So Episode 9 was pretty tense ne? Hopefully Episode 10 will soften things up a bit for everyone. After the extremely emotional last 10 minutes of episode 9, Hye Na and Dong Chan are left in the embrace they ended up in after Dong Chan saved Hye Na from an oncoming van.
When the pair finally separate, Hye Na is pretty dazed but tries to walk away. When Dong Chan grabs her arm she tells him to let go. There is silence whilst Dong Chan fights with how to fix the mess he has gotten himself into. In the end he says "let's go home" and drags her to the car. Obviously in no fit state to say no Hye Na allows herself to be dragged along. In the car however it's obvious things are different. The atmosphere is tense and Hye Na sits in the back away from Dong Chan where she silently cries.
When they arrive back at the mansion, Hye Na doesn't wait for Dong Chan to open the door. She lets herself out and storms into the house without even saying a word to Maid Jang. Maid Jang asks if she and Dong Chan had another fight, but leaves before Dong Chan has to answer. Maid Jang follows Hye Na and asks if she left her phone, she tells Hye Na that Tae Yoon tried calling. Hye Na however completely ignores everything she says and walks off. When Maid Jang realises she is not listening to what she is saying she gives up. In her room Hye Na replays the scene with Dong Chan in her head, whilst Tae Yoon continues calling but Hye Na does not answer her phone.
The next day Eui Joo decides she has to put Hye Na in her place, even if it does put her at a disadvantage (she is such a kind soul ^0^). When her ma tells her she is going to deliver flowers to the Kang San Residence, Eui Joo insists on going. Meanwhile Dong Chan has taken the day off and left early to visit his Mom's grave :(
When Eui Joo arrives at the Kang San residence she sits Hye Na down and puts her right. She explains that even though it wasn't the right course of action, Dong Chan only did what he did to help his Mom, he needed to pay back the money for her hospital fees. Hye Na seems taken back by the news and from the look on her face it seems she feels guilty. Once Eui Joo is finished she leaves and Hye Na stands up to find herself face to face with Tae Yoon. Tae Yoon asks what they were talking about, Hye Na brushes it off and asks why he is there. He tells her he came because she wasn't answering his calls. Hye Na apologises and says he's there now.
By this time Dong Chan is sat at his mother's grave with a bunch of flowers and a bottle of soju, he still has Hye Na's hair clip in his hands. He sits and asks his Mom if he's pathetic, that he still finds her really adorable and pretty.
Dong Chan doesn't arrive back until much later on. When he does Hye Na is stood on the drive waiting for him and fidgeting, she is obviously nervous. The pair sit down on a bench outside and talk. Hye Na explains that she probably acted the way she did because the hurt she received was probably the same size as the trust she had in him (obviously a lot). Dong Chan explains that even if everyone in the world knew he didn't want her to know about his past and reasons, he admits this was because he "liked" her, this catches Hye Na by surprise, she immediately looks at him. Dong Chan tells her not to worry that he has surpressed his feelings. Not sure whether Hye Na is happy or sad about that. The look on her face says maybe disappointed but more likely she is confused as at this point she hasn't realised her obvious feelings for him :P When Dong Chan leaves he seems torn, whilst Hye Na is left looking confused and shocked about her own feelings and the confession she just heard.
The next day Tae Yoon calls Eui Joo to meet him and asks if anything is going on between Hye Na and Dong Chan that he should know about. Eui Joo asks why he asks, Tae Yoon admits he overheard a little of their conversation the day before. Eui Joo waves him off and assures him it was nothing, she was just doing her usual, sticking up for her Oppa. She then moves on to ask Tae Yoon a question. She points out that if Tae Yoon doesn't like Dong Chan by Hye Na's side she should hurry up and marry her, after all once they are married she won't have a butler, right?
When Eui Joo separates from Tae Yoon she heads back to work where she bumps into Dong Chan. He gives her a memory stick and asks her to help him find who the culprit who copied Hye Na's work. Eui Joo comments on Dong Chan always doing his best to help her and how she wishes she had a butler like him. Before she leaves she goes to tell about her meeting with Tae Yoon, but then thinks better of it.
