Another late post of mslee. With current dramas simultaneously airing, they really take a lot of my time. A drama addict, I can't let them pass me by.:))
Well to start off in this episode, Kim Tan is finding himself attracted to Cha Eun Sang. Her simplicity is so opposite to his grand life that it is fascinating him. He finds himself just staring at her and maybe trying to read her thoughts. After spending the day with her, he just could not restrain himself form asking If he likes her? I think this is his way of telling her that he does.
But of course, Eun Sang knows that he is engaged and met the girl, Rachel. Even though she might also like him, she will not admit it to him, a stranger still because she knows nothing about him, not even his name. After this , they will go their separate ways. She was just waiting for her friend Yoon Chang Young to contact her through Kim Tan's phone.
She is ready to go but Kim Tan seemed reluctant to let her. He find ways to stall her even though Chan Young already sent message to him. He brought her to a ranch where Sec. Yoon, [Chan Young's dad] called to let him know that his father wants him to go and join his brother with a group of business men. He was hesitant at first, but he gather courage to go there. He went inside, leaving Eun Sang to walk alone outside. But he got cold reception from his brother Won. I guess after all three years, he still thinks of Tan as an outsider, illegal son.
Kim Tan missed his brother but because he continues to hurt him and dismissed him, he could do nothing.
Eun Sang witnessed the scene and when Kim Tan saw her, he could not hide his feelings at that moment. He walked away.
The ride back to L.A. was silent. She tried to break it off by chatting to him. An unfortunate accident happened when the car skidded towards the rocky part off the freeway as they avoided big rocks that blocks the road. And they have to spend the night in a motel they found after walking a few miles.
I like when Kim Tan bought a couple tee and they both wore them. Even though they will spend the night on the same room, Eun Sang did not feel threatened. Well, he seemed harmless. They took a drink, the only thing offered because the restaurant was already closed. They talked. Both felt they connected somehow, but they remained casual.
He can't take his eyes off her, He likes looking at her. Maybe he is fascinated, drawn to her. And she knows it. But even if they were pulled, they knew how to make the atmosphere light, by joking around. Perhaps to dispel the awkwardness.
Kim Tan remained a gentleman. He told her to let him fall asleep first, but it was her who slept, out of tiredness. Kim Tan, again, stared at her, while she slept like a baby.
But their unexpected rendezvous came to an end. When they got back to Tan's house, Chan Young came. Even if he wanted to make her stay, she bid him goodbye. I felt he was more affected than disappointed seeing he could not persuade her to stay. He could not do anything more, they were not friends in the real sense of the word, just two strangers happened to meet at an opportune time.
He became bored and missed her. When Eun Sang and Chan Young visit some place, they took a photo and mischievous Chan Young, wanting to anger his GF Lee Bo Na who he knew is jealous of his friendship with Eun Sang, uploaded the photo. Not a minute passed and his phone was ringing, to Eun Sang's shock. His naughty teasing will put her in trouble more. The amusing part, the photo also went to Tan's phone, having Eun Sang's account not yet logged out. He stared at it, pretending not to be affected, but then he felt annoyed after a while.
Rachel and Kim Tan met. He had to at least meet his fiance. Even though it was arranged, he still value her as a friend. He knew that she liked her brother Won before. The complicated part of this engagement, it can't be broken if he wants to without consulting the elders. And besides, Tan I think is not thinking of breaking off the engagement. Not sure if Rachel really likes him or that she is just obeying her parents and the deal. She told Tan about Choi Young Do becoming her step brother. He and Tan used to be closed friend. Something happened between these two guys.
Rachel suggested they eat pancakes but Tan wanted to go somewhere. He felt Eun Sang would be there, at the place he told her the best pancake are in L.A. Rachel sensed what's making Tan uneasy but she told him she still wants to go.
Rachel's bratty side is on and she let Eun Sang feel the discomfort. She told her it was their anniversary that day, that Lee Bo Na was Tan's ex-gf. Chan Young was annoyed because she was talking behind Bo Na's back. But she retaliated why was he with Eun Sang then or was she the kind of girl who associates herself with guys who already has girlfriend or fiance.
Tan told Rachel they were leaving. He felt uncomfortable with what's happening for Eun Sang. He knew Rachel was hurting her.
They parted ways. Rachel went back to her hotel but on her way she met Won. She was comfortable with him and I see he was to her, too. He brought her with him to visit his mother's grave. Rachel thought they shared the same mother. I realized the madame at the house is not the first legal wife and both son are not hers that's why Won treated her coldly. Won's mother is the first wife. Tan's mother is the mistress, the madame the second wife but no child.
Next day was Rachel's departure back to Korea. Tan went with her to the airport. Eun Sang was there also. She saw them together. By this time, something definitely is bothering Eun Sang, enough to walk and turned away from the scene. Rachel and Tan in a farewell hug. But if only she looked more, she would see it was only Rachel hugging Tan.
But it was too late, Kim Tan saw her already.
It was only a short visit to America, to L.A. but the fateful meeting between Tan and Eun Sang left both of them drawn towards one another.
I wonder how their attraction will survive the complicated lives they live and the persons they are related to.
til next episode...
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