I am beginning to think Playboy got his irresistible reputation and got into so many women's pants simply because he treated them as human beings.
Heroine: "Yun [childhood love] has left me. And I don't love my husband. I don't know what I should live for. I just want to end my life."
Playboy: "Live for yourself."
This. Frelling THIS.
And then he tells her by her logic he should be offing himself too because she doesn't love him, but he's very much still here and she can do it too. And he tells her she should treasure every day in her life because even if her childhood love doesn't love her, in the future she can meet someone she will love who will love and protect her, and if she doesn't love her husband, she can make money and repay the bride price and leave. It is all possible as long as she's alive.
Playboy, I just might be in love with you.
The scene where scumbag Yun just ditched her (because her abusive husband begged him, barf) and she runs out and sees Playboy there and asks him to take her away, and he does - and takes her somewhere peaceful and beautiful and keeps his hands to himself and then tells her the above - all about her wants and needs and (to use a college term) self-actualization as opposed to trying to force his love on her in psycho fashion or alternatively tell her about wifely duty like a prig? Seriously. I literally started clapping. I totally love him now. He's the only man in this whole benighted town she lives in that I do not want to murder because he's the only one who (a) treats her as a human being with thoughts, wishes and will of her own (b) actually listens to what she says (c) puts what she wants above what he wants (d) motivates her to live her life for her own benefit, above all, and that doesn't have to include him unless she decides it does.( Scene in question )
And that totally brings her back from despair and she makes plan for how she can work and repay the bride price and she makes a wish in the temple (?) and she's back to herself. YES.
Though Puppy Killer just returned to the scene and this can't be anything good. Lady, why don't you go after Playboy's two wives - presumably he's had sex with them at some point, and I don't think he's even got as far as holding hands with the heroine. Yes, arranged wives v. luuuuurve but still - priorites! Not to mention that trashing the business of the woman he loves as a way to see your ex (because he's going to rush to check on her) is really not a productive route to rekindle your relationship.
ETA: Bwahahahha, Puppy Killer, I kinda love you and your crazy. When Playboy tells her for the umpteenth time that he is sorry but he only loves heroine and he won't be Puppy Killer's lover because it would be a betrayal (which makes me wonder - if he won't have sex with sexy exie in order to be true to his OTP, does it mean he's not sexing up his wives either? It seems so. No wonder they don't have a baby yet), Puppy Killer tells him fine, but before they part, can he hug her. So he hugs her and she arranges for the heroine to walk in at the same time. Puppy Killer, there is a kdrama waiting for you somewhere! No wonder Playboy tells her she's insane.