[Live Recap] “Master’s Sun” Episode 2
I wonder how many more hugs it will take for Joong Won to move past his discomfort long enough to sense her desperation. When will his ego realize she isn’t clinging to him out of attraction and more out of urgency for rest and peace. Is he blind? It sort of makes you wonder just how much darker do they need to get for him to notice those dark circles mean she is in dire need of sleep. Even after just two episodes, we know enough backstory to get that Gong Sil has her work cut out for her. Getting this guy ready for any sort of intimacy like hugging is going to take a small miracle. That’s why it’s a good thing that she is the type to go ahead and do it first and make excuses later. I love how she takes every opportunity to touch him even though she knows full well how much he hates it. Not that anyone can blame her – given a choice between slightly offending someone and having to deal with more ghosts, I’m surprised she hasn’t started stalking his home. All this time he has been pushing her away, but the preview clearly showed a change in his demeanor. He seems to have finally come to some sort of realization about her. For the first time as he held her in his arms, I think the truth was finally sinking in. That her fear is genuine and her belief that he is the only one who can keep her safe might just be for real.
|Joo Joong Won (JW)||Tae Gong Shil (GS)||Kang Woo (KW)||Tae Yi Ryeong (YR)|
Written before it aired:
Joong Won is about to see the business end of karmic justice pretty soon. In the history of kdrama, I don’t think there was a single time when a pompous male lead didn’t have to eventually confront the fate that he tempted by being such a cad in early episodes. The higher they are the harder they fall should be changed to the more arrogant you are the more you will regret later. I was secretly smirking as I watched him have his Shawshank moment in the rain cuz I knew it would come back to bite him on the butt down the line. Joong Won really tempted fate last night by daring lighting to strike him down. He might not have felt anything but rain on his face, but little did he know his little lightning was waiting for him on the side of the road. At their first physical contact, he lied through his teeth that he didn’t feel any static electricity between them, but denial runs deep with this man. He is going to learn quickly that his lies will not hold up against Gong Sil’s sincerity. Resisting acknowledgement of what he can’t see will become a thing of the past and Gong Sil will introduce him to his new reality: the futility in trying to avoid it.
Starts from the hug. Joong Won pushes her off and says what are you. Gong Sil: I want to sleep. Joong won: come to your senses and open your eyes. she says please just sleep with me. Joong won: what? are you asking to sleep with me right now? she nods yes. he grabs her head and asks – are you trying to seduce me to sleep with you in your state of dress now? she nods yes and says let’s sleep – let me sleep with you. he keeps her away from him and says I cant sleep with you. he opens one of her eyes and says wake up from your dream and pushes her away. she falls on the table. he points and says just cuz you touch me and come at me you think I will fall for that? he smells the finger he was pointing with and then his clothes where her head rested and makes a face. Joong won: when did you wash your hair? she sniffs her hair and so does he. he says if you are going to seduce someone wash your hair and do it. Gong Sil: you aren’t going to even sleep with me (so why should I). he wipes his hands. she asks why did you come here? he says I heard you were talking about me. where and what did you hear or do you really know something about her? did you use to know Hee Joo? Gong Sil:that woman’s name was Hee Joo? Joong won: then what is it? how do you know Hee Joo? she says I saw her. I saw that woman. Joong won: what? did you not wake completely yet? that woman is… he is about to say she is dead but Gong Sil says it. Joong won: that’s right. Hee Joo died a long time ago. so how and when did you see her? Gong Sil: I saw her next to you not too long ago. I see dead people.
Security team talks over drinks. One says a dead girl is a ghost. It’s something that is famous talk in Kingdom. Our president is holding onto his first love who died a long time ago so that is why he hasn’t married. When he is about to get married the dead girl ghost shows up and breaks it up. Kang Woo: if it’s about the dead girl – are you talking about the dead female student involved in that incident in the past? The other guy says yes – that incident was famous. When I was younger I remember that coming out in the news, a boy from a rich family and the girlfriend he was with were both kidnapped. Back then they just lost the ransom and didn’t catch the culprits. They figure out how much the ransom would be now. Those guys who took that money are living well somewhere. Kang Woo asks why the employees called the president “Joo goon.” The guy says since he is the king of kingdom – cuz he is living well as the president, the girl who got caught too and died alone felt it was unfair and became a ghost. There is a rumor she is roaming around our kingdom so I can’t sleep.
