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Recap: The Heirs Episode 9


Written before live recap

What is a girl to do?

Our heroine has two lonely guys following her around, each reaching out to her in their own way. Tan has seen the worst of Eun Sang, living in his house as the maid’s daughter and being abandoned by her sister in the foreign country. He wants to protect her. He needs her in his loneliest moments. Young Do doesn’t know that much about Eun Sang right now; she is this mysterious and fascinating creature who sleeps in front of convenience stores, works many part-time jobs despite claiming to be rich, and seems to have caught his ex-best friend’s attention. Instinctively, he feels the same thing Tan feels, that Eun Sang is the warm hand you can hold in the coldest of nights. And when that hand is your only comfort, you’re going to fight for it fiercely.

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The order will go like this. I can’t post updates while the drama is airing, unless the episode is moving slowly. I will be trying to capture as much as possible while I am watching the episode.  When the episode is over, I will go back to my notes, fix them up a bit and update part by part on each recap post while waiting for the torrents. If you can leave a link here, that would be great. When the full episode is available, I will fill in more blanks and screencaps, and continue to update. Finally, I will leave my comments.


Character Index

Kim Tan Kim Tan

Cha Eun Sang Cha Eun Sang

Choi Young Do Choi Young Do

Kim Won Kim Won, Kim Tan’s half-brother, President of Jeguk Group

Lee Bo Na Lee Bo Na

Yoo Ra Hael Yoo Ra Hael (Rachael Yoo)

Yoon Chan Young Yoon Chan Young

Lee Hyo Shin Lee Hyo Shin

Jo Myung Soo Jo Myung Soo

Kang Ye Seul Kang Ye Seul

Jun Hyun Joo Jun Hyun Joo

Han Ki AeHan Ki Ae -Kim Tan’s birth mom

Kim Nam Yoon Kim Nam Yoon- Kim Tan and Kim Won’s father, Jeguk Group CEO

Park Hee Nam Park Hee Nam- Cha Eun Sang’s mom

Yoon Jae  Ho Yoon Jae Ho- Yoon Chan Young’s dad, Chief Secretary in Jeguk Group

Jung Ji Sook Jung Ji Sook- Kim Nam Yoon’s second wife, birth mom to neither Tan or Won.

Lee Esther Esther Lee- Yoo Ra Hael’s mom, RS International CEO

Choi Dong Wook Choi Dong Wook- Choi Young Do’s dad, Zeus Hotel CEO


Episode 9


ES cries on the roof, with Tan standing far behind her. Tan asks if she was hurt. ES replies no. Tan wants to check, but ES doesn’t want him to come. He’ll get dirty. Tan comes anyway and tells her to stay still. He is checking her hands when ES gets a call. It is from YD. ES is scared. Tan is about to take the phone from her, but ES tells him not too. She wants to pick up because ignoring YD doesn’t work. “He knows I am not rich. He knows everything!” Tan: “It’s okay even if he knows. Don’t answer.” ES: “How could it be okay? Choi Young Do knows everything.” Tan warns her again to not pick up. ES picks up the call and says, “hello,” but Tan stops her from saying more by kissing her. The kiss lasts a long time, and ES drops her phone, but YD is on the line.

YD asks, “Are you listening?” No one replies so he hangs up and calls again.

The kiss ends. Tan dares her to pick up the phone. “Answer the call I am telling you not to, if you want to see me go crazy. The kid that called will die. There is no middle.”


ES leaves, and Tan picks up ES’s phone. Tan wants to know where YD is, and YD wants to know why Tan is answering ES’s phone. YD sees ES come down so he hangs up.

YD tries to grab ES’s wrist as she passes him, by but she snaps his hand away. YD looks stunned. He is speechless as ES walks away. His gaze follows her. MS comes by and asks why ES’s uniform looks like that. YD says he knocked her down. MS asks why, YD has never bullied girls before. YD replies quietly it is not like that. “Everything else I have nothing to say to, but not this time.” MS: “What is it then?”  YD replies, “I was curious. I wanted to see how I feel after knocking down ES.” MS replies, making a lot of sense, “You think that is different? If you’re interested, confess. Don’t bother her. That’s why people call you a kid (elementary school kid).”

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ES is in the bathroom trying to clean her clothes. BN comes, bringing ES clothes to change to. ES thanks her, but BN explains it’s because she doesn’t want CY to do it.

Tan looks for YD, pissed. He sees him in the lobby with MS.  Tan approaches and so does YD, not one to back down from a fight. Tan immediately kicks YD without warning, and the two fight. Kids gather, and R also sees.

In bathroom, BN asks ES if ES has been found out by YD. YS runs in, saying a fight started. R comes in and grabs ES’s hair. BN tries to stop R.  Aww. R tells her what is going on. The girls run over.

ES sees Tan and YD. The fight has been stopped by other friends by now. JS comes, angry that the two are fighting again.

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In her office, JS asks why they fought. YD says he learned never to talk without a lawyer, calling JS by a term that you call the mother of your friend.  Tan notices YD’s word choice. JS says she is acting right now as the director of the school, not Tan’s mom.  JS scolds Tan and YD, telling them she doesn’t care what happens outside of school, but this is her school. She will investigate what happened by checking the security cameras.

