Feelings spiral uncontrolled this week as Choi Sang Eun’s (Park Min Young’s) two contractees fully lose their hearts and minds. Jung Ji Ho (Go Kyung Pyo) steps as much as the batting plate, prepared to provide love his greatest shot after the trauma of his failed relationship, whereas Kang Hae Jin (Kim Jae Young) walks a way more harmful street, ready to do something to win over the woman he loves even when it means drive.
This week was chockfull of aggravating moments as every thing and everybody scheme to maintain our leads aside. Read on to listen to the worst offenders in addition to the 2 rays of sunshine we bought amidst the storm.
Warning: spoilers for episodes 9-10 beneath.
1. Aggravating: Yoo Mi Ho steamrolling over Sang Eun’s needs
With Yoo Mi Ho’s (Jin Kyung’s) try and ingratiate Sang Eun into Ina Group failing so spectacularly that Sang Eun may even be pressured to go away the nation, the schemer vows to safe Sang Eun a wedding into one other conglomerate. Mi Ho is clearly doing this out of some type of affection for Sang Eun. But what’s horrifying is how she fails to understand that she’s doing the similar factor she did all these years in the past: turning Sang Eun right into a doll to make use of for everybody’s pleasure however Sang Eun’s.
Mi Ho nonetheless sees Sang Eun as a failed undertaking and really believes that each her and Sang Eun’s redemption can solely be by recovering the place in society they need to have had from the beginning. It’s such a warped type of affection that it’s no surprise that Sang Eun is only a tad narcissistic herself and sought out a career the place she allowed herself for use to be able to expertise each happiness and financial achieve. But what’s horrifying is when Mi Ho places collectively that Sang Eun is Hae Jin’s thriller girlfriend and tells his mother and father as a lot. Suddenly, everybody is making long-lasting choices that may alter the course of Sang Eun’s life. And, after all, nobody has bothered to inform Sang Eun.
2. Aggravating: Jung Ji Eun inserting herself into the triangle
I hoped we wouldn’t go this route with the ex-wife, however right here we’re. Jung Ji Eun (Lee Joo Bin) was the primary girl Ji Ho beloved and the primary to interrupt his coronary heart when her ambitions pushed her to new heights of cruelty towards him. But seven years later, she appears to have undergone a radical psychological transformation and appears to consider, or needs to consider, that Ji Ho continues to be nursing affection for her.
So when she unwittingly discovers that Sang Eun has a contract marriage with each Ji Ho and Hae Jin, she goes ballistic. In traditional selfishness, she tries to twist that Ji Ho should be pining over her for him to have resorted to this whereas she was gone. The beauty of Ji Ho is that he shuts this down instantly and tells her pointblank that he doesn’t really feel the necessity to clarify his spouse’s career and doesn’t thoughts it. What a man! Now, if solely Sang Eun may do the identical.
3. Aggravating: Sang Eun having to apologize to Hae Jin for the kiss he pressured on her
The kiss with Hae Jin takes the cake for one of many weirdest in drama historical past. We barely see it for one. Ji Ho is proper there, quantity two. Plus the consent right here is extremely doubtful as a result of he simply swoops in and assaults her face. And then he tells Ji Ho that they’ve confirmed their emotions for one another? Red flags in every single place with this man. But what makes this much more aggravating is the way in which Sang Eun handles it. She’s a people-pleaser at coronary heart and apologizes to Hae Jin for it, not solely as soon as however twice! But it’s him who pressured it on her and constructed expectations round her.
Luckily, Ji Ho is definitely distracted and doesn’t take it to coronary heart. He straight up confesses that he was heading over to Sang Eun’s to admit anyway earlier than he ended up having to see her making out with Hae Jin. That places Sang Eun on pause as she lastly realizes that her emotions are requited. And we lastly get to the great half.
4. High level: That kiss
After virtually 9 episodes of waffling, this kiss feels nicely earned, particularly for Ji Ho. It’s an indication of his development that he lastly stops overthinking every thing and simply goes for it, to wonderful outcomes!
