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Kdrama Pinocchio Episode 4 “Romeo and Juliet” by jooni

We pick up where we left last episode with Dal Po asking In Ha to join him in becoming a journalist. This time we learn that In Ha’s dad, Dal Pyung, had been watching.

In the elevator down from the roof, In Ha worries about her grandpa. He can’t know Dal Po is smart enough to become a reporter! Dal Po assures her that there is no chance he will become a journalist so there is no need to worry. In Ha corrects him that his chances are 50-50, not zero, since he either becomes one or doesn’t.

Dal Pyung comes home and In Ha is afraid to tell him she is going to try to become a journalist again. But unexpectedly, Dal Pyung calls out Dal Po to talk outside and In Ha wonders why her dad would need to talk about her with Dal Po.

Outside, Dal Po also thinks Dal Pyung wants to talk about In Ha’s future but he doesn’t. Dal Pyung confesses he saw the two on the roof and that scene in addition to the picture, he suspects… Dal Pyung asks Dal Po, is he mistaken again? Dal Po can’t lie this time. But he assures Dal Pyung that In Ha does not reciprocate his feelings. She doesn’t even know how he feels about her. Dal Po confesses that he doesn’t know when his feelings for her started but he has had these feelings for a long time.

Dal Pyung explains to Dal Po that since In Ha is his one and only daughter, she is the the most precious and beautiful girl in his eyes. So no matter what type of guy is she brings home, he won’t like him.

Dal Po replies that he understands. He knows he has nothing- no money, no education, no family. That is why he has never desired In Ha and he never will. This family is more important to him than anything and he will not do anything to break this family. He will get rid of his feeling soon so there is no need to worry. Dal Pyung thanks him.

Dal Po and Dal Pyung come home to a yelling In Ha who demands to know why her dad is talking about her future with someone either than her. Dal Pyung is embarrassed once he looks at his daughter because he just described her as the most precious and beautiful person and here she is, yelling through a mouth full of toothpaste and dressed in a stretched out sweatsuit. Her nagging and his embarrassment gets her his permission to become a journalist, though, so something comes out of this hilarious situation.

Jae Myung gets the confirmation from his friend to work on the demolition job of the factory. The guy says there are rumors there are ghosts in that building. Jae Myung thinks to himself, “I want to see him, even as a ghost.”

In Ha shows Dal Po the notice for YGN broadcast journalist recruitment. Theirs is the last station of the year. The network is not looking at applicant’s  education history or anything else. They just have to pass four tests so this works for Dal Po and her. In Ha also shows him the books she studied from and the notes she took. She thinks it will take Dal Po a month to get through them all, but Dal Po says it will take him a week. And he is right. Dal Po studies more by reading through other people’s newspapers being delivered at dawn. What Dal Po doesn’t know is that his dad (grandpa) knows Dal Po is studying and is happy about it. In fact, grandpa finds Dal Po asleep at his desk after studying. Grandpa gently pats Dal Po’s head and decides something.

Next day, grandpa goes to a bookstore and buys a fashion magazine for men. He calls Dal Po out and takes him to the beauty salon and suit store, describing to the people there exactly what should be done to Dal Po or given to him to wear by reading line by line from the magazine. It is beyond cute.

Dal Po cleans up nicely! He looks amazing with a short cut and a slim, black suit. Dal Po stares at his reflection on the bus stop glass wall and looks worried- he says to his dad that he doesn’t look like his son anymore. Grandpa assures him that Dal Po is his son- look how handsome both of them are! So there is no need to worry. He doesn’t have to hide anymore. Dal Po realizes grandpa knows he is not his real son.

On the bus, Dal Po kneels by grandpa to hear his story. He learns that grandpa realized that Dal Po was not his son come back alive after a year since Dal Po’s first arrival. But he couldn’t say anything because he was worried Dal Pyung might kick out Dal Po. He was worried about Dal Po and then he was worried about himself who will miss Dal Po so that is why he continued lying all these years. Dal Po cries as he hears this story.

Grandpa tells Dal Po to no longer hide and live life as splendidly as he could. Don’t hide his good looks or his good brain. Live his life to the fullest. Grandpa and Dal Po hug each other, still father and son even after the truth is revealed. Grandpa whispers, “I’m sorry, Dal Po. Thank you, Dal Po.”

Dal Po and grandpa come home and at first Dal Pyung can’t recognize him. In Ha is pleasantly astounded about Dal Po’s transformation. Dal Pyung is once again forced to look at his daughter, in comparison to Dal Po this time. She is wearing those sweats again and he is embarrassed by her after what he told Dal Po about In Ha being the most beautiful girl.

Dal Po and grandpa go to their respective rooms and In Ha remains to question why her dad has been on her case so much these days. Dal Pyung warns his daughter of the possibility that Dal Po might look down on In Ha and think she was easy to just nab up. He can’t have someone like Dal Po think like that when he raised her so preciously. In Ha scoffs. She assures him that it could never happen. Dal Po has never thought of her as a woman and she has never thought of him as a man. Ouch, Dal Po hears this from his room. He closes the door.

Dal Po doesn’t hear her say, then, that Dal Po should not be looked down by her father. He is smart, kind, and handsome- the top 0.1 percent of the pile, the best kingka. Of course, she is also the best queenka.

In Ha enters her bedroom all riled up and hot. She blames her condition on her dad’s nonsense.

Reporter Jang Hyun Gyu and camerawoman Im Jae Hwan are filming the YGN reporter recruitment process as a PR move for their network. They are planning to market this in preparation of competition from MSC news. Their news show is being moved from nine to ten o’clock to be in direct competition with YGN which has double the ratings currently.

The people over at MSC is watching this news report about the recruitment process. Cha Ok sees her daughter captured as one of the applicants for YGN. As they ponder over what they can do in response to YGN, Cha Ok looks at her daughter and thinks, “A marketing idea that will turn the tables…”

It is the day of the final round of tests for YGN. All the applicants, including In Ha, Dal Po, Beom Joo, and Yoo Rae wait inside a room. There Dal Po notices the button necklace around In Ha’s neck and offers to buy back the dream for her since didn’t turn out to be a good once. In Ha refuses, saying it was a good dream. She received her father’s permission to continue her pursuit to become a journalist and both of them passed the first round of exams and nobody has found out about her Pinocchio Syndrome. So it is a good dream.

As In Ha and Dal Po wonder what the “camera test” is going to be about, they are called in as a group for the test, including Beom Joo, Yoo Rae, and another male applicant. In a separate room, they meet their judges, which includes Hwang Gyo Dong, Lee Young Tak, and Jo Won Goo. Dal Po recognizes Gyo Dong as the producer from the quiz show and Gyo Dong recognizes Dal Po but can’t exactly place from where.

Yoo Rae and In Ha also share a moment of recognition, except in this case, Yoo Rae is the only one to remember In Ha from the MSC interview. In Ha doesn’t recognize Yoo Rae at all.

Yoo Rae stares at In Ha and Seo Beom Joo does the same. His stare is different, however, because he is staring at In Ha with a huge, satisfied smile on his face. In Ha and Dal Po hve no idea why this strange person keeps staring at her.

In a flashback, we learn that Beom Joo has applied to be a broadcast journalist so he can meet In Ha. He doesn’t know if In Ha passed the written test for YGN, however, so his mom offers to look it up for him. In the end, she doesn’t need to because Beom Joo sees In Ha on the bus he has pulled up next to in his convertible. In Ha had sent him selfies in the past when she thought his number was her mom’s. He keeps staring and driving right alongside the bus, freaking In Ha out a bit and making Dal Po a little protective and jealous.

