[Live Recap] “Master’s Sun” Episode 11


What gets me the most about this couple is their unspoken sincerity for each other. They may not be totally up front about their feelings, but when their backs are turned, their true colors come out. Joong Won can’t stand to be without her and is following his heart more these days. Gong Sil continues to worry about how each of her actions might affect him. She is afraid of showing too much not knowing he has surpassed her in that regard. When it comes to Gong Sil, his heart leaps into action and reacts to situations and throws his calculations out the window. I love that he has finally learned to love with his heart and not with his mind. They keep bringing up the story of the wolf and the goat, but no matter how it turns out, they each made sacrifices for the other out of love. I really hope that is the only lesson Joong Won takes away from that story. That loving someone so much means you think of them first before yourself. That there is no other better reason than love for changing your ways. Sometimes when you open your heart, you get back more than what you gave. When it came to Hee Joo, opening his heart to her left room for regrets and feelings of betrayal, but all those years and the right woman finally shoved out all that. Just as it should be, Gong Sil is residing in his heart now, slowly filling it with love. Let’s just hope and pray there is no room for anything else this time.  

*I swear I never said “daebak” so often in a drama before this one. I find myself screaming it inwardly all the time. sometimes quietly in awe, but most times feeling that is the only accurate word to describe each of these great episodes. This one made me squeal, bawl, and swoon at the end. Just when you think it just can’t get better than this, it does in the most perfect way.  

Written before it aired:

For a drama about death and ghosts, there sure is a lot of life to it. Every episode makes you think about it with new perspectives and what it really means to live. Even the ghosts on this show teach you lessons you never expected to learn, but it’s our two leads that are breaking my heart each week. All the signs were there leading up to this confession that Joong Won was falling for her, but Gong Sil missed each one cuz she was too busy seeing him only as her bunker. She has more to lose than him if this doesn’t work out. If the relationship falls apart, he can just walk away, but she loses her only source of relief from ghosts. Now that his admission is out there hanging between them, I can’t help but wonder what he will do next. He threw out that challenge telling her to “handle this,” but he should have been asking that himself. Can he really handle being in love and everything that entails? Cuz so far he doesn’t have a great track record for being a good potential boyfriend. Kang Woo gave her compliments, candy, coffee, a Gong Sil Doll, and the freedom to be herself. In comparison, all Joong Won did was stand there as her bunker once in a while, tried to use her ghost catching ability to his advantage despite her fears, and constantly tell her to “get lost.” Those were just some of his worst behavior that I highlighted since we know how he really behaves when she is not around. We’ve watched  him go through all the stages of lovesickness from staring at his hand where he touched her or how it felt when she held him, but she never got to witness all those revealing moments. Gong Sil hasn’t seen the step by step transformation that has come over him. She wasn’t privy to the fact that Joong Won didn’t fall in love with her cuz of the laws of attraction alone- it was what she managed to bring out of him. When he felt himself reaching for her hand to be her bunker, she was saving him right back. The text got a little clearer and he could actually contemplate the idea of reading again with her by his side. With every interaction between them, he was getting one step closer to letting go of his first love curse and becoming normal again. He became more humane, compassionate, and in tune with his own growing feelings for her with each touch. It’s no wonder he can’t let go of her now.

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If you ask me, those previews are becoming more cryptic with each passing week. They cut and inserted dialogue so much that with just the translations alone, it makes no sense, but if you paste them in a certain way with all the emotional undertones together, it breaks your heart. I almost bawled watching it and can’t wait to see if those tears were warranted tonight.

 Main Cast:

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Joo Joong Won (JW)  Tae Gong Shil (GS) Kang Woo (KW)  Tae Yi Ryeong (YR)
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Kim Gwi Do (Secretary Kim)  Joo Sung Ran (SR) Do Seuk Chul (SC)

Episode 11 

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Starts from Joong Won saying Tae Yang I seem to love you – what are you going to do now. Gong Sil: you said you were getting married, told me to be candy, and now you are saying you love me?  are you teasing me? Joong Won: I broke off an expensive marriage, threw out personality that makes my hands and feet shrivel even (showing aegyo) and brought you out so does it look like I’m teasing? Gong Sil: why are you doing this – it’s scary. Joong Won: when you first hung onto me saying you could see ghosts, I thought you were kidding and was scared. I understand how you feel, but I accepted it so you accept. Gong Sil: if I accept does something change? Joong Won: since you are not getting this, I will give you an example. from here on if you say to me – I will just hold hands and sleep, I will let you enjoy it as much as you want. he opens his arms to demonstrate. Gong Sil: are you doing this on purpose so I wont touch you?  me – keep touching you – it’s not to enjoy it. it cant be helped cuz I need you – you know that. Joong Won: you have a clear reason but my reason is gone (now). the calculations don’t fit so I wondered what is the reason to keep putting us together and I ended up liking you. cuz I was afraid I would use you freely so I tried to restrain myself with a wedding and tried to make you into a candy I can calculate, but you said you didn’t like it. I did my best so now I will do whatever I want. to not be turned around (by me) and hang in there-from here on now it’s up to you. you handle it. Gong Sil: I don’t get it. if you like me shouldn’t you ask me to fall for you (come over to you). Joong Won: does this look like a sweet confession to seduce you right now? it means even if I seduce you don’t fall for it – it’s a warning. Gong Sil: If you don’t want me to fall for you then you shouldn’t seduce me.  a ghost keeps interfering her so she says to the ghost I am talking seriously now so wait. come later. she turns back to Joong Won and summarizes  what he is saying “I like you but don’t like me” is this it? the ghost bugs her again so she says wait I am having a serious talk here. right now I cant listen to that… Joong Won suddenly hugs her and makes the ghost go away. Joong Won: while we were apart I missed you every day and worried too. in case you called, checking all the time was pathetic so I turned it off and didn’t take your calls.  Gong Sil: if you are like this then what do I do? He looks at her and says this is what I am saying you have to handle. you agreed that you  would be ok. I trust you. he holds her hand and says I feel better now I got all this off my chest. let’s go. She still looks baffled

