Tae Joon might have betrayed his wife, but protecting her still takes top priority. Hye Kyung gets her third case and learns a secret she has to keep from Joong Won. Amber doesn’t know when to quit, Sang Il’s still on his Tae Joon must drop the trial refrain and our two guys meet with Hye Kyung in the middle.
The Episode in 10 Moments:
- Hye Kyung meets with Joo Hwan and has her first meeting with Jae Moon
We open with Joo Hwan meeting with Hye Kyung. He tells her outrightly that Tae Joon’s his client and so Tae Joon’s acquittal is the most important to him. With that established, he goes straight to the reason for his visit and asks Hye Kyung when she’d known that Tae Joon was cheating on her. Hye Kyung replies that she found out through the news report and confirms that prior to that, she had no idea that Tae Joon was cheating on her. Joo Hwan explains that his reasons for the question is because the plan is to paint it that Tae Joon didn’t commit a crime by abusing his authority but had been instead trying to hide his affair from Hye Kyung. Hye Kyung suggests that Joo Hwan meet Amber then, if he’s so sure. Except, Amber’s been missing since the incidence and Joo Hwan believes that the prosecutors are keeping her hidden so they can use her as their ace in the hole. The words has Hye Kyung remembering that the madam at the hostess bar had told her that Amber went missing after the prosecutor incident and is most likely still seeing the prosecutor. Hye Kyung then asks what Joo Hwan wants from her and he replies that he wants evidence, explaining that the prosecution states that on March ninth and sixteenth the previous year, Tae Joon had contacted a corrupt chairman and had promised to give him the authority to build Dream UCT. What Joo Hwan wants is for Hye Kyung to find evidence that Tae Joon was somewhere else, otherwise, she might have to come to the courtroom to testify. Back at home, whilst her kids get ready for school, Hye Kyung receives a call from Tae Joon who apologizes for Joo Hwan, promises that it won’t happen again and asks to talk to the kids. Hye Kyung replies that they’re getting ready for school and Tae Joon asks if she’ll tell them he called. She says she will but doesn’t and after the kids have left, whilst unpacking, she spots a flash drive which turns out to be a video file her family had made when they were planning a surprise birthday party for her. She even spots the expensive necklace Tae Joon had bought for the occasion. The video is timestamped and Hye Kyung calls Joo Hwan to tell him that she has the evidence to prove that Tae Joon was at home on the date of the supposed bribery. Over at the law firm, Hye Kyung meets an old man: Jae Moon at the elevators. He’s chatty and cheeky and unapologetic. He is also Joong Won and Myung Hee’s attorney father, there to give Joong Won a headache because Jae Moon is injured but still insistent on causing trouble by going through his (Jae Moon’s) desk and decrying Joong Won’s horrible taste in paintings (hahahaha).
2. Jae Moon’s yet another client, demanding to be represented by Hye Kyung
Hye Kyung gets to her desk and immediately looks up the latest news report about Jae Moon which has him attacking police officials who’d stopped him for driving under the influence. Up in Myung Hee’s office, Joong Won insists that they take their father off the employee list, pointing out that their father’s friends have all stepped away from their companies and have their progeny running it. Myung Hee is insistent on not letting the matter get to her as she claims that it’s her way of keeping her emotional distance. She brings up their mother and then stops as they both don’t want to think about it, and then continues that Joong Won should just consider their father a client and give him free passing. Joong Won refuses to back down and their father pops into Myung Hee’s office the very next moment to hand out superstitious gifts. Myung Hee gets a string of extra large beads that are apparently to grant her luck in winning trials (who would wear that though? They’re so big) and Jae Moon gives Joong Won a lucky die that would apparently help him make good decisions. Myung Hee tries to get her father to talk about his case and after going on about his belief that the police is out to get him, Jae Moon finally admits that yes, he has been driving under the influence and had had four bottles of Soju. Except, he turns around to claim that he’d had his drink after the accident, not before and when Myung Hee asks why he’d gotten into a fight with the police, he argues that he was resisting their unfair arrest and abuse of power (hahahaha). He accuses them of even breaking his arm and Joong Won sighs as he asks how much longer their father intends to continue with his attention seeking behavior. Jae Moon though, thinks it’s good for the firm’s business, figuring that should they win the case, they will get enough publicity for the firm. When asked which lawyer he wants to represent him, he asks for Hye Kyung, stating that he likes her arrogant face and her pretty features (hahaha). Myung Hee is all for it, Joong Won is against it, but Jae Moon wants Hye Kyung and states that she doesn’t even have to do anything but just come to the courthouse. He will prepare his own defense.
