EPISODE 2 – RECAP
So Korean gossip girl worked her wonders which ended up Ah Jung and Ki Joon on a supposed-secret-marriage spotlight but Ki Joon was hit by it big time as his hotel staff created korean-drama-like suspicions on why the marriage needs to be hidden. Even his secretary won’t believe him so when he confirmed that the girl’s name was not revealed, he went straight to his most likely candidate for spreading the tattle.
So our emotion-numb Ki Joon met with Ah Jung and asked her if she was involved with their “wedlock buzz”. She was in her own version of LOL after Ki Joon’s presentation of their marriage’s urban legend. It didn’t get on her yet that this was coming from her little-white-lie with So Ran and the circumstantial-Ki Joon-carried-her-scene which a friend of hers witnessed accidentally… Furious Ki Joon left with a warning that he will make a legal move about it which made Ah Jung angry as she thinks nothing’s wrong in marrying her.
Ki Joon commanded his assistant to get the best lawyer because our stern-adorable hero was getting impatient trying to convince everyone at the hotel that it was just a rumor and that he has already done something about it,but even his assistant pointed out that it should be handled with care.
PARK HOON: (assistant) You should persuade rather than force a woman. I think that going to court will attract more attention.
KI JOON: That’s what I want to do but that girl is so hard to deal with.
PARK HOON: So try again, she’s firm that you two are married while you keep denying it. Who do you think people will believe?
KI JOON: Of course, Me!
<insert hotel staff moving their heads left to right in disapproval>
KI JOON: You mean everyone will believe her?
<insert hotel staff nodding their heads in approval>
PARK HOON: How can there be smoke without a fire? People will think why will someone bother claim you as her husband?
<*giggles I love how he was so clueless that in scandals like this, the girl has always the upper hand>
Frustrated Ki Joon just asked him to get a lawyer to fix the issue, and then enter Ki Joon’s friend taunting him again of his marriage issue. (cameo by Danny Ahn)
FRIEND: I almost forgot, there’s a party this weekend right? Don’t tell me you’re too busy.
KI JOON: Okay, I got it.
FRIEND: Be sure to bring your wife too.
**** KI JOON got surprised again****
FRIEND: Everyone knows you are married. *devilish grin
KI JOON: It’s just a misunderstanding. The truth is…
FRIEND: I know… I know… It’s because your aunt doesn’t approve of it?
KI JOON: Huh?
FRIEND: You don’t have to hide it from us. We will always be on your side.
And with his finale tattle he shouted “LOVE IS FOREVER! FIGHTING” to the annoyance of Ki Joon.
Ah Jung on the other hand got attack by Ki Joon-claiming-she-spread-the-lie-paranoia when her memory lane visited her and made her remember the white lie she told So Ran, but she dismissed the thought of its possibility thinking . Ki Joon called her and told her he will see her so when she saw him in the lobby she conjured unsuccessful-evading-him-tactics, until their Minister walked in and she used him as a shield to run away from him.
Ah Jung went to a friend’s coffee shop and babbled loudly of the mess she’s having right now. She was noticed yet again by the man she met in the club the other time who was woken up with her complaining and both were surprised to see each other again. The man was all smiles seeing her charging it to a kismet but she thought otherwise.
When she walked away, he caught up with her and convinced her that it’s a fated for them to meet again, and asked her to thank him for saving her from resigning from the job! She said she was not going to do it anyway. But he believed otherwise. Then she walked away again…
SANG HEE: *deep breath If she walks away it’s coincidence. If I catch her it’s FATE.
Hey Gong, Ah jung! What should I do with the resignation letter?
Ah Jung sighed and happenstance it was…
Back at the coffee shop, Sang Hee’s friend revealed to Ah Jung’s mom-like friend that Sang-hee is not just a runaway artist but a son of a very rich family.
Meanwhile Ah Jung went to eat ramen with Sang-hee and had him promised that the napkin-resignation-letter should be in good condition. Sang-hee why she treated him with noodles because of that letter. She said she just doesn’t want her possession being held by other people.
