Contrary to how she has been acting in the interview so far, another side of Lee Eun-oh aka Yoon Seon-a (Kim Ji-won) was seen in the previous episode of Lovestruck in the City. She was not the usual blunt woman who gives cold responses to questions about her past involvement with Park Jae-won (Ji Chang-wook). In fact, it seems as if she has only been keeping a tough façade because she is aware that Jae-won is also taking part in the interview. That in reality, she has been missing him so badly. Why else would she want the films from Jae-won’s camera be developed, then bawl her eyes out after getting reminded of their memories together? Perhaps episode 6, Somebody Stole My Camera, can help us understand her position better.
In one of the ending scenes of episode 5, Oh Sun-young (Han Ji-eun) revealed that she knew Kang Geon (Ryu Kyung-soo) and Lee Eun-oh live in the same house and that Eun-oh was the reason they broke up. Hence, it’s only fitting that this episode opens to Kang Geon’s side of the story. When asked about her relationship with Eun-oh, he casually says, “We’re roommates. No to be precise…just roommates. We live together.” On when exactly did they first meet, he replies, “Back in kindergarten. We’re best friends.” During this time, Suh Rin-yi (So Joo-yeon) chimes in and says, “Me, too.” Based on the information presented, here is the relationship chart that we have freshly come up with: Eun-oh, Kang Geon, and Rin-yi are longtime besties, the first two met and befriended Choi Kyung-joon (Kim Min-seok) through Rin-yi, and Rin-yi knew Jae-won because he is Kyung-joon’s cousin.
Are you okay with your lover having guy/female friends?
This question touches on a complicated issue that a taken individual inevitably faces at some point in their romantic relationship with someone. Jae-won makes his stand on this matter crystal clear and says, “No, I’m not. No man would understand. If any guy says he does, he’s lying.” Sun-young suddenly cuts in and tells the interviewer, “The same goes for women.” The two appear to share the same opinion: when your lover has a close guy or female friend, it means you have a potential rival who could take them from you anytime.
Upgrade from harmless stalker to boyfriend
The main message from this backstory is that in pursuing someone, persistence, stalker-level planning skills and a constant supply of unwavering feelings are the ultimate secrets to winning them over. At least, that’s how Kyung-joon did it. He eyed Rin-yi for 10 years, became her reliable friend first before finally mustering up enough courage to ask her out. Back then, he always “coincidentally” showed up whenever Rin-yi needed someone to stay by her side, provided encouragement and support during her toughest times, even became her relationship advisor for her blind dates. Now, he’s already her boyfriend of five years and counting. What an inspiring success story, indeed.
The almost accidental reunion
Literally. During one of their game nights, the four friends agree to take part in a tricky card game. By the end of their intense competition, Rin-yi and Eun-oh go head-to-head in an all-or-nothing round, which the former ends up losing due to a reflex mistake. In the middle of Eun-oh’s one-person victory party, Jae-won calls up Kyung-joon to meet with him. Since he is currently busy hanging out with friends, Rin-yi tells Kyung-joon to just invite Jae-won over. Guess what our girl Eun-oh does next. She attempts to sprint her way out of the house but unluckily finds herself almost hit by a car. Yup, Jae-won’s car. *insert parting message from music video parody at the end credits here*
The thief confesses
After bumping into Jae-won that night, Eun-oh finally spills the tea on why she executed her crime. She says, “It’s because I found out the Park Jae-won I met in Yangyang was Kyung-joon’s cousin when I came back to Seoul. Those cameras were full of my photos. I couldn’t give them back to him.” That means, her three best friends have no clue that she was the Yoon Seon-a who “fake married” Jae-won only to disappear from his life completely and drive him half-crazy. So she opted to keep the cameras, otherwise, all her lies will be exposed.
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