'Record of Youth' Episode 13 promo hints at Hye-jun confronting Hae-hyo about his interest in Jeong-ah
'Record of Youth' Episode 13 will see Hye-jun's life taken over by more controversies as the end of the episode promo features his manager Min-jae complaining about how every waking hour, there is a new scandal that surfaces about the actor. He seems to be growing tired of all of this as well as this is not what Hye-jun had wanted when he had decided to become an actor. The only thing that seems to be going his way at all, is the choice he makes regarding his projects. Otherwise, Hye-jun is extremely busy with his schedule and just as Hae-hyo had said, the only people he makes time for anymore is his family and Jeong-ah. Despite this, Jeong-ah is more often than not lonely in their relationship.
Which brings us to the highlight of the promo. After we saw Jeong-ah call Hae-hyo to help her on a stormy night and drop her back home, we see her invite him in as well and the episode ended as if to indicate that one of them might very well cross a line. Do they? That will only be revealed in the upcoming episode. However, what is clear is the fact that Hye-jun has come to realize that Jeong-ah calls Hae-hyo before she calls him and that seems to disturb him more than anything. We also see in the promo silhouettes of both Hye-jun and Hae-hyo as if they are about to confront each other. Will this confrontation come after Jeong-ah expresses how she really feels in this relationship?
Right before this, we also see Park Do-ha reveal to Hae-hyo that his Instagram followers are not real. The moment that Hae-hyo realizes that the one thing he had been proud of in his life, the number of people who followed him turned out to be something that his mother paid for, he breaks down. He seems to be ready finally for an argument with his mother about how he had always wanted to stand on his own two feet instead of depending on his parents. Will Hae-hyo be in the right frame of mind to have an important conversation with his friend or will things spiral down further?
Between Jeong-ah and Hye-jun, the reason why their relationship spoke to many viewers was the tinge of reality that is infused into these characters. With Jeong-ah, we connect more so than ever because there are times that despite trying your best, despite being in love and despite wanting the best for each other, many of us end up feeling lonely in our relationships. It is this strange despair that is reflected on screen and it is validating to know that one is not alone in feeling certain things. Are Jeong-ah and Hye-jun fated for a happy ending?
'Record of Youth' originally airs on tvN on Mondays and Tuesdays in South Korea and can be streamed on Netflix in the US.