3. Jae Moon wants Hye Kyung to just stand and look pretty and something’s up with Hye Kyung’s necklace
Jae Moon meets with Hye Kyung, who, thanks to Kim Dan, had been able to get the video of Jae Moon resisting arrest. She asks if Jae Moon had drank at a gathering before getting behind the wheel and Jae Moon finally admits to having done so. But, he’s sure the cops won’t figure it out because he’d drank even more alcohol after the accident (seriously though, who would believe that crap?). When Hye Kyung points out his high blood alcohol content level, he tells her that there’s a scientific explanation for that: the adrenaline from the accident could have caused a spike of alcohol in his blood (hahaha. And this guy was a lawyer?). Hye Kyung brings up the fight with the officers and when Jae Moon tries to claim that his arm was broken, she stops the lies by pointing out that it was his opposite arm that was broken. Caught in the lie, Jae Moon can only call her smart. Although he doesn’t think her smart enough to represent him in court as the next thing he says is that her job is to be the rookie lawyer who would stand in for him, whilst he’s the lawyer who will be handling his own case. Hye Kyung then asks for his strategy but Jae Moon wants her to answer his own question first: has she slept with Joong Won (beautiful question Jae Moon. I’ve been wondering about that myself). Hye Kyung gives him a look even as she denies it and Jae Moon explains that Joong Won’s face had changed when he’d said he wanted her to be his lawyer and so he’d figured that maybe her and Joong Won had something going. With his question answered, it’s his turn to answer Hye Kyung’s question and he explains that his defense strategy is that he wasn’t driving at the moment of the incidence so he wasn’t caught in the act. He never caused bodily harm whilst the cops were performing their official duty. All it was, was an illegal arrest to take him in for resisting to take the blood alcohol content test. Hye Kyung nods and makes to leave, but Jae Moon stops her to grumble about Tae Joon’s news report airing before his. He points out that a lawyer must stay relevant and Hye Kyung notices the medication he then proceeds to take. She leaves him in Tae Joon’s office, which Jae Moon’s commandeered and meets with Tae Joon who’s turned a meeting room into a temporary office. Tae Joon opens up to Hye Kyung and tells her that he’s not alright with the whole development as he’s never liked his father but had instead hated him. As they hear Jae Moon exclaiming loudly over to the phone, Tae Joon admits that Jae Moon had chosen Hye Kyung because of the notoriety it would bring him. He offers to take over the case but Hye Kyung’s okay with handling it. Outside the meeting room, Hye Kyung receives a call from Joo Hwan who thanks her for the video but voices his misgivings about the necklace stating that they would need the receipt of purchase because the prosecution could claim that Tae Joon had bought her the necklace with the bribery money he’d received. Hye Kyung searches for the necklace when she gets home, although her search is temporarily halted when Tae Joon’s mother shows up, bags in tow. She notices the jewelry scattered all over the place and wonders if Hye Kyung’s hurting for cash. Hye Kyung tells her she’s just searching for something but Tae Joon’s mother doesn’t necessarily believe her. When the woman heads inside, Hye Kyung finally finds the boxed necklace and the receipt and makes her way to the jewelry store where it had been purchased. Except, the store attendant doesn’t find the necklace under Tae Joon’s name as the purchaser. It also isn’t under the corrupt Chairman: Cho Guk Hyun either. She wonders for a moment if Tae Joon had purchased it using the name Amber, but shakes away the thought and tells the attendant that she will come back after she’s figured out the name.