Back to the camera test. The applicants are asked to view a video and report on it. It’s a video of a bird attacking a cat and the cat finally catching the bird in its mouth. They will all be shown the same video and the other reporter and camerawoman there debate on who will be at the most disadvantaged- the person who goes first or the following people.

Dal Po is the first to go and his reporting is brief, succinct and devoid of any extra storytelling. Yoo Rae is next and hers is more colorful, setting up a relationship between cat and bird as eternal enemies and adding even a little idiom at the end. The evaluators look a little more pleased with Yoo Rae than they did with Dal Po.

The third applicant is another male and he employs the same type of storytelling as Yoo Rae but adds that the bird is attacking the cat because her nest is nearby. The bird becomes a protective mother in his reporting.

Next up is In Ha and the two people in the peanut gallery debate on whether In Ha will use the same tactic as the applicant before her since it seems to be the right answer. In Ha struggles with the question herself and finally just ends up reporting in the same way as Dal Po- clean and straightforward with no frills attached. She makes a face after she finishes and Gyo Dong asks her why.

In Ha replies it is because she thinks she failed this test. She thinks she failed because the person is front of her was good. Gyo Dong inquires why she didn’t follow that guy then. In Ha replies, “I wanted to but I couldn’t. I can’t lie.” Jo Won Goo asks why she can’t and before she can answer, Dal Po and Beom Joo try to help her out by replying for her, both at the same time, “Because she is a journalist.”

Dal Po elaborates. He doesn’t think journalists should lie and what the male applicant said was a lie. So was Yoo Rae’s. With that video alone, you can’t know for sure whether the cat is gentle or the bird is foolish, or whether there is a nest nearby.

In Ha smiles at Dal Po’s explanation and speaks up too. She adds that while the applicant before her was very persuasive and insightful, a journalist shouldn’t report on something they didn’t verify. Lee Young Tak asks, “Even if it means the broadcast is ruined?” In Ha replies with a quiet yes.

They move on to Beom Joo but he declares that he won’t report. What In Ha said was right and he feels that the video has no value in being reported.

The three judges sit in a room going over the scores from the camera test. They talk about the applicants and bemoan the fact that this is a blind selection and they haven’t been able to look at the resumes of the applicants. But rumor has it that there is a taxi driver, a sasaeng fan, and a 2nd generation chaebol among the applicants.

At the moment, the former sasaeng fan is staring at them through the tinted glass wall, trying to find out what the evaluators are doing. It’s Yoo Rae and she is putting her saesang skills to use by persistent and insistent peering. Thankfully, they can’t see it is Yoo Rae. Young Tak teases Gyo Dong who did the same thing as Yoo Rae in the past.

Dal Po and In Ha sit crouched in the hallway waiting. In Ha worries that Dal Po might have failed because of her, but Dal Po reassures her that it is better to fail together or pass together. In Ha is of a different mind and Dal Po is hurt that In Ha will be okay even if he fails and she passes. He traps In Ha in between his arms and the wall and this makes In Ha a little hot as she stares into his eyes. Dal Po declares he will give up if In Ha fails. In Ha tells him not to do it.

Beom Joo sees the two like this from down the hallway. He doesn’t like it so to break them up, he yells really loudly that the results of the camera test are out. Everyone rushes to the results poster and In Ha, Dal Po, Beom Joo, and Yoo Rae have all passed, along with many others.

Dal Po calls home to tell grandpa the good news. Grandpa tells In Ha’s dad (Dal Pyung) and adds that In Ha and Dal Po might now be going to the same job together. This realization doesn’t make Dal Pyung happy and he starts to imagine a scene in the kitchen in which Dal Po and In Ha are both going off to work. In Ha fixes Dal Po’s necktie while holding a piece of toast in her mouth. Dal Po bends down to bite off the toast little by little. This erotic scene totally makes Dal Pyung mad and he throws a pillow at them. In reality it is at his father and Dal Pyung ends up receiving a pillow in his face in return.

It’s time for the next test- the survival debate. The applicants have to debate on an old news coverage, and ouch, it’s Dal Po’s family’s story. Dal Po watches in pain and shock while others look at the footage curiously and take notes. In Ha also sees her mom reporting on the issue in the past. Cha Ok’s appearance is not pleasant for either In Ha and Dal Po.

After the video ends, Young Tak admits that the coverage back then was not good. He wants them to discuss here how they would have reported the story. Yoo Rae asks before the debate starts what happened to Ki Ho Sang, the fire captain.

It is then that Dal Po learns his father is dead. Gyo Dong replies to Yoo Rae that Ki’s bones was found near the factory a few days ago.

Dal Po sits there in shock, his breath coming out in bursts as he tries to keep together.

Jae Myung was at the scene when his father’s bones were found, working there as part of the demolition team. Jae Myung can’t act like he knows who it is, so holding back his tears, he walks away from the other men. A distance away and by himself, Jae Myung falls on his knees, crying out “Father.” He remembers his heroic and kind father and how happy he and his brother were with him.

Back to the present time. Yoo Rae begins the debate. She believes the journalists acted poorly in this situation and made Ki Ho Sang out into something he wasn’t. Beom Joo blames the police and lawyers who came up with the conclusions; the journalists only reported them. Yoo Rae questions whether journalists are only scribes, taking down what they are told without doing any sort of investigation on their own.

Dal Po sits listening to this debate, his necktie starting to choke him. He remembers back to all those reporters in his face and at the moment he remembers Cha Ok, In Ha speaks up. She believes the main cause of this tragic story was the testimony of the Pinocchio and the problem was that everyone believed him. But they couldn’t help but believe him, In Ha argues, because a testimony from a person who can’t lie is the most solid evidence. She feels sorry that Ki Ho Sang was found dead but this situation was an unfortunate event and  no one’s fault.

This hits Dal Po hard. He begins to speak, quiet and listless at first, but he gets louder and more angry as he argues: “People believe that Pinocchio and journalists only tell truth. So the Pinocchio and journalist should have known that people will believe them without doubt and therefore know that their words are scarier than other people’s. They should have been more careful. MORE CAREFUL!” Dal Po slams on the table and he practically growls: “It is their fault that they didn’t know!!! It is their thoughtlessness that ruined one family. They must be held responsible.”

In Ha is shaking at Dal Po’s attack. Her voice shakes as she argues: “The Pinocchio only stated what he saw. He couldn’t remain silent just because he might be wrong.”

Dal Po’s face grows cold as he leans back in his chair and stares at In Ha directly and states: “Looking at you, I now know why a Pinocchio can’t become a journalist.” Dal Po continues, ” I see how dangerous it will be for a person who just talks even though they might be wrong, to become a reporter. I see how scary a person could be, when not knowing the weight of their words, opens their mouth.”

In Ha asks Dal Po gravely, “Are you talking to me?” Dal Po replies yes. And like that he outs In Ha as a Pinocchio. Everyone now knows In Ha is a Pinocchio and In Ha, hurt and embarrassed, hurriedly tries to leave the room. She can’t open the door, but Beom Joo helps her out, saying he is done and walking out of the room with her.

Dal Po sits in his chair, regretting what he did. Gyo Dong looks at him and finally remembers Dal Po as that kid from the quiz show who said television broadcast could kill someone with just one word.

