Our couple continues to struggle to overcome communication issues.
Tomorrow With You Episode 8 Recap
Back in Ma Rin’s hospital room, Yoo So Joon (Lee Je Hoon) explains that he is mired in guilt; guilt for leaving his parents on the subway, guilt for disappointing his parents by avoid charity work, guilt for knowing his parents’ last thoughts of him were disappointment; and guilt for surviving. Song Ma Rin (Shin Min A) remarks that So Joon is a victim too. She counters his guilty litany; he was only immature by getting off the subway, his parents knew that he was young and they loved him, and at the end his parents only felt relief that he wasn’t dying with them. He stares at her. His self-flagellation won’t lessen even with her support, and he cries.
Ma Rin apologizes for bringing up his painful past. So Joon states this is the only thing he can give her right now. He admits he has other secrets, but he can’t share them now. One day he’ll be able to tell her about what happened to him after his parents died. Ma Rin asks when he’ll be able to tell her. So Joon smiles and says on 3/25/19 there will be a fireworks show. He wants them to go see the fireworks and afterword, he’ll tell her everything. While he says this, he recalls the car accident that is slated to kill them on 3/25/19. Ma Rin says that date is several years away. With an earnest face, So Joon asks Ma Rin to trust him.
As they leave the hospital, Ma Rin tells So Joon they must visit that place. She places flowers at the shrine for the subway explosion victims. She makes a wish that things work out for So Joon. He chides her for not properly introducing herself to his parents or promising to love & obey their son. She smiles. He smiles. They want away hand in hand.
Lovely opening scenes for this episode. So Joon is honest that he has secrets. Ma Rin is willing to wait. What a different honesty makes! So Joon can be honest about having secrets! He sets the date to explain everything on the future date of their death. He desperately hopes they’ll be at the fireworks not in the car accident that takes their lives.
When they get home, they are all smiles. Ma Rin announces she won’t be sleeping in the spare bedroom anymore. So Joon smiles and says he will. Ma Rin is dumbstruck. Doesn’t he know that all is well and it’s time for some make-up loving? Clueless, So Joon announces he knows she’s not over everything that was bothering her. He claims women and men are very different. Ma Rin counters two arms, two legs, not much different. Ha! So Joon declare he’ll think of her as a delicate flower that needs a gentle hand. Ma Rin quips he doesn’t know much about agriculture. Still unable to read a single nonverbal clue Ma Rin is radiating, So Joon tells her that once she’s ready to share a bed, she need only give him a sign. He tops his promise to wait with a pinkie swear! LOL! The disbelief on Ma Rin’s face is priceless. So Joon’s supreme confidence that he’s finally handling his wife properly is priceless.
So Joon retires to his bedroom and tells himself he is cool, considerate, and a love champion.
Ma Rin retires to her bedroom and tells herself this is ridiculous. She loathes the delicate flower he likened her to.
Doo Sik and Director Kim meet at the overlook to the land planned for development. Doo Sik will agree to the deal if Director Kim leaves So Joon’s company. Director Kim doesn’t understand why Doo Sik is pushing him to start his own business. Doo Sik claims he can’t abide a backdoor deal plus he wants to help Director Kim grow and succeed. Doo Sik sweetens the pot with a bag of money. He promises the second half of the investment once Director Kim agrees to his terms. Director Kim hesitates. To push him, Doo Sik pretends to walk away. Director Kim quickly stops him and agrees. Clever manipulation by Doo Sik. He is definitely angling to stop Director Kim from taking over So Joon’s company or some other future event he knows about.
But Director Kim doesn’t mean what he promised. He scoffs that Doo Sik’s interest in his growth is a joke. He tells his assistant the real game begins now and they’ll have to be stealthy in all their moves. He mutters that So Joon’s day of being at the top as come to an end. Did Doo Sik just provide Director Kim the cash he needs for a hostile takeover?
Ma Rin watches So Joon sing to himself that he must be handsome for his flower of a wife. Ma Rin decides to bring out the big guns. She dresses provocatively. So Joon doesn’t react other than to claim they need to jog together. Ma Rin steps close and suggests they “exercise” indoors. So Joon merely pushes her to the bedroom to change into her jogging gear. Ha! So Joon is blind to the obvious!
So Joon won’t listen to Ma Rin’s pleas to stop or slow down while they jog. He urges her on even though he’s struggling with the unfamiliar exercise he has just committed them to.
Ma Rin complains about the bedroom situation with So Ri. She’s stunned. She’s heard that newlyweds are lust starved. Ma Rin admits that So Joon is behaving like a pure man. She likens him to a crisp white shirt. She likens herself to a stain. So Ri urges her to be direct. Ma Rin admits she’s afraid to be direct. So Ri urges her to subtly seduce So Joon.
