Great Seducer Episode 25
Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) and Eun Tae Hee (Joy) break up because she can’t cope with the shame that her mother was his married father’s lover. Shi Hyun leaves a note on Tae Hee’s door that he will wait for her.
Tae Hee lets her mother have it about the affair and how she couldn’t face Shi Hyun and they broke up.
In a surprising move, Shi Hyun admits to his grandmother that he’s not her son’s biological child. She’s stunned and upset. She urges him to tell no one while she considers what to do.
Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young) surprises her mother when she offers to help her achieve her marriage to Shi Hyun’s father (not bio-dad). Her mother tells her to stop driving the car that sat in the garage for 2 years. Soo Ji asks if the car was in accident like the mechanic said.
Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) and his brother get chewed out by his grandfather for fighting in public. His grandfather demands he give up the trio’s hideout. Se Joo refuses reminding him that is a gift from his mother and solely owned by him.
A moment of levity is provided when Park Hye Jung calls Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend a bad fighter and offers to show her mother the viral video. Later Hye Jung tells Tae Hee she won’t marry that loser like her mother hopes. She declares she’ll go to college and marry her secret boyfriend. Tae Hee is supportive of her pupil’s plan.
Soo Ji’s mother learns that Shi Hyun’s father has a tumor on his brain pressing on the optic nerve. Surgery is the option. She checks him into his private room and urges him to rest.
Shi Hyun goes to the hospital and gazes on his father from the hall but doesn’t enter the room. Tae Hee goes to the hospital (which provides her college scholarship) to arrange to move into a dorm room. Tae Hee and Shi Hyun run into each other. They share an awkward cup of tea. Shi Hyun mentions that Soo Ji’s mother was the one that suggested his mother was her hit and run driver two years ago. Later Tae Hee wonders how Soo Ji’s mother would know details about the victim. She wonders if Soo Ji’s mother was at the accident site.
Summary – Tae Hee wondered how Soo Ji’s mother knows accident details.
Great Seducer Episode 26
Se Joo recalls the good times that the trio used to have at the hideout.
Soo Ji calls Shi Hyun to complain about his grandmother’s treatment of her mother which she secretly. Shi Hyun isn’t interested in hearing about it. She reminds him that she needs to find a way to survive when their parents marry. Shi Hyun begs off. Soo Ji send him the recording.
Tae Hee’s memory jarred to the night of the accident with Soo Ji’s mother treats a patient just like she was treated on the side of the road 2 years ago.
Remember more of the night of her accident, Tae Hee confronts Soo Ji’s mother and declares she’s the hit and run driver. Tae Hee is livid that Soo Ji’s mother didn’t come back to help like she promised. Soo Ji’s mother initially denies it but then claims that she had to save another patient and wasn’t able to help. Tae Hee correctly guesses that the patient was Shi Hyun’s mother. Soo Ji’s mother agrees. She claims that there was a secret reason Shi Hyun’s mother was in the area. Tae Hee says she and Shi Hyun know the reason. Soo Ji’s mother says the whole mess is Tae Hee’s mother’s fault. Tae Hee counters that is a flimsy excuse without merit. Tae can’t believe that Soo Ji’s mother let Shi Hyun believe his mother hit heart. Switching to placating, Soo Ji’s mother offers money to compensate. Tae Hee asks her to admit she was the hit and run driver to the police. She promises not to press charges. This way Soo Ji’s mother will admit the truth, erase Shi Hyun’s guilt, and Tae Hee will accept this actions as recompense.
After Tae Hee leaves, Soo Ji’s mother flashes back to the accident. She was driving trying to find Shi Hyun’s mother while arguing on the phone with Shi Hyun’s father’s assistant about blabbing to Shi Hyun’s mother about her husband’s affair. She didn’t see Tae Hee and hit her. She tried to help Tae Hee and saw her leg was hurt. Tae Hee told her about the woman in the car. Soo Ji’s mother realizes it is Shi Hyun’s mother and asks her to wait until she returns with help. She finds Shi Hyun’s mother in the car.
