Welcome to the live recap for episode 8, we are happy to have you here! We try to catch as much as possible, but sometimes it goes so fast so we miss some things. Please overlook typos and errors, we will fix them when the episode finishes airing. Feel free to comment and give us your theories, we love to read them! Our translation giveaway comment contest is also going on for this episode as well, so have fun.
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SHORT HAND: DM = Dong-man | AR = Ae-ra | SH = Sul-hee | JM = Joo-man | C = Coach | HR = Hye-ran | TK = Tak-su | YJ = Ye-jin | MB = Moo-bin
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ALL CAPS = character/scene change
LIVE RECAP EPISODE 8[COMPLETED]
They are outside from the last episode and Ae-ra is about to confess to Dong-man. The air is tense as they stare at each other. Ae-ra looks serious and Dong-man looks somber but also confused. She said he makes her heart race. She is saying when he does those things it makes her heart race. He is looking at her and he looks shocked. She said she feels weird so be careful. She is not cool or chic, she is a little dog when she bites she doesn’t let it go.
Dong-man is trying to talk but it is hard. Ae-ra said she can send him a bomb so they need to be careful around each other. She walks over to his Vespa and puts on the helmet. He has his own helmet. She gives him back his shoes and tells him to just put it on and drive away. Her bag is in between them and he is saying it in uncomfortable. She is saying she doesn’t want to hug him, she just wants him to concentrate on driving. He said someone’s back can’t feel anything. She head butts him, lol!! They drive off together.
JOO-MAN AND SUL-HEE
He is apologizing for kissing the intern. They are talking about that. Sul-hee is asking if it was good and if he enjoyed it. He said it was gross and slimy like a snail touching his lips. Sul-hee doesn’t believe him. She said, Your heart didn’t move at all? Okay, I will take care of this snail.
AE-RA AND DONG-MAN
They are walking together and it looks like Dong-man might have bought her more slippers. They are suuuuuuuper awkward and walking while thinking about what just happened. They are both looking at their cell phones. Dong-man is trying to make conversation and asked Ae-ra if she will come to his fight. Ae-ra is upset now and it isn’t awkward as much anymore. Dong-man looks happy about that. They are talking about the sky. Dong-man is saying there are so many stars and Ae-ra is like, there are no stars. They are making some plans for later and Dong-man is like “really? Really?”
Sul-hee and Joo-man showed up and they invited everyone to go eat. Sul-hee said she doesn’t want to eat nd went up to their apartment. Joo-man is asking why they look weird. Dong-man is getting defensive and making up some excuses. Joo-man told them to just go up and drink themselves. They look really awkward like they don’t want to be alone together.
They bought a bunch of snacks so they are eating it and being awkward at the bar. Some cute music is playing while Dong-man tries to open some snack food. They are talking about Dong-man meeting thugs and the past and stuff. They are talking about first loves back and forth and some cute playful music is playing. They are talking about Ae-ra first love and ex-boyfriends.
Ae-ra – you shouldn’t leave out my real first love. Whenever it rains my wrist hurts
Dong-man – That’s not your first love. You shouldn’t miss someone like that
Ae-ra and Dong-man are eating and it is near the army or he is on furlow from the army. Ae-ra made Dong-man some food to go to the army. She is walking to his place. Hye-ran is sleeping on the street and Ae-ra sees her. She wonders why she is there and just walks by her. Ae-ra goes to Dong-man’s house and knocks on the door. He isn’t opening it. She opens the juk and says he can just sleep longer. The notE on the juk flew off! Ae-ra walks past the sleeping Hye-ran and says she is a B****. Ae-ra kicks something and Hye-ran wakes up.
Dong-man sees another note (a note that Hye-ran left that says let’s eat something outside). Now he went outside and see’s the juk so now he thinks Hye-ran left the juk.
Dong-man – Did you really wait for me all night?
Hye-ran says yes.
