According to psychologists, the first steps in the process of accepting a bad situation are denial, anger, depression, and bargaining. In this episode, it seems that Park Jae-won (Ji Chang-wook) and Lee Eun-oh (Kim Ji-won) have both gone past the stage of depression and are ready to move on to the next one. Lovestruck in the City episode 7, I’ll Forget It! I’ll Throw It Away!, reveals how the two ex-lovers bargain a piece of their past for a chance to finally break free from one another.
The police-box regular
Prior to the last scene in the previous episode, a commotion had taken place between a drunken Oh Sun-young (Han Ji-eun) and her latest ex-boyfriend. Apparently, all of Sun-young’s past lovers have suffered the same fate as Kang Geon and were stripped off of all the things that she had gifted them. After she had somehow calmed down and managed to transform the station’s couch into her comfy bed for the night, another troublemaker steps in and tipsily asks the police to catch some camera thief. Without asking any details about his identity, the officer assisting him, Oh Dong-sik (SHINee’s Minho), calls him by his name and even knew that he is there to complain about Yoon Seon-a (Kim Ji-won), a woman he met at Yangyang who stole his cameras and his heart. How? Because it turns out that Jae-won is already tagged as a regular at their police box for coming to them on five separate occasions within the past year just to file the same complaint. Surprised at what he heard, Jae-won asks, “How come I don’t remember anything?” Officer Oh yells, “You can’t remember because you were always drunk when you came here!” Seeing his face for the sixth time, the police officers on duty have now come to believe that they must have done something wrong for them to deserve such punishment.
Meet the relationship-wreckers
Kang Geon (Ryu Kyung-soo), who has been friends with Lee Eun-oh and Suh Rin-yi (So Joo-yeon) since kindergarten, claims that the two ladies have been the sole reason why his past lovers break up with him. He reveals, “They ask me a question, and I answer them. And then it’s over.” The scene briefly travels four years back to show how exactly his relationship with Sun-young ended. It appears that when Sun-young indirectly made him choose between her or his childhood friends, his response was that he likes her as his girlfriend, while he likes them as his friends. Unfortunately for him, Sun-young did not buy it as she doesn’t believe men and women can be friends. So she grabs the backpack that she had given him and leaves. On the sidewalk, she coincidentally crosses paths with Rin-yi and Eun-oh, who both look like they’ve seen a hungry monster. But instead of gobbling them up, Sun-young says, “Girls shouldn’t fight with each other over stupid boys,” before walking away. And just like that, Kang Geon lost his girlfriend whereas his friends Rin-yi and Eun-oh found their girl crush.
Throwing all the memories away
After going through the phase of crying alone at night and drunk-complaining at police stations, Jae-won and Eun-oh have now made up their minds to move on with their busy urban lives. Separately, each of them brings their matching surfboards to the community center so they could throw them away. On their way there, heart-melting memories from the day they painted the boards themselves come crashing in like waves from Yangyang Beach. As the boards bore witness to their mad love, getting rid of them is Jae-won and Eun-oh’s final attempt at forgetting everything about that summer—the kisses they shared, the warm snuggles, the romantic surfing sessions. Each other.
The power of dashcams
Car dashcams have constantly proven to be really useful in solving a variety of road accidents. Jae-won’s, for example, is the only thing that could prove…well, his sanity. While recalling how he almost hit Seon-a with his car the night before, he suddenly had a brilliant realization. His car’s dashcam captured it all! He now has “evidence” to convince not only the police but also his cousin that he wasn’t seeing things or making up stories. With Choi Kyung-joon (Kim Min-seok), he goes back to the spot where he had parked his car only to find out that it has been towed away. Eun-oh reported it and had it towed. Hmm. Could Eun-oh have done something to erase the contents of the dashcam? Or did she miss that part out?