahahaha i know there some kind of explanation why i have this affinity with you…are you be my daughter? or are you my 20 something self? thanks to LTM for meeting my alter-ego…hehehe

      • “WHO IS YOUR OPPA??!!!HOW DARE YOU CALL HIM OPPA???” STOP CALLING HIM OPPA.OPPA…” So Daebak! @Peipei78 LMAO omg peipei, your comment totally have me laughing so loud in my house at 2:30 in the morning. Hahah But it really is true. I never thought i’d ever get tired of that word. Never say never is true statement I guess.
        @Mizweng hehe whether its your daughter or your 20 year old self, I dont mind at all. I love how your thoughts are always on the same page with mines. We definitely have to raise our glass to LTM for bringing us all together and just giving us wat we want, for making 2011 just that much better.

    • Koala thankssss soo much!!! Im happeh. I’m so happeh. I cant wait for Ki Joon to come and fix this. Man, can’t wait. I think Chairman Chen is just really butt hurt. He probably really wanted Ah Jung to be married to Ki Joon. But no one likes being lied to, so I cant fully be pissed at him.
      I loved all the comments you made in here, it was just too funny. My favorites “Ergo, Yoon Joo can be saying the Earth is round and I’d still be telling her to shut her mouth.” and “Why yes, Yoon Joo, ding ding ding, you just won a prize for the correct observation. Now come here so I can shove you in my closet.” These are just my favorite two, but I love all of them. Gosh, I love you.

    • Yeah, that part was wonderful. Also? I’m usually allergic to words like “soulmates” and “fate” etc, but when Ki-joon said that breaking up with YJ was probably his destiny so he could meet Ah-jung? I was melting!

      I don’t get why all these second leads don’t give up even when they’re told -repeatedly, at that- that everything is over between them and the male leads. *thinks of DTLY and countless other dramas*

      • @Sere So true. I mean, it doesnt matter how much I love a guy, if he tells me he doesnt feel the same, I’m leaving. Hell I’m not even waiting around to hear the end of that sentence. I’d rather suffer in silence and call it a lost. Why would I wanna be with a guy who’s clearly just not that into me anymore.
        Now if his family or ex-girlfriends were telling me to give him up, i.e ep 13, I wouldnt. I would be selfish and still date the guy, cuz I mean, you just dont find love like that everyday. We would have to work it out. business and job be damned!! I could open my own business.

      • @leishers! Word! Besides, such second leads act that way not because they truly believe they have a shot at happiness with their exes/because their exes are wavering/because they think their exes need them or whatnot, but because since they lost them, no other person can have them. And that right there pisses me off to no end. Selfishness doens’t fly well with me.

        Denial, I can understand. Stubbornness? Nope.

      • There’s only one so far I have not out and out hated – and only cos she let go classily and that’s Yoon Hae Ra in PK!

      • @Sere OMG that is exactly what Second leads are. They dont fully hold on because they really love the guy, they hold on because they dont want the other girl to have the guy. I think most every drama ive seen can be evidence to this. The My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho secon dlead girl is teh epitome of that sentence. She and The second lead girl in “wonderful life” with Kim Jae Won.

        @Madkdr You rarely find second leads like that. Actually other than Kim Sa Rang, I know of no other hehe. I’m actually surprise to hear that the second lead in PK gave in gracefully. I didnt watch it but I didnt expect that.

      • @Leishers – O yea! How could I have forgotten Kim Sa Rang! She rocks – you’re right – she even gave the other predators hanging around JW a smackdown!

      • A Smackdown it was indeed. hahah I can never forget that. Mostly I just love how she tells Ra Im straight up to hold on to Joo Won. She said love doesnt come like this often. She was so wise.

  21. Yeah, the pisode is weird, bad writing and all, though I totally adored Hwan Hye er..Ah ki moments. The part where Ah jung cracks the egg and the spontaneous responds from Ki Joon, and also the scene for the car where AJ teases KJ for being so cute and how he blushes after hearing that, I wonder if those were adlibbed. Thank you for brightening our day, motherkoala!!! You had no idea how many times I refreshed the pages till I saw your update!!! Kumapta!!

  22. Thank you Koala 🙂

    I really hope they end up together in the end of the drama.. PLEASE GET MARRIED IN REAL LIFE, haha.. so into this drama. i swear <3

  23. heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! First thing I did in the morning, switching up my computer @ work and … did what the others in Koalaland did (or doing, right at this moment!) *wails* why didn’t they make it as ice-cream kiss instead? BUT, I’m sure wuri Jungie-Joonie ad-libbed. If not, why did KJH turned red? Heeeeeeee! 🙂
    I’m not worried at all for the next episode. Sure, the angst will be aplenty but come hell or high water, Ki-joon will surely protect Ah-jung and methinks his trip to China was a successful one too! From the screenshot, I love the airport scene the most. Muy perfecto! Can’t wait for ep 14! Jungie-Joonie hwaiting!

    *now, back to report compiling, which needs to be submitted to my accounts dept before the afternoon meeting which is today!*

    • OMG @HunnyBunny I wasnt even thinking about his trip to china. Hahah I hope it was successful and I hope he gave his new investors a heads up about what heppened with chen and I HOPE his new investor is bad ass and a rival of Chen. Bahahahahahahaha

  24. thanks koala for the recap. wow that was fast anyhoo love your input and reaction to some of the scenes makes me crack up while reading it. love these two very much wonder if they are just acting or acting out their real feeling for each other. the ice cream, the airport and spa scenes were the best although i love all of the otp’s interactions can’t get enough of them. can’t wait for the next episode….

  25. Chingu, I watched it RAW and I didn’t care. I understood most of it (yay, thank GOD), but jsyk, I couldn’t wait for the subs so I just had to watch it raw. Thank you for the super-fast recap cos not only it was awesome, but it let me clarify some details that were a bit fuzzy.

    And omg, I can’t even! Their moments together….their chemistry, the way they look at each other…it’s amazing and wonderful and when I see them, I giggle and smile like an idiot and awww and ahhh and akljdalskdj I LOVE THIS OTP SOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!The scene at the office? HOLY SMOKES!