Outside, YD jabs that since JS is not Tan’s real mom; she cares more about the school. Tan retaliates with his own, saying at least he has a “mom” like that. YD threatens to let out that Tan is a bastard- “Aren’t you curious when and how I will use that against you?” Tan is not scared. He dares YD to do it. If he does, he won’t have anything to use against Tan anymore. “Do it after you are prepared to become a mess.”


At his hangout, MS looks at childhood pic of YD and Tan and wonders how they came to this. BN and YS come in. They all don’t know what happened between YD and Tan in the past. YS suspects that Tan likes ES. BN thinks the fight is just because YD was bullying ES.  BN and YS fight again about taking sides.

ES says to CY that she thinks YD knows her secret. CY tells her not worry ahead. “Don’t be scared. I will fight with you.” AWWWW.

CY asks, “Tan likes you, right?” He is more worried about people knowing Tan likes ES than ES’s secret. A lot of people at school want Tan to go down, and if they know about Tan’s feelings, they will attack her. He adds, “It seems YD already started.” CY looks at her with worried eyes.


Tan is waiting outside the door of his house for ES. He gives her back her phone, and lightheartedly whines that he got hurt and was scolded by JS, wanting her attention. But ES just looks worried. Still, without saying anything, she tries to go in, but Tan stops her. ES pleads, “Don’t hold me and don’t block me. Don’t wait for me from now on.” She tries to go in again, but Tan turns her back. ES pleads again. She doesn’t want to be recorded on the security cam. Tan: “That darn CCTV.” HAHAHAHA! ES reminds him that he is the one who  warned her about the camera. Tan yells, “What I do told you, what I warned you about…Did you ever really listen?”

Won appears and sees Tan and ES together, Tan holding onto ES. ES bows and hurriedly goes in. Won motions for Tan to move, not saying anything about what he just saw. Tan wants Won to come home now. Won asks if Tan wants to leave then. Tan repeats he has no desire to take anything really from Won. Won is exasperated; “Do I have to explain again? Your heart is not decided by you. If the Jeguk groups decides, then you had that intention. That is why to me, your existence alone is a misunderstanding, reason and source of trouble. That is what a bastard is.” Once again, Won walks coldly past Tan.


Tan, in his room, warns ES through text against going to the wine cellar because Won might be there. Unfortunately, it’s too late. ES is there to get wine for KA.  Won says it doesn’t matter if she takes all the other wine there, except the one she is holding now. It’s the wine that Won’s mom made for him. ES apologizes, and Won reassures her that he is not yelling at her. He hands her a different bottle. He asks about her, finding out that she lives here and goes to Jeguk High. “It’s nice to meet you,” Won adds. ES returns this greeting and scurries off. Won grabs a bottle of the wine his mom made in his name to take with him to the hotel.


HJ is waiting for Won at hotel,  but unfortunately, Won runs into R before he sees HJ, and R and Won go for some coffee.

Won and R talk about Won staying at the hotel, having run away from his home. R chides, saying it’s not like he is going through puberty. Won says he is- it’s not age but the situation that makes him like that. R responds  that if that is what puberty is, Tan seems to be going through that now too. She says that Tan fought because of a girl. “It seems Tan wants to date another girl.” Won remembers back to seeing ES and Tan together. And awww, R worries if Tan looks okay.

KA wants to know how Tan got hurt. Tan says he fell while playing ball. She doesn’t believe him, but Tan insists and pushes her out of his room.

Tan and ES think about each other in their respective rooms. YD sits in front of the convenience store thinking about ES.

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Next day, Tan is up even earlier, ready to take ES to school. I notice he apologizes and thanks the driver. Awww. He waits and waits, but she isn’t coming out. The sun has risen but still no ES. Tan wonders what time ES went to school, thinking she went even earlier this time.

At school now, the teacher is giving a lecture about “The Great Gatsby.” Tan, CY, YD,  and R all notice that ES isn’t in class. HA!

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ES is playing hooky. As soon as the class bell rings, Tan rushes out. CY, R, and YD all notice that too, seemingly knowing where to. Double Ha!

ES’s mom gets a call from school, but of course she can’t answer, and tries to communicate by tapping. The teacher has called about ES’s absence from school so mom finds out that ES is ditching school today.

Tan calls CY, wanting to know where ES might be. She isn’t picking up anyone’s call. CY says she might be at a theater she likes to go to because it’s free there. Tan runs off.

He finds ES in the theater. He silently sits behind her. The movie ends, but ES doesn’t get up. Tan  waits with her.


ES walks along the street, and Tan follows behind. ES stops in front of the dream catcher store. She remembers back to when she gave one to Tan. She smiles a little. She sees Tan’s reflection in the back and realizes he is here.

ES: “Why are you here?” Tan just asks, “Was the movie fun?” ES finds out that Tan was there at the theater too. Tan wants to know why ES ditched school. ES worries back about Tan not being in school. Tan tells her to worry about herself. “You’re going to die by my hands too.” He grabs her hand, and they walk together.

