There’s nothing wrong with shoring up the happy especially when no one is certain what tomorrow might bring. Hae Young and Do Kyung are happy and hopelessly in love. Tae Jin and other Hae Young have to deal with the fact that their exes have moved on. Jin Sang finally learns the truth and the accident is still in the works for Do Kyung.
Top 10 Moments:
- Post make-up bliss
With their break-up now a thing of the past, Hae Young and Do Kyung return to the blissful acts of cute smiles, hand holding and hugs that make all the pain we’d felt whilst they’d been broken up, fade away. From them not being able to keep their hands off each other, with the hugging and the hand holding, to the big gigantic smiles on their faces (and ours) as they walked hand-in-hand, to Hae Young puckering her lips up for a kiss when they get to a wall, sparking memories for Do Kyung and us about their first kiss which has Do Kyung breaking out in this big happy smile whilst Hae Young laughs and then the two of them hug. She pulls out to look into his eyes as she tells him that he’s a drug because she’s all better now (as are we Hae Young. As are we). They’re holding each other and staring at the city skyline when Hae Young turns around to tell Do Kyung that he’s been through a lot, and to thank him for all his efforts. She continues that they both tried and if Do Kyung hadn’t chased after her, they would have been through. She thanks him for not giving her a half-assed apology and then going on his way. Do Kyung who flashes to the image of himself lying on the road, bleeding from the head wound tells her that he’d thought about doing just that, but then he’d thought: what if he died and looked back at the moment? It was then he’d come to the conclusion that there was no need to be cautious; he would go as far as his heart takes him, not holding back, just going with it all the way. Hae Young likes the words very much and tells Do Kyung that all the men she knew were pitiful men who would test the waters first; cautious men; men who would dump women because they were ashamed of their failures (I think she’s talking about you Tae Jin). This was a first for her: a men who moves her by just fearlessly charging at her. She says she was initially emotionless, but now she’s so insanely happy (as are we Hae Young. As are we) and warns Do Kyung that should he go back to his cautious self, she would kill him. Do Kyung agrees. Nighttime still has them holding hands with Hae Young reluctant to let go now that they’ve gotten to her parents’ house. They finally manage to break free of each other and give each other cute little smiles and waves and both keep looking back and waving at each as Do Kyung leaves (so cute). Back at home, Hae Young is giddy, squealing in delight at her good fortune (don’t worry Hae Young. We’re squealing right alongside you), so much so that her parents come out to check up on her, although her mum is pissed at the disappearing act she pulled from the hospital. The next morning, Do Kyung’s doc is thrilled just like all of us that Do Kyung has changed his fate from being broken up with Hae Young (and being depressed) to now dating her. He is thrilled but Do Kyung is not as thrilled as his reasoning is that rather than leaving without loving her, he should love her as much as he can before leaving; as that’s what would make Hae Young happy. The words put a damper on things as his psychologist asks why Do Kyung should die, seeing that things have changed. (we’re screaming that question right alongside you doc. You hear that show? Park Do Kyung mustn’t die!) Doc is of the opinion that Do Kyung has changed the chain of events that would have led to his death, but Do Kyung is still not so sure (I don’t like this foreboding, show) and Doc tells him that the only thing he can do then, is love till the very end. And then Doc proceeds to do the boogey (which is all we’re all doing now that the break up is over. Yippee!). Doc leaves on that happy note to go pick up a happy Hae Young at her house and take her to work.
