As our daydream continues, Jae Chan and Hong Ju enjoy their brief escape to the seaside. Hong Ju thinks about her past decisions and realizes that even the choices that seemed wrong at the time, worked out for the best. The leans towards Jae Chan and plants a sweet kiss on his cheek. She asks him if he has ever wondered about the policeman that they saved that day thirteen years ago. She has often wondered where he is and if he is doing well. Jae chan assures her that, although he doesn’t know the man’s name or where he lives, he is confident that he is doing well. Jae Chan stands up and offers his hand to Hong Ju. She takes his hand and they walk contently down the beach. We now flashback to thirteen years ago. The young police officer wakes up in the hospital to the sound of his co-worker’s voice reading a book. He sits up in bed and quietly expresses to his startled co-worker that he is hungry. Before the man rushes off to find a nurse and food he makes sure that his friend doesn’t have any further intentions of harming himself. The young police officer assures the man that he won’t do anything to hurt himself. His thoughts reassure us as he thinks that he must meet someone later in life. Now we flash forward to the present as Hong Ju wonders if she and Jae Chan would be able to recognize the man that they saved since they weren’t able to recognize each other.
We see a man walking through a buffet restaurant. The voice over leads us to believe that this is our rescued police officer from long ago. As he walks, he casually picks up a pink cell phone up from one of the many tables and continues walking with is plate. He walks past another table and uses his buffet plate to hide the fact that he is taking another cell phone left on a table top by a trusting diner. Across town, we find Seung Won’s lunch buddy dressed in mourning black with a striped armband. He clutches an urn wrapped in white silk. The urn contains the ashes of his father who recently committed suicide in prison. Seung Won walks towards his grieving friend and offers his condolences. The two boys stand and stare off into the distance together. The boy remarks that Seung Won’s suit looks awful on him and Seung Won confesses that it is Jae Chan’s suit. The boy smiles and agrees that Jae Chan’s arms are unusually long. He attended one of Jae Chan’s trials. He also noticed that the defense attorney is the man who put his father in jail. That man is Lee Yu Beom.
Yu Beom finds The Wonderful Mr. Choi and Hyang Mi standing at the bank machines checking their account balances. He notices their disappointment at the numbers they are seeing and offers them both a job in his office. Mr. Choi declines once again but Hyang Mi enthusiastically accepts the offer. Unfortunately, the offer is contingent on Mr. Choi’s acceptance and not hers. They are a package deal or not at all. Mr. Choi asks her to keep the offer a secret and she promises that she will keep her lips tight about it. It doesn’t last long as we immediately find her in the observation room spilling all the “T” to Jae Chan about Yu Beom’s offer. Hyang Mi suggests a healthy dose of bribery if Jae Chan is to keep Mr. Choi. Jae Chan replies that he doesn’t need to do any of that and if Mr. Choi is not happy working for him then he doesn’t want to hold him back from a better offer. Of course, Jae Chan immediately begins a frontal assault of favors and endearments, starting by throwing Hyang Mi under the bus. He then begins to cater to Mr. Choi by tying his shoe. Next, it is cute selfies together and a change in Kakao Talk profile pictures to cement their bond.
At the news station, all the reporters are gathered in a conference room to determine what stories they will chase for the week. Hong Ju wears a pregnancy suit and suggests that a man might be better suited to live in the shoes of a pregnant woman for three days. When the possibility of shadowing someone at the prosecutor’s office for three days is presented, Hong Ju tricks Du Hyun into doing the pregnancy story. She then snatches the prosecutor’s office gig out from under Du Hyun. By the time that he realizes what has happened, the big boss is already sold on the assignments he’s made.
Later that night, Jae Chan sits at home and tries to craft a convincing but respectful text message to make Mr. Choi stay. As he toys with different phrasing Seung Won enters the room and temporarily distracts him, causing him to accidentally send a less formal message to Mr. Choi. Fortunately, Mr. Choi immediately replies that he won’t be leaving Jae Chan. A brief awkward dance celebration of one ensues while Seung Won watches. Once Jae Chan calms down, Seung Won presents him with a handwritten will from his friend Myung Dae Gu. It was written by his recently deceased father. Seung Won tells Jae Chan that Dae Gu’s father was wrongly accused and that Yu Beom was the prosecutor on the case. Jae Chan looks at the will of the convicted serial killer Myung Yi Suk. The man explains that he cannot prove his innocence. Jae Chan remembers a passing conversation about the case. Yu Beom says that he got an award for the case with Mr. Choi’s help.
