Hae Won's Story:
After being puked on (twice) then forced to spend the night with a drunken stranger, Man Ho is ready to get rid of Kang Min the moment he wakes up...that is until he realizes Kang Min is from a rich family.
United with his uncle, Man Ho tells his confused family and horrified sister that he fully supports Kang Min to be Hae Won's other half.
While Hae Won is busy being frustrated with her baby's father, her carefully guarded secret has finally been discovered by Mama Bong.
Eager to prove himself to his father and all the restaurant staffs, Man Ho shamelessly decides to steal Mi Soon's lunch box idea she has been working on for her restaurant. Pleasantly surprised by his son's great idea, Daddy Bong happily tells Man Ho to put together a proposal to show him.
Strutting around with Daddy Bong's full support, Mi Soon gleefully shows off her wedding invitation without knowing Mi Soon's daughters are right within ear shot. Taking her sobbing little sister to her mother, Jin Hwa tearfully apologizes to Mi Soon for failing to protect her sister from the cruel truth.
Sobbing along with her two daughters, Mi Soon looks at Chul Soo gratefully when he manages to make her youngest daughter smile by presenting her with a cute cartoon vegetable carving.
Rushing to Mi Soon's restaurant after he gets a text from Mi Soon promising to show him prof why Man Ho is undeserving of her daughters, Daddy Bong walks in to see his son kneeling on the ground. Expressionless as he quickly figures out where his son's "creative" ideas had came from, Daddy Bong takes Man Ho away without another word. Fully expecting to be beaten with an inch of his life, Man Ho is stunned when Daddy Bong not only tells him not to never kneel to anyone again but once again reinforce the idea that Man Ho is going to take over the family restaurant.
Dragged through the painful memory of losing his son once again as he uncover the shocking truth of Ji Gun's shameful secret, Hyun Ki sobs as he rewatch the home videos that prove he once had a happy home.
Sitting together at a cafe in an awkward but strangely comfortable atmosphere, Hae Ryung congratulates Ji Gun on getting married. Mildly surprised when Ji Gun replies that he is not married yet and it's not for certain he will, Hae Ryung nods amicably. Smiling forlornly when Hae Ryung explains Ji Gun probably hasn't returned Hyun Ki's phone call because he has an operation that morning, Hyun Ki remarks "You know his schedule so well."
Laughing bitterly when Ji Gun kneels down the moment he arrives, Hyun Ki asks "The proud Seo Ji Gun is on his knees? Do you think this is something that can be forgiven?"
Pleadingly, Ji Gun replies "No, is not for forgiveness but a request. Please don't tell that woman."
Losing control after hearing Ji Gun's plea, Hyun Ki punches Ji Gun and demands "Yes, it's true that maybe Seo Jin (his son) would've died anyway even without you. But Hae Ryung, the woman that has been living in hell for the last five years. You should've at least been able to avoid her. Someone like you, you should've not let her fall in love with you."
Standing up to face Hyun Ki, Ji Gun replies "You don't know how much I wanted to run away... How much I wanted to to hide every time I see her. But what can I do when I just can't? I will use my whole life to compensate her...can't you just pretend to not know for once?"
Not moved at all by Ji Gun's pleading, Hyun Ki warns "This is your last chance. Leave the country before Hae Ryung finds out."
Puzzled when Ji Gun suddenly pulls her into a fierce embrace while she is putting medicine on him, Hae Ryung doesn't notice the hint of desperation in his voice as he starts to list off the many things they have not done yet as a couple.
Rushing out of work when he gets an urgent phone call from Hae Ryung with his heart in his throat, Ji Gun laughs with relief once Hae Ryung happily declares that they are late for their animation movie.
Treasuring every moment he has with Hae Ryung, Ji Gun spends the whole movie looking at her. His mind filled with his father urging that he should just take Hae Ryung to some place where no one knows them, Ji Gun finally asks Hae Ryung as they drive away from the movie theater "Can't we go somewhere no one knows us? Just the two of us?" Clueless of Ji Gun's fears, Hae Ryung only looks at him with confusion.
Laughing when Ji Gun tells her that he has committed a lot of wrongs against her, Hae Ryung assures him "Last night I made a list of everything you have done for me and I had to flip a lot of pages. I don't know when I would be able to completely pay you back so before I have done that I will forgive you no matter what you have done in the past." Awe, those words going to come back to bite her...
Boy, it was really difficult to not sway towards Hyun Ki after watching this episode. Hyun Ki was a very flawed husband for Hae Ryung and really not a good fit for her considering the fact that he simply can't protect his own wife from his evil mother but there is no doubt that he really does love Hae Ryung.
Still, no matter how bad I felt for our second male lead one look at the pained expression on Lee Sang Woo has me running back to our hero. While I generally don't like my main leads playing the noble idiot card I do feel like in Ji Gun's case it would actually make sense since he knows full well that there is little chance Hae Ryung would be able to stand the sight of him once she finds out the truth.
By the way, I was quite impressed that Hyun Ki was willing to admit that his son probably would've died anyway even if Ji Gun did everything right. I think our heroine will come to to same conclusion eventually, but like Hyun Ki pointed out, that still doesn't mean it wasn't cruel for Ji Gun to allow Hae Ryung to fall in love with him when he clearly knows what her son means to her.
ps. Chul Soo is so cute with Mi Soo and her daughters!