Once in a while, you discover that there’s so much you don’t know about the people you work with and the people who live next door. Everyone makes a discovery, Soo Ho most of all. Seol Hee’s still being manipulative, Gun Wook’s still looking for his father and Bo Nui’s still looking for her tiger.
Top 10 Moments:
- Bo Nui makes her terms clear
After shocking Soo Ho with her sex proposition, Bo Nui adds that should they have sex together, they don’t need to go on any more dates. Soo Ho tries to come to terms with this new piece of information as he realizes that being lured into the hotel room that night was done for the sole purpose of getting him to sleep with her. Soo Ho then comes to the only logical conclusion: Bo Nui must be crazy about men (Hahaha). When Soo Ho tells her that if she’d told him from the onset about the full terms, he wouldn’t have signed the contract, Bo Nui asks him to just think of her like a stranger he met at a club. (I don’t think that’s the problem sweetie. Something tells me our guy has not had any action, ever) Soo Ho concludes that even though there’s no longer any stigma to it and in fact, he finds it understandable that people would want to submit to their basic desires, he doesn’t believe in that free life and so would have nothing to do with it. With that said, he leaves and even Bo Nui going on her knees to beg him doesn’t stop him.
2. Soo Ho shares the truth with Ryang Ha as does Bo Nui with Gun Wook
Still distraught about Bo Nui’s request, Soo Ho heads straight to the club where Ryang Ha is at. Well aware that his friend who doesn’t like going to clubs or drinking alcohol, and who is at the moment doing both, must have something troubling him, Ryang Ha presses till Soo Ho blurts out the truth that he’d been propositioned for sex. Ryang Ha is at first delighted till he realizes that Soo Ho probably turned the woman down. In the midst of Ryang Ha’s twenty-one questions session, Soo Ho admits that the woman who propositioned him is pretty (Aha! You admitted it Soo Ho. You think Bo Nui’s pretty. You can’t take it back. Hahaha) and Ryang Ha tells him that he hurt a pretty girl’s feelings because girls generally find it hard to approach guys when they’re sober. When Ryang Ha guesses correctly that it’s Bo Nui, Soo Ho shoots down her name, claiming that she’s not the one. Ryang Ha is focused though on the fact that Soo Ho is most likely scared because it’s his first time (Aha! I knew it) and tells him not to worry too much about ‘it’ as everyone is nervous the first time. (Hahaha) Across town, Gun Wook asks Bo Nui exactly what she must do with a man born in the year of the tiger and she admits readily that she must sleep with the man in order to save Bo Ra’s life.
3. Bo Nui and Gun Wook let it all out
Well aware of how depressed Bo Nui is, Gun Wook takes her to an empty tennis court where he tells her that hitting the balls and running around would help her feel better. And sure enough, Bo Nui is soon having fun. Except when she trips and falls, the waterworks start as she begins to cry. Knowing fully well that she’s crying because of all the things she’s internalized and how unfair everything all is, Gun Wook tells her to cry it all out and scream it all out. Soon enough they’re both screaming, with Gun Wook screaming for the father he wants to find and Bo Nui screaming for Bo Ra to regain consciousness.
4. Soo Ho and Bo Nui learn the truth
After spending the night constantly remembering Bo Nui’s proposition, Soo Ho turns to thinking about ‘If’ and pulls up a video of Gary Choi. Seeing the face startles him as he remembers the man on the screen being the same man who had attacked him outside Bo Nui’s house and who Bo Nui had pushed out to attend to him. Bo Nui on the other hand is coming down from the high her overwrought emotions had brought her, with Gun Wook by her side. She asks him if he ever wants to go back to the past and he explains that he would like to go back to the night before he and his mother left for Canada, when his father had wanted to sleep in the same room with him for one last time, but he’d turned him down. Bo Nui though would like to return to the morning before Bo Ra had her accident. They’re both reminiscing about the past when screaming fangirls come running in, calling Gun Wook “Gary Choi” and asking for his autograph. The name sinks in after a moment for Bo Nui and on their way home, she complains about Gun Wook not sharing the truth with her. He is of course offended that she never even asked him what he does for a living whilst Bo Nui replies that it never occurred to her because she’d assumed with his cap and slippers wearing ways, that he was unemployed (Hahaha. You sure know how to bruise the kid’s ego Bo Nui).
