In an effort to get his parents off his back about the constant string of blind dates and marriage prospects, Ki Tae purposely brings Joo Jang Mi home to meet his parents posing as his girlfriend, certain that they'll never approve of her.
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Overall Story Eventually Yeo-reum tosses Se-ah in too, and they have fun splashing around. Back in the city, Hyun-hee comes out of the drugstore with a long face uh-oh and calls Jang-mi needing to talk. It sounds like she really needs a friend today, so Jang-mi asks if she wants to come to where she is.
Mom says that Jang-mi ran off with someone else, perhaps the person she wants to be with more than Ki-tae. But Aunt bursts her bubble with the latest picture sent from Ki-tae just moments ago, of Jang-mi and Ki-tae looking happy and snuggly on the beach. Jang-mi recoils when she sees the group drinking, determined not to go home without having some fun. But they just sit her down and insist that fun will be had. Se-ah suggests a dangerous game of Truth or Drinkand when the spinny bottle lands on Ki-tae, Yeo-reum asks how far he went with Se-ah when they were dating.
Ki-tae drinks. When it lands on Yeo-reum next, Ki-tae asks how many women have cried over him. She looks at Jang-mi with hurt eyes, having come all the way here because she thinks of her as a friend, and Jang-mi swears she meant to tell her. He takes her away for some alone time, and Ki-tae watches them go with a long face.
Out by the lighthouse, Yeo-reum suggests that they spend the rest of the trip on their own. Se-ah grabs Ki-tae for a kiss, and Jang-mi averts her eyes, wondering to herself why she feels this way. Ki-tae tells her she needs stitches, and balks when Yeo-reum piggybacks her. They go to a nearby clinic, where a woman recognizes Ki-tae and Se-ah as the doctors who came here a few years back to perform facial reconstruction surgeries for children who were born with deformities.
Ki-tae and Yeo-reum skip past the metaphorical dick-waving and just go to the bathroom together.
Why waste words when a trip to the urinal will do? When the boys return, Se-ah asks Ki-tae to get his car, which he runs to get when he realizes the alternative is Yeo-reum piggybacking Jang-mi all the way back again.
Back at the guesthouse, Hyun-hee helps a drunk Hoon-dong back to the room and tries to have a conversation with him. You picked now of all times?
Oppa, what am I to you? When Ki-tae returns with the car, Se-ah is there alone. Jang-mi and Yeo-reum look around her expensive hotel suite, and Jang-mi freezes when Ki-tae calls. Jang-mi and Yeo-reum are out on a boat, and she wonders if they did the right thing.
How can you even ask that?
Ki-tae asks why Se-ah is going to such lengths and argues that if she wants a baby, it could be with anyone-why him? As Yeo-reum kisses Jang-mi, he reaches around her waist to draw her closer, but she actually jumps back at his touch. He lets her off the hook and they agree to go back.
She sighs as her calls go unanswered, and gingerly takes out the pregnancy test in her bag. She gets two buttons down before Ki-tae finally puts his hand over hers to stop her. It took you long enough. Jang-mi and Yeo-reum arrive back at the guesthouse but Hyun-hee is nowhere to be found. Jang-mi discovers the pregnancy test that Hyun-hee threw away in the bathroom, and realizes this is what she needed to talk about. Ki-tae arrives outside and he and Yeo-reum exchange barbs about their lack of stamina, when Jang-mi runs out still holding the pregnancy test and worrying about Hyun-hee.
Yeo-reum and Jang-mi go running out to see if they can find her. A quick search of the last calls includes a nearby temple, and he smirks to realize she left the breadcrumbs there to be found. He pulls up to Jang-mi and Yeo-reum like a know-it-all and says he used his brain while they were running around aimlessly, and he knows where Hyun-hee is. Getting there in the windy mountain roads turns out to be quite a challenge for the brainiac though, and he gets them lost and stuck in the mud. Jang-mi and Yeo-reum get out to try pushing the car and only get splattered in mud in the process, and Ki-tae ends up calling a tow truck.
