It’s been an emotional week for our characters. Ji An flat out tells Yoon Hee her husband knows about her affair. Dong Hoon finds out Ji An’s connection with Kwang II along with her big secret. Dong Hoon finally accepts his candidacy for the Director position. Joon Young doesn’t trust anyone. Ji An confesses her feelings for the unwanted Dong Hoon. Grab your tissues as Firnlambe, OhSoEnthusiastic, and I, Tiara, try not to cry over this week’s episodes of My Mister.

OhSoEnthusiastic: So this week was...full, wasn’t it? Dong Hoon’s wife knows that /he/ knows. Dong Hoon is being put forward for a promotion to Director. Kwang Il is slowly figuring out what Ji An has been up to. Grandma has been given permission to reside in a facility. Goodness. So much going on for a show that likes to take it’s time with it’s plot points.

Firnlambe: Soooo much to talk about. I love this show. I really do. The pacing is perfect, even with all the angst. And that’s saying a lot--cuz I hate excessive angst. Though even with the angsty bits, I’m always looking forward to the next episode. I want us to start with how Ji An let it slip that Dong Hoon is in the know. I personally was preening during that whole scene. Annoyed, (cuz dammit Yoon Hee, you can't have it both ways with your men) but overall very happy she was told and had her subsequent break down.

Tiara: My Mister just keeps bringing it every week. There is never a dull moment even with it’s slow-moving plot. The drama allows the scenes to breathe through those quiet points and brings in music to sweet you along with the characters. I can’t wait to own the full OST album. As for Ji An and Yoon Hee’s showdown, it went down pretty much how I thought it would go. Yoon Hee may think she’s the smartest person in the room, but she’s got nothing on Ji An. Dong Hoon’s wife is just selfish and this scene just proves that point once again.

OhSoEnthusiastic: I’m struggling with the pacing personally, not because the pacing is bad or poorly done, but because I just have trouble sitting through things when the pacing is slower. I tend to gravitate towards stories that move along a little quicker. Everything else about this drama is fantastic though, so that’s more than making up for it. And this week was honestly really satisfying for me. I’m glad Yoon Hee knows that Dong Hoon knows about the affair now. I’m even more glad that she seems to realize just what a faithful man she’s married to. He easily could have left her, but he hasn’t. He’s been faithful even though she wasn’t. It’s been gratifying to watch her come to this realization and have a bit more of an understanding of what that says about her as a person.

Firnlambe: Agreed. Watching her fight with Joon Young was also very satisfying, but then, I’m petty lol. I wish that she would come with to Dong Hoon soon. I can’t really see them saving the marriage though. I can see them trying, if only for their son's sake, but with how their emotions are I don't see the bridge being mended after this particular burn.

Tiara: Yoon Hee finally standing up for her husband against Joon Young was satisfying. It’s probably the first time she’s stepped into Dong Hoon’s shoes in being the “protector” of the family. She’s even trying to make an effort with Dong Hoon’s family. It feels like too little too late, but I guess better late than never. I can’t say what will happen with Dong Hoon and Yoon Hee especially after his conversation with his restaurant owner friend, not to mention the fact that he’s okay with things as long as he doesn’t know about them. I wonder if their marriage was over when she told him SHE knows HE knows.

OhSoEnthusiastic: Truthfully, I’m not sure where the story is trying to take their relationship. She’s such a difficult character to relate to and you kind of just want her to go sit in a corner somewhere for a long time, but the drama clearly cares about her enough to give her an important side plot, so I’ve given up trying to figure out what their fate as a couple will be and just accepted that what happens happens with them. I’m not particularly surprised that Joon Young hasn’t been as cut up about their breakup as she has been. That man never loved her. He loved having one over Dong Hoon which makes it all the more satisfying to see Dong Hoon be put forward as a candidate for such an important promotion. I hope that he follows through on what he said at that lunch about not caring about where Joon Young is or what he is doing and wanting to do the job right if he ends up getting it. I love this honorable man so much. Let’s keep him that way.

Firnlambe: Sun Gyun is one of my favorite actors. And his character this time is no different. He has such a strong will and I love Dong Hoon for that. He also has a strong sense of right and wrong. His showdown with Kwang Il was epic!!! And watching his brothers, especially the youngest, run around town trying to track him down was hysterical. That was truly a highlight of that episode.

