Man, I don’t know what it is about Lie to Me that gets such strong and divisive reactions from people. So many dramas come and go, some liking it while others don’t, but for the most part it’s just there. With LTM, it’s like every plot development gets dissected as making sense or not. Trust me when I say 9 out of 10 dramas have plenty of nonsensical plot points, so at the end of the day, do you connect with it and believe in the story as it unfolds?
I need to think about episode 13 some more before sharing my thoughts. So much of this episode was in the indescribable moments and gestures between Ki Joon and Ah Jung (the way they look at each other is just…….*speechless*). Anyways, this episode should be called prelude to shit hitting the fan and all hell breaking loose. But luckily, watching the preview for episode 14 saved my sanity.
Episode 13 Baby Recap:
Ki Joon ditches his dinner appointment to spend time with his Ah Jung. Always a wise choice between love and business sacrifice. They head to the arcade to munch on some snacks and play games to let out some steam. Ki Joon confesses that he missed a dinner appointment, and that Congressman Park is Yoon Joo’s stepfather. So Ran and Jae Bum are having a romantic dinner at the same restaurant. So Ran sees Yoon Joo and calls Ah Jung asking if she and Ki Joon are the real deal now. Yoon Joo’s mom overhears the convo.
Ki Joon makes an effort to meet with Chairman Chen to convince him that he loves Ah Jung and is sorry about the lie. He asks for another chance. Ah Jung’s handling an event at the World Hotel, but keeping her personal relationship with Ki Joon under wraps for now. Ki Joon goes her work to deliver some papers under the guise of work but really to see her.
Yoon Joo, Suk Bong, and Sang Hee head to the river to paint and reminisce about scenery not changing but people changing. Yoon Joo wants to change, too, so she’s not the only one hurting alone. Ki Joon waits for Ah Jung after work and wants to spend the night hanging out. She lies to dad that she’s working late, and then heads to a jjimjalbang with Ki Joon. They wear matching towel heads, feed each other hard boiled eggs, and generally just relax and enjoy the time together. They run into dad and Ae Kyung there, and the boys engage in a drinking duel while cheered on by their girls.
Ki Joon tells Congressman Park that it’s over between him and Yoon Joo since three years ago, and he wants to land the Chairman Chen deal on his own terms. Ki Joon tells Ah Jung that he’s going to China on a business trip, ostensibly to find alternative investment partners. Ah Jung catches Ki Joon at the airport before he departs, handing him her lucky pen for signing a new deal. They reluctantly part.
Some dudes leak news to the media about Ki Joon lying that he was married to Chairman Chen to get the World Hotel a business investment deal. The news breaks and Ah Jung finds out. She tries to reach Ki Joon and heads to his office. She runs into Yoon Joo, who lays down the guilt trip about Ah Jung causing all this and Ki Joon has lost so much already. Aunt calls Ah Jung and asks her not to allow Ki Joon to be ruined.
Ah Jung calls Jae Bum asking for his help as a lawyer. She writes a resignation letter and leaves it on her boss’s desk. She heads to the World Hotel and addresses the media. Ki Joon arrives back in Seoul and is accosted at the airport by the media. Ah Jung tells the reporters that Hyun Ki Joon did not tell any lie, she told the lie that she was married to him. She tells the world that her name is Gong Ah Jung and she is a civil servant at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sports.