He looks over at Yeo-reum jealously as he tends to Jang-mi and brushes the mud off of her, and then sends Yeo-reum back to the guesthouse to fetch Hoon-dong. Ki-tae tries repeatedly to sit next to Jang-mi, but every time he sidles up to her, she scootches away again. He listens to her intently, eyes fixed on her the whole time.
Marriage Not Dating was a relative success for tvN (it reached a high of during Episode 13 and mostly stayed within the 2range which is good for cable), but it's a far bigger success for Yeon Woo-jin and Han Groo, who showed fantastic range and now each have a leading role in a well-received drama under their belts. They were both so.
This is all because of you! Once she turns to face him, he pulls her close for a kiss. Her eyes start to close, as she kisses him back. If we go back, will it be like nothing happened? Can we go back? Real feelings are finally taking over, and Ki-tae is at last doing something about how he feels instead of just letting himself get bulldozed by Mom or Se-ah. Frankly I think it too long to get us here, not because of timing, but because of the increasingly ridiculous attempts to prolong the ruse.
The more they started to pile up, the less I believed these could be real people. The last episode really chapped my hide when both the leads just let themselves get railroaded into wedding plans as if they had no choice. Since when did Jang-mi stop speaking her mind? And does Se-ah actually need to be written like she walked out of a makjang and got wedged into this drama, just to drive the conflict? I mean, what dimension have we stepped into?
Jang-mi always turned the classic Candy moment on its head by being surprisingly strong, and always speaking up for herself and what she wanted. That would make her a much more believable and compelling threat to the romance than this. Are they really just getting swept along emotionally in playing pretend, or does it not matter once you feel the feelings?
Your email address will not be published. Lol this is such a shallow and irrelevant comment, but I just can't get over how freaking hot Yeo-reum is. Well Jinwoon has always been buff lol. If you follow 2AM you know that they all have amazing bodies since debut.
That was my first reaction too.
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And how about that sexy WGM photo shoot they did with the tattoo motif? You want hot? THAT was hot!! Yeo reum taking his shirt off and ko tae putting his back onsuddenly ashamed of his non existent abs, haha, geez, lol much!
I know that folks have already commented but Yeo-reum's body belongs in a book by itself with a lot of colorful picturestall, sexy, cut, six-pack, chisel legs. You have to admit that he was very attentive to our girl and super romantic throughout this entire episode.
He was not trying to get her in bed for hot sex, but simply wanted to spend time alone with her - the 'real Jang-mi. You could sense his hesitation in leaving Jang-mi alone and to return to that 'kiss' and that was a hot kiss, but my point is not how hot the kiss was but the look of hurt and betrayal especially when only a few mins ago she recoiled from his kiss as if she was kissing a frogand Yeo-reum may be many things but he is not a frog.
He already is in a book like that; ok, well, a magazine. Men's Health Korean editionJune Check it out. So true, poor baby just wants to love her. Too bad her life is way too complicated for him. Yeo-reum has great body and all, but I wish different actor like ChilBong from Reply played the part - Second lead love for sure that way.
I think He still is somewhat weak on acting part. I could NOT handle watching Chilbongie get his heart broken twice in one year.
Plus, maybe because this guy is not that great an actor or maybe because the character is not too emotiveI don't tend to feel his pain too much. So I don't have to worry about silly things like empathy for him distracting me from The Pretty. Han Groo and Yeon Woo-Jin are soooo likeable in this!
Thanks for the super-fast recap, girlfriday :. I agree that this episode a little teeny weeny bit of a let down on the second leads part, ONLY that though. Ugh, I was hoping the writer would make her more realistic; a simple bitter ex. I'm upset KT hasn't called her out on that, he's too nice to her to let that craziness run wild.
I like how KT is starting to act on his feelings for JM. The little glances, sincere apology, and of course, that kiss in the end. While it wasn't steamy like the first kiss in the fields, this one was sincere.
Before going in, you can see all that thoughts running in his mind. His eyes are so telling. I love when he doesn't answer with words but just ''that look'' or nod he gives. As it is, she is a simple nothing.
