Some bank representative comes knocking on Tae Joo’s apartment door one night, and it is revealed only then that the guy eagerly selling the apartment to Kang Shim set the apartment as collateral to the bank, which means he got money from both Kang Shim AND the bank, to feed his gambling addiction. Kang Shim is shocked beyond words that she was conned, and couldn’t believe that the documents she had are technically legal, and she can’t sue the guy for cheating her money. Furthermore, she has to pay the bank 200k within 10 days to get it off as a collateral.
Tae Joo roped in a private investigator to track down that guy, and managed to convince the guy that he’s not turning him to the police, and only needs some help from him.
Kang Shim couldn’t believe that Tae Joo managed to find the guy, and in her immense gratitude, takes Tae Joo’s hand. Tae Joo however, is shocked at the skinship, and his face turned red (see featured image of this weecap). He then looks at his hand which Kang Shim held in fascination. OMG Tae Joo is too darn cute.
The entire sequence was in slo-mo, with Elvis Costellos’ She playing in the background, as Kang Shim grabs the guy by the collar and verbally abuses him, and Tae Joo watches on from outside the cafe. He’s totally smitten by Kang Shim, no doubt about it.
When Kang Shim has finally finished her rant at the guy, he leaves and Tae Joo brings him aside to ask how things went. Kang Shim somehow overhears their conversation from inside the cafe, and realizes that Tae Joo actually paid on her behalf to the bank, and he helped to seek the guy out simply for Kang Shim to vent her anger on. Aww. After the guy left, she tells Tae Joo that she’s immensely grateful to him, which totally makes Tae Joo’s day.
While Kang Shim asks her colleagues how they think of Tae Joo who paid such a huge amount of money on behalf of a lady, their replies are unanimous: He must like the lady alot. Young Seol finds her way to Kang Shim’s workplace, and asks to meet Tae Joo. She tells him about Kang Shim’s bad experience with Byun Woo Tak, and leaves her number with Tae Joo: “Call me if you need any help with Kang Shim.” Hee, I’m loving Young Seol.
While the elders try make sense out of the sudden arrival of Kang Jae’s alleged son In Woo, Seo Wool keeps him company, as well as away from Hyo Jin’s sight when she popped by.
Being unable to go home because Hyo Jin’s around, Seo Wool brings In Woo to a cafe and buys him ice cream, while she gets increasingly tired out because’s she still sick (and her asthma is acting up). She finally collapses before she can tell Eun Ho she’s not feeling well (she called Dal Bong first, but he didn’t pick up his phone).
Eun Ho rushes to the hospital, and In Woo regards him with hostility. While In Woo sneaks out to make a phone call to Dal Bong (“Hyung! A strange ahjusshi is with Seo Wool noona now! Come quickly!”), Eun Ho stays around her bedside and holds her hand, while she mumbles Dal Bong’s name. Get the hint, brother. She likes Dal Bong.
Eun Ho refuses to live under the same roof with Tae Joo’s Chairman Dad and his own annoying Mom, even if she threatens to take away everything from him. In a bid to make his new wife happpy, Chairman Dad pays a visit to Eun Ho instead, and persuades him to stay with them. I like that Chairman Dad is actually a pretty cool Dad.
I love the rapport between Dad and Seo Wool, as Dad chides Dal Bong for not staying with Seo Wool while she was hospitalized (Dal Bong: “There’s someone else with her!”), and Seo Wool actually returned home on her own early that morning.
We finally see the talent of Dal Bong in this week’s Show, as he reveals that he’s gifted with photographic memory and also talent in cooking. He takes notes while the Chef cooks (Chef is an arsehole and is super annoyed at Dal Bong for taking notes). Chef decides to test his memory skills by first opening the fridge door for 3 seconds and closing it, and then asking Dal Bong is say in order what’s in the fridge. After Dal Bong passes that test, he made Dal Bong replicate exactly what he cooked, and he was utterly pissed that Dal Bong manages to do it as well. The other kitchen staff are totally amazed that the sauces cooked by both Chef and Dal Bong taste exactly similar. Heh.
We get one more revelation of Dal Bong’s past, which is he used to be part of some motorbike gang. So some of his “friends” from then come looking for him, egging him to join them again.
In Woo! Ths child actor played the role of Ho Bak’s younger son in King’s Family. He’s so cute.
During the time when Kang Jae and Hyo Jin were off at honeymoon, Hyo Jin’s one-of-a-kind-super-irritating-unreasonable-and-look-down-on-everyone Mom kept all of Kang Jae’s clothes in boxes and put them away in the store room. Kang Jae took out at suit and a tie, which flashback tells us that it was bought by Dad when Kang Jae successfully passed his exams to be a doctor. Kang Jae is flooded with memories of Dad, but he decides to continue to be an arse and tells the domestic helper to throw away everything, while taking with him only the tie.
I’m not sure if I should like or dislike Hyo Jin, because she’s mostly a brainless Mommy’s girl and pretty harmless on her own. Anyway she drops by the Chas, which sent everyone in a fluster because In Woo is around. Here’s Young Seol and her husband trying to distract Hyo Jin while Seo Wool brings In Woo to hide somewhere.
I think Kang Jae knows In Woo is not his son, but he’s not doing anything to clear up the misunderstanding, only asking In Woo if his Mom is sick.
Frankly speaking I don’t quite get the whole “In Woo is or is not Kang Jae’s son” because the existence of this plot point does not serve to propel the plot forward. It merely created some conflict which just fizzles away, and also acts as an exposition. We get the reason behind Kang Jae’s crappy attitude towards his family, because In Woo’s mother dumped Kang Jae simply for the fact that Dad only sells tofu. Ah, okay, if that justifies Kang Jae’s behavior. I also don’t understand why she has to pass off In Woo as Kang Jae’s son even though she claims otherwise, and then Kang Jae still has enough lingering feelings for her anyway to help her out.
I think Hyo Jin’s Mom takes the grand prize for this year’s dramaland’s “Most Irritating Mother”, for she pulls strings like nobody’s business and looks down on every single person. Kang Jae has enough of her controlling and meddling ways, and counters her arguments that since the marriage is not registered yet, he shall call it off since she’s so unhappy about it, and also he has “a son”.
Kang Shim’s douchebag ex-boyfriend looks like he’s here to stay, popping by Dad’s tofu shop everyday. Kang Shim sees a glimpse of him one day, coming home from work, and thought it’s just her imagination when she couldn’t find him anywhere on the streets.
Young Seol runs into him literally however, and is both unnerved and angry at his re-appearance. Materialistic and quarrelsome she may be, I find Young Seol a rather loyal friend, and she’s really all out to help Kang Shim and Tae Joo. At the same time, she absolutely detests despicable douchebag ex-boyfriend for abandoning Kang Shim 14 years ago, and warns him not to appear in front of Kang Shim or else. Of course her warning is not going to have any effect.