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Boyfriend: Episode 13

This couple just continues to up the ante on what makes a strong, healthy relationship, and how to love someone purely and beautifully. No matter what threatens them, they never falter, and each attempt to break them apart only makes them stronger. There’s only one thing that could truly endanger their happiness, and when it comes time to face it, we can only hope that they’re able to stand firm in their resolve to stay together no matter what.

 
EPISODE 13 RECAP

Soo-hyun surprises Jin-hyuk by showing up for his family dinner instead of going to Woo-seok’s father’s memorial service. His entire family stands there, open-mouthed, when he leads her inside, and Dad leads her to the table while Mom runs to the kitchen for more rice.

At the memorial service, there’s a small furor when Driver Nam pulls up in Soo-hyun’s car. But Secretary Jang steps out of the car to deliver the message that Soo-hyun won’t be able to attend, and they immediately leave.

Jin-hyuk looks proud enough to bust at having Soo-hyun to dinner (I love that he’s equally proud of Soo-hyun and his parents), especially when she addresses his mom as “Mother” and asks her to speak informally. Mom is gracious but seems uncomfortable, and she notices the matching couple rings that Soo-hyun and Jin-hyuk are wearing.

Dinner goes well, and afterward, Jin-hyuk walks Soo-hyun outside. She says that his family is fun and comfortable, unable to picture it when he jokes that his parents can have some vicious fights. She asks Jin-hyuk if he told her the dinner was canceled because he worried she’d be uncomfortable (at having to make a choice), and says that if she were him, she’d have been selfish and asked him to skip the other event.

Jin-hyuk says that wherever she is or who she’s with, it doesn’t bother him, because he knows her heart is with him. She smiles in agreement, but she worries that his parents felt awkward around her. Jin-hyuk insists that she fit in fine.

Chairwoman Kim is quietly furious that Soo-hyun didn’t come to the memorial. When it’s over, Woo-seok tells her to get some rest, but before she leaves the room she snaps that his father must be upset.

After dropping off Soo-hyun, Jin-hyuk goes to Dae-chan’s restaurant, where he’s gorging himself on leftovers brought by Jin-myung. Jin-hyuk beams happily when Dae-chan asks if introducing Soo-hyun to his parents means he’s taking things to the next level. Jin-myung admits that he was worried Soo-hyun wouldn’t fit in, but says that she seemed like one of the family.

Jin-hyuk hopes that their parents agree, and Jin-myung tells him to just worry about his love. Jin-hyuk tells him about their dad going to talk to Soo-hyun in her office, and that things seem fine there, but he’s not so sure how Mom feels. He says he’s scared to mention it, because he feels like this is the calm before the storm.

In the morning, Soo-hyun’s mother is furious over a news article about Soo-hyun not attending the memorial last night. Soo-hyun’s father tells her to calm down and stop worrying about the past, but he’s not surprised when she slams out of the room.

Chairwoman Kim calls Director Choi to tell him that a board meeting will be held to discuss extending Soo-hyun’s term as CEO. She instructs him to take this opportunity to take her out and have Woo-seok made sole CEO.

Director Choi says uncertainly that he would need to know that the board members on their side would win, but Chairwoman Kim says it’s taken care of. After Director Choi leaves, Chairwoman Kim calls someone and tells them to have the legal team begin their plan to reclaim Donghwa Hotel.

Secretary Jang has finally found a camera exactly like the one of Jin-hyuk’s that they broke in Cuba. When she gives it to Soo-hyun, she mentions her concerns that Taekyung will proceed with a lawsuit to take back the hotel, now that they don’t have to take her father’s career into account. Soo-hyun jokes that that’s what they live for and tells Secretary Jang not to worry.

The PR team is working on a wedding promotion event, something they do every year to drum up business. Manager Lee is distracted, so DK offers to pass his usual duties to Han-gil since they can’t afford mistakes, but Manager Lee says he can handle it.

That evening, Soo-hyun thinks about a conversation she had with her father. She’d admitted to being reckless (by skipping the memorial) and possibly harming him, but he’d said she did well. He says it’s too early to explain fully, but he tells her not to be surprised when she sees his political path, and not to worry that it’s because of her.

She takes a picture of the camera and texts it to Jin-hyuk, who’s still at work. He thinks it’s his old camera , but she tells him that this is a different one, though the same model and even made in the same year.

Excited, Jin-hyuk wants to come see the camera now, but Soo-hyun says she’ll bring it to work tomorrow and makes him pout like a child whose parent won’t let them play with a toy. Soo-hyun says innocently that she didn’t say the camera was for him, then she admits that he’s just too much fun to tease.

She relents and says he can see the camera tonight, though he quips that it’s not the camera he most wants to see. Since he’s still working, she offers to come to him and “give him some energy.”

They go out to eat gopchang (intestines), another food Soo-hyun has never had, and she says that one of her favorite things about being with him is getting to try mysterious foods. She confesses that she’s usually very picky about menus, but she never refuses anything Jin-hyuk suggests, and she always enjoys it.

Jin-hyuk is eager to see his new camera, but Soo-hyun wants to eat some fried rice first. She finally caves to his whining and hands it over, and he’s delighted by it, though he says it feels different than his old one.

Soo-hyun says that she looked so hard for the camera, and he deadpans, “Sure, I’ll ask Secretary Jang about it later.” He knows her so well, lol. He’s engrossed in his new toy, until Soo-hyun gets jealous and reminds him that he said he wanted to see her more.

At work the next day, Soo-hyun learns (through the phone records that Driver Nam got from his detective friend) that Manager Lee from the PR team was involved in the attempt to sabotage the Cuban hotel deal. Secretary Jang wants to call him in immediately, but Soo-hyun decides to wait.

She meets with Jin-hyuk during a break, and she asks him hypothetically what she should do if someone did something wrong to her, and she learned who it was. Jin-hyuk says that he forgives people at least once because everyone makes mistakes, and Soo-hyun grumps she should have known better than to ask someone so generous, hee.

Jin-hyuk checks to make sure he’s not the one who needs to apologize for something, and Soo-hyun gives him the stink-eye and asks if he feels guilty about something. He says he doesn’t, but he confesses that he thinks about her more than he thinks about work. He gives a half-assed apology and tells her to tattle to DK, but Soo-hyun says he’s a model employee. He grins and asks for a reward, then sneaks a kiss.

