'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 5: Disaster looms over Dae-hyun's relationship with Yeon-joo set to play villain
'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 4 had ended with Yeon-joo walking in on Dae-hyun giving Saet-byul a piggyback ride. Truthfully, he had only told her that he will grant her a wish for winning the best employee award of the month and Saet-byul had asked for a piggyback ride. It was supposed to last three seconds, but knowing Saet-byul, she refuses to get off and the two are in the middle of arguing if she should get off or not when Yeon-joo walks into the convenience store.
She already hates Saet-byul for being attractive and for having charmed Dae-hyun into keeping her at the store as a part-time employee. Now that she saw the two of them at such close proximity, seemingly having fun, Yeon-joo might be offended. In the promo, however, it looks as if Yeon-joo has decided to act cool. We see her having dinner with Dae-hyun and Saet-byul, and clearly Saet-byul is unhappy to be there at the moment. However, she cannot say so, because she respects Dae-hyun too much to do anything rude.
We also see in the promo that Saet-byul finds herself being interviewed about achieving the best employee award. This will only continue to help Dae-hyun's store flourish further in the future. She has already helped the store's sales increase by three times, so Dae-hyun is excited to have her on his side, however, he is still struggling to come to terms regarding his relationship with Yeon-joo. Yes, the two like each other. However, he wants a serious commitment from her after dating her for two years. It is not only Yeon-joo who is insecure in their relationship.
Dae-hyun finds out that his former boss is interested in her and has also met her parents. He finds himself not matching up to his former boss when it comes to family or fortune and this is what really triggers Dae-hyun's inferiority complex and insecurity in their relationship.
This seems to continue in the next episode as well since we see Yeon-joo out with her employees and her boss celebrating something while Dae-hyun himself continues to be frustrated. He has met her parents and she continues to behave differently with him and her boss. All of this spells disaster for their relationship but Yeon-joo is also not interested in giving up her relationship with Dae-hyun. She will continue to play the villain between Dae-hyun and Saet-byul.
'Backstreet Rookie' originally airs on SBS on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 pm KST.