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Holding hands but walking a little in back of him, ES says, “Because of me, things are becoming a mess for you.” Tan reassures her that it is not because of her, but ES doesn’t believe him. Tan responds, “I’m still not going to let go of your hand. I’m going to keep going like this. If I keep going, you’ll be at the end of the road, right?” Eun Sang replies,No.” Tan stops and drops her hand. ES continues, “I’ve already run away and disappeared.” Tan: “It’s okay. I will find you.” ES begs him not to- “I have no where to go.” Tan starts to yell, “Then what do you want me to do? I like you! What do you want me to do?!”

Eun Sang tearfully replies,I like you too. But what about it? Everything I wanted- quietly graduating and not being ashamed about living in your house- is all falling apart, so what does it matter that I like you? What meaning does that have?”

Tan remains silent and ES adds a final blow. “The other kids don’t know about your family’s complicated relationship, right? You can’t protect me. Just protect yourself.”

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Tan can’t respond. He just walks away, and ES cries, watches him disappear.

YD has come to ES’s old house. He sees where she used to live and this confirms that she is not new money. The neighbor tells him that ES moved, but she doesn’t know exactly where, but it is Pyeong-Chang. Pyeong-chang is known as a rich neighborhood.

HS comes home. Mom is very cold. I do not want any of these rich kids’ parents. HJ quit tutoring. There is a new tutor, but she’s not very good. HS asks help from HJ through text. She replies with an answer really quickly. Such a smart girl! He also sends a message to HJ, asking why she quit without notice so suddenly.

HJ simply replies that he can contact her with questions in the future too. Yoon comes in. HS’s last text to HJ reads, “I’m a student to you till the end,” implying he is disappointed that that is all he is to her. Yoon had offered her a job to work for Jeguk. Yoon says she can refuse, but HJ replies, “I thought that too, but I know that with something like this, I really have no choice,” implying that she knows she can’t say no when Daddy Kim is involved. Yoon points out that Won doesn’t know. HJ asks him to not to tell Won for a while.

Home, Yoon and CY talk and make dinner together. Yoon worries about ES, affected by his meeting with HJ. Some cute father-son interaction here.


At the café, an annoying customer asks ES’s phone number and grabs her hands. She threatens to call the police. YD comes in, announcing, “The police is here.” He kicks the guy down. The boys run away once they recognize it is YD.

ES is not happy that YD is here, and when he asks for a thank you, ES tells him he is worse. She wants to know why YD is targeting her. Why is he bullying her? YD replies seriously, “‘I’m not bullying you. But if I say this, will it seem like I am?” He tells her that he went to her old house. He starts to list the facts he knows about ES, but ES cuts him off, confessing that she is not new money. “So what. Am I going to get kicked out of school now?” YD’s mischievous smile turns a bit serious.  “No, because I have come to like you. But you hate me, right?” Ah, YD looks nervous, a look we’ve never seen before.

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Tan is waiting at his house for ES. She isn’t home yet so he checks the security camera monitor. He sees ES sitting outside the house. He is about to go down, but he sees ES’s mom going to her daughter.

ES’s mom and ES talk. ES asks didn’t the school call? She didn’t call to school. Mom replies yes so ES asks why mom isn’t scolding her? Mom replies, “You must have not gone because you are having a hard time. If I say something, you’ll have an even harder time.” She holds ES’s hands. *weeps* ES promises to go to school tomorrow.

Next day, ES is at school. She gets some stares. R seethes at seeing ES.

Tan and ES see each other in the hallway, but they just pass by each other.

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KA is eating when ES’s mom bursts in. She is getting a phone call from Jeguk High. She wants KA to pick up the phone. It is probably about the parents’ meeting.

KA helps ES’s mom out, pretending to be ES’s mom on the phone. Teacher wants mom to come to the meeting. KA says they can’t go for a reason that really can’t be explained. The teacher hangs up, insisting that mom should come. I hate this teacher. 

KA is offended by the teacher’s abrupt manner and wants  to do something about it. ES’s mom warns her against it, saying her secret might be found out. KA says she is not going as Tan’s mom.

R approaches ES in the hallway. R wants to know how much money ES’s family has so they can set the hierarchy. ES calls this childish. R warns ES that she and Tan are engaged, and there is a lot of business and money involved. R: “You find this childish? You just came between this enormous promise. But this is childish to you? Answer now. I asked you in the US too. Who are you?” ES replies, “You’ll find out soon since YD knows.” YS overhears and is a little upset about this.

KA shows up at the parents’ meeting in style. Teacher, R’s mom (Esther), MS’s mom, and KA’s friend (YS’ mom) is also there. KA introduces herself as ES’s mom.


KA is looking over pamphlet for the school’s leadership camp. OMG, I see Kim Joo Won and other leading men there. ROFL.  The parents have a history of sponsoring this event. KA’s pride and foolishness rises, and she volunteers to take care of everything else for this year’s camp- YD’s dad is covering the accommodations. Esther looks at her strangely.

JS shows up at the meeting. She sees KA. They pretend not to know each other. KA is introduced as ES’s mom.

KA starts complimenting Tan, saying that ES talks about Tan a lot. Uh Oh.  Esther’s ears perk up at that.

KA goes to bathroom. JS follows. JS yells at her. KA is happy to just be at student parents meeting. JS says if she has time for his, then KA should pay more attention to her son. Tan got into a fight in school. KA also finds out the woman sitting in front of her was Esther-  her son’s fiance’s mother.

