Episode 8 of Please Come Back, Mister is finally here. Ready to recap it? Let's do this!

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Please Come Back, Mister

Starring Rain (Bi) and Oh Yeon Seo

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It starts there it left off, with Da-hye telling Hae-joon she can’t be happy after what he’s done. She leaves after that and Hae-joon has to think about it. Da-hye goes to the ladies’ bathroom to wash her face and pull herself together so she can go back to work as if nothing happened, bottling all inside. The manager of Lucia sends her to check things in storage.

Hae-joon and Hong-nan meet. The audio with his confession has been posted and now people should be commenting on it. President Cha is also seeing that and blaming it all on Lee-yeon. Hong-nan and her great lackeys (Jae-gil and Seung-jae) are showing her what they did. Lee-yeon tries to act nonchalant, she didn't ask them to do it and all. Oh come one, just a thank you or well done. Jae-gil then smells something and it’s Lee-yeon that has food stuck in her hair. She is basically a mess and I think she’s living the bum’s life. To change topics, she asks for the male model. Uh-oh, he’s still in the bag, so they get him out and feed him.

As they are at that, Suk-chul calls Seung-jae, and Jae-gil tells him this is his chance to choose allegiances. We don’t hear the conversation, just Seung-jae agreeing. Hong-nan followed him outside and in her rough way to treat him, she realises he is hurt. He tries to dismiss it but she forces him to sit down and takes his shirt off. Thank you, Hong-nan.

Conveniently, she was carrying some ointment that she applies to his wounds. He looks a bit uncomfortable, nervous, adorable! Watching her closely as she tells him that he tell Suk-chul she’s Gi-tak’s little sister if he needs to. He watches her with an expression that makes me think he’s falling in love. I’m going to cry.

Hong-nan and Hae-joon meet have a meal and talk about the situation with Da-hye, how he can’t really figure her out. Hong-nan, despite having become a woman, can’t still understand women. It’s not looking good for them.

Then Hae-joon goes to visit Da-hye’s family. It’s the 49th day after Young-soo’s death, so they are having a memorial and he’s come to show his respects. Han-na asks him if he believes her appa arrived to heaven safely, in Korean tradition, after 49 days the soul finally leaves. In his mind, Young-soo tells her he is right there next to her.

Well, Hae-joon didn’t just come to show respects but also to apologise.

Suk-chul goes to visit Seung-jae, who doesn’t confess anything, no matter what Suk-chul says, and when he asks about Hong-nan, if she is really Seung-jae’s little sister, he gulps but doesn’t say anything.

Then, we’re back to Da-hye and Han-na, she’s telling her daughter what really happened to Young-soo, in a nice way. He was sick, and it was an accident. Both cry in each other's arms. Hae-joon is telling Abeoji that it wasn’t suicide, and that the company should compensate them. When Abeoji is paying his respects, he talks to the picture of Young-soo, saying there was no way he could’ve killed himself, and as he keeps saying “my son” he breaks down and starts crying. My heart is breaking for him, for this family.

Han-na comes running then, hitting Hae-joon and demanding him to give her back her dad. Da-hye has to stop her and Abeoji joins them, hugging them and crying with them, finding a bit of comfort in each other’s arms. Hae-joon watches the scene with tears falling down, not able to join them or end their pain.

Hong-nan and Lee-yeon have also go to see Gi-tak’s grave. Hong-nan reassures her that he would’ve eaten anything she brought her, meaning he really didn’t hate her. She approaches the three and whispers there, thanking him for sending Hong-nan to her. She tries to eavesdrop, but she can’t. Then Jae-gil arrives, with some beef stew Gi-tak always liked. Seung-jae also joins them. He doesn’t need to take care of the male model anymore, he has left and found his way to survive.

They offer the food, Hong-nan watches them standing there, then grabs the stew and tries it, asking if it’s really Hanwoo beef. Jae-gil complains he made sure of it! They end up laughing together, it’s adorable. I find that scene more emotive, maybe because none of them is blood related to Gi-tak, but surely are a family to him.

