(Episode 1) Therefore, while the defendant, Hong Seokpyo, is guilty of embezzlement, this is his first offense, he is deeply remorseful, and he has vowed to give back to society as the president of Genius. In consideration of these mitigating factors, we deliver the following ruling. Ruling. Hong Seokpyo is sentenced to one year in prison. However, the said sentence will be suspended for two years from the date of sentencing. Mr. Hong Seokpyo. Yes, Your Honor. I read the countless letters of remorse you sent me. Letters of remorse? You wrote in the letters that as the head of a company, you’ll undertake experiences that will benefit the powerless. I will be watching to see if you abide by that and become a great leader. Yes, Your Honor. Here he is. You were given probation. Are you satisfied with the ruling? Was the hearing suddenly rescheduled for you to avoid the press? Why was the trial closed to the public? It’s your first media appearance. Remove the mask. We’ll issue the details in a press release. Sorry. Remove the mask. – Hey… / – Wait. Wait. My house as well? Go ahead and wait all night. Where did he go? Where? Ms. Gu, this is the ladies’ room. Duh. Geez. When was the switcheroo? Very sneaky indeed. It was President Hong who was sneaky… I mean, fast-thinking. The phone is off… He even turned his phone off. He shouldn’t go home. President Hong isn’t stupid. He knows the press is camped out there. Do you really think… Sorry. – Be quiet. / – Okay. Darn it. He has nowhere to go. I’m guessing he’s probably having a drink… Drinking is even worse! Shh. Hey. I’m so glad to see you. But I’m very busy. Is this real or fake? My eldest insists it’s a $50 knockoff. How is it? I was going to bring this to the pawn shop. Tell me the truth. What is it? Tell me. It’s authentic. It would’ve cost at least $3,000. W-What? I knew it. Stop right there! What’s with her today? Do you think you can stop me? Hey! You’re done for if I catch you. Gil Eunjo! Hey, Gil Eunjo. Gil Eunjo. You’re distracting me. Be still. You could be still. Chungseo! Never mind. Let’s just be happy he got probation. Did I say I wasn’t? It’s just that we can’t get ahold of Seokpyo. Track his phone. His phone’s turned off. Oh, no. Could be be getting drunk somewhere? He can’t do that. We know and the heavens know Seokpyo isn’t guilty. Korea must shut down if that was embezzlement. The court says it was. I know. Whatever. I should get some sleep. Whoa. The press seems to have left. Darn it. Seokpyo, it’d be better if you were with us today. (Myeongjo) Recipient is not answering… Maybe I shouldn’t have told her. Please pick up, Eunjo. Please. (My Brother Myeongjo) But I’ll only be in and out in a flash. You can’t go in. Geez, you just don’t get it. My daughter’s in there right now. This place isn’t open to everyone. Fine. Hey, will this do? Here. Here. It’s a members-only club, so off you go. Members-only? So how much does that cost? How much is it to become a member? Here. Will this do? It’s not like that. You need to go. Go. Goodness me. They assaulted me. They beat me up. Please get the police! They’re taking turns beating me up. What’s the matter with you? You know very well. You pushed me down. I, Kim Haengja, have been to heck and back, but I’ll end up being beaten to death by them. It’s not fair. It’s not fair. Goodness me. My money! My money! Ma’am. That lady’s here. That lady. – What? / – That lady. What? Darn it. Here. Your phone. Phone. What? Darn it. Thank you. That way. That way. That way. Gil Eunjo! Where are you hiding? Come on out! Why does she keep embarrassing me like this? Am I not allowed to have fun? She looks awful too. And her voice… This is maddening. Hey. Hey, wake up. Is he… It’s okay. Everything’s fine. It’s no big deal. No one will hurt you. Rest assured. It’s okay. Can you breathe in and out deeply? It’s okay. It’s okay. Let go. Let go of me. Hey, Gil Eunjo! You’ll get nothing if you don’t come out now! No credit cards! You’ll be penniless! Let go of me. I can walk myself out. I’ll call the cops if you don’t let go. Go before we call the cops for obstructing business. I’m Kim Haengja, Kim Haengja of Geumdong Market. Go find out who Kim Haengja is. You don’t believe me because of how I’m dressed? Yours truly here is Kim Haengja. You promised. Please leave, Ms. Kim Haengja. Fine. I will leave, but get him for me. – Hey, come here. / – You. That’s right. You. How much did you get? Pardon? How much did you get from Eunjo? I’ll pay you