Superstition and fate can sometimes go hand-in-hand, but a split second decision can breed distrust and sever those ties. Bo Nui’s still proving resistant to Soo Ho’s request for them to date. Gun Wook comes to a realization about Bo Nui’s heart. Bo Nui tries to mend the broken relationship between Soo Ho and his father and takes a decision that has him walking from her.
Top 10 Moments:
- Bo Nui’s convinced happiness isn’t hers
Bo Nui pulls away from the kiss stating that she doesn’t want it. Soo Ho calls her out on it though, listing out the sequence of events that had led to the kiss. Bo Nui then admits to her feelings, stating that she’d come so far without even knowing but she also intends to like him from afar and then get over him all by herself. Soo Ho is as expected panicked at the idea and offers to do anything to prove his feelings for her, even going to see a fortune teller with her (awwww Bo Nui. A man who would see a fortune teller for you is a keeper for sure). Bo Nui though wants Soo Ho to do one thing for her: forget the words he’d told her that day as well as the kiss (but why?!!!!! The kiss was smooth and sweet. We won’t forget it. And I’m sure Soo Ho won’t either). And then, she walks away after telling him that she would see him at work the next day. Back at home, Soo Ho’s lost thinking about their conversation while Bo Nui dreams about running into Soo Ho’s arms as she acknowledges to herself in her dreams that with him, she’s happy, safe and secure. But when it’s superimposed with the Shaman saying that it’s not for her, she jerks awake, still hearing the shaman telling her that the happiness isn’t for her and looks miserable at the thought (seriously though Bo Nui. Why would you assume what it is that the Shaman would say? You aren’t him. You can’t make that decision on his behalf. You want to know about your relationship with Soo Ho, go meet the shaman and ask him directly how it would go).
2. Soo Ho’s father calls out that he and Soo Ho’s mother are shitty parents and Bo Ra opens her eyes
After his drinking binge and making a mess of everything, Soo Ho’s father wakes up to find Soo Ho’s mother punishing him for the scene he’d made at Yeong Il’s the previous day. From delineating the section of the house he can stay at, to tossing out his shoes, she tries to make things as uncomfortable as possible for Soo Ho’s father for the humiliation he’d brought to Soo Ho by making a mess at the restaurant Soo Ho and his employees visit a lot. Soo Ho’s father though isn’t as concerned as he points out that her hanging out with Yeong Il isn’t as innocent as she wants to paint it out to be, and she’d been just as shitty a mother in the past when she’d missed Yeong Il so much that she’d ridden the train he used to ride just to feel that connection. Meanwhile, Soo Ho is totally unaware of the drama his parents are having as he’s still miffed at Bo Nui’s words from the previous night and Ryang Ha standing with confetti in hand thinking Soo Ho had scored himself a girlfriend doesn’t help matters. Nor does Ryang Ha stating that Soo Ho got dumped after seeing Soo Ho’s expression help matters either. Soo Ho storms into his office and when Bo Nui comes in, he at first thinks she’s trying to take back her I don’t want to date you speech and pretends that he’s willing to give her the free pass to allow that. But when Bo Nui asks him to be her lucky charm because Bo Ra opened her eyes, he can’t help but break out into a smile (awwww. He’s so happy for her it’s touching). At the hospital, Bo Ra explains how greedy she’s become to see Bo Ra and Soo Ho, calm as you please and as adorable as ever just reminds her that he’d told her that he’d come with her whenever she wanted to see Bo Ra. Bo Nui smiles and then wraps a red string around Soo Ho’s finger to drive out bad luck for him and Bo Ra (how sweet is it that now, he just accepts her superstition? He’s like, I love you superstitions and all). Inside Bo Ra’s room, she introduces Soo Ho as the president whose company she works at and without whom she wouldn’t have been able to see Bo Ra. Soo Ho interrupts to introduce himself as the man Bo Nui’s interested in. And asks Bo Ra if Bo Nui’s always been so frustrating (hahahahaha). He continues that Bo Nui’s done a lot to save her and that he wants Bo Ra to get well, get up from the bed and tell Bo Nui that she’s allowed to be happy, and that she should hold onto the man she likes. Outside the hospital, Soo Ho leaps onto the chance to point out to Bo Nui that Bo Ra woke up after the kiss, meaning it’s a good sign (oh yes Bo Nui. Kiss him some more. For your sister’s sake of course :D). When Bo Nui points out that he doesn’t believe in fate, he replies that he understands that she needs something to believe in and he too is becoming like that. He tells her that he’s willing to wait for her to find the answer in her heart and come to him. And after putting the tiger necklace back in her palm, he leads her away, via the red string of fate, love and superstition.
