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Be Strong, Geum-Soon! (굳세어라 금순아)

굳세어라 금순아 (Good-se-eo-ra Geum-soon-a)

Directed by Lee Dae-yeong (이대영)

Screenplay by

Comedy Drama Romance

MBC | Airing dates :

163 episodes

Synopsis

This is a story of a young widow, Geum-Soon, who never becomes discouraged or blames other people - no matter what happens in her life. The viewers will get both hope and comfort by watching her do her best in everything she does.
It is also a story of a family who loves and takes care of each other. You can always turn to your family and their love gives you the hope to get through the tough times. Sometimes, they seem to make your life more difficult, but they will always stand up for you and love you whatever you do.



Na, Geum-Soon (Acted by Han Hye-Jin)

Her father died and her mother left when she was young. She was raised by her grandmother. She was a mature and thoughtful child. Even when she was lonely and sad, she pretended that everything was fine because she didn't want to worry her grandmother. Her dream is to become a hairdresser and then create a total beauty line like Vidal Sasson or Babilyss, with her name on it. However, she had to postpone her dream when she got pregnant and married Jeong-wan. Her husband was a college student and her parents were reluctant to have her as their daughter-in-law. One day, her husband died in an accident. She gave a birth to a boy after her husband died. She decided to raise her child by herself, just as her grandmother raised her.


Na, Geum-Ah (Acted by Choi Ja-Hye)

She's Geum-Soon's cousin. She's always quiet and does what she's supposed to do. She went to college to become a teacher like her mother has always wanted, but she doesn't want to be a teacher at all. She secretly takes acting classes, and meanwhile pretends to be a perfect daughter at home. She likes Tae-Wan. In fact, she might want to be an actor just because she wants to be closer to him. Later, both her family and his find out about their relationship, and her mother closely watches her every move. Since she can't see Tae-wan any more, her feelings towards him get even stronger.


Goo, Jae-hee (Acted by Kang Ji-Hwan)

He's a good-looking and skilled surgeon. He seems to have it all. He's the nicest man to his patients, but to others he comes across as very arrogant. He's very competitive. Every time he runs into Geum-Soon, there is a problem. After feeling guilty about breaking Geum-Soon's scooter, he helps her get a job in a beauty shop. The more he gets to know Geum-Soon, the more he likes her. She's far from the type of woman he's been looking for, but he's slowly falling for her. However, after he learns that she's a widow with a child, he tries to keep his distance. Later, he realizes that he truly loves her just the way she is and decides to embrace her painful past.

Noh, Tae-Wan (Acted by Lee Min-Ki)

He's very good-looking. He dreams of becoming a famous model one day. He never forgets to work out in the fitness club, and buys himself nice clothes even though he doesn't have money for food. He doesn't make any money for the moment. He doesn't mean to cause trouble in the family, but he always does. He's not sure if it's out of pity or love, but he cares for Geum-Soon. However, he just stands by her and quietly helps her out. He often visits Geum-Soon at her work, so some people think he's her boyfriend. Later, he falls for Eun-Ju who is the manager of the beauty shop where Geum-Soon is working. A beautiful woman with money like Eun-ju is his exact type.

OST

1. 좋은 날 - Marry-M

2. 사랑할 순 없는거죠 - 기후

3. 내 삶의 저 끝까지 - 수지

4. 굳세어라 금순아 - 이윤종

5. 기도할게요 - 도은영

6. 사랑할 순 없는거죠 (Slow) - 정재환

7. 좋은 날 (Humming)

8. 눈을 감아요 - 이윤종

9. Theme For Sad

10. 눈을 감아요 (Guitar solo)

11. 기도할게요 (Humming)

12. 또 다른 시작 - Marry-M


Episode guide

Eps. 1
Geum-soon is bright and thoughtful. Since her father died and her mother abandoned her, she was raised by her grandmother. She wants to be a hairdresser. Sheís taken the hairdresser-licensing test many times, but she fails every time. She meets Jeong-wan when she visits her auntís house which is a boarding house for college students. One day, Jeong-wan asks Geum-soon to pick up his mother at the bus terminal and show the way to his place. Jeong-wanís mother isnít impressed with the young lady who comes to meet her on behalf of her son.

Eps. 2
Geum-soon realizes that sheís pregnant. Her aunt and grandmother notice that Geum-soon isnít herself and soon find out that sheís pregnant. Jeong-shim asks Jeong-wan about his relationship with Geum-soon, but he tells her that theyíre just friends.

Eps. 3
Geum-soonís grandmother finds out that Jeong-wan is the babyís father and gets furious. Her grandmother asks every detail about Jeong-wan and his family and tells Geum-soon to bring him before her. Left without any other choice, Geum-soon goes to Jeong-wanís school to find him.

Eps. 4
Meanwhile, Jeong-shim feels that something bad is going to happen to her son. Geum-soon and Jeong-wan donít know how to handle the situation. On the way to Geum-soonís house, Jeong-wan proposes marriage to her. Geum-soon isnít happy because the marriage proposal sheís been dreaming of isnít supposed to happen on a bus.

Eps. 5
Geum-soonís grandmother wants Geum-soon and Jeong-wan to get married before people notice Geum-soonís pregnancy. She insists on meeting Jeong-wanís parents to talk about their marriage. Jeong-shim has a hunch that her son Jeong-wan is hiding something from her and asks him what is going on. However, Jeong-wan doesnít have the courage to tell her about Geum-soon.

Eps. 6
Geum-soonís grandmother finally meets Jeong-wanís parents. Jeong-wanís father is shocked to find out that his quiet and obedient youngest son causes such a stir in the family. Geum-soon gets disappointed with Jeong-wan who didnít stand up for her in front of his parents. Geum-soonís aunt and Geum-ah visit grandmaís house to find out what happened at Jeong-wanís house.

Eps. 7
Extremely upset and shocked, Jeong-shim falls ill. Her husband and she stay up all night, worrying about what to do with their son. Meanwhile, Geum-soon is worried since she hasnít heard from Jeong-wan since when she and her grandmother met his parents. Jeong-wan finally tells his parents that heíll marry Geum-soon and raise their child together.

Eps. 8
Getting tired of waiting to hear from Jeong-wan, Geum-soon goes to Jeong-wanís house. She runs into Jeong-wanís mother in front of the house, but Jeong-shim completely ignores Geum-soon. However, Geum-soon sits with his parents and speaks frankly about what she has on her mind.

Eps. 9
Geum-soonís grandmother and Jeong-wanís parents meet to talk about the marriage. Jeong-shim and Mr. Noh are surprised to hear that Geum-soonís grandma wants to set the wedding date as soon as possible. Finally, they agree that the wedding will be held before Jeong-wanís school vacation starts. Also, Jeong-shim wants Geum-soon to live with her while Jeong-wan serves in the army. Geum-soonís grandmother isnít happy with Jeong-shimís heartless attitude, but she keeps quiet for Geum-soon.

Eps. 10
Jeong-wan goes back to school leaving Geum-soon with his parents. Geum-soon is sad because she couldnít see him off.
One day, early in the morning, Jeong-shim and Mr. Noh wake up to a loud alarm clock sound. Geum-soon sets an alarm clock for the crack of dawn, which only wakes up the other people, and not her.
Jeong-shim sends Geum-soon on an errand, but Geum-soon gets lost and calls Jeong-wan.

Eps. 11
Jeong-wan goes to his parentsí house to meet Geum-soon. On the way, Jeong-wanís car is hit by a truck. Meanwhile, Geum-soon is still trying to find her way home, all the while not knowing that her husband had a car accident.
Jeong-wanís father hears about the accident and rushes to the hospital.

Eps. 12
Geum-soon still has a hard time believing that Jeong-wan is dead. Exhausted from sadness, she falls asleep. When Geum-soon is preparing breakfast for the family as usual, her mother-in-law asks Geum-soon to leave the house. Her father-in-law suggests that Geum-soon stay away from the family for a while.

