Playful Kiss Episode 15 Recap

Hello everyone! Let’s get this party started, shall we? The penultimate episode of Playful Kiss (Mischievous Kiss) was part wish fulfillment of every fan wrapped in the worst nightmare of a persnickety drama critic. I shall do my best to recap from the happy fan part of me (who am I to rain on the warm and fuzzy parade), but I feel my inner critic itching to Hulk-out. I’ll try to restrain it.

It turns out that all the episode 15 spoilers I shared were all 100% accurate. Yay for not being the bearer of false information. Boo for it causing me personally to feel a tad let down. Regardless, I enjoyed episode 15 for what it was – the end of the journey of Ha Ni and Seung Jo as individuals, and the beginning of their journey as a couple. Asking anymore of PK for an odd-numbered episode is akin to asking why the editing monkey sucks at editing a scene. It’s the best he can do.

At this point, my enjoyment of PK is likely increased substantially by the euphoria rubbing off from all the various forums and fans that are so rabidly awaiting the grand conclusion of this story which we have so loved. As a stand-alone episode, I probably like it more than it deserves quality wise, but that’s a subjective emotion I’m happy to experience.

Episode 15 recap:

We’re back at the roundtable of wedding bombs, which Mom just dropped on everyone. Seung Jo is rightfully chafing at Mom’s continued manipulation of his life. Mom sees nothing wrong with her busybody ways, didn’t Seung Jo decide himself he wanted to marry Ha Ni? Seung Jo reminds her that he specifically said after graduating.

Mom says that waiting will only prolong it even further – what with Seung Jo then having to do his mandatory army service thereafter. She wants them to get married while they are still young and pretty! Her husband and Eun Jo are about to pipe up with further objections when Mom lays down the law. No more no, buts, if – everyone must comply with her directions about this event. Mom-dictator gets up and walks away, leaving silence in her wake. Seung Jo gives a giant humph of annoyance while Ha Ni tries hard not to bust out in giggles and grins.

Its evening time, and Mom sees Ha Ni’s dad standing outside deep in thought. She asks him whether she overstepped her bounds, scheduling the wedding so soon. Dad disabuses her of that notion, which turns out to be rather well thought out. Since Seung Jo and Ha Ni already live together, Mom thinks that getting married now make their living arrangement more proper. [She’s probably worried the kids are gonna sneak around at home with the easy access, and then she’s stuck planning a shotgun wedding.]

Ha Ni’s dad is worried that he doesn’t know what he needs to do to help plan a wedding. Mom assures him that all he needs to do is buy the wedding ring and the wedding dress. Methinks Dad is sad about marrying off his beloved daughter, a bittersweet tangle of emotions likely every father-of-the-bride experiences when giving his daughter’s hand away becomes a set reality and not just a future event.

Ha Ni is enjoying a meal at the noodle shop with her friends, and reveals that Mom has planned a wedding for next week! The friends commend Mom on her go-getter ability to make things happen. When they find out that Joon Gu has been told of the upcoming wedding by Ha Ni’s dad, it becomes obvious why he’s looming in the kitchen all lethargic and down, not even coming out to say hi to them.

A beautiful foreign girl walks into the shop, which freaks everyone out because no one knows how to talk with her (presuming she doesn’t speak Korean). Dad gets dragged out, and after a Hi and a Thank You, he tugs at Ha Ni to take over. Mwahahaha, we all know how well Ha Ni speaks English (“Shut your mouth”, anyone?).

Turns out the girl speaks perfect Korean, and just wants a bowl of the shop’s famous hand-cut noodles. She slurps it up all, enjoying every delicious bite. She chats with Ha Ni and her friends, explaining that she is half-Korean, from her mother’s side, with a British father. Her name is Christine, and she specifically acknowledges Joon Gu with a compliment on his delicious side dish. Too bad Joon Gu the noodle zombie doesn’t really respond to her, likely still a tad depressed about losing Ha Ni.

Ha Ni goes ring shopping with Seung Jo. He nitpicks at her every selection – this one is too fancy, that one too shiny. Who replaced Seung Jo with Goldilocks? When asked to pick one himself, Seung Jo rants that he doesn’t even see the need for a ring. Why does a circle on your finger symbolize love? He doesn’t want to wear one at all.

Ha Ni insists that he wear a ring, to show the entire world that he’s married (i.e. off-limits to the grabby hands of other females). Seung Jo throws it back at her that the ring clearly isn’t a declaration of love, it’s meant as a symbolic handcuff. He steps back from the ring display and walks out the store, leaving Ha Ni wistfully looking at another couple modeling wedding rings with a fully participating man.

Seung Jo is still uncooperative, refusing to even enter a bridal salon with Ha Ni. He says he already owns a suit and doesn’t want to buy one just to wear once. He tells Ha Ni to go pick her dress and he’ll wait for her elsewhere. I would be more upset at Seung Jo, except this is behavior I’ve seen from plenty of impatient bridegrooms disdaining the wedding preparation fervor and geegaws that go along with it.

When Ha Ni suggests a change of plans and they go take wedding pictures, Seung Jo gets even more recalcitrant.To Seung Jo, taking wedding pictures is ridiculous – what with the “look over here, bridegroom; smile widely, bride” – and he won’t go. Ha Ni gets frustrated with his lack of cooperation, he won’t pick out a ring, he won’t take wedding pictures. Why did Seung Jo even come out with her then?

Seung Jo replies that he couldn’t stay in the house any longer, so he came out. Ha Ni wants him to just start participating in his own wedding preparation. Ha Ni raises her voice at him, for being so difficult, and Seung Jo reminds her that arguing in public is embarrassing. But Seung Jo’s behavior is what is embarrassing Ha Ni.

She wonders how the people in the ring store think about her, what with Seung Jo’s attitude in the store. She’s tired of accommodating him, and he tells her to stop then. Seung Jo drops the cavalier response that its no wonder some couples planning weddings end up breaking up. He walks away leaving Ha Ni rather stunned at his response.

Ha Ni and Seung Jo are sitting in his car. He tells her that she can’t get married alone, and just because they are getting married doesn’t mean Seung Jo will cater to her. Ha Ni wonders if Seung Jo has ever made concessions to her. Seung Jo sighs that it’s because of his Mom’s meddling that things are turning out like this.

Ha Ni says it’s not his Mom, why did Seung Jo mention that he wanted to marry Ha Ni in the first place. Seung Jo agrees with that question – why does he want to marry Ha Ni. He tells her it’s not too late to reassess the situation and reconsider their options. This is the first time the 16-episode length of PK feels like a negative factor to the development of their relationship in the drama.

Episode-wise it feels like Seung Jo and Ha Ni literally just got together as a couple. So to accept rationally the sudden wedding, their bickering about the preparations, everything – feels so rushed and creates an emotional disconnect with me. I accept (based on knowing the story) that this development is entirely consistent, but I think people coming into this story without any knowledge of the source material will feel this wedding sequence forced and unnatural to the flow of the relationship.

Ha Ni confides in her friends that she’s got a reluctant bridegroom on her hands. Seung Jo won’t even talk to her at home these past few days. Said reluctant bridegroom goes to visit his future father-in-law, who is flipping through books to help him compose a speech on the wedding day. Seung Jo tells Ha Ni’s dad that he has something to say. Mom is admiring wedding China with Ha Ni, who tries to be excited but can’t hide her real mood from Mom. She gets a call from her dad, and arrives at the noodle shop to find Seung Jo there as well.

