As our daydream continues, we return to Mr. Parks office where Jae Chan requests both an autopsy and organ transplant surgery be performed at the same time. He is certain that the injuries that placed him in his current brain dead condition are limited to his head and neck. He confidently claims that he will prove that Mr. Moon murdered his teaching assistant Lee Han. Naturally, Jung Ha overhears Jae Chan’s bold claim and begins to spread the word around the office. Everyone is stunned by his confidence and many are sure that he will soon be tearing his hair out and regretting his rash words. Soon enough we find just that. Jae Chan is in the park pulling on his own hair and slapping his foolish lips. Hong Ju finds him and he expresses his uncertainty to her. She encourages him by telling him that she dreamed about the trial. She gives him the confidence he needs to move forward with the case.
Ji Gwang finds Woo Joo in the hallway and tells her that it would be best if she returned to the hospital. At first, she thinks that something has happened to her son but when Ji Gwang tells her that Jae Chan has made it possible to do both the autopsy and the transplant surgery, hope springs back to her eyes. Outside the operating room, Mr. Lee talks to Jae Chan and tells him that the person who did this to his son took away his dream of being a writer. He also tells Jae Chan that he placed something in his son’s hand before he went into surgery. It was a gift he had given his child when he decided to become a writer. He tells Jae Chan that he cannot forgive the person who went after his son’s dream. It is a heartbreaking moment, knowing that this father was tasked with choosing the day his child would die. In the operating room, Lee Han’s organs are harvested and the autopsy examination of his head and neck takes place. His kidney is quickly rushed to the operating room next door where little Chan Woo waits.
Woo Tak drives Hong Ju to work and she confesses that she lied to Jae Chan about the trial. She didn’t dream about it but told him that she did to help his confidence. Woo Tak tells her to fake it until the end and then it won’t be a lie. His statement causes her to remember a dream she did have. She dreamed of the confrontation between Hak Young and Woo Tak where Hak Young had threatened to reveal a deep dark secret of Woo Tak’s. Hong Ju asks Woo Tak if he has ever lied like that before and he says that he never has. His apparent lie disappoints Hong Ju. At the jail, Yu Beom meets with Mr. Moon for a pre-trial conference. Mr. Moon complains bitterly that his assistant is the reason that he is in jail and being accused of murder. He even calls Lee Han a jerk for putting him in his current position. Yu Beom quickly reminds Mr. Moon that he is indeed a murderer. Mr. Moon’s eyes widen and for a moment we hope that Yu Beom will help put this psychopath away. Yu Beom smiles and tells Mr. Moon that the money he will pay will be worth it since he will be able to set him free. Yu Beom is sure that the prosecutor has filed the easiest charge to overcome.
Jae Chan and his team are also preparing for trial as they discuss the charge and if it is the right one for the case. Meanwhile, Woo Tak is dropping Hong Ju off at work. She searches her seat for the power pack that she was charging but can’t seem to find it. She tells Woo Tak that she has another and to just return the lost power pack to her when he finds it in his car.
As the trial begins, Jae Chan tells the court how Mr. Moon was an abusive professor to his students and often used them for errands and physical labor and threatened their grades if they didn’t comply. Yu Beom paints the victim as someone who was so drunk on the day of his “accident” that he couldn’t have possibly had a proper conversation. He tells the court that Mr. Moon left the building right after the book launch and that Lee Han fell down the elevator shaft without anyone’s help.
The next day, Jae Chan, Seung Won and Woo Tak are at Hong Ju’s house sorting sprouts for her mother. They discuss the ability of a five-year-old to testify in court. Jae Chan asks Woo Tak how he got the information from the terrified child while he was at the police station. Woo Tak talks in a cute voice and repeats what he said to the child. He promised the kick the man who scared the boy. Jae Chan is sure that he can’t talk like that in court. Hong Ju’s mother shoos everyone off to work and when Jae Chan calls her “mother” she asks him to be more formal like he used to be. The request takes him by surprise but he complies quickly.
