Episode 4 continues the bickering between the lead characters, but the chapter offers moments of genuine comedy.
This recap of the Netflix k-drama series Mad for Each Other season 1, episode 4, “There Are No Bad Dogs,” contains major spoilers.
Determined to find the dog that went missing in the last episode, Min-kyung heads out, and a worried Hwi-oh joins her. They head to the security room to see footage — on one of the screens, they see the dog with a couple of kids. Min-kyung picks up the dog and berates the children, leaving them crying. Hwi-oh calms them down. Min-kyung feels guilty so returns with the dog and gives them treats.
Min-kyung gives Hwi-oh something to eat, but Hwi-oh reminds her of the deal — to avoid him and get another doctor. She agrees to change her schedule, but not to change doctor. Min-kyung asks Hwi-oh why he asks for distance but stays near her — she wonders if it’s because she’s pretty. Hwi-oh scoffs at the idea and tells her she isn’t “completely ugly” or “shockingly beautiful” and that she’s pretty in a subtle way.
The fact that he said she is subtle in a pretty way is way more meaningful than the character thinks.
A taser delivered
Hwi-oh gets a taser delivered in a box to his home; however, it was delivered to the wrong address. It’s for Min-kyung, so he has to bring it to her. The bickering continues between them.
Yang is back
Hwi-oh visits U-jin, and he’s upset that he isn’t doing as well as expected. U-jin is struggling to pay for rehabilitation with insurance. Hwi-oh then learns there’s an update on criminal Yang that caused all this. The criminal is selling drugs using a chatting app.
Messaging for a meet-up
Hwi-oh uses the app to get to the bottom of it. The person responding to his messages asks to see a photo of an armpit, so Hwi-oh shaves and sends one of his. However, they tell Hwi-oh that he is not their type. Eventually, he manages to arrange a meet-up, but he realizes he isn’t a woman. So he asks a cross-dresser for a favor. Hwi-oh has make-up applied to him and a wig.
Two undercover cops
Hwi-oh then heads out dressed up and reaches the location agreed. A man approaches him and asks Hwi-oh if he is “Ice Princess.” Hwi-oh asks for the drugs, and the man says yes but asks if she wants fun. Suddenly, Hwi-oh tries arresting him, but in a comical moment, it’s revealed that the man he seduced is an undercover cop. Hwi-oh is told not to get involved in this case again as it’s an obstruction of justice. As he walks off, he’s mocked for the way he looks.
Min-kyung heads out to get dog treats in the middle of the night, and she sees Hwi-oh and assumes the worst and collapses. While she has a panic attack, Hwi-oh tries to calm her down; however, she tries tasing him. The taser doesn’t work, and Min-kyung screams “pervert”.
Mad for Each Other episode 4 continues the bickering between the lead characters, but the chapter offers moments of genuine comedy.