Eps. 13
Tae-wan leaves the house to join the army. Feeling bad about Geum-soon who is still absent-minded with sadness, he asks her to go out to eat with him.
Later, Geum-soon loses her purse and doesnít have money to buy herself food. However, she doesnít call her grandmother because she doesnít want to worry her. Geum-soonís father-in-law realizes that Geum-soon didnít go back to her grandmotherís house and starts to worry about her whereabouts.

Eps. 14
Geum-soon goes back to her in-lawsí house. She tells them that she wonít give up the baby and she will stay with them for a while. Her father-in-law feels terrible about her situation. However, Jeong-shim canít stand living with Geum-soon in the same house because she reminds her of Jeong-wan too much. She completely ignores Geum-soon, but Geum-soon doesnít get discouraged.

Eps. 15
A promising young surgeon Jae-hee starts his day. Heís very strict, so all of the interns and residents at the hospital are afraid of him.
Geum-soon still has a hard time waking up early in the morning. No matter what Geum-soon does, Jeong-shim isnít happy with her.
Meanwhile, Tae-wan finishes his military duty, but he stays out late drinking without coming back home.

Eps. 16
Tae-wan comes home completely drunk. By mistake, he goes into the room where Geum-soon and her son Hui-seong are sleeping. Mistaking Tae-wan as a thief, Geum-soon kicks him and screams at the top of her lungs.
Geum-soon starts a delivery job early in the morning, but she doesnít dare tell Jeong-shim about it.

Eps. 17
Geum-soon goes to Jae-heeís hospital to promote the vegetable drink sheís delivering. She runs into Jae-hee while sheís helping an old lady. Jae-hee gets mad at Geum-soon saying that no solicitors are allowed in the hospital.
Eun-ju, working at Jae-heeís motherís beauty shop, confesses her feelings to Jae-hee.

Eps. 18
Without knowing that Geum-soon is working, Jeong-shim gets angry at Geum-soon for staying out all day. Geum-soon finally tells everyone that she has started a delivery job. She adds that she wants her son to be proud of his working mother. The next day, Geum-soon goes out to work with her son on her back.

Eps. 19
Young-ok notices that somethingís not right with her health. Dr. Jang tells her not to work too hard reminding her that she had a kidney transplant. However, she doesnít listen to his advice. Jeong-shim is angry when Geum-soon still goes to work even though she told her not to.
Eun-ju suggests to Jae-hee that they go out ten times before he decides whether he will keep seeing her or not.

Eps. 20
Geum-soonís father-in-law tells her to stop working. However, she tells him that she doesnít want to become a poor and incompetent mother to her son. She also tells him that she will do whatever it takes to become a hairdresser.
Geum-soonís son gets sick. Geum-soon gets upset about her situation and bursts into tears.

Eps. 21
Geum-soon delivers the drink to the hospital. She feels humiliated when Jae-hee asks her to stop coming to his hospital. Later in the hospital parking lot, Geum-soon, on her scooter, and Jae-hee, in his car, collide. Jae-hee believes that she ran into his car on purpose to get even with him for throwing her out of his hospital. So, he calls the police. Geum-soon tries to explain that it was an accident and begs him to have mercy on her, but Jae-hee just walks away.

Eps. 22
Geum-soon is taken to the police station and ends up spending the night in the detention cell. Feeling scared and miserable about her situation, she canít stop crying. Meanwhile, her parents-in-law are worried at home since she doesnít come back. Later, Jae-hee remembers that Geum-soon is still in the police station and tries to call the police.

Eps. 23
Geum-soonís father-in-law gets angry at Geun-soon for not calling him while she was in the police station. Geum-soon feels thankful that her father-in-law really cares about her and treats her as his own daughter. Feeling sorry about Geum-soon, her mother-in-law gets Geum-soon a cell phone.

Eps. 24
Geum-soonís mother-in-law, Jeong-shim decides to let Geum-soon try to get a job in the beauty shop and to take care of Geum-soonís son while sheís working. Geum-soon thanks her, but Jeong-shim pretends that sheís still not happy with Geum-soon. However, seeing Geum-soon excited, Jeong-shim and Mr. Noh feel happy for Geum-soon. Geum-soonís aunt and Geum-ah happen to see Tae-wan walking down the street with Geum-soonís son in his arms. Geum-ah has a crush on Tae-wan.

Eps. 25
Geum-soon canít understand the reason that she didnít get the job. She goes to Mi-ja, the beauty shop owner and asks to give her a chance. Mi-ja tells her that she didnít hire her because sheís a little too old. Feeling bad about what heís done to Geum-soon, Jae-hee suggests to Mi-ja that she give her a chance. Dr. Jang finds out that his wife Young-ok needs another kidney transplant. Meanwhile, Jeong-shim slips in the bathroom and sprains her ankle.

Eps. 26
Geum-soon is worried because Jeong-shim who hurt her leg canít babysit Hui-seong any more while sheís working. She asks her grandmother who lives with her aunt, but her aunt doesnít allow her child in her house.
Geum-soonís father-in-law lets Geum-soon buy some expensive meat for Jeong-shim. Geum-soon takes some of the meat to her auntís house without telling Jeong-shim.
Dr. Jang is at a loss when he hears that Young-okís kidneys canít function anymore. Young-ok insists upon going home and Eun-ju is mad at her stubbornness.

Eps. 27
Jeong-shim realizes that sheís getting less meat than usual and asks Geum-soon where she bought it. However, Geum-soon tells her that the price of meat just went up. Tae-wan asks his parents to pay for his acting classes. Geum-soon advises him to make money by himself if he really wants to take classes.
Feeling her health is deteriorating, Young-ok tells Dr. Jang that she terribly misses her daughter that she abandoned a long time ago. Dr. Jang tells her that itís not too late to look for her daughter.

Eps. 28
Itís the first day for Geum-soon to start working at Mi-jaís hair salon. She greets everyone when she comes in. However, the other employees who thought that Geum-soon didnít get the job are confused to see her coming to work. Eun-ju introduces Geum-soon to everyone.
Young-okís doctor asks Dr. Jang if she has any relatives who can donate a kidney. Hesitating, Dr. Jang picks up the phone and calls somebody.

Eps. 29
Geum-soonís colleague makes her clean the windows. Sheís happy to work and doesnít complain. Mi-ja is impressed with Geum-soonís attitude and makes other people join her in cleaning the windows. They blame Geum-soon.
Geum-soon runs into Jae-hee in front of the hair shop. Noticing a cast on his finger, Geum-soon is genuinely worried about him. When seeing them walking together, Eun-ju has a hunch that somethingís going to happen between them and she feels jealous.

Eps. 30
Tae-wanís parents find out that Tae-wan stole his brother Shi-wanís credit card to pay for the acting classes. Jeong-shim and her husband have a hard time believing that Tae-wan did such a thing. When confronted, Tae-wan doesnít apologize and only complains about the way his family treats him. His father kicks him out of the house.
Annoyed by Tae-wanís behavior, Jeong-shim gets angry at Geum-soon for coming home late. Shi-wan tells Geum-soon what happened at home while she was out. Tae-wan who was still wandering in front of the house happens to hear them speaking ill of him.

Eps. 31
Geum-soon tells her colleague Hye-mi that she wants to be a hairdresser as soon as possible. She volunteers to do anything Hye-mi tells her to do. A mean customer comes into the shop and Hye-mi lets Geum-soon wash her hair. The woman isnít happy about the fact that a new employee is taking care of her. When Geum-soon splashes some hot water by mistake, she hits the ceiling and Mi-ja has to apologize.
Mr. Noh finds out that Tae-wan has snuck into the house and consequently beats him up. However, Tae-wan feels bad about the fact that his father isnít as strong as he used to be. Later, Mr. Noh decides to have a serious face-to-face talk with Tae-wan.

Eps. 32
Tired of Hye-miís being a bully, Geum-soon confronts her and asks why she is giving her such a hard time. Geum-soon tells Hye-mi that she wonít treat her as a senior colleague if she doesnít stop bothering her. Hye-mi pushes Geum-soon, who slips and hits her head against the sink. At that moment, Jae-hee just walks in and witnesses it.
Shi-wan is shocked to hear that Seong-ran has been married and has a child from her previous marriage. Seong-ran returns the ring to Shi-wan. However, he canít easily give her up. He asks her to give him some time to think.

