Hye Kyung gets a case that hits close to home and proves just how sane she’s remained in the midst of all her drama. Not everyone can say the same.Joon Ho proves that with all his bluster, he’s still basically a kid. Joong Won finally comes clean with the feelings he felt in the past, although he says nothing about his present feelings and we learn the truth of the accident and how much Hye Kyung’s really had to sacrifice for Tae Joon.
The Episode in 10 Moments:
- Ji Hoon’s pretty smart and Joong Won’s curious about Tae Joon
Thankfully, Ji Hoon shows up in time to witness the unknown person trying to break into their house. Even better, he takes the recording to Tae Joon and shows him the video. Over at the law office, Dan drops copies of Tae Joon’s trial and investigation records on Joong Won’s desk, just as he’s requested. She asks if he’d asked for the file because of Hye Kyung but Joong Won replies that it’s with regards to Cho Guk Hyun’s case (yeah right). He then asks Dan what Tae Joon’s like and Dan describes him as a big brother type: smart, hearty, loyal and with a ton of friends. Joong Won’s surprised at the picture but Dan’s not done as she continues that Tae Joon’s also like a dog with a bone when it’s with regards to something he wants: he just has to have it. It’s the reason why he picked up quite a lot of enemies as well. Back at the house, Tae Joon laughs at how strange it is that he’s the one now at home whilst Hye Kyung has to go to work. He offers to do the dishes and then brings up Eun Sook, asking Hye Kyung if Eun Sook had said anything else. Hye Kyung tells him about Eun Sook telling her that Sang Il had wired Tae Joon’s phone. She states that that’s all Eun Sook knows and so he should figure out the rest. He should however, not harm their family again. Hye Kyung heads to the law firm where Dan asks her how the home life is now that Tae Joon’s back in the picture. When Hye Kyung replies that Tae Joon’s way more cautious now, Dan warns her not to let him slip through her defenses because the minute he does, then tragedy would strike yet again. She tells Hye Kyung that there are a lot of handsome men that she can introduce Hye Kyung to, and then starts with Joong Won who she points out is nice and very sexy (hmmmm. I agree with you on that). Hye Kyung laughs it off and states that she and Joong Won are just friends.
2. Hye Kyung gets another client (although she doesn’t think he needs a lawyer) and the two men in Hye Kyung’s life, have a one on one talk
Hye Kyung and Dan are headed out of Hye Kyung’s office when Joon Ho tells Hye Kyung that she has a visitor outside. He guesses it’s Hye Kyung’s son but the young boy turns out to be Jae Yeol who needs her help as a lawyer. He explains to her that he and another student Dong Hyun (also someone Hye Kyung knows) had decided to steal some test papers. The plan had been to return them the next day and admit to their prank, but the teacher’s lounge had been open and a security team had shown up. Jae Yeol had then taken off but in school the next morning, cops had shown up and Dong Hyun hadn’t. Hye Kyung concludes that there’s no big deal to the matter and tells Jae Yeol to tell his mother and report himself to the school. She does tell Dan to find out why the cops were called to Sosang High School (Jae Yeol’s school) though, and then heads in to first see Tae Joon, who’s not in his office, then Myung Hee who she asks for permission to drop Jae Yeol over at his house. Myung Hee starts to speak and Hye Kyung interrupts to tell her that she knows what Myung Hee wants to say. She states that she will do her best in putting out good work and bringing in new clients but she just wants to take Jae Yeol home because it seems the right thing to do. Myung Hee lets her do so, but cautions her to think hard about the reason why she’d wanted to be a lawyer. Meanwhile, over at home, Tae Joon takes to his job cleaning house quite well, and when he stops for a break he pulls out Ji Hoon’s phone. Remembering the lock code, he unlocks the phone and is stunned to see the video of the man working on their security lock. At that exact moment, Joong Won shows up at the front door with gifts in hand. After getting settled and talking about how well adjusted Hye Kyung is to life as a lawyer, Joong Won gets straight to the point, asking about Cho Guk Hyun’s relationship with Tae Joon. Tae Joon admits to having met the man a couple of times and that he’d also gotten some information from him too and Joong Won tells him about someone who works for Cho Guk Hyun, and who was involved in Hye Kyung’s accident in the past. The man’s the other driver in the accident: Seok Bum, and Joong Won also mentions the large settlement that Cho Guk Hyun had to pay. Tae Joon replies that he was so excited about having just finished at the Judicial Training Institute and he regrets not having been able to stop him. Joong Won replies that had he been there that day, it won’t have happened. Tae Joon replies that they can’t do anything about the past, but Joong Won advises that they not let the past drag them down. He explains that Cho Guk Hyun wants a private meeting with Tae Joon and he suggests that Tae Joon take that meeting, but leave Hye Kyung out of it. Tae Joon replies that he will have the meeting and gives a sharp smile as he thanks Joong Won for coming all the way to give him advice. Joong Won tosses it out there that he’s doing it because he cares a lot for Hye Kyung. He tries to bring up Tae Joon possibly being uncomfortable about the talk, but Tae Joon believes that everything that happened was his fault and so he will handle it by himself.
