'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 8: Saet-byul warns Yeon-joo and tells her not to hurt Dae-hyun anymore
'Backstreet Rookie' Episode 8 will see Dae-hyun (Ji Chang-wook) register the fact that Saet-byul (Kim Yoo-jung) now lives under the same roof as him. We see the two of them live together and work together while solving the problems that they face at the convenience store. From the beginning, it has been clear that Dae-hyun and Saet-byul have worked well together. This dynamic between them remains the same and Dae-hyun seems to be enjoying it as well.
The episode promo features what happens after Saet-byul's real estate agent scammed her and her sister abandoned her to join an entertainment agency as a trainee. Saet-byul had quit working at the convenience store to give some space and privacy to Dae-hyun and Yeon-joo hoping that the two would work out the conflicts in the relationship. However, that did not happen. Instead, Yeon-joo comes to the realization that it is not her parents but she herself who did not accept Dae-hyun as capable of being a part of her life.
The promo also sees Yeon-joo continue to confuse Seung-joon without making her position clear. We had seen how Seung-joon had approached Yeon-joo in the past and told her that he now wants to be more than just friends with her. She also seems confused about what she has to do in the future and the one who is consoling her is none other than Seung-joon himself. Yeon-joo has always been fickle and this has resulted in her not letting Dae-hyun go or dating him properly but mostly having left him hanging after she made work appointments of her sound more important than his.
Saet-byul has known the truth about Yeon-joo since the beginning and she had suspected that all the class and elegance that Yeon-joo portrayed in front of Dae-hyun was nothing but an act. After having given Yeon-joo a chance, now that her boss and his girlfriend continue to be on bad terms, Saet-byul decides to leave after warning Yeon-joo.
We see her warn Yeon-joo and tell her that she shouldn't be taking Dae-hyun lightly and nor should be she ignoring and hurting his feelings. A livid Saet-byul tells Yeon-joo that she won't sit by idly anymore as she doesn't want Dae-hyun to suffer. Yeon-joo, who is not worried about Saet-byul and considers her warning childish, taunts Saet-byul to do her worst.
'Backstreet Rookie' originally airs on SBS on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 pm KST.