Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) season 3, episode 1 recap – the premiere explained

By Daniel Hart
Published: February 27, 2022
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Netflix K-drama series Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) season 3, episode 1


The premiere of season 3 brings plenty of drama, but what are we doing here?

This recap of the Netflix K-drama series Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) season 3, episode 1, contains spoilers.

Read the recap of the previous episode.

We are back for the third season of Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce). I can’t believe I’m even writing this. I wrote this series off after season 1, but it’s somehow hanging in there, despite a slow, moving, and frustrating story and changing cast members. Talking of cast members, I understand contractual obligations are important, but these changes do not feel right. Let’s see if season 3 ends with some conclusions.

Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) season 3, episode 1 recap

To open proceedings, Song Won has gone into labour, bringing excitement to Sa-hyeon’s parents, who are not sure what to do with themselves. Sa-hyeon stays by Song Won’s side and takes her to the hospital. Flashbacks show Won showing Sa-hyeon “the real her,” bringing intimacy between them. Sa-hyeon promises to protect her dignity. I’m pretty sure we’ve seen this scene before with the former actor of Sa-hyeon, so this felt super weird.

Dong-mi is still scheming, and she invites Ji-a over for a meal while her father is not there. Pi-young learns of this and demands that her daughter be taken home. Dong-mi was hoping that Ji-a would run into A-mi so she would disapprove of her father’s relationship with her. Meanwhile, Lee Si-eun is still struggling with her separation from her ex-husband and details her pain to him over a voice note. She mentions the children and Park Hae-ryun sobs. He messed up badly, and he knows it. Well, we knew in season 1, to be fair.

Pi-young and Dong-mi meet, and Pi-young is furious that she invited Ji-a over and wants to know her intentions, believing that it is to do with A-mi. Dong-mi raises how her daughter will find out sooner rather than later. The women erupt into an explosive argument, with Pi-young expressing that she’s sick of her scheming and accusing her of having feelings for Yu-sin. Dong-mi starts recording their conversation, and eventually, Pi-young smashes a vase. At this moment, Yu-sin and A-mi walk through the door, and the conniving Dong-mi immediately plays the victim. The argument now centers on Pi-young and Yu-sin, and as Pi-young leaves, Yu-sin angrily asks if he ever considers him. How dare he ask that—the audacity.

Pi-young tells Dong-mi never to ring Ji-a again. A-mi calls after Pi-young, admitting she feels ashamed of herself, and insists she’ll end it if she asks her. It’s incredible how much power Yu-sin has over these three women.

Anyway, another romance is blossoming; Seo Ban rings Si-eun, and he’s disheartened that a good night ended early, and he expresses how he loved her poem. Si-eun reveals she and Park Hae-ryun are divorced, which is news to him, and it feels like it changes everything. Later on, they meet up again, and Seo Ban tells Si-eun that she’s too good for her ex. The couple debate what long-term marriage means, and Seo Ban wonders if she will ever get back with her ex. You can tell he’s genuinely interested in her, and we can only hope he’s not a sleazy man like the rest of them.

But things change rather drastically. As Si-eun has hope in her love life, Park Hae-ryun rings her and explains that his face is paralyzed on one side; it’s a concerning health issue. Si-eun asks for his address so she can help him.

The ending

As the premiere ends, a couple of things happen…

A-mi tells Yu-sin that her father has passed away and she’s distraught.

Song Won brings her baby into the world. It’s a healthy boy. Sa-hyeon rings his parents to share the joyous news. Song Won lays her eyes on her child for the first time, and there’s an overwhelming sense of love and emotions for her child.

The premiere of season 3 brings plenty of drama, but what are we doing here?

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