    The airport scene is my favorite good-bye-at-the-airport scene: there I said it. I loved the one in SH, but I have to say I’m a little bit more partial to this one because omg, how are they so adorable? The way they looked at each other and parted but oh so slowly because they did not want to part and/or wanted to do more than holding hands? ALskdjlafdjsdf You could FEEL what they were feeling, yeah? Omggggggg! And when Ki-joon bit his lip, I swear my heart was beating soooo fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BTW, when Ki-joon stopped by the office at night and caressed her cheek? I totally HEARD him saying he wanted to spend the night with Ah-jung, but in the “I want you” kind of way. I’m shallow and a pervert, but can you blame me?

    OMGGGG THE PREVIEWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs Ki-joon*


      • The office scene had me O.O!!!!!!!
        I COULD NOT GET ENOUGH. I dont know how much times I rewatched that part. I was Cheesing so hard I could have popped a blood vessel.

      • @leishers. Tell me about it. I think I regressed to being a teenager because I spend 1/3 of the ep giggling, 1/3 grinning like a loon and 1/3 doing that thing where you bite your fingers and do a happy dance aka squealing much like the hotel worker did when she spotted Ki-joon and Ah-jung holding hands.

        The office scene was SO HOT, omg. It’s like they wre having a different and secret discussion between them while everybody was watching them arguing about their jobs. NGL I HAD HEARTS IN MY EYES

      • I don’t think I would ever get over that office scene. It was just so REAL. Cuz I mean, thats just what you do. It was like so subtle and sizzling at the same time. And the way he perks up and slid his chair closer? I will never forget that!! Gah!!! I LOVE IT. I hope business was good in china. Please writer-nim, say yes!
        That squealing wuth the happy dance? Its become second nature to me since LTM started and AJ and KJ share the screen. I looooveee it.

      • When I started watching the show, I couldn’t even get past 7:50 mins when they do that ice cream scene because I kept replaying it over and over and over and kept giggling at how perfect YEH and KJH are together…

        I think KJH totally broke out of Ki Joon character, too, when he was screaming “Ah Juh.. ande!” while his legs were over her legs and…

        Okay, my mind went straight to the imagined bedroom spooning scenes from Coffee Prince, except with a half naked YEH + KJH. Gahhhh… in love. I’m in love with this OTP.

        I’ve bookmarked it, I love it so much… Now I just need to find one of the airport scene.

      • @HwanHye I predict that when we finally get our bedroom scene (and oh we better have one.) The earth will be still!! All the LTM annonymous(ers) are going to be still with shock and happiness. And I can bet you that the scene will be in GIFs, Youtube MV’s and be replayed so much, it wont even be funny. I’m already waiting for the morning after coffe prince fun, but with much much more sexiness and naturally executed acting that KJH and YEH do so great. Bahahah, just tinking about it keeps me happy.

      • @leishers and HwanHye Shipper

        IKR! I can imagine people from all over the world watching the same ep and reacting exactly the same way. XD

        I guess we all want a steamy make-out scene, but…I’m trying not to get my hopes too high. You know, in case we don’t get it and I end up wailing in desperation.

        Re: I can’t open that page. *pouts*

    • @SERE – i red all your comments…i have wide smile on my face every time im reading ur it gurl..haha

    • The cheek-caressing sexy-talk/double entendre part, the YEH attacking KJH with her ice cream face, the airport scene… all ad-libbed!!!

      I ship this OTP so much, it makes me want to cry 🙂

      • Leishers, check out comment page 2. HwanHye Shipper posted the scripts from the ice cream and car scene.

      • OMGOMG REALLY? Even the cheek bit? HOLY MOTHER OF GUH! These two, honestly!

        Koala, I think all the commenters here need CPR en masse. We should get organized for that kind of thing.

    • when i was watching the airport scene, i thought for a moment that they were going to kiss!!!!!!!! would be great if they did that.

      • I thought he was going to pull her in his arms and hug her at the airport whereas I was 100% sure they were going to kiss in the icecream scene. In my mind, they totally made out offscreen.

  26. “I highly recommend your BED, Ki Joon. Please drive straight there. Best stress relief ever, I guarantee it.” LOL I Couldn’t agree more.

  27. Ann yeong!!! Kamsahamidah…. enjoyed reading your recaps so much…. i’ll watch out for those small details when I watch n re-watch the episodes….

  28. The best as ever Koala!!! Am in the office right now and the first thing I do is to check your website for the latest. And as expected, you have theses recaps already!!!! Cheers to you my friend!!

  29. You never fail to make me laugh so much with ur comments ockoala. This playground will forever be a place to visit. at the airport scene, didn’t K brushed on AJ before he turned around, holding hands squeals !! he nailed it when he slightly bit his lower lip ahhh so delightful. the ice cream part, I am hoping that was ad lib. I kept on rewinding all the sizzling hot scenes. subtle but their reactions are so natural n in-love !

    • I think they should add an extra episode filled with so much cuteness as a way to sign off from us forever. Just that extra ep. I dont care if its just Ah Jung and Ki Joon. I would watch it. Doesnt even have to have sound. I’ll watch.

      • yeah I agree with you Leishers..but I also hope for a youtube version just like my other favorite Playful kiss..our cola couple deserve it as well..right?

      • I AM WITH YOU TOTALLY….please oh please a YT version would be awesome with 20 eps at that!!! (toungue in cheek) heh!!!

      • OMG if they had a Youtube version i’d just….Id just..I dont know what I would do. But someone needs to write youtube and tell em to do that. Gah, Man would I be happy. Yes yes, im this easy to please. Nothing complicated, just Ki Joon and Ah Jung!!

      • —and LOTS of skinships with BOAT scenes….ahhhhhhhh that would be heavenly for me…

      • There can never be enough skinship and boat scenes. Its just impossible. I mean, touch is a way to show love, and if this OTP can show it through “Eye-sex” and so potently, they def need to Boat Boat Boat and dont ever stop. heheh Hell get a YACHT!! Thats A whole lotta Boat.

