Carl Laker, whose Korean name is ‘DongHae’, visits Korea with his mother to participate in the short track speed skating competition as a representative on the American team. DongHae’s mother, Anna, who is a Korean-American adoptee, had an accident during a severe storm and almost drowned at a young age, which led her to have a mental age of about nine. She fell in love with a Korean man who used the English name 'James' who was studying abroad in New York. He left promising to come back but never did, without knowing that she was pregnant with DongHae. DongHae's trip to Korea is not just for the competition, but also to see his girlfriend, Sae-Wa, whom he dated for 6 years and promised to marry.