4. Tae Joon’s been negotiating with Amber and the necklace was a bribe
Back at home, Tae Joon’s mother asks twenty-one questions about his welfare and whether or not Hye Kyung’s visiting him often. She tells Hye Kyung that successful men can be sometimes disappointing (oh, is that what we’re calling them now? Disappointing rather than big fat cheaters?). She brings up her husband, Tae Joon’s father’s cheating escapades but Hye Kyung cuts in to point out that Tae Joon’s father’s cheating scandal hadn’t been broadcasted all over the news. Their conversation is interrupted by a call from Amber, and Hye Kyung excuses herself into her bedroom. Amber is calling because according to her, it’s best that they work together to guarantee Tae Joon’s acquittal. She mentions that her old negotiations had fallen through so now she’s reaching out to Hye Kyung because she figures that the reason why Hye Kyung has divorced Tae Joon yet is because Tae Joon has some money hidden somewhere. She suggests that they meet somewhere private to talk as she doesn’t necessarily care about where the money comes from. Hye Kyung hangs up at the words, her hands shaking as she tries to deal with the emotions. The next morning, she heads to the prison where she slaps Tae Joon across the face and informs him that Amber called. She asks if truly he’s been negotiating with the woman and Tae Joon admits that he has been because they need her to testify that she tricked him (dude, I don’t think you were drugged for that video. That was you having sex with another woman. Where’s the trickery in that?). Hye Kyung tells him that she’s really tried hard to trust understand him but she wonders how much longer he is going to keep treating her like a fool. Tae Joon replies that it will be unfair if they stay suffering. The words have Hye Kyung pulling out the boxed necklace. She states that he didn’t buy it and asks who gave it to him and who he wanted to give it to. When he replies that he wanted to give her the best, Hye Kyung asks him if that’s why he accepted the necklace as a bribe. She asks him if he thinks it’s unfair that he accepted a necklace, money and sexual favors as bribes. Tae Joon admits to having only received the necklace. He admits that he shouldn’t have accepted the necklace, but all he could think about was Hye Kyung. She scoffs and he adds that he’s never done anything for Cho Guk Hyun. Hye Kyung asks if just like when he collected the necklace, he’d been thinking of her when he was sleeping with Amber. Tae Joon calls the sex part a mistake, but Hye Kyung’s done with all the excuses and pulls away. She points out the lawyer fees and the money Tae Joon had promised Amber and asks him if he really doesn’t realize that he’s treating her like a fool. Tae Joon replies that she doesn’t understand, but there are people who believe in righteousness and don’t want his case to end up with bribery and corruption. Hye Kyung scoffs as she asks if Cho Guk Hyun is one of such people; if bribery involves this fight for righteousness. Tae Joon replies that over a billion dollars has gone into the Dream UCT project, and compared to that, the amount he’d received was… Hye Kyung scoffs as she completes the thought that the amount was nothing. Tae Joon corrects her that it wasn’t nothing but he feels confident as he’s not wronged anyone else but Hye Kyung. Hye Kyung asks him under whose name the necklace was bought and he pushes the boxed necklace towards her as he replies that Cho Guk Hyun probably bought it in her name because he too knew that it was Hye Kyung that was on Tae Joon’s mind. Hye Kyung though wants nothing to do with the bribe and tells him to pass it onto Amber. She makes to leave but Tae Joon calls out that his actions would never repeat itself. Hye Kyung turns around to ask him if he knows what Amber had said to her. She tells him that she isn’t divorcing him because of the money he’s hidden but she bets Amber would have divorced him unless he had money. She tells him that that’s the kind of person he is and scoffs at the word righteousness, saying that Tae Joon should wake up. With that said, she leaves.