      • I expect hours and hours of extras when the dvds are released, okay? And they better be good! *starts saving money for the Director’s cut*

    • ME TOO!!! I think there were at least 2 takes of that because KJH totally broke YEH’s ice cream cone, and when they started getting frisky, she had a whole new perfect cone…

      Gah, OTP looks so happy and in love…

  30. OMIGAWD!! Just found out that the scenes from the airport were all adlibbed!!! The longing looks, the handholding!! Dear god, you two, stop torturing us and tongue kiss oredy!! This is too much, I need a paperbag cause Im close to hyperventilating

      • what?!!! goodness I’m so happy :D…see..adding up to their usual “comfy moments” again…now can anyone seriously tell me these two are just playing their roles…isn’t it the other way around this time?

      • @Connie: I’m beginning to wonder if our LTM OTP is having a meta-Best Love moment where they’re really dating, but they use the excuse of a show to date and be sweet and lovely on the screen…

        Hahaha, I could only wish. Wish SO hard.

    • Beat me with a spoon say what!!!!! Ad-Libbed.
      My goodness, I’ve never thought such a word would become one of my all time favorites. Airport Scene was…aigoo. Im stuttering with incoherent happiness.

      • I need some relaxant Leishers to be able to stand another cheeeezzzzzyyyy moments tonight!!! love love love 😀

      • Conie me too. I’ve never looked for or liked chemical help–totally holistic most of the times, but I will welcome a relaxant right now. Especially after tomorrow and that long long wait. gah.

      • @ Leishers

        a BIG YESSSSS to that…am a big fan of KJH and I’ve watched almost all of his drama and movies…tho he has this special tantalizing gaze whenever he looks at his co star, IMHO, never did I see such captivating, starry, adoring and loving looks in sooo many scenes…that’s only with YEH, that’s why no matter what other people say, or whether KJH and YEH would deny this after LTM airs, I will still stand in my belief that they BOTH like (if not love) each other to some extent!!!

      • totally agree with you mizweng that KJH has this “tantalizing gaze” that’s why i love him so much!!!!!!!

    • credits smr05 @ soompi:

      The script reads:
      the script (above) only states the lines and the following actions:

      AJ: hands over pen
      KJ: looks at pen and is confused
      AJ: explains pen
      KJ: laughs with realisation
      * Flights to China, hurry your asses*
      KJ: says he should go in now
      AJ: looks forlorn and sad
      KJ: tells her he’s not going on an exchange program to study abroad
      AJ: smiles and says goodbye
      KJ: wheels his carrier luggage and walks away
      AJ: waves goodbye

      That’s all she wrote…literally. The rest is OTP magic 🙂

    • OMO OMO OMO what???? adlibbed???? now you tell me if KJH and YEH do not at least LIKE each other FOR REAL!!!!!! that’s waaay tooo many adlibbed scenes for a drama…goshh where’s my meds? i think am going to have angina attack!!! breath in breath out oh dear oh dear this show and OTP will be the death of me…need to make my last will and testament……just in case…..

      • I know that reaction was all YEH and not Ah Jung… really. Who wouldn’t blush and swoon like that if KJH looked at you like he would eat you, then slowly brush past you while still holding your hand??? THEN EFFING BITE HIS LIP. Like really… he could make a piece of wood fall in love with him with them moves.

      • you are definitely right!!! if KJH does all that to me…MY HEART WILL LITERALLY STOP BEATING!!!!

      • @Best Luv you are so right.
        Someone posted that the way Ki Joon looks in this show is different from his others. Because he has a sparkle inhis eye every scene with Ah Jung. And My Oh My, I saw it today. I saw the sparkle in his eye, really, not hallucinating, and I went in a vegitative state for a bit

      • @ Mizweng: you and me both! ANGINA! I popped them pills like them M&Ms. Which is neither I’m keen of. But if you give me cola or ice-cream… kekekekeke 😛

      • @ Leishers

        my reply to your comment is there above…dunno what happened…blame it on my angina med adverse reactions…hehehe

      • @ HunnyBunny

        LOL cola and ice cream are not good for me too BUT if KJH eats with me or just let me lick off him such sugary goodness, then DIABETES MELLITUS be damned!!! I’d rather die Happy than live long and lonely… such perverted thoughts really get me going…..tee heeeee

      • @Mizweng ahahah I’m so glad you saw it too. My gosh, I was not expecting that, though I probably shoudl have with all thats been going on since the earlier eps. Gah, I dont know what I’m going to do after this show. I dont care if YEH and KJH hide their relationship, just as long as they come out with it soon. Hell Just as long as they have a relationship. Go for it guys. heeh
        I’d probably keel over at the news of them dating, if they do date that is. hehe. Ugh 12:21 AM….couple more hours away.

    • Really??? OMG!!! OMG, OMG, OMG! Okay, I think I would have to watch the episode now. Raw or not I don’t really care!

      • raw or not, it’s all between the lines for this OTP 🙂 you can FEEL the attraction without even understanding. it’s ridiculous. has some subs but not fully and since they’re still subbing, it’s a bit slow.

      • @HwanHye Shipper, thanks a lot chingu! Viki, however, is not available here down under as I noticed just awhile ago. I’m watching at YouTube right now because I notice that it doesn’t gobble up my wifi data load unlike if I use other sites. But I think I’d have to be quick here because SBS might pull it out soon. Thanks!=)

  31. Quote: “He tells her they should get going. She ask where to, and he says some place to relieve their stress. I highly recommend your BED, Ki Joon. Please drive straight there. Best stress relief ever, I guarantee it.”

    What a good suggestion and I’m in total agreement. Yeah, just drive straight home and to your bed if you both need any stress reliever.

  32. Another great dissected recap!! Totally enjoyed it! The airport scene was also my favourite… replayed it times over. So natural and the feelings of longing and new budding love between them is so palpable! And yes… their eye-play is totally sexy!! Looking forward to tonite’s epi to see how Ki Joon solves this mess. KJH looks fantastic throughout … yumm…

  33. Alright!! Hang it – I’m at work and downloading ep 13 and I am now off to watch it! My client’s will just have to wait!

    BRB – OOOoooooooooohhhhhhhhh!!!

    • I dunno, But people think that since KJH and YEH are great with improvisating [is that the words?], theres a great chance that the scene werent scripted too

    • I think there was only supposed to be a little bit of ice cream… not that naughty ice cream smush-face KJH pulled off… but I get the feeling that their skinship after was all ad-lib.