In Ha gets on the elevator and Beom Joo also gets on. In Ha is fanning herself, hot. Beom Joo assumes it is because she is mad at that guy since he betrayed her, but In Ha replies no. It is a debate so just because his opinion is different from hers, it doesn’t mean he betrayed her. It’s also not because she failed the test.  In Ha realizes she is so flustered and hot because she wanted Dal Po to be on her side. Just because. Because he is Dal Po. In Ha hits herself on her head for being so mean and selfish.

Beom Joo figures that In Ha likes Dal Po, but she vehemently denies. Except, she hiccups. She keeps saying no to Beom Joo and calling herself crazy but she keeps hiccuping. Her hiccups don’t lie.

Dal Po throws up in the bathroom. The broadcast station really has made him barf like he said years ago to Gyo Dong on the day of the quiz show. Dal Po walks out to a little green area in the building. Weak, he drops to his knees and starts to cry. The tears come out in a flood and he can’t breathe. Dal Po clutches his chest as he calls out “Father.” He mourns for his father and his sad fate. Dal Po sheds the tears he kept inside all these years.

Elsewhere in the building, In Ha turns to Beom Joo and exclaims she can’t be like this. Dal Po is her uncle and he has a girlfriend. “It can’t be like this. If it is…!”

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[0:01] In-ha: Is it too cool? / Don't be too cool.

[0:02] In-ha: Don't misunderstand. I'm not taking your side because I like you.

[0:08] In-ha: Harabuji!!! (Grandfather) Halbuji~ Halbuji~~

[0:10] Grandfather: I don't have money

[0:11] In-ha: Aah... Please buy me a bicycle...

[0:13] In-ha: Dalpo-yah... YAH!!! Do you really hate me?

[0:17] Dalpo: That decision was so alert and hard so I thought I will never be shaken.

[0:21] Dalpo: ........... From here on, is a secret

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SBS Pinocchio Episode 2 will air at 21:55 pm on November 13th.

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Kdrama “Liar Game” Episode 5 Quick Recap

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After last week’s clever minority game, I couldn’t wait to see what surprises would be in store for us this week. I eagerly waited for the next episode, refreshing after every couple of minutes or so, and thankfully, my efforts were not in vain. As I sat down after a rough day to catch the latest episode, I’m still completely floored by how amazing this “Liar Game” journey has been so far.

By now, you all probably know that I can’t wait to gush about Ha Woo Jin‘s brilliance, Nam Da Jung‘s naivety, Kang Do Young‘s craftiness, and even Jo Dal Goo‘s surprising loyalty, so let’s get down to business and talk about the five scenes that made episode 5 rock.

1. Ha Woo Jin and Nam Da Jung’s connection.

If we thought that Ha Woo Jin and Nam Da Jung working together and helping each other in the game was nothing but a coincidence, we can go ahead and toss that notion right out the window.Ha Woo Jin gets the shock of his after jail life when Jo Dal Goo unknowingly offers him even more of a reason to be suspicious of Liar Game and Kang Do Young in general. It turns out that Nam Da Jung’s father went into such severe debt because he purchased stock with borrowed money as an investment in L Company, the very same company that Ha Woo Jin ruined in order to avenge his mother.

2. Jo Dal Goo’s non betrayal.

I felt my heart sink when Jo Dal Goo smuggled that briefcase of money out of Nam Da Jung’s house after she fell asleep. Despite being a creditor and having been in jail, he honestly gives off the impression as being a good guy, so I took it particularly hard when he betrayed her – even if that came from outside threats and influences. Luckily, Ha Woo Jin managed to bring him back to his senses and Jo Dal Goo continues to be a source of support for Nam Da Jung. His humorous side is ever present and, for that, I’m super thankful, but probably not as grateful as I am that he’s constantly watching out for Nam Da Jung by being Ha Woo Jin’s eyes and ears as Ha Woo Jin does some detective work of his own on the sidelines.

3. Nam Da Jung is still too naive.

I couldn’t refrain from yelling at my computer screen when Nam Da Jung and Jaime made the deal to give each other three stars for all ten rounds. I knew Jaime would be up to no good and also knew that Nam Da Jung would fall for it without even a second thought. They gave the ability to make a contract on the app for a reason!! But, that was Nam Da Jung’s flaw from the very beginning – the simple fact that she is too trusting and never finds it in herself to be suspicious of another person, even if she’s on a game show named Liar Game.

I truly felt her weakness here when she couldn’t even properly defend herself against Jaime’s wild accusations. Even during the photo shoot and dinner with Kang Do Young, Nam Da Jung never even realized something was amiss. Nevertheless, I’m still waiting for the day where Nam Da Jung can finally realize there really is such a thing as trusting too much and can successfully accomplish winning a round of “Liar Game” without Ha Woo Jin’s help.

4. Underlying tension between Kang Do Young and Lee PD.

For the first time, it seems like Lee PD is beginning to realize something is off about her partner, Kang Do Young. At first, she always seemed to be under the impression that they are working together for somewhat of the same purpose. Except now, she’s getting an inkling that not everything is quite what it seems. I can’t wait to see where her suspicions will take her and how this will affect their partnership, Liar Game, and even Nam Da Jung and Ha Woo Jin. Something tells me she won’t settle for idling to the side as Kang Do Young plays out whatever game he’s truly got planned for them.

5. Hanging by a thread. Literally!

Talk about palm sweating and heart racing! Of course, I knew it wasn’t possible that Ha Woo Jin would plummet to his death so early in the game, but it certainly didn’t stop me from tensing in anxiety and nervousness whenever Ha Woo Jin began swinging on that thin rope just threatening to snap. The kicker here is that this was the exact same method Ha Woo Jin used a year ago when he sought revenge for his mother, so whoever is the one behind knocking him out cold and replicating the scene has all the important tidbits on Ha Woo Jin and his past. What kind of dangers he might face next is anyone’s guess, but as he’s trying to save himself from becoming pancake on concrete, Nam Da Jung is busy trying to save herself from elimination in the layoff round with a 50/50 game and Jaime as her opponent.

I love how the pacing has continued to be fast and consistent throughout the episodes and it is my sincere hope that it will continue this way until the end. The intensity is still present, particularly with Ha Woo Jin, and I’m so loving Lee Sang Yoon‘s portrayal of him. I’ve never seen his projects before, but I’ve already put his other projects on my to-watch list because he’s absolutely captivating here. I’m also really enjoying the unknown and how fast roles can be reversed in the games. It’s been a fun ride with just the right touch of mystery, humor, and heart thumping thrill. As always, the episode ends on a cliffhanger, so I’m anxious to see how the next episode plays out.

What did you think about episode 5 and for those who have seen the Japanese version or have read the manga, how does this Korean remake compare? Let us know by posting your comments below!

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A man’s mind is full of hurt. A woman with a bright personality tries to heal his wounded mind and allow him to grow as a man. 

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It’s Hae Young’s wedding day (AGAIN) and his arrival at the Secret Hotel is met by Sang Hyo who happens to pass him in the corridor. They walk past each other and Hae Young is the first to turn around and thank Sang Hyo for her hard work. She sincerely congratulates him on getting married. Later Sang Hyo sits out in the courtyard and her earlier calm demeanor is all gone as she scoffs about congratulating Hae Young on getting married.

Sung Gyum is getting dressed as pauses as he’s putting on his tie. He has the bellboy take his luggage downstairs first before calling Sang Hyo. He asks to meet her down in the courtyard but she’s makes an excuse that she’s super busy. She even pretends to be calling out instructions to her team as they set up the wedding. Sung Gyum is standing right there in the courtyard and can see she’s totally lying to him.