Hae-joon is in front of the shop, and Maya shows up, reminding him she said it would be hard. He looks like Young-soo again and also looks very tired, too. Some other employees pass by, gossiping about the money his family will receive and talking about him. Maya holds Hae-joon’s hand, telling him it’s hard because he has to see himself through other people’s eyes. She also tries to make him press the button to go back, but he refuses, saying his grudge isn’t solved yet. Then he sees Da-hye going into the store and runs after her.

Believing she’s there to meet Ji-hoon, he runs downstairs and does’t find her at first, but then spots something in that kind of carriage in the basement. He thinks it’s them, but it’s only Da-hye, bringing food to Young-soo, talking to him. Apparently, she felt she could really talk to him if she went there. Hae-joon stops nearby, listening to what she’s saying.

She confesses she was so scared and sorry for him, that she thought she was the only one suffering, resenting him while he was alive. Just now she wonders how scared he was, how horrible it must’ve been and feels so bad. Then she calls him an idiot, asking him why he did that, why he went up there and why he didn’t think of her and their family. Both are crying at that point, as Da-hye accepts that’s just how he was, until the bitter end. Hae-joon, crying, thinks he deserved to die. She continues saying she thought she’d be fine as long as she was doing well, but she was lonely, she wasn’t honest, she thought he was even disinterested in her. She apologises and says she’s finally letting him go.

When she’s leaving, Hae-joon asks her what she meant. Was that how she really felt? Lonely and unhappy? He recalls the words Ji-hoon told him, about being a hindrance, and he grabs her by the shoulders, shaking her as he asks her if he really was the to her.

Time freezes around him, and he doesn’t understand what’s happening. Then he’s back home, as Young-soo, calling for Han-na but she goes through him and the man she was calling appa is actually Ji-hoon. He’s there, holding Han-na. Abeoji also fades away, and all that belonged to him in the house. The family picture changes, and his place is replaced by Ji-hoon. He starts screaming that cannot be happening. Maya shows up there, telling him that’s the consequence of breaking the rules and being found out: he’ll disappear. No one will remember him, he never existed.

He’s back to the present, and time is running again, Da-hye snaps and tells him to just act as the loan shark he is. The hairpin she was wearing fell and he picks it up, as he does Maya says it was a warning, and the only one she is giving him.

Hong-nan drops Lee-yeon at Gi-tak’s house, but before she goes in Hong-nan just rambles about making sure it’s all safe, and then Lee-yeon asks her to sleep over. She’s so tense as the actress gets undressed, not being able to look at her. She’s still such a man and it’s adorable how she tries not to think about Lee-yeon showering. She practises some boxing, does push-ups, sit-ups and nothing seems to work much, but then she gets a call from Hae-joon. He’s outside. How did he know that place, though?

He’s there, all depressed so Hong-nan brings the beer and he explains to her what happened, about the vision. There is something dead people can be afraid of. He’s also angry because Da-hye never really loved him. They wonder why she never said anything before and Lee-yeon joins them, telling them that she probably mentioned at some point, but women, after no hearing reply, give up talking about it. Hae-joon asks her to say it in a way he can understand.

Lee-yeon states what he feels isn’t love but obsession, and it’s pathetic how he can’t differentiate. Both feel offended at that, and she asks what can they do if they want to forget someone but can’t, no matter what they do? Hae-joon starts walling then, saying Da-hye is why he’s so pathetic. Lee-yeon tells her not to fall for him, he’s way too pathetic.

He wonders then if he should seduce Da-hye, but now they are more careful of the rules and wonder if that’s revenge. They should ask Maya, right? And as they consider that, she shows up to explain that yeah, if he does that to then destroy Da-hye then it is revenge. The whole seducing someone doesn’t sound good at all, but Hae-joon insists he doesn’t want to destroy Da-hye, he just wants to know if she really never loved him. Maya can’t even with them anymore, and she tries to lean on him but he rejects her, Hong-nan does the same and our poor Maya ends up crying, so fed up with those two.

At Chairman’s house, President Cha demands to see him, but he’s gone to bed. The bastard is basically throwing a fit because of Hae-joon and his threat to tell everyone what he’s done. The telepathic secretary rubs more salt in his wound and he ends up screaming, that he was doing just what the chairman wanted him to do.