Gong Sil admits: I almost died and then I woke up. After that I started seeing dead people. Joong Won: so you saw Hee Joo who died 15 yrs ago the day before yesterday? Gong Sil nods yes and says on that day when you got mad at me and left, I saw her that day (when he said “it’s the end when you die- don’t torment the living person). Gong Sil: it was for a second, but I saw that girl. Joong won: so you see ghosts? she nods yes. he asks is there a ghost here now. how many? she says over there on that chair – the one rocking when there is no wind. Joong won: so. Gong Sil whispers: he is there. Joong Won asks there is one there. Gong Sil: they come and find me, I also discover them on the street, I try to ignore them but they keep following me. they want to talk to me or sometimes ask requests. they cling to me so that I cant sleep. I am so scared of that and hate it. but I cant not listen to them. the ghost comes closer so she grabs Joong won’s arm and it disappears. she says but when I hold onto you like this I cant see it or hear it. someone like you – it’s the first time. that is why you are special to me. what could you be to me? when I am with you, I think I could sleep well and live normally. I want to stay by your side. Joong won: you want to be by my side that much? then it would be better if you said this building was yours -then I will overlook it cuz this real estate is expensive. he pulls away from her. she says I am really tormented. you don’t know cuz you cant see or hear them, but I am too scared. Joong won: of things I cant see or hear, I’m not scared. being able to see and hear you – you are scary. he goes over and kicks the chair asking you are scared cuz this chair moves? how is it -since I did that is it more scary? he warns if you stick to me one more time, I will really make it scary for you. suddenly the chair and everything he moved stops so even he looks at it in surprise. the ghost stopped it. Gong Sil: no matter how scary you act towards me – it will be better than the scary thing I see. I just rather run away next to you. Joong won: it’s not cuz I have a lot of money or I’m really good looking – you will stick with me cuz you are scared of ghosts. he gets sarcastic and says that’s a new one. she rests her head on his arm and says I am so lonely and sad like this. he gets repulsed by her hair smell again and says look here Tae Gong Sil – that famous candy who clung to the rich guy ,even though she was lonely and sad, she tied up her hair and clung to him. wash that hair that stinks and come to your senses. Gong Sil looks sad and says: you see me as a girl who doesn’t have money seducing a guy with a lot of money. then she smiles and says I will do that. cant I be candy? Joong won: just cuz you do – you think you can seduce me? ok try to seduce me with your ghosts friends. he gives her an unflattering nickname so she says I am Tae yang. Tae Gong Sil- I’m Tae yang (sun). he says if you are the “sun” I don’t want to see morning again. he leaves and she yells – when the sun rises I am going to go next to you. next time I will be sure to wash my hair.
*the best thing about this drama is that hugs are built into the story from day one.
Joong Won walks away shaking his head. Kim asks if he met tae yang. did you meet Tae Gong sil. Joong Won looks up at her and says I was wrong to come here. Let’s go. She watches them leave.
Kang Woo wonders why Joong Won came here and looks up at Gong Sil.
Gong Sil says to herself – he probably saw me as a crazy woman. but I really saw her -Hee Joo- I really saw that woman
Joong Won is home and remembers how Gong Sil said the ghost was there. He opens his curtain and says if there really is something like that, I want to call it once. Cha Hee Joo.
At a school some girls are having a form of séance. They are calling for the spirit. The girl says it came. Outside something moves and the girl asks are you Lee Eun Seol. Other girl says it’s a joke. The other one asks why did you die. Is the one who made you die here? Talk – is the one who made you die here? The girls are scared and scream when the door opens and the teacher comes in. She tells them to sit. Girls think it was a joke but the dead girl is hanging outside. A girl gets a text and says it’s Eun Seol and screams when she sees the photo.