And it obviously isn't a baby that she wants. She wants to bed him, cos chances are she won't get preggie right away; so she can use to excuse to bed him again and again, until he is used to it, until all the girls go away, until one day she is indeed preggie.
That'll be her ticket to pressurise, force him to marry her, with the help of his parents, esp. That's her game plan. Wanting a baby, being a single mother, not wanting to get married, they'll just be friends What she is is a big fat scheming liar. I'm glad he stopped her when she was unbuttoning her shirt. She was humiliated, and I say she deserves it. But when she started to kiss him, he began to close his eyes. It was only when JM's phone rang, that the spell was broken.
It was a close shave! Why unbutton the blouse when he's seen all that? She should have been dropping her pants! Or his pants! Get to the pants!!! It occurs to me that dating your plastic surgeon could be every bit as awkward as dating your gyno. You take off your shirt and instead of seeing you he sees the boob job he could have done better.
I agree. There is something super NOT sexy about getting it on with a girl who's chest you've carved into. How could you possibly look at her objectively again? Se Ah. I wonder if the author didn't intend Se Ah to be as offputting as she is I love it when everything wraps up super neatly in a drama That'd be a nice growth arc that might actually allow me to forgive her To me it seems like she doesn't JUST want to have his baby, but also a lifelong tie with him.
I also believe that she may still love him, but knows he would never marry her. However, if she has his baby, they will in her mind always have a connection and she probably wouldn't be averse to a forced marriage for that reason also. There's so much I could say but it's late and I will try to keep it short. This was another solid episode-lots of laugh out loud moments mixed with the angst.
I finally started to like Hoon-Dong this episode. He was so funny trying to protect his best friend. I had to pause and let the giggles pass at his antics when he hopped in the car when Ki-Tae headed to the beach to follow Jang-Mi.
He played the part perfectly when he jumped in and looked straight ahead, ignoring Ki-Tae's obvious displeasure. And that "beat down" on Yeo-Reum-it was more cute than fierce but equally enjoyable. I wanted to punch Se-Ah in the eyeball but other than that we are finally moving forward. Now on to business: Last week I was lost in the fact that Jang Mi was not talking, she kept being railroaded into doing things he did not want to do and she let it happen Her charm was fading, and it was driving me to the point where I say "I'll come back to the drama in a few weeks", which is something that at the beginning of the drama I did not see myself doing.
I'm not even going to talk about the "crazy woman" named Kang Se Ah because I do not recognize a story lone that dictates that if you still have feeling for your ex, you need to have his kid this would be absurd even in a makjang. For now those were the things that frustrated me, but we seem to be back on track, thank you writer-nim for that favor.
Let's have a moment's silence for the sinking of my ship. When will I learn to stop getting attached to the 2nd male lead?
That aside, I loved this episode. It was hilarious their truth or dare game was a riotand there was lots of kissing :two thumbs up:and so much UST that you could cut it with a knife.
The scene where YR takes his shirt off was great - Ki Tae's sudden bout of inadequacy cracked me up. And can I just say - daaaaaang, son.
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Dear Jung Jin Woon: from all of here in dramaland, Thank you. And the acting - Gong Ki Tae's naked look of longing right before he kissed Jang Mi nearly broke my heart which, considering I was rooting for Yeo Reum, was quite a feat. No worries Vira! I will sacrifice myself for the good of mankind and fling myself to Jung Jin Woon's chest and in his arms.
I will make the hurts go away, i promise ; even if there is a significant age difference between us, Pedo Noona to the rescue!! Thanks for the recap : And yes, I agree with your criticisms. It hasn't bothered me enough quite yet to make me actively upset at the characters I care about though.
I still think Jang-mi and Ki-tae are in a state of figuring out their feelings. I just wish they had done a few things differently in the last few episodes, particularly regarding Se-ah. I think she had the potential to be really interesting had her aim simply been to keep him alone, so that they could both be alone together forever.