MS’s mom seems to be calling her son to find out about ES.

At school, YS and other girls try to find out more about ES, and YS shoves ES when ES doesn’t give them anything. Before Tan can speak up, YD does, telling YS not to touch ES. R takes note of that.

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MS comes into class with the news that ES’s “mom” came to the meeting in the nicest car and dressed to the nines in expensive stuff. She also said that she would sponsor most of the leadership camp. Tan seems to suspect something. ES exclaims, “My mom SAID she would take care of everything???”

Esther is at her company’s photo shoot. R comes, she has been calling her mom. R asks about the conference, curious about ES’s mom. R says ES’s mom was carrying a very rare and expensive bag. R’s eyes grow wide.

At the hangout, BN finds it strange about this news about ES’s mom. YS whines about being embarrassed in front of YD. MS wants YD and Tan to make up, suggesting that they need to be locked together in a closet. BN warns against it- only one might be alive the next day.

YD and Tan have to clean the school for punishment. Neither want to do it. YD jabs again about Tan’s real mom- “Are you going home to see your birth mom?” Tan sighs and counters right back- “Did your mom go the meeting today? Oh, I forgot, your mom ran away.” YD gets angry, but Tans points out that YD started it- three years ago and now too.

ES is texting mom on her way home to find out what happened today.

Tan learns from KA what happened and gets angry. KA immediately apologizes, upset she made her son mad. She just wanted to know more about Tan and his school life. Tan feels bad now and calms down, asking mom to drink less. He’s worried.

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The maid introduces a guest, Tan’s friend from school. YD saunters comes in, smiling. Really, maid, you couldn’t keep him waiting outside? You know KA needs to hide.  YD asks where Tan’s mom is; he should say hi to her. KA tries to quietly sneak out but YD stops her, calling her ahjumma and asking for water. KA is about to get the water, but Tan stops her and introduces her as his mom. YD feigns innocence- “I didn’t recognize her because she is different from the person I know. She must be your birth mom.” Tan calls YD out- “Before I kill you.”

Outside, Tan and YD talk. Tan: “I’m sorry I thought of you lightly. I didn’t know you’d be this much of a bastard. ” YD: “Now that you know, is all that is left you kneeling in front of me?” Tan: “Is that what you wanted? Then this not a good plan.” Uh Oh, YD sees ES walking up. YD: “I think I set a good plan.” ES also now sees YD and Tan. YD: “ES even comes to your house? I didn’t come for this, but…Jackpot.”

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Preview for Episode 10


Tan: No more family in the fight between you and me.

YD: Then there is only one thing left for us. Poor Cha Eun Sang.

ES: Because the midterms are a day after tomorrow.

Tan: How did you get first place?

MS: Wow, daebak.

R: What do I need to do to break off the engagement between me and Tan?

Tan: What is it that you want to gain by doing this?

R: Whether you can exchange everything you have with ES.

YD: But you come out of Kim Tan’s house. At dawn. Who are you?

Tan: Let’s date. Starting today.



Ah, Young Do experiencing that moment of rejection and reaction of “I hate you. I’m not going to put up with your b-s anymore.” That was a page-turning moment played out well by Kim Woo Bin and Park Shin Hye. At that instant, Young Do realizes that he likes Eun Sang; he doesn’t have to think about why he is thinking about Eun Sang anymore. He knows now exactly why. Unfortunately, it is also the moment Eun Sang rejects him, showing her utter distaste for him. So when he confesses to her later in the cafe, he adds what he already knows, “You hate me, right?”

There are so many people calling Young Do and Tan children because of their behavior- Young Do because he bullies people, and Tan because he is doing what he wants to by coming to Korea and chasing Eun Sang. What are these people’s concept of adulthood? Everyone is in a rush to make Tan and Young Do grow up without first giving them the proper nurture that a young kid needs to grow. Won and Rachel calling Tan a kid angers me because they are just as childish and selfish, sometimes even more. They’re jaded about life, which makes them believe that they are wiser and can judge others for their behavior. I’m not saying that Tan and Young Do aren’t childish and that they hold no responsibility for their actions. It just annoys me every time Won and Rachel say criticize Tan. In Young Do’s case, he clearly needs to grow up and stop bullying people, but first, someone needs to call child welfare and report his dad.

Young Do keeps jabbing at Tan about his real mom, and Tan has had enough, countering back with his own about Young Do’s mom leaving him. The weakest points about these two boys are their mothers, but while Tan seems ready to accept the fact that it won’t be a secret forever, Young Do is all nerves at the mention of his mom, the wound still stinging. This is what keeps Young Do and Tan apart. Tan gave Young Do a chance three years ago to take comfort in each other about their maternal problems, but Young Do rejected him.  Fear and embarrassment keep Young Do from accepting Tan’s friendship.

Those are the two things that also keep Eun Sang from accepting Tan’s love, plus her concern about Tan. She and Tan also have something in common about their mothers- Tan needs to keep his real mom a secret, and Eun Sang needs to keep her mother’s disability a secret.  So many mother issues in this drama. Eun Sang knows that Tan’s birth mom is a secret, and it worries her Tan might get hurt because of her. She asks Tan to just protect himself instead of her, and at that point, Tan seems to take this in. He doesn’t immediately reply, but I sense he understands that he needs to solve his own family issues first before he can protect ES.