SANG HEE: Aren’t you going to ask me what’s my name?
AH JUNG: Name?
SANG HEE: Oh, you’re not interested? right?
AH JUNG: We’re not just in a relationship that we have to exchange names.
SANG HEE: Hyun Sang Hee! You must remember it even if you are not interested.
Sang-hee then thanked her and left while she mumbled if HYUN is a common family name.
Ki Joon dined out with his aunt and there goes their business-conversation-I’d rather-not-talk-about. They went to the discussion about Sang Hee coming back and staying with his friend Suk Bong. Aunt mentioned if it was brothers fighting over who should take over the business, she can have a say on it, what she can’t understand is why her nephews fell for the same woman…
So here we got the picture that Sang Hee left the country because he fell in love with his brother’s fiancee, and that the wedding was cancelled when Sang Hee left.
Ah Jung asked Ki Joon to meet her at Han River. He obliged and was surprised to see Ah Jung in her “incognito look” owing to her thought that people might see them together again. So they took the duck-boat and Ki Joon made a fuss on it’s cleanliness as Ah Jung said that it’s the safest place that they can talk. They paddled out to the middle of the river, and she relay to Ki Joon the white lie she told So Ran.
While they were talking about how they are going to proceed with their so called marriage rumbling. Ah Jung assured him that she will find a way to fix it, but another couple inside a duck-boat were fighting which made the woman fell over. In her civil service instinct Ah Jung jumped to save her, and Ki Joon was left with no choice but to jump as well.
Covered with blankets and towel, they received a round of applause to the crowd who witnessed the commotion, but Ki Joon was upset on her impulsiveness saying she went overboard. In frustration Ki Joon walked away but noticed his car key missing. Ah Jung asked him if he will be okay without car key, wallet, money and hand phone, so they ended up in Ki Joon’s house.
He asked her to come in to continue their early discussion. Ah Jung insisted that she will personally deal with it and asked him to gather the people he knows so she can explain it as a misunderstanding, but he retorted on her basic plan. He marveled at how she put up with things with simplicity and doesn’t seem to realize how her plan will work out.
The next day, Ah Jung had a garden-setting-background-soju-drinking-chit-chat with lawyer dad who was upset that his friends got to have criminal records. He also pointed out that he’s staying cool with his job because of her just in case there will be issues of her in the future.
Ki Joon’s assistant asked what happened to his meet up with Ah Jung, and he said that everything will be fine now as he has just misjudge her. Park Hoon puzzled and all that noticed how the wind blew very fast.
So-ran was having a desperate-housewives afternoon tete-a-tete-flower-arrangement-activity with her friends and was surprised hearing the news that Ah Jung’s husband is Hyun Ki Joon. The gossip has evolved to a full blown drama script with their High School acquaintance, friend’s sister’s sister-in-law as part of the cast. Bewildered she’s still not buying the thought of Ah Jung’s chaebol marriage,and their common friends pointed out as to why she can’t accept it and she’s always jealous of Ah Jung. But So-ran said they should wake up to reality and stop watching the television drama of Cinderella who met a 3rd generation chaebol. She stormed and mumbled angrily at Ah Jung’s supposed marriage, but pulled over when she felt stomach pains.
Sang-hee looked for the resignation-napkin-letter, and has to answer a knock on their doorstep. Suk-bong who was constipated ran out of tissue paper grabbed the letter and used it.
AH JUNG: What!!! My conscience and self-esteem are on whose ass? <* super giggles>
SANG HEE: I’m really sorry. This is my fault for not taking care of it.
Ah Jung stepped out of the coffee shop as Sang-hee kept asking for her forgiveness, but she won’t succumb to it. So Sang Hee pulled her to an embrace and he was surprised that his playboy act didn’t work on Ah Jung when it normally did in the past. The on-lookers mainly girls giggled on how cool and cute he was, so AH Jung stared at her, and got an idea. When she asked if he was free that night, he thought his playboy act still works, but Ah Jung cut him short that she’s just giving him an opportunity to make it up for her.
