Incredulous, Hae Gang replies "Was I on drugs? After getting divorced from Choi Jin Eon, why would I tell a jerk like that I love him." Ouch.
Stunned when her daughter walks into the house and starts talking about packing for her China trip, Mama Do quickly realizes that Hae Gang has no clue that four years has passed. Sitting Hae Gang down gingerly, Mama Do starts to tell her about Yong Gi and the accident four years ago.
Numb as he lets Hae Gang drag him out of her room, Jin Eon stands frozen to the spot as she throws the familiar words back to him "Didn't you say let's live and die separately?! Go! Go and live well."
The pain! I think I pretty much cried my way through this episode.
I Have A Lover Episode 30 Recap
Trying to force himself to accept the new/old Hae Gang, Baek Seok offers to help Hae Gang to clean up her stuff at the office. Losing his forced calm with each item Hae Gang methodically categorizes as trash, Baek Seok finally explodes when Hae Gang insists on throwing away the stack of thank you letters from her old clients. Not moved by the tears in Baek Seok's eyes, Hae Gang agrees to Baek Seok's request for her to leave but reminds him again that he needs to throw everything out.
Standing in front of Hae Gang, Baek Seok points out the obvious fact that Hae Gang doesn't have a single friend. Proclaiming his responsibility to reform a person that makes people lose their appetite on sight such as Hae Gang, Baek Seok declares to her "From now on when someone ask for the name of your close friend, you can loudly tell them Baek Seok!" Ignoring Baek Seok's extended hand to shake on their friendship, Hae Gang turns and walks away.
Not moved, Hae Gang coldly asks "Why are you not mentioning Kang Seol Ri at all?"
Hanging his head, Jin Eon replies "Because I am ashamed. To you and to Seol Ri." Admitting that he was cruel to both women, Jin Eon explains that he was so desperate at that point he was ready to use anything to hurt Hae Gang, to let her know that he was hurting.
Still not moved, Hae Gang looks at Jin Eon and tells him "I only remember the day I jumped into the river. I can't forget the way you looked at her, your laugh and the way you moved her hair to the side with your finger. I can't forget that. We are over. It's all over. I am done with Choi Jin Eon. I can't forgive Choi Jin Eon at all."
Showing Hae Gang that he really was not kidding when he declared that he was going to stick to her like gum, Jin Eon tricks Hae Gang into opening her door the next morning by ordering room service. Physically stopping Hae Gang from leaving, Jin Eon assures her that he is willing to confine her the whole day if she doesn't eat breakfast with him. Wrapping his arms around Hae Gang, Jin Eon pleas "I will love you no matter what. So go ahead and hate me because I will still love you."
Stunned when Hae Gang softly tells him that she will eat breakfast with him, Jin Eon quickly releases her but the next moment Hae Gang just gives him a sounding slap and leaves him behind.
Completely speechless when he shows up at the police station to get Jin Eon, Hyun Woo complains loudly that Hae Gang has gone too far and that she has over reacted. Stopping in mid stride, Jin Eon mutters "Over reacted... she is not someone that over reacts."
Captain tactful as usual, Kyu Seok says to Woo Joo (the two are hilariously having a conversation in the name of talking to Woo Joo) "Tell her that no matter what she does there is no hope. She will look more tacky the more she tries."
Having not watched enough k-drama to know that bantering between a man and a woman is ALWAYS a good thing, little Woo Joo asks Kyu Seok to treat her mother better because she is going to be his mother-in-law after all. (Ha, Woo Joo is totally set on marrying Kyu Seok.)
His face showing a tiny clue of his concern when Woo Joo confesses that her mother always sings when she is sad, Kyu Seok promises Woo Joo to treat her mother better as Yong Gi sings in the background.
Freezing in mid-action when Woo Joo all the sudden comes into the room, Hae Gang convinces her niece that she is taking the flash drive to protect Yong Gi from the bad guys and extracts a promise of silence from Woo Joo.
Freely admitting that she is so angry that her anger threatens to consume herself, Seol Ri and Jin Eon, Hae Gang fights back with her own questioning "What have you done in the last four years? What have you done after taking him away from me? Why is that man still coming to me and begging on his knee for love? Why is he is still bothering me, tormenting me? You can have him. I will throw him away to you."
Unable to say anything as Hae Gang points out that she has never once possessed Jin Eon's heart, Seol Ri cries as Hae Gang continues "I warned you once to not waste your youth on something that won't happen. To not let your youth stuck in a trash can. But you answered back then that rather than dying without doing anything you would rather die wearing yourself out. Well, you are right. You are dying away from wearing yourself out. You are only a shell. Rather than a love that doesn't exist, I think finding yourself is your priority, Kang Seol Ri."