Dae-chan visits Secretary Jang at work, adorably dressed in his nicest jacket, and offers to take her to lunch. She fibs that she already ate, but she agrees to go for coffee. At the cafe, he admits that he missed her, then laughs while Secretary Jang tries to pretend that he didn’t just make her heart jump.

Soo-hyun decides to confront Manager Lee, and to his credit, he looks deeply ashamed. She says that she’s more interested in finding the person who planned the sabotage, and she promises not to fire him or get legal involved, but she asks him to reveal the culprit at the next board meeting.

She says that she’ll have him reassigned to the Cuba hotel, and Manager Lee looks her in the eyes for the first time. He asks why, and Soo-hyun says that she hopes he’ll see the future it promises for Donghwa, and, “Because we all make mistakes at least once.”

The PR team sets up a photo session for their wedding promos, but at the last second, the photographer has to go to the emergency room. They can’t delay the shoot or they’ll miss their deadline, so Hye-in suggests that Jin-hyuk take the pictures.

Soo-hyun wanders by and stops to watch when she sees Jin-hyuk playing photographer. The bride and groom models remind Soo-hyun of lying in bed with Jin-hyuk, and him asking if someday, they can fall asleep together every night. Jin-hyuk spots her and smiles, but he notices that something in her return smile seems forced.

After the shoot, Jin-hyuk asks if he can have the bouquet that the bride model was holding. He shows up at Soo-hyun’s apartment that night, and he gives her the sweet little bouquet and asks her to hold it. He explains that while he was taking those pictures, he kept thinking that she would look prettier with it than the model.

He steps back to look at Soo-hyun with the bouquet, and he’s a little stunned at how pretty she is. He kneels in front of her and takes her hands in his, and says, “Like this. Come to me just like this. I can no longer imagine living without you, because it would be impossible. Let’s live together for a really long time.”

Soo-hyun sighs and looks unsure, so Jin-hyuk asks if she’s giving him a “no.” She just jumps up to put the flowers in water, leaving him wondering if he said the wrong thing.

He visits his dad at the store, needing to talk. He tells Dad that Soo-hyun really enjoyed dinner with the family, and Dad says it was brave of her to come. He admits that all the pictures of them online made him worried, especially after Jin-hyuk got transferred to Sokcho, but that seeing them together made him feel more at ease.

He says he was impressed when he learned that Soo-hyun skipped an important event to come to their house, and Jin-hyuk confesses that he’s thankful, but also worried. Dad says that he’s decided to fully support them, and Jin-hyuk says that he can’t imagine his life without Soo-hyun so he was worried about his parents’ approval. He thanks Dad, and Dad is all, If you’re so thankful, organize the fruits. LOL.

Just outside, Jin-hyuk’s mother stops before coming in, having overheard their conversation. Instead of joining them, she turns and heads home, and when Jin-hyuk makes his way home and says he wants to tell her something, she claims to be too tired to talk. He asks if she trusts him, but she sends him to bed without a clear answer.

On the day of the board meeting, Director Choi tells Woo-seok confidently that they’ve got this vote in the bag. They start the meeting without Soo-hyun, but she interrupts to say that before they vote on extending her term, there’s an important matter to resolve.

She brings in Manager Lee, who looks nervous, but he tells the board that he made a huge mistake and convinced someone to send the email that might have canceled the Cuban hotel deal. They ask him why, and he says bravely, “Director Choi put me up to it.”

Soo-hyun tells Director Choi that if he offers a sincere, regretful apology, then she’ll end things here. Instead, he says that he gave the order to Manager Lee, but someone else gave him the order.

Soo-hyun asks why it’s so hard for him to just apologize, and he growls that he’s just a hired hand. He refuses to say who he works for, so Soo-hyun leaves it to Woo-seok and the board members to decide what to do with him.

She leaves, saying that she’ll wait to hear their decision on this, and the other matter as well. After she’s gone, Woo-seok also excuses himself, since he wasn’t on the board at the time of Director Choi’s incident and he thinks they should discuss Soo-hyun’s extension another time.

Director Choi is dismissed from his position, and he runs into Jin-hyuk on his way out of the building. He says that he thought he’d last longer than Jin-hyuk, but that the war isn’t over.

Soo-hyun invites Secretary Jang to dinner at her place, and tells her to bring Driver Nam with her. She says she’s planning to cook, and Secretary Jang looks a little scared, ha.

A neighbor visits Jin-hyuk’s mom, asking for Jin-hyuk to use his influence with Soo-hyun to get her son a job at Donghwa Hotel. She says it should be easy, since Jin-hyuk got hired because he was dating the boss.

Jin-hyuk helps Soo-hyun set the table for dinner. He asks where she learned to cook all this, but she carefully avoids the question. Over dinner, Secretary Jang mock-complains when Soo-hyun and Jin-hyuk act too couple-y for her taste, and Driver Nam accuses her of being jealous.

Soo-hyun says that it was her wish to cook for the people she cares about and share it together at the same table, but that it was also difficult for her. Driver Nam breaks the tension by pretending to be offended that this is the first time he’s been invited to Soo-hyun’s home, and the three long-time friends playfully bicker while Jin-hyuk looks on happily.

Jin-hyuk’s mom takes some tangerine syrup to Dae-chan and asks him to give it to Secretary Jang to pass on to Soo-hyun, but she tells him not to mention it to Jin-hyuk or Jin-myung.

Jin-hyuk stays to help Soo-hyun clean up after their guests leave, and he invites her to lay her head in his lap. He says he feels like he belongs at her place now, but she thinks that his room felt more comfortable. She thanks him for his help today and for being reliable.

He asks why she’s not answering his question to stay with him for a long time. Soo-hyun sits up and says that she’s good at making different kinds of foods, because she learned while she was a Taekyung family member. She says that ever since she went to his home, she’s been dreaming about being happy with Jin-hyuk in that house, but that her memories of the past are holding her back.

She says she dreams of standing in front of him holding a bouquet, but that she’s afraid it’s a greedy dream. Jin-hyuk wipes away her tears, then crouches in front of her again, and tells her a story about a woman he met in Cuba. He says that he didn’t even know her name, but he hoped she didn’t have a boyfriend.

