Another Recap over and another chat with Natalia about the show. This time, we dive into Beautiful Gong Shim and everything we liked and didn’t like about the show. Natalia related to the character more than I did, come listen to why!
Another Recap over and another chat with Natalia about the show. This time, we dive into Beautiful Gong Shim and everything we liked and didn’t like about the show. Natalia related to the character more than I did, come listen to why!
Another recaps wrapped up. Other than I feel like the title should have been “In Search of Joon Pyo” I loved this show.
We follow Gong Shim who is the ‘ugly’ sister and is always put down. No one in her family listens to her and she is resigned to pass her existence like that. Until the day that Ahn Dan Tae comes barreling into her life. He rents her room from her and they become tenuous friends. Throw Dan Tae, Gong Shim meets Suk Joon Soo and the trio’s adventures begin.
The show can get a little tedious at times, but there are a lot of cute scenes in it. If you like deceit, family secrets, kidnapping and attempted murder in your shows. Then this is for you.
Going Shim (Minah) is moments away from being mowed down by the car, however, Joon Soo (On Joo Wan) notices and pushes her out of the way causing him to get hit. Dan Tae (Namgung Min) is walking to the company when he notices the attacker fleeing from the site.He recognises him as the one who once attacked him. He runs to the Company to find Joon Soo on the ground he asks Gong Shim what’s going on but she’s in too much shock to give a straight answer. They call the ambulance to take him to the hospital.
Outside the OR Gong Shim tells Dan Tae what happened. She absolutely certain that the car was aiming for her. Dan Tae tries to tell her it was just an accident but knows that what Gong Shim is saying is probably true.
They visit Joon Soo and thank him for saving Gong Shim. Joon Soo is happy that she didn’t get hurt. She tells him she’s fine. The nurse comes in and tells them that they need to leave. Joon Soo sends them off looking sadly after the couple.
The sit down with some coffee and Dan Tae asks her about her dream to go to Italy. She tells him that it’s her life dream so one day she’ll go. He asks her that if she had the opportunity that moment if she’d go. She tells her the wouldn’t at the moment because she likes where she’s working and wants to grow there.
He brings her to her house and she tells him to hurry upstairs when she remembers that he doesn’t live there anymore. She admits that it’s off and he agrees that it is odd that he’s going to another building.He pulls her into one last hug before they part ways.
The next day Grandmother (Jung Hye Sun) goes to see Joon Soo which shocks him. She tells him that she sorry that she’s pushed him too far since he was young and how he must resent her. She goes on to say that he’s done nothing wrong. Joon So assures her that he understands because had he been in her position, he would have done the same. She tells him that since his parents are there any more that he should come live at home. Joon Pyo is going to study in America, and he should come back Joon Soo agrees and starts crying.
Dan Tae greets Grandmother outside, she tells him to go inside and visit with Joon Soo. When he gets inside, Joon Soo waits a beat before asking if he can call him Hyung (Brother) and he agrees. Joon Soo tells him that he’ll be moving back in and Joon Pyo seems to think it’s the obvious decision. They discuss that they will be living together which seems unreal that they’re living together. He mentions that it’ll be weird and Joon Pyo agrees. He mentions that he’ll be in America studying with Gong Shim and Joon Soo admits having been worried about Gong Shim when his grandmother mentioned it. He assures Joon Pyo that he’s feeling for Gong Shim have become friendlier rather than romantic. Joon Pyo tells Joon Soo that they arrested the man who tried to mow Gong Shim down and he confirms Joon Soo’s suspicion that it’s his uncle’s doing.
Dan Tae goes to see Yeom (Kim Byung Ok) and when Yeom starts teasing about Gong Shim, Dan Tae mentions that news must travel slowly in jail. He tells him that his man hit Joon Soo not Gong Shim and has already been arrested. He also he tells him that his hit man was arrested and confessed to everything. Yeom believes him to be lying and Dan Tae tells him that He’s never going to be released from jail and after everything he did, he should just rot there. Yeom gets pulls away when he starts having an outburst claiming he did nothing wrong.
The company brings the design to the hospital to show it to Joon Soo. He really likes the design and the tells her that it’s Gong Shim’s design. He’s really happy and off her colleagues explain that her growth is amazing. She bows to thank him and her wig gets snagged letting her hair tumble free. Everyone starts laughing and Joon Soo’s side hurts but he can’t stop laughing.
Joon Soo and Gong Shim step outside to talk. He tells her that he’s heard from Dan Tae and him going to America. She seems shocked about the news. He explains that Grandmother wants to have him learn management. He tells her that he’s going to ask her to go with him. When she hesitates, he promises to leave her position vacant until she returns. When she hesitates again he assures her he’ll be fine. He reiterates that they’re good friends and asks her to bring him to his room.
Gong Shim is at the company and she sees the news article about her. She’s heading to the elevators when her sister asks her to talk. She shows her the article about her and she tells her she’s seen it. Gong Mi tries to get her to understand that she should end things with Dan Tae before she’s heartbroken. Dan Tae isn’t Dan Tae anymore, he’s Joon Pyo and she needs to look at the reality. Gong Mi tells her to mind her business before leaving. When she gets back to her desk she gets a call from Dan Tae.
