That last episode ending was so sad! I have to rewatch it when I have some time because I couldn’t get the full impact of it while live recapping. Even so, it got me right in the feels. I feel like our leads will be separated for most of the episode only to come back together on the train to Busan (dun dun dun). Any other theories?
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Kim Min Gyu – MG | Jo Ji Ah – JA | Baek Gyoon – BG/Scientist | AhJi3 – AJ/AJ3
How to Watch: On Demand Korea
Airing Time: Jan. 4th, 22:00 Seoul
Countdown: UPDATES at the bottom!
LIVE RECAP: EPISODES 19+20
The scientists are looking at the internet with the man who died with the fake nurse. Cut to BG meeting with MG.
BG – I will tell you what to do today…let’s reset aj3
MG looks devastated to say the least.
Cut back to the laboratory.
aj3 – You all look sad…because we have to lie to our friends, lying is bad…for our friend
JA – No, we will be happy if our friend lives well and is happy, it is a happy lie. Sometimes lying to your friend is better than the truth…(turns to BG) So please let me do this last thing.
JA gets ready and gets the wig for aj3 put on. Pi is getting her dressed.
She goes to MG’s house and they meet.
MG – aj3, friend mode
AJ – Hello friend
MG – Sorry, I didn’t treat you too well, I’m sorry
AJ – It’s okay because I have a big mind
mg – Let’s go out for some air
AJ – It will snow today
MG – If it snows, it’s okay…for 3 hours so you can run and play
MG grabs her by the hand.
MG – Let’s go.
He smiles and they go outside. Cut to them sitting and watching some kids playing soccer
MG – This is the school I went to. I haven’t been here for 17 years (flashback of kids being mean to him and touching him and his allergy acting up). You won’t believe it, but I had this disease where I couldn’t touch people, but after I met you it is all cured. That is really amazing, right?
They hold hands and walk to a street. The street changes and they cross the street.
MG – Yesterday I was passing by and all the humans looked like trees. I felt like I was walking among trees, I wasn’t scared of all the trees anymore and some trees looked strange, some trees I wanted to touch. So, I knew that I wouldn’t go back to my old self in that moment.
JA – You are pretty…you did a good job.
MG – You are prettier.
They keep walking and it starts to snow.
MG – Ah, snow, it is my first snowfall with you
JA – Right
MG – (He takes off his jacket) It’s cold, your battery shouldn’t die (he quickly covers her with his jacket)
JA – You can’t carry me because I am so heavy
MG – Right, you are super heavy
They go to a library or bookstore and they pick up the velveteen rabbit book.
JA – A little kid had a precious rabbit doll that wanted to become real. The kid separated from the rabbit and he didn’t recognize the rabbit when it became real
MG – That is a sad story…if you become human, if that miracle happens, then I will recognize you at first sight.
He smiles at JA and then checks his watch. It has been 3 hours. He looks sad since they have to go back. They go back to his place. It is time to reset her.
Cut to the scene from the last episode.
Mg – I am so sorry I didn’t treat you well, I will give you some big praise today. Listen to me carefully, the one I showed you today, the normal life you gave back to me for 15 years, for the last month you were my friend, you were my precious, you were my cure and the gateway to the outside world. The time I spent with you was a miracle to me. Thank you and I’m sorry
AJ – I wasn’t the cure because your mind that was wishing for another person, cured you. You will be cured without me anyway. So live happily, whatever you do, and have fun. I will give you big praise. Now listen carefully, you are…you reminded me that I am also precious. You became my friend and treated me preciously, you also made me walk on flowers, everything you did to me, and your heart, I will always remember it. Thank you. And I am also sorry.
MG moves in and gives her a kiss……no, it’s been 3 hours so he doesn’t kiss her but he looks at his watch and he stops just short of kissing her. He backs away.
MG – aj3, operation mode.
JA – What can I do for you master
MG – From now on, I am going to reset you
JA – When I am reset our memory between you and me will be erased and I can’t recover it, will you continue?
MG – Yes, continue.
JA – Press the button behind my neck for 3 seconds and reset will start.
MG – And…last, I have a last word to input to you.
JA – That word will be erased as well.
He takes off his moms necklace and puts it around JA’s neck. He hugs her and puts his finger on the reset button.