5. Soo Ho the avoider
The next morning, Bo Nui who had written her resignation letter tries to hand it over to Soo Ho. Except, Soo Ho is so freaked out by her coming that he not only tumbles over, but he fakes a call on the phone just to get her to leave. When she tries to hand him the letter as he steps out of his office, he speed-walks to the door and claims he has a meeting to attend when Bo Nui tries to speak with him anyway. Except, he’s caught by Bo Nui whilst he’s spying to see if she’s inside the office. When she comes out to ask him if he’s avoiding her, he denies doing so and then asks her to come into his office as he has something to tell her. When Bo Nui holds out her resignation letter, explaining that after the stunt she pulled the day before, she doesn’t feel right seeing his face everyday. Soo Ho calls her out that she’s attempting to run away and then turns things around to say that she’d kept the information that Gun Wook is Gary Choi. He asks her to convince Gun Wook to be the model for ‘IF’ and when Bo Nui asks him if he’s not uncomfortable with seeing her face, he simply replies that her personal life has nothing to do with him and is none of his business. Bo Nui takes back her letter, promises to do well by her game and to also convince Gun Wook. Hearing Bo Nui speak about the love for her game and her conviction about getting Gun Wook on board gets Soo Ho to crack a smile.
6. Ryang Ha is an idiot
Whilst at the lobby, Ryang Ha spots Seol Hee moving into the building. Unaware of who she is, he not only helps her to carry the rice cakes she wants to give out to her neighbors as gifts but also grants her access to Soo Ho’s office. Hearing her introduce herself makes him realize his faux pas as does Soo Ho’s glare in his direction. Soo Ho though, invites Seol Hee into his office to talk. She tries to make herself comfortable even though Soo Ho only gives her curt answers as he drives straight to the point: When will Gary Choi agree to work with them? Seol Hee feeds him a line about Gary being close to accepting (something tells me you’re lying girl) and says that she moved into the same building as Zeze so she can stay close to their business partner. She taunts him by asking if maybe he’d thought she’d made the move because of him and Soo Ho replies by telling her that his company was already making plans to reach out to Gary Choi through someone else. Seol Hee doesn’t think it’s possible though and when Soo Ho proceeds to ignore her, she asks him for access to his office if she’s able to get Gary Choi’s consent. (why do I really dislike this chick and all her manipulations so much?) Soo Ho agrees.
7. Bo Nui asks Gun Wook to be a part of ‘IF’
Dinner takes place at Gun Wook’s apartment where he shows Bo Nui the flyer he’d made, hoping to locate his dad. Thanks to the more recent pictures of his father that Bo Nui had handed over to him, they’re both more hopeful towards him finally finding his father, and Gun Wook even added an owl to the flyer, because of the guardian spirits Bo Nui had told him that they are, all in the hopes of leading him to his father. Bo Nui then comes clean about her working at Zeze and designing the game, which is why she wants Gun Wook to model it so that people can have the chance of living the awesome life he lives. Gun Wook looks shyly pleased at the compliment but turns down the request as he feels that someone who has been searching for his father for the past 10 years can’t be considered to be having an awesome life and because he will be focused on finding said father, he won’t have the time to do the game.
8. Bo Nui learns she’s a raccoon
After being unable to sneak her way into the Zeze office, Soo Ho’s mother runs into Bo Nui and they both instantly recognize each other. Asking if Bo Nui’s sure she hid the talisman well, and hearing that Bo Nui hid it where Soo Ho wouldn’t have found it (except he’s already done so and thrashed it), Soo Ho’s mother still can’t figure out why Soo Ho’s acting the way he is because the talisman was meant to drive away the raccoon troubling him and make him more susceptible to girls. She adds that the raccoon has been following Soo Ho around and causing a lot of trouble for him, getting him knocked down, causing him pain and tormenting him mentally. And sure enough, Bo Nui flashes back to all the instances when she’d been involved and Soo Ho had faced all that trouble. When Soo Ho’s mother asks if Bo Nui knows of anyone who has been disturbing Soo Ho, she admits silently that she thinks she is the raccoon and then reluctantly gives her her number when Soo Ho’s mother presses for it.
