Tomorrow With You: Episode 14
Everyone is on edge about the future this hour when danger gets a little too close for comfort. Even though this episode mostly feels like a preamble for the series finale, the underlying sense of unease still has me glued to the monitor. Some tough yet important conversations are shared, with necessary revelations driving the story forward. But no matter how bad things are supposed to get for our lovebirds, neither of them will lose hope that they can create a better future for themselves.
EPISODE 14 RECAP
So-joon is taken by surprise when Director Kim approaches him on the subway. Despite his attempt to nip the conversation in the bud, Director Kim grabs his arm and the lights flicker off. Just as the man says he has something to ask him, So-joon vanishes, much to Director Kim’s alarm.
Meanwhile, Ma-rin removes the dash cam’s memory card from Director Kim’s car. Gun-sook has no intention of telling her husband and entreats Ma-rin to let her know once the footage is recovered.
Ma-rin is taken aback when she finds Director Kim waiting outside her house. She quickly hides the memory card, and Director Kim insists on waiting inside for So-joon. She makes small talk once they’re inside, asking how things are with Gun-sook. He says it’s the same, and reiterates that there’s something he needs to ask So-joon.
Director Kim shares how he ran into So-joon on the subway, only for So-joon to suddenly disappear. Ma-rin awkwardly laughs at the absurd story, and when he says he was definitely holding onto So-joon at the time, she asks if he wasn’t dreaming.
“Your husband isn’t normal, is he?” Director Kim asks persistently. Ma-rin agrees, “Of course not. He’s someone special… to me.” She tries playing dumb, but Director Kim can sense that she seems to already know about So-joon. Calling up a quick excuse, Ma-rin hints at Director Kim to leave, which he does.
So when So-joon returns home later that evening, he’s already been informed about Director Kim’s visit through Ma-rin. He’s astounded that she let that man enter the threshold of their home… and we see that Director Kim is listening in on their conversation in a car just outside the house.
Ah, Director Kim had planted a bug underneath the coffee table, and he hones in on Ma-rin wondering if the director has figured out that So-joon is a time traveler and takes the subway to travel to and from the future. It’s only now that Ma-rin learns that the director was recently fired, and she tells So-joon that Gun-sook made no mention of that.
So-joon bars her from joining him in the bathroom, so she keeps talking outside the door, saying how Gun-sook mentioned that she didn’t want to emigrate to Vietnam with her husband. So-joon opens the door at that mention, and Ma-rin says she thinks she knows of another reason why Director Kim might want to leave the country.
She thinks better of it and drops the subject while the signal drops from Director Kim’s radio.
As they lie in bed, Ma-rin comments on how shocked So-joon must’ve been during that close call on the subway. So-joon says it’ll be his word against Director Kim’s; plus he has no reason to be ashamed because time travel isn’t a crime.
Ma-rin can see through the tough facade, however, and that’s when So-joon admits he was a tiny bit scared. He assures Ma-rin that she has nothing to be worried about, but she fears that So-joon will be taken away to America and be experimented on like an extraterrestrial.
She does, however, admit that the scientists in America would be astounded to find a real-life human with superpowers, adding that people there think that they’re the only ones with superheroes. Lol. She pounds on the mattress in frustration, asking if she needs to teach someone a lesson. Scared, So-joon settles her back in bed, covers her mouth, and holds her tight.
He speaks with Director Kim over the phone, advising him to worry about his own present situation. Director Kim is fed up with So-joon’s arrogance, though he doesn’t pick a fight because So-joon isn’t an ordinary man. So-joon could say the same thing about him, and Director Kim settles for the idea that the world is awfully unfair.
So-joon warns, “hey, don’t hang around near my house or [those around me]” before hanging up.
Upon hearing of Director Kim’s plans to leave the country, Ki-doong suggests that they hand this case over to the police. While So-joon entrusts him to tackle this case, Gun-sook invites Secretary Hwang over to her home. She asks if her husband owns any land because he told her to travel to Vietnam first while he would stay behind to settle some affairs.
Secretary Hwang protests, saying that he doesn’t know a thing and says she can’t continue to call him here. Just then, one of Director Kim’s angry investors bursts through the door, and her men pilfer anything of value.
After talking to a business owner in a company-leased building, Ki-doong calls Se-young to ask her out for coffee. She says she’s busy working at the office, which confuses him since he can hear noises behind her. Se-young happens to be outside and tells him to wait in their usual cafe.
