I Do, I Do Episode 7 Recaps
We return to the end of Episode 6, with Eun Seong telling Ji An that she’s the worst. Ji An tells him that things turned out for the better; he deserves a better woman anyway.
They get back into the restaurant, where Eun Seong informs their parents that he is unfit for marriage or for Ji An.
Tae Gang continues to wait for Ji An outside her apartment, gleefully holding a ring. He flashes back to when his father originally gave the ring to him, as an heirloom from his grandmother to be given to his future wife.
Eun Seong and his family take their leave. Ji An’s father blames her for the failed relationship and commands her to beg Eun Seong to take her back; she remains silent while her mother tries to defend her. But when her father moves to take action himself, Ji An blurts out the truth: Eun Seong knows that she is pregnant with another man’s child, the result of a mistake. Her mother starts to beat at Ji An, proclaiming death as a better fate, even as a tearful Ji An turns away from her and holds her stomach to protect her baby.
Tae Gang nods off as he’s waiting for Ji An, and the ring rolls... to be caught by Eun Seong, who also came to wait for Ji An. The two wait together on her front steps, and start talking about their “respective” women. Both of their women live to work, much to their chagrin, but Tae Gang’s is a crazy witch who hits and screams at the drop of a hat, while Eun Seong’s is one of the worst: an inflexible woman who must always have her way. They both wonder at each other for sticking with the woman, and Tae Gang is embarrassed at the insinuation that he could love her.
Ji An happens to arrive at this time, and Eun Seong rises to meet her. Tae Gang’s smile fades, and remains out of sight, when he sees Eun Seong approach the same Ji An he’s waiting for.
Eun Seong walks Ji An into her apartment in concern. Once they’re inside, he reflects that he may have been too harsh with her in his anger. He tells her that, for the first time in his life, he’s wanted someone to spend his life with, and now that he’s finally settled in for the ride, the road has diverged. She tells him that she’s told her parents, and her first instinct had been to protect her child; therefore, she’s keeping her child. He tells her to follow her heart then.
As he turns to leave, she gives him back the necklace, and shakes his hand goodbye.
At the restaurant, Tae Gang is pensive, while a relieved Chung Baek notes that the baby might not be his after all. Tae Gang still tries to convince himself that Eun Seong could be a relative. Chung Baek tells Tae Gang that he’s just a side dish, and the latter walks out in anger and frustration.
The next day, at work, Tae Gang is left to man the phones while the others go to a home shopping meeting. He ponders over who the baby’s father could be.
Ji An is also troubled when she arrives at work, and thinks back to her father telling her that he would give up on the marriage matter, but she must abort the baby within 3 days.
Tae Gang serves her a snack, and prepares to discuss the previous night, but she answers a call from Eun Seong, who wants to know if she has decided on a hospital. She asks an eavesdropping Tae Gang to leave. Eun Seong invites her to his hospital; they have a lot of good doctors.
Outside, Na Ri comes downstairs from her office, and notices Tae Gang pressing his ears to Ji An’s doors, and she moves to do the same, wondering what he’s listening to. He jumps back, surprised.
Na Ri invites him to join her for lunch, and the two eat sandwiches at the rooftop. Tae Gang marvels at their similarities, even their age. When Na Ri asks about his relationship with Ji An, Tae Gang uses a phone call analogy, rating calls from girls by pleasantness; Ji An rates as a spam call.
Ji An goes to Eun Seong’s hospital with Jun Hui. She is surprised to find that Eun Seong will be examining her himself, but he assures her that it’s only this time, and that he only sees her as a patient. He assures her that the baby is doing well. When they raise the volume to listen to the heartbeat, Ji An thinks something sounds strange: the heartbeat sounds like “shoes, shoes, shoes, shoes”. Ji An listens in wonder, while Eun Seong is somber.
Ji An places shoes for a little girl in her shoe closet, and thinks back to when Jun Hui had wondered about not telling the baby’s father yet. Ji An doesn’t care since she won’t be living with him anyway, while Jun Hui is concerned about medical and family history.
Tae Gang is supposed to be helping at the restaurant, but remains rather pensive, until he receives a pig’s feet order from Ji An. He smiles in glee and rushes to her place with the goods.
She invites him in, and Tae Gang is surprised but pleased to find her alone. When she accuses him of being stupid for not remembering that he’s her slave until the design is found, he assures her that he has an IQ of 139. She files this away in her mind. She also files away that he seems to be obsessed with the dust in her apartment and that he’s left-handed. He leaves for the restroom, and she measures his height as he retreats.
He goes to the bathroom, reflecting how cute she is for being so obviously interested in him. He sprays some perfume, and giggles at her scent... but then she orders him to clean up the bathroom.