He says that she’s the first person who’s ever left such a deep impression on his heart, and that her past isn’t important to him, because he loves the person that she is and wants to be with her every day. He asks if she will make that possible, and Soo-hyun answers, “Let’s make it possible.”

She takes her bouquet to work and gives it a place of honor next to her lemon plant. She asks Secretary Jang to have it preserved, and Secretary Jang takes the bouquet and drops off the tangerine syrup from Jin-hyuk’s mom. Soo-hyun finds a note taped to the top of the jar, asking Soo-hyun to call her.

They meet at a tea house, and Mom gets right to the point: “I’m sorry, I really am. But please end things with my son.” She tells Soo-hyun about her neighbor asking for Jin-hyuk to get her son hired at Donghwa, ashamed that everyone assumes Jin-hyuk got hired because he was dating the boss.

She can see that Soo-hyun is upset, and she says she’s sorry, but she just wants her family to live a quiet, happy life like before. She says it’s not like Soo-hyun would marry Jin-hyuk anyway, because she and Jin-hyuk are from two different worlds. Mom continues that she’s scared Jin-hyuk will get his heart broken and be gossiped about, and she asks again, sobbing, “Please, please break up with my son.”

Tears stream down Soo-hyun’s face as she thinks about Jin-hyuk, and how he said he can’t imagine living without her. “Let’s live together for a long, long time. I love you, Cha Soo-hyun-sshi.”

 
COMMENTS

I loved how Soo-hyun took Jin-hyuk’s advice about giving people a chance to apologize and applied it to her work problem. In the case of Manager Lee, it worked, because he’s not a bad person, he just got caught up in a bad situation, and he’s looked for a while now like he would jump on a chance to get out of it. Soo-hyun offered him the opportunity to redeem himself, and he did so admirably. She offered the same chance to Director Choi, but I’m not surprised that he rejected it and made things worse. Now he’s gone from Donghwa, but that may just make him a loose cannon who’s willing to do anything for revenge.

But on to my major concern — Jin-hyuk’s mother begging Soo-hyun to break up with him. I’ve never understood the whole, “Break up to avoid breaking his heart” argument, because isn’t it way too late for that? I know, the thinking is that it’s better to break up early before the person’s feelings get any deeper, but that ship sailed for Jin-hyuk long ago. He’s been at risk for a broken heart since Soo-hyun admitted her feelings for him, and now they’ve told each other they love each other, so a broken heart is a given if they split up. And I said this when Jin-hyuk’s father spoke to Soo-hyun about their relationship, but isn’t it Jin-hyuk’s decision to risk his heart and his reputation? I have no doubt that his mother loves him and thinks she’s doing what’s best, but he’s almost 30 years old — he’s more than capable of deciding for himself what he’s willing to give up and whether Soo-hyun is worth it. She’s so busy worrying about him that she hasn’t noticed what Dad’s noticed — that Jin-hyuk is incandescently happy with Soo-hyun.

And goodness knows, nobody knows what he wants, and that he’s willing to risk everything for it, than Jin-hyuk. He’s never hidden his feelings for Soo-hyun or shied away from the consequences — the time they did split up for a while, he only agreed because he knew Soo-hyun needed the time to think about everything without him pressuring her. He’s never been anything but one hundred percent in, and he’s never been scared of what might happen to himself as a result of loving her. So it makes me incredibly frustrated to see his mother giving Soo-hyun a guilt trip and begging her to leave him without even talking to him about it first, like Dad did. I could understand her concern if Jin-hyuk had ever wavered in his commitment to this relationship, but he hasn’t. He knows what he wants and what it will cost him, and he considers it a fair trade. It’s not right for his mother, however well-meaning, to make an end run around her very mature, very strong, adult son and try to convince the woman who loves him that he’d be better off without her, without even bothering to find out how Jin-hyuk feels about it first.

And unfortunately, a mother’s heartfelt plea might be the only thing that could make Soo-hyun consider leaving Jin-hyuk, especially when she just admitted her fear that she’d never be good enough to join his wonderful family. I don’t like the way Soo-hyun ducked her head the way she used to do in front of her mother and Chairwoman Kim, literally bowing under the pressure of parental disapproval all over again. So I’m glad she and Jin-hyuk just had that talk and reaffirmed their commitment to each other, because, while it looks like Soo-hyun might be so hurt by this conversation that she actually does try to break up, Jin-hyuk won’t be having any of it. I still worry that we may end this drama with these two going their separate ways, but at the moment, there’s still time for these misunderstandings and hurt feelings to be mended.

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Today's episode was sweet and romantic,Park Bo gum and Song Hye Gyo are shipping off after all

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Can't wait for ep15!
ep14 is emotional but i love watching SHK nailing that kind od scene.
Hoping for a happy ending

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Jinhyuk's mother is very nice and a good mother in general. That does not make her actions this episode any better, in my eyes, than Soohyun's mother. Essentially they are both more concerned about their family's reputation than anything else. Bleah. I guess it's halfway reasonable, but having grown up in a place where we couldn't do some things because my mom was afraid of the other Korean families gossiping about us, was unpleasant to say the least.

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If they break up I am going to be SO DAMN PISSED and that is all I have to say about that.

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Same here, Malfoy.

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Was it just me, but did he just ask her to marry him...twice? I don’t really know how I feel about this. I don’t know if it’s to early (but it’s almost the end of the drama) or if their relationship hasn’t been vetted appropriately, or because Seo-Hyun is still so reserved and pretty stand-offish while Jin-Hyuk is so puppy-on-a-leash following her around. On the other hand, I could watch that puppy asking someone to marry him all day long.

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I took it as he was letting her know he was in it for the long haul. That one day he hoped they would get married and if she felt the same way.

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This is also what I think. He wasn't so much proposing right then, he was saying, "I am so committed that I want to marry you someday, do you feel the same way?"

Sort of like my ex-husband and I - we got engaged 2 years into our relationship, yet we'd decided to get married on our second date. We always knew it was going there, but it wasn't official until we were ready to start planning a wedding.