2. Jin Sang’s daddy dream
Whilst Do Kyung is driving Hae Young to work, an excited Jin Sang gets off his call with his mother and begins to dance. The reason? He’d had an amazingly vivid dream and his mother had interpreted it as meaning that big things are coming his way (oh, you have no idea Jin Sang. No idea at all. Hahahaha). When Hoon asks him to share his dream, Jin Sang explains that he saw the night sky filled with so many glowing, golden stars which suddenly converged to form the shape of a fish that kept on moving like it was alive. And then when it dipped, Jin Sang hurried and caught it. Soo Kyung who had been thrilled at all the details of the dream so far, excitedly grabs Jin Sang’s hands as she asks if he really caught it, instead of dropping it. When Jin Sang confirms that he caught it, Soo Kyung’s thrilled. But Jin Sang’s not done as he continues that when he woke up from the dream, he felt very excited and at the same time serene, like God was telling him that his time has come (Hahaha. Oh your time has come alright. Your time to grow up and be a daddy). Hoon bursts his bubble by telling him to sell him the dream for 5000 Won (Ha! I don’t think that’s a dream you want to be buying Hoon) and Soo Kyung insists that Jin Sang mustn’t sell the dream, not even for 100 million Won. Jin Sang confirms he’s not selling as he heard the dream means that he will become the Minister of Justice (hahaha. Your mother is just winding you up Jin Sang. That or she knows exactly what your dream means and doesn’t want you to jinx it). Jin Sang is still excited as he drives Soo Kyung to work, inviting her to dinner at a steakhouse; his treat. Soo Kyung says nothing, her spirit brought down by his dream interpretation of Minister of Justice, but Jin Sang doesn’t notice as he’s focused on telling her to inform her family before her bump starts to show and asking her if she’s told the baby’s father in Brazil yet. When Soo Kyung finally admits that her ex-boyfriend is not the father of her baby, Jin Sang is shocked that she conceived from a one night stand, and is even more shocked when Soo Kyung tells him that she not only intends to raise the baby by herself, but she will be doing so in another country, as remaining in Korea will have her constantly subjected to questions about her baby’s father. Jin Sang though insists on her not taking that route as she would just be sad and insists that he and Do Kyung can help her in raising her kid (awww. Although technically boy-o, you have no choice. The little one is yours after all). As Soo Kyung walks away from the car, after Jin Sang drops her off at work, she tells herself that rather than tell him that he’s the baby’s father and have him pass out as a result of the news, she would keep it and the baby to herself, and instead maintain their sibling-like relationship. Her deliberation is however halted by the sight of Do Kyung dropping off Hae Young with a gigantic smile on both his and Hae Young’s faces, and the guilty expression on Hae Young’s face as she spots her. Up in the elevator, Soo Kyung tells Hae Young not to feel too bad as couples making up and breaking up is as common as rainfall and sunrise, to which Hae Young mumbles that she and Do Kyung won’t break up (hahaha. From your mouth to God’s ears my darling). Soo Kyung walks away with the departing shot that Hae Young and Do Kyung mustn’t break up. Except, she says it so loud that other Hae Young overhears the conversation and tells Hae Young “congratulations” with a smile that turns miserable as she continues walking. Hae Young just turns to look back at her.
3. With a mother like this, who needs enemies?
Other Hae Young’s congratulations, has Hae Young taking a trip down memory lane to when Mama Oh had picked up their mail, back when Hae Young was in school and had seen Hae Young’s report card that had put her as the 1st in her class and the 2nd best student in a school of 500 students. Mama Oh had been pleased, so pleased that she’d started calling all their relatives to tell them the good news, boasting that Hae Young, who is shocked by this sudden turn of events mind you (and has me thinking that that report card isn’t hers), would be going to Seoul University. Just as Mama Oh is calling her sister-in-law to brag about the news to her as well, their doorbell rings and Hae Young goes to answer it. And like we expected, it’s