[summary] The Incarnation of Money – Episode 13

The war has just started,but both sides have already lost one of their ‘soldiers’. The good side is shaken up with the sudden and unpredictable loss, unlike the bad side. Although they seem to be on the right track to the victory, the baddies are slowly growing apart thanks to the recurring suspicions among themselves. Who gets to reap the benefit for the time being? Of course, it’s the one with the plan, that is our fallen hero.

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Jae-in decides to meet Bi-ryung as promised before and the latter is chirping happily that Jae-in is growing closer to her. Jae-in sees Se-kwang at the parking lot and thinks that he’s following her around because he likes her. She confronts him but soon realizes that he actually comes because he knows Bi-ryung.

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Cha-don is still mulling over the recent knowledge about the people who ruined his family and sees Se-kwang receiving an award on the television. It turns out that he’s chosen as ‘Prosecutor of the Year’ but the happiness doesn’t last long as Prosecutor Kwon breaks a bad news to him: Madam Park has filed a complaint against Se-kwang for confining her, complete with the video recording. The news is also spread on the internet. Se-kwang also gets to know that the director of the asylum has been arrested and he contacts the prosecutor in charge.

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Cha-don receives the update from the prosecutor about Se-kwang’s inquiry, but the prosecutor is firm enough to go against Se-kwang. Madam Park is hoping to see any news on the television but Cha-don knows it won’t be that easy for the complaint to make it into the news. She rants about it but soon feels guilty for getting angry in front of her son. Cha-don assures her it’s okay to do so, as long as it makes her feel better about it.

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Ji-hoo asks Se-kwang about the video of Madam Park, but he disses it off as a mere rumor and explains no more. She suddenly receives the call she’s waiting from Cha-don. Se-kwang goes straight to a bar from the office and thinks about Cha-don’s persistence to help Madam Park back then and wants to know Cha-don’s current location. Meanwhile, Ji-hoo meets Cha-don and they discuss about Attorney Hwang’s murder case. He gives her a hint about Attorney Hwang used to be the late Chairman Lee’s family lawyer and the possibility of the murder case being associated with the money found at the side. However, their discussion is interrupted with a call from Se-kwang.

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Se-kwang has already passed out from being drunk and the bartender calls Ji-hoo to bring him home. Cha-don tags along with her to the bar and offers to bring Se-kwang home. He hears Se-kwang mumbling about Madam Park trying to ruin his perfect life. Cha-don reaches for a cushion and he’s about to suffocate Se-kwang to death but soon stops himself from doing so. He takes the opportunity to take a look around and finds Se-kwang’s picture with Bi-ryung as well as the documents regarding the credit union’s acquisition.

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Madam Park comes to Se-kwang’s house in her hospital gown, bringing a syringe with her. She feeds the liquid in the syringe into the unconscious Se-kwang’s mouth and her stirs. He’s surprised to see her there and she tells him that she gave him the same poison he gave to Chairman Lee. He starts to choke as she looks at him, laughing while enjoying his last moment before he die. He falls onto the floor and hits the fallen cushion.

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Se-kwang was actually dreaming and he wakes up from his nightmare. Someone is also there at his house and it’s actually Cha-don, who decides to sleep there after bringing him home the night before. He is about to ask about Madam Park, but Cha-don asks him first about her whereabouts since he wants to help Madam Park to get back the money. Cha-don even offers to reward him with some money, but Se-kwang is still unable to locate her. Before he leaves, Cha-don pleads for Se-kwang to help him with the matter since he’s going through a hard time. Se-kwang then receives a call from Prosecutor Kwon, telling him that Madam Park has been found.

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The baddies get together for another meeting to discuss about Madam Park’s sudden appearance and Se-kwang joins them. He warns them that it won’t be good for them if Madam Park gets the money. He tells them about the plan and points out that Prosecutor Kwon is to make the next move for them, since Madam Park doesn’t know about him being on their side.

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Madam Park is staying at the hospital and she gets visited by Prosecutor Kwon. She remembers him being the prosecutor against her back then and offers his apology. He tells her about Kang-seok staying in Germany and shows her a video of a man posing as Kang-seok. That man is guided by Bi-ryung and Se-kwang to say some things that prove himto be the real Kang-seok. Madam Park is touched to see the video and confirms that the man is indeed Kang-seok based on what he said. Prosecutor Kwon wants to take her strands of hair for DNA test and to assure her that he’s on her side, he believes Se-kwang is the real murderer back then.

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Cha-don overhears Prosecutor Kwon talking with his assistant about Kang-seok and he recalls his last encounter with Prosecutor Kwon before he was involved with the accident. He retrieves the voice recorder from the room and Madam Park can’t believe that the baddies is still thinking of taking the money after all those things they did. The talking tires her out and Cha-don tells her to recover instead of worrying over them.

