[Live Recap] “Master’s Sun” Episode 3

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Every episode aims to have that pivotal scene that turns things around for the two leads and so far this is the first where I saw that happen on day one. Then it happened again on the second and now the third. It wasn’t all those scenes where Gong Sil was finding any flimsy excuse to touch him. This time it was crucial because when she flew into his arms, he did not push her away. I’m sure every fiber of his being wanted to, but what kept him from going through with it was his momentary slip into compassion. I think he knew it was different tonight because he didn’t feel like a crazy person was holding onto him – all he sensed was desperation and fear. Maybe instead of taking her word for it, he felt her heart racing and her panic was palpable in her grip. Whatever it was, it made him freeze in place until she was ready to let go. The expression on his face said it all and betrayed the one thing he didn’t want to show her. If he lets on that he is sympathetic, he won’t be able to get rid of her. If he insists on denying then he has some wiggle room to avoid her. It is the best thing about this drama that makes this relationship work so well. Whether they want it or not, there is this undeniable connection they have that links both of their lonely souls. It didn’t take that long for them to get to this point where she can’t live without him and he has to constantly suppress his curiosity about her. We all know where that leads because once you start to care – forget trying to hold back anymore. It’s a slippery slope to the front steps of acknowledging your feelings. Forget the ghosts Gong Sil sees, for someone like Joong Won, losing control of his emotions has to be a new kind of nightmare.

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Is it just me or does this guy give you Kim Soo Hyun vibes? This is the first time I ever saw Seo In Guk act, but I swear from certain angles, that voice and his accent, and the way he speaks jondae is almost identical to Kim Soo Hyun. They could play very convincing brothers.

Written before it aired:

There is a patent sign when I’ve become invested in a drama and it gives me away each time. I tend to get ahead of myself with shows that intrigue me. This one has me constantly questioning motives, underlying intentions, and future outcomes. So far, I feel like we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface when it comes to figuring out Kang Woo’s part in all this. I’m so curious about who he is reporting to each time he calls. If he is just doing his duty, where he will draw the line between professionalism and personal feelings. How much is going above and beyond if he is flirting with Gong Sil and keeping her close to find out more about her relationship with Joong Won? What happens when she starts to affect him and his ability to remain objective is no longer an option.  Hoping that if given the choice between hurting or saving Gong Sil, he will follow his heart. With Gong Sil’s personality, I don’t see him remaining aloof for much longer. She really does have something about her that radiates warmth, sincerity, and kindness. So far it’s easy to see why so many ghosts are drawn to her. It’s not just her ability to see them that sets her apart from other humans, it’s the fact that she is compassionate to their causes and situations. That is another conundrum that baffles me. We all know how Gong Sil came upon this ability to see the dead, but I’m wondering what it will take for her to lose it. If near death is what caused her to acquire it, will the same circumstance be the solution to make it go away. Five years seems to be a long time to live in fear of your own shadow and being jumpy has become second nature to her, but I feel like she can’t live the rest of her life like this. Even though she finally found someone to keep the ghosts at bay, unless she ends up living together with Joong Won, I don’t think she will ever find any reprieve from listening to requests from her ghostly friends.  That is why I want Joong Won to realize she is telling the truth and help her out. Sometimes I feel like Joong Won is no different from the other ghosts in the sense that he just goes through the motions, but doesn’t really seem alive. Maybe that is why he became the one person who can give her a break from her ability. With Gong Sil around, this could be his chance to experience life more fully.   

Main Cast:

joo-joong-won tae-gong-shil kang-woo tae-yi-ryung
Joo Joong Won
 Tae Gong Shil
Kang Woo
 Tae Yi Ryeong
gwi-do sung-ran seok-chan  
Kim Gwi Do
(Secretary Kim)
 Joo Sung Ran
Do Seuk Chul

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These cameos by L will never get old – especially when he grins like that. Wishing for more flashbacks.

Episode 3

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Starts from Joong Won leaning in and saying “bad girl (aka bitch)” so she asks did you just curse? Joong Won: yes relay it exactly like that to the ghost you see. Gong Sil: because you were left behind alone – you must have resented her a lot. you liked her so much that you would curse. he looks confused. Gong Sil: if by any chance I do see her, I will relay it to her that you still like her a lot. he tells her not to misinterpret on her own and just like he said – it was a curse – bad girl. Gong Sil: I know – while saying bad person bad person -everyone misses someone like that. he shakes his finger at her and says I don’t want that- if you are going to relay it to her like that then get lost Tae yang. Gong Sil: still because you believe me – I like it so much. Joong Won: I don’t believe you – don’t like it. Gong Sil: during all that time it was so scary and lonely. Meeting you was like a lifeline. when I am so scared – having an exit door for me to run away – you don’t know how comforting that is. Joong Won: I don’t want that too – I am your exit? try knocking when you are running away. I will never open it. She begs please open. Joong Won: I won’t open – no matter what. Gong Sil: you are the only way to escape/run away. I am so scared please open. Kang Woo watches them.

The woman who works under Joong Won’s uncle Ahn Jin Joo is walking down the hall and finds a designer shoe and wonders why it’s here and where the other pair is. she asks aloud if the lost and found is still open. she hears footsteps behind her but when she looks no one is there. but there is a ghost following her who says it’s my shoe.

Jin Joo gets scared and doesn’t wait for the elevator and takes the stairs. she falls down and screams

Gong Sil hears the yell and Joong Won says I heard it too. Kang Woo runs over.