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I don’t think he asked her to marry him like there’s an answer he’s expecting contractually - but he’s definitely semaphoring that marriage is the destination for him. He’s being euphemistic about it and I think the answer he’s looking for is similarly euphemistic, and that’s why he’s a little concerned she’s ducking it.

They have been dating for a few months at this point, which is certainly fast but not completely out of character for their personalities. He sets his mind on something and is obvious and stubborn about it; she’s incredibly reserved but tends to see things through she’s committed to. When people with that sort of singular focus really lock in on something, time accelerates.

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<blockquote This couple just continues to up the ante on what makes a strong, healthy relationship, and how to love someone purely and beautifully.

Did we watch a different episode? What I saw was two people talking endlessly about being madly in love while keeping a distance between them. If anything, their relationship is less intimate now than it was a few episodes ago. Not to say this episode was as bad as episode 12 -that was awful - but I'm really confused at this point as to what this show is trying to say.

If they want me to be convinced this woman is having something more than a fling, than I'm going to have to see a real relationship instead of these stilted and uncomfortable moments where she looks like she wants to run away.

As for him, I get this is his first love but they've been dating for 10 minutes and she's come off a horrible marriage and an even worse divorce - give her a moment to acclimate dude.

I often feel this in the back half of kdramas and I don't know if they let junior writers take the reigns so they can concentrate on the final episodes. But the writing in this was clunky as hell, almost as bad as episode 12. And at this stage, I have no idea what story they're even trying to tell.

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It's funny that we are having such different experiences of both this drama and My Strange Hero!

I am catching up on My Strange Hero now, and in reading the comments I can see you are really enjoying it, and I am really...not. Tonally the first few episodes of that show were so completely off to me. The juxtaposition of suicidal Young Min (?) and the callous moments that were supposed to be humor made my stomach hurt. I am not a fan of marshmallows (more for you, then!) so am pretty much in it only for crazy Oh Se Ho, right now.

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Maybe it's not completely clear from the recap comments but I was on the fence about Boksoo until the episode where they got together. I also found the first few episodes tonally confusing and couldn't work out what the show was about. I completely love the characters though - every single one of them (except maybe Minji but they've dealt with that well). I only got completely on board about episode 6.

As for this show, I don't want to pre-empt my episode 14 comments. I prefer to comment on a recap about how I felt about the show when I watched this specific episode. Something happened in episode 14 that I think retrospectively deals with some of my issues regarding these two episodes (although I'm still confused about how these things fit in with the overall story the writers are supposed to be telling). I mean, idk, maybe I'm just wrong about what story they were telling.

But take the dinner party scene in this episode. Did they show this couple preparing for the dinner party together and then setting the table, the subtle implication being that they're now doing domestic things as a couple? No, they skipped all of that to the point where they're putting the cutlery on the table and have him basically say THIS WAS VERY MEANINGFUL WASN'T IT.

Screenwriting 101 is that you show don't tell. You see them doing this together and you infer how meaningful it is. You don't have it happen offscreen and then have a character TELL you how meaningful it is. So you can draw two conclusions from this:
1. The writing is crappy, clunky and breaches the first rule of screenwriting (and this was my thought when I watched it; or
2. We're not supposed to infer that this is meaningful, just that HE thinks it is and is trying to get her to agree with him.

After episode 13, I pretty well thought this was the former. But after seeing how episode 14 panned out I'm now pretty sure it was the latter. And everything we've seen since they came back from Cuba with her withdrawing, keeping herself closed off, and them losing their sense of intimacy has in fact been deliberate. Which, if true, would make this episode much better written than I had given it credit for at the time. It would also explain the stark difference between the Cuba and Korea portrayals of their relationship. But that's for the episode 14 thread.

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I am looking forward to the episode 14 thread, then! And I am looking forward to watching that episode. Live-watching is awful in that it feels like about a year since I've seen episode 13. :(

I have to say I have really enjoyed this show, despite what seem like a misstep here and there. And there are things that I feel have been hinted at but not completely shown yet. Will love to see those things fully take shape!

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The fact is episode 12 was BAD. Like, really bad. I don't think I could ever rate this as the masterpiece I thought it might be after that episode. It was awful. The pointless flashbacks. The egregious product placement. The corporate shenanigans that make zero sense. Really bad.

But while I found this episode boring and the OTP super unconvincing I'm willing to reconsider it in light of how episode 14 ended. I wish there was a version of this show without the awful that was episode 12. But we'll see how the last two episodes pan out.

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I HATED episode 12. I seriously disliked this episode. I haven't watched 14 because I gave up. Maybe I will now.

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I’m confused as to what you’d define as a “real relationship”. They think of each other constantly, they communicate, they attend and host events together, their interactions have all the shadings and depth of two people who are developing a comprehensive understanding of each other. I genuinely don’t know what “real” would constitute here - do you mean fights? Jealousy? Kissing?

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That is exactly what I ask myself. What does @leetennant wants to see, maybe sex scenes????????
I do believe they are having a relationship since the moment she slept on his shoulder in ep. One.
And yes, more or less she is fearful and it seems she would like to run away (although I wouldn't say run away, but I understand). It can seem to be like that sometimes, but that's the thing, she has her reasons. And she doesn't say much... It is very good acting that we can feel it without her saying a word. But me, personally, I also feel the love and the longing.
Of course there is a relationship! And a very special, indeed.

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I completely agree with you. It's not about the lack of sex between them (there's an argument to be made there, too, if one wants, but I don't personally care about that), it's the fact that they've never actually had a substantive conversation about their relationship and what continuing it would entail.

#1. Does he want to have kids? She's an older woman. If he does, that could be problematic at this point for her.

#2. Will they stay together and continue to work at jobs where she is his superior, or will one of them leave? They've never discussed this potentially problematic arrangement OR their expectations for the future, should they have one.

#3. What are their families expectations? I know that his parents have gone to her (behind his back, btw), but they've never actually discussed it between them. And her parents...clearly, her mother at the very least, aren't happy about this situation. I don't think that should determine what they do, but they've, once again, never discussed it.

I find this drama problematic because I AM a woman who has had relationships fail because of these very things. I am also an older woman who is married to a significantly younger man. ALL of these things were way more important than our love and attraction for each other. And we discussed them. A LOT. We had to. The fact that they haven't makes me feel like this relationship is way more superficial than the drama wants us to believe it is.

