We can see the love sparks between Jin-wook and So-young in this episode! The two seem to worry about each other beyond what normal friends and co-workers do and they’re getting more comfortable with each other. I love this stage in a love story, the creeping awareness of that someone’s presence and how that someone affects you more than what you’d allow yourself. We also see many jealous facets of Jin-wook. Jealous Jin-wook, for the win!
EPISODE 6 RECAP
After So-young’s alcohol frenzy turns into venting out, she tells everyone that she’s 34 years old. She then trips on Jin-wook’s shoes and loses consciousness. More of she was too drunk and fell asleep. She wakes up at home with her phone full of calls from Jin-wook. She wonders what happened last night (if you only knew) and notices an unknown number in her log.
She goes to work the next day with no memory whatsoever of what happened last night. Her workmates mock her, calling her “unni” and “noona”. Her “seniors” advise her not to get out of control anymore when it comes to drinking. She says sorry for drinking too much last night. She thinks she’s found out and starts to say the truth when she realizes that they don’t even believe that she’s 34. Apparently, So-jin called last night and she covered for So-young, telling them that she starts to lie when she’s drunk. So-young is pleased and obviously thankful to So-jin even though she didn’t voiced it out. And here we are hating her guts.
Jin-wook berates her and asks her if she remembered anything from last night. So-young blurrily recalls her memory from the night before. We are now treated to a flashback of Jin-wook giving her a piggyback and So-young vomiting right in his face. At this rate, no one’s gonna give you a piggyback anymore if you’ll just vomit right in their face, honey. Jin-wook guilt-trips her that he had searched for her all night, calling a lot of times, explaining the amount of calls So-young got from him. She seemingly disappeared while he was gone buying tissues at the supermarket. She recalls having someone getting a taxi for her and realizes it wasn’t Jin-wook who took her home. She asks him who got the taxi for her and Jin-wook is just frustrated at her and calls her a bad girl. Look, how concerned you are over your “dongsaeng”.
She decides to call the unknown number and is shocked at the voice she hears that she hangs up. She finally remembers what happened! She was drunk and was walking mindlessly on the road when Seung-il almost runs over her. He puts her in a taxi and calls his phone using her phone to store the number. So-young is just short on hitting her forehead as she panics about what to do about the events that transpired.
Jin-wook catches Yoon-seo having a romantic call with someone. He looks uncomfortable but Yoon-seo asks him to keep their relationship as good friends.
The design team is in the conference room and Yoon-seo critiques their designs. Yoon-seo doesn’t even give her opinion on So-young’s design. So-young approaches her when everyone’s gone and asks for her critique. Yoon-seo: “No matter how I look at Miss Lee So-jin’s design, I can’t find anything to critique.” She then returns her design.
Yoon-seo absolutely dislikes So-young but she always makes it look elegant. She’s like the Brits, even though they’re saying something annoying and are actually insulting you, they still sound polite. That’s what’s Yoon-seo’s deal is. She doesn’t give So-young even a tiny bit of chance when it comes to designing.
So-young drags Jin-wook down the stairs and asks for his opinion about her design. (I love this building! The stairs, the lighting, everything.) She’s asking what the problem with it is. Jin-wook says it reminds him of his old spinster teacher in high school. HAHA I know right! She gives him dry cleaning fee for vomiting on him yesterday and my heart roots for So-young once again. Jin-wook didn’t even ask for it but she has the courtesy of doing at least that.
Jin-wook is treating her to lunch. But he sees Yoon-seo and Seung-il eating there too and wonders why Yoon-seo’s eating with the President. So-young informs him that they’re dating and his eyeballs almost dropped. So-young tells him that they’ll just go to another place but Yoon-seo spots them and invites them over. The scene was surprising for Jin-wook… and also for Yoon-seo. They eat together in silence and awkwardness. Jin-wook is particularly sort of shocked to see Yoon-seo giving Seung-il food. Jin-wook can’t stand this public display of affection and prepares So-young’s food as well. Jin-wook is insistent on showing Yoon-seo that he has a more-then-friends relationship with So-young. He’s suddenly so sweet to So-young and So-young is bewildered and asks him to stop. She’s the maknae (youngest) and Seung-il and Yoon-seo might misunderstand her relationship with Jin-wook. Yoon-seo notices that So-young speaks informally to Jin-wook and Jin-wook quips that she’s just shy to call him “oppa” in public. Yoon-seo muses that they seem pretty close and they must be a couple. So-young immediately rebukes it and suddenly changes her speech to a more formal one. Ha! Jin-wook asks her why she’s denying it. He adds that they were together last night and that he almost broke his back carrying her. So-young is dumbfounded at Jin-wook’s lies and explains that it’s not true and that he only carried her for a while because she was drunk. Yoon-seo concludes that it was Jin-wook who took So-young home and So-young tells them that it wasn’t him. They wonder who sent her home and So-young can’t answer for herself. Jin-wook enumerates all the team members and asks if it’s the President? He doesn’t even think it’s possible but Seung-il answers that yes, it was him. Awkward!