      • i have a feeling the writer just wrote suggestive scenarios and everything (KJ/AJ moments) are all ad libbed…there’s no way that natural flirting like that comes scripted…and to do that effectively, i believe that the people involved MUST really care and be attracted to each another FOR REAL!!!!

      • yep. totally. the script are bare bones and read like instructions of walk over, hand this, say something, blah blah for the airport scene… and even the full scripted parts only have the word they need to say. The rest: those gazes, knowing eye-sexting, extra skinship, lingering moments —– totally KJH/YEH magic.

        Man, they must have discussed and practiced a whoooole lot… like in private 🙂 together. alone.

      • Hahhah you freaking kill me @Best Luv. Your “Like in private. Together. Alone.” I cant stop laughing, cuz im picturing you saying it with a elf-satisfied grin on your face.

  34. media, media, media! they’re stirring too much trouble in Greatest Love… and i see they’ve spread their venom in Lie To Me as well, aigoo.

    thanks for this.

  35. I need to watch this with c-subs before I can really properly comment on the episode. But I did see the ratings 🙁 Dang – sigh… they really really really just don’t like this show in Korea huh? What a drop. Where is the love [for the our OTP]? I can’t help but be a little sad. But they are really professional and so good at holding it all together – Ah-Ki couple fighting!!!!!!!! Stay strong together. 🙂 🙂

    Thank you everyone & Ms Koala for all your comments. Reading all your comments and Ms Koala’s recaps – really make me smile 🙂 Love you all LTM fans. Can’t wait to watch the office scene after reading what you all said. I gotta see that flirting. Love those subtle moments.

    I really hope there is a wedding scene btw our lovely OTP (and not AJ’s dad & AK or some other couple). It’d be nice to have the show come full circle in a real/official marriage between them.

    • Oh – I noticed the KJH’s ice cream is melting a lot faster than YEH’s 🙂 hehe… not sure why I’m noticing these things but it’s melting onto his hands. LOL So much fun they had. 🙂

    • I’ll quote what I wrote in Soompi…

      As for the ratings….a drama’s worth is measured not only by TV ratings….(seriously, how many people watch TV these days? Most people really go online )


    • To be objective, a drama’s merits can be gauged not only by TV ratings but also by online ratings….and based on what I have seen in major sites, LTM passes with flying colors!!!!!!!!

      Still waiting for YEH-LJH’s ice cream song and the OST track played at the end of episode 13…

    • thanks ..i’ve been waiting for this for ages…i really love this son g and been humming this over and over again..:D

  36. so apparantly the cheek touching part beside the car before they go to public bath was also adlibbed. Geez Ji Hwan, desperate much for skinship? we’ve all know that you have the hots for the lady, ROTFL

    • The cheek touch to me is very intimate. A prelude to a more intense. act (which is totally unacceptable in public!) Especially when the hand touches the ear part -eeeeeeeeee…. (need a cold shower pronto) eeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • First of all, thankss Koala unni for the recaps. U did a realllyy good job. Your recaps really made my day. Every morning, the first thing pops on my mind is your blog and LTM. I’ ve been a fan of korean drama for a long time. But I don’t think I’ve become this crazy about a drama (i.e. LTM!!!).

      I think HwanHye’s chemistry that keep me blushing when I am watching the drama. (OMG, KJH looks so dashing in his suits!!) and I don’t know how YEH keep her composure when KJH look straight in her eyes…I was like..WOW..(especially meet AJ in her office scene and airport scene). I can see that YEH/AJ was blushing and try not to look straight in KJH/KJ eyes as he stares. There were times when YEH/AJ looked away because she was blushing.

      Really pray the next week episodes to be a very memorable ending and make me blush to the maxxx!!!

  37. OMG… I can’t stop smiling 😀 ..watching all the scenes between our OTP… the date, the sms, the sauna, the airport… everything is just so pure and sweet…
    honestly, I don’t give a damn about the other problems (the biatch and the botox lady and all her colony) … all I can see our OTP and PARK HOON (of course!!)

    @ Angelito : park hoon is sooooooooooooo cute ….

    • yupp yupp yupp me toooo , i couldnt stop for watching this episode over and over again and keep smiling to watch our OTP… 😀

  38. omo omo omo… smr05 @soompi and here sometimes… you are just daebak, for realz. Translating scripts that clearly show how much of that entire episode was adlibbed!

    for the following, credits: smr05

    The Script for the ice-cream scene – YEH’s adlib:
    ^ pretty much acted out verbatim. but the last part as we all suspected was adlibbed ^^
    KJ: “it’s nothing. aigoo” (softly hits AJ’s hand away)
    AJ: (ice cream is smeared all over her mouth) “waa, what is this?!”
    KJ: (looks at AJ, finds her adorable and smears more ice cream on her face)
    * the two continue to play at it *

    ^ i guess YEH’s definition of “playing at it” was to grab KJH’s neck and gets whats on her face all over his face

    The Script for the car scene just before they went to the jjimjil room – KJH’s adblib:

    KJ: (smiling, says playfully) i want to be with you tonight
    AJ: what? (tries to get out of the car)
    KJ: (grabs AJ) Ha! let’s go to sweat it out haha (sweating it out = going to sauna)

    ^ as we saw in the episode, KJH didn’t *smile and say playfully* hehe.

    Me: bahhhhhhhhhhhh… *knees melt/faints onto the floor*

    • I really can’t get enought of this two…and it seems that this two can’t get enought of themselves as!…It’s my little girl’s birthday today and I’m planning to get ice cream…I bet, I can’t help but giggle everytime I see ice cream…

    • I just melted like ice cream…there’s no way, jose that these two do not feel electricity gravitating towards each other!!! huh, are we blind? are we all taking the same medications that we are all hallucinating? are we dense???? KJH and YEH, for the love of God, please oh please admit already that you do FEEL something for each other…not maybe as sexual as what I’m feeling but then I know that there’s something there…hmmmmnnnnnn……..he he he

      • They are playing KDrama footsie! Teasers in the early episodes and nada ’til the end.

  39. Dear Koala,

    It is beautifully written version. I appreciate for your hard work. I wish some TV channel appoint you as their English version subtitle/review editor. I just finished my work and now it is 10.00pm here at Houston and found your full recap of LTM.