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Officer Yang informs Cha-don about the location of the money, which is kept at a secret place. The baddies also get to know about the information and they are so assured that they will get the money since they have the fake Kang-seok and Madam Park’s DNA. Cha-don decides it’s still early to reveal his identity as the real Kang-seok and he thinks that Attorney Hwang’s murderer is one of the four baddies. At the same time, Ji-hoo gets to know the owner of the car plate and it belongs to Prosecutor Kwon.

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Jae-in is relieving her stress through eating although Mr Kim tries to stop her. She blames her mother for ruining her relationship with Cha-don with their arranged marriage. Madam Bok threatens to arrange a blind date for her with someone else and Mr Kim shrieks in surprise since the said man is bald, but Madam Bok thinks he can get a hair transplant, just like Lee Duk-hwa (LOL!). Jae-in has had enough with it and decides to move out. Madam Bok laughs at her antics but soon sighs at her rebellion.

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Cha-don brings Madam Park to the beach and piggybacks her, walking alongside the shore. She tells him about how proud she is to see him growing up so well. She doesn’t want him to be involved with the revenge since it’s dangerous for him. She rather see him becoming a good lawyer, helping people in need just like her. Cha-don is just about to tell her about his life so far, but realizes that Madam Park is not responding to him. He calls her, but she’s already unconscious. Cha-don’s voice echoes along the beach but she doesn’t answer him.

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The baddies are celebrating their success of obtaining the fake Kang-seok’s DNA to be matched with Madam Park and Se-kwang breaks the news about Madam Park’s deteriorating health. They receive the info about Madam Park in her critical condition. Cha-don brings Madam Park to the hospital but nothing can be done. She passes away and he’s still shocked, but Se-kwang is already coming to see Madam Park. Cha-don almost go out to kill Se-kwang and Officer Yang stops him before he can do anything.

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Se-kwang goes to visit Madam Park together with Prosecutor Kwon, Reporter Go, and Bi-ryung. Se-kwang decides to hold the funeral for Madam Park in order to clear his name. The others agree to help him and Cha-don hears their plan, but he can only clench his fist in fury. He attends the funeral and Se-kwang tells him that he’s a little late to meet Madam Park. Cha-don can only mourn secretly for his mother, but Reporter Go tells him to move aside to take the photo of Se-kwang beside the memorial picture of Madam Park. He remembers Reporter Go from his past and stares at them as they discuss about the headline for the news.

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Cha-don stays until night at the church and Se-kwang tells him to give up since there’s no way Kang-seok will show up there. With his mother in his mind, Cha-don regrets that he didn’t do a good job as a prosecutor and thinks Se-kwang’s action of punishing him as the bad guy was right. Se-kwang thinks it’s already too late for Cha-don to regret his action and Cha-don vows to remember the exact words he use:

No matter how soon you do it;

It’s always too late to regret something.

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The four baddies oversee the cremation and Se-kwang personally put Madam Park’s ashes at the memorial place. He gives his forgiveness to Madam Park and Chairman Lee and tells her to send his greetings to Kang-seok in the after world. Cha-don appears after he leaves. He promises his mother not to cry and become the son she’s proud of, but he can’t forgive those baddies. He wants to make those people pay for their crime, just this once.

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Bi-ryung is now focused on getting into Jae-in’s good books for the sake of the share and offers to hold a meeting at her restaurant. The meeting is for the literary society in which Madam Bok is the president, but Bi-ryung changes the meeting place without telling Madam Bok. She also hears some rumors about Bi-ryung complaining and persuading the members into thinking that she already hold the position of president for too long and a new president is needed. Madam Bok makes her appearance at Jae-in’s restaurant and she get angrier when tells the members that she can’t attend because of her sickness. Bi-ryung soon finds out that Jae-in is Madam Bok’s daughter and the situation has already becoming complicated on her side.

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Ji-hoo is still thinking about the murder case and she’s approached by Se-kwang. He can tell that something is in her mind and she asks his opinion about bringing justice regardless of their opponents. Se-kwang then gets to know about the murder suspect being Prosecutor Kwon. She decides to confront Prosecutor Kwon, but the car turns out to be stolen before the murder happened. Ji-hoo still have some doubts, but he gives her the permission to personally investigate the matter. Se-kwang actually warned him beforehand but Prosecutor Kwon thinks that someone close to them might have murdered Attorney Hwang using his car.

