Secrets behind the tragic car accident are getting out in the open one after another. And with it comes some painful confrontations our leads have to do with their messy families. Still, we have another mystery to dig into. While it isn’t clear yet what our characters were to each other in their first life, the thread of fate connecting them seems more entangled than it appeared to be.
First things first, we have another theory brewing in the background. In their first life, Ji-eum and Min-ki were lovers, and Seo-ha was the one who killed Min-ki, or at least the three of them got entangled in a messy love triangle. The only thing in concrete is Min-ki having feelings for Ji-eum. Though, when asked if they were lovers, he firmly denied it.
Min-ki wants the story to remain spoiler free. Hence, if Ji-eum wishes to uncover the truth, she should do it herself. But it looks like our heroine isn’t desperate enough yet. She touches the bells only to get a few more snippets, but not the whole thing.
Now back to where we left off, Seo-ha walks in alone to meet Bang. But wouldn’t you guess it? When Seo-ha arrives, Bang is already dead. And awaiting Seo-ha are some masked men who he fights off. A worried Ji-eum follows. And luckily, Seo-ha covers Ji-eum’s eyes before she gets shocked by Bang’s dead body. The police soon arrive, but the case is concluded as a suicide, just like Seo-ha’s father wants.
While it isn’t clear if he is the mastermind, it is unmistakable that he wants the case buried. Which is totally out of character for a father who almost lost his son. Since pressuring Do-yoon won’t work, Seo-ha’s father calls for Ji-eum, handing over a money envelope and an order to stop Seo-ha from further digging into the car accident. But Ji-eum isn’t one to be fazed by him.
Also, it is useless anyway. Seo-ha has the evidence dropped off by his house. Having sensed the danger, Bang told his assistant to continue the deal on his behalf. Going through the records, Seo-ha finally learns the name of the culprit who drove the truck that day. And it is none other than Ji-eum’s dad. (I saw it coming.) Now, we have karma on both sides, Ji-eum being born as the daughter of her killer and Seo-ha falling for Joo-won’s murderer’s daughter.
Though he tries his best to hold in his shock and keep that horrible news from Ji-eum, it isn’t long before she learns everything and storms out to face her murderer of a father. And what do we expect from such a terrible person? He claims he only did it as a side job, since things were tough for his family. But since when was murder considered a side job?
The next stop for Ji-eum is meeting Han-na (confirmed as Seo-ha’s mother’s reincarnation). They ponder together on the mastermind’s identity. And one name stands out to them, the stepmother. But despite her greed, she isn’t stupid enough to go against Seo-ha’s father. And then it hits Ji-eum that it may be Seo-ha’s uncle, which might be a more shocking twist than Seo-ha’s father being the culprit, considering how much Seo-ha’s uncle cared, or more precisely pretended to care, for him.
Simultaneously, while burning the evidence away, Seo-ha stumbles across a cassette recording. And on it is a recorded conversation between Bang and the mastermind, whose voice Seo-ha quickly recognizes as his uncle’s. Which gives Seo-ha the shock of his life and sends him crumbling down as if the earth shattered beneath him.
Painful memories come flooding into Seo-ha’s mind, getting him overwhelmed with guilt for being the reason why Joo-won and Do-yoon’s father lost their lives when he was the one intended to be killed. And witnessing him in that state, Ji-eum can’t hold it in any longer. As people say, actions speak louder than words. She plays the same piece of music she played for Seo-ha as children. It is a unique piece that Joo-won claimed to have composed herself.
Hearing Ji-eum playing that piece and reciting the exact words Joo-won said when she played it for him back then, Seo-ha gets taken aback. How could Ji-eum know all of that? It is because, Ji-eum reveals, she is Joo-won.
What a turn of events. With all the striking similarities, I doubt it would take long for Seo-ha to acknowledge Ji-eum and Joo-won as one. And while I hoped he would fall for Ji-eum as herself, I won’t complain much. Now, I have the first life mystery keeping me thrilled. And I want everything else solved as fast as possible so we would delve into that subplot. Can’t next week come quickly?