Romantic Doctor Kim Sabu – Season Two Episode 2 Recap

Growing pains ensue as our ducklings adjust to Doldam. Meanwhile, a general gets into a car crash.

Episode 2

The tension continues as Kim Sabu smirks that Woojin is literally selling himself for money. Woojin does not back down as he looks Kim Sabu straight with his tearfilled eyes and answering in the affirmative.

Suddenly we switch to a 911 call. A child asks for help. He is coughing and all he can eek out is that he needs help…

We turn to Kim Sabu and Woojin back in Kim Sabu’s office. The tension has decreased and Sabu gives Woojin a bag of ice. He also asks Woojin why Woojin asked for a combination surgery and did not stich up the diaphram tear himself. Woojin answers that he chose not to stich up the tear since he was only a pay doctor – he had no reason to take on additional liability.
Sabu laughs and asks why Woojin blew the whistle then. Woojin sighs that he was just naïve. Do to his naïve judgment, he lost his reputation.
Sabu stands up and tells Woojin to sleep the night at a nearby hostel and go back to Seoul. Woojin gets up in shock and yells how Sabu could tell him to go back… Sabu had said they needed help. Sabu responds that they need doctors.

Meanwhile Eunjae is about to leave because she was kept waiting when Doctor Moonjung walks by. Jang Gitae doesn’t miss the look and squats nearby informing Eunjae that Moonjung has been with their hospital for one month and is recently divorced. He offers to look into the matter further for her. LOL Eunjae declines additional information but interesting music plays and she sits back down. HAH! Do we smell a crush?

Moonjung seems to be adorkable. He is in his office and greets his skeleton as “Elizabeth” asking if she missed him.

Woojin pauses while leaning against the wall. He sighs and then barges into SAbu’s office. He asks for 1 week. He will show Sabu that he is worth it within 1 week with his surgerical skills… He just needs $10,000. A flashback shows that Sabu heard everything about Woojin in Seoul but still offered him the spot. Sabu sits down and looks at Woojin with interest.

The next day, the General of the Korean army is being transported somewhere when the driver suddenly collapses. The car veers off course and flips upside down.

Meanwhile, Areum happily walks down the new corridors stretching when she runs into EunTak. She greets him heartily and he responds without looking up at first. But when he does… cue romantic music >_<

Areum meets the rest of the team through Doctor Insoo’s explanation. In it, he barely survived taking care of the emergency room alone…for two months. When EunTak introduces himself, Areum happily notes that he’s good looking making everyone pause… They continue on until Areum sighs that there are no patients in the emergency room. The Head Nurse comes back to seriously tell her that they have a rule – you cannot say that there are no patients in the emergency room. It’s a jinx. Whenever someone says that, they get overwhelmed. Within a minute, the phone rings.

Back to our other doctors. Woojin and Eunjae share a moment when Woojin walks over closely just to note that she has something in her eye. OMG the CHEMISTRY. SOMEONE GIVE ME A TUB OF POPCORN AS I PAUSE AND SQUEAL. Moonjung walks in and introduces himself – they all attended the same school…But, introductions are cut short. The general and a security guard are brought in with half of the army. The general sustained major trauma because he was not wearing a seatbelt.

A flurry of activity ensues. The General can barely speak because of pain and the internal injuries… Woojin and Eunjae make a good team in identifying a myriad of problems…all of which are serious but that this recapper will not name ^^;;; Just note that there’s a lot of internal bleeding and problems and time is off an essence. Woojin pulls through his own soreness to get the general breathing tube set up. They are on track to get CT scans when Sabu comes in and orders that the general is taken to the surgery room immediately. He received a call from the General’s primary doctor and made the decision that time is the most important thing for this surgery.

Woojin is told that he would be the first doctor assisting. Meanwhile, Eunjae finally gets to introduce herself. Sabu warns her that he will kick her out if she falls asleep in the middle of his surgery room. She promises that it will never happen again but the other stare at her. HAH! I love the honor student characters with a major flaw. <3

What would be Korean Drama without political drama? In the background of trying to save the two patients, we have a fight with junior generals and Sabu where the junior generals wanting to transfer the general to a more prestigious hospital. Sabu insists that the loss of time would kill the probability of success of surgery and wins with a call to the General’s primary doctor. Even Do Yoonwan is told about the situation. But he’s not a complete monster. He states that he will stay out of this problem because Sabu won’t let the general die. They can take care of the credit afterwards between the main headquarters hospital and Doldam.

Back to the surgery – Woojin spends a full minute frozen in awe as Sabu finds and sews up hears. Sabu has to literally tell Woojin to focus. Among some motivational music, Woojin and Sabu get through one organ within five minutes.

Woojin then shows his own skill with the next problem. Awww, the music also changed to one that is supportive as the oldies watch in pride with the newbie showing skill. And…my heart swells! Meanwhile, Sabu is taking liberties as he continues on with new problems being found along with heavy bleeding. Literally, it’s like whack-a-mole with them trying to find out all the sources of tears and sew it up before the general can internal bleed out.

At one point, everyone pauses because the bleeding has not slowed down even though they have sewn up all of the known problems. Woojin worries that the surgery failed … Sabu determines that it’s an intercoastal vessel and they have to open up the area around the heart as the general took aspirin which is causing the bleeding to be worse.

More problems. As the bring up the blankets, suddenly Eunjae remembers the first time they worked on a dead body. Nausea hits her like a wave and she can barely keep herslef from puking. Sabu switches out Eunjae with Woojin and Eunjae runs out. Sabu ignores it all and finds the vein that is the problem while Eunjae finds refuge in a bathroom…

When the surgery ends, the politics starts up again. Do Yoonwhan sends Dr. Park to Doldam to finish up the second follow up surgery – which is basically just tying up loose ends but would get all the credit.

On the side, Woojin waits for Sabu and asks how Sabu could have gone after the intercoastal vessel without following the proper procedures and tests. He thinks that it was too risky to rely on Sabu’s instincts alone. But Sabu answers that his directive is to save people.

Sabu laughs that Woojin is far from the true answer if Woojin only saw Sabu working with instinct and luck. He tells him to work harder and walks off.

However, it is sweet to see Sabu speak with the General’s primary doctor. Somehow, this primary doctor was the one who spoke with Sabu about Woojin. Sabu sighs that Woojin has skill but that’s about it…and, he’s not sure if Woojin is a true doctor. The other doctor answers that it is their job as senior doctors to turn these juniors into real doctors.

Meanwhile, Eunjae lurks outside of Sabu’s office and peeks in before literally crawling under the door’s window. She gets stopped by the head nurse and goes into apologize to Sabu for running out of the surgery as she had indigestion due to what she ate for lunch.

Sabu asks what Eunjae did wrong to get suck in Doldam. Eunjae lies that she chose to come down. Sabu sighs and tells her that she must not know what she’s doing if she lives like that. Then he tells her never to enter into his operating rooms again. A doctor who leaves a patient on the table and runs away is not a doctor and she should immediately quit. Eunjae tears up but she does not say anything… She goes back the rec room as tears flow and packs up… And, this is the truth about working on in a high stress environment that I love to see being reflected. Character development as the characters who are undeniably good and skilled work through because, after all, life is a journey of working through our flaws, is it not?

At the same time, head nurse asks Sabu why he’s so harsh… Sabu sighs that the two newbies are terrible. One operates on people for money and the other runs out of operations due to nausea and anxiety. Head nurse worries that they would lose both of the doctors since the younger generation is not used to such harsh conditions… She reminds him that he scouted both of the doctors after a lot of effort.

In the rec room, Areum lets Eunjae cry it out before bringing over water. Eunjae sighs that she tried so hard in medical school and even as a resident. She even graduated in the top and scored in the top with the boards. Eunjae cries that she regrets it all.

Areum tells her that Eunjae should not be so harsh on herself…She’s a model for the juniors. Doctor Oh in cardiac surgery was known for hating females but Eunjae somehow survived under such a head doctor…and, she got scouted by Sabu… Eunjae asks who scouted her.

Cue flashback, Doctor Oh, sighs next to a vending machine that Eunjae is such a troublesome doctor. She’s smarter than most of the guys and also scored in the highest percentile but seems to lose it every time she goes into an operating room. Sabu nonchalantly asks if he can take Eunjae…and follows Doctor Oh persistently…all caught by Areum.

