My Beautiful Bride 아름다운 나의 신부 ~ Ep 11
Ambulances and firetrucks arrive at the scene of the burning factory. They find Do Hyung unconscious outside the back door and transport him to a hospital. Yoon Mi answers her phone thinking it is Do Hyung, but it is the emergency room calling to reach someone on his behalf. She rushes over to find him in bad shape. Hyeong Sik heads over, too, when he hears the news with the intention of arresting Do Hyung, but when he sees Yoon Mi sitting by his side and he is unconscious, he lets it go for the time being.
Yoon Min Soo gets a call from the Dongbu police that his sister died in a fire. A detective from the station calls Yoon Mi with the same news of Joo Young’s death. Even in the state that he is in, Do Hyung’s subconscious reacts to what’s going on. Tears run down the corners of his eyes.
There is no satisfying Chairman Kang, at least when it concerns Jin Gi. When he reports that a fire in the factory prevented him from producing Joo Young, as promised, the Chairman can no longer show any mercy. In a world of lies, it hardly matters that it is the truth. Jin Gi is hooded and beat to a pulp. Chairman Kang wants to know why everyone around Jin Gi ends up dead. Overcoming the reputation of Song Hak Soo is going to do Jin Gi in one way or another. Hye Jung tends to his wounds. Jin Gi repeats over and over, “The eyes. I hate them.”
Min Soo and sister-in-law are the only ones at the viewing at Joo Young’s funeral. Yoon Mi stops by briefly, and cries in her car as she rehearses over and over in her mind the doubts about using Joo Hee and abandoning her. A shaken Jung Hwa also stops by and asks Min Soo if he is positive it was Joo Young’s body that was found. He is annoyed at the question and says that even though her body was burned, her wallet, ID and picture were found. Sister-in-law vouches that it was Joo Hee.
Yoon Mi reviews the fire report and plans to get a warrant for an autopsy. She questions the Dongbu police detective who identified Joo Young and asks him to describe her injuries. He says the face was disfigured and her bones were crushed as if something might have fallen on her.
Moon In Sook, Do Hyung’s mother, sits by his side at the hospital. The family lawyer who always accompanies her informs her that Joo Young’s body will be cremated today, and that she had two life insurance plans to the tune of 200 million won. Furthermore, the brother, Yoon Min Soo, has already checked with the insurance company several times urging them to pay up. CEO Moon tells Lawyer to make sure the prosecutor wraps things up quickly.
Yoon Mi gets a call from the prosecutor’s office that the cremation is today which means there is no chance for an autopsy. She is shocked that the usual three day period of mourning has been cut short. When she asks Min Soo why he isn’t mourning properly, he throws back that she saw with her own eyes no one was there, and each day costs money. When Yoon Mi suggests they have an autopsy done he asks, “You want to kill her twice? I can’t do that. No, never.” She pushes further and asks if it is for insurance money which angers and insults him. The heavy door of the incinerator closes and obliterates any chance of identifying the body inside. Jin Sook stands back, undetected in sunglasses, and watches.
CEO Moon moves Do Hyung to a VIP room where he remains unconscious. He goes into convulsions and awakens in an odd sort of trance. Mother Moon’s lawyer rattles off the charges against him: obstructing justice, attempted homicide, etc. Of course, he tells Do Hyung, it has all been taken care of. Do Hyung wants to know about Joo Young – how badly she’s hurt, if she is here in this hospital. Lawyer directly tells him that, he is sorry, but she died in the factory fire.
Min Soo and sister-in-law have wasted no time starting fresh with a new restaurant they bought with insurance money. In walks Do Hyung; it is an uncomfortable meeting, Min Soo tells him how sad he is over his sister’s death but that they have to live, too. Sister-in-law gets drinks. Do Hyung, in single-mind mode, comments that the place is nice and asks for Joo Young’s belongings. He leaves with a box. When he gets home, he opens it to find Joo Young’s wallet, ID, and the ultrasound of the baby. He breaks down. Do Hyung is an inconsolable soul.
Ugh, the last person Do Hyung wants to hear from is weasel-rat Tae Gyu. Or is he? They meet. Tae Gyu is on the run from the Shadows and the police and is disguised as an ahjussi. His asks Do Hyung if he saw Mi Sook the day of the fire. He is sorry Do Hyung lost his lady, but Mi Sook was there too, and disappeared. Do Hyung didn’t realize there were two people at the fire. He tells Tae Gyu no, he didn’t see her. But, in a New York second he realizes that if only one badly disfigured body was found, and if the other person who escaped really was Mi Sook, then why hadn’t she contacted Tae Gyu, and since she hadn’t, then perhaps, perhaps….
Yoon Mi places flowers at the mausoleum where Joo Young is laid to rest. As she is leaving, Do Hyung also visits. She waits. They’re both thinking the same thing – that Joo Young is alive. But, when Yoon Mi barely brings up the thought, Do Hyung snaps, “Joo Young is dead.” He tells her to stop the investigation. They’re being watched. He asks if she understands what he means. She says she does and states that Joo Young died in the factory. He thanks her. (To clarify: they both know that the other is thinking there is a chance that Joo Young is alive. But, it is best to act like they believe she is dead so that no one suspects otherwise.)