Sang Eun is over the moon afterwards, and so they each cling to their telephones upon getting dwelling, making an attempt to navigate this new air between them. Ji Ho, as soon as once more, takes the lead by suggesting that they meet after she’s completed up with Hae Jin. It’s a fantastic transfer that not solely demonstrates nice willingness to grasp her job and work round it but in addition definitive proof that he needs to transcend their contract-mandated dates.
They’re so so cute afterwards, making an attempt to go on a date whereas his (frankly pushy) colleagues attempt to drive him into becoming a member of their consuming video games with out respecting their needs. Ji Ho sneakily makes an attempt to carry her hand, the closet romantic.
And it’s wonderful to see how Sang Eun bolsters him at his job and ensures that he’s in a position to keep a collegial relationship. It’s equally heartwarming to see that he would by no means put his job earlier than her. But why does this week undergo from such an absence of heartwarming moments? Alas, it’s as a result of Hae Jin has different plans.
5. Aggravating: Hae Jin revealing Sang Eun’s face with out her consent
Hae Jin was doing so nicely, and he had managed to morph right into a fairly sympathetic character final week solely to sprint all of it to the bottom. Where to even begin? To sneak up on Sang Eun sporting a bike helmet after every thing she went by? Really? Next, regardless of her clearly rejecting him and making it clear that she has no intention of returning to her previous life, he retains the reality from her: that everybody is planning their marriage. It’s pink flags all the way in which to infinity.
He’s too cowardly to inform her that his scheme has put her in jeopardy. So regardless of figuring out that the paparazzi are stationed round his residence, he brings her to a location the place they will all see her for a dialog. It isn’t clear whether or not Hae Jin does this on objective or not, nevertheless it’s simply plain ridiculous for him to consider that the paparazzi aren’t current. And why raise and carry her off when she’s completely able to strolling? It’s simply low after low with this man. And Sang Eun has been slicing him far an excessive amount of slack. She sees herself in him, however he’s not taking the trace.
6. High level: Gwang Nam and Jung Hwan
Thankfully, we’ve one other potential couple within the horizon to calm all this frustration. Woo Gwang Nam (Kang Hyung Suk) has been a delight from the beginning, and it’s fantastic to see that he may be getting his personal love line! Yoo Jung Hwan (Kim Hyun Mok) is astonished by Gwang Nam’s expertise and visuals after seeing him at a good friend’s wedding ceremony. He’s considerably much less happy upon discovering that Gwang Nam is now Hae Jin’s bodyguard.
With Gwang Nam’s permission, Hae Jin tells Jung Hwan that Gwang Nam is homosexual (why can’t Hae Jin be this respectful of Sang Eun as nicely?), and whereas Jung Hwan doesn’t care, it’s clear that he may begin to care in a really totally different approach. Gwang Nam is each inch the reliable protector from kicking water bottles thrown by irate fangirls to charming everybody in sight. Jung Hwan grows increasingly more irritable as everybody falls beneath Gwang Nam’s spell, and that’s how all good romances get began! Seeing extra of those two needs to be enjoyable!
Now that Sang Eun’s face has been revealed to the world, together with to Ji Ho’s colleagues, it’s unclear how she will be able to proceed from right here. Either she throws Hae Jin to the wolves (which she ought to), or she performs the martyr and returns to her previous life (please don’t!). Regardless of which one she chooses, we will solely hope that each her and Ji Ho’s hearts and lives keep intact within the course of!
Bonus excessive level: Kim Sung Mi
Kim Sung Mi (Bae Hae Sun) stays beautiful as Ji Ho’s solely confidante and coach who has genuinely helped him perceive his personal emotions. She’s evidently so pleased with him when he admits that life with out Sang Eun could be too horrible to think about. Plus she doesn’t appear to thoughts Ji Ho searching for counseling at odd hours of the night time, aka when his thoughts is at its most discombobulated!
Aww, if solely Sang Eun heard that!
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Shalini_A is a very long time Asian-drama addict. When not watching dramas, she works as a lawyer, fangirls over Ji Sung, and makes an attempt to write the best fantasy romance of all time. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram, and be happy to ask her something!
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