Ae-ra is going back to Dong-man’s apartment and she is hearing kissing sounds. She is thinking it is mouse sounds. She see’s Dong-man and Hye-ran kissing. She falls down the stairs!!!! They are asking if she is okay, but her wrist hurts a lot. Hye-ran is asking Dong-man if he is going to the army. So it looks like Dong-man is the guy who made Ae-ra’s wrist hurt! They are sending him off to the army. Hye-ran is crying a lot and Ae-ra is holding her arm and being like Ae-ra.
Dong-man – You can have my rice
Ae-ra said she didn’t come there for his rice.
Dong-man is inspecting her wrist
Ae-ra – Just leave me alone
Dong-man – Are you crying
Dong-man – you don’t cry by little falls, you look ugly when you cry
Ae-ra – Just leave, are you getting out in 2012? Really?
Dong-man wipes her tears and tells her not to cause trouble. Her wrist hurts.
They are talking about Ae-ra’s first love and her wrist. Dong-man doesn’t realize that he is her first love. He thinks someone else is the wrist guy.
Dong-man – Do you still think about your first love
Ae-ra – It is like some vaccine before you take it it is super scary, but afterward it is nothing
Dong-man – Your first love is nothing, go to sleep
DONG MANS PLACE
Dong-man – Who is that guy? (He looks at his vaccine mark)
Dong-man – Who is that guy?
Ae-ra – That idiot.
She is looking at her wrist
NAME OF EPISODE: SHE IS PRETTTTTTTT~
All 4 are eating together and Dong-man sprayed some Febreeze. Joo-man doesn’t like the Febreeze smell. Ae-ra and Dong-man are awkward and Ae-ra is eating her food in a weird way. Sul-hee wonders if they fought. Why aren’t they talking to each other?
Sul-hee – Did he say you are ugly
Dong-man – I didn’t say anything
Sul-hee – Did you put on lipstick?
Joo-man – Everything smells like Febreeze
OUTSIDE ON THE NAMIL STAIRS
They are outside the apartment and Ae-ra leaves at the same time as Dong-man, but she goes back in. He tells her to come back out. She comes out and clears her throat. He is asking why she is clearing her throat. She doesn’t smoke. They are talking.
Dong-man – Are you meeting anyone, where are you going, you don’t have a job
Ae-ra – I am going to buy some clothes for an interview.
Dong-man – How long does it take?
JOO-MAN AND SUL-HEE WALKING
They are walking to work and are awkward as well. Sul-hee was walking separate from him, but now she walks up to him and is holding his bag to look like they are a couple. They are talking about kissing snails. Sul-hee says he is dirty
DONG-MAN AND AE-RA AT A DEPARTMENT STORE
Dong-man – Why do you just buy clothes, women are strange.
Ae-ra – How does this look? (she is trying on business outfits)
He said it’s just okay with a tsk and she goes back to try on something else. She keeps showing him clothes that she is trying on. He is telling her that she looks okay, it’s just okay. Ae-ra is wondering why he even came here. He has to tell her if it looks good or not!
Dong-man – Everything is pretty!!! I can’t say if it is not pretty!!!
Everyone in the department store is looking at him now, lol
AE-RA AND DONG-MAN
They are outside and Ae-ra bought something from the department store, she is holding it. Ae-ra is asking him what he is doing and he is telling her that he will workout. Ae-ra doesn’t like that, she doesn’t want him to pursue fighting, they argue about it a little and then Ae-ra decided to go to the gym with Dong-man.
SUL-HEE AND DONG-MAN
Sul-hee is following Joo-man around everywhere. Joo-man said he can’t work because of her. Sul-hee said she will reveal that they are dating. Her boss hears them!!!
Sul-hee is talking to her boss (her direct supervisor from the 1st episode) and telling her boss that she will be more careful in the future. The boss is telling her to just reveal it. Joo-man is my man! Just say that. If you can’t do that, then you have to be cool. She said Sul-hee reminds her of herself, she is super stuffy and the boss wants to tell her something (like she wasn’t to give her advice).
