The dilemma of choosing who to go to when someone is waiting for him. Seung Chan again is good at taking care of things such as this.
He fetched Ye Jin at the movie theater before he went home to see Cindy. By this time Cindy was already inside Joon Mo's apartment. She also realized that Seung Chan is really into Ye Jin.
Defending ones spot.
When a program is cancelled or put on hiatus, producers and staffs are left wondering if they will be able to come back for a new episode or will they be out of work. Most of the times it is about ratings why a show is cancelled to give way to a new program. It is a test broadcast to see if viewers will like it and if it's pilot airing is a success, then the previous program in the same time slot will have a problem. The PD must defend the slot if he wants his program to take back the time slot.
PD Joon Mo is both defending his program's time slot as well as staying besides Ye Jin. He has realized that rookie PD Seung Chan is there to take away that spot he is occupying. Seung Chan is clearly slowly showing his affections to Ye Jin who is still clueless about it. She thought his attraction is towards Cindy that's why she is amused just by the thought of it. She is even giving him a heads on about Cindy. Seung Chan of course is denying and disappointed by the misunderstanding.
There was a flashback when Seung Chan saw a photo of Ye Jin and Joon Mo in an album. But what's interesting about the photo was the boy who was staring at Ye Jin at the back. The boy was him, Seung Chan. It tells how he was already attracted or infatuated with younger Ye Jin that time. Now he found out about it, their first meeting in that same neighborhood where he grew up.
Ye Jin and Joon Mo had time to talk about themselves and how she regretted blurting out her feelings for him. It caused their friendship to be rattled. Now she only wants to break away from him, live alone so that she will have time to find out if her feelings are real or just brought on by their closeness. Joon Mo wants her to stay with him and live like they used to be. But she opted to move out. Seung Chan is already helping her preparing her things and even doing little improvements on her new apartment.
Then there is this rookie who is the current favorite of CEO Byun. Well, she needs to find someone soon to eliminate Cindy or perhaps to threaten her now that she is becoming a pain. But Cindy is staying strong despite being alone in this battle. She knew the cycle. She had been once a rookie and the girl she replaced is now a faceless name in the industry. That girl was the one who asked help from PD Joon Mo and after she trusted him, his hands were so tied he could not do anything for her.
Cindy must defend her place so that she would be able to endure until her contract expires. She is standing up against CEO Byun who is doing so much for this rookie. Even when CEO asked Ye Jin to take good care of the rookie,
Ye Jin who already realized the situation favored Cindy. Cindy gave a good performance and after her number thanked some people who helped her and gives support to her including Ye Jin. Guess the bond is there between them after all the misunderstanding.
Then she thanked the umbrella man who silently give her strength.
Seung Chan realized it is him but all he could do was look at her, spacing out. Well a bit troubled because he realized she has feelings for her but he has feelings for another. It was a sad moment for Cindy. Truthfully, I found tears rolling down my face watching the scenes. Cindy was so vulnerable with all these problems she has been dealing, professionally and personally. I find it sad that she is somehow alone, without parents to lean on and the person she trusted is now betraying her and ready to dump her for a rookie. Then there is Seung Chan who claimed her attention and even if she showed her feelings for him, he is not doing anything about it.
I just wish they will be the OTP in this story because I think what they have between them can grow into something more beautiful than what Ye Jin and Joon Mo already have. Joon Mo and Ye Jin had history together that no one can take away from them. That's why developing those memories into real romance is really possible and will be stronger than ever.
With Seung Chan and Cindy, it will be the start of a fresh romance between them. Both rookie in the romance department. I believe, Seung Chan will be able to give her the happiness she craves for. Cindy has shown him her vulnerable side that she has not shown anyone. That alone is something worth treasuring.
But I am not the writer and this story can feed on the viewers clamor on who they root for. Seung Chan is ready to confess his feelings but Joon Mo is there defending his spot. Will he give up or not?