Hong Ju goes in search of the sewing kit to fix a button on her shirt when she finds the ring box that Jae Chan gave her tucked in her mother’s dresser drawer. She confronts her mother and asks why she hid the box from her. In front of Hong Ju’s house, Woo Tak gives Jae Chan an important piece of information for communicating with his young witness. When Woo Tak spoke with the child he told him that he was friends with Santa Clause and it had put the child at ease. Jae Chan doesn’t think that he can be cutesy and professional at the same time. Jae Chan suddenly realizes that he left his phone inside Hong Ju’s house and when he goes inside to retrieve it, he overhears Hong Ju’s conversation with her mother. Hong Ju asks her mother why she has been so cold to Jae Chan recently. Her mother confesses that every time she sees Jae Chan she is reminded of her husband and what happened to him. She also tells Hong Ju that she can’t bear to see her torn apart all the time and blaming herself for the real outcomes of her dreams. Jae Chan opens the front door and then closes it loudly and announces his presence. He asks if Hong Ju has seen his phone. She quickly dries her tears and leaves her mother’s bedroom.
Later, Jae Chan finds Hong Ju staring at an advertisement kiosk with a photo of the ocean. She wonders aloud if it really looks like that. She then asks Jae Chan if he is concerned about the upcoming trial. He expresses his confidence and Hong Ju discourages him from being too confident. To the list of positives, he adds that he has Hong Ju’s dream to rely on. She warns him not to let his guard down and then in a teasing fashion she says she will kick him if he does.
The trial resumes and it is time for Jae Chan to tackle his star witness. The boy and his mother are being questioned from a different room since the courtroom environment might frighten the child into total silence. On his first question, the child curls into his mother’s arms and buries his head saying that he cannot tell Jae Chan what happened like he did the day of the incident.
Yu Beom takes his turn at questioning the child and asks him what bus brought them to the courthouse. The child says that he doesn’t know. Yu Beom then promises the boy that if he tells him what bus they came on that he can go home. The child quickly replies that he thinks they came on the number six bus. When Yu Beom asks his mother for confirmation she tells the court that the child is wrong. Yu Beom then asks the child if he lied to the court. Yu Beom has successfully made the child into a liar in less than a minute. He turns to Jae Chan and places the microphone on the table in front of him. Jae Chan’s star witness is destroyed in the eyes of the court.
Jae Chan is asked by the judge if he wants to ask the child any more questions. Jae Chan quickly grabs the microphone and approaches the monitor. He grips the microphone tightly and takes a deep breath. Suddenly, his facial expression and his voice take on an animated appearance and tone. He calls out the child’s name in a sing-song voice and tells him that he is a friend of Santa Clause. The child’s head emerges from his mother’s side and he asks Jae Chan if he really is Santa Clause’s friend. Hee Min and Ji Gwang sit in the dumbfounded as Jae Chan continues his line of questioning.
Jae Chan produces a drawing that the child made the day of the incident. Jae Chan points to the drawing and asks about the man in the glasses and what he said to the other man. The boy tells the court that he remembers what was said. He tells the court that the man in the glasses pushed the younger man and asked him if he was drunk. Jae Chan points to the court assistant who plays the first part of the recording from Lee Han’s cellphone. The voice is an angry Mr. Moon and he does ask if Lee Han is drunk. Jae Chan signals the assistant and the recording is stopped. Jae Chan then asks what the younger man said to Mr. Moon. The boy recalls Lee Han saying that he doesn’t need something and learning to polish shoes. Jae Chan points to the court assistant and the recording rolls again. This time we hear Lee Han as he tells Mr. Moon that he doesn’t need his degree in writing because all he’s learned from Mr. Moon is to clean his car and polish his shoes. Jae Chan stops the recording and tells the boy that they are almost finished with the questions. He asks the child what happened next. The child relays how Mr. Moon had strangled Lee Han and then pushed him so hard that he fell through the elevator doors.