Coach is holding Ae-ra’s bags and Ae-ra is inspecting everywhere and complaining about everything, lol. The fighter and coach are talking back and forth. The fighter wants to use Dong-man as a punching bag. Ae-ra is staring at that guy.
Coach is talking to Ae-ra and wants to give her her bags back, but Ae-ra has her crazy face on and turns back to the ring. Dong-man is getting beat up by the fighter in the ring and coach starts yelling at him about that. Ae-ra is watching all of this. Ae-ra makes aegyo and says she relly want to do this too. Can he receive her punches? Ae-ra is talking to the fighter with aegyo and says she wants him to punch with her.
She gets into the ring with him and Dong-man tells her not to do something crazy. This is funny. She is talking with a lot of aegyo and tells the fighter that he shouldn’t have any protection when fighting with a woman because it isn’t fun. The fighter takes off all his protective gear and laughs.
Ae-ra – Do you see all the punches? (lots or aegyo)
Fighter – I am a professional, it is like slow motion.
The fighter is showing off to Ae-ra and telling Ae-ra to punch him, she is pretending like she is super weak and wimpy. Then she lands a huge punch right in his face!!!!
The fighter is mad now and he is bleeding, lol!!!! It looks like he wants to punch Aera but everyone is telling him he can’t hit a girl.
JOO-MAN’S COMPANY AT LUNCH
Everyone knows they’re dating now! They are eating and talking about it….Oh no!!!! Wait! It is not Joo-man and Sul-hee, it is her boss, she has been dating someone in the company for 6 years as well!!! Wow, this is a big shock. Everyone is talking about how they didn’t know and they are congratulating them on their engagement.
The intern wants to do cute things for Joo-man and Joo-man is trying to ignore her. The man boss is wondering if anyone else is secretly dating. It looks like the female boss is trying to help Sul-hee out and hits her on the side and says there is another one here. Sul-hee isn’t saying anything. But then she starts talking about her boyfriend and how she has been dating him for 6 years, they’re marrying soon…But it looks like the man boss wants Joo-man to say he has been dating Ye-jin. He keeps hinting at it. Sul-hee keeps talking: He’s a big deal, he was born is 1989, he has a good job, his blood type is O, he was born in 1989 in the year of the snake…lol, she knows so much about Joo-man. But alas, no-one cares and she gets cut off when the boss asks Ye-jin what type of men she likes. Ye-jin says, “I like Park Bo-gum looking-” then Sulhee cuts her off and says, “My boyfriend looks like Park Bo-gum!” and Joo-man chokes on his drink. Poor Sul-hee. They leave the lunch and Sul-hee asks the intern if they can eat together.
MMA TEAM EATING OUT
Coach-nim is saying the other fighter cried. When your nose gets hit, then you cry. The fighter came back from the bathroom and it looks like he was crying.
Ae-ra – Sorry-ya, I was just in the mood to hit – like how you were in the mood to hit Dong-man.
SUL-HEE AND INTERN
They are walking outside and the intern is sooooo nice. the intern wants Sul-hee to be her big sister. Sul-hee is thinking that the intern is so nice so she just can’t hate her.
They are eating together and Sul-hee is wondering if Sul-hee had a fight with her boyfriend. The intern said she also has a boyfriend, but it is secret. Sul-hee is like “?????” She is playing it off well though. Sul-hee is wondering if he looks like Park Bo-gum. Sul-hee said she has a picture of him and shows Sul-hee pictures of Joo-man. Sul-hee said it is a one-sided love, but she really likes him and really wants to date him. She feels sooooo good whenever she meets Joo-man. She had another boy who she thought was her first love, but now she thinks Joo-man is her first love because it makes her soooo happy all day.
Sul-hee is having the exact same conversation with AE-RA while they are teenagers. It looks like Sul-hee is very similar to the intern. It is almost as if the intern is Sul-hee 2.0. An upgraded Sul-hee.