double, so tell me. Where is she? What are you talking about? You thief. No way you’ll get my money. Hope you get massive diarrhea. – Let’s go. / – Okay. Ma’am! Geez. It’s okay. Call home. Will you give me your phone? I’ll call for you. I’ll find your phone. It’s okay. You’re doing well. It’s okay. I’ll turn it on. Don’t be alarmed. (Aunt) Hello? You’re not going anywhere. My prized bracelet. No. Stop resisting and come with me. Ow, it hurts! – Let’s go! / – It hurts! Ow. It hurts! Geez. – Let’s go. / – It hurts! Hello? What happened? Seokpyo. Hong Seokpyo. Seokpyo. Seokpyo? You called, so say something. Seokpyo. Where is he? Is his phone back on? Golden Club. Call Dr. Jeong. I’ll go get him. The hospital would be… He gave the press the slip after getting probation. Do you want him splattered across the internet? I’ll go get him, so just call Dr. Jeong. Why did he go there when he knows the situation? – Come on. Let’s go. / – Let go of me! Let go! Fine. I’ll go jump into Hangang (river). How dare you threaten me? You can talk to me, not cause a scene! What? You want money? You took money from her too, right? If you agreed to hide me… The manager says you’re never to return. – Hey! / – How dare he throw salt on us? Come sit down. Are you going to keep doing this? I’ve nowhere to go since word has spread. That’s good. But the stress is killing me. Where will I go to relieve it? Stress? Why would you get stressed? Are you forced to earn a living? Why would you be stressed? Why, when all you do is squander money? Why, when you’re fed and sheltered? What do you know? Money isn’t everything. No? Fine. Fine what? Money. Money what? What about money? You said you didn’t need money, so fine. Who said I didn’t need money? I said money wasn’t everything. Same thing. How are they the same thing? I think in simple terms as I’m ignorant. To me, money is everything. So what? What’s with her? She’d been okay for a while. You went overboard this month. What did you spend over $10,000 on? She’ll really cancel your credit card. Go apologize to her. Why should I? She got us credit cards and begged us to live here with her. But this time… Apologize? No way. Over my dead body. She acted like she’d give us everything, but is she starting to miss her money? Why does she keep threatening me with money? Eunjo. She can kick us out if she wants to be cheap. We’re not related or on the same family register. What can we do if she wants us out? We’ll just starve to death on the streets. In public, she calls me “my daughter” and acts like a doting mother. But she can’t bare wasting her money on me. She’s no mother to us. Did you know today is Dad’s death anniversary? Can’t we call her “Mom” as she’s more committed to Dad than his own flesh and blood? I’ll do whatever you say though. I’ll pack up if that’s what you want. Darn it. How annoying. Darn it! I’d remembered until yesterday. Why does she make me look bad by not telling me it’s Dad’s death anniversary? This is the best I can do for Eunjo as I’m ignorant. I’m sorry, Changsu. Dad, you must be craving a drink because of me, so drink it straight out of the bottle. Drink slowly. Have some dried squid too. This squid isn’t from some cheapo marketplace. It’s high-end squid from a department store. This squid’s from Chungnam Store, your favorite. I’m sorry, Dad. Although this was your dying wish, soju and dried squid just isn’t right. As of next year, you’ll get a full memorial spread made by me. You’ll end up starving. Just leave it to me, Changsu. He has a daughter and a smart son, so why leave it to a stranger? Right, Dad? They say even a mean wife’s better than kids. And I was actually a good wife, right, Changsu? You weren’t his wife. We couldn’t marry because of you-know-who, but we were together for years. I asked around, and there’s something called a “general” law marriage or something, Changsu. It’s “common” law marriage. Who would testify to that? Me? I don’t know you that well. Changsu, if someone I don’t know squanders my money, I must scold her, right? They say the law these days does all the hair yanking for you. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Gil Eunjo’s promissory note is around somewhere. Geez. How petty. You always bring up money when cornered. So why use a petty woman’s money? Nothing’s more powerful than money. Money? Money’s just… Money’s just what? Money’s cheap, so… Okay. What’ll you do about that cheap money? You’ll pay me back? I didn’t say anything. I gave up going on your dad’s family register, and I gave up putting you guys on mine as it’s impossible because I’m unmarried… Whatever. But I’ll still take care of you two until you marry. That’s what I promised your dad. Yanking my hair is how you take care of me? The hair must be yanked if it’s warranted. If you yell at me and yank my hair again, I swear I’m jumping into Hangang. Do you have 1,000 lives? You’ve threatened to jump several hundred times. Ms. Kim! What? – I’m… / – What? What? You want to leave? Go ahead. I’m not stopping you. But leave your credit card. I’m not scared. And quit your job too. I’m the owner. You just got fired. That pawnshop? I was embarrassed to work there. And leave Myeongjo here too. Fine. What? He’s my baby brother, my only blood relation on earth. Myeongjo says he’s staying. He’s over 20 now and he can make his own decisions. That’s the law. Want to be a lawyer? Are you studying law? Why do you keep mentioning the law? Hey, this is the promissory note you signed. You agreed to give up everything and leave if Kim Haengja yanks your hair again. I’ll let you sleep here tonight as it’s late, but quietly move out tomorrow. Is this how you’re going to be? It’s what you wanted. What authority do I have? Fact is, I’m not your mother or your father’s wife. Not legally so, anyway. What can I do? Stop going dancing. I can’t go if I want to as it’s embarrassing. I’ll just sneak out. And take your work seriously. Always nagging me about that stupid pawnshop… Fine. And… Here. Call this place. Genius Beauty Center? I’m to get all gussied up and… You want me to go on blind dates? The manager will hook you up, so go on a blind date straight from there. I’ll find you as many bachelors as you need. Are you that desperate to marry me off? Of course. I paid the matchmaker a fortune. Ms. Kim! Never mind then. Go pack your things. Geez… Did I say no? Fine. I’ll find a man at least a dime richer than you. Happy? It was you, right? You told her about the club. We need to talk. Who? Me? I have a test tomorrow. You’ll get it from me after the test. Hey, did I do well? I was scared sick she’d say she’d really leave. No way. Eunjo? Ms. Kim, you must not cave no matter what, okay? – Even on the credit card? / – Of course not. Eunjo won’t grow up otherwise. Oh, wow. When did our Myeongjo get so big? You’re becoming more like Changsu by the day. My goodness, Changsu… That’s enough. That twerp Myeongjo is worse. What? He’ll stay here? Who says? Darn it. I’m so annoyed. Are you packing? Need some help? No! No! No. Her hearing’s too good. Man. Where did the ball-shaped piece go? That’s the prettiest one. Has his panic disorder returned? I thought he was cured. Geez… Don’t say that to Seokpyo. Let’s just act like nothing happened. How can we? Seokpyo hates it. I’ve told him a million times not to drink. I swear, men never grow up. He’s the one who passed out, not me. You should temper your drinking too. I can take care of myself. Sure you can. Oh? What’s this? He had it in his hand. It looked like real gold. It looks like a woman’s. Do you think he’s seeing someone? Wouldn’t it be weirder if he wasn’t? As long as he’s not a serial dater like you. You sleep here tonight. Me? That IV will be done in three hours. The needle has to be removed. She’s the bane of my existence. But why did he have this in his hand? Jeong Injeong, where are you? Jeong Injeong! Jeong Injeong! You’re not coming out? Come out before I break down the door. Why would you do that? We haven’t even had breakfast yet. Mom, do something about Injeong. What is it now? What did I do? You’re wearing my underwear, aren’t you? As if. Why would I wear your underwear? Are you insane? Mom, stop her! Then show me. No. Let go! Hey, you… Is your name on the underwear? Finders keepers. How dare you? Here. Just wear whatever. It’s like a war zone here every morning. She’s like that because you’re like this. What can I do? She’s a handful. Be the bigger person since you’re older. Age counts? But she doesn’t show me the proper respect. Didn’t you say there’s something important at work? You can take it up with her later. Go. That underwear’s expensive. It’s high-end. How expensive can underwear be? You don’t know anything. I’m still paying it off. You’re wearing my clothes as well? What am I going to wear to work? Hey, hey. Get going. Didn’t I tell you… Come back. Not to use your sister’s stuff? Come back here! I’m off. My clothes… My pumps! Mom, let go of me. Is that your only outfit? I’ll scold her tonight, so wear something else. One’s at the dry cleaner’s, and the other one’s still wet! What am I going to do? She’s monster, not a sister. Like she’s the only one who works. Hey, just wear this. This is so dowdy. I’d rather go to work naked than wear that. Stop your nonsense. I paid an arm and a leg for this. I’m going to save up and move out. I can’t spend another day with that witch. This will bruise. Rub an egg over it. People will think you get beaten up every day. I did get beaten up. By my sister. 