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they go and find Jin Joo on the ground. Gong Sil asks are you ok. how did you end up like this. Jin Joo insists something was upstairs that made her trip. Joong Won goes up to check. Kang Woo comes in and asks what happened. Jin Joo says I fell down the stairs. he tells her to try moving her foot but Jin Joo feels pain. Joong Won says there was nothing to trip you. Jin Joo insists something was there for sure. he tests the floor and says the floor is slippery – the wax is still there. he points at Gong Sil and says you are the cleaning team – clean again. Gong Sil: right now? Joong Won: right now and Kang Woo take team leader Ahn to the hospital. as Joong Won leaves he hears Kang Woo tell Gong Sil: we won’t be able to leave work together today. Gong Sil: I have to clean here. please escort her well. Kang Woo: see you at home. Gong Sil: see you at home. Joong Won stuck around to here that and holds the door open for Jin Joo and Kang Woo as they leave. Gong Sil was about to explain she lives at the same place with Kang Woo but Joong Won cuts her off saying I am not curious.

Kim tells Joong Won that Jin Joo had some paperwork to give the vice president so I have to go.  Joong Won tells him to go and that he would go on  his own. Kim asks will you be okay. Joong takes the keys and says of course. 

Joong Won gets to the car and can’t even open it. what is this. have I not driven this car even once?

Gong Sil mutters about how she wanted to get off work with a guy when she finds the shoe that was dropped. She says it’s pretty and wishes she could wear something like that and go on a date with a guy. the ghost is there watching as she tries it on. Gong Sil wonders if there is only one side, but she sees the ghost and takes off running. she presses the elevator door button as drops of blood follow her. she hears footsteps as she runs inside the elevator. a bloody hand reaches out to her as the doors close. the elevator isn’t moving

Joong Won figured out what to press on the navigation to get home and keeps telling himself he is doing well and then tells the car it’s doing well.

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Meanwhile Gong Sil listens to the ghost whisper into her ear. she runs out and asks Joong Won to open his door but he say I won’t –  get lost. she chases his car as she hears footsteps. he watches her in the mirror looking scared as the ghost gets closer to Gong Sil. Joong Won reverses and gets out asking what is going on to act so scared. she runs straight into his arms and holds on tightly with her eyes closed. He didn’t have the heart to push her away this time.

Security guy watches Joong Won and Gong Sil hugging on the CCTV monitor and says what a big deal it is.

Gong Sil is still holding that shoe and finally opens her eyes and lets go. she thanks him. Joong Won asks where her shoe is and what is that shoe in your hand. she says the shoe owner chased me and she must be dead.

At the accident site – the cop thinks the driver was driving drunk to the extent she only wore one shoe. the corpse is taken away with one shoe on.

At the hospital, the nurse asks Jin Joo to lower her skirt for a shot so Kang Woo bows and steps out to give her privacy.

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Some girl in a hoodie and sunglasses hides behind Kang Woo so he watches her trying to get into a car. He asks what she is doing. It was Yi Ryeong sneaking around. she says mind your business and go on your way. He tells her to stop. She doesn’t listen so he pulls her off and says I know your face. she complains about how roughly he treated her and he says whoever saw you they would say it was suspicious. She explains this is my car and I have something to buy but my manager isn’t here now. I looked down from the room and saw the sunroof was open so I came to get money. There is money in that circular compartment – I was trying to get that out.  He looks inside and asks do you need that. She says yes so he hops inside through the sunroof and gets it out for her saying there is only a dollar. What is it that you need? He buys her two bottles of soju and dried squid like she wanted and asks is it correct. She checks and notes that he had the squid grilled and says you have sense. Kang Woo: you can drink two bottles of soju so why won’t you be hospitalized. She retorts about timing and asks if he is going to tell on her to the reporters. He says no – that he understands her situation and that she has to keep it covered up. She thinks he feels sorry for her because her wedding was broken up and she was dumped. She tries to get his number to pay him back but he says it’s ok. I hope the two bottles of soju give you better treatomorrowent than the hospital. He bows and leaves. She can’t believe he is running off when she was about to get his number – he has no sense.

The accident victim’s husband is called in. He asks is it my wife. He is told by the doctor that she died. He looks at his wife’s face and calls out her name Yoon Hee and cries. But actually he was really smiling with his head down.

Joong Won asks if the dead woman she saw really is here. Gong Sil says yes – shall we go there. Joong Won asks if she really plans to go around like that – wearing a tissue box on her foot. Gong Sil: there are no shoes and since there are some tissue left – it’s cushiony. Joong Won: not talking about being practical – I am talking about visually – aren’t you embarrassed. But Gong Sil says it’s ok. Last time when I was in a sauna and ran out because I was so scared I wore a box and went home. This much is not embarrassing. Let’s go. He warns if that shoe owner isn’t here Gong Sil will be hospitalized here.

They go to the hospital and Gong Sil sees other dead people. She says how she doesn’t like coming here. Joong Won asks where is the shoe owner. A ghostly hand points the way so she tells Joong Won. They watch the corpse being wheeled away and the other shoe drops. The husband picks up the dropped shoe and Gong Sil is holding the other pair.

They go outside and she asks – since you confirmed with your own eyes now you believe me right? How scared I am – I told you they were really there – aren’t you scared? Joong Won: I’m not scared. I can’t see them with my eyes so what difference does it make. I don’t waste time imagining useless things. She demonstrates how the dead woman limped and chased after her so he averts his eyes and tells her not to do that. She does it more saying I told her not to, but she followed me. He backs away and gets scared and says don’t do it – ok – it must have been scary for you. She grabs him and says when I hold onto you like this I can’t see it. The reason why I keep hanging onto you now you understand right?