'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 14: It's time for Dae-hyun and Saet-byul to kiss but will they really?
'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 14 will see how things progress between Saet-byul and Dae-hyun in the absence of external conflict
'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 13 ended on a cliffhanger as it seemed as if Dae-hyun (Ji Chang-wook) was going to kiss Saet-byul (Kim Yoo-jung). However, this might not really be the case as the promo of episode 14 suggests something entirely different. First, the video promo sees Dae-hyun on probably his first assignment as the representative of all convenience store franchise owners. However, it doesn't seem to go too well. He along with Yeon-joo seem to visit a convenience store that is taken care of by an old man and the two get literally pushed out of the store.
In the process, Dae-hyun tries to save Yeon-joo from getting hurt but he gets hurt instead. Then we also see Dae-hyun falling sick and Saet-byul worrying over him. However, Yeon-joo who also visits Dae-hyun at the hospital tells Saet-byul to reconsider her priorities and rethink her decisions to conclude if they are in Dae-hyun's best interest. This seems to put Saet-byul in damper of a mood. If her relationship with Dae-hyun had progressed to a romantic relationship, Saet-byul might not have been this unsure of her thoughts and feelings.
In keeping with this, we also see Dae-hyun invite Saet-byul over to the terrace where a cake lit with candles awaits the latter. She is surprised and also seems touched. Considering everything that has happened between Dae-hyun and Saet-byul, one could even say that Saet-byul is expecting a romantic confession of sorts from Dae-hyun. However, that might not exactly be what she gets because she looks extremely sad.
Initially, both Dae-hyun and Saet-byul seem extremely happy, however, when Dae-hyun begins to speak, it is clear that he is about to give her some kind of bad news and it is this which makes us wonder if Dae-hyun and Saet-byul's relationship progresses at all.
Apart from all of this, the show keeps up with elements of comedy in the form of the romantic track between Dae-hyun and Saet-byul's friends that runs in parallel with that of Dae-hyun and Saet-byul's relationship. Saet-byul also adds to this when she begins working at the convenience store full time and this results in her having to safeguard the store from everyone including Dae-hyun's sister.
On an entirely different note, Dae-hyun's father is going to become the talk of the episode after he meets his first love from when he was young. This spells disaster and we can already see Dae-hyun's mother losing her sh** and beating her husband up bloody but it doesn't look like any of this can really stop him.
'Backstreet Rookie' originally airs on SBS on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 pm KST.