The Interest of Love Season 1 Episode 4 Recap – will Ha Sang-su and Ahn Su-yeong work it out?

By Daniel Hart
Published: December 31, 2022 (Last updated: January 25, 2024)
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The story is faltering way too much with filler scenes and pointless context.

We recap the Netflix K-Drama series The Interest of Love Season 1 Episode 4, which contains spoilers.

The Interest of Love enjoys filler scenes, and that’s not a good thing. It seems to rely solely on a potential romance, which feels predictable at this point. Luckily, Ahn Su-yeong (Moon Ga-young) and Ha Sang-su (Yoo Yeon-seok) are slightly interesting characters, but I am losing patience with the story already. Anyway, let’s recap episode 4.

The Interest of Love Season 1 Episode 4 recap

Episode 4 opens up with bank colleagues talking about the approach to the New Year. Ahn Su-yeong and Han Sang-su seem to be okay with each other. In a kind moment, Su-yeong helps Sang-su out with an admin task that they are doing. It’s a flashback. Su-yeong asks Sang-su if he came from a wealthy family. Sang-su tells her that growing up, he felt like the “ugly duckling.” This flashback shows a romance between them that has bubbled for quite some time.

In the present, Su-yeong and Sang-su continue arguing about the breakdown of their potential relationship. Su-yeong points out that Sang-su chose not to go on their date. She saw him from the restaurant window. Scenes show Sang-su changing his mind and turning around. She wonders if it was because she wanted a firm committed relationship. The fact that Sang-su lied the next day did not help.

Sang-su tells Su-yeong that he wanted to take her seriously and even thought about marrying her. He’s unsure why he hesitated the night of the date, and he tried rushing back to the restaurant. He’s upset that he hasn’t had the chance to explain himself. He asks Su-yeong if she had feelings for him. Su-yeong confirms she had feelings, and she felt they were similar, but she doesn’t regret that they didn’t work out.

Episode 4 shows Sang-su at a memorial service for his late father. He pays his respects. His mother tells him he didn’t need to come. She tells Sang-su that when he was younger, he never asked for anything, even if he was struggling. The only thing he wanted was ice hockey. The mother asks Sang-su if he’s happy, but he doesn’t respond. He narrates that being happy means living with no regrets. Flashbacks show his father struggling with money. He wishes he stopped his father the morning he committed suicide.

Mi-gyeong wants to continue socializing with Su-yeong and invites her over for some wine. Su-yeong looks around her apartment with interest, seeing the materialistic items that come with good money. Su-yeong paints on one of Mi-gyeong’s old handbags, and she’s impressed.

And then, Mi-gyeong asks Su-yeong if things are weird between her and Sang-su. Su-yeong responds by asking Mi-gyeong if she likes Sang-su. Mi-gyeong smiles, revealing that she does have feelings for Sang-su. Su-yeong keeps her cards close to her chest and ponders why Mi-gyeong would even like a man like Sang-su. Mi-gyeong opens up and tells her that Sang-su is considerate about feelings, thoughtful, and attentive. This makes Su-yeong think deeply about Sang-su. Does she regret how it worked out between them?

Later on, at dinner, Mi-gyeong tells Sang-su that she likes him, which takes him by surprise. Sang-su hesitates at first, but then he remembers how he hesitates with Su-yeong. However, Mi-gyeong isn’t bothered if he doesn’t reciprocate immediately. Deep down, Sang-su cannot stop thinking about Su-yeong.

Su-yeong experiences a career setback at the bank. Mr. Yuk tells her she will not be progressing forward, but she will carry on doing what she already does. In the bathroom, Su-yeong hands over a project to Mi-gyeong after being asked to by Mr. Yuk. Mi-gyeong apologizes, knowing she put a lot of effort into it the project.

Su-yeong confides in Jong-hyun afterward about life and tribulations. Jong-hyun tells her that he doesn’t mind when people look down on him because he knows life will get better. He has dreams. This seems to give Su-yeong some perspective.

At a staff dinner, a man takes an interest in Su-yeong, and Sang-su sits by idly. Another man offers her a drink. Sang-su tells her that she shouldn’t drink that much, but she continues.

Ending Explained

The episode ends with Sang-su following Su-yeong through the park. He reminds himself why he likes her. Knowing he is there, Su-yeong turns around and asks why he followed her. Sang-su tells her it’s dangerous to be out alone this late.

Su-yeong asks Sang-su if he still likes her and states it will be pointless if he even does, as he’ll do nothing about it anyway. Sang-su asks if what he did was unforgivable. Su-yeong hints that she still has feelings, and they look at each other intently, but then Jong-hyun calls Su-yeong, removing all tension between them.

But Sang-su decides to act, and he grabs her for a hug. Maybe they will start a romance after all.

The story is faltering way too much with filler scenes and pointless context.

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