UNCONTROLLABLY FOND -- EPISODE 9
Noh Eul and Joon Young embrace. As they do, Ji Tae stops by the restaurant they hang out at to pay the bill and announces he won't be coming back. Joon Young's mom and Ji Tae's mom lie awake at night, pondering. Ji Tae comes home and kisses Jung Eun desperately. Noh Eul and Joon Young part less than romantically. The next day, filming the documentary, they both publicly deny their relationship. Meanwhile, Ji Tae's mom has been paying off Choi's brother Hyun Gil to keep quiet about Ji Tae not being Choi's kid and Joon Young being the actual son. Ji Tae overhears and advises her to be square with Choi. Joon Young is injured on set, but still manages to make time with Noh Eul. The next afternoon, Joon Young's mom reluctantly agrees to attend an awards ceremony for Joon Young and gets new dresses on his dime. Noh Eul attends, but forgets it is the anniversary of her father's death. Ha Ru and Noh Eul finally meet, our heroine taking Ha Ru to task for her lack of manners. Choi happens on the scene and offers her
I have to be honest: you never know when things are going to heat up between Suzy and Woo Bin. The problem is, it almost seems like a drama still in production, instead of something filmed ahead of time. This episode had them embracing, kissing, her telling him she'd pop him if he asked for another kiss, and later going at it passionately. I understand the public denial, as that takes the heat off Noh Eul and gives her some privacy, but the rest really makes no sense. At least give us an "I hate you" scene or something.
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Ji Tae finally has his head on straight. Rather than slumming, he's given up his poor Hyun Woo identity and finally comes back to Jung Eun. There's nothing in this episode to make us believe otherwise. But I have to ask why? Unless he's finally given up on the notion that he and Noh Eul can be happy together. I'm really not sure what he was thinking anyway, but I have a feeling he's not really sincere about this.
Ha Ru gets a larger part to play in this episode. And it seems as if Jik has a bit of a crush on her. The scene with the kitten is cute, and the fact that she stays there to care for it while Jik runs to class tells us a few things. I wonder if growing up chaebol is going to get in the way of her forming normal attachments. There seems to be a resentment of the rich among drama writers, and they're seldom portrayed in a positive light. Maybe Ha Ru can break the trope?
The next contestant in the Cheshire Cat cosplay contest is...
This was plotted better, at least as far as pacing goes. It may be because they're tying up those loose plot strings that they dangled for several episodes. This is a good thing. As I said, the only real strangeness was the romance, and I don't know if it's the lack of chemistry, the bad acting, or the script. It does keep me coming back, if only to see what they're pulling out of the hat this time.