Sungkyunkwan Scandal: Episode 12

Hear my tale of two in tents
Recap in haiku!

It mocks me. It hurts.
Brought out here, to group-date girls
Get away from me!

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You! What have you done?
Is life just a game to you?
Damn your prankster eyes!

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Caught you out now, dear
Such violent, fiery concern
Like a lover…, hmm??

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Help! Someone, save him!
Have I caused harm? Woe is me!
Save my precious lord!

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Boat gone, damage done
Calm now. Wet and sheepish, we.
Whatever next? Rain!

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The tent! Put back up
Shelter. Dry. It’s just us now
Us two. Stuck. Alone.

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“My fault. I’ve done wrong.”
Depth of feeling, real regret
“Eat. You’ll feel better.”

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He sleeps. But he burns!
I can keep him warm at least
This much I can do

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Tent drips, wood crackles
My eyes drink him in. But he…
he does not see me

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A boat! Take me there!
Not for love or money, lad
Damn the bad weather!

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What can happen, hmm??
But just for you, my old friend
I’ll get us over…

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Lovers?! Ha! Nonsense!
So…, why this turmoil? This ache?
And…, how does she fare?

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Awake. What happened?
Warmth and firewood. He’s tired…
and dirty… and scratched.

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“Fool! All for a fire?”
“Your fever down! Just so glad…”
My silly, sweet friend

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Don’t you long for her?
Pulse quicken, obsess, hanker
For your kind betrothed?

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You speak from your heart?
But me, I think not of it
Not for me, marriage

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That cleared, we lighten
We’re comfortable again
Tease, laugh, just be friends

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I’ve found us a boat
It’s the ride of a life-time!
Hold on real tight, girl!

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“You’re wiped. I’m sorry.”
“I’m fine, I’m just glad I could
do something for you.”

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Dear he is to me,
asleep, by my side. My heart…
It feels fit to burst

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Such a pull I feel
I draw in, I bend to kiss…
What am I doing?

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Rescue! And relief!
And back to earth with a thump
For we can not be…

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Mischief Radar pings
Pale faces, awkward stances
Something happened, hee

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Hockey! Open House!
A circus! Unbefitting?
Fun? Factional fights?

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Hot favourites? Soron!
Joseon F4! The Champions!
In Soo not amused

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Will submit. Won’t go.
But, he says, rules allow. Come.
He wants me there! Whee!

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Just can’t shake it off!
Oh, that moment of madness
Of sin. Of magic.

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Most faithful servant
Can’t rescue this drowning man
This runs deep and dark

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This Joseon hockey?
Hate it! The blood, the battle
Soron against Noron

But, the Open House?
Love it! Why, I live for it!
For you? Someone waits

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Where is she? The brat!
She gets stranded. She invades
My mind and my soul

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How anxious you are!
Oh, the tragedy! Last night…
The island… Daemul…

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NO!! It can not be!!
Wait. Here she is. Thank the gods!
And, damn that Yeorim!

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Go get rest. No. Wait.
Never leave my sight. Ever.
‘lest I go mad. (SQUEE!!)

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Discrete counsel sought.
Can not a man, near and dear,
Be loved by a man?

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Feel drawn? Hmm? Why, sure!
For me – Geol Oh! At such times
Turn to the red book!

Read this: You’ll be moved!
And fret not: Hate may be sin
But love is no sin

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Hmm… What??!! Forget it!
Oh. Wait. I wonder… Ack! Hmm
Maybe one more look…

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More machinations!
For harmony, for progress
Ditch East-versus-West

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Clever ploy, old chap
Pitch Garang against Geol Oh
But, me on your team?

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“Because you’re with me.”
No. I’m not. I am my own.
Too boring, you are.

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Argh! She! Why so slow?
And cute. Have to show her. Touch.
Dash it, so awkward

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He’s with him. He laughs.
Pulse quicken, obsess, hanker…
It’s happening. Damn.

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Can’t stand this. Must run.
Hate this. Why this searing pain,
this beautiful ache?

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Red Messenger strikes!
But this time, with killing force
Bearing the message…

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“Joseon for people”
Populist. But murderer.
Justice must be served

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Actions, man, not words
Catch the Red Messenger. Or
Wedding deal be off

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What’s this? Killing spree?
But not the Red Messenger
I know this, my friend


Girls come to campus!
Directory of studs? No need!
Hyo Eun has got hers

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Scholars preen, display
But all the chicks, gravitate
To yummy Yeorim!