Eps. 33
Geum-soon hurt her back and knee from the fight with Hye-mi. She runs into Jae-hee and Eun-ju in front of the shop. Since Jae-hee has been curious about how Geum-soon is doing, he seems happy to see her. Despite Eun-juís presence next to him, he canít help but looking at Geum-soon.
Geum-soon canít stand Hye-mi who enjoys being a bully. Geum-soon takes her to the restroom and asks her to stop. However, Hye-mi ignores her. Furious, Geum-soon ends up pouring water on Hye-mi.

Eps. 34
Dr. Jang goes to Geum-soonís house to make sure that Geum-soon is the person heís looking for. Heís excited to find someone who is a possible donor for Young-ok. However, he doesnít tell Young-ok that he found her daughter. He just asks if sheís seriously thinking about looking for her daughter. Young-ok tells him that sheís too ashamed and she will never forgive herself for abandoning her own child. Jeong-shim hears from Tae-wan that her son Shi-wan is seeing Seong-ran.
Interested in Seong-ranís career and family background, she thinks that Seong-ran can make a good daughter-in-law. She asks Shi-wan about Seong-ran, but he tells her that heís not seeing her anymore.

Eps. 35
Geum-soon finally gets to learn some basic skills such as shampooing. The manager realizes that Geum-soonís hairdo is too old-fashioned and gives her a haircut. At first Geum-soon feels uncomfortable about her new hairstyle, but she soon feels good about herself. However, Jeong-shim isnít happy about the change. After having an argument with her daughter-in-law, Geum-soonís grandmother leaves the house with Hui-seong. While sheís busy selling vegetables, Hui-seong mistakes a woman for his mother and follows her. Her grandmother soon realizes that Hui-seong is missingÖ

Eps. 36
Geum-soon looks for Hui-seong everywhere. Her grandmother blames herself for not keeping her eye on the child. She feels terribly sorry for Geum-soon and her in-laws. Everyone in the family is out looking for him, but they canít find him anywhere. Dr. Jang sees a child crying on the street. He remembers seeing Hui-seong when he went to Geum-soonís house. Geum-soon gets a call from the police station and rushes there.

Eps. 37
The beauty shop manager is angry because Geum-soon leaves the work without saying anything and comes back at the closing time. She asks where she has been all day. Geum-soon tells her that sheís been married and sheís a mother of a child. The manager tells her to keep it between them for a while.
Eun-ju is happy to receive a gift from Jae-hee. They go shopping together and Eun-ju canít help but fall in love with Jae-hee.

Eps. 38
Believing that Hui-seong got lost because of Geum-soon, Jeong-shim tells her to stop working at the beauty shop. Since Geum-soon is coming back from seeing her grandmother sick in bed, she feels terrible about her situation. She asks Jeong-shim if she has ever truly considered her as her daughter-in-law.
Geum-soon decides to meet the man who helped find Hui-seong and calls Dr. Jang. He answers the phone while heís talking to Young-ok, but he doesnít say a word to his wife. Geum-soon goes to Dr. Jangís hospital to see him and runs into Jae-hee thereÖ

Eps. 39
Dr. Jang gives Geum-soon a gift certificate for a free medical checkup that her grandmother can use. She doesnít feel comfortable about his favor. Geum-soon gives the gift certificate to her grandmother. But her aunt thinks that a man is doing Geum-soon a favor because he has other intentions.
Jae-hee sees Geum-soon in front of the hospital and offers her a ride to the subway station. He asks what sheís doing, and she just says that she came to see someone she knows. Jae-hee seems to get to know Geum-soon better and spend more time with her.

Eps. 40
Young-ok decides to tell the truth to her daughter Eun-jin that her sister Eun-ju isnít her daughter. Eun-jin understands why Eun-ju has been so cold to her mother. Dr. Jang comes home and notices that something isnít right there.
Geum-soon needs a hair model to take a test. She asks Tae-wan and he agrees to receive some money when she gets paid and goes to the shop with her. First, there is a shampooing test. When Geum-soon washes his hair, Tae-wan feels awkward. Without knowing that Tae-wan is Geum-soonís brother-in-law, Jae-hee feels jealous when he sees them together.

Episode 41
Geum-soon brings her grandmother to Dr. Jangís hospital for a physical checkup. Dr. Jang insists that he will give her the checkup for free. Geum-soon thinks that heís just being generous, but what heís trying to do is to find out if her blood type matches with his wifeís. After he learns that sheís a possible donor for Young-ok, heís even nicer to Geum-soon than before. Meanwhile, Eun-jin tells Eun-ju that she wonít forgive her if Eun-ju mistreats Young-ok because sheís not her biological mother. Eun-ju gets frustrated and lonely about the fact that everyone in the family is on Young-okís side. Young-ok feels bad about Eun-ju.

Episode 42
Geum-soon is nervous that Mi-ja will judge her shampooing ability. Mi-ja doesnít seem happy about what Geum-soon does, which makes Hye-mi happy. However, she passes the test. She prepares a meal to celebrate and waits for her family to come home. Meanwhile, Shi-wan who has worried about his relationship with Seong-ran falls ill and is sent to the hospital. Feeling upset about their son getting sick over a woman, Mr. Noh and Jeong-shim get angry at Geum-soon for planning a party. Feeling embarrassed, Geum-soon brings the food she prepared to her grandmother.

Episode 43
Feeling bad about his brother for worrying himself sick, Tae-wan goes to meet Seong-ran. He runs into Geum-soon on the way and she joins him to go to Seong-ranís office. Unlike Shi-wan, Seong-ran is doing well, which makes Tae-wan and Geum-soon angrier. Seong-ran is shocked to hear that Shi-wan is in the hospital. Dr. Jang feels bad about having a terrible argument with his daughter Eun-ju. Mi-ja finds out that Young-ok isnít Eun-juís mother. She feels deceived and complains to Jae-hee.

Episode 44
Geum-soonís aunt is happy about getting a job in the hospital cafeteria with the help of Dr. Jang. Geum-soon sees creditors going to her auntís house and has a feeling that something bad is going to happen. When she arrives at her auntís house, the creditors threaten her family and demand that they pay the money back within a week. In order to help her aunt, Geum-soon asks Eun-ju if she can get her paycheck in advance, but Eun-ju says itís out of the question. Geum-soon decides to go to Mi-jaís house and ask her directly.

Episode 45
Geum-soon asks Mi-ja if she can get her paycheck in advance, but Mi-ja doesnít allow it. However, feeling bad about Geum-soonís situation, Mi-ja gives Geum-soon half of the money she asked for. Jae-hee asks Geum-soon about Tae-wan. He wants to know if Tae-wan is her boyfriend. Geum-soon doesnít want to talk about her past by telling him that Tae-wan is her dead husbandís brother, so she doesnít answer. However, Jae-hee tells her that he will lend her the money she needs if she tells him who Tae-wan is. Seong-ran asks Shi-wan if they can meet each other without pressure of getting married.
Eun-ju is avoiding her family and Young-ok feels bad about her stepdaughter.

Episode 46
Geum-soon decides to put aside her pride and borrow money from Jae-hee. Geum-soon tells Jae-hee that Tae-wan is her cousin. Happy to hear that Geum-soon doesnít have a boyfriend; Jae-hee lends her the money. Geum-soon feels humiliated for lying for the money, but she knows that she doesnít have any other choice. Relieved about the fact that she got the money, she falls asleep. While sheís sleeping, her son Hui-seong makes a mess around the house. Meanwhile, Shi-wan asks Seong-ran to tell him everything about her.

Episode 47
Eun-ju feels excluded in the family. Young-ok feels bad that Dr. Jang and Eun-ju donít get along. Geum-soon falls sick, but Jeong-shim takes good care of her. Jae-hee calls Geum-soon while she enjoys dinner with her family. Feeling uncomfortable for Jae-heeís attempt at intimacy, Geum-soon decides to pay him back the money. She borrows the money from Shi-wan and goes to Jae-hee. Jae-hee is thrilled to see Geum-soon, but is soon disappointed to find out that she has come to pay him the money back.

