Assuming that his wife's little tantrum will be over soon with her coming back home all repentant, Daddy Bong is stunned when a lawyer shows up instead to inform him that Mama Bong has hired him to handle her divorce.
Determined to live her life for herself now, Mama Bong moves in with Mi Soon and of course has a makeover as well. His attention caught when his son whistled at two pretty women walking by, Daddy Bong is stupefied once he realizes the duo are his wife and ex-daughter-in-law.
Feeling lonely as he looks around his empty house, Daddy Bong calls his siblings to join him for dinner but can only nod with understanding when they both had excuses for the night. Walking past Mi Soon's restaurant as he is trying to find friends to eat dinner with, Daddy Bong's attention is caught when he suddenly hears his brother's voice. Surprising everyone as he walks into the restaurant, Daddy Bong ignores all the excuses his family tries to give him and instead simply storms away.
Stunned as Sam Sook stands in front of him with her bags packed and tearfully confessed how suffocated she felt by her brother's love, Daddy Bong dejectedly tells his little sister to go.
Pained to see Mi Soon swallowed up in self doubt again, Chul Soo grabs Mi Soon by her shoulders and tells her "Can you really not trust yourself to such an extent? This is why I didn't tell you. Everyone obviously came here for your food and all I did was give a referral."
Feeling mixed emotions as she tells Mama Bong about Man Ho's confession, Mi Soon says with a hint of sadness "I used to be so happy when he tells me "noona, I love you." even if it they were words to get him out of trouble. Today, I think he actually meant what he said...but I did't feel anything."
Whew, I was really scared for a moment that Mi Soon might still have some feelings left for Man Ho.
So what do you guys think Chul Soo was going to say to Mi Soon? I have been burned so many times by this pairing that I am kinda assuming the writer is stringing us along and Chul Soo will end his "I like you..." sentence will something completely unrelated to romance.
Hae Won's Story:
Feeling guilty when Hae Won suddenly bends over in pain while having a little argument with her, a flustered Madam Lee follows Hae Won all the way to the hospital to make sure the baby is alright. Staring at the ultrasound in amazement as she listens to the baby's heart beat, Madam Lee stumbles out of the room without a word.
So hilarious! As much as I still find Madam Lee annoying, I think Hae Won is going to be the perfect daughter-in-law to get her off her high horse.
Standing in the columbarium looking at the smiling picture of her son, Hae Ryung tearfully apologizes for loving Ji Gun without knowing who he is. Walking out of the columbarium with a suitcase in hand, Hae Ryung doesn't see Ji Gun who had hidden himself out of sight while she was talking to Seo Jin. Taking his turn to apologize, Ji Gun says "Seo Jin is so smart so you know that your mother did nothing wrong. It was me that lied. I was afraid she would be hurt. No, I was afraid she would leave me. Aren't I horrible? But you know, even if I had a chance to go back in time I might still love your mother and still lie to her. So, give me all the punishment and help your mother hurt less."
Waking up in the middle of the night to find Hyun Ki trying to keep quiet while throwing up in the bathroom, Hae Ryung tries to help but Hyun Ki just tells her to leave. Physically pushing Hae Ryung away again and again, Hyun Ki finally relents when an extremely frustrated Hae Ryung collapses in tears.
Waiting outside of the store, Ji Gun doesn't try to talk to Hae Ryung but simply tells Hyun Ki that he needs a few moments with him. Shaking his head slightly when he sees Ji Gun's inability to take his eyes off Hae Ryung even as she walks away, Hyun Ki dryly tells Ji Gun "She came back last night. But that doesn't concern you since you two have broke up already." Ignoring Hyun Ki's derisive tone, Ji Gun admits "Yes, it doesn't concern me. As long as she is eating, sleeping and getting along well then I am happy." Turning his attention back to Hyun Ki, Ji Gun declares "You asked me to save you and that's what I am going to do." Undaunted when Hyun Ki laughs at his words, Ji Gun replies with determination "I will save you for sure!"
Experiencing his moments of amnesia with more and more frequency, Hyun Ki becomes so disoriented that he ends up standing in the middle of a busy road. Weaving through the traffic in a desperate attempt to get to Hyun Ki, Hae Ryung stands hopelessly as a honking car comes straight at her. Pushing Hae Ryung to safety at the last moment, Ji Gun braces himself for impact but thankfully the car was able to stop in time.
Despite Hae Ryung's silence, once she gets Hyun Ki home safely, her mind can't help but replay the way Ji Gun jumped out to save her.
Assuming Hae Ryung must be at the hospital to see Ji Gun when he sees her, Ji Gun's friend complains to Hae Ryung that Ji Gun is once again trying to save a patient when everyone tells him it's hopeless...just like five years ago. Stunned as she listens to how Ji Gun tried to save her son and is even now planning to operate on Hyun Ki under the threat of losing his licence, Hae Ryung finally understands why Hyun Ki keeps trying to convince her that Ji Gun did his best for their son.
Dazed by all the new revelations she just heard, Hae Ryung stiffens when Ji Gun walks in to inform Hyun Ki that he will be the doctor in charge of his operation the next day. Despite having recovered his memory the moment Ji Gun saved Hae Ryung that morning, Hyun Ki keeps his pretense of amnesia and innocently asks Ji Gun if he is married. Unable to stop herself from giving Ji Gun a concerned look when he drops a tin cover the moment Hyun Ki asked his question, Hae Ryung tries to control her expression as Ji Gun softly replies "Yes, I got married not too long go. But she left me because I did something unforgivable."
Keeping his head down, Ji Gun continues "The first moment I found out that you were Seo Jin's mother, I ran like crazy again. However, even though I had ran away without even taking a breath the next moment I find myself in front of you again. That's when I knew, that no matter how far I run I will love and miss this woman the rest of my life."
Hyun Ki's long awaited operation finally happens and as expected, Ji Gun's injured hand gives him trouble in the middle of it. As everyone looks at him with concern, Ji Gun remembers Hae Ryung words and whispers to Hyun Ki "I will save you!"
I am usually not interested in the older generation's romance in these family dramas, but I find myself quite intrigued to see how Daddy Bong's relationship with his wife will evolve. Daddy Bong lost a whole lot of points with me during the scene when Mama Bong tearfully recounts to her divorce lawyer how 30 years ago during a house fire, her husband had only remembered to take his then already grown up siblings out of the house without thinking about her and their small children at all.
As if that wasn't bad enough already, Mama Bong then tells the story of how her pregnant self had craved a red bean bun so much that she saved money to buy it but of course Daddy Bong ends up giving it away to his siblings while she was gone. Boy, taking food from the pregnant wife...that's guts.
I do understand to a certain extent that Daddy Bong's siblings were really like his kids but as he is learning the difficult lesson now, siblings or children will eventually have their own life and the only one that will stick around to the bitter end (if he can get her back) is his wife.
As for Hyun Ki's character...I still feel quite torn about him. The problem with Hyun Ki is that he is way too smart for his own good. His illness has given him the excuse to be selfish when it comes Hae Ryung but his keen observation reminds him at every turn that Hae Ryung no longer loves him even if she plays along with his amnesia game out of pity. In a way, I do feel a little bad for Hyun Ki because no matter how much he loves Hae Ryung, to her, he has always been a taker to the bitter end while Ji Gun is forever her knight. I don't think Hyun Ki necessarily loves Hae Ryung any less compares to our hero but life, his personality ...and well evil mother, makes it so Hyun Ki can't be the safe harbor Ji Gun is to our heroine.
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