Color of Woman Episode 14 Recap
(My Korean isn’t perfect so I might have made a few mistakes. Please overlook and forgive, if any Also, I’ll put up the screencaps later! Hope you enjoy the recap!)
So, Chanjin is at the memorial place and discovers the envelope hidden behind his and his mother’s photograph. Sora is on her way to find him and Junsu, while waiting for Sora gets a call from Director Park regarding Chanjin and Junsu leaves to go somewhere. Sora calls Junsu and tells him she can’t make it for their lunch date today because its Chanjin’s mother’s anniversary and she forgot about it. She tells him that she knows he will probably be mad at her for it but he cuts her off and tells her he won’t be mad, she should go to Chanjin and tells her to tell Chanjin sorry from him. (To give him credit, he really does look sorry and doesn’t seem like he minds that Sora is going to him) However, he doesn’t have time to worry about that as he is preoccupied with what Director Park’s words.
Director Song has called upon the Chairman at his house. Discussing the nature of plants, they start talking about what determines survival and death. A comment from Director Song about it being the person himself makes the Chairman seem sad as he tells her “It’s that person’s memorial today.” Director Song comments that it’s already been ten years. The chairman asks her how Junsu is doing at the office and she tells him that her idea for Chanjin to be the President is still the same even though the Chairman is okay with Junsu. The chairman’s phone rings, it’s Junsu.
He tells his father he is coming to meet him but the Chairman tells him to just talk on the phone, what is so important. Junsu tells him it’s about Chanjin’s mother. The chairman tells him that is even more reason not to come and at Junsu’s protest says that he hasn’t a word or a thought to say regarding that matter. After he cuts off the phone, the Chairman and Director Song talk something about Junsu’s marriage and the discussion seems to give Director Song an idea. Junsu stops the car and wonders what to do next, calls up Director Park and asks to know a little more about what he was saying.
Sora arrives and spies Chanjin’s car. Inside, Chanjin is sitting, contemplating the envelope. Just as he decides to open it, Sora knocks on the window. Putting the envelope on the passenger seat, he gets off and asks why she isn’t on her date with Junsu. She tells him she asked Junsu before coming and Chanjin is surprised. Sora tells him he even said to convey his sorry for not being able to come.
Spying the lunch in her hand, he asks what it is and she tells him she put in his favorites. He reminds her he said he wouldn’t eat anything she cooked anymore and she tells him she knows he wants to eat it. After all, he can’t lie to her even if he wanted.
A while later and with coffee in their hands, Chanjin asks her if she remembers the first time he brought her here. She tells him she could never forget that day; she was surprised because she thought they were going out to have fun and he suddenly brought her here. He tells her that at that time, he was actually considering properly dating her which makes her laugh and she jokingly asks “Hey Kang Chanjin, so you liked me?” and he earnestly replies “Ever since college” but she doesn’t see he is serious. He relates her good qualities but then adds in a joke for good measure and she laughs with him.
When he suddenly turns serious Sora realizes he must be thinking of his mother and asks him what kind of person she was. Chanjin tells her he is much obliged and thankful to the Chairman because if he hadn’t helped Chanjin and taken him in, he wouldn’t be able to be where he was today and will definitely return the favor. When he sees Sora’s serious expression, he tells her he was afraid she would look like that which is why he never said this to her.
In the car, Sora sees the envelope and is about to put it on the back seat but then thinks they might forget about it and puts it in her bag, thinking she’ll give it to him later. When Chanjin gets in, he notices the envelope is gone but since Sora says nothing, he doesn’t say anything either.
Back at home, Junsu stares at a photograph of him and Chanjin and it seems there are almost tears in his eyes. When Chanjin walks in, Junsu is coming down the stairs and Chanjin asks how come he’s home early, he said he was going to be late. Junsu apologizes for missing his mother’s memorial and Chanjin tells him it’s okay (Seems he’s never attended them before either) and jokingly wonders why Junsu hates him so much which causes Junsu to tell him he’s really sorry (And he does look it. I wonder what he found out that’s made him so nice all of a sudden.) Chanjin asks why he should be sorry. Junsu doesn’t elaborate and asks if he had dinner. Chanjin says he did and so did Sora. Junsu tells him he knows, he got the message and heads out to meet Sora.
Sora comes out to throw the garbage and runs into Junsu. They both relocate to his car. He asks her if they should go the America. She wonders at this sudden change and asks him what about the company and he tells her Chanjin’s there for the company. She’s confused and says that she’s not required to give an answer right now, is she? He tells her he’ll feel better if she just said she liked it and she remarks he’s acting strange today. They start their usual dating talk and tease each other and Junsu calls her “My Sora”.
