OK. So Addie demands to know wth Taebaek is doing (ruining his well-planned but lacking confession). Taebaek thinks Jiyoon's silence is answer enough so he continues leading her away. Jiyoon isn't doing much resisting herself. And Ahri helps out but intercepting Addie.
"WTH are you doing?" is the question of the day. Addie is next to ask that question, to Ahri. And another confession is in order. Ahri confesses that she wants Taebaek and Jiyoon together because only then would she have a chance - to be called Go Ahri by him (he always calls her Team Leader Go). She's interviewing to be his gf much like she did to be his assistant. However she's destined to fail 'cause he rejected her outright.
Poor rejected Ahri drives home alone. Hwang calls and requests for her presence in his home. He's found something interesting in her education qualifications. Hah? She faked her degree or something?
Taebaek escorts Jiyoon to her door. Initially they bid goodbye like normal avoiding the great white elephant, but Taebaek is Taebaek after all. He apologizes for confessing so suddenly since she's not ready. He's prepared to accept any decision she makes because he still wants to be her friend if they can't be lovers. More at ease now, she admits she'd never consider him in that light. He could see that but tells her to start considering him for real. And if she finds nothing in her heart for him, he'd accept that and they'd remain at just friends. Put that way, she's less burdened and even smiles when he started chanting encouragements. (for himself?) :)
Hwang has checked into Ahri's resume. She never did graduated from UCC and all her accolades were faked too. HUH? Cornered, she asks what he wants. And of course, his target is Addie.
Now that his feelings are out in the open, Taebaek even starts sketching Jiyoon. Meanwhile, Jiyoon is still cracking her head trying to decide what her heart wants.
Now that their collaboration has ended, it's time for the two teams to part ways. Someone suggests a group photo, and while the GS team was initially reluctant, everyone smiles happily for the camera. Glad to see they have actually bonded somewhat even after all the bickerings. JingGa and Lee are especially cute. Hahaha... Taebaek gets his chance to casually puts his hand on Jiyoon's shoulder too. Hihi.
Baek is aware of Addie's alleged feelings for Jiyoon and asks if Jiyoon feels the same. Addie admits that he doesn't have her heart but instead of being surprised, he just tells him to work on winning her heart...In other word, he has his blessings and approval. Personal matters aside, Baek tells Addie that negotiations have stalled over the takeover of GS Ad (they can't agree financially), so he needs Addie's help.
Elsewhere, Ahri tells Hwang the best way to mess up Addie would be to retain the GRC team. With the JinGa-Rep Kang and Taebaek-Addie antagonistic relationship, they are easy targets for manipulation. And so GRC receives offer for a contract extension, which they gleefully sign. Marvelling at how everything seems to be going smoothly, Taebaek is hopeful of Jiyoon's reply.
Addie and Rep Kang confronts Hwang about his unusual decision, but since he's got a pretty valid reason, Addie could only relent.....or so we thought.
Baek wants to takeover GS Ad at a lower price. For that, Addie plans to destroy GS Ad's credibility from within and GRC is the best candidate. Nothing would destroy an Ad company's image more that to have their employee expose problems with the client's product. Oh dear, it's JinGa's past back to haunting them again. Will history repeat itself?
GRC team is assigned to produce a CF for a baby lotion. They need to come up with a story board but first they need to see things from a mother and child point of view. But none of them have the right experience and they all turn to JinGa - hinting that Lee would be a good source. Haha.
JinGa tries to "bribe" Lee with chocolates before asking her for help. Lee tells him to turn to Miss Kong for inspiration but he says that Miss Kong is an alien who happens to look like a girl. Muahaha. Anyway, it's still a no from her. As he continues to pester her, Jiyoon comes by. Lee offers Jiyoon instead...cracks me up how they discuss her suitability like she's some sort of product.
GRC team welcomes Jiyoon into their fold with a little party but everyone scrambles to work when JinGa turns up.
Meanwhile, Addie is furious and reprimands Lee for not consulting him first. Lee is indignant since she does has the authority to decide an intern's assignment. Ahri firmly reminds him his anger is unwarranted.