Out in the living room, she starts to wonder about which part of his medical history to ask about first. Eun Seong calls right then, however, telling her that he brought something for her. She throws Tae Gang out of her apartment before Eun Seong can find him there.
He encounters Eun Seong outside, who greets him in a friendly manner. As Eun Seong enters the building, he imagines them dancing a sexy matador dance for foreplay, and curses under his breath when he sees the lights turned off in her place.
In actuality, Eun Seong is showing her a home planetarium he had gotten her and some recordings of nature sounds to de-stress. She relates a scene from her childhood, and tears up a bit. As Eun Seong gets ready to leave, Tae Gang knocks and barges in. He tells her to order the pig’s feet herself in the future, and slaps something in her hand, before he heads out again. Eun Seong wonders who he is, and Ji An explains that he’s a company employee she had ordered pig’s feet from.
Later, when Eun Seong heads to his car, he remembers his first meeting with Tae Gang, when he had picked up the ring and Tae Gang had embarrassedly giggled. He then remembers Tae Gang’s angry look when he opened the door.
Tae Gang returns to the restaurant, overjoyed, and reports that there is indeed another man. He takes a swig from an open bottle of soju, and tries to laugh, even as his eyes belie his state.
Ji An looks up at the stars on her ceiling, and falls asleep, remembering her childhood, when she would lay on her father’s lap, while her father fanned her and her mother kept the mosquitoes away. She dreams the same scene, but with her adult self in place this time.
Chaos reigns the office the next day, as their phones ring off the hook with rumors that Jake Han will be joining their office. An ignorant Tae Gang continues to diligently mop the floor, but runs the mop over a new arrival. The new arrival, accompanied by Na Ri, is outraged.
Tae Gang carries the shoes out into the hallway and pointedly snubs Ji An when he encounters her.
Ji An walks into the team office, and witnesses everybody fawning at the new arrival. Na Ri looks a little put out by the fuss, but smirks when Ji An arrives, and tells her to greet Jake Han, the new project supervisor.
While cleaning Jake Han’s shoes, Tae Gang gets a crash course on the designer from Bong Soo. Tae Gang wonders at Jake Han’s presence, and Bong Soo suspects that this is Yeom Na Ri’s bid against the Chairman’s wife’s election in favor of Ji An.
Na Ri and Ji An talk in private. The former apologizes for the abruptness and asks her not to be intimidated. Ji An sees through her, however, and notes that this is a good opportunity and that she now sees that Na Ri has what it takes to be the President.
Na Ri returns to her office, where Jake Han wonders how Hwang Ji An, her idol, could now be her enemy. Na Ri denies the idea that Ji An could even be considered a rival. When Tae Gang returns Jake Han’s polished shoes, the latter orders him to put the shoes on for him. Na Ri tries to excuse Tae Gang, but Tae Gang swallows a heavy heart and concedes with a smile. Na Ri tells Jake Han disapprovingly that, “You suck.”
Chung Baek runs to a police station, where Tae Gang’s dad had apparently been arrested for beating the guy who scammed them.
Meanwhile, Tae Gang is out with his team at a karaoke bar, singing 2PM’s “Heartbeat” pointedly at Ji An, which goes by unnoticed by everyone. Jake Han then invites Ji An to drink, which she tries to decline. Na Ri pushes just the right buttons, using her age and proper Korean etiquette, however, and Ji An moves to take the drink. Fortunately, Tae Gang’s song ends at this time, and he steps in to take the glass as Ji An’s Black Knight. They then egg him to drink more, shot after shot, even as Ji An tries to tell him to stop. Silence befalls the room, as he calls Jake Han out for calling him a mop.
Bong Soo finds him then and tries to drag him out, telling him that his dad is in trouble. Ji An uses the opportunity to leave as well.
Bong Soo supports a drunken Tae Gang while trying to flag a taxi. Ji An pulls up with their car, and offers to give them a ride to the police station. She tries to throw them out when she finds out the police station is in Incheon.
She ends up driving them all the way anyway. They seat a drunken Tae Gang, and Chung Baek explains that his dad had a run-in with the guy who scammed them out of all their money. The scammer derides them, saying that Tae Gang’s dad already had a record for making knock-off shoes; that’s why their house had been sold for bail money in the first place. Ji An remembers how Tae Gang had noted that his dad made shoes.
Tae Gang then jerks to his feet, demanding to see Hwang Ji An. She sighs and moves towards him, asking what he wants.
He proceeds to accuse her of playing with him like a side dish and stepping on his sincerity. He had waited two hours to give her his grandmother’s ring, but she always abuses him. He wonders loudly if it was because she was his first. Her eyes widen in surprise, and rushes to cover his mouth before he says anymore.