We actually had a lot of really great character movement with Joo Yeon, which was nice considering that she has been so clueless up to this point. She not only figured out FINALLY who she liked but also took small baby steps out of her worker robot comfort zone. And best of all was that Joo Wan was holding her hand the whole way which not only makes him one amazing guy, but continues to give me hope that he will be the one she eventually chooses.
#3 Who Do I Love and the Cat Fight DinnerWe left off in episode 7 with Joo Wan telling her that her heart hurts because she likes someone. She asks "who" and instead of giving her the answer he just tells her that it is something she needs to figure out for herself so she can learn to hear her heart rather then drown it out with work. The next day Joo Yeon goes around trying to figure out who she "likes". It cracks me up that the first person she thinks of is Joo Wan and all the times he made her heart flutter. She sends him a text saying that he shouldn't misinterpret things and that she does not like him. At home he just laughs and sends her back a text that she should just admit that she is missing him right now.
#2 Sung Joon in a Bubble Bath
#1 Is a Date Still a Date if Your Date is a Complete Hardhearted Jerk who Deserves to Be Punched?I don't know why I still feel this urge that I should like Tae Yoon. I think it is his sweet nice guy next door smile that he throws around so easily, it confuses me when his actions are anything but sweet. After breaking up with his cold counterpart, AGAIN, he decides to twist the knife just a little to get his point across. He asks Joo Yeon to go to a play with him, (that he had previously been planning on attending with Se Ryung) anticipating that Se Ryung would be there expecting to be his date. Poor Joo Yeon is completely unaware of the situation and happily agrees to go. Joo Wan even helps her pick her outfit and drives her to the theater. However he figures out what Tae Yoon is doing after a phone call from Se Ryung and rushes back. Se Ryung is devastated as she realizes what her ex did and rushes out of the theater crying. Joo Wan is there to comfort her and lets her know that Joo Yeon had no idea what Tae Yoon was doing. When asked how he knows this he admits that Joo Yeon is the girl he came to Korea to see.
My Thoughts:I am really enjoying how they are mixing the various relationships together. I was worried that once she decided on "her feelings" for Tae Yoon all of the cute OTP moments would stop and I would be stuck with a lot of annoying relationship bleck. Luckily that is not the case since our leading lady does not even realize how taboo it is to be all touchy feely and sharing emotions with a guy who loves you while pining over a different guy. Also the writers have made Joo Wan so perfect that he steps above regular human emotions and chooses instead to heal the women he loves despite the personal heartbreak it brings. It is amazing how both of the leads are such extreme characters that they are impossible to believe as real. However at least it makes for entertaining drama since then we don't have as much angst as we would if they behaved like "real" people. My one hope for the future is that Joo Yeon is going to have to, at some point, really make an effort to win Joo Wan back. It would just be unfair if he supports her this whole time and when she realizes she loves him, she just steps into his arms as if she never hurt him. I want her to have to really try and put some effort into making their relationship work. Its only fair.