3. Seol Hee and Gun Wook are delusional together
After remembering that Soo Ho declared that he likes Bo Nui, Seol Hee heads to the salon asking for her hair to be cut when she remembers Bo Nui’s short haircut (girl, if you think he likes her just because of her haircut, you’re even more delusional than I’d thought). She doesn’t go through with the cut just yet because the second delusional person in their love square is trying to decide whether he should get Bo Nui a diamond or an emerald engagement ring (so let me get this straight. You haven’t dated. She doesn’t even see you as a man. And you think the next thing’s to buy a ring? Delusional, delusional Gun Wook). Thankfully Seol Hee leads him outside before he can make the purchase and reminds him that he’s leaving in three weeks. He throws the words back at her, reminding her that she too is leaving in three weeks, so what’s she trying to do with Soo Ho? When he asks about her progress, she claims Soo Ho’s looking elsewhere for a while and he will come back to her (woman, he’s in love with Bo Nui. Give it up. Sheesh!). Thinking that her best chance with Soo Ho is for Gun Wook to succeed with Bo Nui, she offers her support to Gun Wook (so forgetting the he has to leave in three weeks objection then) and goes to help him pick out a diamond ring (oh, you two are so delusional together).
4. Yeong Il’s a fangirl
Yeong Il pays a visit to Zeze to deliver some fried chicken and while there, Ji Hoon who had seen him talking with the president of a big IT company identifies him as some first generation IT genius. Everyone’s amazed and Soo Ho looks interested, especially when Yeong Il is able to point out the interface problem that’s the cause of Hyun Bin’s programming not going so well. Soo Ho then meets with Yeong Il to offer him money as compensation for the damage his father had caused a couple of days prior. When Yeong Il tries to reject it, Soo Ho brings up Yeong Il’s relationship with his mother, asking how the two of them know each other. Yeong Il explains the connection which leads to Soo Ho wondering what had then caused the fracas that his father had made at Yeong Il’s shop. Conversation soon turns to Yeong Il saying that he’s been Soo Ho’s fan since his first game launched seven years prior and he’d been following Soo Ho’s progress like a fangirl ever since. Soo Ho’s pleased at the compliment and asks Yeong Il why he now runs a restaurant. Yeong Il explains that after all the fame and success, he found himself alone. He advises Soo Ho not to do the same and to hold on to the person most precious to him. Soo Ho’s touched at Yeong Il’s concern (awwww), stating that Yeong Il’s the first adult to offer him such an advice (bigger awwww).
5. Seol Hee’s tries to attack Bo Nui’s confidence and learns that she’s not remotely important to Soo Ho anymore
Bo Nui’s in the restroom about to put on the necklace Soo Ho had given her as she remembers his words that she should come to him when she’s ready, when Seol Hee enters the room to freshen up her makeup. When Bo Nui compliments her appearance, Seol Hee wonders if Soo Ho would like it and offers a fake apology stating that her head is filled with Soo Ho already (argh! Seriously Seol Hee. Let it go). After stating that that’s why it’s said that one can’t hide one’s feelings, she leaves the room. Next thing we see, she’s previewing the game and whilst she is impressed with the graphics, she has only complaints for the scenario, stating that Gun Wook looks clumsy and like a playboy, and then states that she expected the scenario to be better because she’d heard that Bo Nui was working on it (woman, did you just take a jab at Bo Nui’s talent? How dare you?). Dal Nim, ever ready to defend her friend points out that Gun Wook had approved the scenario and Seol Hee snidely replies that he’d approve anything that has to do with Bo Nui. Bo Nui doesn’t take any offense however and offers for them to go through the work again. Outside the room, unaware that Soo Ho’s listening, Dal Nim wonders at Seol Hee’s prickly attitude and wonders if maybe Seol Hee’s trying to get back at Bo Nui for dumping Gun Wook. Soo Ho smiles at the words whilst Bo Nui just waves Dal Nim’s concerns away as Seol Hee being meticulous (she’s meticulous alright. Meticulous about ending up with Soo Ho). Meanwhile, Gun Wook’s preparing for his proposal, but when he calls Bo Nui to ask her when she’s coming home, she shuts him down because she has work to do. Soo Ho also asks her about his offer and when she claims that her answer is no, he tells her to take more time to think about it (hahahaha), and heads out where Seol Hee insists on him taking her out to lunch. Lunch is nothing like Seol Hee expects because instead of Soo Ho smiling at the remembered memory of he and Seol Hee eating sushi, he smiles at his memory of his lunch date with Bo Nui. And then, he orders another pack to go so he can give it to Bo Nui who’s working late. When she tries to pass it off as Soo Ho’s concern for his employee, he corrects her that Bo Nui is more than an employee to him. Seol Hee though is convinced that he’s only attracted to Bo Nui because she’s different, because she’s something he has to solve. Soo Ho explains to her though that he’s curious about Bo Nui. He doesn’t want to see her cry. He doesn’t want to see her in pain. Instead, he wants to make her happy. Seol Hee looks sad to hear the words, not that Soo Ho notices as he rides his bike to go give Bo Nui the promised food (please let it be that Seol Hee’s finally gotten the point).
