'Romance is a Bonus Book' episode 5 will reveal why Eun-ho never told Dan-i he loves her

Eun-ho and Dan-i , the two central characters of 'Romance is a Bonus Book,' go way back, and have been in each other’s lives through many ups and downs


                            'Romance is a Bonus Book' episode 5 will reveal why Eun-ho never told Dan-i he loves her

‘Romance is a Bonus Book’, the latest K-drama to be added to Netflix library, is quickly becoming one of our favorite shows. Thanks to a strong and aspirational female lead and a desperately lovesick male counterpart, this tvN drama makes for a great watch. In the four episodes that have been aired so far, we saw the various ways in which resourceful Dan-i (Lee Na-young) has been trying to stay afloat after her divorce, even as Eun-ho (Lee Jong-suk) learned of all the troubles she has been hiding from him.

Through the various flashbacks from different times in the lives of these two central characters, we learn that Eun-ho and Dan-i go way back, and have been in each other’s lives through their ups and downs. Eun-ho had a disdain for Dan-i’s ex-husband because he knew right from the beginning that he was selfish and would hurt her. Eun-ho wastes no time in expressing exactly how he felt about the man who broke her heart, especially after he finds out that he even lied about fleeing the country.

Eun-ho had kept his feelings for Dan-i hidden for too long and it is sure to be revealed soon (kimhobin)
Eun-ho had kept his feelings for Dan-i hidden for too long and it is sure to be revealed soon (kimhobin)

Even though he is extremely tender towards Dan-i and has proved time and again that he would do just about anything for her, Eun-ho has hidden his feelings towards her for decades. He snubbed his pain and played the piano at her wedding — even after she turned down his offer of helping her get away during her moments of cold feet. He has let her live in his house and has made is clear that she is pretty much the only person who gets to boss him around.

However, in the very final moments of episode 4, we saw him admitting to Dan-i that — despite their big sister-little brother like relationship — he has harbored feelings for her for a long time. Earlier in the episode, Dan-i had spoken about wanting that special person in her life, alluding that the person for her is Eun-ho. “What good comes out of knowing someone well? I just need that one person who fits the bill for me. Someone who I know well, and someone who knows me in return. Just that one person.”

With Dan-i and Eun-ho living in such close quarters, it is only natural that some hidden truths will come out. (kimhobin)
With Dan-i and Eun-ho living in such close quarters, it is only natural that some hidden truths will come out. (kimhobin)

Refering to that statement, Eun-ho — who had danced with joy upon hearing this — tells her that he is that one person for her, she is the same for him. Dan-i, who is clueless about Eun-ho’s feelings for her, is definitely not going to get what he truly means, but it definitely is a first step in Eun-ho’s journey of admitting out loud that he is hopelessly in love with her.

So hopefully, in the next episode, we will see more of Eun-ho and Dan-i’s past, and why the former chose to hide his feelings for so long. The coming episodes will also see their sweet romance blossom, and we can barely wait to see that happen.

Episode 5 of ‘Romance is a Bonus Book’ is scheduled to premiere Saturday, February 9.