First off, the recap proper for Lie to Me episode 10 will be late today, cuz my baby boy Koala is graduating from Kindergarten so imma be busy with real life stuff. Might as well tell Best Love fans that tomorrow’s BL recap will also be late cuz my baby girl Koala is graduating from pre-school. Dayum they grow up so fast.
Anyhoo, episode 10 validates the continued bipolar nature of this drama. The situations are so freaking stupid, but the interactions are amazingly good. I love the ending to this episode, which keeps taking our OTP forward and throws the remnants of the lie into the wind.
Episode 10 Baby Recap:
Ki Joon drags Ah Jung away from her date blind. Their departure from the hotel is seen by some staffers but not by Sang Hee. At the Han River banks, Ki Joon yells at Ah Jung for constantly showing up in front of him, yet each time she claims that it’s the time last they should meet. Ah Jung apologizes and walks away. She’s hit by a ball, and the physical pain draws her emotional pain out. Ki Joon asks if she’s okay, and Ah Jung sobs and confesses that she likes him, she likes him so will Ki Joon please not like “her”.
Ki Joon is happy she finally spoke her mind, and asks for some time to allow Yoon Joo to get over him. He doesn’t want to hurt her again, and he wants Ah Jung to feel the same way. Yoon Joo tries to get the 411 from Manager Park, who tells Yoon Joo to see Ki Joon today and not think of him from 3 years ago. Sang Hee calls Ah Jung out to lunch and adorably gives her a stuffed monkey toy. This boy knows not how to woo a girl. No wonder he keeps losing girls to his kissing bandit of a brother. Ki Joon tells Yoon Joo this is not a phase, he really likes Ah Jung, and she likes him back.
Yoon Joo puts on her old engagement ring and tells Aunt that she and Ki Joon need to get married ASAP, which makes Aunt curious about what is going on, especially about Ah Jung. Yoon Joo goes to see Ah Jung and shows her the ring and tells her that she and Ki Joon are getting married, and she wanted to tell Ah Jung because Ki Joon said that Ah Jung likes him. Ah Jung cried and then calls Ki Joon to yell at him for telling Yoon Joo that Ah Jung liked him.
Ki Joon tries to explain it was a misunderstanding, following Ah Jung all night while she hangs out with her coworkers and ignores him. He ends up with her phone, which he returns by waiting for her at the cherry blossom lane. He explains that it was a misunderstanding with Yoon Joo, and keeps calling “Ah Jung-ah” as she walks away. Sang Hee sees this, and is upset, asking if it’s happening again that the girl he likes ends up liking his brother.
Ah Jung turns on her phone and discovers Ki Joon changed her background picture to a selca of himself, and recorded a video message for her on her phone. SQUEEEEEE. So Ran buys a friendship ring for Ah Jung, but when she delivers it she sees Jae Bum rather close to Ah Jung. So Ran drops the ring and leaves crying. Jae Bum tells So Ran that Ah Jung told a marriage lie because of him, because she treated him with sincerity (i.e. he mattered to her), which So Ran never treated Jae Bum that way. Jae Bum wants to help Ah Jung.
Ki Joon tells Yoon Joo never to meet Ah Jung again, and she apologizes for putting on her ring and lying to Ah Jung that Ki Joon was getting married to her. She cries, asking what will happen if she never gets over Ki Joon? I dunno, go be a nun? Ki Joon asks for some time apart between them. Sang Hee confesses to Suk Bong that history is repeating itself.
Ah Jung is at the Gold Resort with her co-workers and the Minister of Culture. Suddenly the Shanghai Chairman shows up, which leaves Ah Jung frantic. Ki Joon promises Ah Jung that he will take care of it. Ki Joon has staffers looking for the Chairman to intercept him, but he sees Ah Jung nevertheless.
In front of everyone, Ah Jung is asked about her marriage. She confesses that she’s married. But then Ki Joon walks up and says that they are not married. Damn, Ah Jung maintained the lie for Ki Joon’s sake in front of the Chairman, and Ki Joon told the truth for Ah Jung’s sake in front of the Minister. I LOVE YOU TWO! Please get a room and make beautiful
Hwan-Hye Ah-Ki babies.