On my to-do list is catching up on Rich Man, Poor Woman recaps to align with the live airing, if only real life (you know- work, family, random emergencies) didn’t get in the way so much. Those of you who have watched episode 3 must be chomping at the bit to know how the cliffhanger moment unfurls in the next episode. Have no fear, I am here! Though maybe I should withhold the goodies some more, because reading the written preview for episode 4 will only increase the desire to watch it immediately. It’s been a long time since a J-dorama this cracktastic has come along. Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi are an inspired onscreen coupling that I for one would have never imagined. I’m totally not going to be content with the usual J-style of keeping the romance cerebral with little skinship. They better be making out soon is all I have to say.
Written preview for episode 4:
Hyuga is fretting about the delays in the development of the personal registry network, especially since another large IT infrastructure company announces the development of the same network capability. This throws Next Innovation into a critical period.
On the other hand, friend Ono Haruka encourages Chihiro, who has been fired, to do something proactive to apologize or make it up to Hyuga. Asahina thinks it’s a bad idea to fire Chihiro, but Hyuga calmly says that a company currently collecting all the personal data of every single citizen cannot afford to employ someone who is using a fake name.
At this time, Chihiro runs to the neighborhood agencies to collect feedback on whether government workers think the current government IT infrastructure is outdated, and on their thoughts for what is needed in the future where personal data is kept on file and easily accessible.
Hyuga is angered by the inability to create the system he has in mind so he locks himself up to do it himself. After 42 hours of working nonstop, Yasuoka cannot stand it anymore and drags Hyuga outside. They run into Yoko, and the two people who are stressed about the work decide to relax a bit……
At that time, the survey-conducting Chihiro gets suspected of being a swindler and taken away by authorities. In the middle of the night, Hyuga gets a call and he reluctantly goes to pick up Chihiro. Returning back to Next Innovation, and it’s just Hyuga and Chihiro alone in the office……