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The couple may be back together and as happy as two clams, but there is still some work to be done to address their emotional baggage. The same goes for our supporting characters; When everyone faces their mountain, they can either choose to move forward or give up the fight.

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After the climax that was last week’s episodes, we have a quieter set of episodes, focusing mostly on old conflicts, history, and the inner work that needs to be done. or encountered.

Woong and Yeon-su are in dating bliss, and they are above all adorable. They obviously deserve all the happiness and would make the best duo ever… but first, those annoying unresolved issues. Woong may have been candid about it – opening up to Yeon-su about adoption and abandonment concerns – but Yeon-su has yet to reciprocate.

It’s quite clear that their recent breakup revolved around, and ideas crystallized around, both weaknesses. As for Woong, being deserted, and for Yeon-su, not knowing how to love herself. While it looks like Woong has made a lot of progress in maturing, poor Yeon-su still has some growth to do.

It’s a little on the heavy side, sure, but it tempers the cute dating and other hustle and bustle. Yeon-su asks her co-worker how to date, and gets some (decent actually) ideas, but she can’t get them right at all. The score is funny, Wong is confused, and he ends up acknowledging his great words of healing to her – so much so that he loves her for who she is. That’s exactly the kind of thing that Eun-Soo herself would have to believe, so right away, Wong.

Woong also knows that their painful breakup is something they need to address, and Yeon-su openly asks why they broke up. She runs away to avoid confronting her (literally), but it’s also touching, because in the flashback we see the misunderstanding that occurred. she is I did She tried to explain herself to him, but Wong was so drunk and fumbling on the phone that he missed him.

While Woong and Yeon-su aren’t making much headway with their issues yet, they’re on the right track (with Woong enlightened by granny, and on hold), and our attention is turning to our supporting characters for a lot of this week’s episodes. And that’s not a complaint, because I love them – especially this amazing budding romance between Eun-ho and Sol-yi. Bring it on. Their relationship has such an interesting balance between comic relief – and actual romance – that it’s so much fun to watch as it unfolds.

Eun-ho finds himself spending more time at Sol-yi’s restaurant, and their lives seem to overlap more and more. Whether it’s saving her from a forgotten clam, spitting up her blind dating outfit, or arguing with her ex in a perfect, funny cameo. Kang Ki Dong – Something is brewing.

Our other side characters are more serious, highlighting the topics we’ve been exploring with Woong and Yeon-su. Ji-woong, like Yeon-su, needs to face his problems instead of ignoring them. Just as Yeon-su’s voiceover tells us: The more you ignore the past the more trapped you are.

Funny enough, even though Ji-woong can barely help himself, he can help others, and gives frustrated NJ some sweet advice. This girl is at a dangerous crossroads in her life – much more than being disappointed with her crush – and I really like the depth that the drama brings to her story. You can feel her isolation and loneliness in the life she is living. Ji-woong’s advice that her quality of life is about her mentality and demeanor is, once again, great.

I like Ji Wong very much, but I’m sick of seeing him get hurt. The plot line with his mother is a strange mixture of the necessary, heartbreaking, and disturbingly predictable… but beyond that part of Ji-woong’s story, it’s the propolis dinner with Yeon-su that killed me. It absolutely killed me.

Yeon-su visits Ji-woong where he “lives” in the editing room. She’s surprisingly clueless that he’s smitten with her – that fits her view of herself, but it also serves to cause Ji-woong more pain, I think. She is friendly and thoughtful and the two of them share a meal – they talk until Eun Soo innocently asks, “Why don’t you look at me?” knife in the heart. You can literally feel his struggle to keep pretending to be indifferent, and that battle to let go of this woman you’ll never realize his feelings for. I want to cry in the corner.

Finally, the documentary was released, and it was a huge success. Woong has a legion of new fans, while Ji-woong continues with apathy that’s hard to tell if it’s real or just another barrier he built himself. With these happy times come communal lunches and group dinners, and that means PPL and intrusive dialogue (but we’ll forgive them).

Finally, as our episode winds down, we come to the clincher for both stories – why we were slowing down in Woong’s mail pile, and why our dear grandmother was trying to make sure her granddaughter was taken care of. I’m all for stories that come full circle – and yes, that’s dramatic and grandmothers have to pass and foreign trips have to present themselves – but I don’t know if my heart is ready for all of this.

Yeon-soo will have to deal with a lot. I’m sure it will lead her to a good place, but I can feel the pain from here. I’d like to come out of this drama on a lighter tone, so I hope the shock and sadness are brief, and we’ll connect things to the beautiful, bitter, and healing tone we’ve come to expect from this drama.

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