Chi-ang’s mom swears it’s not her, but Aunty isn’t buying it. She says that girl pretended to be so innocent, but would fight with girls from another school, and borrowed money from Aunty without paying it back. Chi-ang’s mom overreacts and says she probably had good reason to run off.
Aunty mentions a cafe she used to go to with that girl, and Chi-ang’s mom blurts out that it’s still there… oops. She’s totally busted, but Aunty lets her pretend for now.
And somehow, it’s already time for midterms. Jeong is the only Moorim student looking forward to them, if only to see Shi-woo and Chi-ang’s true skills. Too bad they haven’t actually learned anything yet, but Teacher Samuel assures them that help is on the way.
Cut to: Dean Hwang asking Soon-deok and Sun-ah to mentor the boys. When they hesitate, he even makes a dumb Dad joke that the guys are a lot of fun, just like him, hurr hurr.
Soon-deok explains to Shi-woo that kids are graded differently here, and that the final comprehensive exam is the worst — it literally assesses your comprehensive skills. Dean Hwang administers this test randomly, at any time and place, which stresses everyone out.
Meanwhile Sun-ah starts Chi-ang with some martial arts work, and Chi-ang crows with happiness to get such a great mentor… until he hears that Shi-woo was paired with Soon-deok. That has him running to find them.
Soon-deok is teaching Shi-woo to pull energy from the earth (metaphorically, of course), and he has an adorable mini-freakout when she moves in close behind him to guide his hands. We see that Chi-ang is watching from a short distance, silently seething.
That night Soon-deok looks online for a new part-time job, but nothing out there is as good as the chicken delivery job she already had. Chi-ang sits on his bed and thinks about seeing Soon-deok and Shi-woo together, and pretends to be meditating when Shi-woo comes in.
But he’s too petty to keep his upset to himself, and tells Shi-woo that he plans to beat him in the mid-terms. Shi-woo just counters that he doesn’t like losing either, reminding Chi-ang that the bed is the only thing he plans to concede.
Chi-ang applies himself seriously to Sun-ah’s lessons, and to her surprise, he’s a pretty quick study. He’s extra motivated and stays late to practice alone, which impressed her. The other students also study diligently, some with better results than others.
Soon-deok goes into town to job-hunt, but Chi-ang calls her, and his scared voice is alarming. Apparently he followed her and is now in some sort of trouble. But when she gets to him, he’s just waiting at a restaurant to treat her to dinner. Argh, did it not occur to you to just ask her out?
Soon-deok is understandably confused, since he tricked her to get her here, and she gets angry when he says he rented out the whole place. Yeah, to a girl who’s frantic to find a cruddy part-time job so she can stay in school, that would seem pretty frivolous. She tells him that this one meal cost more than a month’s pay for her, and he just grins like it’s no big deal.
Soon-deok says, without anger, that it’s good that he has a rich father and can just take life easily. But he cuts her off and says it’s just dinner, and rather than pick a fight, she agrees to stay and eat. And she does enjoy the meal — to a point.
Shi-woo thinks about wha the guys told him about the meditation mid-term, where they’re supposed to reveal their worst trauma. He thinks of the buried memory he’s been dreaming about, and looks nervous.
All the way in China, a doctor and a nurse sneak into the coma man’s room to make out (his name is Chae-yoon, we discover), figuring he’ll never notice. The spy that’s been reporting his condition to Chi-ang’s father asks his assistant what he’s looking for, but the assistant doesn’t know, either. Only that it’s somehow linked to the Chintamani.
He says that if Chae-yoon wakes up in the hospital, then things will start happening, and they’ll finally learn what the chairman is looking for. Huh, looks like these two have their own agenda, and the assistant warns her to keep her mouth shut, since nobody else in the chairman’s family knows about any of this.
Professor Beop is also worried about Shi-woo’s behavior in class that time, when he’d claimed to have seen nothing, but clearly been upset by something. When it’s time for Shi-woo’s mid-term, Beop tells him that he’s still keeping his trauma locked up inside. As long as he does that, he won’t be successful in class, or on the exams.
During the test, Shi-woo seems outwardly calm, but his forehead starts to bead up with sweat, just like last time. At the same time in China, Chae-yoon’s pulse quickens, and his facial muscles start to twitch. Shi-woo begins to struggle, enough that the rest of the class takes notice, and Dean Hwang watches from outside the room.
Shi-woo again sees fire, and a dead woman on the floor, but this time there’s more. There’s a little girl with the boy, but the boy is taken away, and two men fight in the middle of the blaze. Shi-woo opens his eyes and tells the class what he saw, which seems to particularly upset Sun-ah.
And in China, Chae-yoon opens his eyes.