SC stares at a photo of the 3 girls and there is a ghostly face behind them. SC asks was this picture taken at our fountain in Kingdom. His sec says yes. This photo is all over the internet right now. SC: maybe this photo was taken wrong. If you shake the camera it comes out fuzzy. She says but the other girls are fine. Plus where this girl is standing is weird. Look. It means she was taken here (standing inside the water). SC says it is cuz she wouldn’t have gone into the water to take it, so is this really a ghost. He steps back from fear.
SC reports that to Joong won and he says does this make sense. SC says unless it’s a real ghost it would be hard to take this picture. Joong won thinks it was doctored. our image isn’t good cuz of Tae Yi ryeong and Yoo’s marriage breaking off, but you are leaving this alone? aren’t you taking care of matters? SC says he asked the photo sites that posted it to take it down. anyway cuz of this our profit is increasing – kingdom ghost. they say when a ghost comes out it’s daebak employees are enjoying it and talking about it. Joong won: is it fun? is this situation entertaining? SC: ghosts are scary but amazing too. Joong won asks is this the time to play with ghosts. he goes to the window and points out their building – Kingdom 1.5 and it is going up floor by floor. they will open in two months (once construction finishes). it’s scarier than a ghost. SC says it’s really late. Joong won tells him to focus. tell employees not to be bewitched by ghosts and bewitch customers. so they open their wallets and spend a lot of money.
Security guards talk about the pic near the fountain and one of them says it’s mine.
Gong Sil is at the mall and goes to visit her sister. she asks what are you doing here and not sleeping during the day – did you come to see me. Gong sil says no I got hired at Kingdom. sister says it hasn’t been long since I became the manager here. if you get caught by the police here or ride in the ambulance I wont be able to work. Gong Sil says that might not happen here unni. there is something special here. the sister says you don’t see those things here? Gong sil says there is someone who can chase them away so that I cant see them. the sister asks why drink two cups of coffee. it’s cuz you are awake during the day so you are sleepy that’s why huh? Gong Sil says some kid kept chasing after me saying he wants to drink coffee so I ordered it. it was the ghost. she leaves him to sniff it and goes.
Girls are talking about the photo – they took the pic on the day eun seol died. so why is dead eun seol in the pic. did dead eun seol send it to us? to show us that she hates us? someone is playing a joke. cuz they are saying eun seol died cuz of us. it was a car accident – it wasn’t cuz of us. to be honest I think it’s cuz of us. if we didn’t do that to her on that day, she wouldn’t have died. eun seol hates us and is staying by us still.
SC tells Joong Won’s aunt about the photo so she asks who did the rumor say was the ghost in the photo? SC: a girl in the past who died cuz of the president. aunt: does that make sense? who said that? SC: it wasn’t me. employees are saying that. since that incident with president Joo is famous everyone knows so they are saying that girl ghost is stuck to him. they originally said that. aunt says it’s been a long time since she died. SC: is this girl ghost that girl? aunt looks at the photo and says: I think her hair was long. and she would have been at this age when she died, but I don’t remember her face. he laughs and says at your age you would have bad memory. she gives him this look that says “did you really just say that aloud to me and still expect to live?”
Joong Won watches a couple by the fountain and the girl says a ghost comes out here. the guy says a ghost? let’s takes a photo. Joong Won asks if there is still buzz about that photo. Kim says they tried to take care of it, but this kind of rumor wont quiet down easily. now that nonsense story got added on too. Joong won asks what that is. before Kim can tell him, the girl falls into the water and calls it the ghost fountain. Joong Won is mad at that name cuz the fountain cost a lot and put in 4 goddesses. Kim explains why people get bewitched by ghosts. they walk and end up in front of Gong Sil. Joong won says it really is scary.
