As if their ride together wasn’t awkward enough already, Hye Jin’s stomach starts to growl with hunger.
In the meantime at the Most office, Shin Hyuk is missing his ‘Jackson’ big time. He tries to tease other co-workers but it’s just not the same. Aww Shin Hyuk, did you get a black belt in being so freaking cute?
Sung Joon and Hye Jin stop for a meal. Now drumroll…the moment I’ve been waiting for. To actually find out if Sung Joon does eat food, or is secretly a Martian who lives on moonbeams.
Omo omo…the ahjumma who serves them looks uncannily like our Chief Editor, multilingual Kim Ra Ra! Also, I can’t help but smile at Sung Joon.
He’s kept a straight face all day, but here he is ordering for the costliest item on the menu. In his usual merry-go-round way he’s being nice without seeming to be.
There’s our first LOL moment, when Sung Joon gets to put on an apron to keep oil from spattering on his clothes. The apron’s a bit racy, as Hye Jin points out with a guffaw. Gosh our Sung Joon seems so unintentionally goofy today, doesn’t he?
Oh dear, Oh dear! Sung Joon forgot his wallet back at the office and now he can’t pay for all that expensive food. Hye Jin doesn’t have enough on her card either, so the owner ahjumma is getting angsty and threatens to call the police.
The ahjumma is busy sharpening her biggest knives while the panicked Hye Jin calls for help with the bill.
Since their other co-workers missed their way (intentionally, on Han Sul’s part as she has designs on Kim Joon-woo,whom she thinks is the mystery chaebol) – Hye Jin has noone else to turn to but her bestie Ha Ri. While Sung Joon looks like he’d happily sink through a hole in the ground if he could. This is beyond embarrassing.
We get to laugh out loud again, when Hye Jin can’t seem to get her hand on anyone to bail them out – so the ahjumma demands they pay with their bodies. It’s hilarious how Hye Jin goes to hide behind the equally unnerved Sung Joon.
The ahjumma makes them change into humble work clothes and shovel up cow dung to pay for their meal. Ooh, this is too good. I’m loving this episode already! Hearing Sung Joon bicker with Hye Jin over who ate what and how much, is just too precious.
Sung Joon transforms into this squeamish little boy when he touches cow dung by mistake. Seriously, I can’t. Just watching these farm scenes has me in stitches. Oh, and Hye Jin drops her precious worker ID in a pile of dung. Let’s see how that ends up.
But no, the officially cutest thing is watching Sung Joon and Hye Jin diligently get into their farming tasks.
No longer complaining, they’re both very ‘can-do’ and this attitude is quite appealing to watch.
Because Sung Joo has not once had to complain to Hye a Jin about her lack of skill or smarts. And Hye Jin for once, is very calm and easy going around Sung Joon.
Could they be forming some kind of rapport? Maybe even friendship? When the job is done they even almost do that double high-five together, but stop midair. I guess we’re not quite at bestie level yet, but it’s cool.
Hye Jin goes into panic mode when she realizes her Employer ID has gone missing. Against his better judgement, Sung Joon joins her to look for it.
Later, the heartbroken Hye Jin is all cleaned up to go. She did not get to find her precious ID card. But then surprise, Sung Joon hands it to her like it was nothing for him to have found it.
But we know better don’t we? Because moments later the ahjumna comes to find out why Sung Joon had to rummage through the cow dung. That’s how Hye Jin finds out how much trouble Sung Joon went to just to find her employer ID.
Sung Joon and Hye Jin are on their way again. Sung Joon smiles softly to himself as Hye Jin explains what the employer ID means to her. And how she used to envy those who had one. Now for the first time she’s part of a big, important company and it’s a major sense of achievement for her.
Goodness me, what’s this? Sung Joon and Hye Jin finally have their ‘moment’. And it’s so idyllic, out there having an open air dinner, on the beach, that I just squirm with envy.
Today has been such a day of firsts. The first time Hye Jin has seen Sung Joon smile. Or heard him address her by her name and not ‘hey intern’. And just, you know, treating her like a real human being and talking with her. You can just see her glowing, while Sung Joon is finally off his high horse, at least, far less than his usual.
They share trivia on video games, their fave girl bands and dramas. And the night just seems to fly by.
I can’t help but think of Shin Hyuk, who seemed horrified when he found out Hye Jin ended up alone on the overnight trip with Sung Joon. What about Ha Ri, who didn’t seem all too thrilled that Sung Joon and Hye Jin are off at a scenic beach resort together?
Then there’s Han-Sul whose little plan to seduce Kim Joon-woo didn’t go as planned, thanks to her stomach bug. The only ones who seem to be having any fun tonight, are Hye Jin and Sung Joon.