He meets with Gong Shim at a coffee shot. He asks if she’s hurt because of the new article. He apologises for it as it came out of their PR department, but it seems people are really interested in him. She assures him that she understands because, after all, he’s Joon Pyo. He’s sorry and asks her to wait patiently as the interest dies down. She tells him that things have really change. He tells her that he’s also changed because he’s learnt his actual age, and is 4 years older than her. She tells him to buy her something with money and he’s shocked but turn it into a game. He starts popping the buttons on his shirt without touching them. She tells him to stop after 2 buttons and his chest is showing(Yum)
They are walking a convenience store when he asks her what he should buy. She doesn’t give him an indication as to what but stopped before a display and tells him to buy her something that draws his eye. He turns discouraged that she won’t tell him, but notices her package design and gets really happy. He asks if it’s her design and she tells him it is. He’s excited and she goes into the details of the project and how her boss promised her a bigger project next time. Dan Tae asks he if she succeeding and she responds what is success, but she feels like she could do better next time since she’s gotten the hang of it.
Dan Tae runs into the hospital to find his father awake. He goes in and asks if he recognises him. He responds with a blink. Ji Yeon comes in and reminds him she’s his sister-in-law and he blinks again. Finally, his father is awake.
Dan Tae talks with his Grandmother and she suggests that he should hurry off to America to accompany his father to surgery. She asks about Gong Shim’s answer about going to America. He tells her that he hasn’t been able to breach the subject because every time he sees her talk about work he’s worried he’ll make her falter.
Gong Shim is looking at the packages and remembers Joon Soo mentioning Dan Tae going to America to study. She gets a phone call from Dan Tae asking to meet.
They meet up and Dan Tae tells her that he is going to the states When she asks when he tells her in a week. He tells her that his father’s surgery is actually what sped up the time frame. He tells her that he doesn’t know how long his studies will take. He asks her that while he’s away if she could try and become an amazing woman for him. She tells him she can, and he’s happy because it eases his mind. She arrives home and her mother is asking a million questions. Gong Shim tells her that she just wants to sleep and gets into bed.
Dan Tae and his family are at the airport when he calls Gong Shim. She tells him that she just left and isn’t sure she’ll arrive before his departure. He tells her he’ll wait as long as he can. She comes just a little too late and breaks down crying in the airport.
Fast forward 1 year. Joon Soo comes into his office to find Gong Shim asleep in his chair again. He asks if she was up all night which she confirms and he hands her some coffee. He asks why she always sleeps in his chair and she admits it’s the comfiest in the office. She asks when the meeting is, which he tells her, but then teases asking what company does the President report to the assistant manager.She agrees, she asks if his parents are coming, and when he confirms they are she mentions she’s nervous. She gets up to leave but he stops her to remove some fluff from her hair and tells her to go
Gong Shim arrives at the meeting just in time and commences the meeting for Star group project.
She meets up with Goo Nam at subways and she buys him lunch and he gives her some clothes since she didn’t go home that night. He asks if she hasn’t heard anything from Dan Tae and she doesn’t want to hear his name. Goo Nam keeps going on about how it’s odd that he could change so suddenly after becoming Joon Pyo. Gong Shim scolds him again and tells him to eat up.
Dan Tae arrives back without anyone and when he comes to the office he sees Gong Shim and Joon Soo very close. He asks her when her parents will arrive she tells him soon and he confirms his parents are already there. Dan Tae follows them to the family meal and wonders what’s going on.
Joon Soo steps into Gong Shim’s family room. He admits he wanted to say hello and when she starts to talk she tells him that she’s apologetic toward her mother. She wanted to apologise but they lost contact and she was never able to. She tells him to tell her that she misses him. Gong Shim slips into the Suk families room and opens the doors so e that the women could reunite.
Gong Shim and another person go to Star group to present and Gong Shim comes face to face with Joon Pyo. She is stunned in place. The manager needs to step out to take a call leaving Joon Pyo and Gong Shim alone. They but heads, Joon Pyo feeling hurt because he believes that Gong Shim moved on with Joon Soo and Gond Shim mad that he didn’t contact her in a year and then suddenly reappears. When the manager comes back, he tells Gong Shim to return the following day with edits and an explanation.
Gong Shim returns to the office and tells Joon Soo that Dan Tae’s back and she tells him that he’s in charge of star group. He told her that he came in telling them that the design was no good and had a nonscene complaint. Joon Soo tells her to edit if that’s what he wants she agrees and leave.
Joon Soo goes to see Dan Tae who is pissed. Dan Tae accuses Joon Soo of having a pre-marital meeting, and he starts laughing. Dan Tae isn’t finding any of it funny and then Joon Soo tells him that they were trying to get their parents to make up. He assures Dan Tae that his feelings for Gong Shim ended a year prior. Dan Tae asks for Joon Soo’s help since Gong Shim left really mad at him.
Dan Tae meets with Gong Shim. She brings the edits and he tells her to eat first. She doesn’t want to and he tells her one meal isn’t long. He mentions her getting prettier and that stops her from eating. She tells him that she can’t eat with him and stands. He runs after her and asks to talk. She starts screaming about him not contacting her. and her not knowing weather he was dead or alive. He explains about his father’s critical condition but tells her he’s fine. He studied like mad to finish the course in 6 months. She kicks him and leaves with him trailing after.