That night, Moonjung tells Woojin to get himself x-rayed and gives him some medications. Sabu noticed that Woojin was in a lot of pain during the operation and they should check and see if there was a bone fracture. The angry genius head doctor has a heart for the new ducklings…

The ducklings pause next to a coffee vending machine. Eunjae asks Woojin what he thinks of Sabu. Woojin answers that he does not care as long as he’s paid…

Now… we get back to office politics. Dr Park arrived from the main hospital with his whole entourage of junior doctors, senior anathesiologist, and nurses. They came to take care of the general. Sabu asks why the general is being transferred from one doctor to the other. He even laughs when Do Yoonwhan pulls rank. Do Yoonwhan gives Sabu an ultimatum. If Sabu does not transer the patient, he’s fired.
TENSE MUSIC COMMENCES


On the side, there is a complication with the general He goes out to call Sabu and runs into Dr. Park. But Woojin stands firmly in front of the patient’s room. He refuses to give up the patient until the responsible doctor gives such a release.

MY TWO CENTS
Wow, sorry for the long time between recaps. Life seems to keep getting in the way?

However, I LOVE Sabu 2 and I promise that I will get through this drama because I feel like it’s the type of feel good-encouraging drama that we can all appreciate. Additionally, I love how it’s not just about politics or just about romance. It also sheds light into socio-economic issues, as well as, the grass isn’t always greener.

As much as I was worried about Eunjae’s character, I really liked how they portrayed her struggle in this episode. It brings up a good question. Just because you are smart enough to ace the exams and you are skilled enough to ace the boards, what if you are temperamentally not as suited to a job? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think we should all be going for a passion if that passion doesn’t pay. After all, if work was fun, why would they have to pay you? But, this is an interesting question that this drama poses and I know there are many answers to it. I would love to watch how Eunjae comes to her own answer because it is clear that being a good doctor is a source of pride for Eunjae… maybe, not just to save her patients but just to continue excelling.

As for Woojin, I lvoe how it shows that he was beaten down but he still has a core view of what it takes to be a doctor. He’s a mirror to Eunjae because he’s great at being a doctor but his circumstances have made him a pyriah. YET, he is not afraid to push back when he thinks that a doctor is not doing what is in the best interest of a patient. Even when Sabu is his only hope for staying a doctor in good standing, he is willing to confront Sabu for not following best practices. While Eunjae pretends that she cares about what Sabu is like as a person or a doctor and Woojin spouts that he does not care as long as he is paid. Their actions show that it is the opposite, Eunjae does not care as long as she can stay a prestigious doctor. Woojin, however, would be willing to risk his tenuous position if he doesn’t believe in the doctor he works for. His storyline is one that I feel is going to be the cliché – he learns how good Sabu is and reconciles his values driven doctor perspective with his practical side of having to sell his skills for survival to become more of a Sabu junior.

Now, onto the next episode. Let us watch and let us enjoy. 

 

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Romantic Doctor Kim Sabu – Season Two Episode 1 Recap

 

Hi everyone! After a very long hiatus, DRAMAFEED is back! I am only following one korean drama at this point and it’s the nice feel good drama of Romantic Doctor Kim Sabu. I loved Season 1 and the first four episodes of Season 2 looks like it will deliver as well.

RECAP


In the middle of a busy Seoul street, Seo Woojin (Ahn Hyoseop – Abyss, Father is Strange, etc)) faithfully directs traffic until his late replacement arrives. Cue running to get dressed for his second part time job at the hospital as a pay doctor. But opportunity for us viewers to see a nice shot of Woojin’s abs. Mhmmm who knew doctors stayed so fit both mentally and physically? 😉

Meanwhile, perfect Cha Eunjae (Lee Sung Kyung – Weightlifting Fairy Kim BokJoo) waits patiently in an auditorium filled with important doctors for Professor Park’s whipple operation (the removal of the head of a pancreas, the gallbladder and the bile duct). Unknown to her, Kim Sabu is in town and dropped by. He sits a couple of rows behind her, albeit looking a bit dodgey in a hat and trenchcoat.

At the same time, Woojin barely misses his train and gets assaulted by what appears to be a day drunk salaryman. As others back away, Woojin notes the man’s amonia scent, behavior and self- victimization. The man knocks Woojin off before security guards arrive and Woojin tells them to call 911 and not the police.

Back to the surgery, there is sudden massive bleeding and the blood pressure drops. Professor Park acts swiftly but it doesn’t seem to fix it. In the audience, Kim Sabu drums his fingers for a couple of minutes and then interrupts Eunjae for a pen and paper He scribbles something down and tells her to run quickly to the surgery room. She takes one look before jumping up and running…She gives the note (stating tension pneumothorax – a condition where air is trapped in a space likely due to a punctured lung) to Professor Park who switches tactics to listening for trapped air…They find an area of extra air and pull it out – stabilizing the patient. Kim Sabu sees the stabilization and leaves.

Doctor Park walks out of the surgery exhausted and finds Eunjae waiting. He immediately asks her how she knew it was tension peunmothorax. She’s surprised that it was correct and tells him that it was a doctor from Doldam Hospital called Kim Sabu.

Kim Sabu then goes to the emergency room to wait and chances upon our other new Doldam family to be: Yoon Areum (So Joyeon) and Woojin. Areum tells an exhausted Woojin that assault cases should go to the police and doubts Woojin when he tells her that the man is suffering from an alcohol induced issue affecting liver functions. Woojin pulls out his hospital ID and Areum changes her tone to respect as Woojin is a full general surgeon while Areum is a fourth year resident. ^_^ Kim Sabu perks up at Woojin’s diagnosis… Areum is told to set up the man in preparation for surgery…

Then all chaos breaks loose! An older gentleman is brought in with pain and another middle-aged man who cannot stand because of pain…Areum cries for the nurses to call the doctor on duty as she circles around in stress of three emergency patients.

Meanwhile Eunjae goes to the vending machine while telling her mother the story of the legendary doctor who was able to tell a tension pneumothorax within minutes…Then Woojin gets tired of waiting and chooses his drink…cue flashback…They know each other…lovey dovey music and Woojin almost kissing Eunjae… She has no idea what happened to him and why hes’s at her hospital. Thanks to Eunjae getting info from her senior we find out that Woojin blew the whistle on a high up doctor for delegating his surgery and taking bribes. Then he became a full outcast….

More history. Since med school and internship/residency. They had been ultimate rivals…and ended with Eunjae slapping Woojin. For what?

Back to the present. Woojin is a pay doctor on consultancy and given 5 hemorrhoid surgeries…Another senior doctor rubs Woojin’s nose in the fact that Woojin also has a part time job at a bar. He also blames Woojin for the fact that the corrupt doctor had to close his hospital and got divorced. Woojin takes the high road and offers to give the senior doctor a discount at his bar before walking off.

At the same time, Kim Sabu gets tired of watching Eunjae circling around. He tells Eunjae to call for the department head doctor if the responsible doctor is not available. He gives orders and brings some normalcy with tests being run and medicines being prescribed… One patient gets taken care off and Sabu attends to the second of the third while the head doctor arrives… In 30 minutes… to yell at Sabu for practicing unauthorized in another hospital… The doctor on call comes back and it turns out his lunch went bad and he was in the bathroom. XD Sabu sighs at the disorganized emergency room and compliments Eunjae for doing well before leaving.

Eunjae runs after Kim Sabu in the hallway and happily asks how Kim Sabu knew that what was the problem in Doctor Park’s surgery. Kim Sabu frowns and asks if Eunjae didn’t hear that the patient was an aortic dissection…How could she just wander around when she has her own patients to look after. He walks off.

The small small world of kdrama! Doctor Park also knows Kim Sabu. They had been on the same bus which overturned in the rain… Wires falling all over the place with electric sparks as people evaucate the bus… Only three people remain. Kim Sabu doing CPR while something on the bus ceiling looks like it will fall and Doctor Park staring at Kim Sabu doing CPR in disbelief. Doctor Park also evacuates in fear but Kim Sabu stays and is eventually hit on the shoulder by a metal panel.

