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.
Dan Tae (Namgung Min) storms into Yeom’s (Kim Byung Ok) office and accuses him of kidnapping Joon Pyo as well as assaulting his father. Yeom tells him he shouldn’t accuse him without evidence. Dan Tae picks up his arm and tells him that his mother wasn’t talking about the bow tie but rather his tattoo. He also brings up the fact that he didn’t tell him his father was in intensive care and he happened to visit him at the same time that he was attacked in the hospital.
Dan Tae goes back to visit his father’s roommate again and asks about Yeom. The man keeps his mouth shut, and tells Dan Tae that he has told him everything. Even when Dan Tae begs, he won’t tell him anything.
Yeom and Mrs Suk (Kyeon Mi Ri) meet and Yeom asks for more money. He tells her that he’s already appeased Soo Young with his own money and has promised if they give him more he’ll leave the country and never come back. Yeom asks where Joon Soo (On Joo Wan) when and Mrs Suk admits that she doesn’t know.
We see Joon Soo at the hotel and get calls someone.
Joon Soo calls Yeom to meet him. He tells him that he has decided to work with him to cover up what happened. He wants to get make sure that Da Tae doesn’t know. Yeom tells him that Dan Tae came to him telling him a nonsense before leaving. He knows that he didn’t have any proof but he feels like it’s dangerous. He tells Joon Soo that they’re going to have to get him out of the company, and away from the family so he can’t stick his nose into their business. (Please tell me he’s working with Dan Tae.)
Dan Tae is looking through the box of all the items that he had with him when he was brought to the Ahn family when he gets an idea.
Dan Tae goes to Yeom’s desk drawer and gets his toothbrush. Yeom arrives and asks if he was trying to steal his toothbrush. Dan Tae walks up to him and tells him that he will be borrowing his toothbrush. He admits that he has an item in his possession that will prove that he was the one who took Joon Pyo. He tells him that his DNA is on the clothes. He offers for him to take the toothbrush away and when he doesn’t he advises him that he trusts that he’s innocent before leaving with the toothbrush. Yeom can’t believe that Joon Pyo’s clothing are in Dan Tae’s possession.
Joon Soo gets a phone call from Yeom telling him that Dan Tae has Joon Pyo’s clothes and tells him to go get them.
Joon Soo goes to see Gong Shim (Minah) and asks her if she knows Dan Tae’s door code. He admits that he left something at his house the last time he was over and he needs it urgently but Dan Tae isn’t answering. Gong Shim tells him it and he thanks her.
Joon Soo goes to Dan Tae’s apartment, proceeds to make a HUGE mess while looking for the clothes. Finally, he finds it. He’s leaving when Dan Tae arrived. He gets stopped by Goo Nam which reminds him that he should have the emperor meal. This gives Joon Soo a chance to escape.
Dan Tae sits down to eat when Gong Shim calls to invite him out to eat. He asks Goo Nam to hold it for him, but he says he’ll eat it.
Joon Soo brings the clothes to Yeom to incinerate them. Joon Soo brings only the clothes out of the entire box. He confirms that that’s it and Yeom throws them into the fire saying it’s all for his mother benefit.
Gong Shim and Dan Tae are out eating when she asks what he likes about her. Suddenly an old colleague shows up. Attorney So believes that Gong Shim is a student and starts flirting with Dan Tae. When she asks if he has a girlfriend, and then offers to go out for a drink with him, Dan Tae introduces her to Gong Shim as his girlfriend. Gong Shim plays along and offers he to join them for wine at home. This has the other lawyer leaving as quickly as she showed up.
Gong Shim is walking home with Dan Tae when she mentions that she thought men preferred the girls who are more fashionable. He assures her that he likes girls who are cute, like her. He turns the question on him and while she’s pausing her father shows up. She pushes Dan Tae to the ground. They speak briefly with him before he rides away on his bike. They go back to their conversation and when her father turns back around he admits that he say everything and Gong Shim is embarrassed.
They arrive at Dan Tae’s apartment to find it ransacked. Gong Shim automatically assumes he’s been robbed. Dan Tae heads straight to the bag to find the box missing. She asks if they should call the police and he tells her not too. She starts cleaning up but Dan Tae tells her to stop. She mentions that Joon Soo had come earlier and he must have forgotten to close the door properly. He seems a little shock, but she confirms that Joon Soo told him. Dan Tae pulls her into a hug and tells her that if something worst happens to not be surprised. Gong Shim asks if there is something more going on and he tells her not to worry.
The next day Dan Tae is leaving and he walks right past Yeom and his goon. Yeom tells the man to make sure that Dan Tae gets plenty of rest in a hospital for several months.
Dan Tae is on the phone when the Goon tried to hit him. Joon Soo hits him hard with a fire extinguisher. He asks Dan Tae if he’s hurt, and when Dan Tae asks what happens he admits he thinks it’s his uncle’s doing. We get to see his meeting with Dan Tae telling him that he wants to work with him so that he can get his uncle to pay for his crime. He admits that he wanted everything to go away, but after he found out that his uncle tried to kill his father he couldn’t turn a blind eye anymore.