Ah Jung picked Sang-hee up and said sorry for being late. He jokingly uttered how she can’t hide her civil servant image. So he gave her an ambush make-over. Sang-hee can’t help but be amused at her when the time of paying came. Her civil servant income won’t match to the cost of what she bought for that day that she had it to be paid in 12 months. He teased her that he was suppose to pay for it, but she retorted that he’s jobless to pay for it. She made sure he will act well on their little your-my-boyfriend-drama, and he strongly agreed but changed mind when she said the party will be at their family-owned hotel.
In the party, Ki Joon is getting pissed with his friend’s well-wishes about his rumored secret marriage. Ah Jung arrived with sang-hee and he hid himself to their employees. He told her he forgot an appointment, and he has to leave soon, so she again was disappointed. Sang-hee feeling guilty and still hiding his face just in case someone will recognize him followed her to reconcile with her but Ki Joon’s assistant was on look for her so he had no choice but to run.
So-ran in her still envious state went to World Hotel and asked the hotel staff if their President is married, but the staff refused to answer personal questions. She met Ah Jung in the wash room and even with her sick stomach ranted her sick thoughts to Ah Jung
SO RAN: We meet again.
AH JUNG: I know right, what are you doing here?
SO RAN: I am with my husband. You?
AH JUNG: I’m also with my husband.
SO RAN: Oh… husband? really? What is your husband doing? How old?
AH JUNG: Why do you need to know?
SO RAN: Why are you like that? It’s just I hear that you got married. So I’m happy for you.
AH JUNG: You can be happy at other things. I got married. Why are you happy?
SO RAN: I was worried about you because of your first and only love. What should I do if you can’t look at any other guys for the rest of your life? So that’s fortunate. I am happy for you.
AH JUNG: Are you feeling guilty? Are those really coming from you?
SO RAN: What?!
AH JUNG: What??!!!
SO RAN: Did anything happened between you and Jae Bum? You liked him right? Therefore, you think I stole your boyfriend, right?
AH JUNG: If you are really my friend, you should feel guilty about what you did to me.
SO RAN: Why? If you confess to Jae Bum back then, do you think you will have a happy ending with him?
So-ran then wove a lie that it will never happen as Jae Bum hated her… that he didn’t like that she followed his footsteps and took the civil service exam… that seeing her around annoyed him… and that he’s suffocated of her that he even asked So ran to tell her about it. So ran hit a Ah Jung’s nerve there, but So-ran claimed she did the best thing because she was able to pass the exam by hiding the truth about her relationship with Jae Bum. For her finale remark she said that she knew she’s not married, and that she can’t be deceived by such lies.
SO RAN: I’m Yoo So Ran and you are Gong Ah Jung. Don’t spread rumors so you can beat me. That pisses me of.
AH JUNG: What did I say?
SO RAN: What did you say? What did you do to make everyone think that you are married to Hyun Ki Joon? Does it make sense? How is it possible that you can marry a man better than my husband? To make everyone believe that you need to be quite capable.
AH JUNG: So you hate that I found a better husband than yours right? it is only fair that I find a lesser husband than what you have?
SO RAN: Of course! That is the law of the universe. The order of the world. I’m going.
The fake friend marched out of the wash room feeling happy on their word duel while Ah Jung left pissed and annoyed on how she was looked down by her former friend.
When she saw Ki Joon in all his smile motioning her to come in, she told herself that this time she will damn the consequence and will not think first.
She said “HONEY, I’M HERE”…
The smile on Ki Joon’s face VANISHED…
as So Ran and Jae Bum TURNED AROUND…
The start-up episodes presented elements like impression, lies, poor judgment which I think we will be watching a lot as its title even mirrors what this drama is all about. So far I love their bickering which I think is a “must” for rom-com drama. Although we already get a picture that eventually-the-brothers-will-fall-for-the-same-girl, why do they have to insinuate it on the warm up episodes? And although the premise of you-stole-my-first-love-I-have-to-lie-so-you-will-feel-sad is something weird to think about, I think I’m gonna be buying it.