3 lectures, 28 skin care treatments, 33 consultation appointments. Not bad. As you know, we’re not a regular skin care clinic but affiliated with Genius Cosmetics. Please don’t forget you’re Genius employees. Got that, Ms. Jeong Inu? Non-full-time intern Ms. Jeong Inu? Pardon? Oh, yes. Are you trying to be a trendsetter as you work for a cosmetics company, intern Ms. Jeong Inu? What do you mean? Red dress, blue eyeshadow, and leopard-print heels. Wow. Terrible. Something came up… We’re a Genius Cosmetics-affiliated beauty center. Beauty. We create beauty for our clients. If you don’t think this is for you, find something else for your mental health’s sake. Okay. Let’s start the day with our slogan. Beauty, beauty, all the way. All the way. Jeong Injeong, you’re going to die today. Welcome. You look better every day. I have peace of mind since my son makes money. That’s new. My son got his first paycheck yesterday. So I got my share of it. Wash these first. Geez. It’s wet. This is silk. How would she know what silk is? I should be the bigger person. What a shame. What a shame. Wonder how much this costs. Looks like a designer purse. I don’t know what’s so great about designer goods. You’re here early. Are you getting a perm? Where is she? She’s not here yet? Who? Ms. Dong? Ms. Dong, come on out. Why? Oh, no. Where do you think you’re going? I wasn’t going anywhere. I was taking this towel in. When are you paying me back? Soon. I won’t rip you off. How soon? Tomorrow again? My non-existent son will turn 70 before your tomorrow turns into today. Stop making a fuss over just $2,000. My son is a lawyer. He is? Great. I’ll just go to your lawyer son. Wait. Why are you so impatient? I’ll pay you back. I will. When? Your son’s a lawyer? If he is, then my daughter’s the attorney general. But he is. Her son really is a lawyer. They’ve been hard up but he just started working. He got his first paycheck yesterday, so she got that. Since you’ve waited, wait just a bit more. That should be about $2,000. Why? What are you going to do with it? I’ll take it to the pawnshop and get my $2,000, so retrieve it with your lawyer son. Where would you find a pawnshop these days? Give me a break. I know you know all about pawnshops. You’re a pawnshop regular. Is it going to rain? Ow, my back. Ow, my back hurts. How can someone be so mean? No wonder her husband left her. Take a few more days off. I was away long enough due to the trial. How can I take more time off? You know there’s a board meeting, right? The board that tried to send the CEO to jail? You’re not going? They’ll want to see you. What’s the meeting for? To see you. I’ll pass. Make sure they find nothing to fault us for. Or you’re fired. What’s this? That’s what I’d like to you ask you. What is it? I was told you had it in your hand. – I did? / – Yes. Whose it it? Huh? You’re seeing someone, right? Who is she? Huh? You attend the board meeting. Come on. Who is she? Huh? Do I know her? Is she pretty? It’s really not here. Are you sure you didn’t see the little ball? The diamonds on it are real. Then why would it still be here? It’s one of a kind. Who’s the guy that was here yesterday? Can’t you tell me? You saw it’s not here, right? You need to go now. I’ll get fired if the manager finds out. Hurry up and go. That guy might have it. I won’t say you gave me his membership info. My initials are on it! Do you really not remember? I don’t. EJ… EJ? Are they initials? Oh. Eunjin. That’s your ex-girlfriend’s name. Don’t pout. What could this be? EJ. How may I help you? I’m going on a blind date. May I recommend a look? What do you think? I don’t like it. Seokpyo’s out for blood. I said this was a no-go, so who passed it? Director Kim… Director Kim? What are you doing? It’s worth 15 cents, not $1,500. You said this was authentic. Why’d you lie? Why? Is membership info a national secret? Good grief. I’ll kill you if you toss salt on me again.