Seung Jo is driving Ha Ni and her dad, and tells her that she’ll know where they are going when they get there. It turns out Seung Jo is driving them to visit the graves of Ha Ni’s grandmother and mother. When they arrive at the hillside grave, Seung Jo lays a bouquet of flowers at the site. Ha Ni’s dad reveals that it was Seung Jo who wanted to come visit her mom and grandmother.

Seung Jo talks directly to Ha Ni’s grandmother – announcing that her grand son-in-law is here, is she pleased with him? He continues by saying that Ha Ni is already causing trouble, but he will take good care of her. Ha Ni says she doesn’t like it, but then revises her assessment by saying thank you to Seung Jo. She tells her mom and grandmother that she is getting married.

After the grave site visit, the happy-again couple are strolling in a park-like area. Seung Jo says that tennis sunbae can be their wedding announcer. Ha Ni wonders where they are going for their honeymoon? Seung Jo wonders if they have to go at all, since they don’t have much time on their hands. When Ha Ni starts grumbling, he says fine, and asks her if there is a place she’s been wanting to go? Ha Ni says Italy, maybe Rome? Seung Jo shoots it down, and Ha Ni concedes it’s rather far-fetched.

How about some place with a beach? Maybe an island? [Like, maybe, New Caledonia?] Seung Jo says if she wants an island, they should go to Yeoui Island (which is in the middle of the Han River in Seoul). Mwahahaha. Ha Ni is rightly horrified. Seung Jo then proposes an even smaller island (I’d suggest they go to Dokdo Island). He can’t stop teasing her, can he? He suggests that he shakes his cellphone, and if the three icons that pop up are the same, then she can pick their honeymoon destination.

Ha Ni agrees, but wonders if there is a slim chance of that happening. During the shake, Ha Ni is chanting “Jeju Island” while Seung Jo is repeating “Yeoui Island.” Voila, the three icons turn out to be the same, and Ha Ni hops around Seung Jo in glee. Seung Jo smiles and shakes the cellphone again, it once again it pops up three icons that are identical. Oh Seung Jo, you just like playing with your Ha Ni, don’t you?

Ha Ni is in her room with her best friends, and they’ve come to spend the final night hanging out with her and bearing presents. The present turns out to be, no surprise, a lacy pink underwear set and pink pajamas, plus a sultry perfume. One friend hops up and demonstrates to Ha Ni what she is supposed to do on her wedding night: shower, put on sexy lingerie, spritz on some perfume, seduce her Seung Jo oppa/husband.

Back in the room of the Baek brothers, Eun Jo tells his hyung that he’s really going to end up with Oh Ha Ni. Seung Jo smiles and queries whether Eun Jo isn’t happy about it. Eun Jo’s resigned to it – she’s not smart, she’s rather slow on the uptake, no matter which way you slice it Ha Ni’s a dunderhead. However, she’s willing to jump into the water to save Eun Jo even when she can’t swim, and she continues to like Seung Jo even after being treated so poorly by him.

Eun Jo says that compared to an Oh Ha Ni, he wants to marry a smart and beautiful woman. But he’s happy that Seung Jo is marrying Ha Ni. Eun Jo confesses that as much as he loves and adores his hyung, Seung Jo has got some personality issues. With that in mind, Seung Jo is much better suited to marry Ha Ni. Eun Jo concludes by announcing that they will definitely be happy together, and wishes Seung Jo a big congratulations on his upcoming nuptials.

Outside the Baek house, on the eve of the wedding, is a man that I immediately burst into tears when I see. It’s Joon Gu, leaning against a wall, there to wish Ha Ni well for a life journey she is not taking with him. He talks to the Ha Ni behind the window in her room, telling Ha Ni that he’s very happy right now, because she is happy. And when she is happy, then he is happy. He wishes her sweet dreams, and that he will see her tomorrow.

Ha Ni’s dad is drinking alone in the kitchen, and a sleepless Ha Ni finds him and shares a lovely father-daughter moment. She grasps his hand, and thanks him for raising her to be such a great person. Her face starts to crumble, and her dad reminds her not to cry, lest people say she’s not pretty tomorrow with her puffy face.

Too bad her dad’s face starts to crack as he says this, leading him to wonder why there are tears on such a happy occasion? He laughs at himself for crying – he raised a daughter as a single parent, so he should be happy that he’s giving her away tomorrow. They get up to practice their walk down the aisle, and its such a poignant moment between a single father and his only child. Their hitherto duo-existence changing irrevocably tomorrow, the beats and rhythms of their relationship adding new characters and textures – a son-in-law, a husband, an extended family.

And……it’s the wedding day! Omo, I think I’m more excited about this wedding than my own. Well, not really, but it’s up there in excitement level. The Baek parents and the little bride groom are welcoming the arriving guests. Ha Ni is in the bridal waiting room taking pictures with her friends. Who arrives to congratulate the snail bride but her teacher from Class 3-7. And she brought along her date, Seung Jo’s teacher from Class 3-1!

Turns out she’s got a bun in the oven, courtesy of her now hubby smarty-pants teacher! Totally predictable, but oh so cute nonetheless. Ha Ni’s teacher is way too excited about her former student snagging Baek Seung Jo, stud of the high school. She gets gently dragged out of there by her hubby. Now it’s the perfect place to digress and tell you that Ha Ni’s looks like a meringue confection in her flouncy monstrosity of a wedding dress. But she’s glowing, and gorgeous. Someone restrain me from reaching in there and slicing off half her dress with my scissors.

The next to arrive to visit the bride is her former rival-in-love, Hye Ra, who immediately compliments the bride as being beautiful. Hye Ra admits that she’s satisfied. When asked about what, Hye Ra graciously says that she’s glad the reason Seung Jo didn’t pick her was because of Ha Ni. When Ha Ni doesn’t quite understand, Hye Ra explains that she’s complimenting Seung Jo’s taste in women. See, a lady can remain classy until the very end, I highly approve. She congratulates Ha Ni, and tells her to be happy in marriage that it makes her so jealous she’ll want to get married herself.

Over in the other corner of tying up loose ends, Joon Gu has found Seung Jo and is delivering a final message. Joon Gu warns Seung Jo to be wary of him. He might take Ha Ni and run away before the end of the ceremony. Joon Gu-yahh, were you up late last night watching The Graduate?

MC tennis sunbae prepares to start the ceremony. Ha Ni hears the narration from her waiting chamber, with Eun Jo keeping her calm. He reminds her not to commit any faux pas – like putting on the wrong ring, or tripping on her skirt. Eun Jo the little squirt suddenly tells his future sister-in-law that he has a wedding present for her. He whispers something in her ear, and Ha Ni’s eyes widen in shock.

Ha Ni is walked down the aisle by her dad, to the applause of everyone and the direct gaze of one person. Seung Jo is stoic as he stands waiting for her at the altar. What? Like the robot will suddenly start spazzing just because he’s getting married. His gaze softens as he steps down to take Ha Ni from her father’s arm. Going without someone officiating the wedding, the bride and groom stand alone at the altar and exchange their vows

The dad gives successive speeches, and we get a glimpse into their long-standing friendship. Seung Jo’s dad goes first – he confesses to growing up with Ha Ni’s dad, practically living at his house until junior high. He continues by saying that there is no one in the world as kind and gentle as his good friend, and now they are becoming in-laws. He concludes by giving thanks for raising such a lovely daughter and giving her to their family.