Joong won asks Gong Sil – what are you doing – why did you come here. Gong sil: I clean here. she shows her name tag and says I got hired. he says there are plenty of places to clean so why here. she tries to point and touch him saying cuz you are here. he says normally when you want to seduce a guy – stand out in a guy’s eyes, says just work and don’t avoid work to have meals with me. he points out there is a ghost here -you start work where you can be seen by him. so you can hang around him using the excuse of work. then lock eyes with him – eat meals with him- is that it? Gong sil: I know you don’t believe what I said, but you know I am not counting on you cuz of that. Joong won: ah you said it was cuz of ghosts. she nods yes. he points and says they said it’s here too. did you come to meet your friend? she looks and says there isn’t one. Joong won: there isn’t? Gong sil: if there was a ghost I would have grabbed you. he pulls away from her touch. he asks there really isn’t one? are you sure. she nods yes. he is happy to hear that. this fountain is so expensive so how could a ghost stick to it. she says for sure it’s not here. Joong won: thank goodness. she laughs and asks do you believe my words right now. he says of course there are no ghosts. not cuz I believe your words – it’s obvious there aren’t any. also – you – don’t clean. gong sil: why? Joong won: cuz obviously I will chase you out. get lost Tae yang.
SC says president Joo- there is trouble
SC says I don’t know when but that photo is going to air on the show. Joong won asks why a photo doctored up by kids is going to come out on the show. SC says the rumors got weird and got bigger. that incident with you was mixed in. Kim turns the TV on and the host says there is a photo burning up the internet these days. the mystery show is called “we want to know” and the host is Kim Sang Joong. He says behind the girls who are smiling brightly there is a mystery girl’s face too. he goes on and talks about the ghost face taken in the photo. who is the girl in the photo. while looking into the mystery behind this photo, at the place where this picture was taken, we found a terrible incident that might be connected. do you remember the kidnapping15 yrs ago? He goes and describes Joong won’s kidnapping with his girlfriend (since they are kids only their last names were used) and the nickname they gave the incident was the amount of ransom money. he says that the girlfriend died. he hints that the kidnapped boy is now head of the shopping mall where this photo was taken. with a photo of Joong won’s face marked so you cant see his face. from a long time ago there were rumors there
Everyone is watching the news – even security and Gong Sil. the security guy was taped and he talks about the rumor that the dead girlfriend ghost of the president comes out at this shopping mall. all the employees here know that rumor. Gong Sil looks at the screen of the photo and says that’s not the girl I saw.
The show interviewed the detective in charge of the case. detective says they are running out on the time to prosecute that case (statute of limitation has run out) and the criminals have never been found. the dead victim must feel so wronged. Kang woo watches the news and gets up
Host asks who could be the girl in the photo – could it be the ghost of the dead Cha? or was it someone’s doctored joke? one thing is certain -the one in the photo was the restless spirit of the young girl who couldn’t avoid it and died unfairly. Joong Won turns it off and storms off angry.
Gong Sil stops him and says that girl isn’t her – the girl in the photo -she wasn’t Cha Hee Joo the one next to you -something went wrong huh? JW says shut up and move aside. Kang Woo sees that
The girls at school are saying that ghost was already there at kingdom – didn’t you watch the TV. but the girl says it’s eun seol for sure -we all know that. should we go there?
Joong Won goes to see that detective and asks why did you get involved in that nonsense and do that interview? the man says that case’s statute is running out so just in case a lead came out he did the interview. Joong won: did you think if talk of ghost scares them culprits would turn themselves in cuz they are scared? cop says if the culprit saw it he would feel guilty. in a way Cha hee joo died cuz of you so don’t you feel sorry to her. cuz you are the president of kingdom it seems you grew up well and are living well but at least – you should never forget her. Joong won: cuz I eat and live well too normally you must want to hate me. a living person has to live. what you said 15 yrs ago I didn’t forget and am living well. cop says did I say that. anyway- I wont give up on this case. Joong Won says then get back the money I lost. cop asks are you really perfectly fine now. he points out what happened to Joong won after the incident (that’s where his reading ability was damaged) he holds up the paper and asks can you read now. Joong Won says I lost. cop says you didn’t forget everything and aren’t living well.
Gong Sil talks to the two neighbor boys and wonders who the ghost in the pic is. kid says a ghost. she wonders if it is the dead girl. boy says you said you could see those people noona. so you could find her. Gong sil: that’s right, if I find her I am giving help to him. then if I help him he might keep me next to him huh? she watches them eat and asks if their mom didn’t come home today too. kid: yes when you earn money you must be really busy. she says eat a lot and if you get sleepy – sleep over here.i’ll be gone for a little while. she goes out. kids plan to keep saying stuff so they can keep getting free meals from her.
