As our daydream continues, the creeper does his best to destroy any evidence that could lead back to him. He destroys the vehicle that he used for his crime and then almost casually carries his unconscious victim to his abandoned jailhouse lair. What is his particular obsession that drives him to kidnap these women? Meanwhile, Bong Soon is on the minds of Min Hyuk and Gook Du. Min Hyuk puzzles over her unusual displays of strength and decides that it isn’t quite normal. Gook Du calls Bong Soon and chastises her for her reckless behavior. He insists that he is showing friendly concern for Bong Soon but she isn’t having any of it. Doesn’t he realize that she has a heart that can be easily hurt? She smarts at being placed in the friend zone by Gook Du and decides to let him know it. She gives him a bit of a butt chewing and then hangs up on him. Gook Du is frustratingly oblivious as to the cause of her cranky attitude. To add insult to injury, Min Hyuk’s curiosity gets the better of him and he calls Bong Soon and asks her if she is a man. To his mind, it can be the only explanation for her unusual strength.
The next day, Bong Soon arrives at work and is immediately required to cook for Min Hyuk. She bristles a being made into a short order cook but performs the task all the same. Min Hyuk marvels first at the layout of the meal and then at the flavor of the food. Both remind him of his mother’s cooking. While he eats, Bong Soon sits outside in the car and talks with her mother. She complains about Min Hyuk without being too harsh. It’s a good thing too since Min Hyuk has the car wired for video and sound. When she goes back inside, he is watching the video of her complaining phone call. He tells her that she has violated her contract but when she points out that she didn’t actually call him any slanderous names, he changes the subject and decides that they should continue with their day.
Once at the park, Min Hyuk flys his drone and rides his hoverboard while Bong Soon runs behind him. For seemingly no reason, his drone falls out of the sky and when Min Hyuk moves towards the downed toy he suddenly finds himself in the middle of sniper fire. Someone is on a rooftop taking shots at Min Hyuk. One of the sniper’s bullets finds its mark and strikes Min Hyuk in the shoulder. Min Hyuk falls to the ground as Bong Soon rushes to his side. Bong Soon carries Min Hyuk to the car and throws him in the back seat, bumping his head in the process. He over exaggerates the bump and tells Bong Soon that he is sure that he’s split his head open. She offers to take him to the hospital but he isn’t sure which kind of doctor she should take him to so they eventually end up back at his home. Bong Soon bandages his wound while he watches her in rapt fascination. But it’s not why you think. He asks her if she takes special drugs to be as strong as she is. She doesn’t give him an answer. He finally jumps to the conclusion that she is an alien.
Before the subject can be discussed any further, Min Hyuk receives a phone call from his dangerous stalker. He threatens that next time he will use real bullets instead of pellets. The mysterious voice orders Min Hyuk to decline his father’s offer to take over operations of the family company. He also threatens to destroy Ainsoft if Min Hyuk does not comply. Min Hyuk practically dares the caller to follow through on his threats and then hangs up on him. Min Hyuk suddenly wants to be alone and tells Bong Soon that she can go home. Once he is alone, Min Hyuk remembers leaving his parents house because he didn’t want to fight with his older siblings. The memory shakes him as he sits in his closet and stares at the painting on the hidden dungeons elevator door.
Bong Soon makes her way to her family’s walnut shop. She chats with her father briefly and then moves to leave. He calls her back and then begins to give her money that he has hidden all over his person. He tells her to go and buy something pretty to wear. Their interaction is a glimpse into their sweet father-daughter relationship. Meanwhile, Gook Du’s girlfriend meets up with Bong Soon’s brother and it appears as though she has other plans that don’t include Gook Du.
After her shopping trip, Bong Soon encounters the gang of young troublemakers that had tried to rob her a few days earlier. They all drop to their knees and beg Bong Soon to become their superior. For some reason “Leader of the Pack” is running through my head. The gangster big boss that was eyeballing Min Hyuk at the hospital, and his toadie, stop in at the walnut shop. They order some walnut tarts and an obscene amount of bagged walnuts from Bong Soon’s father. Back at the soccer field, Bong Soon’s gang is still on their knees begging to be her subordinates. Suddenly, an errant soccer ball hits the back of Bong Soon’s legs. When it’s owner is less than polite while requesting its return, Bong Soon applies a strong woman kick and sends the ball into the stratosphere. The gangster big boss sees the ball rocketing through the sky and believes he has seen a UFO. He excitedly tells his associate that they should build in this neighborhood as the sighting has made the location lucky.
