(Episode 80) It’s been a while. I didn’t think I’d ever have to see you again. What brings you here? I know you begrudge me. You must resent me. I have nothing to say, so please go. Jina. Siu is very ill. Siu is dying. There was a product defect due to a certain someone. Bringing their sales down would bring our sales down. She couldn’t have done something like that at the expense of Hyunkang’s reputation. No, it wasn’t her. It’s all my fault. After you left, Siu worked around the clock. And he drank every single night. The lengths I went for Siu ended up hurting him. I’m sorry. I’m not coming no matter what you say. You have no intention to accept me anyway. I can’t get back together and then leave him again. No. I won’t do it. I was wrong, Jina. I won’t do it again. I’ll give you a signed statement if you want. Or would you like to get a marriage license? Do you mean that? Yes. Let’s get you a marriage license first, and then you can have a proper wedding once Siu gets better. What do I tell Director Choi? What do I tell him if he asks me why I left? Because you ordered me to? No, you can’t. Anything but that. Please don’t tell him that. He’ll never speak to me if he finds out what I did. You know I can’t live without him. Then, why did you do it? You should have just let us love each other. Why did you have to pry us apart and make us suffer? I was wrong, Jina. Couldn’t you please forgive me just this once? Siu won’t live unless he gets a liver transplant. I want to give him mine, but I’m not a match. My poor Siu. What if my Siu dies? No. No, Director Choi won’t die. He won’t die, leaving my baby and me. B-Baby? So it’s really true that you are pregnant? Let’s go. I’m going to keep them safe, both Director Choi and our baby. Jina. Is this a dream? It is not a dream, Director Choi. Is this, is this really you, Jina? I missed you. I missed you so much it was killing me. Where have you been all this time? I missed you so much. What took you so long, Jina? I’m sorry. I will never leave again. Must you leave like this? You should at least say goodbye to Namjin, Mr. Lee. I’ll see Namjin at the office anyway. Thank you for everything, Ms. Yang and Ms. Heo. Then you should stay to return the kindness, not take off like you’re fleeing. I promise to repay you when I make a lot of money. Please stay healthy until then. Mind your knees and the fine dust too. Do you have a place to stay? I got a room at Seonhui’s dorm. Mr. Lee will be going straight to the hospital for now to tend to the children himself. I’ll join him there later. – I’m an expert at reading to kids. / – Okay. Ms. Han and Mr. Gu, focus on the new batch at Minhan. Ms. Kim, issue a press release on our new product and thoroughly monitor online comments. Yes, sir. Business-to-customer. The best marketing is reaching out to our customers. That was the advice Counsel Heo gave me yesterday. We did make a mistake, but if we do our best to make up for it, customer confidence will be restored. You are so amazing, boss. Has love blinded me? I’m not blinded, but I think he’s amazing too. Although I know someone even more amazing. Good grief. Yes? Counsel Heo. I’m sorry to interrupt your meeting. Come on in. This reporter from “Textile Newspaper” wants to follow you around today for an in-depth article. Me? Just do as you have always done. B2C marketing, okay? And the baby? What about our baby? It’s 9 weeks old. Its prenatal nickname is Ujin, “U” from Siu and “Jin” from Jina. Ujin. I like it. I cried when I heard its heartbeat. I wish you’d been there to hear it too. Tell me. Why did you leave if you didn’t get an abortion? I, I just got scared. You mother said I must quit my job if I got pregnant, which I really didn’t want to do. Was that really the only reason? I was wrong. I didn’t think it through. You would’ve stood up for me if I had told you, but I didn’t want to upset your mother. She told us to get a marriage license? Are you serious? She also promised to be a good mother-in-law. So, we just need you to get better. You must play soccer and games with our Ujin later. Of course. We’ll go to amusement parks, work out, and take baths together. Your face has lit up upon seeing Jina. Thank you, Mom, for finding Jina. Let’s get your marriage license this week. Jina, can we have a word? Yes, Executive Director Choi. I would rather you called me “Mother.” Yes, Mother. I’ll get tested too. Your blood type is different, so there’s no point. Then what do we do? What should we do? That