That’s the thing. The secrets ES, Tan, and YD are trying to keep are all things that once they reveal, will free them to love each other without this need to protect each other. Yet, in this materialistic and cynical world, they hold on to these secrets, afraid of others’ eyes and judgement, and loss of status. They don’t want pity or those whispers behind their backs when people think they can’t hear.  Tan and Young Do hold on to these secrets because they have so much to lose when the secrets are out. ES already has nothing so she’s holding onto that one false pretense of normality a non-mute mother gives.

My heart goes out to KA and Eun Sang’s mom- both needing to hide for their children and can’t say or do anything for their children because that will just burden them more. On a related note, that was an interesting turn of events- KA pretending to be ES’s mom. This is a whole other layer on the already precarious house of cards.

181 Comments Post a comment
  1. stella #

    Yes, thank you so much on your recap !

    November 6, 2013
  2. Conjie008 #

    A million “Thanks” and more..For just being there and recapping this drama.
    “Gutterbuds – Faithfan /girling”

    November 6, 2013
  3. Ibu #

    To those who missed the live streaming, here’s a link to Ep. 9 but without subtitle yet.

    November 6, 2013
    • Thank you for this!

      November 6, 2013
    • marlene #

      Thanks Ibu, I used to go to tudou site but this is better!

      November 6, 2013
      • athena #

        with English sub go to Good Drama..watched it 1st thing this morning…

        November 6, 2013
  4. onakoya lolade #

    wow its lovely

    November 6, 2013
  5. Pam #

    Thanks for recapping! I know you’re staying up late right now. Love your work, Joonni!!!

    November 6, 2013
  6. ai_myujikku #

    Thanks much for the recap! Now i’m ready to watch w/o the subtitles.^^’

    November 6, 2013
  7. I found a website that provided fast updating for latest the heirs episode with english subtitle in HD.

    November 6, 2013
    • Thank you! The image is really good!

      November 6, 2013
      • Hachiko #

        Hi Ivoire,nice to see you here!! Today I’ll download and watch Episode 9… Put it in download and came to ofc in a hurry..hehe!! I’ll post my comments later. Hope you have a nice day!

        November 6, 2013
    • Hello Hachiko,
      great to see you here as well :-). What is “ofc?” I didn’t get that. I will look for your comments later. Have a wonderful day as well 🙂

      November 7, 2013
  8. Geez! You are a blessing to me! I’m dying to watch Episode 9 and you made it easy for me. Now, I can’t wait to download the whole episode with english subtitle! I’m also curious about Episode 10! Gosh! Young Do really likes Eun Sang but he doesn’t know how to be that “sweet” guy. He always nags and scares Eun Sang! My god, if I were Eun Sang, I will be really afraid of him too! And now, he is slowly finding out that Eun Sang is living in Kim Tan’s place because she is the daughter of the house maid. I wonder what he will do if he finds it out. Young Do please be a little gentler to Eun Sang! You like her, mind you!

    I really love Kim Tan’s mom! She is the such a cool mom! Well because she is a mistress and is really not rich but she is way cool! I like it that it seems to me that she has a close relationship with Eun Sang’s mom. I love her!

    And oh, so that mean’s Ye Seol is also not that rich? I remember her mom talking with Tan’s mom.

    November 6, 2013
    • naru shippuden #

      yep you’re right her mom lied and said that they sold water bottles while that they sell alcohol so we’re gonna have to wait and see how she will help ES out in the future because she’s in the same position as her right?

      November 6, 2013
      • hibz #

        i duuno? but I think Ye Seol has a secret crash on Young Do. She’s always defending him and taking his side when bickering with Bo Na. Only time will tell if i’m right.

        November 6, 2013
        • naru shippuden #

          you’re definitely right it’s pretty obvious because she got mad that she was embarrassed in front of YD also when she heard ES and R talking about him 😉

          November 7, 2013
  9. marlene #

    Hi Joonni,

    Let me thank you first before i read!!! HUGD HUGS !! Thanks a lot.. this is great after finishing my 48 hours of work week!

    November 6, 2013
  10. hey..thank you soo much for the recap!! i’m not able to see until thursday so this is a huge help!! u r an angel!!

    November 6, 2013
  11. naru shippuden #

    I think I know where this is going,Young Do will learn that ES lives with Tan and he will also learn that Tan’s birth mom is also ES’s mother so he will think that they are siblings and so the relationship between him and ES won’t be affected anymore by the mysterious relationship between Tan and ES and that’s how he will open up more to her AND the love triangle is completed MUAHAHA how do you like my plot? 😀

    November 6, 2013
    • Dan #

      Hahahahahhaahahah incest much

      November 6, 2013
      • naru shippuden #

        looooooooool @Dan what incest I didn’t mean it like that I meant that Young Do will have the chance to love ES if he thinks she doesn’t have any romantic feelings towards Tan Were my words so vague that you took it in such a way?

        November 6, 2013
    • Sooj #

      That’s what i was thinking! XD

      November 7, 2013
  12. thank`s a lot for your hard work…:)
    sorry to keep you staying late right now..

    November 6, 2013
    • naru shippuden #

      salama are you perhaps an arab?

