With both the suspect and the informant (Ah Reum) dying under the watch of the prosecutor, the big boss is demanding Dong Chi takes responsibility. Surprisingly, instead of throwing Dong Chi under the buss, Director Moon energetically protects Dong Chi.
Dong Chi confronts Director Moon about the hit and run 14 years ago and wonders if Director Moon is only protecting him to bribe him into letting the case slide. Director Moon jeers at Dong Chi's question since they both know Dong Chi is not one to be bribed, and tells him to dig into the case as much as he wants.
Thanks to Dong Chi's stunt, Director Moon informs the shock trio that Dong Chi's has to pack up his belonging that very moment.
So much pent up emotion!!!
Yeol Moo and Dong Chi finds a cell phone in the dead suspect's car that they hope will have recordings that implicates some important people ordering a kill order on Dong Chi. Unfortunately, Park Soon Bae, the go to guy for Attorney Oh (the attorney that tried to bribe Director Moon) shows up with a bunch of guys to physically tries to get the cell phone from Dong Chi. Park Soon Bae offers up Ah Reum's cell phone in exchange for the cell phone Dong Chi found, but Dong Chi refuses.
So nice to finally to see the pompous jerk begging on his knee.
Seemingly coming to a decision, Director Moon meets with the deputy minister Lee and hands over the recording over to him but not before he finds out that Minister Lee is the one who wants Dong Chi dead.
The deputy minister gives Director Moon the task of killing Dong Chi and with a loyal smile, Director Moon assures his boss that there is no reason for him not to kill Dong Chi when the act would save his own life AND bring him prosperity. To stress his point, Director Moon even kneels down to thank the Minister Lee for granting him the task of kill Dong Chi.
Dong Chi finds an opportunity to meet with Chang Gi and the moment Dong Chi calls him "sunbaenim" Chang Gi knew his past has been revealed. In a matter of the fact voice, Chang Gi recounts the accident that left Kang Soo an orphan. At the time of the accident, Chang Gi and Director Moon couldn't afford to have the accident come to light since they were in the middle of a big corporate case that was their only chance to bring some very powerful people to justice. Even though Chang Gi was told to keep quiet about the accident but he couldn't stop feeling guilty and worrying about Kang Soo, so he eventually made his way back to where Kang Soo and grandma were.
Shockingly, as Dong Chi wonders around the same place he fell so many years ago while carrying the young boy, he comes face to face with the same perpetrator. Once Dong Chi snaps out of his shock, he chases after the perpetrator but ends up losing him.
Patting Yeol Moo's hair, Dong Chi tells her "Just because you feel happy doesn't mean your sadness will lessen."
Giving a sad small smile, Yeol Moo answers "Don't you think I know that? I just feel sorry, that's all."
Dong Chi pulls Yeol Moo in for a hug. When Yeol Moo struggles, Dong Chi stops her by saying "Just ten seconds. Just ten seconds, fell sorry for yourself."
Shaking with grieve, Yeol Moo cries in Dong Chi's embrace.
Kang Soo chases after Yeol Moo who runs out after the realizing the shocking truth. Wordlessly, Yeol Moo cries and beats her hand against Kang Soo's chest.
Left alone at the office, Dong Chi can do nothing while Director Moon shows up to take all his information he has on Han Byeol's case. Without knowing anything, Kang Soo has told Director Moon everything when he asked about Han Byeol's case and was even happy when Director Moon decides to "personally" take the case.
Is it silly that I am STILL holding onto hope that Director Moon is actually a good guy? The scene where Director Moon keeps repeating "He said to go ahead and off him.... he said to go ahead and off him," just gives me the feeling that he is actually furious about someone having the guts to touch one of his "kids". Am I just dreaming?? I guess one could interpret the whole thing differently as Director Moon trying to figure out how Dong Chi's death would benefit him... but I am still hoping my first guess is the right one.
I was rather touched by Chang Gi's pain as Kang Soo tells him about the accident 14 years ago and his mom's death. Here is a genuinely good guy who made one mistake that not only ruined a little boy's life but his own as well. It could have been so easy for Chang Gi to run away and live a nice life pretending the accident never happened. After all, he could have just reasoned that Kang Soo doesn't even remember, but instead he chooses to watch over Kang Soo and be reminded daily of his guilt.
So, we are back to where we are at the end of every episode. Many answers given but they just bring even more questions!