Side dish: At some point in this episode, every one looked like they had been kicked in the gut. So, Gut Pak for all! It’s a tailgating dish featuring corn chips, smoked brisket, cheese, and more ingredients. Find the recipe at the Cooking Channel.
Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) wakes up after fainting only to have amnesia specifically covering the past three months. As a result, Gun has forgotten that his ex-girlfriend, Nam Se Ra (Wang Ji Won) left him for her ballet career, and Kim Mi Young (Jang Na Ra), the woman he refers to as “Dog Ring”, is his wife and pregnant with his child.
Doctor Octopus advises everyone to go along with Gun’s memory loss in order to prevent trauma, and Se Ra is happy to comply. Mi Young is cooperative in spite of the heartbreak and humiliation of being identified as Gun’s personal assistant. Yet, thanks to the internet, Gun quickly learns about his contract marriage to Mi Young, and is a jerk about it. Daniel (Choi Jin Hyuk) just looks exasperated with the entire situation, and does not hesitate to remind Gun that he decided to work with his company to get closer to his wife, Mi Young.
Fortunately for Mi Young and the viewers, Gun finds the lollipop that she gave him, and the memories of his time with Mi Young come flooding back, along with Se Ra’s failure to show up for his marriage proposal. Gun abandons Se Ra, telling her that he felt something was missing from his life.
The final scene returns to the beginning of the episode, with Gun driving, distracted and weeping.
Only 만: Well, this wasn’t one of my favourite episodes. I was too nervous from watching Gun drive in that state to really enjoy myself.
Junggugeo Kaenada 중국어 캐나다: I just can’t believe they introduced the standard amnesia plot line, then solved it within the same episode.
만: I’m glad they didn’t drag it out, though. Why they bothered with it in the first place is beyond me. Just to make Se Ra look pitiful? For Mi Young to suffer a little bit? To show Gun weeping?
중국어 캐나다: I don’t know. The amazing thing is that everyone had the same hang dog expression on their face throughout this episode.
만: Though Daniel looked really good despite his sad face, and at least, Gun’s laugh made an appearance. But, otherwise, it was positively dreary.
중국어 캐나다: Dreary, and unflattering to both Se Ra and Mi Young. Se Ra was at her most desperate in this episode, resorting to underhanded methods to keep Gun all to herself. When her bitchy mother smacked her kimbap onto the floor, and pointed out that she was giving up her ballet career for a married man, I had to agree with mom. Meanwhile, Mi Young is fading further and further into the wallpaper. I don’t know how much more of her passivity I can take.
만: I’m at my limit of watching Mi Young quietly suffering. I’m trying to be patient, but watching her let somebody else take over Gun’s care wasn’t my favourite moment with Mi Young. Nor did I enjoy Se Ra’s sad transformation. That said, I’m assuming some kind of change is coming in the next episode.
중국어 캐나다: The plot goes at such a quick pace, and yet, Mi Young appears to be at a standstill. She promised Gun that she would grow a backbone. Though, perhaps arrested development is better than the devolution of Se Ra from tomboy ballerina to weepy and desperate. Speaking of arrested development, Daniel has not progressed past patient standby for Mi Young.
만: Daniel seems to be doing nothing this episode, but looking worried. I was hoping he wasn’t going to abruptly transition into a romantic possibility, so I’m glad it didn’t go there, but then, he’s not left with much to do. Gun’s amnesia pretty much brought the actual plot to a grinding halt, because everything had to wait until he regained his memory. But, we’re ranting again. It’s not one of my favourite episodes, but let’s try to think of something positive.
중국어 캐나다: Let’s not, and look hopefully toward the future instead. Episode 12 is just around the corner.
Fated to Love You (운명처럼 널 사랑해)