      November 6, 2013
      • Guess the name to be “salam akselerasi”. Seems Indonesian or malay to me

        November 6, 2013
        • naru shippuden #

          Really? thanks for the info @Maleo

          November 7, 2013
  13. mahoor #

    tanQ so much joonni for your cool recaps…. 😁😊😍😍😚👌☺☺☺

    November 6, 2013
  14. Dan #

    Eun sang first place 😀 DAEBAKKKKKKKLKKKK

    November 6, 2013
    • Is it Eun Sang? I’m still curious about who is it?

      November 6, 2013
      • naru shippuden #

        Yep I think it’s her but I also get the feeling it’s Tan you know why because he’s been restricting his abilities so far for his brother but now he has to protect himself and ES hahaha this is just kind of a brain fart Don’t mind me 😉

        November 7, 2013
    • Sooj #

      i see that number two is yoo rachael.. but i dont think its eun sang that got first place… i pause at the scene where they show a bit of the paper n look at the hangul , but it seem that its yoon chan someething, maybe chan young?

      November 7, 2013
  15. Gongju Noppy #

    Hey ! You are really kind 🙂 big thanks for such good Eng translation:)

    November 6, 2013
  16. Thanks ^^
    What a fast and cute recap ^^

    November 6, 2013
  17. Cielo Dacusin #

    Hi Joonni! Nice job, you’re doing. I am always excited for the next episode that I always end up opening dramafever most of the time to check. I’d like to see YD change her hairstyle to look softer because ES has something to do with it. I would like to see Tan, spreading wide his wings so Won stops belittling him. As for ES, if the drama moves a little fast forward, I wish her to graduate the top of the batch, accepted well by the elite studentry including the crashing of the norm about discriminating scholars.

    Thanks again, Joonni!!!!

    November 6, 2013
    • Blanche #

      Yes, i also wish that ES will graduate as top of the batch and crashed all the norm about discriminating scholars…

      November 6, 2013
  18. marlene #

    Thanks again Joonni for the early recap.

    Let me start with LMH as KT.
    HIs acting has improved a lot since BOF, I can feel his pain with the different emotions that he is showing in every scene. LMH is at his best in this drama… i’ll be mad crazy if someone said otherwise. KT’s character changed for being too lazy to worry about anything to somebody whos ready to fight for love awww. simply adorable.. you cry and smile and fall in love with the guy..

    PSH is alright:) I like the fact the CES is now kicking some ass by standing up against YD and Rachel. She’s getting her punk back!! I just want to say that I am DISSAPPOINTED with her kissing scene.. darn girl if its LMH would it kill you to open and move your mouth a little bit? We’re not asking for any tongue here wink wink..nudge nudge.. HELLOO PSH hope you can here us.. you have 11 episodes more to get the sweet kiss sweet not bland lol!!

    KWB as YD…. oh man the guy is showing some humanity!!
    He’s falling in love and does not have any clue how to show it. Ouch for this guy he’s gonna get hurt big time! but kudos to the writers for showing a change of character with YD. unlike Won that still hating (senseless) his brother and HJ for still being scared of loving him.

    This episode is still about the love triangle / square build up, lets not forget Rachel who loves KT. a formula with kdrama that doesn’t seem to fail.

    I feel bad for KT’s mom, as a mom it is sad not to be able to show your face in your kid’s school. I love her grand entrance though ha ha ha!! she’s darkly funny!

    November 6, 2013
    • starmatrix17 #

      Marlene! I concur with you! Es needs to kiss back more than 110% next time, what was that kiss??? Any girl in this world would die to take her place! 🙂 Those lips are so precious, she acts like she was kissing an ordinary boy across a street. And Yes, she got 11 more episode to show us how to naturally kiss KT by heart! Remember his first request to like him by heart if possible! That’s an inspiration!

      KT asking her to date is his answer to ES’s challenge. YD will never get a chance to get her attention cause who would trust a man to be even at least her friend, if he scares the hell out of her and intentionally hurt her to prove he’s premonitions was right. No woman would want a man to be his friend, if he spells trouble for her always.

      November 6, 2013
      • marlene #

        hi starmatrix17:)
        you’re right about YD, i feel for him no chance at all to get the girl. He grew up with violence and with such a dad who teaches him life’s skill on a mat while inflicting pain really makes the guy conflicted with expressing attention, love or tenderness. KT has a dysfunctional family but we all know how his mom dotes on him on her own way, and YD does not even have that. Remember that scene with the two crying boys.?. that was funny and at the same time tells you of YD’s conflict. NO mom to love him….that guy needs a hug!

        I want more CY and CES , their friendship . I love Kang Minhyuk tho.. having recently discovered CNblue!!

        November 6, 2013
  19. jenny starlight #

    Thank you very much joonni!:) you are an angel!:) keep it up! God bless!:)

    November 6, 2013
  20. catalina #

    thank you!!! I love you!!

    November 6, 2013
  21. Dimeda #

    Thank you very much!!!

    November 6, 2013
  22. dayo #

    a big thanks 2 u jooonni……………cnt wait 2 c d next episode

    November 6, 2013
  23. Vala #

    Jooni, as always thank you so much for the recap, it always makes me understand the episode better! Immediately after I watch the episode I come here to read your recap and your thoughts on the episode, it makes me come to my senses 🙂 so thank you for your hard work and dedication!