They both happen to be a good distance away from her office, so they both decide to run. That means they’re both breathless once they arrive at the cafe and ask each other why the other is out of breath. Ha.
She tells him to go fetch their drinks and cracks a small smile. He catches her smiling and calls her out for not being at the office when they talked over the phone. She says it seems like he ran here too, a fact Ki-doong admits to. She kicks him in response.
Se-young insists that she was in the office, only to cave moments later. Ki-doong takes her hand to feel his racing heart, and happily states that she ran here to meet him. Aww.
Ma-rin takes the memory card to a specialist, and is told that the data can be obtained by November 30, if it’s recoverable. She decides not to tell So-joon until she knows for certain that something valuable is on that memory card.
She’s then called out by So-joon’s lawyer and learns that So-joon intends to leave half of his assets in her name. The lawyer chuckles when she says she had no idea, because it’s not like So-joon knows that he’s dying or something. She declines giving her stamp on anything before first talking with So-joon.
Speaking of whom, So-joon is out with Mom, wondering if it’s time to try and find Ma-rin’s father. He asks if Mom has any trackable information on him, like an identification number or a photo, but Mom wants him to ask Ma-rin before going ahead with anything.
He insists on dropping her off at home afterward, though Mom is still ashamed by how she beat him up in the street. He smiles and calls her “Mom,” reminding her that he’s practically her child now. Mom pulls him into a tight hug.
So-joon is in a good mood when he returns home, where he finds Ma-rin sitting in his office, dazed. He wonders if she isn’t feeling well, so they both have some ginseng, and he comments that she looks adorable. She asks if there’s something he wants, and So-joon asks if he should track down her father.
Ma-rin wonders why So-joon would suddenly make her such an offer and walks away. Following her, So-joon says this isn’t that sensitive of a topic, but she wants to know why he’s suddenly acting this way—is he leaving for someplace soon?
So-joon says it’s because he knows she argued with her mother recently, but Ma-rin reminds him that she is his wife, and as such, she can tell when something is wrong. “Will something else happen to us?” she asks. So-joon denies it, but she mentions her meeting his lawyer earlier today, to which he asks if she shouldn’t be happy that he’s splitting his assets equally between them. Eeek, not the right moment to say that.
But everything feels so sudden to her, from the inheritance to how well he’s been treating her and his offer to find her father. She wonders what spurred this change, and So-joon replies that it’s because he thinks he’s been a lousy husband thus far.
He thought that being a doting husband would make her happy, and assures her that nothing’s wrong. But Ma-rin can’t shake the feeling that he’s acting like someone who will leave for a faraway place soon, and it’s only after So-joon affirms once more that he won’t be leaving does she let out a sigh of relief.
He jokes that this is what it must feel like to be criticized for being an attentive husband, and Ma-rin says she doesn’t need him to give her any assets or any other gifts. Drawing close to her, he asks, “Should I just breathe next to you instead?” She nods.
She confesses that she falls head over heels in love with him every single day. All she wants is a normal life with him where they wake up in bed together, he lets her know when he’s at work, and they go out on normal dates. He pats her head and asks what she’ll do when he’s gone, and she chides him for even bringing up something so scary.
Ki-doong speaks with a security guard who saw Director Kim frequent this building with another businessman, President Choi. He’s told that President Choi died on a solo fishing trip, having had too much to drink and drowned. He then immediately takes that news to So-joon, who remembers that Se-young’s father had mentioned President Choi’s name.
He instructs Ki-doong to tell the police to expedite the case, but the problem is Director Kim is already off the grid. He seeks out Doo-shik and asks if Director Kim’s wrongdoings stop with his embezzlement activities. He’s told that while the crime was committed, no evidence was ever found in the future, and Director Kim managed to leave the country.
Doo-shik hedges when So-joon asks if Director Kim also committed murder, saying that the late President Choi was a friend to Se-young’s father. He asks So-joon for his own theory, but So-joon can’t help but wonder if his own disappearance has anything to do with Director Kim.
Doo-shik finally admits that there is a connection there, revealing that So-joon disappeared while taking the subway back and forth in his own investigation on Director Kim. He tries to remind So-joon that tomorrow is November 30—all So-joon has to do is hold out for two days.