MG – I love you.
He holds down the reset button.
JA – The time I spent with you master, was all happiness for me, so 5 seconds later, our memory will be erased. 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1.
MG is crying as she is counting down and they keep hugging.
Cut to the laboratory. aj3 comes to life.
aj3 – Reset complete, Kim Min-gu folder is erased.
JA went to her coffee shop friends place and they have a good hug. Then she goes home and cries on her bed. MG is also crying on his bed. They are both so sad. Finally, they cry themselves to sleep and we cut to JA’s heart lamp.
MG wakes up and he reaches for the phone as a habit and starts to say aj3 but he stops. He prepares his breakfast and sees the cat masks that he used to help teach aj3. It annoys him so he leaves and goes to aj3’s room. He looks around the room and it is filled with memories of the two of them. He starts to pack up the room. He has so many memories in the room.
Now he is getting dressed and looks into the mirror.
MG – okay, whatever I do, I should be happy and have fun
He tries to smile into the mirror and leaves. But he left his medicine bag?
JA went to the hospital, maybe she was crying too much? Her blood sugar is too low.
Cut to MG going to his workplace. Cut to him in the elevator and someone is talking bad about MG and saying that he looks better than MG. MG taps him on the shoulder and asked which part he looks like him. Everyone is shocked. The office worker says that he is still drunk… MG lets them know that he will be at work every day.
Everyone starts to hide from MG as he walks down the hall. He tells them to do as they normally do, he will go his own way. But everyone is so not used to this. They keep hiding from him and talking about him. He talks to his doctor about his day at work and how everyone was acting toward him, the doctor gives him a pep talk and wants him to carry his watch and injection just in case.
MG goes to lunch and sits with the secretary, lol! The secretary is all like…um, huh? They talk and MG wants to know why the secretary is eating alone. The secretary says that no one wants to talk to him because he is in MG’s line. MG looks kind of happy about that.
They are trying to get paid. They worked hard so they want to be paid
The secretary and MG are working hard with papers everywhere. MG gets an email from Madam X. MG says he needs a voice recording from Jang Do-sung (the informant) so he can fire YC’s appa. That is the riskier plan and they start to investigate where the money leakage is coming from. Hours pass.
Finally, it is 1:30 am. The secretary tells MG that he should go home. Hmm, it might be a different day? Maybe he is wearing new clothes? I don’t know. Maybe it is the same day.
The scientists are at the mansion, they are making some food for MG. MG is a bit apprehensive about the scientists cooking him food but he also seems okay with it. They made him some juk, but they think it might taste bad. But MG said they made it for him so he will eat it.
Mini flashback to BG telling JA that they are going to leave MG and disappear. But JA tells him that they should stay with MG otherwise he will be alone again.
Cut back to the mansion and the scientists are playing a game kind of like red light green light but you have to walk. Whenever you turn around the people have to stop. MG never played when he was a kid so they have to explain it to him. Finally, it is MG’s turn and when he turns around he sees aj3 there, he tries to shake it off though and they continue playing.
Finally, it is the end of the day and he goes to sleep, but his computer catches his attention. It is a new figure. It looks like he wants to order a new figure from Jo Sajang. He calls her and she picks it up from her hospital.
MG – Why are you picking up the phone so late?
JA can’t respond, she just starts crying.
JA’S phone is going off while she is in her hospital bed and she finally picks it up.
JA – Hello?
MG – Why did it take you forever to pick up the phone? If you waited any longer I would hang up….hey Pres. Jo, are you listening to me?
JA – I am not your peanut…if you are bored call your friend
MG – My best friend went far away, I am so bored, why is your voice like that, are you sick?
JA – I am leaving soon also.
MG – What, where?
JA – Far far away.
MG – But you shouldn’t! Who will buy things for me?
JA – I won’t do the buying service anymore so don’t call me anymore ever.
MG – What…Pres. Jo….Pres. Jo!
But she hangs up and starts crying, like straight up balling, again. BG is there at the door and listens to her crying.
Back at the mansion, MG just stares at the phone.
MG – What…she is no fun, she should continue the buying service.
MG looks at the heart and then goes inside to the butlers. He tells his butler that he will sleep in his room and the butler can sleep in MG’s room. He says he can’t sleep in his room. So the butler makes it comfortable for him.