On the side Jang Gitae (admin head of Doldam Hospital) has fun with Michael Jackson music as he prepares for a medical professionals event. But from the stalls, Do Yoonwan walks out… It turns out that he has become the head of the hospital system fundation that includes Doldam Hospital. (For those new to the Romantic Doctor Kim Sabu world, he was big bad in the last series – head of the main hosptial to Doldam Hospital).

Kim Sabu meets with Song Hyeongchul (the main hospital head). Sabu demands that the main hospital sends down at least one general surgery doctor. Song Hyeongchul snaps back that even the main hospital does not have anyone and none of the young doctors would last under Kim Sabu anyways… He tells Kim Sabu to come back to the main hospital as one of the senior doctors.

Kim Sabu walks out just as Doctor Park storms over to fire Woojin for bringing down the reputation of the hospital…the cause being that Woojin has a part time job at a bar. Woojin asks how they are firing him when they are understaffed and he would have only been giving the worst surgeries that no one wants… So why not use him. But, Doctor Park tells Woojin that he does not care what the head of the hosptital center thought. He does not want someone ruining their hospital’s reputation. Of course the snake senior tells Woojin to finish the emergency surgery before he goes. Kim Sabu hears this all from the corner of a hallway.

Woojin goes to finish the surgery and Kim Sabu watches from the observation deck. They realize after the surgery finishes that there is a tear in the diaphram. Woojin calls for a doctor from cardiac surgery since this is not his area…the doctor on call is Eunjae.

Interestingly, Eunjae took some pills before the surgery and the main doctor warns her that she will be in trouble if she falls asleep in his surgery. When Woojin calls, the doctor sends Eunjae. Eunjae walks out hitting her chest and gagging. She manages to get to a toilet before throwing up… takes more pills and walks into the surgery with Woojin. Eunjae skillfully sews up the tear and then starts to blink as her vision gets blurry.
The other staff look at Eunjae in concern when she naps that the body is moving because they are not carefully holding him. Suddenly blood splurts and Woojin takes over to stop the bleeding. It turns out that it was not a new tear but a clot.

Eunjae apologizes that she needs to take a breather and falls. Suddenly, she is literally snoring on the surgery room floor.

Flashback. Eunjae is back in medical school about to work on a corpse. She has her eyes closed as if praying and looks like she might puke when the sheet is taken away. She starts hitting her chest and gagging while the others begin the procedure. Woojin is calm and collected by many other students run out and Eunjae almost pukes on him before fainting… Woojin ends up carrying her and running… To where? Who knows? All we know is there is a lovely ballad playing and the wind blows in the sun while Woojin manages to carry her all the way down the stairs. But Eunjae is not satisfied that she got the full kdrama female main treatment – do you know how hard it is to find a guy who can carry a grown woman four flights down and hold on without huffing and puffing? We are in storybook land! But, nope! She sobs due to her hurt pride. C’est law vie of those who have and do not realize what they have.

Back in the present, Woojin is standing at the hospital entrance staring at the rain. Kim Sabu asks if Woojin needs a job. They need a general surgeon at Doldam Hospital. Woojin asks why Kim Sabu is giving him a job when he knows the background. Kim Sabu throws Woojin’s words at Doctor Park back at Woojin. They are overwhelmed with patients and understaffed. At this point, they can pretend to be nice while giving Woojin all the surgeries no one wants.

On the side, little Areum watches this all with a smile and the wheels turn in her head.

Eunjae wakes up to her department head in the resting area. He throws down her bottle of pills and demands to know when she started taking them. She lies that it was the first time…but the head doctor sighs that this is the reason he did not want to use a female doctor.

Eunjae glares that this is her personal failure and not because she is a woman. The head doctor gives her a choice. She can either get an official punishment or she can go to the countryside at Doldam Hospital. Eunjae remembers her last interaction with Kim Sabu and begs for something else.

Eunjae arrives at Doldam Hospital to see construction going on… Head Nurse Shim yelling at Gitae. And two traffic accident patients calling Kim Sabu, Doctor Park Moonjung (oh hai Shin Dongwook!) and Doctor Jung Insoo come along. The three jump into action with Eunjae and Areum staring. Areum explains that she came because she heard Doldam Hospital was looking for doctors.


At the same time, Woojin is working at one if his other jobs – admin at a public computer lab. The loan sharks find him and beat him up…and he runs out into the middle of the street… Only to find himself in a cab to Doldam Hospital where Eunjae and Areum wait as they fall asleep in the waiting area.

Kim Sabu finishes his surgery just as Woojin stumbles in. Woojin tells Kim Sabu that he needs money. Kim Sabu tells Woojin that Woojin sounds like Woojin would work on people for money. Woojin answers that he will and Kim Sabu laughs.

MY TWO CENTS

My initial reaction was disappointment that the old Doldam Hospital crew would not be returning as they had such a great team chemistry in season 1. It also did not help that both Ahn Hyoseop and Lee Sung Kyung are objectively eye candies… Can they pull off flawed baby doctors that get chewed up by the demands of the medical profession that become whole in their experience helping people at Doldam Hospital? Or will they cling to protecting their eye candy image?

Fortunately, Ahn Hyoseop proved me wrong within the first ten minutes. He did a great job looking like a good looking average guy who fell on hard times… angry but knowing that he needs to keep his head down in order to survive.

I am a little worried about Lee Sung Kyung. She plays the excited honor medical student who only cares about succeeding well. She is also believable in her surgery anxiety. However, I have a hard time beleiving that a cardiac surgeon doctor at a main hospital can take care of her looks like she does… She does not seem as exhausted as I would expect from a young doctor trying to make it in the world of medicine – underslept and overworked.

In contrast, I found So Juyeon’s Areum adorable. She’s still bushy-tailed and bright eyed as a final resident. She has the confidence of someone who is in her last year of residency but the safety of knowing that she would still work under more senior doctors directing her for a while. Her crush on the legendary doctor Kim Sabu and decision to work for the best makes sense.

All in all, I miss the old crew and what they had. But, I see potential in falling for the new Doldam family. The writer Kang EunKyung also wrote Gu Family Book and Baker King Kim Tak Goo, which were both amazing as well as Hotelier way back when. Here, I already feel intrigued at the hint of romance and rivalry between Eunjae and Woojin. I want to know what put Woojin in so much debt… He’s clearly talented and this show highlights a relevant problem in society. It is not talent alone that is necessary to succeed. Woojin had talent and a conscious but he has no family support or money. As a result, he was quickly made an outcast. At the same time, Eunjae has succeeded all her life but how the heck did she become a doctor when she has such severe anxiety in surgery? Is this even the right profession for her? Let’s see what happens next. 

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Yeo-Ri barely gets Bom back with the help of her family.

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Evil Mooyeol takes Bom to the hospital. She asks him why they are there since she isn’t hurt. He lies that it’s just a routine checkup.

Yeo-Ri and Do-Chi race back to the city as Oliver goes to Enok’s shop to ask where Bom is. She confesses that Mooyeol took Bom so that Bom could see Gaya. Oliver tells Enok about the Kim and Koo family plans to use Bom as a donor for Gaya, which shocks Enok since she knows at a base level right from wrong.

Meanwhile, Secretary Kim tells Doyoung that Mihee seems to live in the United States. Doyoung instructs the secretary to continue his efforts at finding Mihee as Mihee might be a match for Gaya.

Secretary Kim answers that Gaya’s surgery is already scheduled for the next day. Doyoung realizes something is up and confronts Jiwon in the living room asking if she kidnapped Bom. Jiwon yells back that she did and would do worse to save Gaya.

Jiwon goes to the hospital and walks into the lobby in time to see Maryun and Kidong start searching. She calls Haejoo and tells Haejoo to leave with Bom since Maryun and Kidong are at the hospital.

Haejoo quickly rushes out and tells Mooyeol who picks up Bom. They run out of the hospital but not before they are spotted by Maryun. Maryun calls Yeo-Ri and updates her that Haejoo and Mooyeol are attempting to make a run for it.

The DRAMALAND rules smile on Yeo-Ri and Do-Chi in this case. Minutes after Yeo-Ri gets the call, their car arrives at the entrance where they see Mooyeol’s car leaving. Cue chase!