As So-joon leaves, Doo-shik wonders what could possibly be contained in Director Kim’s car’s dash cam. So-joon contemplates Doo-shik’s words in the car, specifically how the people he leaves behind will feel if he disappears.
Ma-rin freaks out when she learns that Mom is at their house alone. She marvels over the robot vacuum and immediately looks at the stairs when Ma-rin says she cannot go upstairs. Well, you shouldn’t have mentioned it then!
Ma-rin rushes out of the office and hurries home to find her mother wearing the futuristic sneakers and enjoying some virtual reality in So-joon’s office. She explains away the items as products in development, and Mom picks up a newspaper from the future.
She wonders if getting newspapers dated in the future is a privilege for the rich, but Ma-rin says it’s a prop, and Mom laughs that she thought So-joon was a North Korean spy. Like mother, like daughter.
They exit the office and sit down in the living room, where Mom says So-joon offered to track down her father. She divulges that she does have a photo, admitting that she lied when Ma-rin was young in hopes that would help her forget her father sooner.
Mom hands her the family photo from her wallet, saying that she was younger than Ma-rin now when she had her. But that’s exactly why Ma-rin is so upset, because her father abandoned his young wife and daughter. The reason Mom is showing her this photo now is because Ma-rin said she might resent her own father, and it didn’t occur to her how hurt she might be.
Mom takes her daughter’s hands and says that Ma-rin will eventually become a mother of her own. She encourages Ma-rin to find her father now, so that she can brag at how well she raised their daughter. Hugging her, Mom promises to be better if she’s fortunate enough to be reborn as her mother.
Ma-rin is still crying over her family photo when So-joon returns home that evening. She says she remembers what her father looks like now that she has a photo of him. She feels weird because seeing his face brings back memories, and when So-joon softly asks if she wants to find him and meet him, she shakes her head.
She’s unsure of how she feels, worried that she might be faced with disappointment if she meets her father in person. She worries that her father might be poor or seeing him will open up old emotional wounds in her mother or if her father will be happy to see them.
She hands him the photo to see… and So-joon realizes that he knows exactly who Ma-rin’s father is.
He does his best to keep his composure and heads out for some air. Ma-rin joins him and shares how she thought her life would always be tied to her child actor days. But now that she’s met So-joon, she finally feels like her life is in order. They both vow to live well together.
So-joon says he has something to confess and tells her, “Honestly, we were never fated to meet. You weren’t in my future.” There was no marriage in his future either, but then someone told him to go out with her. Ma-rin asks who that was, and he answers, “An ajusshi I know. You know, the other one besides me.”
She realizes that he means the other time traveler and wonders how that man knows her. So-joon doesn’t know either, but suggests that they go ask him together. He says that time traveler is rather odd, but is sure that Ma-rin will come to like him too.
She wonders if that means the other time traveler was their matchmaker. So-joon says yes, though the rest was of his free will. She’s still fixated on the idea that they were never fated to be, and So-joon explains that they changed their own fates.
Holding her hand, So-joon says, “I may not know what fate is, but couldn’t this be fate?” Swoooooon. He suggests that they go meet that ajusshi tomorrow.
She agrees in exchange for making their marriage official on paper, asking him: “Will you marry me?” He says yes, and they pinky swear on it.
Meanwhile, Director Kim realizes that the memory card in his dash cam is missing. He tracks down Gun-sook at So-ri’s place and demands her to return the memory card. She honestly answers that she doesn’t know where it is, which only incites her husband’s rage.
She then stands firm saying that she’ll use whatever is on that card as evidence to get a divorce. He hollers back at her to bring him the memory card this instant and is about to head into the building, but that’s when Gun-sook tells him that Ma-rin has the memory card.
Director Kim flies into a rage, and from the window, So-ri spots the couple bickering down below.
November 30, 2016. So-ri calls Ma-rin to tell her about how Director Kim screamed at Gun-sook outside her building last night. Ma-rin says she’ll take care of it and continues on her way to pick up the memory card.
So-joon finds a loving reminder from Ma-rin about registering their marriage today and meeting the ajusshi. He gets a call from Doo-shik just then, who waits anxiously outside the house. Before Doo-shik can say anything, So-joon divulges that he knows that Doo-shik is actually Ma-rin’s father.
He wonders how Doo-shik put up with his immaturity over the years, and why Doo-shik kept his identity a secret. But Doo-shik doesn’t have a moment to lose and tells him that he met Ma-rin last night because she was the only one he could talk to who knew about Director Kim.
