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  • Episode 12

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 3/15/09

    Seo-rin asks everyone to make suggestions on how to prepare a big year-end auction event. Yeon-soo answers a call from Han-byeol, a critically ill patient, who tells her that she found hope after viewing “Hope of Life” drawn by painter Park Ki- hyun. Yeon-soo suggests that they hold an auction under the theme, “Hope Auction” and auction pieces that contain messages of hope and dreams. Seo-rin thinks it’s a good idea but finds it difficult to implement because they don’t have any works to include that were painted by famous painters. But she leaves the matter open by telling Yeon-soo that if painter Park Ki-hyun puts up one of his works in the auction then she will go with her idea. Yeon-soo is introduced to Ki-hyun by Yoon-jae and finds that the painter is living in a fantasy world where his late wife is still alive. Yeon-soo decides to make Ki-hyun face the reality that his wife is dead for the sake of the Han-byeol. Yoon-jae tries to stop her because there could be devastating consequences to Ki-yun. Yeon-soo asks her colleagues to help her gather art works painted by Ki-hyun. After Yeon-soo’ s visit, Ki-hyun’s condition worsens and he comes down with numbing headaches. Meanwhile, Han-byeol’s health begins to fail...moreless
  • Episode 11

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 3/15/09

    The Seoul Club, which is an exclusive club for children of wealthy families, approaches Will Auction to jointly organize a charity auction event. Seo-rin chooses Do-young to organize the charity event instead of Yoon-jae because he despises the club. Do-young meets Jung-woo, the former president of the Seoul Club, by using Na-gyeong’s contacts. Jung-woo hands Do-young a magazine called, “Space,” that was published during the Japanese colonial days. While the charity auction is being prepared, an anonymous buyer approaches Do- young and offers to buy the entire collection. But Do-young turns down the request and persuades the buyer to participate in the auction instead. Along the way, Do- young meets Sang-ho, who is Sang-jin’s brother, and they become friends. Sang- ho shows an interest in the “Space” magazine and tries to persuade Do-young to sell it to him for a fair price instead of auctioning it. When Sang-jin hears about the offer that his brother made, he figures that the magazine is special and has a copy of it analyzed by experts. Sang-jin finds out that the magazine contains a secret concerning his father who is running for prime minister...moreless
  • Episode 10

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 3/15/09

    While Curator Roh Gyeong-ja looks over the paintings he put up for auction, he notices that a painting entitled “Rebirth” is included in the collection even though he did not put it up for sale. The painter of “Rebirth” is noted as Park Min-geun, who exclusively works with Curator Roh Gyeong-ja and happens to be with them. Park Min-geun says the painting was drawn by him and is one of his early works. Seo- rin doesn’t think much over her mistake in including the painting in the auction. But when Yoon-jae studies the painting he raises doubts that it was drawn by Min- geun. Yoon-jae tries to confirm the authenticity of the painting by meeting with the person who gave the painting to curator Roh Gyeong-ja in the first place. Ji-woon suffered injuries in a car accident that occurred in America and lost her family in the accident. She is left with crippling disabilities and cannot remember her past. Ji- woon asks Yeon-soo to arrange a meeting with Min-geun. When Min-geun meets Ji-woon he says they were close friends in America and offers to help her. Yoon- jae sense that Min-geun and Ji-woon are hiding something and starts investigating them but Seo-rin orders him to back off...moreless
  • Episode 9

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 3/15/09

    Seo-rin is recruited by Sotheby’s one day. She learns that Yoon-jae was offered a position at Sotheby’s as their first choice and this hurts her pride. To celebrate her birthday, Yeon-soo spends the day with her father and meets one of his painter friends whose name is Doo-cheol. Doo-cheol decides to give a painting he reserved for Na-gyeong to Yeon-soo instead for an upcoming auction. Na-gyeong thought she earned the right to auction Doo-cheol’s painting through hard work but later learns that her parents used their influence to have Doo-cheol give the auction rights to her. This troubles her. Do-young is invited to a college reunion but he hesitates to go because he feels ashamed of giving up painting original works in order to make a living. Yoon-jae grapples over the issue on whether to date Soo-jin again when she returns from America and suggests they get back together.moreless
  • Episode 8