other Hae Young on the other side of the gate, smiling as she tells her that she thinks their report cards were switched. (Ha! Hae Young, you didn’t remember this instant when you kept saying all you got from other Hae Young was bad luck, beatings and humiliation from the boys that liked her. What about now that you also got her good grades and your five minutes of fame, courtesy of her brains?) Hae Young though asks to keep the report card for one more day and have it signed by her parents and other Hae Young agrees and tells Hae Young that she would keep Hae Young’s report card and get it signed as well. Other Hae Young had taken the report card to her mother, who had signed it without even glancing at the grades and then gone back to her booze (like wtf! What kind of mother is not even concerned about how her child is doing in school? How disgusting). When other Hae Young had explained that usually she’s either first or second in the entire school, but she hadn’t gotten any of the positions this time around because she’d guessed her answers, her mother had simply replied that she’s getting yet another divorce (so you search for love in all those men you’re marrying instead of giving it to your daughter? Despicable and now I get where other Hae Young got her narcissism from. She hasn’t known better). Other Oh Hae Young leaves her mother’s side in tears. The next morning, Mama Oh’s annoying neighbor and sister-in-law is laughing her stupid head off in that I knew Oh Hae Young wouldn’t have come 2nd in the whole school way, oblivious to how angry Mama Oh’s getting courtesy of all the crap she’s spewing as she laughs. Whilst heading to school, Mama Oh, with Oh Hae Young in tow, runs into other Oh Hae Young and her perfect, smiling face. Mama Oh simply looks at other Oh Hae Young and proclaims that her eyes are too big (awwww). She then takes her daughter’s hands in hers and tells Hae Young that everything is okay, grades aren’t everything after all (double awwwww). As Mama Oh and Hae Young walk away, other Hae Young says in voiceover that it was at that point that she knew she would always come second to Hae Young and that she knew she would never be able to do anything about the kids that were raised with love.
4. Hae Young gets kidnapped for love
Do Kyung receives a call from one of the movie directors he’s working with, informing him about a particular field, they’d been planning on recording sounds at, getting mowed the very next day. As Do Kyung considers the sudden information, his guys wonder if they would be able to make it back that day, because waiting for too long would mean they would have to travel a longer distance to another field that would also get mowed in the next week. Stuck on what to do, Do Kyung calls Hae Young who is flabbergasted about not being able to see him till the next day (Hahahaha. Can’t wait a day huh Hae Young). She mopes that she would hang on, and see him the next day, if she’s still alive to see it that is, what with her potentially dying from not being able to see him (Hahahaha). She sounds so pitiful that Do Kyung smiles and then calls Soo Kyung to ask her to let Hae Young get off early from work and allow her do her work from home. Soo Kyung is not feeling the love though, and shuts Do Kyung’s request down like only a big sister can. Seeing how depressed Do Kyung is, two of his crew members head to Hae Young’s office wearing big black shades and trying their best to look imposing (Ha! This would be good). They interrupt Hae Young snacking with her colleagues and introduce themselves as police officers here to arrest her for violating the laws of information and communication (Hahahaha. How is anybody buying this? These two so do not look like cops). They also insist that she switch off her phone so as not to allow any more “money leakages”, and so after telling her team manager that she thinks someone is used her name to commit scams, switches off her phone (oh, this can’t be good. But it’s so hilarious at the same time). The minute she does so, she starts to overreact in typical Hae Young-style about all the money she’s lost already, and the two kidnappers are at a loss on what to do. Thankfully, they spot the rest of the crew who get in, and Hae Young is shocked to realize that this is all Do Kyung’s doing (Hahahaha. This will still come and bite you guys in the ass. I can sense it).
