Lovestruck in the City episode 8 recap – the peak of heartbreak

January 16, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
K-Drama, Netflix, Weekly TV
3.5

Summary

Lovestruck in the City episode 8 demonstrates the peak of heartbreak as Jae-won looks for professional help and discusses his apparent visions.

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3.5

Summary

Lovestruck in the City episode 8 demonstrates the peak of heartbreak as Jae-won looks for professional help and discusses his apparent visions.

This recap of Netflix K-Drama series Lovestruck in the City episode 8 contains significant spoilers.


The opening

Jae-won learns that Choi Kyeong-jun removed the memory card from Jae-won’s car dashcam for work purposes. Jae-won is furious; he wanted to prove that he saw Yoon Seon-a. He kicks Choi Kyeong-jun out of his car, but his cousin gives the car key to a couple of student girls. Jae-won has to pay for his keys back off the girls. Episode 8 sees Jae-won still in a heightened state of denial; he cannot get over his heartbreak.

Debating why Jae-won wants to find Yoon Seon-a

Jae-won is asked the question — why is he trying to find Yoon Seon-a? He tells the audience that anyone who went through that heartbreak would do the same thing. Lee Eun-o (Yoon Seon-a) tells the audience that she doesn’t believe he is doing it because she’s a “thief”. Jae-won admits she’s making him insane and even has visions of her now.

An unexpected “dream”

Episode 8 then goes into those dreams. Jae-won goes for a drink with a friend who is a medical professional. He talks hypothetically about a friend having visions. He then brings up how there was also a dream as well; he’s at a bar, and he sees Yoon Seon-a outside in the cold, snow falling on her, and she looks crestfallen. But then, in a twist, Lee Eun-o recalls a time she saw Jae-won in the winter, and he was stood outside in the snow — she looked at him with sadness in her eyes. Later on, she walks inside a bar and sees that Jae-won has fallen asleep on the table by drinking too much; she sits and looks at him. Her eyes fill with tears, and when she touches him, he wakes up unexpectedly.

An emotional conversation between Lee Eun-o and Jae-won

Jae-won believes he’s having a dream and doesn’t believe what he’s seeing. He tells her he must be dreaming as he misses her so much. Lee Eun-o tells him it is a dream and the pair talk to each other. Jae-won tells her he cannot forget about her as they got “married” and even though it was a joke, it means a lot to him. Lee Eun-o cries and says sorry; she tells him to forget about her. Jae-won asks if she’s doing okay and gets more upset when she says “good”. Lee Eun-o tells him she’s a horrible woman and touches his face. The conversation gets more emotional between them, and Jae-won grabs her hand and tells her not to go. They sit next to each other and rest. Jae-won believes all this was a dream. He needs to stop drinking, clearly!

The ending

Late at night after drinking with his friend, Jae-won wanders the streets and then sits next to a river. He tells himself this is the last time he will visit the river. As he’s about to throw the ring, he sees Yoon Seon-a. She’s shocked and doesn’t know what to do. He chases after her as she runs. Jae-won sees police officers and asks them to chase before he rugby tackles her to the ground himself. The police take the camera bag and arrest her. You can tell by looking at Jae-won’s face that this is the last thing he wanted; his obsessive search has led to this.

Lovestruck in the City episode 8 demonstrates the peak of heartbreak as Jae-won looks for professional help and discusses his apparent visions.

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