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While they talk, Ki-tae accidentally finds the envelope of postcards from Dad and swipes them.
Ki-tae suggests they go see her father, since they now have his address. Finally he pulls over at a rest stop also against her wishes and orders lunch, saying he needs energy to endure her while she takes her upset out on him. He finally gets Jang-mi to eat by saying they can leave as soon as the food is gone.
Jang-mi asks why Ki-tae went to see her mom in the first place, and he says he was jealous that she was getting so much affection from his mother and he wanted the same from her mom. But Ki-tae is sure her parents will make up, and even bets on it: If her parents get back together, Jang-mi has to marry him.
I love his reasoning, that if the worst marriage she knows can work out, then surely theirs will too. He reclaims them and they adorably tickle-hug-wrestle for possession of the envelope. A passing fisherman picks up the envelope when Ki-tae drops it, and says he knows the man who wrote it, and that he was heading to Seoul today to close his chicken restaurant. When Jang-mi asks what Dad ever did to give Mom assurance, it takes all the fight right out of him, but the news that Mom has cancer hits him even harder.
Oh, this is so sad. She says sadly that their bet is over since her parents will never see eye-to-eye, but Ki-tae still has hope. Jang-mi climbs into bed with her mom and promises to be her life partner and never leave her. They commiserate over how hard it is to be around women who have to talk everything out, while men just get each other without speaking.
Go talk to your wife. Grandma says she has something to confess and asks if Mom remembers when she left home with Ki-tae. She tells Mom that Ki-tae thinks of those as his happiest days, but Mom remembers them as lazy days. Mom cries tears of relief, and asks what Grandma will do without her. The only concern is that she will lose that breast, but Ki-tae tells Jang-mi not to worry, since he knows a great doctor.
She sighs at all the other ladies who have husbands, boyfriends, and sons to support them, but pretends disinterest when her own husband shows up. Dad asks haltingly if he can stay with her, but Mom is stubborn and tries to give the bankbook back.
Jang-mi and Ki-tae watch from outside the room, and Jang-mi cries a few tears and notes that the reunion befits her parents. Ki-tae wonders if he should start proposing now that the bet results are in, but Jang-mi stops him again. She asks Ki-tae to wait, but he rightly says if they wait until all the drama is over, it will never happen. He teases her out of her grump, but in voiceover Jang-mi says that back then, they never expected the worst life-twist that was ahead for their wedding.
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When he asks for congratulations, Mom says he ought to congratulate her, so he starts in with the lip service of how he owes it all to her. He thanks her and she asks for something in return… a divorce.
He turns to Grandma for support, but Grandma tells him to give her the divorce. Mom asks for the house, and invites Grandma and Mi-jung to live with her not as in-laws, but as friends.
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The women are as touched as Dad is horrified, and they all hug again leaving Dad out in the cold. A few months later, a now-showing Hyun-hee watches a new chef cook in their restaurant, and Yeo-reum tells Jang-mi that this is his replacement.
He offers to sell her his recipes and bids her farewell, and in voiceover she says that this goodbye was the beginning of the wedding trouble. She tells Dad to take responsibility for his love, and find fulfillment. Ki-tae and Jang-mi enjoy a candlelit bubble bath together the night before their wedding. Jang-mi tells Ki-tae he looked like a wet rat the first time she saw him from his date that threw water on himbut agrees that he looked so sexy that she threw the juice on him later just to see him all wet and sexy again.
Joo Jang Mi is in love and wants to get married, so she sets up a nice date in a hotel room so that she can propose to her boyfriend, Lee Hoon Dong. Lee Hoon Dong however, is not ready to commit, and so he calls on his best friend, Gong Gi Tae to come and interrupt the proposal.
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Gong Gi Tae does as he is asked after bargaining for a three year, rent free, contract. As they leave the hotel room, he tells his friend to end things cleanly with the girl he was ready to break up with. She wants to talk things through and see what went wrong. As Gi Tae is relaying the breakup to Jang Mi, his mother and aunt pull up and watch the scene from a distance. She was there because she was in love and that love was sincere, at least it was for her. Gong Gi Tae decides to hire Jang Mi to pretend to be his girlfriend.
He tells her that she would be the perfect woman because he has no intentions of marrying her and she has no intentions of marrying him. She is one of his patients — as well as his ex-girlfriend. While talking casually to each other, she tries to coax him into coming to her hospital to work. He tells her that there are other doctors, that are just as good and better than he is, that would be willing to work in the hospital.
She finds it ironic that he said the same thing to her three years earlier when they broke up. Gi Tae and Jang Mi begin their deception and almost immediately Hoon Dong feels the pangs of jealousy and regret.
Hyun Hee sees what is happening and offers to be his drinking buddy. He ends up getting drunk and they do the thing and she ends up pregnant. He realizes that Jang Mi is not afraid of being abandoned, but she is terrified of being alone. In her, Yeo Reum finds a woman that he knows will never leave him.
He falls in love with her. Joo Jang Mi finds herself falling for Gong Gi Tae, but forces those feelings out of her mind when she realizes that Kang Se Ah has feelings for him, is a better match for him and has a history with him.