Ha Ni’s dad begins his speech by reminiscing about his very own too-short marriage. How it snowed on their wedding day. How they ate left over noodles for Christmas. How soon thereafter Ha Ni lost her mom, and they held each other and cried. But today, Ha Ni has beside her such a responsible and admirable husband, as a dad he can finally take a load off his shoulders. He finishes by thanking Seung Jo for taking care of Ha Ni.

The couple exchange rings. Ha Ni’s is placed gently on her hand by her husband, whereas Seung Jo’s ring flies out of Ha Ni’s hand. Everyone gasps and looks around for it. Seung Jo’s dad thankfully finds it immediately, and the wedding ceremony wraps up without another hitch. Everyone laughs at the gaffe, except Seung Jo who just doesn’t know when to loosen up.

Thank god his new wife has got a sparkling personality! When Seung Jo grumbles that she’s so clumsy, Ha Ni tells him to quit it. She knews Seung Jo really really likes her. When Seung Jo looks confused at her assertion, Ha Ni reveals that she knows their second kiss was not in the rain but instead on the resort bench when she was asleep. Seung Jo whips his head around to glare at Eun Jo, who looks every which way but at his brother.

Ha Ni grabs Seung Jo and pulls in him for a big giant kiss! The audience goes wild with the female show of affection. Seung Jo’s struggles a tad and pulls free at the end, staring at Ha Ni like he suddenly realized he is going to be married to this crazy adorable girl for the rest of his life. Yes you are, Seung Jo, yes you are. And I think you may have gotten the better end of the bargain.

Best part is when Ha Ni throws the same phrase he used when he gave her that first kiss against the wall – just messing with you – back at him. She seals the moment by sticking her tongue out at him. And I fall into a puddle of smiles and bliss. I am sososososo happy to see the return of confident, playful, and charming Oh Ha Ni.

Joon Gu watches the conclusion of the ceremony from outside the wedding hall, a view of his achy back more than enough to convey his bittersweet emotions – happy that his Ha Ni is happy and in good hands, sad that it’s not in his hands. He wipes away his lingering tears. Don’t cry anymore, Joon Gu. If loving Ha Ni meant that you pursued a life full of purpose and accomplishment, then your love was not in vain. You’ve truly made yourself a worthy man not just for Ha Ni, but for any woman out there!

A quick shot of an airplane in flight, and we cut to Ha Ni and Seung Jo driving a convertible down a highway in Jeju Island. Ha Ni is more than excited enough for the both of them, asking Seung Jo to stop the car so she can step outside and admire the view. By the way, they are totally wearing couples outfit, likely all purchased by coordi Mom.

Ha Ni notices that Seung Jo doesn’t get out of the car, instead sitting silently with a surly expression. Turns out Seung Jo is still pissed that his embarrassing baby pictures got shown during the reception. When Ha Ni laughs at his expense, he tries to drive off without her. Heh. Back in Seoul, tennis sunbae is not-so-surreptitiously following Hye Ra after the wedding. She wants to shake him, but in the end elects to spend time with him.

The newlyweds arrive at their resort, and run into another couple, who apparently were on the same flight as our Ha Ni and Seung Jo. The husband is lugging about 12 bags, and his princess of a wife is directing him to check-in. The shrewish wife comments that Seung Jo sure is handsome, he could be an actor! Ha Ni drags Seung Jo off in a jiffy. Thank god Ha Ni’s bitch-dar is working perfectly.

Tennis sunbae and Hye Ra are having a quick meal at a hot dog store, leading Hye Ra to remark that tennis sunbae really does like hot dogs. He tries to tell her a joke, which leads to him pointing out that she has an eye booger. He does make her laugh when he tries to practice eating a hot dog in 20 seconds, so he can try out for a food eating contest that can take him to New York. Tennis sunbae also accidentally reveals that he watched Hye Ra for the four whole hours she practiced tennis the day she got dumped by Seung Jo.

Ha Ni turns on the faucet in the plush bathtub in their swanky hotel room, playing with the posh accoutrements. Tell me now hasn’t played around in a fancy hotel room before? Not I. She goes out to their adjoining patio where Seung Jo is sitting on the bench. Ha Ni tells Seung Jo that she knows she has flaws and shortcomings, but she will continuously work on them. She will do her best to be a good wife.

She puts her head on his shoulder and is luxuriating in the romantic moment when the other couple walks by and announces that they are in the room next door. Just great. Ha Ni and Seung Jo talk with the hotel concierge. They end up booking the same fancy newlywed meal as the other couple, who are clearly the least happy and in love newlyweds on the planet.

During dinner, the slap-worthy wife makes pointed remarks – such as whether they got married so young because Ha Ni got pregnant – which lead Ha Ni to gulp down all her wine to endure the interminable meal. Turns out that chick is the same age as Ha Ni and Seung Jo, twenty-one, and her new husband is eleven years older than her. Ha Ni’s drinking that night makes her sick the next morning on the side of the road.

Detour back to Seoul again, where Christine as taken to eating at the noodle restaurant and doing her version of the Ha Ni stalking. Joon Gu brings out her bowl of noodles, and schools her on the correct way to hold and utilize a chopstick. Christine is clearly savoring the tutelage immensely.

Ha Ni and Seung Jo are sightseeing when they are tracked down by the other wife. Shameless Hussy is actually her other name, which I will use henceforth. Who knows where the submissive husband went, but Shameless Hussy drags Seung Jo around the museum leaving Ha Ni following sadly in their wake. The sad-sack husband shows up to complain about his wife to Ha Ni.

Shameless Hussy points out Ha Ni talking with her husband, and is about the do the Oppa Pout Wiggle on Seung Jo when suddenly a be-wigged lady comes barreling between them. The incognito lady is none other than Mom, here to ensure her kids have the best most “fruitful” honeymoon ever. Seung Jo’s Mom-dar goes off, and he’s immediately annoyed she’s come to interfere again.

Ha Ni finally steps up and grabs her husband back from the clutches of Shameless Hussy, and they walk away to enjoy the rest of the sightseeing. The camera pans away to reveal a second mini-be-wigged individual lurking around – Eun Jo is here, too! Shameless Hussy keeps getting restrained by her husband from interrupting Ha Ni and Seung Jo. I hope someone is drawing up divorce papers for him.

Seung Jo and Ha Ni are back in their hotel room, and Ha Ni finally takes out her lingerie presents and works up the courage to don them. Too bad Shameless Hussy and her husband bust in with champagne and snacks wanting to enjoy a night cap together. No one restrain me, imma going to go sharpen my cleaver now, if you hear shrieking turn the other ear, okay? Actually, I love Seung Jo’s reaction – he steps back from the door with the same freaked out look as when he encountered chicken head hoodie Ha Ni at the mini-mart (“please take 8,800 won from here”).

In the morning, Ha Ni again hopes for an entire day to enjoy with Seung Jo, when suddenly there is a pounding at their door. Shameless Hussy’ husband tells Seung Jo that his wife is writhing in pain (omo, perchance from that cleaver embedded in her skull courtesy of me?) and needs help. Why doesn’t he go straight to the resort doctor requires a suspension of logic so great I might as well announce that the earth is flat. But I’m in a forgiving mood, and have already given PK so many passes might as well keep the streak alive.