Soo Ji sees Tae Hee leave her mother’s office. She finds her mother crying. She asks if Tae Hee is the cause of her mother’s distress. She holds her sobbing mother.
Tae Hee flashes back to her mother at the hospital the night of the accident. She sobs at the memory. She calls Shi Hyun and asks to meet. He agrees.
The medical team helps Soo Ji’s mother. Soo Ji calls Tae Hee. She ignores the call. Soo Ji tries Shi Hyun but he doesn’t answer either.
Shi Hyun meets Tae Hee who tells him his mother wasn’t her hit and run driver, Soo Ji’s mother was. Shi Hyun is shocked. Tae Hee says that Soo Ji’s mother will admit everything soon. She says that Soo Ji’s mother said she was trying to help Shi Hyun’s mother that night. Shi Hyun urges Tae Hee to report Soo Ji’s mother and offers to go to the police with her. Tae Hee doesn’t want to dredge up the past. Shi Hyun reminds her the accident has haunted her for 2 years. Tae Hee believes her mother is the core cause of this mess. Shi Hyun says it is not her fault. Tae Hee agrees but can’t ignore the pain this has caused them. Shi Hyun points out they aren’t at fault for their parent’s actions. Tae Hee notes Shi Hyun is behaving like a mature adult. Shi Hyun asks to drive her home after he visits his father. Tae Hee agrees to wait.
In the parking garage, Soo Ji demands to know what happened between Tae Hee and her mother. Tae Hee declares Soo Ji won’t like the truth. She snaps that Soo Ji should question her mother and leave her alone. Shi Hyun gets between them. He tells Soo Ji to leave Tae Hee alone. He walks away with Tae Hee. Soo Ji calls after him. Shi Hyun tells her they are done and there’s no need for them to talk. He warns Soo Ji to leave them alone and not interfere. Soo Ji can’t believe it.
Shi Hyun walks Tae Hee toward his car. Soo Ji gets in her car and drive toward the couple.
Summary – like mother like daughter, the white car nears Tae Hee again.
The hit and run driver was revealed. Tae Hee figured out that Soo Ji’s mother was the hit and run driver. She remembered that Soo Ji’s mother promised to return to help her but never did. She boldly confronted Soo Ji’s mother demanding a public admission of guilt. That’s the one thing Soo Ji’s mother won’t give her.
Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) learned his mother didn’t hit Tae Hee. His first concern was Tae Hee and how she was coping with the revelation. He pointed out neither of them were to blame for their parent’s actions. He offered her a ride home. He protected her from Soo Ji. Of course, giving Soo Ji an ultimatum to leave them alone will have the opposite effect. No doubt, Soo Ji will use their bet to batter our couple’s relationship. I was surprised when Shi Hyun told his Grandmother that he wasn’t blood-related.
Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young) blamed Tae Hee for upsetting her mother. No one told her the truth. Not her mother, not Tae Hee and not Shi Hyun. In typical Soo Ji fashion she lashed out at the person that hurt her mother, Tae Hee. That is understandable. BUT Soo Ji doesn’t have the whole story and ignored Tae Hee’s warning that the truth would be painful. Shi Hyun taking Tae Hee’s side and telling her to back off was more than she could take. She got in the same car that hit Tae Hee 2 years ago and drove towards our couple.
Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) mourned the trio’s end. He refused to give up the hideout pointing out it was a gift from his mother. He remembered and missed the happy days the trio spent there.
Eun Tae Hee (Joy) confronted Soo Ji’s mother. I was impressed how direct and focused Tae Hee was during the confrontation. She recalled Soo Ji’s mother desertion by the side of the road. She demanded Soo Ji’s mother admit her guilt to publicly identify the culprit and erase Shi Hyun’s guilt.
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