Ji-hyun, Gyu-shik and Ahn Do-young
In this episode, Gyu-shik alternates between terrible-abusive and pensive-sad. There are glimpses of his old (kind) self underneath the new monster personality. Not wanting the divorce is not only related to his pride, it seems, but also to his genuine love for his wife. This view may be unpopular, but I actually understand why her bringing up the divorce again and again is incredibly hurtful to him, and makes him lash out, again and again. Which doesn't mean I condone his behavior!
Later, Ji-hyun meets Ahn somewhere outside the city, to tell him off for still bothering her. He is a bit pushy as well, yes. That may be running in the larger family both Ahn and Oh come from? Ahn, on the other hand, says he couldn't sit still upon hearing about her divorce. She assures him that it has nothing to do with him: she still loves Gyu-shik a lot and that is WHY she wants the divorce; because all of this is turning him into a terrible human being and she doesn't want that. Hmmm ... I am not sure how truthful this is, but it does sound convincing. She tells him again that she wants nothing more to do with him ... upon which he pulls her towards him and hugs her tight. Ack, seriously. If a woman says no, she means no! He doesn't believe she has no feelings for him anymore, but she repeats that she'll never come to him even if she gets the divorce. After she has driven off, she has to stop at the side of the road. Is she wavering? Or is it just so hard on her, generally?
Sun-mi and Choi Yoon-seok (aka Puppy)
We see that Sun-mi is having a hard time. I must admit, I don't care too much. If she were my friend, I would probably not be able to forgive her. At least not in a very long time. And if I seemingly did forgive, I would certainly never be able to forget... Jung-wan seems to have similar issues, because when Sun-mi comes to visit her at home, she is as frosty as can be. Good. Not frosty enough in my opinion is Oh Kyung-soo. Sun-mi, who is kinda forced to work with him and behave as if nothing has happened, semi-apologizes to him for being so shameless. But she has nothing but work now and to work she wants - hence the shamelessness. He? Says that overall, he is to blame ... for being so awesome. And he even understands her. I don't know ... nice of you, Oh-boy, but ... I don't know.
Sun-mi's morning sickness starts (or in her case, it's all-day sickness) and she keeps throwing up whenever she smells something strong. That's no fun. She also keeps getting calls and texts from (friendly to rude) men that saw her profile on the internet and somebody prank-orders masses of pizza in her name. Now, I join Sun-mi in suspecting that Moon Eun-Joo is behind this, but apparently, that's too immature, even for her. No, it is in fact Hana! Who is jealous.
Oh Kyung-soo picks his "wifey" up from the mart ... just like that, the crisis is over and there are no more hard feelings! (I would be angry with Jung-wan, but never mind). They're just so happy to be together, it's a joy to watch! Oh-boy hears in the car that Tae-geuk isn't at home ... he went to his dad. And her mother is at the sauna with her friends - she'll be back tomorrow. He goes ... ah? is that so? And gets this VEEEEry interested look in his eyes.
Jung-wan is quite shocked about that bomb and I don't think I can blame her too much. It is rather sudden. Outside in the parking lot, he tells her he will not be able to see her often when he starts filming soon - so he wants to at least see her sleep at night. She and Tae-geuk and her mother should move in with him. Her old issues are making her hesitant: she still feels inferior to and with him all the time - she wants to do something for him, too ... she wants to be his equal. She thinks it's too early for her, and he kinda says alright, but only kinda.
can resist it.
Jung-wan's mother is quite happy about this new development. But ... she also calls the ex-husband. At first, I was terribly angry with her for shit-stirring again, but I think he tells him because a) she still likes him (that's alright) and therefore feels sorry for him that he is NOT Jung-wan's 2nd husband and b) she wants this to be good for her daughter. That's also why she asks him to give his blessing to the couple. And he actually does! Even though he still isn't over her, he congratulates her. But he also repeats what he said before: if Tae-geuk doesn't want to live with Oh, he will take him.
Jung- wan asks her son how he would feel about her and the Director. After a short pause, he says Director Oh is very nice and he likes his mom a lot - so he approves of the marriage. But ... when he was with his father the other day, he pittied his dad so all alone. She will have the Director soon to make her happy. If she marries Oh Kyung-soo, he, her son, will go live with his dad. Dun dun ....
A wonderful episode, overall. Sun-mi is (a bit) punished for her horribleness, though not too much. Puppy is very suspicious about the baby, which is good. Ji-hyun seems to be taking her life into her own hands, without wanting to be dependent on another man. Good as well. I think Ahn needs to give her some space for the time being. Gyu-shik ... he is probably the most pitiful character right now, because he is indeed thoroughly cheated. But if he doesn't stop his abuse, he does no longer deserve his wife. Let her go.
As for Oh-boy ... I do like his determination, but he doesn't learn, does he? He is TOO PUSHY. Sometimes, a little pushiness is needed to get what you want, but if you do NOT listen to anyone and just bulldoze ahead, you risk killing tender plants and cute little animals. Do not push Jung-wan. She will come to you. Live with her, if you cannot be without her, but why getting married immediately? Yeah, yeah, propriety, but I am pretty sure you don't care about that much.
Do I like that we get another "issue" now with Tae-geuk. Not so much. While I understand that there's about 5 more episodes to fill, and him saying what he just said is quite realistic and totally in character, I must also admit that I am only mildly interested in how this issue is overcome. Cause it will be overcome, of course. It's not very exciting. But hey, I'm complaining on a very high level again. I will stop.