The next day Dan Tae meets up with Gong Shim. He asks about her day and she gets mad and tells him not to come again. He asks if she’s been up to the roop top since he left. She tells him no and he understands why she’s like that. He brings her up to find a pot and he’s find it obvious it didn’t sprout and he leave. Gong Shim reads the notes and asks what it meant. He told her that had she come to water it she wold have known. She asks again and he pulls out the wedding ring. She then asks why he didn’t give it to her directly. He kisses her and when he pulls away he admits that he didn’t think he would be able to go to America had he given it to her directly. She tells him that it foolish he buried it. He grabs her hand and tells her that they should get married. It’s Gong Shim’s turn to pull him in for a kiss.
Gong Mi goes to Joon soo’s office and invites him out for a beer. She tells him everything. How she approached him because of his connection to star group. How she joined the furniture studio because of his text to Gong Shim. Even the saving him from the fire was because Gong Shim had sent her to the restaurant. She apologises for not telling him sooner. She assures him that now she loves him as a person. He asks why she’s telling him now since he would have been unaware and she admits to wanting to start over with Joon Soo, the dear colleague whom she works with. She tells him that he doesn’t have to answer right away and can take his time before answering.
Dae Hwang is at the company and he gets the phone call from his wife saying that everyone is getting together, and he agrees to head to Grandmother’s house. Dan Tae introduces his father and aunt to everyone and they sit down for a meal.
Dan Tae is back to running his Pro Bono office. When he finishes his consultation, he goes to send the customers home. They ask about his price and he tells them that they don’t accept money. Since the couple knows that they brought a box of sweet potatoes and some cider. Dan Tae leaves to meet Gong Shim and leaves the reset to his aunt.
Gong Shim is waiting for Dan Tae in the roof top room. She starts thinking about the first time he came there and the first time she woke up next to him. He arrives and apologises for making her wait. She acts mad but she isn’t. He asks what she was thinking about, and she admits that it was about the first time he came. He tells her that he liked since the beginning and she tell him that she hated him. He steals a kiss from her then puls her into a hug. He tells her that he missed her and she reiterates his feeling. He pulls away a little and tells her he loves her and she loves him too.
We watch Yeom (Kim Byung Ok) attempt to kill the stand in for Dan Tae’s (Namgung Min) father while Dan Tae and Joon Soo (On Joo Wan) watch. They overhear Yeom calling Mrs Suk (Kyeon Mi Ri) for the money. Joon Soo kicked Dan Tae out of his revery and remind him that they should be following Yeom.
They follow Yeom outside and sees him get into a taxi. Thankfully Ho Joong is right there to pick them up. He asks why they didn’t capture him right there, but he tells him that there is not link to him and the kidnapping. Joon Soo asks about the bluff he told Yeom and he admits that since it’s not blood it’ll be hard to get DNA. Therefore, they must find proof.
Yeom meets up with his sister to get the 1 billion won. She assures him that it’s there and makes him promise he’s taken care of Dan Tae’s father. She tells him that she regrets turning a blind eye when he went to abduct Joon Pyo all those years ago. He chastises her and tells her it’s too late. She tells him that she wants to stop talking about Joon Pyo and have it taken care of.
Meanwhile, Joon Soo tells Dan Tae that he’ll retrieve the black box from his mother’s car. They notice Yeom leaving with the bag of money. Dan Tae tells them that there is just enough time for him to return to the office to get his embezzled money and get to the airport. Joon Soo tells him that he has the proof of the embezzlement.
Yeom goes back to his office and gets his money from his safe. He gets to his car in the office parkade and Dan Tae ambushes him. He fakes being pissed because he killed his father. He starts beating him up, but Joon Soo arrives just in time to punch him and leave with his uncle while he’s down. Ho Joong comes around the corner with a realistic police siren playing. Dan Tae thanks him and sends him on his way. Dan Tae now has all his money.
Joon Soo drives his uncle away and he thanks him for helping. When he pulls out his phone Joon Soo tells him to turn it off. Yeom complains about his money and plane ticket being in his car. Joon Soo mentions that there isn’t any way he’ll be able to take a flight that day anyways because he’s certain the airport will be covered with police. Yeom asks where he should hide and Joon Soo tells him he has an idea. He brings him to a little container room. He tells him that, there is some food and water and that he shouldn’t go outside. He promises he won’t and Joon Soo promises to look into getting him out of the country via boat.
As soon as he leaves he calls Dan Tae to tell him Yeom has is there and he’s going to pick up the black box and be over. He promises to wait. We zoom out to Dan Tae being surrounded by money.
Joon Soo arrives home and sees his mum. He asks if she’s come back from somewhere and she admits that she did go out. She inquires if he’s done work and tells her that he has to go back. She offers to make him a health drink before he leaves. He agrees and takes her fob. He makes his way to the car and gets the micro SD chips from the black box.
He brings it to Dan Tae and tells him to come get him once it’s done. He agrees and moments later follows him to the roof. he tells him his thoughts about his mother was wrong and tells him to go check for himself. He sits there and finds out that his mother only found out about the abduction after it happened and had no part in it. This relieves him a little and Dan Tae squat beside him and asks is he’s happy with the result. He admits that he’s happy his mother’s fault was minimised. Dan Tae asks if they should go home.
