MY LOVELY GIRL - EPISODE 15
Hyun Wook and Se Na with stuffed version of Dal Bong
Se Na puts Hyun Wook to bed as he is sick. He gets better and after his shift, Se Na and him go out and she buys him a big stuffed dog, telling him to name it Dal Bong. When a package arrives for her containing Shi Woo's new CD, she arrives at his house with various gifts he'd bought her and tells him she can't accept them. She just wants to be friends. Later, Sweet Entertainment calls Se Na and hires her to write a song for their new singer. Jae Young wants to hire Shi Woo for a few months and reform INFINITE POWER, but no one's letting him. Hyun Wook's father meets with Se Na after hearing from Jae Young about her identity. He tells her that she is a reminder of the past and will cause Hyun Wook pain. She will also drive a wedge between Hyun Wook and his father again.
"Listen to me and get some rest or I'll have to stay here all night."
Hyun Wook is beside himself with rage when he hears about this and fights with his father, who collapses. At the hospital, we find out about the supposed mistress. She was at a party that Hyun Wook's father threw. She had a few too many drinks and was pregnant with a high-powered official's son. Hyun Wook's father felt it would be bad if that were publicized, so he helped her out as best he could. Once this is revealed, Hyun Wook's stepmom feels terrible about treating her husband the way she had. Se Na gets her roommates to kick her out in front of Hyun Wook, so she can move in with him. His father wakes up, and Hyun Wook spends time with him. Gradually, he finds his musical heart again, and Se Na awakens to him playing a song. At the end, he tells her he wanted to make music for her.
Hyun Wook looks after his father
Let me get this straight: because she's a living reminder of her dead sister and because Hyun Wook's father never approved of So Eun, the relationship is going to cause Hyun Wook pain? I'm not buying it. Maybe we're not supposed to, but Se Na believes it, and that's why it surprised me at first when she moves in with him. But now I think it's a ploy to get him to compose music again. And it looks like, from the trailer, she leaves him. So what now? He composes music for her, she dumps him, and his heart is supposed to be fixed? I don't like where this is going, not at all.
Hyun Wook takes a stab at composing again
And we finally have an explanation for the father's mistress, who's not really a mistress at all. And it makes his wife feel terrible for all the bad things she's done. I don't know how I'm supposed to take that. They kind of set it up where they both were behaving badly. I guess it kind of ties into the old I-didn't-know-how-much-I-loved-you-til-you-were-dead trope that K-Dramas use. I was a little disappointed with that because this drama tends to use old tropes a lot. I wanted to see something a little fresher.
A selfie takes an unexpected twist
What I don't understand is why Shi Woo keeps popping up. Again and again, we keep seeing his smiling face, following Se Na around like a lost puppy. She keeps pushing him away, but he's not getting the hint. Is there something I'm not seeing? Is this going to end with the first lead ending up as the second lead by the last episode rolls around? I suppose they couldn't do something really subversive and have Shi Woo and Hae Yoon pair up. :)
The happy couple ready for bed
We're one episode from the end. I'm just not sure I'm going to like how this ends up, but I can't stop now. It's like a train wreck; you don't want to know, but you can't stop yourself. That said, I do like the smiles we see in this episode. It's a nice change from the teary, mopey expressions that we usually see. I don't know, I've enjoyed it up to now, so maybe it will redeem itself and have a happy ending. That's what I'm hoping. No more heartache, no more tears, just everyone all smiles. Too much to hope for? Let me know in the comments below!