being the case, couldn’t you ask Namjin? Namjin? He will do it if you ask. Me? You know Namjin won’t listen to me. Because he needs Siu gone to become the CEO of Hyunkang. Namjin is not like that, Mother. Maybe not, but Seungju won’t allow it. We’re pressed for time, Jina. If Siu goes into hepatic coma or complications develop, he can’t even get a transplant. I keep burdening Namjin with favors. But we have to save Siu, don’t we? Jina, you’re the only one who can convince Namjin. You get what I’m saying, right? But do I really have to? If Executive Director Choi is to get her due, this is the only way. Yes? Come in. Please sit. Oh? You’re here too, Sunja. My beloved, Sunja, how have you been? Did you get hit in the head? Why are you being so chummy? It’s embarrassing. Good grief. Why are you so standoffish? So what is it today? I told you there was a way to keep the money from Executive Director Choi and bring the truth to light, right? Yes. But is there really a way to do that? Tell Executive Director Choi you’re leaving the country and have her wire the money she promised. Withdraw that money in cash and hand it over to Ms. Yang. Pardon? Why would I hand over my hard-earned money? She will wire you $3,000 a month for living expenses. $3,000? Why would I take $3,000 a month instead of the lump sum? You’ll squander it all within a year on stupid business ventures and such. $3,000 is more than plenty to live comfortably on. Isn’t it better to be assured of 20 years of comfort? $560,000 means 20 years of living expenses. You won’t get a better deal than this. But Choi Geumsun won’t stand by if I take the money and then fess up to the police. She’ll demand I return it right away. You don’t have to return money given to buy your silence for a crime. The police can confiscate it if it is in your bank account, but they can’t if Ms. Yang is holding it. Wow. You have quite a head on your shoulders. Just lie low until you are summoned. As for work, I’ll put you on leave. If you don’t appear when you get your summons, you will not get the money Ms. Yang is holding for you. Okay, fine. I will now start recording. You kidnapped An Namjin from Hope Obstetrics as ordered and paid by Choi Geumsun, right? Yes. What happened is… Dad, we’re here. Hi. My goodness. Welcome. We just started the plant back up. Who is this? He is a reporter from “Textiles Newspaper.” He came to cover our incident. My goodness. Welcome. Although the cause was the dye, the biggest problem is the lack of standard guidelines for the industry. Please focus on that in your article. The lack of standard guidelines? Think about it. While customs test all dyes for harmful chemicals, they temporarily halted testing only Vietnamese dyes. Frankly, not even industry insiders are familiar with such procedural details. I see. May I take a look around the plant? Of course you can. Ms. Ko will show you around. Ms. Ko? I’ll take you on a tour. This way, please. I’ll explain the details to him. Let’s sit down. Wow. Ms. Ko has gotten the hang of being a secretary. That’s not all. She even got an order from an online mall yesterday. Oh, wow. Really? She goes on sales calls to sizeable online malls. She’s working very hard to make up for the clients we lost. How is it going with China? Orders will flood in once we get our foot in the door. Do you have any China contacts? Oh. Mr. Lee. Mr. Lee? “She whispered quietly in her heart.” “When night fell and she fell asleep…” “The toys, tasty grass, and the necklace here…” Hello. This way. “It is shut tight with a lock.” “From morning to night, I will…” Very pretty. “I lie down by the window and dream.” How is everyone? – Jina. / – Who do we have here? Jina. Jina, what happened? Where did you go? I was worried sick. Jina, how could you cut ties with us? After all we’ve been through, how could you do that? Director Choi must be thrilled. Welcome back, Jina. Jina will be flitting to and from the hospital to relay Director Choi’s instructions. So let Jina know as soon as anything comes up. He’ll get better in no time now that you’re back. – Good job. / – You too. Yes? Jina? Where are you? I’m at Hyunkang. I have something to ask you. Can we meet? Sure. I’m on my way back. See you there. Seungju worried sick about you too. Okay. See you in a bit. Was it Jina? What did she say? Where is she? She’s at Hyunkang. Let’s hurry back. Okay. – Jina. / – Jina. Good thinking. Take a seat. How have you been? You don’t look well. I was going to kiss our friendship