An abandoned baby grows up and lashes out at the society that forced him into isolation. Iljimae (Jung Il Woo) was the illegitimate child of a high-ranking official and a lowly servant. To protect the honor of his father’s noble family, Iljimae was abandoned under an apricot tree. His name means “a branch of the apricot tree.” A family in the Qing Kingdom raises Iljimae. When Iljimae tracks down his real father, he again rejects Iljimae. Iljimae returns to the only home he has known and takes out his anger on the wealthy ruling class. Iljimae begins to fight the injustices perpetrated against the common people, leaving behind a single branch of an apricot tree. Can the love of Wol Hee (Yoon Jin Seo) help Iljimae mend his wounded heart? “The Return of Iljimae” is a 2009 South Korean drama series directed by Hwang In Roi. It is based on a serial comic strip by Woo Young Ko. It is a separate production from the 2008 drama “Iljimae” starring Lee Joon Gi.