5. Jae Moon is a very difficult client and Tae Joon is way closer to Amber than he lets on
At the courtroom, the police officer who’d arrested Jae Moon testifies to having received a call about an accident. But when he’d gotten to the scene of the crime, Jae Moon wasn’t there. Instead, he’d been getting hangover soup at a nearby restaurant. When he’d asked for him to take a breathalyzer test, Jae Moon had resisted. So Dub points out to the court that not only had Jae Moon resisted the test, which the law had stipulated that he take, but he’d also attacked the police officer and interrupted him in the execution of his duty. Therefore, So Dub is charging him with all those crimes. The judge asks the defendant if he agrees and Jae Moon immediately refuses to accept the charges, just before Hye Kyung can. She ends up repeating his words and when she asks him what she’s to do next, Jae Moon tells her that forcing someone to take a breathalyzer test is a violation of criminal procedure law. When the judge asks if Jae Moon’s is his own defense counsel, Jae Moon denies it and claims that he’s just giving advice. Except he makes to do just that again, but Hye Kyung already knows what he wants to say and goes in for the kill by pointing out the inappropriateness of the Police officer attempting to arrest Jae Moon without a warrant. Jae Moon’s impressed at her quick thinking but So Dub is quicker as he points to the video of the arrest that shows the officer had arrested a drunk Jae Moon just as he was about to plunge into busy traffic. The police officer had also been kind enough to even take Jae Moon to the hospital to get treated for his injury. Just as the judge begins to speak that they will determine the legality of the arrest, Hye Kyung asks for the video to be replayed. Jae Moon though speaks up that there’s no need for that. When the judge tells them both to decide what they want to say, Hye Kyung insists that she’s the lawyer and then plays the tap to the scene where the police officer had warned Jae Moon that he doesn’t want to slap handcuffs on him again. The words are all Hye Kyung needs to prove that an illegal arrest has been made previously. And when Jae Moon tries yet again to speak, she shuts him down as she exclaims that she is the lawyer. Outside the courtroom, Jae Moon wonders why Hye Kyung hadn’t followed his suggestion but Hye Kyung reminds him of his belief that a defense should be spontaneous. Also, they would have lost already if not for her. Jae Moon grumbles that she’s not as polite as before and Hye Kyung’s phone rings with the special ringtone of her mother-in-law. She rejects the call and asks Jae Moon to tell her more about his witnesses. Over at the prison, Amber calls Joo Hwan who passes the phone to Tae Joon. Tae Joo calmly states that Amber called Hye Kyung. Amber replies that she thought he would hesitate and so had called Hye Kyung for him, having figured that the husband and wife might hate each other but they cooperate with each other. She is surprised though that his wife is so different as she’d hung up even before she’d talked business with her. She asks Tae Joon if he’s sure Hye Kyung loves him and Tae Joon replies that he would handle their business that day. Amber is all chirpy as she replies that that’s why she likes him
6. Tae Joon’s mother lands in the hospital and Jae Moon gets gobsmacked
Seo Yeon and Ji Hoon head home from school and Ji Hoon shows his sister the camera he’d hidden so he can know exactly who’s been dropping off risque pictures of their father and Amber. Seo Yeon’s worried but Ji Hoon figures it’s the only way to keep their mother from finding the pictures. They head inside where they discover their grandmother unconscious on the floor. Meanwhile, over at the law office, Jae Moon walks into Joong Won’s office and even as Joong Won’s grumbling that his father can just consider him invisible as he has to use the space, due to the fact that meeting room is in use, Jae Moon mentions that Hye Kyung is at the ER. Immediately, Joong Won takes off, confirming Jae Moon’s suspicions (and ours). Upon getting to the ER, he sees Hye Kyung who’s waiting for news and who explains to him that Tae Joon’s mother has angina which has gotten worse since the whole scandal debacle broke out. Hye Kyung feels guilty because Tae Joon’s mother had first called her, back when she was at the courthouse with Jae Moon. But, she’d imagined it was nothing important when it had actually been, a cry for help. Joong Won’s hands shake with effort of him holding back his hands from reaching out towards Hye Kyung. He finally settles for sitting beside her on the chair. Hye Kyung later goes to the prison to see Tae Joon who’s released on medical parole in order to visit his sick mother. She apologizes for not having taken better care of her, but Tae Joon waves it away and states that he’s the one to be blamed. Over at the courthouse, Joong Won takes note of Jae Moon’s shaking hand and temporary disorientation as he asks where Hye Kyung is. Joong Won explains that Hye Kyung’s with her mother-in-law, and then they’re joined by Myung Hee who’s the second lawyer on his defense team. She mentions that the day’s witness is the Chief Financial Officer of KJ Corporation and asks if Jae Moon knows him. Jae Moon claims that they’re very good friends, except, his very good friend gets on the witness stand and immediately claims that Jae Moon had six straight shots of whiskey (damn. I shouldn’t be laughing but that’s so fucking hilarious. Especially Jae Moon’s you bastard-betrayer face. Hahahaha). Meanwhile, Hye Kyung’s with Tae Joon who attempts to brace himself before entering the room. Just like Joong Won, her hands try reaching out to hold onto Tae Joon but the moment’s broken and Tae Joon enters the room where he hugs Ki Joon, greets Seo Yeon and then sits with his mother who states that she can now die happy. She wonders if he won his hearing but Tae Joon replies that it’s a temporary release that Hye Kyung had worked out so he can see her. His mother gives Hye Kyung some major side eye action (seriously woman, what’s that for?) and then goes back to hugging Tae Joon.