The GRC team is in a brainstorming session....by role-playing as mother and baby. OMG Freaking hilarious. Taebaek fidgets awkwardly in Jiyoon's lap, Miss Kong cradles YiChan and JinGa cradles Hatsan. Honestly, the JinGa-Hatsan combo trumps them all. LOL. Hatsan is totally embracing his baby role. Jiyoon is surprised that they always brainstorm in such unconventional way but Taebaek assures her it's pretty useful. But right now it's obviously not working, yet. Hah.
Jiyoon receives a call from Addie. She doesn't answer but goes to his room afterwards. He wants to transfer her back to the team, but Jiyoon prefers to stay because it's her final assessment as an intern. He assures her she'd be accepted as an employee by the usual assessments but she wants to prove her worth by throwing her weight in producing a good ad.
He sighs and wonders why she always chooses the harder option. She replies that it's because everyone else is walking on that path. He remarks that she's not being true to herself. She should openly embrace what she has and can have. It's the biggest indication yet that he knows of her identity but I wonder if Jiyoon realises it. It's also one the rare occasion he's actually lose his temper at her...and the way he dismisses her is pretty cold.
Lee brings her precocious little boy, Kim HaRa to help the GRC team. He's a little devil whose hobbies include poking people's butt and lifting girls' skirts. He doesn't take kindly to being pinched and a player to boot. He's also pretty preceptive and notes Taebaek's one sided love immediately and assures him he's not interested in other people's girl. Hah.
But first everyone gets the requisite fashionable towel headdress. Hihi. Soran shows up, at Jiyoon's request to help out. They would need to approach the ahjummas to marketing survey. Taebaek assigns everyone in groups of two: Yichan-hatsan, Miss Kong-Soran (I smell trouble), JinGa-Taebaek. Jiyoon is in charge of taking care of the samples. HaRa sighs aloud. Hmm....something's wrong?
Midway through their survey, Taebaek and JinGa notice HaRa is missing and scour the place for him. He's found soon enough when a parent gets angry and hollers at him for hurting his son. When asked for his parents, he answers that mum is working and he doesn't have a dad. Aw..,poor HaRa cries while he says this and I guess this is a classic case of a child hungering for the adults' attention.
Later, Hara complains mum seems to love ad more than him. It's sad how he says that he's accustomed to being left alone. Jiyoon commiserates with him, sharing her own experience. She was left alone all the time too since mum was busy at work and dad is not there. She rebelled and got into many troubles, but now she regrets it. She doesn't tell him the part where mum died, with the excuse he's much too young to understand even if she explains. One thing is for sure, his mum loves him very much. It's probably the first time Taebaek hears her speaking about mum...
There's a singing competition going on at the jimjibang and the impish HaRa tries to guilt Jiyoon into joining the competition, saying how he wish to ride that bike (third prize) to his mother who loves him. Won't she grant his wish? LOL. He really could be a genius. I can't tell if he's sincere or manipulative. LOL. Anyways, Taebaek encourages Jiyoon to give it a go. Everyone else is pretty excited about it too. Even JinGa is no match for little HaRa's pleas. Jiyoon-Taebaek-Hara sings and dance a cute little number.
When the results is announced, everyone is bummed they didn't win the third prized bike. Hatsan is runner up but Taebaek and family is first! Note that the emcee announces the winners as Lee Tae Baek's family! They accept their price but the emcee remarks that they look pretty young and ask Jiyoon when she had HaRa. Jiyoon is too embarassed to reply but HaRa declares that his parents were too busy dating and neglect their studies (She'd have to conceived him rather young since he's probably about ten and should be still in highschool).
Later they manages to exchange prizes with the third placed winners. Pleased, HaRa praises Taebaek for being a good man and encourages Jiyoon to hold on to him. Haha. Playing cupid now.
HaRa is really taken with Taebaek who plays the father figure to him. He even asks for him to visit the Jimjibang together in future. Taebaek agrees readily. After that, Taebaek even applies the lotion for him.
They return to the company all worn out. HaRa is already asleep. Lee returns to her boy but gets alarmed to find rashes all over his face. Taebaek rushes HaRa to the hospital, everyone else follows. Addie and Ahri sees the commotion but Jiyoon is also rushing off so she promises to report later.
