We return to the scene right after Ra Im’s dad’s burial site, where Joo Won’s mom is on her knees at Ra Im’s home, begging Ra Im to let her son go. Shocked, Ra Im just stands there with tear-filled eyes. Joo Won’s mom gets up and yells at her to end things with Joo Won. Ra Im can’t stop crying her dad’s name.
Joo Won is looking for Ra Im at the action school. It’s late, and he hasn’t seen her yet. He asks if the shoot was over, but her teammates tell him there were no scenes today. So Joo Won goes to Ra Im’s home, and asks her about the shoot, did it go well? Ra Im tells him it did. He asks her, why isn’t she offering him some coffee or something. Then he tells her to go buy him some fruit. When she’s left, he asks Ah Young why Ra Im lied to him. She tells him that since it’s the day Ra Im’s dad died, she’s not feeling well. Joo Won goes out and looks for Ra Im.
At the fruit stand, Ra Im is there crying. Joo Won finds her and asks her why she’s crying. Why did she lie about the shoot? Did his mom come by? Was that it? Ra Im says that isn’t it. Why is he asking her to buy such expensive fruit when the cost of living has risen? Joo Won gives her his gloves and scarf, and tells her to go home and sleep. He is going to go look for his mom to find out what she said to Ra Im.
Joo Won is trying to find his mom and goes through her secretary, who tells him he knows nothing. He tries calling his mom’s cell, but it’s off. It seems his mom is trying to avoid him, and having her secretary secretly follow Ra Im.
Seul informs Oska that Tae Sun will be leaving Korea. She’s telling Oska because it seems Tae Sun is important to him. Oska jokes about it, and Seul tells him if he clings to her whenever Tae Sun is nearby, she’ll think about giving both of them a chance again. He yells that he will definitely do so, and it brings a smile to her face.
Meanwhile Tae Sun is looking sad. Oska asks if he’s going to China via a boat, and tells him why the heck doesn’t he travel like normal people. Tae Sun wants him music back, and Oska keeps pestering him about the contract. Oska says Tae Sun should teach him, instead of the other way around. He loves Tae Sun’s song. Then Oska picks Tae Sun up over his shoulder and carries him away. LOL.
At the action school, Ra Im is practicing her boxing. Director Lim gets a call from Jackson (the Hollywood guy). Ra Im got the part of Jin. Director Lim tells her Joo Won did it for her.
Ra Im goes to see Joo Won, but hides so he can’t see her. She calls him. She asks if he’s busy. She’s going somewhere for a long period and won’t be able to call him or talk to him. He realizes she got the part and is happy. She thanks him and tells him it’s all because of him. He tells her Jackson saw her for only 5 minutes so it wasn’t him, it was her. Ra Im lies to him and tells him she needs to start filming.
Joo Won’s mom finds out about Joo Won chartering a private plane for Ra Im. She has a meeting with some people from LOEL department store to help her. Secretary Kim finds out and tells Joo Won. The meeting was to replace Joo Won with someone else as president of the store.
Ra Im and Joo Won’s mom meet. Ra Im says she cannot break up with Joo Won. If her dad lost his precious life to save him, then this life is now precious to her as well and she will protect him. Joo Won’s mom screams. Ra Im promises he won’t find out from her. She loves him, and he loves her. She begs the mom to give them permission. Joo Won’s mom threatens her, if she can’t give him up even when her life is at stake, then she will make that exact scenario happen.
Joo Won calls his mother. He tells her to take everything. But he will not give up on Ra Im. She tells him, then you do that, and hangs up. She tells Ra Im that she’s going to ruin Joo Won’s life. She tells Ra Im to choose, because in an hour, everything will be lost. It’s a standoff, and right before Joo Won’s mom leaves, Ra Im calls for her to stop. Ra Im gets on her knees, and tells the mom to stop, she was wrong, she’ll break up with Joo Won.
Secretary Kim calls Joo Won “President”, as he always does. Joo Won tells him not to, since he’s no longer the president. His mother is firing her own son. He doesn’t want to fight his mother. Secretary Kim says if Joo Won is fired he will quit. Joo Won tells him if he is fired, he needs to leave too because he hired Secretary Kim. Haha.