5. The Police; Cockblockers extraordinaire
After recording the sounds needed for the movie, Do Kyung’s crew members leave Hae Young and Do Kyung to their unexpected date in the fields. The minute the boys leave, Hae Young goes back to her hugging ways, holding onto Do Kyung as they walk around, all lovey-dovey, unaware that in one corner of town, Tae Jin is meeting with his shady partner friend who is now the CEO of the company Tae Jin used to own. When Tae Jin comments on the expansion, his shady partner friend replies that after Tae Jin was in jail, the European market started buying up their products, and so the banks that had initially refused them loans began making investments in the company again. (so the guy bought their products with his own money to get the boost in sales that the bank needed to see in order to give them loans. Meaning, the products aren’t selling as well and the banks will soon come calling Right?) Tae Jin who is still in the dark as to exactly what his shady partner is doing asks what he’s meant to do now, shady partner tells him that he should take his time seeing as he just got out of jail. He also spins things around that Tae Jin should concentrate on working things out with Hae Young first and then shady partner would hand over controls of the company back to Tae Jin. (Sure sure Tae Jin. Work things out with Hae Young first, while your shady friend keeps digging the company into the ground. Wake up dude and see this asshole for who he really is) And at Hae Young’s office, the team manager and her colleagues are rightfully worried about Hae Young, seeing that they can’t reach her on her phone. They’re even more worried when they call the police station Do Kyung’s crew members had said they were from, and learn that Hae Young isn’t at the police station. Convinced that the men were kidnappers, the police pay a visit to Hae Young’s parents’ house (Hahahaha. This is getting worse by the minute). They deliver the news to Mama Oh who faints upon hearing it. Do Kyung who doesn’t know that he has become public enemy number 1 (hahaha) in the meantime is having a day of fun and sun with his girlfriend, while she tells him all her favorite sounds and says that the best sound for her would be the sound of him calling her name, something she thinks he’s not been able to do because the name ‘Hae Young’ makes him think of other Hae Young. As she apologizes for being petty, Do Kyung corrects her that the reason why he hasn’t been saying her name is because he figured she would think he’s thinking of other Hae Young, when in truth it is her he’s thinking of. Hae Young says she understands, but her name too is Hae Young and she would like it for Do Kyung to call her by her name. Do Kyung takes the moment to ask Hae Young for a favor as well: whatever it is that Tae Jin might do to him, she shouldn’t interfere (I don’t think it’s fair asking her that Do Kyung. What if Tae Jin tries to hurt you or something. You can’t expect her to just stand there and do nothing!), because he has taken a lot from Tae Jin and it is only fair that he accepts whatever it is that Tae Jin metes out. He then adds that Hae Young should stop trying to put distance between them and should call him by that name (Gah! Do Kyung is so cute… He wants to be called op-pa). Hae Young teases him by feigning ignorance as to what he wants her to call him. Nighttime falls and the two lovers are still in the field, although lying horizontal now as they stare at each other, with Hae Young repeatedly calling Do Kyung “Oppa” and Do Kyung repeatedly calling her “Hae Young-ah”, all low and smiling and lovey dovey (so cute). They’re just about to get it on, with Do Kyung leaning in… when a voice calling out Do Kyung’s name rings out and they’re surrounded by the flashing lights of police cars, with the police officer shouting about their outrageous date that has been ongoing for the entire day (Hahahaha), and them forgetting that they’re in someone else’s barley field (Hahahaha. I can’t even. Hahahaha). At the police station, Mama Oh who had been called in just gives Do Kyung this “You again?!” and “I’m done with this bullshit” look as he starts giving his signature apologies. She walks away, looking tired of it all as she tells Do Kyung to take and keep Hae Young (hahaha. Mama Oh is done with the yo-yoing the two lovebirds have been giving her).
6. Soo Kyung ‘saves’ Jin Sang
As promised, Jin Sang takes Soo Kyung to the steakhouse and treats her to a lovely meal. He’s also extra sweet, preventing her from eating pineapples because of the possible side effects to the pregnancy (I have no idea what the innocent pineapple does to babies), and also telling her that the reason he’s not been visiting the house is because he read on the internet that it’s not good for babies (huh? Are we using the same internet Jin Sang?). As he speaks, a woman walks in. Just as Jin Sang is about to go greet her, another woman walks in. Then another. And another, until Jin Sang is surrounded by women who all happen to be his girlfriends (hahaha. Jin Sang has a girlfriends club. Freaking hilarious), pissed at the fact that Jin Sang had saved them as days of the week. Soo Kyung keeps enjoying her meal through it all, whilst the girls explain to Jin Sang that they’re there to beat him up, and then end their relationship. Soo Kyung though can’t just let them beat up Jin Sang and when she gets outside the restaurant and sees them surrounding him like sharks, she tells them not to touch him but they should just walk away. When the girls wonder what Soo Kyung’s deal is, Soo Kyung identifies herself as the one he sees on Sundays and the one he presently lives with. When one of the girls grab her hair just as Soo Kyung is giving them advice, Soo Kyung loses it and proceeds to beat each of the girls, one at a time, showing them that that’s how to fight (kick ass Soo Kyung! We bow at your awesomeness). Jin Sang is of course in awe, at her fighting skills and the fact that she saved his ass from being beaten six ways to Sunday. Soo Kyung though doesn’t want his thanks. She wants adorable Jin Sang from high school back: the adorable Jin Sang who cried when his principal died, who helped push the cart of the old man picking up trash, and who waited for her with Do Kyung whenever she came home late. She wonders why he’s changed so much and tells Jin Sang that he’s a cool guy and should not to blame himself anymore. Rather, he should find a nice girl to marry and become the Minister of Justice, just like he wants to. As she leaves Soo Kyung tells herself that she might not want to tell her baby who his father is, but she at least wants her baby’s father to be someone who is worthy, respectable and cool.