Se Young confirms to her co-worker that she’s quitting working for the charity.
Ki Doong asks So Joon if he’s seen Se Young lately. So Joon says he saw Se Young at the house dedication for the charity but not since. So Joon says he knows the Ki Doong cares. Flustered, Ki Doong denies it. So Joon turns his attention to the fact that Ki Doong is wearing his prized self-lacing shoes. Ki Doong says he’s keeping them clean. So Joon goes to Ki Doong’s desk and lifts his legs up. Just then Director Kim’s assistant comes in the door. From his angle, it looks like he’s interrupting them in a compromising position. He apologizes and leaves.
So Joon recalls that Ma Rin told him the rumor about his preference for men. He follows Director Kim’s assistant down the hall and asks if he is making incorrect assumptions. Flustered, the assistant claims he is only thinking about his mother. Director Kim walks up. So Joon asks him if he has the same incorrect assumptions about him. Director Kim doesn’t understand. So Joon realizes it was Director Kim’s witch of a wife that put the idea in Ma Rin’s head. He asks Director Kim and his wife to dine with him and his wife tonight.
Ma Rin meets him at the eatery. She asks who they are dining with. So Joon says they are eating with the source of the rumors about him. Ma Rin asks how he knew Gun Sook told her about the rumors. So Joon laughs and says she just confirmed his suspicions. I like that!
At dinner Gun Sook suggests they must have conflicts are newlyweds. So Joon counters that marriage fun. Gun Sook persists that it can’t be all sunshine and roses. So Joon counters his flower is delicate. He switches his plate with the meat cut up with Ma Rin’s plate. Ma Rin looks at him in surprise and tries to play along. Director Kim gets a phone and leaves the room. Gun Sook asks how they met. So Joon waxes poetic about how Ma Rin’s beauty and charm struck him from the first moment he saw her. Ma Rin tells him to calm down. So Joon says her beauty riles him up. Smiling Ma Rin leaves for the restroom. Now it’s only So Joon and Gun Sook in the room. He looks at her and tells her to be kind to his wife and stop spreading rumors that he likes men. Gun Sook tries to act innocent, but it doesn’t ring true.
Ma Rin can’t help it, she loves the overt affection So Joon and giggles as she walks back to the private dining room. She overhears Director Kim on the phone telling another investor that this deal will prove that So Joon doesn’t have the Midas touch. Ma Rin’s cell phone rings alerting Director Kim that she’s there. He asks how long she’s been standing there. Ma Rin claims she got lost. Director Kim guides her back to the private dining room eyeing her speculatively. Do you send a smidge of danger for Ma Rin in that moment?
On the way home So Joon tells Ma Rin that Director Kim bringing in a new investor is good because they work at the same company. Ma Rin tells So Joon that Director Kim’s conversation seemed shady. She’s noticed that Director Kim wears is guarded around So Joon. But So Joon doesn’t see the obvious threat. He assures Ma Rin that Director Kim can do nothing to him. Is the theme of this episode So Joon’s rampant cluelessness?
Director Kim calls Doo Sik and says the deal should be able to be finalized tomorrow. Doo Sik reminds Director Kim he’ll need to leave So Joon’s company. Director Kim agrees to the terms.
Doo Sik recalls seeing Director Kim push Se Young’s father from a multiple story construction site. Doo Sik says that So Joon can never know.
Director Kim drinks and laughs. He calls himself a winner. Gun Sook watches her husband’s private celebration.
So Joon reads Ma Rin’s marriage journal. She’s positive on some pages but wonders if he loves her on others.
Meanwhile Ma Rin gives herself a pep talk. She needs to reverse sleeping in separate room. She tells herself to follow So Ri’s advice and seduce her husband. She tells herself to be subtle and needy.
Ma Rin makes a valiant attempt but So Joon only backs away. He suggests beer, a massage therapist, anything but touching her. Then the light goes on. So Joon asks if Ma Rin is seducing him. Ma Rin denies it. So Joon apologizes for assuming that. He promises to temper his lust. He goes to bed. Ma Rin hits the pillows in frustration and embarrassment. She had a golden opportunity to end their stand off and she blew it. If she was willing to seduce, she should have been willing to admit it! These two need to take a communication course ASAP!
Ma Rin tries to cool her ardor while hula hooping and calling her husband dense. So Joon tries to cool his ardor while watching a video about the delicate shy flower and telling himself to be a sensitive man.
Ma Rin visits the new multiple story construction site for the charity. Se Young’s father and Se Young’s co-worker show her around.
Over ramen, Se Young tells So Joon she’s leaving the charity to work in a company in Japan. He urges caution, but she states she needs to make this change. She says she’d go even further away if she had the opportunity. She stares at So Joon considering whether or not to admit her feelings, but decides against it. She comments they’ve been friends forever but sometimes it’s like he completely ignores the past.