They are still talking and Sul-hee wants to throw water on her. She is wondering if she should slap her or throw kimchi on her like in dramas. Sul-hee is pretty out of it and looks kind of like a statue. The intern said she feels so good confessing to Sul-hee. Sul-hee said it is really hard to slap someone, it’s not like on TV.
TAKSU AND A WOMAN
Someone is taking photos of them and the woman looked at the camera. Tak-su said to not look at the camera. They want to release a big scandal to get that other news out of the spotlight. They are arguing about that. The girl thinks their relationship is business, but Tak-su said it is not business, it is love.
The manager comes out and tells them to not look at the camera because it looks planned.
AE-RA AND DONG-MAN
They are walking outside and Dong-man is telling Ae-ra not to get so angry. She said she is angry because he is getting hit all the time. Dong-man said he told everyone to go to NAMIL bar because they are going to have a rehearsal for Ae-ra’s interview.
Everyone is at the NAMIL BAR and they are all having a fun time. Some fun happy music is playing and they are listening to Ae-ra as an announcer.
Sul-hee – I always see you playing and stuff, but this is the first time seeing you on stage, so I am teary.
Dong-man – Umma, don’t cry (to Sul-hee)
They are drinking a lot of healthy drinks, only Joo-man is drinking beer.
They keep talking, it’s a nice night for the Fantastic Four.
OUTSIDE NAMIL APARTMENTS
Ae-ra and Dong-man are walking and Ae-ra is very nervous. It looks like it is the day of her interview. The owner is outside working on the apartments. Ae-ra keeps asking Dong-man if she looks good. Dong-man can’t make eye contact with her and is telling her that she usually looks like a beast, but now he can’t comment on how she looks and blah blah blah. The owner jumps out!!!! She tells him to tell her that she is pretty!!! She is pretty!!!! (like the name of the episode). They are shocked about the owner and asking why she does all her own stuff. The owner asked if he picked her as his girlfriend or the other girl.
A TAXI NEAR NAMIL APARTMENTS
Ae-ra gets Dong-man a taxi and gives him money to the gym (~$20). She said she is his first sponsor so when he makes it big, he needs to pay her back. He asks her if she will come to see him fight and she said she isn’t coming to see his fights anymore. But she is cheering him on and is telling him to beat them up and to not be scared. He also told her not to be scared and to slap them all for her interview. They basically told each other the exact same thing. It’s pretty cute.
AE-RA AT THE AUDITION
Ae-ra is walking to her interview. She is going to her interview and she looks really professional and great. Everyone is practicing behind the scenes. It looks like the same girl from the department store is there and she has some secret notes. Maybe she knows what the question will be. Someone comes out and tells 23, 24, and 25 to come in.
Ae-ra goes in and everyone is talking to the judges. There are a group of judges there who are sitting behind a table and the interviewee’s are facing them.
Judge – Does anyone have any questions?
Ae-ra – You didn’t ask me any questions.
Judge – Do you have anything to do in variety shows?
Ae-ra – I can sing…
Judge – Not singing.
Ae-ra – Dancing…
Judge – You shouldn’t dance, it makes everyone uncomfortable.
Ae-ra – Can I do something else to introduce myself?
Judge – We are super busy, we don’t have time for you, we didn’t ask you anything because you don’t have any specs, you need to spend time getting more specs.
Ae-ra – (somber tone) I made money, I didn’t have time to make specs and study abroad and all that, I made money while everyone was doing all those things.
AE-RA OUTSIDE THE AUDITION
Ae-ra looks sad and the music is somber. Someone’s mom meets them outside and is excited that her daughter did well. Ae-ra looks at them and then calls her dad. It looks like her dad is pretty busy. He said they can talk later. (His business is packed)
MONTAGE OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR
A montage of the Fantastic four is playing showing all of them at their respective jobs/passions. SH is talking to her supervisor at work and looks nervous, Joo-man is brown nosing his boss, Dong-man is training hard with his coach, and Aera is on a bus hiding behind the curtains. She is hiding her face in the window to hide the fact that she is holding back tears/crying. The voice over is talking about how they work so hard, but they don’t have specs so they can’t succeed.