3. Things get a bit more complicated
On their drive back to Jae Yeol’s, Jae Yeol explains that he’s not been back to school since the incident. His explanation is simple, he’s never been a big fan of school and the only reason why he’d been getting such high grades before, was because he spent his whole time studying. Now, he’s ready to take a step back and give up on all the troubles. He blames his mother for moving him to a more competitive neighborhood and Hye Kyung cautions him about saying that because his mother had made that sacrifice for him. Jae Yeol replies that that just shows how awesome Hye Kyung is because his mother wouldn’t have survived in the neighborhood if not for Hye Kyung, and yet his mother had been quick to drop her as a friend. He calls his mother coldhearted and Hye Kyung replies that his mother just wasn’t strong enough (that’s you being extremely kind Hye Kyung). When they get to his house, he’s wary about heading in and asks Hye Kyung to go in first to tell his mother what happened. Hye Kyung does just that and as she gets to the front door, she remembers when Jae Yeol’s mother had first moved in and all the neighbors had come for her housewarming. Hye Kyung was the only one to help Jae Yeol’s mother in the kitchen and she’s also had a kind word for the woman who was still getting used to the new upscale neighborhood. Hye Kyung then hears voices and heads to the backyard where Jae Yeol’s mother is nothing like the odd fish floundering in the upscale area. Now, she’s the queen bee, offering Hye Kyung platitudes about why she’s not been in touch. When she tries to move her conversation with Hye Kyung to another time, Hye Kyung informs her that she’s there because of Jae Yeol. Whilst Tae Joon’s arranging a meeting with someone, Hye Kyung fills Jae Yeol’s mother in on what happened. She’s understandably upset, and then brings up Hye Kyung’s kids, fishing for how they’re adjusting in their new schools (something tells me she wished Hye Kyung would have said her kids are getting into fights and their grades have plummeted). Hye Kyung then brings up Dong Hyun and his mother and just as Jae Yeol’s mother starts to say that Dong Hyun’s mother acts like she’s the boss of them all, her friends call her out where cops have come to arrest Jae Yeol. Hye Kyung introduces herself as his lawyer and asks for his charge and the cops reply that it’s homicide (fucking hell).
4. Filling Tae Joon in on all the strange packages and Jae Yeol is in a whole lot of trouble
Tae Joon meets with Joo Hwan who he shows the recording to. Joo Hwan at first suggests that they bring the matter out to the public so public sentiment can force the court’s hand. But, the idea wouldn’t work so Joo Hwan suggests that they leak information about a politician or one of the persecutors Tae Joon was investigating, all so they can turn things in their favor. Tae Joon replies that should they do so, then Sang Il will be free to upload the recordings he’s amassed from the illegal wiretapping and it would all dissolve into a dirty and public fight. Besides, it might not even be Sang Il. Joo Hwan then wonders if it’s Cho Guk Hyun and it’s at this point that Ji Hoon alerts them to his presence. He then shows them the video they’d been sent of Tae Joon meeting with Cho Guk Hyun and Tae Joon figures that it’s only the man himself that could have made the recording. Ji Hoon also shows him the naked pictures of Tae Joon with the other girls and Tae Joon lies that the picture was fabricated and things would have gotten worse had Ji Hoon not come to him with the information. He gets Ji Hoon to make a promise not to say anything to anyone, particularly Hye Kyung who would misinterpret the pictures (something tells me she will interpret them just fine because your ass is lying). Over at Hye Kyung’s, she’s on her way to the police station whilst looking through the pictures of the man Jae Yeol’s accused of killing. Turns out the man is the security officer that had caught Jae Yeol sneaking into the teacher’s lounge. Jae Yeol had pushed the man down whilst he fled and the security guard had hit his head on the ground, suffered a brain hemorrhage and died. As they walk towards the cells, Tae Joon calls, wanting Hye Kyung to come home early because he has something important to tell her and it’s not something he can say over the phone. Hye Kyung replies that she’s busy because her client’s just been arrested for homicide and hangs up the phone and Dan who hears the entire conversation is very impressed. They finally get to Jae Yeol’s cell and he insists that he hadn’t pushed the guard over. Sure he’d bumped into the man but that was at the entrance to the room, and he’s sure of it because Dong Hyun who had been in the room had seen it happen. The only problem though is that Dong Hyun the witness, is the very same person who claims that Jae Yeol pushed the guard over.