In Hye Na's office, Soo Ah is there to rub Hye Na's nose in the copyright issue. Soo Ah expected Hye Na to give up and is surprised that she hasn't. Dong Chan enters halfway and assures Soo Ah they have nearly caught the culprit who copied Hye Na's work. He makes fun of Soo Ah and she leaves. Hye Na points out she is happy he took her side but that Soo Ah won't let him go for it. Meanwhile Tae Yoon meets up with his brother and it seems all has been resolved =D
Later on Dong Chan returns to the office and sneaks up on Hye Na, she acts weirdly whilst he is there, when he is silent and watching over her shoulder she gets awkward and asks what is wrong. Dong Chan smiles and tells her it's about time to knock off, he then says "let's go for soju" Hye Na agrees. The pair end up at some cheap road side bar, Dong Chan buys Hye Na noodles and himself soju. Hye Na snaps and asks who will drive back if he drinks Soju. Dong Chan tells her she can drive them home and that she should allow him this drink :P It is agreed and Hye Na eats her noodles. Dong Chan then gets to the point, he asks if things are uncomfortable for Hye Na because he told her about his feelings. Hye Na admits if she is honest it is uncomfortable, but not because he said he liked her, but because he is no longer the innocent and kind Dong Chan she knew. Dong Chan doesn't want her to be awkward around him and tells her he will switch positions with Butler Woo Sung. Hye Na immediately tells him that it's not necessary and that she just needs time to get used to it. She asks why Dong Chan resorted to the methods he did. When he isn't honest with her Hye Na asks why he doesn't just say he did it all for his mother. Dong Chan smiles not surprised and tells her that doing it for his mother is not an excuse. When they leave the pair shake hands and agree to have a fresh start.
When they arrive back at the Kang San Residence, Hye Na in the drivers seat, Tae Yoon is waiting. He is obviously not happy, he immediately asks why Hye Na was driving. Hye Na tells him that Dong Chan had some soju so she was right to drive (right?). Tae Yoon is obviously not happy but doesn't say anything. Dong Chan leaves them to it. Tae Yoon's reason for coming was to tell Hye Na that he had made up with his brother. Because he was so happy about it he wanted to tell her first. They somehow end up talking about the noodle bar Dong Chan and Hye Na went to together. Tae Yoon obviously isn't happy, but Hye Na is blatantly oblivious and moves back to congratulate him about his brother. Tae Yoon asks if she will meet his brother or if she's too nervous. Hye Na tells him because it's his brother she should meet him whether she is nervous or not. They are then interrupted by Dong Chan who runs to Hye Na with the phone, her Grandpa is on the other line, Hye Na runs off and talks to her Grandpa. Whilst Dong Chan and Tae Yoon are left alone, Tae Yoon warns Dong Chan not to make him dislike him (after the soju incident) Dong Chan bows his head and apologises ¬¬. When Hye Na returns she does not realise that anything happened and walks off with Tae Yoon.
The next morning Hye Na and Dong Chan prepare for Hye Na and Tae Yoon's date. The staff all watch eager and shocked to see Dong Chan teaching Hye Na how to make sushi. This scene is really cute, Dong Chan laughs when he turns to look at her, he tells her she has rice on her face. She tries to get it off but doesn't manage it. Dong Chan smiles and takes it off for her before eating it, slightly catching Hye Na off guard. Dong Chan tells her that Tae Yoon will be happy if Hye Na makes the food herself rather than buying it or getting the staff to make it. Hye Na moves on to ask Dong Chan when he is going to use his Birthday coupon as it will run out if he doesn't use it, she warns him that once it is expired he can't use it. She then points out that he promised her a wish and that he has to listen to it when she has one. Dong Chan agrees. Hye Na asks what Dong Chan will do for the day. When he doesn't answer right away she continues and asks him if he wants to come with her and Tae Yoon. (This goes to show how attached to Dong Chan she is when she is inviting him along on her dates! What would Tae Yoon think to that!?!?! XD) Anyway Dong Chan says he has an appointment with Eui Joo. Hye Na awkwardly says that that's good. However it's obvious there is some jealousy in there because she then starts messing up her sushi and starts getting irritable and snappy. LOLZ
Hye Na appears ready for her date, however Dong Chan really isn't impressed with her short revealing outfit and orders her to change :P Hye Na obviously got the reaction she wanted and tells him it's her sexy concept. Dong Chan blocks her path and tells her she can't go out in it, she tells him that it just makes her want to wear it more. Dong Chan threatens her and tells her if she doesn't change he will change her, Hye Na laughs and says he's bluffing so Dong Chan bends down to grab her. She immediately yells and walks off agreeing to change :P (Round - Dong Chan XD)
Anyway after all this, the pair go on their respective dates. Dong Chan meets Eui Joo all smart, when she asks him why he is dressed that way, he advises her he will be her butler for the day after she said she wished he was her butler last time. Eui Joo laughs and says she was just kidding, but Dong Chan insists and drags her away. He takes her dress shopping where he buys her a nice, new, cute dress. They try hats on in the market. When they get to the park Dong Chan is momentarily reminded of Hye Na as he sees a guy teaching his girlfriend how to ride a bike.
