It’s an episode full of frustration for poor Ki-tae, both emotionally and physically, as he learns about life as the boyfriend of a successful entrepreneur.
He says he was once alone here as a child and this is why he loves to be alone here now.
The doorbell rings and he tries to ignore it, but the ringing gets increasingly frantic, and Ki-tae explains that there’s this girl who recently began intruding and ruining the peace of the house.
His tone of voice and facial expressions betray annoyance and frustration as he says that since that girl came, he’s uncomfortable when he’s home alone.
The ringing turns to pounding as Ki-tae adds, almost angrily, that now he wants to be with that girl.
We rejoin Ki-tae and Jang-mi just as he opens the bottle of wine, and Jang-mi suggests that they date casually, without marriage in mind.
Ki-tae asks what we’re all wondering: “Who are you? Jang-mi says that she’s serious, because in the past if she wanted someone she just went for him and it always ruined things.Ki-tae starts to argue that that was with Hoon-dong, but Jang-mi interrupts and says she doesn’t want to ruin things with him, which deflates his frustration.She suggests they keep things secret from their parents, at least until she gets a job and his clinic is back in business.She wants to look better in front of his mother next time, so she won’t think she’s only after Ki-tae’s money.Jang-mi says that this time she wants to be a proud daughter and a good wife to him, and Ki-tae grins.But he pokes fun by telling her she’s jumping the gun – he never said he wanted to marry her. An annoyed Jang-mi gulps her wine and starts to leave, but Ki-tae offers to take her home.