Mr. Hotness personified comes to the police station after all and bails her out. Why? We can only guess ... That look she has on her face when she sees him walk in ... that's totally me. Only my tongue is hanging out, too.
On his ride back home, we get to see how hurt and tormented and sad he is by what happened between them. Poooooor guy, he is SO NOT OVER this. The phone he still keeps? A dead giveaway.
Also, concerning the alimony, we see in a flashback that she refused the little he wanted to give her back then and told him to never contact her using compensation as an excuse. Just get lost, she told him. In the here and now, he regrets he didn't use that line on her just now at the police station. By the way, have I mentioned I want his house? With him in it? L can stay too. He would have to angrily undress in front of that weird fireplace EVERY evening.
Of course, she is similarly angry about the encounter. So angry, she fights with her friend, leaves their apartment and stays at the jjimjilbang. All she does there is think about him. In the meantime, his secretary L also keeps on talking about issues related to alimony and her. He reminds Jung-woo that he said himself that she was the person that made him want to succeed at all cost. Gorgeous doesn't want to hear that, but it's obviously true.
So he writes her a text: meet him. She does, after dolling up a bit, at his office. He seems to have this great need to prove to her again and again how successful he's become, but she shows no jealousy or any other petty feeling ... in fact, she seems a bit intimidated. She thanks him for coming to her help yesterday and that she was surprised to get his text ... what is this about? Surprised? he goes, bull-shit. No, no, of course it's all about THIS!
Anyway. She loses her job (because the wife of the "oppa" that lured her to the villa thinks she "cheated" with her husband, and unfortunately is a friend of the owner of the shop Ae-ra works in), he interacts with various people, i.e. Ae-ra's brother (see below) and the Annoying Second Lead's younger brother (see below). He was his tutor and obviously quite an influence in the young man's past. Jung-woo offers him a job in his company.
Ae-ra's brother, a total loser, gets the money from Jung-Woo instead of her. Only ... he isn't in possession of it for long. Money-lenders are after him and take it all away. She also has a father, who is just annoying, and a mother, who is sucked dry by these two men. That is also why she gave her that advise in the beginning of the drama: either do well all by yourself - or find a man who will take care of you well.
The Second Lead (Kook Yeo-Jin) who is just ANNOYING because she is like every second lead ever and a total bitch does some horse riding, falls (why is that important?) and talks to her friend, the woman who tried to lure in Jung-woo in Episode 1. So she sent her friend to find out what Jung-woo would do? Why the fooog would you do that?! Deranged. Second Lead has a trauma related to a previous lover, who seems to have died. Jung-woo reminds her of him, so much that she even mistakes him for the lover in a flashback scene.
So who is worse, him or her? I have read a lot of comments about how horrible he is - and he is - but seriously, people, that woman doesn't get no free-pass just because she has fallen on hard times. He did nothing wrong when he started a business (unless you count breaking the promise that he would "forever take care of her") - she abandoned him in a time he most needed her. His fault is being a stubborn dick who feels so badly hurt he cannot think of anything else than some kind of revenge in the form of "see what I've become"? They're both very stupid and both did wrong.
And because we cannot only squee in life - or can we? - here a few thoughts on the quality of the drama: well, far too cliche to be truly interesting, BUT for the interaction between the two leads. That I'm really enjoying, because I feel the hurt and the anger. The rest? Writer, please don't just re-use all the old tropes and characters. Please. There is another thing that I like in this: the music.