'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 11: Is Dae-hyun using Saet-byul to get over Yeon-joo or are his feelings real?
The 'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 11 promo is out and it is heartening to see that Dae-hyun (Ji Chang-wook) is clearly moving on from Yeon-joo (Han Sun-hwa) and has no intention of moping around for her either. In the previous episode, we saw how Dae-hyun's heart was broken by his girlfriend Yeon-joo after she came to the realization that he was not suitable for her and she wasn't suitable for him because they were from different kinds of families and different kinds of people who never had anything in common except having fallen in love after having met at the workplace.
We also saw how Yeon-joo had never been able to understand Dae-hyun's dream either. So in the promo which was released right after episode 10 ended we saw a very different Dae-hyun. This man was drowning his misery just days ago in alcohol but now seems as if he is a completely different person. For some reason, Yeon-joo is assigned some work that needs to take place at Dae-hun's convenience store. When she arrives expecting Dae-hyun to be moping and even tells him not to misunderstand but that she was only there for work, Dae-hyun receives her with a smile.
It is as if nothing happened between them and Dae-hyun even asks her what she had come to his store for. At one point, Seung-joon also comes to the store but then, Dae-hyun doesn't realize that his ex-girlfriend had cheated on him, so this doesn't seem to affect him either. On the other hand, when Saet-byul (Kim Yoo-jung) ends up posing with another man for what we feel is work, Dae-hyun seems uncomfortable with the idea and is even on a look out for something that could go wrong. His friend, the Reggae Boy even tries to explain to him that he is currently just distracting himself from the issue at hand with Saet-byul.
Could it be that easy to overcome a serious relationship that lasted years over a night? Apparently, for Dae-hyun, it could be because he doesn't seem to care or worry about Yeon-joo and is instead worried about how Saet-byul is shooting pictures with another man in such close quarters. This is after Saet-byul receives a full-time position at Dae-hyun's convenience store.
All this while, she had only been a parttime employee and had come up with many different ways that would let her become a permanent employee but this seems to have happened only after Yeon-joo left Dae-hyun and this is news that Yeon-joo might be affected by and we will see how things pan out between the three of them.
'Backstreet Rookie' originally airs on SBS on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 pm KST.