7. Jin Sang figures out the truth
Whilst the family is digging into the chicken he’d bought for them, Jin Sang wonders with incredulity the fact that he had to bail out Do Kyung from jail, something he never thought would happen. He wonders at how much Do Kyung must love Hae Young, a question to which Do Kyung and Soo Kyung don’t give an answer to whilst Hoon complains that Hae Young talks a lot, although Hoon finishes it off by saying there must be something else about her that Do Kyung likes so much. Jin Sang though wonders exactly what attracts Hae Young to Do Kyung to which Soo Kyung snaps at him to ask Do Kyung directly. Do Kyung just smiles at all the talk (awww. He’s probably thinking about Hae Young right now) whilst Jin Sang settles in with a big bottle of Coke which he guzzles down. Hoon is understandably disgusted and kicks Jin Sang in the back for not using a cup; an act that has Soo Kyung pressing her foot to Hoon’s throat to the surprise of everyone, Do Kyung inclusive, as she asks Hoon how dare he call Jin Sang a dog and kick him in the back, considering the fact that Jin Sang is older than him. When Hoon wails that that’s what he’s been calling Jin Sang for years, Soo Kyung asks him if he would still be adding the dog to Jin Sang’s name after Jin Sang turns 40; or becomes a father. The word catches Jin Sang’s attention, although Soo Kyung just tells Hoon to start treating Jin Sang with respect. She turns to Jin Sang next and tells him to stop allowing younger people to treat him with such disrespect as there’s a difference between familiarity and rudeness and one only gets treated well when one asks for it. The sudden defense even surprises Do Kyung but Jin Sang starts to wail, saying he’s figured it all out. He begs Soo Kyung to say it isn’t so, but then he remembers the dream and Soo Kyung confirms that it was a precognitive dream about the baby.
8. Do Kyung beats Jin Sang; then comforts him as only a friend can
At the confirmation that Soo Kyung is pregnant for Jin Sang, Hoon and Do Kyung round off on him. When Jin Sang begs off, claiming that it isn’t him, they hit him. Hoon then starts to laugh, saying that for all the women Jin Sang has been having affairs with, this is his punishment: a life spent living with Soo Kyung. Jin Sang is just about to chase after Hoon when the two brothers again round off and hold down a screaming Jin Sang. We then cut to Jin Sang, drunk off his ass and Do Kyung sitting right beside him, drinking with his friend (awww. You came through for him huh Do Kyung?). Do Kyung like any good friend spots Jin Sang’s miserable looking face and then starts to laugh at the hilarity of it all (heehee) , whilst Jin Sang digs out the numerous condoms he always has on his person and looks like he’s about to cry. Next, we see them at a convenience store, half asleep and totally drunk as Do Kyung asks if it would be too hard to do whilst Jin Sang asks if it will work. And then, they’re back at home with Jin Sang banging his head against a crying Soo Kyung’s door and Do Kyung calling Hae Young to resume their oppa-hae young ah conversation (Hahaha. Drunk happy Do Kyung is so cute).
