'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 16 promo shows that Dae-hyun is not ready to give up on Saet-byul, goes all out
The promo of the finale episode of 'Backstreet Rookie' sees Dae-hyun find Saet-byul's goodbye note in her room
The 'Backstreet Rookie' finale is here and the promo of the episode leaves us believing that Yeon-joo's (Han Sun-hwa) plans and schemes will not work this time around. She can afford to hire a private team to take Saet-byul (Kim Yoo-jung) out from working at the convenience store, tempt Dae-hyun's (Ji Chang-wook) mother by showing her the kind of support that she can give her poor son, help him elevate his standing in the society and help him lead a life without financial insecurity. However, none of this seems to have a direct effect on Dae-hyun. Instead, we saw in episode 15 that it was Saet-byul who was pressured into walking out of Dae-hyun's life to ensure that she was not an obstacle of any kind in his life.
In line with this, episode 16 sees Dae-hyun try his best and find where Saet-byul went away to. The promo sees him finding her note which says that she thinks that this really must be the end for the two of them. This has shaken him visibly but it looks like he cannot give up on this relationship as she did. Sure, it was in Dae-hyun's best interest, but he is not ready to accept the same.
Surprisingly, it is Dae-hyun's friend, Dal-sik, the author of the erotic novel 'Reggae Boy' and Saet-byul's friend, Geum-bi's boyfriend, who finds out where Saet-byul is. Turns out she has left Seoul itself to go to Dal-sik's farm where she works as a farmer. Dal-sik takes Geum-bi to meet his father and he then introduces her to the huge extent of farmlands that his family owns but also shows her that Saet-byul works there too.
Then, we see how Dae-hyun successfully find Saet-byul and when he arrives at Dal-sik's farm and sees her working there he looks unhappy. Once her eyes meet his, he tells her, this is not the end for us but just the beginning and he definitely doesn't seem ready to give up on their relationship that is still new. The man who has always told her that she shouldn't stoop down to violence to solve her problems, is seen throwing a punch at a man from the village who seems to be insulting him and Saet-byul too. Which shocks not only us, but Saet-byul as well. For now, it looks like he might convince her to return with him but what about his mother's request?
Will Dae-hyun be able to convince his mother about his relationship with Saet-byul? Saet-byul respects his mother and one of the characteristics that she loves about him is the fact that he is a dutiful son to his mother. So she will definitely not be okay being the reason for an argument between the mother and son. How will Dae-hyun fight for his happy ending? That's the question that the finale will answer.
'Backstreet Rookie' originally airs on SBS on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 pm KST.