Episode 43 Link: http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/Crlo6nwwaYA
Summary of the Last Five or So Minutes:
I started watching the episode as Ji Sun (Woo Jin’s mother) meets with her physician and learns that she has a form of leukemia that needs to be treated with a possible bone marrow transplant if she hopes to prevent a malignant progression of the disease. The doctor realistically tells her that if she doesn’t get treatment, she could die.
Although she stoically listens to the physician in the office, once she leaves the hospital, Ji Sun breaks down and cries, unable to handle this final hardship in life after everything else.
Meanwhile, Joo Mi waits on her father-in-law as he exercises. Ji Sun returns home, a bit unsteady from her cry although no one else seems to notice the strain she’s trying to suppress, and takes over Joo Mi’s job of waiting on her soon-to-be ex-husband. The chairman coolly tells her that he plans to shower after the exercise and that they will be going to the courthouse Tuesday to file the paperwork for their divorce.
Ji Sun wheels the Chairman to the courthouse to file their divorce papers. (Dang! I can’t believe she’s still ministering to him AS they go to terminate their marriage!?!) Afterwards, they have a private conversation while looking out over the Han River. The Chairmas asks her why she so easily gave up her role of his wife when she is apparently less inclined to stop being his caretaker. He tells her that he despises being used. She answers that he should know very well that she didn’t use him and that her years with him as husband and wife were happy ones. However, since she deceived him, she doesn’t feel that she can possibly fight to stay in their marriage and, therefore, will abide by his wishes. She repeats for one final time that he allow Joo Mi and Woo Jin to stay married, but before she can finish her words, the Chairman sharply cuts her off and calls for the driver to take them back.
As the Chairman sleeps later that night, Ji Sun looks down upon the sleeping form of her now ex-husband and then slowly and reluctantly leaves the bedroom, turning off the lights, perhaps in a symbol of how the light in her life is now being extinguished.
The next morning, Woo Jin enters the house with the morning paper, and Joo Mi mentions how their mother must be sick since she hasn’t gotten up from bed yet. Suddenly, Soo Ah comes down the stairs, weeping that their mother has left the house, leaving only a note. She barges into her father’s bedroom, demanding if he’s kicked their mother out of the house again. At this outburst, the Chairman informs the entire family, who by then have all come into his bedroom, that he and Ji Sun finalized their divorce yesterday. Soo Ah yells at her father that she’s going to follow her mother and live with her; the Chairman can live all by his lonesome self! However, as she turns to leave, she lets out a cry of dismay as she discovers her mother’s cell phone. With no way to contact her mother, Soo Ah turns her hurt and anger on her father, who yells at her to leave his bedroom. Enraged with her father, Soo Ah stalks out. The father then tells Woo Jin and Joo Mi to leave as well. (Woo Jin’s expression was priceless…makes me wonder how much he can take before he explodes on his father.)
Once outside in the living room, as Woo Jin and Joo Mi try to deal with the new developments, the house phone rings. Woo Jin hurries to the phone, hoping perhaps that his mother is calling. He is surprised that the phone call is for Ji Sun, his mother, regarding a possible rescheduling of her doctor’s appointment. Startled, Woo Jin tells the nurse that he’s not certain since his mother’s currently away from home but then asks if the nurse can tell him what type of doctor his mother is seeing. The episode ends with Woo Jin discovering that she’s seeing a hematologist, a doctor specializing in blood diseases.
Episode 44 Teaser:
Woo Jin: (to Joo Mi) Do not be shocked and listen to this calmly.
Joo Mi: Why? Is it bad news?
Mystery Voice/Doctor?: I really don’t know how things have turned out like this.
Woo Bin’s Father: (getting up from his chair) What are you saying? Who is saying this?
Woo Bin’s Mother: (to Yoo Kyung) I told you…Do whatever you can. (OMG…Is the mother implying what I think she’s implying?)
Joo Young: (with tears) I told her that I would never forgive her…even if I heard bad news about her.
Yoo Kyung: He’s changed. I think he’s making an effort. (later to Woo Bin) Can’t we get married?
Woo Jin: (to his father) If she doesn’t receive treatment immediately, her life may be in danger.
Chairman: What are you talking about?
Woo Jin: The reason why I’m searching for mother is so that I can save her!
Woo Bin’s Father: Her life is in danger. Of course, it’s natural that he would be urgent. How can you expect him to take things calmly?
Chairman: She’s spent a good deal of her life taking care of me and now she’s the one sick.
Woo Jin: (urgently) Please help! She’s an incredibly sick patient!
Chairman: (with emotion) Can she live? Can she live?!