Just doing a quick plug on my new favorite song from this OST. Jo Jung Hee's Now and Forever is just the perfect song for this drama. Feel free to listen as you read and enjoy the whole song that is starting to pop in and out of the drama.INR3 OST - Jo Jung Hee's Now and Forever
I will be honest, I am so annoyed with these characters right now. Watching Joo Yeon and her jerk of a boss attempt the most awkward and bordering on emotionally abusive relationship ever kept making me physically gag. I know that she has never really considered herself in a relationship with Joo Wan (even though she totally is) and so it is not cheating, but my emotional connection to the show and its lead could not seem to separate. Seeing her accept the horrible way he treats her as how adults should be in a relationship just made me ill to my stomach and i need for the story to move on or I am going to not be able to handle it. That being said I am just warning you that I am going to move quickly on anything to do with Joo Yeon and her icky boss or else I will just spend the whole blog post listing words from a thesaurus that describe my feelings for him. Loathe ...... Abhor .......Detest ......Despise ....etc.
Out on the street a blank Joo Yeon tries to pull away and says that she should go back to the party because of work. But Joo Wan refuses to let her and says that he would rather die than let her go back to that jerk. He yells at her that if he is going to let her go then she needs to choose someone who will treat her well. She just looks distraught and asks where is she going to find someone like that (total face palm to the head... that girl is officially "not bright"). Poor Joo Wan breaks down and cries “Why isn’t there a person like that? That bastard is just bad. The bad guy is just bad! He’s bad, and only bad.” But then he pauses then says. “No, that’s a lie. I just don’t want to lose you to that bastard!”
Wow, as you know from my previous comments I had a lot of problems watching her start a relationship with her boss. It is not so much even that I have anything against her having an outside relationship, especially if it means that she finally understands herself better and it leads her back to Joo Wan. What I have a problem with is how horrible a boyfriend Tae Yoon is. I predicted that he would continue to be selfish and emotionally abusive if he ever started dating her and unfortunately I was right. I also am actually enjoying Joo Wan's calm being shaken up a little. He was a tad too perfect and I did not realize that we almost never see him interact with those around her. When he is just with her he is calm, but when outside forces try to move inside their bubble he gets antsy. He was very cute trying to be good at being in a "love triangle" and I like that even though things are not going his way right now, he is still willing to fight and is confident in what he wants. I think that that is also part of our OTP's problem. Since he is so firmly entrenched in her life she has no concept of what not having him would be like. He fulfills those romantic and emotional needs that her boyfriend can't or won't so she is in a weird way complete. I worry that she won't be able to realize his value until he is gone from her life. However that brings up the question as to whether she would realize why she was suddenly unhappy if her Sweet Potato was not there to tell her why she was upset. It is a horrible cycle of confusion when you are a heroine who is not very emotionally bright.