Later, outside the courthouse, Yu Beom catches up with Jae Chan. He tries to intimidate Jae Chan by telling him that an autopsy and organ transplant at the same time is rare. Jae Chan assures him that it isn’t and that he has looked into many cases that involved the same thing. Yu Beom smiles and says he is looking forward to seeing what Jae Chan will present. He watches as Jae Chan strides away.
That evening, Seung Won stops by a local convenience store to pick up some recycling bags and a few snacks and is surprised to find his lunch buddy working the register. After some quick chit chat about Jae Chan, Seung Won’s friend asks if Jae Chan could possibly meet with his father to review his case. Seung Won is a little bit clueless and quickly tells his friend that Jae Chan is currently very busy with another case. Seung Won’s friend looks crestfallen to be shot down so quickly.
Hong Ju arrives home and asks her mother about breakfast the next morning. Her mother insists that everyone should have breakfast at their own homes. Hong Ju is disappointed by her mother’s continued stubbornness when it comes to Jae Chan. At the hospital, Chan Woo rushes to his mother as quickly as his I.V. pole will let him and he announces that he was able to pee. Woo Joo clasps her son’s face in her hands and smiles broadly. Chan Woo’s kidney is working well. Mother and son perform their signature handshake.
Woo Tak calls Hong Ju to let her know that he has found the power pack that she lost in his car. When he tells her she seems disappointed that he has found it. He tells her that he will give it to her the next time they meet up. As he tells her he puts a green power pack in his pocket and not a red one like she described. Is Woo Tak color blind? Is that his deep dark secret? Hong Ju meets Jae Chan and Seung Won in front of her house and suggests brunch out instead of breakfast at her house. She asks what time the trial will resume and Jae Chan tells her two p.m. She says that she will attend since today is the last day of the trial.
Later, at the prosecutor’s office, Jae Chan meets up with the other lawyers in Mr. Park’s office and they prepare for the final day of trial. Woo Joo volunteers to question the autopsy doctor for Jae Chan and he is grateful to have her on his side. She tells Jae Chan that she is grateful to him, which confuses him. Ji Hwang speaks up and says that he is also grateful and even kisses his palms and places them on either side of Jae Chan’s startled face. The moment is awkward and adorable all at the same time in spite of the faces made by everyone present.
The trial resumes and Woo Joo questions the autopsy doctor. He verifies that the victim’s throat was crushed consistent with being strangled with bare hands. As Woo Joo returns to the prosecutor’s table her eyes meet with Mr. Lee’s. She bows to the grieving father as a silent recognition of his sacrifice and her gratefulness for the gift given to her son as a result. As Yu Beom starts his cross-examination, we see that Seung Won’s lunch buddy is sitting in the gallery and observing the trial. Yu Beom tries to establish that it was the transplant doctor that actually ended Lee Han’s life and not Mr. Moon. It is a completely absurd idea but technically it is true.
Hong Ju arrives and quietly slips into the packed courtroom. During his final statements, Jae Chan asks the court to sentence Mr. Moon to ten years in prison for the murder of Lee Han. In Yu Beom’s final statements, he does his best to make the evidence that Jae Chan has presented look flimsy. He points out the five-year-old witness and the limited autopsy results due to transplant. He points out that the family of a brain-dead person is still called “Family” up until the time the patient donates their organs. Then they are called the “Bereaved Family”. Yu Beom uses the timeline of Lee Han’s death to say that Mr. Moon did not murder him. When Lee Han’s father hears his statements he cannot contain his rage at the possibility that Mr. Moon will get away with the harm he caused his son. Mr. Lee leaps to his feet and demands to know who murdered his son. Hong Ju does her best to calm the man. She leads him out of the courtroom and assures him that everything will be alright. But before she leaves, she turns to the courtroom and asks loudly “Why can’t we charge him? If he never hit his assistant, there wouldn’t have been a transplant surgery.” She looks at Jae Chan and urgently nods her head to let him know that her message was for him before she gently takes Mr. Lee out of the courtroom.
