Encounter Episode 9 Recap
Jin-Hyeok and Soo-Hyun leave the party after their new year Kiss. Woo-Seok spots them while they are in each other’s embrace. Jin-Hyeok and Soo-Hyun decide to go to a late night movie date before Jin-Hyeok has to leave for Sokcho. Meanwhile, Dae-Chan wins the prize at the party, after he takes off his mask Mi-Jin gets disappointed to see him and runs away. Later, Dae-Chan and Jin-Myung convince her to have a drink with them. She gets drunk and blabbers about Jin-Hyeok being banished to Sokcho. Jin-Myung gets angry and calls Jin-Hyeok but he doesn’t pick up as he is enjoying his date with Soo-Hyun. After their date, Soo-Hyun drops Jin-Hyeok to the bus terminal, he gives her a kiss before leaving. Woo-Seok keeps waiting in front of Soo-Hyun’s home.
Next day, Mi-Jin wakes up in Dae-Chan’s restaurant and gets in another silly argument with him. Later she gets impressed by him as he “takes care” of her and her hangover. The news of Soo-Hyun’s new year date is released. Woo-Seok’s mother tells him to meet someone new, he sees the news about Soo-Hyun’s date. Soo-Hyun’s mother keeps calling her but she doesn’t pick up her phone, her mother is really furious with her. Jin-Hyeok is awkward at his new job as people recognize him as the guy with Soo-Hyun. Jin-Hyeok’s mother also finds out about the “scandal”. Soo-Hyun’s father meets up with her, she apologizes to him that she is affecting her political career. He is more worried about her and the young guy who has to face public scrutiny. He further tells her that Taeyeong (more like Woo-Seok’s mother) won’t leave Jin-Hyeok alone after this. Soo-Hyun seems to be really affected by her father’s words.
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Jin-Myung who is worried about his brother calls Jin-Hyeok and tells him to eat properly and stay healthy. At Sokcho hotel a little girl loses her doll during her stay, Jin-Hyeok works really hard and finds it for her. Girl’s mother who is a journalist is really thankful towards him. Elsewhere, Woo-Seok meets Soo-Hyun, he shows her their wedding rings and wants to get back together. He wants to live away from his mother, she tells him that it was really hard for her in the past. She declines her offer and further tells him that she really cares about the person she is seeing now. Soo-Hyun’s mother arrives in Sokcho and meets with Jin-Hyeok. She warns him to stay away from Soo-Hyun as she will be getting back with Woo-Seok. He tells her that Soo-Hyun can make her own life decisions, she tells him that because of him Soo-Hyun will have a more hard time.
Hye-In and Soo-Hyun meet each other, Hye-In tells her to stop seeing Jin-Hyeok as things are becoming difficult for him because of her. Jin-Hyeok’s personal information is revealed on the internet, he is also getting inappropriate messages from his “friends”. He receives a call from Soo-Hyun, she tells him that she is worried he will get hurt because of her. He consoles her, she tells him (while in tears) that although it will be difficult they should move forward together. Both of them keep reminiscing about the good times they spent together. (Jump forward to 1 month) Soo-Hyun goes to the “church tea store” to use the darkroom for her photographs. Encouraged by the owner’s words she decides to go to Sokcho and meet with Jin-Hyeok who gets really happy after seeing her.
We had to wait for extra long for this episode which was really hard to do even with holidays. Another great episode no doubt about that. Although quite a roller coaster, starting with happy moments and then more emotional towards the middle and end. Both of them are worried about each other which is making hard to move forward in the relationship. I am hoping they overcome these issues soon for our benefits as I enjoy their lovey-dovey moments more than the emotional ones. Preview for the next episode shows that he goes in “hiding” for some reason, I hope it is not for too long though. Can’t wait for the next episode, in my case I will be watching it right after I finish this recap.