Back at home, Sora opens her drawer and finds the papers in the file but still creased from being folded and wonders if someone read or took them. Putting it in her bag, she remembers the envelope and berates herself for forgetting to give it to Chanjin and decides to give it at work tomorrow.
The next day at work, everyone is excited as the pictures from the shoot were amazing and Jinju looks amazing, hence there’s going to be an interview about her too. Jinju thanks everyone for their support and help. Sora goes to Chanjins office and not seeing him there, decides to leave the envelope there but then decides against it. What if it was important and got lost?
In her office, Director Song is going crazy with the anxious waiting and wonders if he opened and saw it yet or not. (So, she planted the envelope) She asks her secretary about him and is told he just finished a meeting regarding the special brand line. She wonders why he isn’t already here to find her when the secretary tells her he saw Chanjin go to the memorial place himself. Just then there’s a knock on the door and Chanjin walks in.
She mistakenly thinks he’s there for an explanation and tells him she was waiting and that whatever and however much he wants to hear, she’ll tell him. However, the misunderstanding is saved because Chanjin is here to talk about the special line. She incredulously wonders aloud if he’s probably pretending he didn’t see it. He realizes she’s talking about his mother but refuses to play her tune and tells her once he believes in someone, he believes in them completely! She can’t ruin the relationship between him and Junsu and if she continued trying, he’ll tell the Chairman. When he’s gone, she mutters:
“So you don’t believe me. It’s okay as long as you ask the people you believe then!”
Her next target: Sora. She finds Sora working normal tasks like packing un packing and comments that she must be angry but Sora says it doesn’t matter as long as she gets to do work she likes. Yet Director Song just loves to pour salt on wounds and doesn’t let her go. Finally she asks, “Do you know about the relationship between the Chairman and Chanjin’s mother?” She lays it on thick: If Chanjin knows the circumstances of his mother’s death; it will become a big matter. Sora of course has no clue and downplays her importance to Chanjin but Director Song tells her to come find her whenever she wants.
Sora runs into Junsu at the stairwell (He called her there) as she remembers Director Song’s words. She asks him if he knows anything about the accident because of which Chanjin’s mother died. Junsu is visibly uncomfortable- obviously he knows something but denies it and asks her why she’s suddenly interested in that matter. She tells him she’s just curious; when she’s curious she can’t rest, he knows that too, right?
After office when Junsu is leaving, Chanjin tells him to call him if there’s anything and Junsu tells him thanks. Chanjin asks him why he’s suddenly saying “Sorry” and “Thank You” to him so much. Junsu tells him it’s because he’s sorry and thankful.
As he’s leaving, Junsu’s dad calls him up to meet at a hotel. Once there, he’s taken to a table where a woman is waiting. He’s ready to turn back without a second glance but the woman speaks up and remarks that he hasn’t changed one bit. Turning back, he stares at her but is unable to recognize her until she speaks up. She tells him she came after him and asks if he had any girlfriend in America.
This particular couple is worried their relationship will reach the ears of Director Song. They think Jason (Finally I got his name) is about to tell her about it and try to stop him but he doesn’t reveal anything and tells the girl, “If you ever break up with this guy, come to me! I’ll be waiting!”
Junsu calls his father and tells him he is uncomfortable with these kinds of arrangements on his dad’s end but his dad tells him not to make a mistake. Junsu gets angry and asks his father if it is true about his role in Chanjin’s mother’s death. His dad tells him these are all matters of the past; what will he accomplish by asking questions now. Junsu realizes it must be true. His father doesn’t want Chanjin to know anything and tells him not to believe everything he hears. Junsu and the girl head off to have dinner together.
Chanjin’s at a convenience store deciding what to buy when Sora runs in. The walk back home together. She mentions the envelope she took from his car that day and Chanjin’s expression completely changes. I’d say unconsciously he realizes it can’t be something good and probably doesn’t want to open the Pandora’s Box. He tells her to throw it away. She tells him she thought it was important but he tells her it’s not, its garbage. Sora is surprised by it and remembers what Director Song said. She tells Chanjin that if there’s anything between him and Junsu that is wrong, he should tell her and she’ll make it alright between the two. After all, he always sorts things out for her and Junsu. He laughs and tells her not to worry about them.
Turning, he sees the light in their house is on meaning Junsu is back and gives Sora her things, telling her to go in first. She tells him to go in first. He concedes and is about to pat her back when he stops himself.