This then takes us to Hye Na and Tae Yoon's date. The pair happily ride their bikes for a while before retiring to eat the food that Hye Na prepared. Tae Yoon comments on Hye Na's delicious food and admits he is surprised she can do stuff like that, Hye Na tells him she learned it from Dong Chan that morning, which brings the mood down ^^;;; Tae Yoon asks if Hye Na can do anything without Dong Chan. He asks her if she really needs a butler, as no one else does. She admits she is thankful to Dong Chan because it is because of him that her and Tae Yoon are together, she then lists the situations he set up for them.
We then flip back to Dong Chan and Eui Joo who are sharing a pot of ice cream. Eui Joo gets some on her cheek, Dong Chan wipes it away and eats it. (Does he do this to everyone? O.o XD) Eui Joo asks if she treats Hye Na that well every day. Dong Chan tells her they argue all the time. Eui Joo says it must be tiring. Dong Chan says it is but is talking about his one sided love. He explains it's a toss up between being near her and in pain or not being able to see her and suffer thinking about her. Eui Joo gets jealous and snappy, she tells him he should just leave it, she'll never understand him. But Dong Chan tells her he's never asked for Hye Na to understand his heart he's not that greedy. When Eui Joo says that's good as she thought he was aiming for the moon (aka too high) he snaps back at her, she tells him to forget about Hye Na and leaves. Dong Chan tries to grab her but she shakes him off and walks away. Dong Chan is left to his thoughts.
By now Tae Yoon and Hye Na have arrived back at the mansion. Tae Yoon apologises for all the stuff he said about Dong Chan and says it's fine if she wants a butler he'll just have to get used to it. He moves on to say 'but if we get married don't bring you're butler along' Hye Na immediately becomes nervous and tells him it's too early for that kind of talk. (Too right they haven't even kissed yet, right? O.o) Tae Yoon hugs her before leaving. As he disappears Hye Na notices Dong Chan walking up the drive, next thing you know Eui Joo appears in a taxi. She jumps out and hugs Dong Chan and apologises. Dong Chan asks if she came all that way for that and wipes her tears away, Eui Joo goes for it and plants a kiss on a shocked Dong Chan before running away. As she disappears Dong Chan turns around to Hye Na who lies really badly saying she didn't see anything. She immediately goes into the house, where she pauses and holds her hand to her chest. :o
When Eui Joo returns home her Ma enters her room to find out what is wrong and comments on the saucy dress. When she sees her daughter is not in the mood she leaves. Eui Joo checks her phone to find lots of worried texts from Dong Chan, which she choses to ignore. Dong Chan stands back at the Kang San Residence pacing outside worried about Eui Joo. Hye Na is in her room unsure of why she is reacting the way she is to the kiss she saw between Dong Chan and Eui Joo earlier that day. She decides to step out onto her balcony to get some clear air where she sees and watches Dong Chan.
The next morning Hye Na and Dong Chan walk into each other, things are obviously awkward, Dong Chan starts to bring up the topic of the kiss but they are soon interrupted by Butler Woo Sung who excitedly tells her that her Grandpa has returned. Awkwardness averted :P Hye Na runs out to hug her Grandpa, Dong Chan happily follows to greet the chairman.
The Director and his family are over right away obviously eager to know if the surgery was a success or not (them hoping for it not to be ¬¬) Grandpa Kang assures them he's fine and that he wants to hold a party soon to announce Hye Na as the official heir to the company. Obviously no one else is happy about that.
Manager Jung and Maid Jang watch Director Kang and his family leave. It is here that Manager Jung advises Maid Jang that the Chairman could not have the surgery because it was too late and that he might not make it through the winter.