Do-Chi speeds up and cuts off Mooyeol’s car in the street forcing Mooyeol and Haejoo to skid to a stop. Yeo-Ri jumps out and grabs Bom as Maryun and Kidong also arrive.

Mooyeol and Haejoo aren’t ready to give Bom up without a fight and get out of the car. However, Do-Chi arrives first to block Mooyeol from Yeo-Ri and gives the piece of trash a satisfying punch!

Yeo-Ri asks Maryun and Kidong to take Bom into the car as Haejoo comes screaming for Bom. Yeo-Ri stops her and pulls the banshee away. Then, Yeo-Ri slaps Haejoo! Goodness gracious! What a satisfying scene!

Yeo-Ri screams at Haejoo asking if they tried to send Yeo-Ri abroad so they could used Bom just like the Koo family used Yeo-Ri purely for Haesung’s sake. Haejoo yells back that Yeo-Ri needs to step aside since Haejoo will do anything for Gaya. Yeo-Ri frowns and slaps Haejoo again! Ahahahahha! Yeo-Ri quietly tells Haejoo that Yeo-Ri won’t let the Koo’s use Yeo-Ri’s daughter like the Koo’s used Yeo-Ri.

Then sweet Do-Chi arrives and tells Yeo-Ri to go to Bom. When Yeo-Ri turns to leave, Haejoo freaks out grabbing Yeo-Ri. So, what does Do-Chi do? Betray Yeo-Ri in the name of crazy makjang family? Nope! He firmly grabs Haejoo and yells at her to stop being a freaking piece of trash under the excuse of being a mother.

When Yeo-Ri gets into the car, Do-Chi throws Haejoo’s arm away and leaves. Class.

They drive a little bit and Yeo-Ri declares that she has to do something. Maryun tells Yeo-Ri to take Bom to the airport. Maryun and Kidong will get Bom’s passport.

Maryun and Kidong then go to the Koo residence where they commence to repeatedly ring the bell and yell for entrance. No one is home expect for Doyoung and the housekeeper. So, he lets them in.

Doyoung demands to know what Maryun and Kidong are doing when they storm into the living room. Maryun screams at him that he is one to talk after kidnapping Bom in broad daylight again.

Kidong calls Maryun down by reminding her that they have a purpose. They rush up to Bom’s room and begin searching for Bom’s passport.

Doyoung follows and has the audacity to tell them that they are acting rudely. Maryun stops to scream some basic truths at him…like, he cannot talk about manners when they illegally made Bom dead in official documents and raised her solely to use her as a donor for Gaya. Yep. Doyoung’s response? It was all Jiwon’s idea and he isn’t part of that…just like how he’s not part of this current kidnapping attempt though he did not do anything to stop it. Maryun scoffs that since Doyoung is this useless and cowardly – only thinking about the family image – the family is a wreck.

Kidong finds the passport. The two turn to leave but Doyoung stops them asking where Bom is.

This gives time for Jiwon who just arrived at home to come upstairs. She says the same thing, which sets off Maryun. Maryun jumps and grabs Jiwon by her hair screaming that Jiwon is less than an animal for treating the girl that Jiwon raised for over a decade like a product. The husbands pull the two apart a little too soon for my tastes. And, Maryun and Kidong leave.

Then Haejoo and Mooyeol come home. So, Jiwon slaps Mooyeol in the face blaming him for losing Maya and not bringing Maya home to save Gaya.

Finally, Mr. All-I-Care-About-is-Image (because I have nothing else) yells at Jiwon to stop. He reminds Jiwon that it all started because Jiwon kidnapped Bom in the first place and lied about it. He asks how Jiwon could kidnap Bom again instead of begging Yeo-Ri as is right.

Jiwon screams back that this is ALL because she’s a mom! Mom’s ALWAYS protect their children and don’t teach them from right and wrong. Because, what is the use of raising adult children with values so that they don’t attack other people? Why, we would have no more makjang dramas!

Meanwhile, Yeo-Ri and her family try to book the next flight out to Boston. However, the lady behind the counter sees Bom’s passport and makes a call. Suddenly goons in black walk toward them.

Kidong and Do-Chi hold off the first wave of goons so that Yeo-Ri can go get Bom in the bathroom. Maryun attacks the second wave and Yeo-Ri and Bom safely escape to an airport cab.

At the same time, Officer Oh comes to visit. He tells Jiwon that she cannot keep ignoring him when he’s holding Juwon alive. Jiwon is about to brush him off again when Haejoo gasps. She heard it all.

MY TWO CENTS

I knew that plotwise, Yeo-Ri could not escape with Bom. A daily drama does not have the budget to fly everyone out to the USA and film how Yeo-Ri and Bom come back to Korea…Yet, for a few minutes, I held my breath hoping that maybe Yeo-Ri can escape.

This drama did a great job making us invested in the characters’ lives. But, I must say that I am starting to tire of Jiwon’s one-dimensional character. Her attempts to defend her illogical thinking with “mother’s love” cures all wrong is so hilariously selfish that I cannot see this extreme behavior happening in real life or relate to it. Sure, there are the few people in real life who act like this. But, those are the truly selfish and uneducated people. They are so rare that you have to be truly unlucky to run into one or more. I wonder if giving Jiwon a little more depth wouldn’t have helped heighten the angst instead of making her the Mom-Does-All-Bad-For-Bad-Daughter character.

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Unknown Woman 74

A new development as Jiwon continues to plot to take Bom away again.

Woman Without a Name Episode 74 RECAP

Yeo-Ri gets a call from the main detective that investigated Yeo-Ri’s father’s case. He tells her that it’s unfortunate that she thinks that her father is dead.

Yeo-Ri has no idea what he’s taking about and the caller hangs up.

At the same time, Jiwon tells Mooyeol that they need to find another donor since the original match isn’t able to be contacted. He calls Enok and tells her to bring Yeolmae in for testing.

Later Gaya’s condition gets worse. Doctor Kim tells the family that they need to find a donor soon. Haejoo cries that they need to contact the marching donor and that she will go. But, Mooyeol and Jiwon keep her from leaving saying that she’s too weak. They promise to find the donor. They also tell Haejoo to keep this a secret from Yeo-Ri.

On Yeo-Ri’s side, Kidong calls Yeo-Ri to tell her that they hit a dead end with the anonymous caller. The phone was a burner.

Yeo-Ri broods about the weird call. She thinks about how Jiwon had already confessed that she had been at the scene of the Yeo-Ri’s father’s accident but the police officer in charge denied it.

Haejoo finds out that Enok and Yeolmae both don’t match Gaya. She asks Doctor Kim about reaching out to the original matching donor. He tells her about how they cannot get into touch with that donor.

So, Haejoo runs home to throw a fit. She demands that they bring Maya back immediately. Doyoung offers to go beg Yeo-Ri. However, Jiwon snaps at him to stay out of it. Yeo-Ri would not help them after all that happened…there is no point in asking.

 

On the side, Yeo-Ri and Do-Chi start to search for police officer Oh. Officer Oh, however, has moved and is threatening Jiwon about telling Yeo-Ri the truth about how her father is not dead.

Jiwon goes out to meet him. She yells at him for using unbelievable threats against her. After all, he would go to jail for hiding Jooho.

Yeo-Ri calls at that moment to the main police investigator aka Officer Oh. Suddenly, Jiwon realizes the gravity of the threat and takes the cell phone.

Jiwon goes home and finds Mooyeol and Haejoo fighting. Mooyeol wants Haejoo to go to a fashion convention in New York to help with the competition against Do-Chi. However, Haejoo doesn’t care anything since Gaya is sick. Jiwon pauses and then tells the two to send Yeo-Ri and Do-Chi. Then, they can bring Maya back.

The next day, Jiwon pretends to be friendly in the morning as Do-Chi leaves. She tells him that they are a family and should stop this infighting. She offers grabbing a meal all together to forget the past.

Do-Chi smirks. He tells her that it’s funny since the old proverb is that the victim can sleep well but the evil-doer usually cannot sleep with a guilty conscience…Yet, Jiwon seems to live so easily. He sighs and tells her bluntly that logically, the victim is the one who forgives. The aggressor? Yeah, the aggressor has no right to bring up forgiveness. Go! Go! Do-Chi!!!! Yes, someone tell the evil idiots the basic tenets of human decency!

