I suspect Jin Ri is probably going to be the key to Jin Eon finding out about Hae Gang's "death". It is ironic though that while Jin Ri is having so much fun holding this "secret" over Madam Choi, her husband Min Tae Seok (the one that caused Hae Gang's car crush) is the one that really wants to keep Jin Eon from finding out about Hae Gang's death.
Still convinced that the stranger must have been Hae Gang, Jin Eon shows up at the law firm only to see Hae Gang skipping away while singing to herself. Following a totally unaware Hae Gang, Jin Eon can't help but smile as he watches her acting... well... totally not like the Hae Gang he divorced. I love the scene where she took out a voice amplifier to get a kid to pick up the trash he just rudely dropped on the ground.
Finally noticing Jin Eon, Hae Gang once again talks to him like a total stranger before excusing herself to go to the library.
Stopping a rather surprised Hae Gang in her path, Jin Eon asks her "For just 30 seconds, could you look me in the eye?" Puzzled, Hae Gang asks "Do you know me?" Looking at her intently, Jin Eon answers "If you... know me."
Despite being a truly evil person though, Tae Seok seems to be a genuinely good brother as he fusses over Kyu Seok.
Still carrying the guilt that his daughter would fall in love with a married man, Daddy Baek shows up faithfully at Mama Do's house on Hae Gang's death anniversary to show his respect. Used to the way Mama Do ignores him, Daddy Baek simply asks "I don't expect you to forgive me but if you would allow me to just confirm that you are okay from time to time."
All of Baek Seok's family seems to have accepted Hae Gang as one of them and as Baek Seok's future wife, except Baek Ji who is convinced that Hae Gang is going to break her brother's heart the second she regains her memory. Hae Gang finds a wallet that contains a picture of Jin Eon with his daughter and gets into an argument with Baek Ji when she admits to stealing Jin Eon's wallet.
Sending Seol Ri into his room to change her cloth before meeting his father, Jin Eon is shaken when he sees from the door intercom that Hae Gang is at the door. Rushing out to catch Hae Gang who had started walking away when no one answered the door bell, Jin Eon grabs her hand and demands "Who are you?!"
Surprised when Hae Gang hands him his stolen wallet, Jin Eon is speechless when Hae Gang pleas with him to write a promissory note agreeing to not report Baek Seok to the police. Giving up after Hae Gang's relentlessly persuasion, Jin Eon finally signs the note.
Gleefully toying with Seol Ri, Jin Li warns her "You are turning into another Hae Gang... with the same greed for money, power and position." Displeased that Seol Ri would talk back to her, Jin Li further reveals "Did you think Jin Eon got a divorce for you? Don't deceive yourself. They broke up because of their daughter Eun Sol." Jin Li goes on to tell Seol Ri that Eun Sol died when someone tried to kill Hae Gang because of her ruthless dealings at court and ended up killing her daughter instead.
I Have A Lover Episode 12
Nervous that Jin Eon is trying to contact Hae Gang, Tae Seok had made up a lie that Hae Gang has gotten a new job and is currently travelling.
To end the night on a high note, during the already awkward family dinner everyone freeze in horror when Madam Choi keeps calling Seol Ri as Hae Gang. Madam Choi is actually the one want that keeps encouraging her son to marry Seol Ri so it is rather ironic that she is the one that called Seol Ri by the wrong name.
After promising to forget everything about Hae Gang, Jin Eon tells Seol Ri about seeing a woman who looked just like Hae Gang in order to explain why he has been trying to contact her. Appeased somewhat when Jin Eon vows that the woman is not Hae Gang after all, Seol Ri tells him "You have never told me even in jest that you love me. I will hear it one day! Please... please love me." If begging someone to love you actually work then we wouldn't have K-dramas!
Jin Eon's "intense" talk with Seol Ri gets interrupted when Jin Eon gets a phone call from the police station informing him that they caught the thief that stole his wallet. Fully planning to cancel his case the next morning after his talk with Hae Gang, Jin Eon rushes to the police station in hopes he could stop Baek Ji from having the brand of an arrest on her young life.
