'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 13: Yeon-joo tries to lure Dae-hyun away from Saet-byul with new job as advisor
The promo of the upcoming episode of 'Backstreet Rookie' shows Yeon-joo offer Dae-hyun an attractive position at the head office of the convenience store franchise
'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 12 ended with Yeon-joo (Han Sun-hwa) rushing to Dae-hyun (Ji Chang-wook) after she learned the real reason why he left a well-paying respectful job. At that time, he was manipulated by Seung-joon into taking the blame for Yeon-joo because she was his friend, and that led to him signing off on his resignation. While you may have thought that she had hurried to give him an apology that he deserves for being treated the way he was, she instead went on to hug him and tell him that she will return everything back to its place.
In the promo of the upcoming episode, we see that the focus is now going to be Saet-byul (Kim Yoo-jung) and her sister Eun-byul. After Eun-byul got blackmailed by a bunch of bullies that she was acquainted with when she was in school, she had tried to ward it off with the help of Kang Ji-wook, but instead, the blackmailers get stronger and that leads to them blackmailing the young starlet for cash. Saet-byul learned about the same at the end of episode 12. In the upcoming episode, we see her get beaten up by the same gang who ask her to give them money if she doesn't want them to interfere in Eun-byul's life.
She seems to get rescued by Dae-hyun after she is beaten up bloody and Dae-hyun treats her at the convenience store. He also tells her that he will always be there for her and that she should never run away from him. This moves Saet-byul just as it did in the past when she was gifted a study table at the store to prepare for her GED. This incident also seems to bring her closer to Dae-hyun than before. In fact, Dae-hyun also seems romantically interested in Saet-byul unlike before when he had only done things for her as an employer.
It looks like Ji-wook's confession has effected Dae-hyun as well. However, Yeon-joo doesn't seem ready to let go of Dae-hyun as of yet. After all, she learned that he would do anything to keep people he loved safe. What she doesn't seem to realize is that Dae-hyun might not be in love with Yeon-joo anymore. In fact, he seems to have moved on thanks to the way her family including herself had treated his family. So despite all her best efforts, things might not work out.
We see her approach Dae-hyun at the store and tell him that the director of the convenience store wants to hire him and as an advisor at the head office. Seung-joon wanting to hire Dae-hyun doesn't make sense and we are sure that she has something to do with this. What is really fascinating is that Yeon-joo is yet to tell Dae-hyun how she had cheated on him and it would be interesting to see how that pans out.
'Backstreet Rookie' originally airs on SBS on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 pm KST.