Discouraged that Hae Gang has even refused to tell her own mother where she lives in order to avoid him, Jin Eon resorts to missing Hae Gang as he revisits the path he once took her to.
Catching sight of woman walking forlornly not too far ahead of him, Jin Eon stares at the familiar figure until the woman turns her head.
Calmly letting Hae Gang finish her speech about wanting him to leave her alone, Jin Eon finally speaks "I am sorry I can't keep my promise to you. I said this time I wouldn't get tired but I am a bit worn down. All right. I will let you go. I will give up. I am sorry for suffocating you. I am sorry for making you sick of me."
Definitely not in the mood to go to sleep, Hae Gang sits in a stunned silence as she realizes that she has achieved her goal of getting Jin Eon to give up on her...and sobs.
Wanting to drive a wedge between Hae Gang and President Choi anyway he can, Tae Seok informs President Choi that Hae Gang's boyfriend Baek Seok is the very same lawyer that is suing their company over the Pudoxin case.
Her loyalty called into question by Tae Seok, Hae Gang's calm protest doesn't seems to be assuaging President's rising suspicion. With a deriding voice, Jin Eon dryly reminds Tae Seok that Hae Gang had stolen the damning evidence from her own sister and gave it to him (Tae Seok) out of her selfish desire for power. Seeming assured by his son's bitter announcement of "I was the only one deluded. Put your mind at ease. She hasn't changed one bit. She is still Do Hae Gang.", President Choi orders a reluctant Hae Gang to be the defense counsel to represent Cheon Nyeon Pharmaceutical so she could prove to everyone where her loyalty lies.
Keeping to his promise of giving up on Hae Gang, Jin Eon has become exact in making sure his interaction with Hae Gang is polite and professional. Trying hard to hide her yearning gaze as she stares at Jin Eon while he reports on the lawsuit to her, Hae Gang panics when Jin Eon turns to leave and quickly asks him to have a cup of tea with her. Hiding a small smile before he turns around, Jin Eon cordially refuses the invitation.
Resigned to another lonesome night of missing Jin Eon, Hae Gang walks out to the parking lot only to be shocked when when Shil Il Sang (the guy that accidentally killed her daughter) suddenly showed up in front of her. Forcing herself to be calm when Il Sang asks to have a talk with her, Hae Gang suggests that they leave in her car.
Wow, does this mean Hae Gang is going to find out Jin Eon's little pretense as well? I hope so. While it has been pretty amusing to see the cat and mouse game Jin Eon has been playing with Hae Gang, I don't think Hae Gang is as versed in the art of stalking as Jin Eon so it seems a bit unfair. But then it was refreshing to see Hae Gang being the one pining after Jin Eon for once so I guess I wouldn't mind another episode or two if the writer decides to keep Hae Gang in the dark for a little longer.
Couples things that didn't make it into the recap:
Things might be going slowly for Yong Gi and Kyu Seok's romance but I actually really enjoy the steady pace their relationship is developing. I was a bit worried before that this show would start to shift too much attention on Yong Gi (although I do find her romance very cute) so I am happy that the writer has been able to focus on our two leads while making steady progress with Yong Gi's character.
Of course, it might take nothing short of a miracle to get Kyu Seok to realize his own feelings, but judging by how he is breaking every self made rules for the mother and daughter I am hoping we won't have to wait too long.
Seol Li finally finds out from Jin Li about Pudoxin and it doesn't take much for her to realize the real reason why Baek Seok insisted on dragging her to the hospital for a full body check up.
We are not told yet if Seol Ri is suffering from the Pudoxin side affects but there seems little point for the writer to set this whole mess up if Seol Ri's health is not going to become a problem.