6. Soo Ho and Bo Nui’s rooftop conversation
Whilst Ryang Ha offers Dal Nim the advise to lose the glasses, weight and braces so she can ‘get’ Soo Ho (seriously though Ryang Ha. Why not just tell her that Soo Ho’s seeing someone so she can get some closure. I know it’s so she can get a transformation and you can start crushing on her but still…), Soo Ho whistles the song “Sad Fate” in order to get Bo Nui to the roof where he gives her the food he’d bought he and he looks delighted at the sight of her eating. When he tries to bring up her giving him an answer and she responds by pushing away the food, he concedes that he will wait. Bo Nui though, points out the fact that whistling at night can bring bad luck and Soo Ho tells her that he picked the song “Sad Fate” on purpose because usually it reminds her of the pain of losing her parents but now he intends to turn it into a pleasant memory. He vows to turn all her unhappy moments into such happy moments that when she remembers them she will smile. Bo Nui though is still stuck on whistling at night being bad luck and she connects it to Soo Ho writing his father’s name in red ink and his father getting injured as a result. Talk of his father has Bo Nui asking if he’s spoken to his father since the incident at the chicken shop. When Soo Ho doesn’t respond, Bo Nui tells him him that she’s sure his father loves him, but he just doesn’t know how to express it. Soo Ho though just replies that sometimes he wishes his father wasn’t his father (hmmm. Dropping the clues all over the place. Or maybe it’s just a misdirection?) but states that they’re both similar in that they’re stubborn, hate to apologize and would rather keep their distance away from the person who’s offended them.
7. Gun Wook sees the truth and Soo Ho demands that Bo Nui take responsibility for him
Gun Wook comes to Zeze with a packed sandwich dinner, wanting to give it to Bo Nui. Bo Nui though is working upstairs and Soo Ho spends the time staring at her instead of looking at the screen. When he finally decides to look at it, he checks it out from over Bo Nui’s shoulder and it’s that position that Gun Wook sees (awwww. Poor Gun Wook). He walks away with his lunchbox, looking sad whilst Soo Ho and Bo Nui continue to be blissfully oblivious that they’d almost had an eye witness to Soo Ho leaning in to kiss Bo Nui. The kiss doesn’t happen and Soo Ho grumbles about what the big deal is since they’ve already kissed twice. When Bo Nui has no idea what the second kiss he’s talking about is, he spills the beans about her kissing him on the day she’d gotten drunk and then adds in the fact that it had been his first kiss too. Bo Nui’s surprised having figured that Seol Hee was his first love but Soo Ho explains that everything he’s done with her, from confessing his feelings to holding her hands to kissing her has all been a first and so she should take responsibility for him. Bo Nui takes the easy way out and bails from the office, although Soo Ho still calls her later that night to tell her he misses her. She hangs up, feigning a bad connection and Soo Ho asks the myriad of pictures on his Bo Nui wall why it’s taking her so long to answer an easy question (hahaha. The wall should would be creepy in another drama, but it’s cute because it’s Soo Ho).
8. Soo Ho’s busted
The next morning, after narrowly missing his father who’d come to see him and had left frustrated because Dae Hae hadn’t immediately believed that he fathered Soo Ho (dude, you have a complex right? What’s with the why wouldn’t anyone believe he’s my son bit?), Soo Ho runs into Bo Nui at the elevator. Peppering her with rapid fire questions so she says the first thing that comes to her mind, he slips in a question about when they’ll start dating and Bo Nui automatically says that night, before catching herself and running off (hahaha. Sneaky Soo Ho). Soo Ho’s delighted at the prospect though and happily daydreams about it until a message from his mother snaps him back to reality. When he reads and sees the picture she’d taken stating that she’s in his house, he flashes back to his Bo Nui wall and immediately races home. He makes it there in time before his mother starts to clean and since she doesn’t say anything, he assumes he’s in the all-clear. When his mother mentions how happy she is to see him and asks that he come home more often to see his father, he tells her that he intends to change his passcode and pushes her out of the house. His mother though heads straight to have drinks with Bo Nui where she starts asking Bo Nui questions about who her parents her, what school she attended, etc (basically questions a future mother-in-law will ask her potential daughter-in-law), and ends it all by asking Bo Nui if she and Soo Ho are now seeing each other (A-ha! Knew she’d seen the Bo Nui wall. Hahahaha). When Bo Nui says she can’t ever reciprocate Soo Ho’s feelings, his mother gets huffy and asks what’s wrong with her son (hahaha). Soon, she’s taking Bo Nui shopping and buying her cosmetics so she can do herself up and attend lots of dates with Soo Ho. When Bo Nui insists that she can’t, Soo Ho’s mother wonders why Bo Nui can’t like Soo Ho when he has pictures of her plastered all over his walls. She asks Bo Nui if it is that Bo Nui doesn’t see Soo Ho as a man but then promises not to force the issue when Bo Nui doesn’t respond. She does ask for a favor though, but it’s one we don’t hear.
