See You in My 19th Life Season 1 Episode 9 Recap – How does Ji-eum convince Seo-ha?

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: July 16, 2023
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See You in My 19th Life Season 1 Episode 9 Recap - How does Ji-eum convince Seo-ha?


See You in My 19th Life pivots in a slightly different direction after Ji-eum’s confession.

This recap of the Netflix K-Drama See You in My 19th Life Season 1 Episode 9 contains spoilers.

The big dramatic thread in See You in My 19th Life has been, since the beginning, that Seo-ha doesn’t know about Ji-eum’s real identity – or previous identity, I suppose – as his former love Ju-won. This has been a logical source of tension and build-up throughout, and now it’s at an end.

Episode 8 ended with Ji-eum unable to refrain from hiding the truth any longer, and the ninth episode deals with the fallout of that confession, as the background subplots continue to percolate. The lightness of touch keeps the show engaging as it pivots in a slightly new direction, character-wise, even if the whole thing remains somewhat overshadowed by King the Land.

See You in My 19th Life Season 1 Episode 9 Recap

Anyway, picking up from where we left off, Seo-ha is initially and understandably reluctant to believe Ji-eum’s claim that she was Ju-won in a past life.

How does Ji-eum convince Seo-ha?

Ji-eum gives Seo-ha a note with instructions to only read it after opening the jewelry box they used to play with as kids.

The box is in Seo-ha’s old house and contains a book written by Ju-won revealing the story of her lives. Inside the note is an instruction to return to the place where Ju-won gave him the box, and Seo-ha heads there – the amusement park used in all the show’s marketing – to find Ji-eum waiting for him.

Seo-ha is finally convinced.

While Seo-ha and Ji-eum stroll hand in hand and discuss how they should address each other and some of their personal reservations and apprehensions, Ji-eum shares her experiences of seeing him in her past life, recounting the dreams of a bridge and fireworks.

Later, Seo-ha sends Ji-eum a message containing a picture of a bridge with fireworks, wondering if it’s the same place, and Ji-eum, upon further investigation, finds out it does indeed exist.

How does Han-na get revenge on Ms. Jang?

Han-na, the reincarnation of Seo-ha’s mother, wants revenge against Ms. Jang, who had an affair with her husband and used Seo-ha to threaten her.

Han-na enlists Ji-eum for this task, who feigns channeling her mother’s spirit to terrify Ms. Jang. The event brings Han-na some solace and she declares she’s ready to move on, cryptically warning Ji-eum that she must be prepared to make the right choice when the time comes.

Why does Sang-hyuk turn himself in?

When Seo-ha finally has it out with his uncle, Sang-hyuk, we get some additional detail about the accident and its motivations.

Seo-ha, at least, was not supposed to be in the car. Sang-hyuk intended to kill Jeong-hun out of frustration over how he treated his sister. Jeong-hun was neglecting sick wife to have an affair with her best friend.

Rather than having Seo-ha turn him in, he decides to surrender himself, which naturally causes many unfortunate headlines for MI Group. Seo-ha claims to Ji-eum to be fine about the whole thing, but it doesn’t seem like he’s being entirely honest in that regard.

See You in My 19th Life Season 1 Episode 9 Ending Explained

To cheer Seo-ha up, Ji-eum takes him to visit the bridge.

At the end of the episode, Ji-eum experiences another flashback, this time witnessing herself stabbing Seo-ha – instead of vice versa – and being struck in the back by an arrow. At the same time, Min-ki, in Ji-eum’s room, carries the shaman bells.

You can stream the K-Drama See You in My 19th Life Season 1 Episode 9 exclusively on Netflix. 

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