Temperature of Love Title: 사랑의 온도/Temperature of Love Chinese Title: 愛情的溫度 Otherwise called: Love’s Temperature Class: Romance, Comedy Scenes: 40 (35 minutes/scene) Communicate organize: SBS Communicate period: 2017-Sep-18 to 2017-Nov-21 Broadcast appointment: Monday and Tuesday 22:00 (2 scenes consecutive) Synopsis In light of the novel “Great Soup Never Picks up the Phone” by Ha Myung Hee which was distributed from …Read More »
Temperature of Love Episode 13 Recap
How wonderful to see a couple who actually talks about their relationship, is honest with each other, and works things out in a mature fashion! Their discussions about their feelings may not be easy, but at least they’re having them, which is a step in the right direction. Even if everything else in their lives is uncertain, if they can overcome their insecurities about the past and find a way to be together, they’ll make one hell of a strong team.
EPISODE 13 RECAP
Jung-sun thinks about his parents, and how we can’t choose our family. He narrates that he used to think his mother was the most beautiful woman in the world, and that she always adjusted herself to suit his father. In his vision of her in the past, she’d said she was happy because of his father’s love.
On the day she’d brought flowers to Good Soup, she’d also visited Jung-sun at his apartment, where she’d clung to his arm despite his objections. He’d complained that she always latches onto men even though she knows it never lasts. She’d promised not to cause him any more trouble before rushing off at a call from Daniel, the latest man she’s adjusting herself to suit.
Jung-sun’s father visits him as well, and over tea, he shows Jung-sun the article written about him after he won the television cooking contest. As he says that he wants to have a family get-together at Good Soup, Jung-sun thinks that his father isn’t the man he used to be.
His father asks after his mother, sighing that they were never well suited for each other in the first place. Jung-sun says to himself, “It’s a poor excuse for violence.” Before his father leaves, he tells Jung-sun not to sell the land his grandfather left him.
In voiceover, Jung-sun tells us: “I feel uncomfortable whenever I see my parents. It makes my heart feel complicated, and complicated is difficult. Because it’s difficult, I hesitate. Because I don’t want to hesitate, I overreact. Because I don’t want to overreact, I suppress myself. That’s the kind of person I am.”
On the night that Hyun-soo learns that the studio wants to bring in a second writer, Jung-woo tells Jung-sun that he’s on his way to talk to the lead actor, Ha-rim, into going back on set. Jung-woo asks where Jung-sun is off to, and he says cryptically that he’ll decide after he makes a phone call.
Suspicious, Jung-woo asks if Jung-sun is dating. Jung-sun tells him to worry about himself and asks when he’ll get to meet Jung-woo’s future wife. Jung-woo just says it will be soon.
Once he’s alone, Jung-sun calls Hyun-soo to ask for her home address. She asks why, and he says that they can be friends who wish each other well. Hyun-soo pouts that she’s not going to cling to him, but she gives him her address anyway.
As she gets ready, Hyun-soo sighs at her reflection, saying that she’s in no position to meet with men. But when Jung-sun comforts her when she cries and carries her to the couch, she can’t help but respond to his closeness.
He asks softly if she’s still scared, then when she doesn’t respond, he quirks a little smile and asks what she’s imagining. She says she’s not imagining anything, which is a bold-faced lie, but he just asks if she’s eaten and gets up to make dinner.
Despite Hyun-soo’s nearly empty refrigerator, Jung-sun manages to whip up some delicious-looking stew and pasta. He protects the food by throwing his body across the table when Hyun-soo lunges at it, protesting that he’s not finished garnishing the meal. So freaking cute.
Hyun-soo takes a picture of the dishes, amazed at what Jung-sun was able to do with so little. As she’s showing him the picture, he sees a photo of the appetizer he made when she ate at Good Soup with Jung-woo. She says she took a picture because he made it, and he looks pleased.
Jung-sun tells Hyun-soo to tell him what’s bothering her, promising to listen without trying to fix it. He says that he already knows the station wants to hire a new writer, and that the lead actor walked off the set.
Hyun-soo says that the articles are bad and the online comments are worse, telling her to stop writing altogether. She says it’s tormenting, sad, and painful, while Jung-sun listens sympathetically as promised. He gives her permission to cry, which sets off her tears, and he reaches out to touch her hand.
Meanwhile, Hong-ah fumes after Jung-sun breaks their dinner date, and she heads to Hyun-soo’s place instead. Hong-ah rings the doorbell, and she’s not one bit happy when Jung-sun answers the door.
She grows even angrier when Hyun-soo obliviously invites her to dinner and shows off Jung-sun’s creative meal. Dinner is tense, with Hong-ah glaring as Jung-sun and Hyun-soo banter comfortably. She decides to leave abruptly, and when Hyun-soo asks what’s wrong, Hong-ah only snarls that they should be feeling the opposite emotions, considering their situations.
