Great Seducer Episode 19
Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) tells Eun Tae Hee (Joy) that he no longer likes her. Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young), Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae), and Ko Kyung Joo watch it happen. Tae Hee keeps her dignity cloak around herself and leaves. She cries as she walks down the stair. Shi Hyun drinks. Soo Ji takes him back to his place. She spies Tae Hee outside his apartment building. When Shi Hyun doesn’t want to go to his empty apartment, Soo Ji takes him to the trio’s hideout and puts him to bed. He admits that once the trio’s concern and support would have been enough but his heart wants more now. Soo Ji cries as she rides the elevator down knowing she no longer is the most important woman in Shi Hyun’s life.
Se Joo takes Kyung Joo home. He suggests a kiss tells another person volumes. He kisses her on the cheek. Dismayed she keeps her dignity cloak around herself until he leaves. She cries when she enters the house. The next day her mother calls Tae Hee. Her friend brings food and sympathy. Tae Hee agrees it is better to know and end a one-sided love.
Soo Ji gathers Shi Hyun and Se Joo at the trio’s hideout. She identifies the woman Shi Hyun’s father (not bio-dad) was seeing behind her mother’s back. She lies that she doesn’t know if the woman has any children. She suggests that Shi Hyun take something precious from the woman to make her pay. Disgusted Se Joo tells Soo Ji to stop planting hate in Shi Hyun’s heart. Shi Hyun gathers the material and says he’ll handle the matter.
Shi Hyun’s Grandmother tells Shi Hyun’s father and finance Soo Ji’s mother that if they overcome the business scandal she may provide copious stock as a reward. That gets their attention. Soo Ji’s mother tries to find out Shi Hyun’s father’s medical secret but doesn’t. She makes him promise to get a checkup. He agrees and promises to tell her if he ever gets sick.
Tae Hee’s mother visits her in the coffee shop she works out. She brings Tae Hee a gift which Tae Hee doesn’t reject but doesn’t look at either. Her mother shares she’s returning to her studio to concentrate on her work. She tells Tae Hee she’s not dating anyone and will focus on work.
Tae Hee spies Shi Hyun as she walks home. He watches her walk and gets upset at the chasm between them. Tae Hee gets home and vows to keep on living.
Summary – Breakups are depressing.
Great Seducer Episode 20
Soo Ji drops the bombshell to Shi Hyun’s father that she and Shi Hyun want to marry. She asks him to step aside and allow them to marry.
Shi Hyun’s father tells Soo Ji’s mother that he trusts her without or without a wedding ring. He asks her to take over the bio-group at his company. She’s not happy to learn that Soo Ji asked them not to marry. She intends to marry and calls her daughter.
Shi Hyun emails Tae Hee’s mother (he doesn’t realize who she is) and asks to meet. He wants to meet the woman his father has on the side.
Soo Ji’s mother proposes a tit for tat exchange with Park Hye Jung’s mother to help get the approval for a drug whose clinical trials aren’t going as well as needed for a medical release so Mrs. Park’s son doesn’t have to do his mandatory military stint.
Tae Hee and Shi Hyun are both miserable now that they’ve broken up. Tae Hee ends up drunk at Se Joo’s eatery. He calls Shi Hyun to come get Tae Hee. When Shi Hyun arrives, he offers to drive Tae Hee home but she can’t. She cries that she misses him and doesn’t understand why they broke up. Shi Hyun offers to piggyback her home. She wants him to let her lean into him.
Summary – Soo Ji surprises the parents with a request to marry.
Breakups are never fun. The only person that seemed to enjoy it was Soo Ji. Otherwise everyone was miserable. Tae Hee did a decent job of continuing to live but the rejection hurt. She loves Shi Hyun. He cut her off with a lame excuse. She can’t get over him. The pain is intense.
Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) cut Tae Hee out of his life. His public breakup was mean and his reasons were lame. He felt bad but he didn’t reverse his stance. In return he got the name of the woman that his father was seeing on the side. Wouldn’t you simply google this woman to learn her background which would reveal Tae Hee is her daughter?
Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young) asked Shi Hyun’s father to let them marry. She surprised all parties with this request. Shi Hyun doesn’t even know the request has been made. Is she doing this for herself or her mother?
Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) could only watch the pain unfold and resonate. He called Shi Hyun to escort Tae Hee home. He worried that Soo Ji would see the ex-lovers interactions and strike back.
Eun Tae Hee (Joy) got dumped with a flimsy excuse from Shi Hyun. She got her heart crushed. When she visited the nursing home and balled her eyes out, I felt sorry for her. She tried to take the licking and keep on ticking but the first man she’s loved just dumped her. It is painful and fresh.
Ranking the episode (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank this episode as good. My episode ranking chart is below.