Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 2 moves forward with the same premise, but with further development of the two main characters, it keeps it interesting.
This recap of Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 2 contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the next episode by clicking these words.
We learned in the previous episode that Kang Dan-yi (Nayoung Lee) had landed an interview at the same publishing firm her close friend works at as Chief Editor. Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 2 initiates the aftermath to that, and how it affects Cha Eun-ho (Jong-Suk Lee) who will now have to mix business with pleasure.
Episode 2 aimed for our souls, revealing Kang Dan-yi’s application; she wrote an enticing emotional paragraph about herself in third-person, describing her recent life and apologising to herself for pushing too hard and failing at specific objectives. After not succeeding in fifty job interviews, this application was personal, forcing Cha Eun-ho to retreat.
With that, it is confirmed that Kang Dan-yi has been given the job at the publisher as part of the task team. Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 2 sees President Kim Jae-min (Tae-woo Kim) enthusiastically ring all the successful applicants, to find less enthusiastic or weird tones on the other side. Apart from Kang Dan-yi of course. Episode 2 allows the audience to see the recruits experience their first day, at a primarily praised reputable company. Honestly, the entire set up is purposefully quirky.
You sense that Cha Eun-ho has a weight of guilt resting on his shoulders since he learned that Kang Dan-yi applied for a job. He decides to pick her up in his car on the way home and splash the cash, so she is more suited in the office. New clothes and a new hairstyle are given to Kang Dan-yi, who has been observedly marked as a very young recruit for what is meant to be for early-career interns.
We also get a slice of history in Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 2. We learn that when the pair were younger, Kang Dan-yi saved Cha Eun-ho’s life when they were at school. The young Mr. Cha walked out onto the main road without looking, and Kang Dan-yi bravely pushed him out of the way of a moving car and took the hit herself. This formed a blossoming friendship. We also learned that Cha Eun-ho did not warm to her ex-husband, stating that his lack of consideration did not create the basis of love.
As Chapter 2 ends, Kang Dan-yi tries to avoid being caught in Cha Eun-ho’s own home. She has been living secretly in his residence all this time; unfortunately, she is caught red-handed, leaving the audience to wonder how this will be handled in the next episode. Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 2 moves forward with the same premise, but with further development on the two main characters, it keeps it interesting.
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