Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 12 stretches out the episode and focuses more on events we care less about to pinpoint the core story only eventually.
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Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 12 begins with Dan-i (Nayoung Lee) finishing off the special book event perfectly, with the audience well and truly enjoying the evening and the author appreciative of her efforts. The event drew some comedy, with Hae-rin’s parents attacking Eun-ho (Jong-Suk Lee) for dumping her. But then the episode meanders around certain events to prolong what we all want to know – what is Ms Go going to do about Dan-i?
To celebrate the success of the evening, Hae-rin and Ji Seo-jun go out for drinks – Dan-i tries to join, but Hae-rin tells her she cannot come because she wants to talk about something profound. At the bar, she explains her theory metaphorically about Eun-ho and Dan-i while getting extremely drunk.
Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 12 then slow burns the progress between Dan-i and Eun-ho. They celebrate in the park, and Dan-i discusses her blossoming success in the company and tells Eun-ho how much she appreciates him. She’s buzzing about her book event, while at the same time Ms. Go is learning about Dan-i’s successful track record in marketing.
The night ends in drama, as Ji Seo-jun rings Eun-ho and asks for help; Hae-rin has passed out at the restaurant after drinking too much and consuming cucumber water. Eun-ho reveals she has an allergy to cucumber, so they urgently get her to Ji Seo-jun’s house to allow her to rest. The next day she wakes up with a lot of blisters.
The next day at work, Dan-i and her colleagues learn about the competition happening which is marketing related, and she wants to apply. But the upcoming burning issue is glowing, as Ms. Go shows Eun-ho the old HR file of Dan-i. Eun-ho tries to defend her, but Ms. Go demands that her contract is terminated.
The rest of Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 12 sees Eun-ho trying to find ways to soften the blow, ringing headhunters and seeing if Dan-i can reapply – of course, she does not know this, which will probably go against Eun-ho, even though his intentions are good.
Eun-ho invites Dan-i out for an unspoken date, almost like the instruction to fire her never happened. They both panic like teenagers, trying on different clothes, but at the same time trying not to overthink the evening. After their meal, they end up at the cinemas and officially name the evening their first date.
As the episode closes, Dan-i reveals that Ji Seo-jun’s birthday is the 23rd April, which is strange because that’s the date of Mr. Kang’s last publicized novel. Eun-ho dwells on this late into the night.
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