SBS Fri-Sat drama Alice would have benefited so much from airing on OCN and being a tight 12-episodes like Train. I’m making this conclusion even though it’s not finished yet because the last few episodes have felt like much ado about not a lot, dragging things out to fill screen time when it could be much tighter to maintain the tension. Now it’s like the air has been left out of the balloon and the entire time travel conceit is ouroboros the snake eating itself. It’s still not clear if there are multiple universes that split with each different action or what, but at least it’s confirmed Tae Yi present is also Tae Yi that is Jin Gyeom’s mom likely further along in her life. All that awkward fake rom-com cuteness is gone but so is my connection with Jin Gyeom’s mommy love. He still has it but Tae Yi (mom) is pissing me off by not telling both Jin Gyeom and Tae Yi (professor) all the facts. This episode had so much potential with the two Tae Yi’s meeting and Jin Gyeom also in the past again to try and stop his mom’s murder and all she says is “don’t worry it has to happen” without explaining WHY. Ugh, even grody evil Jin Gyeom with the time travel warts doesn’t make it better at the end even though it’s such a dun dun dun moment.