Great Seducer Episode 23
Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) and Eun Tae Hee (Joy) grow closer. Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young) sees Tae Hee go into Shi Hyun’s apartment. She assumes they are living together. She asks Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) if he knew this. Se Joo was unaware.
Shi Hyun drives Tae Hee to school. They walk to class. Soo Ji spies them and brushes by without speaking. Under the trees, Shi Hyun holds out his hands but again the blossoms won’t fall in his hand. He doesn’t like this.
Se Joo returns Soo Ji’s car after service.
Shi Hyun’s father (not bio-Dad) goes to see Tae Hee’s mother one last time. Tae Hee’s mother isn’t warm. Shi Hyun’s father realizes they are really over without another chance of resuscitation. Shi Hyun’s father’s eyesight blurs and he runs into a telephone pole leaving the studio. Tae Hee’s mother calls the ambulance.
Shi Hyun, Soo Ji and her mother meet with Shi Hyun’s grandmother. She’s not impressed with Soo Ji and fawns over Shi Hyun. Her disdain for Soo Ji’s mother is obvious. She sends Soo Ji and Shi Hyun away so she can speak privately with Soo Ji’s mother. Soo Ji leaves her phone and records the conversation. Shi Hyun’s grandmother tells Soo Ji’s mother she KNOWS what she told Shi Hyun’s mother. That upsets Soo Ji’s mother.
Later in the bathroom, Soo Ji’s mother recalls telling Shi Hyun’s mother about her husband’s relationship with Tae Hee’s mother.
Soo Ji isn’t happy that Shi Hyun is happy in love and has limited time for her. He isn’t apologetgic. It is what it is.
The hospital tells Tae Hee’s mother a guardian or family member is required for treatment. When Shi Hyun goes to meet Tae Hee at her work, he gets a call from Tae Hee’s mother about his father’s accident. He tells Tae Hee his father has been hurt and he must go to him.
At the hospital Tae Hee’ mother apologizes to Shi Hyun. She declares she’ll live with a guilty heart knowing the pain she caused his mother. She leaves. Shi Hyun has a premonition and calls Tae Hee to make sure all is well. She assures him nothing is amiss. Shi Hyun drives his father back to Seoul.
Soo Ji visits Tae Hee at work. Tae Hee assures her that she doesn’t want to interfere in the special friendship between Soo Ji, Se Joo and Shi Hyun. Soo Ji bristles at that. Things get worse when Tae Hee states that Soo Ji’s love for Shi Hyun is now unrequited. Soo Ji asks Tae Hee if she knows that Shi Hyun’s father had a lover. Tae Hee confirms this. Soo Ji drops the bomb and asks if she knows that the lover is her mother.
Summary – Soo Ji and her mother both tattled about Tae Hee’s mother to Shi Hyun and his mother. They are two peas in a pod, though they are pursuing their own self-centered agendas.
Great Seducer Episode 24
Tae Hee reels from Soo Ji’s revelation that her mother is the other woman that Shi Hyun’s father had an affair with. She avoids Shi Hyun embarrassed and ashamed at her mother’s behavior and the pain it caused him and his mother.
Shi Hyun drives his father back to Seoul. His father isn’t upset with Shi Hyun for meeting with Tae Hee’s mother. Shi Hyun’s father recalls the doctor told him he had a tumor on his optic nerve. He calls Soo Ji’s mother for a physical.
Shi Hyun tries to find Tae Hee. He goes to the hideout and finds Soo Ji. He asks if Soo Ji told Tae Hee about her mother. Soo Ji confirms it. Shi Hyun is livid and declares their friendship is over. Soo Ji hears the door click and says goodbye.
Se Joo tells Soo Ji that he’ll support her like Shi Hyun never could. Soo Ji rebuffs his advance stating they should stay in the friend zone.
Upset Se Joo finds Shi Hyun and they have it out. Se Joo points out that Soo Ji isn’t the villain Shi Hyun makes out, she’s in pain too and trying to protect her mother. When Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend taunts Shi Hyun and Se Joo, he’s decked by Shi Hyun.
Shi Hyun finds Tae Hee the next day. She says she can’t see him right now, it is too painful. Shi Hyun reminds her that she declared to him they could weather anything. Tae Hee smiles a sad smile and states she can’t cope with the pain she’s brought to him. She says they should break up. Shi Hyun tries to stop her but she walks away.
Summary – Shi Hyun gets dumped.
Our couple broke up. Tae Hee couldn’t handle the ramifications of her mother’s actions and the pain Shi Hyun suffered. She walked out of his life. Shi Hyun felt the pain of getting dumped. Frankly, he deserved to know that pain.
Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) lost Tae Hee and his two best friends. His priority was Tae so losing Soo Ji and Se Joo didn’t faze him. He was not happy with Soo Ji telling Tae Hee about his mother. She pointed out he instigated the bet for their marriage. Shi Hyun held out his hands multiple times but no blossoms fell into his outstretched hands. Is he doomed in love?
Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young) gutted Tae Hee with the truth about her mother. She felt the pain of Tae Hee’s assessment that she was sad because Shi Hyun didn’t love her back. She rejected Se Joo’s offer of more than friendship. She argued with Shi Hyun and watched him walk out of her life. She held out her hand but blossoms fell into her outstretched hands. Is she doomed in love?
Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) tried get out of the “friend zone” with Soo Ji. He pointed out he’s support her like she deserved. Soo Ji turned down his offer saying it was wise to stay only friends. In this instance, Soo Ji is right. Se Joo deserves more than Soo Ji. Se Joo tried to get Shi Hyun to see that Soo Ji wasn’t the wicked witch of the west. Shi Hyun didn’t care with Tae Hee consuming his thoughts.
Eun Tae Hee (Joy) dumped Shi Hyun. She couldn’t handle the pain her mother caused Shi Hyun’s mother and Shi Hyun. She opted to reject Shi Hyun rather than try and work through the situation.
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