'It's Okay to Not be Okay' Episode 7: Kang-tae and Mun-yeong's fling takes romantic turn, two go out on a date
The promo of the upcoming episode features Kang-tae taking Mun-yeong out to help her after her horrific nightmares the night before
'It's Okay to Not be Okay' Episode 6 ended with Mun-yeong (Seo Ye-ji) waking up to experience sleep paralysis. She had had a nightmare of her mother, who like in the past, continued to haunt Mun-yeong about making friends and bringing them over. Mun-yeong's mother, who was also an author; had told her daughter that she was a princess who was special and so had to remain in her mother's protection. If by chance Mun-yeong did meet a prince, then her mother warned her that she would kill the prince to ensure that he wouldn't be taken away from her mother.
This was the reason Mun-yeong had turned away from Kang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun) in the past and yet again, right after the effects of sleep paralysis wears off in Kang-tae's presence; she tells him to run away. However, she does so while holding on to Kang-tae tightly. As if she doesn't want him to leave, but is forced to turn away for his own safety. In the promo of the upcoming episode, we see Kang-tae soften up his attitude towards Mun-yeong unlike before. He now seems to understand her a bit, and it is possibly because of this that he has decided to help her.
Mun-yeong is sharing how her nightmares are ridden with appearances by her mother. However, is she confessing this to Kang-tae or her business partner Lee Sang-in? This question arises because we see Sang-in attempt to take Mun-yeong away from her childhood home forcefully. At this point, Kang-tae arrives to tackle Sang-in. He also then takes Mun-yeong out at night, away from her home. This has both Mun-yeong and us wondering if the two have now begun flirting with the idea of being together.
We also see Kang-tae and Mun-yeong spend more time together in the absence of Kang-tae's brother Sang-tae and that also hints at Kang-tae moving beyond his limitations. It also seems as if speaking about Mun-yeong's mother and learning of her experiences has Kang-tae missing his own mother who died when he was young. He hugs Sang-tae who is asleep in the room and is in tears as he says, "Brother, I miss mom." Will the show also explore who killed Kang-tae's mother and is that in any way connected to Sang-tae's trauma with butterflies?
Other than this, we also see Kang-tae do his best to protect Mun-yeong from her nightmares and so he gifts her an adorable nightmare doll. This doll, which Mun-yeong says looks like crap, is supposed to protect her from nightmares. She is not excited at the beginning, but warms up to the idea soon enough and begins sleeping with the ragdoll.
'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.