Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 7 Recap



So what’s the story so far? Gong Shim (Minah) needed some money so she rents out a room to Ahn Dan Tae (Namgung Min), who she initially thinks is a thug but turns out to be a nice guy pro-bono lawyer. She gets hired as the president’s secretary at Suk Joon Soo’s (On Joo Wan) company. Due to an assault case that she got Gong Shim to drop, Gong Mi (Seo Hyo Rim) gets given a case involving Joon Soo’s company. Gong Mi does everything to try and cross paths with Joon Soo because she’s infatuated with him. Meanwhile, President Suk (Kim Il Woo) orders gong Shim to look into Dan Tae’s past because he’s getting close with Grandmother Suk (Jeong Hye Seon). Grandmother Suk asks Dan Tae to look into Joon Pyo’s disappearance, which he agrees to. While he’s looking into the past, Joon Soo and Gong Shim keep getting closer.

The scene where Dan Tae drags Gong Shim into the stairwell replays. Dan Tae finally gets to apologises to Gong Shim about the day before. Gong Shim tells him that even if she was lying, it’s not something to get mad about. He tells her that it annoys him to be lied to. During their conversation the other 2 secretaries who were bullying her come into the stairwell. Dan Tae pushes Gong Shim out of the stairwell just as they hear about how she got in through connections with Director Yeom. Dan Tae goes down the stairs through them and asks f they have fun bad mouthing people. When they ask who he is, he introduces himself as Grandmother Suk’s attorney. He warns them that they could get sued for the conversation that they were having, though the apologise Dan Tae tells them to apologise to Gong Shim and not him. He warns them that he will be following up with Gong Shim to make sure they did it. Gong Shim overhears the tail end of the conversation and smiles to herself.

Gong Mi is still having coffee with Joon Soo when Mrs Suk comes in. Joon Soo introduces her as the woman who saved his life. Mrs Suk thanks her, and when Gong Mi tells her it was nothing, she praises her on her manners. Joon Soo brings another chair to the table. Once Joon Soo is seated, Mrs Suk tells him that his father would like to meet her at the company. Gong Mi plays dumb asking what company, and feigns shock when Mrs Suk tells her they own Star Group. Gong Mi admits that she thought that he ran a restaurant business.

As Gong Mi is leaving Joon Soo comes running. He hands her a small parcel containing, disinfectant, bandages and scar ointment. His way of saying thank you.

Dan Tae is waiting for Gong Shim at the end of her shift. As soon as she spots him she freezes and he runs over. He tells her to guess what it is but she doesn’t. After he pushes her a little she finally asks what they are, and he simply says something really really nice. They get back to his room and he shows her that there are a bunch of wigs. They go through them, trying them all on, and though he tells her that she can keep all of them she tells him that she doesn’t think that she can. After they get into a mini-fight about which wig to wear to work, Gong Shim goes to leave with the bag. Right before she does, she turns back around and tells him that the 2 secretaries did comes to apologises, and she thanks him before leaving.

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Dan Tae is sitting outside the convenience store when Goo Nam comes out and asks him if he’s playing match, which he denies. (OMG match, that brings back so many memories) Dan Tae tells him that match is solely a game, and Goo Nam tells him that it’s surprisingly accurate. After he dismisses Goo Nam, Gong Shim comes out to go to work wearing the wig that he had chosen. She asks if she looks ok to which Dan Tae replies that she looks pretty before sending her off.

Mrs Suk tells Joon Soo how much she doesn’t like Gong Shim for trying to seduce him. He tells her that nothing happened, and Mrs Suk produces candied pictures of Joon Soo and Gong Shim together. Mrs Suk tells Joon Soo that she’s going to fire Gong Shim and he tells her not to because she did nothing wrong. He tells her once more telling her he made himself clear and then leaves.

