Orchid had to attend to something urgent last night so she was unable to watch the final episode of Bad Love. Thus Liz is
stuck with given the honours to bring you Episode 20 of Bad Love…so let’s get on with the recap of this flashback-filled episode!
Episode 20 starts off with two children playing on the see-saw, which reminds In-jung of Yong-gi because he lovingly hand-crafted a see-saw-inspired bench for her.
She thinks about her ex-boyfriend, how good looking he is and what a great catch he would have been…and viewers are soon informed that ONE YEAR has passed since they broke up.
In-jung has undergone an operation to allow her to play the cello once again and she teaches children how to play the instrument.
whether she has a boyfriend and when she answered yes,
they asked why they have not seen him before.
Yong-gi on the other hand is at the airport, as he has just returned to Korea after gaining much success as a pop artist in the US.
He’s going to hold an exhibition in his motherland. While walking out of the airport, he speaks English with a Mat Salleh (white guy), but I couldn’t understand BOTH of them.
I couldn’t understand a word! Note to self: Must brush
up on Korean.
Yong-gi is picked up at the airport by his former driver, who claims to be a famous singer now.
He asks Yong-gi if he misses In-jung. Du-uh.
Yong-gi makes a stop at the Daehan Constuction headquarters to meet his good friend Christian and they talk about how well the new CEO is doing.
Yes, Yong-gi has washed his hands off the company and is pursuing his pop artist aspirations, with very promising results.
As fate would have it, both In-jung and Yong-gi decide to make a trip to Samcheok, their former love nest, on the same day. The former to “visit” her father’s watery grave (his ashes were strewn into the ocean), while the latter to…I dunno…for old time’s sake?
recalls the last time he sang the song with In-jung in the car
While on their journey there – she on a public bus, while he in his expensive Beemer – their paths cross but they never actually meet. It happened so many times, it was funny.
They finally meet at the dock, a poignant moment as this was the very spot where they first met. After going out on the boat, the pair then make their way to pay homage to Kim Joann’s tree. Miraculously, the tree survived after being burned by Yong-gi.
In-jung tells Yong-gi that the tree played a part in bringing them together despite it being a reminder to Yong-gi of his turbulent relationship with the suicidal Joann.
Yong-gi and In-jung leave separately, but not before In-jung informs Yong-gi that Chansuk and Samchun are getting married!
Meanwhile, Kang Joo-ran (Kim Ga-yeon) and her daughter Miso visit Suhwan’s columbarium to wish him farewell. Both mother and child are migrating…one of the reasons is Miso’s crush on a boy named Boram.
Yong-gi returns home for dinner with the family – his stepmother, Joo-ran and Miso.
He secretly asks Miso if her Mom still
drinks…Miso says, “Not a drop!”
All is forgiven in the Kang clan as Stepmother has accepted Yong-gi and promises to cook his fav fish dish for him anytime he wants. He promises to go golfing with her. They will have to keep each other company since Joo-ran and Miso will be migrating soon.
Yong-gi develops high fever while he sleeps and Miso, who goes to check on her hawt Uncle, quickly alerts Mom. While Stepmom goes to get the Doctor, Joo-ran stays behind and hears Yong-gi murmuring In-jung’s name while in delirium.
Poor Joo-ran, her late husband called out In-jung’s name as well when he was sick…and now Yong-gi? As a consequence of that, she calls In-jung for one last meeting.
Joo-ran tells In-jung: “I hate you so much. I can’t live under the same sky with you. That’s why I’m leaving. It would be better for the both of you.” That’s as close as a blessing In-jung will ever get from Joo-ran to be with Yong-gi.
Joo-ran then walks away into the night, never to be seen again by In-jung…I think. I guess there won’t be a Seollal gathering for the Kang family.
Next, we see Yong-gi sending Joo-ran and Miso off at the airport. Before leaving for good, Joo-ran says to Yong-gi: “This is your life, you should live it the way you want to.”
What? Another indirect blessing from Joo-ran for Yong-gi to hook up with In-jung? Well, zip-a-dee-doo-dah!
After seeing Miso and Joo-ran off at the airport, Yong-gi attends Samchun and Chansuk’s wedding.
Yong-gi stops in his tracks when he spots In-jung and both of them stare at each other, thinking that this should be their b100dy wedding instead!
In-jung performs as part of the string musicians and later, Yong-gi informs her that she plays beautifully.
Chansuk throws her bouquet and Yong-gi catches it and hands it over to In-jung.
In-jung says she has to leave. Sheesh.
While cooped up in the backroom, In-jung ponders longingly about Yong-gi (flashback sequence!).
reminisce about the good times with Yong-gi.
Shrugging off her thoughts as wishful thinking, In-jung opens the door of the backroom and lo and behold, Prince Charming is standing there! He pulls her into his arms for a warm embrace.
The on again/ off again couple finally decide to “never let each other go” no matter how difficult things get. They now have the freedom to love one another, what with Suhwan six feet underground, Joo-ran and Miso thousands of miles away and Stepmom being all putty in the palm of Yong-gi’s hands.
The lovebirds then visit Yong-gi’s house at Samcheok again, walking along the streets hand-in-hand.
As the road winds its way to the house, the bench Yongi-gi crafted for In-jung comes into view and the lovebirds leisurely make their way to it…and sits down.
They have gone through much (too much) and their love, which has been refined by the harshest of tests, is finally allowed to bloom and grow…unhindered.
Bad Love – Episode 1
Bad Love – Episode 2
Bad Love – Episode 3
Bad Love – Episode 4
Bad Love – Episode 5
Bad Love – Episode 6
Bad Love – Episode 7
Bad Love – Episode 8
Bad Love – Episode 9
Bad Love – Episode 10
Bad Love – Episode 11
Bad Love – Episode 12
Bad Love – Episode 13
Bad Love – Episode 14
Bad Love – Episode 15
Bad Love – Episode 16
Bad Love – Episode 17
Bad Love – Episode 18
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