The man from the arboretum comes to the house and when Tae Hee answers the door and he tells her the person who handed him the note was Joon Soo. She tries to get more information but he just leaves. Dan Tae thanks him for helping out and bring him home.
Tae Hee is in shock that Joon Soo knows about her part in the abduction. He arrives back home and she turns to him with tears in her eyes. They are suddenly in her bedroom and she’s sitting on the bed apologising to him. He tells her that her only blame is by not telling someone. She tells him that she committed a big sin because she should have talked. She tells him to not forgive her, to hate her, because he knew nothing. He asks what son hates his mother, after all, she didn’t order someone to kill Dan Tae’s father.
Dan Tae is at home thinking about Gong Shim (Minah) and he calls her. He asks where she is and when she tells him work he tells her to just listen. He tells her that he doesn’t know how his life will change after be becomes Joon Pyo but he knows that he will always be Dan Tae to her. No matter what changes, he will always be the same with her and his feeling with never change, no matter what happens. She asks if there’s anything else and he tells her that he wants to see her. She goes to meet him but gets caught by her co-workers. She promises to come back early in the morning to finish the work and leaves.
She’s walking and notice Dan Tae and waves. He sees a truck coming right for Gong Shim and he runs across traffic to protect her but the truck stops in time. He suddenly remembers his mother’s death that he witnessed as a child. Gong Shim turns around to make sure Dan Tae is fine, simply to find him crying. She asks what’s wrong and he tells her that he remembers everything from his past. She can’t say anything so she simply holds his hand.
Gong Shim being him home and continues to hold his hand. At one point she thinks that he’s asleep but when she gets up to leave he opens his eyes. He pulls her down and asks her to stay like that until he’s fallen asleep and she agrees. He tells her that if she ever runs into a busy street like that again she’ll be severely punished, and she jokes about him being a Nagger. Eventually, she extracts herself from his arms and tells him to sleep well.
Gong Shim comes down to the convenience store and bumps into her father. He asks where she was since she wasn’t in her room. She tells him that she was in her room. But before her father leaves he admits to seeing her come down from the rooftop.
The next morning Dan Tae receives a package of his father’s effects from the Philippines. When he starts going through it, he finds a 2nd military ring. He pulls out the ring that was in Joon Pyo’s effects and he notices a slight difference in the regiments. He thinks about it and recalls him getting the ring from Yeom in exchange from his necklace.
Yeom is eating ramen when Dan Tae arrives. He tells him that they should finish it know. He admits that he knows that he abducted Joon Pyo 26 years prior and should turn himself. He was providing the last chance for him to act human. Yeom stands with a knife in hand. Dan Tae warns him, but Yeom refuses. He pulls out the ring and shows it to him. Yeom asks if there is any proof that it’s his ring. He reveals that he’s Joon Pyo and recounts the memory where they exchanging his ring for his necklace. A mild fight happens and Yeom runs out, which has him running into the waiting police officers. Grandmother (Jung Hye Sun) stands to the side, shocked. She slaps Yeom and screams at him before collapsing onto Joon Soo. He’s arrested and Dan Tae comes out. She asks if everything is over and he assures her it is. He tells Joon Soo that they’ll talk at home before whisking him off.
Joon Soo is alone and replays the conversation that Dan Tae had with Yeom in the trailer. He only then finds out the Dan Tae is Joon Pyo and to say he’s in shock almost seems like an understatement.
They arrive home to Tae Hee and Dae Hwang (Kim Il Woo) on their knees. Tae Hee apologises for doing wrong and that he family didn’t know. Joon Soo kneels next to his parents. She screams at her not being a human enough to help her in her search, or to have said anything. She can’t believe that they lived in the same house for 10 years and still she said nothing, and even encouraged her to stop. Finally, she tells them that Joon Pyo is now by her side and they understand that Dan Tae is Joon Pyo.
Dan Tae sits with Joon Soo and apologises to him for not telling him sooner of his identity. He explains that he found out when he was cut off for a month. Joon Soo feels like he should apologise but he tells him he can’t ask him to forgive his mother. He admits that he doesn’t think that forgiveness is his to give. Joon Soo tells him that he and his family will regret and live a quiet life. Dan Tae admits that he just wants things to go back to how they were. Joon Soo mentions his sin being too great for that, but Dan Tae wants to try.
Dan Tae goes to visit his father with Ji Yeon (Bang Eun Hee) and she tells him that Dan Tae has found his family so he needs to wake up. She also mentions that they should go apologise to the family.
That evening Dan Tae tries to call Gong Shim and remembers that she lost her phone in the road te evening before. Grandmother comes out and Dan Tae helps her sit down. He tells her that she should take care of her health so then can go places together for a long time. She tells Dan Tae to fix up the roof top and to come home because she’s been waiting a long time to live his him. He assures him that he will clean up soon.
The next morning reporters are huddled around the apartment talking about Dan Tae’s heritage. Gong Shim’s family watch and become very confused. When Gong Shim comes out they ask if she knew, however, she doesn’t answer just tells them she needs to go to the roof. As soon as she steps outside she’s bombarded with reporters so she steps back in.