Dong-man and Coach are talking and it looks like Coach combed Dong-man’s hair into an Idol like hairstyle. Coach tells Dong-man he needs to look sexy for the camera. That there will be a lot of camera’s around and he should look good. Dong-man is like “Okay.” Then, all of a sudden they see Tak-su’s scandal on the internet. they are like, “What is this?”
TAKSU AND HIS CREW IN THEIR VAN
They are talking about how they bribed the newspaper and how Dong-man eats up a lot of their money. They are talking about Dong-man’s amateur debut and Tak-su said he doesn’t care about those amateur games. The coach cares a lot about those games. They said they put a super strong guy against Dong-man and this guy beat Dong-man before?
SUL-HEE and JOO-MAN
They are at a bus stop and Sul-hee is telling Joo-man that she is insecure now because the intern is younger and prettier and richer and everything. She is nice and all that stuff too. Joo-man is wondering why she is thinking like that. Sul-hee said she didn’t go to college, only Joo-man did, so she is feeling even more insecure. Joo-man goes over to sit next to Sul-hee and holds her hand. He tells her that if he really gets promoted then they should reveal it to their company and Sul-hee can quit working and become a power blogger. He will support her. He said when he becomes a manager, let’s get married!!!!! He proposed!!!! Snow White music is playing and Sul-hee is looking at Joo-man. Joo-man is holding her hand so tightly!
HYE-RAN IN A NICE HAIR SHOP
She is looking at her cell phone. She said she wants her hair to look prettier than an Idol to make her man go crazy.
DONG-MAN BEFORE THE FIGHT
He is on the phone with his Mom. They are talking. His Dad is eating with his mom. Umma is telling Dong-man that Appa wants to send him some money. Dong-man is wondering if Appa is there and Umma said Yes! He IS! You can resolve your conflict! (but Appa is waving her off the way Appa’s do) It looks like they still haven’t talked since their argument. He said to tell Appa to trust his son. He hangs up. Dong-man’s Appa said his son will win at whatever he does.
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE FIGHT
They replaced the fighter Dong-man will fight with another fighter! It looks like the fighter from their own gym will fight Dong-man???? Coach is saying that doesn’t make any sense because the fighter won a regional championship. Dong-man said he will do it.
Coach-nim is super happy and walking with Dong-man like it is old times. They are talking about Dong-man being embarrassed about taking off his shirt. Coach-nim said it is okay because Dong-man’s nipples are really small, lol.
Tak-su’s coach shows up and meets them in the hallway. He tells them to not do media stuff and to just fight. That is what they do best. Tak-su’s coach said he came there because he is Dong-man’s fan and he wants to see Dong-man fly again.
SUL-HEE AND JOO-MAN GET OFF THE BUS
The intern is there and sees that Sul-hee called Joo-man jahgi. She is wondering what is going on. She looks so sad like her heart is breaking.
THE FIGHT WALKOUTS
The fighter is doing an Akiyama style walkout with bowing and everything (Akiyama is a very popular Korean-Japanese fighter. He won gold in Judo at the Olympics. He is probably the most famous Korean MMA fighter. I think this writer is really into MMA). Dong-man just walks out with his music, no bowing or anything extraneous. This scene is pretty cool, I like the music too! It is a Korean rap song and it’s pretty hot. Tak-su came to the fight! It looks like he doesn’t want to be there and like this is a reconnaissance mission or something. Dong-man looks super strong and he looks like he knows what he is doing with the inspections and everything.
Everyone is at this fight! Hye-ran is there and the announcers are shocked that Hye-ran came to see an MMA fight. They are asking her why she is there. Hye-ran said she came on to cheer on a fighter – Go Dong Man. Tak-su is sitting close to the ring and he looks pretty serious and concerned.
