“Happy birthday. I gotta go now.” Shin says that after stealing a kiss! Cool!
But that woman! Back in her car, she takes off the necklace and wipes her lips like she finds the kiss disgusting. I wonder why she doesn’t say anything but just let Shin walk away like that, with butterflies in his stomach most probably.
Please forgive my making this gif and breaking your heart; it’s for the sake of illustration.
At home, Kyuwon can’t forget what she saw. She puts her hand on her chest feeling her own heart and talks to herself, “Something’s wrong here. Why is it like that?” On the other hand, Seokhyun is surprised that he’s jealous because of a ‘kid’. But he takes action and goes to Yoonsu’s place, just to get her call saying she’s not feeling well and apologizing for having to cancel the date. She’s not feeling well after being kissed? I can’t hide my hate of this woman!
See how Shin leans against his room door after closing it. He’s feeling his own heartbeat.
Kyuwon brings the coffee to the balcony but can’t see Shin. She complains that he doesn’t show up every day. Doesn’t she ask herself why she cares to wait for Shin, just to get back the coffee money? Or longs to be asked for change and not able to find enough change … I see her impatience. When she finally sees Shin coming, the kissing scene surfaced again (thought of making a gif too but I was afraid of heartbreak sounds getting too loud).
She sees Shin with this happy face, just because Yoonsu is waiting for him. They walk together into the campus building. This college campus is too small. Everybody happens to appear at the same spot at the right or wrong time: Seokhyun sees them too. Yoonsu returns the necklace to Shin in her office, telling she’s too busy to play such kiddie games, adding that a boy with a dream isn’t enough for her, she needs a man.
“Can you say to me that you haven’t been moved by me a bit?”
“Never. Have never been moved. Not even a bit. I say that from my heart.”
Shin isn’t ready to give up yet. Before he leaves, he says he doesn’t mind what Yoonsu thinks. It’s his real heart he’s showing her and he’s going to do things his own way. “And … I’m not a kid.”
Kyuwon can’t concentrate on her gayageum practice and goes checking on the coffee. She storms into The Stupid’s practice room and throws out a chain of sentences complaining about her buying coffee every day and Shin’s not drinking it … she feels like she’s a dog in training … If Shin won’t drink it today, she won’t buy coffee for him anymore. She leaves slamming the door.
“Drink or not drink, it’s my business. You just have to do things the way I ask you to. Plus, don’t ever talk to me in an interrogating tone.”
“You like Professor Jung?”
“You think this makes sense?”
“What’s not making sense?”
“Professor is professor. You two have a difference of 12 years.”
“Starting from today, you don’t have to be a slave. You’re free. You don’t have to buy coffee anymore. Please don’t do anything anymore. And, don’t bother my business.”
How many times does he need to sigh staring at nowhere holding the necklace?
Shin is late for the musical rehearsal. Seokhyun is unhappy about Shin’s insincere apology or just jealous, he says the music sounds aren’t good enough, especially the guitar.
Proud Shin can’t stand his negative comment and plays a solo with everybody around wowing and clapping.
He finds Seokhyun and tells him, “Director, can you please be more specific next time criticizing my guitar playing. I just couldn’t understand what you meant earlier.” Seokhyun’s reply is irrelevant? “Don’t be late. And don’t play cool.”
When sad, he plays the guitar; when happy, he plays the guitar; when confused, he plays the guitar …
I have no idea why he even bothers to open the lid (obviously the foam has died). He closes it, puts its back, but takes it up … and drinks! You laughing out loud, hitting your thigh seeing this?
When Shin comes home, he finds his mom and sister getting excited about their moving to a traditional Korean style house. Are you excited about that? Me totally. But Shin doesn’t care.
This cap isn’t essential for story telling, just eye-candy.
This coffee couple just can’t live without checking on the coffee spot a few times every day. Kyuwon is mad seeing the coffee untouched. Is she trying to throw the coffee away when touching the coffee cup? She’s surprised to find it warm and there’s a note on it: “Gukak Department Lee Kyuwon’s coffee! Loads of spit inside!”
