JinGa telling Jiyoon she must leave Giant comes as no surprise to her but Taebaek is left further confused when both tells him to leave so they can discuss alone.
Jiyoon confirms that she is Baek's daughter and that stirs a memory as JinGa quickly identifies her as Won MiSook's daughter. Still that doesn't explain her current situation. Jiyoon explains her feelings towards dad and how she prefers to live as Won's daughter. JinGa knew that Won lived alone because her daughter was taken away from her. Even though he understands her resolve, Baek would never leave her alone. Furthermore, there is Taebaek to consider. Jiyoon promises to tell him the truth once they ride over this rough patch.
Everyone is curious why Taebaek came back alone and when Miss Kong brings up the man who came for them, Taebaek belatedly remembers the secretary was Jiyoon's supposedly family friend. JinGa and Jiyoon returns and he covers for her by concocting a story about BK Ad trying to recruit them - which he rejected.
Taebaek wants to speak to Jiyoon alone. He asks if she's related to BK group in some way. She apologizes but asks that he leaves the matter alone, she'll tell him when the company does better. He believes that there shouldn't be anything she can't tell him - no matter what it is, he will be there for her. She asks for his trust and patience. Eventually he agrees to wait, even though it's not in his nature to be patient. Touched by his show of maturity, she pecks him on the cheek. Aww.. And it's so cute that he says the wait is worth it now. Hehe.
Jiyoon starts worrying about dad's threat, which suddenly feels more real now that she's got much to lose. JinGa is also in a somber mood as he recalls his previous conversation with Baek. Baek offers him two options - Jiyoon to leave Giant or everyone else to end up jobless.
Addie is suprised to find Daddy Kang in Baek's company. Baek is planning for an engagement ceremony for Addie and Jiyoon, which is why Kang's presence is required. REALLY? You'd go that far? Force your daughter down the altar? Jeez. I have no words for you. At least Addie thinks Baek is being rash since at the moment, Jiyoon would surely disagree. Kang rebuffs him for being rude, having already grasped the situation at hand and dancing to Baek's tune.
Later, Addie confronts dad for making the decision without consulting him and accuses him of accepting something from Baek. But Kang is past that, no longer harbouring any ambitions of his own. He only have Addie's interest at heart and advises him to do as Baek says.
At Giant, JinGa announces that Soran has quit. And for once, he is honest about the company's financy difficulties. He won't be able to pay everyone's salary next month. In fact, the company might not make it by next month. Everyone else is more upbeat, willing to go all out for this last month, so that there would be no regrets. JinGa respects everyone wishes and the guys are pumped up once again.
JinGa and Lee are having no luck convincing some old mates to offer them ads. Taebaek also hits a wall. Out of the blue, Jiyoon finds a client and quickly gathers the rest. Their client is Global Korean Cuisine and they want some posters to promote korean cuisine. Their main theme is beef soup. Too bad the deadline for application has ended. The guy in charge is impatient with their incessant badgering and accidentally knocks over Jiyoon's file. Fortunately he feels bad about it and actually listens as Jiyoon tries to introduce their portfolio. Their Everest stairs ad being particularly outstanding, he agrees to accept their apllication.
Now comes the tough part. Up till now, there are 51 applications and only five will be selected. That already sounds tough but there's more. Addie is invited as the judge for the competition and upon Ahri's advice, he decides to accept. Ahri also mentions the part about Giant Ad being one of the participants. Crap.
Next stop, a reputable restaurant for more first hand experience. They order two bowls instead of four but when the owner serves them four, Jiyoon offers to pay. But that only earns JinGa some harsh words and whackings from the eccentric granny owner, since it reflects badly if the employee has to fork up her own money.
Granny shoves a traditional medicine cream at them which is good for the burns. Granny notes Taebaek's concern for Jiyoon and praises him before Jiyoon. She says he looks manly and reliable. Muahaha, now granny is shipping them together just like us. LOL. And before she leaves, she warns them not to attempt anything "naughty" in her room. ROFL.
TB: But Jiyoon, you'll need to remove the ring.Granny (epic interruption!): Why are you still in there? If you wanna kiss, just do it quickly. If you wanna caress her, be done with it and get out here. The guests are here...
JY: (Looks at the ring and shakes her head). I don't want to. Just apply the meds. (Sooo sweet :))
TB: I won't remove the ring too. No matter what difficulties are ahead, I promise never to remove it. So, can you must promise me that too?
Taebaek wants her to rest but Jiyoon stubbornly wants to continue. She doesn't wanna miss out on "it" (idea). More epic and very loud grumblings from granny and they are out there again. There is a couple of foreign customers and they are so familiar with granny that they call her "mum". Granny explains that she sort of take on the role for these lonely workers who're so far away from home and constantly on the bullying end from their bosses. She takes care of them like a mother. She tells Jiyoon and Taebaek that all these are korean cuisine ads and she's the "preacher".
Jiyoon gets "it" this time! Her concept is "Mother's soup". The secret to beef soup is a mother's love. They've got what they came for but they're not done with granny yet.
Granny is fitted in a pretty hanbok and has her pictures taken. Everyone is having fun but JinGa looks on worriedly, and not without reason.
Secretary has made his move. He approaches Ahri to do the dirty work. Ahri wants to refuse but secretary nim implies that he would approach Addie if she refuses. And with Addie's pride, there's bound to be friction between him and Baek. He leaves her to sort out the details. And Shin PD is her chosen one.
The posters are duly printed with the help of JinGa's old mate. During the evaluation session, Addie concurs with another judge that Giant's idea is good but that is before he noticed that the company is giant. So, what would he do?