Episode 48
Geum-soon comes to Dr. Jangís office to find out the results of her grandmotherís checkup. Sheís happy to hear that her grandmother doesnít have any health problems. Just then, Young-ok walks into Dr. Jangís office. Young-ok meets Geum-soon, but she doesnít recognize Geum-soon. Even though Dr. Jang knows that Young-ok misses her daughter terribly, he doesnít say anything.
When Jeong-shim has her ankle cast removed, Geum-soon buys a pair of tennis shoes for her. Jeong-shim doesnít like the shoes at all, but she pretends to like them to be nice to Geum-soon.
Eun-ju asks Jae-hee to marry her. However Jae-hee tells her that he never thought about marrying her. Humiliated, Eun-ju tells him that itís not too late to think seriously about it.

Eps. 49
Shi-wan tells his family that he wants to marry Seong-ran. Mr. Noh and Jeong-shim are thrilled about the news. However, Shi-wan doesnít dare tell them that sheís been married before.
When Young-ok finds out that Eun-ju is depressed because of Jae-hee, she tells her that she will help Eun-ju get married with him. Confessing her feelings toward Jae-hee, Eun-ju apologizes to Young-ok for having said hurtful things to her.
Jae-hee is happy to see Geum-soon at the beauty salon. He suggests taking her home.

Eps. 50
When Tae-wan sees Geum-soon getting out of Jae-heeís car, he feels jealous. Tae-wan finds out that Geum-soon has told Jae-hee that heís her cousin. Meanwhile,
Jeong-shim is excited to meet her future daughter-in-law Seong-ran. Shi-wan doesnít feel comfortable since he didnít ask Seong-ran before he set up the meeting with his parents.
Jae-hee tells Eun-ju that he doesnít want to get married anytime soon, however Eun-ju tells him that she will wait until he changes his mind.
Geum-ah tells her mother that she will get a job instead of studying to become a teacher. Her mother gets furious.

Eps. 51
Shi-wan is happy when Seong-ran comes to meet his parents. Jeong-shim asks Seong-ran questions to get to know her better. Seong-ran is very polite and respectful, which pleases Jeong-shim.
When Geum-soon takes her grandmother to the hospital, Young-ok and Geum-soonís grandmother recognize each other.
Later that evening, she goes to the beauty salon to practice her skills. Jae-hee heads to the salon as well, hoping to run into Geum-soon. He sees Geum-soon looking into the digital cameras on display with great interest.

Eps. 52
Shi-wan decides to tell his family about Seong-ranís past. However, he canít bring it up since his parents keep speaking highly of her.
After running into Geum-soonís grandmother, Young-ok canít sleep thinking about her daughter. Geum-soonís grandmother is also in shock to see her daughter-in-law who abandoned her granddaughter many years ago.
Mi-ja delivers a gift to Jae-hee from Eun-ju. Jae-hee feels uncomfortable about Eun-juís interest in him. He decides to have a talk with Eun-ju and calls her up.

Eps. 53
Eun-ju is shocked when Jae-hee tells her that he has someone else in mind. Eun-ju thinks that Jae-hee is lying to make her give up. However, Jae-hee tells her that heís in love with someone else.
At the beauty salon, Hye-mi finds out that Geum-soon is the mother of a child and makes fun of her.
After seeing Geum-soonís grandmother, Young-ok seems absent-minded. Dr. Jang asks if somethingís wrong, but she doesnít say anything to him.
Jae-hee is excited to get a digital camera for Geum-soon.

Eps. 54
Jeong-shim is grumpy because she isnít happy with the perm Geum-soon gave her. Shi-wan is worried about how he will bring up Seong-ranís story to his family.
Young-ok tells Dr. Jang that she regrets terribly leaving her baby daughter. He suggests looking for her daughter, but Young-ok thinks itís not right to look for her daughter now when sheís sick.
Jeong-shim invites Seong-ran to her house and fixes a nice meal for her.

Eps. 55
Looking at Jeong-shim being so nice to Seong-ran, Geum-soon becomes sad. Geum-soon feels bad for not being the daughter-in-law Jeong-shim has always wanted. Tae-wan feels bad for Geum-soon. Hye-mi teases Geum-soon every time she can. Geum-soon is annoyed by her behavior, but she just puts up with it.
Meanwhile, Geum-soonís aunt working in the hospital cafeteria sees Dr. Jang and Young-ok together. She recognizes Young-ok.

Eps. 56
Geum-soonís aunt sees Dr. Jang helping Young-ok by holding her in his arms. She finds out that theyíre husband and wife and almost passes out from shock. She tries to figure out why Dr. Jang is doing a favor to Geum-soon. Suddenly, an idea comes into her mind.
Meanwhile, not knowing what to tell his family about Seong-ranís past, Shi-wan decides to keep his mouth shut. Eun-ju asks Jae-hee about the woman he has in mind. Jae-hee canít tell Eun-ju that heís in love with Geum-soon. However, Jae-hee canít help but smile just thinking of Geum-soon.

Eps. 57
Jae-hee goes to the beauty shop hoping that Geum-soon is alone. Heís thrilled to see her. Jae-hee asks her to eat out with him, but Geum-soon tells him that she has some cleaning to do. In order to take her out to eat, Jae-hee decides to help her clean.
Since she saw Dr. Jang and Young-ok at the hospital, Geum-soonís aunt has too many thoughts racing through her mind. Sheís secretly worried if she should tell her mother-in-law about Young-ok, but she doesnít say anything. Meanwhile, Shi-wan has to lie to Seong-ran. He tells her that he already told his father about her past and his father still approved their marriage. He adds that his father wants it to be kept secret from the other members of the family.

Eps. 58
Heartbroken over Jae-hee, Eun-ju drowns her grief in alcohol. Completely drunk, she goes to Jae-heeís house. She complains to Mi-ja about Jae-heeís being insensitive toward her feelings. Meanwhile, Geum-ah tells her mother that sheíll work part-time until she gets a permanent job. Her mother is at a loss since Geum-ah isnít interested in becoming a teacher.

Eps. 59
Jae-hee takes Eun-ju home. Mi-ja blames her son Jae-hee by accusing him of two-timing. Since he canít tell her that he loves Geum-soon, he feels bad about the whole situation. When Hye-mi sends Geum-soon for an errand, Geum-soon gets a call from Jeong-shim who tells her that Hui-seong is sick with a fever.

Eps. 60
Jae-hee waits for Geum-soon in front of her house. Feeling uncomfortable about Jae-heeís sudden visit, Geum-soon asks him if heís interested in her by any chance.
Geum-soonís aunt isnít sure if itís okay to keep working at the hospital cafeteria where Dr. Jang got her a job.
Seong-ran and her parents come to meet Shi-wanís parents. Mr. Noh and Jeong-shim are happy to see the elegant and sophisticated parents of Seong-ran. However, Geum-soon feels excluded and lonely when she sees the parents having a friendly talk.

Eps. 61
Feeling uncomfortable about Jae-heeís sudden visit, Geum-soon asks him if heís interested in her by any chance.
Geum-soonís aunt isnít sure if itís okay to keep working at the hospital cafeteria where Dr. Jang got her a job.
Seong-ran and her parents come to meet Shi-wanís parents. Mr. Noh and Jeong-shim are happy to see the elegant and sophisticated parents of Seong-ran. However, Geum-soon feels excluded and lonely when she sees the parents having a friendly talk.

Eps. 62
Shi-wan feels guilty about not telling his parents the truth to marry Seong-ran. The day before the wedding, Shi-wan bows to his parents. Without knowing that their son is hiding something from them, Mr. Noh and Jeong-shim are just happy about his marriage. Shi-wan tells Geum-soon not to feel distant even after he gets married. Geum-soon is thankful for his kindness.
Watching Shi-wanís wedding, Geum-soon thinks about her own wedding 3 years ago. Geum-soonís grandmother feels terrible for her widow granddaughter since the newly married couple will live in the same house where Geum-soon lives.