So-young is working on her design to cater to the young and trendy. Director Baek comes in and checks her design. Director Baek asks why she wants to be a designer. So-young: “The first time I wore new clothes was during my primary school graduation ceremony. When I put on those pretty clothes, I felt very special. I felt better. I also wanted to make others feel better with clothes.” She answers truthfully and I can feel the happiness she felt when she wore those clothes. Director Baek gives her some advice, “Women are all the same, it doesn’t matter how old or young they are. They just like to feel pretty and happy”.
She works late at night on her design after talking to her mom about the clothes she had when she graduated. But unfortunately, Yoon-seo just crumples and throws and misses So-young’s design to the dustbin. Yoon-seo didn’t even bother looking at So-young’s design and said she shouldn’t hand it directly to her, chain of command my ass. What a bitch.
Yoon-seo makes a presentation about the clothes for the season in front of the executives. Seung-il and Director Baek praise her. President Ji asks for Jin-wook’s opinion and he answers that it will sell well because last year’s clothes sold well. Seung-il finds fault in this reasoning and reprimands him a bit. When Yoon-seo’s done presenting, Seung-il unleashes So-young’s design and gives it to Yoon-seo. Yoon-seo is clearly taken aback by this.
Yoon-seo tells him she already rejected that design and Seung-il asks why she rejected it. He asks Yoon-seo to call the person who designed this. So-young is summoned to the meeting and is asked to explain her design. She has no particular explanation but that she only wants the woman wearing it to be happy and to feel confident whether she is young or old. This brings a smile to Director Baek’s face because So-young was obviously inspired by the advice she gave her. Director Hyun and Yoon-seo try their hardest to bring her down by saying that the production cost is too expensive. Director Hyun asks for the sample of the design and So-young surprises everyone that she has already done the sample and is actually wearing it! Director Baek is in awe that she used satin, which is cheaper, instead of silk without sacrificing the quality and lightness of the clothing. Seung-il is impressed at So-young and Jin-wook is proud.
So-young is so happy that her design will be part of the collection but Jin-wook just ridicules her. Funny how she just hits him, to think that she’s supposedly younger. She says she doesn’t want to talk to him after the lies he told about them to Yoon-seo and Seung-il but she’s in such a good mood that she forgives him. He asks her what she did that the President accepted her design. She’s as puzzled as him because the design was clearly thrown out by Yoon-seo. He asks if she gave it to the President directly and she answers that of course she didn’t. Jealous Jin-wook Alert!
Jin-wook: “What dare or don’t dare? What’s the big deal about the president anyway?”
So-young: “Even though he appears to be strict, he can be quite nice. Some say that even bad-tempered people are nice, once you get to know them better.”
Jin-wook: “Nice? If you feel that he is so nice, why don’t you date him? Go on and date him! What’s wrong, afraid to date him? If you’re afraid to date, then just marry him! Marry the President. Really…”
Director Hyun is very displeased about the situation as she talks with Yoon-seo. She doesn’t like the fact that President Ji is always on Director Baek’s side. She wants Director Baek to be fired but can’t do so because of her connection to the President. Bitch Duo.
Everyone is gossiping that So-young might have sent the design to the President for it to appear in the President’s hands. News came that Director Jung’s mother passed away and everyone needs to go to the funeral. Everyone’s a lil sad that their only day-off for the month is gone but they need to be there. Superiors are gonna be there too so they must bring their A-game, Manager Jang reminds them.
Jin-wook’s sunbae gives him a copy of President Ji’s book and tells him to read it and memorize it. No, write a report about it. He’s obviously not happy with this and brings it on the soju. He’s pissed and even lashes at the punching game at the arcade, hitting it too hard. I think it’s a mix of envy that he’s his boss, he’s the President of his own company and that he’s dating Yoon-seo that irks him.
The next day is the day of the funeral. Jin-wook bandages his hand. Manager Jang calls him to bring some of his socks because he forgot to bring some. Jin-wook tells him that he doesn’t know where his socks are and refuses to do it because Manager Jang left him when they should have gone together.