So Joon visits Ki Doong who complains about the CCTV system installed in the house. So Joon tells Ki Doong that in the future Ki Doong told him to break up with Ma Rin. So Joon admits he can’t do that. The camera will help him determine why Ki Doong gave him this advice. He asks Ki Doong to store the CCTV footage in a desktop folder named flower on the computer. He hugs Ki Doong outside the house thanking for his support and saying he loves his friend. Ki Doong pushes him away and they joke with each other before So Joon leaves. But So Joon stops, remembers, and tells Ki Doong that Se Young is moving to Japan for a new job. He’s stunned.
Later Ki Doong doesn’t pick up when Se Young calls him.
Se Young takes Ki Doong shoe shopping. He’s not excited. She manages to press him into accepting the shoes. Outside the store, Ki Doong turns to leave. Se Young wants to eat together. Ki Doong turns and says if the meal involves her announcing that she’s moving to Japan, he already knows. Se Young doesn’t like his attitude. Ki Doong counters that he’s supporting her choice and he’s thanked her for the shoes. What does she want from him? She stares. He stares. Is the theme of this episode everyone’s ability to NOT admit the obvious truth to those they care about?
So Joon checks the flower folder but it only has a couple of days of CCTV footage. He copies it to a USB drive. He smiles to himself as he leaves the apartment believing he’ll find the answer on the USB drive. He ducks into a shop to get something for Ma Rin. When he exits, he sees future Ma Rin and she sees him. They stare at each other in surprise. She asks if he’s a past version of So Joon. He realizes that she knows about his time traveling. She confirms it. He asks why she’s being cold. He asks what happened to them. She tells them their feeling turned cold. So Joon interrupts and apologizes for asking. He promises that her future will change and what she knows in this moment will be gone. She snaps that he’s still doing it. She says he forcefully changed the future. He asks what she knows. She tells him when he returns to the past he should break up with her. He says he doesn’t want to break up with her. He likes her. Seeing her like this scares him. He admits that he treats her like a delicate flower in the past because he doesn’t want her hurt. He admits that it’s hard having a gap between them, but being with her, even with a divide between them, makes him happy. So Joon doesn’t understand why she doesn’t remember. Ma Rin tells him she remembers. So Joon assures her he liked her in the past and will like her in the future. Ma Rin wipes a tear away. She asks if Se Young has left for Japan yet. She tells So Joon not to let Se Young leave for Japan. She says that’s all she will say. She walks away. That scene had an ominous, “we will implode no matter what”, tone.
On the subway back to the present, So Joon sighs. When he exits the subway, he sees a text from Ma Rin asking him to pick her up. Worried, he calls her and asks where she’s at. He finds her at the multiple story construction site. She’s by a fire and happy to have him there. So Joon chides her for scaring him. She says she wanted him to see the houses being built with his money. He’s not happy that she was here alone. She tells him she’ll be taking photos throughout the construction. Ma Rin tells him she’s supporting the family charity. She offers him a roasted potato. So Joon pretends it’s not good but then smiles and says it’s delicious. Ma Rin shows him the photos from the opening ceremony. He stares at the picture of the elderly couple on the bench. She notices. Ma Rin says she hopes they will grow old together. So Joon stares at her. He agrees that’s what he wants too. Ma Rin says marriage is wonderful. Once strangers, now they are planning their lives together. He smiles a sad smile. So Joon remembers what future Ma Rin just told him, that they should have never met, that he should break up with her.
Present Ma Rin smiles and wishes she could see their future through a time machine. She asks what he’d do if he went to the future. Ma Rin realizes he could know the future value of land. That would help his business. So Joon stares at her. He gently touches her face. So Joon tells her she’s pretty. He tells her she’s cute. So Joon wishes every day was like this. Ma Rin agrees. Sweet scene with the underlying sadness of So Joon knowing their time together is limited.
So Joon and Ma Rin arrive home to find Ma Rin’s mother cooking them dinner. So Joon and Ma Rin struggle through the meal. Ma Rin asks her mother to stay over. So Joon concurs saying it’s too late to go home.
Ma Rin shows her mother the upstairs guest room. She warns her mother that So Joon is a light sleeper. After Ma Rin leaves, her mother cries. She pulls an old photo out of her wallet. She tells Ma Rin’s father that they weren’t good parents but at least Ma Rin has a good husband. Nope, we don’t get to see the photo. Drat, I was hoping to see Doo Sik’s face in the photo.