Sang Hyo freaks out when she spots Sung Gyum standing a few feet away from her. He wonders what to do about her slacking off at work, and grouses his hurt feelings that she’s making excuses not to see him when they are already dating. Sung Gyum then stop teasing and tells Sang Hyo that he’s off on a business trip for a few days and whether it would be enough time for her to forget Gu Hae Young by the time he comes back? Sang Hyo can’t answer initially and Sung Gyum offers her more time. Sang Hyo shakes her head and is determined to forget her past at today’s wedding.

Sung Gyum hands Sang Hyo a new tie he bought since she wouldn’t buy him one and wants her to put it on him. As Sang Hyo puts the tie on Sung Gyum they get really close and Sung Gyum suddenly asks if they should get married. He reminds Sang Hyo that she asked him to marry her first, and as soon as possible at that. Sang Hyo pulls the tie tightly and orders him to forget that drunken proposal. Sung Gyum instead wants to make public their relationship to the hotel employees once he gets back from this trip. He asks if Sang Hyo is okay with that? She smiles and nods her head. Sung Gyum advises Sang Hyo to avoid Eun Joo in the mean time.

Sang Hyo finishes putting the tie on Sung Gyum and the camera pulls back to reveal that Eun Joo is standing there huffing as she watches this intimate tableau. She can’t believe Sung Gyum really plans to date Sang Hyo but is determined not to give up since it’s not over until the couple walks down the aisle.

Hae Young is not making an effort to wash up and get ready for the wedding which makes Shi Chan try to hurry him along. Soo Ah calls Hae Young’s cell and Shi Chan picks up to assure Soo Ah that Hae Young is busy getting ready. Hae Young takes the phone reluctantly and Soo Ah asks if Hae Young is ready to get married? She looks over and we see that her driver secret boyfriend is sitting beside her in the car and she’s really addressing her conversation to him.

Soo Ah tearfully tells oppa that she really loves him and will continue to love him even after the wedding. Soo Ah takes her driver’s hand as he looks at her very sadly. Soo Ah says again that she will really love only him after the wedding. She asks if oppa feels the same way and her driver mouths “I do.” Hae Young ends the call and Soo Ah looks over at her driver and asks him to drive her to the wedding now.

Shi Chan drags Hae Young to the bathroom to force him to get ready and chides him for being all glum on his wedding day. Hae Young still dawdles and Shi Chan orders him to do right by Soo Ah and prepare for the wedding. Soo Ah and her driver are unhappily driving to the wedding and both of them continue to be exceedingly morose as well.

Hae Young takes forever to shave as he keeps zoning out while Shi Chan rushes him from the room. Soo Ah is crying and her driver reminds her not to mess up her make up. Hae Young finally puts on his tux and is all ready which is when Soo Ah finally can’t stand it anymore and starts howling. Her driver also makes up his mind and asks Soo Ah to run away with him.

Sang Hyo reminds Guard Cha to be extra vigilant for the wedding in keeping order. He assures her there is no need to worry about the recent wedding thief anymore. Sang Hyo assumes he’s referring to the dead Manager Hwang who was found with Hae Young’s wallet beside him. Sang Hyo doesn’t think that means Manager Hwang was definitely the thief so asks Guard Cha to still keep an eye out. Young Mi whisks Sang Hyo away to greet the arriving groom parents.

We see Gi Chul hiding behind a beam eavesdropping on the earlier conversation and he looks shifty. He repeats to himself “Gu Hae Young’s wallet, found beside Manager Hwang’s body?” He appears frightened and looks over at Guard Cha before rushing off.

Sang Hyo greets both sets of parents and Hae Young’s parents are very nice whereas Soo Ah’s mom has an attitude and is dismissive towards Sang Hyo. Turns out the two moms were classmates in their younger days. Sang Hyo tries to play nice and says Soo Ah’s mom is just like Soo Ah….so very pretty. LOL.

Sang Hyo explains to Hae Young’s parents about the order of the upcoming ceremony and then offers them some beverages. Hae Young’s dad asks for water and Sang Hyo grabs some while thinking that Hae Young looks so much like Hae Young’s dad. Hae Young’s mom notices Sang Hyo’s name on her name tag and wonders why such an unusual name seems familiar. Sang Hyo tries to quickly leave and dodges a bullet when Hae Young’s mom thinks her name sounds like that of a famous actress. Hae Young’s mom asks her to bring Hae Young to see the parents before the ceremony.

Hae Young still sports a poker face while waiting for the wedding to start and nothing Shi Chan does can get him to cheer up. Hae Young wonders if it’s fate that he’s supposed to marry Soo Ah? If so then why did he have to meet “her”? Hae Young’s phone rings from Soo Ah calling to apologize before informing him that she’s not coming and she can’t marry him. Sang Hyo arrives just in time to hear this call.

Soo Ah thinks it’s wrong to marry him when she’s in love with another man. She hangs up the phone and turns to her driver boyfriend to announce that she feels alive again. She takes off her veil and lets the wind carry it away before the two drive off together.

Hae Young tells a shocked Shi Chan and Sang Hyo that the bride has run away. Sang Hyo orders Hae Young to bring the bride back! For this wedding she even got on her knees and this wedding also impacts the survival of the hotel. Hae Young angrily asks why Sang Hyo only thinks about the wedding when he’s the one dealing with the shocker that was just dropped on him.

Soo Ah’s mom rushes in and confirms that her daughter also called Hae Young to inform him that she’s pulled a runaway bride routine. Soo Ah’s mom is so upset and wonders how she’ll face Hae Young’s mom. Sang Hyo heads down to the ballroom and sees that preparations are almost done. Hae Young has come up with a Plan B and roped Soo Ah’s mom and Shi Chan into it. Shi Chan asks if Hae Young is sure about this and he declares that this is fate.

Sang Hyo brings the hotel team together inside the ballroom to inform them of this shocker. Hae Young also tells his parents the bad news but asks for their trust in him. He promises they won’t be disappointed with how he’s going to handle this matter.

Sang Hyo laments how the wedding preparation is so perfect this time. Eun Joo wonders where the bride is and why she’s not in the waiting room? Sang Hyo drops the shocker that the bride has run away and the wedding is off now!

Guests of the bride’s side of the family all get texts from Soo Ah’s mom not to come to the wedding or to leave immediately.

The hotel employees are all in an uproar with the wedding being cancelled leaving all the food untouched and the reporters waiting outside. Hae Young arrives in the ballroom and announces to everyone that the wedding isn’t being called off. Sang Hyo asks if the bride is back and hears that Soo Ah is still gone. Hae Young says he has Sang Hyo, right? She is his bride and she can just pretend this is like their wedding 7 years ago. Everyone gathered in the ballroom gasps to learn that Hae Young and Sang Hyo were once married.

Hae Young is perfectly serious about his suggestion especially since the wedding preparation was all done according to what Sang Hyo likes. In that case she can have a wedding ceremony that she loves. Sang Hyo wonders if Hae Young has gone crazy but he hasn’t and thinks of this as the proper wedding they didn’t have 7 years ago.

Eun Joo interrupts to write the story behind this wedding – Hae Young and Sang Hyo were married 7 years ago and broke up, but they met again and fell in love again. That’s the story she will tell the reporters outside. Sang Hyo wants to be honest and tell the reporters that the wedding has been called off. Eun Joo brings up how Sang Hyo is the future of the hotel and she’s going to let the hotel be destroyed over this? All the employees here will be out of a job after this and it’s not something Sang Hyo can fix simply by quitting her job.