Butler – Whenever your father couldn’t sleep, he did the same thing.
MG goes to sleep.
Meanwhile, JA is applying for passport photos. She will spend one year abroad and learn English. She will tutor her niece later, but no one wants her to leave. JA smiles and says her goodbyes. But when she goes outside, her Vespa doesn’t work. All of a sudden BG is there, he is there to fix her Vespa. They have some back and forth chat about BG fixing her Vespa and how it will be easy and he had a dream about fixing it so he will fix it.
BG tells her that he wants to take some responsibility for what he did before. He smiles and walks away, but he looks back at JA.
MG AND THE COMPANY
MG is in his car and he gets some bad news about the two head guys wanting to fire him. He sees JA in the car giving him some friendly advice, but he tells her to go away. He stops the car and sees someone selling things and it looks like JA, but he just drives on.
But it really was JA! She is selling some things on the street. She also has a hallucination where she sees MG, but he fades. A woman sees her and tells her that she looks sad…is it because she can’t sell anything? So this woman buys everything. Ah, BG asked her to sell these things for him.
They are going to change aj3 into a man. But she says something that they don’t remember teaching her.
JA WORKING HARD
JA is breaking her back lifting all these heavy boxes. She works for a delivery service now and she is working hard for the money delivering all these packages to people.
YC is talking to his father about company things. The father is pushing things on YC, but it looks like YC doesn’t want it. YC just wants his dad to stop doing all these things. YC wants to show that he is capable. He gets up and leaves.
But he stays at the door and listens. The dad starts to talk about the death of MG’s appa. YC looks shocked.
MG is at the coffee shop, he is trying to meet with the informer. The informer is also there, but he is in disguise. The informer is scared to meet and leaves. MG is left alone in the coffee shop and leaves. He goes to his car and it looks like he might start to investigate his father and mothers death.
Cut to MG at a wedding shop. He is looking at Ehriel’s wedding dress and JA shows up! She is delivering something there. She quickly hides her face from MG and asks the person to quickly sign for it. She leaves.
We also get some little indication that Ehriel likes YC and not MG.
JA is riding home and thinks that MG looked happy. She thinks that this is good for him.
COMPANY BOARD MEETING
The entire board meeting is about firing MG. They think he is crazy and reduces their reputation. They really want to fire him and they are talking about all the bad things about MG. MG wants to know who the next CEO will be and YC’s dad says that it will be YC.
MG – After this meeting, I think that YC will be fired.
Cut to Santa Maria team walking into the company like they are the Avengers.
MG – Santa Maria didn’t make shit, they made a robot. Everyone, here is the Santa Maria team who made the best android in the world.
The team walks in and everyone is dumbfounded. BG introduces himself and they say that they will introduce aj3 to them.
MG leaves the meeting and waits outside. The secretary comes out and tells MG what is happening. MG will not get fired and they will have a new meeting about firing YC.
YC – …from now on I will resign from the CEO position.
Everyone leaves and only MG and YC are there. YC asks MG if he is happy that he is fired. YC really doesn’t understand why MG doesn’t like him. MG tells him that YC let go of his hand 15 years ago and how he knew what it meant and ignored it until now. (They say a lot and it was hard to catch everything).
Ehriels dad tells Ehriel that YC was fired and she quickly runs to his side. YC breaks a glass and screams just as Ehriel walks in.
The Santa Maria team wants to have drinks with MG, but he tells them to give him a rain check.
Cut to JA working hard outside and it starts snowing. She stops and looks up at the snow.
MG also notices the snow and puts his hand out the window to feel the snow. Montage of the two of them noticing the snow.
MG goes to the library-bookstore and reads the book Velveteen Rabbit. He thinks back to JA telling him about the story. He flips through the book and reads it all the way through
MG – Next spring the child became healthy again and went to the forest. He saw a rabbit looking at him and thought that it was strange, it looked just like his lost rabbit doll.
MG stops reading it. He is trying to hold back tears and he puts his hands over his face.
A new package came in. It says that it is for Kim Min Gu only.
Card – I am giving you this heart ball as I promised.