5. Joong Won continues to act suspiciously and Tae Joon’s plan is to climb even higher
Hye Kyung fills Myung Hee and Joong Won on the case which has dissolved into a case of he said, he said, with both boys claiming that the other person is the one responsible. The only problem though is that Dong Hyun is the more trustworthy one with him being the class president and all, but Myung Hee’s just happy that Hye Kyung’s brought the law firm a case. When Joong Won points out the conflict of interest which might lead to the client blaming Hye Kyung should the case be lost, Hye Kyung puts forward her suggestion for another lawyer to handle the case. She’s not as close to the family anymore but she still knows enough of the neighborhood and the school to gather evidence and source for witnesses. This should give her enough time to help with the Dokwang Development case (Cho Guk Hyun’s company). Joong Won insists though that a boy’s future is at stake and Hye Kyung should concentrate on that. Hye Kyung meets with him after the meeting and asks if he wants her off the case because she did something wrong or because of Cho Guk Hyun’s relationship with Tae Joon. Joong Won denies it and their talk is interrupted by Dan informing Hye Kyung of Jae Yeol’s parents’ arrival. Hye Kyung makes to walk away but turns around to inform Joong Won that there’s no need for him to protect her. She then heads into her meeting with Jae Yeol’s parents where Jae Yeol’s father is insistent on Hye Kyung not representing Jae Yeol. He claims that it’s because of her inexperience and when Hye Kyung offers to assist whichever attorney takes over Jae Yeol’s case, the man quietens. Back at home, Hye Kyung is surprised to find the passcode changed and Tae Joon and the kids playing Wii. She heads into her bedroom and Tae Joon joins her. He brings up Jae Yeol, explaining that the kids mentioned that someone had put up a post about the case on their SNS. Hye Kyung’s surprised that a kid they know would be involved in such a mess but Tae Joon’s not as forgiving as he points out that Jae Yeol’s parents are uneducated and greedy. Hye Kyung had welcomed then in when they’d first moved into the neighborhood and yet they’d stopped contacting her when everything went down. He tells Hye Kyung to just consider it as work because they’re not good enough for them. Hye Kyung then turns the words around and asks who’s good enough for them then. Everyone turned against them the minute everything happened and their kids have a father who cheated on his wife. Tae Joon replies that that’s why he’s working hard to prove his innocence, so they can continue to live the life they were living. He continues that with so many eyes on them, he can climb even higher up the ladder. Hye Kyung then asks him what he wants her to do and Tae Joon replies that he wants her to trust him like before.
6. Teaming up with Joon Ho and Dong Hyun and his mother are hiding something
Hye Kyung and Dan head to Sosang High School where they run into Joon Ho playing soccer with the kids. His reason for being there is pretty simple: he heard Hye Kyung’s looking for a lawyer to handle Jae Yeol’s case and he believes he will do a good job. Hye Kyung agrees to the offer. As they head into the school, Joon Ho tells them what he’s gathered: Jae Yeol was known to be a pretty peaceful guy whilst Dong Hyun was the troublesome one with the failing grades. Hye Kyung then asks if Joon Ho intends to argue that it was Dong Hyun who persuaded Jae Yeol to steal the papers. Joon Ho replies that that’s the plan and he also intends to state that it was Dong Hyun who actually tripped the security guard. When Hye Kyung tries to point out that they shouldn’t vilify the other kid just to get Jae Yeol off, Joon Ho reminds her of the stakes: Jae Yeol might actually go to prison. He tells her not to worry as he’s got it all handled. Joon Ho and Dan set out to investigate whilst Hye Kyung wanders the hall and runs into a very nervous Dong Hyun. She tries speaking with him but his mother immediately shows up, stating that he’s said everything he has to say to the police. She figures that Hye Kyung must be having a hard time since Tae Joon went to prison because why else would she be handling a case like the one she’s presently working on. Hye Kyung reminds the woman that they knew each other once but Dong Hyun’s mother calls her a busybody who skills aren’t required in the present situation. Hye Kyung explains that she’s trying to help them to prevent a bad situation from becoming worse but Dong Hyun’s mother tells her to mind her business because they don’t need her help. And with those words, she stalks off with her son in tow (woman, I hope you don’t end up eating your words later on. Just saying).
