SWH goes to see JW. He asks JW if he is now on the Vice Chair's side. He further asks why he is now fighting against the Chairman. JW tells him he has no time to satisfy his curiosity. SWH tells him that he won't follow through the unofficial task (taking care of Mo Ne) JW assigned to him. SWH tells him that Mo Ne may know the reason for JW's actio. He tells JW that he should not hurt the people JW loves. JW tells SWH that what he likes about him the most is the SWH does not live in reality just like the deceased Chair. SWH answers him that the Chair did no live in reality but tried to overcome it.
Cha Su Wan advises Mo Ne to leave. They hear people protesting. Instead of fleeing Mo Ne decides to go see the commotion. The protest is about Hotel Ciel killing small businesses. Earlier in the episode the Vice Chair has instructed JW to take care of a small scale supplier of Hotel Ciel. This is the backlash.
Mo Ne tries to start a dialogue with them but mayhem ensued. Eggs and stuff were thrown at her. JW sees all this but he is torn and rooted to the spot since the Vice Chair is also there. JW is helpless. Mo Ne silently wishes for JW to save her but all JW could do was instruct his staff to take care of this and he walks away.
Cha Su Wan is left to shield Mo Ne. I found the scene amusing since Mo Ne could have ran away from the scene. Why does she need JW to save her? This damsel in distress thing is bothering me. This would have been a great scene if she showed some spunk. Cha Su wan asks JW if he had something go do with the commotion. He did not deny it but instead told her to tell Mo Ne as it is since it's her job. CSW sees Mo Ne. Mo Ne asks if she found who is behind it and rants about the Vice Chair but was interrupted by Cha Su Wan. She tells Mo Ne that it was the Vice Chair who ordered it but someone else manipulated the paper. She notes the expression on Cha Su Wan's face. She tells Mo Ne it is someone she knows. Mo Ne is in obvious denial. She does not want to believe the worst. She is devastated.
JW is sitting at home and the doorbell rings and it is Chae Kyung. CK invites herself in by saying that she knows he wants to go to Mo Ne and she is there to stop him from doing it. CK requests JW to cook steak for her. While slicing JW seems to be in a trance. CK sees blood on the onions but JW seems not to notice that he cut himself. CK brings his attention to it but JW seems to be unaffected. CK tells him it bothers her to see him like this.
Mo Ne wants to text JW so badly. Doorbell rings and she rans to open it but to her disappointment it is SWH. This was not lost on SWH and he apologizes. He brings the ribbon. Mo Ne finally realizes about picture puzzles that her dad used to love to give her. She rans to the garden and sees the boat. SWH tells her that he searched it and found nothing. She is frantic. She finds the compartment and found the empty container. She is sure that something was there and someone got it. SWH remembers seeing JW and was told he found nothing. Mo Ne sees the expression on his face and she asks what he knows.
Mo Ne goes yo see JW. CK is there and she tried to leave. JW stops CK from leaving and tells her that if Mo Ne has something yo say she could say it in front of her.Mo Ne implores CK to leave because she really wants yo talk to JW alone. CK relents.
Mo Ne tells JW if he has something to tell her about the boat and the garden. She is trying to tell JW's to come clean. But JW tells her nothing. Mo Ne asks him if he found anything in the boat. JW retorts what answer does she want to hear and he will give it to her.Mo Ne tells him that he will not break her trust in him no matter what happens. He gives what she wants to hear with his poker face. Mo Ne is relieved and is about to leave. JW tells her that this trust that she is talking about does not include his feeling and walks away. A big blow for Mo Ne.
All alone, JW looks defeated. This is hurting him more. He needs to be cruel to her to protect her.
Mo Ne looks back on clues and past events that made her doubt JW's intention. She is now starting not to trust him but still she is in denial. She calls JW. JW looks at his phone and sees Mo Ne. He does not answer but she kept calling him. Mo Ne is counting as she stands behind her door wishing that JW would come knocking like the last time JW accomplished this within 52 seconds. She counts 50…55….89..90 … JW is actually on the other side… Mo Ne is scared to open the door and finds JW not there.. So she talks not knowing that JW is there listening.. She tells him of her fear of not finding him on the other side. This was painful to watch. She does not trust him to be there.
Dir. Baek updates Mo Ne that a meeting is ongoing on the new plans for Hotel Ciel. He rushes into the meeting and wants to put a stop to it especially when she saw the plan being presented. It was the total opposite of her dad's plan. She tells JW how can he do this when he full well knows what Chairman Ah's dream for the hotel is.
Dir. Baek is playing the piano. Loman is listening behind her. At the end of the piano playing he claps and approaches Baek. He hugs her and calls her “mother.”. That was a good surprise. 🙂
The Vice Chair and JW is talking. The Vice Chair is a bit upset regarding the venue of the meeting. JW tells him it was what Loman wanted. Mo Ne walks up to them carrying a trash can. She ended pouring the contents over JW. The bubble has truly burst.