Inside Hye Na admits to Dong Chan that she feels nervous, Dong Chan tells her she will be fine, that you can't always do what you want. She asks if she will be good at it, Dong Chan asks if he seems like he'd be a good butler? He then says "I'm a good butler" to which Hye Na replies "who said you were good" XD he advises her she needs to stop being rude and bullying people, she goes to hit him (playfully) which proves his point, she asks why he is so naggy. Dong Chan says it's because he's her butler... at least until the weekend. Hye Na is obviously saddened by this revelation and falls silent.
Later on that evening Dong Chan wonders the grounds, you get the feeling he's kind of taking one last look and saying goodbye. Hye Na comes out of the house and watches him without him noticing. (Stalker much? :P XDD jk)
The next day we are greeted to a scene of Tae Yoon buying couple rings ¬¬ then we are taken to the party at the Kang San Residence. The staff are briefed and then the guests are allowed to enter.
Dong Chan goes to meet Hye Na so he can bring her over from the house. As he gets to the stairs he looks up to see Hye Na descending elegantly in a stunning long white dress. She looks at him and smiles as the camera focuses on Dong Chan's stunned look we are treated to a mysterious gust of wind blowing his hair ¬¬ (totally ruined that bit for me sorry ¬¬ stupid uncessary wind grr). Anyway Hye Na walks down the stairs towards him and stops just above him. She goes to take the last step and oops in true Korean Drama style she misses and lands in Dong Chan's arms. Dong Chan is quite taken back and looks as if he really doesn't know what to do with himself, with the girl of his dreams in his arms :P He nervously helps her back to her feet and she smiles. When she is steady he offers her his hand and walks her down the remainder of the stairs =D
Back at the party Eui Joo has arrived and she seems to be practising asking Dong Chan out in different ways, as one of the staff members passes with a tray of wine she grabs it and pretty much downs it... obviously someone's nervous :P Anyway she notices Dong Chan running into a building and follows him.
Inside Hye Na is practising her speech, Dong Chan gives her a glass of water, which she downs. He smiles and asks if she is nervous, she says no but Dong Chan says it's obvious she is, which makes her irritable :P She drops the glass and her speech, when she picks up the speech she manages to cut her finger on the smashed class. Dong Chan bends down and whips out a handkerchief wrapping it around her cut finger and holding it there. She watches him as he does it. Schweet! Hye Na shows her vulnerability in this moment and admits that she is nervous. Dong Chan jokes at first asking if she could ever be embarassed. Then however he gives one of his normal pep talks and tells her not to worry she will definitely do well because she is Kang Hye Na. Eui Joo witnessess the intimate moment between them and immediately leaves in tears. She bumps into Tae Yoon. When he asks what's wrong she doesn't answer. However anger seems to catch up and she turns and asks Tae Yoon if he wants to know what Hye Na and Dong Chan's relationship really is...
Dong Chan goes through some breathing exercises with Hye Na to calm her down. He advises her not to be nervous and to speak slowly. Hye Na takes a deep breath and tells him that if she finishes her speech successfully he has to grant her wish. Dong Chan asks what wish and Hye Na asks if he forgot, reminding him that he promsied her one. He jokes about how she didn't forget and asks her what her wish is. She says she will tell him after the speech but Dong Chan is really eager to know, so she spills. "Even though my Grandfather is back don't leave me, stay by my side"
End of Episode! ZOMG!
WAH! How could they leave it this way???? Kills you waiting for next week doesn't it? XD
Anyway episodes 9 and 10 were incredibly strong episodes in the series. Dong Chan and Hye Na had an incredible chemistry and it was obvious who Hye Na really loves. I love the way that their relationship has grown gradually rather than just being thrown in at the deep end. It's so nice to see Hye Na's attachment and awareness of Dong Chan grow. It was also really nice to see her put down her pride at the end of the episode and ask Dong Chan to stay. The old Hye Na wouldn't have dreamt of doing that. But obviously the reminder of losing him before is good motivation.
The episode ran smooth enough, the scenes were nice. Eui Joo's character whilst I find lovable and cute can be annoying at times. Dong Chan has already admitted that he likes Hye Na, but Eui Joo still tries to push her way in and acts surprised when she sees the two together (I think maybe she wasn't expecting Hye Na's attachment to Dong Chan). She comes across as quite mean though when she tells Dong Chan things like he's aiming to high and he should just give up. It was good that he reacted to that in this episode as I would have found it unrealistic if he didn't.
