'Romance Is A Bonus Book' episode 8: Will Eun-Ho find out that Dan-yi thinks she is not good enough for him?
We are only half way into ‘Romance Is A Bonus Book’ and there is a lot more to be told about their story – hopefully, courtship and wooing are in Eun-ho’s future
For many episodes of 'Romance Is A Bonus Book', we have watched Eun-ho (Lee Jong-suk) biting his tongue every time his emotions for his Dan-yi (Lee Na-Young) overwhelms him. After watching his beloved noona stay married to an undeserving man for many years, the young editor is not planning on repeating his mistakes, and with handsome and charming second lead Seo-joon (Wi Ha-joon) trying to woo her on the side, that may have been the final push that he needed to reveal his feelings to her.
In the previously aired episode 6 of the Netflix/tvN show, we saw Eun-ho blurt out that his heart hurts when she gets closer with Seo-joon.
However, Dan-yi refused to take him seriously, and the moment had seemingly passed, but in the last few moments of the previous episode, we saw Eun-ho come to the realization that her best friend of many years may have actual, romantic feelings for her.
Us fans are no fools. We know from the way Dan-yi cares for Eun-ho that she has also had feelings for him – feelings that she probably shoved deep in the crevices of her heart. When they were young, she probably dated her then-boyfriend (later husband), because he was the one who asked her out, the one that she settled for.
Later, her age, marital status and the fact that she has a child possibly led Dan-yi to believe that she is somehow not on the same level as Eun-ho and does not deserve to be with him. This insecurity is evident from the way she reacts to Seo-joon as well. As desperately as she wants to find love – or at least companionship again – she is afraid that she is not good enough.
Sadly, she does not realize that her wits, personality and beauty, coupled with their shared history, makes her the most desirable woman in the world to Eun-ho. She seemingly always assumed that he saw her as the older woman in his life, but that knowing smile he shared with her towards the end of episode 8 should reveal how he actually feels about her.
We know not how Dan-yi is going to react to Eun-ho’s confession, but we sure are excited to find out. Dan-yi might either tell her friend to back off, and not reveal her insecurities at all, or she might just say that he could do better than her. Either way, we hope that Eun-ho is able to convince her that they are meant to be.
That being said, we are only half way into 'Romance Is A Bonus Book' and there is a lot more to be told about their story – hopefully, courtship and wooing are in Eun-ho’s future. We are definitely looking forward to seeing this.
Don’t forget to catch episodes 7 and 8 on Netflix and tvN on Saturday and Sunday respectively.