goodbye if I didn’t hear from you by the end of the week. So it was a close call. I would never want to lose our friendship. Have you two been well? Not at all. He almost got choked and had to ask for forgiveness. It has been a battle every day. Why? Did something happen? There was a problem with one of our pieces, so we’re so busy, trying to resolve it. It was Executive Director Choi, but we have no proof and Mr. Lee was partly to blame, so I’m trying very hard not to lose my wits. How have you been? Me? I’ve kept my head down, persevering for our baby’s sake. I knew you didn’t get an abortion. Good job, Jina. But what made you change your mind? Did you hear about Siu? Executive Director Choi came to see me, saying Director Choi was asking for me. Executive Director Choi? That’s surprising. I thought you went into hiding because of her. She probably had no choice since her son was desperately seeking Jina. You wanted to ask me something. What is it? He will do it. That boy Namjin can never say no to Jina. What? Liver transplant? Siu’s condition is that grave? So you’ll just give him your liver? No. There is no way, so don’t you say a word. Seungju. Executive Director Choi put you up to this, right? She did ask me to, but I would have asked anyway because I must save Director Choi. Shame on you, Jina. After everything Namjin has been through? Who was it that robbed him of his life? How? How can you be so selfish? I’m sorry. Namjin, I know I have wronged you in many ways. But I have no choice because I let Director Choi die like this. This won’t do. Executive Director is in, right? I’ll go tell her myself. Seungju. Seungju. Who are you asking to be a liver donor? After all that you’ve done to Namjin? How can you ask that of him after having him kidnapped as a newborn? Because of you, he was raised by a stranger for 30 years without knowing his real parents. Yet what do you want from him? Seungju. You drove a stake through the hearts of Namjin’s late parents and grandfather by kidnapping him to make your son the CEO! That’s enough, Seungju. Let’s go. You listen to me too, Namjin. There is no way. No matter how nice and giving you are, you cannot do it. Do you think your liver or your heart is yours alone? It belongs to your birth parents and now to me as well. Didn’t I tell you that you would pay? I will not let you mistreat or take advantage of Namjin anymore. So get a grip. Let’s go, Namjin. I’m sorry. Please. Please save my Siu. I said, let’s go. I’ll think about it. What’s there to think about? Come on. Let’s go. Come on. Let’s go! Let’s go. Stop it! Yeonji. Yeonji, this punk snuck into your place and claimed he lived here, so… He is my roommate. Roommate? Yes. Him? Well, he is not just a roommate. He is my fiance. What? Get out of here. He is not your type at all. What? What’s wrong with him? Huh? He’s very nice, kind, and good to me. I apologize. I didn’t know. Seungju. Don’t say a word. I don’t want to hear a peep about a liver transplant. You already know the answer. What answer? I don’t have a clue. Siu and I are brothers. He might die if not for me, so how can I just sit back? You have no backbone. You’re not kind. You’re lily-livered. Just perfect. Your liver won’t be a match. But you really impressed me earlier. “Do you think your heart is yours alone? It belongs to me too.” When you said that, my heart started racing. It really must belong to you. How can you be joking right now? I know how much you care about me. But if I turn my back on Siu and he dies, we won’t be able to live with that. So let me get tested. Please? You’ll let me, right? No. No way. Forget about it. (Hanguk Hospital) He needs a liver transplant? Yes. He is in very critical condition. Executive Director Choi and Namjin are his only family. Executive Director Choi has been tested, but she was not a match. Really? I thought they were of the same blood type too. But there is something odd. Their HLA compatibility is very low. What does low HLA compatibility mean? If they are blood-related, their HLA compatibility can’t be that low. Pardon? What are you saying? Does that mean Executive Director Choi Suhee may not be Director Choi Siu’s biological mother? I need Executive Director Choi and Director Choi’s hair strands and toothbrushes. Pardon? What for? Please have a heart, Seungju. I’m begging you. Please. What’s Namjin to you that you take him for granted? This just came by registered mail. What is it? It is a summons from the prosecutor’s office, ma’am.