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'Doom at Your Service' Episode 5: Can Seo In-guk as Myul-mang stay away from Dong-kyung and love?

Myul-mang wants to doom everyone in existence and he hopes he will achieve this end with the help of Dong-kyung but he might fall in love instead
Seo In-guk as Myul-mang and Park Bo-young as Dong-kyung in 'Doom at Your Service' (tvN)
Seo In-guk as Myul-mang and Park Bo-young as Dong-kyung in 'Doom at Your Service' (tvN)

'Doom at Your Service' Episode 5 will see if Myul-mang (Seo In-guk) can really sidestep the plan that Sonyeoshin (Jung Ji-so) has for him. The chances of Myul-mang getting sidelined, all because he feels a rising attraction for Dong-kyung (Park Bo-young), are pretty high. 

Right after he realized Sonyeoshin's plan, he had decided to put some distance between him and Dong-kyung -- even going to the extent of making her hate him. He forced her to suffer the pain of her illness, refusing to protect her from the ravages of her disease as he had promised her. He allows her to see what he believes is his true and core quality -- bringing doom in his wake. 


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However, what he forgets is that she is the same young girl who smiled when she experienced doom in the past in the form of her parents' accident. This left her and her brother orphaned but the silver lining was that the two of them got adopted by their aunt. So when she challenges him and tells him that she will love him, and have him fall in love with her; it is less surprising. 

A still of Dong-kyung in 'Doom at Your Service'. (tvN)

Despite her quiet and timid demeanor at work, she has steely determination, which is something that Myul-mang is unable to understand. Take for instance the way she reacted to the news of her having a terminal illness.

She did not cry, she did not beg the doctor to save her but instead asked about the possibilities of surgery. She decided to just stay alive for just 100 days instead of undergoing painful surgery to extend her life by a year.

Myul-mang finds all these sides of Dong-kyung intriguing. His growing fascination with her is why we think Myul-mang will ultimately fall in love and get sidelined from his current desire to doom everyone. 

A still of Myul-mang in 'Doom at Your Service'. (tvN)

Myul-mang also seems to enjoy toying with Dong-kyung and even goes as far as to tell her that she can change her wish and ask that he, Myul-mang, should fall in love with her. She, on the other hand, is wary. Myul-mang's actions, thus far, have shown that he will not hesitate to kill her brother if he doesn't get what he wants.

She has to ensure that her brother is not affected in any form, but also keep Myul-mang around her to avoid the unbearable pain of her illness. As she balances these two goals, Myul-mang continues to toy with her and this is possibly how their romance will begin.

However, are we looking at the beginning of a tragic love story? The show is reminiscent of the Kim Woo-bin starrer 'Uncontrollably Fond'. From the very beginning, his terminal illness was part of the plot. But the romance between his character and that of Bae Suzy's made audiences hope that the writers would give them a happy ending.

Of course, we did not get one. Is 'Doom at Your Service' going to be similar? We will have to wait and see.

'Doom at Your Service' airs every Monday and Tuesday on tvN and can be streamed on Rakuten Viki