I continue to disbelieve the OTP's relationship here. I continue to really like some of the side characters. I wonder if they have different writers for those stories?

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They never talk about anything important. They never talk about their lives, their fears, their frustrations. They never confide in each other, bitch about their day, talk about their troubles. He just gives endless semi-poetic monologues about how truly deeply in love they definitely are and she looks uncomfortable about it.

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And that's why I'm only in it for the ex. I'm watching this like I watched Bride of the Water God. It's easy on the eyes and so I'll stay to see the end.

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"He just gives endless semi-poetic monologues about how truly deeply in love they definitely are and she looks uncomfortable about it."

LMFAO!!! YES!!!!!! Dying. So true. I am glad that so many people are enjoying the drama, because it is entertainment at the end of the day. But I sincerely hope they aren't taking relationship cues from it. :D

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Thank you, LollyPip!

I think it is understandable that Jin Hyuk's mother is asking Soo Hyun to break up with her son. I don't like it, but I can easily understand it. There is a huge power and class difference between Jin Hyuk and Soo Hyun. Jin Hyuk would have ignorant or malicious people gossiping negatively about him for the rest of his life. All his accomplishments would be seen as a result of gold-digging. That is pretty heavy to face for a lifetime.

Jin Hyuk's mother knows he is good-hearted, loving, and intelligent, but also young. Many of us make lots of mistakes, particularly around love, when we're young; and find out later that love and good intentions are not enough, sometimes. This romance will be very public, and Jin Hyuk's mother has already seen the way this is playing out.

So far as the other differences of the lead characters go, one of the things I appreciate about this show is that both leads are doing a good job playing their respective characters & characters' ages to the hilt.

Soo Hyun never loses her hard-won dignity or her professionalism, even in this stage of romance or in trying circumstances. (Not counting when she was drunk, lol.) I would imagine it's hard to play a lead character who is so essentially calm and level-headed, especially one in love, but Song Hye-Gyo is managing it! She was amazingly calm in her last conversation with her interfering ex-husband Woo Seok, in her office, as well.

Jin Hyuk is definitely younger. This difference in ages/life stages shows at times, which is realistic. (I am specifically remembering a very awkward dinner in a fancy restaurant, when he talked about wanting to have dates in an amusement park, or go ice skating, or other kinds of dates which felt very young, and she was not into it.) However, that age gap is clearly not the most important thing about their relationship.

The best part of this episode, I think, was when Jin Hyuk told Soo Hyun that all of her experiences were valuable (meaning her previous marriage), and made her who she was today. (Or something to that effect - I am operating from my memory.) I liked hearing that, coming from someone in a society that judges divorced people quite a bit.

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But how is 29-30 y/o young? In most of Asia, your parents would have had you married off by now. I think his mother is just scared to death of attention. She’s lived all her life in anonymity without anyone caring about her family’s comings or goings and if a “more suitable,” less infamous person was dating her son. Someone, say, like his best girl friend, she would be giving her blessing in a heartbeat. She’s already voiced her disapproval early with any one of her son’s dating such notoriety and the “baggage” that comes with it. It’s because it’s Seo-Hyun and Seo-Hyun alone that she objects to the match. Jin-Hyuk is certainly old enough to know what he feels and also mature enough to know what he needs to do to make this relationship successful. I’m sure a come to Jesus talk will commence between JH and his mother, and he will convince her of the same.

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Yes, they would have been married off by now AND they would still have been considered young by their parents AND would have to abide by their parents' decisions, married with kids of their own or not.

My mother had her name changed at the age of 7 when her grandfather declared the "generation name" of her and her cousins. Her own parents could do nothing about it, because that would have been unfilial to go against the grandfather.

And yes, I agree that his mother is scared. And the show will have Jin Hyuk and his mother come to an agreement. All of those things are true.

But you were arguing FOR Confucian context earlier, Ally! I am just saying there is cultural context to be considered. Jin Hyuk's mother is not a baddie. What she is doing is not completely incomprehensible or reprehensible.

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Yes, I understand the Confucian context here, but talking less about the mother’s right to object, than the fact that he’s a first born Confucian male and should have already started his own family, so him being this old and unmarried is somewhat of an alien concept. He’s not too young to make a decision of being with someone for the rest of his life is my point here. She has every right to object, but on the grounds that he’s too young to know what love and responsibility is is not one of them. She just doesn’t want to see her simple family in the public’s eye. And it’s not reprehensible at all. She’s just simple minded. Confucian traditions are simple and straightforward and easy to understand. It keeps everyone in their place. So when people try to step out of those places, that’s when there is strife, and that’s what this show is about at the heart of it. Again, I’m not arguing for or against tradition, but in my mind the argument that he’s too young to make the decision to be with her doesn’t match what I know about Confucianism.

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Wait, wait, are we talking about the old days or current days? I agree that Confucianism molds the underlying structure of society, but being married off and starting your own family by the age of 29/30 is the past, while picking your own love match is the present.

In the old days, parents would have picked your marriage partner, not you.

In the present days, you pick your own marriage partner, but it is extremely important that your parents approve. And people marry way later.

And yes, I agree that Jin Hyuk's mother doesn't want her family in the public eye. She also doesn't understand or approve of a woman like Soo Hyun, AND she thinks it will end in tears for Jin Hyuk. Not just one simple thing is causing her opposition.

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We see the changing of a lot of traditions (arranged vs non arranged marriages) in Asia already. But more in the present, it is still seen as late for a man to be thirty and unmarried, I think, at least how it was for my family. I remember my uncle being 30 and there was this urgency to get him married by my grandparents. It was a huge problem. He didn’t have an arranged marriage but there was a lot of pictures of eligible females I remember seeing (kind of like WS’ mother giving him those pictures of the women she would approve of) so even still there is still some semi-arrangement that goes on. And still a very strong underlying current of needing to be married by a certain age.

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Not that Wikipedia is the pinnacle of research, but according to it "As of 2009, according to Korea National Statistical Office, the average age of first marriage is 31.6 for men and 28.7 for women."

