The Sun-mi bitch tells Oh-boy that - „as he just overheard“ - she is pregnant. Before he can say anything else she very quickly adds „it is THAT day“. He doesn’t get it, doesn’t want to get it? as she continues to give him some more lying details, about how she couldn’t tell him because he was having a hard time, etc., how she wanted to tell him later, when he was feeling better. Yeah .... SURE. He is totally shocked about the news as she searches his face in hope of ... what exactly? Love? Acceptance? He says he will have to think about it, long and hard. The bitch goes on to babble about how she trusts him and everything. He is just shell-shocked ... and she seems to start getting unsure that what she has done was the right thing to do. Serves you right, evil woman.
She wears that dress to an appointment at the company, where she continues to watch Director Oh doing all kinds of things. Yeah, it's called "research" for her new movie. How convenient. Park PD's eyes almost pop out when he sees her in it and Kyung-soo is even more affected. He even has to take a breather in the toilet afterwards.
It's Sun-mi's birthday! (Jung-wan's is also approaching fast). Jung-wan cooks some seaweed soup for her and drops if off at the front office. Sun-mi's employees also know, they have prepared a cake and congratulate her. She takes them out for lunch. They eat, but all of a sudden, Puppy says this is his last week at work - he will be leaving. Hana is surprised to hear this, because they haven't found a replacement yet, while Sun-mi acts all understanding. When Hana quickly leaves the table for a customer, Puppy starts his farewell speech ... it's rather moving. He feels nostalgic to leave; so many memories. He talks about when he first started liking her. They had to work for 5 days straight because of someone’s mistake. And his noona did not show any signs of being tired during that day and she handled all the enraged clients like a pro. He fell so hard for that awesome woman back then. He even lied about his drawing abilities in order to get a dinner date with her. After the dinner, he took her warm hand while on a stroll outside, and she didn’t shake it off. He liked it so much ... but now, it feels weird to see her. She is no longer the noona that he liked. What happened to her? It feels like a waste. Such a great woman ... turned into this. Still, he would feel much better if she took the paternity test (viki subbers called it fraternity test, but never mind). And he gets up, bows, and leaves.
Jung-wan meets with actress Kim Hyun-joo again – she has called her for dinner, as agreed upon the last time. But it’s not only the two of them ... Director Oh is also coming. The mood is pretty light between our ex-lovers, until Hyun-joo starts talking about Oh's potential marriage. She says he should stop choosing and should marry already, i.e. Cheon Song-yi, who gave up her chance in Hollywood because of him. Hahaha, yeah, good one! And then it gets awkward, when she starts talking about how good Jung-wan and Kyung-soo would look together. He says that she has high standards: a man like him couldn’t satisfy her. She confirms this, laughing it off, but this is so-not-funny for them.
Alright, can you two get married and have kids now? Thanks. All the obstacles are out of the way, Mopey Oppa is gone and her son is totally fond of Director Oh. That said, I would probably not be as saintly as Oh Kyung-soo and so easily forgive her that stupidity. I know, I know, she meant well! But she really, really hurt him. And she obviously didn't trust him enough to confide in him. That doesn't bode well for a future relationship. Fix it!
I had a discussion on Twitter with JoAnne the other day (well, as much of a discussion as you can have on Twitter, that is) and I realized that one of my big issues with Sun-mi is actually an issue I have with the way this character is written. In the beginning, we get to know her as a hard-working, ambitious, and very lonely person. Her biological clock is ticking, loudly. It is not entirely clear whether she hears it herself or whether she decides to act on it because of that issue with her mother. Fine so far, but then, her character turns into a biological monster. The ticking consumes her and she quasi stops thinking straight, or thinking at all. Or rather: ALL she thinks about is "enticing" that man she covets.
Is it possible that something like this happens in real life? Of course. But. I have a big issues with the portrayal as women as slaves of their biology, and I think this drama would not have needed to go down that road in order to create conflict. The women-are-slaves-of-biology stereotype is in fact one that (certain) men like to use if they want to discredit women: The "hormonal" woman is used half-seriously, half-jokingly to portray women as out-of-control, overly emotional, and ultimately, as "unfit" to do a (rational) man's job. It's something very sexist, and something that enrages me a great deal (any day of the month), because it reduces us women to hormonal machines without a brain.
Sure, she does "the right thing" (after doing the worst possible thing for quite a while), but why does she actually do it? Instead of realizing how much she makes two people she cares for suffer, she needs Puppy to tell her that she is no longer the noona he knew. That, to me, sounds as if she realized how terrible her deeds were mainly out of self-pity for herself, who is no longer adored by this hot young stud and NOT primarily because she realizes what pain she is inflicting on others. I am guessing that we will get to see some redemption in the remaining episodes, which will lead to Puppy liking his noona again, but I will not buy this. Terrible character. Not happy.
Finally, Ji-hyun ... sigh. I am not sure why this drama dangled "divorce" in front of us if divorce is completely out of the question ... or maybe Gyu-shik conveniently forgot that she may very well divorce him (I think she HAS to get out of there, unless the physical of MILDragon reveals a fatal disease, which will kill her within 2-3 weeks) and then go straight to Ahn Do-young, who isn't exactly poor either? He also seems to like kids, so there's not a trouble in the world.