    • ben…you’re from houston?! whoaaaa…small world!!! Me too!!!!

      i can’t wait for the next episodeeeeee…i can’t believe there’s only three episode left….i want them to extend ittttt…puleaaaseeeeeeeeeee!!!!

      • don’t think their gonna extent it, ratings are still going doing. I don’t know the problems w/this korean, guess its just us westener who love this 2.

      • too bad KJH has another project right after this, right? he needs to fly to japan for a movie?
        so i guess they can’t extend it even if they wanted to….=(

  40. I’ve missed a lot! I just went straight to this recap! Thank you so much dear ockoala unni!

    Oh dear, I hope everything would be resolved in ep 14 so that we can have the two remaining episodes just enjoying them (as if we’re not enjoying them now). I mean, enjoying them so happy together sans the chaos. I can hardly wait to watch that ice cream and airport scenes unni!!! Why would SBS cut that scene when both were so playful and Ki Joon, er, Ji Hwan was red on the face? It might be another ad libbed scene, I hope (or maybe they’re saving it up for a special something episode, again, I hope).

    Is it just me, or has anyone felt that you miss Gong Ah Jung and Hyun Ki Joon already with only three episodes left? I guess Ki Joon will have his own press conference to protect Ah Jung and maybe Sang Hee would speak out publicly too (which is unlikely but so hoping) so that the two can get back to their respective jobs peacefully. Then Chairman Chen would finally forge a business deal with Ki Joon, and Ah Jung’s resignation will not be accepted by the minister because the ministry just wouldn’t do without her. Then everybody would find out that the one responsible for the scandal are the fired losers of Ki Joon’s company and that other loser guy in Ah Jung’s team which would be dealt with by Jae Bum, making him a famous lawyer. All the while our beloved couple here is having that boating scene (what exactly do you call that?) in KJ’s bed or in Ah Jung’s favorite suite at the World Hotel (or anywhere AND anywhere, I don’t care as long as they do it mwa ha ha ha!). Auntie would be happy because of their booming business and finally let Ki Joon and Ah Jung marry, and marry they will, then will have three adorable babies in three years… about Yoon Joo, well I really don’t care what happens to her, just that she will finally wake up from her pathetic delusions because she just doesn’t have any choice, you see or yes, the other choice is just stay in ockoala unni’s closet after being shoved in there – forevah! mwa ha! But I’m starting to feel sorry for her really since Ki Joon will never be swayed – evah!

    … then Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye will date for real, make us all ecstatic and go gaga over their awesomeness, then after five movies and five dramas together finally get married, then have three cute babies as well, mwa ha ha!

    Had my last exam for the term this morning, hallelujah! So I think am allowed to be just so freaking crazy today mwa ha ha ha!!!

    • You have a right to be so freaking crazy especially after an exam. And especially over LTM. Hahah I love your story playout, though I kinda want chen to approach Ki Joon with respect instead of just thinking he’s a kid playing around. That hurted. He acts as if he’s never made a mistake. But anyways, Yeah im all for your playout. So cute. Though the 3 Kids in 3 yrs scares me. Thats alot of kids for 3 years, buut that just means they boat often so…cant mind at all.

    • @ Larkspurs

      I just Love your playout esp the boating scenes…3 babies in 3 years? how about 4 babies in 3 years? well, they should definitely have cute fraternal twins for the oldest!!! pls pretty pls i just adore twins and to have lil KJ and AJ is not such a bad idea…

    • what would i do without the playground!??? i am loving this drama! i don’t understand all the hate on the other sites. i’ve seen plenty worse that others seemed to love. so i guess to each his own. a HUGE thank you to ms. koala for keeping up with LTM! how do you do it??? much admiration and respect for you!

      @larkspur – i started missing AJ and KJ back in episode 8 when i realized the drama was half over! oh, and i like how your version of the ending plays out…

    • lol ur story is amusing, lovely n gleeful. thank u larkspur. I’m with u 100% totally going bonkers with what ji hwan n eunhye have been showing us electrifying scenes, romantic interactions. wishing them together as a couple then beautiful babies soon after.

  41. thanks koala. ever the best recap..watching it raw and matching it up with what you wrote..thanks so much. 😀

    noticed that both are blushing as i hope that it’s not just acting but actually the real deal..dreaming state here. 😉

    • question here please….. can you blush at will? really, am curious if one can do that??? because i do believe blushing happens when one is embarrassed or shy about something and it has to be a in a random situation… just wondering yunno…KJ and AJ had a number of blushing moments in these eps and still they call it ACTING????

  42. OMG, my Koalas…reading your recap already sending me to Mars, I can’t wait to watch it…and don’t even know where I would end up…

    The OTP chemistry is awesome…may be beyond words to me…Just need to watch both of them…non-stop then I’m happy…Don’t think I can watch anything else after this for at least few months…I can’t see any other actors and can’t hear them eithers…breath breath breath..

  43. hahaha!
    “So what, Yoon Joo? Maybe you’ve never been crapped on by a bird, but shit happens, people deal with it.”

    ^ best.line.ever! only i wish she was crapped on by a bird.

    great recap as per usual ^^

  44. This recap is a a life saver Koala…thank you so much. I really enjoyed watching episode 13, enjoying every moment those 2 spent together on the screen, very sweet.

  45. I’m back from watching the most squeal worthy skin tingling plaster that smile on your face and smack happy episode of all!!!

    Chingus out there – if you have not seen ep 13 – go watch it even without subs – just read Koala’s recap just before watching and don’t waste your time reading subs – watch their faces, their eyes, their hands, their body language!!

    I watched the whole vid once through, then repeated the AJ/KJ parts then replayed the hug, the ice cream!- O save me, the office – it sent shivers down my spine!, and then their farewell at the steps – she just had to touch him!
    The Airport!!!!!!!

    I tell you – most times when I watch them together – I find myself holding my breath – and then breathing again when their scene is over – it’s like I’m eavesdropping on them and not wanting to interrupt them!
    the jimjilbang when he mentioned the cola – which I think is adlibbed by him,

  46. I love YEH But i have to ask you all this , whats with her wardrobe in this show i mean secretary park has nice suits even when aj had to give speech she wore skintight pant and tank top and most of tops are tank tops not tommention her nighty in ep8 the only good dress i saw was in this episode when she discusses something with kj and team. Who is doing her professional wardrobe.