7. Joon Ho’s terrible at the trial and Joong Won shows Hye Kyung just a hint of his ruthlessness
In the courthouse the next day, the prosecutor (not Do Sub, thank heavens) questions the detective who admits to having gotten to the scene to see Dong Hyun beside the corpse. The boy had immediately admitted to having gone in to steal the test questions with his friend and the detective working on his past experience figures that teens usually tell the truth when they don’t have enough time to conceive a lie. Next up to cross-examine the witness is Joon Ho who at first takes a deep fortifying breath before approaching the bench. Except, just as he’s about to speak, his nerves act up and he begs for some time to crosscheck something. He walks back to his seat, sees Myung Hee give him an encouraging nod and just as Hye Kyung tells him that the detective didn’t mention that Dong Hyun had stated that Jae Yeol was the one who pushed the security guard, he snaps that he’s figured it out himself. He walks back to the witness, whilst Hye Kyung takes note of his notes and questions the detective about the fact that Dong Hyun hadn’t mentioned Jae Yeol from the onset. The detective replies that Dong Hyun told him that he was hesitant about betraying his friend. The answer stomps Joon Ho who heads back to his seat. When Hye Kyung tells him that it wasn’t too bad for his first trial, Joon Ho snaps at her not to talk to him like she’s his superior (well technically she is. She’s had way more trials than you, and she’s way older too). Next up on the witness stand is Dong Hyun who testifies that it was Jae Yeol who’d wanted them to steal the test papers. He continues that he’d been terrified that Jae Yeol would beat him up if he hadn’t gone with him, and it’s at this point that Jae Yeol leaps up and grabs Dong Hyun by the lapels of his jacket, calling him a liar and demanding that he tell the truth. At the spectacle that everything’s dissolved into, Myung Hee walks away. Needless to say, by that afternoon, Hye Kyung informs Joong Won that she’s taking over the case. She tries to explain that Joon Ho did his best and she tried to help him but everything turned into a mess. Joong Won though doesn’t understand why Hye Kyung would help Joon Ho especially because Joong Won had chosen Joon Ho specifically so Hye Kyung can crush him and use that defeat to rise to the top. Hye Kyung wonders what would happen to Jae Yeol though, the boy who might be sent to prison. Plus, she doesn’t want all this fighting to add some more, to the trouble with the mothers. Joong Won tells her that she likes to see things in a positive light but he doesn’t see how that would work in the situation. Also, Joon Ho isn’t likely to thank her for the help. Hye Kyung’s aware of that, but she still intends to try. Hye Kyung walks out of the office and runs into Seok Bum who explains that he came along with his employer. His employer, Cho Guk Hyun’s waiting in Hye Kyung’s office and his smile’s smarmy as he mentions that he heard that Hye Kyung knows his driver. He brings up Tae Joon and pushes forward some herbal medicine, telling Hye Kyung to pass it along to Tae Joon. He also tells her to Tae Joon that he wants to meet him and warns that he doesn’t know what he will do should Tae Joon keep avoiding him.