It would still be a little messed up, but understandable and even compelling given their history and how they broke up. I'm still loving this show more and more each episode though, even while I'm getting frustrated over a few choices here and there : I thought this episode was super fun aside from Se-Ah. I knew it was about time that Jang-mi realize that although her relationship with Yeo-Reum is enjoyable, there isn't really that much of a spark there.
I think that they make fantastic friends though :. I really do like YR a lot. I know some people get irritated with him for "cockblocking" the OTP although I don't see how that's possible when they only just barely started liking each other in the first place lol and take issue with how the character is being acted, but I personally dig it for some reason.
I feel like if he had just put a little bit more of himself forward he might have had a shot with her. He was so focused on saying and doing all the right things for her, but he never really showed her enough of himself, at least not for me.
I just love Ki-tae though. And I love them. I know he hasn't done or said all the "right" things, but the guy only just realized he liked her. I think he deserves a fair shot to sweep her off her feet which he is already beginning to do this ep :D. I'm so excited for him to step things up next episode!
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I liked the moment when Jang-mi questioned who the real Ki-tae is. When you think about it, the important people in your life and the person you become around them really do play a huge role in how you view yourself.
And it really makes me understand why Ki-tae would choose to be alone. If the relationships in his life weren't bringing the best out of himself, which I imagine they weren't, than it's only natural he would distance himself from those relationships and find solace alone. This is why I love how Jang-mi is bringing him out of that.
He really does enjoy being around her and becomes a more fun person. I hope this episode marks the moment when the drama will turn focus away from meddling outside forces and instead focus in on the leads themselves and the steps they need to take in order to be in a relationship together.
Starting to get scared of characters whose names start with Se. Like this Se-ah who wins the prize for being mentally ill. I want your sperm? No, that totally is not creepy.
Se-na from Roofrop Prince, who made sure I never re-watch that drama despite being enjoyable in every other ct. And maybe Se-ra from another currently airing drama. See, I'm already predicting hell and I don't even know the girl.
This episode did feel more like a filler episode, but it was nice to see them all hang out and move forward in realizing who they really care for. There are no words for the level of psychosis going on within Se-Ah. It all started long before she tried to pretend she was fine getting dumped, but that seems to have put her over the edge. If she can live in fantasy-land, I can too so I pretend she does not exist or else I would be constantly yelling at my computer screen as I watch her antics.
Haven't seen the ep yet LOL :D. The laughs are reducing. Come on! Bring back the typhoon-incident hilarity. That was my favourite episode so far. And I understand we need the angst, but it feels inconsistent with all the characters to be acting the way they are acting except Se-ah, she was just batshit crazy from the start! Man, the secondary female leads are really starting to drag this show down. Am I alone in also finding Hyun Hee irritating? I mean I know Se Ah is the more obviously crazy one that makes you want to jump into the screen and slap some sense into her, but something about Hyun Hee just rubs me the wrong way.
I get that Hyun Hee is suppose to be all depress and lonely like but she's SO manipulative. Everything she says has a deeper undertone to it, it's like she doesn't really mean what she says. Plus I despise how she guilt-trips Jang Mi every time they have a conversation together. I think we're suppose to feel sympathetic towards Hyun Hee but she's so badly writing or maybe just crappy acting from the actress Like the passive aggressive kind - hey, at least Se Ah is upfront about it!
Something went really wrong with Hyun Hee- either the acting, the writing or both I suspect both. Another thing that irks me about her character is that it never really seemed like she and Jang Mi were close friends, and yet every time they talk Hyun Hee guilt trips her and needles her as if she has an inalienable right to know everything about her life.
Speaking of which, where are Jang Mi's actual friends? Does she not have any? I feel kinda bad for her character if that's the case HH is irritating alright, n it's not the acting. The actress is just fine in her other roles: Let's Eat and Wild Chives.
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HH is insincere, manipulative n a user. She pretends to be close to JM, and silly JM totally buys it. She pretends to be close to JM to get close to her rich BF. All she wants is to marry money. Now she is pretending to go away, allowing ppl to worry that she might be in danger. Heaven knows, she might have faked that pregnancy tester! No, you're certainly NOT alone. When she gets preggo I thought, "welldidn't you ask for it, you rapist you?
