The Good Bad Mother Season 1 Episode 5
After retuning home, Lee Mi-joo encounters Kang-ho in his new condition. Young-soon faces aggression from an unrelenting neighbor.
An episode centered mostly around context and character building, this wasn’t the finest offering of The Good Bad Mother, nor the most impactful, but it still had plenty of positives. In the future, it’ll be interesting to see how Trot Baek (Baek Hyun-jin) factors into proceedings.
The Good Bad Mother Season 1 Episode 5 Recap
What happens upon Mi-joo’s return
Upon returning to Jou-ri village, Mi-joo is faced with Kang-ho, though he’s far from the man she was once so tied to, then abruptly so distant from. Thus, with memories replaying of their blunt breakup in her head, the beautician finds it difficult even lightly to interact with her injured ex.
Back at home, with Young-soon tending to his scrapes, Kang-ho admits to feeling pain in his heart from seeing “someone I don’t know.” Concurrently, Mi-joo gets the lowdown on everything that happened to her ex and bans her children from meeting with him.
Next, Gum-ja tells Mi-joo she can tell something bad has gone on based on her look, so she embraces her and provides some comfort. Then, the elder tells her daughter, who she believes is sticking around long-term, they should “live together.”
This, naturally, will provide Mi-joo with a route toward properly connecting with her children.
Why does Trot Baek confront Young-soon and the Livestock Division?
After depositing Ye-jin’s bouncy ball, Kang-ho watches Mi-joo from afar, learning her name again. Elsewhere, Trot Baek confronts Young-soon about her pig farm, blaming the smells emanating from the area for his lack of musical work and his foul-smelling clothing. In response, the eccentric artist is spitefully told to “sue” should he have any legal issues.
Following being rejected in his plea for a dog (undoubtedly a move to please Mi-joo), Kang-ho finds himself unmotivated during his physical therapy.
Meanwhile, Tae-soo officially launches his presidential campaign, and Ha-young starts to break down. Mostly, this is due to her being told Kang-ho only wanted to marry her for revenge and because her father had lyingly said the prosecutor killed his child and wife.
As Woo-byeok asks his team to provide him with an “ace” against Tae-soo when necessary, Kang-ho admits to Young-soon that he wants a dog to show Mi-joo.
The Good Bad Mother
Season Number: 1
Episode Number: 5
Air Date: May 10, 2023
Subtitle Language: English
Source: The.Good.Bad.Mother.S01E05.1080p.NF.WEB DL.AAC2.0.x264 MARK
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