Hae Young asks Sang Hyo to go through with it but she thinks its absurd. Eun Joo doesn’t find it absurd at all and raises her hand in voting yes, which leads to all the employees also voting yes for the wedding to go through with Sang Hyo and Hae Young. Before Sang Hyo can decide she’s called outside to deal with Soo Ah’s mom causing a commotion in kicking all her guests out of the hotel.

Eun Joo tells Guard Cha to delay the wedding half an hour and to remove all signs that the bride’s name is Jung Soo Ah. The bride has been changed to Nam Sang Hyo. Hae Young asks if Eun Joo thinks Sang Hyo will show up to get married and Eun Joo isn’t sure either but she would be thrilled if Sang Hyo agrees.

Sung Gyum pulls up to a hotel and a group of hotel managers rush out to greet him. He’s surprised they know he’s Director Jo which ruins his plan to secretly observe the this hotel’s management.

As Sung Gyum heads up to his room, a pretty girl spots him and rushes into his arms calling him “Gong Min oppa” (a cameo by Hong Jin Young, Namgong Min’s We Got Married wife). Sung Gyum pries her off him and the manager explains to her that he’s Director Jo Sung Gyum. The girl apologizes for mistaking him for her husband and worries that he’s been meeting girls often and she’s here to catch him cheating on her. LOL. Poor Sung Gyum quickly makes his getaway from this crazy lady.

Sang Hyo is pacing in the courtyard wondering about Hae Young’s suggestion for yet another wedding farce. She thinks Gyung Hee is there to convince her to go ahead with the wedding but Gyung Hee brings up how people have regrets about love when death comes calling. If she had feelings still and had a chance now, she would go ahead and do it. Sang Hyo doesn’t want to let her remaining feelings cause her to make another mistake.

Guard Cha and his team are checking invitations of all the arriving guests, letting on the groom’s side guests enter while redirecting the bride’s side guests away. Inside the ballroom, the older gentleman who had a heart attack is back and he wonders why the something feels off. Eun Joo is assuring another employee that this idea will work since no one from the groom’s side of the family remembers the name of the bride anyways. The older gentleman suddenly thinks the bride’s name is not Nam Sang Hyo, wasn’t it Jung Soo Ah last time. He points to the wedding cake with Soo Ah’s name still on it and Eun Joo quickly grabs the name frosting off and eats it. Ahahaha.

Shi Chan gets on the microphone to thank the guests for attending the wedding of Gu Hae Young and Nam Sang Hyo. That gets Jung Eun to stand up and scream at Shi Chan about why the bride has changed to Nam Sang Hyo from Jung Soo Ah. All the guests start whispering about this bride change so Eun Joo takes the microphone and smoothly asks if all the guests believe in fate or miracles? Eun Joo wants to share the love story between Hae Young and Sang Hyo, a story that will make everyone believe in fate and miracles.

Guard Cha informs a shocked GM Lee that Manager Nam is now the bride in the wedding and he’s furious that no one told him until now. He is about to storm out of his office to put a stop to it when he finds Sang Hyo standing at his door. He assures her that no one can force her to go through with this wedding.

Eun Joo is getting so into her storytelling as she shares how Sang Hyo was preparing Hae Young’s wedding and the two of them tried to restrain their feelings for each other. But they still loved each other and Soo Ah saw their true love so she stepped aside and prepared this wedding for Sang Hyo and Hae Young with her blessing. That is why Soo Ah’s mom is here as well to attend the wedding. The guests are all placated and excited about the wedding to start and even a frustrated Jung Eun is told to sit the heck down!

Eun Joo announces the entrance of the groom as Hae Young walks down the aisle. Shi Chan announces the entrance of the bride and all the guests stare in anticipation towards the door. The music starts and keeps on going but the door doesn’t open and no bride is entering. Shi Chan announces again the entrance of the very nervous bride and Hae Young keeps his eyes trained on the door as if praying for Sang Hyo to arrive.

Finally the door to the ballroom opens to reveal Sang Hyo wearing a wedding dress with GM Lee walking her down the aisle. The look of relief on Hae Young’s face is sooooo palpable. GM Lee confirms one last time that Sang Hyo is good with going through with the wedding and she nods back before they head down the aisle towards Hae Young.

Sang Hyo’s smile is totally brilliant and Hae Young’s eyes light back to see her walking towards him again. Young Mi snarks at why Gyung Hee is crying when it’s Sang Hyo getting married? Gyung Hee remembers that the wedding suite needs to be prepared and sends Young Mi to do the final set up. Young Mi angrily storms off muttering about how it’s going to end soon the way she has to be ordered about. Guard Cha notes her departure up to the wedding suite.

Young Mi changes out all the names in the suite from Soo Ah to Sang Hyo before plopping down on the rose petal strewn bed and wondering when it’s her turn to live the high life? She takes out a necklace and talks to herself about the plan to blackmail Soo Ah falling apart with her running off with her secret boyfriend. But at least Manager Hwang left her a life saving route before he died. Someone appears to be spying on Young Mi who takes out her phone and calls someone. She stares at the necklace and asks the caller if her suggestion has been decided? Timing is of the essence since the other side is interested as well. She suddenly hears the suite door open and close loudly.

Hae Young and Sang Hyo exchange their vows again and everything is going swimmingly until Hae Young looks down and notices that Sang Hyo has her fingers crossed. Sang Hyo gives Hae Young a defiant “what?” look right back.

Young Mi is arguing with an unknown person in the suite and holding the necklace, declaring that she got it fair and square. if the person doesn’t want to deal then there are others who want to pay for it. Young Mi goes to the bathroom to prep it for the wedding night as well and scoffs at the person she left in the hotel room. She hears the suite door opening and closing.

The newlyweds have finished their vows and the guests are chanting for them to kiss. Hae Young steps closer and Sang Hyo warns him not to think about it. He pulls her close and strokes her veil before leaning in to kiss her.

Young Mi finishes setting up the bathroom when she’s struck from behind on the head with a heavy object by an unknown assailant. She stumbles forward into the bathroom and touches her head to find her hand covered in blood. A frightened Young Mi steps up on the sunken bathtub rim before tripping and falling dead inside the bathroom as her head strikes the edge of the tub.

Sang Hyo and Hae Young tenderly kiss and she thinks herself that this is just for show. Rose petals fall on them as the guests cheer but a very disgruntled Jung Eun storms out.

The newlyweds are gathered for group pictures and Hae Young has to remind Sang Hyo to smile. She snipes back that she’s not happy and then flashes a smile for the cameras. The hotel employees wonder where Young Mi is and we see her laying totally dead in the suite tub.

Detective Kim is eating with the Vice GM at the precinct when his partner Detective Lee sits down with the update that the person Manager Hwang called on the night he died was Sung Gyum’s mom. WHAT? Detective Kim remembers what Hae Young said, that Manager Hwang was threatening the person on the other end of the call with going to talk with the son.

Hae Young and Sang Hyo have changed into traditional Korean wedding outfits and are paying their respects by bowing to Hae Young’s parents. The parents ask Sang Hyo to take care of their Hae Young. The rest of the relatives tells Sang Hyo to have babies and lots of them, to take care of Hae Young, and not to fight for inheritance with the siblings.

