'It's Okay to Not be Okay' Episode 4: Mun-yeong is misunderstood even by Kang-tae, this might break her heart
'It's Okay to Not be Okay' Episode 4 will see how Mun-yeong's heart gets broken by Kang-tae, and the promo also features Mun-yeong tell Kang-tae that she doesn't expect him to understand her
'It's Okay to Not be Okay' Episode 3 had ended on an interesting note. We saw how Kang-tae had watched Kwak Dong-yeon's character feel the first taste of freedom after Mun-yeong helped him gain the attention of his politician father and all his supporters. He owns the fact that he suffers from mental illness and announces how much he had to go through at the hands of his father's expectations. This moment frees him from all of the shackles that his father had put in place and it reminds Kang-tae of the shackles that he had placed on himself.
He has been chained with responsibilities, especially caring for his brother Sang-tae who is autistic, for far too long and at this moment, after all these years, Kang-tae is momentarily tempted. He is tempted to let it all go. So he responds to Mun-yeong's question from before and asks her if he should really just go around and have fun with her. She is as surprised as us because that is not what we expect Kang-tae to do. So the upcoming episode will see Kang-tae face the consequence of his thoughts that he said out loud.
However, in the promo, we see Mun-yeong's heart get broken because of Kang-tae. First, we see how Mun-yeong tries to get close to Kang-tae's brother Sang-tae. However, the one thing that we can be certain of is the fact that Mun-yeong wouldn't mindlessly use Sang-tae's respect for her to get to Kang-tae. Even when everyone else was treating Sang-tae with prejudice, Mun-yeong had come forward to help him out by risking her reputation as an author.
Yet, Kang-tae might not understand this about her. When it comes to his brother, Kang-tae is extremely careful and protective to a fault. Despite Sang-tae being able to have cognizance of the fact that shifting towns every year is burdening his brother, and attempting to lessen the said burden, Kang-tae is unable to let go of the responsibilities that he had shouldered all this while.
So when he sees an author with Antisocial Personality Disorder bulldozer her way through his life and attempt to get close to his brother who is autistic, he is clearly worried as he should be. This also seems to be the reason why Kang-tae says some harsh words to Mun-yeong leading to her breakdown. After his conversation with her, he sees Mun-yeong walking with a forlorn look on her face and it seems to affect Kang-tae but will it really change his opinion of Mun-yeong?
We will have to see.
'It's Okay to Not Be Okay' originally airs on tvN on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 pm KST in South Korea and can be streamed on Netflix.