Since then (from articles published over the last few years I Googled from the Korea Herald, the Korea Times, and the Chosun Ilbo), marriage has skewed even later and (according to Chosun Ilbo) 91.3% of people in their 20s are umarried and 36.3 % of people in their 30s are unmarried. (http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2018/04/05/2018040501502.html)

I can't find the stats at this moment, but I had the impression that in Korea, it is currently seen as quite normal that a woman be around 30 when she marries and a man be in his mid-30s, because of modern demands of education and career. (For those who are less educated, as in America, starting a family starts earlier.)

Whatever the accuracy of those figures of my 1st and 2nd paragraph, that is certainly what is being reported in the Korean media; and it jibes with my perception of what's going on as related by my family currently in Korea. It also lines up with the expectations of the Korean women I know here who have adult daughters (my mother's peers). They don't want their daughters to wait until too long after 30, because of the issue of having children; but they expect graduate degrees and careers for their daughters, not early marriage.

P.S. I'm kind of enjoying debating this with you, Ally, and hope you are, too. We both clearly have ideas from our respective families/cultures, and it is really interesting for me to read your insights. If you get tired of it, let me know and I will drop it. We can agree to disagree; I respect you to much to let it go further than you are comfortable with!

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Meant to say this earlier: according to that 2018 Chosun Ilbo article I linked above, average age of marriage for a women in South Korea is now over 30. Other sources say (in line with traditional beliefs) that men are older at marrying age by several years than women.

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And probably because I was raised very conservatively as were my cousins (now in their 20’s and early 30’s) that I have this skewed observation of age and marriage. I was married by my mid-20’s myself. I have two other cousins also married in their 20’s. But I have a cousin in her 30’s now and I do see the difference in how her parents really have taken a backseat to her decision of not being married to my grandparents. And my own brother is 40 and still not married. So, this generation is truly stepping out of those long-standing traditions, but I wonder if it’s because we’re in the US, and not VN. But there is still some derision to both my brother and that female cousin for waiting so long to be married, so even if it’s more common, I still think it there is some residual resistance in the generation before mine, the generation that Jin Hyuk’s mother is in. And there’s truly a double edged sword with wanting your daughters to have degrees and careers and also expecting them to be married before 30 years of age, but not too early. It’s almost impossible. I myself was encouraged strongly not to date until my studies were done, and that would have been medical school or in my early 20’s. Of course, I dated the second I got into college and never looked back which I believe is one reason I could have found someone by the time I was 25. That, and a lot of prayer. My mother was worried that going to school so long and having too high a degree would make me less marriageable. And be “too old” to marry by the time I was done. Everything that I’ve done after college has been against her wishes for me, but it all worked out. I know all too well the trials of an opinionated and conservative mother trying to stop you at every turn. Our relationship is good now, but it wasn’t always that way. And she was also the one that made my now brother-in-law cry before he married my sister in the same way as JH’s mother made SH cry, by asking him to break up with her because he came into the marriage with 2 kids and a divorce. Her reasoning was that my baby sister would work hard for soneone else’s children for the rest of her life. But that was my sister’s choice and now these kids are her kids too. That relationship will never be repaired, but that’s what we have. So, everything in this show it all too real sometimes and definitely makes me more emotionally invested.

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Thank you for your reply, Ally! Agreed on your point that "everything in this show it all too real sometimes and definitely makes me more emotionally invested." Confession here: when I was young I stopped dating a Korean American guy because I saw the look of barely concealed dismay on his mother's face when he introduced us (and he was oblivious to it, lol). I suddenly realized that I already had one Korean mother to contend with and didn't want another one. I knew what I was up against.

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Thank you, Lollypip, for the thoughtful recaps.

In the context of the relationship between Jin-hyuk and Soo-hyun, he has always set a fast pace, so I am not surprised with the proposal, and her reaction is completely in keeping with her character's behavior in the past.

I was horrified by his mother's interference. I can understand it from a cultural perspective, but it really belittles him imho.

I have been thinking about the original title of Encounter. It makes me wonder if they are apart in the future.

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The thing is, Jin Hyuk’s mom has been telegraphing her personality this whole time. After the ramyun date, she commented about how little she liked women like Soo Hyun by making a direct comparison with her own view of how women should act: not be ambitious, have a family and live simply. She’s timid in a lot of ways, but she’s also terrifyingly comfortable - she’s not just objecting to Soo Hyun, she’s protecting her own sheltered life that she’s engineered to her own liking from being changed.

People who can’t handle change are scary, but they’ve done a really good job writing Mom as that sort of person. They tend to seem mild, but once you hit their opposition? Solid brick wall, manipulative and unable to be reasoned with, and they’ll often point to their usual personality to tell you that just this once, they should be allowed to have their way. Of course, in this case Mom’s world staying unchanged isn’t possible, butshe genuinely doesn’t seem to realize she’s telling her son to pick between her and the woman he wants to marry.

It’s an interesting conflict to set up. Jin Hyuk and his mother are two of the most accommodating characters in the drama, so having them directly opposed will be quite the issue. He’s going to be horrified once he realizes his mother, in one selfish conversation, has undermined months of painstaking reassurances he’s given Soo Hyun. That’s not an easy thing to forgive or understand.

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I agree that the show has done a very good job of establishing Jin Hyuk's mother's character and world view prior to this showdown.

Timid, yes; comfortable, yes. "Solid brick wall" in her opposition, maybe...but "unable to be reasoned with"? Maybe she is more of an intuitive person than a reasoning person, I don't know, but she's intuited quite a lot correctly.

And "manipulative"? "Selfish"? I remember you writing something very similar re: traits about a character in another drama, and likening that character to one of your family members, once; so perhaps it is setting off some alarm bells in you by some partial similarity. That is not really in evidence yet, I think.

Perhaps she and her son are similar to each other in more than their accommodating natures; perhaps they are similarly stubborn.

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Mom herself admitted it was selfish of her to ask Soo Hyun to break up with Jin Hyuk, so I don't think that's a problem to point out. And I would definitely consider it manipulative to approach Soo Hyun secretly through a third party. Calling the hotel directly is one thing, but she asked Dae Chan to make that contact and keep it secret for a reason. Not good.

