Subtitled What Did She Do with the Ring?, Lovestruck in the City episode 4 foretells that Ji Chang-wook and Kim Ji-won‘s whirlwind romance eventually led to marriage. So if they loved each other that much, how awful did things really get for them to decide on ending their relationship just as quickly as they started it? Let’s get to the bottom of this, shall we?
When it rains, it pours love
The opening scene of this episode makes us want to badly try to fall in love with someone right this instant. Jae-won (Ji Chang-wook) and Seon-a (Kim Ji-won) are shown sharing a warm cuddle. The former is holding a book with one hand, while the latter is resting her head on his arm, running her fingers through his chest. Ah, how incredibly comfy and sweet that must have felt! Yes, we’re slightly envious. And it does not end there. As romance fills the air, the skies also seem to get the message and have favored our lovebirds the very thing they have traveled there for—rain. With Seon-a’s infectious energy, she effortlessly convinces Jae-won to go outside and jump together like children under the rain, free of fears and worries from their pasts or of whatever lies ahead. It appears as though nothing else matters more to them than what they feel for each other at that exact moment.
An old-fashioned proposal
Since Seon-a has vowed to no longer live her life reluctantly, our male lead has seized the opportunity to ask her hand for marriage. All for fun, he says. She agrees to it but not without asking Jae-won to make one of her fantasies a reality. So like a real gentleman, Jae-won goes inside a payphone booth, calls Seon-a, and begins playing the tune of “What Do You Think” by Yurisangja with his acoustic guitar. Meanwhile, the other interviewees cringe at the thought of such a corny proposal and consider themselves lucky they weren’t there to witness it unfold.
The sweetest and most intimate union
Complete with two witnesses—nature and a vintage camera—Jae-won and Seon-a dress up for their big day. Making sure every detail is being recorded, the exchanging of vows is simple but no less romantic. Jae-won begins by asking, “Yoon Seon-a, do you promise to love Park Jae-won forever?” Seon-a answers loudly, “Yes!” After being asked the same question, Jae-won seals his answer with a peck on Seon-ha’s cheeks. At the end of two more cheesy promises, Jae-won surprises Seon-a with a set of wedding bands, which of course, naturally sets the mood for their spellbinding you-may-now-kiss-the-bride moment.
Where’s the ring now?
In present day, Jae-won catches himself still wearing the ring from his wedding with Seon-a, and although he is utterly pissed at his lack of courage in getting rid of it, he somehow wonders if she threw her ring away. Seon-a cold-heartedly confirms it and says that she did. This pushes the other interviewees to side with Jae-won, saying, “I just can’t understand her,” and “Why did she have the wedding if she was going to dump him?” They think that on top of their marriage having no legal bearing, two months together is also too short of a time to dwell on something for that long, so they urge Jae-won to just forget the entire experience.
On the other hand, bringing out his writer instincts is Kang Geon (Ryu Kyung-soo), who speculates that maybe Seon-a approached Jae-won with an ulterior motive of taking something valuable from him and when she finally got it, she then grabbed the first chance she had to ditch him. As expected, Jae-won ends up defending Seon-a, claiming that her feelings for him were genuine and that she was completely honest and passionate.
Seon-a and Jae-won’s announcement of love
One of Jae-won’s revelations was that Seon-a knew no middle ground, that he couldn’t be more loved by her. Proving it, flashbacks from their time together take over the screen. At a drinking session with friends, Seon-a openly announces to everybody that she had been living with Jae-won at his trailer for almost a month. She also shows off their couple rings to tell them that they recently got married. Although amused by her actions, Jae-won attempts to explain that the marriage was nothing serious, but Seon-a cuts him mid-sentence to warn the women that Jae-won is already hers. Not only that but on their way home, Seon-a brags about their relationship to some strangers at the beachside, saying, “We got married. We live together,” as if notifying the world of their burning love. Now, we kind of understand why Jae-won remains to suffer from severe heartache and why he apparently can’t take Seon-a out of his system.