In the hallway, just outside of the courtroom, Mr. Lee is beside himself with grief and fear and begins to blame himself for agreeing to the transplant surgery. Inside the courtroom, Jae Chan explains that it was Mr. Moon’s actions that put Lee Han in a position to donate his organs. In the hallway, Hong Ju explains the same thing to Mr. Lee. Inside the courtroom, Jae Chan points out that Yu Beom’s argument completely ignores Mr. Moon’s involvement in Lee Han’s injuries and resulting brain death. Just as Hong Ju and Mr. Lee return to the courtroom, Jae Chan explains that Lee Han saved the lives of seven people with is donated organs and that justice should not punish his family for it.
After closing argument, Jae Chan and Woo Joo step outside of the courtroom and await the verdict. Woo Joo thanks Jae Chan and hugs him tightly without fully explaining why. In the washroom, Yu Beom vigorously washes his hands like Lady Macbeth trying to wash the bloodstains from her guilty palms. He reaches for a paper towel and finds the dispenser empty. In frustration, he punches the dispenser. Seung Won’s friend is also in the washroom and he offers Yu Beom a handkerchief to dry his hands but Yu Beom strides out of the bathroom, barely acknowledging that the young man even spoke to him. In his haste to exit the washroom, Yu Beom leaves his large green umbrella behind.
Hong Ju arrives home and finds her mother sorting blankets to be washed. She tells her mother that she realized something important at the trial. She now understands that she is not responsible for her father’s death or for Jae Chan being shot. She tells her mother that she feels better now that she understands who was actually responsible for those events. Her mother seems to understand the message that Hong Ju is giving her as she smiles at her daughter.
Jae Chan goes to the laundromat and finds Hong Ju’s mother stuffing blankets into the washer. Jae Chan remembers the conversation that he overheard a few day earlier. He approaches Hong Ju’s mother and tries to explain things from his perspective. But before he can finish, she is apologizing to him for confusing him and for being a small person. She thanks Jae Chan for loving Hong Ju. Jae Chan keeps getting his honorifics mixed up during the conversation and finally receives permission to call her “mother” again.
The next day, Jae Chan sees a red car outside the prosecutor’s office. It is his dream car, and since his car is smashed, he decides to take a few selfies with the expensive automobile. We soon learn that the vehicle belongs to Ji Gwang, who offers the vehicle to Jae Chan anytime he wants it. Jae Chan asks Ji Gwang why he would so easily lend out his car. It seems that Ji Gwang is on an excitement high after learning the verdict of the Moon/Lee murder case. Mr. Moon got seven years in jail. Ji Gwang delivers the news to Jae Chan and the two men do a brief celebratory dance/handshake before returning to professional mode. Ji Gwang puts on a serious face and earnestly thanks Jae Chan but does not explain why. For the second time in as many minutes, Jae Chan is confused. He says that he was just doing his job. Jae Chan’s mind quickly changes gears and he asks to borrow Ji Gwang’s car that very afternoon. Ji Gwang hesitates since he was not expecting his offer to be used right away. He turns over his key with a trembling hand.
Jae Chan picks up Hong Ju and drives her to the seaside in Ji Gwang’s car. They stand on the beach and Jae Chan reveals that he knew Hong Ju was lying about her dream. Jae Chan and Hong Ju frolic at the water’s edge as we hear Jae Chan’s thoughts. He feels that knowing what will happen is a blessing but knowing also takes away the feeling of excitement that one feels from facing the unknown. Knowing kills the will to challenge things and puts out the embers of hope. In front of the jail, a reporter informs the public that a prisoner named Mr. Myung, used his undergarments to hang himself. As the scene changes, we see Seung Won’s friend at the convenience store. He is watching the news report about the prisoner’s suicide. He weeps openly and we understand that the prisoner was his own father. Woo Tak is also watching the news report but he appears to be strangely distracted. His co-worker asks him if the walkie-talkies have been charged but Woo Tak has a difficult time answering the question. Instead, he asks his co-worker when she began charging them. Just then, Woo Tak’s partner walks by and confirms that the walkie-talkies are fully charged.
On the beach, Jae Chan silently wishes that their time by the sea will give Hong Ju a chance to relax and provide a shelter for her from the days that they cannot change.