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Yi Ryeong says to Kang Woo – to Tae Gong Sil – president Joo is that one special person in this world. that’s what she said. and president Joo broke off his engagement and came to get her. you can’t get between them there. Kang Woo: that is so. Yi Ryeong: if you know then you shouldn’t look at her. Kang Woo: I will take care of that on my own.  if you know now, don’t follow me around. I didn’t pay any attention cuz I thought you were bored and hung around me, but if you were sincere, then stop. Yi Ryeong: I wasn’t sincere. I’m only serious on documentary programs. chasing after you was to film the variety Running man. I’m not stopping cuz you told me to stop – I will stop cuz I am tired of it. Kang Woo: that’s good – you said your friends are here so go in. he leaves and she mutters Yoo Jae Suk told me thanks for coming out and asked me to come out on his show again. what is that guy (Kang Woo) to say that to me.

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Joong Won is still holding her hand as they walk. Gong Sil: maybe cuz I kept touching you and getting close to you – that’s why you crave me. Joong Won: just cuz I crave you a little I wouldn’t look for you. of course your sixth sense is more sharp than others, but that sixth sense isn’t “that” sixth sense (He looks down at her body cuz “yook gam” can also mean sensuality and not just sixth sense). anyway, cuz of your yook gam, so I guess you can say I was possessed/bewitched by your yook gam (could mean her sensuality or sixth sense).  Gong Sil: then are we having a date holding hands like this? Joong Won: is there a place you want to go? Gong Sil: there are a lot of places I want to go but at night it’s scary… (she suddenly realizes who he is to her and says) but if I hold onto you like this, I can go anywhere. Joong Won: that’s the kind of man I am to you. Gong Sil: if I go holding onto you, we can go to all night markets, see late night movies, and see night views too. last time I went up to a high place to see the night view and got chased by ghosts banging on the windows so I didn’t get to see anything and came out. Joong Won: if you like high places should I fly my plane and look at the sky? Gong Sil: are you going to go anywhere with me? Joong Won: today I will stick to you cuz I am enjoying it.  she is excited and wonders aloud where to go – namdaemun? dongdaemun? should we go to the ocean? what to do. She holds his hand up to her cheek. He suddenly gets a call from Kim and takes back his hand for a second. after his call, she says I decided but he says for today go with me to where I am going. Gong Sil: where? Joong Won: a place where the richest in this country are gathered. he checks out her outfit and says for starters – let’s buy you some clothes so you look elegant in black.

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They are at the funeral of Giant group’s chairman who passed away and sangjoo is giant group’s president. Gong Soo: you didn’t have to go so far as to tell me you loved me to bring me here. he explains it was just timing that this happened. Gong Sil: I don’t believe it. I will just put up the radar. she walks off to look for the ghost.

News reports about the Giant mall chairman’s death today – location of his death and where his family will hold the wake

Sung Ran and Seuk Chul are in the car on their way to the wake. He is talking about how the chairman pushed his wife and son away in his last days and stayed with his mistress. Sung Ran says such a man who was clean cut and a family man – he gave a big betrayal before he left. Seuk Chul says how afraid everyone is that the woman will show up at the wake.  Sung Ran: that son – the president of giant mall – how much of a shock he has – he isn’t even crying

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Joong Won points out the president of giant mall and Gong Sil takes one look at him and says “wow.” Joong Won: what is it? did you see something (as in the ghost). Gong Sil’s mouth falls open. he is so good looking. you insulted him so much so I thought he would be unattractive, but he is cool. Jealous Joong Won takes her chin and points it his way and says this is a date right now so how can you look at some other guy. plug in the radar and just find the ghost. Gong Sil: while the radar is plugged in don’t touch me. some man comes over to greet Joong Won and says it’s been a long time. Gong Sil tries to sneak away but the man asks did she come with you. Joong Won puts his arm around her and introduces Gong Sil as his girlfriend so the man invites her to come together at the next company event. after he leaves, she asks why are you like this. how can you say that I am your girlfriend when there are so many of your rich friends here. Joong Won: what I did in front of your friends, if I don’t do it in front of my friends, you will get peeved. He makes a radar motion and asks if nothing is catching her yet. She looks around for the ghost and says not yet. I will go look for it. She walks away muttering she keeps getting caught as she tries to handle it.

Gong Sil walks around looking for the ghost and finds the dead chairman. he looks at her when she calls out chairman

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Gong Sil says to Joong Won- I met him. Joong Won: who? Gong Sil points out the photo of the deceased and says isn’t that the chairman. Joong Won: yes. Gong Sil: he asked me some favor. there is something his son cant know no matter what and asked me to get rid of it. they look over at the son. he just told his mother to rest.

Flashback to the son finding his dad collapsed. the paramedics take out the deceased chairman and the son looks around and there are stuff for women everywhere. he picks up a bottle of perfume and smells it

The son says to his father’s photo – you deceived all your life and you got caught at the end father.