Ma Rin tells So Joon they need to sleep in the same bedroom so her mother won’t worry. They both smile as they head to the bedroom. But in bed they are stiff and nervous. So Joon clasps Ma Rin’s hand then realizes he’s gone too far and turns away. Ma Rin turns towards So Joon but only sees his back. Now she turns away too. Frustrated she says she’s thirsty and leaves to get some water.
Outside Ma Rin grabs her hula hoop and grouses this will be the only thing around her waist tonight. So Joon finds her during the hula hoop and doesn’t understand why. Ma Rin claims she’s working off excess energy. So Joon bids her good night. Finally snapping, Ma Rin barks that he’s dense. She says he wanted a sign from her that she’s ready to resume their marital relationship. Ma Rin tells him to grab a pen so she can sign something. So Joon pretends to do so, but smiles. Now Ma Rin realizes she’s been dense too.
Ma Rin declares he touched her face before because he wanted her. So Joon smiles. He asks if she likes him. Irked, Ma Rin asks when she ever acted like she didn’t like him. So Joon smiles. He says he wanted to her hear say it. Now she declares “I love you”. She tells him she doesn’t care about the secret he can’t reveal. With passion, she announces “I love you no matter what. You can have me. I want to have you”. She kisses him with passion. So Joon hesitates then kisses her back. It intensifies. So Joon walks her back into the house and into their bedroom.
Now we see the old photo. Now we see what we expected. It’s Doo Sik, baby Ma Rin and her mother.
So Joon and Ma Rin kiss, smile, and let their feelings radiate around them. So Joon’s voiceover asks “will we be happy tomorrow”?
I’m relieved our couple has reconnected in every way. We had to watch them struggle to be honest with each other. But finally, they had their moment. Their connection. It was worth the wait. I smiled as they came together in love and happiness. It was ironic that it came on the same day that future Ma Rin told present/past So Joon to break up with her. Does Ma Rin get pregnant? Does Ma Rin lose the baby? Is this why they break up? Is this the pain that mires them like quicksand?
Director Kim is revealed to be evil. Before I worried that he would steal So Joon’s company. Now I worry that he’ll kill more than Se Young’s father.
Se Young and Ki Doong are the other twosome that weren’t communicating clearly. You can’t blame Ki Doong for being completely irked that Se Young was running away to Japan to avoid seeing So Joon married and happy. Poor Ki Doong. He never had the right moment to declare his feelings because of Se Young’s unrequited feelings for So Joon. Ki Doong is a good friend but it doesn’t seem to garner him happiness. The scene where Director Kim’s assistant saw what he thought was So Joon and Ki Doong in a compromising position, that was amusing. But even better was Ki Doong baiting Gun Sook then ordering her to stop telling lies to his wife.
Yoo So Joon (Lee Je Hoon) couldn’t say he loved Ma Rin but he showed it. With So Joon’s emotional admission that his parents’ death scarred him causing him to avoid in-depth relationships, it makes sense that he can’t utter those words (I love you) to Ma Rin yet. But everything So Joon does proves he loves her. The future Ma Rin meeting present/past So Joon was a chilling glimpse to the hopeless future they faced. But So Joon couldn’t do what future Ma Rin advised. He couldn’t walk away from his wife, his love, his flower. One of the messages of this show is to live in the present and ignore the future. So Joon did that today. Bravo! What will the USB CCTV reveal?
Song Ma Rin (Shin Min A) couldn’t believe how dense So Joon was that she wanted him back in every sense of the word. I was a bit surprised that Ma Rin hesitated and threw away the golden opportunity to confirm that she was seducing So Joon. Ma Rin has been more upfront than So Joon, so it fell to her to “make the move”. She missed that opportunity, but created another when she got her mother to stay overnight in the house. That provided the perfect excuse for them to share a bed. But even that wasn’t enough. Ma Rin had to hula hoop her pent-up tension one more time before she dared to declare what she felt and what she wanted. Bravo! To her surprise and our delight, So Joon was like minded. The actress Min A has some decent hula hoop skills!
Now we know that Doo Sik is Ma Rin’s father. We all suspected it. Now it’s confirmed. We know that Doo Sik is doing what he can to save his daughter. Getting Director Kim out of So Joon’s company is crucial. Why? Does Director Kim try and hurt So Joon and/or Ma Rin? Does Director Kim initiate an accident that causes Ma Rin to lose Doo Sik’s grandchild?
We’re at the half way point in this series. The outlook is bleak at this point. But I’m an optimist. We all want happy endings. One of the messages of this show is to live in the present. I want to believe that if our couple lives and loves in the present, they’ll be able to overcome future problems or change their future outright. But their love is so new and fragile, I can’t be naive enough to declare they’ll be able to effectively deal with future problems. But I hope so. Even though future Ma Rin told present day So Joon that he directly altered the future, I’m betting they can change their future with their actions in the present. We’ll see.