Joon Soo meets Gong Shim on the roof and tells her that he didn’t call her for any particular reason. Gong Shim tells him that since the president isn’t in it’s fine, and then asks if something bad happened. He tells her that he was yelled at by his mother and she laughs a little, having thought something really bad happened. She tells him that she’s an expert at getting scolded and when he gets scolded he should rebel a little. She tells him that he shouldn’t let being yelled at bother him because she’ll calm down so there is no point in getting mad. When his mother calls she tells him to ignore it because she’ll probably just yell again. Joon Soo asks her to teach him how to rebel and she tells him that it’s easy, even if people don’t realise it.

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Gong Shim takes him out and they rent period clothes. Joon Soo is super shy and tells her that he shouldn’t have agreed. He begs for it to be quick and she agrees. Right after taking a picture with some foreigners Joon Soo realises that he’s missing his phone when Gong Shim calls it they find out he left it in the cab. They don’t have time so they go get it in the period clothes. They get there and the taxi driver barely recognises them, when they get the phone Joon Soo thanks her. He gets the phone call that he was waiting for and needed to e-sign the document. Gong Shim tells him that she knows a place, so off they go running again.

They settle at the cafe and Joon Soo gets everything done for work. Gong Shim tells him that they can leave if he’s uncomfortable. He admits that he never allows people to laugh so heartedly unlike her who has a talent for it. They get ready to leave Joon Soo finally gets into the groove of things. As they leave a bunch of people take their photo.

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Dan Tae is at the office and answers the phone, to a man looking for his father. When Ji Yeon comes back she asks who it was and Dan Tae tells her that the caller was looking for her. He tells her that he is one of his father’s friends and the big tree in Yangpyeong is being pulled, but he doesn’t know the significance of the message.

Dan Tae goes to see the tree in question, and his father’s friend tells him how his father bought the tree 26ish years earlier and had always taken very good care of it. His friend sold the land and the new owners want the tree gone, so he asks Dan Tae to find out if his father wants to keep the tree and just move it, or to let it go. His father sees him at the tree and runs away. Dan Tae notices and runs after him, but he’s already left in a taxi. Dan Tae tells himself that his father is in the Philippines and couldn’t be the person he says.

Joon Soo and Gong Shim are playing a crane game, and Joon Soo keeps failing. Gong Shim tells him that he should just buy a machine at this rate, and he admits he wants to get her a cute plushie. She tells him that she’ll get it herself, and gets a dog plush in one shot. He asks how she did it, and she tells him that she worked in an arcade while studying for her college entrance exam, and promises to teach him. On their way to get something to eat, Gong Shim gets a call from Dan Tae to report the leak. She tells him to call an expert, and she’ll drop by in the morning. Joon Soo asks if she doesn’t have to go, and she tells him that he’ll need to call an expert anyways. When they get in the car, Gong Shim regrets the decision and tells Joon Soo that she should go and help Dan Tae as a landlord. This saddens him, and she apologises. The taxi pulls over and she gets out, however before leaving she wishes him good luck with his rebelling.

Gong Mi is getting ready to go somewhere when she notices Joon Soo’s package on the desk. Gong Mi is at the Suk house, and Mrs Suk apologises for not being able to get through to Joon Soo. Gong Mi tells her not to worry, and they settle in for dinner. When they part ways Gong Mi hands Mrs Suk a package that she says it’s a scarf. Inside she rights a note that she was surprised that it makeup bag contained money and since she can’t give her back the money she’s giving her that.

Gong Shim arrives at the house and asks why he hasn’t called anybody yet. He shows her where the pipe burst and she fix it. When he asks where she learnt that, she claims a part time job. (What job has this girl not had). When she goes to pick up a box she notices the band-aid. When he tries to sidestep her question as to why it’s there he tells her to help him clean. She finds his math game, and he steals it from her. She accuses him of cursing her, but he tells her he didn’t. when she doesn’t believe him, he proceeds to eat the paper. She can’t believe him and storms out to room

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Dan Tae is stomping on clothes when he calls Gong Shim to comes and help him. He tells her that it’s nice and cold so it’ll help her cool down. She doesn’t believe him at first and then when she gets in she realises how cold the water is. She starts stepping on the blanket but early topples. Dan Tae catches her and pulls her into a hug which they awkwardly break apart from. Dan Tae light-heartedly splashes Gong Shim and an all out water fight happens. They are still laughing when Joon Soo arrives. Joon Soo tells them that he thought that it had flooded but they’re doing laundry. Joon Soo tells him that Gong Shim had told him about it, and Gong Shim confirms that they were together that afternoon. Gong Shim tells him about Joon Soo never rebelling and he tells them, that the best way to rebel is to stay out all night. He suggests they go camping.