The doctor thinks it's something they applied on his skin - the baby lotion (not that we didn't see this coming). Mum blames herself for being a terrible mum. She used to be so passionate about ads that she neglected HaRa. However, recently she's lost the passion but still stick to it to ensure their livelihood. It's kinda sad seeing her beat herself up.
Jiyoon reports to Addie about the lotion being the culprit and suggest that the company drops the project. Addie promises to look into it (Would you really?).He is thinking about it...but Ahri tries to persuade him it's not their fault. But if he wants it, they can push the blame to someone else. He thinks it's too late for that, so they should just proceed.
In the next scene, Taebaek, JinGa and Jiyoon inform Hwang about the lotion's side effects and ask that he notify the owner to look into the matter. Hwang is incensed because the owner might decide to retract their request for an ad and blames them for unproven accusation. Urg,are you deaf? Did you not hear that the doctor already diagnosed so? Taebaek is already getting impatient but JinGa tries to convince Hwang to reconsider. Hwang is not listening, instead he gives them a choice. To produce the ad or compensate according to their contract.
Ahri later approaches Taebaek with the contact number of a researcher. Taebaek assures her that the company would not be dragged through the mud no matter how things turn out. AhRi worries (I can't tell if she's sincere!) and tells him not to get involved and leave the matter to JinGa. But he doesn't listen and it really seems like she's sincere. Arg...
Taebaek rejoins JinGa and Jiyoon and Addie sees him showing them the contact. Ok if you have any shred of conscience left, now is the time to show us.
JinGa wants Taebaek to confirm if HaRa's illness is truly the result of the lotion. As for the researcher, they can just ask for a general idea. Taebaek is unhappy with JinGa's apprehension (please use your brain instead of your heart once a while) thinking he's afraid of the consequences. And he declares in his usual gungho style that he'll bear all the consequences (no you idiot!). Thank god for Jiyoon who warns him not to act on his own, though no one is sure he'd listen.
The researcher explains that the product is not 100% organic and there was slight trouble during the allergen tests. JinGa is curious why he'd never exposed this matter if he'd already known. Yes, he's on the something! The researcher gets a little indignant at the implication and Jiyoon quickly smooths things over. At least Taebaek looks like he understood something.
Rep Kang receives notice that Chairman Baek and GS's Vice President are heading here. He lashes out to Addie since it's the first he's heard that BK is planning to takeover GS Ad. But Addie denies any knowledge of that too (oh he's keeping daddy out of the loop).Meanwhile, Hwang and his lackey is frantically looking for JinGa. The GRC trio is checking the source of something on the net. Somebody leaked something.
Later, Hwang joins Rep Kang and Addie. He's more concerned about the rumours on the internet. Somebody has posted about a child developing reaction to the lotion!
When they reach the office and learn about the rumours, JinGa asks Taebaek about it but he denies having anything to do with it. Hwang and Rep Kang confronts JinGa about it, thinking it's his doing, like again. Everyone in the office is like watching, with accusing eyes.
Ahri and Addie watch from afar. When Taebaek meets Ahri's eyes, she avoided her glance. Yes, think!!! But they have other problems, Baek is here with his entourage...
Ok, so they didn't betray their client. I'm thinking the researcher did it, and since they did meet up with the researcher, I'm worried that they might be implicated all the same. But I'm hopeful, especially with that look in Taebaek's eyes...who seems like he's on to something. Surely you can sense something is wrong. With Addie and Ahri already given you fair warning, don't tell me you don't suspect a thing. And even if you do feel agrieved, please oh please solve this well.
I have my own theory for the ending at this stage...err...actually it's like my wish list for the ending. I am hoping that these four people will finally join forces for a really really inventive ad. For that we'd need a common nemesis. Hwang and Chairman Baek maybe? And of course for Jiyoon to be paired with Taebaek and Ahri with Addie. Of course JinGa gets Team Leader Lee. They are pretty cute too. Honestly I don't care much who YiChan ends up with, at this rate, maybe both or none. Heh.