Destined with You Season 1 Episode 13 Recap

By Nathan Sartain
Published: October 4, 2023 (Last updated: October 5, 2023)
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Destined with You Season 1 Episode 13 Recap


A solid episode adeptly builds anticipation for what’s next.

Largely focused on Sin-yu and Hong-jo being pushed apart, only to be drawn back together, Destined with You Episode 13 had a nice level of consistency to it. Complemented by an ending that leaves plenty of options open for the final few installments, this really was solid all-around.

Our recap of the latest outing of Destined With You discusses all this and more, though be warned it does contain significant plot spoilers for the ongoing Netflix K-Drama.

Destined with You Season 1, Episode 13 Recap

As a flashback illustrates that Aeng-cho was killed by Mu-jin (who was suspected of tricking her to steal the book of spells), Hong-jo in the present notes that it was her who put the curse on Sin-yu. Thus, the civil servant asks her partner to give her some time, unable to currently bring herself to fully commit knowing the pair’s past link.

Next, Hong-jo reflects on how Eun-wol alluded to Sin-yu’s curse existing for as long as the civil servant is alive, and how the two were always “destined” to meet. Elsewhere, Jae-gyeong informs the legal advisor that Haum will now be taking care of the Mount Onju redevelopment, as per the wishes of the Mayor.

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After Se-heon finds himself annoyed that his son didn’t bring along his partner for dinner, Sin-yu goes to visit Hong-jo. But despite his best efforts to clear the air, he only hears the civil servant suggest they spend time apart. “Then you might get better,” Hong-jo states, before hesitating when asked if she’d stay by Sin-yu’s side should nothing change.

At work, Sin-yu clashes with Na-yeon, and fails to get through to Hong-jo beyond a telephone legal consultation, and a quick word on how he doesn’t feel fine without her. Following that, we move forward to a housewarming party at Hong-jo’s house, where her co-workers fuss over Jae-gyeong.

When Kim Wook leaves a drunken Sin-yu outside Hong-jo’s house, the civil servant emotionally continues to stand firm in creating distance between herself and the legal advisor, going as far as to say she can live without seeing him again. Subsequently, both parties end up dejected from this.

What does Sin-yu find out about Jung-beom and Na-yeon?

In his office, Sin-yu discovers what appears to be another curse, this time in the form of a glove wrapped inside a folded (and bloodied) shirt hidden inside a plant pot. So the legal advisor, who insists on being able to worry about Hong-jo, checks up on the civil servant, though doesn’t say what specifically is going on.

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As Sin-yu deduces the link between Jung-beom and Na-yeon, he confronts his ex-partner and gives her a final “warning” about her actions. Meanwhile, Jae-gyeong tells the legal advisor about “someone suspicious” found on the CCTV cameras outside of his house.

Confirming that this is Jung-beom, Sin-yu goes straight to Hong-jo, who is being warned about the lurking garden owner by Jae-gyeong over the phone. Fortunately, the arriving police soon stop any large-scale damage being done, as Jung-beom had already started to physically and verbally antagonize the civil servant.

Destined With You Season 1 Episode 13 Ending Explained

Taking Hong-jo to his house, Sin-yu officially puts an end to being separated from his partner and makes it known he doesn’t want her to stay for just a single night. Still, the lingering threat of Jung-beom, who had followed the pair to this new location, remains.

As Sin-yu clashes with Jung-beom, Hong-jo goes looking for whoever had knocked on the door. In doing so, she ends up dropping her phone in shock upon seeing Sin-yu covered in blood and seemingly unconscious, which brings an end to the episode.

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