Hae Young and Sang Hyo retire to the wedding suite together and both are exhausted after a long day. Sang Hyo wonders what kind of family Hae Young has and why everyone has such strong opinions? Hae Young reluctantly tells Sang Hyo that his family owns one of the biggest development companies in Korea. He quickly adds that his dad owns it and the succession is going to his brothers. Sang Hyo can’t believe there is so much about Hae Young that she never knew.

Eun Joo calls Sang Hyo for her to stay put in the wedding suite since the reporters are spending the night at the hotel and have totally bought into the wedding. Sang Hyo yells at Hae Young for getting her into this farcical mess. Hae Young is about to ask Sang Hyo to start over again when Sung Gyum calls asking if the wedding is over and she’s sent Hae Young away in her life.

Hae Young is annoyed she’s on the phone with Sung Gyum and purposes declares loudly that he’s going to wash up. Sang Hyo quickly lies that she’s alone. Sung Gyum describes how the stars are dotting the sky and so bright it looks like he can reach out and pluck them. Sang Hyo wants to see such stars and Sung Gyum offers to take her on a trip next time to the same place. Hae Young is about to open the door to the bathroom but hears Sang Hyo’s conversation and storms back, missing out on finding the dead Young Mi in the bathtub.

Before Sang Hyo can answer Sung Gyum’s offer to take a trip together, Hae Young grabs the phone from her hand and tosses it on the bed. Sang Hyo calls Hae Young rude for hanging up her call but he points out that they got married and she’s flirting with another man on the phone. Sang Hyo says the wedding is not real anyways and why does he keep dragging her into his impetuous mess. She storms to bed and pulls the cover over herself to ignore Hae Young.

After Sang Hyo falls asleep, Hae Young stares at her from the sofa grinning like a fool. He quickly pretends to fall asleep while Sang Hyo gets up and stares at him sleeping on the sofa. She wonders if she was too mean to him today? She walks off and Hae Young grins after hearing what she said.

Sang Hyo opens the door to the bathroom and sees the dead Young Mi in the bathtub and screams!

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I think it’s fair to say that I called this oh so wrong. I thought Baek Ji only had eyes for Dong Goo but she dropped him like a bad habit. I’m all for this because there’s no reason a 9-year-old should be in a 3-year relationship. Min Joon is cute, more talented, nicer to her, willing to spend time with her and do fun things like play a duet on the piano. He’s a shiny new toy but will it last? What’s great here is that she’s behaving realistically. At like 8 years old, we generally prefer those who treat us well instead of fantasizing that those who don’t will change. What will our spoiled brat, Dong Joo, do next to turn things around for him? Or will Min Joon screw up?

Min Goo finally got to speak to to his “destiny.” He’s a clueless little kid who thinks he can pretend to be a player. If I were his friend, I would have unfollowed him a long time ago because he constantly takes selfies and posts weird, cheesy captions on SNS. He uses Soo Ah’s day planner as collateral to get her number then starts stalking her. In his head, they are leads in a movie where he’s a confident lady killer and she’s a young, innocent lamb. But the truth is she’s a noona who’s playing him like a fiddle (in her head because all he does is stalk her and give her milk). After making fun of him with her friends, she devises a plan to make him disappear by using his “destiny” line against him. She borrows a scene from Serendipity and tells him that if they are fated, they will go into adjoining elevators at the same time and pick the same floor. It’s a 15-story building which make his chances low so his friends help him cheat by spying on her in the security room and texting him the floor number she picks.

However, unfortunately for him, fate has other plans and a janitor slows down his journey by catching his elevator on a lower floor and he misses her.

We finally learn why Se Young and Jin Goo can never be. I previously thought Se Young was exaggerating and covering up her feelings when she called him a player and a jerk but she was just being truthful. Two years ago, he’d kissed her while they were working and told her to keep their relationship a secret. She liked him and had been ecstatic about dating him only to see him kissing another woman. It turned out that he kissed tons of women and instructed them all to keep it a secret in order to date multiple women at the same time. Despicable.

She was devastated and when their eyes met when she spotted him with the other woman, he didn’t seem to care.

He ignored her and carried on like nothing happened till one day, he watched her perform a sad song at karaoke and realized that he’d fallen for her.

In present day, he chases her after she slaps him for the kiss and tries to convince her that his feelings run deep. She sarcastically asks him if he wants her to keep it a secret again and he explains that his feelings are real this time. This only incenses her further because it means that he intentionally kissed her and played with her feelings when he wasn’t sincere.

He acknowledges that he was a jerk and understands he doesn’t have the right to want a relationship with her but try as he may, he can’t suppress his feelings. He needs her to understand how desperate he must feel to risk a cherished friendship but she’s not touched – he should have kept his feelings to himself.

He’s at his wit’s end. Is she really saying that she has no feelings for him? She nods. Yes, Buster, I don’t like you. I think she’s lying but wish she wasn’t. If a guy treated me like that, I’d like to think that I’d lose all romantic interest in him and just be glad that I got out before I got in too deep.

He tries to forget her by attending a pool party with hot girls but he just can’t get over her. He ends up waiting for her at the bus stop near her house but she doesn’t get off the bus when she spots him. She also ignores all his texts. Her friends urge her to give him another chance because he’s hot, sweet and sincere but she refuses to go down that road with him.

His confession leads to a major cold shoulder from her which doesn’t thaw even after he defends her at work. They are forced to work late because their joint project failed and she ignores him every time he tries to talk to her, even placing items on their shared cubicle wall to blow her view. It all comes to a head one night when he tries to make her talk to him but she leaves in frustration and walks into the rain. He shows up like a hero and shields her with an umbrella but she’s not having it. Then he finally says the one thing he hasn’t: sorry. He apologizes for not saying it sooner even though he felt it. He doesn’t want to lose their friendship just because he wants more. Everyone sees them as two halves of a whole and he doesn’t think he can be happy without her in his life so he hopes they can salvage their friendship.

For starters, I think Young Hoon’s life is so boring that he lives vicariously through Kwang Soo’s. I’m glad for it because Kwang Soo would sit on his ass otherwise.

I’m not sure I can fully explain why but I don’t like Da In. She’s not a completely awful person but she goes to his home knowing how uncomfortable it must make him and avoids him when he attempts to talk to her as if she’d been wronged in the past. Then we finally learned why she humiliated him and now I really don’t want them to get back together.

Theirs is the perfect example of “There are three sides to every story: his, hers and the truth.” They were a couple in love ten years ago but she increasingly got frustrated because he was often wrapped up in work and broke a lot of their dates. And he would fall asleep the few times he made them. He saw things differently as he was so busy that he often sacrificed sleep to spend time with her and he thought their dates were great because seeing her made him feel energized. She’s still annoyed by the time he was late to an introduction to her friends and showed up looking sweaty and disgusting while he remembers almost get fired because he ran from the set to meet her.

Whenever he had to break a commitment, he would apologize and she would say that it was okay. Her breaking point was when he cancelled their trip at the last moment then rushed her off the phone as soon as he apologized. She felt unappreciated and taken for granted so she wanted to speak to him about it and when they met, instead of listening to her, he grabbed her hand and dragged her to a show recording where her favorite artist was a guest performer. He’d also patted himself on the back for getting her an autographed CD. He was in his own world thinking he was “The World’s Greatest Boyfriend” not noticing the unimpressed look on her face so when he got down to propose, she had no choice but to run away because she couldn’t imagine spending the rest of her life lonely in an unbalanced relationship.

The rejection snapped him out of his fantasy but she ignored his pleas for an explanation.

