A mini-mini-recap with piiiictures since the official mini-recap will take some time! 😀
First up: Sung-jae
Sung-jae and Secretary Yoon enjoy one last date together. They watch a movie and Secretary Yoon takes Sung-jae to her home and feeds him, explaining her own past as an orphan and her desire for Sung-jae to live an affluent life with the Kang’s. She tells him that if he is happy, that is all that matters, and promises to begin living happily for herself as well.
Second batter: Papa Lee
Papa Lee finds out that Mi-kyung is not an orphan, but rather the daughter of the Kang family, and realizes that was the reason Sang-woo broke up with her. Though Sang-woo assures him it is all in the past and not his fault, Papa Lee can’t help but blame himself for another ‘misdeed.’
Woo-jae goes to Mrs. Bang’s shop to meet Papa Lee, finally calling him “Father.” Papa Lee is taken aback, and he tells him he heard Woo-jae and Seo-young divorced. Woo-jae explains that he wanted to make Seo-young ‘comfortable’ (not carry around the burden of guilt, etc.), and Papa Lee defends Seo-young’s insistence on holding onto her pride to the bitter end. He explains that it is an instinct born of all the hardships she had to endure, and apologizes to Woo-jae and his family for everything. Woo-jae says he didn’t come because of that, but rather to explain that he was at fault for not understanding Seo-young. “I failed in my marriage with Seo-young, but I do not think this is the end for us.” Eeee!
Best for last: Seo-young and Woo-jae
Woo-jae is officially starting his re-bid for Seo-young, and can I just say I’m loving it?! As seen at the close of Episode 41, Woo-jae shows up at Seo-young’s office bearing flowers to congratulate her on opening her new law office. He ain’t no dummy, and he makes a quick exit so he doesn’t overstay his welcome. Seo-young is annoyed, but Yeon-hee is definitely in his camp. Yay for an ally for Woo-jae!
Seo-young takes on her first case counseling elderly grandmas and grandpas, and who should show up as their representative buuuut Woo-jae! The free legal counseling program is run by Winners Group, and Seo-young unknowingly chose to participate in it. Woo-jae eagerly chauffeurs her around and manages to convince her to have dinner with him. She doesn’t want to talk, but he asks for time just while waiting for the food to come, and Seo-young relents. He explains why he had never learned to stand in others’ shoe and apologizes for lashing out at her after learning of her deception. Woo-jae had not been able to eat all day, and his stomach chooses to growl at that moment, and Seo-young quietly tells him they can finish talking after eating. Hee! He protests, “I’m afraid Lee Seo-young will leave as soon as we finish eating,” and Seo-young promises to stay and talk after their meal. Hahahaa awwww. The expression on his face as he tucks in is just adorable.
Woo-jae goes to Seo-young’s office early in the morning with seaweed soup for her birthday (a Korean custom), but she is out and about living it up. He returns again after work, but she is out again because Sung-tae found out it was Seo-young’s birthday and took her and Yeon-hee out to celebrate. Woo-jae waits in front of her apartment, and he sees Seo-young and Sung-tae returning from their first clubbing experience. Eee! At Sung-tae’s offer to take a picture for her, Seo-young brightly smiles… and Woo-jae’s face hardens. The green-eyed monster is heeeere!!