    I waited so long for this episode, it seemed that it would never come, the anticipation is the worst when watching a drama but it’s the unavoidable part of it also.

    I liked the episode, it was full with action, YD and KT fighting over and over again! I really want them to be friends, I got caught up into this feeling after this episode. YD made such a bad mistake back when KT confessed to him his secret, he let his friend down, they could have been each other confident and rely on each other but he chose to deal with it in a wrong way! All of them have secrets and as you perfectly said it Jooni ” that once they reveal these secrets that they hold on to, will free them to love each other without this need to protect each other”

    In the next episodes I hope to see ES be more caring of KT, I need to see her do something nice for him, say something nice to him, I don’t want to see KT running after her and following her all the time, it’s making me frustrated! He needs love to, he needs to feel loved and taken care too, he is such a lonely kid, whenever he gets rejected and hurt by his robot brother I just want to hug him. The story needs to go forward, YD is now aware that he likes ES, he even confessed to her, I’m curious to see what will happen next.

    I love KT mom, she is so amazing, laughed so much at the scene where she pretended to be ES mother, haha. Then I felt very sorry for her when talking to KT, it must be terrible for her to not be able to say she is KT mother, it’s a hard situation to bear for her, but KT stood up for her and in front of YD presented her as his mother, I loved that moment.

    By the way last but not least I wanted to say something about the kissing scene! For me it was disappointing, not that I was expecting much especially since it’s PSH who is the one kissing but GOD please it shouldn’t be THAT awkward,, right? But still, when thinking about it, I’ll just think of it as their first kiss, obviously it wasn’t going to be a passionate one, she was all terrified and confused, scared, it was a stolen kiss but still she should be more relaxed, it looks like she is forcibly doing these scenes and I’m not talking only about this drama, she always does this. I understand that she may be a shy girl but you are a professional actress too, when you play a character you should act and think like that character and let any personal matter out of that! I literally look away at her kissing scenes, they make me frustrated and they shouldn’t, all I want is a decent kiss, I am not a pervert, lol, I just think that those scenes are important to the story and should be believable, not like she is being forced to do so. I don’t know how the director and the scenarist doesn’t give her the proper instructions for this! I hope in the next episodes when ES will accept KT and when things between them get easier it will be better! I’ll just think of this as their first kiss and the fact that the circumstances weren’t the right ones as to be different! One can only hope!

    November 6, 2013
    • starmatrix17 #

      Vala, Marlene, and I are hoping with you! I mean its LEE MIN HO! Even if its ES first time, she should act like it too. Then kiss him back like she meant it by heart! When she cries in anguish of all the miserable and tragic events in ES’s life I do feel she is doing her best job at it.

      ES’s please next time you do it with KT even if its stolen or the moment calls for it, do it like true lovers do. Let the passion burn from within! 🙂 Lee Min Ho is really great in acting whether it be a boy next door type or a high school teenager who only hopes people would know him better to be able to truly understand him.

      Let’s keep out fingers crossed, I bet in the near future things will eventually fall into place and that perfect kiss will finally come alive! Heirs Keep Fighting! 🙂

      November 6, 2013
      • Vala #

        @starmatrix7 I really hope so! I mean we aren’t asking for much, just a decent kissing scene that is believable and for it to happen in a way that is normal, not awkward! And I agree it’s LMH but during acting they should leave all personal matters and shyness aside, if you are shy in real life be like that in real life but if the character you’re playing shouldn’t be like that then you shouldn’t allow it to be, it’s called professionalism!

        But as I said for now I’m gonna think of it as their first kiss and also about the fact that circumstances weren’t the right ones as to be more than what it was, but seriously if the second kiss is also awkward I’m gonna be pissed, it needs to be believable and not tense and awkward to the degree that the viewer feels frustrated, I can’t understand how the director and scenarist would allow that! I know it’s a hard thing to do, kiss someone who you don’t really have that kind of relationship with but as I said, if you chose to become a professional actress then you should think more of the character you’re playing and making the viewers believe what you act! I love PSH, in other scenes when she cries and is sad I feel that too, she transmits those feelings and emotions perfectly so I expect her to be like that in kissing scenes too!

        November 6, 2013
        • Starmatrix17 #

          Vala! Tonight is the night to know if KT will defy his parents to go with the flow in proving his eternal love for ES. We hope that this time, ES will just trust him and listen well because together the can out last all.

          ES’s life is so intricately involved with all of them that she is at lost what to do and who to believe despite CY’s affirmation and KT’s dedication for their care and support for her education and well being. This time, we should see her boldness in braving the odds together with her best friend and beloved KT! 🙂

          We can only hope for that perfect moment to come soon and ignite the passion of love between KT and ES forever. In the preview, KT’s mom asked ES what was she doing at dawn in KT’s room. And I am like, she went there on her own choice or KT asked her to come have a chat with him about the recent milestones about their relationship and YD’s list of information about KT’s Family and her presence in KT’s home.

          Let’s keep the faith! Heirs Keep Fighting! 🙂

          November 7, 2013
  24. starmatrix17 #

    Jooni! Would KT and Won find out that they are under the radar of their Father’s Watchful eye every day? If they do find out, will they both unite to prove their father wrong about social care group type of woman who are smart and free spirited like ES and HJ? I will forward to it in the near future.