9. Soo Ho makes a discovery as does Gun Wook
After dropping his pen, Soo Ho goes beneath his desk to retrieve it, and instead finds the talisman Bo Nui had slapped on there the day she’d first started to work at Zeze. Seeing the talisman reminds him of the suspicious signs Bo Nui has exhibited, all pertaining to her luck, and also reminds him of the talisman he’d assumed his mother sneaked into his office by hiding it in the midst of his books. Whilst Soo Hoo is trying to make sense of it all, Gun Wook runs into Bo Nui, frantic because his father has been located. Taking note of his state, Bo Nui asks him if he wants her to come along and he looks at her gratefully. Except, by the time they get to the address, they’ve informed that Mr. Choi doesn’t live there anymore. Left alone with his father’s belongings, which Mr. Choi hadn’t taken with him when he left, Gun Wook discovers his father’s diary where his father had detailed everything about Gun Wook, from the time he’d lied to his mother so he could get out of tennis training for the day, to when he’d won the national junior championship and Mr. Choi had flown out with flowers in hand to congratulate him. Except, Gun Wook hadn’t recognized his father and had run past him to meet his mother and her husband. His father had noted though that Gun Wook had looked happy and that was the most he could have hoped for. Reading about it all has Gun Wook breaking down in tears as Bo Nui enters the room and holds onto him. Soo Ho on the other hand, goes to a bookstore to buy every book he can find on fortune telling just so he can have an idea on exactly what is going on with Bo Nui. He starts to analyze everything he knows about Bo Nui, starting with the fact that she always carries a talisman on her, she’s very superstitious, and she wants to use him as a sacrificial offering. The conclusion has him racing to Bo Nui’s home.
10. The confrontation
Bo Nui on the other hand, has just arrived back home from her visit with Gun Wook to his father’s place when she receives a call from Soo Ho to meet him outside. She runs out to meet him when Soo Ho asks for the truth about what the hell is going on. Bo Nui agrees to answer his questions and the first thing he asks is did Bo Nui insist that the sex must be with him because he’s a tiger. When she doesn’t answer, he asks if he was chosen as the sacrificial offering because of his zodiac sign. The words stun Bo Nui and she immediately apologizes saying she couldn’t tell him the truth because she didn’t want him to see her as a crazy woman. Except, Soo Ho replies by calling her scary and accusing her of using him. At this point, he’s practically shouting at her, and Gun Wook comes to intervene. He cuts straight to the heart of the matter that Soo Ho’s upset because he had probably thought Bo Nui loved him, and then he drags Bo Nui away from the conversation. (Seriously dude, enough with the dragging! She’s a grown woman with a mind of her own, sheesh!). Bo Nui however puts a stop to the dragging and tells Gun Wook that she would go back to Soo Ho and explain it all. When Gun Wook insists that Gun Wook wouldn’t get it, Bo Nui insists on going back anyway to explain it all. She ends up catching Soo Ho just as he’s about to drive off. As he stares at her, we see that although the talisman his mother had had placed in his office was for his protection, Bo Nui’s talisman had been a seduction talisman.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
Maybe it’s because I still don’t know what her motives are, but she annoys the everliving heck out of me. Manipulating her way into seeing Soo Ho is something I can’t stand and the way she does so with a smile on her face just rubs me the wrong way. Besides, girl you haven’t told us exactly the reason you vanished the way you did and broke Soo Ho’s heart, so until then, every time you’re even a little bit manipulative, I shall dream of how to smack the everliving hell out of you.
Headache inducing moment:
None. Although I’d thought I would feel tension at Soo Ho discovering the talisman, turns out I wasn’t tensed by that moment simply because I have the feeling that discovering the talisman would still lead to Bo Nui getting across to Soo Ho.
This episode’s a pineapple coconut champagne cocktail. It’s uber sweet and uber pretty and contains so much fluff. I loved it! Now here’s hoping someone can give Soo Hoo some of this to loosen him up just a bit.