Lovestruck in the City: Episodes 12-13 Open Thread
It’s been a long and tiring journey for our heroine, who has experienced everything from betrayal to new love and loss. And knowing what we know now, it’s understandable that she wants to go on with her life instead of complicating things further. But who knows, maybe in the long run, this one complication will be worth enduring.
EPISODES 12-13 WEECAP
As expected, having Jae-won mixed in with Eun-oh and her friends is all kinds of awkward. The group gets on topic of the camera thief, and Jae-won and Eun-oh argue (while the others watch them with confusion). Kyung-joon then asks to see Eun-oh’s necklace with the rings, earning Jae-won’s attention, but Eun-oh snaps that, unlike some people, she keeps her love life private.
Jae-won gets tired of her attitude (or maybe that’s just me), so he confronts her when they’re alone. He gives her the chance to explain herself — the lies, the breakup, everything. This is the perfect time for an adult conversation and some actual healing, but she still won’t talk. Now completely done, he figures that she’s nothing but a fake; Yoon Sun-ah wouldn’t dodge him like this. He leaves her as she starts to cry.
Later, Eun-oh gets drunk and wanders outside, running into an equally drunk Sun-young. They have an exchange that would be funny. Y’know, if I cared. It just reminds me that Sun-young has been nothing but rude or drunk all this time. After they part, Eun-oh aimlessly rides the bus, and we see that she did the same thing after she broke up with her fiance.
Apparently, Eun-oh caught her fiance in the act, and the jerkface told her that he sent plenty of signals he didn’t like her anymore, calling her too ordinary. Then, when she lost what was supposed to be her new job, the employer also called her too ordinary. With nowhere to go, Eun-oh took the bus all the way to Yangyang, where she would eventually meet Bin and Lala. And Jae-won.
In their interviews, Eun-oh and Sun-young reveal that they didn’t want to break up with their boyfriends the way they did. Eun-oh was going to meet up with Jae-won, but once she actually saw him, she got scared. As for Sun-young, all she wanted from Geon was confirmation that he loved her, since she’d never gotten it from anyone before.
My question is, why are we getting all of this now? I get that Jae-won and Geon had to be in the dark, but we needed this light shed on the girls a looong time ago.
Skip ahead, and we see that Eun-oh somehow ends up in Jae-won’s house. It turns out that she saved his number (under the name “❤❤❤,” heh) and drunk-texted him, prompting him to come pick her up. With them together, without the other characters around, they have the time to talk things out more freely.
But here’s the thing. Even when they finally have the conversation they’ve been needing, they just talk in circles. It’s not until Eun-oh blurts out her real fears that Jae-won softens. Because all this time, Jae-won has been saying “Sun-ah isn’t that kind of person,” and now Eun-oh has to come clean that she’s nothing like Sun-ah and never was.
Eun-oh then storms out, but it’s raining, so Jae-won offers to drive her back. Being him, once they’re in the car, he leans back in his chair and says that he doesn’t like driving in the rain. He just stares at her with this goofy smile, and Eun-oh and I have the same thought — that he’s so silly, and yet that’s why we like him. And Jae-won thinks to himself that despite everything, he can’t bring himself to hate Eun-oh.
Eventually, Jae-won does drive Eun-oh back to her place, just in time for her friends to catch them together. They all stand there, staring at each other in silence, not knowing how to take the situation.
So, surely, the friends know something’s up between our couple. If this were real life, maybe it would be better for the two to solve their problems before their friends find out the truth. But come on, in a drama, what fun would that be?
That aside, I do think it’s sweet that Jae-won’s anger is slowly subsiding now that Eun-oh is back in his life. But he can’t be the only one working this relationship. He’s been chasing her long enough, and it’s about time she meet him halfway.