Quick run-thought: If you keep your mouth shut, you just might find what you’re looking. We find out exactly how Bo Ra landed in a coma. Bo Nui meets an old friend, as does Soo Ho. Bo Nui agrees to work for Zeze but with strings attached.
Top 10 Moments:
- Soo Ho’s ruins Bo Nui’s chance at a date
With Gun Wook knocking on her door and insisting on not leaving till Bo Nui comes out to see him, Bo Nui tries to prevent Soo Ho from heading to the door, so the sight of a man leaving her apartment will not give Gun Wook the wrong idea. The words stop Soo Ho in his tracks and he gives a scientific explanation as to why he can be a guest, not lover coming out of her house. The explanation is so lengthy that by the time they tumble out of the apartment, Gun Wook has already left.
2. Ryang Ha knows his best friend well
Bo Nui kicks out Soo Ho after he tells her to explain in logical terms exactly how he ruined her potential date. When he meets with Ryang Ha and complains about her, Ryang Ha figures that his friend as obnoxious as always and wails that he should have taken Dal Nim along with him (I agree with that. Lol).
3. We get a glimpse of Gun Wook’s past
Turns out Gun Wook was separated from his father and lived outside South Korea for a long while. He gained popularity on the tennis circuit and was approached at the end of a game (he won) and given a package from his biological father. Although Gun Wook initially acted like he didn’t want anything to do with his biological father, and even went as far as thrashing the package (which his mother took note of with relief), it was another package he tossed in the bin. Upon opening the package back then, he saw recordings of all his games. Now that he’s back in Korea, he meets with the man who gave him the package and the man informs him of his father being forced to resign and not being able to tell his family what happened because of the shame of it all. The words strike at Gun Wook and he finds a place to brood.
4. Soo Ho’s father will not be winning father of the year any time soon
Whilst working on the game demo (and seeing images of Bo Nui trying to kiss him at that. Hehehe), Soo Ho gets a call and arrives at the reception area to his drunk father who calls him disrespectful for not greeting him and mocks him for fainting on stage. Soo Ho’s not in the mood for his father’s hysterics and instead says that his father should just choose: either take his money or disown him as a son. His father responds by basically calling him a waste; a drain on society who’s polluting the kids with violent games and games that make them dumber. His words take Soo Ho back to the past, when his father had pushed him into the ocean to ‘teach’ him how to swim. Yikes! No wonder Soo Ho’s traumatized.
5. Bo Nui and Gun Wook go on their date
Turns out the reason why Gun Wook left her apartment door in such a hurry was because he’d gotten the phone call from his father’s friend and not because he’d heard Soo Hoo’s voice in Bo Nui’s apartment. Bo Nui hears these words with relief and is even more relieved (and smitten) when Gun Wook suggests they go on their date anyway. This takes them on a romantic walk down the park. During their date, Bo Nui’s flustered when it seems like Gun Wook’s leaning in for a kiss but it turns out that Gun Wook just wanted to remove the petals from her hair. Although if you ask me, that smirk on his face after showed that he was messing with her. When he calls her name and she asks him how he knew her name, he reveals himself as her childhood playmate. Not a good move dude. Now she would Wan-zone you (I Need Romance 3) and treat you like a little brother. Turns out though that he wasn’t born in the year of the tiger. Start looking for your spirit animal Bo Nui.
6. Seol Hee and Soo Ho used to know each other
Like Bo Nui and Gun Wook, they met as kids, except Soo Ho doesn’t remember Seol Hee or, as she introduced herself ‘Amy’, and doesn’t seem keen on revisiting that memory, shutting down her attempt to connect with him on their history from ten years ago by insisting that if he doesn’t remember now, then something really shitty must have happened. Turns out he does remember though. Seol Hee had taught him how to ride a bicycle when he turned 17 and when he’d shown up at her dorm room, flowers in hand to tell her his heart, he’d found her room empty and Seol Hee was nowhere to be found.
7. Dae Hae more than makes up for his horrible boss ways
After getting Soo Ho’s text, Dae Hae accepts Zeze’s offer for the game, but insists that Bo Nui must be brought on in the development stage. When Soo Ho tries to offer money instead of having to bring Bo Nui on board, Dae Hae shuts him down, giving him the ‘I’m more experienced in this business so listen to my words’ advice and it hilariously gets to Soo Ho, who once again meets someone who doesn’t connect him to the child prodigy that he is.
8. Bo Nui agrees to take the job with Zeze
Soo Ho has Dal Nim work on persuading Bo Nui since he fails spectacularly at trying to talk to her. Even though Bo Nui desperately needs money to pay her sister’s bills, she refuses the job, as she remembers that Bo Ra had tried to keep her from going to the Zeze interview because of the ominous dream Bo Ra had had. Bo Nui hadn’t listened then and had been just about to crack the code when Bo Ra who had been in a hurry to see her sister in front of Zeze, had been hit by a car. Remembering the incident has Bo Nui refusing to take the job at Zeze. But, the Zeze offer is tempting, so Bo Nui goes to meet the shaman who directs her in the right steps to take, to ward off the misfortune. She’s caught just as she’s ending her ritual by Soo Ho, but thankfully he doesn’t notice anything amiss (like the salt she’d had around and the talisman she’s slapped underneath his desk).
9. Soo Ho’s unnecessarily harsh
Bo Nui is approached by a reporter who lies that she has an appointment wth Soo Ho to get into the development room with her. Unaware of Soo Ho’s aversion to the media and how tight security is in such a huge company, she innocently allows the woman in. Soo Ho lit into Bo Nui calling her incompetent in one breath and accusing her that she can’t even fight her own battles with the other. Every opportunity she takes to explain herself gets shut down in Soo Ho’s brusque manner. Hurt, she tears up her contract letter and tosses it in the wastebasket.
10. Bo Nui finds out that Soo Ho’s a tiger and makes me a proposition
After paying a visit to the shaman who still insists that Bo Nui has a tiger in her new office, Bo Nui runs into Soo Ho’s mother who she recognized from her visit to the office, just about entering the shaman’s house. Her curiosity piqued, Bo Nui eavesdrop on the conversation and is horrified to learn that Soo Ho is a tiger. At work the next morning, she keeps trying to psych herself up to just do the deed with Soo Ho but fails spectacularly at it. But, after having lunch with Dae Hae and finding out that she’s the essential part of the contract with Zeze, Bo Nui signs her employment contract on the one condition that Soo Ho date her for the three weeks it takes to develop the game.
Character I wanted to bitch slap:
In what universe is throwing a terrified child into the ocean, the way to teach him to swim? Dude, here’s a worse father of the year award and a resounding slap.
Headache inducing moment:
Because never has going back to traffic to pick up a fallen umbrella led to good things. I screamed at this point because I wanted to just forget about the umbrella and cross the story and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she would come out of coma soon.
This episode’s a glass of planters punch. It’s summery and light with enough feel good to keep you interested. You do wonder if it’s saccharine sweet some times and whether or not it has something more going for it. But every sip leaves you hooked and who knows, maybe you might still stick around, 13 episodes from now?