Lovestruck in the City episode 13 recap – “Have You Ever Blacked Out?”

February 2, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
K-Drama, Netflix, Weekly TV
4.5

Summary

Lovestruck in the City episode 13 gives the audience a brilliant chapter on drunken regret, and that awful hungover feeling the next morning. This is a chance for the characters to finally bridge the gap and be a starting point to open up on their feelings.

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4.5

Summary

Lovestruck in the City episode 13 gives the audience a brilliant chapter on drunken regret, and that awful hungover feeling the next morning. This is a chance for the characters to finally bridge the gap and be a starting point to open up on their feelings.

This recap of Netflix K-Drama series Lovestruck in the City episode 13 contains significant spoilers.

We were all excited for this episode, and some of us may be able to relate to what Lee Eun-o goes through. Blacking out and ending up at an ex’s house, or drunk texting is one of those anxieties that are the worst when waking up to a hangover. The episode opens up with the question — have you ever blacked out from drinking? We all know a few of these characters have included Oh Seon-yeong, who seems proud of her blackouts. Scenes show the characters in sleeping positions in funny places, like a dog house or an elevator.

Drunk texting — we’ve all done it

The episode then flits to Lee Eun-o who is on a bus with a suitcase. Geon tries to ring her, but he can’t reach. She is fighting sleep on the bus. Suddenly, Jae-won receives a drunken text from Lee Eun-o; it’s barely readable, but it says “how could you be so harsh?”. When Jae-won rings her back, the bus driver answers it, and he explains he’s on his last stop, and Lee Eun-o has fallen asleep. Jae-won picks her up from the bus park. This is one of many times that proves that Jae-won cannot live without this woman in his life, even when he tries convincing himself that he hates her.

Waking up in Jae-won’s apartment

And then the horrifying moment begins. Lee Eun-o wakes up in Jae-won’s apartment, and she has no idea where she is. She slowly opens the bedroom door and sees Jae-won cooking breakfast in the kitchen, and then she remembers — Jae-won picked her up from the bus park. This is a nightmare for her, and she’s immediately anxious about the situation. She tries sneaking out of the bedroom and grabbing her coat. Jae-won knows what she’s doing and finds her hiding. Geon rings her phone and Jae-won answers it, then puts the phone down. He tells Lee Eun-o that he learned rudeness from her.

Jae-won makes the wrong approach at this stage of the episode — he’s dealing with a stubborn, defensive person; luckily, later on in the chapter, he changes tack.

Here is a reminder of the beautiful scenes of Lee Eun-o turning into Yoon Seon-a for the first time:

An awkward breakfast

Jae-won has made breakfast so asks her to sit down and eat and once again, he makes the wrong approach — he should be comforted by the fact that she wanted to contact him when drunk, rather than investigate it. They talk about the night before, and Jae-won explains everything. He keeps being sarcastic, which throws Lee Eun-o off guard. She doesn’t want to eat, but she wants to talk. Jae-won shows him all the drunk texts she sent him. One of the texts says “I loved you / I miss you”. Lee Eun-o admits she missed him. Jae-won is still angry that she hid away from him for a year. Lee Eun-o states that people have flings on trips and move on.

Lee Eun-o walks away, but it’s raining

Jae-won asks important questions, but he’s doing the same thing, expecting different outcomes — did you get over me? Why did you marry me? Lee Eun-o tells Jae-won that the woman he loved is Yoon Seon-a, the fake version of her. She apologises for not being her and walks out. Outside, it’s raining, and she decides to walk in it. Jae-won ponders inside and then decides to help her get home in his car.

The ending

And that’s when Jae-won changes approach. Rather than question what’s happened, he focuses on the present; the woman he loves in front of him — they are both extremely flawed characters. It takes a different workaround to make resolutions (f*ck me, I should be a couple’s therapist).

Jae-won brings his seat back and says he doesn’t drive when it’s raining. Lee Eun-o tries to leave, but then Jae-won tells her she has a temper, and with Yoon Seon-a, it was at least cute. He tells her not to be mad. Jae-won then puts their song on from the trip. Lee Eun-o tries to change the song, but he slaps her hand away — he’s trying to establish a connection with Lee Eun-o, rather than berate her with questions, and making her feel guilty. Lee Eun-o looks away, and we hear her mind narrating: “Jae-won is silly. That’s why I liked him”. Jae-won then asks if she’s hungry and hungover. In his head, he’s thinking “I just can’t hate her”.

As the episode ends, Geon sees Jae-won dropping Lee Eun-o off, and his mind is jumping to conclusions. Rin-i then arrives and asks why they were both together. They don’t have any immediate answers. They’ve been caught, and they are going to have to answer to their mutual friends now! Roll on episode 14.

Lovestruck in the City episode 13 gives the audience a brilliant chapter on drunken regret, and that awful hungover feeling the next morning. This is a chance for the characters to finally bridge the gap and be a starting point to open up on their feelings.

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