Sometimes, we see a whole lot more when we look beneath the surface. Soo Ho’s nicer than anyone would have thought. Bo Nui gets started on her plan to bed her tiger. Seol Hee wants back in with Soo Ho and Gun Wook just wants to connect with his father again.
Top 10 Moments:
- Soo Ho agrees to date Bo Nui
Or at least he is strong armed into it. He at first refuses after Bo Nui explains that they won’t really be dating; she just needs them to do couply-things together (doesn’t that equate to dating?) for three weeks, so as to save her life. But, whilst hanging out with Ryang Ha, he keeps flashing back to her words about this relationship saving her life and asks Ryang Ha what he thinks Bo Nui means and Ryang Ha guesses that maybe she’s dying and the relationship is on her bucket list. Although Soo Ho doesn’t believe it, back at work, he overhears Bo Nui talking medications with a doctor on the phone, and (thankfully, for us and for Bo Nui) assumes it’s her’s. And with that assumption, agrees to date her for three weeks. Of course he does it in his brusque way, calculating it down to them spending 18 hours date time in those three weeks. Bo Nui complains about the time being too short and they negotiate to 30 hours in total (dude, you’re going to be asking for more time by the time your ‘relationship’ is nearing its end. Hahaha).
2. Gun Wook’s still looking for his father
Following the words his father’s friend told him about his father’s financial situation, Gun Wook sets out to looking for his father, starting with getting a private investigator to locate his father through an old photograph. The man calls him in, but in his haste to get to the venue on time, he bumps into an unknown old man on his way in, and is told by the investigator that the man claimed to be his father, until he heard that Gun Wook was on his way and got the hell out of dodge. The investigator seems to think the man was a scam artist but something tells me that was actually Gun Wook’s biological father.
3. Bo Nui comes clean to Gun Wook
With the fear blooming that he came back to late to find his dad, Gun Wook meets with Bo Nui to request for photographs of his dad that she might have. Turns out his father was the only adult who had come for her graduation (because her parents had been dead by then) and had offered her morale support. When Gun Wook explains his fears about it being too late to find his father, Bo Nui gives him a stuffed owl which are known to be guardians and says the owl would keep watch over his father. Recognizing this as something she believes in, Gun Wook asks if thats the reason why Bo Nui’s been looking for men born in the year of the tiger – for good luck. She explains that it’s not luck for her, but for her sister Bo Ra and explains that for Bo Ra, she would do anything.
4. Seol Hee finds her in with Soo Ho
Zeze decides that the first athlete they would like to work with for their virtual reality game ‘If’ is Gary Choi. Bo Nui, not knowing that Gary is Gun Wook (or who Gary Choi is for that matter. Hahaha) is delighted at their idea whilst Gun Wook also likes the idea and has Dal Nim reach out to Gary’s agency. Seol Hee uses the call as a chance to see Soo Ho so as to negotiate Gary Choi’s terms, except as she ends up making it known to them, Gary turned down the offer and she just used the chance to meet someone who had been avoiding her (girl, manipulation is not the way to get Soo Ho to start thinking better of you. Have you seen his mother?). Soo Ho doesn’t pull his punches and basically calls her manipulative and someone who takes advantage of others. When she tries to act more familial to him, he cuts her off and walks out of the room (poor Soo Ho. You’re still heartbroken aren’t you?)
5. Bo Nui and Soo Ho’s mother bond over good luck charms
After his traumatic meeting with Seol Hee the day before, and all the memories it brought in its wake, Soo Ho’s mother gets to the Zeze office only to learn that Soo Ho had given the order to keep her out of the office. With even Ryang Ha keeping her out, Soo Ho’s mother spots Bo Nui and hands her the lucky charms. Bo Nui immediately spots what they are and Soo Ho’s mother’s delighted to have a kindred spirit, especially one who is willing to place the charms in Soo Ho’s office without him knowing about them. When Bo Nui takes the opportunity to ask what kind of food Soo Ho might like, his mother suggests seafood, as they lived by the sea when he was a child. I don’t think that’s a good idea Bo Nui. The guy’s terrified of the ocean after all.