Now we follow our phone thief. He walks down the street towards his front door. As he enters, we see that his home is being watched. The men in the surveillance car decide to wait for the thief to meet with his buyer before taking him down. Once inside his home, the thief unpacks his filched phones. As he takes them one by one and powers them down, one phone receives several messages. Each message offers more and more money for the return of the phone. He figures out the unlock code and opens the phone with a smile. Later that night, the thief dreams of Hong Ju and Jae Chan. The dream finds the pair locked in a storage container on fire. The man jerks awake and our view of his room is blurred just like the lines between dream and reality. The room looks the same but something is different. We can’t quite put our finger on it but something is off.
The next morning, everyone is gathered around the breakfast table at Hong Ju’s. They discuss their dreams and wonder if the police officer they saved also dreams about them. As they talk, we see the man who dreamed about the fire, furiously writing down his dream, much like Hong Ju does. Again, the room seems familiar but we are not shown the face of the person that is writing down his dream. Is it the thief? Or could it be someone else? The last thing he writes is “Hong Ju dies”. While the “breakfast club” has been talking about their dreams, they have been cutting apples. When Hong Ju spears an apple slice with a fork, Jae Chan responds with a triumphant “YES”. When Hong Ju wants to know the reason for his celebration, he tells her it is nothing. We realize that the placement of each piece of fruit has been something that each of them has dreamed about. Hong Ju announces that she will be doing a “Three Day Experience” piece at the prosecutor’s office. Jae Chan is instantly flooded with the memories of all the mistakes and dust-ups he’s had at work and dreads that Hong Ju will soon be witness to the same.
Later, at the prosecutor’s office, Hong Ju is introduced to Hee Min. Mr. Park asks Hee Min to show Hong Ju what a day is like at the prosecutor’s office and Hee Min is more than happy to oblige. She tosses her hair and smiles at Hong Ju in an attempt to equal Hong Ju’s femme fatal style. Jae Chan smiles and waves to Hong Ju as she and Hee Min leave Mr. Park’s office. Once the door closes, Jae Chan shoots a dark look at Mr. Park for not pairing him with his sweetheart for the day. Ji Gwang asks Mr. Park why he didn’t let Hong Ju follow Jae Chan instead. Mr. Park is ready with a list of reasons why and explains that if Hong Ju followed Jae Chan, her fantasies about him would be shattered. By the time he’s done, Jae Chan bows and grudgingly thanks him for his wise decision.
Meanwhile, Hong Ju is following Hee Min, who is doing her best to make the occupation of prosecutor look sexy. She is even allowed to sit in on a deposition. When the suspect pretends that he doesn’t speak Korean well, Hee Min quickly switches to English and calls the suspects bluff. Hong Ju’s jaw drops as the suspect begins to speak perfect Korean. Hong Ju is clearly impressed with Hee Min’s abilities. Unbeknownst to Hee Min and Hong Ju, Jae Chan and Ji Gwang are watching from the observation room and both are equally impressed with Hee Min’s skills. Ji Gwang points out that if Hee Min were a man, Hong Ju would be totally enraptured with her. Jae Chan agrees. Ji Gwang offers to let Jae Chan borrow his red car as a means to cheer him up. Jae Chan thanks Ji Gwang but soon realizes that the offer of the car was a setup. Ji Gwang asks Jae Chan to cover his night shift. Jae Chan quickly agrees but wants to know what Ji Gwang will do with the time. Ji Gwang says that he has a date but won’t tell Jae Chan who. As he leaves the observation room, Ji Gwang sends a text message. The message reads “I can take you out on a date tonight.” As soon as he presses send, he practically floats down the hallway.
Jae Chan finds Mr. Choi and Hyang Mi stuffing their faces. He briefly asks Mr. Choi about the Myung Yi Suk serial killer case. Mr. Choi warns Jae Chan about having sympathy for a convict and that believing their lies will only cause him trouble. Speaking of convicts, we find our thief in a tunnel. He is waiting for the owner of the phone to arrive with his payoff. Finally, the man does arrive with a bunch of cash. The two men exchange their items and the transaction is complete. Suddenly, three other men appear in the tunnel and the thief and his payor realize they have been caught. The two men run in opposite directions and are followed by undercover police. The man who now has the phone runs near the river and right by Woo Tak and his partner. Woo Tak’s partner recognizes the pursuing officer and they give chase. When they catch up to their fellow officer, the man identifies his suspect as the man in the grey shirt. Now we see what Woo Tak sees and for a police officer, it is debilitating. Everything in his field of vision is in greyscale. Woo Tak is frozen, knowing that if he guesses wrong, the perpetrator will escape and his secret will be revealed. Woo Tak’s partner, Kyung Han, quickly realizes what is happening and shouts that the criminal is wearing plaid pants. The pursuit immediately resumes. The officers manage to corner the phone suspect by the river and when it looks like he will be caught, he hurls the phone into the river and runs the opposite direction. He doesn’t get far as Kyung Han and Woo Tak take down the criminal and bring him in for questioning.