Tiara: Ji An hearing Dong Hoon defend for her was the highlight of this week’s episodes. The look of vulnerability on Ji An’s face when Kwang II said she was a murderer was heart-wrenching. Yet it was the speech of Dong Hoon saying, “I would have killed him, too, if I were her. I’d kill anyone who beat up my family!” that hit all the emotional feels. This is another first in Ji An’s life when someone is understanding and empathizing instead of just pushing her to the side while labeling her a killer. I can’t wait for the neighborhood of Ajusshi becoming Ji An’s army to defend her against anyone who dares to wish her harm.

OhSoEnthusiastic: His voice is so deep that it totally throws me off, lol. You don’t expect it to come out of such an unassuming looking person, but then he talks and I’m just like ‘I’m having trouble believing this.’ And yes, yes, yes to that whole fight with Kwang Il. Deep in my heart, I knew he would take Ji An’s side even after learning about who she had murdered and why, but those pauses were still scary to sit through, because what if the writers had chosen that moment for him to turn on her? My faith in him was rewarded though when he started fighting even harder, because how dare anyone hate and shame her for defending her family from someone so incredibly evil? And I’m all for our brother trio team tracking this kid down and beating him up so that he leaves Ji An alone once and for all. The way both of Dong Hoon’s brothers went on the warpath, and not just the brothers but the whole crew from the bar, was really heartwarming to see. Speaking of the youngest brother, my ship is sailing, and I’m very happy about it.

Firnlambe: Your ship is indeed sailing, and it's adorable to watch. Much to my chagrin, cuz the actress was really annoying to me at first. It’s sweet seeing how much he cares for her, even though he adamantly denies it. I can also tell that Ki Hoon really enjoys teasing him. The part where he was signing and ringing the doorbell was cute. I hope the entertainment couple truly hit it off, because if there isn’t at least one couple together by the end of this whole thing I’ll be sad. I can’t see our Affair Trio truly patching things up, and as much as I secretly want them to--I can’t see Dong Hoon and Ji An together either. So the Entertainment Duo is my only hope.

Tiara: I’m still not a fan of Yoo Ra. There is just something about her that makes me annoyed. I do think a little bit of humility has helped Ki Hoon. I know he says he likes the work he is doing, but I secretly hope his dream of being a director isn’t completely over. I didn’t think we’d have any ships when I started so I’m glad someone’s ship is sailing.

OhSoEnthusiastic: His denial is adorable beyond words, lol. But then he turns into a puppy when she needs him for something. Be still, my heart. And I’ve said it before, but I don’t want Dong Hoon and Ji An together, the situation as it is. Too much potential for more unjustifiable cheating. I feel for Ji An developing feelings for Dong Hoon, because what a sucky situation to find yourself in, falling for someone when it’s probably best if you didn't and for that person to be the first person to truly stick around and be a decent influence in her life. That’s hard. (I’m getting flashbacks to college and a certain young man and some pretty intense heartbreak. I feel your pain, Ji An. I feel it deeply.)

Firnlambe: Sadly I think you’re right. Nothing will come of Dong Hoon and Ji An as long as he’s still married. And deep down Ji An knows this, which is why she wanted him to slap some sense into her. Well that and it would look good for the Private Investigator who has been following him. Side note, that PI is really gonna cause some trouble. I can feel it deep in my Kdrama Bones. He’s led Kwang Il toward the truth and with how crummy he was treating her before, he’s not gonna let her get away once he pieces together the whole truth.

OhSoEnthusiastic: I totally hadn’t put two and two together when Ji An irritated Dong Hoon into slapping her on the head while the P.I. was in the background, but if that’s true and she actually did it on purpose knowing he was there, that’s genius, and I want to be this girl when I grow up (minus all the horrible life issues she has to deal with, of course). I actually had a little trouble following just who the P.I. was supposed to be working for, but yeah, he’s gonna be a problem. Hopefully, Dong Hoon and the boys can cause Kwang Il enough trouble that hiring a P.I. will no longer be worth it for him.

Tiara: Ji An and Dong Hoon aren’t in romantic relationship and her “confession” could be half true, but I felt it was more of a show for the spying detective. Joon Young underestimated Ji An and I think he was being outwitted again. Also, I don’t see Dong Hoon allowing their relationship to cross the line as it isn’t within his character. I would rather have her become part of his core family. Who knows what will happen when she’s adopted by Dong Hoon’s mom? Maybe the neighborhood of Ajusshi will talk or beat some sense into Kwang II and he’ll become a better man compared to the boy he used to be. I guess we’ll have to wait and find out. Until next time, watch more dramas.

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My Mister

Starring Lee Sun Gyun and Lee Ji Eun (IU)

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