I think it’s about time he revealed their past to his family so that his sister can stop begging her to set him up with her friends and her cousin wouldn’t try to hook them up.

In a somewhat related matter, Kwang Soo’s head writer quit and he doesn’t seem to understand why even though she made it very obvious that she was frustrated with him for always nixing all their ideas. Perhaps she wouldn’t have quit if he’d paid more attention to her just like he and Da In may not have broken up if he’d been more observant and had less tunnel vision. I have to say that he’s a very annoying boss because all he does is reject all their ideas without providing any guidance. Is it their fault he was demoted?

I wish Kwang Soo would just get over it and move on. It’s been 10 years and he’s still clinging to an ex that dumped him and married someone else. I don’t think that he’s blameless but instead of telling him off all those times she was upset, she tried to be “understanding” and misled him about her feelings while letting her resentment fester. The worst part is that she got mad at him for not listening to her and after that awful humiliation, she still kept her mouth shut and never let him know how she felt. For once, I would like this to be less like a Korean drama so that her reappearance in his life would help him heal and move on. But alas, this is a pipe dream.

While I think Jin Goo is sincere and will do right by Se Young this time, I don’t really think he deserves another chance. Especially as not enough time has passed since he was the king of jerks. Maybe in ten years if they are both single, but now? Nah. And why does she still have feelings for a guy that treated her this way? Yes, I know she’s gotten close to him as a friend and probably realizes that he’s a great guy now but I think in her position, all romantic feelings I harbored would have evaporated into thin air. Not every nice guy you know is dateable.

This week, my feelings about these couples can be summed up in one sentence: “Life is a long journey and sometimes, what you think is a destination is just a pit stop.”

I’m looking forward to the next episodes changing my mind.

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The morning after texting Se-young his apology, Jin-gu stares forlornly at his still-unanswered messages as he heads in to work. When he gets to his desk, he finds that she’s erected a fortress of books and tissue boxes on top of their cubicle divider, so that they can no longer see each other. Se-young tells him that he needs to print out their pictures from the trip, her voice all business.

Jin-gu sighs to himself that the figurative wall between them is sturdier than the Great Wall of China. Se-young snubs Jin-gu all day, leaving the room whenever he enters and refusing to sit next to him at lunch.

Kwang-soo’s boss yells at him for phoning in his duties at Sponge, complaining that the ratings are down, and Kwang-soo promises halfheartedly to do better next week. It turns out that his main writer has disappeared, and Young-hoon jokes about how all the women run away from him.

Kwang-soo grumbles that she just disappeared without a word, but Young-hoon insists that there must have been signs that he didn’t see, because there are always signs, and guesses it was the same with Da-in. He says that his wife told him a woman’s words always mean many different things, and Kwang-soo says that women should just say what they mean. Young-hoon advises him to learn to understand women when they speak if he ever wants to get married.

Kwang-soo thinks back on conversations with Da-in where she had seemed disappointed and on the verge of saying something. He could tell something was wrong by her expression but no matter how often he urged her to tell him, she always said it was fine and said nothing more, so he took her words at face value. He thinks to himself now that women’s language has always baffled him.

Min-gu’s friends give him bad advice on how to figure out if Su-ah likes him, but he insists he doesn’t have to play those games because she’s his destiny. After posting another self-indulgent selca online, he waits for Su-ah outside her tutoring academy to give her another milk and coo a cheesy “I love you” pun in English at her. Gag. She goes in without a word and he calls after her that they’ve been dating ten days now, which just earns him an eyeroll.

Su-ah cringes to her friends over Min-gu’s behavior, and one of them laughs along with her while the other defends him for at least being cute. Su-ah whines that even his cuteness can’t make up for following her everywhere, always acting like he’s in a drama. She won’t dump him though — she has a plan to make him leave on his own.

Jin-gu is raked over the coals by his boss, who’s angry that the TV dating show that their dating vacation package was based on got canceled due to scandal. He blames Jin-gu for putting the package together based on the show, though Jin-gu respectfully reminds Director Jo that he’s the one who instructed him to do it.

This goes over about as well as you’d imagine, and Jo just yells at him to fix it then turns on Se-young next for having already printed the pamphlets. Is he actually mad at her for not procrastinating for once? He starts to get personal about how she’s always slow at meals and in the bathroom, and Jin-gu cuts in to defend her.

He raises his voice and insists they couldn’t predict a scandal, and Jo gets back in his face about his attitude. Jin-gu tells Jo that he’s responsible for everything, just like he said, and that Se-young had nothing to do with it. Jo mocks them for being all lovey-dovey on the trip and not working, just taking couple photos (you mean like they were instructed to do?), and orders the two of them to work late and fix the situation.

Dong-gu acts out a romantic scene in class with Baek-ji, and he’s so bad that even Baek-ji cringes. The teacher brings in Min-joon who totally nails the scene, earning himself a pint-sized admirer in the process.

Min-gu intercepts Su-ah again after her class, and she asks when he’s going to stop all this. He says this is forever because it’s destiny, and she asks how he knows that. He says he just feels it, and she counters that she’ll believe it when he can prove it, and asks if he’s seen the movie Serendipity.

Min-gu watches the movie later with his friends, focusing on the scene where the lead characters test if they’re meant to be together by getting in two elevators, and seeing if they choose the same floor. His buddies argue that it makes no sense since it’s just probability, not destiny.

One of his friends correctly guesses that this is just a ploy to get rid of him, and guesses she’ll choose the first floor to throw him off. Min-gu admits that if he fails the test he’ll stop following Su-ah around, but then ruins the one respectful thing he’s said by assuring his friends that he won’t fail. Because it’s destiny dontchaknow.

Kwang-soo and Young-hoon go out for drinks and wonder what happened to Kwang-soo’s head writer, and Young-hoon repeats that it’s futile to try to understand women. He advises Kwang-soo to just go apologize, but Kwang-soo says he didn’t do anything wrong, and she’s the one who disappeared like that. Young-hoon says Da-in must have also run away because of this attitude of Kwang-soo’s.

Se-young and Go-eun meet with Da-in at her cafe, where Go-eun dreamily sighs over how Jin-gu came to Se-young’s defense against Director Jo. She says he’s hard-working which is hot, and Da-in counters that hard-working men may be hot but it’s hard on their girlfriends. She says she once dated a TV producer who was very busy all the time.

She remembers going on date after date with Kwang-soo where he yawned and nodded off constantly, and says that at first she felt sorry for him but after a while she became disappointed in him. Then there was a time when he was supposed to meet her friends and he was late, and when he finally showed, he was sweaty and unkempt. She was glad he came, but upset that he hadn’t made an effort for her friends.

Go-eun takes Da-in’s side, saying the guy should have tried harder, but Se-young defends the boyfriend. Perhaps he’d come straight from work, and anyway at least he didn’t dress up and flirt with her friends. Da-in says she tried to be understanding, but that she had said “It’s okay” so many times, he started to think it really was okay.

Now a few shots in, Kwang-soo argues with Young-hoon and insists that he did his best for Da-in, pulling all-nighters and drinking energy drinks nonstop. We see the same dates from his perspective, where Da-in smiled at his sleepiness and laughed, which made him feel energized. The time when he met her friends, he had to skip work and run through traffic to get there, and nearly got fired for it.

Da-in tells Go-eun and Se-young that all she wanted was a text or call now and then to reassure her, and again Go-eun eggs her on while Se-young says at least that’s better than a guy who gets texts from other girls constantly. Da-in says they broke up because of “that day.”