Not so much. And I think it really isn't helped by the actress that just brings all kinds of boring reactions. Which also gets me to Se Ah. I'm sure it's because I just hate how manipulative this character isbut when ever the actress just lays there tanning I keep on thinking "ughshe's so pretentious. I can't blame JM for not seeing through it, KT had to point out his mother's ways to her after all, but I hope JM does realise how manipulative HH is before the end of the drama. I am going to sound heartless right now, but i really don't want Hyun-hee to end up with the other dude.
He doesn't deserve it. She raped him, he was drunk therefore could not give consent, he doesn't like her yeti would feel bad for him to end up with her just because of a baby is cruel.
He was horrible in the beginning but I don't think this is a punishment he deserves. I suspect that they are not going to end up together romantically because he clearly doesn't like her and I never felt that her feelings for him were sincere but they're probably going to use this baby thing as an impetus for him to grow up and stop clowning around and being supremely childish and cowardly as he's been shown to be so far.
As for HyunHee, well, we really don't know anything about her or her motivations seriously I don't even understand what the point of her character is? At first I thought she was just looking for a Sugar Daddy and with the baby thing, you'd think she's succeeded but she seems to be genuinely upset that Hoon Dong doesn't care about her so I don't really know what her deal is.
I don't understand what could have made her develop real feelings for Hoon Dong given that she's pretty much only seen negative sides to him and he initially seemed to be using her to distract him from his break up with Jang Mi. Hyun hee is the least sympathetic character.
She went after Hoon dong even though he was a cad to Jang Mi knowing about their failed relationship and taking advantage raping Him while drunk. There are certain lines you do not cross if you are a friend.
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She did so and he hasn't really paid attention to her since. She has guilt trip Jang Mi so I hope she doesn't use the baby to entrap Hoon dong. Admittedly, he was a jerk, but he shouldn't be treated like that. Really, the baby is her problem, not his. Always thought HH was the weirdest and very manipulative with her interactions.
He is honest and loyal. He is jus a guy that likes to have fun and not take things seriously but people bag on him for that. He has never lie bout not wanting to jus be loose and fun but both times jm and HH wants something deeper.
I agree with all you have said about him, but he also needs to wrap it. Doesn't he know that? That reminds me Gong KiTae better not get dead drunk in front of Se Ah.
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Yes, please let this be the starting point of the next part of the drama where no meddling second leads are in play and our couple are free to be together. This episode, while it had its funny moments courtesy of Hoon-dong, surprisingly had me so confused.
When they all went to the beach together, I had to ask myself, "Did they all get brain transplants or something? And then not give a shit about her best friend whose character is also befuddling-am I supposed to like her, feel sorry for her? It kind of goes to show that Jang-mi, whose character has been depicted as an over emotional romantic whose feelings are the foundation of her life, is all of a sudden loosey goosey and unaffected by these people.
Or maybe inconsistent writing? It was nice to be away from the parents, I guess, but then it made me realize how underdeveloped these characters are. I still don't understand how Yeo-reum is no longer Mr. I don't understand Se-ah, period. Trying to rape the guy you love is not the way to get him or his progeny. Just saying. You could just not be a manipulative bitch? Hyeon-hee is confusing too. I would feel sorry for her if she'd been a better friend to Jang-mi.
But then I actually do feel sorry. Hoon-dong is funny, but I expected him to be major player and not just the comic relief since he seemed important in the beginning. In any case, I like him more than the other secondary characters if only because I don't have the urge to throw something at my screen when he shows up.