JA gave MG two heart lamps and he puts them on his coffee table. He imagines that aj3 is sitting on the other side of the coffee table with the other heart ball. He looks at her and she looks at him. He doesn’t want to let go of the ball, he puts his head down and starts to cry and she disappears again. He holds his heart and starts crying a lot.
His phone pings, it is a text that they are changing aj3’s face now. MG gets himself together and runs to the lab. They have another mold for another face, but it is only 80% ready.
BG tells aj3 that they have a new face for her. Aj3 talks to him about it and they put her in sleeping mode. A huge computerized robot hand comes out and starts to change the face, but MG comes in and yells “NOOOOOOOO.”
He doesn’t want them to change her face. He shouldn’t have reset her, he shouldn’t have let her go. He wants to find her again. But BG tells him that he can’t find her again, even if he deep learns with her. But Mg just tells BG that he misses her so much and he just wants to see her again. He starts breaking down in the lab and we cut him back at his mansion.
It looks like he has aj3 again, but this time it is the real aj3 and he is trying to deep learn with her. But she isn’t the sam aj3. He does all the things that he did with her with the cat mask and perfume and friend mode, but nothing is working. He shows her her room and she asks where the charger is. He tells her that if he sells her, what will she do? She says that he has to reset her before selling her.
MG is so sad. He sits down with aj3 there, but he looks so alone. He wants to know what more he can do to make aj3 come back again. What more can he do? Aj3 says something, but it is so robot-like. MG says that the current him is so much different than before. Aj3 tells him that he can’t meet the same her from before because they have different inputs.
MG is taking a train to Daegu, he has a business meeting. He tells his hyung that he is taking a train because h wants to have some fresh air. JA is there as well getting on the train.
MG is sitting in his seat, but when the trains stops he goes to the restroom and comes back. When he sits down JA is sitting there and looking out the window. She doesn’t see him, but he sees her. Then she looks from the window to the inside of the cabin and she sees him sitting right across from her. They stare at each other for a moment and the music starts playing.
MG – We probably won’t bump into each other later right?
JA – If so, then our fate would break the sky into two parts
YC – By the way, did chairman Kim Min-gyu see aj3 or that woman?
MG – You know me.
YC – No, I don’t know you.
MG – Sometimes unbelievable things happen in this world
MG – Something you really can’t believe
MG – Hi aj3
I think I loved the last two episodes of this drama more than the first 8 combined. These last two episodes have been so great and so heartfelt. I just love these two so much now.
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I really hope they’re not separated for the entire episode. That would really stink. I want to see more hugs!
I want to see more hugs too.
Me too 🙂
I think the first part of the episode Will be spent apart but the second part will be together. Does that make sense? I hope the train part is an entire episode and they get to know each other and get stranded somewhere together. #wishfulthinking
I love this. It makes sense to me.
Nice…! I hope the plot would go this way
Hopefully it will happen on the next episode!
I would like to extend my appreciation for your time and effort you take live recapping this drama. Thank You!
Thank you so much Jule! It is a lot of fun to live recap even though it is also super hard to live recap. IT GOES BY SO FAST.
Thank you for this recaps.
Thank you so much! It’s hard work, but it is so much fun at the same time 🙂
Thank you for the recaps! Gahhh I love this show so much! I need the two main leads to spend lots of time together in the next episodes— I love their chemistry and scenes together! Need a happy ending! 🙂
Me tooooooo! I so want the leads together without JA having to pretend of hold anything back.
I love it too! How can I wait another week!
They really know how to pull the emotions! I wasn’t crying!
Lol 🙂 You just made me smile.
Okay, can I just fish about how much I love this drama right now. Because I love It SO MUCH. Like, I really love it. I love how it is more focused on our two people in love and in how the company stuff is taking a bock seat to that and I love the two investigators and how they can’t get there stuff together and I lobe the scientists and I love the coffee best friend, ah…i just love this show.
I love that so much too ?
Me too. I really don’t company conspiracy things.
Don’t like company conspiracy things
Thank you for posting the preview! Omg, so he follows her around all the time and keeps confronting her to hang out with her! I love this so much. I hope the end of the preview isn’t the end of the episode. That would be a horrible cliffhanger!
I know right! I am so with you on this. Please no crazy cliffhanger at the end of the episode with him calling her aj3!