Then at work, Haejoo brings the proposal to send Do-Chi and Yeo-Ri to New York. Yeo-Ri and Do-Chi are suspicious that Haejoo would send them. Haejoo lies that it was up to an internal vote and Yeo-Ri was picked by the employees for being the winner of the competition.

Meanwhile, Mooyeol goes back to being Jiwon’s dog. He visits Enok’s store and lies that Gaya is at an English camp. Since Gaya and Maya are not used to being separated, he wondered if Enok could suggest to Yeo-Ri that they send Maya to the same camp. Enok happily agrees and meets with Yeo-Ri to ask.

Yeo-Ri agrees to think about it. She goes to the chicken shop where Bom is also moody because she misses Gaya. Yeo-Ri sighs and decides to send Bom to see Gaya.

Yeo-Ri drops Bom off with Enok to take to the English camp and leaves for the airport. Then, Mooyeol arrives to take Bom.

At the same time, Oliver drops by Maryun’s place with watermelon to share. Kidong tells Oliver that Oliver missed Yeo-Ri and Bom as one went to New York and Bom went to visit Gaya at the camp.

Oliver pauses. He remembers overhearing Enok and Mooyeol discuss how Gaya was severely ill. He would be in a hospital not a camp.

The group realizes that this was all a trap and quickly calls Yeo-Ri. Yeo-Ri is just about to go through security when she picks up and hears about the fact that there is no English camp.

MY TWO CENTS

Confirmation that Yeo-Ri’s father is alive! Wait! What?!

I did not expect this twist. Then again, it’s understandable that we need some kind of miraculous plot device to let the characters know that Jiwon is Yeo-Ri’s biological mother. I am curious as to how the revelation and reaction will play out. In the 70+ episodes, Jiwon is never known mentioning her daughter or missing the child. Therefore, it could be a bit fake if suddenly Jiwon becomes overcome with guilt for evilly ruining her own daughter’s life… The show also owes us an explanation on why Jiwon gave her daughter up for adoption in the first place and who is Yeo-Ri’s biological father!

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Unknown Woman 73

Yeo-Ri seems to hit a lucky break when Jiwon agrees to have Mooyeol transfer custody.

Woman Without a Name Episode 73 RECAP

The episode begins with Do-Chi and Yeo-Ri walking the reluctant Mooyeol to the elevator. As they are waiting for the elevator, Mooyeol gets a text from Haejoo saying that they found another donor for Gaya. When the elevator opens, Mooyeol makes a break for it.

Mooyeol rushes to the hospital and meets with Haejoo and Jiwon. Mooyeol tells them about running off without giving up custody since they don’t need to use Maya as a donor now that another match is found.

However, Jiwon and Haejoo tear into Mooyeol for running away and breaking the deal with Yeo-Ri. Haejoo asks what would happen if Yeo-Ri goes to the press about Jiwon adopting Yeo-Ri and Maya just to use them as donors. She tells Mooyeol to stop obsessing about Maya and let her go.

Jiwon then goes back to check on Doyoung. He asks her if something happened to Gaya since everyone looks so serious. Jiwon tells him how Gaya is sick like Haesung. She also adds that there is a bone marrow back but asks what Doyoung would have done if there was no match.

Doyoung cannot answer. Jiwon sniffs that this is why she has been acting the way she has…to prepare for all possible alternatives.

Jiwon then goes to stare at Gaya. Do-Chi and Yeo-Ri find her there and they go outside to discuss. Yeo-Ri demands to know where Mooyeol is. Jiwon pretends not to know.

Do-Chi decides to go about this differently. They have the secretary call Mooyeol back into the office for an emergency. Then they grab him before he runs again. However, by the time that they get to the courthouse, the court is closed.

Enok feels nervous and goes to Mooyeol’s house. Mooyeol tells her the truth that Gaya is sick and to keep it from Yeo-Ri.

The next morning the two pieces of evil idiots attack each other. Mooyeol demands to know how Haejoo can be so cold to Maya when she raised her for nine years. Haejoo sniffs back that Gaya is sick and Maya chose to leave them. As long as there is another match, she doesn’t need Maya.

Then it’s time for people to go to work. Of course, Jiwon continues to show us how ignorant and selfish she is. She snaps at Do-Chi for not thanking her for the fact that Yeo-Ri gets custody over Maya. Do-Chi smirks and reminds her that Yeo-Ri and he are just letting her off easy and they are just unraveling all of the idiotic messes that she created. She should be quiet and thankful instead of demanding appreciation. Ahahaha! Love this scene! It’s always the evil idiot baddies that do the bare minimum to maybe fix the mess, which isn’t even what they promised in the first place and demand gratitude.

Haejoo decides to back Jiwon up. She yells at Do-Chi telling him to be respectful since all of the evil and makjang things Jiwon did was for her children….Because, doing evil and greedy actions that hurt others in the name of family is not evil, right? Ah, the illogical rationale of stupid baddies.

Jiwon goes to bring Doyoung home from the hospital. He’s still buttoning his shirt so she automatically goes to help. But, Doyoung pushes her away reminding her that they are only together for Haejoo, she shouldn’t expect their relationship to be the same.

Then, Jiwon gets a call from Doctor Kim. He tells her that they cannot contact the bone marrow match. They should move on to finding a new match.

At the same time, Yeo-Ri walks out with Do-Chi and Mooyeol. They have started the process to transfer custody.

Jiwon calls Mooyeol after Gaya has an episode. She tells him that they cannot give Maya over anymore since the donor match is untraceable.

Yeo-Ri and Do-Chi get ready to leave when she gets a call.

MY TWO CENTS

I wish I knew more about Korean law for this episode. I cannot tell if the process of transferring custody is one where after they file the papers, Mooyeol has the two months to change his mind and stop the process or not. I assume he does, which means Yeo-Ri had to legally fight for custody…At least the drama gave us a silver lining. If the evil Koo’s and Kim’s use Maya as a bone marrow donor, that establishes circumstantial evidence regarding Yeo-Ri’s allegations…Also, I am not sure if it looks worse that they do it without the biological mother’s consent. If the baddies don’t use Maya as a donor, none of them have a use for Maya except for the snake Mooyeol.

Final thought is that I love how the “family” is basically beating each other up and betraying one another. Despite their need to project an image, the fact is that by being so fake, they keep ruining their chance of happiness.

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Unknown Woman 72

Yeo-Ri fights back and gets Maya back.

Woman Without a Name Episode 72 RECAP

Yeo-Ri leaves Mooyeol to join Do-Chi and Maya. Then Mooyeol gets a call from Haejoo as the school called to let her know that Gaya was sick. He had fainted.

Mooyeol runs into the school nurse’s office. Gaya is sleeping and the nurse notes that Gaya had several nose bleeds recently. Mooyeol gets worried and carries Gaya to the hospital.

At the same time, Doyoung asks again if Jiwon really kidnapped Yeo-Ri’s child to use her as Gaya’s insurance. Jiwon confirms still unrepentant. Then Haejoo calls crying about Gaya being sick.

Dear mother dearest rushes over to the examination room. Doctor Kim has already finished the necessary exams and concluded that Gaya had the same illness as Haesung did.

Jiwon comforts Haejoo that they still have Maya. Then the two devils head over to Yeo-Ri’s house with police.

Fortunately, Maya is out with Do-Chi. But, Jiwon tells the police to arrest Yeo-Ri and Maryun for kidnapping. Yeo-Ri smiles that Jiwon must not have heard the latest news.

Cue Jiwon getting a call from news outlets. Yeo-Ri had contacted all of the major news agencies to tell them that she was going to have a teleconference about the WID Group’s immoral actions relating to her youth.

Jiwon turns to demand to know what this is all about. Yeo-Ri smiles that she’s going to tell everyone about how she was adopted just to be Haesung’s bone marrow donor. She will also reveal how Jiwon kidnapped Maya to do the same. The recording might not be enough evidence to win custody but it would be enough to enrage the public.

