It has been a very busy episode, y’all! It’s like the show is trying to make up for all the slow developments to its story in the past weeks.
So, first things first. Oh Jin-gyu (Kim Seon-ho) stormed to the office of Lee Ji-yoon (Ko Won-hee) omma to confront her about her move to kick out Hanyang at the Jung family’s newly acquired building. And there we finally learned Ji-yoon omma’s true motive in helping Jin-gyu. It’s all because of business! Well, I have a hunch about it even before because it’s so unlikely for someone as ambitious and greedy as Ji-yoon omma to help a person without any ulterior motive. I felt very bad for Jin-gyu when Ji-yoon omma told him that the new Jung family’s restaurant will succeed even without him. She’s so evil that I doubt if Ji-yoon is really her daughter. They’re so much different!
This prompted Jin-gyu to quit working for Ji-yoon omma even if he becomes homeless, which for me is a very commendable move. It seems like our poor chaebol pretty boy really learned his lessons from the recent happenings in his life.
THE SEARCH IS OVER
Choi Kang-soo (Go Kyung-pyo) was very much affected by Hanyang’s forced closure because it reminded him of the unfair treatment his cancer-stricken father had experienced before because of lack of money.
He went to Hyun-soo’s family store to see Hanyang’s owner to convince her not to give up that easily, but he never expected the twist of fate that’s awaiting for him there. He almost couldn’t believe his own eyes when he met Hyun-soo’s omma because she’s none other than his mother he has been looking for all this time! This meeting finally confirmed my theory that Hyun-soo and Kang-soo are half siblings. This also explains why Kang-soo and Hyun-soo have so much concern and fondness for each other.
I understand Kang-soo’s anger towards his mother, but I would like to believe that she had her reasons for leaving him and his father behind.
SHOULDERS TO CRY ON
Jin-gyu and Kang-soo are both currently facing difficult times so I’m glad that they have someone by their sides. Though Ji-yoon wasn’t aware of Jin-gyu’s problems, I’m still happy that she was there when he badly needed someone to make him feel okay. I think that the concern they showed for each other in this episode (Jin-gyu giving Ji-yoon a credit card so that she could buy herself a proper meal every lunch time and Ji-yoon’s curiosity about Jin-gyu’s whereabouts when he suddenly disappeared after quitting his job) meant a lot to the development of their OTP.
On the other hand, I’m touched by Lee Dan-ah’s (Chae Soo-bin) genuine care for Kang-soo when he had an emotional breakdown upon meeting his omma after so many years. Also, her admission of her feelings for Kang-soo to Yeon-ji (Nam Ji-hyun) and her funny actions triggered by her jealousy over the pretty web developer noona are proofs of her deepening feelings for Kang-soo. Oh, I can’t wait for their romance to be on full swing!
Til the next episode, ahjummamshies!