Eps. 63
Jae-hee is thrilled to find out that Geum-soon tried to call him. Since it was the first time Geum-soon ever tried to call Jae-hee first, Jae-hee hurries to call her back. Hye-mi takes advantage of every chance she gets to make fun of Geum-soon.
Hui-seong hurts himself while playing alone in the kitchen. Jeong-shim takes him to the hospital. Geum-soon hears the news and rushes to the hospital. She gets angry at Jeong-shim blaming her for not keeping an eye on the child. Meanwhile, Shi-wan and Seong-ran have a great time on their honeymoon.

Eps. 64
Realizing that she was too hard on Jeong-shim, Geum-soon apologizes. However, feeling hurt by Geum-soon, Jeong-shim just gives her the cold shoulder. Worrying about Geum-soon who has to live in the same house with Shi-wan and Seong-ran, her grandmother suggests to Geum-soonís aunt that she let Geum-soon live with them for a while. However, Geum-soonís aunt doesnít listen to her. Feeling sorry for getting angry with her husband in the morning, Jeong-shim goes to his work.

Eps. 65
Eun-ji pretends that she already gave up on Jae-hee. She asks about the woman Jae-hee has in his mind. Eun-ju is more upset and jealous because Jae-hee seems happy just by thinking about her. Jae-hee and Eun-ju come to the beauty shop. While practicing her perm-giving skills, Geum-soon doesnít hear Eun-ju talking to her. Eun-ju thinks that Geum-soon is ignoring her and gets angry with her. Jae-hee isnít happy to see Eun-ju being harsh on Geum-soon.
Jeong-shim finds out that her husband retired a month ago. She canít believe that she didnít know about that. Confused, Jeong-shim gets angry with Tae-wan instead. Tae-wan canít understand why his mother is so annoyed.

Eps. 66
Mr. Noh stops Jeong-shim when she gets angry at Geum-soon for nothing. Jeong-shim confronts him on the issue of his hiding the fact that he already retired. Busy working around the house, Geum-soon is late for work. Mi-ja blames Geum-soon for causing too much trouble even though she just started working. Young-ok and her family run into Mi-ja and Jae-hee in the restaurant and join them.

Eps. 67
Jeong-shim canít forgive her husband for lying to her for a month. Sheís very cold to him. Jeong-shim tells her family not to mention anything to Shi-wan and Seong-ran. Shi-wan and Seong-ran come back from their honeymoon. Seong-ran tells Jeong-shim and Mr. Noh that sheíll pay for the living expenses of the family.
Waiting for a call from Geum-soon, Jae-hee keeps checking his cell phone. Meanwhile, Young-ok wants to know where Geum-soonís grandmother lives. She goes to Jae-hee for help.

Eps. 68
Mr. Noh and Jeong-shim have a huge argument. Jeong-shim accuses him of not having done anything decent for the family and she tells him that she wonít put up with his lies anymore. Mr. Noh storms out of the house. Tae-wan blames his mother for saying terrible things to his father. Geum-soon tries to make her feel better, but itís no use.
Feeling grateful for Dr. Jang, Geum-soonís grandmother sends Geum-soon to thank him. Jae-hee runs into Geum-soon at the hospital.

Eps. 69
Young-ok goes to Geum-soonís grandmotherís house. She hides herself when she sees the grandmother and Hui-seong. Young-ok walks around the house hoping to see Geum-soon. To make up with her husband, Jeong-shim goes to find him in the public library. Looking at her husband reading books among the little children, Jeong-shim feels terribly sorry for her husband.
Geum-soon is surprised to see her grandmother and Hui-seong in front of the shop. Geum-soon is worried that someone at work might see them and find out that she has a son.

Eps. 70
Geum-soon ends up leaving the shop again to look for Hui-seong without telling anyone. Eun-ju fires Geum-soon for having lied about being married and leaving work without telling anyone. Geum-soon doesnít know what to do.
When Mr. Noh comes home late, Jeong-shim washes his feet and thanks him for supporting the family for 30 years. Meanwhile, Eun-ju tells Mi-ja that she fired Geum-soon. She also tells her that Geum-soon is the mother of a child. Jae-hee comes home and happens to hear their conversation.

Eps. 71
Jae-hee sees Geum-soon with a child on her back. Heís surprised to find out that Tae-wan is Geum-soonís brother-in-law. He has a hard time believing the fact that Geum-soon is the mother of a child. Since he has feelings for Geum-soon, the shock is even more intense. Meanwhile, Geum-soonís grandmother has a bad dream about her son, who is away from home to avoid his creditors. Unlike her, Geum-soonís aunt ignores her concerns saying, ďNo news is good news.Ē Seong-ran tells her mother-in-law Jeong-shim that she doesnít want to do house chores after working at the office all day. Shi-wan feels uncomfortable between his wife and his family. Geum-soon is fired from her job at the beauty shop, but she decides to clean the windows in the shop since she has been paid in advance.

Eps. 72
Young-ok wanders in front of Geum-soonís auntís house to hear about Geum-soon. Geum-soonís aunt sees her. She canít believe that Young-ok asks her if Geum-soon is doing well after so many years. Geum-soonís aunt refuses to talk to her. Meanwhile, at the beauty shop, some customers complement Geum-soonís kindness and ask where Geum-soon is. Mi-ja seems to make up her mind on something. To meet Jae-hee for a dinner appointment, Geum-soon comes to the hospital where Jae-hee is working. Jae-hee treats her very coldly. Geum-soon doesnít understand why he changed his attitude overnight.

Eps. 73
Jae-hee confronts Geum-soon as to why she lied to him that she hasnít been married and why she told him that Tae-wan is her cousin. He angrily asks Geum-soon if she really didnít have any idea about his feelings toward her. He gets in the car and goes away, but Geum-soon canít do anything but watch him leave.
Meanwhile, Young-ok falls into a coma and is sent to the intensive care room. Dr. Jang stays up all night at the bedside and even Eun-ju is worried about Young-ok. Geum-soon goes to the beauty shop to thank Eun-ju for having been nice to her while she was working there. She runs into Mi-ja instead.

Eps. 74
Since some help is needed at the shop, Mi-ja asks Geum-soon to come back to work. Hye-mi is surprised to see Geum-soon again at the shop. Impressed with Geum-soonís dedication to her job, Mi-ja volunteers to give her a perm test. Meanwhile, Geum-soonís grandmother has a hunch that something bad is going to happen to her son. Geum-soonís aunt pretends to be calm, but in fact sheís worried as well. Seong-ran buys a dishwasher and has it delivered to the house. Jeong-shim canít believe that Seong-ran decided to buy a dishwasher without telling her.

Eps. 75
Jae-hee canít sleep thinking about Geum-soon. Mi-ja notices that her son is very depressed and seems to worry about something. Geum-soon goes to the beauty shop early in the morning to practice her perm skills. Young-ok is still unconscious and Dr. Jang calls Geum-soon.

Eps. 76
Geum-soon hears that the creditors found her uncle who has been avoiding them. Geum-soonís grandmother remembers her bad dream and Geum-soonís aunt gets even grumpier. Young-okís condition gets worse and worse. Eun-ju is sad to see Young-ok hanging between life and death. She stays by Young-ok and prays for her recovery.

Eps. 77
Geum-soonís uncle is charged with fraud. His wife and mother find out that his debt approaches one hundred million won. His family canít afford to pay back his debt, so heís about to be sent to jail. Seong-ran asks her mother-in-law to hire a maid since she canít be good at both her job and housework, too. Jeong-shim gets angry because Seong-ran doesnít even try to help with the housework. Meanwhile, Dr. Jang decides to find out about Geum-soonís financially strapped uncle.

