Apa's been handcuffed and taken away—whew—but Uhmma's super-loyal to Apa, and she tails him in the cop car even though her face is completely bruised and misshapen.
In fact, she's so bad off that the police force her to go to the hospital.
She ends up with a lot of stitches and some broken ribs, but still Uhmma doesn't press charges against Apa.
Why? Because he's her "huh-su-bun."
The police hold Apa for the night.
The next morning, Uhmma and Young Ju go to pick him up, but Apa pretends he doesn't even see them.
Instead he hops in the car of some other Asian woman.
Yep—he's a cheater, too.
Uhmma's really mad; she turns to Young Ju and tells her it's all Young Ju's fault.
For months everything's a blur: Uhmma doesn't come home much because she has three jobs to juggle; all the work and stress makes Uhmma thinner and thinner—plus she's stopped eating; they don't even go to church.
When summer comes, Uncle Tim hires Joon and Young Ju at his ice cream shop on the beach.
Joon complains, but he still goes to work.
At the end of their day, both Joon and Young Ju get thirty dollars.
They pool the money, and Young Ju uses that money to buy their weekly groceries.
Super responsible, right?
Young Ju even gets to the point where she finds comfort in her chores, especially when she washes the rice every evening before cooking it.
She likes finding all the tiny seeds underneath and within all that murky water.
One night, while she's washing the rice, Uhmma sneaks up behind her.
Young Ju's wondering what Uhmma's doing home (she's on break), and Uhmma's wondering when Young Ju learned to make rice.
Young Ju's pretty nonchalant about the rice and says she's watched Uhmma do it enough times; Uhmma compliments Young Ju on her rice (clearly, rice is a big deal).
Then Uhmma starts talking about the real issue: Apa.
She lets Young Ju know that Apa's going back to Korea (or Han Gook) according to Gomo.
Plus Gomo's willing to borrow money to pay for their trip back to Korea… That is if they want to go with Apa.
That's not what Young Ju wants to hear—in fact, she's determined not to go with them as tears fall down onto the counter.
Then Uhmma gets honest.
She tells Young Ju that she shouldn't have blamed Young Ju for saving her; that it was her mistake, not Young Ju's.
Which is why she wants Young Ju to know that now's the time for her to do right by Young Ju.
They're not going back to Korea; they're going to be just fine without him.
Have you busted out the tissues yet?
Young Ju's getting all emotional (who wouldn't be?), with tears everywhere.
She rests her head on Uhmma's shoulders, and Uhmma tells her that Young Ju's her "strong girl."