*sings* Feelings, nothing more than feelings. So many stinking feelings, yet no one will commit… Teardrops, rolling down on my face. Trying to forget my feelings of frustration… *ahem* So sorry, I’ve gotten a little carried away with oldies recently (okay, always) but really, there’s not a better way to sum up this week’s episodes. There are so many feelings running rampant this week yet no one is willing to do anything about them. Well, okay, that’s not entirely true but one kiss hardly makes up for the lack of action on every other front. Or does it?
We left off last week with Seung Chan offering Ye Jin a bit of comfort as her last conversation with Joon Mo left her in tears. As much as I wanted this to be a major turning point in Seung Chan and Ye Jin’s relationship, I’ve taught myself to never expect anything to go the way I want it to (at least when it comes to this drama) so I wasn’t nearly as disappointed with this scene as I might have otherwise been. Ye Jin’s response to Seung Chan’s head hug was anything but sweet but it did provide a chance for these two to talk and Seung Chan scored a small victory when Ye Jin agreed that he could drop the honorifics when he spoke to her. The look on Seung Chan’s face at that moment was so flipping adorable, I couldn’t help but melt. Too bad Ye Jin seems to be immune to Seung Chan’s cuteness.
Well, maybe she’s not totally immune… There have been more and more moments, as of late, where Ye Jin’s thoughts have strayed towards our adorable rookie and I’m forced to wonder whether Ye Jin’s heart is beginning to soften towards this bumbling rookie maknae. Ye Jin has admitted to the world that Seung Chan is more than he first appears but what does that mean in terms of their relationship? With the dropping of the honorifics, it’s obvious that these two are, at the very least, friends but is it possible there’s something more lying just beneath the surface? We all know Seung Chan would love for that to be the case but how does Ye Jin feel about this? Has she ever bothered to give thought to this possibility? She’s such a difficult character to read at times, it’s impossible to know how she feels when it comes to Seung Chan. We know that she likes him as a friend. We know that she thinks he’s cute, at least in a lost puppy kind of way. We know that she’s willing to spend time with him as a means of paying off her debt but could there be more to this new agreement than that? Seung Chan and I would both like to think so but what we want and what’s actually going on are two totally different things. Does Ye Jin even realize Seung Chan likes her as more than a friend and colleague? *sigh* If only I knew…
While Ye Jin’s feelings towards Seung Chan are vague, Cindy’s feelings are anything but and I’m happy about that. Whether I ship Cindy and Seung Chan or I not doesn’t matter, what does matter is that with Cindy’s little amusement park kiss, we now have one very clearly defined line in this crazy love square. (Yippee!) Cindy has made her feelings known to Seung Chan which means it’s now up to him to decide what he wants to do about those feelings. I’m not really expecting much here, especially not now that Seung Chan’s mom is (unknowingly) on Team Cindy. After all, nothing spells disaster for a couple more than an approving mother. Though once mother realizes Recycling Girl is actually Underwear Girl, her thoughts might change anyway, so does it really matter? What does matter is how Seung Chan chooses to respond to Cindy’s confession. It obviously left him more than a little befuddled (How much you wanna bet that was his first kiss?) but he can’t let something like this linger unanswered forever. Can he?
Whether Seung Chan chooses to man up and deal with Cindy’s feelings or not, at least Cindy is finally getting to experience a little bit of life. The poor girl has spent the past ten years catering to the wishes and whims of the Byun-pire, without ever doing anything for herself so it makes me happy to see her doing something on her own. Sure, this whole running away thing might seem a bit childish but c’mon! This kid has been working her tail off for the past ten years; doesn’t she deserve a little time to just be herself? I think she does and I’m happy Seung Chan, Ye Jin and Joon Mo all worked together to give Cindy this very brief moment of escape. Sure, it was inconvenient for them but not overly so and in the long run, I think it did them all good. Cindy got a taste of real life, Ye Jin stopped thinking about herself for more than five seconds and Joon Mo… Well, I’m not really sure why this benefited Joon Mo but I’m sure it did somehow. He got his house ridiculously organized. Does that count?
I will admit I thoroughly enjoyed watching these four interact this week. A lot of pent-up feelings and resentment were aired out and I think that drunken game of “Of Course” did everyone a whole lot of good. It certainly opened Joon Mo’s eyes to the fact that Seung Chan has a thing for Ye Jin but again, Joon Mo refuses to act. Even when Seung Chan confronts Joon Mo and calls him a coward, Joon Mo refuses to either step up or back away from Ye Jin and I, for one, am completely sick of his neutrality. The time for Joon Mo to act is here and he either needs to step up and declare that yes, he’s willing to accept Ye Jin’s feelings or let her know her feelings are completely one-sided and back away so someone else can take his place in her heart. The question is, which way is Joon Mo going to go? I believe he does have feelings for Ye Jin but are they more than the feelings you’d have for any life-long friend? I suppose that’s really the million dollar question, isn’t it? How Joon Mo answers this question is going to determine which way everything else goes from here. So c’mon Joon Mo! Hurry up and make your intentions clear already!
While we wait for Joon Mo to make up his mind, I’m just gonna sit here and try to decide which couple I ship more. On second thought… No. No I’m not. The minute I decide to ship one couple over the other is the minute the Dramaverse decides to crush all my hopes and dreams for said ship so no. I’m just gonna sit here and be Switzerland. I’m not gonna take sides. I’m just gonna watch and be happy with whatever the outcome may be, mostly because I can see positive aspects of whatever ships just happen to sail. Of course just because I decide not to take sides doesn’t mean you can’t. In fact, I bet a lot of you are already shipping one couple over another. So tell me already! Which ships are you hoping sail by the time this show wraps up? Do you have a favorite couple? I wanna know so be sure to let me know which couples you’re shipping (or anything else you wanna talk about) in the comments below! (Personally, the only couple I’m really shipping is Kim Hong Soon and Ko Yang Mi, because that would just be awesome.)
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