At the mall, Gong Sil looks at the fountain photo and looks around saying she saw something (a ghost) while she was cleaning. she checks the bathroom and finds the ghost and holds out the photo. she runs away and sees another ghost and GS asks to see her face. she says sorry I don’t think it’s you. she finds another ghost. (good lord how many are in this mall) she asks the male ghost if he saw the ghost in the photo. couldn’t you look carefully but the ghost just hits the trash can lid and scares her
Gong Sil is leaning on a mannequin and mutters they don’t answer when she asks. suddenly there is a hand on her shoulder so she asks is it a person. it’s Kang Woo and asks what are you doing like a thief cat. she says it’s 404 – that’s right you said you work here. he says from what he saw in the security room she kept going around. Gong sil: I clean here – I started work a few days ago. but he says the cleaning team ended. (as in her work hours are over). she explains she lost something while cleaning so I was going around looking for it. I will keep looking. he offers to go with her cuz it’s dark and going around alone is scary. there is also a rumor a ghost comes out. I will go with you
The 3 girls are at the mall. since there are no people let’s go. what do we do if eun seol shows up. she says then let’s ask why are you bothering us.
Kang Woo asks what are you looking for. she says you wont be able to see. kang woo: I have good skills. she says no matter how good it is you cant see it. she kept calling him “over there (meaning: you)” so they introduce themselves. kang woo: it’s not “over there” – this side is kang woo. she says this side is Tae Gong Sil. she gets scared so he says it’s ok for her to hold his arm. she thanks him
The girls says we came to meet you we have something to say to you eun seol. Gong Sil and Kang Woo see them and she says they are people. he says they are students. she wonders what the four of them are doing there. but he only sees 3 and says there are 3. he calls out to them asking what are you doing there. the 3 run off and dead girl stays. Gong Sil sees the ghost remain. he chases after the students. so Gong sil goes to the ghost and asks is it you? the dead girl turns around
3 girls are hiding and says if we got caught it would have been complicated. we shouldn’t have come. Gong Sil is there and asks this is you guys huh (in the photo)
Joong Won pulls up to an old building. where he was kidnapped and says nothing changed in 15 yrs. Kim asks if what he saw on the show bothered him. Kim goes inside with him. they head inside to a big empty warehouse. Kim asks did you really not see the culprits faces at all then.
Flashback to young JW sitting tied to a chair. he regains consciousness and looks up. his vision is blurry. someone walks towards him. the figure gets closer. his eyes go wide in shock
JW says I didn’t see them. Kim says if you did see them, like dead Hee joo- you wouldn’t have been safe. Joong won: that’s right cuz she knew who the culprits were, she died.
JW’s aunt and Yi Ryeong are having dinner. Yi Ryeong asks is it true about his (Joong won’s) curse? aunt says it’s nonsense. Yi Ryeong: my wedding being broken is Kingdom’s curse too. aunt says it’s not a curse – it’s a change (of heart). Yi Ryeong says Yoo’s name like she is still mad at him. I will curse you to death. she brings up the girl on the wedding day who brought the box from Yoo’s past girlfriend and shook him up. do you still not know who she is. aunt says my husband saw her face when I find who it is I will give you a heads up. Yi Ryeong says tell me first.
In the morning Gong sil is waiting for Joong Won’s car to pull up and runs out in front of it. Joong won comes out of the car saying how he doesn’t like seeing the sun as soon as he opens his eyes in the morning so must I see that face as soon as I go to work? I told you to quit cleaning here. Gong Sil: I found out. Joong won: what? Gong Sil: the ghost inside the photo. I know who that is. Kim asks who is it? Gong Sil: if I tell you that – will you let me clean here. Joong Won says if she is wrong she has to clean the floors
Gong Sil goes and points out the dead girl’s seat where her photo and flowers are. she died a month ago and went to this school -Lee eun seol and the 3 girls are friends of Eun seol who came to the fountain last night. he thinks then the girls did that
Teacher yells at the girls saying is this really you guys? eun seol was your friend -why did you joke like this. girl says we didn’t go it. in the photo we took eun seol’s picture was taken too. also this photo was sent to us by dead eun seol through (kako) talk. to torment us. Joong won says put aside the talk of ghosts that no one believes and just say what you guys did. while she was alive you tormented her and now in death you want to torment her so you played this joke huh. girls deny tormenting eun seol. she always messed up what she did so she made it hard on us.
