'When I was the Most Beautiful' Episode 13 Promo: Ye-ji asks Jin to let go of her, so that she can move on
The promo at the end of 'When I was the Most Beautiful' Episode 13 hints at Ye-ji letting go of not just Jin, but his family too
At the end of 'When I was the Most Beautiful' Episode 12, we see Ye-ji (Lim Soo-hyang) arrive at Carie's home after the latter sends the former a bouquet of flowers. Ye-ji wants to learn about everything that happened between Carie and her husband Jin (Ha Seok-jin) in the past seven years and Carie is more than happy to enlighten Ye-ji so that she would be more motivated to leave her husband for good. Turns out, Carie's wish might come true.
In the end of episode promo of the upcoming episode, we see Ye-ji hear from Hwan (Ji Soo) that it is probably the right time for her to think of just herself and leave. He doesn't talk about going with her, or her leaving with him, but instead, tells her that it is important for her to give importance to herself than those around her. This is exactly what differentiates him from Jin, whose love is selfish. His need to keep Ye-ji by his side, despite the hurt that he is causing her is abusive, and yet he has no qualms about doing so.
Instead, he lashes out at his brother for having feelings for Ye-ji. Unfortunately, when Jin lashes out at Hwan, their mother overhears the conversation. Consider Jin's mother's plans of supporting Carie in return for the power of attorney that might help her company Jinhwa against the boss of Goryeo who is attempting to take over, she has found a great way to chase Ye-ji off. Ye-ji had also signed a pre-nuptial agreement before her wedding to Jin and the moment she leaves her husband, the financial security would leave too.
However, she doesn't seem worried about it, and seems convinced by whatever reason Hwan had cited because she finally tells Jin that he should let her go. She tells him that only if he lets her go can she let him go. It seems that Ye-ji is finally ready to move on in her life. The big question is if Hwan can let her go. Sure, he did tell her leave, but from Amber telling him that he is close to letting his love for Ye-ji become an obsession, he might be as far as his brother when it comes to letting Ye-ji go. From the beginning, Ye-ji had never reciprocated Hwan's feelings and over the years, things have only grown more complex between the two of them and their family. So it would be interesting to see if this marks the end of Ye-ji and Hwan's relationship as well.
'When I was Most Beautiful' will air on MBC on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9.30 pm KST. It will be available on Viu outside South Korea.