Manager Jang calls So-young to bring his socks and she comes by at their house. She surprises head-full-of-bubbles-and-foam Jin-wook when he goes out of the bathroom. So cute. So-young asks what’s wrong with his hand and he asks her to come over the bathroom and help him out. He asks her to wash his hair for him by holding the shower because his other hand can’t touch the water. She starts to rinse his hair while he’s standing but the water’s too cold so she adjusts it. Jin-wook wouldn’t stop complaining and So-young gets frustrated and she makes Jin-wook sit so she can wash his hair in a more comfortable position. Jin-wook won’t stop complaining about how rough her hands are and how she just washes it so-so. He quiets down when he realizes his face is on her bosom. HA! She feels it and hits him. Her phone gets wet.
So-young’s drying her clothes using a hairdryer while Jin-wook picks a tie. So-young is concerned about Jin-wook, asking herself if he can still eat using chopsticks with that hand. She tells him she’s leaving while he’s having a hard time doing his tie. He asks her to tie his tie and we all know where this scene leads to. He looks down at her doing his tie and looks at her specially. They do some eye contact for some beats!
So-young starts to leave when Jin-wook sees all of his ties done. And a big ‘ol smile shows up on Jin-wook’s face. It was so sweet of So-young to tie all his ties so he would have no trouble wearing them later on. Concern!
They go ride a bus together to the funeral. So-young opens a lollipop and he asks for it by saying “AAAAAAaaaaa” like a kid. So adorable! They arrive together and the other designer questions them. Good thing she went to his house to run errands for Director Jang or it would be weird.
So-young’s former boss was there and asks her to link him with The Style. He asks her to introduce him to Yoon-seo for business matters. So-young tries everything to avoid him talking to her but she ultimately fails. (She told him that Yoon-seo doesn’t speak fluent Korean because of her American education and that Yoon-seo’s afraid of balding people like him.) Her former boss is particularly confused when he found out that So-young was the maknae but he didn’t ask anything further about it. Her ex-boss still approached Yoon-seo while covering his bald spot. Haha! Thankfully, So-young’s former boss addressed her as Ms. Lee and not with So-young.
Hyun-yi calls and asks if the girl from the scandal is there. So-young answers the phone and they kind of bond. Hyun-yi now knows her as So-jin ahjumma and asks her to play sometimes. Hyun-yi asks So-young to accompany her to Kids’ World and So-young tells her to make her Dad go. Hyun-yi yells that her Dad’s busy, doesn’t she know? It hurts me that she understands that his Dad is busy and has no time to go to Kids’ World with her.
Joo-hee asks Hyun-yi who she was talking too and she answers Lee So-jin ahjumma. Uh-oh. Joo-hee concludes that So-jin must be after her brother, Seung-il. Joo-hee goes to The Style to visit Yoon-seo to warn her about Lee So-jin. Instead, she finds So-young cleaning the studio. Again, she thinks she’s a cleaning lady and pities her. Joo-hee tells So-young about the designer named So-jin and how she thinks So-jin’s after her oppa, President Ji. So-young is surprised to know that Joo-hee is Seung-il’s sister. Joo-hee tells her that she’s going to get So-jin fired. So-young stops her and tells her to entrust everything to her and that she will be her spy.
Joo-hee thought she had to help So-young in her position as a cleaning lady. She goes back to Yoon-seo’s office and asks her to consider a cleaning lady with a talent in fashion design named So-young to be in her team. They start looking for So-young but they couldn’t find her. Joo-hee just describes So-young to Yoon-seo.
When Yoon-seo goes back to her office, she sees this girl cleaning the room that matches Joo-hee’s description. She calls her name, “Lee So-young-ssi?” and in full confidence, So-young turns back and answers, “Yes?” Eotteoke!
Please continue being sweet to each other, So-young and Jin-wook. Pretty please. My insides are spazzing from the cuteness and adorableness of these two! Though I would love to do it in the future because it looks so sweet in the movies, on second thought, why do the girls tie the guys’ tie? I mean, come on, can’t you do your own tie? Anyway, but in this case, it was so sweet of So-young to tie all of Jin-wook’s ties that I smiled alongside him when he saw what she has done. I love jealous Jin-wook and Daniel Choi is so endearing that even though how petty Jin-wook is, you can’t help but be petty with him. I truly find it cute how So-young speaks banmal to Jin-wook and how she just hits him. It’s doubly cute for me because it’s like she’s just a kid with no manners where she’s the noona in actuality.
This drama just makes my eyes sparkle with pride and glee with its camera work. The scene where So-young called So-jin, gah, the setting was beautiful. The use of the different views from different heights then panning to the characters just whets my visual appetite. Due to this drama, I’m pretty in love with stairs and light fixtures right now. Funny how that’s the things I notice.
I dig the quirky music. The soundtrack proves to be a problem when you’re recapping a drama because you keep on hearing it, which results to the song getting stuck in your head. Beautiful girl… (I don’t know the lyrics but I keep on humming it.)