After outing himself as an illegitimate child to honorary guests, Kim Tan runs over to Eun Sang’s workplace to see her (even though he literally told her to go away earlier that night).
They stand there looking at each other. And then…he starts crying.
Which also makes her cry.
He asks her if that promise she made in ‘Murica (that she would take his hand and run with him) is still valid in Korea, to which she shakes her head. They proceed to hugging in the most awkward fashion.
Post-dinner fiasco, Rachel and her mom discusses what to do now that Kim Tan is a fake. Her mom says to not break up the engagement yet. Instead, they’ll wait until Kim Tan and his brother fight over management of the company, which will force them to buy more shares, which will raise Jeguk’s stock prices, which is when Rachel’s mom will sell her shares of the company for a good profit.
Because Eun Sang got kicked out of the house, Kim Tan lets her stay at one of their classmate’s studios.
They talk about who held the other’s hand first (oh my god) and why he cried, to which he says it’s because the penguins are dying from global warming.
The next morning, they see their classmate, whose studio they took, outside. Apparently, he slept there that night.
I think the point of dramatic-ness here is that he’s seeing them together.
At school, they decide to finally hold hands.
Everybody’s staring, including Young Do.
Young Do threatens to reveal his illegitimacy to the whole school, but Kim Tan says he’s not afraid of it anymore.
Rachel comes into the TV studio (where Eun Sang works now) to see the fiance-stealer herself. She’s about to confront Eun Sang when Kim Tan conveniently walks in.
Kim Tan tells Rachel to stop picking on Eun Sang and that she has to go through him from now on. Rachel slaps him and calls him an illegitimate child. She then tells Eun Sang how much bloodlines matter in their world, but that new money like her wouldn’t understand.
Eun Sang runs out crying. Kim Tan tells Rachel to stop worrying about Eun Sang and his family.
We later see Ye Sol and Bo Na talking. Bo Na is the girl dating Chan-Young, Eun Sang’s best guy friend. Ye Sol is telling Bo Na to break up with him because he’s just the son of the secretary and that Eun Sang is going to take him away anyway. After all, she says, she’s already taking Kim Tan from Rachel.
Which is when Rachel walks by and hears her. You can feel the wrath that is about to come.
Rachel asks Ye Sol for clarifications of what she’s saying. Ye Sol then proceeds to explain what she’s hearing: that Kim Tan’s breaking off the engagement because Rachel’s family is a joke and her mom is just using people for power.
Rachel then drops a bombshell and reveals that Ye Sol’s mom used to work at hostess bars. Gasp! This shocks everyone in the hallway, including Bo Na, who was like “And you looked down on my boyfriend for being a secretary’s son?”
We move to a scene of Kim Tan, who suddenly sees that everyone’s rushing to the cafeteria. He stops a random girl in the hallway to ask what’s going on. She tells him that, “Rachel and Bo Na are making Ye Sol sit at the Social Care Seat.”
The Social Care Seat is where those rich kids make the poor kids sit to get tortured. I’m not going to even comment on the ridiculousness of this and how that seat is just a social construct made up by bored students.
Because, next, we see Kim Tan being tired of the stupidity and takes a seat in that Social Care Seat.
He eats as everyone gasps in horror/amazement. Young Do walks by and sees Kim Tan in this seat, so he decides to spill lunch on him, saying that it’s what the seat is for.
Eun Sang comes in and grabs Kim Tan out of it, and everyone disperses.
Bo Na and Chan Young talks. He asks her why she joined Rachel in doing this, and she explains it’s because Ye Sol calls him a secretary son. He says that it’s true anyway, and she’s only upset because she’s embarrassed. He’s disappointed that she stooped down to that level.
Kim Tan comes home from school, only to be kicked out by his dad for dishonoring the family and not appreciating what they’ve given him.
He’s also forced to give back his jacket, wallet, and cell phone–all given to him by his dad. He goes to see Eun Sang and shares that he’s going to work hard and make a fortune himself. Eun Sang replies by saying that he might as well become a K-pop star instead.
Kim Tan calls up the only “friends” to tell them that he got kicked out for unknown reasons. Now, he has to figure out who will give him a ride to school, food to eat, and a place to stay.
The guy on the far left is senior Hyo Shin. He has a crush on his tutor, Hyeon Ju–the orphan who got outed by Jeguk. His mom wants him to go to college, but he doesn’t want to. He purposefully missed his college interview, which did not go over well with his mom. So she pulled some strings and set up another interview for him. When he found out, he was so disappointed.
Madam Han, Kim Tan’s mom, comes to Eun Sang’s workplace and yells at her…for leaving just because she said so.
She says some things about how hard it is to sleep at night knowing that Eun Sang has no place to go. Whatever. We realize that she only wants her back to convince Kim Tan to come back and beg his father to let him stay, which he refuses to do.
He decides to go to his brother’s (Kim Won) hotel and asks to stay the night.
Kim Won has a discussion with the secretary about Kim Tan’s shares of the company, and we see that this is the first time Kim Tan is hearing about this.
The next day, Kim Won drives Kim Tan to school. There, he sees his former lover, Hyeon Ju. His instinct is to get out of the car and talk to her, but he decides against it.
We see Hyeon Ju teaching a class, in which she decides to discriminate them based on their grades. First, she asks them to identify the smartest student in class, and everyone points to Chan Young. We see Eun Sang smiling because, finally, someone doesn’t care about money.
We see a meeting happening between Kim Tan’s dad, his fake Chairwoman mom, and the Secretary. Monsieur Kim instructs the Secretary to not let Rachel’s mom buy any of the company’s shares. And he tells them to prepare Eun Sang to study abroad, because the people at Jeguk High are too immature for her, I think.
Next, we see Hyo Shin unwillingly attending the college interview that his mom set up.
At Eun Sang’s workplace, she’s told that someone has reserved the cafe for 2 hours. We finds out that it was Young Do who reserved it, and he did it to be alone with her (since she refuses to answer his calls or talk to him).
Eun Sang sits down and tells him that she knows he likes her, but she has to reject him.
Trying to be tough, Young Do tells her that he will now picks on everyone except her.
Here, we see Young Do at school feeling sorry for himself:
He goes to the intercom and tries to reveal Kim Tan’s secret.
Eun Sang comes in and stops him before he can reveal it. Seeing that they’re alone in the room, he locks the door to not let Kim Tan come in. He says he’s been waiting for this moment to be with her.
And we end with Kim Tan trying to get into the room and Young Do not letting him.