Everyone at Giant Ad waits with biting nails to hear the results. JinGa lied that they were passed over and Jiyoon almost cried because of that. Aww...
The team meets with the head judge - which is of course dear Addie. Addie reads the surprise on their face, especially so because he'd actually chosen their proposal. He also notes that Jiyoon's been avoiding his calls and asks to speak to her in private later. But there is a setback - they are being accused of plagiarism! Everyone is angry and disappointed, with Jiyoon especially disillusioned. Taebaek, the ignorant one, is staring daggers at Addie. You've got the wrong guy!
It's Shin PD.....with the help of the people at the printing company, both of whom feels troubled with what they did. Arg...
The Giant team tries to figure out what went wrong. After some checking, Lee finds out that that ad came out just one day prior to theirs. Other suspicious points to consider include a rep from BK being on the judging panel and the fact that Korean Cuisine is backed by BK. Miss Kong adds that the owner of the place insists on the rent or they will be thrown out. It's like an avalanche of troubles.
Taebaek thinks it's better to confront the ones accusing them of plagiarism. It's that other guy working for Shin PD...and I thought both are from the printing company. Guy must have overcame his troubled conscience because he's denying it to the end. When Jiyoon asks if BK's behind this, he panics a little but stuck to his story.
Taebaek thinks Addie is the cuprit but Jiyoon stops him from confronting Addie. She wants to do this. And the way she keeps pushing him away and keeping secrets from him is driving Taebaek nuts. For once I understand Taebaek's frustrations. She's been appealing to him to trust her yet she's unwilling to trust him with her secrets. In fairness, Taebaek isn't doubting her. He just doesn't trust BK(or Addie) and the fact that she insists on facing them alone while being all secretive is kind of hard for him to swallow.
Addie asks Ahri's opinion and both agree that Taebaek isn't the kind of person to plagiarise another's work. Addie wants Ahri to investigate the matter and find out the truth (the truth is right before your eyes!).
Jiyoon is here to meet Addie. Everyone stares and Shin PD looks especially shifty. Jiyoon expresses her suspicion that THEIR idea is being plagiarised by......Addie! Addie is stumped especially since he would have no reason to do that. Jiyoon believes otherwise - Addie would be BK's president. Didn't he already know she is Baek HyunJin?
Ahri is busy instructing Shin to erase all evidence of their part in the plagiarism when Shin alerts her to the fact that Jiyoon is in the office meeting Addie right now.
Jiyoon explains that upon seeing him promoted to Rep when BK tookover GS, she already suspected that he knew of her identity. Addie admits trying to approach her earlier because of her identity. However, somewhere along the line, he was truly attracted to her. And right now, he is sincere in his feelings for her. Jiyoon accepts that his feelings are sincere but her heart belongs to another. Addie still believes she will have a change of heart, just like he did. And once again he denies any part in the plagiarism matter.
Ahri interrupts them and Jiyoon takes her leave. Addie again reminds Jiyoon to leave Giant, for her own sake and Taebaek's. Ahri is curious why Jiyoon is here. Addie replies that she thought he was the culprit.
Jiyoon is reminded of dad's warning and ignores Taebaek's call.
It seems they are disqualified from the competition with the awards ceremony scheduled for tonight. Taebaek seems to be plotting something - I'm just worried it'll backfire on them.
Baek shows up as Addie is presenting the awards. Jiyoon is on her way. Baek is disappointed that Giant was almost picked as winners if not for the plagiarism scandal. Baek is pretty disappointed that he was so "fair". Baek used to think that Addie is like him but now he feels that Addie has become more like Jiyoon. And dear Addie attributes the changes to falling in love with Jiyoon.
Taebaek finds Addie who's waiting outside the door while Jiyoon speaks with her dad. Taebaek accuses Addie of framing them through Shin PD. And just then he overhears Jiyoon arguing with dad over her engagement. He opens the door to confirm his suspicion and that's that. No more secrets.
Arg. I didn't want him to learn of her identity this way. All episode I've been willing Jiyoon to tell him herself. Sure it'd still sting but at least he'd be reassured by her trust and confidence in him. As it stands, I feel kind of bad for Taebaek who's been behaving really well for the last couple of episodes. I like Jiyoon's character, really, except her decision to keep her identity a secret for as long as she had. So far, she's been really competent and smart (finally figuring out that Addie knows her real identity) and clear about her own feelings. Which is kind of sad for Addie ( well as sad as I'm supposed to be given his lack of passion/sincerity) because we just know where her heart lies and it's not gonna change like Addie's did.
Speaking of whom, I think it's a good thing when I start defending the previous "antagonist". LOL. Let's hope he has another change of heart so that dear Ahri doesn't have to look so constipated all the time. Though I do believe it's kind of out of character for Ahri to do things behind Addie's back. She's been pretty forthright to him on everything from her feelings to her faked resume, I'd assume she'd just discuss Secretary's threats with Addie. Then again, perhaps she's also noted the change in him as did Baek. Now I wonder if this "new" Addie is a little dimmer. He was astute about Baek's nature early on when he started dealing with him, surely he'd realize that Baek's not the type to tolerate his sudden change of policy. A few more missteps and he could be kicked out of the picture himself.
Now I thought that poster gig is Giant's last chance to stay in business. Does this means they're going out of business now? Jeez, someone please give these guys a break. They've been toiling episode after episode with barely a thing to show for their hard work. Ok, now I'm ready for tomorrow's episode.