A trip to the past is all the push needed to start a new future. Doc explains what’s the worse that could possibly happen. Soo Kyung comes clean about her feelings with Jin Sang. We meet Do Kyung’z father. And Do Kyung rushes headlong into love.
Top 10 Moments:
1. Hae Young’s pissed that Do Kyung still hasn’t called
(And who can blame her after a kiss like that?) She spends her time staring and yelling at her phone wondering why Do Kyung still hasn’t called after kissing her like that and then heads out to do laundry so as to work through her anger. Mid-wash, her phone rings and she hurries over to it with a smile, only to be disappointed when she realizes that it’s Tae Jin calling. He asks her out for a meal (we get it Tae Jin. You like seeing her eat and regret your hateful words. But enough with the food talk already!) and although she initially passes on the offer, she ends up agreeing and takes the washed laundry back inside to her mother to dry, leaving her mother angry and wondering which of the two men she’s torn between, has her doing laundry.
2. Doc speaks his mind
When Do Kyung doesn’t show up for his next appointment, doc comes to his house and offers him advice, not as his psychologist but as an older brother. He says although Do Kyung might think him crazy, he thinks Do Kyung was involved in an accident and because only the body is confined to a particular space whilst the mind can move through time and space, his mind is supplying him with the images of the one woman he’s missing as he lays dying. Sure enough we flash to a vision of Do Kyung with a bloody head wound lying on the ground as an ambulance comes barreling forward. Do Kyung snaps back to himself and calls the doc a weirdo.
3. Soo Kyung actively avoids and fails at it
Soo Kyung has gone back to her drunk ways, hiding in bushes and speaking French to herself. When Do Kyung yells at her to go home, all the while muttering when would she ever stop drinking, she mutters to herself that her life is too embarrassing and flashes back to the night she spent with Jin Sang. Except, Jin Sang runs into her whilst she’s hiding and he too is totally sloshed. He’s giddy with the news that someone he knows wants to marry Soo Kyung because she’s his ideal type. The conversation ends with Soo Kyung running away screaming that she’s a woman when she thinks Jin Sang’s was peeing whilst talking to her, unaware that Jin Sang’s just holding an upturned bottle of water. Hahaha. Truthfully though, it does look like he’s peeing.
4. Hae Young’s bestie’s the best
After changing her mind about eating with Tae Jin (thank heavens!), and telling him so, Hae Young meets her bestie Hee Ran to explain what happened and to receive feedback. Hee Ran correctly guesses that Do Kyung must really like her and his emotions just exploded. Hae Young expresses her displeasure that Do Kyung hasn’t called yet though, but Hee Ran reminds her why she should be patient: Do Kyung who was burned by one Hae Young is probably taking his time to get together with another Hae Young. When Hae Young grumbles that it still shouldn’t be that big a deal, Hee Ran reminds her that Hae Young herself was wary when it first happened as she didn’t want to date someone who’d dated the other Hae Young. Hee Ran tells her to be patient that Do Kyung doesn’t look like the kind of man to date in secret and so Hae Young should just be wait and not push.
5. Other Hae Young finally speaks her truth
Other Hae Young pays a visit to her former step-father: CEO Jang. They spend the afternoon playing a game of baduk and CEO Jang brushes his reluctance to go ahead with his marriage to Do Kyung’s mother, just in case there’s still some interest between Do Kyung and other Hae Young (It’s sweet as a father because he doesn’t want his marriage coming in between the chance of reconciliation between Do Kyung and other Hae Young. Except we all don’t want her with Do Kyung. We want Do Kyung with our Hae Young!). He can tell from her expression that it’s not over yet, and other Hae Young admits that it is over, but she still likes Do Kyung (Aha! I knew it! All pretending like she really wants closure. Ha!)
6. Do Kyung and Hoon get into a fight
After getting convinced by Anna that his screenplay is a masterpiece, Hoon presents the screenplay, titled Passionate Bottle Opener (what kind of irresponsible name is that?!) to Hee Ran. And although Hee Ran suggests changing the name to something less low class, Hoon insists on keeping it as it is as it’s connected to the plot of the story. He does tell Hee Ran to keep it from his brother, but Do Kyung runs into her reading the screenplay at a cafe and notices her scorn at the ridiculousness of the premise. He takes the screenplay home to read for himself and harshly tells Hoon when he gets home to not bother with the work. He’s embarrassed on his brother’s behalf and all Hoon has to go through to get his story read. Do Kyung calls the story embarrassing and Hoon snaps back that life in itself is embarrassing, everything we do is embarrassing but that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop. Rather he would push through it. He tells Do Kyung to wake up to the fact that people don’t respect him, but rather insult him behind his back. He reminds his brother that a person only lives once so he wants to do what he wants with his life.