All the main characters bar Tae Yoon have been developed really nicely. I feel quite sorry for Jung Il Woo portraying Tae Yoon because the character hasn't been written very well at all... it must be hard to act. The character is all over the place and isn't consistent. Dong Chan and Hye Na's characters are developed nicely and whilst Eui Joo is a little rough on the edges, her character is well developed too and the actress portrays her well.
Anyway after an ending like that waiting for episode 11 is near unbearable ^^;;;
Episode 8 left us on a mighty cliff hanger... it looked as if Dong Chan was found out! But it seems us viewers took the bait. In this episode we are shown the scene before Dong Chan arrived, the loan sharks are recognised by Soo Ah who tells Hye Na they attacked her in the car park. Hye Na becomes suspicious and the car park ploy is revealled. Dong Chan arrives and is dealt a blow, Soo Ah wants to deal some punishment but Hye Na won't allow it, pointing out that Dong Chan is HER bodyguard and she should do the punishing. Hye Na leads a down trodden Dong Chan away, however as soon as they are out of ear shot of Soo Ah she turns around and asks if it hurt. Dong Chan is confused and Hye Na explains she had to do it to get Soo Ah off her back, she then progresses to ask if she was really that bad that Dong Chan needed to resort to such a scare tactic. Dong Chan goes to protest but Hye Na tells him it's ok and all is left well. Dong Chan then leaves to meet his "friend".
Outside Dong Chan bumps into Eui Joo who is relieved to hear that his cover is still intact, Dong Chan, however still needs to meet the loan sharks and the pair quickly part. Not able to see the trio Dong Chan decides to call them. When the loan sharks put the phone down we see they are not alone, Hye Na is with them and she asks to know everything.
What a cruel but good twist. I must admit that being a Romcom drama I have loved this SO much but I will be honest and say it hasn't been completely original, however this little twist was good, it dealt us a shock then lulled us into a false sense of security, then bam a few minutes later everything is ACTUALLY revealled.
When Hye Na returns to the company Dong Chan is trying to stop the board from leaving before she gets there. A near fight between Hye Na and Director Kang ensues, however Dong Chan is in the middle to stop it. The meeting is put to an end and Dong Chan leads Hye Na away. When they are alone, Hye Na wants to confront Dong Chan now she knows everything, however she finds herself unable to, instead she looks heart broken and like she is about to cry, she makes the excuse that she quarrelled with Tae Yoon, which Dong Chan seems to buy. Later on Hye Na is left alone to her thoughts where she recalls instances where Dong Chan told her not to trust him and when she went to his house and he tried to hide what looked like gigolo clothes.
Downstairs when dinner is served Hye Na is obviously not in a good mood and takes it out on the staff whilst Dong Chan is left to watch. Maid Jung serves dinner, which Hye Na states is unappetizing and throws the plate on the floor, a bit of the smashed plate cuts Manager Jung and Dong Chan gets angry. He chases Hye Na out of the room where he lectures her, telling her even if she is having a hard time she shouldn't take it out on others it's not right to treat people that way. The latter end of the sentence hits a nerve and Hye Na asks if Dong Chan is qualified to say something like that to her. She then leaves and Dong Chan is left confused once again. In her room Hye Na resorts to throwing and screaming to release her anger and hurt. Meanwhile Dong Chan checks on Maid Jung and her cut, here Maid Jung tells him she doesn't hate her and never will. (aw)
Hye Na decides to go out, she meets up with Tae Yoon (it feels like Tae Yoon is being really badly used here, even though I don't much like him that's kinda sad for him) They eat candy floss together and Hye Na watches him play basketball. When he is done the pair chat, Tae Yoon knows there is something wrong and Hye Na explains that she was betrayed by a close friend, that everyone wants her for her money. Tae Yoon takes the nice guy approach and says that she should continue trusting this friend if they mean that much, that she should find out the reasons behind it before completely giving up her trust in them. Eventually Dong Chan gets through to Tae Yoon on the phone. After Hye Na just disappeared everyone has been worried. Tae Yoon explains Hye Na is with him and Hye Na goes home. When she gets back she watches Dong Chan from afar, he is outside waiting for her looking at flowers. She admits to herself that she wants to trust him but she doesn't know if she can, then she goes inside. When Dong Chan hears the door close he realises she's back and goes back to the house.
The next day Dong Chan asks for more time to go and see his "friend" as the loan sharks were with Hye Na the day before (unknown to Dong Chan) he wasn't able to meet them. Hye Na agrees, but as soon as he leaves she follows him. Seems she has everything planned out, when Dong Chan arrives at the base of the loan sharks he is just in time to see them get arrested. Hye Na watches Dong Chan from her car when a detective comes over to her and hands her the piece of paper she asked for. Hye Na rips up the contract Dong Chan had with the loan sharks...