Marriage Not Dating: Episodes ; Tags: featured, Han Groo, Marriage Not Dating, Yeon Woo-jin. Name. Email. Website * Register or Login (Get credit for your great comments) cancel Thanks for the super prompt recap, girlfriday! I was not expecting it to be up so soon! I cannot wait until the next episode because I hope the trend from. I mean, don't get me wrong, there were some kdrama cliches in Marriage Not Dating but nothing was overbearing. In fact, I loved those cliches too. And it was an extremely refreshing romantic-comedy. The plot was very interesting throughout. A guy wants to stay single while his family (mostly his mom) threatens to get him married/ Marriage Not Dating: Episode 6 by LollyPip. This episode begins to delve a little further into each character and what makes them tick, though each answer seems to lead to even more questions. We finally find out exactly what happened to Jang-mi to make her so terrified of being alone, and why Ki-tae is so determined to stay single.
As for Ki-tae and Jang-mi, thank you for finally kissing for real. I was getting fed up with his passiveness and her wishy-washiness. But I have to admit, it doesn't feel awesome like it should because this really should've happened earlier.
I agree that the last few episodes have been circling around the same plot line, so much so I'm only left feeling frustrated that the drama is falling behind where it should be. I don't mean such harsh words for this drama, but it's only 'cause it was so good in the beginning.
So now is the time to make up for the last few episodes, Show! Edit: I forgot that Hyeon-hee basically raped Hoon-dong, so then I don't feel sorry for her situation. I agree with you. It seems that this drama is losing it's magic because of how the characters are being portrayed. I also feel that the 6 characters hanging out on the beach and having fun was a bit unrealistic. I'm hating the secondary characters even more except for Hoon Dong and Yeo Reum. I think that he really likes Jang Mi and maybe he's not the most expressive or "deep" character probably due to bad acting or writing but I have to give him credit for putting up with Jang Mi's fake relationship with Gi Tae.
As for Jang Mi, I wish that the next episodes will at least show character growth. It's frustrating to see her being pushed around by everyone.
I love that she has spunk and is able to say what's on her mind when she sees someone being wronged but what I can't understand is why she can't speak for herself when she is in a similar situation. I think that of all the characters in this drama, Gi Tae has shown character growth. Now he is realizing that there's another option to living alone, that he can be happy by being with the right partner.
I am really hoping that now Gi Tae and Jang Mi have discovered their true feelings will get more scenes of them being cute as a real couple. I don't think YR has gone on a real date w JM. He keeps trying, they keep making dates, but then sth with GT or his mom would come up, and he's left waiting. Looks like GT is cock-blocking him and JM. I know, I know, they r not the OTP, so it doesn't count. I guess I'm weird since I'm not bothered by these things.
Jang-mi is strong but she also likes to please people so I'm not surprised at all that she gets walked over repeatedly. Come on, she was totally walked over by Dong-hoon in the beginning of the drama which should already tell us what kind of a person she is. She can tell a person to get lost if she doesn't care about that person but once there's any sort of connection or sympathy, she will bend.
I don't think she has changed but rather that this is who she IS and that she needs to change from this like Girlfriday wrote in the previous recap. When it comes to Se-ah, come on, why would you believe what she babbles about the baby. She's not exactly a reliable narrator now, is she. It's clear from her reactions to Ki-tae's rejection of her that what she really wants is HIM. Yes, Se-ah is not even pretending it would be accident but that doesn't negate the final goal: Ki-tae himself.
I'm pretty sure she's used to manipulating Ki-tae during their relationship so that is her solution now also. And she knows she can team up with mom, too. Imagine if they really would have a kid and then Se-ah would go to his parents and say "hey, look, this is your grandchild! What a pity his parents aren't married I feel actually sorry for Ki-tae's mom for teaming up with Se-ah, because even though she's a master manipulator and martyr herself, if Se-ah would marry Ki-tae, mom would lose him.
As Ki-tae says, they're similar and while they have the same goal they can work well together but at some point there would be friction and as Ki-tae's wife Se-ah would easily best his mom. Also, for Ki-tae not reacting more assertively to Se-ah crazy stunts, I think that us understandable. He cares for her a lot - they almost married, after all and they had been friends long even before that and stayed friends afterwords.
He doesn't want to hurt her. I used to have a friend who did more and more crazy things and I let it go on for MONTHS before finally putting my foot down simply because I did not want to hurt him and tried to understand him. We often avoid confrontation as much as we can. I wonder why Ki-tae would continue to keep someone like Se-ah in his life, friend or not.
