'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 8: Can Yeon-joo really confess that she cheated on Dae-hyun?
At the beginning of 'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 8, we see Dae-hyun (Ji Chang-wook) try his hardest to please Yeon-joo but is unsuccessful and it is at this point that we wonder how long it will take for Dae-hyun to realize that his relationship with Yeon-joo is toxic and has led to him feeling inferior in his relationship and in life. Each time he sees Yeon-joo's affluent family and friends and each time Yeon-joo refuses to introduce him officially to her parents, his emotions get hurt and yet, he continues to hope that his relationship with Yeon-joo will get better. Is he naive or is he living under the false impression that nothing is wrong with his relationship? This also proves that Saet-byul's (Kim Yoo-jung) presence was never a problem in Dae-hyun's relationship.
Speaking of Saet-byul, she is in a situation that is testing her in ways she wasn't before. She was scammed, lost her house and her sister abandoned her to become an idol so that she can support her sister in the future. Saet-byul received timely help from Dae-hyun's mother and for now, has a roof over her head. But her problems are a little too complicated and she will need some more help. For instance, she knows that her sister passed the second round of auditions for some agency in the hopes of becoming an idol, but is not sure which one. So she asks her friend Ji-wook who is an actor for help in tracking her sister. In the meantime, Dae-hyun tracks down Man-bok, the man who used to run the realty agency that cheated her out of her deposit and finds his hiding place.
Also, while Dae-hyun is running around trying his best to help Saet-byul, Yeon-joo has realized that she is unhappy in her relationship and ends up cheating on Dae-hyun with her friend Seung-joon. Before she does, she asks her friend, "What am I doing?" And he says that he is only trying to bring her back to the place that she deserves to be at. She doesn't feel guilt at the beginning but when she meets Saet-byul again, she realizes what she has done.
Saet-byul comes to Yeon-joo's office to collect her prize for performing well, and there she hears about the director and Yeon-joo attending the first show of the Opera. She realizes that it is the same show that Dae-hyun had got the tickets for and, had been rejected by Yeon-joo. She realizes that she had never been the problem and warns Yeon-joo against breaking Dae-hyun's heart. That is when Yeon-joo realizes the gravity of her mistake and upon contemplating, she realizes that she has to correct this and hurries out to confess to Dae-hyun and try to repair her fractured relationship, if possible.
However, fate plays a game on Dae-hyun, Saet-byul and Yeon-joo as the three face each other at Dae-hyun's home. For someone who couldn't handle Saet-byul working for her boyfriend, can Yeon-joo accept that Saet-byul now stays in his house?
'Backstreet Rookie' originally airs on SBS on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 pm KST.