    I like the snake print dress she had but the icecream song and kiss later dress is questionable. Or am i missing the whole style theme here

    Why dress AJ in suits all summer and give tank tops to AJ? Just asking”……

    • though just to add to your comment, YEH has had to apologize for some of the clothing choices they put on her at the beginning because netizens were outraged a civil servant would wear super short shorts to work (and a long shirt on top making her look naked)

      • true YEH is hardcore fashionista, everything she wears become the latest fad in fashion. She’s a TRENDSETTER. she’s creative that i heard she designed some clothes. so in their ‘lovin’ ice cream karaoke’ BTS, i believe she knows the right necktie for KJH, she just doesn’t want to pick it and just praised on how KJH is handsome that any necktie would just melt…hmmmm…??..anyway, they chose the tie that YEH touched the most for KHJ.

        but i have to agree, public servants, specially officials, should wear simple but formal attire. and SHORTS are a big no-no. sometimes, she has the right attire, sometimes she’s not. i don’t know where the consistency is.

  47. Koala u r really daebak….after reading ur recaps..i really cant help but watched the episode 13 even though it is not subbed….thks Missie Koala!!!!!!!!

  48. Just wondering what the other website (baidu, DClie, are saying about our OTP. Are there any kind soul that would enlighten us?

    • CHINGUUUUUS!!! Many other fans at soompi, dc ltm, and baidu are just like us… going bonkers for the chemistry b/w the two, the adlibbed moments, the googly eyes.

      Yep, DC Liars saw what I THOUGHT I saw during that airport scene: CARESSING EACH OTHER’S HANDS?

      • I have yet to watch ep 13 but oh my, this hand caressing gif is killing me!
        This can’t be acting… He did the thumb stroke and she reciprocated immediately!

      • me too, i saw the thumb stroke… LOL and i laugh my self happy to see them more closer each day… horayyyy i hope our dream will come true that they will be considered to be a real life couple, getting married and have adorable children :P……..

  49. helooo…do you know the title from EPI 12 when KJ seen Fireworks?
    and another song mention such “pouring rain” dying looking for it…

    btw….nice recap koala….help me so much when the eng sub not available yet….^^

  50. And now…………ep14

    Can’t the hours go faster!! [although it’s so not good workwise cos now I have to catch up on work that’s been delayed these past 3 hours!! – Ah Well – all worth it!!]

    What we need is KJ declaring to the world he loves AJ – AJ getting mad at his recklessness – KJ kidnapping her back to his house to calm her with cola and then to stop AJ from continuing to yell at him – he’ll kiss her senseless – and then – he’d better know what to do after – *sigh*! 😛

    Which results in the need for the wedding hall that’s supposed to be featured sometime somewhere! [giggling like school girl]

  51. what i really like about this OTP is that as you say they ARE in love, in some dramas the OTP say they are inlove but dont really let it show that much,maybe a peck,some calls,teasing etc but youre FORCED to believe in their love almost,here we actually FEEL it and suffer,giggle and cry along cause to us is like watching a real love story unfold,the line between fiction and reality becomes too thin

    • I agree with you I think that’s why I’m so drawn to this drama they function the way people in love do. Happy and giddy over little things.

    • totally agree! that’s what’s so refreshing about this drama. there’s no skirting around the issue. KJ may hesitate a bit, be he knows he loves AJ and he goes for it! i hope he doesn’t change in the last few episodes!

    • that’s why i love this show. because their actions are believable. those are acts that real people who are in love would do. those little /simple gestures that they do with each other but says I LOVE YOU.

  52. The only thing that bothered me about this episode is what kind of documents could the fired directors pass to the press to substantiate that the lie had taken place.

    On the other hand K’s friends, and the blind date can verify that he denied the rumor when it started and that people just chose not to believe him.

    If you get a chance check out the spoiler section on viki someone made some photo’s of K and AJ that are great.

  53. well i can’t say that episode 13 is my fav coz for me i love all the episode, I just cant get enough the way how they act,they are so cute and same time hot and so far i like how the story goes ..

  54. Another piece of my mind; dont hate me for this!!

    The lie is out, the shit hits the fence, is about time, the rest of the world knows about it. Civil Servant was the creator of the scam, so she is the one who is responsible. The blame needs to go only to her, and no one else. It is cruel, it is hard, it is a lot of crap to deal with, but it is part of life and being adult. You make your own choices, goods or bads, you were the one who did it, so you need to learn to live with the consequences of your actions. Life ain’t rose!!!

    Ice Prince, make his choices, he decide, help Civil Servant, helping himself, so he needs to accept the consequences of that too. They know the lie was a scam, and little they know, the public reaction was going to be like Biblical proportions, but hell, they dig the hole, jump in it, stayed in it, and know the only thing that you can do when you are in the bottom of the pit, is get the hell out of there, going up.

    I personally, after a lot thinking, I don’t want Reaper’s death. I want her to suffer; I want her to see Ice Prince so happy, that her blood turns sour.

    I want Ice Prince to tell her, something like — you (Reaper) make my Ah Jung Ah, suffer a few times, I can’t forgive you for that. You are disgusting. A sour, and lousy loser. A despicable woman, capable to use her own parents, to get what she wants. Once I loved you, now I hate you. You are beautiful in the outside, but in the inside, you are only a witch. —

    Reaper says — you are the one who lied–

    Ice Prince says –and you are the one who used that lie, to get me, Ah Jung Ah, lie to her friend that was innocent, and innocent lie. She never intended falling in love with me deceiving me. But you, you use your parents, yourself, my business, and my family, to get me. Who is more despicable, you or her? You are a horrible person. I hope God can forgive you, because I know, I can’t! I have to say, that I was never so happy, even now in this difficult moment, having her by my side, is just enough, to make me smile. You never give me that!

    And the song says:

    I wake up every evening
    With a big smile on my face
    And it never feels out of place
    I wonder how bad that tastes.

    When you see my face,
    Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell.
    When you walk my way,
    Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell.

    Now where’s your picket fence, love?
    You’ve never seemed so tense, love.
    I’ve never seen you fall so hard.
    And do you know where you are?
    When you see my face,
    Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell.”