She asks Jung-sun if he’s spending the night here, but it’s Hyun-soo who answers, “No!” It doesn’t soothe Hong-ah though, who just bristles at Hyun-soo for answering for him, then grinds out a sarcastic “You two look good together” before letting herself out.
Jung-woo finds actor Ha-rim drunk at a noraebang, surrounded by girls. He tells Ha-rim that he needs to get back on set, but Ha-rim calls him a big shot and slaps him across the mouth, hard enough to draw blood.
He starts to throw another slap, but Jung-woo catches his arm this time, and says in a menacing whisper that he’ll let the first one go because Ha-rim is older. The fight goes out of Ha-rim and they sit, and Jung-woo threatens to release the fact that Ha-rim once got into a drunk-driving accident to force him into going back to work. He complies right away.
Jung-sun and Hyun-soo finish their meal, and she says she wants to ask a sensitive question. Jung-sun volunteers that Good Soup isn’t making money, but Hyun-soo gapes at him, since that wasn’t her question.
She wants to know what his relationship is with Hong-ah, and he says they’re friends. Hyun-soo asks if they agreed to be just friends, confusing Jung-sun, so she explains that that’s when both parties want it. He says they didn’t, but that he doesn’t see why they should, since it’s not like they dated and broke up. She sees his point.
Jung-woo calls from outside Hyun-soo’s apartment, but when she says she’s hanging out with a friend, he just tells her that Ha-rim went back to work. She hangs up and Jung-sun says it’s time for him to leave. Hyun-soo thanks him, but when he asks what for, she pouts cutely that she doesn’t want to tell him.
Jung-woo heads off down the street, and a minute later, Jung-sun and Hyun-soo part at the sidewalk. They’re so wrapped up in each other that neither of them even notices Jung-woo walking in the other direction.
Jung-sun finds Hong-ah waiting impatiently outside his building to ask how he could cancel their dinner plans to see Hyun-soo. He says he already apologized for canceling on her and that he understands if she’s angry. But he adds that everyone has priorities, and that Hyun-soo is a higher priority to him.
Hong-ah asks why she’s less important than Hyun-soo, to which Jung-sun answers honestly, “Everyone is less important than Hyun-soo.” Hong-ah whines that he knows how she feels about him, but he just counters that she also knows how he feels.
He tells her that he’s never done anything to make her misunderstand, and Hong-ah can’t argue with that. Jung-sun says that she’s responsible for her own emotions, telling her not to be violent with her emotions again. Hong-ah grows even more upset and wails, “My love is violence to you?”
He says that he feels sympathy for her, and that they can remain friends as long as they don’t cross any lines. Hong-ah complains that today she finally got the thing she wants most, and that she wanted him to be the first to congratulate her, but now he’s being cruel. She asks why he can’t just lie to her, and when he only sighs in response, she vows to make him regret not choosing her.
The following morning, Hyun-soo sends off the script for Episode 9 of Unruly Detectives to Director Min, her assistant Kyung, Hong-ah, and Jung-woo. At the same time, Jung-sun tells Won-joon to supervise today’s kitchen prep while he’s on an interview.
Kyung asks Hyun-soo why she wrote a script when another writer’s been hired, and Hyun-soo says she figured it would be easier if the other writer saw what she had in mind. Hong-ah comes to work, but only to get her things, since she’s decided she can’t work here anymore. Kyung objects to the way she’s leaving, but Hong-ah says that she won’t benefit from being nice about it.
She tries to steal Kyung from Hyun-soo, saying that Hyun-soo will probably be fired anyway, offering Kyung more pay to leave with her. Kyung remains loyal though, so Hong-ah leaves without her. She also leaves behind the tea blend from Jung-sun, remembering how he said that addictions are bad for you.
Hyun-soo asks Kyung for some privacy, and once they’re alone, she asks Hong-ah if she’s angry because of Jung-sun. She asks if Hong-ah likes him, because that’s the only thing that would explain how she’s been behaving since last night. Hong-ah scoffs and denies that she would like a guy like him, but Hyun-soo says they would make a great couple: “But only if he likes you, too.”
Hong-ah grows livid at that and asks if Jung-sun told Hyun-soo that he rejected her, accusing her of not caring about their friendship or how she feels just because Jung-sun likes her. She wails that Hyun-soo won again, like she always wins, but that that won’t be the case anymore.
Over at Good Soup, Jung-sun sits for a photo shoot and interview, while in the kitchen, the guys tease maknae Min-ho as usual. Won-joon yells at them not to slack off just because the chef isn’t here, but even he can’t keep a straight face, and they all crack up. Min-ho messes up his task, but Jung-sun teaches him kindly and they prep for lunch together.