Kang Yong-gi (Kwon Sang-woo) witnessed the emotional exchange between his brother-in-law Lee Su-hwan (Kim Sung-su) and girlfriend Na In-jung (Lee Yo-won). He is furious that Su-hwan was the lover who hurt In-jung so badly in the past. Anger takes over and Yong-gi goes home, bashes his nice house up a bit, and finds comfort in a bottle of soju.
At this point, Su-hwan confronts Yong-gi and rubs salt to the wound by saying that Yong-gi and In-jung cannot be together. Yong-gi is mad and throws a couple of punches at Su-hwan * yeah punch punch kick kick * Su-hwan does not fight back but asks Yong-gi “How can you love a women whom i used to love?”.
(Even when intoxicated, Yong-gi looks more alert than
the forever contemplative Su-hwan)
Now comes the part which i don’t really understand – due to pride and family obligations, Yong-gi reasons that he needs to break up with In-jung and they cannot possibly continue their relationship (why why?) He is rude to In-jung the next day. In-jung has sold her shop and Yong-gi knows that she intended to leave him quietly. Both actually have made a resolve to end their relationship, but cannot bring themselves to say it. Major communication breakdown happening here.
In-jung cooks all of Yong-gi’s favourite dishes for lunch, but he has no appetite. He plans to leave her.
Yong-gi packs his stuff and drives away – he makes a stop to visit In-jung’s dad at the hospital. In-jung’s dad was undergoing his physiotherapy exercises. After Yong-gi leaves, In-jung’s dad met with a fatal fall, hits his head and passed away.
Poor In-jung is devastated by the news and rushes to the hospital with her faithful friends – samchun and ajumma (samchun’s girlfriend). Su-hwan saw them rushing into a taxi and follows them to the hospital. They try to calm In-jung down as she grieves for her dear father.
On the way to the hospital, samchun calls Yong-gi but the latter refuses to answer his mobile phone. Only after a few tries, did samchun manage to get Yong-gi and he comes to the hospital. Yong-gi sees Su-hwan there, brushes past him, stood by the dead body for awhile, then after a brief inner struggle, he goes and comforts In-jung.
he comes and comfort her.
(Ahh…this is my favourite part in episode 8)
Meanwhile, back in Seoul, Yong-gi’s dad who wants Yong-gi to get married to In-jung quickly, is making arrangements to meet “the mysterious pair” – Mr Han and his lady driver/assistant. Stepmother is very angry about this because she knows that her husband wants to get Mr Han to take over the business from her son-in-law and later, hopefully hands it over to Yong-gi. Despite Yong-gi’s non-interest, his dad really wants him to take over his construction business. But no one else in the family supports this. Kang Joo-ran and her mother wants to see Su-hwan at the helm.
After the meeting with Mr Han, Yong-gi’s dad goes on to tell Su-hwan that he will be sent to Japan and his work on the Samcheok properties will be handed over to Mr Han. Su-hwan is furious at this and knows that he is being thrown aside by this father-in-law. He lashes back by threatening to hand in his resignation. Joo-ran is furious at her father and a family feud ensues.
Yong-gi stood beside his girlfriend at her dad’s funeral. In-jung tells Yong-gi “This is probably punishment for thinking that I could have you.” At the funeral, Su-hwan comes again to pay his respects but In-jung asks him to leave.
Su-hwan and Yong-gi talk outside and Su-hwan again re-iterates that Yong-gi cannot be together with In-jung. What a meanie! Yong-gi asks what if he and In-jung go away quietly and live their lives together (now why does he need to ask his brother-in-law permission escapes me).
Yong-gi is there to support her.
Yong-gi accompanies In-jung as she disposes of her father’s ashes into the deep blue sea. After completing her dad’s funeral, she collapses in exhaustion and Yong-gi takes care of her. He looks at the beautiful In-jung while she sleeps and can’t leave her now.
In-jung wakes up while Yong-gi goes out to buy some sesame porridge. She quickly packs her belongings and leaves. She goes to the bus station and purchases a ticket and got on a bus. When Yong-gi returned, he immediately knows she has left and drove to the bus station.
He sees her in the bus and chases after her in his car. Focusing on the bus and In-jung, Yong-gi did not see the oncoming car and meets with an accident…he jumps out of his BMW and runs after the bus (typical Korean drama style). But a car knocks him down and he can only see In-jung’s bus speeding away.
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