Seung Jo goes to help her, and is touching her for where she hurts. Ha Ni gets upset, and Seung Jo is infuriated that she would be upset when he is training to be a doctor and that is something he will be doing in the future. No, Seung Jo, she is upset because any monkey, much less human being, could tell that the witch is faking it to get your attention.

After Ha Ni storms out, and the husband follows her, Shameless Hussy promptly stops writhing (I knew I should have just beheaded her, it’s cleaner and she can’t resurrect herself), sits up, and gently caresses Seung Jo’s hand. Shameless Hussy states that Seung Jo must not like Ha Ni, and doesn’t want to touch her. Too bad he couldn’t have met her earlier…..at which point Seung Jo shakes her hand off him and stands up to school her.

He tells her if he met her anywhere but here he would never spare her a passing glance. Because they met here, as married couples, he deigned to speak with her. He tells her never to compare herself to his Ha Ni. Seung Jo walks out of the room, leaving her fuming at the rejection. He goes to find Ha Ni sitting on a bench watching the waves, and they make up, tickling each other.

 

We switch over to them sitting in their hotel room in matching pajamas. Ha Ni apologizes for behaving irrationally, and getting jealous over such a little thing. It’s clear Seung Jo is more nervous than he lets on, because he suddenly doesn’t sound so smooth. He says Ha Ni is cute, sometimes. She is pretty, on occasion. Seung Jo puts his arms around her, and asks why does he like her so much?

He pushes her back into the sofa, and questions what she has done to him that makes him think about her all the time? Seung Jo leans over to kiss Ha Ni (and all you hear is me screaming “HIS HEAD, WHY IS THE CAMERA SHOOTING THIS SCENE FROM THE ANGLE WHERE HIS HEAD OBSCURES ALL THE LIP SUCKING!?!?”), then he picks her up and carries her to bed. [I made the screencap extra large so everyone can see exactly why I am breaking up with the PK camera immediately after episode 16 airs.]

They are kissing on the bed when Ha Ni stops Seung Jo mid-make out, telling him she needs to go prepare. He asks for what? She replies the stuff a woman needs to prepare for. He silences her with a kiss that is preceded by the confession that he can’t wait any longer. They proceed to really make out (and all you hear is me screaming “THE WALL, WHY IS THE CAMERA PANNING OVER TO A FRICKIN’ WALL!?!”).

Even more bizarre than a camera that appears to enjoy filming a wall rather than steamy sexing between newlyweds, the morning dawns and Ha Ni wakes up in her own bedroom. Koala go wut? That was a combination time-jump and teleportation going on there. She looks at a framed honeymoon picture of her and Seung Jo and smiles blissfully.

She hurries downstairs where Mom is setting down breakfast for Seung Jo and Eun Jo. God knows how much time has passed since that wedding consummation scene, I’ll not even attempt to make heads or tails of the PK-time lapse logic. Seung Jo tells her the alarm went off at 5 am, leading him to wonder what breakfast she was planning to make this morning.

Turn out she slept right through it. Eun Jo pipes up that his brother can still reconsider. Ergh, Eun Jo, not after what your brother did to her in Jeju Island. Don’t think he can refund this wife anymore. Ha Ni wants to go to the library with Seung Jo to study, confessing to Mom that she needs to be prepared to take the nursing exam to be admitted to the program.

Mom reminds Seung Jo to go register their wedding certificate, and Seung Jo says he’ll have to think about it. Mom is horrified (that her son got some and then won’t do right by the girl, yeah, that’s about it), and Ha Ni is flabbergasted. Why is Seung Jo suddenly reluctant to make their marriage legal under the law?

Seung Jo says that he’ll get the marriage registered when Ha Ni passes the nursing exam and gets accepted to the program. Ha Ni says that’s not right, and Seung Jo wonders if she has so little faith in herself. Where’d all her determination and grit gone? Probably the same place her virginity went – into your pocket. Ooops, did I just say that? Sorry!

A happy Ha Ni is a complacent Ha Ni, and Seung Jo knows it. He just dug up the same motivation that got Ha Ni to test into the top-50 that one time in high school – to prove something to Seung Jo and get him to do something she wants. Seung Jo saunters away with a sly grin, knowing he’s got his Ha Ni right where he wants her – ready and anxious to accomplish a meaningful goal in her professional development.

Thoughts of Mine:

This episode wasn’t just poorly edited. If there was an editing Razzie in the K-drama award, this episode would sweep the awards. In fact, as a drama PK would probably be nominated as a whole, because having half its episodes awkwardly structured really takes the viewer out of any scene and back to reality with the herky jerky cuts. With that said – I’m satisfied with the substance of what happened in this episode, regardless of how it was delivered.

This was the first episode where it felt like too much plot was crammed into too little time. Perhaps an 18-episode drama would really allow the conclusion of Ha Ni and Seung Jo’s story to develop with more subtlety. A slice-of-life drama doesn’t work so well if the story doesn’t flow at its natural pace, whether that pace is fast or slow. PK has been a slow drama, and suddenly it’s barreling down an expressway going 90 mph. The viewer was forced to re-adjust our expectations in this episode.

While we know Ha Ni and Seung Jo get married young, the build-up to the wedding in PK was awkward and not terribly convincing. PK can no longer coast on the cute or the sweet to elicit awwws from me. I want more substance in showing how the couple express their love for each other. Luckily, we get that later in the episode. It also manifested itself in the wedding, which was built upon the relationship we’ve watched develop between Ha Ni and Seung Jo for 14 episodes now, so the ceremony felt natural and satisfying to watch.

There were a lot of poignant moments, and my favorites in this episode were Ha Ni and her dad’s quiet moments together the night before the wedding, Joon Gu’s various ways of letting Ha Ni go and wishing her well, and Ha Ni surprising Seung Jo with a kiss of her own. What can I say – our couple getting married and consummating their wedding made me feel like I was marrying my own baby off. I wanted to pat myself on the head and say “you did it” to those two kids.

This episode hammered home the point that only Oh Ha Ni can put up with Seung Jo’s rather staid and chilly personality, making it a marriage where they truly understand and can put up with each other. You’ll never get a conversation between them whereby one person accuses the other of being totally different than before they were married. These two know what they are getting into, and love being with each other regardless.

There is a lot of story to wrap up in one short hour, so I hope the final episode tomorrow mixes all the elements together and surprises us with a delightful confection of an ending that leaves everyone satisfied that we’ve spent the last 16 hours with PK. It goes without saying that those who love the story and this iteration are happy with its existence, and those who feel otherwise have their own opinions. I look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts, and sharing my own when the drama wraps up tomorrow.