Mildly surprised when Hae Gang walks into his office and helps herself to a can of beer, Baek Seok confesses that Seol Ri must've called him to the cafe to witness the whole exchange so he could throw his feelings away cleanly...just like he is planning to do as soon as he finishes all the beer.
Glancing at all of her stuff that is still there, Hae Gang asks "Why haven't you throw these away like I asked you to?"
Looking past Hae Gang at her old desk, Baek Seok replies "But what if the owner wants to come back one day."
Not answering Baek Seok's question, Hae Gang asks instead "Aren't you sick of me? Not being able to stand me would be the normal thing. Isn't?"
Giving a slight laugh, Baek Seok replies "Four years ago I got tire and sick of you. I did those already. I have already experienced Do Hae Gang. I think things would be a lot easier this time around since I have my own secret manual already."
Staring at a stunned Baek Seok, Hae Gang pleas "Help me out, Seok. So I can at least turn my life around even now. So I can cleaned up all the sins I've committed. So I can protect my pitiful sister...and so that I can part with that man. Please."
Too overwhelmed with emotion to get any words out, a tearful Baek Seok nods.
Not knowing his wife has just asked her lighthouse to get rid of him, Jin Eon waits outside of Hae Gang's hotel room and stares at his cell phone fiercely hoping that she would answer his text of "Wish me a happy birthday." The text was suppose to remind Hae Gang of a sweet memory back when she (amnesia Hae Gang) still loved him. That was also probably a way to test his suspicion that maybe Hae Gang still remembers the last four years.
There! The love triangle is officially back in full force. Let me just say first that I am really glad Hae Gang was just pretending the whole time. I was mighty afraid the writer would actually make Hae Gang revert right back to her old self. While I was crying my way through the last two episodes I was harboring a tiny hope that she was faking it but I was mostly afraid that we might be stuck with the "Jerk Hae Gang" as Baek Seok likes to refer to her.
Judging by Hae Gang's plea in the last scene it looks like she is completely serious about ending her relationship with Jin Eon. I personally could think of plenty of good reasons why our two leads shouldn't get back together but I am very curious what Hae Gang's reasons are. Hae Gang's plan to get rid of Jin Eon from the company is obviously just another way to insure he doesn't get his hands dirty so it makes me wonder if she doesn't consider herself worthy of his love after all her past deeds.
Sigh... I know it's way too much to ask but I really hope the writer find Baek Seok his own true love. Baek Seok's character has been so awesome these last few episodes that it's sure is getting harder and harder to remember why our heroine shouldn't just stick with her lighthouse.
But then I melt immediately when our hero comes on the screen with his "look how handsome I am when I am suffering from heart ache" that I remember "Oh, sorry. Yap, you are the hero."
In all seriousness, I think the only reason I haven't jumped from Jin Eon's ship is because Jin Eon simply can't exist without Hae Gang. I am not completely confident that Baek Seok can actually move on from Hae Gang either but it seems obvious that after four years of fooling himself that he can carve out a new life without Hae Gang, Jin Eon has proven to himself already that he can't live without her. Of course there is also that minor thing that the one Hae Gang loves has always been Jin Eon, not Baek Seok. Women! We sure love our bad boys...as long as they are good looking, honest, and only has eyes for us.
The other thing I found interesting in this episode was the fact that Seol Ri really doesn't care about Jin Eon anymore at this point. She doesn't even care if Jin Eon would be hurt as long as Hae Gang doesn't end up with him. As annoying as Jin Li is, I do always find her observance to be right on the money and agreed whole heartily when she said Seol Ri is so focused on Hae Gang that she has become Hae Gang's slave. As ironic as it is, Hae Gang is probably the person that gave Seol Ri the best advise when she told her to move on from a dead end romance and focus on finding herself instead.
On Yong Gi's front, her romance is sure coming along fairly slowly but I am actually liking the slow pacing. I love this scene where Yong Gi barges into Kyu Seok's room despite the fact that he has specifically told her not to come in. She has complained that he always said no so she figured she will go in anyway. Obviously not the forgiving kind, Kyu Seok later goes into Yong Gi's room when she tells him not to come in.
Surprised to find Kyu Seok in the middle of changing his clothes, Yong Gi hilariously just takes off her glasses and proceeds to ask him if her hair and clothes really make her look dumb. Not surprisingly, Kyu Seok answered in the affirmative.
By the way, I thought those drapes were really pretty...