Wife. And protégé
Old acquaintances, they meet
Mother. Professor.

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Spare her. Punish me.
Cover up misadventure
And we will depart

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A professor’s love:
But she would not leave. And I…
I have faith in her


And a mother’s love:
Why her? I can’t lose her too
The road is too hard


He sought That Book hard
For her. To change the world for
His bright shining child

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“Father? Here? Why mum?”
“Just survive, one day to look
back on this story”

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She seeks him, the boy
who effortlessly won her
But In Soo summons

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He woos hard. She scoffs.
Think him her lover? Master?
Hang his presumption!

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That red silk she wears
Like when she appeared, aged ten,
at my father’s house…

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Crazy Horse a swot??!!
A delightful discovery
of friends and warm smiles

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No “date” on this night
But she, has a new dear friend
He, one in his heart

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A gulf between us
Of longing, of heart-break, and

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Fawning Girls! Hiccoughs!
Her sweet smile of amusement
But, time now to flee

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I’ll not eat with him
He sits there with his bethrothed
I can not love him

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I can not love him
My feelings are forbidden
I’ll not eat with him

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Cho Sun! Plot thickens
Hyo Eun sweet to his room-mate
Sun Joon dismissive

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Yoon Hee hits back hard
Jealousy and Frustration
Tension palpable

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Hyo Eun cosies up
Yoon Hee turns up Cho Sun sweet
Oh, the knives are out!

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“Your heart’s with Cho Sun”
“And your engagement’s arranged”
In pain, we lash out

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Contrite. Retraction.
“That was before. Now who can
resist this sweet girl.”

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Gisaeng not for naught
Cho Sun sees it all. Rising
She drops her bombshell

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“The one in your heart
Is not I. But another
Shall I tell you who?”


Steadily advance
Knowing glance. Twinkle in eye
She kisses Sun Joon!!!

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30 thoughts on “Sungkyunkwan Scandal: Episode 12

  1. Freaking awesome, this
    Your paean showing exactly
    Why this drama ROCKS

    Love the cricket scene
    Micky’s spontaneity
    So adorable!

    Take a bow, chingu
    Your insane recapping skills
    We are not worthy

  2. first time reading a recap in your blog , and this was awesome !!! you have a way with words …it’s called : T.A.L.E.N.T. !!!! thank you !!!
    This blog will be one of my hang-outs from now on ! woooohooo !

  3. whoa. you managed to capture the entire episode in haiku! that’s genius! you have my humble respect.

    oh, sweaty jaeshin is so hot. `Q`

  4. clap, clap, clap, i applaud you. You are really genius. I really enjoyed your haiku (hehehe never read one before) You people here are so amazing, no wonder i cant stay away from here. Somehow looking at the still scene, the message is clearer. Thank you so much

  5. Serendipity
    Wow, what a lovely recap
    Such fun and so sweet

    This show, in my heart
    Always holds a special place
    Perhaps my soulmate?

    Love, cute and hot boys
    I cannot wait for Monday
    The days are so long

    So thank you thank you
    Serendipity sunbae
    I am your fan. Hugs.

  6. you’re outdoing each other (thundie and serendepity) in recapping skks…this goes to show how a drama can make us extract our creative juices…hehe…chukahe for a wonderful recap…

  7. That. Was a pleasure to read!!! Fantastic recap, and so well sequenced using Haiku – whatever next?? Writing in Iambic pentameter? lol ooo I can already see it coming! Bless ya, and your love for Sungkyunkwan Scandal!

    Ah (your recaps of SS) …

    Tis full of wise words
    shocking sungkyunkwan viewers
    drooling, hearts throbbing.

    Four sexy scholars,
    Forming a sexy quartet
    oozing sex appeal.

    Lol how lame was that!? But you get the picture! Kudos for all your recaps!

  8. Comments in haiku!
    That’s the spirit, everyone!
    Spread the lunacy!

    😆 😆 😆

    ‘Tis five seven five
    Syllables in just three lines
    Really easy, try!

  9. how do i comment
    in seventeen syllables
    and only three lines?

    just the same i’ll try
    count syllables as i write
    not easy, thundie

    i should be working today
    but can’t concentrate

    til i have come up
    with haikus that are worthy
    for you and thundie

    recapping is not
    quite easy, even in prose
    how do you do it?

    this is just brilliant
    such an enjoyable read
    and screen caps galore!

    yong ha’s so funny
    playing a joke on jae shin
    then blows him a kiss

    jae shin cannot sleep
    worrying for a woman
    all think is a man

    yoon hee’s heartbroken
    her love engaged to hyo eun
    he can’t be with her

    sun joon all confused
    he’s attracted to a man
    and almost kissed him

    only if he knew
    his roomate is a woman
    who’s in love with him!