Flashback to cooking class when the girls yell at eun seol when she dropped a cake they were making. you should have been careful. what to do – we will be graded for this. eun seol says sorry guys – what do I do.
Girl says how eun seol lacked sense, was clumsy, and was a burden. she always ate for free and just brought drinks only saying she didn’t have enough allowance. lemon, apple, and orange according to the friend’s taste. but we put up with it. Joong won asks if they turned her into a ghost by starving her. girl says she didn’t die cuz of us. on that day they were annoyed cuz eun seol messed up their scores so we were going to play without her but she didn’t have sense and found us there.
Girl says we just want to play by ourselves today. if you have something to do go. eun seol goes away lying she has something to do. I am busy so I will be going. have fun. one thinks she was too harsh but the girl says she is dumb so you have to say it clearly for her to get it. they took the photo by themselves. this is the photo we took (no ghost) but this is the kind of picture that came from eun seol (the ghost one) on that day, as she was going back eun seol was in a car accident. so that is why she is cursing us and sent this photo. Joong won points to his eyes and says just cuz you cry we wont be lenient. if the pic came from her phone then the one who has her phone sent it. girl says it was eun seol’s phone so she sent it, but Gong Sil says it wasn’t eun seol – cursing you cuz she hated you- it wasn’t eun seol.
They go to class and Gong Sil goes and points to the girl who has eun seol’s phone. on that day when eun seol lost her phone, you picked it up. you have it now so give it to me. the girl hands it over. the other girls yell at her. it was you -you played that joke- how could you do that. we were so shocked and scared. the girl says I did it so you guys would be shocked and scared. cuz I hated you so much. the other girl asks what are you (to do that). she says on the day eun seol died, I saw eun seol and you guys.
She watched eun seol pull out 3 drinks -orange apple lemon for the girls. she forgot her phone so the girl goes after her and saw that eun seol heard the mean girls talking about how eun seol has no sense. she will probably give us the drinks and come back. for real – she would do that. cuz I feel bad I cant tell her I don’t like it. let’s take a photo for 3 so she cant be included. eun seol cried and left. the girl watched and followed her. eun seol was crying and walked without looking and got hit by a truck. she was killed on impact.
The girl says eun seol died like that. the other one why is that our fault. it was a car accident. the girl says cuz she spent all her transportation money on buying you drinks and walked and then died. after that watching what you guys did – it was so hateful. you got first place again. you got a boyfriend. you guys were doing so well I wanted you to be miserable. after eun seol’s ghost came out, you couldn’t study, you couldn’t date, cuz you did something wrong your conscience was bothering you. one girl slaps her. she hits back and a fight breaks out. teacher tells them to stop. Gong Sil says eun seol doesn’t want that. she tries to go over but Joong Won blocks her and says be quiet – it’s what people who are alive do to live. it’s not for the dead person to get involved.
Joong won and Gong sil leave the school and Kim asks if he confirmed everything. Joong won says I saw that it wasn’t my fault. Gong sil calls out but he says I found out what I wanted -I’m not curious what you are going to do. Gong Sil: cuz I can see everything I know. Eun seol is really sad. I have to let her friends know. Gong Sil comes back inside
The 3 girls sit and talk. did we really do something that bad? enough to be cursed/haunted. they said eun seol died cuz of us -while hating us. what do we do now. we cant explain anything to a dead person who is gone. they get a text from eun seol. “Right now I am really next to your sides. If you have anything you want to say I will listen to it.” one girl says it’s eun seol but that unni took her phone a while ago. they decide to think it’s eun seol. the girls apologize to eun seol saying I am so sorry. for thinking you are annoying. I was too mean. I’m sorry – I am so sorry. like in the past, I wish you could say it’s ok while smiling. suddenly the vending machine makes a sound and they go over to it. it’s the 3 drinks apple lemon orange that eun seol bought each of them. the ghost eun seol passes them out to the girls saying friends – it’s ok. the girls say sorry to her. eun seol smiles and the 3 girls hug and cry.