Dan Tae tells Grandmother that Yeom will probably not serve any time for the abduction but will be serving time for attempted murder. Joon Soo’s family came to say goodbye but she refuses to leave. Joon Pyo wants to go but she tells him to stay put. Everyone bows and leaves.
Joon Soo sends his parents off at the airport. His paternal grandmother wishes he could come with them. Daw Hwang reminds her that he has his work there. they promise to call when the arrive in Sydney. He nods and they leave.
Gong Mi is pacing her room and decides to try and call Joon Pyo. Also, he doesn’t answer the phone. Joon Pyo sees the news and is certain that Gong Shim is worried. Gong Shim is pacing but is certain Dan Tae is fine.
He arrives at Gong shim’s house as a delivery boy. He comes in right away and apologises for the reporters. They say it’s fine and her mother calls Gong Shim. Gong Shim comes out and calls him Dan Tae which she gets chastises for.
They go to her room and he pulls her into a hug. She complains about worrying and he missed her. He pulls out a cell phone and tells her not to hear it because when he wants to hear her voice he has to. She smiles and He tells her that he won’t be able to come for a while but once everything is said and done, they’ll go to see Grandmother together. She tells him to close his eyes because she has something to tell her. He assumes it’s for a kiss but she takes off her wig. She shows him that her hairs growing back and soon she can remove her wig. He’s super happy about that. He goes to leave and he steals a kiss and another hug before leaving.
Yeom is sitting in his cell reading the newspaper and notice the article of Gong Shim and Dan Tae. He promises to leave him alone but to deal him a world of pain.
Gong Shim leaves her apartment to find movers emptying his apartment. She runs upstairs before getting a call. He apologises for not being able to tell her sooner because he only just found out about it. She tells him that it’s fine. Right after they hang up a move hits her Sunflower and she runs over to it.
Yeom meets with his goon and places a hit out for Gong Shim.
Dan Tae gets introduced to the company as Joon Pyo and she tells him that he will go study management in the USA. Once out he asks why it came up so suddenly. She tells her that he should go with Gong Shim. He can study management while she studies drawing. He promises to bring it up with her.
Dan Tae plans a proposal. He’s out buying rings when he tells Gong Shim that he’s going to go pick her up from work.
Joon Soo has a quick conversation wth his parents.
Gong Shim send her senior off because she needs to meet with Dan Tae and while she’s waiting, the Yeom’s Goon tries to mow her down with the car. (Seriously why does she stand on the road?) That’s the end of this episode.
We’re back to the scene when Yeom’s (Kim Byung Ok) cell phone rings in Joon Soo’s (On Joo Wan) and Dan Tae (Namgung Min) is around to hear it. Meanwhile, Gong Shim (Minah) is standing innocently beside Joon Soo. Gong Shim notices the staring contest between Dan Tae and Joon Soo but is quickly broken up by the rest of the employees. Gong Shim gets whisked away to a company lunch and Joon Soo and Dan Tae go to talk.
Dan Tae all but accuses him of attempting to kill his father. He asks about the cell phone and Joon Soo admits to not knowing about it. A very mad Dan Tae promises to discover every secret that Joon Soo is hiding before stalking away.
That evening Gong Shim brings Dan Tae chicken and apologises for earlier. He asks about the company and she tells him all about it and how she really like it there. She mentions howJoon Soo is launching a company with them but, he wasn’t the reason she got hired. Dan Tae is not happy that she’ll be working with Joon Soo, however, he sends her downstairs so she can sleep before work starts the next day.
Gong Mi (Seo Hyo Rim) is working out, but her mind wanders to the conversations that she and Joon Soo had. She’s happy that he’s willing to have her in the company that he’s risking his name on. Joon Soo texts her, thanking her for accepting the offer. She responds on her watch, smiles and goes back to working out.
Gong Shim comes home and her parents bombard her with questions about the new company. She tells that she really likes it there, and everyone is so nice. Gong Mi comes out and is glad her sister like her new job. She turns to her slightly and informs her that she was really surprised that Joon Soo was working with her design company on the new company he was building. It sinks in that Gong Mi will be working with Gong Shim and she isn’t exactly thrilled though their parents are.
Gong Shim’s father (Woo Hyeon) receives a text message and mother believes that he’s acting odd. He tells her she’s crazy and offers to give her a face mask. He proceeds to put the customer face mask on and when she falls asleep he sneaks out.
Mrs Suk (Kyeon Mi Ri) notices the text on her husband’s (Kim Il Woo) phone, but when she tries to read it she finds the phone locked. He comes in and fains anger at his wife snooping and claims that he’s going for a walk. She briefly wonders why he’s so touchy lately.
Mrs Gong (Oh Hyung Kyung) wakes up to find her husband missing, and Mrs Suk wonders where her husband has gone. They both track them down and meet up outside a club. They have a rather terse back and forth with neither being civil they go in. After searching they find their husbands on stage singing. The two woman drag their husbands out of the bar, however, they run back to each other in the middle of the street and act like a couple who’s being forced apart.
Dan Tae calls the arboretum to try and find the contact number for the employee. Though there was not any more information than he already had, he did find out that he shared a place with his father. He tracks him down and asks him questions about Joon Soo. the man is adamant that he quit for health reasons and for no other reason. He leaves to go inside, thought Dan Tae tries to stop him.