Later that evening, Gook Du arrives at Bong Soon’s house with a recording. It is the voice of a missing woman’s fiance and he wants to know if Bong Soon recognizes it. She says that it isn’t familiar. After a brief discussion about his girlfriend, Bong Soon tries to mend the friendship fence with Gook Du. She tells him that they are friends and asks him to be sure not to miss any meals. Min Hyuk calls his middle older brother. He asks for help in locating his stalker and tells him that he believes that it is someone else in the family who is trying to stop him from following through with his father’s request.
After the call, Min Hyuk contacts Bong Soon. She already has plans for the evening but Min Hyuk offers to pay in order to secure his participation in the evenings’ festivities. Min Hyuk meets up with Bong Soon and her twin brother as well as Bong Soon’s best friend, Kyung Sim. At the movies, Bong Soon cries through a showing of “Logan” and laments that “Superhero movies are so sad. I wish they’d quit making them.” After a good cry, Bong Soon is ready to party so the group heads out to do some clubbing. Before we know it, Bong Soon is drunk and dancing as Min Hyuk and her brother look on. With her inhibitions lowered and her control over her super power diminished, Boon Soon quickly breaks a dancing pole and can’t quite understand what all the fuss is about. Flash forward to the next day and Bong Soon is royally hungover. She goes to the kitchen to get some water and is met by her angry mother who recounts the events of the previous evening to her, including her insistence to Min Hyuk that he keep his hands off of Gook Du’s butt or she would make his butt disappear.
The next day Gook Du rushes into the precinct office with some information about a missing person. She is a ballet dancer and therefore doesn’t weigh very much. Gook Du’s police captain agrees with his assessment of the victim and tells him to continue his research. Two other detectives rush to the captain to tell him that the footprint impression from the crime scene belongs to a pair of designer shoes.
Once again we are taken into the abandoned jail with our kidnapper and his second victim. It is the ballet dancer and she screams when she wakes to see her attackers masked face. Back at the precinct office, Gook Du briefs his fellow detectives about the dancers’ disappearance. The captain tells all of the detectives to keep the information and their investigation on the down low.
Bong Soon prepares for a humiliating day at work. She is anticipating a grovel session in order to keep her job. Instead, she gets a friendly phone call from her boss telling her to take her time coming in and to be sure that she has a good breakfast. She cannot believe her good fortune and equates the feeling to forgetting your homework, but then finding out that your teacher is out sick for the day. She leaves for work with her “clean slate” and even drops by the local convenience store for a vitamin drink. As she is crossing the street, a man bumps into her and then hastily apologizes and continues on his way. She too apologizes and turns to go but is stopped dead in her tracks. She recognizes the stranger’s voice. It was the same “I’m sorry”, the same voice as the doctor who kidnapped the girl from the hospital.
Poor Bong Soon. On first look, you’d think she’d be a blast at parties, but then you look around your home and begin to count all the precious breakables and think perhaps you shouldn’t have her over at all, sober or otherwise. It’s not her fault she’s got sledgehammers for hands and wrecking balls for feet. Another thing you might not guess about her is the ability to not only physically overpower any man she encounters but it appears that she can overpower hearts as well with her adorable straightforwardness and well practiced “spontaneous” aegyo**. Even after being threatened with butt removal, Min Hyuk is completely taken with her. It takes a master to incorporate aegyo into your behavior without it quickly being like nails on a chalkboard to those around you. To be honest, I haven’t met anyone in real life who can pull it off well at all. Bong Soon is the exception to the rule. She is cute without being insincere. She is funny without being fake. Keep on rocking that aegyo girl, you know how to work it like no other. Seriously,….I want to squeeze her!! How do you feel about aegyo?? Do you know anyone who uses it to their benefit or does it just get on your nerves when they try and fail??
(**Aegyo (Korean: 애교, hanja: 愛嬌) in Korean refers to a cute display of affection often expressed through a cute/baby voice, facial expressions, and gestures. Aegyo literally means behaving in a coquette-ish manner and it is commonly expected for both male and female k-pop idols to behave this way.)
And then………..there’s this…………