Sometimes you don’t know what you’re feeling till you’re hit on the head with something as light as two movie tickets. Gong Mi gets her comeuppance ia unemployment and blacklisting. Gong Shim’s performance at work perks up with an apology from Joon Soo and much needed advice and Dan Tae puts a name on the emotion he’s feeling. Or at least we hope he has.
Top 10 Moments:
- Gong Shim lies to save Dan Tae some money
Upon checking out the menu and subsequent price list that had an average meal costing 100 dollars, Gong Shim feigns a stomachache to get her and Dan Tae out of the overpriced restaurant. Dan Tae is of course offended that she doesn’t think he can pay for the meal whilst Gong Shim just insists on not eating there.
2. Gong Mi continues her pretense
After looking relieved at her sister’s hasty departure, Gong Mi enters the restaurant with Joon Soo and has no qualms eating the expensive meal. She responds to Joon So’s comment on seeing her on screen by acting coy and lying that she wasn’t really a fan of the exposure. Whilst still maintaining the facade that she doesn’t know exactly who he is, she’s asks if he a chef when he mentions opening a restaurant. She continues the coy trend by informing him of her interest but hides her disappointment behind a laugh when he just wants to be friends.
3. Dan Tae is hopelessly in love
After taking her to a way less expensive restaurant for their dinner, Dan Tae spends the evening looking at Gong Shim with stars in his eyes and waiting on her, from blowing her nose to tying back her hair so it would stop getting into her food. He finds her so adorable that he calls her pretty and says Joon Soo would also want a picture. But Gong Shim, remembering Joon Soo’s words to his mother, cuts Dan Tae off and asks him not to mention Joon Soo to her again. Dan Tae sensing something’s wrong doesn’t push, although he does look worried.
4. Gong Shim trips in front of an audience
Whilst rushing to catch her bus, and upset with Dan Tae who delayed her by talking to her, Gong Shim trips over her own feet and falls down splat, on her face. (Hilarious!) But then she raises her head to realize that everyone’s staring at her, from those at the bus stop, to the passengers on the bus, even down to the bus driver who actually stopped (Even more hilarious!). Gong Shim keeps her head down, praying for everyone to just leave when suddenly she’s airborne and Dan Tae’s carries her (like she’s a log of wood or something) to the bus, to the cheering of the crowd. Rofl.
5. Gong Mi’s fired and then blacklisted
Gong Mi’s set up by the older colleague she’d lied about in the previous episode (the lawyer she claimed was looking to move to another firm), who accused her of being a knowing party in the tampering of evidence on a case her law firm is handling. The president of her law firm, not willing to deal with the backlash accepts the resignation of Gong Mi’s older colleague and fires Gong Mi. To make matters worse, she’s removed from the panel that handles the TV show she goes on as a practicing lawyer, and can’t get work from any other law firm in the area.
6. Joon Soo discovers why Gong Shim’s pissed and apologizes
Dan Tae follows Gong Shim to work and notices how coldly she acts to an oblivious Joon Soo. He calls Joon Soo’s attention to it and asks Joon Soo if he’d ever said that the only reason why he was being nice to Gong Shim was because he pitied her. Joon Soo denies it at first, then flashes back to his talk with his mother and realizes that Gong Shim must have overhead their conversation. He sets an appointment with his father and uses the opportunity to apologize to Gong Shim, explaining that he just said so to please his mother and didn’t really mean it all. Gong Shim happily accepts
7. Joon Soo’s awesomely selfless
Realizing that Dan Tae overheard his conversation with his grandmother which was as usual harsh and centered around her wanting her grandson back, Joon Soo reveals that he doesn’t get along with his grandmother because she holds him responsible for Joon Pyo’s-his cousin- disappearance. Joon Soo who doesn’t know that Dan Tae is privy to all the details tells Dan Ta that he wishes Joon Pyo would come back alive because he knows that then and only then would he be able to get along with his grandmother and Joon Pyo himself. Hopefully, he keeps to his words when the truth all comes gushing forth.
8. The mothers show their claws
Turns out Jae Boon (Gong Mi and Gong Shim’s mother) and Tae Hee (Joon So’s mother) were beauty rival beauty contestants with Jae Boon always mocking Tae Hee of her beauty not amounting to much. With Tae Hee now holding the honor of being the Star Group’s president’s wife, Jae Boon doesn’t have much of a leg to stand on. Something tells me her daughter dating Tae Hee’s son would be a bit more complicated than either kids would imagine.
9. Dan Tae agrees to look for Joon Pyo
Dan Tae had initially met with Joon Soo’s grandmother to inform her that he wasn’t qualified to find her missing grandson. She’d then explained how Joon Pyo was kidnapped. Joon Pyo’s mother had come along with Joon Pyo to Joon Soo’s birthday but had lost sight of her son when he went to play with a clown. While searching for him, she saw him being led by hand by a stranger and rushed into the street calling her son’s name. It was at that moment that a truck slammed into her, whilst baby Joon Pyo saw everything slow down, a la Dan Tae’s fighting method. Joon Pyo fainted and was carted away by the kidnapper and that was the last they saw of him. Remembering the story, plus Joon Soo’s desire to find his missing cousin has Dan Tae coming back to agree to finding Joon Pyo. Grandmother hands Dan Tae, Joon Pyo’s necklace, which she’d gotten in the mail from the man who hadn’t shown up at their meeting point. She tells him to start from there.
10. Jealous Dan Tae
After Joon Soo helps Gong Shim by offering her advice on how best to make his father pleased with her work, the president rewards her with movie tickets for two. Upon hearing that Joon Soo who has never seen the movie, is interested in watching it, she offers him the other ticket. Moments later, Dan Tae shows up and his bumped that Gong Shim is going to the movies with Joon Soo. He then takes it upon himself to be as obnoxious as possible, calling her all through the movie till she spends most of the time receiving his calls. But, after the movie, Gong Shim buys him dinner and when Dan Tae would rather eat his onigiri (which he’d shaped in the form of Gong Shim’s face and stuffed in his mouth the minute he saw that she’d almost spotted it), Gong Shim gets angry and leaves. In their altercation whilst moving up the stairs, Dan Tae falls and comes out of his house the next morning with a cast on his arm and a warning to Gong Shim to stay away from other guys.
Character I wanted to bitch slap:
The woman is so focused on losing Dan Tae that she’s not even considerate of the family that hasn’t seen him in 26 years. She’s so focused on her own pain that she can’t see the pain she’s inflicting on Dan Tae, his father and the Joon family. And to make it all worse, she’s lying to Dan Tae. Man, I want to slap her so bad.
Headache inducing moment:
I’m not a big fan of Gong Mi, but in this moment, her parents were so inconsiderate. How can you be so blind as to keep talking like that, twisting the knife in, even harder? Can’t you see her pain? I never thought I would say this but I felt just a tad bit sorry for Gong Mi.
This episode’s a Pisco Sour. It’s elegant, frothy with all the comedic goodness, brightened by the outrageous amazing woman that is Gong Shim and balances its light notes with his dark notes, going down in one easy gulp.