“Home Run” takes a while to get to the point, but are things finally starting to look up?
This recap of Welcome to Wedding Hell season 1, episode 11, “Home Run”, contains spoilers.
Those with short memories may recall that things weren’t exactly going well in yesterday’s episode. Na-eun and Jun-hyeong continued to disagree about everything, their mothers were at each other’s throats – and then at the throats of their kids for defending or not defending the other – and the wedding might well be off. “Home Run” opens with Jun-hyeong’s mother finding his place trashed and wedding catalogs in the garbage.
Welcome to Wedding Hell season 1, episode 11 recap
Na-eun has understandably had enough. She wants the wedding to be off. She wants to break up. The juice isn’t worth the squeeze, so to speak. She didn’t want to hurt Jun-hyeong, or get hurt in return, and since neither of them is able to communicate as functioning adults, both were bound to happen.
This leaves everyone else to try and figure out where things went wrong. Jun-hyeong’s mother can’t quite put aside her idea of the respect she’s owed from her son, even with him obviously being drunk and despondent. Na-eun skips work, alerting her friends. Of course, predictably, Jun-hyeong and Na-eun consistently deliberate but then don’t actually reach out to one another, since why would they do such an obviously helpful thing?
Thankfully, the parents and the friends have had enough. Here’s the crux of the issue, as described by Hui-seon: Na-eun hasn’t quite figured out if her problems are with Jun-hyeong or the situation itself. The former would be untenable, and there’s no point in getting married. The latter, though, is fixable. But it’d require the one thing these two are worst at, which is communication.
But it’s easier to get drunk. It’s easy to think wistfully about the early days of the planning process and the idealized version of the wedding they probably both imagined. Jun-hyeong’s mother doesn’t let up, though, and actually displays some understanding and maturity. It’s harder for drunk Na-eun to exhibit those qualities. She’s rightly sick of all the apologies without any meaningful change – aren’t we all – and she’s sick of fighting.
The make-up takes a while, and once it arrives it’s less satisfying than the understanding between the parents since it’s so expected and so familiar. Of course, though, they do eventually makeup, promise to stop apologizing, and spirits seem high. The wedding is back on. And for once, just in time for the finale, it actually seems as if things may be going well.