Believing that Jin Eon has reported Baek Ji to the police despite how hard she pleaded with him, Hae Gang stops Jin Eon from going into the police station and yells at him. Her mouth running away in her anger, Hae Gang yells at Jin Eon that as a dad of a daughter he should understand that a young girl might go through a rebellious stage. Finally noticing the teary expression on Jin Eon's face, Hae Gang stops in surprise.
Following Jin Eon to the police station, an utterly stunned Seol Ri watches as her brother (Baek Seok) hugs Hae Gang intimately while a stoic Jin Eon just walks by them like complete strangers.
Because we are in a makjang drama, Kyu Seok receives an e-mail from the real Yong Gi in China to ask him for his help with her daughter's Gaucher's disease.
I am really starting to like Kyu Seok. I love how he stoically informs his sister in law, Jin Li that she has a minute to talk to him and proceed to stare at his watch.
Finally convinced somewhat that Hae Gang really is not ... well... Hae Gang after asking her and Baek Seok a bunch of questions, Seol Ri forces herself to treat Hae Gang in a friendly manner. However, Seol Ri's mask drops immediately when Hae Gang almost touched a pictures of her and Jin Eon.
Offended that Seol Ri would give a speech about not touching other people's things when she simply wanted to see what her boyfriend looked like, Hae Gang leaves Seol Ri's house to vent some anger... and run straight into Jin Eon and his best friend. I love the shocked expression on Jin Eon's friend.
Asking Jin Eon for a moment of his time, Hae Gang pays back all the money Baek Jin stole from his wallet. Taking the money from Hae Gang, Jin Eon turns to leave after he and Hae Gang agrees that there are no more reason for them to cross path anymore. Clueless that Jin Eon is really saying goodbye to his suspicion that she is his ex-wife and would rather not see her again to stir up unwanted feelings, Hae Gang happily promises to give Jin Eon discount if he ever has need of her law firm's services.
Already walking away from Hae Gang in a determined manner, Jin Eon stops dead in his track when Hae Gang's phone starts to ring and it's none other than the theme of Howl's Moving Castle. The one that Jin Eon listens to over and over again. I think the song significant because it reminds him of his daughter.
Eyeing Jin Eon with surprised when he all the sudden turned back, Hae Gang puts the phone to her ear but before she can even talk the phone is snatched away by Jin Eon.
So painful... so messy... I think I am officially addicted.
I just love Ji Jin Hee portrayal of Jin Eon in these last two episodes. If Hae Gang had shown up in front of him as the familiar woman he divorced four years ago, then Jin Eon could probably just continue to turn away in disgust and immerse himself his self delusion that he will forget her one day. However, now that Hae Gang has no memories of him and Jin Eon can't actually show his resentment towards this supposedly complete stranger no matter how much she is stirring up all those unwanted old feelings, Jin Eon is destined to sink deeper and deeper.
It does make me wonder what Jin Eon would do once he finds out that Hae Gang has lost all memories of him and with it all the pain they experienced. Would Jin Eon wish Hae Gang the best, especially now that she has turned back to being nice and kind or would he have to struggle against the desire to make her remember just so he is not the only one suffering.
By the way, I am very impressed with this writer's ability to use humor to break up the makjang plot but also to humanize the the characters. For example, the first time we meet Jin Eon again after the time jump is when his friend welcomes him back at the airport. All the passerby (including Hae Gang) looks with curiosity when Jin Eon's friend uses a giant notebook with words such as:
"For a thousand days"
"I have missed you."
"I have never forgotten you."
"I still love you."
To everyone's surprise, instead of some pretty woman, Jin Eon shows up and pulls his friend in for a bear hug. What follows was a hilarious conversation.
Jin Eon "I almost fell in love with you."
Friend "Don't be afraid. From now on, let's passionately and confidently love one another. "
Then they go off quoting a love song.
Anyhow, the hilarity aside, the humor successfully allows me to forget for a moment the anger and disappointment I had with Jin Eon's character for divorcing the heroine. And that moment in turn allowed me to give him a chance when he meets Hae Gang again. That's not to say I have forgiven Jin Eon's character for ending his relationship with Hae Gang by having an affair but at least the humor humanized him enough I can start to see the pain he is under.
Speaking of humor... I have a feeling that Secretary Byeon's character is going to be a pretty funny one.