    Artist: All American Rejects
    Song: Gives you Hell

    Watching Ice Prince happy in love with Civil Servant, REAPER HOPES IT GIVES YOU HELL!!!
    Mhahahahahahahahahaha *totally evil laughter*

    • love your post as usual…can’t help but LOL..was kinda wondering why you were late angelito… hahaha

      yessss YJ needs to suffer more then die a painful and miserable death… see KJ and AJ married and with 4 lovable kids in 3 years…huh!!!!

    • “You are beautiful in the outside, but in the inside, you are only a witch”….she’s not beautiful!!! damn it.. she is not!! *sigh* (didn’t I look like you? LOL)

      • Love Park Hoon…Wasnt Park Hoon the guy that YEH first met for a match-making date in Take Care of the Young Laday – the guy he had to beat up whenever they meet?

    • Aw – you went and got yourself Smurfed!!!

      And yes – Reaper needs to suffer more – burn for eternity maybe?

  55. ockoala-sshi always save my Monday and Tuesday with the summary! gomawo~ 😀 😀 I really love your comments on Yoon Joo. LOL you’re such a realistic person and I do agree with your line “Why don’t everybody let Ki Joon decide what is best for Ki Joon”. KJ is a grown man, so I think he’s mature enough to make his own decision!

    once again thanks for the summary 🙂 enjoy your day, liars 😉

  56. Did anyone read rebel souls intro in the recap?? it goes like this:
    quote from rebelsouls:

    Guess who played cupid tonight and brought AJ and K even closer without even realizing it – yup-YJ. AJ didnt get that idea out of nowhere- it came directly from YJ’s mouth. It’s like YJ gave her the seed, AJ took it to the most fertile piece of land and now it’s already sprouting and pretty soon AJ will have the best looking garden and YJ has to look on and see what she inadvertently caused. It’s like YJ didn’t take into account how strong K and AJ’s relationship is, but this couple is here to stay.

  57. I wish for finale Ah jung’d channeled Goh Eun Chan, YEH’s role from Coffee prince, runs to Ki Joon’s house and jumps his bone, teheheh, we need bed scene(s) PDnim!!

  58. if only the make-up artists would put less make-up on Eun Hye… the last photo made her look so pale and the excessive make-up is visible.
    Nonetheless, I’m excited for tomorrow! 🙂

  59. thank you koala for another most awaited, honest and direct recap. i’m always looking forward for your reviews and recaps and for me this is the best site coz there’s no negative vibes among readers, very discreet and behaved.
    just when i thought everything is going fine, here comes trouble. i love how the story is going right now. i can easily understand and connect with it. it’s not hard to be part of the show, of the OTP. LTM shows the human part of being in-love whether you’re plain person or a famous one.
    being in-love gives us a chance to be a better person, to be natural, be on our worst or simply just be ourselves no pretensions.
    i love how the OTP handles work and stress. love how KJ and AJ still find time for each other despite their busy schedules. love how they share everything.
    and in every relationship, sacrifice is a must. i salute AJ on how she stands up for KJ and taking all the blame.
    i agree that KJ and AJ only continue with the charade but no one of them started it. it is just the effect of what others started, they have to face the consequences for both agreeing into it.
    i just hope episode 14 will involve something special for the two (just like what everyone is waiting for to happen – a bed scene! i totally can’t stop giggling for this idea to finalize!)
    but no matter sad this episode turns out, i just can’t erase this huge smile on my face remembering the childish, giggling and happy moment of KJ and AJ.
    i just hope this two will soon date for real!!!
    again thank you and hoping for a grand exit for the OTP, the LTM.

  60. @Mizweng @Best Luv @HwanHye You guys are soo killing me with all the links. I love em too much. My gosh, just looking at Kang Ji Hwan and how he looks at YEH continually bowls me over. He soo sooo likes her. Go for it KJH, go and get her. You Know you like her. If Han Ji Hye and Lee Dong Gun can date after their projects, and they had and “ok-cute” chemistry, You two can surely date. Theres nothing to be hide, so just go ahead and run with this love that has blossomed. Oh Gosh. I see it, we all see it. Please, I hope you guys see it too. @Conie, that relaxant would be handy right about now.

  61. Thanks koala dear for the recap! 😉 Effort well acknowledged.

    Geez… got really addicted to LTM!!!! My May and June all revolved around this drama. Many first happened..
    first :
    -time ever to hope 2 reel actors would go real
    -live streaming for a drama ( even if I didn’t understand Most of what has been said)
    -time to stalk forums regarding LTM
    -time to participate/comment in a forum
    -time to be ruled by fictional characters

    Too many Firsts!!! And the list doesn’t end there. LTM what did you do to us? I’ll surely miss this drama, the giddy feeling and the smile it was able to bring into my face.

    There will only be a few episodes left, and I have resolved never to go live streaming next week and will curb my appetite for any information. I will wait for the subbed version to prolong this happy feeling. It would be bittersweet when I finally get to see the finale, poignant memory that will cure me (hopefully) of this addiction. Am I a masochist or just a plain romantic fool? Pray, YEH and KJH end up for real!

    • so true! i did each item on your list for the first time too!^_^
      it’s unbelievable how actively engaged the LTM fandom turned out to be!

      • We netizens have gone crazy over LTM right?… I don’t know if another drama could make me surpass what I feel now. Maybe another YEH/KJH starrer? 😉

    • @ sarang

      Same here, my experience with this drama is full of firsts. I usually marathon watch Kdramas, I just ask friends about what’s good then bam…I finish about 6-8 episodes a day. LTM started with so much hype, I luv YEH’s dramas so I decided, oh what the heck…I’m telling you…the experience is worth it.

      Man, I felt a whole range of emotions – from worry to giddy schoolgirl exhilaration. I’m usually a lurker on blog sites, but there is just something about LTM making me want to share and be a part of the playground. I love Koalas’ recaps, she just gets it and her reviews are excellent. (Madame Koala – better than the subs IMO) Also, I do not usually “ship” for couples beyond their roles, but there is just something so palpable between YEH & KJH (A thousand pardons Koala) so I’m like a fan waiting for every droplet of information about them. Kekeke…

      You know, I’m begining to feel the pangs of separation anxiety, I’m beyond caring for the ratings, but I do wish this drama was appreciated more so that they could at least extend it.