They set up at a campground, and Dan Tae tries to feed Gong Shim a wrap, which Joon Soo isn’t too happy about. Gong Shim burns her mouth on Dan Tae’s wrap, so Joon Soo makes sure that he cools down the meat before giving it to her. They start comparing their time with Gong Shim that day as if it were a contest. Gong Shim pulls out her earphones and indicates that she didn’t hear anything about what they were talking about. This actually turns out for the best, and they cheer.

Later that evening Dan Tae and Joon Soo watch Gong Shim play with a dog. Joon Soo tells him about always wanting a dog but never asked since his mother dislikes them. Dan Tae tells him that being nice despite being for a rich family is his charm. He admits that he will start doing what he wants despite his mother’s will. He tells Dan Tae that he’s changed a lot of thanks to him, and Dan Tae admits to suddenly feeling the guilt of ruining a perfect child.

Joon Soo and Dan Tae go to drop off what they rented and they get Gong Shim’s id. Joon Soo notices that the following day is her birthday and wonders why she didn’t tell them. Joon Soo tells Dan Tae to go ahead and he’s going to swing by the car. He presents Gong Shim the bunny that he was trying to win as a present, which touches her. Dan Tae comes back and gives her a cup full of dirt. He tells her that there are seeds in it, but won’t tell her which ones, and tells her that if she wants to know she’ll have to grow them.

Grandmother Suk is finishing a meeting with director Yeom and President Suk when she’s advised that Dan Tae has come. Director Yeom, the kidnapper, places his phone on to record and leaves it in the office. Dan Tae shows her the approximate image of Joon Pyo after 26 years, and it looks oddly like Dan Tae. (I wonder why) He tells her that he’s already registered it with all of the police stations, and warns her to make sure to relax as to not burn herself out. When he asks about the butterfly she admits she can’t think of anything. As soon as Dan Tae leaves, Director Yeom is there to pick up his cellphone he so conveniently forgot.

Gong Shim brings Mrs Suk Joon Soo’s invoice for the day before. She is appalled to see what he did the day before. She asks Gong Shim if she was with him and she confirmed that she was. Mrs Suk fires her and tells her that she can’t believe that she spent the night with Joon Soo. Gong Shim tells her that she will leave, however, she warns her that she shouldn’t be going around like she’s all that because they are both humans. After Gong Shim leaves, Mrs Suk calls her a rude girl.

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Gong Shim goes to pack up and fights back her tears. When she looks down at her id tag she tries to centre herself before putting it down on her desk and leaving. Her parents call her and promise to have dinner ready for her when she gets home from work for her birthday. She hangs up and turns off her phone before leaving.

Mrs Suk is still seething when Joon Soo walks in the room asking her if she met with Gong Shim. Though his mother denies it he knows that she fired her. When he sees Gong Shim’s badge on her desk he tries to call her but her phone is off. When his assistant comes to remind him that he has a presentation in 5 minutes he calls Dan Tae. He tells him what happened and since he can’t go looking for her, Dan Tae agrees to do it for him.

While Dan Tae is running around, Gong Shim is eating ice cream on an overpass watching the cars go by, and Joon Soo is totally not paying attention to the presentation. Dan Tae continues to wait for the busses with Gong Shim is at the exercise park. She finally makes her way home and is on the roof when Dan Tae returns.

He calls to her, and she asks why he’s so happy to see her. He tells her it’s nothing. Their conversation goes to the plant he gave her, and she tells him that it’s not sprouting. She wonders if there isn’t something wrong with the seed, and no matter how hard she tries it won’t grow. She likens the non-sprouting flower to herself because she sees herself as useless. Gong Shim starts to cry and Dan Tae pulls her into a hug while keeping his own tears in.

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