Dan Tae accuses Joon Soo of paying the man money to remain hidden. Yeom watches the exchange from the 2nd floor and expects everything is going as planned. (I’m expecting this to blow up in his face soon). Dan Tae notices him watching and becomes suspicious.
Joon Soo brings the phone to data retrieval company. He finds out that the phone has been reset and there is very little chance that there will be any information left on the phone to be recovered but they’ll try.
Joon Soo comes to see Gong Mi at her office to welcome her. He apologises about being distracted lately. She tells him she understands, and he gives her a laundry list of things to do. She notices him carrying a bag but doesn’t say anything as he doesn’t give it to him. Right as he leaves she gets a phone call to bring down some paperwork. She happens upon Joon Soo giving the bag to Gong Shim and watching her leave happily. She suddenly understands where his affections lie.
Dan Tae meets with Grandmother Suk and informs her that there is no progress in both the case and his love life. She tells him to call the girl he likes right away and schedule a meeting with her. Dan Tae doesn’t first agree but they he spins a story about messing up the chairwoman’s schedule and her being really mad. He begs Gong Shim to keep her busy until he gets there. She believes it.
The Chairwoman arrives and Gong Shim comes up to meet her. She tries to make her happy but feels like she failed. She introduces herself and when the Chairwoman asks where Dan Tae is Gong Shim promises that he’ll be in soon. She invites her into Dan Tae’s room. She does everything to make her comfortable. She gets her a drink, makes her a meal and even gives her a massage. They talk about Dan Tae and the more Gong Shim talks about him the more the Chairwoman likes her. While she’s massaging her she falls asleep.
When Dan Tae arrives, Grandmother Suk tells him that she likes the girl. She was so terrified fo him being scolded she didn’t everything to appease her. Grandmother scolds him about eating food off the ground before leaving.
Gong Shim and Gong Mi go out to drink. Gong Mi makes up a rumour about Gong Shim being hired through a favour. Though Gong Shim assures her that that’s not the case, Gong Mi warns her that people don’t think like that. She warns her to not be so close to Joon Soo at work to make sure no one thinks their relationship is odd.
Gong Shim goes to see Dan Tae and notices that the Chairwoman had left. He thanks her for making the Chairwoman forgive him. She tells him that if he messes up again to let her know because she earned some points. He asks what she did to make her fall asleep, and Gong Shim admitted that she massaged her. She offers to give him on but finds out that he’s very ticklish. When she tickles him some more they tumble onto of each other causing them to become awkward. She heads downstairs and he does some pushups to try and calm down.
Joon Soo goes to see Yeom and he asks if he has anything to do with the Arboretum employee’s disappearance. He assures him he’s not, and Joon Soo inadvertently gives his uncle more information about the open case. He leaves and when he pulls out Dan Tae marks down the plate number.
Dan Tae goes to the hospital and gets the time that Joon Soo was parked for and then pulls up that video camera time and gets a picture of Joon Soo that day. (My question… He didn’t notice Yeom?)
Joon Soo calls the unknown number and it happens to be Ji Yeon’s. She starts screaming about him trying to kill her brother-in-law again. Dan Tae takes the phone and calls him by name and asks if he was going to try and kill his father again. Joon Soo hangs up suddenly understanding that this uncle tried to kill Dan Tae’s father.
Joon Soo goes to see his uncles and inquires to why he tries to kill Dan Tae’s father. yeom informs him that the conversation is best suited for an office, and they go to his office. Joon Soo admits that he will never be able to forgive him and tells him that he will admit everything to Dan Tae. Yeom tells him to just listen to something before revealing all their secrets. He calls Mrs Suk and asks her about Dan Tae’s father. She remembers and confirms that he’s taken care of him to make sure he’ll never wake up. The realisation that his mother is in way over her head settles around him. Yeom places all the blame on his mother and that the abduction of Joon Pyo was his mother’s doing. He tells him that if he wants his mother to pay for her sins than to confess everything to Dan Tae.
Dan Tae goes to Joon Soo’s office to find him missing. He tries calling him but it’s redirected straight to voice mail.
Joon Soo is leaving his house and his mother is asking about his destination. He doesn’t say anything, just looks sadly at his mother. She tells him that when business is slow it’s good to take a moment and regroup. He tells her that his phone will be off and she understands. She tells him to take the time he needs and to come back safe before he leaves.
Dan Tae and Gong Shim are walking on the road. He asks if she can stop working for Joon Soo. She asks why and when he doesn’t answer her mind jumps to jealousy. She tells him that he knows that she really likes the work that she’s doing for the company. She tells him that he’s not thinking about her and only his feelings. She walks away from him leaving him to watch her with sad eyes.
They meet back up on the roof later, and Dan Tae comes up behind her. She turns when he calls her name. She asks if he’s dumb. She admits that due she’s dumb she can’t multitask and can not be going out with 2 men at once. She promises that no man will come between them. She promises and Dan Tae pulls her into a hug. After pulling away, he steals a kiss before dragging her into a full blow kiss. They parted both smiling before he steals a quick peck from her again.