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 3/15/09

    Seo-rin receives a letter written with the words, “You are a dirty merchant who values art for how much it can fetch at an auction.” After Seo-rin reads the note, she receives a call that her daughter has been hospitalized due to an acute allergic reaction to peaches. She returns to her office after checking on her daughter at the hospital and finds important documents related to an upcoming auction missing. At that very moment, she receives a call from an anonymous caller who seems to know everything about the operations of Will Auction and Seo-rin’s personal life. Seo-rin decides to track down the anonymous caller without reporting the incident to the police since word of this breach could give the firm a bad image. A tiny surveillance camera and eavesdropping device are found around Seo-rin’s home and office. Seo-rin becomes suspicious of collector Park Min-ho when she sees that one of the devices was hidden in a porcelain doll. Years ago, Park Min- ho asked Seo-rin to auction a painting he owned but Seo-rin turned down his request because the painting was worthless in her eyes. After hearing Seo-rin’s story, Yoon-jae goes to meet Park Min-ho and learns a shocking fact about him....moreless
  • Episode 7

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 3/15/09

    Yoon-jae receives a request from Naoki to obtain a golden Buddha statue that was once kept at Bongeun Temple. In return, Naoki promises to hand over papers that will prove Yoon-jae’s innocence. Yoon-jae searches the database of stolen heritage works and finds a statue that fits Naoki’s description but it turns out to be a wooden statue and not a golden one. Naoki tells Yoon-jae to look harder because the golden statue actually exists but was never recorded down by historians. When Yeon-soo finds out that Yoon-jae is visiting the black market for art works, she starts to dig up information about Yoon-jae’s past. Yoon-jae finally tracks down the golden Buddha statue in the black market but he hesitates to hand it over to Naoki because it is a national treasure. Yeon-soo tells Yoon-jae that he mustn’t hand over the treasure to a Japanese person but Yoon-jae ignores her and meets with Naoki so that he can obtain the papers that will clear his name. Yeon-soo follows Yoon-jae to stop the deal from going down but Naoki’s personal guards capture her...moreless
  • Episode 6

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 3/15/09

    Seo-rin goes away on an important business trip and orders Na-gyeong and Yoon- jae to oversee the upcoming diamonds auction. Na-gyeong is asked by Geum-deok, an actress who starred in a classic film, to auction the ring she wore in that movie. Geum-deok also requests that all the proceeds from the sale of the ring be donated to charity and tells her that the ring actually belonged to Ozaki Goyo, the author of the novel that the movie was based on. After the ring is proven to be authentic by jewelers, Na-gyeong chooses the ring as the centerpiece of the upcoming auction. On the day of the auction, the daughter of Ozaki Goyo makes a request to buy the diamond outright before the bidding begins, while Sang-won, an interpreter for Goyo, tries to broker a deal with Geum-deok’s family to obtain the diamond himself. Goyo tells Na-gyeong that the ring is cursed and the staff of Will Auction start to experience bad luck.moreless
  • Episode 5

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 3/15/09

    Seung-joon gets drunk while attending the wine-tasting event at Will Auction and collapses. Yoon-jae is a good friend of Seung-joon so he helps him get home by taxi. While seeing off Seung-joon, Yoon-jae turns to Yeon-soo and tells her that Seung-joon is a genius whose talent hasn’t been tapped yet. At Will Auction, a charity event is organized where bottles of wine signed by famous people will be auctioned and all the proceeds will be donated to charity. Seo-rin orders everyone to find special works to sell at the charity event to boost their image. While having no clue on what kind of works to present at the event, Yeon-soo gets a call from Seung-joon, who says he has a painting to give her. Seung-joon asks Yeon-soo to pose for a portrait because she resembles his former girlfriend. Yeon-soo hesitates because Seung-joon is famous for drawing nude portraits but he puts her at ease by telling her it won’t be a nude portrait while Seo- rin tells Yeon-soo that it’s a part of her job to do such requests for artists. So Yeon- soo finally agrees to pose for a portrait. Seung-joon has a hard time painting Yeon- soo’s portrait and so Yoon-jae advises Seung-joon to pour his heart into the work because it’s the first painting he will be drawing in three years. Yeon-soo prepares something special for Seung-joon when he can’t seem to find his touch.moreless
  • Episode 4

