It turns out that Guy is there to see Mike. They go next to the water and Aom goes inside the house. Is Mike feeling alright? Mike admits that he is not OK. He messed it all up and feels exhausted. Why is everything so hard? If Mike could he would run away really far. Guy keeps smiling. Mike asks him why is he smiling. Guy’s answer: he is here to listen. He adds that Mike needs to clear it up fast.
Aom takes a bike ride in the park. She meets Mike and he starts walking toward her. Mike asks if she is tired. Yes, she is. What about Mike? He is too (I think the question refers to them being tired physically and also mentally exhausted) but he can still take her home. Mike gets on the bike and Aom sits on the back. Should they go to the world’s edge? Aom says yes but only if there are the two of them there. There she would be the best scriptwriter and Mike would compose the music he loves. There no one will never come between us; no Mint especially. The scene turns into a back hug and then they start riding back home.
Aom sits outside at night and is joined by Mike. He tells her that he has never looked for anyone but he is always looking for her. That is so strange. He especially looks for her when he can’t find things in the house (Way to kill romanticism). Would Aom look for him if he disappeared? Mike wants to see her again says Aom. She is shocked by his question and adds that she is sorry for the house. If it wasn’t for the house all this wouldn’t have happened. Mike insists that he should be the one apologizing and despite everything that happened she is the best thing. Mike tells her about the press conference. He is going to confess it all. Aom thinks that he is doing this for Min. She starts crying and tells him that it’s alright they should follow what was in their agreement. Mike tries to explain but Aom doesn’t give him time to do so. She doesn’t want to be hurt anymore. Aom runs into her room and keeps crying; Mike is still outside crying too.
The next morning Pao shows up and Aom and him end up discussing the current situation – fan clubs and reporters going crazy. Pao tells Aom that her photos are all in the news. What photos?! How come she doesn’t know about it? Pao asks her if she hasn’t been out at all (Danggg Pao talks too much). Hasn’t Aom turned the TV on? He tells her that there are photos of Guy and her and photos of Mike and Min. Some of the photos are six months old. Mike is now the guy who lies to his fans and the all country. Aom is the one who cheats with her husband’s best friend. Pao turns the TV on for Aom to see all the gossips, rumors, pictures, and fans’ reactions. She immediately starts crying and clueless Pao is seating there like a fool. When Mike gets in the living room he is not happy at all and makes Pao turn the TV off real quick.
Mike heads out but before he makes sure to warn Pao. He never wants Pao to turn the TV on again and let Aom watch all those gossips. He doesn’t want her to feel uncomfortable. Pao agrees but still lets Mike know that the fact that Aom and him worry about each other is clearly love (Nosy again haha). They head to Mike’s office first and then to meet Mike’s father.
At the office, Mike’s boss tells him that he doesn’t have to tell all the truth. He can make it reasonable. Benz asks Mike what is the truth. What will he say during the press conference? Mike doesn’t answer.
When Mike meets his father he apologizes. Mike adds that he won’t be able to tell all the truth; he can only say that it was all his fault. Mike’s father tells him that when Mind was sick he kept treating her although he knew the outcome. He couldn’t let her go. He couldn’t tell others how he felt and people misunderstood that he hurt Mind. A true man must acknowledge his mistakes and apologize. A true man must explain to get rid of misunderstandings. Therefore Mike must try to explain especially to the person he loves.
Mike is now sitting on a swing in the park when Pao asks him if he is ready to go home now. It’s getting late. Mike gives him an envelope for Aom. Why can’t Mike give it himself to Aom? Mike says that he will be waiting in the car after the press conference and he will let Pao know what to do next. Mike then asks Pao to drop him off at the office. He will sleep there tonight. Meanwhile Aom is waiting for him to get back. She ends up falling asleep in the sofa.
The day of the press conference is finally here. Everyone is supportive of Mike except the faker (Sorry I never got his name and he truly doesn’t matter. He is not that likeable)… The latter makes it more stressful for Mike telling him about all the reporters present. He keeps rubbing it in and telling King, a newbie in the industry, to follow Mike’s example (Stop making fun of Mike!) and keep his spirit high no matter the situation. Pao steps in and asks if King can even make it that far?! Both start bickering and Benz is obviously happy that the faker was silenced. The manager tells Mike that he can rest for a few days and maybe come talk to her (I guess to continue his job).
Before entering the press conference room, Mike heads to the bathroom and tries to forcefully take his wedding ring off. He is unable too and gives up (I feel like he truly didn’t want to take it off too…).
Mike apologizes for letting his fans down. Everything that happened is his fault. He apologizes for dragging Min and Guy into this matter; they are his friends. There is nothing between Min and him; they are just very close. The wedding between Aom and him was a business agreement. He asked Aom to do it and this agreement is now over. Mike also begs the reporter to let Min, Aom, and Guy alone. If reporters have anything they should come to him. Reporters start asking more and more questions. How much did he pay Aom? Is this the end of his career? Fans are looking disappointed.
After the conference, Mike tries to find a quite place to think, which is in the middle of nowhere sitting on the road in front of the car. Mike has decided to leave. Pao is trying to talk Mike out of it. If he loves Aom he should fight for it but Mike has already made up his mind. What if Aom is better off without him? Mike is sure that Pao will do the same (Hummm I highly doubt it). Pao is convinced that Mike is making this up himself.
Pao goes home alone after dropping Mike off at the airport and hands the envelope to Aom. Turns out that it’s a letter he wrote to Aom. He left because he doesn’t want her to be sad anymore. He is giving back the house to her and wants her to purse her dream as a scripwriter. As predicted by Mike, she can’t hold back her tears meanwhile Mike is on the plane and thinking about his plane adventures with Aom.
This week’s episodes were seriously too sad. We got some sweetness in this one especially when Mike has the heart to heart with his father and the bike ride with Aom. But even that small amount of sweetness can’t make up for all the tears and stress.
I don’t agree with Mike leaving. Simply because the situation hasn’t been resolved yet. By leaving, he is letting Aom face the public opinion and reporters by herself. It’s true that he begged reporters to leave Aom alone but there is no guarantee that they will do it. I believe that Mike is doing what he thinks is best but he might want to consult other people rather than making a decision without analyzing all the consequences.
The press conference scene was so powerful. Mike being unable to take his rings off shows that he is not ready at all to let go of his marriage with Aom. During the conference, he keeps playing with the ring on his finger. Almost like he is looking for support and courage. That’s also how I see his relationship with Aom; always looking for her when he is feeling down and lonely.
The press conference was shown from different perspectives, which I also appreciate. Min is obviously hurt that Mike came out and clarified that there are only friends (Too bad). Guy is worried about Mike’s decision to tell the truth: was this the only solution? Aom is heartbroken.
With only two episodes left, I hope that the reconciliation between Aom and Mike won’t be rushed. I don’t want them to get back together within the 5 last minutes of episode 20. That would be a joke. I also don’t want Aom to be the one running after Mike because he put her through so much that I think he should step up his game. He needs to make up for all the tears.
~ maniac Ride