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Decisions have to be made, but is it really for the better?

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Things got complicated between Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) and Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon) so, Yoo-mi decided it was for the best that she leave. I’ve said on my last reaction that I’m on-board this plot development because Yoo-mi seems to be the kind of character that needed some thinking to do. She was obviously unsure of her relationship with Jin-wook. Plus, she still cares too much about other people’s opinion about her.

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Jung Hyun-tae has confessed at last!!! I’ve wanted him to tell Yoo-mi his feelings but I think it was just the right time. He confessed when he finally understood how he feels for Yoo-mi. I love how he said he wasn’t expecting anything and that he just really want to be honest with Yoo-mi. His character wasn’t really written as someone who would fight for his place beside our female lead. He was just a constant companion. He remained Yoo-mi’s friend until the end.

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Meanwhile, our other second lead, Joo Hye-ri has finally let go of her feelings for Jin-wook. She has been pinning for Jin-wook for years it took her time to realize they weren’t meant to be. That short flashback of how Hye-ri and Jin-wook met made me want to comfort Hye-ri. But I didn’t need to do that because Hyung-tae came to the rescue. Okay, not actually to rescue her. Hyung-tae was just there to be her confidante. Is it too much for me to wish for these two to end up together?

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This episode seems to have two goals: (1) make it more complicated for our two leads and (2) let them realize they’re worse off when separated. I thought Jo Mi-hee’s TV guesting would be like her redemption scene and make it up for her daughter. But she just reignited the rumor about Jin-wook and Yoo-mi. Now, I wonder if writer-nim has something planned for Yoo-mi’s relationship with her mother.

At least Secretary Jang Woo-jin was there for Jin-wook. He gave him a good pep talk (using his love for head-to-toe matching wardrobe LOL) and made Jin-wook realize it was time for him to fight things that make him happy.

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Our beloved male lead, Cha Jin-wook, is the sole reason why I didn’t give up with this series. His character was surprisingly honest and really in-tune with his feelings. I was actually wondering why he let Yoo-mi go but then realize he thought Yoo-mi was suffering just like her mother. Also, can I mention how manly Sung Hoon looks in that crying in the car scene?

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The story finally reached the point where our characters need to think about their relationships. There’s only two choices: give up or fight on.

p.s. I don’t comment about the epilogues because I don’t know what the outtakes are for. But since episode 10 they have been putting this poems at the end and I just have to search about poet Won Tae Yun. There’s no transcription anywhere. I guess, it was all in hanguel. So here I am transcribing this poem:

Only One Memory by Won Tae Yun
I want to remember, it by only one name.
I’m sure I’ll feel at lot of pain and even if that pain drives me crazy.
Even until that moment I want to remember it by only one name.
Just one… I want to be remembered by only one name.
Even if I can’t see you ever again our memories will be left as a feeling of longing that doesn’t leave and it will take roots in our hearts.
So when it rains, and when the winds blow I want to be remembered by only one name.

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