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Our OTP has finally come into terms with their feelings. But is it enough to give them a happily ever after they deserve?

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A confrontation between Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) and her mother has finally happened. I almost lost hope last episode that there would be some sort of redemption to Jo Mi-hee’s character but this is a good character development for both of them. As Jung Hyun-tae pointed out, Yoo-mi has tendency to push people away from her when she’s hurt. But this time, she faced her mother and and divulged all of her resentment to her mother. This is a huge thing for her.Worth mentioning is Mi-hee’s crying scene. This veteran actress always crack me up with her laid-back cool-mom antics but during that I teared up during on few seconds of her looking so hurt after the confrontation with her daughter.

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Our second lead only has one scene for the whole episode but it is, I think, one of the highlights of this episode. Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon) was desperate to find Yoo-mi and Hyun-tae gave him a good punch in the face for hurting her again. Although in the end, Hyun-tae still told Jin-wook of Yoo-mi’s possible location.Reading between the lines, it was clear Hyun-tae was letting go of his feelings for Yoo-mi.

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Yoo-mi’s decision to go to the East Coast beach where she met Jin-wook felt more like a time for rethinking than an escape. Her character is gradually becoming more in-tune with her feelings which would make her inline with Jin-wook’s unwavering feelings. Her longing for Jin-wook was really evident during a scene with Jin-wook’s mother, whom she met by chance on the street.

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I didn’t realize I miss seeing Yoo-mi and Jin-wook together until the moment they finally met again. That coin scene was probably one of the best squeal-worthy moments in the whole series. The musical scoring, the shots, and the actors’ performance were so on point, I almost forgave all the mischances of this drama.

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I’m now totally in love with Jin-wook’s character and how he is so sure about Yoo-mi. He kind of addressed one bothering thought in my mind that why a young Casanova like him couldn’t forget Yoo-mi after just one night with her. I thought it was a tiny plot hole that could be ignored because it happens to other stories as well. But nah, Jin-wook made sure I’ll love him without flaws (haha). That line where he said he love the Yoo-mi now and not the Yoo-mi in his memory was a statement of his certainty with all of this things. It was also a great show of trust when he opened up about his mother to Yoo-mi. It sort of explained why Jin-wook was hurt when Yoo-mi left while he was asleep. It pained him because it was almost similar to the way his mother left him.

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Now that our male lead has laid all of his cards, I expect Yoo-mi to do the same in the finale episode. It is now up to her to make the next move and decide on whether she is willing to be with Jin-wook regardless of outside factors. At this moment, Yoo-mi is at the cusp of becoming a TSTL character (which I really love to hate) if she couldn’t redeem herself.

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“Let’s be a coin” by Won Tae Yeon
I know it’s useless now but let’s pray to be like a coin.
You’re the front side and I’m the back side.
When one side is missing, the coin is thrown away.
Let’s pray to be like a coin.
Even if we can’t see each other, we’re always together.
Even if we can’t check on each other, we’re together forever.
Let’s pray to be like a coin.

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