All this time, Chairman Cha has been listening and it’s clear his blood pressure is skyrocketing. He goes out and curses him out. I am as impressed as everyone he is actually using his voice. Why didn’t he before? Because he was trying to save himself, every time he sees President Cha his blood pressure gets so high he could die. I’m so happy he throws a walnut to him.

At home, Da-hye is talking to Abeoji and they agree, that in their current situation, and to pay the loan, it seems the only option is to sell the house. Abeoji is just too nice and understanding, and they end up joking about the kimbap of the first date, how he shouldn’t have packed it because that’s why she fell. He’s such a precious soul, protect him at all costs.

Hong-nah can’t really sleep with Lee-yeon so close and her terrible sleeping habits, showing more skin that she should, moving, getting close. Hong-nan sits up and covers her again, and as she watches, she starts leaning to place a kiss but Lee-yeon moves and wraps her in a deadly grip.

Hae-joon is sleeping in a dog house, with Kang Ja, the dog. It doesn’t seem he realises where he is, he even walks in during breakfast as if it was his house, startling the family. They just stare at him and then start screaming.

Han-na and Abeoji hold him as Da-hye interrogates him. He snaps that it’s Han-na’s birthday, of course, Young-soo told him and as he whines he never had love and that’s why he’s like that, both receive a call to go to President Cha’s office.

Young-soo’s name has been cleared, Ji-hoon is acting as if he did all that and rather quickly. Hae-joon glares at him, knowing it wasn’t like that. Then President Cha says they can’t compensate her and accept that it was the company’s fault, it was after all an accident. However, they have some money to offer to ease her sorrow, as it happened at the company.

As President Cha hands the paper so she can sign, Hae-joon stops him because what that really is it’s a settlement so she won’t speak again about it. He tells her not to sign.

Somewhere else, Lee-yeon is at the Chas mansion to pick her kid, and Chairman Cha wants to see her. He’s speaking! No need of telepathic secretary anymore! He also offers her papers.

At the office, Da-hye says it’s not enough and storms out. President Cha grabs Ji-hoon’s shoulder and puts on him the weight of getting her signature so she won’t ever talk about it.

Hae-joon follows Da-hye, asking her if she’s really going to settle if they offer more money. When she says she doesn’t need the money, he asks if that’s true, shouldn’t she get at least what his life is worth? Which is oddly similar to what she told him in their last fight. She turns around and accepts she needs the money, but she can’t do it because she feels guilty, like she can’t exchange money for a person’s life. He recriminates her that if she really loved him she wouldn’t be so sensitive. She’s angry and tells him he has not to worry, they’ll pay back the loan.

Ji-hoon comes then and Hae-joon asks him how much it was, apparently, more than Young-soo could’ve ever made. He tells our lead that if he had been Young-soo, he would’ve told Da-hye to sign and live a comfortable life instead of keep suffering.

The papers Chairman Cha gave Lee-yeon are also a settlement. enough money for her to pay for the rest of her life in exchange of the kid so he can raise him in the house, he’s the future successor of Sunjin group, after all. But she refuses, saying she doesn’t want her son to grow up like his father did. She wants Young Chan to know about love, freedom and earning things with hard work. She wants to raise him full of love, outside that place. It seems the chairman can’t argue that.

When Lee-yeon comes out, she mentions having done something stupid, but she doesn’t look regretful. Then Ew Ex Husband comes, wanting to talk to them. He’s showing pictures, he’s preparing an article. Remember when they both acted cute with their son? There were pictures taken and he’s planning to use those against her, but Lee-yeon barely reacts, talking about at least taking good pictures. As she doesn’t show worry, he throws the pictures of Gi-tak, saying how’s plausible that he was the one behind the attack of male model and all, out of jealousy. Hong-nan coldly tells him to use those.

President Cha stands up and mentions something that happened 10 years ago. Lee-yeon asks him if he did the paternity test on Young Chan and Hong-nan’s head snaps in her direction, eyes wide. The ew ex husband tells her that she is the one driving everyone crazy but she says it’s him, and confesses she hates him. I hate him too, so much. He doesn’t take that nicely, threatens her not to provoke him or she’ll get hurt.