8. Finding the evidence tying Dong Hyun to the crime
Back at home, Hye Kyung flashes back to the night of the accident when her car had hit Seok Bum, but her thoughts are interrupted by the ringing phone. It’s Dan, calling from the police station to tell her that the test papers were never recovered. Both boys had agreed that they’d never touched it and Dan wonders why Hye Kyung’s looking for it. Hye Kyung replies that she’d had a thought. She comes out of the room, all dressed up to head out and Tae Joon asks if she wants him to come along. She points out that he’s only allowed to go outside and Tae Joon tries to be charming as he states that no one would be watching. Hye Kyung’s convinced that someone would be though and besides, Tae Joon’s got a present in her room, from Cho Guk Hyun which Seok Bum had picked out. She states that they never got around to having a serious talk and she believes that they should. Soon. Tae Joon agrees and Hye Kyung heads out to Dong Hyun’s house where Dong Hyun’s mother at first doesn’t want to talk to her. Until Hye Kyung brings up the fact that the police would soon start investigating the theft of the papers. That gets Hye Kyung in and when Dong Hyun shows up, his mother signals at him to head back upstairs. Alone with Hye Kyung, she dredges up the past, stating that the others were happy to see Hye Kyung and Tae Joon fall because they were both arrogant and Hye Kyung was so bossy and meddlesome. Hye Kyung isn’t there to talk about that though, and brings up Dong Hyun. Dong Hyun’s mother though doesn’t believe that Dong Hyun’s guilty of stealing and Hye Kyung points out that she must have so many questions particularly about whether or not Dong Hyun had stolen the papers and accidentally killed the guard because she’s sure Dong Hyun asked her for the key to access the cabinet since she’s a member of the school committee and would have one. Dong Hyun’s mother though isn’t willing to consider that and demands that Hye Kyung leave. Hye Kyung reminds her that second chances are only given when one comes forward with the truth. She flashes back to the accident and then tells Dong Hyun’s mother that it took her too long to realize that but Dong Hyun’s mother shouldn’t make the same mistake. Next, she heads to the school grounds with Dan who’s managed to get herself a master key. Hye Kyung’s amazed at Dan’s resourcefulness (as am I. The girl is good) and once inside, she explains the thought she’d had. Jae Yeol had ran away when the guard had showed up whilst Dong Hyun had been caught stealing the papers. So, what if the murder had taken place then? It would mean that Dong Hyun’s fingerprints would be on the test papers and seeing that he had only seven minutes before everyone arrived, he would have either had to toss away the papers or hide them somewhere. Hye Kyung, remembering that she’d seen a very nervous Dong Hyun beside his locker figures that that’s where he hid the papers. They then try breaking into the locker but hear footsteps and run away to hide. The footsteps turn out to be Dong Hyun’s mother who Hye Kyung catches just as she tries to access the locker. Hye Kyung tells the woman that Dong Hyun killed a man and Dong Hyun’s mother can’t cover it up. The woman looks crazy as she pushes Hye Kyung and tells her to worry about her husband. She keeps pushing until Dan restrains her and even as she claims that Dong Hyun didn’t do anything, Hye Kyung looks into the locker where sure enough, she sees the test papers.
9. Hye Kyung remains the bigger person and Joong Won comes clean about his crush
The next morning, Hye Kyung explains that Jae Yeol would be sent to juvenile court, although he won’t serve any sentence but would instead either have to do community service or undergo adult supervision. Jae Yeol’s father is grateful and when Jae Yeol’s released, heads over to hug him. Jae Yeol’s mother on the other hand suggests they have lunch once Jae Yeol’s problem is resolved but Hye Kyung’s figured out that that wouldn’t happen because the woman wouldn’t call her. She doesn’t hold it against the woman however and tells her that she understands. She walks away at the same time Dong Hyun’s mother shows up, begging on her knees for Jae Yeol’s mother to save Dong Hyun and explain that the boy had made a mistake. Jae Yeol’s mother walks away whilst Dong Hyun’s mother pleads after her. Hye Kyung on the other hand walks up to meet Joong Won who tells her that she did a good job. They head out for drinks and Hye Kyung fills Joong Won in, telling him that she’s always tried to interact honestly with everyone, not because she’s a good person but because it had felt natural to her. She hadn’t expected them to take it that way and wonders now if she was wrong or if she just hadn’t understood them. Joong Won replies that he’s sure they didn’t resent her from the start. They must have even been thankful at some point. But, when things started to go badly at her end, they decided that they disliked her from the start. Hye Kyung wonders what could possibly be gained from that and wise Joong Won replies that it’s so the women wouldn’t have to help her out. They were making excuses for their own cowardice (Damn. I didn’t see it like that). He smiles that she’s so dull about things like that and asks if she’d known that he’d liked her back then at the Judicial Training Institute. Hye Kyung’s surprised and Joong Won calls her dull for not having noticed. She asks him why he hadn’t said anything back then and Joong Won replies that he’d realized the truth when it was too late.
