To answer the obvious first question… No, Sung Joon still doesn’t know who the real Kim Hye Jin is. Mystery still ongoing. Drats.
Patience is a virtue with this drama.
But hey, at least the fun times continue, this time from unexpected angles.
Shin Hyuk is conscripted by Hye Jin to check on the sick Sung Joon in his apartment. Then come the most hilariously ridiculous bromance scenes ever, with Shin Hyuk nursing the sleeping Sung Joon.
Just earlier, Ha Ri had been around to do her bit and even made some…soup…thing. Which Shin Hyuk threw out once he got there, deeming it unfit for humans.
Shin Hyuk definitely does a far better job of taking care of Sung Joon, who is asleep the whole time, poor thing.
But then the next morning, Sung Joon wakes up to the shocking sight of Shin Hyuk, in his home, wearing his towelling robe and boxers.
Shin Hyuk explains he was sent over to make sure Sung Joon was OK. Didn’t take much for SJ to guess it was the ‘meddling intern’ Hye Jin who put SH up to it.
Meanwhile Ha Ri and Hye Jin are having breakfast in their apartment, Hye Jin battling with a cold. Obviously as the result of being almost drowned in rain the night before, with Sung Joon.
Funny how Ha Ri never mentions Sung Joon, or that she was at his place.
In fact no, it’s not funny. Secrets between best friends already? I really don’t like it, especially when that happens because of a guy.
Hye Jin gets a text from Shin Hyuk confirming he completed his mission: Sung Joon ate his porridge and was now doing fine. At the same time, Ha Ri gets the text from Sung Joon saying he’d missed her when she left, and thanks for the porridge.
Shin Hyuk and Sung Joon arrive work together. Sung Joon is seen gritting his teeth at Shin Hyuk’s antics, who kept bringing up the underwear he got from Sung Joon and even asking for two more like it.
Sometimes I think Shin Hyuk takes his little ‘cover-up’ a bit far. Pretending to not be richer than everyone else at the office, gets a little tiring to watch but still, we can’t hold back the giggles sometimes. Shin Hyuk is such a dork.
Hye Jin is at work with a worsened cold. Everyone else avoids her, wearing face masks and such, telling her they have to be careful not to fall ill so close to the project deadline.
The only one who thinks to help is Shin Hyuk.
Well OK, Sung Joon as well. Sung Joon had noticed Hye Jin’s condition and had gone out to get medicine. But he hadn’t wanted anyone to notice him giving it to her.
His secretive manner when it comes to being nice to Hye Jin, isn’t really nice. Is this really the guy who was once treated as an outcast as a child, for being overweight?
Still, it was laughable watching Sung Joon when he saw Shin Hyuk being nice to Hye Jin, and telling her to take care of herself.
Sung Joon probably felt thwarted, outdone, whatever, so maybe that’s why he reacted by practically barking at Hye Jin for the ‘minutes’ – for a meeting they haven’t even had that day.
Oh dear. Sung Joon is really acting out of character today. You almost start to think he has a thing for Hye Jin and that’s why… No wait. That couldn’t be it – not in a million years, right!?
Sung Joon gets a call from Ha Ri and they decide to meet for lunch.
It starts to rain when they get together and Sung Joon is surprised to see Ha Ri happy and playing with the falling drops. He says, “You used to hate rain.”
Seriously, can’t he see this can’t be Hye Jin?
But scrap that…What’s Ha Ri still doing hanging out with Sung Joon?
A glimmer of a soft-hearted moment…At work, Hye Jin finds an onion on her desk but doesn’t know why it’s there.
Later she happens to be in Sung Joon’s office and sees an article on his computer, about keeping an onion close to lessen the effect of a cold.
She gets that goofy look of delight on her face knowing Sung Joon was looking out for her too. In his own roundabout, deny-it-if-asked way, of course.
Sung Joon is caught smiling for the first time! He gets back to work and sees Hye Jin has drawn a smile on the onion and placed it in a glass of water on her desk.
He looks downright smug, and just then chief editor Kim Ra Ra takes a photo of his smile in that moment.
Later, he berates himself for smiling at anything to do with Hye Jin, and he wonders what’s wrong with him!
It’s a question he’s possibly going to be asking himself a lot in this episode…Especially when we see him acting even more weird over Hye Jin, doing a series of acts that makes us wonder ourselves. Why does he feel such a pull to Hye Jin (whom he calls ‘that intern’? While the one he knows as Hye Jin, who’s really Ha Ri, still feels somewhat strange to him?
Ha Ri is conflicted about her raging feelings for Sung Joon. She seems to wonder to herself, why does she want something she can’t have?
It’s Shin Hyuk who gives her the advice to give in to love. Because if it isn’t crazy, then it’s not worth it, is it? So go crazy! Or so he tells her.
Ha Ri goes hunting for those ill-fitting designer shoes she earlier discarded. She decides she’s going to do it. Just this once, she wants to see how far she can take it. She wants to try love.
For a girl who’s only ever dated for fun…can the lie she’s living, as Sung Joon’s Hye Jin, one day become the truth?
After dinner with Sung Joon, Ha Ri returns home to Hye Jin. Her pinprick of guilt must be the reason she ends up asking to bunk up in Hye Jin’s bed that night.
Hye Jin sees through the giggles and teasing, and asks the now solemn Ha Ri what’s really wrong. Ha Ri sighs and says one day, she’ll tell Hye Jin everything.
Hmm. Where have I heard that before!? Ha Ri isn’t really one to keep her promises to herself. Just like she couldn’t keep her promise to cut off from Sung Joon. This lady needs saving from herself, methinks.
Back at his apartment, Sung Joon bins the smiling onion he’d kept. Looks like he’s having more conviction about his feelings for the fake Hye Jin (Ha Ri) and decides to not spare ‘intern Hye Jin’ another needless thought.
Episode Six concludes on a pretty tame note. Hye Jin ends up being stuck with going on a trip. With Sung Joon. Alone.
It’s more a business trip, but still. They’d be making the trip alone. And with the way she’s been getting all fluttery over him of late, who knows if she can hold back from getting even more stuck on Sung Joon?
I’m not sure where all this is going, but I’m dazed at how mercenary Ha Ri has become.
Falling for her best friend’s first love is bad enough, but choosing to go on seeing him, in secret, just goes against the grain. This makes me curious, if just a bit, to see how far she can go to keep this facade alive.
Now I’m wondering, just how many people are going to get hurt when the truth comes to light? Needless to say, despite my misgivings I’ll be tuning in next week!
The best part of the episode for me was how nice Shin Hyuk remains to Hye Jin.
He’s always the one seeking her out on one pretext or the other, wanting them to meet up for a meal – or just finding ways to matter in her life.
Even if not in the romantic sense.
But part of me hopes that soon, that will change. And that maybe, Shin Hyuk would start to view Hye Jin as more than just his ‘little sister’.
How exciting would that be, if Shin Hyuk pursues Hye Jin’s heart for real?
Even if you’re all for “shipping” the main leads together, I think it would be fun to watch Shin Hyuk give Sung Joon a run for his money!