I don't think the issue is intuition versus reason, it's probably going to be emotion versus reason. Mom is reacting completely emotionally, and taking steps that are pretty much guaranteed to blow up in her face. That's all emotion, all "I don't want this!", no actual thought for next steps or repercussions. She didn't even try to talk to her son, didn't even try to talk to her husband. She ducked actually having this conversation with Jin Hyuk at all. If this all took place before the family dinner I might think she had an out, but after Soo Hyun has been introduced and accepted by her family? That's not a decision you get to make by yourself, to ask someone to reject your family on your behalf. Secretly.

(It would be a very, very partial similarity to my family member - totally different situation, I could as easily say that family member was like chaebol mom. So I don't think that's relevant here.)

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"That's not a decision you get to make by yourself, to ask someone to reject your family on your behalf. Secretly." Meh. I think standards vary by culture. Don't get me wrong: it would make my head explode if my own family member did this, but I get it.

There's reason that parental approval/disapproval is such a trope in k dramas: it's because it exists and it weighs much more heavily in the balance than in Western cultures.

You might say it's selfish, or you might say it's looking out for your beloved family member; but I don't think such a sharp line exists between the two in a culture that is elder-knows-best and family- and group-oriented rather than individualistic.

To bring my own Korean mother in the discussion, she is extremely interfering (and bossy!) in my life and my marriage. It drives me crazy, but I get it.

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Also: "Mom herself admitted it was selfish of her to ask Soo Hyun to break up with Jin Hyuk..."

See, I read that as (false but polite) humbleness, which you're going to get in a hierarchal society. Jin Hyuk's mother knows that Soo Hyun's status and power are sky-high compared to her family's, and that Soo Hyun is Jin Hyuk's boss. But what she is really saying is "nevertheless, break up with my son. Because I am his mother, and I do not approve."

Jin Hyuk's mother is not coming with an arrogant attitude, an envelope of cash, or a water of glass to throw in Soo Hyun's face, because she is the one of lesser power here; but she is nevertheless saying (modestly) that she is the mother here. And Soo Hyun knows what her opposition means.

It's not an exact parallel, but I remember this with my own mother and still see this with Asian moms talking to teachers now sometimes: exaggerated deference to teachers, downplaying their own children's intelligence and hard work. That is understood in Asian countries, but not in America. That was a topic at an Asian parent meeting I attended at school, with immigrants who have been here a long time advising relative newcomers that this approach (that we all understood) might get American teachers really thinking your kids are not that bright or diligent!

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I hated the mom for not talking to her son or husband about it, and Miranda was right she was using her emotions. She lets her fear dictates the solution to the problem.

But I also saw that Korea (and other Asian countries) still has a long ways to go on accepting differences. That scene perfectly mirrored the norms in Korean culture. Yet, I take it as a message to viewers that even though this is normal parenting I'm the country, this can also be wrong way to approach it. That need to stop. Let your son enjoy his life the way he wants it. And let this suffering woman have the happiness she's been depraved of. I'm hoping that was the message.

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Is it just me or did anyone else feel jin-hyuks mother's request came from a place of insecurity? Right from the start she had always thought of so-hyun as someone higher than her family. Unlike dad, she just did what anybody with insecurity would do, attack by playing the victim card. She felt more uncomfortable that people were talking about her family and will see them in a bad light than how her son really felt.
Like @lollypip said she was just like the other mothers in the drama. And this time i fear so-hyun will listen because a sore spot was touched.
Another noble idiocy to ruin a good drama. I really thought we were past that!!😠

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I'm really wondering if the writer has something against mothers, because if you look at the mothers in this drama, they -- more than anyone else -- are the ones who are undermining their children's happiness.

We have Woo-seuk's mother, Soo-hyun's mother, and now even the seemingly mild and gentle mother of the Kim family. To me, this scene made no sense whatsoever, but it served the purpose of throwing a mom in the way of happiness.

On Mom's side, it made no sense because even a mom who sees her family's sheltered life slipping away has to realize that her sons are grown up and will be leaving the nest. She may want to protect them, but would she really go so far as to try to drive away the person her son is madly in love with? Seriously? I just don't think so. And on Soo-hyun's side, this is super disappointing. After standing up to Taegyeong and skipping the funeral, would she really cave to Mom without even trying to convince her? Mother, your life is going to change soon whether he marries me or not. And yes, I want to be his wife. I want to spend my life with him. I will do everything in my power to protect him and make him happy, and to protect your family too. Where were those words?

I understand that they have to stretch out the plot for three more episodes, but this was just too pathetic. It felt like the writer was forcing the characters to fit her plot choices, rather than letting the characters take the plot where they wanted it to go.

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@oppafangirl has a long discussion about mothers on the fan wall. Drop by there.

As for SH and the whole mother asking her to dump her son thing - I'll be discussing that in detail on the next episode recap. Short version - I don't think she is preparing to marry him and spend the rest of her life with him. I think she is not entirely in the relationship. I think she's just enjoying being with him and is super uncomfortable with the marriage/commitment talks. This isn't where she's at in the relationship.

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That doesn't square with her very publicly breaking with the chaebol family and choosing to spend the evening with his family. If she wasn't seriously thinking of joining his family, that entire evening is a huge amount of risk exposure for her: calling his mom "mother", reporters could easily find out where she'd been that night, plenty of witnesses at the dinner, neighbors likely already more alert to any activity at their house, etc.

For such a considered, deliberate character, opening herself up to that amount of exposure seems really bizarre. If her plan was to just date him casually, she'd basically be writing the scandalous wealthy-woman-boytoy-plaything stories for them.

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She did that for herself. And in this, I also have the animations agreeing - he was nowhere in the animations for that episode. It was all her. I never said she was intending to date him casually - I'm saying she's enjoying being with him as they are now and simply isn't at the point where she's interested in marriage and commitment. That is super super clear. Every time he tries to get close to her, she stiffens like a board and pulls away then tries to laugh it off. I don't know how much clearer she can be about keeping a distance between them. And yeah I have a problem when the show seems to be trying to tell me how deeply truly in love they are when they are so awkward and uncomfortable with each other at this point in their relationship. It only makes sense if she has one foot out of the relationship still.

Her crying in the scene with the Mum shows this too - she believed this was something temporary that would end and now Mum has come along and shown her that time is now. For her, their relationship is now done.