Eps. 78
Dr. Jang hears that Geum-soonís family needs money badly. Dr. Jang calls Geum-soonís aunt. Telling her that Young-ok needs a kidney transplant, he suggests giving the money she needs on the condition that she helps him. Dr. Jang asks her just to tell Geum-soon that her mother is still alive. After getting paid for his part-time work, Tae-wan takes Geum-soon to the department store. Geum-soon thought that he was going to buy something for his mother, but he takes her to the childrenís store to get something for her son. Eun-ju and Jae-hee happen to see them together.

Eps. 79
Geum-soonís aunt doesnít know what to do. She hesitates to tell Geum-soon about her mother. When she thinks of her husband going to jail, she needs Dr. Jangís money. Being nervous, she gets mad at her mother-in-law and Geum-soon for no reason. Seong-ran comes home from work and sees that Jeong-shim is angry with her. She apologizes just to make her feel better. Heartbroken, Jae-hee has a drink with Eun-ju. He throws away the gift he bought for Geum-soon.

Eps. 80
Jae-hee tells Geum-soon terrible things and she becomes embarrassed. She doesnít know what to say to Jae-hee, but sheís furious about his attitude. After giving a lot of thought to Dr. Jangís suggestion, Geum-soonís aunt goes to Dr. Jang. She tells him that sheís willing to give her kidney to Young-ok. After work, Geum-soon goes to the hospital and demands an apology from Jae-hee.

Eps. 81
Geum-soonís grandmother feels terrible upon hearing that her son is sick. Geum-soonís aunt is angry because Geum-soonís grandmother only cares about Geum-soon. She seems to make up her mind and calls Dr. Jang. When Jae-hee regrets humiliating Geum-soon, Eun-ju calls him. Meanwhile, Geum-soonís family has a great time at a karaoke bar.

Eps. 82
Geum-soonís aunt goes to Dr. Jang and tells him that she was wrong. At that moment, Dr. Jang hears that Young-ok is in critical condition and rushes to her. Stressed about what she has to do, she has stomach cramps and is sent to the hospital. Geum-soon hears about her aunt and hurries to the hospital. Jae-hee sees Geum-soon in the hospital and feels bad about what heíd done to her.

Eps. 83
Geum-soon thinks that her aunt seems to have something she wants to tell. She tells her to say whatever she wants. Geum-soonís aunt finally tells her about Dr. Jang and Young-ok. Geum-soon is completely shocked to find out that Young-ok is her mother. Meanwhile, Tae-wan who wants to become an actor fails his camera test because heís too nervous. Disappointed, he runs into Geum-ah on the way home and they have a drink together.

Eps. 84
Geum-soon is walking up and down the street in front of Dr. Jangís house. She secretly watches Young-ok and Dr. Jang. Meanwhile, Geum-soonís aunt is worried about Geum-soon. Young-ok comes to the shop to see Eun-ju. Geum-soon is shocked to find out that Eun-ju is Young-okís stepdaughter.

Eps. 85
Jeong-shim complains to her husband about Seong-ran who always says whatever she has on her mind. Mr. Noh tries to make Jeong-shim feel better by saying that young people these days are very different, but it doesnít make her feel any better. Geum-soonís aunt regrets having told Geum-soon about her mother. Jeong-shim gets worried when Geum-soon doesnít come home until late. She asks Tae-wan to call Geum-soonís grandmotherís house, but heís reluctant to call because of Geum-ah.

Eps. 86
Tae-wan is afraid that Geum-soon, who has such a big heart, will volunteer to donate her kidney. He asks her not to even consider it. Confused, Geum-soon runs into Eun-ju on her way out of the beauty shop. Since Eun-ju reminds her of Young-ok, itís hard for Geum-soon to look at her face. Geum-soonís aunt returns the money to Dr. Jang and apologizes to Geum-soon saying that she made a mistake when Dr. Jang offered the money she badly needed. She also asks Geum-soon to forget what she told her about Geum-soonís mother. Meanwhile, Geum-soonís grandmother is worried sick when Geum-soon doesnít answer the phone.

Eps. 87
Jae-hee happens to hear Tae-wan and Dr. Jang and finds out about the relationship between Geum-soon and Young-ok. Jae-hee remembers that Geum-soon has asked him for Dr. Jangís address and he was very rude to her. He feels bad about what heís done and rushes over of the hospital to look for Geum-soon. Geum-soon canít focus on her work. She feels terribly depressed. Geum-soon decides to ask her grandmother about everything. Jae-hee impatiently waits for Geum-soon. Heís thrilled when he sees her coming from the distance. However, unlike Jae-hee,
Geum-soon isnít interested in whatever he says.

Eps. 88
Worried about Geum-soon, Jae-hee goes to meet her before going to work. Jae-hee is relieved to see her cleaning and talking to her coworkers as usual. Meanwhile, Eun-ju is in a hurry to leave the beauty shop when she hears that Young-ok has become unconscious again. Geum-soon is surprised, but she canít do anything about it.
Tae-wan tells his family about Geum-soonís secret that heís kept to himself. Mr. Noh and Shi-wan are shocked and theyíre speechless. After giving it a lot of thought, Geum-soon goes to see Young-ok at the hospital.

Eps. 89
Jae-hee sees Dr. Jang and Geum-soon going to his office and follows them. Dr. Jang tells Geum-soon that he knows that heís done terrible things to her. However, he also tells her that he would do anything to save his wifeís life. Dr. Jang breaks down in front of her and begs her to help Young-ok. Watching him crying for help, Geum-soon feels confused and helpless.
Feeling sorry for Geum-soon, Jeong-shim takes good care of her. Meanwhile, Geum-ah is upset because Tae-wan has been avoiding her. Sheís waiting for him to confront.

Eps. 90
Jae-hee goes to Dr. Jang and asks him to give up his plan about Geum-soon. Dr. Jang tells Jae-hee that itís none of his business. Jae-hee tells him that even Young-ok doesnít want Geum-soonís help. He also tells him that Geum-soon is the woman he cares about.
Feeling depressed, Geum-soon canít make a decision. Her grandmother has a hunch that something bad is going to happen. Geum-soon stays up all night and she finally makes up her mind. She goes to meet Dr. Jang. At the hospital, Jae-hee is happy to see Geum-soon, but she completely ignores him.

Eps. 91
Geum-soon tells Dr. Jang that she will get the surgery if he loans her the money she needs for her uncle. Geum-soon also tells him that she will pay back the money within 3 years. She asks him not to tell anything to Young-ok and to stay as strangers like before. Geum-soon agrees on the surgery as he has wanted, but Dr. Jang has mixed feelings about everything. Mr. Noh tries to persuade Jeong-shim to help Geum-soonís family financially, but she ignores him. Shi-wan tells Seong-ran about Geum-soonís situation. He apologizes for not telling her before he decided to give Geum-soon the money. Seong-ran suggests that they manage their money separately even thought theyíre married.

Eps. 92
Geum-soon and Tae-wan have a drink together. Talking about her mother who she believed dead a long time ago, Geum-soon canít help but cry. Tae-wan tries to make her feel better. Geum-soon comes home drunk. Jeong-shim feels for her. Meanwhile, Geum-soonís aunt doesnít know what to do with the money Geum-soon gave to her.
Dr. Jang is very cold to Jae-hee. Jae-hee feels confused when Dr. Jang tries to keep his distance from him. Eun-ju bursts into tears because of Jae-hee who doesnít accept her feelings. Young-ok is comforting her.

Eps. 93
Geum-soonís aunt tells Geum-soon that she canít take her money. However, Geum-soon tells her that it was a tough decision for her as well. She doesnít take the money back saying that she wants to pay the money back within 3 years. Geum-soonís aunt decides to use the money to bail her husband out of jail. Jae-hee sees Young-ok and Dr. Jang walking together. It reminds him of Geum-soon. He waits for her on the road to her house. Meanwhile, Mr. Noh and Jeong-shim prepare the money for Geum-soonís uncle.

Eps. 94
Geum-soonís aunt comes to Geum-soon and tells her that she couldnít spend the money she has given to her. Telling her that it wasnít an easy decision for her either, Geum-soon insists that her aunt take the money. Her aunt decides to use the money to bail her husband out. Watching Young-ok and Dr. Jang walking together, Jae-hee thinks of Geum-soon. He waits for her along the way to her house.
Meanwhile, Mr. Noh and Jeong-shim prepare the money for Geum-soonís uncle and wait for her to come home.