Back at the prosecutor’s office, Mr. Park finds out that Ji Gwang and Jae Chan switched shifts and now it is Jae Chan who will be working the night duty while Hong Ju follows him. Jae Chan panics when he finds out that Hong Ju will be filming his every move. He scrambles around the office in an attempt to at least make things tidy.
At the police station, the phone buyer tries to convince detectives that he didn’t intentionally throw the phone in the river but that it slipped from his hands as he was trying to escape. The detectives aren’t buying his story. While he continues to whine, our phone thief takes something from his pocket and squirrels it away in his sock for safe keeping. By its size, we can guess that it is the phones memory card. The detective asks the suspect, Mr. Park if he is ok with a video conference with the prosecutor. The suspect asks to meet the prosecutor face to face. Back at the prosecutor’s office, Mr. Park closely watches as Hong Ju films a very stiff Jae Chan. His movements are stiff and his smile seems forced. He tries to be suave but somehow manages to fall out of his chair while answering the phone.
The phone thief is brought to the prosecutor’s office and as he is escorted in Mr. Park looks at him strangely. The suspect sits in front of Jae Chan and begins to unpack a tale of tragedy and misfortune. The suspect says his brother got into some trouble and he lost all his money trying to help him. Then his wife left and his daughter was in an accident. He says that even now his daughter is waiting for him. She believes that if she folds ten thousand cranes, that she will be able to walk again. The man is barely able to finish his sentence before Mr. Park chimes in and finishes it for him. He has heard this sob story before. Mr. Park and the suspect share the same name and this man has caused trouble for our esteemed Mr. Park in the past. Jae Chan turns to the man and asks him if his daughter is alone in spite of Mr. Park’s warnings that the story he is telling is a lie. It results in a one on one observation room scolding. After a severe tongue lashing, Mr. Park orders Jae Chan to issue a warrant for the phone thief. When Jae Chan exits the observation room, he finds Hong Ju and Mr. Choi standing in the hallway. He quickly passes them and goes back to his office. Mr. Choi reassures Hong Ju that Jae Chan does not get scolded like that every day. She asks Mr. Choi if Jae Chan really deserved it just for believing someone.
In front of the police station, Woo Tak and Kyung Han return from patrol. Woo Tak stops Kyung Han and asks him if he knows about his color blindness. Kyung Han says he does and he says it in such a way that it seems like he’s always known. Kyung Han sees Woo Tak’s uneasiness and tries to reassure him that there are worse things than color blindness for a cop. It is a sweet moment for us and a humbling moment for Woo Tak. His partner has kept his secret all along and protected him.
Hong Ju approaches a food stand and orders hotteok (a personal favorite of Queen Mab). A few streets away, Jae Chan knocks on a front door but no one answers. When a neighbor approaches, he asks her if she knows the man who lives in the house. She says that she gives him kimchi all the time. Jae Chan looks hopeful and asks if the woman also knows the man’s daughter. The neighbor looks confused and tells Jae Chan that he must have the wrong address since the man that lives next door lives alone. What Mr. Park told him was correct, the phone thief was lying. Jae Chan sits on the stairs and scratches his head. He could have sworn the man had been telling the truth. Soon, Hong Ju is sitting next to Jae Chan and he asks her if she saw him in a dream. Hong Ju tells him that she can read him so well that she doesn’t really need to dream about him anymore. She asks him about the phone thief and what he found out. Jae Chan tells her that the man lied. Jae Chan also asks to be edited out of the footage from that evening because he doesn’t want to disgrace the others in his office. Hong Ju tells Jae Chan that she asked the woman at the food stand about the man as well. He did have a daughter. She was injured in a car accident and he wasn’t able to care for her on a mailman’s salary so he began to steal cell phones. He was eventually caught and put in jail. Although his daughter was taken care of, she died while he was in jail. The story the man told him was true. Hong Ju also promises to edit Jae Chan out of all of her footage since she is sure that every woman would fall in love with Jae Chan if they saw it. Jae Chan suddenly kisses her. He notices that Hong Ju is wearing the ring that he gave her and the way that they look at one another is everything.