[Credits: screencaps from Baidu Playful Kiss Bar, MBC official stills, and soompi.com]

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194 Responses to Playful Kiss Episode 15 Recap

  1. v says:

    Hani talks too much so everyone is leaving the table… kkk
    Joongu is talking food language with Oh daddy and christine is there making doe eyes… BJG is not happy… boy, haven’t you leaned anything from seungjo.. you don’t choose who you fall for. anyways, christine confesses she likes Mr. Boon… muwahaha… she’s asking him out… how does it feel to have the first (?) confession in your life from a pretty girl? apparently, it feels shocking… bjg the devoted puppy.. you’ve just found your female match… well, still playing hard-to-get?? don’t worry, oh daddy will do something about it for sure.
    anyways, hani is one the phone with her bff… minah? juri? no,…. tennis sunbae… he’s talking about haera and the hot dog incident… kk
    juri got herself a haircut… and a boyfriend… yay girl (sorry to all joongu x juri shippers out there)… well not really a boyfriend but a stalker of her hairshop… which in pk worlds might as well mean boyfriend

    • highness says:

      girl, they are following the manga, now you really sound like a disappointed scriptwriter it sounds sad you feeling this way…

      • v says:

        do I? well, i don’t know what i sound like but i am definitely not disappointed… if anything, i’m in overhyped fangirling mode right now…

  2. v says:

    minah is doing a comic book… which basically is the story of hani and seungjo in high school… back from the future anyone? kk
    my connection just failed… thank you… you couldn’t spare me on the last day huh? after going so well for all 14 episodes, you HAD to mess up now.
    oh.. anyways, *quickly makes up with connection* and we’re back with hani talking to mama baek on the computer… hani find the seungjo’s id in BSJ’s jacket’s wallet… oh.. you sneaky girl…and got caught by seungjo… she’s pretending to admire his wallet… hahaha.. you don’t even fool me… kk
    anways, seungjo put the wallet under his pillow and ask her why she isn’t sleeping yet. they are in matching PJs and they are sleeping… hani sneaks her hand under the pillow but he prevents her from it… and they are doing a turn and catch game… he turns, she tries to get the wallet, he turns back to her… haha…
    anways… omomomomom seungjo put his arms around her and hug her… sweet. and then waht in the what?? she kisses his ID card… the girl finally got what hse wants…
    anyways, she goes the the marriage registry the next day…

  3. v says:

    something is wrong… turns out seungjo already registered for the marriage… typical tease he is… haha.. mama baek looked please. mama baek is asking him why he likes to play around with hani and he says it’s fun… kk
    joongu is with dad and then hani is studying CPR… and christine comes up and talks to hani about joongu… hani is surprised at first but super pleased… and we’ve got ourself a new bff for hani.. kk. anyways, hani feels guilty because christine says it seems joongu liked someone before… hani reassures christine though and does not tell her.
    the, at the restuarant opening, bsj is with haera and christin with hani… christine have suspicions about hani and joongu… hani bought tissues for joongu and joongu just flies to heaven… dear boy, seems like you have a long way to go… so just drop the weight of unrequited love will you.. you’ll never get to christine otherwise… lucky she’s willing to cross more than halfway for you. joongu does a speech and christine is making mooney eyes at him. joongu ask christine to leave (do we have a replacement for BSJ the jerk so fast?? duckie, we don’t need one you know?)
    omo… there’s pictures of them in couple PJs at jeju… how did the mom take those pictures???

  4. v says:

    hani then ask seungjo if he’s jealous and he denies… he clears his throad (so cute… ) and tells hani to leave christine and business to their own businesss… bye bye sea are the waiters… haha.. i miss them… hani just is asking him again and again about him being jealous…

    and then. omo, joongu looks for chirstine at the airport… he had a talk with hani at a playground (aw…) and ask him about his feelings for christine.. he says he still likes hani and that he’s her home (makes me think of all the corny lines in the bachelor all of the sudden) but hani says she’s married… joongu is swinging while hani is pushing the swing.. she thanks him for all his care and love…
    and now, tennis sunbae walks into haear (btw, beautiful setting)…

  5. v says:

    they talk on the bench at school and haera ask him about his thoughts on the hot dog date… mr 40 is suddenly leaving and haera looks sad.. she coughs and he turns around… and tells him that in the future, if he wants to cry he can come to her… and mr 40 says he’s leaving and haera stands up and says… say WHAT? … hehe… she says, i’m bored, do want to go for a date..kk
    hani is at the library sleeping… she just wakes up and sleeps and wakes up and sleep and yawn.. haha. she is thinking about bsj and motivates herself but gets bored again. mr 40 comes to the library and they move to the outdoors and he thanks hani for the advance… and hani gets shocked… haha… mr tennis sunbae says that before, he couldn’t confess and was lonely but because of hani, he was able to… and hani looks so cute here with her red hoodie and thanking him for his present and jumping around… haha… i really think red suits her… and i’ll go back to the recap.. sorry.
    juri is back at her shop and cutting the guy’s hair.. he keeps coming back and tells her to cut just a little of it… btw, if you’re curious what he looks like, he’s not too handsome but not bad, kinda chubby… i guess they fit each other… they confess to each other and hugs…. aw… he tells her to cut all of his hair cuz he’s going to the army… when she hugs him, she tearingly says that he shouldn’t worry and that she’ll wait for him.
    back to hani and seungjo in the bedroom around the table with their red checkered matching pjs.. i still maintain that’s my favorite seungjo’s outfit… and seungjo and hani are studying. hani asks for a date for christmas, useing batting eyelashes as the techinique of persuasions…. muwahaha… well, if it works on seungjo, i guess i might use it as well… he agrees and like her. cue to both of them on the bed… seungjo is lying down and hani is fake trying to do CPR… they suddenly become aware of the position, hani being close to his face… ok, now, she’s pumping his hard, yummy chest… and um… yes, what? oh yeah, recap…
    seungjo brings her down to him and hugs her, and eunjo comes in the room… haha, the three looks so awkward… kkk

    • rainyrain says:

      LOOOOOL was giggling at office , thank god u were able to concentrate a bit to finish updating 😛

      • v says:

        haha… strangely, or maybe not so strangely after all, I felt happy i made you giggle… you know, although i’m grateful to JB, GF, ockoala, Thunide, sevenses and all those recappers, sometimes, i never really got why they did it in the first place… it’s seems so much time consuming..
        now i think i understand a little bit more why.
        and yes… i got a little distracted several times during this episode but um, thankfully not for too long. kk

  6. v says:

    hani and seungjo are in the car with mama baek…
    and she’s nervous because of the interview… and omo, it’s that ajumma horn-rimmed interviewer… again… what are the odds? kk.
    she’s scaring hani and me as well… hani is panicking trying to do cpr with a doll… and stiff-neck ajumma scolds hani and asks the doll if its ok… LOL. hani pumps the chest and ajumma is shaking her head… and tells her to stop… scary horn-rimmed is pointing out all the mistakes hani did and back at home, hani is saying how bad everything went… of course, eunjo is doing is usual sourpuss i-knew-it act… everybody is looking sad and worried about her… seungjo included… and he goes into the room and says i must have been crazy to want a date with hani…. hahaha… oh seungjo, if you weren’t insensitive, it wouldn’t be you… kk and we love you for it anyways… kk
    joongu is comforting hani at the restaurant… papa oh is telling him that today’s is joongu’s last day