Eps. 95
Geum-soon canít help but cry when she finds out how much Jeong-shim and the family care about her. Geum-soon rushes to her auntís house with the money from the family. However, her aunt already spent the money from Dr. Jang. Geum-soon is at a loss. On her way out from the hospital, Geum-soon runs into Young-ok in a patient gown. Young-ok says hi and treats Geum-soon very kindly. Jae-hee is watching the two women talking from a distance.

Eps. 96
Geum-soonís grandmother hears from her son that her daughter-in-law brought the bail money. Her grandmother is suspicious about Geum-soonís aunt since she hasnít said anything about the money. She rushes to the restaurant where sheís working.

Eps. 97
Dr. Jang asks Young-okís doctor to keep a secret about Geum-soon. He asks him to perform a kidney transplant on Young-ok. Geum-soon is surprised to realize that Jae-hee knows about Geum-soonís situation. She asks how much he knows and he tells her the truth. Jae-hee asks her for forgiveness, but she ignores him and walks away.

Eps. 98
Jae-hee sends Geum-soon a text message asking for forgiveness, but Geum-soon ignores it. However, Jae-hee waits for her call all day long. Geum-soonís grandmother feels bad about having lied to Geum-soon that her mother died. Geum-soon pretends that she doesnít care; so as not to make her grandmother worried. However, looking at Geum-soon caring about other people, her grandmother feels all the more sorry. Meanwhile, Young-ok comes to the beauty shop to meet Eun-ju. She talks to Geum-soon and tries to get to know her better.

Eps. 99
Geum-soon is shocked to find out that Jae-hee knows about the money from Dr. Jang and the kidney transplant. Sheís embarrassed about the fact that he knows all about something she had wanted to hide. However, Jae-hee tells her about his family secret. Young-okís doctor tells Dr. Jang that Young-okís condition is getting worse. He advises him to tell her the truth and to have her agree to the surgery.

Eps. 100
Realizing that her health is getting worse, Young-ok goes to meet Geum-soonís aunt. Young-ok gives her a bankbook asking to use the money for Geum-soon. She tells her that sheís always been thinking of Geum-soon. Dr. Jang informs Geum-soon of the surgery schedule. She feels scared and nervous. Meanwhile, Eun-ju canít believe that the woman Jae-hee has in his mind is Geum-soon.

Eps. 101
Jae-hee confesses to Geum-soon that he likes her. Geum-soon is confused and Jae-hee is embarrassed as well. They pretend as if nothing has changed between them. Geum-soonís grandmother and Jeong-shim happen to meet each other at the market. Jeong-shim tells her that itís out of the question that Geum-soon donates her kidney. Since her grandmother doesnít know about the surgery, sheís completely shocked. Mi-ja hears that Young-ok has found a donor and will undergo surgery soon. She goes to the hospital and congratulates Dr. Jang. However, Dr. Jang feels uncomfortable since Jae-hee knows what is really going on.

Eps. 102
Geum-soonís aunt finds out that her mother-in-law knows everything. She feels guilty. She tells Geum-soon that her grandmother knows all about it. Meanwhile, Geum-soonís grandmother is upset and feels betrayed since Geum-soon and her daughter-in-law havenít told her anything. While talking to Geum-soon, sheís so upset that she collapses.

Eps. 103
Jeong-shim and Mr. Noh are furious because Geum-soon decided on the surgery without telling the family about it. Feeling bad about not having told the family the truth, Geum-soon heads home. Jae-hee is relieved that Geum-soon doesnít avoid him even though he told her that he has feelings for her. Young-ok canít help but think of Geum-soon. Finally, she asks Mi-ja to find out more about Geum-soon.

Eps. 104
Young-ok hears from Geum-soonís grandmother all about what Dr. Jang did to Geum-soon. Young-ok canít believe that her husband had Geum-soon donate her kidney in exchange for her uncleís bail money. Geum-soonís grandmother runs into Geum-soon at the hospital, but sheís still angry and hurt.

Eps. 105
Since he knows what is going on, Jae-hee is worried about Geum-soon. He goes to see her at work. However, he feels relieved and happy when he sees her doing well. To make her grandmother feel better, Geum-soon goes to meet her. She talks about her mother and the reason she left. Geum-soon asks for her forgiveness.

Eps. 106
Geum-soon hears that Young-ok is missing. She calls Jae-hee for help. Jae-hee rushes to Geum-soon. Jae-hee and Geum-soon have a good time together. Theyíre happy to be with each other. Jae-hee realizes that he is developing stronger feelings for Geum-soon. However, Geum-soon canít be happy since sheís worried about Young-okís whereabouts.

Eps. 107
Geum-soonís grandmother is sick in bed. Still angry at Geum-soon, she doesnít want to see her. Geum-soon finds out that Young-ok hasnít come back to the hospital yet. Geum-soon is worried sick. Meanwhile, Young-ok walks around Geum-soonís house hoping to see Geum-soon. She sees Hui-seong playing with Mr. Noh and realizes that heís her grandson. She canít take her eyes off of Hui-seong.

Eps. 108
Geum-soon is worried to hear that Young-ok lost consciousness while getting a routine treatment. Geum-soon asks Jae-hee to do her a favor. Jae-hee canít refuse Geum-soonís request to let her see Young-ok. Meanwhile, Mr. Noh and Jeong-shim pressure Seong-ran and Shi-wan to have a baby. Unlike what her husband said to her, Seong-ran realizes that her parents-in-law donít know about her getting divorced and her child from a previous marriage.

Eps. 109
Jae-hee feels sorry for Geum-soon who is completely heartbroken after seeing her mother. Sitting next to Geum-soon, Jae-hee talks about her father. Geum-soon smiles at him and Jae-hee feels excited. Geum-soon asks her grandmother to let her donate her kidney. She tells her that she really wants to save her motherís life. Her grandmother canít say anything, which makes Geum-soon even sadder.

Eps. 110
Geum-soonís grandmother thinks about what Geum-soon said to her earlier. Geum-soonís aunt tries to change her mind, telling that nothing can stop Geum-soon. Geum-soon tells Mr. Noh about her decision and goes to the hospital with him. Meanwhile, angry with her husband lying to her, Song-ran stays out all night. Shi-wan knows that itís his fault, but he canít tell the truth to his family about Seong-ran. Heís in hot water.

Eps. 111
After giving it a lot of thought, Geum-soonís grandmother heads to the hospital where Young-ok is staying. Even though it wasnít easy for her to come and see Young-ok, she starts talking to Young-ok in a very calm manner. She tells her to agree to the surgery since Geum-soon insists on helping her mother. Young-ok sheds tears of regrets and gratitude. Hoping to see Geum-soon, Jae-hee goes to the beauty shop after work. Geum-soon is embarrassed when Jae-hee shows up. However, Tae-wan calls and tells Geum-soon that he will come to pick her up. Geum-soon asks him not to since sheís meeting someone she knows.

Eps. 112
Jae-hee isnít sure about what Geum-soon thinks of him. He asks her about her feelings. Geum-soon canít give him the answer that he wants to hear and Jae-hee who is confused turns around and leaves. Watching Jae-hee going away, Geum-soon doesnít dare to ask him not to go. She just sits there completely confused. Jeong-shim hears about Geum-soonís decision about the surgery. Sheís strongly against her decision. However, after hearing from her husband about what Geum-soon really has in mind, she canít help but thinking her dead son Jeong-wan.

Eps. 113
Geum-soon catches Young-ok trying to leave after leaving a note. Geum-soon who has been very calm about the situation so far finally explodes. She screams at Young-ok and blames her for being selfish. Then, she storms out of the hospital room. After Geum-soon leaves, Young-ok is torn as she sheds tears. Geum-soon feels terribly sad, but she smiles at Jae-hee when she sees him. However, Jae-hee ignores her and looks the other way. Geum-soon canít understand Jae-heeís behavior. She leaves the house as if she made up her mind on something.