We learn that Doo-shik traveled to the future to meet with Ma-rin’s future self at home. He quickly explained that he was from the past—November 29, 2016, to be exact—in order to help her and to save So-joon. “I only have one day left,” he breathed.
He was reluctant to ask Future Ma-rin about what happened on November 30, 2016, but he came to her because he was out of options. She told him that Director Kim left for Vietnam, and So-joon’s disappearance was confidential because of the fact he was a time traveler.
She shared that she had the memory card, but no one found out what was on it because Director Kim stole it from her before she could find out. Director Kim was charged for her kidnapping and his embezzlement activities, but never charged for murder.
He wanted to leave before the last train, and Future Ma-rin asked him to stop So-joon from taking the subway that day and to stop her from doing something stupid. Doo-shik promised to do just that, but before he could leave, she asked him, “Was it you who brought So-joon and I together… Dad?”
He nodded, and she asked him to meet her past self in 2016 because she thinks she wanted to see him then. Overcome with emotion, Doo-shik wiped away his tears and ran off.
Doo-shik tells So-joon that he thought it was enough to keep him away from Director Kim—he never dreamed that Ma-rin was in possession of the incriminating evidence against the man. He urges So-joon to stop Ma-rin, only to be told that she isn’t home.
Ma-rin picks up the memory card whose data was recoverable. As So-joon races to find her, we see what originally happened on this day: Director Kim kidnapped Ma-rin and used her as bait to incite So-joon’s anger. So-joon then engaged Director Kim in a brawl on the subway, and then fell to the floor, bleeding.
He arrives at the store one step too late as Ma-rin walks down the alley, examining the memory card. Director Kim sees her and proceeds to follow her. At an opportune moment, he starts running up to her, but that’s when So-joon appears and pulls her into an embrace. Oh thank god.
So-joon asks if she’s okay and looks around to see if Director Kim is anywhere in sight. Seeing the memory card in her hand, he scolds her for being so fearless. Around a corner, Director Kim breathes uneasy.
So-joon hails a taxi for Ma-rin and instructs her to remain home with the doors locked. He tells her to call him when she gets home and sends her off. He then doubles back to the alley, calling out Director Kim’s name.
But Director Kim is somewhere else entirely… waiting for Ma-rin as she arrives home.
Welp. Ever since Ma-rin passed by Director Kim’s car at the construction site, I feared that something might happen to her. His volatile behavior kept me on edge, especially after So-joon disappeared before his eyes. I was practically biting my nails when he came to the house shortly thereafter, worried that he might fly off the handle at any given moment.
Now So-joon is faced with another example of a soon-to-be event he has prior knowledge of, even if some circumstances changed slightly and he learned of Ma-rin being kidnapped mere minutes before it would’ve originally taken place. I admit I was getting antsy when Future Ma-rin told her father about how she was kidnapped that day, the day of So-joon’s disappearance. It couldn’t have been easy for her to meet her father for the first time so suddenly either, especially if she’d only seen him in a photo—I can only imagine that there were a myriad of emotions and thoughts running through her mind.
I really loved how Mom left to Ma-rin’s discretion on whether or not she wanted to meet her father. Not only that, I could feel her maternal warmth and love when she carefully brought up the topic and acknowledged that talking about her father would be a sensitive topic for Ma-rin. Mom is amazing in so many ways, and I cracked up at how she helped herself to check out every futuristic item in her daughter’s home.
It saddens me to think that Ma-rin wouldn’t be able to meet her father in the present day because of the kidnapping, though the idea that So-joon might actually disappear that day pains me even more. I wish the chyrons would teach us how far into the future Doo-shik and So-joon travel to more often, since without them, it’s more difficult to gauge how long Future Ma-rin has been without So-joon, and if she set up any plans to save him. But even if So-joon were to disappear for months, the future he first saw has him scheduled to die on March 25, 2019. My head spins if I try to think about which future belongs with which timeline, since there was a time when So-joon once traveled to the future and found his house free of wedding photos.
So to that end, I’m really hoping that the writing can tighten up the storyline as we approach the finale week. There seems to be a good chance that there will be at least three So-joons riding the same subway. Too bad we can’t get all three of them in one car to teach Director Kim a lesson without suffering from some dire consequence. Or maybe we can call on Mom to give him a knuckle sandwich.
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