After her little peace pact with Jung-rok over dinner, Yoon-seo believes her days of struggle as his secretary are over. However, when Jung-rok shows his bossy mode and hands her an overwhelming list of tasks, she dejectedly says she wouldn’t have had dinner with him if it meant he would be slaving her like this. Haha.
There is another budding couple at our law firm—Manager Park, who is crushing hard on Secretary Yang. He keeps peppering her day with sweet gestures like getting her coffee and offering to take on her work so she can attend to her sick daughter, but Secretary Yang seems clueless. I wouldn’t mind seeing them get together, honestly, though I’m not overly invested in them at the moment.
Jung-rok and Yoon-seo team up on a real case, and I have to say I enjoy their teamwork and law-talk as much as I enjoy their bickering. He gets her into ridiculous pink tracks and takes her to a meeting with a senior lawyer, fibbing that it’s just for work, but here we are again reminded of how sharp Yoon-seo actually is when she immediately figures out he had other reasons to bring her to the meeting. He makes up for his fibbing by buying her dinner (I have a feeling these dinners are going to become more and more regular) and finds it really amusing how she says “Action!” before eating.
Hwang Chan-sung (What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim) makes a sweet cameo in this episode, as the delivery boy Moon-hee falls for right as she’s in the middle of a dramatic monologue about how she can never fall in love again. Hahaha, is everyone in this show fond of dramatic monologues?
All is not hunky-dory though, because our couple has another run-in with each other while Jung-rok interrogates a client difficult to deal with—a high schooler who Yoon-seo believes is lying. Angry, Yoon-seo interrupts the meeting and gets told off by Jung-rok for being too emotional. I like how in the last two episodes, we had Jung-rok stereotyping Yoon-seo based on first impressions and she was the one correcting him, while this time it was the other way around. Yoon-seo eventually discovers that the high-schooler was a trainee in her own company and didn’t get to debut after years of hard work.
Feeling sorry for the girl, she comforts her by saying, “You ran ahead just looking forward to your debut, but got pushed out of that world. And you feel hopeless as if everything has ended. And you’re lonely because it feels like there’s no one in the world on your side. But Yoo-na, I wish you wouldn’t mistreat yourself.” This is enough to melt the girl’s heart and she allows herself to be comforted by Yoon-seo. After the girl’s trial, when it is certain the court will rule in her favor, Jung-rok apologizes for asking Yoon-seo to not be emotional in professional situations, and our couple shares a really sweet moment outside the court.
In the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I would find this show interesting enough, but I’m starting to appreciate the fact that its beauty lies in its predictability. Just as a jump scare or a plot twist has the potential to jolt us out of our seats, the really predictable cute moments have the opposite but equally strong effect of making us curl our toes and audibly squeal. I’m finding that this predictability makes for a welcome change of pace sometimes, and that’s why this show is really appreciated.