  7. v says:

    i mean christine’s last day… joongu is ignoring it.. well pretending to ignore…
    hani is back at her room prettying herself up (and me think if you wanna pretty… every wanna pretty…)….. she looks pretty in her brown coat… and of course… she’s running late… rushing everything and all… she’s in the taxi..
    someone’s get’s knocked out by a passing car… hani runs up…. she’s scared and doesn’know what to do… then she remembers stiff-neck’s instructions, and seungjo’s voice in the background… aw… she proceeds to doing cpr with the lading and pumping the chest… someones is calling an ambulance and hani is still pumping… omo, the lady wakes up… and the ambulance arrives…
    joongu at the airport… running to ask for christin…. he’s held back by security… and suddenly he hears christine… LOL.. she’s right behind him, sitting there.. kk
    she is happy to see him and saying that she’s not going away…
    lol, joongu is embarassed… she says she would be heartbroken if she left… aw…
    hani talks to the doctor… who ask if she’s a family member…
    and lol.. she’s super late for the date…
    the restaurant is closed and she walks out… and…. i melt…. seungjo is still waiting!!! she says there was an aaccident and he tells her she should have called… he was worried… and omo… HUGS!!
    now, they are in the car… omo, are we getting the bts kiss scene? pliz pliz pliz…

  8. v says:

    she’ says she’s hungry…
    and WTH… cue back to jg and chris… joongu is acting all gentle…. wow… you’re really the devoted bf… they are so cute together… and she just kissed him on the cheek… hahahaha..i think… the video quality is really bad..
    back to the car… FINALLY. and well, she says that the car cannot enter here and so they stop… she ask what if they get caught… she says he was cool…. kk… he’s smiling and so is she…
    and me is about to kill show… cuz we’re back to haera walking in the christmas streets… she’s smiling and sits in a bistro-like restaurant.
    mr 40 calls her i think… nope, it’s messages of him on the phone… lol… he’s so funny and enthusiastic on the phone… and aw… she laughs listening to his messages.

  9. v says:

    and then haera talks to tennis sunbae on the phone and acting like a girlfriend…
    and then, back to hom with parents and eunjo… clinking wine.. and i think… back to the car… please…
    and YES>.. we’re back to the car… talk talk talk…. they look sweet and happy together and all but me wants the kiss… and LOL>>>> LMAO… hani is attacking seungjo and kissing him after she wished him merry christmas… LMAO.. the sounds of protest seungjo is making are hilarious.. you’ll have to listen it yourself…
    oh… noooo………. th ecredits are rolling…. minah is successful with her comic and looks like there’s a guy for her.. and then juri sees her bf back… and some girl gives a love letter to eunjo… lol…
    and then we see the parents getting a sun tan in hawaiian shirts… haha…
    haera is driving into the army station and the soldiers fawn over her… she’s there to give mr 40 food… lol. cue back to the car scene and hani and seungjo making out… hot.
    and we get a montage of all their kisses and sweet moments in a kaleodoscope kida thing… bsj said saranghae… and END with bears in car…
    TT

    i’m about to cry….
    unbelievieabelad da;sfi dont want it to end…
    ok.. my tears are officially falling…
    and you don’t need to know that.. so here goes…

  10. v says:

    and ALL CREDITS to em.sie_1813@soompi for the following recap…
    dont forget to thank her if you can get into soompi

    EPISODE 16 [FINALE] QUICK RECAPS… Part 1

    Wah! SJ and HN go back to school, and riding a back.. HR welcomes them..
    HR teases again HN and HR leaves with SJ, they left HN.. Mean Girl, nothing has changed.. Even they are married…

    HN goes to a library with tower of books.. She’s angry with HR talking to herself, her seatmates leaves bec. she’s noisy.

    Chris? came to restaurant and orders food again… She even confess that she likes JG, and it is love at first sight, JG in shock and denial, HN appa and the crew are listening to them..

    KS and HN are talking and KS tells to HN that he’s dating HR? HN support him..

    HN and MA visits JR salon.. They are watching JR while working..

    MA shows her caricature pictures while they are in Highschool.. Memories of their youth..

    HN is looking in SJ’s things.. And she’s looking at SJ’s wallet.. getting his ID while SJ is taking a shower. She was caught..

    OMO they are asleep.. HN is checking if SJ is asleep.. HN gets the wallet underneath SJ’s pillow, get the card.. Successfully..

    I think this is about the marriage registration.. In the end HN gives back the ID card to SJ..

    HN talks to Chris.. Chris confess that he likes JG..

    JG opens a new restaurant, HN is with Chris and they present a gift to JG.. JG is now having a speech.. [Hard to understand coz’ he’s speaking Busan dialect]

    JG keeps insulting Chris, JG compliment HN was so cute, and Chris hurts.. She walks away.. HN follows her….

    In their bedroom,
    Wedding memories….
    HN is thinking about Chris-JG problem.. HN teases SJ that he’s jealous.. SHe tickles SJ..

    Woah, Bye bye Sea has lines finally!
    HN talk to JG saying that Chris will soon lives.. HN tries to understand SJ that’s she’s already married to SJ and stop liking her..

    EPISODE 16 [FINALE] QUICK RECAPS… Part 2

    KS is alone thinking something.. He’s holding a paper, I think that’s a result of something.. He looks for HR.. HR saw the paper.. After they talked, KS sunbae leaves.. KS ask a favor something to HR..

    HN is studying in the library and falling asleep.. Cute Cellphone.. In order HN to be energize, In screen saver says ” HN ♥ SJ Happy Love ♥ ” “Fighting”!

    KS sees HN in the library.. They talk outside… HN is happy.. KS says something to her that makes her happy..

    OMO.. In the salon, JR hugs someone I think this guy busted her.. She hugs the guy and said she’s going to wait…

    OK.. Our teacher and clumsy student are in tutor mode.. CPR lessons.
    HN wants to have a date if she past the nursing test.. SJ agreed..
    This is now practical lesson.. HN close her lips to SJ.. HN is pumping SJ chest.. SJ stops her, grabs her and hugs her… EJ interrupts.. All in shock.. Hahhaha..

    SJ and his omma keep HN to support her exam.. Add smile count again for SJ..
    HN is taking exam.. Calls MA..
    She was called for a practical exam.. In the interview room, she encounter the “witch” lady again before when she was admitted to Parang univ. HN is now practicing the dummy..

    Her family feels HN is not in good mood bec. of the exam..

    SJ follows her in the room..

    In the restaurant, JG feels unease about what HN’s dad says to him.. [Something related to Chris]

    HN is picking dress for their Christmas date.. As what SJ promise to HN if she pass the exam..
    While HN is the street, she saw a man who’s in accident, looks like she was hesitating if she was going to help,regarding of the witch lady said bad at her.. She rationalize all SJ thought her step by step, and finally the victim gains its conscious.. Ambulance to the rescue..

    Here comes, the Prince charming JG comes to fetch his Princess.. He goes to the airport and looking for her princess.. Her princess didn’t leave.. Chris knows JG will come…

    EPISODE 16 [FINALE] QUICK RECAPS… Part 3

    HN comes to the hospital with the victim.. When HN reach the restaurant [where they will having a dinner] it is already close… SJ is waiting outside.. HN is very afraid of what happen, he hugs SJ…

    HN and SJ are on a ride, HN is demanding for food… They stop by..

    JG and Chris still at the airport.. I think they are going for a date…

    HR is listening to KS’s voice call.. SHe’s happy with it.. She even call KS and her speed dial for KS is #1.. LOL

    SJ omma and apa are in house for a toast, celebrating Christmas eve…

    HNa and SJ in the car.. They KISS .. -END..