Dan Tae meets with Joon Soo at his office and Dan Tae complains that he really made a mess of his room. Joon Soo admits that he didn’t know if his uncle would follow. He shows Dan Tae the recording of his conversation with his uncle. While Dan Tae is listening he notices Yeom coming and he throws the phone and goes into attack mode. He accuses him of going into his house right when Yeom comes in. After some yelling and death threats, Dan Tae leaves. Joon Soo asks what he’s doing there and Yeom tells him he wanted to see his office.
Dan Tae pops downstairs to see Gong Shim work, and he hears her get complimented. He tells her that it’s nice to hear. He offers to take her out for coffee but she tells him she’s busy. He understands, he tells her to make a lot and of money and regretfully lets her hand go.
Dan Tae goes back to see the worker who then calls Yeom. He asks if he actually did hurt Soo Young and if he did he doesn’t need his money. He tells him that he will meet with Dan Tae and tell him everything.
Dan Tae gets a call from Ji Yeon and runs to the hospital. They are told that his father was convulsing all through the night and his breathing is unstable. The doctor warns them to prepare for the worst.
Ji Yeon comes to Dan Tae’s room while Gong Shim is on the roof. She tells Gong Shim that she’s brought side dishes for him. After letting herself in, Gong Shim runs downstairs and brings her back some misu. She tells her to take her time and she’ll be back for the glass later.
Dan Tae goes to met with grandmother and she asks about his father. He tries to lie but she sees right through it. He admits that the doctors told him to expect the worst. She tells him to bring him to see him while he’s still alive. He tells her that he’s unconscienced and she calls him Joon Pyo and tells him to bring her to him once again.
Gong Shim comes back to see the ICU pass of Ji Yeon fallen. She wonders about it.
Grandmother sees Soo Young and her heart breaks for Dan Tae. She thanks him for raising Joon Pyo so well and is grateful to him. She tells him that he has to live so they can greet each other happily. Gong Shim overhears everything. Dan Tae tells her he’ll explain but Gong Shim hides behind wanting to give the pass back to Ji Yeon. Though she won’t listen to Dan Tae, Grandmother asks her to step out for a talk.
Grandmother tells her everything and when she comes out to talk with Dan Tae she tells him she understands. She asks if Joon Soo knows about his identity and he tells her he doesn’t. She promises not to tell anyone. She asks if he’s father is very sick, when he confirms that he is, she asks to pay are respects. Dan Tae soon bring her out off the room. However, Gong Shim asks him to go first because she needs some time to think.
Dan Tae is lying on his back at home when Gong Shim’s father comes to see him. He asks if he has time. When he confirms that he does, he invites him downstairs to talk. Gong Shim’s mother starts giving him the 3rd degree when Gong Shim comes in. She told to sit, but when she notices what question she’s asking Gong Shim pulls him away. Gong Mi comes in a few moments later and her parents tell her about Gong Shim’s relationship. They ask her opinion and she tells them they should congratulate them, (Really she’s just happy it’s not Joon Soo.
Gong Shim apologises for her parents’ embarrassing questions. Dan Tae apologises for being who he is and having her embarrassed of him. He asks what she was thinking about while she was alone. She tells him that she understands why he had to keep it from her, but she wished he could have told her sooner. She tells him that she needs to sleep it off because it all still feels like a dream.
When Gong Shim is in her room she thinks over everything that has happened. She imagines Grandmother trying to pay her off to break up with Dan Tae, but she chastises herself for watching too much TV. She tries to think about what will really happen but she can’t figure it out. The next morning, she’s a little colder towards Dan Tae than normal.
Joon Soo brings Gong Mi a coffee and inquiries about a contract. She admits that she’s still waiting on it and he’ll be when she does. She asks him if he knew that Dan Tae and Gong Shim were dating and from his expression she doesn’t think so. She admits that they do look good together.
Joon Soo meets with Dan Tae. Dan Tae notices something is up, but Joon Soo won’t open up. He assumes it’s about what they’re doing. Joon Soo mentions that everything is going as planned. Dan Tae confirms that the item has already ben delivered.
Dan Tae calls Yeom, who pick up flustered. He tells him that he won’t fall for the same trick. Dan Tae assures him that the clothes that Joon Soo stole were the fakes and the real clothes are being tested for DNA.
When he hangs up Joon Soo asks if he was taken back and Dan Tae assures him that he was. Just then his friend and friend’s uncle come in Dan Tae introduces them. Joon Soo remarks that he uncle looks a lot like Soo Young.
They set up a hospital room at the Shin Han Seol hospital. Joon Soo calls his uncle to tell him about the move. He asks him what he should do now that he’s conscience. He tells him that a friend at the hospital told him about the move. Yeom tells him he’ll take care of it.
Yeom goes to the hospital and finds his room. As Dan Tae and Joon Soo watch, he wraps his hand around the air hose and the episode ends.
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.