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 3/15/09

    Park In-hee is famous for being late Kim Woo-chan’s disciple and close confident and she holds a press conference where she announces that one of Kim Woo-chan’ s painting that was sold at an auction block for a considerable sum of money is actually a forgery. But Kim Woo-chan’s wife maintains that the sold painting authentic. The art gallery that purchased the painting calls in experts to confirm its authenticity again. Yoon-jae and Yeon-soo meet with the wife of late Kim Woo-chan and Park In-hee to figure out if it is an authentic painting. During their investigation, they get involved in a quarrel with Mr. Cho of the Artists Group who is given the job of authenticating the painting. Mr. Cho reveals to the press that Yeon-soo’s father is an art forgery. Due to Yeon-soo’s tainted reputation, art sellers withdraw their works for auction and Seo-rin decides the best possible thing to do is to apologize to Mr. Cho. Yeon- soo feels bad that Will Auction is taking a lot of heat because of her. Yoon-jae sees how depressed Yeon-soo is so he tells her the truth of her dad’s role in an art forgery incident. While Seo-rin is preparing to hold a press conference, Yoon-jae and Yeon-soo discover a critical clue that can prove whether the painting is authentic.moreless
  • Episode 3

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 3/15/09

    Seo-rin learns that Yeon-soo’s father is an art forger and out of her concern on how it could taint the company’s reputation, she tells Yeon-soo to quit. But Yeon-soo asks Seo-rin to give her time to prove that she can instill trust among their clients. When Seo-rin mentions how nice it would be to auction of a painting owned by Mr. Sohn Chul-min, Yoon-jae recommends Yeon-soo to try to strike a deal. When Seo- rin is told she can find an excuse to fire Yeon-soo if she fails to win Mr. Sohn over, she decides to give the job to Yeon-soo. With Yoon-jae’s help, Yeon-soo earns the trust of Mr. Sohn who offers a deal to sell one of his paintings through Will Auction if he could bring a painting that is hung at an orphanage. Yeon-soo and Yoon-jae arrive at the said orphanage and discover that the painting is actual a mural. They learn that a famous painter drew the mural in his early years and its value is astronomical. With great effort, they bring the mural to Mr. Sohn. But Mr. Sohn gets upset at them all of a sudden and tells them leave with the mural.moreless
  • Episode 2

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 3/16/09

    On the day Will Auction will hold an auction, the centerpiece of the auction disappears. It is a major art work called â€œParadise” and it disappeared under Will Auction’s watch. If Will Auction reports the theft to the police, they can be reimbursed for their loss by the insurance company but it will also stain Will Auction’ s reputation. Seo-rin tells everyone they cannot cancel the auction because one work is missing and orders her staff to report the theft to the police and contact the insurance company. But Yoon-jae shows them a postcard that the thief left behind and thinks the thief didn’t steal the painting to resell it. She suggests that they try recovering the painting. While Yeon-soo tracks down the store where the postcard was purchased, Seo-rin gives Yoon-jae and Yeon-soo orders to find the painting and draw up a backup plan if they end up not finding it in time. Yoon-jae and Yeon-soo find a clue in the photo on the postcard that leads them to a replica of Jean-Francois Millet’s Evening Prayer where they find another crucial clue. As the time approaches for the auction of “Paradise” to take place, Yoon-jae and Yeon-soo race back to the auction...moreless
  • Episode 1

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 3/15/09

    Without knowing much about auctions, Cha Yeon-soo (actress Yoon Soy) applies for a job at Will Auction, the top auction house in Korea. President Kim Eung-tae of Will Auction and senior auctioneer Min Seo-rin (actress Kim Hye-rin) jointly interview Cha Yeon-soo and after sensing her potential they decide to hire her. At the time Cha Yeon-soo joins the company, the staff gets a tip about the whereabouts of the Portrait of Dr. Gachet drawn by Vincent Van Gogh. Will Auction learns that Mr. Jung Yong-hoon has the painting in his possession. President Kim Eung-tae hires Oh Yoon-jae, (actor Jung Chan) an art specialist, to find a way to convince Jung Yong-hoon to auction it at their auction house. Oh Yoon-jae and Min Seo-rin use different approaches to deal with Mr. Jung. At work, a seller thrusts a painting upon Yeon-soo and asks her to auction it for at least $20,000. But Yeon-soo doesn’t follow the proper procedures when she accepts the painting. Meanwhile, appraisers are brought in to verify whether Mr. Jung’s painting is an authentic Van Gogh work. Yeon-soo asks one of the art experts to appraise the painting she has and is told that it’s worth over $2 million.moreless