The next day Dan Tae meets wth Yeom in the foyer. He stops Dan Tae and asks where he’s going. He admits that he needs to go to the hospital. Yeom mentions that it must be lonely for Dan Tae now that Joon Soo isn’t with the company. Dan Tae tells him that it doesn’t bother him.Yeom mentions that it must be difficult to take care of someone in intensive care, and assures him that if he needs anything to come see him. But Dan Tae didn’t tell him that his father was in intensive care, and he noticed.
He goes back to the hospital and finds him in the footage, suddenly all the data points make sense with Director Yeom being the attempted murderer and meeting with his father at the arboretum.
Dan Tae returns to the office to find out that Director Yeom was in the same army regiment as his father.
Dan Tae looks up his father’s old army buddy and inquired about Yeom. The old friend confirms that Yeom and his father were really close, almost like brothers. He goes into the back and returns with a picture of 4 men.
While Dan Tae drives back to the office, he thinks over all of the pieces of information that he knows about the case. He storms into Director Yeom’s office and pulls up his sleeve to reveal the butterfly tattoo. We close the episode with Dan Tae accusing Yeom of the culprit.
Dan Tae (Namgung Min) is sitting looking at his missing poster when a knock comes from the Door. He invites Gong Shim (Minah) in. She had brought him a glass of misu, He thanks her for it in a cute voice and she tells him never to do it again. She asks him for a favour. She tells him that she has an interview and wonders if he will practice with her, and, of course, he agrees. She gives a little too much information when answering the interview questions. He obviously pushes, as any interviewer would, and she gets really mad. She ‘comes to’ while strangling Dan Tae and apologises after pulling back. She about to leave when Dan Tae calls her back and asks if she’s free that evening, and they plan on meeting after he’s done meeting with Joon Soo. She asks if there is a reason for them to meet after his other meeting, and he tells her it just turned out that way. After leaving she wonders what Dan Tae will want to talk about, and Dan Tae solidifies his resolve to tell her that he’s Joon Pyo.
Joon Soo (On Joo Wan) gets the results saying that the results are incompatible. (Dan Tae’s doing I’m sure… probably the toothbrush) His family is calling to him, restless. He comes back and changes the announcement to him leaving the company to start his own. This leaves his family in an uproar, he apologises and heads to him room. He looks once more at the test results once more defeated.
We see Dan Tae notice that Joon Soo had been looking at his toothbrush at home. He obtains a used toothbrush from Goo Nam before exchanging it for his own in his work hygiene pack. So the toothbrush that Joon Soo tested had Goo Nam’s DNA on it not Dan Tae’s.
Joon Soo overhears the conversation between his mother (Kyeon Mi Ri) and uncle (Kim Byung Ok). He understands that his uncle means to kill Soo Yong if it would help him hid the fact that he took Joon Pyo. Since Dan Tae is Soo Yong’s son he is bound to tell him everything if he wakes up. Joon Soo goes back to his room and slides to the ground right next to his door.
Ji Yeon (Bang Eun Hee) goes to see Soo Yong and he finally wakes up. While she’s running to get a nurse, Yeom’s goon goes in to see Soo Yong and reports that he’s awake. He asks if he should take care of it, but Yeom tells him that he needs to confirm it with his 2 eyes and that he’s coming to the hospital. Joon Soo notices his uncle’s departure and follows.
While Dan Tae is on his way out he gets a phone call from his aunt telling him that his father is awake. He heads to the hospital right away.
Joon Soo follows his uncle and notices him meeting with his goon. Yeom calls Ji Yeon to get her out of the IC so that he can get in to see it for himself. Joon Soo follows him to Soo Yong’s room. Joon Soo looks in and notices that the room he visited was Dan Tae’s father’s room. Yeom sends his goon to kill Soo Yong. Joon Soo passes right next to the goon, no idea what is happening next.
Dan Tae arrives and notices his aunt. She tells him the good news about his father. He asks why she’s there and she admits that one of his father’s army buddies called but she can’t find him. Dan Tae decides to go up first to see his father. As he’s on the elevator he notices Joon Soo leaving, apparently still trailing his uncle.
The goon pulls out the oxygen tube from the machine which forces Soo Yong to suffocate. (If he’s awake he can breathe on his own, and that was just a little mask not an iron lung. Drama Science.) Dan Tae arrives right as his father flat lines and the doctors are trying to save him. His aunt shows up and he admits that he thinks that his father is going to pass away and he break down crying.
Joon Soo is outside the hospital when he replays the conversation he overheard and overlay it with the fact that Soo Yong is Dan Tae’s father. He becomes physically sick thinking about what his uncle would do to him.
The doctors manage to bring Soo Yong back and the doctor admits that there is evidence that the lines were pulled out deliberately. Dan Tae’s suspicion lies on Joon Soo’s involvement. (Gawd dammit Dan Tae he’s on your side)
Dan Tae meets Joon Soo where they had agreed, and the standoff begins. They meet and though the conversation had been planned to go a much different way. Joon Soo asks him to stop looking for Joon Pyo, more worried that something will happen to Dan Tae’s father if he continues. Dan Tae reveals he was going to say that same thing until something changed and he swears to find the culprit.
Dan Tae notices Gong Shim while walking home. She complains to herself that he hasn’t called. He steps behind and tree and watched her before calling. He cancels their plans, and he watches as she lies to him about not being out of the house and that it’s ok. He watches her sadly as she walks away from him and towards home.
