Lovestruck in the City: Episodes 14-15 Open Thread
Much like our hero, I’ve been experiencing many ups and downs with this rollercoaster of a drama. I get the tiniest, tiniest bit of hope that things will somehow work out, and then that hope is immediately squashed. And now, being so close to the end, all I want to do is scream and punch my pillow.
EPISODES 14-15 WEECAP
Going into this week’s weecap, the first thing that comes to mind is ughhhh. Lovestruck’s story has been so slow and repetitive that I keep forgetting that the drama is almost over. It took 8 episodes for our main couple to reunite, 10 episodes for us to learn of the heroine’s past, and 13 episodes for the couple to have the closest thing to a mature conversation.
And now, here we are, in episode 14, and the couple is still acting petty. They lie to Eun-oh’s friends that they’re together to discuss a business deal, and they just have to put each other down (Eun-oh pretty much saying I wouldn’t work with your company and Jae-won retorting Well, we wouldn’t hire you, so there). *sigh* What am I gonna do with you kids…
Things have been happening far too late for the Yangyang couple, but also for our other characters. We’ve seen little hints here and there that there would be tension between Rin-yi and Kyung-joon — with her having multiple jobs and a frugal lifestyle while he has the exact opposite.
I’ve been waiting for this storyline to go somewhere, because Kyung-joon wants Rin-yi to change — go to college, chase her dream — and she won’t be moved. He offers to pay for her, like he always does, and it’s clear that this makes her uncomfortable. But much like our main couple, their conversations lead nowhere.
Meanwhile, Jae-won finds Eun-oh’s social media account, along with posts documenting all the times she missed him. He rushes over to her place to see her, so fast that he accidentally bumps into her car. She witnesses this and they OF COURSE blow up into yet another fight.
But I guess the drama itself is getting tired of their stupid fighting, because Eun-oh’s necklace breaks, sending their wedding rings to the ground. Seeing them, Jae-won is understandably confused by the Eun-oh who acts like she’s over him and the Eun-oh who still seems to love him.
“What’s your deal?” he demands, pinning her against her car. “Why are you tormenting me?” This time, when she tries to escape, he doesn’t let her go. He wants her to look him in the eye and tell him her true feelings. Overwhelmed with emotion, she just locks him in a kiss, giving him all the confirmation he needs.
Literally ten minutes later, however, Director-nim interviews them about the kiss and Eun-oh says that she regrets it. She admits that she likes Jae-won, but that he’s not her top priority right now.
Jae-won nearly goes crazy after this, but later, the two have a very honest conversation, where Eun-oh says that her top priority is finding her true self. Jae-won respects this and wishes her good luck, and the two exchange belongings (his cameras and her suitcase) as a sort of agreement. It’s actually my favorite moment of the entire drama 1) because, for once, they’re not screaming at each other and 2) because it shows the potential of real growth.
Elsewhere, Sun-young and Geon meet up and have a pretty open discussion about their relationship as well. Sun-young reveals just how special Geon is to her, in that he was the only one who could comfort her when she missed her late mother. In turn, Geon finally tells Sun-young what she’s always wanted to hear — that even if he saw his two best friends as women, he’d still see her as the prettiest. With that, they decide to officially end things on a good note.
The truth train keeps a’goin’, as Eun-oh sits her friends down and tells them that she’s the camera thief. It’s so hard for her to tell them the truth, since she’s so embarrassed about what happened. But Rin-yi and Geon assure her that the old her and new her are all Lee Eun-oh, and they love her.
The sudden maturity here is unexpected and refreshing, and I feel like I should be happy, but I’m not. Like I mentioned before, these emotional beats are happening way too late in the game. It’s like the drama was 80 percent setup and is only now throwing in the meat of the story.
There are still two episodes left, and I have no idea what the drama wants to do. I don’t even know how I want it to end anymore; I go back and forth just as much as the main couple does. But sadly, I know that whatever the outcome may be, all of the pain and frustration and yelling and pining wasn’t worth it.