7. Jae Moon confirms his suspicions and Sang Il speaks with Tae Joon
Back from the courthouse, Joong Won asks Jae Moon why the CFO had so happily told everyone that Jae Moon had had six shots of whiskey. It’s then that Jae Moon remembers that he’d accused the CEO of the company of receiving illegal inheritance (and you didn’t think the CFO would be working in cahoots with said CEO? Were you ever a lawyer Jae Moon? Were you good at it?). He immediately states that he would charge the CFO for perjury and then calls the secretary to bring him all the files on KJ Corporation. Joong Won stares at his father and Jae Moon notices. He figures that Joong Won has a question for him and suggests that Joong Won ask his question and then Jae Moon will ask his question in return. Joong Won asks if Jae Moon is sick, stating that he doesn’t want to be surprised. He promises to keep it a secret, even from Myung Hee and is relieved when Jae Moon claims that he’s not sick. Jae Moon then asks if Joong Won is keeping Hye Kyung around because he likes her, even though he knows she’s married. Joong Won stomps off, outraged and Jae Moon laughs at the exaggerated exit (yup. He likes her. Hehehehe). Over at the hospital, Tae Joon’s mother receives a bouquet of flowers from Sang Il who’s come all respectful and pretending to be close friends with Tae Joon. Tae Joon can only smirk at him from across his mother’s bedside and when his mother asks Sang Il to help prove Tae Joon’s innocence, Sang Il replies that that’s why he’s come and excuses himself and Tae Joon. Alone with Tae Joon, he tells Tae Joon that seeing Tae Joon’s mother reminds Sang Il of his own father who’d died suddenly, during the time Tae Joon had called Sang Il into the Prosecutor’s Office. And so, thanks to Tae Joon, he hadn’t been able to say goodbye. Tae Joon apologizes and tells Sang Il that it wasn’t personal. Sang Il continues that he could have stopped the misunderstanding but he hadn’t because of his consideration for Tae Joon who used to be his good friend. Tae Joon thanks him and Sang Il tells him to drop his appeal and stop plotting things behind his back. He continues that if Tae Joon serves his time in peace, Sang Il would put him on parole in the beginning of the next year; that way, Tae Joon can spend time at home with his family. Tae Joon asks if Sang Il’s telling him to get some rest before coming back to work. Sang Il smiles as he states that Tae Joon worked too hard in the past and although it was nice that Sang Il had been relaxing with the trivial jobs he’d been doing, he wants Tae Joon to stop trying to be successful by putting him on the back burner. He also adds that should Tae Joon take too long, Hye Kyung just might change her mind. Tae Joon asks if he can take Sang Il’s words as a guarantee. Sang Il says Tae Joon can’t, but Sang Il’s prepared to swear on his honor. Tae Joon then reminds Sang Il of the words he’d spoken to him when Tae Joon had been a new hire “Don’t believe anything that a jury says. Believe only in what the documents say”.