Yeo-Ri smiles and tells the officers to arrest her after the live conference. She then walks out with Maryun…

Jiwon and Haejoo follow. Jiwon tells Yeo-Ri to discuss Maya’s custody with Jiwon before the conference. So, Yeo-Ri goes to a nearby cafe with Jiwon and Haejoo. Jiwon offers to give Yeo-Ri physical and legal custody over Maya if Yeo-Ri calls off the conference.

Haejoo interrupts about Gaya but Jiwon pulls Haejoo outside. Jiwon reminds Haejoo to stay silent. They can always fight for custody over Maya later. However, they must not let Yeo-Ri find out our Gaya or she will be fighting for her child…they have to lull her into a sense of calm.

Hence, the deal is made. Jiwon promises to make Mooyeol give up custody and Yeo-Ri calls off the conference. True to her words, Jiwon tells Mooyeol to give up custody so that they can stop Yeo-Ri from telling the public.

Things return to a false sense of calm and people go back to work the next day. Then, after lunch, Yeo-Ri goes to Mooyeol’s office with Do-Chi to go file his papers declaring that he would give up custody.

At the same time, Jiwon is told that the hospital found a bone marrow match for Gaya.

MY TWO CENTS

This was definitely a filler episode that just holds the place as the lull before the storm.

Nothing much to say. March on!

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Unknown Woman 71

The truth is out. Yeo-Ri finds out Jiwon’s ulterior motives.

Woman Without a Name Episode 71 RECAP

Unaware of the hurricane coming, the car ride home is gloomy. Maya stares outside the car even as Mooyeol asks her to be happy at home. He tells her to try to forget Yeo-Ri. Maya does not answer and Enok snaps that a child cannot forget even a pet, how is Maya supposed to forget her mother.

At the same time, Maryun holds Yeo-Ri at their house. Maryun reminds Yeo-Ri that she needs evidence. The Koo’s won’t confess to anything without evidence. And, confronting Jiwon would only lead to Jiwon trying to stash Maya away.

Mooyeol comes back to work and finds Haejoo in his office. She asks who Mihee Choi is. He, of course, lies because the Kims grew up on lies. Haejoo shows him the report and asks how he can lie that he does not know? Mooyeol tries to calm her down that Jiwon did not want Haejoo knowing as it would shock Haejoo.

Haejoo declares that she cannot trust his words. She rushes off with Mooyeol following since he loses the building if Jiwon finds out that Haejoo knows about Mihee.

Do-Chi visits Doyoung in the hospital. Doyoung asks if Do-Chi is still seeing Yeo-Ri. Doyoung explains that family becomes part of a CEO’s image…this kind of complicated family will only become a weakness for others to gossip about. Do-Chi answers that he cannot give up on Yeo-Ri or Maya just for image.

That evening, Yeo-Ri calls Enok to ask if Enok knows why Jiwon adopted Maya. Enok answers that she doesn’t know the reason other than the real Maya died.

Cue dramatic scene in the Koo residence. Haejoo charges in screaming for Jiwon at the top of her lungs. When Jiwon walks out asking what is wrong, Haejoo immediately asks who Mihee Choi is.

Jiwon pauses probably to figure out her lies. So, Haejoo continues to yell that Mihee Choi is her biological mother…Haejoo asks why Jiwon kept this from Haejoo and lied to her.

Jiwon lies that she only did it because she thinks of Haejoo as her real daughter. Haejoo does not want to hear it and runs upstairs to her room.

So, Haejoo is throwing a screaming fit because she found out that her biological mother might be alive. But, this calls for some major sob inducing background music as Jiwon screams through the door that Haejoo was Jiwon’s daughter just like Haejoo fell in love with Maya. Jiwon promises to give Haejoo some space and goes downstairs.

In the living room, she snaps at Mooyeol for being a failure at life and not keeping Haejoo in the dark. She also declares that she is no loner going to give Mooyeol the building.

At the same time, Yeo-Ri meets with Do-Chi in the hospital. She explains that she wants to confront Doctor Kim…She had been adopted as a living donor for Haesung and she believes that Jiwon brought in Maya as a living donor for Gaya. Unfortunately, the doctor is not in and they agree that they can come back in the morning.

The next morning, Haejoo is still pissed off about being lied to. She leaves without talking to Jiwon.

Meanwhile, Do-Chi and Yeo-Ri meet up with Director Kim in his office. They begin by showing him a video of Doctor Kim adding the anesthesia to Doyoung’s IV… Do-Chi offers to delete the video if Doctor Kim answers their questions honestly.

Yeo-Ri then asks if Doctor Kim knew that Maya is adopted and whether Maya was given a bone marrow test. Doctor Kim sighs that when the original Maya died, Jiwon brought a small child and asked for the bone marrow test against Gaya’s bone marrow. Mays’s barrow matched.

Yeo-Ri stumbles out with Do-Chi next to her. She sighs that Maya was just like her…adopted to be a living donor.

Then they see Jiwon walking to Doyoung’s room.

Jiwon storms into Doyoung’s room and yells at him for telling Haejoo about Haejoo’s biological daughter. Doyoung sighs that Haejoo had a right to know.

Jiwon frowns and yells that Doyoung cannot do this to her. She did so much for the family. She even brought home Yeo-Ri’s daughter so that Maya could be a donor if Gaya gets sick!

Yeo-Ri and Do-Chi walk into the room. Yeo-Ri asks how Jiwon could do this again. Jiwon denies it because lying is like breathing to her. But, Do-Chi tells Jiwon to stop lying as they have evidence from a witness. They play the recording of the doctor saying that shortly after Maya died, Jiwon came in with a child to test her bone marrow. The child was a match.

Yeo-Ri declares that she’s going to bring Bom home.

Jiwon then calls Mooyeol to stop Yeo-Ri from taking Maya no matter what…

Maya walks out after getting a call from Yeo-Ri telling Maya that Yeo-Ri will pick her up early from school. Except, Mooyeol arrives first. He lies to Maya that something came up and Yeo-Ri sent him to pick up Maya first.

Mooyeol begins to take Maya away when Yeo-Ri and Do-Chi arrives. Tired of this coward’s ridiculous antics, Do-Chi grabs Mooyeol by his collar demanding to know if Mooyeol is there as Jiwon’s dog to do her bidding.

Maya frowns seeing her father and grandfather fight. She cries for them to stop and Do-Chi pulls away growling that Mooyeol is lucky Maya is there.

Yeo-Ri asks Do-Chi to take Maya into the car. Then, she confronts Mooyeol asking if he was willing to sell off their daughter to Jiwon for money and a job. He, of course, denies it.

MY TWO CENTS

And, one of the final truths is out! Will the recording be enough for Yeo-Ri to keep physical custody over Maya? If family law is decided by a jury, I feel like Yeo-Ri would have a better chance at making her case than if her appeal were to be decided by a judge. Just the fact that that Jiwon had Maya’s bone marrow tested after Jiwon brought Maya home is circumstantial evidence. There is still a possibility that she had already decided to adopt Maya and out of caution, had Maya tested.

On the side, what is Doyoung going to do now? The strong pillar of the family clearly did not pay enough attention to his family letting this all fall apart. He cannot pretend that he’s a victim. His own actions and decisions over Haejoo’s marriage and Mooyeol’s employment allowed for all this to happen.

None of the Koo’s or the Kim’s are really innocent. At this point, they should stop digging in and start making things right.

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Unknown Woman 70

Haejoo finds out about Doyoung after another close encounter. Yeo-Ri finally realized after all of this why the Koos want Maya.

Woman Without a Name Episode 70 RECAP

As Yeo-Ri and Do-Chi enter into a race to Bom/ Maya, Haejoo confronts Doyoung about Mihee Choi in his office. She tells him to explain who the woman is and why he’s looking for her. Doyoung looks shocked and stutters that he wanted to tell in her a different way…He begins that Mihee is Haejoo’s biological but doesn’t finish the word mom before he grabs his neck and falls.

Jiwon is ordering Mooyeol to grab Maya when Jiwon gets the call that Doyoung fainted. They rush to the emergency room. Doyoung is getting an urgent surgery and Jiwon pretends that she had no idea.

While the surgery continues, Haejoo spots Yeo-Ri and declares that in the middle of her father getting life saving surgery, she must steal Bom. Yeo-Ri runs after Haejoo to stop her and even Jiwon tells Mooyeol to stop Haejoo. With Doyoung unconscious, she doesn’t think they have the manpower to watch and keep Maya.