Now that they’ve agreed that, to the world, Joo Young is dead, Yoon Mi has a question for him. Does he remember where he fell unconscious in the factory? When he says it was inside, she tells him that his body was found outside near the back door. There are several scenes that depict a frantic Joo Young dragging an unconscious Do Hyung across the floor and outside. The one who brought you out must have been Joo Young, she tells him. Do Hyung concludes that it was Joo Young who saved him. When Yoon Mi starts to speculate as to the reason why she probably hasn’t contacted him, he cuts her off and says that as long as Joo Young is okay, it’s enough. He understands that’s what Joo Young chose to do. Now he knows what he needs to do. The reason Joo Young has to live as if she’s dead is all because of them. As long as they exist Joo Young is a dead person and not safe. Now, he is going to make it possible for Joo Young to live safely. He vows to find the Shadows one by one, and destroy them so that Joo Young can live again. If looks could kill, but then again, a Marine UDT in action – I want to see that.
Yoon Mi gives the recorder with the recovered conversation to Do Hyung to listen to. It is Joo Young’s voice: “How can I trust you, Redstart? I don’t understand why you are doing this.” The person she calls Redstart is none other than Seo Jin Gi. He tells her to trust him if she doesn’t want to die. Do Hyung recognizes Director Seo’s voice. Joo Young answers, “I’m doing this because I don’t want to die. I need to know why you are betraying Song Hak Soo. That’s the only way I can trust that we are on the same side.” He gives her a narcissistic reason, that he doesn’t want to be looked down on by “those eyes.” Being low man in the underworld is the pits, hey, Jin Gi? What he wants is respect, and he will never get it as long as Song Hak Soo exists. He threatens her and tells her to go according to the plan. Joo Young records it all.
After listening to it, Do Hyung goes to the police station and asks Yoon Mi what Joo Young meant when she said she was on the same side as Director Seo. He realizes that Director Seo knew that Joo Young was Yoon Mi’s informant and wants to know how he knew. Yoon Mi doesn’t know, either. (Hyeong Sik overhears their conversation.) Do Hyung says either Yoon Mi or Joo Young made a mistake.
Flashback: Hye Jung pushes an envelope across the table to Hyeong Sik, “Your mom’s hospital fees. What, nothing in return?” Hyeong Sik tells her that the new captain, Cha Yoon Mi, has an informant.
Yoon Mi sits at her desk and thinks over possible rats. Only three colleagues from three years ago remain – Detective Ko, Detective Han, and Hyeong Sik – and one of them is sleeping with the enemy. She stops by Do Hyung’s apartment, gives him an envelope, and tells him it is something he needs. It contains a picture of Glove. He calls and tells her he is going to commit a crime. She says she knows. He asks if she can still help him. She says yes. He thanks her. He makes a promise to Joo Young as he looks at her picture that he will remove those who did this to her from the world.
Do Hyung’s game is on. Tae Gyu will come in handy after all. Do Hyung appeals to him under the guise that Jin Gi has Mi Sook and they will find her together. In order to do so, he needs to know everything about Seryo Construction, Director Seo, and Park Tae Gyu’s part in all this. He gets Tae Gyu drunk and the information flows freely down to the last dirty little loan shark detail. But, there’s one thing Tae Gyu doesn’t know, and that is who the actual head of the Shadows really is. It is not Jin Gi, there is someone more powerful. He strongly suspects that it is a professional, someone in headquarters, who calls the shots.
Chairman Kang calls for Jin Gi once again. He asks about his health and, being both the poison and the cure, offers him some oriental medicine that he got just for him. Jin Gi has to prove himself as the one who can follow in Hak Soo’s footsteps. When Chairman Kang mentions the Seryo Construction business, Jin Gi promises to get more loan money.
Do Hyung suits up – it’s time to go to the bank job. He stands before the large, framed picture of them together and promises, “I’ll be back, Joo Young.” He meets with Manager Shin who informs him that Branch Manager is clean. No matter how much he looks, he can’t find anything. It’s not through the account, the money lending must have been in cash or gold. The key is Seryo Construction that has been financed for business development in Gyeonggi. Do Hyung asks an assistant in the office for all the paperwork on Seryo Construction.
Do Hyung enters Branch Manager’s office. There is a voice over from a time back when Do Hyung questioned the Branch Manager about the loan to Seryo because the business plan did not make sense. “What are you thinking, sir?”
The Branch Manager says, “Say hello.” Do Hyung is face to face with Seo Jin Gi.
- This episode kept a tight pace and provided some forward movement that I’ve been waiting for. I’m satisfied.
- I’m beginning to think that Joo Young has inadvertently received some pretty awesome unofficial UDT-style underworld gangsta training of her own – she may out-wit them all.
- I was underwhelmed with the recorded conversation; not sure what I was expecting, and it does prove what they need it to prove and identified Redstart, but still, it was kind of a fizzle in the scheme of things.
- It seems the Branch Manager really isn’t the one who provides unsecured loan money to the Shadows. He may be a tool, but there is someone bigger that Do Hyung is targeting. It is curious that CEO Mother Moon showed up this episode, and it is clear that she keeps a low profile while deftly pulling strings to make things happen. In light of that, I am highly suspecting her as a money-funneling operation to those who do her dirty work.
- It is no longer enough to find Joo Young; he is out for revenge with a capital R.
- Jin Sook is hiding Joo Young.
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