The fight started! Dong-man is doing okay, but he is starting to get punched a lot. But his kicks are starting to come out. He does a lot of kicks and his signature kick. He takes out the other guy! THE OTHER GUY IS KNOCKED OUT!!!!!! It only took like 10 seconds!!!! Everyone is shocked! Everyone! The coach is so happy he is crying, lol.
The fighter is finally waking up and they are raising Dong-man’s hands. He screams and he bows at the ring before leaving. Coach really wants to cry, lol. They hug and coach gives him his T-shirt.
All the camera men want to talk to Dong-man, they are asking him all sorts of questions about how he knows Hye-ran. Dong-man walks right by Hye-ran (so embarrassing). He see’s someone in the crowd who is wearing a hat and has her head bowed. Is it Aera? OMG Ae-ra is here and he knew she was here!!!!! Ae-ra is holding her head down and covering her ears like she doesn’t want to know what is going on. Or maybe she is hiding from Dong-man. Dong-man knows it is her and he kneels in front of her. He taps her knee.
Aera looks up and she is distraught. It looks like she has been crying. There are tears all over her face. Dong-man is asking her why she is there. She sniffles like she wants to say something. He told her he won and Ae-ra is saying “Can’t you just not do this? I can’t watch you fight.” Everyone at the event is watching them.
Dong-man – This is a big problem, you look pretty even when you are crying.
Dong-man is a little kid and someone is talking to him. The teacher said to not give food only to the cute rabbit and to give the ugly rabbit more food (lol, shout out to the rabbit hole). More like if someone is uglier, then you should be nicer to the uglier one. Dong-man gives Sul-hee one treat and gives Ae-ra a lot of treats and then rubs her head. Ae-ra smiles and is all like “What’s this for?” Ha ha.
Oh my Gaaaaaaaaawd that ending was so great!!!!
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Ready for live recap of EP 08 too! In the preview, they are at the Namil Bar. But their friendship still seems not change. Hope their relationship to improve in this ep. Can’t wait. DM and AR are well-matched couple even if they are just next to each other. If they become couple, OMG! Heartbeat! ^^
I am ready for the awkwardness!
I’m really excited to find out what happens. Since Aera is ignoring Dongman sometimes, yet still going to the gym with him, I kind of feel like he didn’t reciprocate her feelings at the end of 7. Maybe she is just trying to forget her feelings for him.
I wonder if the writer is going to give us a crazy big cliff hanger today? Maybe the Taksu storyline will kick back into full gear this episode.
squeeeeeee. It starts soon!
Okay, we’re getting ready for it on our side! So excited!
OMG! DM is already AR’s First Love! DM ah…please notice!!!!!!!
omo omo.. so..we will see DM kissing again with HR??
Maybe the next episode!! I dont know, when do you think?
oh dong man – you beautiful fool.
YA’LL THIS ENDING WAS SO GREAT, OMG!
Thank you so much for the recap!!!! I am excited to watch this episode!!!! Omg, he basically confessed to her at the end!!! He confessed in a Dong-man way, that is so sweet. Aghhhh, I love this show so much.
Wow! Can’t wait to see ep 8 especially the ending scene…. I want to make DM’s mouth shut up so that he can’t say anything awkward! Lol… as DM always say something that makes AR awakward following up his innocent confession!
I know right. I think what you want to happen might happen. He was so confident at the end. He was not mincing his words at all!
I missed the live recap 🙁
Is it recorded and I can watch somewhere?
Check it out on Viki or On Demand Korea!
When DM told Ae-Ra that he would “take care” of MB and held that ramyen packet with the background music, it looked like that was some kind of reference… Do you know what it means?
Yes! In the epilogue of the previous episode it showed Dong-man spinning a bunch of stories to the hospital people. They were referencing that because the same music was playing. That music and scene is actually referencing traditional Korean fairytales (telling tall tales or lies). The music is from a Korean fairytale-cartoon. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUGGjDuS0XM
Thank you so much! I thought the pose he struck had to be a reference to something because he seemed so proud to have thought of that pose 😉