    Afterstory,

    – Chris helps JG in the restaurant. They are in special relationship.
    – MA has couple ring and she has already a BF.
    – even JR too.. He waits for his BF until they are finally together..
    – There is a girl like EJ, HN-SJ before during their Highschool days.. love letter, waiting for EJ,like that.. little girl looks like HN..
    – HR visits KS in the base camp. [KS probably goes Army]
    – SJ’s parents and HN appa on sun bathing…
    – Of course these two HN-SJ, kissing in the CAR..

    • Kate says:

      V- thank you for the recap. Loved it and I’m sad now. 😦

      • v says:

        btw… i replied to you about DB… i forgot where it was…

      • v says:

        oh.. and you’re welcome… sad for me too… last summary on PK… last day on pk.. i actually cried a bit when it ended… my brain felt blank and the tears just came about.. maybe i’m a crybaby.

      • Kate says:

        I saw your Db replied – thanks again

        I’m gonna miss PK and you guys over here. I love coming in here to read comments and it just made me laughed and smiles.

        We need to keep in touch ok on our next drama.

        Love y’all 🙂

      • v says:

        @Kathy
        yes… i’ll miss all of you dearly… Pkissers on Ockoala specifically are all awesome people! I had so much fun I feel like there would be an emptiness now that it ended.
        we still have our 9 episodes though.
        @jeankaycee
        yes… please let nov02 come fast… although part of me also want it to take its time.. because once the special episodes are done, it’s really the end…TT
        and you’re welcome.. thank you for being so sweet.

    • jeankaycee says:

      thanks v!!!!
      im just reading your recap and im trying hard not to cry!!!
      im sad already, its really hard to say goodbye!!!
      i do hope 02nov will come fast enough!
      im gonna miss them so much!!!

    • jeankaycee says:

      thank you as well, v!
      for sharing your love for PK here on AKP.
      you’ve been wonderful and accommodating!
      i know i’ll still see you here in AKP together with other PKissers!

    • rainyrain says:

      Thankuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu v , I’m gonna miss your live updates
      but why am I feeling disappointed , not what I was waiting for , wish this lack of SJ-HN will be compensated by the 9 extra-episodes , how can they not to show us more about this couple and what about the baby 😦

      • v says:

        yeah… you’re not alone in being disappointed. in forums, some pkissers are also expressing their disappointment at the slow pace of ep 16 and the lack of sj-hani.
        for me though, because it’s so sad that it’s ending, it’s almost like i’m brainwashing myself to love this episode so in the end, yeah, i’m satisfied with it…
        it’s not that i don’t have complaints but i still love it as it is…

      • jeankaycee says:

        @rainyrain, i do wish for that as well.
        hopefully the 9 episode in youtube they will focus more in the couple.

  11. v says:

    btw… here’s long preview of ep 16 for those who didn’t see it

  12. lc says:

    I guess it would be wayyyy too rushed if she got preggers in the series but i hope they show their daughter in the yt special. all we need is one ep! the daughter wasnt shown in the anime that much at all anyways. but i would really like to see HN and SJ as parents for a bit.

  13. v says:

    ok… scene of CPR lesson
    http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=sxIpgH5KpxY

    • v says:

      christmas ending scene everyone… low quality
      http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=ij4GJV1YLUI&feature=mfu_in_order&playnext=1&videos=giwW-1pI5hQ

    • v says:

      btw… for those who didn’t see the car fancam with the kiss… i suggest you go see it right away… i posted the link earlier in this thread… it’s way way better than what they have shown us in the drama. pdnim, i’m back to being upset with you about this…

      • kittykat says:

        V!!!!! like i said yesterday!! love ya to bits!!!

        i just woke up and immediately checked this site and wallaa!!! you made me one happy PK gurl!!!

        hahaha! and i was laughing because you said you wanted to watch the last episode in the comfort of KHJ arms..hahahaha!! can i have the other arm then???!!! hahahaha…

        im still in a daze and just woke up but im happy with what im reading!! kudos!!!

      • jeankaycee says:

        WHAT?! they didnt show all of that scene?!
        lucky that i’ved seen the BTS vid!
        but hey, i dont want to more upset bcoz of that!
        im upset and sad already that Pk has ended!

      • v says:

        @kittykat
        and i LOVE your enthusiasm.. anyone who loves PK goes into my good book…
        sure, we can share the arms…. although honestly, i’m afraid if we’re down to sharing, we might have to share cells instead, given the number of fans in line…
        glad i brightened your morning a bit with my recap

        @jeankaycee
        well, they did show the make-out session… it’s just that the bts was clearer. and yeah, i’m upset a bit about it BUT i’m in forgiving mode as well… cuz i got so upset with people criticizing it on db that now, i’m rebelling and saying, screw all those bad stuff, i don’t care anymore… btw, i know you tend to wait for my updates on db but i’m not going on the PK thread there today… i dont want the complaints to sour my experience of PK now that it’s the last day… so i’ll just see you here.

      • jeankaycee says:

        @v, yeah i might not go there as well today. i might be on my war mode if i read any complaints and comparisons
        that i just might blow them all of! but then again, i dont have the energy to pick a fight coz my sadness is taking its toll on me.
        i would like to preserve my PK experience with positive stuff rather than negative ones.

      • v says:

        kay. you too? yes… usually, i don’t mind arguments since it usually means rambling, which i am an expert at.
        but for PK, i just want the positive right now, which is why i love this blog so much and ockoala’s recaps… i love how she points out all the flaws without bashing the show in the end.
        i feel bad for the people who got my recaps live yesterday on DB but are not getting them today though… oh well. i’m sure they’ll find somewhere else to look for those.

      • jeankaycee says:

        yeah, im also good at ranting or rambling but im not up to it as of the moment.
        here in ockoala, people just enjoy what the show has to offer.
        we do rant about its flaws but we never bash the show til it turn into pulp.

        well, hopefully ockoala would also recap the YT episodes.
        i think it would be great if she will do it.

      • kittykat says:

        hey people!!! i’m sad too.. 😦
        PK is ending but you know what! i’ll keep it alive in my memory by still replaying it over and over and over..and over again until i actually get tired of it. (and over..and some more…)

        i know it sounds cheesy but the feeling after watching the whole drama still remains in me.. the warm, fuzzy, lovely feeling that envelopes me. i just don’t care about its imperfections, i just love it as it is. i just feel bad that it is ending but i’m looking forward to a new beginning.. ( youtube episodes!!!)

        its been nice hanging around here.. my first time to ever comment on anything ever.. im not a blogger.. but i really enjoyed stalking and reading everything here in koala’s playground! interacting with you guys here is something i’ll surely miss.. but i’ll still check you guys out anyways.. hehehe…

        talk about PK turning me into a stalker!!! (got that from Oh Ha Ni.. 😉 )

      • jeankaycee says:

        @kittykat
        i really have a great time hanging around here and interacting with you guys!
        Pkissers are really awesome people!
        i promise myself i will hang around more here AKP
        hopefully i could still got to interact to all of you!
        and discuss new dramas as well!