7. Do Kyung’s father dies
Following his argument with Hoon, Do Kyung leaves the house and wanders about. As he does so, he flashes back to what Hoon said about people not respecting him and his father’s words about life being transient and so he shouldn’t waste any of it. He remembers going with his father on Children’s Day to a cliff to record some sounds. When a strong wind blowed one of the sound equipment overboard, dad leapt after it and went tumbling down at the exact time little Do Kyung was distracted by a butterfly. By the time little Do Kyung found his dad, he was unconscious with a head wound. After spending some time, waiting for passing cars, with no luck whatsoever, little Do Kyung had dragged his father to their car and pushed the car all day long (show, there is no way a little boy like that has the strength to pull that off!) until nighttime when a passing car came to their rescue. By that time however, it was already too late.
8. Do Kyung says the magic words and begins the journey
After spending the morning dealing with his memories and running himself ragged at the thought of his father’s death, Do Kyung, tired and broken calls Hae Young who picks up, grumpy that Do Kyung called to once again say nothing. When he asks her to come to where he’s at, she grumbly asks why, then jumps straight up when he tells her over and over that he misses her (Awww). She runs to where’s he’s at and they both walk back together, side by side with the most adorable smiles on their faces. When Hae Young asks what else Do Kyung wants, he asks her for a hug (awww). So, she leans over and hugs him (be still my heart).
9. Soo Kyung invites the neighborhood ahjummas to a sit down
Soo Kyung runs into Jin Sang on her way home. He’s dressed to the nines for a rooftop party and is so happy at the prospect of meeting hot new girls that he wiggles his ass in front of her. Even drunk, Soo Kyung can’t help but check out his ass and so when she gets to the road leading to her house and meets the neighborhood ahjummas who keep refusing to escort her home, she drags them to her house, offers them juice and wails about her love life to them; particularly about the fact that once she sleeps with a man, she falls in love with him. She beats herself up for sleeping with that… loser, and then orders the ahjummas to get out of her house! They fearfully do just that.
10. Do Kyung and Hae Young have their first date
Do Kyung and Hae Young enjoy a leisurely drive to the beach and then spend the evening walking together by the beach, a date made even more perfect with the setting sun and the pleased smiles on both their faces. Hae Young, being her usual sassy self asks Do Kyung when he first started to like her. He answers that it’s been since the day she told him that she voted for herself in the presidency election and even though she said it was embarrassing, he liked that she admitted it. Hae Young tells him even more embarrassing things (Gah! I love this woman!). From the beach they go eat some clams for dinner. When Do Kyung admits that he’d enjoyed the dinner with her parents and had liked how her mother put meat on his plate, Hae Young promises to start placing meat and kimchi on his rice and Do Kyung overcome with how cute she looks and probably trying to make up for all the lost time turns her chair around and lays yet another smoking hot kiss on her (Wowza!) Post kiss and with a drunk Do Kyung on her hands, Hae Young is happy to spend the night in a motel with Do Kyung. Do Kyung though has already called a driver to drive them back home. When Hae Young keeps grumbling, he promises her that they would spend their first night together in better digs (We’re all holding you to that Do Kyung!). By the next morning, whilst looking at a sleeping Hae Young, Do Kyung promises to go all the way.
Character I wanted to bitch slap:
Because she was as terrible a wife and mother when she was younger as she is now. Seriously woman, no one has the right to intrude on that precious moment little Do Kyung was having with his father. Get out!
Headache inducing moment:
Because the shirt Do Kyung was wearing in his vision was similar to what he was wearing here and my heart practically stopped at the thought that was the moment of impact; the moment we’ve all been dreading. Thank heavens it isn’t!
This episode’s a French 75. It’s tart with the melancholy of the loss of a parent and yet sparkles with so much emotion and happy moments, from Jin Sang’s booty shake, to all the happy feels of Do Kyung’s smiles, to Hae Young being her sassy, cheeky, I want to have sex now self. It’s a celebration of a past life and the start of a new life. It’s perfection in a glass.