Joo Won visits Ra Im, bringing her flowers. He gives her the cat pendant he had made, because he knows she got the stuffed cat from her dad, and tells her to wear it on her bag, and not to use handkerchiefs. She doesn’t want to, she says does he really want her to remember the night her father died when she carries her bag? He says that’s not it, and she gets mad. She says she needs to start filming, and won’t have much time for him anymore. She is having a hard time. He tells her how can she do this to him. She talks like she’s breaking up with him, and says, if you were going to throw me away you should have done so sooner. Joo Won leaves. Ra Im cries.
Joo Won starts drinking, and taking his pills again.
Ra Im goes home, but Joo Won is there. He got in thanks to Ah Young. Ra Im tells him, the accident 13 years ago. The one you cannot recall. The person who saved you, he was my father. So be comfortable in not remembering. But everytime I see you, I can’t help but think about it. I had to live 13 years without my father, because of you. So, like the Little Mermaid, please, disappear. I am begging you.
Joo Won investigates about the accident. Some old papers are delivered to him, and he finds her dad’s picture in the papers.
Ra Im goes to her dad’s memorial site. And cries. You saved him? You told me you would come home early. But you didn’t. You didn’t come home at all. Because you saved him, you weren’t able to come home? I am sorry, dad. I am sorry I love him. I’m so sorry…
Ah Young tells Ra Im about her dream. She dreamt of a beautiful table, where Ra Im and Joo Won were eating, plus one other person. And something came down from heaven. Ah Young bids Ra Im to film well.
At the film site, Ra Im meets Jackson and they so some car scenes. Jackson asks Ra Im to do it again, and go faster. The roads have been closed off due to the filming. But one person ignores the barriers and drives through anyway. Ra Im is zooming across the road, the two vehicles meet and crash into each other.
Joo Won is at home, and Secretary Kim comes running in. A vase is broken. Ah Young is crying. The action school is in shock. And Ra Im is in a coma. Joo Won doesn’t cry. He narrates, she is still dreaming. She looks so peaceful. So in her dreams, I am not there. She must be waiting for me until I come. Tomorrow, and the even the day after.
Joo Won is in his library, writing a note. It says: GyeongGi Do IlWon, ChungBock province, 20~30mm per hour, Rainy. Oska comes over and says he saw Ra Im before her accident. She was looking at a book, and acted as though she was going to be away for a long time. Joo Won finds the book and sees she wrote something. They are lines from the Little Mermaid:
The knife the little mermaid was holding was shaken.
But the next moment, little mermaid threw the knife away into the sea
As the knife was falling, the wave shone ruddy brightly
At that time, the sun was rising over the sea
The little mermaid was looking at the prince with dim eyes
And threw herself into the sea
And she disappeared becoming bubble…
He cries, reading it. He sits down on the ground and cries.
Joo Won’s mother gets flowers. It’s from Joo Won. The card says, Mom I love you, always always. She’s happy and says he came back to her, and asks for the nicest vase to put the flowers in.
Oska and Joo Won talk. Joo Won laughs at Oska’s jokes. Joo Won gives Oska a gift, a very nice watch, to Oska’s bewilderment. Joo Won asks for the two of them to take a picture together. He says, they never had a picture after his accident. Oska would regret it if they didn’t have a picture.
Oska is sleeping. Joo Won watches over him. He says, I knew this entire time what you were doing. That I was so precious to you. I was always grateful.
Director Lim is at Ra Im’s side, asking her to wake up. He tells her that she is strong. She shouldn’t be sleeping this much. Everyone is worried about her. He promises he’s going to give her to Joo Won with a smile, if only she wakes up.
Joo Won narrates his letter. He cries as he writes it:
I am saying this in advance.. You are the only poor and alienated neighbor who gets the letter from Kim Joo Won who writes a letter for the first time and last time. So it’s ok for you to be proud of yourself. The wind is shaking the tree branches pesteringly this afternoon and I hope when you read this letter it would be the same afternoon with swaying tree branches like this. So it would be great if you see what I see now, if you stand by the window I stand now, if you lie down on the bed I lie down on and if you read books I read… If we can be together even like that… Let’s say we are together with that.. Let’s say we are happy like other couples with that…
Joo Won goes to the hospital and gets her out, and takes her to his car. They park on a deserted road, she is leaning on his shoulder. He says, don’t ever think of someone else. Just love me and live. Don’t get close to Choi Woo Young. This may be selfish. Gil Ra Im has left an impression on me. In the future, you have to still be impressive as you once were. I am going to miss you a lot. He kisses her forehead, and tells her, I love you. I love you forever.
There is a storm in the distance. He drives through it.
Watch the English-subbed video below.Tags: Korean Dramas, Secret Garden