6. Bo Nui and Soo Ho’s first date is a burst
Bo Nui chooses a fancy restaurant as the destination for their first date. Whilst Bo Nui takes the time to dress up properly (and looking mighty pretty I might add), Soo Ho shows up dressed down in a sweatshirt, loose pants and slippers. To make matters worse, he looks tired and uninterested and when Bo Nui asks him if he’s eaten, he claims to not be hungry, but says he will eat if that’s how normal dates should go (boy, you suck at this!). Bo Nui then asks if they should eat in the room she claimed she won in a promotional contest. Needless to say, Soo Ho is not impressed but he does accept the room key, insisting that they’re going there just to eat. Except, he spends the entire time watching Bo Nui eat whilst he doesn’t eat a thing. Plus, he sucks at date conversations.
7. Bo Nui tries to get laid
Noticing that Soo Ho’s not a forthcoming as she’d hoped and aware that she has to do something drastic to move her date to the next level (say one where her bedding a tiger would be a possibility), Bo Nui, pours champagne on herself whilst Soo Ho’s not looking. She takes the time to head into the bathroom for an impromptu prep session of the magic lines that would help pass the message across. Except, by the time she comes out, all dressed in sexy negligee, Soo Ho’s faking sleep. When she complains about the fact, Soo Ho pops his eyes open to get a good look at her, asks her what it was that she wanted and then leans close… so close he’s almost kissing her, only to tell her that her time’s up and he has to go. (Drats!)
8. Bo Nui, an anchor in the storm
With Soo Ho insistent on leaving, Bo Nui has no choice but to follow him out of the hotel. However, a passing group of people recognize Soo Ho when they get to the lobby and immediately start taking pictures and shouting questions, thus activating his anxiety attack. Bo Nui notices that he’s looking weak and faint and pushes through the crowd to wrap her fingers around Soo Ho’s, and pull him away from the crowd. They find a quiet spot around the corner and Bo Nui holds Soo Ho’s hand through the panic attack.
9. Soo Ho sucks at showing gratitude or having conversations
After Bo Nui saved him from the mob of fans, Soo Ho drives her back to her house in utter silence, shutting down her attempts at making conversations by giving brusque answers as to why he uses the multiplication table to calm his nerves and asking her to leave his car when she tries to find out how and why he panics and then faints. Their bonding moment is ruined and Bo Nui gets out of the car. She barely has the time to say her farewells before he drives off. But on his drive home, we see that Soo Ho’s flustered at the fact that Bo Nui grabbed his hand and can’t fathom the reason for the nerves (I’ve got an answer for you boy. It starts with a ‘C’ and ends with ‘h’).
10 Soo Ho, the knight in shining armor
As she heads home from her disappointing date, Bo Nui gets a call from Gun Wook who grumbles that she’s not back yet. When she tells him that she is back at home, he sneaks up on her, startles her, then laughs at her to be more careful as there are perverts about. At that exact moment, Soo Ho, with his hoodie pulled up tackles Gun Wook. Except, he’s no match for Gun Wook who gains the upper hand and has him pinned down till Soo Ho identifies himself and Bo Nui recognizes him. Cue to them at home with Bo Nui fretting over Gun Wook’s injuries, while a jealous Soo Ho sulks in the corner (hahaha). When Gun Wook leaves, Bo Nui tends to Soo Ho’s injuries as well, and the move flusters him so much that he remembers why he came to her house in the first place: to inform her that he wouldn’t be allowing physical contact on their ‘dates’. She barely has time to deal with this news that he admits to knowing about her ‘illness’ and asks her exactly what’s ailing her. When she laughs at him misunderstanding that she’s dying, Soo Ho gets embarrassed and makes to leave, but Bo Nui stops him by telling him that he’s much nicer than he seems. That flusters him even more and he makes to leave, claiming that the one and a half hour left in their date for the next day should be added to the next week’s date, but Bo Nui stops him with the request to use the time now by sleeping with her.
Character I wanted to bitch slap:
Because say what you will about her being a girl going after what she wants, she pulled a dick move here. You don’t use official business as some sort of ploy and then start talking personal stuff in a work place. It’s an insult to the client you represent (Gary Choi), an insult to Dal Nim and Dae Kwon who actually came to that meeting hopeful that you were there on official grounds and an even bigger insult to the man who doesn’t want to see you. It’s manipulative and annoying as hell.
Headache inducing moment:
For a moment there, I actually feared that he would drown. But honestly though, why are bullies always the same? Toss him in the water because you’re jealous of his brains and aware that he can’t swim? Urgh! Annoying!
This episode’s a glass of Blood orange old fashioned. It’s colorful. It’s pretty. It’s sweet. It’s pretty sweet and the sweetness is definitely growing on me :).