He says he was once alone here as a child and this is why he loves to be alone here now. The ringing turns to pounding as Ki-tae adds, almost angrily, that now he wants to be with that girl. We rejoin Ki-tae and Jang-mi just as he opens the bottle of wine, and Jang-mi suggests that they date casually, without marriage in mind. She suggests they keep things secret from their parents, at least until she gets a job and his clinic is back in business. Jang-mi says that this time she wants to be a proud daughter and a good wife to him, and Ki-tae grins.
Dude, you earned that snarl. An annoyed Jang-mi gulps her wine and starts to leave, but Ki-tae offers to take her home. She declines and gives him a quick smooch, which buys her time to leave while he stands there all twitterpated. The next day, Ki-tae literally dances into work, where the nurses tell him that the blogger deleted all her negative comments. Not even the news that there are no patients on the schedule yet can get him down, and he boogies off to his office.
Hyun-hee runs Hoon-dong ragged with her ever-changing demands, and his mother criticizes him for becoming a slave to his wife. She turns on Hyun-hee next, to take her to task for taking up the best restaurant table for studying, and calls them both immature. She refuses to support them anymore and demands rent on the restaurant.
He breezily says that he just wants her as a business partner, and she relaxes and asks him if he thinks Ki-tae will be okay with them working together. She asks him for advice on how to be in a cool relationship, but his advice is to end it. Since Ki-tae likes her, Yeo-reum doubts he can be cool about it.
Jang-mi suggests they do this without her, and Yeo-reum tells Hyun-hee that her boyfriend might not like it. Ki-tae accidentally interrupts his father in the middle of a call to his mistress, and Dad invites him over for a drink. Dad says he understands Ki-tae falling for a girl like Jang-mi, because he must have felt suffocated. He says that he found the perfect solution — keep marriage and love separate. Marriage is stability, and love is excitement. He tells Ki-tae that he should marry Se-ah, and date Jang-mi.
He warns Dad never again to put Jang-mi on the same level as that woman, and leaves. Ki-tae asks why someone would only be casual around him but not anyone else, and Hoon-dong correctly guesses that this is about a girl. Yeo-reum and Jang-mi play matchmaker by sitting Chef across from Manager, and they both seem to find the other attractive. Yeo-reum comes out to say hello, followed by Hyun-hee, and her secret is out.
Hoon-dong stomps off followed by Hyun-hee, leaving the other three to go inside. Se-ah shows up next, and Jang-mi blinks when Ki-tae says he invited her since she works in the area and can bring in customers. Her uncontrollable nervous laughter makes me so embarrassed for her. Ki-tae drives Jang-mi home that night, both of them silent and awkward. As soon as they get there, Jang-mi retires to the restroom, leaving Ki-tae to hover outside the door as he grins in anticipation.
Jang-mi calls through the door for a toothbrush and he pops in to get one, then in his eagerness he offers her use of his skin cleansing device, of all things. After her shower, Jang-mi climbs in bed and Ki-tae offers to massage her tired legs. But Ki-tae is in for more frustration than he bargained for, as they go on a series of dates and Jang-mi falls asleep on him every time. They cuddle on a bench in the park and he asks how the bar is doing.
As he boasts how great he is, she falls asleep on him again. Ouch, his poor ego. The bar is bustling, and the two shut-out loverboys watch forlornly through the window as their ladies give everyone attention but them. She claims to be fine with Ki-tae working with Se-ah, though her voice is a little too shrill to be believable. Jang-mi brings her makgulli and kimchi pancakes, which Mom declares delicious.
She hangs out while he works, but not even her creative calisthenics can get his attention. He tells Ki-tae that Jang-mi is working hard not to hurt him, and accuses him of not doing enough to make her feel secure. Who knew Yeo-reum would ever lecture someone on how to be the kind of guy a girl can depend on? Mom shows them to Jang-mi then tears them up, and it gets even funnier when Jang-mi remembers that her parents met as pen pals.
She says that at least Dad is writing to her, and she should write him back. She says that love is over when you close your mouths, and Jang-mi has a sudden epiphany. Jang-mi shows up anyway and pounds on his door, yelling for him to open up, and finally just unlocks the door herself.
Jang-mi denies it but Ki-tae throws his arm around her and says that she is. They continue where they left off with Ki-tae saying that a girl has been making him uncomfortable, and everyone looks tense until the interviewer tells Jang-mi that he really wants to be with her. Ki-tae and Jang-mi talk later, and Jang-mi finally voices her worry that they were more comfortable when their relationship was fake.
She says that on the contrary, she gains energy to work so hard from all the sleep she gets by leaning on him, and Ki-tae fairly twinkles with happiness to hear it. He asks Jang-mi to be with him tonight without sleeping, and they both giggle when she agrees.