Love Affairs In The Afternoon Episode 10 Recap

This entry is part 10 of 16 in the post series Love Affairs In The Afternoon Recap

It starts to rain as Ji-eun (PARK HA-SUN) walks away from Jung-woo (LEE SANG-YEOB). She’s glad that he didn’t try to stop her. Trapped in their respective houses, Soo-ah and Ha-yoon think about their time together. Ji-eun’s voiceover narrates, “I wonder if the time we spent together will disappear without a trace.”

The next day, Ji-eun wakes up with a fever and Chang-kook (JUNG SANG-HOON) fusses over her. Jung-woo, too, is running a fever and ends up passing out.

Young-jae (CHOI BYUNG-MO) takes pictures with Ha-yoon for the release of their book and pretends that everything is okay. Bit-na (YOO SEO-JIN) asks him to keep the details of Ha-yoon and Soo-ah’s affair to himself so that she can continue to sell Ha-yoon’s paintings of Soo-ah.

While at the hospital for Jung-woo’s check-up, Min-young (RYU ABEL) bumps into Ji-eun. Upon learning that Jung-woo is sick, Ji-eun sneaks a look at him while Min-young is away, which Jung-woo notices. On the drive back home, Min-young tells Jung-woo about her friend who is having an affair.

Jeni informs Soo-ah (YE JI-WON) that Young-jae hired her to watch the kids. Soo-ah confronts Young-jae. “I’m not a doll,” she says, “I’m a real person who needs to breathe.” When she brings up the kids, Young-jae forbids her from using them as an excuse. Ah-jin puts two and two together and throws a fit, telling Soo-ah that she doesn’t need a mom anymore. Young-jae points out that no one in the family needs her anymore and Soo-ah leaves the house.

Chang-kook’s mom happens to see Soo-ah leaving her house in tears and goes to inform Ji-eun. Soo-ah stops by a payphone and calls Ha-yoon (JO DONG-HYUK), breaking down from the weight of missing him. Feeling bad about the hurtful words she said to Soo-ah, Ah-jin searches for her. She finds her mother crying to someone over phone and leaves without approaching her.

At the mart, Ji-eun ignores Min-young, who wonders why she’s being left out. She asks Ji-eun why Soo-ah is nowhere to be seen and guesses that Soo-ah must have gotten caught while cheating.

Chang-kook visits a doctor because he has trouble having sex with his wife. He gets back to the office to find Yoo-na (PARK MIN-JI) waiting with coffee and gifts for his birds.

At dinner, Ji-eun asks Chang-kook to consider moving somewhere else. Chang-kook tells her about his visit to the doctor and suggests that they try counseling. Ji-eun suddenly tears up while he’s talking, apologizes for not paying attention to him and gets out of the house, leaving him worried.

Ji-eun furiously bikes and realizes that she’s reached Jung-woo’s school. She sees Min-young and Jung-woo together for the first time as Min-young picks him up after work. Min-young spots Ji-eun and calls out to her, but Ji-eun leaves without responding. She thinks about how she wants Jung-woo to be hurting more than she is.

Ah-jin is on her way home with Jeni after ballet class when she spots Ji-min (SHIN WON-HO) and leaves the car to chase after him. Ji-min’s rudeness towards Ah-jin leads her to wonder if it has something to do with him seeing Soo-ah at the park. Soo-ah, who has been searching for Ah-jin this entire time, arrives on the spot only to overhear Ah-jin tell Ji-min that her mother doesn’t care about her. Ah-jin runs back home and shuts the door of her room in Soo-ah’s face, who begs her daughter for forgiveness.

Jeni, who has realized the real reason behind the tension in Young-jae’s family, threatens Bit-na by quitting her job. Ji-eun tells Min-young that she’s not seeing another man anymore, while Min-young also reveals that she stopped suspecting that her husband is having an affair.

Soo-ah thinks back to her encounter with Ji-min. After Ah-jin had left, Soo-ah had begged him not to reveal to her daughter that he saw her with another man. Ji-min had left saying that adults are fools if they think their kids don’t know anything. “I’ve lived my life wrong,” Soo-ah muses.

The next day, Young-jae finds out that Soo-ah didn’t come home. Assuming she is with Ha-yoon, he asks Ha-yoon to tell his wife to return. Meanwhile, Soo-ah packs her bags and leaves her husband’s house. Young-jae arrives home to discover divorce papers on his bed and tears them to pieces.

Ji-eun and Jung-woo spend time with their spouses, visiting the same places and barely missing each other. As they stroll the park, Min-young points out the flower Jung-woo once described to Ji-eun and sends him spiraling into reminiscing about her. Min-young suddenly spots Ji-eun and calls out her name. Jung-woo then realizes that Ji-eun and Min-young are friends.

Soo-ah visits Ha-yoon’s house with her luggage and asks if he’s going to take her back. Ha-yoon steps forward and takes her in his arms.

At the cafe, Min-young and Chang-kook make plans to go on double dates as Jung-woo and Ji-eun try their best to avoid looking at each other. The cafe’s staff asks the four of them to take a picture together for an event. As they stand side by side, Jung-woo grabs Ji-eun’s hand behind Min-young.

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