When My Love Blooms episode 7 recap and breakdown

By Daniel Hart
Published: May 17, 2020 (Last updated: February 7, 2024)
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K-drama series When My Love Blooms episode 7


When My Love Blooms episode 7 is a painful and emotional chapter with the ordeal seemingly getting worse, not better.

This recap of K-drama series When My Love Blooms episode 7 contains significant spoilers.

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How does When My Love Blooms episode 7 begin?

Episode 7 demonstrates the heartbreaks and the growing love between the lead characters in younger life, making the entire story more painful to consume. It begins with Yoon Ji Soo giving Lee Se Hoon her decision again; “I will return to you”. Lee Se Hoon wants to prepare the remarriage whenever she’s ready. Han Jae Hyun is getting interrogated by the prosecution over changing the named shareholders for the company. He’s asked what his next plans are — he’s allowed to leave. Seo Gyeong asks Han Jae Hyun will the investigation work for him or her father — he says both. She then tries to pry on to another subject but he deflects. There’s always a big elephant in the room between both of these characters, making it very tense.

Han Jae Hyun tries to intervene

Lee Se Hoon’s brother-in-law offers to take on the child custody case to help her but she doesn’t want to pursue legal action. He meets Han Jae Hyun after and they are surprised she’s not taking anything. Han Jae Hyun wants to know every movement and activity of Lee Se Hoon. Yoon Ji Soo, impacted by recent events and expectations to have a family with Lee Se Hoon again, relieves stress by singing in a karaoke booth — she remembers Han Jae Hyun’s recent acts of kindness.

She meets Yeong-woo afterward who has hurt himself — he reveals that he likes her; he’s concerned about her remarriage. He wants to, as a friend, interfere with her life. Painfully, Yoon Ji Soo tells Yeong-woo that she cannot see him again once she’s back with Lee Se Hoon. On the way out, she thanks him. I found this to be an awful blow for one of her best friends who clearly loves her.

Back to the past.

In the past in When My Love Blooms episode 7, Yoon Ji Soo’s father interrogates Han Jae Hyun. He takes advantage of his power for personal matters and tells Han Jae Hyun that if he doesn’t give up his daughter, he will never be able to get a graduate job or anything that he wants to do in life. Yoon Ji Soo’s father tells Han Jae Hyun that his parents are outside who want the best for him. As he’s escorted into a police van, Han Jae Hyun puts on a brave face for his friends. Around the corner, Yoon Ji Soo is crying uncontrollably. This was an uncomfortable scene to witness — the heartbreak feels genuine as they are split apart by a cruel dictator.

In May 1995, Han Jae Hyun is released; he agrees with his mother not to protest and to get a graduate job. Meanwhile, Yoon Ji Soo’s father has got her tickets to Frankfurt to study abroad — she asks why he’s sending her abroad if she and Han Jae Hyun have agreed to stay away from each other; her father doesn’t trust her. Han Jae Hyun and Yoon Ji Soo meet in secret and head to Gangchon station and he asks her what she plans to do. She tells him that she plans to marry him. She asks Han Jae Hyun not to talk about Germany.

Back to the present day

In the present day, Han Jae Hyun’s assistant learns of Lee Se Hoon getting a house to restart the family. Meanwhile, Yoon Ji Soo is reliving recent events in her head but then she falls off her bike. Han Jae Hyun speaks to Yoon Ji Soo about her remarrying Lee Se Hoon — he questions the decision but she leaves him on the bench and tells him to take care of himself. Yoon Ji Soo heads to Gangchon station and Han Jae Hyun hears it on the intercom on the phone. Yoon Ji Soo sees a scrawling on a pillar — “Yoon Ji Soo — Han Jae Hyun — to love for one hundred years”. Flashbacks show them both enjoying the night sky and a fire — Han Jae Hyun tells Yoon Ji Soo that he loves her.

How does When My Love Blooms episode 7 end?

In the present day, Han Jae Hyun finds Yoon Ji Soo at the station — “I found you again”. Lee Se Hoon looks over the remarriage papers and Sey Gyeon sees a copy on her smartphone. Yoon Ji Soo tells Han Jae Hyun that they really should stop now — she thinks she never had a real break-up with him but now is the time. Han Jae Hyun says he cannot because he wants to protect her. She hops on a train and leaves him behind. Han Jae Hyun tells Lee Se Hoon that he should stop what he is doing and that he’s okay for him to release the video — “You can take the child from the mother who had an affair. I will take in Yoon Ji Soo that has lost her child”.

When My Love Blooms episode 7 is a painful and emotional chapter with the ordeal seemingly getting worse, not better.

Other Points

  • Yoon Ji Soo asks her grandma if she can be her mother because she misses her.
  • A flashback shows how Seo Gyeong telling Han Jae Hyun how she lost her mother and they bond.

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