“Love in Contract” takes a step again throughout its penultimate week to focus extra on ancillary relationships as we put together to offer our characters a sendoff. Revelations abound on this week’s duo of episodes as parentage is revealed, and everybody has a typically thrilling time whereas our female and male lead get a little bit of a break. Choi Sang Eun (Park Min Young) and Jung Ji Ho (Go Kyung Pyo) are lastly within the clear and capable of love freely. But simply as some issues put together to go away our couple’s life, others are able to reenter.
Warning: spoilers for episodes 13-14 under.
1. Sang Eun’s parentage
Last week, we left off on a cliffhanger with Ji Ho racing to avoid wasting Yoo Mi Ho’s (Jin Kyung’s) life. He succeeds in attending to her earlier than the truck of doom does, although it prices him a fractured arm. Mi Ho is shaken however alright, whereas Sang Eun frets over Ji Ho’s situation, and it isn’t lengthy earlier than she has him moved into her house.
What ensues is a number of the present’s finest comedy as Mi Ho tries to establish Ji Ho’s career and whether or not he’s worthy of her Sang Eun, whereas Ji Ho tries to deflect on why he and Mi Ho have been assembly, and Sang Eun is oblivious to all the things however whether or not her Ji Ho is alright. Mi Ho even vegetation herself within the hallway between Sang Eun’s and Ji Ho’s rooms to make sure no humorous enterprise goes on at evening between the 2 of them, haha.
But Ji Ho has his causes for wanting a personal dialog with Mi Ho as a result of he has stumbled onto a fact that Sang Eun isn’t conscious of. Mi Ho is definitely Sang Eun’s beginning mom! (Oh yikes). Several many years again, Mi Ho was courting the now Chairman of Ina Group and fell pregnant, however he deserted her to marry some wealthy heiress who would additional his social climbing. It was then that Mi Ho discovered that background didn’t matter as a lot as pedigree. If she had been rich and highly effective, then she wouldn’t have been tossed by the wayside. She gave Sang Eun up for adoption after beginning however got here again and introduced her after Ina Group sought an inheritor, decided that Sang Eun would have all the ability that she didn’t.
It’s truly a really unhappy, very human take a look at Mi Ho, who clearly grew extra fixated on this concept of wealth and sophistication as all that mattered because the years handed. Like Sang Eun, she took her ache and turned it right into a weapon to get her the place she wanted to be in life. But the place Sang Eun used her expertise to assist others, Mi Ho used them to pressure Sang Eun into an terrible, tight mould. Ji Ho is aware of that this was abuse and wonders if he ought to have Mi Ho punished for it, however one in all his colleagues correctly notes that it’s the sufferer who ought to get to resolve what occurs to Mi Ho. And when Ji Ho not directly asks Sang Eun whether or not she’d ever need Mi Ho to go to jail, Sang Eun shakes her head. No matter how a lot she hates Mi Ho, she doesn’t want her hurt. And Ji Ho respects that.
2. Sang Eun’s and Mi Ho’s true emotions
Ji Ho confronts Mi Ho with the reality of Sang Eun’s parentage. She tearfully says that she has no proper to name herself Sang Eun’s mom, not when she has triggered her a lot hurt. Ji Ho sees that the 2 ladies truly take care of one another in their very own unusual methods and units out to engineer a method the place they each acknowledge it. Which is why each ladies discover themselves seated throughout one another at a restaurant with Sang Eun pondering that she was assembly Ji Ho.
They’re compelled to lastly have an trustworthy dialog the place Sang Eun admits that she despatched Mi Ho cash for 13 years as a result of she was apprehensive about her and the way she was doing. For her half, Mi Ho apologizes for all she did over the previous many, a few years. She doesn’t attempt to justify herself or clarify her reasoning however simply accepts that she did mistaken, which is one of the best sort of apology there may be.
Ji Ho pulled out all stops and even ordered a cake to rejoice their reconciliation, and the 2 ladies pose for an image for the primary time in years, maybe the primary time in any respect. And talking of first instances, there’s somebody about to take a step in a completely new course. And it simply would possibly break him.
3. Hae Jin quitting the leisure trade
Kang Hae Jin (Kim Jae Young) lastly sees motive and cancels his contract with Sang Eun, saying their breakup. Realizing simply how onerous Sang Eun labored to protect her freedom and the way a lot he took from her together with his ill-advised plans, he goes full-on self-sacrificial to offer her her freedom again. Despite the tip of his relationship, his mom gained’t cease pressuring him to hitch the corporate, his father gained’t cease attempting to pressure the identical, and his brother gained’t cease scheming to do away with him. Hae Jin has by no means needed any of this, however when he will get wind that his brother plans on solidifying his place within the firm by forcing Sang Eun to marry him and becoming a member of with Ina Group, Hae Jin goes all out to guard her by resigning from the leisure trade.
This is a enormous transfer that shakes Hae Jin to the core. This was a job he actually liked, and he’s giving up for the type of soul-sucking company life he by no means needed. But it provides him energy and locations him in direct opposition together with his brother such that he can defend Sang Eun if want be. It’s a tough transfer, nevertheless it exhibits that Hae Jin actually is rising up with all of the emotional torment that comes with it. But we will solely hope that he doesn’t break underneath the burden of this familial stress.
4. Gwang Nam’s departure
Woo Gwang Nam (Kang Hyung Suk) has all the time been the intense spot on this present. When Hae Jin leaves the leisure trade, his company scrambles to switch him and means that Gwang Nam takes his place. Gwang Nam says he’ll contemplate it however privately searches for flights to Vancouver. But why?
Sang Eun is simply too preoccupied and in love with Ji Ho to note that Gwang Nam is withdrawing, however one thing is up with our man. He appears to have genuinely loved working for Hae Jin and even confirmed up at Hae Jin’s workplace with Hae Jin’s ex-manager in tow, each of them hoping to proceed in newer roles, bless their hearts. Hae Jin ruefully turns them away as his father has already employed individuals for him. Gwang Nam confesses to Hae Jin that he’s planning on leaving and hopes for his happiness however doesn’t inform Sang Eun. It appears seemingly that Gwang Nam could be doing this as a result of just a few individuals in his life already know that he’s homosexual and fears that he may obtain his dream to turn into a singer underneath a reputed expertise company, solely to have it disintegrate due to who he loves. I hope that is additional explored as a result of Gwang Nam stays one of many present’s finest characters and deserves his pleased ending!
5. Bonus: Why Ji Ho saved his contract with Sang Eun for 5 years
After a misunderstanding the place Sang Eun is put out that Ji Ho met together with his ex-wife to return her alimony (which he by no means used), Ji Ho lastly opens as much as her on why he saved his contract along with her for 5 years. He says that he was about to cancel it when she arrived for dinner that evening and requested him what they have been consuming with such a brilliant smile that he couldn’t convey himself to do it. One extra day, he advised himself, and that grew to become 5 years value of dinners. Aww, that’s simply cute!
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Currently Watching: “Love in Contract,” “Blind,” “Gaus Electronics,” “Love is for Suckers.”
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