Hong-nan intervenes then, telling him how pathetic he is because when someone is hated, then one should reflect on it instead of threaten. She tells him to take her on like a man, and also threatens him that if he hurts Lee-yeon, she’s going to kill him herself. She throws the photos and tells him to use them if he wants, then takes Lee-yeon away. Before leaving, Lee-yeon tells him he can’t even be jealous of Gi-tak, he can’t measure up to a man who lived and loved to the fullest. They leave and the bastard starts throwing a fit. They hurry to leave, Hong-nan reassuring her that she’ll take care of him whatever he does.

Ji-hoon is dropping Da-hye, and insists she should sign the papers and live comfortably, stop worrying about money. She calls his name, bringing up how he said they never really properly broke up, but she clears things up for him. They broke up because he chose his ambitions, and Young Soo was who comforted her then. It was her choice, not his fault that she’s living like this. She says her goodbyes and walks out but Ji-hoon follows her, asking her she can give him at least another chance to be with her. She doesn’t reply, just bows her head and continues walking.

Can you see the middle finger I’m showing you, traitor? Serves you right!

Lee-yeon has brought Young Chan to Gi-tak’s house, he likes it and starts playing. Lee-yeon asks Hong-nan why she’s not asking about what happened ten years ago, instead she asks why she wasn’t living a good life. The actress accepts she actually killed Gi-tak’s twice by going back to the ew ex husband. Hong-nan tries to comfort her, telling her Gi-tak was a bastard who even threw her away. She feels bad for her, but then Hong-nan tells her she needs to be strong if she wants to raise Young Chan, to which the actress has to agree, even if she has to play extra.

The article has been released, but it’s the one that makes them look like a happy family. She’s pissed with the industry and asks Lee-yeon if she really has to work there, but what else can she do but act? Hong-nan, mesmerised and hypnotised with Lee-yeon after a shower, has to agree.

They go to see Bitchy Actress, asking her to help her giving her some roles in her works. They are really threatening her, with a stiletto. She’s so scared. Who would think a shoe could be so terrifying?

Not only the article about the “happy family” was released, but also the one cleaning Young-soo’s name. Hae-joon goes to visit Da-hye and notices the house is on sale, Han-na is crying inside, refusing to sell the house. He comes in, telling them to put themselves together because they need to protect the house, they need to trust him.

When Da-hye arrives, Hae-joon is there, completely comfortable, and he’s yelling at her for trying to sell the house. They join forces, saying they won’t move out. She grabs him by the ear and he starts screaming at her, the house is half his, after all, he gave the money, so she can’t just sell it. She asks him to show evidence and he comes with lame excuses. Ultimately, mentioning how she’s lonely he promises to never make her feel that way again and proposes to live all together.

BEL'S THOUGHTS

Well this episode was surely more dramatic than the others, or is that just my impression? Maybe it was the many tears shed that made me think so. I also felt it longer as it didn't have much humour like the others. I need to confess I don't really like Da-hye, I'm not sure if she really didn't love Young-soo or why she married him, she was clearly heartbroken after Ji-hoon so did she just use Young-soo as rebound? Her attitude bothers me and I don't really have sympathy for her. The little girl and Abeoji have my heart in that family, but not her. What about you? What do you think of her? Do you think she married because she loved Young-soo or because he loved her and she thought he'd put her always first? It seems that's the kind of person she is, wanting the other to put her first, above work and dreams, because that was the reason she broke up with Ji-hoon and why she fought with Young-soo. I am still not sure with her, but I don't like her.

I love Gi-tak's little family. Jae-gil and Seung-jae, even Lee-yeon there, mourning for him. That's a beautiful relationship, above blood ties. I love those two punks. My favourite part was actually when Hong-nan was showing off having seduced the male model with those two standing behind her. I loved when she elbowed Seung-jae to cheer just like her. I really want her to stay and look after those two!

I also loved, loved when the chairman spoke to yell at President Cha! I was incredibly surprised. I also liked that he accepted Lee-yeon decision. Despite everything, he doesn't seem a bad person like his son, he understands the kind of person he is and I hope he'll help in the end to bring down that bastard. What do you think of him?

What were your favourite scenes? Let's discuss it on the comments! And what will happen now that Young-soo's name has been cleared up? When will the real Lee Hae-joon come?

Until next week and next episodes!
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