9. Hae Young deals the blow, as does Do Kyung
With things settled with Do Kyung, Hae Young makes it her first order of business to meet with Tae Jin. She apologizes to him, stating that she’s well aware that she’s the crazier one in this situation and she won’t ask Tae Jin to forgive Do Kyung or her for that matter. (wait, why does he need to forgive you? What did you do wrong? Is it an offense not to want to get back together with the ex that dumped you the day before your wedding. Girl, quit apologizing) Tae Jin just maintains his silence. Hae Young tells him that she would take on all the blame and that has him exclaiming that she’s making him into a complete idiot. (back to it being about you huh Tae Jin?) Hae Young can only tell him that she’s sorry and then leaves Tae Jin sitting alone at the restaurant, looking so miserable (Gah! Now I feel sorry for him. Hope you find your own happiness Tae Jin. I hope you do). Do Kyung on the other hand, runs into other Hae Young who explains that she’s on her way to a blind date. When other Hae Young apologizes for going on a blind date so soon after she’d poured out her heart to Do Kyung, Do Kyung tells her not to be sorry as he’s happy to learn that she’s going on blind dates. Other Hae Young walks away from him after finagling a promise to have drinks with him and Hae Young, then finds a corner to herself to cry and hyperventilate (hope you too get your happiness other Hae Young. I’m in a giving mood because my OTP is happy, so I hope you too find your own happiness and live well). Whilst both their exes deal with the pain of never being able to get back together with them, Do Kyung and Hae Young spend the day together working at Do Kyung’s studio, with Hae Young watching Do Kyung create sounds, and then joining in to help Do Kyung with his work. After they’re done, they spend a quiet night at the park, with Hae Young expressing her desire to tell everyone they both know that they’re now going out together.
10. The visions keep right on coming
Do Kyung is at home when he gets a visitor: his landlord son, who like the vision he’d had in the field has come to ask him if he’s still interested in buying the house because his father has passed away. As Do Kyung hears this, he’s alarmed, realizing that even getting together with Hae Young isn’t stopping the parade of visions that forewarn him about his impending death. Whilst cooking, Hae Young spills some hot oil on herself and calls Do Kyung to tell him about what happened. Do Kyung sees in his mind’s eye, the timeline of his future self checking out Hae Young in a brown polka dot dress. And sure enough, when Hae Young shows up in his studio with the lunch she’d packed for him, she’s wearing the very same dress (although I would like to point out that the vision has changed because his former future self had been looking in at her from a distance due to them not being together in that timeline, while this Do Kyung is seeing her face to face because they’re together, so maybe this would get that bad? Or is this me just hoping?). As Hae Young holds up her hand and tells him that it was thankfully her left hand, Do Kyung sees the vision of himself bleeding on the ground. He reports this events to his Doc who wonders what’s going on because someone still got hurt and someone is still going to die (no Doc. Don’t be depressed. You’re our ray of sunshine. Find us some sunshine in this mess!). Hae Young comes to see him when he’s on his way back and they hold hands as they walk back together, with Hae Young smiling and Do Kyung not looking as happy. Do Kyung finally stops and pulls Hae Young into a hug which she goes into happily while he looks like he’s clutching at his lifeline.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
With all the happy in this episode? Of course no one. I would have said maybe Tae Jin’s shady partner but he has no bearing on me yet so, he’s good. The minute he plays a role in causing any of our leads pain, then he shall feel the power of my slap.
Headache inducing moment:
Because I recognize that shirt. The jacket is different, but the shirt is the accident surfing shirt and the minute I saw it, my heart started to beat, knowing that the accident might be coming soon and hoping that it doesn’t, even though so far, all of Do Kyung’s vision have come true. It’s heartbreaking.
This episode’s a Strawberry Basil Bourbon Lemonade. It’s fresh, it’s sweet, it’s fragrant. It’s summertime in a glass and we’re all thrilled and happy at how in love our couple is. Stay in love kids and stay alive. It’s what we pray for.