9. Soo Ho finally gets his date. Or does he?
Ryang Ha teases Soo Ho about his new sappy self what with the whole plastering his walls with Bo Nui’s picture and his insistence on waiting for her even after she’s rejected him. Soo Ho though smiles because to him, he’s waiting for a train that’s bound to arrive eventually. Even as Ryang Ha wonders what’s happened to his friend, Soo Ho’s phone rings and they both see that it’s Bo Nui calling. After a mini, what should I do moment, Soo Ho answers sounding all calm and collected. When he ends the call, he looks so out of it that Ryang Ha assumes he’s been rejected yet again. But, Bo Nui called to ask to meet for lunch and soon both friends are hugging each other and laughing. The next morning though has Soo Ho’s mother dragging his father to some location (no.no. Seriously Bo Nui), whilst Soo Ho spends the morning raiding his closet, searching for what to wear and practicing the lines he will say to Bo Nui when they meet.
10. Soo Ho gets blindsided
Soo Ho is practically beaming when he finally catches up with Bo Nui, explaining that time had slowed all through the night and now that he’s seen her, time has stopped (awww. You’re going to be so heartbroken when you learn that it’s not what you think it is. So sorry about that Soo Ho). He makes to lead her inside the restaurant but his parents show up at the exact moment and his eyes narrow in realization. Bo Nui tries to make her escape but Soo Ho’s mother insists that she stay to have lunch with them. Soon all four of them are seated and having the most awkward lunch ever. When Soo Ho’s mother and Bo Nui try to get the conversation going, Soo Ho’s father finally snaps as he asks why Soo Ho’s sitting there with the disapproving air. Soo Ho makes to leave but then turns around to ask his father why he’d tossed his seven year old child into the sea. Soo Ho’s father is dismissive of it, claiming that that’s how a person learns to swim and Soo Ho points out that he can’t even stand to go near water because of his trauma and the reason why he’s not been able to visit his parents at their house ever since is because they run a fishery and just the smell of the ocean alone makes him nauseous. His father is belligerent in replying, accusing Soo Ho of always acting like a know-it-all and calling him arrogant. Soo Ho though replies that he was just a kid, a kid scared of the ocean and of the dark, but his parents never saw him as a kid. He walks away and Bo Nui races after him apologizing that she should have warned him beforehand (yes Bo Nui. You should have). Soo Ho agrees too, but when Bo Nui tries to say that it’s a start to their family healing, Soo Ho tells her that what he’s more angry about is the fact that Bo Nui thinks she can treat him anyway she wants just because he likes her. Bo Nui replies that she did it for him to help him heal but she places the blame of the reunion not going well on him and his attitude (seriously Bo Nui? Seriously?) and Soo Ho calls her out on it and apologizes that he didn’t know that that’s how she sees him when he’d been all excited at the thought of seeing her that day. He apologizes again, but this time for bugging her and then walks away, stopping a moment to see if Bo Nui would call for him. Bo Nui doesn’t and Soo Ho walks away, not seeing Bo Nui as she cries.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
Because Bo Nui’s been through so much already and is just regaining her confidence. How dare you make her feel that she’s not as smart and talented as she really is, just because you’re jealous and you want to get a man who has zero interest in you?
Headache inducing moment:
Because I honestly don’t care about her reasons, Bo Nui blindsided Soo Ho and knowing fully well what happens when someone makes a decision to blindside you into seeing someone who’s scarred you, I knew it wasn’t going to end well.
This episode’s a pineapple tequila cooler. It’s sweet, there’s not doubt about it. But with how inconsiderate Bo Nui was being in the last scene, even though it all came from a good place, you’ll feel the heat of the drink and it will leave you with that burn at the end as you wonder how everything went to shit in a basket.