For fans of Lie to Me who have newly discovered Kang Ji Hwan, I’ve noticed a sudden uptick in people contemplating doing naughty things to him. *raises eyebrow* That is strictly verboten at the playground, m’kay? So after watching episode 12, especially the breathtakingly awesome ending to this episode, keep reminding yourself that. At the playground Ji Hwan belongs to Koala, Ki Joon belongs to Ah Jung, and in real life, both of them belong to Yoon Eun Hye. See, I totally share!
Episode 12 Baby Recap:
Ah Jung and Ki Joon wrap up their romantic trip to Jeju, unaware that Yoon Joo came all the way (to do what exactly?) and saw their romantic dinner-for-two. I now have to add Peeping Tom to the list of “crap Yoon Joo does.” Jae Bum arrives at the hotel and the estranged couple have a teary and wet reunion in the pool, complete with “I will die without you.” I’m cool with this – I feel like Jae Bum cheated on So Ran to make a point and get back at her, not because he didn’t love her.
Ki Joon and Ah Jung fly back to Seoul and promise to see each other often. Yoon Joo calls Ah Jung out to a bar and asks Ah Jung if she knows what it’s like to have one’s first love taken away/stolen? Ah Jung’s all like “um, yeah, that’s exactly what happened to me, so deal with it, missy.” Okay, she didn’t say the missy part, but she totally should have. Ah Jung listens and leaves.
At a meeting with Chairman Chen, Ki Joon completely comes clean about lying that he and Ah Jung were married. Chairman is not pleased, Aunt is even less pleased Ki Joon suddenly wanted to tell the truth. Everyone is worried the Chairman won’t invest now. Ki Joon and Ah Jung meet up after work. She tells him she got a new project, and he immediately guesses it’s something no one else wants to do.
They head to Ae Kyung’s restaurant to meet Sang Hee, and act like the sweetest couple in front of everyone. Yoon Joo arrives and sees them. She leaves and Sang Hee runs after her. He tells her that it’s time for her to let go of Ki Joon. Hallelujah, so speaketh the truth. Yoon Joo guesses that Sang Hee is also needing to let go (of Ah Jung). Sang Hee weeps when alone, wondering why Ah Jung couldn’t have looked at him just once.
So Ran tells all the friends Ah Jung lied about being married to Ki Joon, but they are now dating for real, though So Ran is worried another woman (Yoon Joo) is still in the picture. So Ran can’t leave for Canada because she’s worried about Ah Jung. Ki Joon meets with Yoon Joo and delivers the Best Speech Ever. He tells her that he dealt with the pain of letting her go, now it’s her time to do so. He tells Yoon Joo that he LOVES Ah Jung, and right now, he cannot see or hear Yoon Joo. If someone told me I was invisible to them, I’d slink away in forever shame.
Ki Joon tells Ah Jung that he knows Yoon Joo met with her, and asks Ah Jung to tell him everything she does in the future. He promises never to let go of her hand again, and they hug. Ki Joon finally goes to meet Ah Jung’s dad, and the two guys engage in a drinking contest whereby both pass out. Ah Jung deposits Ki Joon in her bed and lets him snuggle her stuffed animal, telling him that it’s Ah Jung. SO CUTE.
Yoon Joo parents meet with Aunt and discuss their plans to make Yoon Joo happy. Aunt tells Ki Joon that Chairman Chen is apparently meeting with other hotels. Aunt is setting up a meeting with Yoon Joo’s dad, who is close to Chen, and she wants Ki Joon to attend. Yoon Joo’s mom finds Yoon Joo passed out from exhaustion at home and she’s taken to the hospital for some IV.
Ah Jung wears a hanbok and attends her tourism event, but it is strangely empty despite all the tickets being sold. Turns out Ki Joon bought all the tickets, and he comes bearing flowers to see an incensed Ah Jung who tells him not to do stuff like this again. He apologizes for not knowing the right ways to treat her and they make up.
Ki Joon doesn’t attend the meeting where Yoon Joo’s dad meets with Chairman Chen, leaving Aunt upset. Aunt makes another appointment and tells Ki Joon he better be there or else. Ah Jung’s boss realizes that she lied about being married to Ki Joon since Yoon Joo’s dad has been going around saying Yoon Joo is engaged to Ki Joon. Her boss says he’ll cover for Ah Jung once since she’s been doing such a good job.
Ki Joon is driving to the meeting when he gets a call and text from Ah Jung, who misses him and wonders where he is. Ki Joon goes to the banks of the Han River and looks upset. Ah Jung sits on her bench and wishes she could see him today. He calls, asking her why she looks so tired today, leading Ah Jung to realize that he can see her. She looks around and sees Ki Joon walking towards her. Ah Jung runs into his arms and they tightly embrace each other. She says “do you know how hard it was for me?” He says “do you know how much I wanted to see you?”
*Koala dies of happiness* This is my favorite LTM episode ending moment. By far.