In fact they’re so caught up with each other, they don’t realize it’s closing time at the restaurant.
Soon they’re walking together and Sung Joon thanks her for that night, in the rain. He talks about his mother who died in a car accident, in the rain and Sung Joon was present. Which traumatised him for a long time, and even now.
Then comes my mostest bestest part of the episode! Just as Hye Jin is about to tell Sung Joon the truth about her Identity, Shin Hyuk shows up! And Sung Joon looks far from happy.
At their drinking spot Hye Jin and Sung Joon seem uncomfortable while Shin Hyuk is all cheeky smiles and cheer. He plays up his brother-sister closeness with Hye Jin just to nettle Sung Joon, possibly.
Well, we see Shin Hyuk finally get to scare Hye Jin with that spider. And her reaction makes us see why it’s so much fun for Shin Hyuk to tease her. She’s just such a dorky dork!
Sung Joon sips on some alcohol by mistake and smacks Shin Hyuk on the head, pretending it’s an ‘autumn mosquito’ he was aiming for. It takes under a minute for Sung Joon to pass out after drinking that mouthful of alcohol. So again Shin Hyuk and Hye Jin are stuck with getting him into bed.
Then Shin Hyuk asks Hye Jin if she too, like Sung Joon, thinks Shin Hyuk is slimy? To save herself from answering, Hye Jin offers to bring him water after all.
I like how, while other guys would take a “brooding shower”, our Shin Hyuk is unique: he goes for a night run while thinking over those candid shots Sung Joon took of Hye Jin. Oh man oh man.
Hye Jin is back home, and back to familiar living and working. Except, well, Sung Joon is so much different than before. As such even the other employees are perturbed by the change. Shin Hyuk just frowns a lot and looks disgruntled about something. His beady-eyed glances at Sung Joon and Hye Jin, just crack me up.
It’s a week to the deadline so everyone’s working late. And even Ha Ri can’t seem to get a minute of Sung Joon’s time.
Sung Joon finds some takeaway on his desk and mouths his thanks to Hye Jin through the glass wall. Shin Hyuk continues to look down in the dumps. Like he feels Hye Jin is slipping from his grasp…when she wasn’t his to begin with, dear man.
Later, they’re both having dinner together and Hye Jin tells Shin Hyuk that she offered to take Sung Joon out soon and tell him the truth. Shin Hyuk’s expression is hard to read, and somehow the subject of his little sister comes up. The one who resembles Hye Jin. The one who’s actually a dog. Raised by Shin Hyuk’s family.
Oh my…God. Just…slap me now. I think I must be dreaming. Because Shin Hyuk suddenly seems to realize why he acts the way he does with Hye Jin. And why he says he felt weird when he heard Hye Jin was going to tell Sung Joon the truth.
I like you. A lot, he tells Hye Jin.
Now I’m not even breathing. What!? Yes, yes! Best love admission ever. Well, for today at least.
Of course Hye Jin doesn’t believe him. He’s pranked her so many times, she feels this is just another one of his expensive gags.
Seriously, I really really need to be slapped out of my dreamy cloud right now. Because we have Sung Joon and Ha Ri on one end, with Ha Ri confessing her love for Sung Joon with a kiss. And on the other end is Shin Hyuk, trying to apologize and also, convince Hye Jin of his sincerity.
Both couples just happen to be in the same vicinity at the same time. And Shin Hyuk just manages to catch Ha Ri kissing Sung Joon.
At last, Shin Hyuk understands that Ha Ri is playing the fake Hye Jin. While Sung Joon is the forbidden love Ha Ri told Shin Hyuk about.
As Hye Jin is about to look over her shoulder and see Ha Ri and Sung Joon locking lips, Shin Hyuk is faster. He spins her to face the other way, wrapping her in a back hug. Hye Jin freezes in shock, while my face is making a permanent “squeeeee”.
Needless to say, I’ll be chomping on my nails till I can devour the next episode!
Okay, so this is totally my best episode so far. The whole character development of each major player, was nicely done. I love, I love. Sung Joon did a whole 180, while Hye Jin also stopped being ditsy. And let her inner beauty shine through. No wonder both males can’t seem to resist her.
As for Ha Ri, looks like she’s gearing up to win the “worst best friend ever” award. Let’s see how her desperate efforts work out for her.
My exploding second-lead-syndrome for Shin Hyuk already seems doomed, but that’s okay. I do want the one true pairing to work out some day, but still, I want Shin Hyuk to have his face time.
Because you know, he’s just got this edgy appeal. That spicy kind of personality that the main actor is afraid to show at first. So until Sung Joon stops having qualms about his emotions for Hye Jin, I’m firmly Team Shin Hyuk.