Oh Kyung-soo is taking a shower (to Buddy Holly's "That'll be the Day" - and I'm sorry! It's much too short a shower scene to gif or anything), while the Eager Miss approaches his house. Has she been invited!? Haha, when his bell rings, Oh-boy gets a small fright. When he sees who it is, he tells her to wait a second and gets dressed (Thanks for that ... awww, look at the cute pyjama pants!). What's up? Nothing, of course ... she's just on the prowl. Her prey: you.
But the person he likes a lot is being wooed by another ... She is meeting with her ex again. Oh, he even calls her yobo! Is that even allowed for divorced people?! He is quite unhappy that she met with the Snotty Brat, because he really meant what he said the other night: He wants to get back together with her. Hasn't she thought about it too? Yes, she has: but she also remembered all the issues they had. Issues that would probably resurface immediately. The main issue? Severe money matters.
Yeah .... THAT close.
Ohhhhhh .... what a kiss .... sooooooo gentle.
Ji-hyun (who really is an awful mom to Sera) drops something off at her brother's restaurant. She gets into an ugly fight with him ... and they start talking about her daughter and how she wants to give her to her real father. Standing right there behind them is he daughter, Yoo-kyung. Another secret, it's out! Mother and daughter have a tearful talk afterwards. Yoo-kyung is such a great kid .... she has a wish, though; she wants to meet her real father. Ji-hyung arranges the meeting. But what starts off as a kid planning a short-film asking a produced questions quickly turns into questions about his relationship to her "aunt", etc. ... ends with the truth being revealed. Ahn Do-young ... meet your daughter. Ouf.
... he'll stay until she has found another person. He cannot stand it if she is having a difficult time; and rightfully calls himself a fool.
Afterwards, she calls her friend out for a drink. Of course, she is after information ... and information she gets. Jung-wan, not suspecting anything, tells a persistently inquiring Sun-mi about the noraebang and the kiss ... and how Oh-boy wants her to seriously consider. She has rejected him, but her heart aches. She likes to be with him.
But Sun-mi knows quite well how her friend ticks, and she indeed doesn't answer Oh Kyung-soo's phone calls after Sun-mi's confession. Sun-mi on the other hand is busy getting her hands on Oh-boy again. She tells him she knows it's Jung-wan. He is a bit surprised she found out that quickly and asks her to please not tell Jung-wan she knows. Too late, my friend, too late. And the b**** also tells him how close Jung-wan was with her ex-husband (who, by the way, tells Snotty Brat he doesn't want to reconcile). Well, I am not sure whether that will get you any closer to Oh-boy, Eager Miss, because that will only add fuel to his fire.
Oh-boy, who heard from Ahn that Jung-wan's ex told Snotty Brat that he was remarrying Jung-wan and whose mother has fallen unconscious, is not having a good day so far. He goes to the mart, to see Jung-wan ... to make his day better. She is evasive, and even when he tells her it's his birthday, she doesn't get much friendlier. No, she even pushes his hand away when he wants to touch her! Just to remove a strand of hair, he says.
Not much later, she ends up crying, alone.
Sun-mi tried again to stop the Oh-love and failed again. How many more times will she try and fail? Is there a possibility she will not fail?! She remains a threat, but I am not sure how big a threat she really is. Oh-boy will definitely NOT waver. Under no circumstances ... unless he is prone to noble idiocy? I hope not! He obviously reads Jung-wan really well, so any kind of lies on her part will not work on him. As long as she likes him, he will know she likes him. And that is enough. For now!
It is interesting how he behaves completely different from any KDrama character ever - he communicates! all the time! he says exactly what he thinks! - and has persistently worked towards winning her heart. Why do I feel unease then? Maybe because it is going too smoothly? Maybe because I cannot believe that there can be nothing but happiness in two people's lives (in KDrama)? Yes, I realize after this episode (are we at half-point?) that I am waiting for the shoe to drop on this couple. Let's hope it won't happen! But I wouldn't be surprised if it did.
All the other characters are suffering more or less and the more they are, the less interested I am in their story. Sorry to say, but Ji-hyun is even worse for me than Sun-mi. Sun-mi is sad and desperate, but she is at least honest (most of the time). Yeah, yeah, I know, she was a total biatch to Jung-wan, telling her she will continue liking Oh despite of what he said. But I don't even think she meant to be mean - in her delusional state, she clings to any hope she gets, and Jung-wan's hesitant yay-nay I-love-him-but-I-cannot is enough for this desperate person to cling on. For me, it's just very sad. Not evil.
Ji-hyun, on the other hand, has built her whole life on lies. She pretends to be a person she is not in front of her husband, she lies to Sun-mi about her mother-in-law, she lies to her one daughter, while doing things behind her other daughter's back. And of course, the biggest lie just blew up into her face. It certainly isn't her and Ahn's fault that they had to suffer so much and are now suffering again, but I can only muster a little bit of sympathy for her. And I doubt that will become any better soon, because the affair between these two? It is bound to happen.