Sometimes, satisfaction comes with something as little as a nail. Jung Ah’s mother is buried the way she’s always wanted to be. Seok Gyun gets justice for his daughter but can’t tell her early enough. Soon Young starts her new life and Nan Hee’s world crumbles as she’s exposed to the truth.
Top 10 Moments:
- Jung Ah’s mother dies and the world moves on
When Nan Hee and Wan see Hee Ja tearing up and Jung Ah holding her mother closely, they figure out the tragic news. Immediately they start calling people up to share the news and ask for advice: Choong Nam offers burial advice and Young Won suggests how best to comfort Jung Ah. After both women hang up the call however, Young Won goes back to the scene she’s filming and Choong Nam volunteers to assist in the burial arrangements by making the invites to the funeral. It reaffirms the saying about the dead being dead and the living having to go on.
2. Jung Ah spreads her mum’s ashes in the ocean and to the wind
Although her siblings quarreled as to where to spread their mother’s ashes, Jung Ah took some of the ashes, as per what her mother had always wanted and goes to the cliffside with her friends. Well aware that her mother wanted to be as free as a bird and one with the ocean, Jung Ah spreads her mother’s ashes to the wind as her friends spread what’s left to the ocean. All the while, Wan watches, well aware of her aunts and her mother’s mortality.
3. Seok Gyun gets legal advice from Seong Jae
Following Jung Ah’s mother’s cremation and Jung Ah’s spreading her mother’s ashes in the ocean, Seok Gyun meets with Seong Jae when they’re all back home, post the burial and hands him the phone upon which he’d recorded Soon Young’s husband’s confession about abusing her. Seong Jae looks deliberative as he listens to the recording without saying anything to Seok Gyun.
4. Choong Nam’s jealous
With Seong Jae’s text on her phone calling her ‘kid’ and making her blush, Choong Nam who thought that she was the only one Seong Jae referred to in that way is shocked and just a tad bit jealous when Hee Ja in her adorably anal way complains to her about Seong Jae calling her ‘kid’. Nightfall, when Choong Nam gets yet another ‘kid’ message, she calls Seong Jae to call him out on his two timing ways. Seong Jae though doesn’t see anything wrong in it, rationalizing that Hee Ja is ‘kid’ because of her tiny frame and Choong Nam because she’s young and cute. Choong Nam hangs up the call at the words, though she’s clearly affected by the fact that Seong Jae called her young and cute. (How cute)
5. Choong Nam spills the beans to Nan Hee
After spending all of last episode dealing with whether or not she should inform Nan Hee about Wan possibly dating Dong Jin, Choong Nam finally decides on it, and sends Nan Hee a text message about Wan seeing a married man. Nan Hee spends the entire day and the next thinking about it, putting the pieces together that the married man Wan is probably seeing is Dong Jin. She remembers Dong Jin knowing Wan’s passcode and almost always being in her house and furious with denial, confronts Choong Nam about making up stories about Wan dating a married man. Choong Nam hits her with proof: she saw Wan and Dong Jin kissing in front of the publishing house. The words disturb Nan Hee so much that she goes to Wan’s apartment, whilst Wan is sleeping, lets herself in and checks Wan’s phone messages. She reads Wan’s apology about what ‘happened’ the previous night and Dong Jin telling her not to apologize as he’s just as responsible for loving her right back. The words break her heart.
6. Jung Ah decides to live for herself
And she starts with calling Choong Nam to ask her to help her sell a piece of property without Seok Gyun’s knowledge. The house, she intends to sell, so she can give the money to Soon Young to travel to the states (Soon Young used all her savings to get Seok Gyun out of jail, remember?) and Jung Ah is unconcerned about what Seok Gyun would have to say about the action and concludes that even if he decides to divorce her, she doesn’t care.
7. Choong Nam imagines a life with Seong Jae
Riding high on the feelings Seong Jae’s messages to her created, Choong Nam imagines a life with Seong Jae where he’s considerate enough to her to make her coffee and be altogether a sweet partner. But convinced that he can’t have only good traits, she imagines that he would scold her about using too much soap to do the dishes and would hog the remote when they’re watching TV, and he would be always attempting to correct her. She makes up her mind that she would end it before it even starts and comforts herself with the words, though she says them aloud and startles Young Won in the process.
8. Seok Gyun gets his revenge
Feeling joyous at the prospect of being able to do something nice for Soon Young (even though neither Soon Young or Jung Ah have any idea what he’s planning), Seok Gyun hurries to the meeting point where himself, Seong Jae and Soon Young’s asshole ex-husband are to meet. He’s overcome when he sees the jerk’s face and is pulled back by Seong Jae before he can punch the ass in the face. He does give the man a well deserved slap and Seong Jae makes the ass an offer not to destroy his reputation and standing as a professor in return for 500,000 dollars (daebak! All hail Seong Jae the negotiator!). They leave the asshole ex-husband spluttering and even though Seok Gyun still wants the man to lose his job, Seong Jae reminds him that going to extremes will backfire on Soon Young when her husband follows to the ends of the earth to get his revenge. The words still aren’t enough for Seok Gyun who wants the man who hurt his daughter to pay, so Seong Jae gives him a rusted nail and has him have a go at the asshole ex son-in-law’s brand new car. The resulting gash across the man’s car is immensely satisfying to Seok Gyun, Seong Jae and those of us watching. Bwahahaha.
9. Soon Young leaves the country
Whilst Seok Gyun is feeling proud that he’d gotten vengeance for his daughter and so practices how he would deliver the news, Jung Ah is bidding goodbye to her first child, whilst her other two daughters remain tearful in the car (Noooooo Soon Young. Wait just a little bit. Your dad’s on his way). Soon Young says her goodbye to her mother and shows her the birthday ring Jung Ah had gotten her when she first adopted her. She tells Jung Ah that she would hold onto the ring as a representative of Jung Ah being with her and leaves Jung Ah in tears as Jung Ah considers that her mother has left her, and now her daughter has left her as well.
10. Nan Hee has her suspicions confirmed
With the thought of Wan having an affair with Dong Jin still stuck in her head, Nan Hee is distracted all morning, even to the point of being rude to the guitarist she has a crush on. Finally unable to handle it anymore, Nan Hee storms over to the publishing house. Remembering that Dong Jin’s message said he wanted to see Wan on Thursday evening, Nan Hee waits till night time and when she sees Wan walk into the office, she takes that as her cue. Before she walks in though, we see Dong Jin telling Wan that although he’d tried very hard not to, he loves her. Wan doesn’t love him back though, and she tells him that. He’s aware that it’s only been Yeon Ha for her and says he’s okay with being a distraction for her pain and that he’s aware that they should end it at that moment. He says his goodbye and kisses her on her forehead. Except, that’s what Nan Hee sees, without having the words to put it all in context.
Character I wanted to bitch slap:
No one. Besides, Seok Gyun’s slap and then the eventual damage to the asshole son-in-law’s car was satisfying enough. Lol.
Headache inducing moment:
I screamed at this point because this was the moment, for him to reach out to Soon Young and for her to learn, whilst her father is alive, how much he loves her and all he’s done for her, but she’d started the journey on moving on and Seok Gyun’s past treatment of her ensured that she wouldn’t reach out to him when she was ready to leave. This is what you get Seok Gyun for not sharing your plans with your family! *sob*
This episode’s a glass of well aged wine. Exquisite perfection filled with memories, nostalgia, the past in all its beauty and the future that lies ahead. What a bittersweet comfort.