A Day of Escapade, One Kiss, and an Implosion
When KT embraces his onetime escapade with MY and his love for her, infantile dependency and a survival instinct pressure ST to lash out at KT, piling up accusations of parricidal wishes. Abysmal in an emotional level, the scene of KT's collapse forms a stark contrast with the upbeat optimism that earlier opened this episode, yet I hope ST's confrontation with his fear of abandonment ultimately serves as growing pains.
(Ko, Dae-Hwan's narrative is not convincing in my eyes. Even if MY's mother is a monster who kills, that should not give him the right to dispatch her and condemn his daughter to the same fate.)
The backdrop of this episode is a well-known Korean parable about a barber who purges his explosive secret by whispering it in a bamboo forest--"the king has donkey ears!"