The next day, Jae Chan goes to the jail. He tells the phone thief that he has issued a warrant for him. He also tells the man that he went to his house and learned what happened to his daughter ten years ago. Jae Chan apologizes to the thief for not receiving the help that he needed back then. Jae Chan bows and then turns to walk away. The thief calls him back and explains that he has used his story six times in the past to avoid arrest. Of all those times, Jae Chan is the only prosecutor that went to his home and tried to find out the truth. As an expression of gratitude, the phone thief reaches into his sock and puls out a USB and gives it to Jae Chan. He tells him that there must be something very important on it.
Back at his office, Jae Chan examines the contents of the USB and finds mostly photos of food. When Mr. Choi begins looking, he finds photographs of patients in the hospital. Mr. Choi believes that they are the victims of the I.V. serial killer. Near the river, our phone buyer approaches a small storage container with windows. As he does, he talks on the phone and assures the person on the other end that the phone was thrown in the river, never to be seen again. Back at the prosecutor’s office, Jae Chan, Mr. Choi, Hong Ju and Hyang Mi huddle around the computer looking at the photographs. There are nineteen photographs of separate patients. The I.V. serial killer had only eleven victims, so where are the other eight patients? Back at the storage container, the phone buyer enters to find the person that he’s been talking to on the phone sitting on the bed inside. At the prosecutor’s office, Jae Chan takes what he’s found to Mr. Park who is less than receptive once he finds out that the USB came from the phone thief. Mr. Park begins to scold Jae Chan again and calls the phone thief a liar. Jae Chan boldly interrupts Mr. Park and tells him that he checked out the thief’s story and that all of it was true. He tells Mr. Park that the man had begged sincerely but didn’t receive the help he so desperately needed and his daughter had died. Mr. Park is stunned into silence.
Mr. Choi goes to find Yu Beom. As he walks, he remembers a conversation where Yu Beom had bragged that a prosecutor has the means to fabricate evidence if he wants to. When Mr. Choi finds Yu Beom, he asks him point blank if he fabricated evidence on the I.V. killer case. Yu Beom is stunned by the question but replies that Mr. Choi was with him on the day in question.
Hong Ju returns to the news station to find Du Hyun wearing the green pregnancy belly and boobs. She can’t help laughing but does her best to hide it. She asks Du Hyun if he can get the address for the phone buyer that was brought in with the thief. She wants to prove to Jae Chan that he wasn’t fooled.
Later that night, Hong Ju approaches the storage container. As she does, someone else is running in her direction. We are not shown who he is or how far away but we know that he is running as if his life depended on it. Hong Ju steps up to the door of the container and steps inside. She finds Jae Chan there. Jae Chan asks her why she is there and she tells him that she is looking for the cell phone owner. Jae Chan informs her that it will be difficult to locate the owner since the one who knows him is already dead. Jae Chan steps back to reveal the phone buyer lying on the bed motionless. Just then the door slams shut, locking Jae Chan and Hong Ju in the container. Soon, a clear liquid comes oozing underneath the door. One smell and Jae Chan knows that it is gasoline.
Suddenly, the inside of the container is engulfed in flames. Jae Chan and Hong Ju try desperately to escape but the windows are barred and the door is locked tight. They cling to each other as the temperature rises and the flames consume everything around them. Outside, someone is still running at breakneck speed towards the container. As they do, we hear a previous conversation. Jae Chan is asking if someone has had the experience of being saved from death. The person says that they have but that it happened when they were younger. The person tells Jae Chan it happened when he had fallen into deep water. We are shown the rescue at the lake as Jae Chan wraps his arms around the police officer and Hong Ju pulls on the rope. Just outside the container, our runner has arrived to find the door is secured with a giant padlock. The stranger tries to open the door and eventually resorts to pounding the lock with a rock. He is eventually successful in breaking the lock and opening the door. He rushes inside and we finally see his face. It is The Wonderful Mr. Choi.
Mr. Choi leads Jae Chan and Hong Ju to safety through the flames.He even managed to pull the phone buyers body from the inferno. Once outside, Mr. Choi hugs both of them and cries with relief. We are now taken back to the police station long ago when Jae Chan admitted to his father that he and Yu Beom manipulated his grades for profit. There is a policeman standing next to his father’s desk. It is the same man that would later come out and encourage Jae Chan to refill the respect that his father had lost. It is also the same officer that Jae Chan and Hong Ju saved the day of the funerals. The same man that has been sending money to Jae Chan for years. We see the name patch on his police jacket. It reads “Choi Dam Dong”. Our saved police officer is The Wonderful Mr. Choi. I’m not crying. You’re crying.
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