Worried about her friend in peril, Bong Soon can’t keep her promise to Min Hyuk and sets forth to the junk yard in trying to rescue Kyung Shim but psycho Jang Hyun moved to another location. In the midst of her woes, Min Hyuk was at lost on how reckless her decisions were. Bong Soon willingly accepted getting lured by the psycho, and thanks to Min Hyuk’s necklace tracker, he came in time to save her at the moment when she helplessly needed to be saved.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode Recaps
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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode 13 – “Nevertheless”
Bong Soon rushes to Min Hyuk to tell him that Kyung Shim is with the psycho. She asks for his help to trace their whereabouts as he tries to calm her sobs and made her promise that they will work on it together.
Gook Doo is with Chief deciphering what so far they have established on the case and how his victim’s pattern changed to confuse the police since he was aware of their plans but a turning point happened when he failed to abduct Kyung Shim hence he is determined to avenge his failure against Bong Soon. They worry on how to tackle the culprit since he will become hard to handle from then on.
Min Hyuk lecture Bong Soon how Hee Ji was a decoy for his plan when psycho was really intending to abduct Kyung Shim. Since he knows her connection to Bong Soon he mutters how he is worried about it. He moves closer to her and pleads her not to do everything on her own.
He gets the necklace tracker he intends to give to her and locks it on her. He tells her to wear it all the time as it will protect her. He calms her down and asks her to get some rest and sleep as he will work on finding the person to which she agrees.
The next day Gook Doo’s team discuss the information they gathered about psycho Kim Jang Hyun who had an impressively bad resume of being sent to juvenile prison because of killing a person through arson and skipping military service because he was said to have psychiatric concern. Gook Doo voices out that the Sudan alibi never happened since he did not leave the country. They arrive at the conclusion that Jang Hyun’s employee is really an accomplice who does what his master tells him so he can get his drug supply. Chief assigns task again to each member and they set forth to help out in pinning down the culprit.
Bong Soon wakes up zombie-ish trying to organize her thoughts. She goes back to Kyung Shim’s video and recognizes the metal welding sound which she heard from the junk yard the night before so she proceeds to the place again. She receives a text message from Secretary Gong for her presentation, but she opts not to go to work and head to the junk yard.
Ajussi welcomes her and asks if she is looking for her friend. He tells her that Jang Hyun is not at the place and answers he does not know where his boss is when she asks his whereabout. Bong Soon frantically searches the place by flipping and kicking the parked cars surprising Jang Hyun who is in his lair. He goes to the girls and gets Kyung Shim escaping the place before Bong Soon comes.
Bong Soon hits a door and it leads her to the basement. She rescues the girls by pulling out the metal doors. One of the girls tell her that Jang Hyun got Kyung Shim and has left the place frustrating Bong Soon. Jang Hyun order ajussi to blow up the place so Bong Soon covers her body to protect the abducted girls. They successfully get to the ground just as Gook Doo arrives to capture Jang Hyun’s accomplice. The rest of Gook Doo’s team appears to search and seize the crime scene as the kidnapped girls are taken to the hospital.
Min Hyuk works on tracing Jang Hyun ignoring his secretary who just noticed that Bong Soon has still not arrived yet. Min Hyuk rubs his face out of worry on Bong Soon’s absence for her PT and goes back to his office to track his location only to find out that she did not listen to his pleas and works on her problem alone. He drives to the junk yard and sees Bong Soon leaving the already busy place. Silence creeps between them while they are in the car as Min Hyuk does not know how to handle her risky decision making skills.
They pull over to talk as Bong Soon gets a scolding from him for going alone without him. She says sorry and confirms that she rescued the victims, but Kyung Shim was taken by the psycho.
Gook Doo’s team proceeds in obtaining evidences from Jang Hyun’s underground prison as Gook Doo discovers his monitoring room and finds Bong Soon’s picture along with the other girls pinned on the wall.
Omma and her friends watch the news report about the police raid in the junk yard to save the abducted ladies. Manhunt has been issued for psycho Jang Hyun. Chief visited the victims for their statement on how they survive the explosion while the girl who saved them wallows in agony worrying about the fate of her best friend. Min Hyuk broods on his problem with Bong Soon and goes to let go of his fury steam on a punching bag.
Min Hyuk watches the morning news intently so Secretary Gong decides not to disturb him. Bong Soon is watching the same news and disregards her mom when she mumbles to tell Kyung Shim not to go to Seoul yet. She meets Gook Doo who was upset for not telling him that Jang Hyun is in contact with her.
Bong Soon responds that she has an unfinished business with the psycho so it agitates him even more. He advises her to leave the investigation to the police, but she insists on doing it on her own afraid of Jang Hyun’s warning that Kyung Shim will die if she will involve the police. Gook Doo promises that they will conduct a close investigation and will hide who save the victims just as Min Hyuk finds them at the cafe.
Min Hyuk leads her to the library and asks Bong Soon if he matters to her at all. He speaks about how he knows that she is not his priority and he cannot do anything when she has set her mind on it because she is special. He adds how he relented to change himself because he loves her so much. Bong Soon replies how she has set expectations that she is different from the start and he counters how he know it very well but it is not helping him to go crazy worrying about the thought of her facing the psycho alone. She argues why he trained him in the first place if he will whine like that. Min Hyuk replies how he did not expect that he will love her that much. Bong Soon remains unwavered and tells him that they have to stop dating because she will choose to live as a monster. She walks away and in her thoughts she tells him how she wanted to live a normal life while Min Hyuk vows that he will never lose someone he loves ever again.
