Episode 14 finally gives the audiences what they want as Lee Eun-o and Jae-won reach the peak of their cold war. There was no escaping their feelings this time.
This recap of Netflix K-Drama series Lovestruck in the City episode 14 contains significant spoilers.
The last episode ended awkwardly, and the start of episode 14 continues the scenario of Geon and Rin-i asking Lee Eun-o and Jae-won why they are together. They both blag it and state it was “work-related”. Geon and Rin-i then invite Jae-won for noodles, which irritates Lee Eun-o. I’m surprised the friends haven’t worked this out by now — come on guys! It’s flagrantly obvious something isn’t right.
Noodles and anger
At the dinner table, Jae-won and Lee Eun-o argue about “the contract and work arrangements” but they are talking a different language that no-one else can decipher — you can tell they want to release their true feeling, but there’s too much stubbornness. Geon then drops the bombshell and says the landlord is raising the rent by 20% and Lee Eun-o is fuming, stating that they can only raise it legally by 5%. Jae-won suddenly sees the anger issues Lee Eun-o has, and he is surprised. Yoon Seon-a was obviously not the angry type — he found her anger cute.
Choi Kyeong-jun asks Rin-i if she’d like to study
Lovestruck in the City episode 14 heads to a subplot momentarily to irritate viewers who want to see Jae-won and Lee Eun-o argue even more. While having noodles with Rin-i, Choi Kyeong-jun tells her that he knows she has lost her job at the cosmetics store. She tells him she is now walking dogs for a living. Choi Kyeong-jun seems concerned and asks her if there’s anything she’d like to study so she can become a teacher. Rin-i says it isn’t for her, and the tuition is expensive — Choi Kyeong-jun tells her he will pay for it, and asks her to think about it.
Jae-won learns that Lee Eun-o is not over him via Instagram
Jae-won looks over Lee Eun-o’s Instagram; he can see her discussing memories near the beach, and how they make her smile. She talks about how she has no job offers but the memories make her power through. Jae-won realises at this moment that she still has deep feelings. She never got over him. Her social media says everything he needs to know.
The moment Jae-won changed his approach and reminded Lee Eun-o why they fell in love in the first place:
Breaking Lee Eun-o’s car
Many audiences will think he did it by accident, but Jae-won shows his clumsy side in episode 14. As Jae-won drives by Lee Eun-o’s apartment to park, he brushes her car, and he is seemingly annoyed with himself for breaking her wing mirror. Lee Eun-o is right behind him as he rings and explains — he says it is a tiny scratch, but she’s annoyed claiming her car is “smashed up”. Jae-won says her car isn’t parked right, but it ends up with them both arguing about their relationship again. It’s clear as they argue that they are secretly liking it as they make digs at each other. This has turned into a romantic war now. It was only going to end one way.
And then the rings are revealed!
The arguments get more intense, and Lee Eun-o kicks his car, but then she is exposed — one of their wedding rings falls off her necklace. Jae-won looks on the floor and sees what it is — he remembers throwing it in the river. Lee Eun-o looks for the other ring, and that one falls on the floor as well. She denies it’s their rings and covers the other one with her foot. Jae-won moves her out of the way, and there’s no coming back from this — Lee Eun-o kept their wedding rings.
Lee Eun-o tries to grab the ring back, and Jae-won asks why she has it. Eventually, Jae-won has Lee Eun-o pressed up against the car and he asks her again about the rings. He then tells her that he knows she printed all the photos off the cameras by looking at her Instagram and that she never moved on. Jae-won asks her what her true feelings are. Lee Eun-o asks if he can pretend not to know her, and that she doesn’t want her friends to find out about her alias. Jae-won can tell she doesn’t want this to end and asks what she’s truly thinking.
As Jae-won is about to say “you still love me” Lee Eun-o kisses him passionately. As she’s about to walk away, Jae-won grabs her and they carry on kissing. Finally! Audiences will be relieved; after 14 excruciating episodes watching this couple drag this out, they finally reached this place. It’s been a ride.
Lovestruck in the City episode 14 finally gives the audiences what they want as Lee Eun-o and Jae-won reach the peak of their cold war. There was no escaping their feelings this time.