      • v says:

        @jeankaycee
        oh.. i LOVE how you’re able to put words to my thoughts… I usually know what I am thinking but I can’t express it well.
        “here in ockoala, people just enjoy what the show has to offer.
        we do rant about its flaws but we never bash the show til it turn into pulp.” EXACTLY… well, i did see some negative comments here as well but i just glossed it over… on DB, it was less easy to do so since they were quite vocal about their disappointment. at first, I was stating my case but now, i’m just like… its my luck i’m able to enjoy what they can’t.
        and yes, i would love it if ockoala could recap the YT episodes…
        @kittykat
        aw, you’re a darling. and go for cheesy… because i know exactly what you mean… the feeling after watching an episode of PK is really special. It lingers long after the episode ends and even brings me smile from time to time when i think about a certain moment in PK. and you can count me in for rewatching PK again and again as well… honestly, when I first started it, I had no idea it would be rewatch material and glad I thought wrong.
        And yes.. I’m also not a blogger… usually, i just give one short comment per post but with PK, I started to be active (a bit TOO active)… that’s the magic of PK, bringing about the passion of all PKissers together to create an awesome atmosphere.. and thank ockoala for being such a gracious host.

      • kittykat says:

        @ jeankaycee: same here!! it’s been really great… 🙂

        @ v: and thanks for still giving constant updates… hehehehe… PKfest!!!!!

    • CapitalScandalRocks says:

      @ V- Really like your updates and tid-bits………….I am so sad its going to end now…………hopefully there will be another series which captures our imagination like PK.

      • v says:

        hopefully yes… i’m hoping either secret garden, athena or mary with JGS will have the same effect on me… although it might be much sooner than i can handle..
        and thank you for your nice words… it made the recaps i made worth the frenzy of typing and watching live.
        as for dramas i’m currently watching.. honestly, i’m watching more than 10 dramas right now but none of them have compulsed me into stalking like PK did… among all the dramas i’m currently watching, i think SKKS comes in second as squee-worthy. the problem is i’m into the second leads more than the main couple… while in PK, i’m totally concerned with the main couple first, then second leads after.

      • jeankaycee says:

        @v, im looking forward for athena and mary stayed all night.
        i do hope that they will live up to all the hype and deliver.
        also, i hope we still share sentiments in our drama watching habits.

      • v says:

        @jeankaycee
        it’s almost impossible to find someone with the exact same taste with you about dramas… the bloggers who match the most with my taste are JB, ockoala, sevenses, and kdramaguk… but even with them, we do not always concur…
        however, it’s always fun when we share what we have in common despite our differences… so yes, i’m looking forward to our future encounters.

      • jeankaycee says:

        @v, i think it will be fun to compare the dramas that we watch and agree to disagree with our drama watching taste.

        i know as a drama watcher we will still see our names lurking around the sites that you mentioned.

      • jeankaycee says:

        @v, i think its fun to hear other people’s opinion to the dram that your watching bcoz it helps you to have broader view about it and by that you will appreciate drama more.

      • v says:

        @jeankaycee
        yeah. i agree.. that’s why i go to the recaps site because usually, reading them give additional insights into the episode and enhances the experience, whether the recaps were in accordance with my opinions or not. PK is just an exception where I got honestly a bit sick of the feeling of wanting to constantly respond to some criticisms i don’t agree with but otherwise, I am all for exchange of opinions. Just that sometimes, it’s also refreshing to just sit back and be able to spazz without over analizing.
        and yes, ill expect us to see each other again. although i will take a break from active blogging and downgrade to lurker status after PK for a while. recharging my batteries up. I’m not exactly the vocal type to start with. I’m only this active when a drama really affects me to the core, like PK. otherwise, i’m the quiet type.

    • CapitalScandalRocks says:

      Thanks V for updates and links…………… I loved PK and updates from you and OCKOALA. Are there any other series you are watching (or stalking LOL)?

  14. Carrot Won says:

    THIS IS THE EPISODE! Baek Seung Jo jjang! I was all tense during the last part gyaah~ *dugeun dugeun* :)))) Seriously, I know I’m not the only one who felt tense during that scene. I never thought waaah!!! :)))) Can’t get over :))

  15. v says:

    usually i just post clips since i assume people can find the streaming links by themselves but what the heck.. i’m in the mood for overwhelming the world with PK… kk

    so here’s the first 30 minutes of PK on tudou.
    http://www.tudou. com/programs/view/EJoMXCpxGLA/

    • v says:

      and we’ve got our full episode on tudou as well

      http://www.tudou. com/programs/view/ey-hrA8VfnY/

      for those who just wants the clips… i think they are coming… because we still have to wait for uploaders to dl, then upload…

  16. Shiwonie~ says:

    TRUE! i agree. They really did a lot of editing with this episode. They tried to fit everything into one episode! They should have ended it to 18 episodes. Baek Seung Jo and Oh Hani haven’t showed they’re love and affection that much. urgh I really wished they could stick with the 20 episodes Its kinda sad knowing that it will end tomorrow TT.TT

  17. smalltank says:

    thank you v for the quick updates! thank u ockoala too for having this platform for us to swoon and chat about PK. i haven’t watched ep 16 but i’m feeling the loss already.. 😦

  18. v says:

    apparently, at the fan viewing with KHJ, all the cast members were present as well:

    makes me regret so much that i couldn’t be there…. plus, aparently, he sang two songs… I’m still a bit bummed we didnt’ get to see more of BSJ playing guitar or singing in PK…
    but since I’m inclined to forgive everything now that its about to end, i won’t harp to much about that… kk

  19. Kate says:

    I need to know if Dr. Bark Seung-Jo can help diagnosis PK withdrawal syndrom? I need to see him badly if he can. 🙂

    • v says:

      lol… i’m taking the next slot in the appointment…

      • Kate says:

        We’ll go together how is that sound. Lol.

        I think my next trip might have to be Korea. Wishful thinking! :))

      • v says:

        that sounds awfully tempting… i want to go to china and korea for abroad studies but my parents won’t let me… it’s either europe or australia/new zealand and nothing else…
        oh well… i’ll have a trip by myself one day.

    • jeankaycee says:

      LOL!
      i do think that he’s schedule would be full due to many PKissers have PK withdrawal symptoms!
      but i think Nurse Oh Hani would help him as well.

      • v says:

        you know… since i have such a bad girl crush on jung so min, i would be probably almost, just almost as excited to see oh hani as i would be with seungjo…

      • jeankaycee says:

        @v, LOL!
        in fairness i really love oh hani as well! she’s really adorable!

    • J.J. says:

      I don’t think my parent’s insurance covers him… I’ll be willing to pay co-pay! (Sorry, I work in a clinic, bad office humor begets bad office humor)

  20. v says:

    for those who want hq vids and the tudou vid was too lq, then someone uploaded the first part of ep 16 on youtube….and you can just check that channel for upcoming parts
    http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=Oc6eM4cT9lo

    like i said, i usually don’t post full episodes but oh well, let’s have a PK parting feast for today.

  21. v says:

    oh wow… i thought my eyes deceived me when i looked at the number of comments on this recap… 159. 160 counting this one… it’s as much (i think more actually) as the number of comments on DB for PK recap 15 right now…
    the power of PK huh?

  22. v says:

    i think it’s a new PK bts compilation?

    omg… brings back so many memories… feel teary again.

  23. kittykat says:

    ockoala, just wanted to thank you for being such a gracious hostess to us all PKissers!!! 🙂

  24. Kora says:

    My mom says that his mom should say no sharing a room until you are legally married. 😉 lol

  25. smalltank says:

    this youtube video of them filming the ep 16 car filming scene is MUCH more satisfying to watch than the actual “behind-the-car-of-SJ-and-HN kissing” scene.

    http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=ev-NET34TD8

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