Make that “Backdated Weecaps”. Million apologies, cos Antoine literally loses steam after a good opening, and I kinda got disinterested. It probably would do better if there are only 10eps instead of 16, juz so to tighten up its meandering story line at the tail end.
Anyway, to make up for the backlog, I promise you a bumper weecap for Antoine this week. (more like i need to get this out of my hair so i can concentrate on writing other stuff)
Against his better judgment, Soo-hyun decides to proceed with Part II and III of his ridiculous experiment. More so when Hye-rim has let down her guard against him. So he got Ji-ho to pass a questionnaire to Hye-rim, with questions on her preference masked as innocuously as possible.
A new girl, Claire, drops by the psychiatric clinic, claiming to be a “long time good friend” of Soo-hyun’s. Her intimacy with Soo-hyun isn’t lost on Hye-rim, who immediately gets jealous. Soo-hyun notices it as well, and decides to use Claire as bait to get Hye-rim to complete Part II of the experiment (which should end with her declaring her love to him on YouTube).
Hye-rim’s spark of jealousy as usual gets a little overboard, as she tries to gate crash the dinner between Soo-hyun and Claire…only to have all her plans backfire in her face, as the two discuss stuff she is out of depth with.
Sung-chan has been acting awkwardly around Prof Bae ever since he knows she likes him romantically. Noticing this, Hye-rim lies that he is mistaken, claiming that Prof Bae only sees him as a kid brother. Relieved, he goes back to being a bubbly little boy around Prof Bae, bringing her shopping and treating her to lunch.
Chairman Kim learns that Hye-rim and Soo-hyun have met with his daughter for a “psychiatric counseling” session and is livid. He tells them not to meddle in his “family affairs”. However, Soo-hyun and Hye-rim aren’t going to leave it at that, especially when Chairman Kim’s daughter goes missing again, and suffers a serious bout of amnesia from the episode. Moreover, Soo-hyun observes Chairman Kim’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) getting worse by the day, as he repeatedly goes through “rites” thrice with every movement.
Soo-hyun visits the old house where Chairman Kim used to live with his family and Hye-rim decides to tackle Chairman Kim’s long time secretary to find out more about why his daughter accused her dad of killing her brother, mum and aunt. They both learn that Chairman’s son committed suicide after he was sent to a boarding school overseas. Following his son’s death, his distraught wife became an alcoholic and drank herself to death. The aunt was killed in a road accident not long after as well.
On lighter notes: Ji-ho agrees to Yoo-rim’s eye-rolling conditions (her inspiration comes from a jiljimbang) in order to woo her back. Her first condition: to have Ji-ho walk around with a toothbrush in his mouth 24/7. Second: to wear a ram towel around his head 24/7, and last: to coop himself up in a sauna for 12h. The first 2 are performed without mishaps…but Ji-ho really pushed himself for Condition 3. Cue: fainting in the sauna. Yoo-rim rushes into the men’s bath when she hears that Ji-ho has really locked himself in the sauna for half a day, cradling a barely conscious Ji-ho when he is carried out by the staff. As a reward, she locks lips with him, sealing her promise to forgive him after he completes the 3 tasks.
Sung-chan’s friendly attitude to Prof Bae is shortlived though…when during a dinner, Soo-hyun lets slip about Prof Bae’s bucket list. And that Sung-chan’s name is on it. Mortified, Prof Bae decides to take time off from the clinic and hides in her chalet on Jeju-do. When Sung-chan learns that Prof Bae is actually very sick, he is saddened. He decides to track her down in Jeju-do and hopefully persuades her to accept treatment.
Because of Claire’s “intervention”, Hye-rim loses confidence in her ability to become Soo-hyun’s girlfriend, feeling that she is the frog in the well compared to Claire. Even though she suspects that the experiment hasn’t ended, she nonetheless agrees to broadcast the YouTube vid to prove to Soo-hyun that she really likes him. Unfortunately, Soo-hyun proceeds with Plan III before watching the vid (Plan III is to get Hye-rim to really embarrass herself by wearing ribbons in her hair, and going to a public place to loudly declare her love). He orders a bouquet of flowers with Plan III’s instructions to Hye-rim. However, when he watches the YouTube vid, he immediately regrets…
…but…the flower delivery is faster than him. Hye-rim sees the instructions accompanied with the bouquet and is convinced that Soo-hyun has gone against her wishes to proceed with the experiment. In disgust (and rage) she decides to break up with him. Hye-rim coops herself up for days at home and refuses to meet with Soo-hyun. After she has moped enough, she decides to exact revenge, by pretending to have forgiven Soo-hyun and dating him for 12h. When midnight strikes, she drops the façade and walks out from his life. Soo-hyun is devastated.