At home, Chanjin asks Junsu if he fought with his dad again and Junsu tells him not to worry about that. He tells her Yoon Ji is back. Chanjin says “Yoon Ji Noona!” Junsu tells him Yoon Ji is just a friend to him; the same as Sora and Chanjin are. (Lol, you’re forgetting Chanjin likes Sora, remember?) Chanjin remarks that Yoon Ji hasn’t married yet and asks a direct question. When will Junsu introduce Sora to the Chairman? Junsu deflects by asking if his father’s approval is necessary. When Chanjin doesn’t say anything, Junsu adds that he doesn’t want Sora to get hurt. Chanjin reminds her that Sora is a strong person and that he’ll help but Junsu tells him not to worry about that. Chanjin talks to his plant “Sora” that night.
Jinju’s interview time is up and Sora has made the best preparations. And look who drops in for a visit. She’s come to have lunch with Junsu and asks Chanjin to escort her and probably introduces herself as his fiancée. (Again, my Korean falls a bit short!) She’s the youngest daughter of another major group, Tae Han. Chanjin takes the shocked Sora into his office and sits her down, asking her to talk to him. He tells her they’re just friends and nothing else and they just met yesterday and Junsu doesn’t know about her being the maknae of Tae Han Group. When Junsu asks her why she’s never married, she tells him there’s a person she loves. Meanwhile, Jinju googles Yoon Ji!
Junsu and Yoon Ji are about to go for lunch just as Chanjin and Sora come out. Seeing them, Yoon Ji takes Junsu’s arm. Seeing that, Sora turns to go but Chanjin stops her “Why should you run away?” Chanjin brings her forward and introduces her to Yoon Ji as his friend. Junsu adds that Sora’s his girlfriend. Sora is relieved and Yoon Ji tells them they should all go eat together.
Yoon Ji checks outsoar during lunch with a smile which makes Sora nervous. She says she feels a little different now that she knows Junsu’s got a girlfriend; it’s not jealousy but somehow different. She tells Sora she has someone she loves and was just curious as to what kind of person Junsu had fallen in love with. Sora’s feeling clueless and turns to Chanjin for relief and is further nervous by Junsu and Yoon Ji’s discussion. Chanjin keeps looking at her and Yoon Ji smiles as she watches him watching Sora. (She probably realizes what Chanjin feels for his ‘friend’). She relates an old story about Junsu and tells Sora to be nice to Junsu.
After lunch, Yoon Ji waits for Chanjin and tells him she sent Junsu and his girlfriend away first. She tells him he ought to do good to Junsu, which Chanjin agrees but adds that how can he do good towards Junsu when he’s looking at his girlfriend? Saying that she leaves.
When Chanjin gets back, Jinju’s waiting in his office. They’re to prepare for her interview together. Jinju doesn’t buy that Yoon Ji and Junsu are friends and Chanjin points out he and Sora are such friends but Jinju doesn’t agree. Junsu and Sora meanwhile are having coffee together in the stairwell. Jinju worries whether the Chairman will accept Sora as Junsu’s partner and Chanjin says he’s worried about that too but Jinju tells him Junsu already asked Sora to go with him to the States which makes Chanjin freeze. Just then, Sora walks in to ask if they’re prepared for the interview.
Director Song talks to Sora’s manager and asks her to find out more about the dating rumors going on these days between the secretaries. Since she is already a friend to them, it’s most possible she will help them hide the truth.
Interview commences and Sora is there watching over as Jinju answers all the questions. The interviewer asks her about her love life and if she is dating someone. Jinju tells them about her first love. Chanjin walks in to hear her response too. Sora hesitates when she sees Chanjin and tells him to understand her, since he’s her friend. She doesn’t want Junsu to be sad because of her so she might have to stop being around him from now on. When he asks if this is what she wants to do, she says she feels this is what she should do.
Junsu gets a call from his father and tells him he wants to meet with him to discuss things regarding his marriage. He approaches Sora but she tells him she’s busy with work so he tells her the time she must come over by.
At the pojangmacha, the store manager tells his lackey to stop idling around as Chanjin walks in, dejected and gloomy. He won’t eat anything and goes straight to drinking. Junsu’s at the rendezvous point with his father. Sora spies the envelope Chanjin had told her to throw away. She does that but curious, takes it back and opens it and looks at what’s inside. It’s a picture of Junsu’s father and Chanjin’s mother together in a car and the date is the day of his mother’s death. Meanwhile, Chanjin is wallowing in depression over the new turn of events. Remembering Director Song and Chanjin’s words, she is shocked and seems like she’s beginning to put the pieces together. Chanjin, drunk, stumbles home but goes to Sora’s house instead where Jinju opens the door.