8. Tae Joon makes being bad look very very good and Joong Won tells Hye Kyung why he doesn’t like his father
Later that night, whilst dozing off on a chair situated by Tae Joon’s mother’s bedside, Hye Kyung’s woken up by a phone call. She looks around but doesn’t spot Tae Joon in the room. Tae Joon on the other hand is in his car and places a call to Amber who’s at an underground casino game. The call is placed to her personal cell and she’s surprised because only family members have the number. She immediately scans the room and begins to pack her things even as she tries to wheedle her way out of the situation by stating that she hopes Tae Joon isn’t upset as she has nothing personal against him. Tae Joon replies that he has nothing against her either. As Amber quickly tries to cash out her chips so she can bail, she tells Tae Joon to tell Hye Kyung that she’s sorry. Tae Joon asks where she is as he wants to see her in person but Amber lies that she’s in her hometown. She leaves the casino and asks when Tae Joon will send her the money. Tae Joon smiles as he replies that there would be no need to do so. At that exact moment, some burly men grab her and place a bag over her face, cutting off her line of sight. As she screams, Tae Joon who’s on the other end of the line smiles. Next thing we see, he has her tied down as the men remove the covering over her face. She’s outraged at what Tae Joon’s pulled and Tae Joon tells her to take the money he will offer her and get out of the country. He warns her not to even think of getting money from any other person and tells her to never again approach Hye Kyung. Amber wonders if Tae Joon’s threatening her and asks if anyone knows he’s pulling off his stunt outside prison. Tae Joon replies that no one knows anything which means even if he were to kill a certain someone, no one would find out. Immediately, she drops the outrage and tries being coy as she reminds Tae Joon that he’s a righteous prosecutor. He replies that she’d called Hye Kyung and he’s willing to do anything to protect his wife. She on the other hand had bothered Hye Kyung without thinking things through. He steps up to her and warns her to never appear in his neighborhood because she wouldn’t like having dirt on her pretty face (now that’s an interesting way to make a death threat). The words terrify Amber and Tae Joon continues that Joo Hwan will tell her the details of her relocation. Meanwhile, Joong Won’s at a bar, tossing down the die Jae Moon had gotten him and berating himself for not being able to make a decision. Hye Kyung joins him to put him out of his misery and after confirming that Tae Joon’s mother is alright, Joong Won brings up his father and the reason why he dislikes him. Turns out that Joong Won’s mother had been knocked down whilst crossing the street and when Jae Moon had spoken to the person who had killed Joong Won’s mother, he’d told the man that he wasn’t to blame because Joong Won’s mother had been jaywalking. Hye Kyung tries to see things from Jae Moon’s perspective but Joong Won cuts her off and states that Jae Moon’s simply strange. He admits to her though that seeing Jae Moon weak and thinking of Jae Moon being potentially ill worries him.
9. Jae Moon has Alzheimer’s and steps down as the head of the company
The next morning, Hye Kyung pays a visit to Jae Moon’s office to talk about the person who’d said that Jae Moon had drank six shots of alcohol. Jae Moon’s still focused on finding the documents to the case he’d filed against the CEO of the company and Hye Kyung takes note of his eye strain, shaking hands and him reaching for his medication. She tells him that she knows he didn’t drink, although he might not be able to remember clear details of what happened. She also knows he didn’t stumble because of the alcohol and she points out the drugs he’s taking. He’s surprised that she recognizes it and Hye Kyung replies that her father-in-law had had Alzheimer’s and so she knows how hard it can be. Jae Moon doesn’t believe that she does, nor is he willing to accept it. Hye Kyung tries to tell him that it’s time to admit it and clear his name but Jae Moon would rather go to jail than have everyone think he’s lost his mind. He tells her that there are only three people who know about his condition, himself, his doctor and Hye Kyung, his lawyer who is mandated by law to keep the confidentiality of her client. Hye Kyung then spills the beans to Kim Dan who’s surprised at the development. Hye Kyung though is aware of how disorientated Alzheimer’s patients can be and figures that Jae Moon might not even have any knowledge of walking into the bar, which is why he tried covering it up by drinking alcohol and claiming to be drunk. Kim Dan then wonders what they can do seeing that they can’t tell anyone else. Hye Kyung replies that they have to review the accident knowing that Jae Moon didn’t drink. This is where Kim Dan comes in. She rises to the occasion and states that she will see if there were any spot checks along his route. Hye Kyung also asks what station the police officer who had arrested Jae Moon is stationed. At the courtroom the next day, Hye Kyung questions the police officer and brings up the fact that Jae Moon had passed the spot checks on his way to the accident point with no problem whatsoever, and yet the officer hadn’t filed a report. The officer replies that the breathalyzer he’d been using had been a faulty one because although Jae Moon had been red faced and had slurred his words, the machine had given him a zero percent feedback. He’d then tried to get another one to use but Jae Moon had driven off. By the time they’d caught up with Jae Moon and tested his breath for alcohol, the breathalyzer had confirmed that he was drunk. Hye Kyung then points out that there was a substantial time difference between the first breathalyzer being used and the second meaning Jae Moon could have gotten drunk in the interim. She heads back to her seat and Jae Moon praises her on a job well done. Hye Kyung though just tells him that it’s about time he come clean to his family. He doesn’t tell his family however. Instead, he tells them that he’s stepping down from being the head of the company, offers Joong Won back his office, states that he’s starting his own law firm and threatens to steal their clients. With that, he leaves and his kids laugh off their concerns about him being sick.
