Coffee House Ep 16

Getting over someone can sometimes appear to be impossible. It feels really bad when you fall in love with someone you can’t have. It feels even worse when you are sure that this relationship can never work out. I think that this is the worst thing that could ever happen to someone. I believe that to forget someone is one of the hardest “assignments” given in life, especially if you had this gut feeling that he/she is the ONE.

But even if you can’t move on and forget that someone, sometimes things happen in life that forces you to let go… To make the ultimate sacrifice of stepping away not just for the sake of the person you love but for the better good of everyone involved but then in the end, you realize that sometimes you need to chase after your own happiness too…

Such is the premise of this episode of Coffee House…

I find this episode a little slow as compared to others not in terms of the storyline but in terms of the number of sequences that are there…

However, it is a turning point in the story and i love how the writer has written this episode to be chockfull of lines that the audience would learn something from and which would bring JinSoo to his senses and yet it still came across as not being preachy…

I think Seung Yeon’s character was really brought into this story not to be a rival but to be a reflection of the things that JinSoo can never bring himself to be…

I guess this is also where the fascination of the SeungYeon-JinSoo shippers lie… These two are such exact opposites of each other and yet somehow they manage to make each other grow and realize things about their lives which in turn pushes them forward to become better versions of their old selves…

I think Seung Yeon is all the things that JinSoo should be but has never brought himself to be… She is vocal where he tends to keep things to himself, she is all heart while he’s calculating and most of all, there is an innate trust that SeungYeon has for the world in general that JinSoo fears…

As predicted, Seung Yeon was really the trigger that caused JinSoo to take a leap of faith and to trust his feelings for the first time no matter the outcome…

Now, i hope that it is not too late for this change of heart since once again, my heart felt as if it went through a grinder then made into hamburger during that scene where JinSoo made a speech on JiWon’s bday…


I have quoted my most favorite biblical verse before with EunYoung as the subject about how she has a heart as vast as the ocean in terms of understanding JinSoo and his quirks but now JinSoo seems to be repaying that a thousandfold by being unselfish for her sake and letting her go so that she can be happy…

He only said two words “BE HAPPY” but the sincerity just blew me away… It was like he said how much he loved her already coz it was that telling for me…

I have proven that SeungYeon seemed to be more infatuated with JinSoo than in love when it dawned on her that he came back for EunYoung… the smile on her face can best be described as not regretful but rather rueful…

There was a hint of selfhumor about the fact that she didn’t catch on from the very beginning that he was using her for EunYoung’s sake when all along all the signs point towards that…

Never had JinSoo been more “oppa” like towards her in my opinion than when he was giving her advise about her writing… Like a true blue “kuya” he’s guiding her towards her dreams and i find it really cool that in exchange Seung Yeon seems to be unconsciously guiding him also towards his love and happiness…

As for JiWon, i can understand the reason why he’s so insecure of JinSoo’s love for Eunyoung… I mean who wouldn’t? They have surpassed time, failed relationships, separation among others and has still remained deeply in love with one another… (Which brings me back to the point why to me a SY-JS ending seems to be improbable because EunYoung and JinSoo just love each other too darned much and even if they jump into another relationship, the shadow of this past would continue to haunt them…)

I guess JiWon loves EunYoung too in his own way but it’s just that it is not enough to rival the love that JinSoo and EunYoung have for each other… Though i feel sorry for him, i also know that he would bounce right back…

This episode is also a revelation of how EunYoung seemed to be settling towards JiWon just because he is a safe choice… It didn’t escape my notice that she presented her magic event for his birthday not because she thought of it but because it was what JiWon wanted… Another thing is her seeming embarassment of his antics even if she should be used to it by now after all these years which somehow makes me wonder if EunYoung used JiWon during JinSoo’s absence to shield herself from the further perils of falling in love or being in love…

As the song goes: She’s safe from the past and doing okay but not very well… No jokes, no surprises, no crises arises, her life goes along as it should which is all very nice but not very good… However at least she does not have to fear heartbreak again which she went through with JinSoo…

All in all, it might have took 16 episodes but man… JinSoo finally seeing the light and fighting for the thing he wants to protect was so worth it…

I can’t wait for the ending episodes next week…

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About donnapie

Kdrama fanatic, Kim Hyun Joong obsessed, MinSun shipper, closet writer
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