Gook Doo reveals Bong Soon’s secret to Chief so that they can have a closed investigation. The Chief agrees having no other option but to hide it since the victims’ statements are all ludicruous stating she took down the metal door using her bare hands. He adds no one would believe that kind of secret anyway but Gook Doo insists on keeping everything private as his friend wants to have a normal life. Gook Doo tells him how the psycho knows about Bong Soon’s power and how he has kidnapped Kyung Shim to get a revenge from Bong Soon.
Omma and her friends see Aboji and Gook Doo’s mom together so the latter explains that there is a charity bazaar in the neighborhood where she was asked to do a signing event and aboji volunteers to teach children how to bake cookies. She replies they would not know the event since they only go to gossip websites and advises to visit the community office sometimes as there are information there they can learn from. She walks away leaving omma angry so she directs it right away to her husband who gets a beating right away. Gook Doo’s mom goes back to interfere chiding omma of how she is vulgar and how her husband does not deserve her spite. At the police station, the Commisioner welcomes reporters to the team that solved the abduction case but Chief shoves them away babbling that the culprit has not been found yet.
Min Hyuk is venting his Bong Soon related troubled mood to his poor secretary whom he asked to look for Bong Soon. Secretary Gong finds her and she apologizes for not making it to the presentation the other day. He asks if she fought with Min Hyuk but she remains silent.
Min Hyuk goes to the break room and sees Bong Soon slumped on her seat. He orders her to eat but she declines mumbling how Kyung Shim has not been eating for days. He stops her from walking away and tells her that she has to eat to have strength in saving her friend. He appeals again by not eating as well if she won’t eat but she stays defiant of her decision. Min Hyuk has had enough and storms out of the room muttering he won’t care for her anymore.
Min Hyuk sits in the cafeteria with the untouched food in front of him contemplating on his recent debacle with Bong Soon. Unable to sway my heart away from her, he gets his phone to order her favorite comfort food. dear kdramagods can you please send me a real life boyfriend like depunim *wink
Chief interrogates ajussi accomplice but cannot exhaust any useful information from him. Baek Tak’s men visit him in the temple to convince him to end his spiritual cleansing session but he is resolved to living away from money and material things but when Jaws receives a good news that the redevelopment plan was approved, Baek Tak gets hurries to leave the temple mumbling the money they will profit from the project. Meanwhile Bong Soon’s minions raves at the increasing likes they are getting from their noonim’s uploaded video. The indian monk tells Jaws that he will contact him so they can go to a bath house next week.
Jang Hyun uses a grandpa to steal a cellphone from another grandpa who is busy playing baduk. Bong Soon receives a call from Jang Hyun and taunts her amazing strength to withstand the recent blast. She demands to know Kyung Shim’s whereabouts so he tells her to meet him that night and advises that he will text the location so make sure that she will come pretty.
Min Hyuk places Bong Soon’s comfort food that he ordered on her table. He wonders where she is and steps out of the office. Bong Soon waits for his text message and goes to Min Hyuk’s office to leave a note that she will go home early. She sees her favorite food on her table and takes it with her. Min Hyuk returns to his office and notices that the food he bought is missing and sees the note that Bong Soon left for him.
Bong Soon reads the note on the food Min Hyuk bought saying how no matter what she said or did, his feelings will stay the same. Min Hyuk debates if he will call Bong-bong or not, and eventually decides not to. She paces on her room waiting for the text message of Jang Hyun. She finally gets the direction of a construction site and heads to the place immediately.
Min Hyuk notices Bong Soon’s movement through his tracker and alarms Gook Doo to proceed to the place where she headed. Bong Soon reaches the place and calls on her friend as Jang Hyun’s evil cackle airs welcoming her to the place. She finds her friend tied and above her is a moving heavy metal cage ready to smash on Kyung Shim. Bong Soon runs with all her might and succeeds in blocking the cage and throw it eventually in the process. She hugs Kyung Shim and helps her out. Kyung Shim tells her that psycho is not the one inside the cage lift so Bong Soon checks on him.
Jang Hyun appears from her behind grabbing Kyung Shim and when she stands she sways and falls on the ground as her power is stripped by her accidentally hitting an innocent. Bong Soon is not aware that the smart psycho learns about her strength so his premeditated plan to undo her power worked.
He points a shotgun to her heart as she holds on the gun and he sneers if she lost her strength. He pulls her closer and chokes her just as Min Hyuk approaches them enraged on seeing Bong Soon being hurt by the psycho.
The two engage in a brawl but Jang Hyun runs to his car to escape. Gook Doo also arrives and shoots him but he steps on the gas leaving Gook Doo behind. Gook Doo goes to his car to chase him as Min Hyuk cries out loud as he cradles Bong Soon who fainted in his arms.
Episode 13 Quick Thoughts
While I can understand Bong Soon’s stubborn head, I also feel Min Hyuk’s frustration because his girl does not want to listen to him. The lovers quarrel I hope would mean sweet moments when it ends. In fairness to the villain his sinister acts are really annoying. I think Gook Doo’s team should just implore the guidance of Jang Hyuk oppa and the Golden Time team. *chuckles I love how Min Hyuk who was so miffed on Bong Soon is still behind her even if she pushed him away. This was an emotionally draining episode and I can’t wait to see what will happen on the next episode. –jediprincess