      • Yes, same experience. Normally I’d just ask my sister for a good Kdrama to while away my off time from work. I’ll watch 4-6 episodes a day or jump to the ending if I find the story boring/does not suit my taste.

        With LTM? I was even more addicted than my sister is. After Monday and Tuesday I’ll spend most of my time in the net surfing for the juicy morsels of infos about the drama and of course YEH and KJH. If I’m at work I usually had my iphone with me wherever I go just to be updated on the forums, especially here in the playgound. Most of the time my eyes are glued to the screen, then, whenever there’s new juicy bits I smile to myself. CRAZY isn’t it?

      • BTW, read it somewhere that rating for last night was still not good. I went-so? I don’t care, as long as the couple made us happy it doesn’t matter. With the advent of new technology? The internet spoke volumes, LTM has a skyrocketing success internationally ( I just hope that counts as rating too).

        It so famous in the net that I just recently knew even my friend in UK, also got addicted. She even used up her monthly plan due to this. We have not even talked about which drama to watch. It’s all due to it’s fame in the net.

      • Yes, and I have convinced my friends as well. I got so many hooked on the drama and they’re begining to look at me as the walking advert for LTM. I even comvinced them to read Koala’s recaps! So we usually end up discussing the episode even during clinic hours! Ahahaha!

      • same here friends…this is my first time too n my connection to the real world just 25%… most my time only on my sister think I’m crazy….hahaha…….but what the hell..I’m not alone..I have you guys!!

      • same here! my sisters are disowning me for watch episodes several times a day! i don’t care!^_^

  62. I am rewatching LTM, and I just realised that it was Sang Hee, who told the lie about their marriage to the chinese chairman at first, without letting AJ knows about it. I already forgot that!

  63. Thank you for all the recaps.

    How can we survive the remaining episodes of Lie to me without you. You make our days much more exciting.
    Frankly I can not stand watching most korean dramas but with Lie to me I stay up late to get the latest episode raw without english subs just to be refreshed by the story. It is good I have a very understanding mate who just smile at my unusual behavior glued to the pc for lie to me latest. I must have seen YEH’s Goong 20 times just because of the visible sparks between the Ju Jihoon and YEH. But now, I find the KJH more exciting. YEH has grown before the eyes of her international fans, from teen to adult and mature actress. Whatever the ending of Lie to me, it has made me and so many global fans very happy. Hope YEH and KJH still find time to be together after the drama.

    For now, I am joining you and many other in lodging formal protest to SBS to have in the remaining episodes more of hot kisses if a bed scene is not possible anymore because of all the angst and conflict resolution.
    Waiting for recaps of all remaining episodes and even after.

  64. Correct me if I am wrong
    First======== KJ asks P Chen for forgiveness,no deal is made What’s the accuse?
    Before KJ (CEO) of World Hotel and President Chen exchange the contract
    sJ said he owes President Chen an apology. He and AJ NOT MARRIED. IS PERSONAL. However ,WORLD HOTEL AND PRESIDENT DEAL IS Strictly business is business ——– nothing but the true.
    President Chen walkes away and no deal. When KJ see president Chen again, he repeats he lies to protect someone he loves and will do anything for her.##Promise to modify the proposal!!
    Why KJ auntie makes AJ to commit she lies to save KJ????? KJ auntie get no comment senses a professional woman ??????? Why she lost her trust to KJ who work so hard for many years?

    Second= Sell point to use AJ’s sacrifies herself to save KJ’s career to touch viewers heart?? AJ speaks out before consult to KJ( he is the CEO not her) and her father (professor of the law)
    It not only ruinning KJ’s reputation beside she doesnt know the story behind?
    No contract exchange ,no deal. In otherword the ball is in KJ court. He speaks for himself not anybody!!!!!

    If the script writer is working under pressure.Use AJ sacrifies to save KJ to touch the viewers heart????? for the next two epi ????Well done?
    YEH and KJH , appreciated for working hard, I still enjoy watching LTM just to see your smiling faces your confident and flighting mood.

  65. awwww. just seen your recap on another person’s tumblr without proper credit to this site! 🙁 huhuhu wish she will edit asap and give proper credit for this post. 🙁

  66. well upon checking the other post best love ep 14, this blog also copied the recap without proper credit. :(( so sad. I havent checked all post but I guess the first 2 post being koala’s is quite alarming.

    messaged her to give you the proper credit but if not.. well.. it’s up to you guys. for me all the recaps here are very helpful and I really really appreciate all your hard work. I just want her to give your site and effort proper credit. 🙁

    • shame! shame! shame! to that person who copied Koala’s recap without giving proper credit to our Koala. Shame! shame! shame!

  67. crossed my fingers next ep of LTM lots of hugs and kisses between our fav OTP
    that’s all i care about and ms koala eonni many thanks for all ur hardwork without your up to date we’re like blind mice srambling here n there lots of love n kisses between out OTP

  68. btw never mind if this drama is not a big hit in korea, am sure many fans all over asia are going to wait for lie to me

  69. im going crazy i went with my dad to his conference and the hotel were staying has a lousy web connection …..i miss all the fun and angst for ep 13 and 14…im just reading recaps …..what a sad life i hve i miss ah jung and ki joon …

  70. when ki joon bit his lips at airport,i’m like weeee…*die with happiness*..r u sure they don’t date for real?…they look like they do..

  71. “I am officially lodging a protest with SBS. That scene was of vital importance to the plot.”
    Haha! Koala, you’re awesome!


    by the stickiness of their eye to eye contact in airport scene, i bet Ji Hwan is thinking of a stolen kiss adlib to Eun Hye again!!!! urgghh…these 2!

  73. Been real busy but couldn’t help but peek at the playground where one feels kinship.

    It is obvious YEH & KJH are trying their best to fulfill our wishes through acting out what we expect from them. That’s as far as my objective view goes.

    Boy, they are really showing their hands (not literally) in every encounters. We don’t even have to look closely- all their moments are SCREAMMMINGGG real in your face.

    Ice cream, cola scenes, hand- face caresses, eye contacts, boating whatever, bring them all in……We only die once …. let’s live to the fullest lol.

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