Gong Sil looks up and Kim asks what is she looking at. Joong Won: she is just in a daze. Kim thinks she knows something one can’t know. Gong Sil waves bye to eun seol’s spirit. JoongWon laughs and says let’s go and Kim says what about tae yang. Joong Won says she will get lost on her own. Kim asks if he is going to keep his promise not to chase her out. she sees them driving away
At the mall, Gong Sil asks can I keep cleaning here. Kim says yes. “do I look like I don’t have anything to do to pay attention to the cleaning team” is what he (joong won) said. She smiles and asks can I go in person to say thank you. Kim: “the president’s office on the fourth floor – make sure there is no offending sun there” is what he said too. that means don’t go up there. she sighs so he asks why be disappointed. the president will come down anyway. they laugh. then she asks what happens to the girl students – cuz of that fabricated picture will they be punished? Kim says it will be overlooked. it’s going well. she thought he was really angry cuz of the ghost fountain. but Kim says Joong won is really happy cuz of that ghost fountain.
People are throwing in money and making wishes cuz of the rumors that your wish comes true cuz there is a ghost stuck to the fountain SC tells Joong won. look- in just a few days all those coins piled up. should I toss one in too. Joong Won takes his coin and asks a kid – do you want to make a wish too – what is a wish. kid says I want a toy and new sneakers. Joong Won says I will give you this so go and say your wish loudly to your mom and toss it in. your wish will come true if you go to the second floor kid’s mall. go. the kid runs off saying mom I have a wish too. Joong won tells SC most wishes are from deceit. if we can just increase our profit, it doesn’t matter if it’s ghosts. put out ads that you will get your wish. he tosses a coin in too.
Joong Won says he is going to cover it up – as in he isn’t going to press charges against the people who started the photo incident. his aunt asks why cuz of that Joong Won’s backstory came out. he points out that things will get bigger if he pursues it and if he quietly keeps it under wraps, things will be settled. she asks – can you settle it? do you still think she (HJ) died cuz of you and is that why you don’t have anyone by your side? is your blame still that big? he says I know what you are going to say. while living I heard it over a thousand times. for the sake of the person living – the best excuse -the person who is alive has to live. she says yes the person living has to live. Joong won: I know it well so stop saying that advice. that I am alive – that it’s not my fault. she says it’s cuz I am worried about you. Joong won: I know – dont worry. I can tell you with certainty – not once -not even once have I ever thought it was my fault. SC listens to that from outside.
Joong Won sits alone and remembers how the pastor said a young girl’s life was unfairly lost. then how the cop asked – don’t you feel sorry to that girl? then how his aunt said – is your sense of blame still that big? then how Kim asked you didn’t see the culprit’s faces at all
Flashback to what he saw 15 yrs ago. Joong Won saw Hee Joo walking towards him. Joong won: Cha Hee Joo- are you ok. he tries to get free and cant. he asks what happened. are you ok? Hee Joo: Joong won- I’m sorry.
*So what Joong won said to the cop was true – she was killed cuz she knew the kidnappers’ faces cuz she was one of them. no wonder Joong Wonoesn’t trust women – his aunt and everyone think he is blaming himself, but he just doesn’t trust women anymore.
Back in his office Joong Won says: cuz you died like that – it was unfair for me Cha Hee joo
Kang Woo reports in over the phone and says what happened this time does not have anything to do with that incident. but there is a person around president Joong won that bothers me. it’s a woman.