She takes out the note that was on her forehead the night before. The words: “Watch out for the doggie. Very fierce. Don’t ever bother her!” Matching the writing, she realizes who did the prank. (She had no clue?) I find their writing about spit very gross but the smiles on Kyuwon’s face don’t leave. Until she spots The Stupid passing by.
Why is Junhee so happy seeing Kyuwon? The other two boys are just too sweet. They take Junhee away with them, leaving Shin alone with Kyuwon. Kyuwon stops Shin … just to throw the post-its rolled into a ball at him. She aims so right.
Musical rehearsal. Seokhyun picks Heeju and Kyuwon as the leading girls. The other teacher suggests Shin to try the leading boy’s part. Seokhyun says the song’s about ‘how one feels when both his dream and love is gone’.
After the rehearsal, Kyuwon thanks Shin for the coffee and apologizes for her being rude the other day.
Shin accepts her apology but wants her back as his slave. New mission: cleaning his band room. He says cleaning suits a slave very much.
But Kyuwon is the happiest slave ever. To be in the room that Shin spends so much time is a happy thing! She strums his guitar, singing, “Lee Shin the fool, Lee Shin the fool … ” And Shin has to enter at this exact moment!
Shin teases her that slave life really suits her for she’s grinning stupidly. Kyuwon explains that she’s thinking about a joke told by Bowon. Shin makes her tell the joke but she messes up. Shin tells the ‘correct’ version.
More bickering and Shin ends everything with a random comment again. “You don’t just suck at singing; you have no sense of humor either.” His saying her singing can’t be compared to Heeju’s is making her mad, but in a good way.
The puppy still stalks his master who’s dumped him.
“Leave when I still find you a little cute.”
“How many more years do I need to grow when I’m a kid no more? 25? 30?”
“Let go of me.”
“I think you messed up. I’m an grown-up man. That weak force of yours can’t free yourself from me!”
“Please, look at me!”
“You look at me!!!” (My heart skipped a beat hearing Shin roar.)
“You just don’t know when to stop? You acting like this, I feel so annoyed already. Don’t follow me! Do I have to lose temper to make you understand? You, aren’t a man to me. Understand?”
Shin’s eyes are all red. Tears have surfaced but aren’t falling yet. Kyuwon sees everything and she meets Shin’s teary eyes. She turns her head away and back again, wanting to say something but can’t think of anything except: Lee Shin.
Musical rehearsal. Is it because of Shin’s reverse psychology or her wanting to cheer for him? Kyuwon sings so much better this time. Shin’s lyrics: I want to hide myself … Kyuwon’s: Stand up now, I’m going to sing again. Forgetting yesterday, I’m singing for tomorrow …”
The grownups have finally gathered enough courage to confess to each other. Of course Shin has to see this.
And Kyuwon is a
stalker slave who follows her master. She wants to divert Shin’s attention by suggesting for a meal together. Having failed that, she tries lecturing. Bad move.
“You, do you like me?”
“You think you acting like this, I will be able to give up professor and like you instead?”
“Whoever you like; I don’t give a damn. So, that’s what you should be too, don’t ever care about me.”
I have no idea how Kyuwon will be able to forget such hurtful words and love Lee Shin again. Big tears roll down her eyes.
I’ve said I hate Yoonsu. She’s so wrong not rejecting Shin when he gave her the necklace. But she’s right about something: Shin just sympathizes her and he mixes up sympathy with love. That’s my theory too. Shin has this broken heart about his father leaving him, unconsciously he wants to mend another person’s broken heart to heal his.
I heard people say this drama is childish. I just love Shin’s being childish. He has the guts to chase for something he wants while the grownups have become so afraid of failure and try so hard to hide their true feelings. Will Shin become like them later?
PS Spending hours doing this is a very childish thing too. I’m young at heart.