So, Haejoo finally backs down after she’s told to stop by all of Yeo-Ri, Do-Chi and Mooyeol.

Then, Haejoo decides that she’s the most traumatized out of all of them because of her failed attempt to keep her adopted child Maya from Maya’s biological mother. She goes to rest.

Mooyeol takes this opportunity to tell Jiwon what he heard earlier. Doyoung had fallen just as he was explaining to Haejoo who Mihee Choi was. Jiwon tells Mooyeol to keep Haejoo from finding out the truth or risk losing his building. Since, Mooyeol doesn’t really work for anything but money, he readily agrees to betray Haejoo.

Then the kids get involved. Gaya is alone and bored.  He suddenly gets a nose bleed and calls Maya in hopes that she will come to check on him.  Maya agrees to ask her family.

 
Yeo-Ri decides to check on Gaya. He pulls out the tissue that he had in his nose and tells her that he’s fine. He only said he had a bloody nose to see Maya.  She puts Gaya to bed before Haejoo and Mooyeol come home.
 
Haejoo is furious to find out that Yeo-Ri is at their house.  She runs up immediately when she hears that Gaya is sick.  However, Gaya repeats that everything was a lie to see Maya.
 
Fortunately, the surgery was a success and the younger generation check in on Doyoung the next day.  He tells Do-Chi and Haejoo to launch a new brand.  This brand launch will be the test that shows the rest of the shareholders that they have the ability to succeed him.
 
Next, Haejoo explains to her team that they are having a competition between Haejoo and Do-Chi.  Yeo-Ri and Yeolmae will be on the same team with Do-Chi while the rest of the employees will be with Haejoo. Haejoo pulls Yeolmae aside later and orders Yeolmae to spy on Yeo-Ri and Do-Chi.
 
That day is also the day that Mooyeol is taking Maya home.  Yeo-Ri shows up when school is out.  She takes Maya aside and explains that they have to live apart for a little bit because Gaya missed her so much.
Maya tears up and asks if Yeo-Ri is now tired of her as well…Yeo-Ri denies that this is true. But Maya just continues to cry that she wants to be with Yeo-Ri… Yeo-Ri hugs Maya close and promises to call every day…
And, Mooyeol drives away with a crying Maya as Yeo-Ri sobs as well. Yeo-Ri declares that she will bring Maya back.
 
Back at the company, Haejoo asks for a report from Yeolmae.  Yeolmae looks around and remembers that she left it in Mooyeol’s office.  So, Haejoo goes to Mooyeol’s office to look for herself.  She finds the investigator’s report on Doyoung, which includes his legal family report… She sees that it states that Mihee Choi was Doyoung’s first wife.
 
As for Yeo-Ri, she broods in her room about Bom…Maryun comes in to comfort Yeo-Ri by telling her that they can fight for the appeal. The talk turns to Gaya and his sickness as well as the weak Koo family members… Suddenly, Yeo-Ri remembers how Jiwon adopted her to be a donor for Haesung.  She puts everything together and realizes that the Koos are focused on Bom because of Gaya.
MY TWO CENTS
Another fast paced episode that keeps the story going. I like how the story threw us a bone as Yeo-Ri lost the custody battle. The episode did not end before Yeo-Ri announced that she filed an appeal and Yeo-Ri realizes why the Koos are so obsessed.  Now, we have hope that Yeo-Ri and Company will find evidence that the Koos have an ulterior motive that allows them to bring Maya back.
Other than the story line, the acting is great as usual.  Surprisingly enough, I am still most impressed by Haejoo’s actress Choi Yoonso. Yeo-Ri’s actress, Oh Ji-Eun does a great job in acting the unlucky but fighting Yeo-Ri…but, there is something missing from her character… I almost feel like we have hit a rut? I have seen Ji-Eun cry and sob in so many episodes as well as get furious at the Koos… But that seems to be the gambit of everything that we can see? I know that it’s not Ji-Eun’s fault. That’s all that has been written for her character.  However, I would love to have an opportunity to see another aspect of Yeo-Ri.
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Unknown Woman 69

Do-Chi protects Yeo-Ri as Jiwon starts scheming.

Woman Without a Name Episode 69 RECAP

Yeo-Ri answers solemnly that she cannot give up Do-Chi or Maya. Doyoung tries to give some stupid lie that this is better for Maya. If Yeo-Ri doesn’t give it up, Maya will get confused finding it that her biological mom is also her grandmother. As if the problem wouldn’t be resolved by telling Maya about how her mother stole her father from a pregnant fiancé and then the other grandmother kidnapped Maya? In other words Maya, your family is messed up.

Yeo-Ri refuses to answer and the meeting gets adjourned. She goes to find Do-Chi who is smiling lovingly at Bom at a nearby cafe. They take turns feeding each other ice cream until Maya spots Yeo-Ri. Yeo-Ri tells Do-Chi that Doyoung didn’t say anything material and suggests that they go home.

Meanwhile, Mooyeol walks out of the police station. Enok runs up to the doors but no one else is there. Mooyeol looks around and asks but Enok confirms that no one is waiting for him.

Mooyeol takes a bite of tofu as is customary for someone who was in prison to “wash away one’s sins” with the white tofu. Then Enok carefully brings up Maya’s custody. Mooyeol snaps at his mother for trying to bring up human values and storms off.

Yeo-Ri goes home and awkwardly explains to her parents that Doyoung only wanted to greet Yeo-Ri. Maryun picks up on the awkward aura and tells Do-Chi to go home.

After he leaves, Yeo-Ri tells her parents about the Sophie’s Choice that she was presented. Maryun snaps that Yeo-Ri should ignore it while Kidong sighs that he understands why Doyoung might have brought it up since the family tree is all messed up. Well, in DRAMAFEED’s opinion, they can fix the darn family tree by having Haejoo divorce Mooyeol. Then Maya just has her grandparents become her parents and her father is no longer below the grandparents on the theoretical family tree. Let the guilty parties make the sacrifice in fixing what they messed up!

The next morning, Jiwon goes to see Doyoung because she has the legal papers which would return the assets to his legal ownership. The office is empty and the secretary asks her to leave. Jiwon snaps back that she used to be the CEO and bullies the secretary into telling her that Doyoung is at the hospital.

Thanks to her bullying, Jiwon is outside the door in the hospital hallway when Doyoung walks out of his primary doctor’s office. She doesn’t grab their attention and overhears the doctor tell Doyoung to tell Doyoung’s family about his condition and schedule a surgery as soon as possible before the brain tumor gets worse.

Doyoung calls in Haejoo, Mooyeol, Do-Chi and Yeo-Ri into his office. He declares that he wants to see which of them is fit to take over the company since the times are changing and younger leadership might be better fit to fight against the changes. Even though everyone in the room tries to tell Doyoung that they don’t want to take over his position, Doyoung firmly tells Do-Chi and Haejoo to show everyone their management abilities so that no shareholder can protest the final decision.

Then, Doyoung dismisses everyone but Yeo-Ri.

In the hallway, Mooyeol and Haejoo raise their hackles at Do-Chi noting that the company had always been Haejoo’s inheritance. However, Do-Chi is more worried about Doyoung’s sudden decision when he recovered and is still young.

Haejoo sighs that Doyoung didn’t need to call in Yeo-Ri since Yeo-Ri would be gone soon. Do-Chi demands to know what Haejoo is alluding to.

Haejoo smirks that Do-Chi is the only one who doesn’t know that Doyoung told Yeo-Ri to choose between her daughter and him.

At the same time, Yeo-Ri tells Doyoung that she cannot give up either her child or Do-Chi. Suddenly, Do-Chi swoops in and pulls Yeo-Ri up. He tells her that she doesn’t have to listen to this ridiculousness and declares that he’s disappointed in his brother before storming out. Do-Chi to the rescue in the face of ridiculous family? Check! Check! Check!

Do-Chi pulls Yeo-Ri into his office and demands to know why she didn’t tell him sooner. Because, he would have jumped to her defense had he known it before! Swoon!

Yeo-Ri sighs that she didn’t want to break up the relationship between him and Doyoung when Doyoung had just woken up. After seeing how Do-Chi is always loving and protecting her, Yeo-Ri adds that she thought she would do anything for revenge but she couldn’t make the decision.