10. Cho Guk Hyun wants to partner up and we learn the truth of the accident
Tae Joon goes through the box of herbal medicine and finds a phone. He calls the only number on it and tells Cho Guk Hyun that from that moment on, they should only talk one on one and the man shouldn’t bring Hye Kyung into the matter again. Cho Guk Hyun replies that he doesn’t want to bring up bad memories either, then he goes ahead to mention that Seok Bum still gambles and he’s been trying to help the man out but people misunderstand. People like Sang Il who’s been trying to find dirt about the business between Tae Joon and Cho Guk Hyun. Cho Guk Hyun’s outraged, especially because their interaction was pretty clean, compared to the dirty dealings some of the others do. He therefore suggests that Tae Joon and him pair up. Meanwhile, Hye Kyung, unaware of what’s going on with Tae Joon grills Joong Won about his supposed crush, especially because he was quite famous back when they were in school, for going on blind dates. Joong Won wonders why she has to question it and Hye Kyung explains that she’s gotten tired of secrets and just wants people to tell the truth, no matter how painful it might be. Joong Won replies that he feels the same way, especially when it’s in regards to her. The words have Hye Kyung catching her breath and then she tells Joong Won that it’s late and she has to go home. Joong Won remains at the bar for one more drink. On her way home, Hye Kyung flashes back to the accident where she and Tae Joon had been all smiles until Tae Joon had caught sight of a gangster he’s been investigating. Tae Joon, who had been at the wheel had given chase and had hit Seok Bum. Hye Kyung had been all for them calling 911 but Tae Joon had begged her to keep it between themselves as if word gets out, then all the cases he’s been working on would be buried forever. He begs her to give him some time, enough time for him to come out with the truth and take responsibility (dude. So you want her to be the fall guy for you? What scum). And so they switch sides, with Hye Kyung now in the driver’s seat and Tae Joon in the passenger’s seat. Tae Joon promises to take care of Hye Kyung till the very end and at that moment, Joong Won who’s waiting with flowers in hand, calls her. Hye Kyung switches off the phone and tells Tae Joon that she would help him in whatever way she can. We then return to the present with Hye Kyung and Tae Joon on different sides of a door.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
Because crazy eyes over here was laughing at Hye Kyung. Like seriously bitch. How dare you? Your home life’s a wreck. Your son is framing someone else for the manslaughter charge he’s meant to get and you think you have the right to call Hye Kyung’s life a gutter? What a bitch.
Headache inducing moment:
Because decades after and Tae Joon still hasn’t come out with the truth. And when I consider that this is the moment that started it all; the moment that had Hye Kyung giving up on her dreams to becoming a lawyer; the moment that had her ending up with Tae Joon instead of Joong Won; the moment that meant that scum like Cho Guk Hyun can think that he has something he can use to wheedle her, I bury my fingers in my head and scream. Argh! How could you Tae Joon? How could you? How the hell is your life more important than hers? Urgh!
This episode’s a Yves St. Laurent St. Germain Cocktail. It’s classy and sweet and celebratory and packs quite a punch. Hye Kyung continues to thrill us with how classy she is. I do understand where her former neighbors are coming from: it’s easy to hate the one woman who’s graceful and kind and beautiful and smart and rich and with a handsome and successful husband to boot. Add in the smart and gorgeous kids and you have a complete deal. It’s also easy to be happy when things come tumbling down for this paragon, especially because it gives you that elevated feeling of being better than her. But the thing is, Hye Kyung still rises above them all. Her grace continues to shine through and the best part is, she doesn’t resent them. Rather, she tries to understand them and that makes her even more classy. It shows how strong her internal fortitude is, especially when you consider that the accident that derailed her career wasn’t her fault but Tae Joon’s. And yet, she’s withstood years of keeping that secret. It just goes to show how much of a lesser man Tae Joon is, because let’s face it. He was a prosecutor, a senior in the industry and the man she was dating and he was willing to throw her under the bus all so he could keep his career. He’d reduced her into a housewife and when he’d been caught, she’d had to rise above. Thankfully, she does rise, and she rises above beautifully well. It’s one more testament to the fact that this drama is all about Hye Kyung and her growth and development, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.