Eps. 114
Geum-soon asks Jae-hee to be supportive about her decision to undergo the surgery. Thereís a strange atmosphere between the two. Jae-hee approaches her and Geum-soon stands still. She canít take her eyes off of him. Jae-hee goes to Dr. Jang and tells him that he respects Geum-soonís decision. He asks him to do his best on the surgery. Whenever Jae-hee thinks of Geum-soon who is going to have surgery soon, he feels bad for her. Trying to find a way to make her happy, Jae-hee prepares a special event for Geum-soon.

Eps. 115
Geum-soon waits for the surgery in the waiting room. Young-ok comes into the room lying on her bed. As soon as she sees Young-ok, Geum-soonís eyes are full of tears. She holds Young-okís hands without saying a word.
Geum-soon rests at home after the surgery. Her family takes good care of her. Before getting back to work, she goes to the beauty shop to see everyone. On the way back, she calls Jae-hee. He comes running to meet Geum-soon. Heís very happy to see her.

Eps. 116
Jae-hee is so thrilled to see Geum-soon after so many days. He sings a love song that heís been practicing for Geum-soon. Listening to his song, Geum-soon realizes that she loves Jae-hee more than she thought. Sheís surprised at her feelings. Meanwhile, Geum-ah and Tae-wan happen to be on the TV news when they walk together completely drunk. The family notices Geum-ah and Tae-wan in the background of the news report. Theyíre so shocked to see them together.

Eps. 117
Geum-ah and Tae-wan happen to be on the TV news when they walk together completely drunk. The family notices Geum-ah and Tae-wan on the background of the news report. Theyíre so shocked to see them together.
Geum-soon and Jae-hee exchange phone messages like any other young lovers. When Jeong-shim opens the door, Geum-soon tries to hide what sheís been doing. Meanwhile, Geum-soonís grandmother and aunt are shocked to find out that Geum-ah is dating Tae-wan who is their in-law.

Eps. 118
Young-ok watches Geum-soon working in the beauty shop from outside. When Eun-ju comes out, sheís surprised. When Geum-soon performs hair coloring until late, Jae-hee volunteers to become her hair model. Eun-ju finds out that Young-okís kidney donor was Geum-soon and sheís actually Young-okís biological daughter. Feeling betrayed, Eun-ju goes to meet Jae-hee. Meanwhile, Geum-soon comes home after having a date with Jae-hee. She feels guilty when she sees Jeong-shim and Mr. Noh.

Eps. 119
Eun-ju, Mi-ja and Geum-soon have dinner together. Geum-soon realizes the fact that she has forgotten about her dead husband Jeong-wan while sheís been dating Jae-hee. She feels terrible about that. Feeling depressed, Geum-soon goes to her grandmother and tells her about her feelings. Jae-hee waits for Geum-soon in front of her house. However, he feels hurt when Geum-soon tries to hide when Tae-wan passes by. Jae-hee tells Mi-ja that he has a girlfriend and he will introduce her to her soon.

Eps. 120
Mi-ja tells Eun-ju that Jae-hee has a girlfriend. She feels sorry for Eun-ju who has feelings for her son. Eun-ju canít believe that Jae-hee is thinking about introducing Geum-soon to Mi-ja. Frustrated, Eun-ju tells Mi-ja that the woman Jae-hee has in mind is Geum-soon. Jae-hee chooses a ring for Geum-soon. Geum-soon feels that Jae-hee is going to tell her something serious.

Eps. 121
Geum-soon is surprised at Jae-heeís marriage proposal. However, she pretends to be calm and tells him that she wants to be a beautician more than be someone elseís wife. She tells him that she doesnít want to see him any more. When Jae-hee comes home, he finds Mi-ja furious.
Meanwhile, Shi-wan decides to tell his father about Seong-ranís divorce. Shi-wan manages to bring it up.

Eps. 122
Mr. Noh canít sleep after hearing about Seong-ranís past. Jeong-shim notices that her husband is worried about something, but she doesnít know what it is. Seong-ran and Shi-wan feel terribly uncomfortable with Mr. Nohís change of attitude. Meanwhile, Geun-soon comes to Mi-jaís beauty salon to have Mi-ja check out her hair-coloring skills. However, Mi-ja asks her to leave. Jae-hee is nervous when he canít get hold of Geum-soon. Jae-hee waits for her in front of her house.

Eps. 123
Geum-soon tells Jae-hee that she wonít see him anymore. She also asks him not to call her anymore. Jae-hee is speechless. On her way home, Geum-soon feels lonely and calls Young-ok. Meanwhile, Jae-hee finds out that Mi-ja slapped Geum-soon. He confronts his mother and they have a terrible argument. Mrs. Noh meets Seong-ranís ex father-in-law and tells him that he canít be his friend anymore. However, when Seong-ranís ex father ?in-law speaks ill of Seong-ran, Mr. Noh gets furious and punches him in the face.

Eps. 124
Jeong-shim happens to answer Geum-soonís cell phone when Jae-hee calls. Jae-hee is surprised and hangs up. Later, Jeong-shim asks Geum-soon about the man named ĎJae-heeí. Geum-soon tells her that heís just a colleague working at the beauty shop. Seong-ran is disappointed with Shi-wan not for having been honest with his parents. They have an argument. Geum-soon sees Jae-hee waiting for her in front of her house. Then, Tae-wan comes home and Geum-soon tries to go into the house with him ? as she ignores Jae-hee.

Eps. 125
Jae-hee grabs Geum-soon and asks her to talk with him. Tae-wan is angry at Jae-hee and punches him. Geum-soon tries to stop Tae-wan. Tae-wan feels betrayed when he realizes that Geum-soon really cares about Jae-hee. Shi-wan and Seong-ran visit Mr. Noh at his office. They ask for his forgiveness, but Mr. Noh asks them to leave.
Meanwhile, Jae-hee sends Geum-soon a message asking her to come out of the house to meet him. He threatens her that heíll go into her house and lets everyone know about their relationship. Geum-soon doesnít know what to do.

Eps. 126
Jae-hee is very upset when Geum-soon doesnít answer the phone. Jae-hee decides to go to the beauty shop and confront Geum-soon. The staff at the beauty shop is very curious about what is going on between Jae-hee and Geum-soon. Shi-wan feels so sorry for having lied to his father in order to marry Seong-ran. Feeling betrayed and disappointed, Mr. Noh cries in front of his son. Meanwhile, Geum-ah gets nauseous at the dinner table. Geum-ahís mother and grandmother suspect her to be pregnant.

Eps. 127
Oh Mi-ja gets mad and tells Geum-soon to get out. However, Geum-soon tells her that she didnít do anything wrong and she doesnít deserve to be fired. Jae-hee tells Mi-ja that he canít live without Geum-soon. Mi-ja feels betrayed by her own son. Geum-soonís grandmother gets grumpy when her son and daughter-in-law have fun without her. Meanwhile, Mr. Noh tells Shi-wan and Seong-ran to move out. He also asks them to say nothing about Seong-ranís past to Jeong-shim.

Eps. 128
Geum-soon tells Jae-hee that she canít be with him. Jae-hee comes home and tells his mother that G

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 Jang Geun-soo (장근수)
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30 min HD 16/9
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Airing dates : 2005/02/24~2005/09/30

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The main reason I watched this drama was Kang Ji-hwan in it. Yet it is long and may be a bit dragging BUT a really touching and funny drama to watch.
2009-01-17 07:29:40
2007-11-16 07:33:33
you will see a different HAN HYE JIN in this drama.
a korean drama that will make you laugh but will touch your heart.
2007-11-16 07:30:50
2007-07-04 07:19:08
yeah...i loved hye-jin and ja-hye's cutesy hair-dos and faces in this show
love everything about Hye-jin =)
2007-06-25 22:55:55
2007-05-06 06:20:12
i like this drama. i watched in CH sub. But i'd like Eng sub. Pls
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one of the greatest drama ever 2006-08-24

i love this drama !!! esp because of kang ji hwan hehehehe.. GreAt story great act..

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