Jiwon hears from Haejoo about the competition and wonders if Doyoung is critical. She gives Doyoung the documents which changes the legal ownership of the house back to him. However, she lies that it would take longer to return the shares.

Next thing we know, the plot is swimming along. Mooyeol stops by Enok’s store and tells her not to worry as he’s going to both get a building and Maya. He adds that they don’t need to worry about Jiwon since Haejoo isn’t Jiwon’s biological daughter.

Time jump and Haejoo goes to have Doyoung review her proposal. She stops when Secretary Kim goes into Doyoung’s office. She is able to overhear Doyoung tell Secretary Kim to find Choi Mihee. But, Haejoo doesn’t hear that Mihee is her mother.

Unfortunately, the episode ends on a sad note. Yeo-Ri loses the custody hearing. Jiwon orders her driver bring Maya back. Yeo-Ri snaps back that she’s not giving up Bom. She is going to appeal.

MY TWO CENTS

What?! Did anyone expect Haejoo’s mother to still be alive? I didn’t… This plot twist raises a lot of questions. Why did Mihee leave the family? Why did she leave baby Haejoo?! Did a court really separate a newborn babe from her mother? If Mihee is alive, would she have any claims to Doyoung’s assets?

Another smooth episode in terms of the plot. However, the baddies remain sorely flat and existing just to move the plot along. I hope that Haejoo’s discovery of her biological mother will move along the arch that Jiwon finds out the victim of all her abuse is actually her real biological daughter. Then, the question will turn to whether Jiwon chooses her greed or her daughter.

Unknown Woman Episode 69 Recap  by DRAMAFEED | Copy & Paste Guidelines – Always put a link back to the source.

Unknown Woman 68

Jiwon squirms out of comeuppance and Doyoung falls back into Team Baddies.

Woman Without a Name Episode 68 RECAP

Jiwon gets taken to the police station in front of Haejoo’s eyes. She freaks out and repeatedly tells Yeo-Ri that Haejoo will sue Yeo-Ri for defamation. Then, Haejoo goes to support her mom.

Meanwhile, Jiwon continues to deny that she is guilty saying that a recording by the plaintiff cannot be evidence. When Haejoo arrives, Jiwon asks for Mooyeol.

The baddies’ dog rushes over at his master’s bidding. Jiwon asks for a moment to speak in private, which is granted. She then tells Mooyeol to take the fall for her. Since he’s the biological father, the kidnapping charges won’t hold and it would turn into a custody battle. The criminal charges would fall from major felony to misdemeanors with the right lawyers. Haejoo is there in the hallway and also urges Mooyeol to take the fall for her mother.

Faced with the two women who are just as selfish as himself and his mother, Mooyeol agrees as long as Jiwon promises to give him anything that he wants. They walk back into the main area and Mooyeol confesses that it was all him all along. This allows Jiwon to walk free to Yeo-Ri and Do-Choi’s horror… The police cannot do anything with Mooyeol stubbornly insisting that he’s the guilty party.

Haejoo takes Jiwon back to their house just as Doyoung comes home. Haejoo turns to her father who’s glaring at Jiwon and declares that he either lets Jiwon stay or lose both of them right then and there. So, Doyoung backs down and lets Jiwon come back into the house though she has to sleep in the study.

That night, Doyoung drinks by himself in the kitchen brooding about his diagnosis and the state of his messed up family. Do-Chi comes in to console Doyoung. Doyoung asks if Do-Chi doesn’t hate Doyoung. Do-Chi answers that seeing Doyoung almost dead made Do-Chi realize how much Do-Chi had been relying of Doyoung as Do-Chi’s replacement parents…He understands and forgives Doyoung for Doyoung’s actions in trying to cut Do-Chi from the company.

The morning after, Jiwon goes back to scheming. After breakfast, she follows Doyoung into his room to remind him that he still has an issue to resolve. He has to either cut Do-Chi off from the family or make him divorce Yeo-Ri. Otherwise, their family is too messed up with the grandfather and grandson becoming the legal step father and biological father, respectively.

Then Jiwon goes to visit Mooyeol. She tells him not to worry as she will attend the custody hearing as his representative and has already engaged attorneys to represent him in the current matter. She also tells him that she can no longer give him shares in WID Group because Doyoung demanded the shares be reverted under his name…but, she promises to give Mooyeol legal ownership of a building instead. This pleases Mooyeol.

However, when Jiwon is leaving the police station, she runs into Enok who makes a big public fuss about Jiwon’s evil antics. Jiwon responds by calling her secretary to physically pull Enok off. Then she tells Enok to stay quiet for Mooyeol’s sake.

Enok enters the station and cries after seeing her son in jail. Lady, he kindof deserves to be there for his own sins of attempted kidnapping of Maya. It’s not like he’s an innocent bystander. Not to mention that he is guilty of insider trading…

She cries about her son being jail. Mooyeol tells her to come down as Jiwon will pull him out and give him a building as well as being Maya back.

At the same time, the judge declares that he will postpone the final decision of custody over Maya until next week.

Jiwon goes home where Gaya is sobbing. He wants to see Maya… Haejoo had brought him home because he was crying all the time.

Jiwon promises to bring Maya home. Then she tells Haejoo to pack and get ready. Jiwon will bring Maya. So Haejoo can take Gaya and Maya abroad until the custody is decided. Great! Kidnapping again.

Meanwhile, Enok goes to Doyoung’s office. She quickly kneels and asks for help. She explains that her son is in prison and they are fighting for custody over Maya. She cries that it’s not just about Mooyeol… She thinks Yeo-Ri should raise Maya. Haejoo isn’t bad but what woman would raise the child of her husband’s ex-fiancé without having negative feelings?

Doyoung promises to figure it out.

On the side, Maryun has to go grocery shopping. She invites Maya to join but Maya refuses to do her homework. Maryun tells Maya not to open the door to anyone…

However, Jiwon arrives. She tells Maya through the intercom that Maryun told Jiwon to wait inside. Maya lets Jiwon inside and Jiwon asks why Maya hasn’t packed… Jiwon lies that Maryun agreed that Maya could go on a trip with her family.

Maya has no choice but to comply. As Jiwon drives away with Maya, Maryun returns because she forgot her wallet. Maryun sees the car and runs after it but it doesn’t stop.

Suddenly, Doyoung calls Jiwon and orders that she brings Maya in. He also calls Do-Chi and Yeo-Ri.

At the meeting, Do-Chi takes Maya outside. Doyoung then announces that Jiwon gives up on Maya. And, Yeo-Ri gives up Do-Chi. Or, Yeo-Ri can stay with Do-Chi but give up her daughter Bom.

MY TWO CENTS

Ok, Doyoung you filthy wretch! You just slid right back into Team Baddie. What? A mother is supposed to choose between her daughter and her husband? What kind of choice is this? Let’s add the layer that she wouldn’t have to make this choice if Haejoo had not stolen Mooyeol away from a pregnant and engaged Yeo-Ri in the first place! Regardless of how embarrassing their family situation is, if anyone should be making sacrifices to rectify it, it should be the original evil dolt!

As for a non-emotional reaction. Another episode where the plot did not slow down! I don’t feel like the drama is just throwing things at us to fill up the space either! So, kudos!

A lot of this organic conflict that keeps rising up is because the drama did a great job in building in intense problems from the beginning such as the heartfelt animosity between Jiwon/Haejoo and Yeo-Ri and Mooyeol’s cowardly selfish character. Even Doyoung’s actions do not seem too surprising because he has already shown by letting Haejoo marry Mooyeol after she stole the guy away from his pregnant fiancé that his morality is not as strong as his desire to uphold a facade of a decent family image… These subarcs pop up and the viewer isn’t surprised. Rather, you almost expect it.

On the side, I wonder how they are going to give depth to Mooyeol and Jiwon. While we have seen a little bit of dimension to Haejoo, she’s just kind of stupid. She reacts to situations as she sees them, really loving Maya and feeling hurt when Maya chooses Yeo-Ri, etc. However, Jiwon and Mooyeol just feel flat after 68 episodes. Evil. Selfish. Scheming. End.