Dong Chan immediately phones Eui Joo and tells her of the news. She is relieved, however Dong Chan still seems worried still but Eui Joo assures him this is a good thing as now they are in jail they can't do anything. After Eui Joo ends up having an arguement with her mother. Her ma voices her opinions that she never wants Eui Joo with Dong Chan, she sees Dong Chan as a son but that can never be. Eui Joo gets upset and angry and leaves.
Hye Na is by now at a bar getting drunk and has called for Dong Chan to meet her. When he gets there she explains the reason she argued with Tae Yoon was because he lied to her. (This is obviously to prompt Dong Chan). She explains that if he'd just been honest she would have been able to understand, but the fact that he lied and still lied when she gave him the opportunity to be honest, meant she couldn't forgive him. Using his own situation and already feeling guilty at her comments, Dong Chan defends Tae Yoon as if defending himself. Hye Na then asks him straight if he has lied to her about anything and whether he has anything he wants to tell her. Dong Chan hesistates for a while, even when he is prompted by Hye Na again, he ends up bottling out and saying nothing, which obviously makes Hye Na angry. Hye Na leaves and Dong Chan chases her outside. It's here that it is revealled she knows everything, which shatters Dong Chan's world, she tells him he is fired and gets into a cab where she cries and remembers the good times she had with him. Dong Chan is left alone to realise his situation. (Why wasn't he just honest ^^; oh the love of Kdrama haha)
The next day it seems that Soo Ah and Director Kang have managed to get their spy to steal Hye Na's presentation idea for the Kang San online Shopping Mall. Director Kang isn't impressed with the idea but Soo Ah is and thinks the idea might work. They are interupted by Jo Mi Ok, as soon as she appears Director Kang closes the laptop and he and Soo Ah stop talking. Jo Mi Ok wonders why and Soo Min says it's because his Mom can't keep a secret :P She is upset at being kept out even though she is a member of the family. She is given the job of visiting Eui Joo's Ma to find out some background information on Dong Chan. However when she gets there Eui Joo's Ma knows what she is after and tells her she's not getting anything.
Meanwhile back at the Kang San Residence Dong Chan reports to duty. Hye Na asks why he's there she fired him, but Dong Chan points out Hye Na can't fire him only her Grandpa can. She concedes and opts instead to call her Grandpa and tell him everything that has happened so that he will fire here. Dong Chan however calls her bluff and tells her that he will make the call himself. Hye Na is obviously stabbed by the comment and retorts with now she understands how he was a gigolo she then moves on to saying how seeing him makes her feel sick before she leaves. Dong Chan is left cut up :(
In the presentation Hye Na is obviously not with it, but she goes ahead. It's obvious that Director Kang has some plan as he is smug throughout the whole presentation. When it comes to an end he says it would have been good if it was original. He then shows them Soo Ah's previous idea, which was pretty much exactly the same but with Soo Ah as the model instead of Hye Na. Hye Na tries to defend herself but in her current situation it doesn't work and the board gang up against her. Hye Na returns to her office and throws her slides on the floor angrily, Dong Chan follows her and picks them up, he tries to hand them to her but she pushes him away. He moves into one of his speeches about how she should not give up and it's not like her to. He tells her to cheer up and keep at it, her idea must have been good for Soo Ah to copy. Hye Na however is still bitter and retorts with 'So this is why women like you?' Dong Chan is obviously stuck for words. She goes on to comment about how his kindness was all an act. Dong Chan is stabbed again (metaphorically of course :P) when he tells her he'll wait outside for her instructions he seems to be trying not to cry :( when he leaves Hye Na's expression is not so harsh, she is obviously still upset too and hurt by his presence.
