'Run On' Episode 2 Spoilers: Seon-gyeom beats up fellow athletes, is it about the bullied young boy?
It will also be interesting to see how long it takes for the two of our leads to progress to a romantic relationship
'Run On' Episode 2 will see Mi-joo (Shin Se-kyung) begin her assignment as a part-time translator for Seon-gyeom (Im Siwan) to help him with his interviews with foreign media. Of course, they first met in the weirdest possible setting where we saw Seon-gyeom help Mi-joo out with a fake gun in a hilarious encounter with her ex-boyfriend. Now, the two of cross an invisible threshold and into each other's world. For someone who has only translated movies for foreign audience, Mi-joo is definitely in for a huge change. However, the one to experience the most change is Seon-gyeom himself.
As someone who is not used to the kind of relationship that Mi-joo builds with people, all of it will definitely be new to him. In the promo of the upcoming episode for instance, we see how Seon-gyeom ends up going out for a drink with his new interpreter and he seems to have low tolerance for alcohol as we see him get supported by Mi-joo on the streets. This is not a great sign considering how popular Seon-gyeom is. The fact that he is the son of an accomplished actor and an assemblyman is something that Mi-joo is unaware of at the moment, but she is definitely in for a shock.
Just as Sin-gyeom's attitude and outlook on life are refreshing to see in a lead role, it will also be interesting to see how long it takes for the two of our leads to progress to a romantic relationship. If we go by the promo, it may not be too long because Mi-joo tells Seon-gyeom in the promo that she might end up making a mistake if he continues to excite her with his behavior. Then there is the factor of Seon-gyeom's manager Seo Dan-a (Sooyoung). Unlike 'Start-Up' or the ongoing 'True Beauty', 'Run On' has decided to not involve love triangles, instead, it is about two couples.
The lead couple is of course Seon-gyeom and Mi-joo and then we have Dan-a, who is Seon-gyeom's manager and a painter whose work she falls in love with. This painter is none other than Lee Young-Hwa (Kang Tae-oh). The same man who had helped both Seon-gyeom and Mi-joo in the previous episode. While Dan-a might be interested in his work, something tells us that he might not be as excited and we can already see fans begin to ship this couple as much as they do the main couple.
The most important giveaway in this promo, however, is the fact that Seon-gyeom threw punches at the athletes who practice with him and we have a gut feeling that this has nothing to do with him but his friend and junior who happens to be bullied by his classmates from school. They have left this young boy bloody and bruised, and Seon-gyeom's reaction could also be just that.
'Run On' will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 pm KST on JTBC and can be streamed on Netflix in the US.