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I don't think it is "super clear". She's got the upper hand in every single aspect of this relationship: career, age, wealth, experience, even relationships. When you have all the advantages, you feel most of the responsibility. She's being careful. If she has one foot out of the relationship, it's not because she doesn't want the happy ending with him - it's because she is more naturally cautious for the both of them. Not because SHE is unsure, but because she's trying to shield them both.

If anything, the tears at the end mark that she's getting cut off from the things finally in her reach: the family, the warmth, the home-cooked food and good-natured conversation. She's being rejected from something she craves and thought was achievable. She's even trying to replicate that with her friend-family by inviting Nam and Mi Jin over.

I realize we have very different views of this show, but even when I try I can't see what you see. They're not a passionate couple, no - but they fit, and they're a deep couple. They seek each other out in a way they don't seek others. And a woman in her late 30s does not conduct a relationship the way she might have earlier in her life. And in my opinion, this is not how a late-30s career woman would conduct a temporary fling. She staked her reputation on that dinner; that's not something you do lightly.

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The last scene answered why I feel so uneasy with Jin-Hyuk's mother from the time he saw SH shoes in JH's room.....

This drama is really good at playing emotion. First, we've been given too much candies. But now, the writer started to give us "poison." My heart aches.... :(

And I started to ask why the title of this drama is "Boyfriend" or "Encounter" :(

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This writer sure hates mothers. It could have easily, Easily been Jinhuk's father against the relationship. We already have two mothers in this show to dislike, do we really need a third?

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For the record the mother is a total idiot. And using tear-jerker therapy to guilt trip the girlfriend into breaking up with her son instead of speaking to her own son directly.

Just because someone was gossiping about him getting a job because he's the CEO's boyfriend? Isn't that really a case of conflicts of interest for corporate HR (and PR) to handle?

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I said this before on a discussion on the fan-wall about JH's mom, but I'll say it here to...

I can kind of understand her "parental concern". When it comes to her objection about JH and SH’s relationship, I understand that some of the things that can (or are already) come out of it would cause her anxiety. Her family would be in the public eye, her son would be gossiped about and his integrity questioned, etc.
However, while those issues might cause her heartache… she should be upfront about it with JH, instead of going behind his back to only address it to SH. But most importantly, she should also consider JH’s feelings. If they break up, that will put one person at ease. And that’s only her.

So… deep down, I don’t really think she’s objecting to the relationship for her son’s happiness; but more out of her own insecurities. Namely, the difference in the families’ socio-economic status and other people’s opinions. But JH has already made it clear that those things don’t bother him, so I think she should also make peace with her son’s decision; because he is an adult who doesn’t need his parents to handle his personal issues.

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I knew JH's mom was uncomfortable with the whole thing. But I was getting frustrated that she had never really voiced anything, even to her husband. They seemed to be a very open family, with good ways of communicating to each other. I completely understand Mom's point of view tho: it must be really hard indeed to have people gossiping about a family member, gossiping about your son, especially when those things are untrue. But I just feel like this is too late in the game to have this angst, this noble idiocy. The way Mom and SH were crying really broke my heart (amazing acting). They both really love JH.

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Jin Hyuk's mother is making my blood boil. At least Soo Hyun's mother is straightforward in her selfishness. She straight out told Soo Hyun that she is just a tool to get what she wants - to be a president's wife. She is vile but at honest in her vileness.

Jin Hyuk's mother though is hiding her selfishness under the guise of motherly love and worry. If you truly cared about your adult son, you could have discussed your concerns with him directly. Instead you went behind his back and met Soo Hyun with the intention of guilt tripping her into breaking up with Jin Hyuk.

Argh, own up to your vileness woman! Don't give us that motherly love crap. You are only concern about yourself.

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Why does the mother have to step in and ruin everything? I swear this happened in Temperature of Love and the drama was all downhill from that moment. Here I feel that it is so out of character of PBG's sweet & kind mother to do this. It would be more in character of her to be understanding of her son and his first love. This story line seems a little forced and a little late in the game since Boyfriend is ending next week, no?

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Sure, his mom is acting selfishly, but I do think quite a lot of responsibility should fall on Jin Hyuk's shoulders. He practically assumed that things would fall nicely into place onto his end/his family could do no wrong/they would understand how he felt and act according to his wishes- neither of which are true. It's wishful thinking and naivete on his part. His mother has been clear from the start that she doesn't appreciate people like Soo Hyun. His mom doesn't like being dragged into the press. She's entitled to her opinions, yes. But if Jin Hyuk wanted to start and pursue this difficult relationship, he should have made it very clear to her and the entire family, once he decided that the relationship was turning serious, about what he wanted and what he intended to do in the future exactly. It would then be clear as day to his mom that trying to end the relationship would mean going directly against her son.

I saw some netizens comment that they wish Soo Hyun was stronger and fought back a little, rather than just lower her head. But why should she? She's done enough. She's made public indications, with huge consequences, about what this relationship means to her. If Jin Hyuk can't even handle his own internal issues, then the only thing left to do is break up really. This is his call.

I would be pretty frustrated, actually, if I were in her shoes...no one can blame her for being evasive and unsure at this point. You say you want to spend your whole life with me, but you haven't even communicated openly and honestly with your family, whom you say are important to you, about your plans and intentions. How am I supposed to take your words seriously?

Sure, it's difficult to have a normal family dragged into the spotlight like this. But if Jin Hyuk thinks that this is not something he's willing to have his family go through, or if he didn't have the confidence to persuade his family to see things from his point of view/at least be prepared to proceed without his mother's blessing at first, then he shouldn't have started this relationship.

Jin Hyuk has to step up. If he gives in to his mom after this, he'll just be another Woo Seok, spouting poetic lines but unable to stand up to his mother when it matters. Also, this is his first love, and so he needs to set the precedent for his relationship with his mom going forward, even if things don't work out with Soo Hyun. Will every girl he dates have to be approved of by his mom? Will he let his mom effectively decide his lifr partner?

There does seem to be the possibility of a sad ending. But as my mom remarked, "If he can't do it, then she should leave. He doesn't deserve her."

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The drama is sure set in making us hate all the mothers...

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I'm starting to hate all the mothers in this kdrama 😭😭😭 they are making all things worst and complicated... 😩😩😩
They are all concern in what other people will say.. sighhhhh.. 😖😖😖

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