Whilst outside Dong Chan bumps into Eui Joo. She notices something is wrong by his expression and the way he is acting, but doesn't push when he tells her he's fine. He comments on her hair sticking up and jokes trying to stick it down, he tells her she looks nicer with her hair tied up. This little scene is witnessed by Hye Na and Tae Yoon who come down the stairs together. They approach Dong Chan and Eui Joo and Tae Yoon asks the pair to join them for lunch. Lunch however is awkward with Hye Na making snide remarks about how Dong Chan would make a good gigolo. When the meal is over Eui Joo asks Dong Chan if Hye Na knows, he answers her honestly making her angry. She tells him to leave the Kang San house. When he skirts around the idea Eui Joo pushes further and Dong Chan actually speaks abruptly telling her he's already having a hard time without her. At this she silences. Meanwhile Hye Na and Tae Yoon continue their date, Tae Yoon isn't in the best of moods thanks to Hye Na's behaviour. He asks why she behaved like that and asks what her and Dong Chan's relationship is. When Hye Na acts coolly, Tae Yoon gets angry and backs up his reasons for asking the question; her behaviour at the table that day and how he has noticed how close they are. He asks if he is being overly sensitive, when she says he is, he decides to stop.
When Dong Chan returns to Hye Na's office she is not there. He ends up pacing the room for ages before he decides to sit down, where he ends up falling to sleep. Dong Chan is woken by a call from Hye Na, when he hears what she has to say he jumps off the sofa and runs out the room.
Hye Na has found her way to Dong Chan's old Host bar. Dong Chan gets there as fast as he can, when he arrives he wants to know how she found out about the place. She tells him he seems like a completely different person there and how hard it must have been for him to act kind and pitiful. Dong Chan is obviously hurt by this and says it's hard for him too. But Hye Na is not done, she tells him she can't stop thinking about how he acted to the women there what he would say. Dong Chan has enough and tells her she can do as she wishes but he is leaving. He gets up and walks away, but he doesn't get far. He turns back and drags her with him. She is not happy and kicks up a fuss as she goes, she bites him to let her go. He does but as she goest to walk back he grabs her and pushes her against the wall. He asks her why she is so cruel and why she is doing it, she asks what she has done wrong and Dong Chan seems to snap. He says 'What did you say just now? You want to see how I looked as a gigolo? Fine, I'll show you. But, how rich are you? A woman like you who's bad tempered and unlikable, to be with you will require a lot of money' Hye Na is obviously upset, he continues prompting her about how much she'll pay, she tells him to get lost, but he won't let her go, she asks why he is doing it and why he is making her scared, Dong Chan responds with 'Tell me the truth, what is it that you want?' he asks her again before moving in right close and asking 'is this what you want?' Hye Na cries and Dong Chan seeing her tears comes back to his senses, Hye Na pushes him away and leaves. Dong Chan is stood paused for a moment until he realises he has to chase after her.
Dong Chan searches frantically for Hye Na. Eventually he finds her walking blankly down the street. He approaches her, as she sees him and he calls her name she immediately turns and walks out into the middle of the road (For a classic Kdrama scene). She is about to get hit by a truck when Dong Chan jumps in and pulls her into his arms for a much needed hug for both of them. End of Episode.
Phew! What an episode! Hye Na may have "hated" Dong Chan for most of this episode, but it was very strong and very good. Although there was not much chance of cute moments it helped show the audience more of what was in Hye Na's heart.
She seemed more upset by the fact that Dong Chan was a gigolo than the fact that he had tried to seduce her. It shows how far her attachment to Dong Chan has come when she ends up at his old work place and she confesses she can't stop thinking of what he was like and what he said to women.
Their was a lot of chemistry between the pair in this episode, especially at the end, which was near explosive. The scene where Dong Chan pushes Hye Na against the wall and goes to kiss her was brilliantly acted. Hye Na did it so well with her crying and Dong Chan was not letting her down by keeping up the standard. It was a very emotional and tense scene.
The final scene was your typical cliche damsel nearly gets hit by a car but guy saves her scene. However like many have already said, it's a scene that actually felt like it fit in this drama rather than a scene to bring awareness. Both characters were hurting an incredible amount by the end of the episode and being in each other's arms is (subconsciously) what they both needed... if they could both just be honest with their feelings none of this would have happened :P
Tae Yoon showed some anger in this ep, his confrontation with Hye Na showed that maybe he has a bit of back bone :P He obviously notices that she is unusually close to Dong Chan even if SHE doesn't. Will be interesting to see how his anger progresses in future eps ^^; hopefully he won't turn melodramatically evil >< all the characters are likable enough in this show (even though I think Tae Yoon a bit dull I don't think he's a bad guy)... I'm not wanting him or Eui Joo to go down the evil route but I can see it happening :S ah as long as it's not overdone I guess it would be ok.
Anyway, just brilliantly acted and well done episode <3 Team Butler Aja!
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