Young-hoon is still trying to figure out why Da-in broke up with Kwang-soo, but Kwang-soo insists there was no reason for it and storms out. But as he walks down the street, he wonders if there really were signs that he missed.

At acting school, Dong-gu overhears Min-joon asking Baek-ji to be his girlfriend. He promises to play with her, and ride bikes, and buy her things. She agrees and they walk off hand-in-hand, as Dong-gu reels in shock and thinks how he spent a third of his life with Baek-ji. So cute.

At the end of the work day Jae-bum offers to help Se-young finish the work Director Jo ordered, and Jin-gu scowls at them even though she declines. They’re both hard at work hours later, having not said a single word to each other over the Great Wall of Tissue. Finally Jin-gu asks if she wants to eat but she curtly says she’s not hungry, though he catches her scarfing down a bowl of ramyun when he comes back in the office.

They get kicked out of the office when the cleaning woman comes to clean, and stand in the hall in uncomfortable silence. Later Se-young calls tech support rather than just asking Jin-gu for help, and he silently fixes the problem for her and goes back to his desk unthanked.

At breakfast the next day, all three brothers let Mom drag the recycling to the door, and she orders Kwang-soo to take it out. Dong-gu sadly asks if he can go to a different acting school, but she reminds him that all the famous child actors went there and that he can see Baek-ji there. Wrong thing to say, Mom.

Kwang-soo takes out the recycling, still in his underwear, and his ears perk up when he hears Da-in’s voice. Luckily Jin-gu sees her first, knowing her from her cafe, and they talk while Kwang-soo tries to figure out how to disappear. Jin-gu spots Kwang-soo trying to slink away and calls after him, forcing him to stop, and physically drags him over to “meet” Da-in.

They try to pretend they don’t know each other (and that Kwang-soo isn’t obviously standing there in his underwear in front of her again) while Jin-gu obliviously plays matchmaker. Jin-gu heads to work and Kwang-soo tries again to talk to her, but Da-in simply says he’s looking good and runs off, leaving Kwang-soo to mutter to himself about the fact that he’s in shorts. Awww.

Later at work, Young-hoon dissects Da-in’s comment that Kwang-soo looks good, while Kwang-soo is still stuck on the fact that he was caught in his shorts. Young-hoon has decided that Kwang-soo got dumped because he publicly surprised Da-in with the proposal without preparing her for it, but Kwang-soo still doesn’t think that’s it.

Min-gu’s friends have come up with a plan to give his destiny a little boost, which involves bribing the guard and monitoring the elevator CCTVs to see which floor Su-ah chooses. Min-gu decides that you make your own destiny, and this is just his way of assuring Su-ah that she belongs with him. Yeah, this can’t possibly go wrong.

Upset, Se-young makes another cheesecake run to Da-in’s cafe at lunchtime. She hotly denies that she’s angry and uncomfortable with Jin-gu, insisting that he’s just a colleague and there’s nothing to discuss with him. Go-eun joins them and asks Da-in for the end of her story, and she tells them how she and her boyfriend never took a trip together because he was so busy.

They’d planned a trip to Jeju Island and he had run late, then finally called to say he couldn’t make it. Da-in again told him it was okay, but this time she’d cried all the way home. She decided it must have been a one-sided love, because the more she loved him, the lonelier she felt.

She’d meant to talk to him about the issue, but that was the night he’d taken her to the TV show and publicly proposed. She’d tried to get his attention but he wasn’t listening, so by the time he proposed, she was just done, and ran away. She says that he was always sorry but he still never listened to her, and she thought she’d always be lonely if she stayed with him.

Min-gu waits for Su-ah, massaging his hand to calm his stomach, while his friends wait in the guard room to text him which floor Su-ah chooses. Su-ah is all business when she arrives, reminding him of the rules, and confirms that if they get off on the same floor that means they’re officially dating but if they don’t, he won’t bother her again.

They get in their elevators and Su-ah chooses the ninth floor (of course), and Min-gu’s buddies text him so that he chooses it, too. Despite how ridiculous this all is, the beat where Min-gu and Su-ah both check their hair in the mirror is hilarious — it leads me to believe that despite all the silly dramatics, they actually are pretty well-suited for each other.

Everything is great until Min-gu’s elevator stops on the seventh floor for the water delivery guy, who takes his sweet time despite Min-gu’s urging him to hurry. So when Min-gu gets to the ninth floor, Su-ah isn’t there, and his friends find him to tell him she went back down. Disappointed, Min-gu wonders why girls need confirmation of love, and can’t just love first and confirm it later.

As Da-in drives her daughter home from school, she remembers the day when Kwang-soo had pounded on her door, frantic to apologize, asking over and over what he did wrong. She had stayed inside, crying as his pleas grew more desperate until he was literally screaming for her to talk to him. At the same time as she’s driving, Kwang-soo sits in his room listening to music, and the bleak expressions on both of their faces are eerily similar.

Working late again, Jin-gu tries to talk to Se-young about work and gets only the curtest of answers. He asks how long she’s going to keep this up and she only talks about the project, and accidentally knocks over her Tissue Box of Protection. She takes great care setting it back up (even fluffing the tissue to hide her face, haha) and Jin-gu bursts out that she’s being childish.

He says he wants to talk and gets ignored, and he says she’s making things even worse by acting this way. Se-young says that he always does whatever he wants, so why can’t she do what she wants? Jin-gu asks what about all the time they spent together, and whether it means anything to her, but she just answers that he made things this way and she leaves.

Se-young holds it together until she gets to the elevator, where she breaks enough to drop her stony expression and her eyes well up. It’s raining hard and she has no umbrella, so she starts to walk to the bus stop in the pouring rain. Suddenly there’s an umbrella being held over her head and we see that it’s Jin-gu, protecting her from the elements while he stands in the rain getting soaking wet. That is so sweet and sad.

Se-young doesn’t speak when Jin-gu tells her to take the umbrella, but she just starts walking again and he follows, still holding the umbrella over her and letting himself get drenched. He finally calls out, “I’m sorry!” and she stops, and Jin-gu says he knows he should have said that first. He was so sorry that he just kept making excuses, and he admits that everything she said was right.

Jin-gu says to a still-silent Se-young that he doesn’t want to lose a friend because of his greed, and that people say they just go together like related search words: Ma Se-young and Kang Jin-gu. He agrees with them, and declares that he can’t do without her. He says hesitantly that he’d like to go back to being friends like before, and that’s as far as he’ll take it. He tells her not to build that wall anymore starting tomorrow, and leaves her holding the umbrella.

On the bus home, Jin-gu thinks to himself that this might be the right distance to keep between them. Se-young keeps her eyes looking out the window while Jin-gu steals small sad glances in her direction, but then we see that this time they’re not riding the same bus, and Jin-gu is only imagining her there. That is so sad.

All the way home, Jin-gu remembers their fun rides when he’d pretended to live in her neighborhood just to ride the bus with her, and Se-young looks sadly at the umbrella he gave to her. At the same time, Kwang-soo remembers Da-in hitting him with the flowers after his proposal and says in voiceover that the reason men and women have always fought is because they speak different languages.

We see each of our boys at their lowest moments — Kwang-soo begging at Da-in’s door, Min-gu exiting his elevator to an empty hallway, and Jin-gu alone on his bus looking forlornly at the spot where Se-young isn’t. Min-gu tells us that in order to be a good guy, he must catch every word and facial expression she makes. Jin-gu sums it all up: “We’re all in love with aliens.”