  10. OMG .. screaming …. how can anyone write review like this … this is so surreal .. this is epic… i really enjoy it … SKK definitely driving me to insanity and upon that this crazy and irresistible review by genius people ….. do i need anymore JEOSON CRACK …. i need moreeeeeee you all SKK suckers

  11. serendipity
    thanks so much for this recap
    creative, it is

    Yoon Hee, your warm smile
    enough to melt freezing ice
    Sun Joon cannot run

    sun joon and yoon hee
    and geol oh the crazy horse
    your angst, it slains me

    Yeorim, observer
    sees things beneath the surface
    and says the best lines

    how I love this show
    it consumes my thoughts and heart
    Monday, is it here?

  12. Pain in her eyes, tears
    I feel you too, Kim Yoon Hee
    Oh! Jelly-fied heart.

    ‘Never leave my sight’
    Moon Jae Shin, you heartbreaker!
    I squee, and I faint.

    Lee Sun Jun, hiding
    I clenched my chest, faint again
    why thou so weak, heart?

    Smiling Gu Yong Ha,
    Sets me free, and hearts giddy
    Too weak now, fragile.

    Dear doctor, prescribe!
    strongest potion you can find
    I need them, pronto!

    Salute you, haiku hero!
    Great work, as always.

  13. I m dumbfounded
    This deserves an ovation
    clap. clap.clap.clap. clap.

    I am beyond moved,
    sheer surreal awesomeness
    brings me to my knees.

    By admiration
    I am so utterly struck
    I can not express.


  14. Muahaha, you all!
    So clever and creative
    What’s next? Limericks? 😆

    I’m so addicted
    To this cracktastic drama
    Is it Monday yet?

  15. Ep 12 I have seen.
    My heart fluttered at
    the sight of Jae Shin

    I’m in love again
    An MV I must
    make. Filled with Jae Shin moments

    To capture his looks
    i’m going to need some help.
    My fellow viewers

    I’m seeking a song
    for the one and only man
    sexy Moon Jae Shin

    An MV that is
    similar to sexy back
    for ‘You’re Beautiful’.

    I am now resolved
    to make a new vid. Purely
    of Moon Jae Shin smiles.

  16. The haiku is back!
    I could not stop my grinning
    While reading this

    My heart overflows
    I cry, I laugh, I squeal and
    Die a thousand times

    For Joseon F4
    All of them are lovable
    I can’t choose a fav

    However Geol Oh
    A.k.a the Crazy Horse
    Makes me hiccup lots

    Oh Hiccup, Hiccup!
    I can’t stop this madness now
    Fellow friends, save me!

    I believe I have
    Found one of my favorite
    Dramas of all time

    Thanks to the lovely
    Serendipity for the
    Fun recap. Me like!

  17. You’re a genius
    But you knew that already
    We all do, really

    Just watched this today
    Jae-shin owns me, heart and soul
    Maybe even loins

    Didn’t even feel
    Like strangling Micky today
    Sort of improving?

    Am getting tired
    Of all foreplay, no action
    Can’t they just make out?

    Horse can do better
    Than boring little Yoon-hee
    Yong-ha springs to mind

    Every time Yong-ha
    Slobbers all over Jae-shin
    I faint from pure joy

    Although I confess
    I squeed when Horse got angsty
    I’d stay by his side!

    The perfect ending:
    The borings get together
    Horse and Boy make out

    I would be happy!
    Also more wet Geol-oh, please
    The sight excites me

  18. I can’t write haiku,
    tried as I might, flighty mind FAILS
    ….Borings diss rebuke!

    life or death dangles,
    upon heady girl YoonHee
    boy must she be, why?

    Joseon decorum!
    how can she frolic with the
    betrothed man she rooms?

    unruly heart throes
    I feel ev’ry beat, SunJoon
    fraying inner world

    What’s there to emote?
    hurt all dears for world to jab?
    love’s future, a poof?

    platonic love wins
    transcends gender caste faction
    Borings F T W!

  19. hate is a sin
    but love… isn’t sin
    you right love a million time better than hate
    so i can keep my love…
    thanks for beautiful recap

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