10. Jae Moon tells Hye Kyung that there’s more to Tae Joon’s case and Joong Won meets the family
Jae Moon heads back to the office to pack and Hye Kyung joins him, wondering why he didn’t tell his kids. She urges him to do so before something worse happens, stating that even Joong Won worries about him. Jae Moon then tells her that the best thing about getting Alzheimer’s is that the most recent memories go first, which means he doesn’t hate Joong Won as much anymore. When Hye Kyung asks why he hated Joong Won, Jae Moon replies that Joong Won is a cold lawyer. He continues that he now feels sleepy in recent times and is plagued with memories of his wife and kids when they were younger. He regretfully admits that he’d neglected them back in the day because he’d been worried about the country. When Hye Kyung mentions that it’s not too late, Jae Moon replies that he doesn’t want to bug his kids now that they’re doing so much better for themselves. He states that it’s better he just continue with his old ways. Hye Kyung then makes to leave but Jae Moon calls her back and tells her that Tae Joon was caught in a trap. The sex video was merely a blindfold to hide the fact that he’d been betrayed during his investigation. Hye Kyung wonders what Jae Moon means and Jae Moon replies that he doesn’t know much but he wants her to be careful because there are a lot of dangerous people involved in the case. He tells her that she has to be understanding even if Tae Joon does something wrong because if the plan is to protect her family whilst everything is going down, then something’s bound to break. Hye Kyung’s thinking of the words when Joong Won comes to thank her for getting him back his office and to ask her if he could come along to say hello to Tae Joon. Hye Kyung changes her mind about telling Joong Won about Jae Moon’s illness and heads to the basement to bring her car up. She’s driving when Amber comes running towards her car. Thinking quickly, Hye Kyung locks her car doors so Amber can’t get in, leaving Amber to shout that Tae Joon’s completely gone off the deep end as he’d tried to kill her for approaching Hye Kyung. She tells Hye Kyung that she’s there to warn Hye Kyung because Tae Joon seems willing to do anything to get what he wants. Hye Kyung merely shouts back that she shouldn’t bother her, otherwise, she’ll be sure to tell Tae Joon. With that, she drives away, leaving Amber to shout that Hye Kyung’s just as crazy and she and Tae Joon fit each other. Hye Kyung doesn’t stop and although Amber’s words clearly get to her, she doesn’t say anything to Joong Won. When she gets to the hospital room, she opens the door to find the whole family eating dinner and Tae Joon smiles as he invites her to join them. But his smile shifts for a minuscule of a moment when Joong Won walks in behind her and bows in greeting to the family.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
No one in this episode.
Headache inducing moment:
None in this episode
This episode is an Old Fashion. Deliciously complex and robust with so many threads all coming together for a beautiful drama. From Jae Moon’s silliness hiding a secret pain to Joong Won’s coldness hiding his loneliness as a boy who had to grow cold after hearing his father dismiss his mother’s death, to Tae Joon who’s bad but with a strong protective streak with regards the wife he’s betrayed. And then, there’s Hye Kyung herself, beautiful and strong and loyal and smart but vulnerable and scarred and unsure of where to turn. And she hides it all beneath this veneer of politeness and strength. Our characters are all real and as complex as the story they’re telling us and it’s a beaut to watch it all unfold.