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Reporter Go brings the fake Kang-seok to the police station in order to claim the right for the money, but someone else comes first, claiming that he is Lee Kang-seok. Se-kwang thinks the man is just an impersonator, but soon a bunch of men come, all claiming to be Kang-seok. An article about it was actually posted on the Internet and those people came because of it. The police officer announced that Madam Park wanted the DNA test to be carried out using blood samples. Se-kwang is still confident that Kang-seok is dead and no one will match the DNA of Madam Park. Well, Cha-don is also there, having submitted his blood sample for the test.

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The result is announced, with a match found among the samples. However, the identity is kept secret and the person is to be notified through his attorney. Reporter Go is shocked to hear the news and conveys it to Se-kwang, who’s surprised to learn that Kang-seok is still alive. Officer Yang gets to know about the result, but he’s more worried about Cha-don’s plan to avenge his family’s death. He wonders if it’s a must for him to do so, but Cha-don is already set on punishing them, who manipulates the law for their own greed..


There, there!!! Another good episode that makes one hour feels so short. That being said, the moments shared between Cha-don and Madam Park feel even shorter, and she has to leave so soon. You’re breaking my heart, show. They finally met after fifteen years, yet they only get few days of reconciliation before being separated by the eternal boundary that is death.

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But then, I’m relieved that they get to meet for the last time before she leave this world. That’s ten thousand times better than dying alone behind those bars.

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I’m still amazed with Cha-don’s level of patience. He can kill Se-kwang in an instant, but it also means an easy death for him. When he finally breaks down after his mother’s death, that one too proves that he’s got the patience of a saint for him to look at those baddies, planning their moves in front of his eyes. My blood is still boiling because of the funeral scene. If I were Cha-don, I won’t be able to stand there and let those baddies manipulate someone’s death as their trophy, not to mention that that someone being my own mother. I’m still fuming over their ignorance and innocence, while Cha-don is just standing there, witnessing their inhumane behavior. If only they know who he is…

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I’m actually pleased to see Se-kwang turning into the original bad guy he is, because he’s more interesting when he’s a bad guy trying to act like a gentleman. One thing that I enjoy is seeing Cha-don ‘dancing’ in front of him innocently without him realizing that he’s Kang-seok. I am scared for Cha-don’s safety, but to think of the moment Se-kwang finds out about Cha-don’s real identity…it feels so good. I am so glad to see his face breaks into worry when he gets to know that Kang-seok is still alive. Just like what Madam Park wished before, the surprise will come his way slowly and will get to him in the slowest way possible, giving him the ultimate torture he deserves.

Forgive me for the long summary and the crazy rant. It’s just I’m so invested with the revenge right now. Why is revenge so delicious? Yum.

7 thoughts on “[summary] The Incarnation of Money – Episode 13

  1. You were disgusted with the funeral?! I had to hold my self back from throwing something at the tv! And to add insult, they are taking pictures?! Man, the writers better come with some serious revenge! But the big question is, who killed the lawyer? The Prosecutor General is claiming innocence! Now I’m curious! But I’m worried about Officer Yang, I hope he does not turn against Cha Don/Kang Seok. We will see but this was a great episode! I cannot even speak about the mother/son scenes! Too painful! So sad!

    1. I know that feeling O.O made me wish the revenge will make the four of them kneel in front Cha-don. I’m not kidding, I really want to see it happening. Episode 14 looks better and we’ll probably get to know who’s the murderer!

      Oh no, please make Yang Gu-shik loyal to Cha-don until the end. He and Assistant Hong are like his only family, it’ll be too much for Cha-don to lose them when his mother just passed away TT_TT

  2. I haven’t watch it but bec I’m so impatient, I know where should I go hee
    waaa to be honest, this ep gonna makes me boiling just from your summary ~_~
    thankyou anyway.. mimi

  3. At first l watch it cosz of Kang Ji Hwan. Not really stuck to it. But to tell u the truth, l cried all the five times of rewatch the scene when Cha Don and his mother hugged and cried when they finally met, l know that l need and must watch until the end. Revenge is just so delicious especially with only 2 more eps to go when l believe there is no space for anything to be wronged during the revenge, it’ll make it more yummy. l just love this show and Kang Ji Hwan.

    But l came to realize that the importance of Jae In character is actually fading and serve no purpose of interfering anymore. Just for Cha Don’s love sake, may be!

    1. The mother-son scenes are excellent tearjerkers IMHO. I feel happy and sad at the same time for both of them. Revenge is yummy and it makes Kang Ji-hwan yummier. hehe ^^;

      I felt that Jae-in and Angelina’s story arc was like fillers last week but this week, they have started to make more sense to the overall plot and I’m sure they will be more involved in the big picture. Jae-in’s mother doesn’t look too well either and I’m worried about her. Maybe Jae-in is going to take over her place very soon and becomes one of the important people in the war.

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