A broken engagement would change relationships, and I couldn't imagine being cordial with my ex-fiance especially if it came to a nasty and abrupt end like with Se-ah and Ki-tae. I could buy their friendliness-if their characters were different. But like what girlfriday says, no one is calling Se-ah out on her crazy bullshit, and that is something I can't get past.
I was the last man standing because he was my friend and I wanted to be loyal and support him. So this really happens. And just like you I wouldn't want to be friends with my ex but a lot of people do.
So I'm quite fine with this and I can see why they are still friends. Se-ah has been Ki-tae's friend for a looong time so it's understandable that he didn't want to ditch her completely after the break up, also, because he didn't want to hurt her any more than necessary.
Se-ah, on the other hand, clearly just went back how it used to be and I would argue that she thought that she could still keep Ki-tae for herself. Even if he didn't marry her, at least he would not marry anyone else, either and so he would be hers in some way at least. They are also colleagues and worked together on volunteer projects. THAT part of their relationship may be what kept them near each other, too.
I don't buy that he was the best choice for her breast implants. What female would want her present or ex do that? At his age, he certainly can't be the most experienced. I agree completely with what you said about Ki-tae's reaction to Se-Ah. It wasn't so much him being weak-willed and unassertive as it was him trying to be considerate of her and what she used to mean to him. I know she's bat-shit crazy, but they shared a relationship and it's probably hard for him to see someone he once loved stooping to this level.
While I am creeped out by Se-Ah, I find myself, first and foremost, just finding her to be really really sad. And I think rather than being angry with her, he just finds her really sad and doesn't want to hurt her. I also think that him not pushing SeAh away goes with his character because he's not really confrontational.
He only really blows up when he's really, truly backed into a corner. He prefers to deal with things by ignoring them or distancing himself from them like with his parents and he has been keeping his distance from SeAh for the most part. She's the one who keeps showing up out of the blue and trying to worm her way back into his life. I think he assumed that if he just didn't go along with the baby thing, she would eventually drop it.
That's why he was so stunned by the lengths she was willing to go in this episode. Like he knew she was manipulative but to this extent? And about something that's so serious and life-changing? That's just crazy. And even here, when he finally rejects her, he can't even bear to say anything. He just shakes his head and leaves but he squeezes her shoulder to let her know that he isn't rejecting her completely.
He still wants to be considerate of her even when she's done something this inconceivable. I think Se-Ah just want some kind of connection with Gi Tae and what better way to be tied to him forever than to have his child. I think she knows it's over between them. Arawn, I understand your sentiments on how Ki Tae reacted with Se Ah's advances and I completely agree that he probably doesn't want to hurt her feelings, which is fine. But remember that regardless of how Ki Tae treats her, Se Ah will still end up hurt in the long run.
It takes a LOT for people to call out those who are dear to them. We have no personal relationship with Se-ah so for us it's easy: why doesn't he just tell her to bugger off! But Ki-tae truly cares for Se-ah and so he doesn't want to hurt her which causes him to try to just ignore or brush off her crazy stunts. He finally rejects her only when he has left with no other choices but submission or rejection.
I assume that if Se Ah is talking, she has an angle. That fake-contrite "apology" "I really did want to help you" was chilling.
I kept wondering if she practices those insincere things in the mirror like a proper sociopath - because I think the only legitimate expression we see on her is frustration that she didn't get her way.
Apparently, the answer is Because in ep 10 we see her doing something very similar. Still trying to figure out what Se-Ahs deal is. In the end I hope Jang-mi stays true to the character that she has been in the first episodes.
The fact that Ki Tae may have gone through with it had Jang Mi's phone not interrupt makes me lose a little respect for him. But not as much as Se Ah, who is turning into a nutcase.
Just because Hyun Hee got pregnant the first time she slept with Hoon Dong does not mean she will get pregnant the first time she sleeps with Ki Tae. So is she planning to lock him in a hotel room until she succeeds?