Gong Shim arrives home, and when her mother offers her something to eat she just tells her that she’s going to bed. Though she simply sits on her bed.
Dan Tae arrives back home, and he recalls that contradictory words and actions of Gong Shim. He decides to call her and asks to see her. They meet up and he mentions he’s a little late, she starts to retort but ends up agreeing. They end up going to the movies and Gong Shim admits to never gone to a late night movie before. He smiles and as the film starts he takes her hand gently. They both end up falling asleep while watching the movie.
The next morning Dan Tae and Gong Shim meets up while she’s practising for her interview. He tells her that he’s certain that she’s going to get the job.
Joon Soo goes to see Gong Mi (Seo Hyo Rim) and asks if they can talk. He doesn’t want to talk at the company, so he takes her to Subway. While Joon Soo is ordering Mrs Suk’s words replay in Gong Mi’s mind. Joon Soo sits down and admits that he heard everything from his mother. That, however, isn’t why he brought her with him. He extends the offer to have her head their legal team. He assures her that he doesn’t want to pressure her, but he’s seen her talent and wanted to scout it for himself. She agrees to think about it before giving him an answer.
Gong Shim goes to the job interview and the interviewers not only like her artwork but her as well. While she’s coming out she bumps into Joon Soo. He asks what brought her there, and she admits to having had a job interview. He smiles knowingly and regretfully tells her that there is no time to grab coffee with her. She ushers him into the building. He goes up to talk with the interviewers and they ask if there is anyone he wants to recommend. He tells him that he’s stepping out of this process and trust him to pick the right person.
Grandmother Suk (Jung Hye Sun) calls Joon Soo and tells him to come to the company once he’s finished. She asks him to go to Yeoju. The tells him that she had ordered some ceramic from Professor Kang and he wanted to see Joon Soo. She tells Dan Tae to go with him since the professor changed his office and the streets are confusing. This leaves both of the men in an awkward situation.
While driving Dan Tae heads to the arboretum, and Joon Soo notices. Dan Tae tells him that he just had to stop off somewhere before heading to Yeoju. He asks Joon Soo to help him gets something for inside the office. When Dan Tae arrives, the man that he’s looking for isn’t there nor will he be coming back. When Dan Tae tries calling his cell he finds that it’s off.
Yeom is meeting with the man in question and hands him money to basically drop off of the map. He promises that all he needs to do is change his number and not keep in touch with the arboretum.
When the return Joon Soo tears into Dan Tae. He tells him that he has warned him to stay away from looking for Joon Pyo. Dan Tae stays calm and tells him that he doesn’t care that he’s protecting someone, he does care about who, and what he’s covering up. Before Joon Soo leaves Dan Tae tells him that he still has a chance, but Joon Soo walks away from him. Of course, Yeom heard everything. (I’m sure he’s going to use this distrust that Dan Tae has towards Joon Soo.)
Dan Tae returns to the hospital to see his father. Ji Yeon blames herself for walking away. Dan Tae assures her that the security has been beefed up. He asks his aunt to tell him exactly what happened that day of the attack. Ji Yeon tells him everything he already knows. He tries to call the army buddy, but Yeom doesn’t pick it up. Instead, he finds out what Dan Tae’s number is, and it matches the number who called him.
Dan Tae and Gong Shim go out to eat and she admits that though his take on the interview didn’t help, she did feel less nervous. He claims that he had planned it that way. They both reach for the napkins, their hands touching. Dan Tae holds onto her hand and though Gong Shim wants to eat, they compromise into eating 2 spoon fulls while their hands are linked. She eats 2 spoon fulls and Dan Tae complains because he doesn’t want their hands apart.
They go out on the town and stop at a henna booth. Gong Shim admits that she’s always wanted one. While Dan Tae is looking, Gong Shim grabs his hand. She offers to walk 2 blocks with their hands together and he admits he prefers 2 blocks rather than 2 spoon fulls. When he gets in, he finds her cute but suddenly remembers seeing a butterfly henna tattoo. He comes to the concluding that the kidnapper had a butterfly tattoo.
The next day Gong Shim is waiting for the call from Vow Design. She’s praying when they actually call. Gong Mi is telling her family that she will be working for Joon Soo’s company instead of star group. Her parents are happy and their father mentions that it’s rare that a man takes the hard road. Gong Shim comes out and tells them that she was hired at the company she applied for, and suddenly everyone is getting good news.
She goes by the company to introduce herself. Joon Soo arrives and finds out that she was hired. She asks if he had a hand in getting her in, and he admits to having no control over the hiring process. The interviewer assures her that she got in on her own strengths, and they didn’t know that they president and she knew each other. Joon Soo goes to the washroom and he’s smiling that entire time thinking about Gong Shim working for him. (Back to smiling the way I like him)
Dan Tae is waiting for Gong Shim and he gets a call from Ji Yeon telling him about an odd call. She asks if he’s tried calling the army buddy again because he’s still not answering. Gong Shim and Joon Soo are coming out when Dan Tae call. Gong Shim mentions that he’s getting a phone call. Joon Soo pulls out his phone and there is nothing there. She mentions that it’s coming from his briefcase and he pulls out Yeom’s cell phone. Of course, Dan Tae sees the phone with Joon Soo.