    Looks like KT is ready to face the music in school and at home when he asked ES to date with him? If they do it regardless of what others would say and do about their likeness for each other, it would finally bring justice to all the chaos and heartaches they feel apart from each other. We both know they miss each other so much, KT’s back hug confirms it all!

    With so much gratitude for everything you are doing for this blog and the time you shared to put your insight into perspective of each chapter of the episode, Do know that we pray for your happiness always for all the hard work your doing for all your viewers like me! 🙂

    Until tomorrow’s recap, we will be here exchanging points of views about episode 9. 🙂

    November 6, 2013
  25. thank you so much for your recap, i enjoyed it very much

    November 6, 2013
  26. Blanche #

    Hi Jooni, Thanks for the recap. It was very well written. I am so happy after watching episode 9 especially when YD confessed to ES and standing up for her when ES was bullied by YS in class. Although KT also wanted to stand out for ES but I guess YD was faster which made the story better.. hee hee…

    November 6, 2013
  27. athena #

    Park Shin Hye needs a good cameraman to take the shots of her kissing because she can’t return the kiss passionately to all the good kisser out there for our view may it be LMH ..she have not met a man that could sweep her off her feet yet..I guess being a child actress and good upbringing Asian daughter.. knowing all the handsome actors, doesn’t help…some of the leading man are senior and have been in the world of lovers ,while she has been protected so well an old school ,that you can see her doing everything and yet she doesn’t know a thing…I have seen almost all her dramas, CF, BTS and even reality shows..she seems guarded when come to the men…I love her so and her die hard fan… but in a profession that needs her to be exposed and daring..she is not YEH when come to kissing but lately she has mellowed down too..I am sorry for defending PSH kissing scene…but put it aside I love the way the men acted that convinced me they fell in love with her…while she is to aware of her status that dampens the spirit of 1st love….please let the future episodes change all the viewer thoughts of her because I would love to see PSH becomes Audrey Hepburn of Asia…so well loved and has a good image..we wouldn’t want her to be like some of the child actresses of the West not looking down on them but they have a sad life story…..

    November 6, 2013
    • athena #

      the post where I say …while she is aware of her status that dampens the spirit of 1st love is PSH character as ES….1st love is the most beautiful and most memorable one…..hope as the episode continue it will improve for PSH career….I would love to watch more of her and taking adult character in the future….Thanks Joonni I know its out of the topic….but can’t help it I watch The heirs because of PSH…

      November 6, 2013
  28. baby buendia #

    thanks for the update..its really the way the HEIR drama is really great……i just hope that the ending is as good as the rest of the episodes…..

    November 6, 2013
  29. The kiss…or lip press as one of the bloggers call it. Well, I am giving her one more chance (just one more before i throw my laptop at her) to kiss LMH properly!

    1) She was in distress
    2) She probably didn’t smell fresh from all the food spill (totally not a sexy moment for CES)
    3) This is her first kiss (probably) so perhaps she didn’t know how to respond.

    The PD shouldn’t have given us the front view – the top and back view gave a hint of passion but the front view was quite sad. KT must be thinking – what happened to his mojo? I can’t ignite the fire in this girl?!!

    But ep 9 was one of the best episodes so far. The pace has picked up and the key characters acted well.

    KT’s mum is a gem. Ditsy, lovable (to some extent) and sad at the same time. She just wanted to be a regular mum. So glad that KT could understand and stood up for her against YD.

    Wanted to hug ES’s mum for understanding and not probing.

    Big hugs to the 2 mothers! You are better than all the other mums at that high brow lunch! Hwaiting!

    November 6, 2013
    • athena #

      hahaha Sleepybird…love your excuses for ES…but reality bites PSH needs a good cameraman and a smart PD to edit what is not required…front view kisses is a…I am disappointed but I over looked at it because I am bias…..Love KT mother decide to go to school for ES’s mum it further complicates, tonight would be interesting…

      November 6, 2013
    • Starmatrix17 #

      Sleepybird, lets not get into violent mode. The original version of the awkward kiss was longer than the one they showed in drama fever as i have observed. The edited it shorter cause they knew the camera men where on the wrong view shot and its making the long first kiss meaningless to the viewers point of views. It didn’t show How LMH tried to make PSH get in the mood of passionate romance by moving his lips and even made it more intense for her to kiss back to him.

      All your insights about the elements of the environment and the mental psyche of ES to get into the groove of her first kiss was acceptable. In the real world, anyone can say that its just a stolen kiss and her psyche was so petrified of YD’s call so we must see her shock then kiss KT back with true passion a lover does when in love.

      Tonight’s another chapter of the series, please wish with me that this passion of love between KT and ES will finally be known and revealed to KT’s Father so he will know how to value woman well enough to be respected and treasured.

      KT don’t want to bear the crown to be heir to the Jeguk Empire. All he wants is a father and mother who would love him well enough to choose his own happiness in life and a brother who will recognize him not as liability but brother who only wants him to be truly happy and succeed in life as the trusted leader of Jeguk Empire.

      November 7, 2013
  30. angie #

    Thank you so much on your recap 🙂

    November 6, 2013

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