Shin’s confession is so sincere to us fans but not to Kyuwon. “Do you like me?” She doesn’t expect Shin to answer anyway. “You don’t like me but still want me to like you? I think there should be a limit being narcissistic.” I’m sure Shin didn’t expect her reaction and is thus totally lost for words.
Shin is so confused and frustrated riding on his bike heading home.
His little sister needs his autographs (you still remember Shin is totally a celebrity to many?) for she’s used up her allowance.
Shin can’t help asking: “If a girl hears a boy say ‘don’t stop liking me’ to her, what will be her reaction?”
“She’ll surely say ‘Who likes you?’ … Oppa, that’s not the way to win a girl’s heart.”
“I didn’t say it’s me.”
I just love this brother and sister pair. They know each other so well and help each other out.
He can’t sleep at all. For he keeps thinking about what Kyuwon said … he’s asking her to like him even though he doesn’t like her. He’s puzzled about: does he like her? or why does she think he doesn’t like her?
Musical rehearsal. Seokhyun shows them how to sing like you’re deeply in love, rather than to sing to please the audience. Everybody’s touched, including Shin, who can’t help thinking about the moments he has Kyuwon around him. “… I want to go back to the past … now I know … this is love …”
Kyuwon’s pride was too hurt, so she sounds all mean saying Shin has a bad brain and so on. Shin has his pride too, he’s the narcissistic prince after all. He says he needs her help no more and left.
He’s so mad that he tells the other boys that he’ll work on the musical thing himself. End of their collaboration with the gukak girls.
Grandpa asks Shin to go inside, for he thinks Shin needs help understanding gukak. Kyuwon tells Shin that it’s okay that he doesn’t want to; she can make some excuse for him. Shin says he doesn’t want to upset Kyuwon’s grandpa and thinks he can help him more than Kyuwon can. Why does he keep being mean? Maybe he doesn’t know himself.
Shin sees Yoonsu at the camp site and wants to just walk away. But Yoonsu stops him, talks about the weather, asks about the music arrangement thing, most importantly, tells hims that she’s glad that he looks so bright lately. Shin apologizes for his causing her much trouble in the past. So both are cool about what has passed.
In the market. They walk at least 10 steps apart most of the time and that’s how Shin ‘loses’ Kyuwon.
In the car. “Weren’t you hurt? I’m so worried that you’ll get hurt again.” “I’m not the kind that gets hurt every day.”
Yoonsu and Seokhyun are worried about our couple. When they finally show up, Shin put the watermelon in the kitchen and leaves without words. Seokhyun asks why they look like they had a fight or something. Kyuwon briefly explains and left. Seokhyun blames Shin for being angry at Kyuwon for such a small thing. Yoonsu points out Shin isn’t angry, but worried.
At the eating place, Kyuwon wants to be nice to Shin but he is still very angry.
Somebody gives Shin a guitar and asks him to sing. Shin sings, turning his face towards Kyuwon from time to time, “Lucky that I’m in love with my best friend … lucky to have been where I have been …” Confession, Lee Shin style. Aww …
does says something important … but Bowon finds them. Damn! Bowon usually knows what to do in such situations. But she’s just not herself today (because of the makeup and everything?), she asks Shin to get the watermelon and she accompanies Kyuwon away.
Of course both Shin and Kyuwon can’t sleep. We can guess what’s bothering them. Shin gets up and before he leaves the room, he looks at himself in the mirror. He needs to take a good look of himself … like he doesn’t know his own self very well.
Finally, just the two of them, in a quiet place. Night time has its own magic. Shin is doing this nice/mean/nice thing to Kyuwon again. But not that much and his face is different compared to that in the daytime.
A little chat about making wishes.
“What’s your wish?”
“A secret. I’m saving it for the time I see meteor rain.”
“Maybe I should make a wish too.”
“What do you wish for?”
“You’re just copying me.”
So out of the blue, Shin asks for Kyuwon’s hand … and holds her hand!!!
Do you love how this episode has somehow gone back to the original track? Though we still see a lot of our lovely couple, it’s balanced with lots of little stories in the background. I just love this particular scene when Seokhyun asks the actors to shout their dreams out loud on stage. “Make your dream as big as possible. Even if it shatters, the broken pieces are bigger.”
PS Kinda busy today and did this in a rush. So, no cool title and I think the writing is particularly lousy (all my writing quite lousy anyway). Please bear with me.