*I have a feeling Kang Woo is working as a spy for someone in Joong Won’s family
One of the ajumma asks if Gong Sil’s name is Tae yang. how old are you? introduce yourself. Gong sil is too busy conversing with the ghost. she tells the ghost I don’t want to. then she turns and says to one of the ajummas, isnt today your father in law’s memorial. she says that’s right – I completely forgot. I have to leave early. but Tae yang how did you know that? the grandpa looks down at his forgetful daughter in law. Gong sil lies that she heard a while ago. ajumma thanks her as her father in law glares at her
The aunt thinks something strange is sticking to Joong won. she is thinking of getting rid of it when SC points out Gong Sil as that woman. that miss looks like that person from last time. aunt asks who. SC says the one who left with Tae Yi Ryeong’s partner. aunt: is that so. the aunt goes over to Gong Sil and checks her out up and down and reads her nametag and says Tae Gong Sil- I will remember it. the aunt leaves
Kang Woo walks over and calls out her name. he asks if Gong Sil is almost done with work. Gong Sil: yes I am almost done. Kang woo: then let’s go home together. cuz we live in the same place. let’s go together. I will wait outside. the other cleaning ladies asks are you two dating. do you live together? you already live in one home already? when did you get married. aren’t you moving too fast? Joong Won watches that. Kang Woo bows to him and leaves. Gong Sil says he wants to go with me -why?
Joong Won is about to walk away, but he stops and goes over to her. Kim smiles. Joong won asks if she sees something again. do you see something again on my expensive fountain. Gong Sil: no I don’t see anything at all. Joong Won: don’t get in my eyesight. she calls out so he says what – why speak to me. Gong Sil: I’m sorry. if I had known you had that kind of pain – I wouldn’t have said I saw Cha Hee Joo next to you. Joong won: pain? Gong Sil: cuz of me -you felt the sense of blame you’ve had for a long time again. Joong Won: blame? i’m sure that person just wanted to say next to you -just forget it all. she would have said – the person alive should live. it’s not your fault. Kang woo waits outside. Joong won steps close and asks: that thing that you say you can see – can you call it? Gong Sil: why? Joong won: call it if you can. I have something to tell her. Gong Sil asks what? Joong Won: na-poon-yun. “bad girl” (the actual word was “bitch”) he smiles at her.
Gong Sil gets chased by a ghost crawling on the ground.
Joong Won tells her not to report useless stuff and to get lost.
Gong sil is trying to avoid a ghost and flags down his car. she begs please open the door but Joong won says I won’t – get lost.
The ghost limps over dragging a bloody leg and says over and over it’s my shoes
Gong Sil describes the ghost that was chasing her – that she wasn’t walking properly (cuz of a car accident)
Joong Won backs away from her and says this one is really crazy – Tae Yang.
Gong Sil gets pushed down as she says the rumors are all lies
Joong won says Tae Gong Sil – never show up in front of my eyes again
In the parking garage Gong Sil holds on tightly to Joong won
Hee joo haunts Joong Won
Joong Won: what are you?
Gong Sil speaks like Hee Joo and says: Joong won – it’s me -the bad girl you hate.
*Just like last night when she spoke for that grandma, sometimes Gong Sil uses the same tone and voice as the ghost when she speaks for them. That’s why she sounded like Hee Joo when she said that last line.
I hate to say it, but I get where some of Joong Won’s animosity is coming from. All this time, I thought Hee Joo was a victim like him, but now that I know she played a part in it, that sort of changes how I see our hero. Here is Gong Sil going around listening to the ghosts’ requests and helping them move on, but all this time Joong Won saved a spirit too. He saved Hee Joo’s image and reputation. By keeping mum about her role in his kidnapping, she became a model of innocence and people believed she was a poor victim. If there is anything Hee Joo has left to say to him – it just has to be an apology. For making him carry around that imaginary burden of guilt that he never had for her death. Even though he knew what she had done, he still tried to save her from that burning car. No matter what she did, watching him trying to pull away to get to her was the last thing she saw. That image must have been painful for both of them. I don’t blame Joong Won for wanting answers. Hee Joo owes him for what she put him through the last fifteen years. She left him damaged in more ways than one. If anyone deserves to hear why she did that, it’s Joong Won. Just wish their line of communication wasn’t Gong Sil.